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.