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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.


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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