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Manitoba Business: Ogilvie Flour Mills Company

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In 1902, Alexander Walker Ogilvie (who had built a flour mill at Winnipeg in 1881) died and his companies A. W. Ogilvie & Company and W. W. Ogilvie Milling Company were purchased by a Montreal group headed by Charles R. Hosmer and Frederick W. Thompson. The merged company was renamed Ogilvie Flour Mills Company. In November 1954, Ogilvie purchased most of the assets of one of its competitors, the Lake of the Woods Milling Company. Five years later, most of its country elevators were sold to Manitoba Pool Elevators. Some corporate records are held at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections.

Chairmen

Period

Chairman

1947-?

Charles Avery Dunning (1885-1958)

Presidents

Period

President

1902-1927

Charles R. Hosmer (1851-1927)

1927-1935

William Allan Black (1862-1951)

1935-1940

J. W. McConnell

1940-1947

Charles Avery Dunning (1885-1958)

1947-?

G. A. Morris

Vice-Presidents

Period

Vice-President

1902-1912

Frederick William Thompson (1862-1912)

1912-1926

William Allan Black (1862-1951)

1926-1938

R. R. Dobell

1938-1947

G. A. Morris

1947-?

H. Norman Davis
H. Groom (sales)
E. B. Frost (western division)

General Managers

Period

General Manager

?-1888

W. A. Hastings

1888-1912

Frederick William Thompson (1862-1912)

1912-?

William Allan Black (1862-1951)

?-1931

R. R. Dobell

1931-1935

?

1935-1943

G. A. Morris

Country Elevators (Manitoba)

Location

No.

Rail

Built

1949 Capacity
(bushels)

Annex

Comments

Alexander

 

CPR

1908

-

 

Sold to Paterson Grain (1928)

Altamont

 

CNR

1905

33,000

1941

Sold to UGG (1960), demolished (1967)

Altona

 

CPR

Bef 1912

39,000

1941

Closed (c1957)

Arnaud

 

CPR

Bef 1912

32,000

 

Sold to UGG (c1961)

Argue

 

CNR

Bef 1912

-

 

Closed (1946), sold to private ownership (?)

Ashbury

 

CPR

Bef 1912

30,000

 

Closed (1950)

Basswood

 

CPR

Bef 1912

-

 

Closed (1947)

Bethany

 

CNR

Bef 1912

-

 

Closed (1934)

Boissevain

37

CPR

Bef 1912

-

 

Closed (1921)

Bradwardine

 

CPR

Bef 1912

-

 

Closed (1929)

Brandon

 

CPR

Bef 1912

-

 

Closed (1919)

Broomhill

 

CPR

Bef 1912

-

 

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1945)

Cabot

 

GTP

Bef 1912

-

 

Closed (1913)

Carberry

 

CPR

Bef 1912

 

 

Closed (1912)

Carnegie

 

CPR

Bef 1912

31,000

 

Closed (1951)

Chater

 

CPR

Bef 1912

-

 

Closed (1913)

Clanwilliam

199

CNR

Bef 1912

33,000

 

Closed (1951)

Crandall

 

CPR

Bef 1912

-

 

Closed (1928)

Cypress River

 

CPR

Bef 1912

-

 

Closed (1923)

Deloraine

 

CPR

Bef 1912

33,000

1941

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1959)

Dominion City

 

CPR

Bef 1912

-

 

Closed (1921)

Dugald

 

CNR

Bef 1912

35,000

 

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1959)

Dunrea

 

CNR

Bef 1912

31,000

1952

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1959)

Elkhorn

 

CPR

Bef 1912

32,000

 

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1959)

Elm Creek

 

CPR

Bef 1912

-

 

Closed (1929)

Fortier

 

CNR

Bef 1912

33,000

1940

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1959)

Franklin

 

CPR

Bef 1912

40,000

1940

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1959)

Gilbert Plains

 

CNR

Bef 1912

31,000

1940

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1959)

Glenboro

 

CPR

Bef 1912

32,000

1953

Closed (1954)

Grandview

 

CNR

1902

30,000

1940

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1959)

Gretna

8

CPR

Bef 1912

-

 

Closed (1913)

Griswold

 

CPR

Bef 1912

41,000

 

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1959), sold to UGG (c1960)

Hamiota

145

CPR

Bef 1912

-

 

Closed (1919)

Hartney

 

CPR

Bef 1912

-

 

Closed (1937)

Hazelridge

 

CPR

1911

20,000

1940

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1959)

Holland

 

CPR

Bef 1912

35,000

 

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1959)

Howden

 

CNR

Bef 1912

35,000

1940

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1959)

Justice

 

GTP

Bef 1912

-

 

Closed (1913)

Kaleida

 

CPR

Bef 1912

40,000

1941

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1959)

Kelloe

 

CPR

1923

33,000

 

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1959)

Kemnay

 

CPR

Bef 1912

-

 

Closed (1912)

Kenton

 

CPR

Bef 1912

-

 

Closed (1913)

Keyes

 

CPR

Bef 1912

30,000

 

Closed (1956)

La Riviere

 

CPR

Bef 1912

-

 

Closed (1929)

