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Memorable Manitobans: Charles H. Cranston (1867-1910)

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Charles H. Cranton
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Born at Woburn, Ontario on 30 March 1867, he moved with his family to Winnipeg in 1882 and he worked for five years as a clerk in the drug business of W. Whitehead and Company. He then worked for nine years as a travelling salesman on behalf of several different drug companies. In 1896, he went into business for himself and started a drug store at the corner of Main Street and Pacific Avenue, moving to Notre Dame Avenue in 1899. He also sold wholesale barber supplies and specialties through the prairie provinces.

He was married twice, first Jessie Chisholm of Winnipeg in 1892. They had one daughter, Alma Cranston. He remarried in 1905 to Annie Bowie of Collingwood, Ontario. He was a member of the COF, the Woodmen of the World, and the IOOF.

He died at Winnipeg on 20 March 1910.


A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People by Prof. George Bryce, Toronto: The Canadian History Company, 1906.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 September 2013

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