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Memorable Manitobans: William Scott (1860-1939)

Contractor, door manufacturer.

Born at Denholm, Scotland on 21 January 1860, son of George Scott and Margaret Riddell, he and his brother Robert Scott emigrated to Canada in 1887 and settled on a farm at Wingham, Ontario. He came to Manitoba in 1895 and establish a sash and door factory with his brother at Minnedosa. He moved to Winnipeg in 1913 and worked for the T. Eaton Company prior to retirement. In 1893 he married Mary Jane Dickson of McKillop, Ontario. They had a son, W. George Scott. He was a member of the IOOF. He died at his Winnipeg home, 362 Beverley Street, on 6 July 1939 and was buried in the Brookside Cemetery.

Sources:

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

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 6 July 1939, page 2.

We thank Murray Thomson for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 February 2016

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