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Memorable Manitobans: Charles William Radiger (c1841-1897)

Merchant, athlete.

Born in Montreal, son of lawyer John Radiger, brother of E. F. Radiger, he first came to Manitoba as paymaster of the 1871 Victoria Rifles. He returned two years later with his father and sister (wife of A. F. Martin) and opened Winnipeg’s first liquor store, C. W. Radiger & Brother, selling wines, spirits, tobacco and cigars, as well as groceries. He was a member of the Manitoba Lacrosse Club (President, 1876) and the St. George’s Society of Manitoba. He returned to Montreal where he died in June 1897.


1881 Canada census, FamilySearch.

Advertisement, Manitoba Free Press, 26 August 1875, page 2.

“Lacrosse”, Manitoba Free Press, 26 April 1876, page 7.

“Mrs. Louisa Martin, Winnipeg pioneer, dies”, Manitoba Free Press, 27 December 1927, page 6.

“Fifty years ago”, Winnipeg Free Press, 9 June 1947, page 3.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 April 2010

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