I'm very new to this forum and maybe that's a good thing. I come from the New Brunswick Rideouts. My grandfather died in 1964 as a Member of Parliament representing Moncton. I happen to be working on a litigation case that required some research into HANSARD, the records of the Canadian House of Commons. If anyone is interested you can look him up at the follwing web address:
I am very curious if any of you would be able to help me trace the Rideouts farther back. I know my great grandfather Rideout was chief of police in Moncton, NB around 1900-1920 (prohibition era). I have a photograph of him pouring out Brandy. Not exactly my favorite activity but it is certainly a treasured photo. My father, David, has told me how Sherwood Hayes Rideout got his name. I will wait for a future post to fill everyone in.
I know my uncle Robert Rideout, now a lawyer in Moncton, has been actively tracing the family history. I've grown up in Ottawa, ON and have not been privy to alot of information. I hope someone out there finds this information useful.