Memorable Manitobans: Edmund Lee “Laddie” Carroll (1886-1931)
Born in the County Armagh, Ireland on 10 June 1886, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Carroll, he was educated at Irish schools and Wesley College then apprenticed to the Ironmongers at Dublin. He came to Canada in 1907 and settled at Toronto, Ontario where he worked for the Aikenhead Hardware Company. He moved to western Canada on behalf of the firm and was with the Winnipeg branch for two years, then to the Swan River district at Bowsman, Pelly, and Minitonas. He moved to The Pas in 1911 and opened a hardware store.
He married Louise May Rundle (1888-1976) and they had two sons: Lee Carroll (?-?) and John Benson “Jack” Carroll. He was a member of The Pas Board of Trade and Retail Merchants’ Association (President), IOOF, and Presbyterian Church. In 1924, he was elected Mayor of The Pas.
He died at The Pas on 23 August 1931 and was buried in The Pas Lakeside Cemetery.
Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.
Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Edmund Lee “Laddie” Carroll, FindAGrave.
We thank Ralph McLean and Carolyn Hill-Carroll for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 29 January 2023