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Memorable Manitobans: Henry Fleming Caldwell (1857-1927)

Merchant, farmer, municipal official.

Born at Orchard, Ontario on 16 December 1857, son of Thomas Caldwell and Eliza Kidd, he ran the family general store from 1874 until 1899 when he moved to Manitoba. He opened a general store at Dauphin and also partnered in the livery business of Caldwell and Willis. In 1901 he became interested in farming and stock raising so purchased 160 acres, expanding his holdings gradually until he had some 6,000 acres.

On 28 April 1886 he married Eliza Pinder (1860-?) of Ontario. They had six children: Charles F. Caldwell (b 1890), Henry Caldwell (b 1892), Grace Caldwell (b 1893), Winnifred Caldwell (b 1894), Wilfred Caldwell (b 1896), and Lola Caldwell (b 1898). He was a member of the IOOF, the Sons of Scotland, and the Dauphin Agricultural Society. He was elected Mayor of Dauphin in late 1910 and served until 1913. He was also a councillor of the Dauphin Board of Trade, and chairman of the city advertising committee.

He died at Dauphin on 26 April 1927.


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

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

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 December 2009

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