Thomas Beveridge arrived in Calgary in 1885
• Thomas lived in 2211 – 16A St SW – 1924
• Thomas lived in 2208 – 17 ST SW – 1925
Thomas Beveridge was born 7 February 1856
• Worked for the CPR surveying parties & settled around Calgary in 1885
In 1871, before his 16th birthday, he accompanied the first CPR surveying party, and later was stationed near Lake Nipigon from about 1878 to 1885. In the latter year he arrived at Calgary on Railway service, and the rest of the family followed in succeeding years.
• Homesteaded east of Calgary in what is now Forest Lawn
• Thomas quickly pre-empted a half Section of CPR land about four miles east of the Calgary Townsite, and soon bought another Section adjacent. This homestead was the first land sold by the CPR in its new Irrigation District, and it was the irrigation system factor which proved the major drawing card yielding enormously high profits when he finally decided to sell up and move to Calgary in 1907.
• Married Janet Dewar in 1984
Janet was a well known seamstress in Calgary
• They had 2 children
o Gordon (1899 – 1943)
o Belle (1897- 1988)
Worked as a teacher at CHHS for 23 years
Worked for CPL for 19 years, where she met & worked with Alison Jackson
Never married & no children
• Thomas Beveridge also made his mark in Calgary life, as did other family members, as a strong supporter of the Liberal Party and the Baptist Church. He died 4 October 1928, aged 72, only a very short time after having abandoned his Bankview home for Mount Royal, and is buried with his parents and other relatives in the family plot at old Union Cemetery.
• By 1910 Albert C. Johnson was working for the company and by 1913 he and Thomas Beveridge had formed a separate real estate company called Beveridge and Johnson. In 1913 Beveridge and Johnson built the Johnson Block at Centre Street and 7th Avenue. Thomas rejoined Beveridge Brothers ca. 1916