Memorable Manitobans: Hugh Savigny Paterson (1855-1936)
Born at Streetsville, Ontario on 1 January 1855, he came to Manitoba in 1877 and operated a store at Winnipeg and, later, Portage la Prairie. He later got into grain trading and flour milling and, in November 1888, was admitted to the Winnipeg Grain and Produce Exchange (later renamed the Winnipeg Grain Exchange). He was later a founding director of the Dominion Elevator Company (1897). In 1881, he married Ella Lucille Snider (1861-1942) of Portage la Prairie. They had four children, all born at Portage la Prairie: Norman McLeod Paterson, Hamilton Savigny Paterson (1887-1914), Donald Hugh Paterson (1890-?), and Margaret Paterson (1892-?, wife of Donald M. Hogarth). He served as President of the St. Andrew’s Society of Winnipeg (1905-1906), having joined it in 1879. He was a candidate in the 1917 federal general election but was roundly defeated by Howard Primrose Whidden. He died at his Winnipeg residence, 54 Donald Street, on 21 April 1936 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.
Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1901 and 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.
“H. S. Paterson, pioneer of grain business and Western Canada, dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 22 April 1936, page 1.
“H. S. Paterson, pioneer in grain business, dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 22 April 1936, page 3.
“H. S. Paterson laid to rest at Elmwood,” Winnipeg Tribune, 23 April 1936, page 17.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 5 June 2020