Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 143 years

Memorable Manitobans: James Alexander Crowe (1890-1966)

Click to enlarge

James Alexander Crowe
Click to enlarge

Grain merchant.

Born at Winnipeg on 19 April 1890, son of George Reading Crowe and Elizabeth Mary Alexander, he was educated at St. Andrew’s College (Toronto). Returning to Winnipeg, he joined his father’s firm, the British Empire Grain Company, later becoming its President. He was President of the Winnipeg Grain Exchange (1928-1929). He was also a director of the Canadian Indemnity Company.

On 16 June 1915, he married Zeta Dorward Myers (1889-1983, daughter of Robert Hill Myers) and they had one son, James Reading Crowe. During the First World War, he served in the 79th Cameron Highlanders, going overseas in 1916 as a Lieutenant and being promoted to Captain in 1917. He was a trustee of Westminster United Church, a Mason, and a member of the Manitoba Club and St. Charles Country Club.

He died at Winnipeg on 22 February 1966 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.


Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Who's Who and Why, Volumes 6 and 7, 1915-1916, page 613.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 February 1966

Obituary [Zeta D. Crowe], Winnipeg Free Press, 9 April 1983, page 62.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 October 2021

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society. We acknowledge that the collection contains both reputable and disreputable people. All are worth remembering as a lesson to future generations.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z

Send corrections and additions to this page
to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban | Firsts | Acknowledgements

Help us keep
history alive!

MHS YouTube Channel

Back to top of page

For queries on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations

© 1998-2022 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.