Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 140 years

 

Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop

Manitoba History No. 89
Manitoba
History

No. 89

AGM 2019
MHS
Annual
General
Meeting

Spring Field Trip 2019
MHS
Spring
Field Trip

Summer Field Trip 2019
MHS
Summer
Field Trip

Fall Field Trip 2019
MHS
Fall
Field Trip

War Memorials in Manitoba
War
Memorials
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old
Elevator

Abandoned Manitoba
Abandoned
Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans
Memorable
Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

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

Businessman.

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

Sources:

“Chas. R. Hosmer, head of Ogilvie’s, is dead,” Manitoba Free Press, 15 November 1927, page 1.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 February 2017

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017


Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at biographies@mhs.mb.ca

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS and

Back to top of page

   


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2019 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.