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Memorable Manitobans: Charles Henry Leaman (1871-1930)

Grain merchant.

Born in Wisconsin on 12 December 1871, son of Charles Leaman and Sarah Vegina, he came to Manitoba from North Dakota around 1910, where he was General Manager of the Northern Elevator Company. In 1923, he became Manager of the Central Grain Company and, in 1925, Manager of the Saskatchewan and Western Grain Company. A member of the Winnipeg Grain Exchange, he served as its President in 1921 and 1922. In 1899, he married Mayme Laura Putman (?-?) and they a daughter. He was a member of the AF & AM. He died suddenly, while driving his automobile with Thomas George Breen, on 2 May 1930. His body was sent to Minneapolis, Minnesota for burial. At the time of his death, he lived at 336 Oxford Street, Winnipeg.


1916 Canada census, Ancestry.

Who's Who and Why, Volumes 6 and 7, 1915-1916, page 673.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“C. H. Leaman expires while driving auto,” Manitoba Free Press, 5 May 1930, page 14.

“Final tribute paid to Charles Leaman,” Manitoba Free Press, 6 May 1930, page 9.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 October 2021

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