Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 140 years

 

Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop

Endangered Top 10
Endangered
Top 10
2019

Manitoba History No. 89
Manitoba
History

No. 89

Summer Field Trip 2019
MHS
Summer
Field Trip

Fall Field Trip 2019
MHS
Fall
Field Trip

War Memorials in Manitoba
War
Memorials
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old
Elevator

Abandoned Manitoba
Abandoned
Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans
Memorable
Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans: Charles Smith (1862-1930)

Civil servant.

Born at Birmingham, England on 1 June 1862, son of Obed Smith and Isabella Spink, brother of John Obed-Smith, he was educated at Liverpool public schools and the Liverpool Institute. He came to Canada and worked as a stenographer for the Manitoba Government of Manitoba until 1900. He then worked as a real estate and financial broker until 1916 when he re-entered the civil service as a Secretary in the Attorney-General’s Department. On 6 July 1886, he married Elizabeth J. Fowler (?-?) and they had three sons. He was member of the Central Congregational Church. In 1925, the family lived at 527 McMillan Avenue in Winnipeg. He died on 21 November 1930, of carbon monoxide poisoning in the garage of his apartment block at 204 Nassau Street, shortly after taking a medical leave from his job.

Sources:

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Veteran civil servant found dead in garage,” Winnipeg Tribune, 21 November 1930, page 3.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 November 2017

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017


Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at biographies@mhs.mb.ca

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS and

Back to top of page

   


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2019 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.