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Memorable Manitobans: Charles R. Hosmer (1851-1927)


Born at Coteau Landing on 12 November 1851, he began working as a telegraph operator with the Grand Trunk Railway Telegraph Company, later joining the Dominion Telegraph Company of which he became superintendent and president. In 1880 he was appointed manager of the Canadian Pacific Railway Telegraph Service, later retiring to devote his attentions to various other business opportunities.

By the end of his life, he had numerous business affiliations, being a director of the Bank of Montreal, the Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, the Canadian Pacific Railway, the Halifax and Bermuda Cable Company, and the West Indies Cable Company. He was President of Canadian Cottons Limited and the Ogilvie Flour Mills Company.

He died at his Montreal home on 14 November 1927, following a lengthy illness.


“Chas. R. Hosmer, Head of Ogilvie’s, Is Dead” Manitoba Free Press, 15 November 1927, page 1.

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