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Manitoba History No. 89
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Memorable Manitobans: Luther Judge Rumford (1875-1929)

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Luther J. Rumford
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Businessman.

Born at Fairmont, Minnesota on 14 August 1875, son of George R. Rumford and Carrie Rumford, he came to Canada in 1902 with his wife Daisy Tracy, who he had married at Sioux City, Iowa. They had two children, Arleigh Jean Rumford (?-1986) and Louis Tracy Rumford. He worked at a laundry business until 1910 when he established the Rumford Laundry Company, of which he was President. His plant was situated on Wellington Avenue at Home Street in Winnipeg. He also established and was President of the Rumford Laundry Company at Brandon. He helped to found the Northwest Laundrymen’s Association and was its President for three terms. He served as President of the Winnipeg Rotary Club (1913) and the Alcrest Golf Club. He was a member of Masons (Ancient Landmark Lodge), IOOF, Winnipeg Golf Club, St. Andrew’s Country Club, Carleton Club, and United Church. He died at Winnipeg on 19 March 1929, as a result of an illness that lasted two years. He was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

Sources:

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“L. J. Rumford dies after long illness,” Manitoba Free Press, 20 March 1929, page 5.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary [Arleigh Jean Rumford], Winnipeg Free Press, 2 July 1986, page 50.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 July 2015

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