Memorable Manitobans: Benjamin Wilson Caldwell (1880-1968)
Born in Huron County, Ontario on 24 October 1880, son of William J. Caldwell and Sarah Chamberlain, in 1903 he moved from Port Arthur, Ontario to Broadview, Saskatchewan and took a job as a clerk in a general store. He later moved to Carberry and worked as a salesman for William George Murphy, T. R. Brough, and R. J. Hopper. In 1911 he opened a general store in partnership with his father-in-law Wright Garland.
On 14 April 1909, he married Irene Mary Garland (1888-?) and they had six children: Garland Wilson Caldwell (1910-?), Doris Percival Caldwell (1912-?), Nora Aileen Caldwell (1913-?), Wilson Gilmore Caldwell (1915-?), John Garland Caldwell (1917-?) and Frances Lorraine Caldwell (1918-?). He served as a town councillor (1914-1917, 1949-1950) and Mayor of Carberry (1918, 1945-1947. He was a member of the Carberry Board of Trade and AF & AM (Carberry Lodge).
He died at Vancouver, British Columbia on 17 February 1968.
Birth registration, Ancestry.
The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.
Death registration, BC Vital Statistics.
The People of the Big Plain: A History of the RM of North Cypress and the Town of Carberry, 2007. page 657.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 9 December 2021