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Memorable Manitobans: Frederick J. Anderson (1878-1931)

Grain merchant.

Born at Ishpeming, Michigan on 12 October 1878, of Swedish immigrant parents, he was educated at Litchfield, Minnesota and worked there for a time in a law office. In 1890 he moved to Minneapolis and worked in the life insurance business. He came to Winnipeg in 1903 and entered the grain business, rising to become President of the British Empire Grain Company. He served as President of the Winnipeg Grain Exchange from 1918 to 1919. He was also a Director for the Lake Shippers Clearance Association.

On 9 June 1909, he married Katharine C. Brown of Brown’s Corners, Ontario. They lived at 26 Amherst Street, Winnipeg. He was a prominent member of Westminster United Church.

Anderson was killed in an automobile accident near Warren, Minnesota on 10 October 1931, in which his companion E. S. Parker was injured.

Sources:

“F. J. Anderson loses life in auto wreck; E. S. Parker injured,” Manitoba Free Press, 12 October 1931.

We thank LeAnn Anderson for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 May 2015

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