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Henry Goodridge (Alberta politician)

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Children  6 sons
Spouse  DS McKay
Role  Alberta politician
Name  Henry Goodridge

Henry Goodridge (Alberta politician)
Died  February 25, 1914, Sexsmith, Canada

Henry Goodridge (October 26, 1849 – February 25, 1914) was a politician and municipal councillor in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.


Goodridge first came to Edmonton in 1874 with a troop of soldiers. He returned two years later to become the first white settler in the area that is now Jasper Place. He homesteaded and farmed near what is now Stony Plain for many years, and worked for a time in the implement trade.

He married D. S. McKay; the two would have six sons.

In 1899, Goodridge was appointed as an alderman to Edmonton Town Council to replace Kenneth W. MacKenzie, who had resigned to run for mayor. Goodridge was re-elected in the 1900 election, in which he placed third of eight candidates, but resigned in 1901. In the 1901 election, he was elected to complete the term to which he had originally been elected. He did not seek re-election at the conclusion of that term in 1902.

In 1908, Goodridge moved to Entwistle, Alberta to operate a lumber business. He retired in 1913, and died of a stroke February 25 of the following year.


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