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Memorable Manitobans: Charles Norman Jamieson (1889-1976)

Lawyer, civil servant.

Born at Winnipeg on 16 December 1889, the son of Charles James Jamieson (1854-1940) and Mary Isabella Stuart Edwards (1858-1940), during the First World War he went overseas (1915-1919) with the Canadian Expeditionary Force’s 87th Infantry Battalion. Following military discharge in 1919, he continued with his education and graduated from law school (1919), articled for law firm of S. E. Richards, and joined the Land Titles Department in 1920, working there for many years; eventually serving as Deputy District Registrar (1937-1950) and District Registrar / Registrar General (1950-1956) at the Winnipeg Land Titles Office. He retired on 1 July 1956 but stayed on for some time in a provisional capacity. On 9 August 1924, he married Margaret “Peggy” Farquhar (?-1975) at Winnipeg. The couple resided at 774 Wellington Crescent and had three daughters: Margaret Jamieson, Norma Jamieson (wife of William D. Riley), and Jane Jamieson (c1932-1947). He died at the Health Sciences Centre on 3 April 1976.

Sources:

Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Jamieson - Farquhar,” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 August 1924, page 5.

[Photo caption, former Miss Peggy Farquhar], Winnipeg Tribune, 11 August 1924, page 5.

“The Real Property Act and The Winnipeg Charter,” Winnipeg Free Press, 10 July 1937, page 23.

“Cameron Officers’ personnel indicated,” Winnipeg Free Press, 10 July 1940, page 3.

“Many pay tribute at church service,” Winnipeg Free Press, 8 September 1947, page 3.

“Deputy Registrar General promote to Pridham post,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 1948, page 23.

[Photo caption - Miss Norma Jamieson], Winnipeg Free Press, 2 July 1949, page 12.

“Jamieson gets Land Titles post; McKay is Deputy,” Winnipeg Free Press, 2 February 1950, page 2.

Obituary [Margaret Jamieson], Winnipeg Free Press, 30 July 1975 page 48.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 6 April 1976, page 29.

“Airmen earned friends, not medals,” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 September 1980, page 9.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 7 March 2015

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