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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Cull (1870-1942)

Business manager.

Born at New Liverpool, Quebec on 1 December 1870, of Thomas Cull (c1839-1902) and Sarah Jane Brown (1849-1914), brother of Laurie Cull and brother-in-law of Orton Irwin Grain, he was educated at the Toronto Model School and came to Winnipeg with his parents in 1885. After working for a short time with the Dominion Mortage Company, he entered the farm implement business with the firm of A. Harris Son and Company, continuing after its merger to become the Massey-Harris Company in 1891.

In 1900, he took charge of the collection department of the Winnipeg branch of the Cockshutt Plow Company, later becoming manager of western credits and collections. He headed the western inspection department from 1906 to 1923 when he began western general manager of the company, with supervision of all branches in the prairie provinces.

He and wife Florence E. Cull had no children. He was a member of the Granite Curling Club for many years and was its President in 1930-1931 and in 1939 was made an honorary life member. He was one of the founders of the Winnipeg Swimming Club.

He died at his Winnipeg home, 94 Brock Street, on 16 July 1942 and was buried in the St. John’s Cathedral Cemetery.

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Thomas Cull, farm implement dealer, dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 17 July 1942. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9, page 114]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 February 2022

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