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Manitoba Photographers: Charles Percival Howden (1878-1951)

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C. P. Howden
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Born at Wakefield, Yorkshire, England on 16 January 1878, he emigrated to Manitoba in 1904, residing at Virden for two years then at Brandon as manager of the W. A. Martel Photo Studio. In 1908 he purchased a photo studio at Hamiota and continued there for eight years. During the First World War, he enlisted in the 183rd Battalion in 1916, going overseas the same year and returning in 1919. He then worked with photo studios at Winnipeg, Brandon, and Virden before purchasing the studio at Moosomin, Saskatchewan which he owned until retirement in 1946 when he and his wife moved to Rapid City.

On 1 January 1914, he married Emma May Cable (1890-1978) of Hamiota, at Rapid City. They had a daughter, Doris Howden (wife of M. Baugh). He was a member of the Anglican church and the Canadian Legion.

He died on 22 July 1951.

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Moosomin, Saskatchewan


Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Attestation Papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.

Obituary, Rapid City Reporter, 2 August 1951.

We thank Verna D. Thompson for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 December 2014

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