Thomas John RIPPINGTON Stanley John RIPPINGTON Frank RIPPINGTON Thomas Edward RIPPINGTON Jennie Rebecca HERBERT William Henry RIPPINGTON Harold George RIPPINGTON Annie Louisa RIPPINGTON Reginald RIPPINGTON Olive Elizabeth RIPPINGTON Herbert Joseph RIPPINGTON Frank Septimus RIPPINGTON Laura May RIPPINGTON Annie ADAMSON Mini tree diagram
Rippington Road, BC, Canada

Rippington Road, BC, Canada

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Sidney Thomas RIPPINGTON3,4,5,6

8th Apr 1883 - 2nd Jan 1974

Plummer & Steam Fitter

Life History

8th Apr 1883

Born in Knightsbridge, Middlesex, London

between 1891 and 1901

Resident in Fulham, Middlesex, London


Occupation Apprentice Brass Finisher


Fact 1 in Lodging with Alfred Adams & Family


Occupation Foundry Labourer


Resided in 1831 Alberta Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

25th Jan 1913

Married Jennie Rebecca HERBERT in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Groom Name:     Sidney Thomas Rippington
Place:          Vancouver
Reg. Number:    1913-09-073212
Bride Name:     Jennie Rebecca Herbert
Date:           1913 1 25 (Yr/Mo/Day)
Event:          Marriage
Microfilm #:    B11377 (GSU # 1983705)
Marriage Date: 25 Jan 1913
Marriage Place: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Groom's Name: Sidney Thomas Rippington
Groom's Age: 31
Groom's Birth Date: 1882
Groom's Birthplace: Knightsbridge London, England
Groom's Marital Status: Bachelor
Groom's Father's Name: Thomas John Rippington
Groom's Mother's Name: Annie Adamson
Bride's Name: Jennie Rebecca Herbert
Bride's Age: 22
Bride's Birth Date: 1891
Bride's Birthplace: Banbury, England
Bride's Marital Status: Spinster
Bride's Father's Name: Albert Edward Herbert
Bride's Mother's Name: Emily Richards
Film Number: 1983705
Digital Folder Number: 4400860
Image Number: 1913
BC Archives Film Number: B11377
Registration Number: 1923
Banns or License: Banns
Collection: British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932

13th Nov 1913

Birth of son Frank RIPPINGTON in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Occupation Plummer & Steam Fitter


Resident in 1131 57 Ave E, South Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

26th Mar 1916

Military in Canadian Over-seas Expeditionary Force - Military Service Number 2005753.1

1st Jun 1921

Death of son Frank RIPPINGTON in Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, Canada

26th Jun 1929

Birth of son Thomas Edward RIPPINGTON in Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, Canada

23rd Jul 1954

Death of son Thomas Edward RIPPINGTON in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

2nd Jan 1974

Died in Haney, British Columbia, Canada

Other facts


Physical description Height "5" feet "8" inches; Weight "" pounds "" ounces; Description "Complexion: Brown"; Medical ""; Hair color "Brown"; Eye Color "Grey"


Religion Church of England


Fact 2 in Rippington Road, Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, Canada.2


  • Name: Sidney Thomas Rippington
    Year of Registration: 1883
    Quarter of Registration: Apr-May-Jun
    District: St George Hanover Square
    County: London, Middlesex
    Volume: 1a
    Page: 492
  • March 28, 1916 joined Canadian Over-seas Expeditionary Force
    (CEF - WWI) ... the Germans nicknamed them "Storm Troopers"
  • Death Registration
    Name:   Sidney Thomas Rippington
    Date:   1974 1 2 (Yr/Mo/Day)
    Age:    90
    Gender: male
    Place:  Haney
    Reg. Number:                    1974-09-001428
    B.C. Archives Microfilm Number: B13330
    GSU Microfilm Number:           2050285
  • 1911 Census of Canada:
    Vancouver       Vancouver City
    Rippington Sydney       M       Lodger  Single          Apr 1883        28
  • Details from Pitt Meadows Museum & Archives:
    Sidney Thomas Rippington was a "soldier-settler" who came to Pitt Meadows sometime around 1922 (starts to appear in property tax records).  Land grants were issued to ex military in the 1850's/60's to help settle the area but your S.T. Rippington was not part of this settlement pattern as he was not born until the 1880's.  I think he must have settled as a veteran of the 1st World War (but I am not sure).  We have limited property tax records at the Museum. Our records begin in 1922 and he is shown paying taxes on 40 acres of land for $1900.00.  It does not say where the 40 acres were but they would have been in Ward 4 (wards have been obsolete here for at least 40 years) which is likely in the area of the road that bears his name.  This area is on the north west side of Pitt Meadows.  Mr. Rippington appears on voting lists for Ward 4 in all the years we have lists for starting in 1938.  We have homeowner directories for the area going back to 1890.  However, we do not find Mr. Rippington's name in them until 1931.  I don't know what this means unless he owned land from earlier on but did not live on it until 1931.    However, the Canadian Census of 1911 does list a Sydney Thomas Rippington as a resident of Vancouver City at that time.  His age in the census is 28 which is the approximate age your S.T. Rippington would have been at the time. Sidney Thomas Rippington died January 2, 1974 at age 90.  His place of death is a small community in the interior of the Province.
    Below are the references to Mr. Rippington as found in the Historical Story of Pitt Meadows book (1967):
    Travelling east on the Dewdney Trunk Road exits on the north side of it are Reichenback Road, named for a soldier-settler and Rippington Road, also for a soldier-settler.
    Sydney T. Rippington's name will always be associated with Pitt Meadows. He was a soldier-settler living on the east side of Rippington with the Alouette River bordering the northern part of his property.  He served for many years as a councillor and also as president of the Farmer's Institute.  It was he who chaired the gathering at Pitt Meadows Hall, May 24, 1937, when Reeve Park planted the Royal Oak seedling which now has nearly 30 years of growth.  In later years he has been a devoted worker for the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 88 of which he was one of the founders.
    Ben Crow and S. T. Rippington joined with Reeve Sutton and W.J. Park in a successful visit to the Commissioner of Dykes re the payment of 1948 dyking tax.  The commissioner now realized that his report on the ability of Pitt Meadows farmers to pay was a mistake.
    S. T. Rippington, now in his eighties, was one of the early presidents of the Farmers' Institute, which he served in many ways -- a councillor for many terms; a founder of Branch 88 Royal Canadian Legion, and had the road on which he lived named after him.  In truth a very worthy citizen.
    Image provided by the Pitt Meadows Museum and Archives.


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