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Memorable Manitobans: Stanley Crawford Richards (1885-1939)

Grocery broker.

Born at Winnipeg on 21 June 1885, son of Albert Elswood Richards and Harriet Edith Henderson (1854-1928), he was educated at Tuckwell’s School and St. John’s College, and was active in playing hockey, rowing, and rugby football. He worked in the Dominion Bank at Winnipeg (1902-1904) and the National Drug Company (1904-1906). He established a grocery brokerage firm in 1907, located at 130-138 James Street and was later manager of the Winnipeg branch of Western Grocers Limited. In later years, he managed Macdonald’s Consolidated. On 3 June 1908, he married Norah Anne Whitla (1887-1961, daughter of Robert J. Whitla) and they had three children, Robert Whitla “Bob” Richards, Albert Elswood Richards (1914-2004), and Barbara Richards (?-?, wife of ? Rannie). He was a member of the Manitoba Club, St. Charles Country Club, Pine Ridge Golf Club, and Anglican church. His recreations included motoring and golf. He died at his Winnipeg home, 976 Dorchester Avenue, on 26 February 1939 and was buried in the St. John’s Cathedral Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Richards House (97 Yale Avenue, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Richards and Brown Warehouse (132 James Avenue, Winnipeg)

Sources:

Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Who's Who and Why, page 1335.

“Crawford Richards, prominent in sport, dies on Sunday,” Winnipeg Free Press, 27 February 1939, page 2.

Obituary [Elswood Richards], Winnipeg Free Press, 29 July 2004.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 October 2019

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