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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Riddoch (1885-1933)

Merchant.

Born at Guelph, Ontario on 27 September 1885, in a family of 14 children, he came to northern Manitoba in 1913 and operated trading posts at Mile 185, Mile 349, and Mile 412 as well as five sub-posts in the hinterland. He followed the Hudson Bay Railway into Churchill and became the first man to open a business at this new port on Hudson Bay. He and his wife, Grace Celina Bagshaw, had one daughter, Betty Riddoch. He died at The Pas on 22 August 1933.

Sources:

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

We thank Marjorie Nicholson for providing information used in this profile.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 January 2011

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