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Memorable Manitobans: George Wylie McCulloch (1838-1916)


Born at Sorn, Ayrshire, Scotland on 12 November 1838, son of Hugh McCulloch and Jane Osborne, he came to Canada at a young age and later was a partner in the firm of Goldie & McCulloch at Galt, Ontario. In 1880, he came to Manitoba and established a milling business at Minnedosa. The following year, he went to Souris and founded the Glenwood Roller Mills in partnership with William Herriot. The partnership dissolved in November 1903 when Herriot sold his share and retired. The firm was then known as George McCulloch & Sons. In 1873, he married Jane Cowan (1845-1936) of Galt, Ontario and they had three sons: Hugh William McCulloch (1875-1948), Richard James McCulloch (1877-1938), and William C. McCulloch (1880-?). He served on the board of the Grain Growers Grain Company for about eight years. He died at Souris on 16 April 1916 and was buried in the Souris Glenwood Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Glenwood Roller Mill and Grain Elevator (Souris, Municipality of Souris-Glenwood)


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Souris old-timer dead,” Manitoba Free Press, 18 April 1916, page 8.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Lauren Murray for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 April 2020

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