Herbert Edwin Rudd1,2

#19, (1873 - 1941)
FatherThomas Rudd1 (1826 - 1916)
MotherFrances Parker1 (c 1826 - 1908)
ChartsAncestors of Hope Lyall Rudd (Jen's line)
Herbert Edwin Rudd
1873 - 1941


Lyall Bonnycastle (1876 - 1961)

Life Events

CalledHerbert Edwin Rudd went by the name of Bert. 
OccupationHe was a member of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police. His service file can be viewed here. Then he was on the Edmonton City police force, followed by employment as an inspector in the Attorney General's Department and then an inspector for the Alberta Liquor Control Board.
He was a member of the executive of the Old Timer's Association and president of the Mounted Police Veteran's Association "G" Division, both in Edmonton. He was also affiliated with the Odd Fellow's Lodge.2,3
BirthHe was born on 7 Apr 1873 in The Parsonage, Lisbellaw, County Fermanagh, Ireland.
Information on the certificate: father Thomas Rudd, Clergyman in Holy Orders, of The Parsonage, Lisbellaw; mother Fanny Rudd formerly Parker, informant father, registered 24 July 1873.1 
Bertie [Herbert Edwin] Rudd
age 6 months
ImmigrationHe immigrated to Canada in 1891.2,5 
Passenger ListHe was listed on a manifest dated 24 May 1891 for the Polynesian, arriving in Quebec and Montreal from Liverpool and Londonderry. He was listed as Mr Rudd, single, destination Regina. [I cannot be certain that this is him but it is likely].6 
Anecdote"he was in the NWMP...he went after his man one time and was gone so long my aunt thought he wouldn't be back, but he did and he had got his man."7 
MarriageHe married Lyall Bonnycastle, daughter of Charles Green Bonnycastle and Sarah Oliver, on 22 Feb 1902 in Church of the Redeemer, Calgary, Alberta.8,9,10
Newspaper Published 24 Feb 1902 in Calgary.
Rudd - Bonnycastle --- February 22, 1902 in the Church of the Redeemer, Calgary, by the Very Rev. Dean Paget, Herbert E. Rudd, Chief of Police at Edmonton and son of the Rev. E. Rudd of Ireland, to Miss L. Bonnycastle, daughter of Chas. Bonnycastle, of Indian Head, Assa.9
Newspaper Published 22 Mar 1902 in Ireland.
RUDD and BONNYCASTLE - February 22, 1902, at the English Church, Calgary, by the Very Rev Dean Paget, D.D., Herbert Edwin Rudd, of Edmonton, youngest son of the Rev. Thomas Rudd, M.A., late Rector of Killallon, County Meath, Ireland, to Lyall, second daughter of Charles Bonnycastle, of Indian Head, Assa.11
Research Note It is interesting to see how the two marriage notices (one in the Calgary Herald and one in the (Dublin) Irish Times) differ. Incidentally, Rudd was not the chief of police. 
Land Record On 14 Sep 1903, Herbert Edwin Rudd along with Wilson Charles Gillis bought 160 acres from the CPR at $6 per acre, paid in full and assigned to Gillis July 7, 1904 in NW - 21 - 54 - 13 - W4, Alberta.12 
Land Record On 24 Oct 1903, Herbert Edwin Rudd (Herbert E Rudd of 375 Kirkness St, Edmonton) bought 160 acres from the CPR at $5 per acre, paid in full in SE - 15 - 56 - 22 - W4, Alberta.13 
Land Record On 9 Nov 1903, Herbert Edwin Rudd bought 160 acres from the CPR at $5 per acre, paid in full in NE - 15 - 56 - 22 - W4, Alberta.14 
1906 CensusH E and Lyall Rudd appeared on the 1906 Census of Alberta, enumerated 3 Jul 1906. Their nearest post office was Sturgeonville. H E was 32, born in Ireland, immigration date unreadable, land description unreadable, and had 2 horses, 5? milk cows, and 7 cattle. Lyall was 29 and born in Ontario. Their children were Terence (3) and Sheila (1). Living with them was one servant (likely for farming).15 
Newspaper Published 4 Oct 1907 in the Edmonton Daily.
Red Deer
Nellie Fairbanks was fined $50 and costs this morning for selling liquor without
a license. Inspector Rudd, of Edmonton, laid the complaint.16
Newspaper Published 22 Nov 1907 in the Edmonton Bulletin.
In consequence of a raid made last night on two houses in the north end of the town by the Mounted Police and H.E. Rudd, provincial detective, the following fines were imposed before Inspector Worsley: Bernice Palmer $25 and costs for keeping disorderly house; four inmates $5 each and costs. Bernice Palmer, $50 and costs for selling liquor without license, Ethel Spencer $25 and costs for keeping a disorderly house; six inmates $5 each and costs. Ethel Spencer $50 for selling liquor without license.16
Newspaper Published 15 Feb 1909 in the Edmonton Bulletin.
As a result of a raid last night by officers of the RNWMP and Provincial Detective Rudd, the keepers of three houses of ill-fame were summoned before Inspector Worsley at the Barracks this morning and were fined $50 and costs each for selling liquor without a license. Several inmates were also fined, the total of their fines being $32.17
1911 CensusH.E. and Mrs Rudd appeared on the 1911 Census of Edmonton, Alberta, at 375 Kirkness?, enumerated 1 Jun 1911. The census for this family was quite bungled - awful handwriting and questionable names and data (such as the entire family born in Ontario). By the family structure and the correct bits, I am quite sure it is them...perhaps Hope and Sheila answered the enumerator's questions! Bert was 37, born May 1874 in Ontario, of Irish origin, Canadian, Anglican, [occupation unreadable] Provincial Government employee, working 52 weeks at 60 hours per week, wages in 1910 were $1000. Lyall was 36, born in August 1875 in Ontario, and of Scotch origin. Their children were Terence (8), Sheila (6), and Hope (3).18 
Newspaper Published 16 Feb 1912 in the Calgary Daily Herald.

