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Memorable Manitobans: Robert Thomas Evans (1873-1936)

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Robert Thomas Evans
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Grain merchant.

Born at Galena, Illinois on 1 October 1873, son of W. P. Evans, he came to Winnipeg in 1906 and established the British America Elevator Company, with himself as Vice-President and General Manager. He was a member of the Winnipeg Grain Exchange, President of the Grain Insurance and Guarantee Company, Vice-President of Canadian General Securities, and a Director of Traders Finance Corporation, Canadian General Investment Trust, Dominion Malting Company, Arctic Ice and Fuel Company, and National Elevator Company.

He and wife Minnie Seeger (1873-1959) had three children: Robert Thomas Evans (1905-?), Marie Elizabeth Evans (1909-1961, wife of Alexander Robertson) and David William Evans (1912-?). Evans was a member of the Manitoba Club, St. Charles Country Club, and the Carleton Club. He had a summer home at Ponemah Beach on Lake Winnipeg.

He died at his Winnipeg home, 10 Ruskin Row, on 3 February 1936 and was buried in the St. John’s Cathedral Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

“Robert T. Evans, member of Grain Exchange, dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 February 1936, page 5.

Obituary [Minnie Seeger Evans], Winnipeg Free Press, 26 May 1959, page 25.

We thank Alex Graham and Robert Houston for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 July 2019

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