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Born at Brampton, Ontario on 9 November 1845, son of John and Eliza Scott, he was educated at the Brampton Grammar School then commenced a business career in a general store at Brampton. He worked in the grain business at Georgetown, Ontario in 1875 then came to Winnipeg in 1879. He served as a School Trustee in 1898 and was the first President of the Winnipeg Real Estate Exchange. In 1870, he married Annie Brown of Brampton. They had six sons and five daughters. He was the maternal grandfather of Dorothy Garbutt. He was a member of the Carleton Club. Recreation: bowling. Conservative. Address: 21 Edmonton Street, Winnipeg. He died at Winnipeg on 16 March 1928 and was buried in Brookside Cemetery.


Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.

A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People by Prof. George Bryce, Toronto: The Canadian History Company, 1906.

“James Scott, pioneer Winnipeg citizen, dies” Newspaper clipping dated 17 March 1928. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B8]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 January 2018

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