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Memorable Manitobans: John A. McTaggart (1873-?)

Click to enlargeHardware merchant.

Born at Kirkfield, Ontario in 1873, son of John McTaggart and Catherine Mackenzie (sister of William Mackenzie), he moved with his family to Prince Albert, Saskatchewan where his father was employed as a Dominion Land Agent. He was educated at Nesbit Academy of Prince Albert then, in 1889, he began 15 years of employment with the Miller-Morse Hardware Company, 11 of which were as a travelling salesman. He quit the company in 1904 and formed the Dominion Equipment & Supply Company, which specialized in railway supplies. In 1908, it became John A. McTaggart & Company, dealers in railway and contractors’ supplies and manufacturers of the Acme Air Washer. He served as President of the North West Commercial Travelers Association (1909) and President of the Travelers Club of Winnipeg (1911).

In 1907, he married Eva Cowan of Carrington, Ontario. They had two children: R. Gordon McTaggart and Catherine McTaggart. He was a member of the Carleton Club, Adanac Club, Masons, Western Railway Club, Canadian Club, Rotary Club, Electrical Club, and Sons of Jove.


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: 3 April 2010

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