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Memorable Manitobans: John L. Watson (1871-?)

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John L. Watson
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Land agent.

Born at Rochester, Minnesota on 23 February 1871, son of J. P. and Amelia Watson, he was educated at Minnesota public schools. In 1892, he began working as a hardware merchant in Minnesota and came to Winnipeg in 1904 where he engaged in colonization work for the Canadian Northern Railway Company. In 1911, he was President of the John L. Watson Land Company, located at 435 Main Street, specializing in farm lands in the Winnipeg and Yorkton (Saskatchewan) districts. He was married to Maud W. Howry at Wahpeton, North Dakota and they had one son. He was a member of the St. Paul Club, Commercial Club, AF & AM, and Anglican church. He lived at 15 Kennedy Street, Winnipeg.


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.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 September 2018

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