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Manitoba Business: Bready, Love and Tryon / Winnipeg Elevator Company / Canadian Elevator Company

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Country Elevators | Sources

This Winnipeg-based company was established in 1897 as Bready, Love and Tryon by partners Thomas T. W. Bready, John Love, and Charles Robert Tryon. In early 1899, it was incorporated as the Winnipeg Elevator Company with Bready, Love, and Tryon as shareholders, along with James Carruthers and James Walter Band of Toronto. In September 1907, Love and Tryon sold their interests in the company to the principals of the Canadian Elevator Company: E. C. Warner, G. F. Piper, Frederick E. Kenaston, Walter Douglas, and William H. McWilliams, most of whom were based at Minneapolis, Minnesota. McWilliams was installed as President of the firm and henceforth its country elevators were identified as belonging to the Canadian Elevator Company. In 1928, it merged with seven other companies to form the Canadian Consolidated Grain Company.

Presidents

Period

President

1899-1903

Thomas Turnnel Wadsworth Bready (1854-1903)

1903-1907

John Love (1856-1939)

1907-1928

William Henry McWilliams (1860-1942)

Vice-Presidents

Period

Vice-President

1899-1903

John Love (1856-1939)

1903-1909

?

1909-

Clarence Brett Piper (1882-1955)

Secretary-Treasurers

Period

Secretary-Treasurer

1899-1910

Robert James Howden (1868-1943)

Country Elevators (Manitoba)

Location

No.

Rail

Opened

Closed

Capacity
(bushels)

Comments

Argue

CNR

c1901

1919

18,000

 

Ashdown

CNR

1898

1919

25,000

 

Baldur

CNR

1898

-

30,000

Merged into Canadian Consolidated Grain (1928)

Beaver

CNR

c1901

-

25,000

 

Beresford

CPR

1897

c1913

25,000

 

Brumlie

 

CNR

Bef 1909

-

35,000

Moved from Oak River (1909), merged into Canadian Consolidated Grain (1928)

Carberry

CPR

1897

c1913

25,000

 

Carman

CPR

1898

-

25,000

 

Clearwater

CPR

1897

c1901

25,000

 

Crandall

CPR

1899

c1913

30,000

 

Elgin

CNR

1899

-

20,000

Merged into Canadian Consolidated Grain (1928)

Fairfax

CNR

1899

-

20,000

Merged into Canadian Consolidated Grain (1928)

Fannystelle

CPR

c1901

-

25,000

Merged into Canadian Consolidated Grain (1928)

Hilton

CNR

1898

c1901

25,000

 

Holmfield

CPR

c1901

c1901

25,000

 

Killarney

CPR

1898

1912

25,000

 

Kirkella

CPR

1898

1919

25,000

 

Letellier

CNR

1898

c1901

25,000

 

Lowe Farm

CNR

1898

-

16,000

Merged into Canadian Consolidated Grain (1928)

Macdonald

CPR

c1901

c1901

35,000

 

Margaret

CNR

1899

c1901

20,000

 

Miami

CNR

1898

c1901

30,000

 

Miniota

CPR

1899

c1901

28,000

 

Morden

CPR

1898

1899

50,000

 

Myrtle

CNR

1898

c1901

16,000

 

Ninette

CNR

1899

1923

20,000

 

Oak Lake

20

CPR

1897

c1913

25,000

 

Oak River

CPR

1897

c1913

25,000

 

Oakland

CNR

1899

c1913

20,000

 

Oakville

CNR

1898

c1901

16,000

 

Plum Coulee

CPR

1897

c1901

25,000

 

Purves

CPR

1899

-

25,000

Merged into Canadian Consolidated Grain (1928)

Ridgeville

 

?

1901

?

25,000

Bought from George Pocock (?), sold to Manitoba Government (?), sold to Paterson Grain (1919)

Roland

CNR

1898

c1901

25,000

 

Rosebank

CNR

1898

-

30,000

Merged into Canadian Consolidated Grain (1928)

Ste. Agathe

CNR

1898

c1913

16,000

 

Swan Lake

CNR

c1901

c1901

25,000

 

Wellwood

CPR

c1901

c1901

25,000

 

Winkler

CPR

1898

c1899

25,000

 

Winnipeg

1

?

?

?

?

 

Sources:

“The Winnipeg Elevator Co.,” Winnipeg Tribune, 7 January 1899, page 1.

“Notice,” Winnipeg Tribune, 7 April 1899, page 2.

“Important change in elevator co.,” Manitoba Free Press, 30 September 1907, page 11.

“Robert J. Howden, grain broker, dies in hospital,” Winnipeg Tribune, 12 August 1943, page 13.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 December 2018

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