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Memorable Manitobans: Charles Herbert Egan (1872-1922)


Born at Madoc, Ontario on 6 April 1872, son of Reverend Jeremiah Egan (1837-1917) and Charlotte Madilda Williams (1847-1927), he married Alice Susan T. Hawkins (1870-1907) at Algoma on 18 August 1894 and worked as a shopkeeper. By 1909, he had moved to Sault Ste. Marie and worked as a commercial specialist. He remarried on 21 July 1909, to Margaret McKeown (1876-?, widow of Mr. Kennedy) at Stanwood, Northumberland County (Ontario). Within the next two years, they moved to Winnipeg and he worked as an enumerator for the 1911 Canada census. By this time, he had attended Normal School and worked in rural Manitoba classrooms, including at Snowflake School (1911-1913, Principal), Ardal School (?-?, Principal?), Virden School (c1915-1916), Humboldt School [Saskatchewan] (c1917-1919, Principal), and Whitemouth School (1921-1922, Principal). He died on 6 May 1922 while walking on the Canadian Pacific Railway line at Rennie, suffering an impact with the engine of the westbound Express. His body was returned to family at Cobourg, Ontario with subsequent burial in the Baltimore United Church Cemetery in Northumberland County.


Ontario birth and marriage registrations, Ancestry.

Death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 & 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

1916 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.

“Census enumerators,” Winnipeg Tribune, 2 May 1911, page 8.

“Snowflake,” Manitoba Free Press, 8 June 1912, page 54.

“Souris summer school success,” Brandon Weekly Sun, 29 July 1915, page 6.

“Deaths and funerals [Rev J. Egan],” Manitoba Free Press, 13 October 1917, page 6.

“Gerstner fund has now reached,” Manitoba Free Press, 3 February 1919, page 10.

“Killed at Rennie,” Manitoba Free Press, 7 May 1922, page 2.

“The Eye-Witness [Principal Egan],” Birtle Eye-Witness, 16 May 1922, page 8.

Little Rapids Cemetery [Alice T. Hawkins] burial transcriptions, FindAGrave.

Baltimore United Church Cemetery, burial transcriptions, FindAGrave.

Faulkner family tree, Ancestry.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 6 January 2019

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