Charles Yardley Weaver

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Charles Yardley Weaver
City of Edmonton Alderman
In office
December 12, 1921 – December 10, 1923
Serving with Aldermen elected in 1921
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
June 28, 1926 – October 1, 1930
Preceded by John Bowen, Jeremiah Heffernan, William Henry, Nellie McClung and Andrew McLennan
Succeeded by Frederick Jamieson
Constituency Edmonton
Personal details
Born June 9, 1884
Liverpool, England
Died October 1, 1930(1930-10-01) (aged 46)
Edmonton, Alberta
Political party Conservative
Occupation politician, lawyer, justice of the peace and soldier
Awards Distinguished Service Order
Military service
Allegiance Canada
Service/branch Royal Canadian Army
Years of service 1914-1918
Rank Colonel
Unit 49th Canadian Battalion Alberta Regiment

Charles Yardley Weaver (June 9, 1884 – October 1, 1930) was a politician, barrister, justice of the peace and soldier from Alberta, Canada. He held office on both municipal and provincial levels of government. He served as an Alderman on Edmonton City Council from 1921 to 1923 and later as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1926 until his death in 1930 sitting with the Conservative caucus in opposition.

Early life[edit]

Weaver was appointed as a Justice of the Peace on November 12, 1914.[1] He became a barrister.[2]

At the outbreak of World War I in 1914 Weaver joined the Royal Canadian Army. He held the rank of Major and ended up being promoted to Colonel by the time his service was finished in 1918.

Weaver was a member of the 49th Battalion. He was wounded in action on three separate occasions.[2]

Weaver was awarded the Distinguished Service Order for his service in the war.[3]

Political career[edit]

Municipal[edit]

Weaver ran for a seat to Edmonton City Council in the 1921 Edmonton municipal election. He won the first place seat out of seven to head the polls and earn a two year term in office.[4]

Weaver did not run for a second municipal term in 1923. The City of Edmonton named two streets in his honor in 1988. Weaver Drive and Weaver Point.

Provincial[edit]

Weaver ran for a seat to the Alberta Legislature as a candidate under the Conservative banner in the 1926 Alberta general election. He won enough votes to top the vote threshold to earn a first ballot win.[5]

Weaver ran for a second term in office in the 1930 Alberta general election. He held on to his seat winning the fifth out of sixth place in late vote transfers.[6]

Weaver died suddenly of a heart attack at his home in Edmonton, Alberta at approximately 7:30pm on October 1, 1930.[2] The city of Edmonton named two streets in his honor in 1988; Weaver Drive and Weaver Point.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alberta Gazette (Vol 10 No 22 ed.). Government of Alberta. November 30, 1914. p. 1,028. 
  2. ^ a b c "Col C.Y. Weaver Dies Suddenly At Edmonton". Vol 56 No 76 (Manitoba Free Press). October 2, 1930. p. 1. 
  3. ^ "Honours and Awards - Charles Yardley Weaver". Australian War Memorial. Retrieved July 4, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Election Results 1892 - 1944". City of Edmonton. p. 48. Retrieved July 1, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Edmonton Official Results 1926 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 21, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Edmonton Official Results 1930 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved March 21, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Current Policy Recognizing Former Councilors". City of Edmonton. p. 1. Retrieved July 4, 2010. 

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