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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Leslie Waldon (1869-1942)

Hardware merchant.

Born at Palmerston, Ontario on 16 June 1869, he came to Winnipeg in 1895 and worked in the wholesale hardware business. He began working for the Marshall Wells Company in 1906, serving as Assistant Manager for 15 years, then General Manager, and later Vice-President. He was Vice-President of Marshall Wells Company at Duluth, Minnesota from 1910 to 1930, when he became President of the firm and its subsidiary companies in Canada. After retirement in 1941 he continued as President of the Duluth company. He was a member of the St. Charles Country Club, Manitoba Club, and Masons. He died at his Winnipeg home, 97 West Gate, on 20 October 1942 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Waldon House (97 West Gate, Winnipeg)


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“T. L. Waldon, business man, dies Tuesday,” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 October 1942, page 8.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 May 2019

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