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Memorable Manitobans: Alexander Lawrie Scott (1871-?)

Businessman, musician.

Born at Edinburgh, Scotland on 6 July 1871, son of Walter Scott, he came with his parents to Winnipeg in 1882. Two years later, they built a small plant to do laundry for the Canadian Pacific Railway. It was increased in size in 1893 to accommodate the increasing size of the railway and its laundry needs. It began to take on outside work. By the early 20th century, Scott was vice-president and secretary-treasurer of the Canadian Pacific Railway Laundry Company. In 1899 he married Florence Morgan of Ontario. They had one daughter, Margaret Scott.

He was as well known as a musician as a businessman. He studied violin for three years in Europe and, on his return to Winnipeg, he organized the Appolo Club, which later became the Winnipeg Orchestral Society.

Sources:

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 November 2008

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