Memorable Manitobans: Colin Campbell “Cam” Chisholm (1883-1936)
Born at Winnipeg on 17 September 1883, son of James Chisholm and Elizabeth Goodfellow, he graduated from the high school at Superior, Wisconsin then apprenticed as an architect in his father’s office, becoming a partner in the architectural firm of J. Chisholm and Son in 1907.
On 30 April 1910, he married Sarah Emilie Gordon (?-?) and they had two children: Phyllis Chisholm (1913-?) and James Campbell Chisholm (1916-?). He was a member of Young Methodist (United) Church, AF & AM (Ionic Lodge), and IOOF. An enthusiastic curler, he was a President of the Granite Curling Club (1912-1914) and Manitoba Curling Association (1921-1922). He designed the “Chisholm draw” which was adopted by curlers of western Canada as a standard procedure at bonspiels.
He died at Winnipeg on 5 September 1936 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.
Some of his architectural works in Manitoba included:
Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.
“C. C. Chisholm, 52, prominent local curler, is dead,” Winnipeg Free Press, 7 September 1936, page 6.
We thank Matthew Chisholm and Rick Mutton for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 26 April 2023