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Memorable Manitobans: Allan Boyd Ellis (c1863-1947)

Grain dealer.

Born in South Dakota, he later moved to Winnipeg from Minneapolis in 1902. In partnership with H. D. McLaughlin, he opened the McLaughlin & Ellis grain firm upon arriving in Winnipeg but sold out in 1917 and moved west. Ellis was said to have traveled in the first car to appear on the streets of Winnipeg in 1902. He was also reputedly the oldest Shriner in North America at the time of his death, having been a member for 55 years. He had one son, Allan Boyd Ellis, and a daughter, Mrs. Knipping. He died at Vancouver, British Columbia on 31 December 1947.


“First joy-rider in Winnipeg dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 6 January 1948. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B10, page 1]

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This page was prepared by Sarah Ramsden.

Page revised: 4 December 2018

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