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Memorable Manitobans: Howard Page Carper (1879-1922)

Click to enlargeLawyer, timber merchant.

Born at Winnipeg on 24 April 1879, son of Page and Emma Carper, he was educated at the University of Manitoba. He studied law with the firm of Aikins, Culver & Pitblado and was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1903. He was President of the Carper Timber Company and was a partner in the coal, timber and investment brokerage firm of Thompson & Carper. He was also a Director of the Canadian Western Electric Company and Vice-President of the Winnipeg Liberal Association.

On 19 September 1906, he married Sarah Leila Mawhinney of Portage la Prairie. They had a son and a daughter. During the First World War, he served as a Major in the Transport Department of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, serving for several years in France. He was a member of the Assiniboine Club, Shamrock Lacrosse Club, Winnipeg Rowing Club, Winnipeg Glee Club, Knights of Pythias, Granite Curling Club, and IOOF. He was a Liberal and a Methodist.

He died of a heart attack at his Winnipeg home, 781 Broadway, on 12 April 1922.

Sources:

Marriage and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.

“Suddenly stricken”, Manitoba Free Press, 13 April 1922, page 3.

Page revised: 1 April 2010

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