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The Maple Leaf Milling Company was incorporated via Letters Patent under the Ontario Companies Act on 16 March 1910 to take over the assets of two Ontario-based firms: Hedley Shaw Milling Company and Maple Leaf Flour Mills Company. It was founded by grain merchants Hedley Shaw, Charles Walter Band, John Carrick, and Charles Shaw Band, broker Cawthra Mulock, manager Charles Wurtele, and accountant Silas Huntington Foster, all of Ontario. The company had an initial capital stock of 5 million and maintained corporate head office in Toronto. Within Manitoba, it obtained an extra-provincial corporation license on 30 May 1910.

Its country elevators were sold to Federal Grain in 1929.

Presidents

Period

President

1910-1911

Cawthra Mulock

1911-1921

Douglas Colin Cameron (1854-1921)

1922-1930

James Stewart (1881-1941)

1930-1934

Charles Walter Band

1934-1935

Charles A. Dunning

1935-1936

Everett Bristol

1936-1949

D. C. MacLachlan

Country Elevators

Location

Rail

Opened

Closed

Capacity
(bushels)

Comments

Alexander

CPR

1912

1923

30,000

 

Altona

CPR

1920

1929

25,000

Sold to Federal Grain (1929)

Arrow River

CPR

1912

1929

30,000

Sold to Federal Grain (1929)

Birtle

CPR

1912

1929

30,000

Sold to Federal Grain (1929)

Brandon

CPR

1912

1929

120,000

Sold to Federal Grain (1929)

Clearwater

CPR

1912

1929

30,000

Sold to Federal Grain (1929)

Crandall

CPR

1912

1929

35,000

Sold to Federal Grain (1929)

Foxwarren

CPR

1912

1929

40,000

Sold to Federal Grain (1929)

Goodlands

CPR

1912

1929

35,000

Sold to Federal Grain (1929)

Gretna

CPR

1919

1929

30,000

Sold to Federal Grain (1929)

Horndean

CPR

1920

1927

30,000

 

Kemnay

CPR

1924

1924

40,000

 

Manitou

CPR

1912

1913

40,000

 

Miniota

CPR

1910

1929

30,000

Sold to Federal Grain (1929)

Naples

CPR

1912

1913

40,000

 

Plum Coulee

CPR

1912

1929

30,000

Sold to Federal Grain (1929)

Purves

CPR

1910

1929

40,000

Sold to Federal Grain (1929)

Rosenfeld

CPR

1919

1929

30,000

Sold to Federal Grain (1929)

Sewell

CPR

1919

1929

30,000

Sold to Federal Grain (1929)

Somerset

CNR

1912

1919

30,000

 

Sources:

“Big milling re-organization,” Winnipeg Tribune, 17 June 1910, page 6.

“Maple Leaf Milling makes dividend cut,” Manitoba Free Press, 23 June 1922, page 14.

“James Stewart approves cut,” Winnipeg Tribune, 11 May 1923, page 2.

“Dunning heads Maple Leaf Co.,” Winnipeg Tribune, 16 October 1934, page 17.

“Everett Bristol, K.C., is Maple Leaf Milling head,” Winnipeg Tribune, 26 November 1935, page 15.

“D. C. MacLachlan to become president of Maple Leaf Milling,” Winnipeg Tribune, 15 October 1936, page 16.

“Maple Leaf Flour Mills head sees trade problem,” Winnipeg Tribune, 16 December 1949, page 27.

Corporate Security registered documents (ATG 0089), A30 - Maple Leaf Milling Company Limited, GR12576, Archives of Manitoba.

Companies Office corporation documents (CCA 0059), 253M - Maple Leaf Milling Company Limited, GR6427, Archives of Manitoba.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 August 2020

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