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Memorable Manitobans: Charles Henry Forrester (1856-1923)

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Born at Seeleys Bay, Ontario on 15 August 1856, he came to Winnipeg and had a piano business on Portage Avenue for several years. He also owned real estate in the central part of the city. In 1910 he announced his candidacy for Mayor of Winnipeg but withdrew before the contest. He was active in Conservative party politics. He ran as a Independent candidate for Winnipeg in the 1920 provincial general election but was defeated. He and wife Celia had two children: Clare Helen Forrester (1887-?, wife of A. K. Dysart) and Charles Henry Forrester (1894-?). He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Roman Catholic Church. He died of heart disease at his Winnipeg home on 7 May 1923.


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Sudden death of well known business man,” Manitoba Free Press, 8 May 1923, page 5.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 April 2018

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