Memorable Manitobans: Charles George Caron (c1851-1912)
Farmer, municipal official, inspector.
Born at Montreal, Quebec, he came to Manitoba in 1880 and farmed along the Assiniboine River in an area that later became the Winnipeg suburb of Charleswood. He served as Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Assiniboia (1901-1903). He was a Conservative candidate for the Assiniboia constituency in the 1903 provincial general election. He was appointed Provincial Inspector of Public Institutions in 1907, responsible for the operation of the Brandon Asylum, Portage la Prairie Home for Incurables, and Selkirk Asylum, holding the position until his death. He died at the St. Boniface Hospital on 7 August 1912, following an operation for gallstones. He was buried in the St. Charles Cemetery. There are some papers at the Archives of Manitoba.
“Inspector Caron dies in hospital,” Winnipeg Free Press, 8 August 1912, page 24.
“Inspector Caron’s funeral today,” Winnipeg Free Press, 9 August 1912, page 24.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 23 September 2018
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