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Memorable Manitobans: John Hettle (1842-1897)

Click to enlargeMLA (1888-1892), MLA (1892-1895), MLA (1896-1897).

Born in Norham, Northumberland County, England, in 1842, his family settled in the township of Hullett County, Ontario in 1857. Hettle came to Boissevain, Manitoba where he was an implement agent. He was a municipal councillor and secretary-treasurer for the Turtle Mountain school district. He became Liberal MLA for Turtle Mountain in 1888 and was re-elected in 1892 and 1896.

In 1869, he married Ellen Walker of Rice Lake Plains, Ontario. Their daughter Margaret married Frederick W. Young.

He died on 20 September 1897.


Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Library Association, 1971.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 July 2012

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