Charles Sharples Photographs : Photograph 1880-1889.

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Summary note
Description: Consists of ranching views, primarily unidentified.
  • Charles Sharples, 1856-1909, was born in Quebec. He came to Montana, USA in 1878 and joined a cattle drive bringing livestock to the Cochrane Ranche in Alberta. He remained in Alberta and worked for the Department of Indian Affairs, then in 1884 was appointed manager of the Winder Ranche near Claresholm, Alberta. The ranch ran up to 1100 head of horses, selling most to the North-West Mounted Police (NWMP). When the Winder Ranche Company was dissolved in 1892, Sharples filed as a homesteader on the site of the ranch headquarters. He married Barbara Macdonald in 1892 and they had four children. In 1902, he was appointed brand inspector, coroner and Justice of the Peace for the Claresholm district.
  • AMDigital Reference: NC-19 and PA-328.
Original version
Reproduction of: Charles Sharples Photographs c. 1880s.
Location of originals
Glenbow Museum
Source of description
Description based on online resource (viewed on April 12, 2017).
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