Memorable Manitobans: Arthur Hugh Bevan (1876-1938)
Born in England on 31 December 1876, he came to Canada in 1894 and farmed for a time near Elkhorn. He moved to Winnipeg in 1900 and worked as proprietor of the grain brokerage firm A. H. Bevan Company and a member of the Winnipeg Grain Exchange. The firm declared bankruptcy in late 1927. In 1930, he was appointed manager of Mitchell-Thompson Grain Company with an office at 308 Donald Street. On 29 June 1905, he married Kathleen Norah Cornyn-Ching (c1880-1949) and they had a daughter, Helen Margaret Bevan (?-1997, wife of John Alexander Sexsmith). He was a member of the AF & AM (Assiniboine Lodge), Odd Fellows, and Assiniboine Lawn Bowling Club. He returned to England in 1934 and died at Lynsted, Kent on 31 December 1938.
1901 and 1911 Canada censuses, Automated Genealogy.
Marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Advertisement, Winnipeg Tribune, 29 May 1930, page 20.
Obituary, Winnipeg Tribune, 2 June 1939, page 6.
Obituary [Mrs. A. H. Bevan], Winnipeg Tribune, 11 May 1949, page 29.
Obituary [Helen Margaret Sexsmith], Winnipeg Free Press, 12 February 1997, page 37.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 22 February 2020