Lauder

27

CPR

Bef 1912

-

 

Closed (1937)

Lenore

 

CPR

Bef 1912

32,000

 

Closed (1950)

Longburn

 

CPR

1953

-

 

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1959)

Lyleton

 

CPR

Bef 1912

-

 

Closed (1920)

Manitou

 

CPR

Bef 1912

34,000

1940

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1959)

Margaret

75

CNR

Bef 1912

-

 

Closed (1927)

Mather

 

CPR

1918

28,000

 

Closed (1953)

McTavish

 

CPR

Bef 1912

23,000

 

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1959)

Melbourne

 

CPR

Bef 1912

 

 

Closed (1926)

Melita

 

CPR

Bef 1912

32,000

1940

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1959)

Methven

 

CPR

Bef 1912

-

 

Closed (1913)

Minnedosa

28

CPR

Bef 1912

31,000

 

Closed (1954)

Mollard

 

CPR

1952

-

 

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1959)

Moore Park

 

CPR

1905

 

 

Bought from Lake of the Woods (1954), sold to Manitoba Pool (1959)

Morden

 

CPR

Bef 1912

-

 

Closed (1945)

Morris

 

CPR

Bef 1912

-

 

Closed (1924)

Napinka

 

CPR

Bef 1912

33,000

1957

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1959)

Naples

 

CPR

1918

 

 

Closed (1918)

Neepawa

 

CPR

Bef 1912

35,000

1957

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1959), sold to UGG (c1961)

Newdale

 

CPR

Bef 1912

32,000

1941

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1959)

Niverville

 

CPR

Bef 1912

35,000

 

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1959)

Oak Lake

 

CPR

Bef 1912

35,000

 

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1959)

Oak River

 

CPR

Bef 1912

29,000

1941

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1959)

Oakville

71

CNR

Bef 1912

32,000

1951

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1959)

Oberon

 

CPR

Bef 1912

33,000

 

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1959)

Petersfield

 

CPR

1918

22,000

 

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1959)

Pettapiece

 

CPR

Bef 1912

 

 

Closed (1912)

Pierson

 

CPR

Bef 1912

26,000

1940

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1959)

Pilot Mound

 

CPR

Bef 1912

34,000

1941

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1959)

Plum Coulee

31

CPR

Bef 1912

33,000

1941

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1959)

Poplar Point

 

CPR

Bef 1912

-

 

Closed (1925)

Portage la Prairie

 

CPR

Bef 1912

-

 

Closed (1921)

Rathwell

 

CPR

Bef 1912

40,000

 

Closed (1957)

Rosenfeld

 

CPR

Bef 1912

35,000

1940

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1959)

Rosser

201

CPR

1935

34,000

1950

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1959)

St. Claude

 

CPR

1918

32,000

1953

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1959), sold to UGG (c1961)

Sinclair

 

CPR

Bef 1912

34,000

 

Closed (1950)

Sperling

 

CNR

Bef 1912

-

 

Closed (1948)

Starbuck

 

CPR

Bef 1912

40,000

1940

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1959)

Stonewall

 

CPR

Bef 1912

?

 

Leased to Manitoba Pool (1928), closed (1937)

Thornhill 1

 

CPR

Bef 1912

36,000

 

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1959)

Thornhill 2

 

CPR

1954

?

 

Bought from Lake of the Woods (1954), sold to Manitoba Pool (1959)

Tilston

 

CPR

Bef 1912

30,000

 

Closed (1956)

Treherne

60

CPR

Bef 1912

40,000

1955

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1959)

Two Creeks

 

CPR

1918

31,000

 

Closed (1950)

Virden

 

CPR

Bef 1912

29,000

 

Closed (1950)

Warren

 

CNR

Bef 1912

 

 

Closed (1913)

Wheatland

 

CPR

Bef 1912

-

 

Closed (1921)

Winkler

 

CPR

Bef 1912

35,000

1940

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1959)

Winnipeg

 

CPR

1931

-

 

Closed (1938)

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Ogilvie Flour Mill (Higgins Avenue, Winnipeg)

Sources:

“R. R. Dobell honored by Ogilvie’s western staff,” Winnipeg Tribune, 11 September 1926, page 18.

“Black elected President of Ogilvie Mills,” Winnipeg Tribune, 23 November 1927, page 18.

“Ogilvie Flour Co. head announces his resignation,” Winnipeg Free Press, 23 November 1935, page 22.

“R. R. Dobell retires from milling firm,” Winnipeg Tribune, 16 April 1938, page 20.

Record of Country Elevator Receipts, Expenses 1922-23 to and including 1955-156, Lake of the Woods Milling Company Limited, University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections, Ogilvie Flour Mills fonds, MSS120-L-128.

Ogilvie - Lake of the Woods Purchase, File 7, RG 4, Manitoba Pool Elevators fonds, Series B, Central Office Records, B.14, Acquisitions, Box 1: 1937-1977, S. J. McKee Archives.

Ogilvie in Canada: Pioneer Millers, 1801-1951 by G. R. Stevens. [Everitt Fonds, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University]

We thank Robert Alldritt and Dennis Galbraith for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 January 2018

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