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Memorable Manitobans: Charles Chamberlain (1845-1924)


Born at Richmond Hill, Ontario in 1845, a grandson of Robert Fulton, inventor of the steamship, he worked in construction at Toronto before arriving in Winnipeg in 1889 and working for the Canadian Pacific Railway. He later turned his attention to various power development projects. In the summer of 1918 he organized, equipped and headed an exploration party to locate mineral deposits on the north shore of Hudson Bay. He died at Winnipeg on 28 December 1924 and was buried in the Brookside Cemetery.


Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Death comes suddenly to Chas. Chamberlain,” unknown newspaper clipping, 30 December 1924. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B8]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 October 2021

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