Memorable Manitobans: Charles Simpson Shipman (1876-1917)
Born at Prescott, Ontario on 30 September 1876, he and wife Edith Annie Shipman (1878-?, later wife of John Henry Pillsworth) had one son, Charles Baden Powell Shipman (1900-?) before moving to Winnipeg in the early 20th century where he established the Shipman Electric Company. They lived at 315 Oxford Street (1911) and Mulvey Apartments (1917). During the First World War, he enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force and went overseas with the Winnipeg Grenadiers. He was killed at Vimy Ridge on 9 April 1917.
1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Attestation papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.
“Major Shipman is killed at Vimy,” Winnipeg Tribune, 16 April 1917, page 10.
Marriage registration [Edith Annie Shipman], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 28 September 2021