Memorable Manitobans: Albert N. McCutcheon (1858-1934)
Born at Bradford, Ontario on 3 August 1858, his youth was spent at Kincardine, Ontario. He came to Manitoba in 1881 and started a brick factory at St. Boniface, operating it until 1910 when he sold the property to the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway to make room for its right-of-way. He later operated brickyards at Morris and Whitemouth. He also did railway construction work and, in the late 1890s, he held a contract for construction in the Crow’s Nest Pass for the Canadian Pacific Railway. In the early 20th century, he had a lumber business at Minitonas and Swan River, and shipped railway ties for the CPR east to Fort William. He married Edith Ada Town (1868-1959) and they had two children: Eva Mae McCutcheon (1889-?, wife of Benjamin Billingsley Smith) and Allan Ellwood McCutcheon (1898-1962). He was a member of the Zion Methodist Church. He died at the Grace Hospital on 24 February 1934 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.
1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“Pioneer brick manufacturer dies, aged 76,” Winnipeg Tribune, 26 February 1934, page 6.
Obituary [Edith McCutcheon], Winnipeg Free Press, 3 March 1959, page 13.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 10 May 2020