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Memorable Manitobans: Richard Coe Henders (1853-1932)

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Richard Coe Henders
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Cleric, farm leader, MP (1917-1921).

Born at Yelverton, Ontario on 6 July 1853, son of Henry Henders and Frances Coe, he attended Bowmanville High School and Victoria University (Cobourg, Ontario). On 20 June 1878, he married Caroline S. Higgins (?-?). He was a Methodist minister for twenty years, and a farmer at Culross. He was President of the Manitoba Grain Growers’ Association and Vice-President of the Canadian Council of Agriculture. Elected to the House of Commons for Macdonald in 1917, he did not seek re-election in 1921, being replaced by W. J. Lovie. He died at his Winnipeg home, 243 Belvidere Street, on 2 May 1932 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

Sources:

“Grain Growers third convention,” Brandon Sun, 16 February 1905, page 18.

“Farm leader dead,” Winnipeg Tribune, 2 May 1932, page 3.

“R. C. Henders laid to rest at Elmwood,” Winnipeg Tribune, 4 May 1932, page 19.

The Canadian Directory of Parliament, 1867-1967, edited by J. K. Johnson, Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa [Library and Archives Canada], 1968.

“Richard Henders, leader in farm movement, dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 3 May 1932.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 June 2017

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