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Memorable Manitobans: James Scroggie (1859-1948)

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James Scroggie
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Born in Scotland on 17 March 1859, son of James Scroggie and Helen Jaffray, he emigrated to Canada in 1874, where he married Margaret Ross. They had two children: Margaret Helen Temple Scroggie (1881-?) and James M. Scroggie (1882-?). He came to Winnipeg as Manager of the Equitable Life Assurance Society and served as President of the Granite Curling Club (1896-1897, 1898-1899) and Manitoba Curling Association (1899-1900), and Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Manitoba (1907). He moved to British Columbia in 1922. He died at Vancouver on 11 May 1948 and was buried there.


Ontario birth registrations, Ancestry.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

We thank Stan Barclay, Terry Webber, and Rick Mutton for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 April 2022

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