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Memorable Manitobans: John Sutherland Ridley (1882-?)

Click to enlargeMerchant, MLA (1921-1922).

Born at Parkhill,Ontario on 6 April 1882, son of John W. Ridley and Elisabeth Boyd. Ridley farmed in early life and was later engaged in the implement business; in partnership with his brother, and conducted a large cattle business. Has always taken a keen interest in sport; in his youth played on the Manitou Lacrosse Club, champions of Manitoba, 1904. Interested in all matters pertaining to the welfare of the town and community. Represented Manitou constituency in the local legislature. Member of the United Church. Address: Manitou, Manitoba.

He was married to Sarah E. Kealey, with whom he had a daughter and three sons, including Maurice Ridley.

Sources:

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

Page revised: 31 January 2010

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