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Memorable Manitobans: Charles Henry West (1849-1905)

Dredge captain.

Born at St. Catharines, Ontario on 9 March 1849, he came to Selkirk in 1884 and was put in charge of the federal government dredge on the Red River. He held the position for seventeen years until the time of his death. He was also a provincial boiler inspector. He was married twice, first to Annie West. They had two daughters: Edna Pearl West and Isla May West. In 1894 he married Martha Mareta Robinson of Winnipeg. They had two children: Edith West and Stanley Earl West. He was Master of the Lisgar Lodge, AF & AM. He died at Selkirk on 15 June 1905.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: West House (323 Eveline Street, Selkirk)


A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People by Prof. George Bryce, Toronto: The Canadian History Company, 1906.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 November 2014

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