Memorable Manitobans: Kenneth Bowring Stoddart (1877-1961)
Born at Liverpool, Lancashire, England in 1877, son of Lawrence Stoddart (1826-1886) and Charlotte Susan Bowring (1834-1886), he immigrated to Canada in 1902. He was involved with the Winnipeg Grain Exchange and founded the grain export and commission merchant firm of K. B. Stoddart & Company. He was also President of the State Elevator Company and a Director of the British and Foreign Marine Insurance Limited. He remained in Winnipeg during the years up to and during the First World War before returning to England where he married Constance West (1888-1971) at London on 21 August 1915. They couple had three children. He was Vice-President of the Pioneer Ground Hockey Club (1906), President of the Winnipeg Golf Club (1906), President of the Winnipeg Squash Racquet Club (1911-1912), and resided at 124 Wellington Crescent (c1906-1914). For his accomplishments, he was named Commander of the Order of the British Empire. He died at Longshaw, Chipstead, Surrey, England on 12 June 1961.
1906 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
“Thinks he was a victim of boycott,” Manitoba Free Press, 29 May 1903, page 3.
“Pioneers reorganize,” Winnipeg Tribune, 20 April 1906, page 6.
“K. B. Stoddart & Company Limited,” Winnipeg Tribune, 25 September 1915, page 102.
“Grant Exchange personals [K.B. Stoddart],” Manitoba Free Press, 22 September 1927, page 15.
“Western Grain Company Limited,” Winnipeg Tribune, 12 January 1929, page 49.
“K. B. Stoddart [...],” Winnipeg Tribune, 4 November 1935, page 6.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 19 June 1961, page 26.
Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.
This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.
Page revised: 18 March 2019
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