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Memorable Manitobans: Wilfred Almon Rideout (1878-1949)


Born at Simonds, New Brunswick on 9 July 1878, son of Franklin D. Rideout and Amanda Harmon, he worked as a school teacher in New Brunswick (c1901) and Alberta (c1911) before coming to Manitoba where he served successively as Principal of Cardale School (1916), Ninga School (1916-1917), Gretna School (1917-1918), Wellwood School (1918-1919), Binscarth School (1919-1921), Wingham School (1921-1922), Sifton School (1923-1924), and Graysville School (1924-1927) before returning to New Brunswick. On 12 August 1915, he married Wilma B. Nevers (1893-1936) at Lincoln, New Brunswick and they subsequently had a child. He died at Peel, New Brunswick on 25 October 1949.


1901 and 1911 Canada censes, Automated Genealogy.

1921 Canada census, Ancestry.

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 September 2018

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