CHARLES GURD
(1842-    )
From: A Chronology of Montreal and of Canada from A.D. 1752 to A.D. 1893 
by Frederick Wm. Terrill, published by John Lovell & Son, Montreal 1893 

From: "The Canadian Who's Who 1910
The Times, Toronto - The Musson Book Company Limited, London England, 1910 

GURD, Charles
Born Edgeworthstown, Ireland in 1842. He was educated at Watson's Academy, Montreal, and McGill University. He arrived in Canada with his parents in early childhood.

He entered the firm of which he is now President about 1868. He is a member of the Montreal Board of Trade and the Canadian Manufacturers' Association; life governor of the Montreal General Hospital; Western Hospital and the  Protestant Hospital for the Insane; an officer of the Dominion Commercial Travellers' Association and treasurer of the Dominion Commercial Travellers' Mutual Benefit Society.

Address: 65 McGill College Ave., Montreal


From: "Who’s Who and Why in Canada (and in Newfoundland) Volume 1, 1912
Ed. By John F. Kennedy, Canadian Press Association, Ltd., 1912 

GURD, CHARLES - of Charles Curd & Company, Ltd., manufacturers of aerated waters, Montreal; was born in Edgeworthstown, Ireland, in 1842, the son of Joseph Gurd and Marianne Cowers

He was educated at Watson's Academy, high school and McGill University, Montreal. He started career as chemist and druggist in 1856 with Lamplough & Campbell, Montreal and entered the firm of which he is now president about 1868. 

He is a member of the Montreal Board of Trade, Canadian Manufacturers' Association, treasurer Dominion Commercial Travellers' Mutual Benefit Society. He is life governor of the Montreal General Hospital, the Western Hospital, the Protestant Hospital for the Insane, and governor of the Congregational College; trustee of the Mount Royal Cemetery Company and director of the Mutual Association for the Blind. 

He was a private in the Royal Victoria Rifles. Elected president by acclamation of the Dominion Commercial Travellers' Association on Nov. 11, 1911. 

He  married Georgina Anne Leslie, daughter of Thomas Leslie, and has two sons and three daughters.

Religion : Protestant. 
Business address : 76 Bleury St.
Residence : 65 McGill College Ave., Montreal.
 

Gurd's picnic, near Montreal, QC, 1894

Photographer: Wm. Notman & Son, 1894 

Gurd's Belfast Ginger Ale and Soda Water Works employee's picnic, near Montreal, QC, 1886

Photographer: Wm. Notman & Son, 1896

Mr. Gurd's country house, near Montreal, QC, 1886

Photographer: Wm. Notman & Son, 1886

 
Mr. Gurd's country house and family, near Montreal, QC, 1886

Photographer: Wm. Notman & Son 1886

 

Notes:
In the 1896 Montreal city directory a Charles C. Gurd was listed as a medical student at McGill. His address was 65 McGill College Ave.
In the 1896 Montreal City directory a David F. Gurd was listed as a physician and surgeon, living at 128 Bishop.
Are these his 2 sons?

The 1911 Dau's Montreal Blue Book lists:
 
GURD, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew D.
"The Grosvenor" 756 Sherbrook St. W.
GURD, Dr. and Mrs. David F.
124 Bishop Street
Dr. and Mrs. Fraser B. Gurd
GURD, Mr. and Mrs. Charles
65 McGill College Avenue
Miss Gurd
Mr. Walter R. Gurd
GURD, Dr. Douglas
556 Rockland Avenue
GURD, Dr. Charles Cowen
16 Park Avenue
GURD, Mr. and Mrs. Douglas
33 The Grosvenor Apartments

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