Local and General
Herbert E Rudd has arrived in the city from Edmonton to take over the license commissionership for the city of Calgary and will have his office at 309 Eighth avenue west.19
Photograph Here is a photograph of the Rudd family.20
The Rudd Family
Hope, Lyall, Sheila, Bert & Terry
(undated photo from Georgia Rickson)
1916 CensusHerbert E and Lyall Rudd appeared on the 1916 Census of Edmonton, Alberta, at 11457 - 95 Street, enumerated 1 Jun 1916. Herbert was 42, born in Ireland, Anglican, immigrated in 1891, and was a License Inspector for the Province. Lyall was 37, born in Ontario, Anglican, and of Scotch origin. Their children Terence Channing Herbert, Sheila Sarah Frances and Hope Lyall were living with them.5 
Residence On 7 Aug 1917, Herbert Edwin Rudd lived in 11457 95th Street, Edmonton, Alberta, and his occupation was given as School Organizer.21 
1921 CensusHerbert E and Lyall Rudd appeared on the 1921 Census of Edmonton, Alberta, at 11457 - 95 Street. They owned their single family 6-room [this is slightly larger than average for their neighborhood] wood house. Herbert was 45, born in Ireland, parents born in Ireland, worked for the government as a P Inspector earning $1800 the previous year. Lyall was 43, born in Ontario, parents born in Ontario. Their children were Terence (18), Shelia (15), Hope (12), and Charlie (3). They were all born in Alberta and the eldest three attended school. Herbert and Lyall immigrated in 1900 and the family was Church of England. [The immigration question was supposed to refer to Canada but it appears they answered it for Alberta]22 
(Mentioned) Passenger ListH E Rudd, corner of Willow Ave & Kirkness St, Edmonton was mentioned as a contact on a passenger manifest for Thomas Richard Booth on 3 Feb 1922. Thomas Richard was his sister's son and he was returning to Canada after a trip to England.23 
Anecdote"went to dances at the MacDonald Hotel with Lyall's brother George and his wife...sometimes Georgia and Terry got to go along."20 
Newspaper Published 25 Feb 1927 in the The Edmonton Bulletin. There was a story in The Edmonton Bulletin about the Rudd's 25th wedding anniversary celebration.24
Bert & Lyall Rudd's 25th Anniversary
Edmonton Bulletin, 25 February 1927
DirectoryHere is a listing from the 1931 Edmonton directory.25
H E Rudd
Henderson's 1831 Edmonton Directory
DirectoryHerbert Edwin Rudd was listed in the 1935 Edmonton directory as Herbt E Rudd, insptr Prov Govt, home C-9945 114th St.26 
Voters' ListHerbert E, inspector, & Mrs H E Rudd, housewife, appeared on the electoral roll in 1935 in Edmonton West Enumeration District, Alberta. They were listed at 114th St & 100th Ave, Apartment C. With them were Mrs L A Feltham [their daughter] and Miss D Sherrin, civil servant.27 
(Mentioned) ObituaryHe was mentioned in Frederick Richard Rudd's 1937 obituary as brother H.E. Rudd of Edmonton.28 
Residence-Moved Circa 1940, Herbert Edwin Rudd moved to Burnaby, British Columbia.2 
Voters' ListHerbert E, retired, and Mrs Herbert E Rudd appeared on the electoral roll in 1940 in Fraser Valley Electoral District, British Columbia. They lived in Vedder Crossing. Also enumerated there was their son Charles J and his wife.27 
DeathHerbert died on 2 Feb 1941 in Burnaby, British Columbia.2
ObituaryHis obituary was published on 3 Feb 1941.
Herbert Edwin Rudd - on Feb 2 1941 at residence 2405 Linden Ave Burnaby, in his 68th year; survived by loving wife, 2 daughters Mrs L A Feltham, Mrs L E Fox, Edmonton, Alta; 2 sons Charles, Vancouver; T C, Winnipeg; one sister, one brother in Ireland; funeral services Wed Feb 5 at 2 from Patersons Funeral Home, New Westminster; Edmonton and Winnipeg papers please copy.29
BurialHe was buried on 5 Feb 1941 in Ocean View Burial Park.2 
ObituaryHis obituary was published in Apr 1941 in the RCMP Quarterly Magazine.

