Manitoba Business: Monarch Life Assurance Company
Founded at Winnipeg in August 1906, its organizers included numerous prominent local businessman, including Hugh Armstrong, Nicholas Bawlf, George F. Carruthers, James T. Gordon, Edwin S. Popham, Daniel E. Sprague, Edmund L. Taylor, and William Whyte, along with ones at Belleville (Ontario), Calgary, Montreal, Quebec, Regina, Toronto, and Wallaceburg (Ontario). Through the years, the company occupied offices in the Boyd Building and Inglis Building. In 1960, it constructed a grand office building on Broadway in Winnipeg, occupying it through a merger with North American Life Assurance Company in the 1980s.
“Monarch Life Assurance Co. – Important announcement – a western institution established in Winnipeg,” Winnipeg Tribune, 18 August 1906, page 7.
“Ostrom has resigned,” Winnipeg Tribune, 26 October 1906, page 2.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
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