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Manitoba History No. 89
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No. 89

War Memorials in Manitoba
War
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This Old Elevator
This Old
Elevator

Abandoned Manitoba
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Manitoba Business: National Grain Limited

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Presidents | Country Elevators | Sources

This American-based company came about from the 1940 merger of the British America Elevator Company, Northern Elevator Company, National Elevator Company, and Grand Trunk Pacific Elevator Company. In 1967, it purchased the feed and seed assets of the McCabe Grain Company and, four years later, the remaining McCabe assets were merged to form National Grain Limited. On 1 January 1975, its grain elevators were purchased by the Cargill Grain Company.

Chairmen

Period

Chairman

1961-1971

Robert Russell “Russ” Emerson (1894-1987)

1971-1974

Charles Kroft (1906-1984)

Presidents

Period

President

1940-1959

George W. P. Heffelfinger (?-1970)

1959-1961

Robert Russell “Russ” Emerson (1894-1987)

1961-1962

Reginald E. Bean (?-1962)

1962-1974

George W. P. Heffelfinger (1926-2018)

Vice-Presidents

Period

Vice-President

1940-1959

Robert Russell “Russ” Emerson (1894-1987)

Country Elevators

Location

Rail

Built

1972
Capacity
(bushels)

Comments

Angusville A

CNR

1908

126,000

Acquired from British America Elevator (1940), new annex (1954)

Angusville B

CNR

1934

 

New annexes (1918, 1951)

Ashville

CNR

c1912

80,000

Acquired from British America Elevator (1940), new annex (1955), demolished (?)

Benito

CNR

c1912

 

Acquired from British America Elevator (1940)

Birtle

CPR

?

?

Sold to Manitoba Pool (June 1944)

Brandon

CPR

?

148,000

 

Chumah

CPR

1924

48,000

 

Dauphin

CNR

?

121,000

Sold to Cargill Grain (1975)

Durban

CNR

c1912

99,500

Acquired from British America Elevator (1940)

Ethelbert

CNR

1913

86,000

Acquired from British America Elevator (1940)

Firdale

CNR

1911

62,000

New annex (1961)

Floors

CPR

1924

40,000

Acquired from British America Elevator (1940), new annex (1940), sold to Cargill Grain (1977)

Fork River

CNR

c1913

102,000

Acquired from Northern Elevator (1940)

Garland

CNR

?

36,000

 

Ingelow

CNR

1921

52,000

New annex (1957), demolished (c1979)

Inglis

CNR

1922

78,800

New annexes (1949, 1955), sold to Cargill Grain (1975)

Menzie

CNR

c1912

45,000

Acquired from British America Elevator (1940)

Ochre River

CNR

?

52,000

Sold to Cargill Grain (1975)

Pettapiece

CPR

1902

36,000

Transferred from Northern Elevator (1940), new annex (1940)

Pine River

CNR

?

75,000

 

Pitlochry

CPR

1924

50,000

New annex (1954), closed (1974), demolished (1977)

Pope

CNR

1905

53,000

Acquired from Northern Elevator (1940), new annex (1957)

Rapid City

CPR

1952

48,000

New annex (1952), demolished (c1980)

Rivers

CNR

1951

88,000

New annex (1956), sold to Cargill Grain (1975)

Roblin A

CNR

1907

66,000

Acquired from British America Elevator (1940), new annexes (1917, 1952)

Roblin B

CNR

1935

148,000

New annexes (1951, 1968)

Rossburn

CNR

1912

75,000

Acquired from British America Elevator (1940), new annexes (1902, 1917, 1918)

St. Boniface A

CPR

?

85,000

 

St. Boniface B

CPR

?

157,000

 

Sandy Lake

CNR

1912

82,000

New annexes (1940, 1953)

Shellmouth

CNR

1909

57,000

Acquired from British America Elevator (1940), new annexes (1918, 1955)

Shevlin

CNR

1923

52,000

Acquired from British America Elevator (1940)

Sifton

CNR

c1912

25,000

Acquired from British America Elevator (1940)

Silverton

CNR

1940

35,000

Traded to UGG (1946)

Smart Siding

CNR

?

?

Destroyed by fire (19 July 1962)

Solsgirth

CPR

1924

91,000

New annex (1924), new elevator (1961), sold to Cargill Grain (1975)

Swan River

CNR

c1912

123,000

Acquired from British America Elevator (1940)

Valley River

CNR

1923

54,000

Acquired from British America Elevator (1940)

Vista

CNR

?

?

 

Winnipegosis

CNR

?

85,000

 

Woodnorth

CNR

c1912

37,000

Acquired from British America Elevator (1940)

See also:

Manitoba Business: Cargill Grain

Sources:

Quest in Roots: History of Brookdale School District by Brookdale Historical Society History Book Committee, 1987, page 103. [Legislative Library of Manitoba, F5648.B81 Que]

Grain: The Entrepreneurs by Charles W. Anderson, Winnipeg: Watson & Dwyer Publishing, 1991.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 October 2019

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