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Manitoba History No. 89
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Memorable Manitobans: Robert Briggs Hetherington (1844-?)

Carpenter, farmer, jailer.

Born at Smith’s Falls, Ontario on 12 July 1844, son of John Hetherington and Eliza Briggs, he left home at the age of 21 years and trained as a carpenter prior to moving to Manitoba in 1879. The next year he worked at Portage la Prairie and, in the spring of 1881, he took up a farmstead north of Douglas which he operated until 1902. He also engaged in a lumber business at Douglas during this time. He was appointed provincial jailer at Brandon in February 1903. He married Mary Jane Mathers in 1872. They had eight children: Robert George Hetherington, Charles Wesley Hetherington, Thomas Henry Hetherington, William James Hetherington, Albert Edward Hetherington, John Christopher Hetherington, Francis Briggs Hetherington, and Etta Angeline Hetherington. He was a member of the Independent Order of Foresters and the Loyal Orange Lodge.

Sources:

A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People by Prof. George Bryce, Toronto: The Canadian History Company, 1906.

The profile was written by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 November 2008

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