Memorable Manitobans: Colin Campbell “Cam” Chisholm (1883-1936)
Born at Winnipeg on 17 September 1883, son of James Chisholm and Elizabeth Goodfellow, he graduated from the high school at Superior, Wisconsin then apprenticed as an architect in his father’s office, becoming a partner in the architectural firm of J. Chisholm and Son in 1907. On 30 April 1910, he married Sarah Emilie Gordon. They had two children: Phyllis Chisholm (b 1913) and James Campbell Chisholm (b 1916). He was a member of Young Methodist (United) Church, AF & AM (Ionic Lodge), and the IOOF. An enthusiastic curler, he was a member and President of the Granite Curling Club. He designed the “Chisholm draw” which was adopted by curlers of western Canada as a standard procedure at bonspiels. He served as President of the Manitoba Curling Association (1921-1922). He died at Winnipeg on 5 September 1936 and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery.
Some of his architectural works in Manitoba included:
Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“C. C. Chisholm, 52, prominent local curler, is dead,” Winnipeg Free Press, 7 September 1936, page 6.
We thank Matthew Chisholm for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 11 April 2019
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