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Memorable Manitobans: Charles J. Adams (1884-?)

Building contractor.

Born near Glasgow, Scotland on 26 August 1884, son of Robert and Jean Adams, he was educated at a private boarding school at Lancaster, England. At the age of 15 he joined the building and contracting business of his uncle, John Gibson. He emigrated to Canada and homesteaded on 160 acres of land near Rapid City which he had purchased with a friend. Two years later, the partners engaged in the building and contracting business north of Brandon, under the name of Kerr & Adams. In 1910 they established the Carberry Planing Mills Company at Carberry, manufacturing sashes, doors, mouldings, screen doors, windows, portable buildings and tanks. He resided at Carberry from 1908.


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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 February 2018

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