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Memorable Manitobans: Francis William “Frank” Dryden (1903-1963)

Municipal official.

Born at Winnipeg on 22 October 1903, he served on the East Kildonan school board from 1938 to 1942. Also in 1942, he was elected to the municipal council of East Kildonan and became Reeve in April 1955. On 7 September 1929, he married Mayme Jordan (1903-1979). They had one son, Rodney Jordan Dryden, and lived at 117 Hazel Dell Avenue. He was the chief clerk of Canadian Pacific Express when, in 1956, he was transferred to Victoria, British Columbia to manage the CP subsidiary Island Freight Service Limited. He resigned his seat in August 1956 and was succeeded as Reeve by George Suttie. He died at Victoria on 1 December 1963 and is buried in the Glen Eden Memorial Gardens.


Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 5 December 1963.

Members of East Kildonan Council and Key Office Holders, 1914-1971, Miles Macdonell Alumni Association.

We thank Rodney Dryden for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Christian Cassidy.

Page revised: 2 November 2017

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