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Memorable Manitobans: Charles Erskine Williams (1886-?)

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Charles Erskine Williams
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Lawyer.

Born at Winnipeg on 8 August 1886, son of John Williams and Katherine Nicol, he was educated at the Winnipeg Collegiate Institute and spent two years at Manitoba College before entering McGill University at Montreal. He graduated from there with an Arts degree, in 1908. He articled in law with the firm of Campbell, Pitblado & Company and was called to the Manitoba Bar in June 1911.

He practiced law, specializing in corporation and investment law, and serving as counsel for several corporations. He was also financially interested in development companies operating along the route of the Hudson Bay railway, and was secretary and a director of the Fort Churchill Company. He owned real estate in Winnipeg. In June 1911, he married at St. Paul, Minnesota. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church.

Sources:

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

Who's Who and Why, Volumes 6 and 7, 1915-1916, page 748.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 November 2021

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