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M George William Ridout

Born on 06/11/1868 at Twillingate, Newfoundland
Died on 07/10/1960
Son of James (Jim) Ridout (00/00/1834 - 19/06/1896) and Mary Anne Haydon (00/00/1836 - 02/08/1926)
Children with
Mary Jane Mitchard (20/10/1871 - 06/10/1944)
F Beatrice Anne Ridout (23/01/1893 - 02/09/1976)
F Eleanor (Nel) Ridout (08/11/1894 - 27/11/1982)
M James(Jim) William Ridout (01/12/1896 - 14/12/1981)
F Winifred Lavina Ridout (19/09/1898 - 21/06/1989)
F Mary Anne(Mayme) Ridout (19/06/1900 - 13/03/1976)
M Allen Ridout (24/01/1902 - 21/11/1913)
F Velma(Bud) Ridout (13/05/1903 - 08/12/1980)
F Eda Myra Ridout (24/08/1904 - 27/07/1994)
M Aubrey Ridout (29/08/1906 - 09/10/1979)
F Rowena Fanny Ridout (22/10/1908 - 00/00/1913)
F Ida May Ridout (17/05/1911 - 14/03/1988)
F Rebecca (Becky) Ridout (14/03/1862 - 10/06/1942)
M John Ridout (00/00/1865 - 19/05/1949)
F Roseanna Elizabeth (Annie) Ridout (31/07/1871 - 24/03/1960)
F Fannie Ridout (00/00/1872 - 19/07/1959)
M Mark Ridout (21/09/1875 - 18/09/1942)


Mary Jane Mitchard


Married by the late Arthur Pitman June 11, 1892 2 CONT Principal keeper of lighthouse and fog alarms on East coast of Newfoundland 2 CONT Two sons, eight daughters, eighteen grandchildren, one great grandchild. 2 CONT Retired in 1920 due to ill health and moved to 70 Fairview Avenue in Toronto in 1921. 2 CONT Died in Toronto 1960's 2 CONT In November 1913, the island’s extreme height had apparently contributed to the death of Alan Rideout, the 14-year-old son of the keeper at the time, George Rideout. “He was throwing rocks at the birds, and I think he threw himself over,” 2 CONT 2 CONT June 11, 1892 2 CONT George RIDOUT, age 23, labourer, Tilt cove, father James, Planter(settler) & 2 CONT Mary Jane MITCHARD, age 20, Tilt Cove, father William, planter 2 CONT in Christ Church, Tilt Cove by Arthur Pittman 2 CONT Witnesses: Robert Roff, Mathaniel William Mills, Mary Jane Edgecombe 2 CONT (from Botwood Church Records) 2 CONT 2 CONT George was probably the third generation of Ridouts in Newfoundland. George was studying to become a minister for the Methodist church. He did not quite finish his studies, but did become a lay preacher for the church in different locations in Newfoundland. 2 CONT George moved toTiltCove after the marriage to work in the Copper mines. He got sick from the dust and the doctors had to collapse a lung. He could no longer work in the mines as a result. 2 CONT To earn money George accepted the job of Lighthouse keeper on Gull Island. George and Mary went from Tilt Cove to Gull Island about 1905. They stayed on Gull Island until 1919 when because of ill health George had to give up the Light House job and moved to La Scie where they stayed until December 1920. Then they moved to Toronto. 2 CONT

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Arrivals Dec 7 1920

George William Ridout

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