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Memorable Manitobans: John Cardale (1860-1937)

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John Cardale
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Farmer, municipal official.

Born at Bloomsbury, Middlesex, England in 1860, son of Edward Cardale and Catherine Newton Dowglass, he emigrated to Canada and farmed in the Rural Municipality of Blanshard. On 27 June 1883, he married Jessie Stewart (c1865-1910) in the RM of Ivanhoe. They had no children.

Active in municipal government, he served as a Councillor and Reeve of Blanshard. He was the first Secretary-Treasurer of the Union of Manitoba Municipalities, departing in 1913 to take a position as Emigration Officer with the Canadian government at Bristol, England. On 20 July 1914, he married Lilian Beatrice Thomas and they had two children: Mona Cardale and John Cardale.

He died at Bristol on 26 February 1937. He is commemorated by the village of Cardale in western Manitoba.


1891 Canada census, Ancestry.

Marriage and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Foot Prints & Chalk Dust by Cardale Reunion Book Committee, circa 1981.

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

We thank Lynne Roberts and Mona Cardale for providing additional information, including a photo of John Cardale.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 October 2013

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