Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Millwood, Municipality of Russell-Binscarth)

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A wooden grain elevator at Millwood, on the CPR Bredenbury Subdivision in what is now the Municipality of Russell-Binscarth, was built in 1957 by Manitoba Pool Elevators to replace an earlier elevator destroyed by fire in March 1956, dating from around 1901, built by the Northern Elevator Company. It was closed in July 1971 and later removed from the site. A concrete commemorative monument on the former site of the elevator lists the names of the founding board of directors for the local Pool Association: William McKinnon (President), D. J. Low (Vice-President), Jacob Wondrasek, W. S. Yont, William May, H. K. Bligh, and Carl Bily (Secretary).

Agents / Buyers


Agent / Buyer


George Henry “Dick” Heap (1883-1959)


Byron Bertrand “Bert” Horning (1906-1996)


Raymond Michael McAlinden (c1906-1989)


Walter W. Platz


J. A. Nelin


Orville W. Bulloch


R. C. Richardson


William Vincent “Vince” Barlow (1920-1982)




L. Ramsay


D. K. Robins




Calvin Magee


Gerald R. Wilson


Colin J. Wilson

Photos & Coordinates

Millwood elevator commemorative monument

Millwood elevator commemorative monument (May 2019)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.69230, W101.40534
denoted by symbol on the map above


Birth registrations [Byron Bertrand Horning, William Vincent Barlow], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Marriage registration [George Henry Heap, Annie Christina Wondrasek], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Marriage registration [Byron Bertrand Horning, Emily Ulmer], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Millwood elevator destroyed by fire,” Russell Banner, 15 March 1956, page 1.

Manitoba Pool Fonds, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University.

Obituary [William Vincent Barlow], Winnipeg Free Press, 4 March 1982, page 56.

Obituary [Raymond Michael McAlinden], Winnipeg Free Press, 29 March 1989, page 53.

Byron Bertrand “Bert” Horning, FindAGrave.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank John Burt for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 February 2024

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