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Memorable Manitobans: Albert N. McCutcheon (1858-1934)

Businessman.

Born at Bradford, Ontario on 3 August 1858, his youth was spent at Kincardine, Ontario. He came to Manitoba in 1881 and started a brick factory at St. Boniface, operating it until 1910 when he sold the property to the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway to make room for its right-of-way. He later operated brickyards at Morris and Whitemouth. He also did railway construction work and, in the late 1890s, he held a contract for construction in the Crow’s Nest Pass for the Canadian Pacific Railway. In the early 20th century, he had a lumber business at Minitonas and Swan River, and shipped railway ties for the CPR east to Fort William. He married Edith Ada Town (1868-1959) and they had two children: Eva Mae McCutcheon (1889-?, wife of Benjamin Billingsley Smith) and Allan Ellwood McCutcheon (1898-1962). He was a member of the Zion Methodist Church. He died at the Grace Hospital on 24 February 1934 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Whitemouth Brickyard (Whitemouth, RM of Whitemouth)

MHS Resources: Manitoba Bricks and Blocks: Morris Brick Manufacturing Company

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Pioneer brick manufacturer dies, aged 76,” Winnipeg Tribune, 26 February 1934, page 6.

Obituary [Edith McCutcheon], Winnipeg Free Press, 3 March 1959, page 13.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 May 2020

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