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Memorable Manitobans: John G. Hargrave (1856-1931)

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John G. Hargrave
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Businessman.

Born at Perth, Ontario on 17 May 1856, he came with his family to the Red River Settlement in 1873 where his father established Hargrave and Company in 1879. Initially a retail and wholesale grocery, and coal and wood supply depot, it moved into railway grading work during the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway, Canadian Northern Railway, Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, and Canadian National Railway. It was later incorporated as J. G. Hargrave Company. Hargrave died at his Winnipeg home, 795 Grosvenor Avenue, on 22 May 1931 and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.

Father-in-law of R. J. Shore.

Sources:

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“John Hargrave dies; was pioneer citizen,” Manitoba Free Press, 23 May 1931.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 June 2017

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