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Orville Sievwright Tyndale KC (1887 - 1952)

Orville Sievwright Tyndale KC
Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canadamap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Died at age 65 [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 23 Jul 2019
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Orville Sievwright Tyndale was the son of W. N. Tyndale.

Tyndale was educated at Montreal High School, the Feller Institute, McGill University, and the University of Paris.[1] He was admitted to the Quebec bar in 1915.

He was a member of the 11th Hussars before the Great War.[2] During the war, Tyndale served with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, and was wounded at the Battle of the Somme in 1916 with a machine gun shot to the left calf muscle.[2]

He taught law at McGill University from 1921 and made a King's Counsel in 1924. Tyndale was appointed to be a judge of the Superior Court of the District of Montreal in 1942.[3] He was promoted to be Chief Justice of the Superior Court in Montreal and Associate Chief Justice of the Superior Court in 1946.[4]

In 1947, Tyndale became the Chancellor of McGill University, the first McGill graduate to hold that position.[1]

He died in 1952 and was buried in Mount Royal Cemetery, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[5]

1911 Terrebonne, Quebec, Canada.[6]

Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
W N Tyndale Chef Male 55 Quebec
Jessie Tyndale Wife Female 52 Quebec
William Tyndale Son Male 28 Quebec
Orviller Tyndale Son Male 24 Quebec


  1. 1.0 1.1 Pilarczyk, Ian C. (1999). A Noble Roster: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Law at McGill. pp. 48–49.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Great War Personnel Records.
  3. Judicial Appointments in Quebec". Bench and Bar: The National Legal Newspaper. 12 (11). November 1942.
  4. "Appointments". The Fortnightly Law Journal. 16 (9): 140. 2 December 1946.
  6. 1911 Census Canada. Library and Archives Canada.

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