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Memorable Manitobans: Charles Herbert Mounsey (1874-1924)

Architect, engineer.

Born at Brighouse, Yorkshire, England on 5 April 1874, he came to Canada in 1908 and worked as a civil engineer and architect at Portage la Prairie and Winnipeg. In October 1915, he enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force and served overseas with the 45th Battalion. He and wife Mignonette Mary Carrick (?-?) had six children: Barbara Mounsey (1906-?), Joyce Mounsey (1908-?), Cynthia Mounsey (1910-?), Paul Herbert Carrick Mounsey (1912-?), Joan Rosemary Mounsey (1914-?), and Ruth Frederick Mounsey (1916-?). He died at Winnipeg on 18 March 1924 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

Some of his architectural works in Manitoba included:





McCallister’s Pen & Seed Cleaning Company

Fourth Avenue NE, Portage la Prairie



North Ward School

535 Third Street NW, Portage la Prairie



Urban Mutual Fire Insurance Block

Portage la Prairie



Hart-Parr Company Factory

Portage la Prairie




Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Attestation papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Deaths and funerals,” Manitoba Free Press, 20 March 1924, page 23.

Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800-1950 by Robert G. Hill, Toronto.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 June 2020

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