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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Riddoch (1885-1933)


Born at Guelph, Ontario on 27 September 1885, in a family of 14 children, he came to northern Manitoba in 1913 and operated trading posts at Mile 185, Mile 349, and Mile 412 as well as five sub-posts in the hinterland. He followed the Hudson Bay Railway into Churchill and became the first man to open a business at this new port on Hudson Bay. He and his wife, Grace Celina Bagshaw, had one daughter, Betty Riddoch. He died at The Pas on 22 August 1933.


Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

We thank Marjorie Nicholson for providing information used in this profile.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 January 2011

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