Clifford John Malcolm1,2

#17522, (1896 - )
FatherJohn Malcolm3 (1868 - 1942)
MotherChristina McLean1 (1867 - )
RelationshipsGreat-grandson of Hector McLean
Great-grandson of Angus McKinnon
ChartsAngus McKinnon & Mary McFadyen - 5 generations of descendants
Hector McLean & Mary McGillivray - 5 generations of descendants

Child of Clifford John Malcolm and Edna Verna Cardwell

  • Jack Cardwell Malcolm17

Life Events

BirthClifford John Malcolm was born on 27 Nov 1896 in Rural Municipality of Dufferin, Manitoba.1
(with Parents) 1901 CensusClifford J Malcolm appeared on the 1901 Census of Carman, Manitoba with his parents. He was 4 years old and born 26 November 1896 in Manitoba.3 
(with Parents) 1906 CensusJ Clifford appeared on the 1906 Census of Parkvale, Alberta with his parents. He was 10 years old and born in Manitoba.4 
(with Parents) 1911 CensusJohn C Malcolm appeared on the 1911 Census of Red Deer, Alberta with his parents. He was 14, born in November 1896 in Manitoba, and attended school for 9 months.5 
CEFHe volunteered for the Canadian Expeditionary Force on 1 Dec 1915 at Red Deer, Alberta. The attestation papers included the following information: Clifford John Malcolm, born Carman Manitoba, next-of-kin father John Malcolm of Red Deer P.O., Alta, born Nov 25th 1896, Clerk, single, witness [brother] Roy A Malcolm; age 19, 5 ft 7 in, dark complexion, grey eyes, black hair, presbyterian.6
Clifford John Malcolm
CEF attestation papers
(front of form)
Clifford John Malcolm
CEF attestation papers
(back of form)
(with Parents) 1916 CensusClifford was recorded on the 1916 Census of Red Deer, Alberta with his parents. He was age 18, born in Manitoba, Presbyterian, and was a soldier in England with the 89th Battalion.7 
(with Parents) 1921 CensusClifford J appeared on the 1921 Census of Red Deer, Alberta with his parents. It was noted that he was at the Empire Hotel in Calgary. He was 25 years old, born in Manitoba, and was a life insurance agent, earning $1440 the previous year.8 
MarriageHe married Edna Verna Cardwell on 31 Aug 1921 in Grace Presbyterian church, Calgary, Alberta.9
Newspaper Published 7 Sep 1921 in the Red Deer News.

One of the prettiest church weddings of the season was performed by Rev Laverie at Grace Presbyterian church, Calgary, on Wednesday last, August 31st, at 3 o'clock, when Clifford John Malcolm of Red Deer, was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Edna Verna Cardwell, of Ponoka. Approximately fifty people were present at the ceremony, among them being intimate friends of the bride and groom.

The altar of the church was tastefully decorated with beautiful flowers. As the bride, charmingly attired in a brown travelling suit, with hat to match, with a bouquet of flowers at her waist, marched down the aisle to the altar on the arm of Mr Graham, her brother-in-law, Mr Gordon Ingle, the organist of Grace church, played the moving strains of the wedding march. As the register was being signed, Miss Brumpton rendered a beautiful solo to the accompaniment of the organ.

Immediately after the ceremony the wedding dinner was served in the Palliser hotel, at which relatives and close friends of the young couple were present.

After the dinner, the happy couple motored to Banff, where they will spend a prolonged honeymoon, after which they will take up their permanent residence in Calgary.

The relatives of the bride and groom present at the wedding were Mrs Graham and Mr Graham (sister and brother-in-law of the bride), Ponoka; Mr and Mrs John Malcolm, Mr and Mrs R A Malcolm, Mr Howard Malcolm, and the Misses Malcolm, of Red Deer.

The bride has been a member of the Merchants Bank staff for nearly three years, and took an active part in musical and dramatic events.

The groom has been one of the best known athletes in the province, always prominent in baseball and hockey, and always a good sport. He has lived most of his life in Red Deer and gave efficient service overseas. Since his return he has made a study of insurance, first with the J Malcolm Co and since last spring as inspector for the Aetna Insurance Co. Calgary.

The News joins with a host of other friends in wishing the young couple many years of happy wedded life.9

Newspaper Published 6 Sep 1922 in the Red Deer News.

