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Memorable Manitobans: John Hettle (1842-1897)

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John Hettle
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MLA (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 and they had three sons and daughter Margaret Hettle (wife of Frederick W. Young). He died in the RM of Morton on 20 September 1897 and was buried in the Boissevain Cemetery.


Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 November 2016

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