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Memorable Manitobans: John Bremner Craig (1872-1942)

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John Bremner Craig
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Grain merchant.

Born at Renfrew, Ontario on 12 December 1872, son of Robert and Anne Craig, he was educated at the public and collegiate schools of Renfrew then moved to Manitoba in 1889. From 1895 to his retirement a few years before his death, he was affiliated with the grain trade in Western Canada, as Vice-President and Manager of the Central Grain Company. He served as President of the Northwest Grain Dealers’ Association, and a member of the council (1918-1920), Vice-President (1921) and President (1922-1923) for the Winnipeg Grain Exchange. On 20 July 1904, he married Margaret Emily Buchanan (1878-1957) at Winnipeg and they had a daughter, Mabel Agnes Patterson Buchanan Craig (1905-1969, wife of Lorne Albert Finlay McIntyre). He was a member of the Southwood Golf Club, AF & AM, and IOOF. He died at Winnipeg on 4 December 1942 and was buried in the Brookside Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 December 1942, page 2.

“John B. Craig dies Friday,” Winnipeg Free Press, 5 December 1942, page 4.

Obituary [Margaret Craig Bayley], Winnipeg Free Press, 9 May 1957, page 8.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Oliver Bernuetz (Legislative Library of Manitoba) for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 May 2021

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