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Memorable Manitobans: Robert Dennison Martin (c1855-1905)

Grain merchant.

Born in Canada around 1855, of Scottish descent, he came to western Canada in 1882 and, in 1899, went into the grain business in partnership with A. P. ?t and E. S. Jaques. Four years later, he moved to Winnipeg and merged his business with the Northern Elevator Company. He helped to organize the North-West Grain Dealers’ Association before moving to Montreal where he died in June 1905. He was buried at Napanee, Ontario.


“Robert D. Martin dead at Montreal,” Manitoba Free Press, 29 June 1905, page 1.

Obituary, Winnipeg Tribune, 29 June 1905, page 5.

Eighteenth Annual Report of the Winnipeg Grain and Produce Exchange, 10 January 1906. [Manitoba Legislative Library, HD9044, Win 1906]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 December 2017

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