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This grain company was established in 1908 by Manitoba-born businessman Norman M. Paterson. A network of country grain elevators across the prairies funneled grain into terminal elevators at Fort William [now Thunder Bay], Ontario. In the early years, the firm acquired some country elevators by purchasing them from the Interior Elevator Company (1920) and Young Grain Company (1923).

Presidents

Period

President

1908-1981

Norman McLeod Paterson (1883-1983)

1981-2001

Donald Savigny Paterson (1918-2006)

2001-?

Andrew B. Paterson

Country Elevators (Manitoba)

Location

Rail

Built

Capacity
(bushels)

Comments

Alexander

CP

?

?

 

Anvers (Mountainside)

CN

?

30,000

Bought from Young Grain (1923)

Arborg

CP

?

 

 

Boissevain

CP

?

 

 

Bryd

CP

?

 

Demolished (February 1996)

Cameron

CP

?

30,000

Bought from Young Grain (1923)

Cartwright

CP

 

30,000

Bought from Young Grain (1923)

Chillon

CP

?

 

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1928)

Crystal City

CP

?

60,000

Bought from Young Grain (1923)

Culross

CP

?

 

Bought from UGG (September 1969)

Cypress River

CP

?

 

 

Dacotah

CN

1957

 

Demolished (August 2003)

Deloraine

CP

?

 

Bought from Young Grain (1923); sold to Manitoba Pool (1928)

Dufrost

CP

?

 

Demolished (?)

Dunrea

CN

?

30,000

Bought from Young Grain (1923)

Dutton

CN

?

 

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1925)

Elgin

CN

?

30,000

Bought from Young Grain (1923), demolished (circa 1966), replacement moved from Wakopa (1966), sold to Manitoba Pool (?)

Emerson

CP

?

?

Sold to Allstate Grain (c1983)

Enterprise

CN

?

30,000

Bought from Young Grain (1923), moved to Fairfax (1966)

Fairfax 1

CN

?

?

Demolished (2000)

Fairfax 2

CN

?

?

Demolished (2000)

Grandview

CN

?

 

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1925)

Gunton

CP

?

 

 

Hathaway

CP

?

 

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1928)

Hilton

CN

?

 

Traded to Manitoba Pool (?), moved to Ninette (1960s)

Holland

CP

?

 

 

Inglis

CP

?

 

 

Ipswich

CP

1930

 

 

Kane

CN

?

 

 

Kelloe

?

?

 

Sold to UGG (1941)

Killarney

CP

?

30,000

Bought from Young Grain (1923)

La Salle

CP

?

 

 

Lena

CN

?

30,000

Bought from Young Grain (1923)

Letellier

CN

?

 

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1928)

Lyleton

CP

?

 

Demolished (c2008)

Marquette

CP

?

 

Demolished (September 2013)

Meadows

CP

?

 

 

Meharry

CN

?

30,000

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1925)

Minto

CN

?

30,000

Bought from Young Grain (1923)

Morris

CP

?

?

 

Ninette

CN

?

30,000

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1928)

Niverville

CP

?

 

 

Pierson

CP

?

 

 

Rathwell

CP

?

 

Sold to UGG (September 1969)

Ridgeville

CN

?

 

Destroyed by fire (April 2010)

Somerset

CN

?

 

Sold to UGG (April 1981)

Steinbach

?

?

 

 

Swan Lake

CN

?

 

Demolished (2008)

Teulon

CP

?

 

 

Wakopa

CN

?

30,000

Bought from Young Grain (1923), moved to Elgin (1966)

Waskada

CP

?

20,000

Bought from Young Grain (1923)

Wassewa

CN

?

 

Bought from Canadian Consolidated Grain (?)

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Norman McLeod Paterson (1883-1983)

Sources:

“Rural Municipality of Riverside Council Minutes,” Belmont News, 3 March 1966, page 2.

“Elevator disposal a challenge,” Brandon Sun, 22 July 2000, page 5.

“Goodbye to an old friend,” Winnipeg Free Press, 13 August 2003, page 20.

We thank Carol Wilkinson for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 January 2017

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