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Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Henry Waldron (1882-?)


Born at Brantford, Ontario on 13 November 1882, son of William Henry Waldron and Matilda Jane Lee, he attended Brantford public school until the age of 14 when he began working in the Buck Stove Foundry. He later worked in the printing business before apprenticing for three years as a cigar maker. Coming to Manitoba, he operated a cigar making business at Portage la Prairie for 13 months then moved to Brandon where he worked for a year for the Ione Cigar Manufacturing Company. He then worked for 18 months as a reporter for the Brandon Times newspaper. He bought the Drewett Fish and Poultry Company and operated it for three years before purchasing a business that he renamed the Waldron Cigar Company, located at 636 Rosser Avenue.

On 3 May 1905, he married Emmeline Rice of Brantford, Ontario. They had three children: Otto Charles Joseph Waldron, Eric George H. Waldron, and Patricia May Waldron. The family lived at 841 Eleventh Street in Brandon. He was a member of the Orange Society of British America, the Order of Owls, the Publicity Bureau, the Brandon Board of Trade, the Boosters Club of Brandon, and the Presbyterian Church.


Ontario birth registration, Ancestry.

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 February 2012

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