Memorable Manitobans: Charles Ceaser Castle (1860-1943)
Farmer, grain commissioner.
Born in Ireland on 7 January 1860, he spent ten years in Australia before coming to Canada in 1889. He worked as an inspector for the Canadian Pacific Railway and was instrumental in attracting a railway line to the Teulon area, where he had large farmland holdings. In gratitude, members of the community allowed him to select its name and he chose the maiden name of his wife. In 1900, he was appointed Elevator Commissioner for Manitoba and given the responsibility to organize the grain elevator system for western Canada. In 1912, ill health forced him to retire and, two years later, he moved to Victoria, British Columbia. At the time of his death, was considered one of the country’s greatest grain authorities. He and wife Cara Maria Teulon (1863-?) had four children: Dorothy Castle (1889-?), Charles Samuel Castle (1894-?), Raymond Francis Castle (1898-?), and Ina Ruth Castle (1901-?). He died at Victoria, British Columbia on 1 April 1943.
Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
“C. C. Castle selected,” Winnipeg Tribune, 26 July 1900, page 1.
“C. C. Castle, grain expert, dies in B.C.,” Winnipeg Tribune, 2 April 1943, page 19.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 29 December 2019