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Memorable Manitobans: John Thomas Hall (1858-?)

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Born Glasgow, Scotland, 11 June 1858, son of George and Harriet Hall. Came to Canada with his parents, 1869. Educated at Hamilton, Ontario. Commenced business as cabinetmaker and furniture manufacturer, Hamilton, 1883; alderman, Hamilton, 1893-1897; assessment and industrial Commissioner, Hamilton, 1897- 1907; secretary, Board of Trade and assessment commissioner, Medicine Hat, Alberta, 1907-1910; present appointment, 1910. Secretary, Union of Alberta municipalities, 1908-1910; secretary, Associated Boards of Trade of Western Canada; secretary, Western Canada Irrigation Association. Was one of organizers of Canadian club movement, being President of original branch, Hamilton, 1906-1907. Club and societies: Canadian; AF & AM; IOOF, I.O.F., AOUW. Recreations: music; interested in all athletic sports. Presbyterian. Address: Brandon, Manitoba.

In 1911, Hall was Commissioner with the City of Brandon Commercial Bureau, Brandon, Manitoba.


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: 3 November 2013

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