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Memorable Manitobans: Alexander “Alex” Christie (?-?)

Grain merchant, municipal official.

Born at Macduff, Banffshire, Scotland in YEAR, he moved to Glasgow as a child and received his schooling there. He came to Canada in 1905 and worked with the inspection department of the federal government at Winnipeg. In 1906, he joined the staff of the Canadian Elevator Company, continuing there until 1928 when it was merged into the Canadian Consolidated Grain Company. He became the Treasurer of the new firm and also manager of its commission department. He was a member of the Winnipeg Grain Exchange and Carleton Club. He served as the Reeve of the Rural Municipality of St. James (1924, 1930-1932). He lived at 155 Lyle Street.

Sources:

“Who’s who on the municipal slate,” Winnipeg Tribune, 24 November 1931, page 7.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 August 2017

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