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Memorable Manitobans: Ingimar Ingaldson (1888-1934)

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Ingimar Ingaldson
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Manager, MLA (1927-1932).

Born at Akra, North Dakota on 4 April 1888, son of Tryggvie Ingaldson, he was educated at the Home Rural School then came to Canada with his family in 1901. He attended the Manitoba Agricultural College. He was manager of the North Star Co-operative Creamery and Arborg Farmers Co-operative Association, manager of the Cent. Livestock Co-operative Ltd. and Manitoba Co-operative Livestock Producers Limited, Secretary-Treasurer of the Rural Municipality of Bifrost from January 1917 to December 1926.

On 22 July 1913, he married schoolteacher Violet Christiana Palson (1887-1980, daughter of K. Palson of Hecla Post Office) and they had six children: Christian Vilhelm Ingaldson (1914-?), Tryggvi Norman Ingaldson (1914-1974), Valdine Ingaldson (1915-?), Gordon Ingaldson (1916-2004), Thornburn Ingaldson (1918-1924), and Andrea Sigurlaug Ingaldson (1922-?, wife of John Joseph Madden). In 1929, the family lived at 195 Lawndale Avenue in Norwood.

He was a candidate for the Manitoba Legislature at the 1922 general election but was defeated by Michael Rojeski. He was elected in 1927 but was defeated in 1932.

He drowned while duck hunting at Netley Marsh on 21 September 1934 and was buried in the Brookside Cemetery.


The Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1929.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Duck hunter drowns when canoe upsets,” Winnipeg Tribune, 24 September 1934, page 3.

Obituary [Tryggvi Norman Ingaldson], Winnipeg Free Press, 12 June 1974, page 46.

Obituary [Gordon Ingaldson], Brandon Sun, 24 July 2004, page 18.

Andrea Sigurlaug Ingaldson Madden, The Book of Life.

We thank Oliver Bernuetz (Legislative Library of Manitoba) for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 January 2021

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