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Manitoba History No. 89

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Memorable Manitobans: William Dawson McBean (1861-1931)

Grain merchant.

Born at Millbrook, Ontario on 25 June 1861, son of Archibald McBean, brother of B. McBean, he came to Manitoba in 1885 and went to Brandon where he bought grain on the street for the firm of McLaren and Edgar. In 1887 he came to Winnipeg when his father had established the grain brokerage and trading firm of A. McBean and Sons. It later became known as McBean Brothers, with W. D. McBean as its Manager. In 1901 he took over the membership in the Winnipeg Grain Exchange of his uncle, D. G. McBean, who had been a charter member.

He died at his Winnipeg home, 229 Wellington Crescent, on 24 September 1931 and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery.


Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“W. D. M'Bean expires after brief illness” Winnipeg Free Press, 25 September 1931.

Page revised: 15 July 2009

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