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Memorable Manitobans: Henry Ritz (1858-1945)

Grain merchant.

Born in Ontario on 30 November 1858, he came to Manitoba in 1882 and worked as a grain merchant at Gretna until 1911 when he moved to Winnipeg. He and wife Sarah Ritz (?-1939) had two children: Mrs. C. M. Simpson and H. Scott Ritz. He died at his Fort Garry home, 504 South Drive, on 17 April 1945 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Henry Ritz Grain Elevator “A” (Seventh Street, Gretna, Municipality of Rhineland)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Henry Ritz Grain Elevator “B” (Seventh Street, Gretna, Municipality of Rhineland)


“Mrs. Henry Ritz,” Winnipeg Tribune, 29 May 1939, page 17.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Henry Ritz,” Winnipeg Free Press, 18 April 1945, page 4.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 December 2016

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