Regimental No. 2678, ex-Corporal Herbert Edwin Rudd

At the age of 68, ex-Cpl Herbert E. Rudd died on Feb 3, 1941. A former resident of Clonmellon, County Meath, Ireland, Mr Rudd was the son of Rev. I [sic] Rudd. He joined the Force at Regina on May 30, 1891, when only eighteen years of age. In December, 1896, he was promoted to the rank of Corporal. Before taking his discharge in August, 1899, he saw service at Bennett, Y.T., under Supt S.B. Steele, O.C. of "B" Division, Upper Yukon district. After leaving the Force, he moved to Indian Head, Assiniboia District, N.W.T. (now Saskatchewan).

Cpl Rudd sustained a severe hernia in June, 1898, when he slipped while getting into a boat at Tagish. He had just returned from a gruelling 600-mile trip in which he captured four Marsh Lake Indian murderers. In consequence of the hardships he endured on this journey, he was very much run down, having suffered an attack of typhoid fever that placed him at Death's door for many weeks.

He was known to ex-Asst Commr R. Field and ex-Inspr W.J.D. Dempster, who attended the funeral on Feb. 5 at New Westminster. Two serving members of the Force also attended, and flowers were sent by the R.N.W.M.P. Veterans' Association.30
Last Edited4 Oct 2013


