Memorable Manitobans: Crispin Oddy (1881-1972)
Born at Rochdale, England on 6 July 1881, he emigrated to Canada in 1910. During the First World War, he served with Canadian miliary forces under the name Crispin Beaumont. A long-time member of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, forerunner of the NDP, he served as a municipal councillor for Brooklands and was Mayor from 1944 to 1950. In later years, he ran again for the office but was unsuccessful. He died at Winnipeg on 20 April 1972 and was buried in Brookside Cemetery. He is commemorated by Oddy Street in Winnipeg.
Attestation papers [Crispin Beaumont], Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.
1916 Canada census, Ancestry.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 22 April 1972, page 39.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 9 July 2020
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