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Memorable Manitobans: Charles Bruce Edie (1842-1888)

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Charles Bruce Edie
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Farmer, MLA (1882-1883), hotelier.

Born in Ontario in 1842, son of Charles and Jane L. Edie, at the time of the 1881 census he was farming in the Rural Municipality of Springfield with his wife Catherine Edie (1858-?) and their two children: Charlotte M. Edie (1878-?) and David Edie (1881-?).

Elected to the Manitoba Legislature for the Springfield constituency at a by-election in August 1882, replacing Arthur Wellington Ross, he did not take his seat before he was defeated in a general election in 1883. Later that year, he was appointed Assessment Commissioner for the Eastern Judicial District. He later moved to Brandon where he was proprietor of the Edie House, a public house, until his death.

He died suddenly at Brandon on 8 February 1888.


1881 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.

“City and provincial,” Manitoba Free Press, 15 December 1883, page 4.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“City topics,” Brandon Sun, 3 September 1885, page 5.

“City topics,” Brandon Sun, 9 February 1888, page 8.

Members of the Legislative Assembly (deceased), Legislative Assembly of Manitoba.

We thank Oliver Bernuetz (Legislative Library of Manitoba) for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 February 2022

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