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Memorable Manitobans: James Alexander Crowe (1890-1966)

Grain merchant.

Born at Winnipeg on 19 April 1890, son of G. R. Crowe, he was educated at St. Andrew’s College (Toronto). Returning to Winnipeg, he joined his father’s firm, the British Empire Grain Company, later becoming its President. He served in the 79th Cameron Highlanders, going overseas in 1916 as a Lieutenant and being promoted to Captain in 1917. He was President of the Winnipeg Grain Exchange in 1928-1929, a Trustee of Westminster United Church, a Mason, and a member of the Manitoba Club and St. Charles Country Club. He was a Director of the Canadian Indemnity Company. On 16 June 1915, he married Zeta Dorward Myers, daughter of R. H. Myers. They had one son, James Reading Crowe. He died at Winnipeg on 22 February 1966 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 February 1966

Obituary [Zeta D. Crowe], Winnipeg Free Press, 9 April 1983, page 62.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 December 2017

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