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Memorable Manitobans: Edward John Bawlf (1878-1952)

Grain merchant.

Born at Winnipeg on 17 November 1878, eldest child of Nicholas Bawlf and Katherine Madden, he was educated at St. Mary’s School (Winnipeg) and the University of Ottawa. In 1904, he became a member of the Winnipeg Grain and Produce Exchange and, three years later, formed the grain brokerage firm of E. J. Bawlf and Company. He eventually became President of his father’s grain firm, Bawlf Grain. A confirmed bachelor, Bawlf lived at the Fort Garry Hotel from 1917 until his death. He kept a stable of horses in Charleswood and played on the polo team at the St. Charles Country Club. He was also a member of the Manitoba Club, Carleton Club, Motor Country Club, Pine Ridge Golf Club, Winnipeg Golf Club, and Canadian Order of Foresters. He died at Winnipeg on 12 May 1952 and was buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery.


“E. J. Bawlf, city grain official dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 13 May 1952. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B10]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 August 2017

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