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Memorable Manitobans: Sanford Tudor Tyndale (1874-1956)

Businessman.

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.

Sources:

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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