Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 137 years

 


MHS
Events


2017
Macdonald
Fundraising
Dinner


Manitoba
History

No. 82


This Old
Grain
Elevator


Abandoned
Manitoba


War
Memorials
in Manitoba


Digitized
Local History
Books


Memorable
Manitobans


Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans: John Sutherland Ridley (1882-1934)

Click to enlarge

John Sutherland Ridley
Click to enlarge

Merchant, MLA (1921-1922).

Born at Parkhill, Ontario on 6 April 1882, son of John W. Ridley and Elisabeth Boyd, he farmed in early life and was later engaged in the implement business in partnership with his brother, and conducted a large cattle business at Manitou. In his youth he played on the Manitou Lacrosse Club, champions of Manitoba in 1904. He represented the Manitou constituency in the provincial legislature for a single term. On 19 December 1906, he married Sarah Edna Kealey (1887-1960), with whom he had four children: Harold Edward Ridley (b 1908), Maurice Evans Ridley, James Ivan Ridley (b 1914), and Mabel Eileen Ridley (b 1915). He was a member of the United Church. He died at Manitou on 2 May 1934 and was buried in the Manitou Cemetery.

Sources:

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

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

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 November 2016

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

A collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2016


Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at biographies@mhs.mb.ca

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  |  Acknowledgements

Support the MHS and

Back to top of page

   

 
To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home | Terms & Conditions | FAQ | Contact Us
Privacy Policy | Donations Policy
Website © 1998-2016 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.