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Memorable Manitobans: Charles Myron Simpson (1873-1951)

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Click to enlargeBorn at Lindsay, Ontario on 6 April 1873, he came to Manitoba in 1899. He worked on railway construction for a year then, in 1900, he came to Winnipeg and started a real estate business. He was manager of the Grant-Armstrong Land Company, the largest owners of residential property in Winnipeg at the time. He was also a partner in the real estate and financial firm of Peck & Simpson. He was also manager of the Winnipeg Fire Insurance Company and the Empire Loan Company. Until 1949, when he retired, he was President and Manager of the Empire Loan Company and the Fidelity Trust Company.

In 1903 he married Florence McLeod. They had a son, Myron Leslie Simpson. He was a member of the Carleton Club, Empire Club, Norwood Bowling Club, Westminster Church, and a Past President of the Winnipeg Real Estate Exchange.

He died at Winnipeg on 20 July 1951 and was buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.


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

“50 years in city, investment firm partner dies”, Winnipeg Free Press, 21 July 1951. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B10]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 February 2011

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