The Alexander Clyde Caldwell Family Part 1

The Alexander Clyde Caldwell Family Part 1


This is a new Lanark County Genealogical Society acquisition from Chris Allen –This was shot in Cairo Egypt in March of 1929- Major General Alexander Clyde Caldwell and his wife Ina Caldwell– and as he wrote with the “Sons of Big Guns” Sons– Billy on the left and Sandy on the right.

The Major General Alexander Clyde Caldwell family lived at 14 Range Road in Ottawa, Ontario and was an assistant director of Intelligence. His father was William Caldwell of Lanark, prominent businessman and politician, and  as well A. C. had a famous uncle- the notorious Boyd Caldwell. A.C. Caldwell also had a brother Boyd who was in the woollen business– along with one other brother, and three sisters.  After A.C died his wife Ina sold the family home on Range Road to the Soviet Socialist Republic for $20,000 in 1943. His two sons known as “Billy and Sandy” both died at Niagara on the Lake in 1965.


The family at Dalhousie Lake- Photo-LCGS acquisition from Chris Allen


Dalhousie Lake –Photo-LCGS acquisition from Chris Allen-“First Camp” 1890

Attendees: (in no particular order) Mrs. Wallace, AC Caldwell. Miss Robertson, Miss M. Wallace, N. Young, Ed Cooper, Miss N. Robertson, R. Robertson, Miss L. Drysdale, Lloyd Robertson, Miss Barrie, Mrs. R. Drysdale, Dr. Lyle

More to come!!!!


Great Canadian War Project-Major-General Alexander Clyde Caldwell
Died: May 31, 1939


July 5 1939

 - CAI.O WEIX -On -On Thursday. June I. 1MB. Major...

June 2, 1939

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2018 Google Earth


Billy or Sandy’s bedroomPhoto-LCGS acquisition from Chris Allen

Sons–Sandy and Billy Caldwell 

 - CALDWELL. William Clyde At Niagara on the Lake...

William Caldwell (Billy) July 29 1965

 - CALDWELL. Alexander Henry Maxwell (Sandy) At...

Alexander Caldwell (Sandy) February 19 1965

Father Wm. C. Caldwell


William C. Caldwell, Member for N. Lanark, Ontario Legislative Assembly.
Source: Library and Archives Canada/MIKAN 3213567

 - C. CALDWELL PASSES HUM Member for North Lanark...

January 9 1905

CALDWELL, WILLIAM CLYDE (originally William Caldwell), businessman and politician; b. 14 May 1843 in Lanark, Upper Canada, son of Alexander Caldwell and Mary Ann Maxwell; m. first 1868 Ida Virginia Cauldwell, his second cousin (d. 1869); m. secondly 1871 Katherine Smith Falconer, and they had three sons and four daughters; d. 7 Jan. 1905 in Lanark. Read more here..


Willam Caldwell, father of A.C. Caldwell also set up a $500 Scholarship in his name at Queen’s University

Judith SalleyI met Bill Caldwell at he home of my aunt and uncle (Ewan Caldwell) in 1957. He was an intersting character.


Revolutions of Death at Caldwell & Son’s

Sandy Caldwell King of the River Boys

A Walk through Lanark Village in 1871

Your Mississippi River, Ontario Fact of the Day

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

3 responses »

  1. Hi…Linda…very pleased to see the photos I sent , now on your research site…they look great…I may have more ,still looking…regards.Chris Allen


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