Memorable Manitobans: Ernest George Trump (1878-1943)
Born at Montreal, Quebec on 24 July 1878, he came to Winnipeg in 1893 and began working as a callboy with the Canadian Pacific Railway. By May 1906, he was Assistant Chief Dispatcher at Winnipeg, rising to Chief Dispatcher at Brandon in 1907, and Chief Dispatcher at Winnipeg in 1908. From March 1914 to May 1922, he was based at Moose Jaw before returning to Winnipeg where he was Chief Dispatcher until his death. On 15 December 1903, he married Amy Berrisford (1885-1959) at Winnipeg and they had five children: Ernest William Trump (1904-1974), Irene Adeline Trump (1905-1985, wife of Robert J. Turner), Harold George Trump (1909-1973), Olive May Trump (1910-1942, wife of George S. McLauchlin), and Verna Margaret Trump (1915-1985, wife of J. Milne). He was a member of the Order of Railroad Telegraphers. He died of a heart attack at Winnipeg on 23 January 1943 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.
Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“Changes in C.P. office,” Brandon Sun, 10 December 1908, page 3.
1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
“Our railways and railway workers,” Winnipeg Tribune, 11 December 1923, page 5.
Obituary, Winnipeg Tribune, 23 January 1943, page 20.
“Veteran C.P.R. dispatcher’s funeral Tuesday,” Winnipeg Tribune, 25 January 1943, page 10.
Obituary [Amy Trump], Winnipeg Free Press, 23 February 1959, page 21.
Ernest George Trump, Find-A-Grave.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 18 May 2019
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