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Memorable Manitobans: John James Scully (1872-?)

General Superintendent, Canadian Pacific Railway for Saskatchewan.

Born Montreal, Quebec, 3 February 1872, son of Peter and Mary Scully. Educated St. Patrick’s and St. Ann’s schools, Montreal. Commenced career as clerk, Car Service Department, Canadian Pacific Railway, Montreal, 14 January 1887; transferred to Assistant Superintendent’s office, Farnham, Quebec, 18 June 1888; Chief Clerk and Car Distributor same place, 1 September 1888; transferred to Superintendent’s office, Montreal, 1 August 1890; Chief Clerk, Superintendent’s office, Farnham, Quebec, 1 April 1891; Chief Clerk, Mechanical and Car Departments, Farnham, 1 March 1893; Chief Clerk, Mechanical and Car Departments, Toronto, 20 September 1894; Assistant Master Mechanic, Ontario and Quebec Division, Toronto, 1 March 1898; Assistant Master Mechanic, Western Division, Winnipeg, 20 August 1901; Chief Clerk to General Superintendent, 20 August 1902; Chief Clerk to General Manager, Western Lines, 1 May 1903; Acting Superintendent, Regina, 1 June 1903; Chief Clerk to General Manager, Western Lines, 1 August 1903; Chief Clerk to Vice-President, 1 January 1904; Assistant Superintendent, Brandon, 15 April 1904; Superintendent, Brandon, 4 August 1904; Superintendent, Fort William-Winnipeg District, with charge construction double track, headquarters, Kenora, Ontario, 10 October 1906; Superintendent, Moose Jaw District, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, 10 May 1910. On 1 July 1910, appointed General Superintendent with office at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, in charge of all lines in Saskatchewan. Married Cecelia Mallon, Toronto, Ontario, February 1903; has one son and one daughter. Clubs: Brandon; Assiniboia, Regina; Moose Jaw. Roman Catholic. Address: 76 Athabasca West, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.


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.

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