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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Charles Bulloch (1866-1949)

Pioneer, miller, grain merchant.

Born at Lanark, Ontario on 29 September 1866, he moved to Reston with his family at the age of 16. In 1895, he was living in Melita where he operated flour mills and organized the milling trade. He served as Mayor of Melita (1903) before moving to Winnipeg in 1907 when he entered the grain trade. A member of the Winnipeg Grain Exchange, he was Vice-President of the Prairie Pride manufacturing company, and on his retirement, organized the contracting firm Bulloch, Townsley Land Company. He was also involved in the milling trade at Crystal City. On 24 November 1897, he married Martha Melvina Brown (?-1956) at Melita and they had five children: Thomas Henry “Harry” Bulloch (1899-?), Robert Charles Bulloch (1905-?), Jean Lenore Bulloch (?-?, wife of Henry William Hook), Susie Evelyn Ann Bulloch (?-1953, wife John Wilson), and ? Bulloch (?-?, wife of A. I. Coultry). On 17 March 1949, he died at Fort Garry and was later buried in the Brookside Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Milling industry pioneer T. C. Bulloch dies at 82,” Winnipeg Free Press, 18 March 1949. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B10, page 87]

“Early resident, Mrs. T. C. Bulloch dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 26 June 1956, page 6.

This page was prepared by Sarah Ramsden and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 April 2020

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