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Charles W. Anderson

Farmer, municipal official, historian.

Born at Morris in 1931, only child of William Frederick “Bill” Anderson (1888-1965) and Katherine Lewis (1895-1987), he attended school at Morris and received an Agriculture degree from the University of Manitoba in 1955. In 1962, he married botanist Sheila Anderson (1937-1990). They had no children. He operated the family farm and served as Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Morris from 1967 to 1971, during which time the present municipal office was constructed. In 1972, he quit farming and moved to Winnipeg where he worked at the Pioneer Grain Company, in addition to serving on the Canada Grains Council and the Winnipeg Commodity Exchange. In 1991, he wrote the book Grain: The Entrepreneurs (Watson & Dwyer) about the history of private companies in the prairie grain industry.

Sources:

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary [William Frederick Anderson], Winnipeg Free Press, 28 January 1965, page 32.

Furrows in the Valley - A Centennial Project of the Rural Municipality of Morris, 1880-1980, edited by Lenore Eidse, 1980, page 711.

“Lottery buys cars,” Winnipeg Free Press, 22 June 1982, page 74.

Obituary [Katherine Anderson], Winnipeg Free Press, 30 March 1987, page 33.

Obituary [Sheila Anderson], Winnipeg Free Press, 19 July 1990, page 39.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 January 2016

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