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Memorable Manitobans: Arthur Hugh Bevan (1876-1938)

Grain merchant.

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.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Bevan House (858 Palmerston Avenue, Winnipeg)

Sources:

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

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