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Memorable Manitobans: Victor Weld Tryon (1880-1967)

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Victor Weld Tryon
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Grain executive.

Born at Akron, Iowa on 1 May 1880, he attended the University of Minnesota then entered the grain industry at Minneapolis. On 9 March 1911, he married Grace Brown (1888-1991) at Minneapolis and they later had three sons. After six years living at Manhattan, Montana, he came to Winnipeg in 1918 to become an executive of the Maple Leaf Milling Company, later moving to the Brooks Elevator Company. When the company merged to form Federal Grain in 1929, he joined the new firm and was its Vice-President at the time of his retirement in 1948. He was also a Director of Alberta Pacific Grain Company, Grain Insurance and Guarantee Company, Dominion Malting Company, Vulcan Iron Works, and Vulcan Machinery and Equipment Limited. He served as President of the North West Line Elevator Association (1941-1942). After retirement, he was active with the Manitoba Branch of the Canadian Red Cross Society. He was a member of River Heights United Church, St. Charles Country Club, and Manitoba Club. He died at the Winnipeg General Hospital on 23 November 1967 and was buried in the St. John’s Cathedral Cemetery.


“Builders of greater Winnipeg,” Winnipeg Tribune, 18 June 1931, page 32.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 24 November 1967, page 34.

Obituary [Grace Brown Tryon], Winnipeg Free Press, 31 October 1991, page 50.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 June 2020

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