Memorable Manitobans: Silas R. Parsons (?-?)

Businessman.

In 1878, in partnership with Robert Dennis Richardson, he organized at Winnipeg the first stationery business in the west, dealing in the manufacture of blank books and stationery supplies. The next year, he was one of the founders of the Manitoba Historical Society. He later moved to Toronto, Ontario where he became President of the Canadian Manufacturers’ Association and, later, the British American Oil Company. In 1895, he helped to found the Consolidated Stationery Company at Winnipeg. He was the representative of the Employers of Canada to the International Labour Conference of the League of Nations at Washington in 1919, and at Geneva in 1922.

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This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 May 2023

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