  1. Birth certificate of Herbert Edwin Rudd, born 7 April 1873, registered 24 July 1873 in District of Lisbellaw in the Union of Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Ireland, Certificate #101.
  2. Death certificate registered in the Province of British Columbia "Herbert Edwin Rudd, #41-09-585419."
  3. E-mails from Roanne Nelson to J Kolthammer.
  4. E-mails from Kerry Feltham to Author.
  5. Online image of the 1916 Census for Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta (Ancestry.ca), Alberta, District 36, Subdistrict 9, ED 5 in City of Edmonton, Page 35.
  6. Passenger Lists, 1865-1935, Library and Archives Canada (images viewed at ancestry.com).
  7. Letters from Marion Denton, British Columbia, to J Kolthammer, dated early 1990s, April 1993.
  8. Papers and scrapbook of Lyall Bonnycastle Rudd Evans.
  9. 'Married: Rudd-Bonnycastle', Calgary Daily Herald, 24 February 1902 (J Kolthammer, file).
  10. Edmonton Branch of the Alberta Genealogical Society Alberta: An Index to Birth, Marriage and Death Registrations prior to 1900, The Branch, Edmonton (1995) 0968325513, accession 89.451 Item 74; date recorded as 21 Feb 1902.
  11. Marriage notice of Herbert Edwin Rudd and Lyall Bonnycastle in The IrishTimes, 22 March 1902, digital image viewed online at http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/archive/1902/0322/…
  12. Webpage Canadian Pacific Railroad Land Database (http://www.glenbow.org/lasearch/cpr.htm), Volume 95, contract number 25046.
  13. Webpage Canadian Pacific Railroad Land Database (http://www.glenbow.org/lasearch/cpr.htm), Volume 95, contract number 25193.
  14. Webpage Canadian Pacific Railroad Land Database (http://www.glenbow.org/lasearch/cpr.htm), Volume 95, contract number 25259.
  15. Online image of the 1906 Census for Northwest Provinces (Library and Archives Canada, http://www.collectionscanada.ca/02/020122_e.html), Alberta, Edmonton District, Sub-District 16, Page 4.
  16. Online, transcribed at www.rootsweb.com/~abwcobit.
  17. The Edmonton Bulletin, 15 February 1909, page 10. digital images at Our Future, Our Past: Alberta Heritage Digitization Project at http://www.ourfutureourpast.ca/
  18. Online image of the 1911 Census for Canada (Library and Archives Canada, http://www.collectionscanada.ca/02/020122_e.html), Alberta, Edmonton (6), subdistrict 66, page 15 [page very difficult to read].
  19. The Calgary Daily Herald, 16 Feb 1912. Image viewed at Google news archives.
  20. Letters from Georgia Rickson, Vancouver, to J Kolthammer, dated early 1990s.
  21. Certificate of baptism of Charles Richard John Rudd, 28 October 1917, St Paul's Church in Edmonton.
  22. Online image of the 1921 Census for Canada, viewed at Ancestry.com. Alberta, Edmonton East, SD 53, Page 36 [poor handwriting].
  23. Canada, Immigration Form 30A, 1919-1924, Library and Archives Canada (images viewed at ancestry.com) "Thomas Richard Booth, SS Melita, 1922."
  24. 'Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Rudd Entertain in Honor Wedding Anniversary', The Edmonton Bulletin, 25 February 1927, Page 6 (Alberta Heritage Digitization Project, online).
  25. Henderson's Alberta Directory, 1931 (Peel's Prairie Provinces, online at University of Alberta Libraries, http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/index.html), "page 600."
  26. Henderson's Alberta Directory, 1935 (Peel's Prairie Provinces, online at University of Alberta Libraries, http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/index.html), "page 595."
  27. Voters Lists, Federal Elections, 1935–1980. R1003-6-3-E (RG113-B). Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Images viewed at Ancestry.com.
  28. Obituary of Frederick Richard Rudd in The Edmonton Journal, 8 February 1937.
  29. Obituary of Herbert E Rudd in Vancouver Sun, 3 Feb 1941.
  30. Obituary of ex-Corporal Herbert Edwin Rudd in RCMP Quarterly, April 1941, page 479. Imaged viewed at Familysearch.org.
  31. Obituary of Lyall Bonnycastle Evans in unknown newspaper, 1961.
  32. Death certificate of Terence Channing Rudd, died 20 August 1970, registered 21 August 1970 in the Province of British Columbia, Certificate #70-09-011224.