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Memorable Manitobans: Charles Henry Leaman (1871-1930)

Grain merchant.

Born in the United States on 12 December 1871, he came to Manitoba from North Dakota around 1910, where he was General Manager of the Northern Elevator Company. In 1923, he became Manager of the Central Grain Company and, in 1925, became Manager of the Saskatchewan and Western Grain Company. A member of the Winnipeg Grain Exchange, he served as its President in 1921 and 1922. He died suddenly, while driving his automobile with T. G. Breen, on 2 May 1930. His body was sent to Minneapolis, Minnesota for burial. At the time of his death, he lived at 336 Oxford Street, Winnipeg.

Sources:

1916 Canada census, Ancestry.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“C. H. Leaman expires while driving auto”, Manitoba Free Press, 5 May 1930, page 14.

“Final tribute paid to Charles Leaman”, Manitoba Free Press, 6 May 1930, page 9.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 November 2011

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