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Memorable Manitobans: John Hettle (1842-1897)

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John Hettle
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Implement dealer, 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. He came to Boissevain 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 S. Walker (1845-1904) of Rice Lake Plains, Ontario and they had four children, including Bruce Earle Hettle (1882-?) and Margaret Agnes Hettle (1871-1948, wife of Frederick W. Young). He died in the RM of Morton on 20 September 1897 and was buried in the Boissevain Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

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: 4 October 2018

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