Underwood, Joseph Edwin

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Underwood, Joseph Edwin

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Joseph Edwin ("Ed") Underwood was born in Wroxeter, Ontario. He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1909 with a degree in Civil Engineering. He married Lina Florence Case, of Toronto, in 1911, and moved to Saskatoon. After her death in 1931, he married a second time, to Ethel (d. 1983). He had three children, J. Bruce, Edith and Elizabeth. In Saskatoon, he was involved with organizations like the Saskatoon Board of Trade, the Exhibition Board, the Westminster United Church and the Masons.


Wroxter, Ont.; Toronto, Ont.; Saskatoon, Sask.

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Underwood was a professional engineer. One of his first jobs in Saskatoon was designing a sewer and water system for the Town of Sutherland, ni 1913. He eventually became senior partner in the firm Underwood, McLellan and Associates. He served on Saskatoon City Council as an alderman in 1927-1931 and 1934-1935, and served one term as Mayor, in 1932.

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Nov 23, 2022




Jen Pederson. A Seat on Council. (City of Saskatoon Archives, 2006)

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