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Memorable Manitobans: John E. Bescoby (1880-?)

Farmer, liveryman.

Born in England on 24 January 1880, son of George John Bescoby and Mary Bernard, the family emigrated to Canada in 1890 and settled on a farm in the Rockwood Municipality. John remained on the family farm until 1908 when he went to Stonewall and purchased a livery business. On 20 March 1911 he married Josie Fraser of Scotland. He was a member of the IOOF, the Modern Woodmen of America, and the COF.

Sources:

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 January 2009

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