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Memorable Manitobans: Frederick Rhind (1868-1963)

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Frederick Rhind
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Rancher, farmer.

Born at Montreal, Quebec on 18 February 1868, son of William Rhind and Susan Green, he attended school in Montreal until, at the age of 11, he moved with his family to Westbourne, Manitoba. In 1887, he and his older brother, Will Rhind, set up a cattle ranch at Big Point, on the shore of Lake Manitoba. He wound up the ranch following Will’s death and, on 16 July 1903, he married Eleanor Newcombe (the sister of Charles K. Newcombe and Harold K. Newcombe). They subsequently had three children, William Charles “Charlie” Rhind, Honora Margaret Rhind “Nora” Workman (b 1907), and Elsie Audrey Rhind Arnett (b 1911). He purchased a farm known as The Ranch on the Whitemud River at Westbourne. There he farmed until about 1948, when he retired to Westbourne. He served as a councillor for the Rural Municipality of Westbourne for 32 years. He was the unsuccessful Conservative candidate for the Gladstone constituency in the 1922 provincial election. He was an avid hunter and sportsman. He died at Portage la Prairie on 7 September 1963 and was buried in the Westbourne Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Nora School No. 1551 (Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone)

Sources:

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 9 September 1963, page 26.

This page was prepared by E. James Arnett.

Page revised: 5 October 2017

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