1908 Calgary municipal election

The 1908 Calgary municipal election was held on December 14, 1908 to elect a Mayor and twelve Aldermen to sit on the twenty-fifth Calgary City Council from January 2, 1909 to January 3, 1910.[1]

1908 Calgary municipal election

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A.J.S.
Candidate Reuben Rupert Jamieson James Abel Hornby Adoniram Judson Samis
Popular vote 1,275 780 323
 
R.J.S.
Candidate Robert James Stuart
Popular vote 228

Mayor before election

Arthur Leslie Cameron

Elected Mayor

Reuben Rupert Jamieson

Background edit

The election was held under multiple non-transferable vote where each elector was able to cast a ballot for the mayor and up to three ballots for separate councillors with a voter's designated ward.

Results edit

Mayor edit

Candidate Votes Percent
Reuben Rupert Jamieson 1,275
James Abel Hornby 780
Adoniram Judson Samis 323
Robert James Stuart 228

Councillors edit

Ward 1 edit

Candidate Votes Percent
George Nelson Erb 477
John Leslie Speer 443
Alfred Moodie 442
George E. Wood 392
Henry Haskins 227
William Scott 223
William Pitman 207

Ward 2 edit

Candidate Votes Percent
William Henry Manarey 468
Frederick Joseph Green 450
Edward George King 415
Ross 343
George S. Wayman 336
Bennett 319

Ward 3 edit

Candidate Votes Percent
Richard Addison Brocklebank 476
John William Mitchell 432
Milton Ross Wallace 352
Isaac Gideon Ruttle 282

Ward 4 edit

Candidate Votes Percent
John Goodwin Watson 562
William Egbert 557
Clifford Bernard Reilly 342
Sydney Houlton 332
Haldy 297
Ferguson 186
Philip Murphy 94
Taylor 90

By-elections edit

Ward 1 Alderman Alfred Moodie suffered a heart attack on January 30, 1909,[2] and died later that day at the age of 42.[3] James Abel Hornby was acclaimed at the close of nominations as the Alderman for Ward 1 on February 17, 1909.[4]

Ward 2 Alderman William Henry Manarey resigned effective July 2, 1909 after his appointment as license inspector for the City of Calgary.[5][6] James Stuart Mackie was elected on the July 22, 1909 by-election, defeating J. Smalley 169 to 134.[7]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Was easy for R. R. Jamieson". Calgary Herald. December 15, 1908. p. 1.
  2. ^ "Alderman A. Moodie Not Expected to Live". Calgary Herald. No. 7374. January 30, 1909. p. 1. Retrieved March 15, 2021.
  3. ^ "Ald A. Mood'e died Saturday". Calgary Herald. No. 7375. February 1, 1909. p. 1. Retrieved March 15, 2021.
  4. ^ "James Hornby Alderman Ward 1". Calgary Herald. No. 7389. February 17, 1909. p. 1. Retrieved March 15, 2021.
  5. ^ "The Aldermen discussed many subjects". Calgary Herald. No. 7495. June 22, 1909. p. 1. Retrieved March 15, 2021.
  6. ^ "City of Calgary". Calgary Herald. July 7, 1909. p. 2. Retrieved March 15, 2021.
  7. ^ "J.S. Mackie in Again". Calgary Herald. No. 7521. July 23, 1909. p. 1. Retrieved March 15, 2021.