Baragar, Charles Arthur

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Baragar, Charles Arthur

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22 February 1885 - 8 March 1936

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Charles Arthur Baragar was born in Hastings County, Ontario on 22 February 1885 to parents Charles Inkerman Baragar (1858-1936) and Emily Bell (1861-1942). Baragar attended the University of Manitoba and received BA (1910) and MD (1914) degrees. In February 1915 Baragar enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force. He went overseas with the 27th Battalion and later transferred to the Canadian Army Medical Corps where he worked at military hospitals at Folkestone and Taplow, the No. 3 Casualty Clearing Station, No. 1 Canadian General Hospital at Etaples, and the Canadian Special Hospital at Lenham.

In 1919 Baragar was appointed Medical Superintendent of the Manitoba Hospital for Mental diseases in Brandon, a position he held until 1930. Baragar became Commissioner of Mental Health and Superintendent of the Ponoka Provincial Mental Institute in September 1930.

Baragar married nurse Eugenie Ledoux in France in 1918. Baragar died of pneumonia in Edmonton on 8 March 1936.

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Created by the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine Archives.
Revised by Chantel Banman, University of Winnipeg Archives & Records Centre, August 17, 2015.

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