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Manitoba Business: Ogilvie Flour Mills Company

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Presidents | Western Managers | Country Elevators | Sources

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 A. Dunning

Presidents

Period

President

?-1902

A. W. Ogilvie

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)

1912-1914

?

1914-1926

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

Altamont

 

CNR

1905

33,000

1941

Sold to UGG (1960), demolished (1967)

Altona

 

CPR

?

39,000

1941

 

Arnaud

 

CPR

?

32,000

 

Sold to UGG (circa 1961)

Argue

 

CNR

1918

30,000

 

Sold to private ownership (?)

Ashbury

 

CPR

?

30,000

 

 

Broomhill

 

CPR

?

?

 

Sold to Manitoba Pool (c1945)

Carnegie

 

CPR

?

31,000

 

 

Clanwilliam

 

CNR

?

33,000

 

 

Deloraine

 

CPR

?

33,000

1941

 

Dugald

 

CNR

?

35,000

 

 

Dunrea

 

CNR

?

31,000

1952

 

Elkhorn

 

CPR

?

32,000

 

 

Fortier

 

CNR

?

33,000

1940

 

Franklin

 

CPR

?

40,000

1940

 

Gilbert Plains

 

CNR

?

31,000

1940

 

Glenboro

 

CPR

?

32,000

1953

 

Grandview

 

CNR

1902

30,000

1940

 

Griswold

 

CPR

?

41,000

 

Sold to UGG (circa 1961)

Hazelridge

 

CPR

1911

20,000

1940

 

Holland

 

CPR

?

35,000

 

 

Howden

 

CNR

?

35,000

1940

 

Kaleida

 

CPR

?

40,000

1941

 

Kelloe

 

CPR

?

33,000

 

 

Keyes

 

CPR

?

30,000

 

 

Lauder

27

CPR

?

 

 

 

Lenore

 

CPR

?

32,000

 

 

Longburn

 

CPR

?

?

 

 

Manitou

 

CPR

?

34,000

1940

 

Margaret

75

CNR

?

 

 

 

Mather

 

CPR

?

28,000

 

 

McTavish

 

CPR

?

23,000

 

 

Melita

 

CPR

?

32,000

1940

 

Minnedosa

 

CPR

?

31,000

 

 

Mollard

 

CPR

?

?

 

 

Napinka

 

CPR

?

33,000

1957

 

Neepawa

 

CPR

?

35,000

1957

Sold to UGG (circa 1961)

Newdale

 

CPR

?

32,000

1941

 

Niverville

 

CPR

?

35,000

 

 

Oak Lake

 

CPR

?

35,000

 

 

Oak River

 

CPR

?

29,000

1941

 

Oakville

 

CNR

?

32,000

1940

 

Oberon

 

CPR

?

33,000

 

 

Petersfield

 

CPR

?

22,000

 

 

Pierson

 

CPR

?

26,000

1940

 

Pilot Mound

 

CPR

?

34,000

1941

 

Plum Coulee

 

CPR

?

33,000

1941

 

Rathwell

 

CPR

?

40,000

 

 

Rosenfeld

 

CPR

?

35,000

1940

 

Rosser

201

CPR

?

34,000

1950

 

St. Claude

 

CPR

?

32,000

1953

Sold to UGG (circa 1961)

Sinclair

 

CPR

?

34,000

 

 

Starbuck

 

CPR

?

40,000

1940

 

Stonewall

 

CPR

?

?

 

Leased to Manitoba Pool (1928)

Thornhill

 

CPR

?

36,000

 

 

Tilston

 

CPR

?

30,000

 

 

Treherne

60

CPR

?

40,000

1955

 

Two Creeks

 

CPR

?

31,000

 

 

Virden

 

CPR

?

29,000

 

 

Winkler

 

CPR

?

35,000

1940

 

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.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 February 2017

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