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Memorable Manitobans: Charles William Wharton (1897-1963)


Born at South Shields, Durham, England on 2 March 1897, he came to Canada where he worked as a teacher. In 1916, he enlisted in the Canadian military for service in the First World War, and was discharged in 1918. He was Principal of Queenston School (? to 1941) and Greenway School (1941 to retirement in 1962). On 11 August 1923, he married Dorothy Sophia Marsden. They had one son, Robert Charles Wharton. He died suddenly at his summer residence at Laclu, Ontario on 15 September 1963 and was buried in the Garry Memorial Park. At the time of his death, he lived at 463 Oxford Street, Winnipeg. He is commemorated by Wharton Boulevard in Winnipeg.


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

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 17 September 1963, page 44.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 August 2015

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