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Memorable Manitobans: Charles Robert Banting (1852-?)

General merchant.

Born at Cookstown, Ontario in 1852, son of Irish immigrant Benjamin Banting, he remained on his home farm until 1879 when he moved to the town of Robinson, Ontario. Two years later, he imigrated to Manitoba where he took up a farm in the Louisburg district, then after a few years moved to Methven. He opened a general store there in 1892 which he operated for two years. In 1902 he moved to Brandon and opened a general merchandise store, while continuing an interest in farm property outside the city. He was a stockholder in the Binder Twine Company and the Oshawa Canning Company.

On 13 December 1876, he married Mary Ann Hill at Innisfil Township, Ontario. They had seven children: Benjamin Lewis Banting, Helita Caroline Banting, Eva Sarah Priscilla Banting (b 1891), Percival Charles Richard Banting (b 1894), Thomas Albert Wilber Banting (b 1896), Bertha Annie Jane Banting (b 1899), and Meredith Black Banting (b 1901).


A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People by Prof. George Bryce, Toronto: The Canadian History Company, 1906.

Birth registrations for Banting children, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 February 2014

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