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Memorable Manitobans: Colin John Edward Maxwell (1878-?)

Municipal official.

Born in Manitoba on 6 June 1878, son of Andrew Wilson Maxwell and Flora Garrioch (1857-1941), he worked in construction with the firm of Haney, Quainlan and Robinson, in which capacity he supervised construction of the railway shops in Transcona. On 14 December 1910, he married Frances Letitia “Daisy” McDermot (?-?) in the RM of Victoria. In May 1912, he was acclaimed the first Mayor of Transcona. He later moved to Montreal where he worked as an architect.


1901 and 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Maxell Mayor of Transcona,” Manitoba Free Press, 14 May 1912, page 28.

“Town councillors of Transcona deal with variety of matters,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 July 1936, page 2.

Holland, Manitoba: 1877-1967 by Holland History Book Committee, 1967, pages 217-219. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5649.H64 Hol]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 September 2019

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