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Memorable Manitobans: John Archibald Scott (1860-1913)

Grain merchant.

Born in Wentworth County, Ontario on 17 August 1860, son of John Scott and Mary Rutherford, he helped his father on the farm before coming to Manitoba in 1882 and settling near Manitou. He homesteaded near Carnduff (North West Territories, now Saskatchewan) for five years then, from 1888 to 1890, was based at Manitou were he ran a grain business. In the Fall of 1890 he moved to Hartney then, from 1891 to 1897, he was located at Lauder but returned to Hartney in 1897. He served as Mayor of Hartney in 1906. On 3 July 1894, he married Victoria Adeline “Addie” Nelson (1868-1956) of Ottawa, Ontario. They had seven children: Gordon Nelson Scott (1895-1964), Madge Scott (1897-1970, wife of Charles Sullivan), Gladys Marguerite Scott (1899-?), Ida Mary Scott (1901-?), Lloyd Addington Scott (1903-1906), Reginald Horace Scott (1906-1942), and Maud Scott (?-?). He was a member of the AF & AM (Hartney Lodge No. 52) and IOOF. He died at North Vancouver, British Columbia on 8 August 1913.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Hartney Town Hall (West Railway Street, Hartney)


Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

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

British Columbia death registration, FamilySearch.

Death registration [Victoria Adeline Scott], British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Scott family genealogy, Rootsweb.

We thank Barry Wheelhouse for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 December 2017

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