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Memorable Manitobans: John Andrew Drysdale (1870-?)

Stone monument manufacturer.

Born in Simcoe County, Ontario on 11 July 1870, son of William Drysdale, he farmed until moving to Manitoba in 1892 and locating at Portage la Prairie and apprenticing for four years in the marble cutting trade. He worked as a journeyman for six years then as a travelling salesman for five years. In 1902 he took over a business manufacturing marble and granite monuments. On 22 April 1902 he married Barrie Manson of Owen Sound, Ontario. They had six children: Campbell Drysdale, Edna Drysdale, Flossie Drysdale, Elsie Drysdale, Reggie Drydale, and John Manson Drysdale.


A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People by Prof. George Bryce, Toronto: The Canadian History Company, 1906.

Marriage registration for J. A. Drysdale, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 October 2008

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