Memorable Manitobans: Charles James Jamieson (1854-1940)
Born at Ottawa, Ontario on 9 January 1854, he graduated from McGill University in 1879. He had been practicing for three years in an Ontario lumber camp when he visited a brother living in Winnipeg. He decided to stay and set up a medical practice, opening his first office on Pacific Avenue. At the time, there were 15 physicians in the city, for a population of 15,000 people.
He and wife Mary Isabella Stuart Edwards (1858-1940) had four children: Frederick Lawrence “Fred” Jamieson (1887-?), Charles Norman Jamieson, William Francis “Frank” Jamieson (1892-1918), and Isabel Ann Jamieson (1895-1986, wife of Arthur William Sellers, mother of Frederick William Sellers). A keen curler, he was one of the first members of the Thistle Curling Club (President, 1901-1903) and served as President of the Manitoba Curling Association (1903-1904). He was one of the early members of First Baptist Church.
He died at his Winnipeg home, 774 Wellington Crescent, on 27 June 1940.
Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“Dr. Jamieson dies Thursday at age of 86,” Winnipeg Free Press, 28 June 1940. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9, page 94]
“C. J. Jamieson, veteran doctor, curler, is dead,” Winnipeg Tribune, 28 June 1940, page 11.
“Death climaxes careers of many notable people in course of 1940,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 January 1941, page 1.
We thank Terry Webber and Rick Mutton for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 26 April 2022