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Memorable Manitobans: Percival James “Percy” Edgar (1887-1946)

Commercial artist.

Born on 15 October 1887, he worked for 35 years as a commercial artist at Brigden's Limited of Winnipeg, serving as its Art Director at the time of his death. He was also President of the Manitoba Society of Artists (1936-1939). On 27 January 1916, he married Verna Estelle Nicol (1889-1962) at Winnipeg and they had two daughters: Janet Edgar (?-?, wife of K. McIvor) and Mary Elizabeth Edgar (?-?). The family lived at 105 Brock Street in Winnipeg. He died on 25 June 1946, as a result of an automobile accident near Cloquet, Minnesota in which Theodore Arthur Burrows was also killed, and was buried in the St. John's Cathedral Cemetery.

Sources:

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“P. J. Edgar, second victim of crash,” Winnipeg Tribune, 26 June 1946, page 1.

Obituary [Verna N. Edgar], Winnipeg Free Press, 17 December 1962, page 24.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 January 2021

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