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Memorable Manitobans: Ephriam Ure Steen (1862-1926)

Merchant, municipal official.

Born at Streetsville, Peel County, Ontario, 19 April 1862. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Steen. Was educated in Streetsville. Came to Manitoba in 1897; learned the dry goods business in Brampton, Ontario; worked in Winnipeg for Watson & Arminton; came to Oak Lake, 1902; worked for A. Cameron & Co.; purchased an interest in the business in 1913; took over the business in 1920. Mayor Steen was a member of the Council for four years, elected Mayor of Oak Lake in 1925. Member of the Board of Trade. President of the Golf Club. Vice-President of the Liberal Association. Member of Oak Lake Lodge No. 44, AF & AM, Royal Arch. Interested in music, was leader of the choir of the Presbyterian Church for many years. Leader of the band. Recreations: Golf, curling, baseball. Address, Oak Lake, Manitoba.

Steen died at Oak Lake on 13 October 1926.


Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 December 2015

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