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Memorable Manitobans: Carnel Joseph “Charles” Salinos (1893-1957)

Educator, school trustee.

Born at Malta in 1893, son of Ennericus Henry “Enrico” Salinos (1857-1938) and Rosaria “Rosina” Assopardi (1871-1938), he immigrated to Canada in 1916 and settled in Manitoba. Around the time of the First World War, he anglicized his first name from Carnel to Charles. He taught in rural schools, particularly with the Bradley School District where he was teacher (1913-1919, 1923-1929), Principal (1919), and Secretary-Treasurer (1920s and 1930s, during non-teaching years within said district), and otherwise taught at Overstone School (1919-1920) and Bukowina School / Lord Roberts School (1920-1923 & 1930-1931; Principal 1930-1931), Tolstoi School No. 1 (1922, night school), Solway School (1935-1938), Lukowce School (1938-1941), Tolstoi School No. 2 (1948-1949), and Glenmoor School (1949-1950).

On 15 July 1922, he married Sophie “Soffie” Drewniak (1906-1976) in the Rural Municipality of Franklin and had a son, Albert Edward Salinos (1923-1972). He resided at 15-1-5E (1926) and later at nearby Tolstoi for many years before his death.

He died in 1957 with subsequent burial at the Tolstoi Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Cemetery.


Marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1921 & 1926 Canada censuses, Library and Archives Canada.

“The Trustees of Bradley School require [...],” Manitoba Free Press, 3 August 1929, page 30.

Obituary [Albert Edward Salinos], Steinbach Carillon, 6 December 1972, page 20.

“Lukowce news,” Steinbach Carillon, 6 December 1972, page 29.

Obituary [Soffie Salinos], Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 1976, page 39.

“Gardenton and Lukowce S.D.” Steinbach Carillon, 12 January 1977, page 11.

Obituary [Softa Salinos], Winnipeg Free Press, 20 October 2000, page C9.

Patrick family tree, Ancestry.

Burial transcriptions, Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery [Malta], FindAGrave.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Gordon Goldsborough for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 11 February 2023

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