Charles Barry McPherson

Educator, administrator, historian.

Born in Winnipeg, son of Basil Roy McPherson and Sarah Baxter (1903-1985), as a teacher and educational administrator of long standing, he has been active at writing books and articles about the Red River Settlement. His meticulous attention to detail can most especially be seen in his authentic reproductions of historical costumes, prepared in close collaboration with his wife Judy. Both of them, as members of the Manitoba Living History Society, are stalwart participants in Heritage Fairs, Festival du Voyageur, New Year’s Levees at Government House, Selkirk Settler Bicentenary functions, and museum events and displays. He co-wrote with his wife A Visit With the People of Red River - A Young Person’s Guide and Resource Book (2011).

In recognition of his community service, he received a Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012) and a Lieutenant Governor's Award for Historical Preservation and Promotion (2015).

On 15 August 1959, he married Judith May “Judy” Crockatt at Regents Park United Church.


“Engagements,” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 July 1959, page 12.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 September 2023