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Memorable Manitobans: L. Benson Boyd (1876-?)

Businessman.

Born near Brockville, Ontario in November 1876, he attended the Brockville Collegiate Institute then worked for the Ogilvie Company at Montreal for three years. He then came to Winnipeg to take a job with the land department of the Canadian Northern Railway. He was later promoted to the railway’s townsite department, working there for three years, then entered the sales department. He was sent to England to establish a land and immigration department for the railway, staying there for two years. He quit his job while in England, becoming General Manager in Canada for Canadian Properties Limited, based in Winnipeg.

Sources:

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 October 2009

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