Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada

Dr. Clifford Stockwell

Dr. Clifford Howard Stockwell
b- Sept 26, 1897 in Estevan SK
d- Apr 26, 1987 in Ottawa ON

Anglican Religion

Clifford was an award-winning, Canadian Structural Geologist, who published many scientific papers, reports and memoirs in the fields of:
1. Mineralogy
2. Structural Geology
3. Petrology
4. Stratigraphy

Father- James Robertson Stockwell
b- Sept 4, 1866, in Danville, Richmond, Quebec
d- June 1, 1900, in Estevan, of TB
buried in Estevan City Cemetery

Grandfather- John Putnam Stockwell
Grandmother- Lovina Burbank

Mother- Alfretta Susanna (Allie) (Ally) Stockwell, nee Perry,
who James married in 1895,
b- Mar 8,1873, in ON.
d- Aug 1953,
buried in Estevan City Cemetery

Stockwell's had 3 children, all born in Estevan SK.:
1. Violet Levina Stockwell,
b- Feb 29, 1896
d- ?

2. Clifford Howard Stockwell

3. Winnifred Mary Isabell Stockwell
b- Mar 14, 1899
d- ?

After Clifford's father died, his mother Ally remarried Marshall King. Mother and 3 children living with him in Estevan in 1911

Clifford married Annette Elizabeth Johnston May 16, 1935 in Ottawa, ON
Born in Brandon, MB
d- Sept 22, 1954, hospital, in Ottawa, ON

daughter- Laura Stockwell , Mrs J. A, Colwell, she had 2 children
son- James (Jim) J. Stockwell
son- Norman E. Stockwell

Served in UK Royal Air Force (RAF)
Name: Clifford Howard Stockwell Gender: Male Age: 19 Birth Date: abt 1898 Service Date: 6 Jul 1917 Service Number: 72885 Returned to Canada on the Grampian, Dec 1, 1919 to Halifax NS, leaving London, England

Age 27, Clifford attended the University of Wisconsin, in Madison, Wisconsin

Most of his career he worked for the Geological Survey of Canada.

He completed his earliest publication, “Galena Hill, Mayo District, Yukon”, in 1925 as a graduate student.

other papers and reports that earned him recognition
“The X-ray Study of the Garnet Group” in 1927,
“The Genesis of Pegmatites of Southwest Manitoba” in 1933.
“The Chromite Deposits of the Eastern Townships, Quebec,”
“The Gold Deposits of Herb Lake Area”,
and “The Rice Lake-Gold Lake Area”,ca 1938-1945, in Manitoba.
1948 in Flin Flon area

In the 1950s he concentrated on Structural Geology- the structural controls of mineral deposits

in the 1950's his work divided the Canadian Shield into 3 provinces, Superior, Churchill, and Grenville.
It was later considered to be divided into 5 Provinces.

Geology and Economic Minerals of Canada, Economic Geology Series No. 1: Geology Survey of Canada, Dept. of Mines and Technical Surveys- 1957

Produced a Tectonic map of the Canadian Shield.
In: Tectonics of the Canadian Shield - The Royal Society of Canada, Spec Publication 4:6-15- 1962

-Geology and Economic Minerals of Canada
(ed. Douglas, R. J. W.) Geol. Survey Can. Econ. Rept. No. 1, 44−54 (1970).

Wrote Revised Precambrian time scale for the Canadian shield in 1973

Mar 4/5, 1976 they held a Stockwell Symposium in Ottawa, named in his honour.

Dr. Stockwell was also an explorer. In July/August 1932, he canoed through the unexplored region north of Great Slave Lake.

Won many Awards:

1944, awarded the Barlow Memorial Medal by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, for his paper titled Chromite Deposits of the Eastern Townships, Quebec
1953, awarded the Willet G. Miller Medal by the Royal Society of Canada
1973, awarded the Logan Medal by the Geological Association of Canada
1980, 50 year award from the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum


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