Rufus Alexander Riley

Settler of township lots: Con 17, Lot 35 Monmouth

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Interesting facts: Rufus Riley operated a boarding house, store & post office in Wilberforce until 1919.

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Link to Settlers of Highlands East family tree

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Photo description and source:

1. Two year old Alex Riley with his parents William Riley and Harriet Mansley. Eldest daughter Ruth married John Sharp. Julia married Isaac Austin. This photograph was taken in Halifax, England, shortly before the family sailed to Canada in 1865.

2. L to R: Henry Ernest Riley (brother of Rufus), Ruth (Riley) Sharp, Rufus Alexander Riley.

Source: Wilberforce Heritage Guild