Etc. -- John M. Riddell died in 1920
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A lightly edited transcription of a page 10 article in the 25 Mar 1920 issue of the Simcoe Reformer.

Death of John M. Riddell

Well-known G.T.R. man, once 
Assistant superintendent in Stratford

Montreal, 20 Mar 1920 -- The death took place here of John M. Riddell, general agent of the Grand Trunk and well-known in railroad circles. The deceased, who was 71 years old, had been in failing health for some time past.

Mr. Riddell was born at Port Dover, Ontario, and entered the service of the Port Dover and Lake Huron Railway, now part of the Grand Trunk System, in 1874. 

He was agent at Woodstock, and at Stratford and in 1882 was appointed assistant superintendent of the Stratford division. He was later assistant superintendent at Toronto, Belleville and Montreal.

In 1895 Mr. Riddell was appointed freight agent at Grand Trunk in Montreal.

In 1907 he was transferred to Portland, Me., to take charge of the important import and export freight business of the Grand Trunk at that port.

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