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Memorable Manitobans: Eustace Senior Estlin (1864-1951)


Born at Somerset, England on 21 March 1864, son of John Prior Estlin (1827-1881) and Emily Goodland (1834-1927), he came to Canada with his family around 1881. He worked as a civil engineer in the firm of Douglas Foote Company, specializing in the construction of grain elevators, until the partnership was dissolved in October 1904. He then worked for the Northern Elevator Company until 1910 when he was appointed Chief Engineer of the Manitoba Elevator Commission, established by the government of R. P. Roblin to build and renovate grain elevators around the province. He resigned in 1911 to take a position of construction supervisor with the Saskatchewan Co-operative Elevator Company. On 13 November 1895, he married Margaret Smith (1874-1946) in the RM of Arthur. He moved to British Columbia around 1921 and died at Vancouver on 16 January 1951.


Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Notice of dissolution,” Manitoba Free Press, 24 October 1904, page 2.

“The elevator commission,” Manitoba Free Press, 25 March 1910, page 16.

“Chief engineer Estlin of Manitoba elevator system has resigned his position,” Winnipeg Tribune, 27 July 1911, page 1.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Eustace Senior Estlin, Geni.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 December 2018

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