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Memorable Manitobans: Charles “Dublin Dan” James (1854-1911)

Cab proprietor.

He was born at Temple House, County Sligo, in 1854. Emigrating to Canada in 1870 he worked in Toronto as a driver for a grocer. In the early 1870s he came to Winnipeg, working first as a driver for the local stables and later as a proprietor. His “bridal coach,” to which were attached his best steeds, gaily decorated with ribbons, was a favourite with Winnipeg brides. James was an ardent supporter of the Conservative party.

He died on 8 October 1911 in Winnipeg.


Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Library Association, 1971.

Page revised: 14 October 2008

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