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Memorable Manitobans: Charles Gardiner Webster (1879-1965)

Municipal official.

Born at Lansdowne, Ontario in 1879, he joined his parents at Elkhorn, Manitoba in 1900. For a time, he worked as labourer building wooden railway trestles on the Rocanville-Esterhazy line of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Then he managed the Elkhorn and District Farmers Creamery until it burned in 1922, after which he purchased the Elkhorn Bakery. When it burned down, he took a job in construction, building barns, houses and granaries in the vicinity of Elkhorn. During the Second World War, he was a maintenance foreman for the RCAF based at Rivers. After the war, he became Secretary-Treasurer for the Village of Elkhorn, for which he had been Mayor in 1920-1921. He died in 1965.

Sources:

Steel and Grass Roots, 1882-1982: History of Elkhorn by Elkhorn and District Historical Society, 1982.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 March 2012

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