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Memorable Manitobans: Ezra Arthur Mott (1869-1951)

Ezra Arthur Mott (1869-1951)

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Born at Brantford, Ontario on 22 June 1869, son of Alonzo and Annie Mott, he was educated Brantford schools. He first worked with the Cockshutt Plow Company at Brantford, starting in 1887. He came to Winnipeg in 1891 and was appointed General Western Manager of the Cockshutt Plow Company the next year. He was also a Director of the Columbia Valley Land Company, and a member of the Council of the Winnipeg Board of Trade for several years. In 1896, he married Martha Emma Harold. They had two children: Harold Edgar Mott (1897-1992) and Jean Harold Mott (1899-?). He was a member of the Manitoba Club, St. Charles Country Club, and Carleton Club. Liberal. Presbyterian. In 1911, the family lived at 208 Vaughan Street, later moving into a home at 139 Middle Gate designed by architect Frank Peters. He died in 1951 and was buried in the Farringdon Cemetery in Brant County, Ontario.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Mott House (139 Middle Gate, Winnipeg)


Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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.

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

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

The Leading Financial, Business & Professional Men of Winnipeg, published by Edwin McCormick, Photographs by T. J. Leatherdale, Compiled and printed by Stone Limited, c1913. [copy available at the Archives of Manitoba]

Harold Edgar Mott, The Aerodrome.

We thank Christina López for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 November 2018

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