Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 140 years

 

Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop

Endangered Top 10
Endangered
Top 10
2019

Jens Munk at Churchill
Field Trip:
Churchill
2020

Manitoba History No. 89
Manitoba
History

No. 89

War Memorials in Manitoba
War
Memorials
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old
Elevator

Abandoned Manitoba
Abandoned
Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans
Memorable
Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans: William Augustus Anderson (1873-1955)

Grain merchant.

Born at Springfield, Minnesota on 24 August 1873, he taught school and worked in the hardware business at Albert Lee, Minnesota before moving to Winnipeg about 1903. He entered the grain business and formed the North Star Grain Company. At one time the firm owned the Union Terminal at Lakehead. He was a member of the Winnipeg Grain Exchange, St. Charles Country Club, and St. George’s Anglican Church. In 1939, the company sold its grain elevators to Reliance Grain. He retired in 1949 and moved to Los Angeles, California where he died on 28 February 1955.

Sources:

“W. A. Anderson, ex-grain firm president dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 March 1955, page 19.

California Death Index, merged 1940-1997.

We thank Grace Jacobs for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 September 2019

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017


Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at biographies@mhs.mb.ca

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS and

Back to top of page

   


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2019 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.