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Memorable Manitobans: Sanford Tudor Tyndale (1874-1956)


Born at Barrie, Ontario in November 1874, he came to Roland and where he worked as a jeweller, optometrist, bicycle dealer, insurance agent, and publisher of the Roland News (1904-1905). He was a founding member, in 1909, of the Manitoba Association of Optometrists. He was a pioneering automobile dealer at Roland before moving to Winnipeg where he continued in the business until retirement in 1940. He and wife Martha Maud “Mattie” Crispin (1881-?) had five children: Sanford Oscar Tyndale (1906-1948), Ralph Crispin Tyndale (1908-1908), Orval Crispin Tyndale (1910-?), Zelma Sanforetta Tyndale (1914-?, wife of Walter Pritchard), and Lorne Vincent Tyndale (1916-1944). He was a member of the IOOF and Grace United Church. He died at Winnipeg on 13 July 1956 and was buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.


Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Western Canadian editors,” Gladstone Age, 18 May 1905, page 3.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Funeral held for S. T. Tyndale, 82, ex-Roland dealer,” Winnipeg Free Press, 16 July 1956, page 43.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 July 2020

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