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Edson Crawford Sherwood (1897 - 1968)

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Capt Edson Crawford Sherwood
Born in Ontario, Canadamap
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Husband of — married 11 Sep 1926 in Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canadamap
[children unknown]
Died in Rockcliffe Park, Carleton, Ontario, Canadamap
Profile last modified 27 Jul 2019 | Created 20 Feb 2019
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Edson Crawford SHERWOOD was the son of Arthur Percy SHERWOOD and Esther A. SLATER. He married Kathleen Ruth AVERY, daughter of Frederick Welk AVERY and Ottilie GRAHAME, at Ottawa on 11 Sep 1926 at Ottawa.[1] At the time of his marriage he was a Bond Salesman living at 451 Daly Ave, Ottawa, Ontario.

He was educated at Ashbury College, Class of 1912, and later attended The Royal Naval College of Canada in Halifax, Nova Scotia.[2]

Sherwood served at sea with the Royal Navy in the Great War.[3] He was for 10 years in command of the Ottawa Division of the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve and was Aide-de-Camp to the Governor General.[3]

Acting Captain Edson C Sherwood, ADC, RCN, Legion of Merit, degree of Officer, 30 April 1946 [4]

Buried Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa, Ontario[5]

Obituary:[6]SHERWOOD, Captain Edson Crawford R.C.N. (Retired) in hospital on Sunday, October 13, 1968, Captain Edson Crawford Sherwood, R.C.N. (Retired), 290 Mariposa Avenue, Rockcliffe; husband of the late Kathleen Ruth Avery; dear father of Mrs. Kenneth Cowan (Penelope Ruth), in England, Miss Esther Sarah Sherwood, Ottawa; A. Percy in the Netherlands, and Michael H. E. of Ottawa. Resting at his late residence after 12 noon Tuesday. Service at St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church, MacKay Street, on Wednesday at 2.30 p.m. Interment Beechwood Cemetery. Please omit flowers L874L

1911 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.[7]:

Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
A P Sherwood Head M 57y Mar 1854 Ontario COMMISSIONER OF POLICE
Esther Alberta Sherwood Wife F 50y Sep 1861 Ontario
Livine Percy Sherwood Son M 26y May 1885 Ontario BARRISTER
Isabel Sherwood Daughter F 23y Oct 1888 Ontario
Hilda Alberta Sherwood Daughter F 19y May 1892 Ontario
Nora Gulph Sherwood Daughter F 17y May 1894 Ontario STUDENT
Edson Crawford Sherwood Son M 14y Nov 1897 Ontario STUDENT
Sarah Louise Young Domestic F 28y May 1883 Ontario
Emily Mary Kempton Domestic F 27y Mar 1884 England
Charlotte M Bradley Domestic F 31y May 1880 Quebec


  1. Marriages. Carleton Co, Ontario, Canada. 1926. 033474-1926.
  2. Tony German. (1991). "A Character of Its Own: Ashbury college 1891-1991".Creative Bound Inc. Carp. 328 pages.
  3. 3.0 3.1 William Johnston, William G.P. Rawling, Richard H. Gimblett, John MacFarlane, Dundurn. 2011. "The Seabound Coast: The Official History of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1867–1939, Volume 1". 1014 pages.
  6. Obituary. SHERWOOD, Captain Edson Crawford. The Ottawa Citizen. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Tuesday, October 15, 1968. p 58.
  7. "Recensement du Canada de 1911," A P Sherwood, 1911; citing Census, Ottawa Sub-Districts 4-44, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

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