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Charles Durno Cowie

business executive.

Charles Durno Cowie, business executive.


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


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.

Peter Cowie

Margaret (Phillip) Cowie

Carrie May Fairbairn