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Memorable Manitobans: Frederick Todd “Fred” Cadham (1880-1961)


Born at Winnipeg on 9 February 1880, son of James Henry Cadham and Eliza Calanan (1855-1928), he graduated from the Manitoba Medical College in 1905, having been introduced to medicine as a surgeon’s assistant at the age of 12. He was on the teaching staff of the College for 40 years, and directed the Manitoba Bacteriology Laboratory for 15 years. He was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Manitoba in 1958.

On 22 May 1906, he married Nina Elizabeth Galloway (1883-1963, daughter of Roper Galloway of Gladstone) and they had three children: Margaret Freda Cadham (1908-?), Nina Beth Cadham (1910-?), and Roper Galloway Cadham (1914-?). During his student years, he was captain of the Winnipeg Victorias Hockey Club and President of the Western Canada Hockey Asociation. He was a member of the Scientific Club of Winnipeg (1908-1961), Winnipeg Gun Club (President), Fort Garry Gun Club (President), and the Masons (Ancient Landmark Lodge).

He died at his Winnipeg home, 820 Broadway, on 29 January 1961 and was buried in the St. John’s Cathedral Cemetery.


The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 30 January 1961.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 May 2020

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