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Memorable Manitobans: Charles B. Steen (1874-?)


Born at Streetsville, Ontario on 8 October 1874, son of William Steen and Anne Miller, he left school at the age of 16 to work on the family farm. He came to Manitoba in 1894 and worked for three years as a farm hand and at a lumberyard. In 1897 he returned to Ontario and stayed there for ten years, learning the carpenter’s trade at Toronto. He moved to Dauphin, Manitoba in 1907 and opened the sash and door manufacturing firm of Hafenbrack & Steen. On 24 December 1901, he married Emma Scott at Toronto. They had four children. He was a member of the Masons, Knights of Pythias, Canadian Order of Foresters, and the Presbyterian Church.


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: 6 December 2015

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