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Memorable Manitobans: David Henry Scott (1851-?)

Real estate and insurance agent.

Born at Brampton, Ontario on 9 February 1851, son of John Scott and Mary Hunter, he left the Brampton High School at the age of 20, studied telegraphy then worked as a telegrapher at Brampton, later working as deputy postmaster there. He came to Manitoba in 1873 and settled at Meadow Lea where he farmed for 12 years. In 1885 he became an agent for the farm implements firm of A. Harris Son and Company, working at Winnipeg until 1892 when he moved to Brandon to become manager of the Brandon Times under his brother-in-law J. M. Robinson. In 1896 he established the fire insurance, loan and real estate business of D. H. Scott and Son.

On 24 May 1876 he married Annie Jane Lipsett, daughter of Robert Lipsett of Meadow Lea. They had ten children: John Frederick Scott (b 1877), Robert Wesley Scott (b 1878), David Henry Scott (b 1880), William James Scott (b 1882), Caroline May Scott (b 1883), Annie L. Scott (b 1886), Mary E. Scott (b 1888), Lilian Georgina Scott (b 1892), Josiah Atkins Scott (b 1895), and Reginald Jacob Scott (b 1896). He was a member of the Masons, IOOF, Ancient Order of United Workmen, and Brandon Methodist Church.

Sources:

Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 December 2009

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