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The Canadian Consolidated Grain Company was established in 1928 through the merger of eight smaller companies: Canadian Elevator Company, Dominion Elevator Company, Victoria Elevator Company, Crescent Elevator Company, McCabe Elevator Company, Empire Elevator Company, Thunder Bay Elevator Company, and McCabe Brothers Elevator Company. Collectively, the new firm owned 275 country elevators across prairie Canada with a capacity of 8,500,000 bushels, and terminal elevators at Fort William and Port Arthur (now Thunder Bay, Ontario). By 1953, the company had 136 country elevators. Its assets were sold to United Grain Growers in April 1959.

Chairmen

Period

Chairman

1953-1959

Kenneth A. Powell (1898-1982)

Presidents

Period

President

1928-?

William Henry McWilliams (1860-1942)

?-1942

?

1942-1952

Charles Edward “Charlie” Hayles (c1885-1952)

1952-1959

John Roderick “Jack” Lindsay (1901-1998)

Vice-Presidents

Period

Vice-President

1928-1942

Charles Edward “Charlie” Hayles (c1885-1952)

1942-?

?

?-?

Alexander “Alex” Christie (1878-1947)

?-1953

?

1953-?

Charles H. Forsythe

?-1959

?

General Managers

Period

General Manager

1928-1952

Charles Edward “Charlie” Hayles (c1885-1952)

1952-1959

?

Treasurers

Period

Treasurer

1928-1931

Alexander “Alex” Christie (1878-1947)

1931-1953

?

1953-?

Edgar B. Sager

?-1959

?

Secretaries

Period

Secretary

1928-1953

?

1953-?

Alexander Burns

?-1959

?

Country Elevators (Manitoba)

Location

Rail

Opened

Closed

Capacity
(bushels)

 

Arnaud

CPR

1928

1958

60,000

 

Baldur

CNR

1928

1958

35,000

 

Basswood

CPR

1928

1928

30,000

 

Beausejour 1

CPR

1928

1958

55,000

Acquired from Dominion Elevator Company (1928), sold to UGG (1959)

Beausejour 2

CPR

1954

1958

45,000

Sold to UGG (1959)

Belmont 1

CNR

1928

1958

35,000

 

Belmont 2

CNR

1928

1936

20,000

 

Binscarth

CPR

1928

1931

25,000

 

Broomhill

CPR

1928

1956

30,000

 

Brumlie

CNR

1928

1959

32,000

Acquired from Canadian Elevator (1928), sold to UGG (1959)

Cardale

CNR

1928

1952

40,000

 

Clanwilliam

CNR

1928

1958

82,000

 

Culross

CPR

1927

1958

60,000

 

Dand

CPR

1928

1950

30,000

 

Deerwood

CNR

1928

1958

32,000

Acquired from Canadian Elevator (1928), sold to UGG (1959)

Elgin

CNR

1928

1958

57,000

 

Elie

CNR

1928

1958

30,000

 

Elma

CNR

1950

1958

40,000

Sold to UGG (1959)

Fairfax

CNR

1928

1934

35,000

 

Fannystelle

CPR

1927

1958

105,000

Sold to UGG (1959), demolished (1981)

Harding

CPR

1928

1928

24,000

 

Harrowby

CPR

1928

1945

30,000

 

Homewood

CNR

1928

1951

25,000

 

Kane

CNR

1928

1958

105,000

 

Kirkella

CPR

1929

1958

30,000

 

Lac du Bonnet

CPR

1935

1958

32,000

Sold to UGG (1959)

Lowe Farm

CNR

1928

1958

110,000

 

Miami

CNR

1940

1958

61,000

 

Oak River 1

CPR

1928

1958

80,000

 

Oak River 2

CPR

1958

1958

50,000

 

Pierson

CPR

1928

1954

18,000

 

Purves

CPR

1928

1932

28,000

 

Rackham

CNR

1928

1958

68,000

 

Rosebank

CNR

1928

1959

57,000

Acquired from Canadian Elevator (1928), sold to UGG (1959)

Rossburn

CNR

1928

1946

35,000

 

St. Jean Baptiste

CNR

1928

1951

30,000

Sold to Paterson Grain (July 1952)

Solsgirth

CPR

1928

1933

30,000

 

Sperling

CNR

1928

1958

35,000

 

Strathclair

CPR

1928

1928

30,000

 

Wassewa

CNR

1928

1958

25,000

Sold to Paterson Grain (?)

Whitemouth

CPR

1935

1958

30,000

 

Sources:

“Eight local elevator companies are involved in large grain amalgamation,” Winnipeg Tribune, 9 July 1928, page 16.

“Powell elected Board Chairman of grain firm,” Winnipeg Free Press, 7 November 1953, page 37.

United Grain Growers Limited Fonds, MSS 76, Box 59, University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 February 2019

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