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Manitoba Business: McMillan Brothers / McMillan Grain Company

The grain-handling and sales company was registered with the Winnipeg Grain Exchange in December 1916, with Colin William McMillan as President, his brother Malcolm McMillan as Secretary-Treasurer, and lawyer John P. McArthur as Treasurer. The McMillan brothers also operated a large farm near Westbourne and built portions of the Canadian Northern Railway and Hudson Bay Railway. Reorganized in 1920, the company operated until being liquidated in May 1925.

Country Elevators

Location

Rail

Opened

Closed

Capacity
(bushels)

Comments

Alexander

CPR

1890

?

30,000

 

Brandon

CPR

1890

?

40,000

 

Dufrost

CPR

1924

?

35,000

 

Gretna

CPR

1891

?

2,000

 

Killarney

CPR

1890

?

2,000

 

Langruth

CNR

1918

?

35,000

 

Morden

CPR

1890

?

25,000

 

Newton Siding

CNR

1918

1924

35,000

 

Ste. Agathe

CNR

1924

?

17,000

 

St. Boniface

CPR

1921

?

65,000

 

Swan River

CNR

1921

?

30,000

 

Winnipeg

CPR

1889

?

65,000

 

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Colin William McMillan (1873-1957)

Memorable Manitobans: Malcolm McMillan (1862-1920)

Sources:

“McMillan Grain Co. goes into liquidation,” Winnipeg Tribune, 14 May 1925, page 19.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 November 2020

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