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Manitoba History No. 89
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Manitoba Business: British America Elevator Company

Link to:
Country Elevators | Sources

This Winnipeg-based company was established in August 1906 as a Canadian subsidiary of the Peavey Elevator Company of Minneapolis, Minnesota. It began building country elevators at stations of the Canadian Northern Railway in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. In June 1940, the firm merged with the Northern Elevator Company and National Elevator Company, both of which were owned by Peavey, to form a single administrative entity known as the National Grain Company.

Presidents

Period

President

1906-?

Elbert Walter Kneeland (1866-1941)

Vice-Presidents

Period

Vice-President

1906-1936

Robert Thomas Evans (1873-1936)

1936-1940

Robert Russell “Russ” Emerson (1894-1987)

Country Elevators (Manitoba)

Location

Rail

Opened

Closed

Capacity
(bushels)

Comments

Alonsa

CNR

1923

1931

30,000

 

Angusville

CNR

1908

 

25,000

Merged into National Grain (1940)

Ashville

CNR

c1912

 

25,000

Merged into National Grain (1940)

Benito

CNR

c1912

 

25,000

Merged into National Grain (1940)

Birdtail

CNR

c1918

1928

30,000

 

Birnie

CNR

c1912

1926

25,000

 

Butler

CNR

c1912

1920

25,000

 

Cromer

CNR

c1912

1929

25,000

 

Dropmore

CNR

c1912

1926

25,000

Sold to UGG (1928)

Durban

CNR

c1912

 

37,000

Merged into National Grain (1940)

Endcliffe

CNR

c1912

1924

37,000

 

Ethelbert

CNR

1913

 

30,000

Merged into National Grain (1940)

Kenville

CNR

c1912

1933

25,000

 

Kilty

CNR

1923

1930

30,000

 

Makaroff

CNR

c1912

1930

50,000

 

Menzie

CNR

c1909

 

37,000

Annex (1909), merged into National Grain (1940)

Orrville

CNR

c1912

1912

25,000

 

Roblin

CNR

1907

 

35,000

Merged into National Grain (1940)

Rossburn

CNR

1912

 

50,000

Merged into National Grain (1940)

Ste. Rose du Lac

CNR

1923

1925

30,000

 

Shellmouth

CNR

1909

 

37,000

Merged into National Grain (1940)

Shevlin

CNR

1923

 

30,000

Merged into National Grain (1940)

Sifton

CNR

c1912

 

25,000

Merged into National Grain (1940)

Silverton

CNR

c1912

 

37,000

Merged into National Grain (1940)

Swan River

CNR

c1912

 

25,000

Merged into National Grain (1940)

Valley River

CNR

1923

 

30,000

Merged into National Grain (1940)

Woodnorth

CNR

c1912

 

37,000

Merged into National Grain (1940)

Sources:

“Elevators for the west,” Winnipeg Tribune, 7 August 1906, page 9.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 February 2019

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