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Memorable Manitobans: Howard Alexander Deschamps Chalmers (1875-1916)

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Howard Alexander Deschamps Chalmers
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Real estate broker.

Born at London, England on 25 October 1876, son of Henry Robert Chalmers and Jessie Lucilia Chalmers, he was educated at St. Paul’s, London, England. He commenced a career as a bank clerk for the Bank of Victoria, and Robinson Bank, working form 1895 to 1901. He came to Winnipeg in 1901 and was employed in real estate and insurance, and as a rental agent and notary public, at 193 Lombard Street, Winnipeg. On 12 May 1905, he married Ida Victoria Suckling (?-?, widow of Walter Suckling) of Cincinnati, Ohio and they had a daughter, Susan Suckling Chalmers, before separating around 1911. He was a member of the Adanac Club, Conservative party, and Protestant church. He lived at 57 Carlton Street, Winnipeg. In October 1914, he enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force. He was killed on 15 September 1916.


Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.

Attestation papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.

“6 officers from Winnipeg are in lists of killed,” Winnipeg Tribune, 4 October 1916, page 3.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 April 2020

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