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Memorable Manitobans: Lewis Gordon McLeod (1863-1951)

Elevator inspector.

Born at Avondale, Nova Scotia on 2 August 1863, he came to Manitoba in 1882 and settled at Alexander where he worked as a grain dealer. In 1896, he married Emily Margaret Hooper (1866-1956) of Morton Harbor, Newfoundland and they had two children: Ida Genevieve McLeod (1897-1987, wife of Howard Preston Stanley) and George William McLeod (1902-?). He was a member of Alexander United Church. From 1916 to 1933, he lived at Winnipeg where he was an elevator inspector for the Manitoba Government Elevators, after which he retired to Alexander. He died at Winnipeg on 23 April 1951 and was buried in the Alexander Cemetery.


Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Will rebuild elevator burned at Oak River,”Winnipeg Tribune, 18 April 1921, page 1.

“L. G. McLeod, pioneer dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 24 April 1951, page 26.

Obituary [Mrs. L. G. McLeod], Winnipeg Tribune, 12 January 1956, page 31.

Obituary [Ida Genevieve Stanley], Winnipeg Free Press, 5 November 1987, page 66.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 April 2021

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