Mr and Mrs Roy Malcolm have just returned from a very pleasant trip. They joined Mr and Mrs Cliff Malcolm at Calgary and motored to Waterton Lakes and through the Crow's Nest Pass. They report perfect weather and having had a most enjoyable time.10
Newspaper Published 30 May 1923 in the Red Deer News.

Mr and Mrs Cliff Malcolm, of Calgary, were in the city over the holiday, the guests of Mr and Mrs John Malcolm.11
Newspaper Published 28 May 1924 in the Red Deer News.

Cliff Malcolm, of the Aetna Fire Insurance Company, Calgary, was up on Tuesday, visiting his parents and looking after the interests of the Company at this point.12
Newspaper Published 27 May 1925 in the Red Deer News. Gotta love small town newspapers!

Jack Malcolm, aged 2 1/2, son of Cliff Malcolm, a former citizen of Red Deer, is very fond of pets. He has latterly decided that chickens are most attractive creatures and has enjoyed playing with them outside. A wet day having prevented his going out to play, he was found extending a general invitation, backed by such sentiments as he could devise, to the whole assemblage of the fowl yard to come in out of the wet and play with him in the parlour, and only the interference of those troublesome grownups stopped the acceptance of the invitation by several dozen feathered guests, who evidently thought it an excellent idea on little Jack's part.13
Inscription on the back of the undated photo: "This is a snap a [sic] took of the three generations - Aunt Tena, Clifford, Jackie"
These would be Christina McLean Malcolm (b1867), her son Clifford (b1896), & his son Jack
[The original print is approx 2" wide and very faded]
(Mentioned) ObituaryClifford was mentioned in his sister Alberta Florence Sarah Malcolm's 1932 obituary in the Vancouver Sun. His residence was Toronto.15 
(Mentioned) ObituaryHe was mentioned in John Malcolm's 1942 obituary as son Clifford J in Toronto.2 
(Mentioned) ObituaryHe was mentioned in Howard James (Curtis) Malcolm's 1956 obituary as brother Cliff in Toronto.16 
Last Edited25 Aug 2014


  1. Province of Manitoba Indexes to Vital Records, Births >100y, Marriages >80y, Deaths >70y , <<>>", John Clifford Malcolm, #1897,005575 (mother's maiden name Lena McLean)."
  2. Obituary of John Malcolm in Vancouver Sun, 5 November 1942. Digitized paper viewed on Google News Archives.
  3. Online image of the 1901 Census for Canada, Manitoba, Lisgar (#7), Carman Village (J-1), page 10. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at
  4. Online image of the 1906 Census for Northwest Provinces (Library and Archives Canada,, Alberta, Strathcona District, Sub-District 44, Page 24.
  5. Online image of the 1911 Census for Canada, Alberta, Red Deer (5), Red Deer (83), page 17. Image from Library and Archives Canada viewed at
  6. Canadian Expeditionary Force Attestation Papers & Enlistment Forms. Library and Archives Canada, (, online images, Clifford John Malcolm, Regimental Number 183695.
  7. Online image of the 1916 Census for Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta (, Alberta, District Red Deer City, Subdistrict 14, ED 41, Page 40.
  8. Online image of the 1921 Census for Canada, Alberta, Red Deer, SD 51, Page 27. Image viewed at
  9. Red Deer News, "Wedding Bells" [Malcolm/Cardwell wedding], 7 September 1921, page 1. Digital copy online at Peel's Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.
  10. Red Deer News, 6 September 1922, Page 1. Local News. Digital copy online at Peel's Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.
  11. Red Deer News, 30 May 1923, Page 7. Local News. Digital copy online at Peel's Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.
  12. Red Deer News, 28 May 1924, Page 1. Local News. Digital copy online at Peel's Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.
  13. Red Deer News, 27 May 1925, Page 1. News of the Younger Citizens. Digital copy online at Peel's Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.
  14. E-mails from Allison McLean to J Kolthammer, beginning July 2010.
  15. Obituary of Alberta Malcolm in The Vancouver Sun, 29 Sep 1932. Digitized paper viewed on Google News Archives.
  16. Obituary of Howard James (Curtis) Malcolm in Vancouver Sun, 1956.
  17. John Blue, Alberta, Past and Present; Historical and Biographical, 3 (Chicago, Illinois: Pioneer Historical Publishing Co, 1924). OCR copy available at, John Malcolm, page 129-30.