Ingimar Ingaldson (1888-1934)

Born at Akra, North Dakota on 04 April 1888, he was the son of Tryggvi Ingaldson (1863-1938) and Holfriður Andrésdóttir ((1857-1946). He was educated at the Home Rural School then came to Canada with his family in 1901. He attended the Manitoba Agricultural College. He was manager of the North Star Co-operative Creamery and Arborg Farmers Co-operative Association, manager of the Cent. Livestock Co-operative Ltd. and Manitoba Co-operative Livestock Producers Limited, and Secretary-Treasurer of the Rural Municipality of Bifrost from January 1917 to December 1926.

Manager, MLA (1927-1932)

On 22 July 1913, he married schoolteacher, Violet Christian Palson (1887-1980, daughter of K. Palson of Hecla Post Office), and they had six children: Kristjan [Christian] Vilhelm Ingaldson (1914-1988, husband of Iris Laurine Nordman), Tryggvi Norman Ingaldson (1914-1974), Valdine Ingaldson (1915-2015, wife of Charles Scrymgeour), Gordon Ingaldson (1916-2004), Thornburn Ingaldson (1918-1924), and Andrea Sigurlaug Ingaldson (1922-2016, wife of John Joseph Madden). In 1929, the family lived at 195 Lawndale Avenue in Norwood.

He was a candidate for the Manitoba Legislature at the 1922 general election but was defeated by Michael Rojeski. He was elected in 1927, but was defeated in 1932.

He drowned while duck hunting at Netley Marsh on 21 September 1934 and was buried in the Brookside Cemetery.


  • Reprinted with permission from Manitoba Historical Society and updated.
  • Baptismal Records, Iceland.
  • Obituary [Tryggvi Ingaldson], Winnipeg Free Press, 21 July 1938, page 16.
  • Obituary [Mrs. Tryggvi Ingaldson], Winnipeg Free Press, 30 May 1946, page 25.
  • Obituary [Christian Velhelm Ingaldson], Winnipeg Free Press, 15 November 1988, page 33.
  • Obituary [Valdine Scrymgeour], Winnipeg Free Press, 30 May 2015.
  • Obituary [Andrea Sigurlaug Madden], The Globe and Mail, 22 October 2016.
  • Grave Markers, Find a Grave.


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