Place Name: Blackwood Crescent
Feature Type (Year Approved): Road (1991)
Name Origins: Commemorative
Scottish: locative name from any of various places called Blackwood.
From: Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland
Cultural Affiliation: Scottish
Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie
Matthew Blackwood (1888-1943) was a police chief who served for 31 years with the Edmonton Police Department. The Irish-born Blackwood came to Edmonton with his parents in 1904 and joined the police force in 1912. He was appointed chief of police in 1942. This road is located in the Blackburne neighbourhood.
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