Kindle, E. M. (Edward Martin), 1869-1940

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Biographical History

Edward Martin Kindle (1869-1940) was a paleontologist and geologist. He was born on March 10, 1869. Kindle graduated from Indiana State University, earned a M.Sc. at Cornell University, and his Ph.D. from Yale University. During his career he worked as Assistant Geologist to the Indiana State Survey. In 1901 he was appointed Geologist to the Federal Survey at Washington. In 1918 he joined the Geological Survey of Canada as Invertebrate Paleontologist. He later promoted to Chief of the Division of Paleontology, a position which he held until he retired. During his career he worked in the Arctic several times with the United States Government and the Geological Survey of Canada. Kindle married Margaret Ferris of Grand Rapids, Michigan. He passed away on August 29, 1940.


Library and Archives of Canada. (2008). “Edward Martin Kindle collection.” Retrieved October 2, 2013 from

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