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Memorable Manitobans: Rockwell Colman Osborne (1874-?)

Grain merchant.

Born at McGregor, Iowa on 3 February 1874, son of Willis L. and Julia Colman Osborne, he was educated at the University of Minnesota. He commenced a career in the grain business with the Osborne McMillan Elevator Company of Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1891. He came to Winnipeg in 1903 where he was Treasurer of the International Elevator Company.

On 17 April 1907, he married Ethel Frances Lindsay, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel William H. Lindsay of Winnipeg. He was a member of the Manitoba Club, Carleton Club, St. Charles Country Club, Winnipeg Golf Club, Conservative Party, and the Anglican Church. His recreations included golf and bowling. In 1911, he lived at 128 Yale Avenue, Winnipeg.

He was alive as of February 1944, and living at Winter Park, Florida.


Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 January 2013

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