Person:John Riddell (4)

m. EITHER 1836 OR 1838
  1. Francis W Riddell1839 -
  2. Mary Riddell1840 - 1936
  3. Isobella Riddell1842 - 1931
  4. Walter R Riddell1844 - Abt 1931
  5. Elizabeth Riddell1846 - 1921
  6. John Riddell1848 -
  7. James Riddell1850 -
  8. Honourable William Renwick Riddell1852 - 1945
  9. Dr. George Riddell1854 - 1905
  10. Herbert Riddle1856 - 1860
  11. Jessie Riddell1856 -
  12. Dr. Robert Riddell1859 - 1938
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] John Riddell
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1848 Hamilton, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada
Death[1] Iowa, United States
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Family Tree, in Renwick, Donna. Descendants of Walter Riddell. (Sept 7, 2005).

    John Riddle b: 1848 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada d: in Iowa

  2. Walter Riddell household, in Northumberland, Canada West, United Province of Canada. 1861 Census of Canada West. (Library and Archives Canada)
    14 Jan 1861.

    Name: James Riddell
    Gender: Male
    Age: 11
    Birth Year: 1850
    Birthplace: Upper Canada
    Marital Status: Single
    Home in 1861: Hamilton, Northumberland, Canada West
    Religion: F C Of S
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    Walter Riddell 47 Farmer
    Mary Riddell 43
    Francis Riddell 23 Laborer
    Mary Riddell 21
    Isabella Riddell 19
    Walter Riddell 17
    Elizabeth Riddell 15
    John Riddell 13
    James Riddell 11
    William Riddell 9
    George Riddell 7
    Janet Riddell 5
    Robert Riddell 2

  3.   RIDDELL. M.P.P, IS DEAD., in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Daily Herald
    Page 5, column 4, 18 Apr 1906.

    This should read Ruddell, not Riddell, and John Henry Ruddell was not the brother of Robert and James Riddell of Calgary as mentioned in the last paragraph.

    This source is included here to avoid future confusion by other researchers.

    The article also contains two differing accounts of his passing.


    Manitoba Politician Answers a Very Sudden Call.
    Morden, Man,, April 18.-- Death came with awful suddenness to J. H. Riddell, M.P.P., at 8.20 last night. He was apparently in the best of health all day and had been out driving until 7.15 p.m. He was sitting reading with his family in the dining room of his residence when his pipe dropped from his mouth, and he fell back in his chair, and, giving a few gasps, passed away. The news spread immediately. and the whole town is shocked at the suddenness of the event.

    The sad event occurred at 8.20 last night. Deceased had been attending to business in his usual manner throughout the day, and in the afternoon drove to his farm about eight miles out in the country, returning home about half-past six. Surrounded by his family he had the evening meal, and was afterwards called upon by a friend who wished to see him on some business. They sat together talking in his library when, without a moments warning, Riddell fell off his chair in an apparent swoon.

    Medical help was immediately summoned but proved at of no avail, and the stricken man breathed his last after a few minutes struggle.

    For a good many years past deceased has been a sufferer from asthma, but it was not suspected that his heart was affected, and heart failure was doubtless the cause of death. Robert Riddell. veterinary surgeon, of Calgary, is a brother, and also James Riddell, of Calgary. Deceased had been a Morden resident for 27 years.