JAMES CARRUTHERS*
1853-

From: "Canadian Men & Women of the Time 1912"
Ed. Henry James Morgan, Toronto, William Briggs, Richmond St. W., 1912


Scottish origin; son of George Andrew Carruthers and Janet, natives County Dumfries, Scotland; born Toronto, August 13, 1853; educated there; head Jas. Carruthers & Co., Ltd., grain merchants, Montreal, Toronto and Winnipeg; sometimes called "Canada's Premier grain merchant," and sometimes "Canada's Wheat King," from the extent and variety of his operations in the business world; a director (and formerly president) of the Montreal Corn Exchange Association; a member Montreal Board of Trade; elected a director Sovereign Bank, 1902; a director Dominion Bank, 1907; also, a director of the Royal Marine Insurance Co., and St. Lawrence & Chicago Steam Navigation Co.; president Toronto and Montreal Steamship Co., Winnipeg Elevator Co., Winnipeg, Western Land Corporation, United Supply & Contracting Co. and Montreal & Lake Erie Steamship Co.; a governor Montreal General Hospital and Western Hospital; is owner of the Canadian Marble Works, Mississiquoi, P.Q.

An all-round sportsman; in his youth addicted to lacrosse; now owns and runs a fine stable of cross-country and other horses; one of the principal founders and a director of the Montreal Jockey Club, 1905; opposed to the Taft-Fielding reciprocity compact, 1911. 

Residence: "The Cavendish," Montreal 
Clubs:  St. James's ClubMontreal Jockey ClubMt. Royal Club; St. Andrew's Society of Montreal, National Club, Toronto.

*Researching James Carruthers..............Alix Miller  (gg grandaughter)

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