Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 142 years

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

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society. We acknowledge that the collection contains both reputable and disreputable people. All are worth remembering as a lesson to future generations.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z

Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Firsts | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS

MHS YouTube Channel

Back to top of page

For queries on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations

© 1998-2021 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.