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Memorable Manitobans: Charles F. Bunnell (1852-1928)

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Charles F. Bunnell
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Hotelier.

Born at Brooklyn, New York on 7 March 1852, he came to Winnipeg in 1882. He purchased the Clarendon Hotel in 1894, at a time when it was one of the three best hotels in the city. He sold the property in 1904 and purchased the Cosmopolitan Hotel in 1906. He had two children: Homer Bunnell (1875-?) and Jennifer Melissa “Dolly” Bunnell (1882-1940, wife of Donald W. Dingwall). He died at Santa Monica, California in April 1928.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Cosmopolitan Hotel / Palace Hotel / Sutherland Hotel (785 Main Street, Winnipeg)

Sources:

“Real estate review,” Winnipeg Tribune, 22 December 1906, page 11.

“Pioneer hotelman dies in California,” Manitoba Free Press, 7 April 1928.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 January 2020

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