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Memorable Manitobans: Charles Frederick Pentland (1880-1963)


Born at Quebec City, Quebec on 27 January 1880, son of Charles Andrew Pentland and Mary Falkenberg, he was educated at Bishops College School (Lennoxville. Quebec) and Morrin College (Quebec). He worked as a clerk with the Union Bank of Canada in Quebec starting in 1897, later moving to Toronto. The bank relocated him to its Calgary branch, where he was its manager from 1908 to 1910. He then became manager of the Winnipeg branch in 1910. He was later employed in Winnipeg with the Quebec Bank and, still later, by the Royal Bank. Following several years as manager of the branch at Portage Avenue and Main Street, he was transferred to the main office as Assistant Supervisor. He retired from the bank in 1940.

On 22 April 1908, he was married to Constance Lally Howell (1883-1961), the third daughter of H. M. Howell. They had three children: Charles Pentland (1910-1953), Barbara L. Pentland, and Christine Pentland (1918-1955). He was a member of the Manitoba Club and the Lakewood Country Club. He was a director and treasurer of the Lakeside Fresh Air Camp, treasurer of St. Johns Ambulance, and for several years active in Red Cross campaigns.

He died at his Winnipeg residence, 145 Montrose Street, on 31 March 1963 and was buried in the St. John’s Cemetery.


Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.

Obituary [C. L. Pentland], Winnipeg Free Press, 19 July 1961.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 3 April 1963.

We thank Keith Jones for additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 November 2016

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