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Memorable Manitobans: Carter Hawkins Brindle (1867-1957)

Architect.

Born at Blackburn, England on 23 November 1867, he came to Canada in 1884 with his family and homesteaded near Virden. They moved to Souris in 1887 and, until 1892, he drove a stagecoach along the Plum Creek Trail between Souris and Brandon. By 1900, he was working as a painter, architect, and builder. He designed many of the brick commercial buildings along Crescent Avenue. In September 1910 he joined the Manitoba Association of Architects and continued to practise until the late 1930s. On 30 June 1903, he married Ida Lora Lawson (c1879-1959) at Souris. They had five children: Susie Marion Gwendoline Brindle (1904-?, wife of James Shand), Hattie Martha Brindle (1909-2005, wife of William Moncur), Harry Edwin Brindle (1913-?), Edith Brindle (1916-?), and Ida M. Brindle (1920-?). He died at Souris on 23 July 1957 and was buried in the Glenwood Cemetery.

Some of his architectural works in Manitoba included:

Building

Location

Year

Status

Souris Town Hall

Souris

1904

 

Fifth Avenue Methodist Church

Fifth Street West, Souris

1907-1908

 

McBurney House

Third Street and Fifth Avenue, Souris

1909

 

Sowden House / Hillcrest Museum

Souris

1910

 

Souris School No. 285

Souris

1912

Demolished (?)

Bunclody School No. 383

Municipality of Grassland

1921

Demolished (?)

Sources:

1901 and 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1921 Canada census, Ancestry.

“Birthdays,” Winnipeg Free Press, 23 November 1949, page 19.

“Funeral held for widow of Souris’s first mail carrier,” Winnipeg Free Press, 8 June 1959, page 5.

“Pair marks 50th anniversary,” Brandon Sun, 8 February 1975, page 21.

“Small remnant all that remains of 120-year-old Plum Creek Trail,” Brandon Sun, 11 July 2005, page 4.

Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950 by Robert G. Hill, Toronto.

We thank Reid Dickie for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 July 2018

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