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Memorable Manitobans: Archibald McBean (c1832-1899)

Grain merchant.

Born in Lancaster Township, Upper Canada (now Ontario), he worked in the lumbering business on the Ottawa River until 1882, when he came to Manitoba. He farmed near Souris for a time then he moved to Winnipeg in 1885 where he began working in the grain industry. He operated grain elevators and warehouses at Baldur, Clearwater, Hilton, and Wawanesa. He died at Winnipeg on 19 January 1899 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery. He was survived by a widow, seven sons, and a daughter.


Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Mr. A. M’Bean passes away,” Manitoba Free Press, 20 January 1899, page 6.

Twelfth Annual Report of the Winnipeg Grain and Produce Exchange, 10 January 1900, page 13. [Manitoba Legislative Library, HD9044, Win 1900]

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 December 2017

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