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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.


“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

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