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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Sutherland “Tom” Matheson (1867-1947)

Grain merchant.

Born at Woodstock, Ontario in 1867, he came to Brandon as a young man where he farmed until moving to Winnipeg around 1907. He was associated with the Manitoba Grain Company and later formed the Matheson-Lindsay Grain Company in partnership with William James Lindsay and his brother George William Lindsay, which he managed until retirement in 1925. He was a member of the Motor Country Club, Winnipeg Jockey Club, and Winnipeg Flying Club. He died unmarried at the Winnipeg General Hospital on 27 May 1947 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.


1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Retired grain merchant dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 28 May 1947, page 25.

“T. S. Matheson, Winnipeg grain merchant, dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 28 May 1947, page 3.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 July 2020

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