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This grain company was established in 1908 by Manitoba-born businessman Norman M. Paterson. A network of country grain elevators across the prairies funneled grain into terminal elevators at Fort William [now Thunder Bay], Ontario. In the early years, the firm acquired some country elevators by purchasing them from the Interior Elevator Company (1920) and Young Grain Company (1923).

Presidents

Period

President

1908-1981

Norman McLeod Paterson (1883-1983)

1981-2001

Donald Savigny Paterson (1918-2006)

2001-?

Andrew B. Paterson

Vice-Presidents

Period

Vice-President

?-1940

Mortimer A. Smith (1881-1940)

Country Elevators (Manitoba)

Location

Rail

Built

Capacity
(bushels)

Comments

Alexander

CPR

?

?

 

Anvers (Mountainside)

CNR

?

30,000

Bought from Young Grain (1923)

Arborg

CPR

?

 

 

Boissevain

CPR

?

 

 

Bryd

CPR

?

 

Demolished (February 1996)

Cameron

CPR

?

30,000

Bought from Young Grain (1923)

Cartwright

CPR

 

30,000

Bought from Young Grain (1923)

Chillon

CPR

?

 

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1928)

Crystal City

CPR

?

60,000

Bought from Young Grain (1923)

Culross

CPR

?

 

Bought from UGG (September 1969)

Cypress River

CPR

?

 

 

Dacotah

CNR

1957

 

Demolished (August 2003)

Deloraine

CPR

?

 

Bought from Young Grain (1923); sold to Manitoba Pool (1928)

Dufrost

CPR

?

 

Demolished (?)

Dunrea

CNR

?

30,000

Bought from Young Grain (1923)

Dutton

CNR

?

 

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1925)

Elgin

CNR

?

30,000

Bought from Young Grain (1923), demolished (circa 1966), replacement moved from Wakopa (1966), sold to Manitoba Pool (?)

Emerson

CPR

?

?

Sold to Allstate Grain (c1983)

Enterprise

CNR

?

30,000

Bought from Young Grain (1923), moved to Fairfax (1966)

Fairfax 1

CNR

?

?

Demolished (2000)

Fairfax 2

CNR

?

?

Demolished (2000)

Grandview

CNR

?

 

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1925)

Gunton

CPR

?

 

 

Hathaway

CPR

?

 

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1928)

Hilton

CNR

?

 

Traded to Manitoba Pool (?), moved to Ninette (1960s)

Holland

CPR

?

 

 

Inglis

CPR

?

 

 

Ipswich

CPR

1930

 

 

Kane

CNR

?

 

 

Kelloe

?

?

 

Sold to UGG (1941)

Killarney

CPR

?

30,000

Bought from Young Grain (1923)

La Salle

CPR

?

 

 

Lena

CNR

?

30,000

Bought from Young Grain (1923)

Letellier

CNR

?

 

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1928)

Lyleton

CPR

?

 

Demolished (c2008)

Marquette

CPR

?

 

Demolished (September 2013)

Meadows

CPR

?

 

 

Meharry

CNR

?

30,000

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1925)

Minto

CNR

?

30,000

Bought from Young Grain (1923)

Morris

CPR

?

?

 

Ninette

CNR

?

30,000

Sold to Manitoba Pool (1928)

Niverville

CPR

?

 

 

Pierson

CPR

?

 

 

Rathwell

CPR

?

 

Sold to UGG (September 1969)

Ridgeville

CNR

?

 

Destroyed by fire (April 2010)

Somerset

CNR

?

 

Sold to UGG (April 1981)

Steinbach

?

?

 

 

Swan Lake

CNR

?

 

Demolished (2008)

Teulon

CPR

?

 

 

Wakopa

CNR

?

30,000

Bought from Young Grain (1923), moved to Elgin (1966)

Waskada

CPR

?

20,000

Bought from Young Grain (1923)

Wassewa

CNR

?

 

Bought from Canadian Consolidated Grain (?)

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Norman McLeod Paterson (1883-1983)

Sources:

“Rural Municipality of Riverside Council Minutes,” Belmont News, 3 March 1966, page 2.

“Elevator disposal a challenge,” Brandon Sun, 22 July 2000, page 5.

“Goodbye to an old friend,” Winnipeg Free Press, 13 August 2003, page 20.

We thank Carol Wilkinson for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 February 2017

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