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Memorable Manitobans: William David Ruttan (1849-1928)

Click to enlargeStorekeeper, publisher.

Born at Adolphustown, Ontario on 21 January 1849, son of D. W. Ruttan, he came to Manitoba in 1879 and settled at Ruttanville. He served on the council for the Rural Municipality of Louise for four years. In 1885, he moved to Manitou where he operated a general store and later bought the Manitou Sun newspaper. He resided in Winnipeg from 1904. He died at his home, 203 Walnut Street, on 6 April 1928 and was buried in Brookside Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Ruttanville Post Office (RM of Pembina)


“The editors of the provincial liberal press”, Manitoba Free Press, 13 December 1901, page 10.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“W. D. Ruttan, pioneer of Manitoba, is dead” Manitoba Free Press, 7 April 1928.

“W. D. Ruttan” Undated newspaper clipping. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B8]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 May 2011

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