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Memorable Manitobans: Charles Augustus Powers (1879-1941)


Born at Port Hope, Ontario on 9 August 1879, son of Charles F. Powers and Sarah Jane March, he began his education in Ontario and completed it at the Brandon Collegiate Institute, from which he graduated in 1890. He studied dentistry under the supervision of Dr. S. W. McInnis, receiving his diploma and degree in January 1897. He opened a dental office in Brandon. He retired around 1942. On 1 January 1898, he married Jennie Simpson Dale. They had no children. He was a member of the IOOF and the Presbyterian church. He was one of the earliest automobile owners in Manitoba. He moved to Vancouver, British Columbia around 1936 and continued his dental practice there. He died at Vancouver on 14 December 1941.


Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 November 2011

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