Memorable Manitobans: Archer Frank Goodridge (1891-1960)
Born at Winnipeg on 5 May 1891, son of Stanley Goodridge, grandson of Edmund James Goodridge, he worked as a carpenter and taught in rural schools before enlisting in the Canadian armed forces during the First World War.
Returning from military service, he received an MA degree from the University of Manitoba and taught in Winnipeg, serving as Vice-Principal of Aberdeen School (?-?), and Principal of Faraday School (1922-1925), Argyle School (1925-1927), Lord Nelson School (1927-1937), and King Edward School (1937-1956).
He was married twice, first on 4 October 1919 to Elizabeth Lamant Ross (c1873-1958) at Winnipeg, and second on 16 April 1960 to Ingibjorg Sigridur Bjarnason (1907-1994). He had no children. He was a member of St. Andrew’s River Heights United Church.
He died at the Winnipeg General Hospital on 30 August 1960 and was buried in Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens next to his second wife.
Attestation papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.
Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“Retired principal dead at 69,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 September 1960, page 25.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 2 September 1960, page 5.
Obituary [Ingibjorg Sigridur Eylands], Winnipeg Free Press, 14 August 1994, page 29.
We thank Gerry Goodridge, Monica Ball, and Allison Bruckshaw for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 9 July 2022