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Memorable Manitobans: Charles Sheldon (1860-?)


Born in Sweden on 4 May 1860, at the age of 5 he emigrated to the United States with his parent and settled near Minneapolis, Minnesota. He came to Manitoba in 1883 was employed for several years as a bridge foreman with the Canadian Pacific Railway. In 1891 he moved to Selkirk, Manitoba to enter the hotel business, purchasing the Merchants Hotel. He was also president of the Northern Fish Company.

In 1891 he married Charlotte Anderson. They had four children: Stanley, Lilian, Vera and Madeline. He was a member of the Ancient Landmark Lodge of the Masons. He died sometime before 1906 and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.


A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People by Prof. George Bryce, Toronto: The Canadian History Company, 1906.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 November 2008

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