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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.

Sources:

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

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

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 October 2017

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