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

Gender: Male

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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