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Memorable Manitobans: Jacob Scott (1859-1928)

Farmer, businessman.

Born in Peel County, Ontario on 17 September 1859, one of seven children born to Irish immigrants Jacob Scott and Eliza Jane Erskine, the family moved to Manitoba in 1881 and homesteaded near Stonewall. Scott farmed with his father until 1887 when he purchased a nearby quarter section. He farmed for 16 years, moving in 1904 to Stonewall and opening a lumber store. He operated the business for four years before selling it to the Rat Portage Lumber Company and staying on as manager. On 28 June 1888, he married Jane Matheson, daughter of John P. Matheson and Ann Fraser of Stonewall. They had four children: Lillian Myra Scott, William Melville Scott, Leslie Erskine Scott, and Ann Eliza Scott. He was a member of the local school board, the town council, and the Presbyterian church. He died at Winnipeg on 11 November 1928.

Sources:

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

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 January 2018

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