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Biographies of Newfoundlanders
who went to Saskatchewan
Beaton H. Squires & Reginald Stuart Rideout

The following are biographies of a few NFLD's who migrated west to Saskatchewan. I would like to gratefully acknowledge those at Sask. Gen Web and Julia Adamson -Site Administrator, for their kind permission in the copying of the the above mentioned stories. They were OSR scanned from the original book. "The Story of Saskatchewan and It's People" by John Hawkes- Legislative Librarian, and Published by the S.J. Clarke Publishing Co. 1924.

As usual with genealogy sites, much work and love are put into research and without contributions of everyone to these sites for the rest of us who are diligently searching for family connections, we would have it much harder .... Thanks again to everyone at Sask. Gen Web..The book can be viewed on line at:
Ann {MacDonald} Batten



Beaton H. Squires, senior member of the firm of Squires & Sibbald of Saskatoon, was born in Newfoundland, on the 16th of December, 1881, a son of John and Amelia (Hippisley) Squires, natives of Newfoundland and of English and Scotch descent, the former of whom is a retired clergy-man of the Congregational church. He has held many charges throughout the east and is prominently known in religious circles. Mrs. Squires is also living.

The public schools of Newfoundland afforded Beaton H. Squires his early education and subsequently he enrolled in Harvard University, from which institution he received the A. B. and LL. B. degrees. For four years he practiced in Boston, Massachusetts, having been admitted to the bar there in 1908.

In 1913 he came to Saskatoon and has since practiced here. For three years he practiced as a member of the firm of Maclean, Hollin- rake, Moxon, & Squires and then for several years practiced independently.

In January, 1923, he formed a partnership with Andrew S. Sibbald and the firm style is now Squires & Sibbald. Mr. Squires brought to the profession thorough training and innate ability and well merits the position he occupies among the foremost barristers and solicitors at the provincial bar. Although the greater part of his time and attention is devoted to his profession, Mr. Squires is interested in agricultural pursuits and owns considerable land in this district.

On the 1st of February, 1913, Mr. Squires was married to Miss Edith Louise Gaffield, who was born in Brooklme, Massachusetts, United States of America. She is a woman of culture and refinement. Since attaining his majority Mr. Squires has given his political allegiance to the Conservative party. His religious faith is that of the Congregational church, and fraternally he is identified with the Masons. He was president of the Canadian Club while attending Harvard, holding that office for two years. Along strictly professional lines he is identified with the Canadian Bar Association, the Saskatchewan Bar Association and the Saskatoon Bar Association.

Mr. Squires has always been interested in athletics and during his Harvard days won fame as a football player. He played tackle on the Harvard team for four years and was captain of the Harvard varsity team his senior year. In 1904 and 1905 he was all American tackle, an honorary position. When he first started in the practice of law Mr. Squires also coached a football team and was active in both connections for four years, at the termination of which time his increased practice demanded his entire time and attention. Mr. Squires is a man of high intellectual attainments and stands for the highest professional ethics. His friends in this community are legion and he is readily conceded to be one of the most successful and representative barristers at the provincial bar.


Reginald Stuart Rideout, manager of the Western Trust Company, has been active in financial circles in Regina since 1912, when he first came to this city. The son of Job and Emma (Bonnell) Rideout, he was born in Rose Blanche, Newfoundland, on the 19th of January, 1889. The father was a native of Harbor Lecou and the mother of Petites, Newfoundland, in which latter place they were married and spent their early life together on that island.

In 1909 they moved to British Columbia, where Mr. Rideout engaged in mercantile pursuits. They now live in Victoria, and are devout members of the Anglican church, in which the father, especially, takes a deep interest. He is a Liberal in politics and follows public affairs closely.

Reginald S. Rideout was the second child in a family of six, four of whom are living. He was educated in the public schools of Rose Blanche and St. Bonaventure College at St. Johns, Newfoundland. After completing his college course, Mr. Rideout began to learn the banking business in the branch of the Bank of Montreal in Chatham, New Brunswick. Later he worked for the same bank in Halifax and Montreal, remaining in its employ for a total period of five years. It was to accept a position with the Dominion Trust Company of Vancouver that he resigned from the Bank of Montreal in 1908, and spent three years with the Dominion Trust Company in Vancouver.

In 1912 he came to Regina as accountant for the Dominion Trust Company, in the Regina Office and a year later was promoted to the post of assistant manager. He established his connection with the Western Trust Company in the fall of 1914, going into its organization in this city as manager and has held that office ever since. The business of this company is chiefly the administration of estates. Mr. Rideout is a young man to be filling so responsible a position, but he possesses a natural aptitude for the work and a soundness of judgment that might well be envied by an older and more experienced man.

On the 20th of December, 1915, Mr. Rideout was married to Miss Gladys Shaw, daughter of James Patterson Shaw, a member of the liquor commission of Regina. Mrs. Rideout was born in Toronto, but was educated in this city. Both Mr. and Mrs. Rideout are members of St. Paul's Anglican church and have been active in church work. For five years Mr. Rideout was rector's warden. He represents the trust business in the Kiwanis Club, of which he is a charter member and served on its first board of directors. His political allegiance is given to the Liberal party and fraternally he is affiliated with the Knights of Pythias, while his clubs are the Assiniboia and Wascana Clubs. Golf is his favorite sport and he enjoys a game every time he can get away from the cares and duties of his business. Mr. Rideout has great faith in the future of Regina and Saskatchewan and is doing all that lies within his power to promote their growth and prosperity.



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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (November 22, 2003)

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