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Memorable Manitobans: Theodore Kipp (1880-1941)


Born at Peoria, Illinois in 1880, he was educated at public school and Bradley Polytechnic. He came to Canada in 1908 and was chief engineer successively for the Tillson Company at Tillsonburg, Ontario, Robin Hood Mills Limited, and Ogilvie Flour Mills Company. In 1914 he organized the Kipp-Kelly Company in partnership with G. H. Kelly where he was Vice-President and Managing Director. He was also President of the Winnipeg Service Company, Vice-President of the Canadian Engineering and Construction Company, Vice-President of the Sullivan, Kipp and Chace Company, and Director of the Alberta Wood Preserving Company, Northern Wood Preserver Limited, Martin Paper Products, Manitoba Sugar Company, God’s Lake Gold Mines Limited, and White Eagle Silver Mines Limited, and Chairman of Industrial Development Board of Manitoba. He was a member of the Manitoba Club, St. Charles Country Club, Royal Lake of the Woods Yacht Club, Kam Club (Fort William), and Engineers Club (Montreal). He died at Winnipeg on 29 May 1941 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.


“Men of Winnipeg in Diamond Jubilee Sketches,” Winnipeg Free Press, December 1934. [Winnipeg Elite Study, G. Friesen Fonds, Mss 154, Box 15, File 8, University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections]

“Theodore Kipp dies Thursday at age of 61,” Winnipeg Free Press, 29 May 1941, page 8.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 April 2020

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