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Memorable Manitobans: Richard Coe Henders (1853-1932)

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Richard C. Henders
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Farmer, 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). He married Caroline S. Higgins on 20 June 1878. He was a Methodist minister for twenty years, and a farmer at Winnipeg. He was President of the Manitoba Grain Growers’ Association and Vice-President of the Canadian Council of Agriculture. Henders was elected to the House of Commons for Macdonald in 1917 but did not seek re-election in 1921, being replaced by W. J. Lovie. He died at Winnipeg on 2 May 1932.


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: 23 March 2014

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