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Memorable Manitobans: Edward F. Radiger (c1849-?)

Liquor merchant.

Brother of C. W. Radiger, he established Radiger & Erb, the first distillery in Winnipeg, in partnership with L. H. Erb, on a site that would later be occupied by Ogilvie Flour Mills. The business flourished, making various types of whiskey, until 1880 when the price of wheat rose markedly and they could not compete against outside liquor suppliers. He continued to operate a liquor store on Main Street in Winnipeg. He married in 1883.

Sources:

1881 Canada census, FamilySearch.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 August 2012

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