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Memorable Manitobans: Melville Boyd (1855-1926)

Grain inspector.

Born in the United States on 11 January 1855, he worked for many years for the Grain Growers Grain Company then as a grain inspector for United Grain Growers. He and wife Mary Evelyn Boyd (1862-1947) had two children: Merton M. Boyd (?-1945) and Minnie A. Boyd (1882-1974, wife of Fred H. Ballou, recipient of a Coronation Medal). He was killed accidentally on 28 September 1926, while changing his car’s tire on the Lord Selkirk Highway near Ste. Agathe, and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Boyd House (484 Wardlaw Avenue, Winnipeg)


Death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Manslaughter charge after M. Boyd’s death,” Winnipeg Tribune, 29 September 1926, page 1.

“No one blamed for accidental death of Boyd,” Winnipeg Tribune, 5 October 1926, page 5.

Obituary [Merton M. Boyd], Winnipeg Tribune, 16 June 1945, page 23.

Obituary [Mary Evelyn Boyd], Winnipeg Tribune, 8 May 1947, page 19.

“CFMTA will hold 10th bi-ennial meet in B.C.,” Winnipeg Tribune, 28 May 1955, page 10.

Obituary [Minnie Boyd Ballou], Winnipeg Free Press, 27 February 1974, page 36.

Melville Boyd House, 484 Wardlaw Avenue by Murray Peterson, Peterson Projects, December 2009.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 August 2020

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