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Memorable Manitobans: Charles Millidge Ruttan (1883-?)

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Born at Winnipeg on 24 May 1883, son of Henry Norlande Ruttan and Andrina Barberie (1847-1941), he was educated in Winnipeg. Commenced business in the employ of the Hudson’s Bay Company (Commissioner’s Office); was several years with Canadian Pacific Railway (Passenger Department); since 1906 engaged in present business. At the outbreak of the war joined the 1st Canadian Divisional Train; overseas, September 1914; France, Captain 3rd Brigade, Supply Officer; after about two years service was made Chief Instructor, C.A.S.C. Training Depot at Shorncliffe; later promoted Lieutenant-Colonel and Officer Commanding; later D.D. of S. Headquarters, London, and finally Assistant Quartermaster General for services, was twice mentioned in dispatches; awarded the C.B.E. Member of the Masonic Fraternity (London, England, Canada Lodge). Member of the Gyro Club. Anglican. Address, 1019 Dorchester Avenue, Winnipeg.

On 8 June 1910, he married Frances J. M. Wood (?-?) and they had two sons and three daughters.

Sources:

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 July 2017

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