Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 142 years

Memorable Manitobans: John Taylor (1835-1908)

Sloop captain.

Born in the Orkney Islands in June 1835, he joined the Hudson's Bay Company as a sailor in 1866 at Moose Factory. He skippered the schooners Otter and Mink out of Moose Factory for 37 years, retiring in 1903 and eventually moving to Winnipeg where he died on 15 March 1908. He was buried in the St. John’s Cathedral Cemetery.


Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Deaths and funerals,” Manitoba Free Press, 17 March 1908, page 5.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 October 2017

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017

Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS

MHS YouTube Channel

Back to top of page

For queries on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2021 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.