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Memorable Manitobans: Allan Bell Brydon (1880-1940)

Veterinarian.

Born at Portage la Prairie on 13 April 1880, oldest of 13 children of James and Christina Brydon, he was educated at the Ontario Veterinary College at Toronto. In 1916, he served during the First World War in France and Salonika, contracting malaria in the latter place, which hastened his death at an early age. He returned to Portage after the war and practiced as a veterinarian. On 27 October 1923, he married Anne Watts Sinclair. They had no children. He was a Conservative candidate for the Gladstone constituency in the 1936 provincial general election. He died at Portage la Prairie on 27 March 1940 and was buried in Hillside Cemetery.

Sources:

“Dr. A. B. Brydon, noted Portage veterinary, dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 28 March 1940. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9, page 91]

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 June 2018

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