Sir Charles Dalton (June 9, 1850 – 1933) was a [1 ] Prince Edward Island businessman, politician and philanthropist.
Charles Dalton was born at
Tignish, Prince Edward Island, the son of Patrick Dalton and Margaret McCarthy. He first worked as a farmer and then a druggist. He married Anne Gavin in 1874. [1 ]
Dalton earned his fortune through
silver fox breeding, in the process making the island the centre of the world's trade in the fur-bearing animal. He Dalton used his fortune to purchase the [1 ] newspaper. Charlottetown Guardian He served as a [2 ] Conservative provincial cabinet minister [2 ] and then the [3 ] 13th Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island from 1930 until his death in 1933.
World War I, he donated a motor ambulance to the Canadian government. He also built a school in his home town of Tignish. In 1916, he was named a Knight Commander in the Order of St. Gregory the Great [1 ]
Dalton became devoted to the fight against
tuberculosis after losing a daughter to the disease, donating funds to allow for the construction of a sanatorium on the island which was named in his honour. [4 ]
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