Sir Augustus Nanton

Sir Augustus Nanton (d. 1925, aged 64).

A young stockbroker from Eastern Canada, Nanton was sent to Winnipeg in 1883 by his firm, Osler and Hammond, to open a branch office.  He very soon became one of Winnipeg’s 19 millionaires, and the firm became Osler, Hammond and Nanton.  Nanton served his adopted city well, and was involved in various community projects.

He was also one of three members of the Canadian Committee of the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1913.