Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 142 years


Memorable Manitobans: Richard Burdick (1834-1902)

Store clerk.

An American, Burdick clerked in the Winnipeg retail store of the Hudson’s Bay Company. He clashed with Louis Riel on 17 January 1870 when Riel tried to buy a pair of trousers from his store and had his payment refused by Burdick on the grounds that it represented money stolen from the HBC. At the Winnipeg election meeting on 22 January 1870, Burdick presented the resolutions that resulted in the election of Alfred Scott as delegate to the Convention of Forty. He was briefly arrested by Riel on 29 March 1870.

He and his wife and family left Red River for St. Paul aboard the steamboat on 5 May 1870, never to return.

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Page revised: 27 July 2008

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017


Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at biographies@mhs.mb.ca

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS

MHS YouTube Channel

Back to top of page

For queries on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2021 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.