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Charles Durno Cowie

Charles Durno Cowie, business executive.


  • Cowie, Charles Durno was born on July 25, 1887 in Insch, Aberdeenshire. Son of Peter and Margaret (Phillip) Cowie.

  • Education

    • Educated Insch public schools.


    • 1 son, John P. Clerk, Town & County Bank, Aberdeen, Scotland, 1904-1908. Ledgerkeeper Home Bank, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1908-1910. Accountant Home Bank, Sandwich, Ontario, 1910-1911.

      Cashier Canada Northern Railway, Toronto, 1911-1916. Special work in connection with Royal Commission appointed to make a valuation of and inquire into affairs of Canada Northern Railway Company, 1916-1917. Special work in connection with Canadian Northern Railway Arbitration, 1917-1918.

      Assistant to vice president Canadian National Rys., Toronto, 1918-1923, assistant to vice president, Montreal, Petroquest Energy, 1923-1932, treasurer, 1932-1945, vice president and treasurer from 1945, vice president and treasurer Canadian National Steamships, Ltd., from 1945. Treasurer Trans-Canada Air Lines from 1937.


    Clubs: St. James’s, The Engineers, Kanawaki Golf, Prince Consort Lodge.


    • Married Carrie May Fairbairn, April.
    • father: Peter Cowie
    • mother: Margaret (Phillip) Cowie
    • spouse: Carrie May Fairbairn
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    Born July 25, 1887