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Memorable Manitobans: Charles Henri Royal (1867-?)


Born at Montreal, Quebec on 31 August 1867, son of Joseph Royal, he came to Manitoba in 1870 and was educated at St. Boniface College, from which he graduated in 1888. He studied law in the office of Ewart, Fisher & Wilson and, in 1891, was called to the Manitoba Bar. From 1892 to 1894, he practiced in partnership with Frank Mulvey and John Hillyard Leech, after which worked alone. He served as Mayor of St. Boniface in 1902 and President of the St. Boniface School Board (1902-1905). On 21 June 1897, he married Emma Gelley (?-?), daughter of Joseph Edmond Gelley, at Winnipeg. He was a member of the Winnipeg Historical Society, St. Boniface Historical Society, Knights of Columbus, and St. Boniface Roman Catholic Church.


The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 March 2021

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