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Memorable Manitobans: Robert Riddell Scott (1865-1938)

Door manufacturer.

Born at Cavers, Roxburghshire, Scotland on 14 April 1865, son of George Scott and Margaret Riddell, he and his brother William Scott emigrated to Canada in 1887 and settled on a farm at Wingham, Ontario. He came to Manitoba in 1888 where he farmed for 12 years. When his brother William arrived in 1897, they established a sash and door factory at Minnedosa. On 19 December 1892, he married Ida May Leary (1865-1937) of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. He served on the Minnedosa town council and was a member of the IOOF. He died at Minnedosa on 15 March 1938 and was buried in the Minnedosa Cemetery.

Sources:

Marriage and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

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

We thank Murray Thomson for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 February 2015

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