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Memorable Manitobans: Henry J. “Harry” Woodside (c1858-1929)


Born at Arkwright, Ontario, he later came to Manitoba where he was editor of the one of the first newspapers at Portage la Prairie and later operated a jewelry store at that place. He went to the Yukon during the Klondike Gold Rush where he edited the Yukon Sun, the first newspaper there. He served in a variety of military capacities. During the 1885 North West Rebellion, he served as an intelligence officer under General Middleton. He served in the Boer War in South Africa and, during the First World War, served as a supernumerary officer with the first Canadian contingent, being wounded by a bursting shell. He later moved to Ottawa, Ontario where he engaged in the insurance business. He died there on 8 November 1929.


Ontario death registration, Ancestry.

“Col. Woodside, Reil [sic] rebellion pioneer, dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 14 November 1929. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B8]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 April 2015

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