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William Bain Scarth

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Parish of Old Machar, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Death: May 15, 1902 (64)
Ottawa, Ottawa Division, Ontario, Canada
Place of Burial: Ottawa, Ottawa Division, Ontario, Canada
Immediate Family:

Son of James Lendrum Scarth and Lane Geddes
Husband of Jessie Stewart Franklin Hamilton
Father of Lt-Col William Hamilton Scarth; Marion Lane Scarth; Jessie G. Scarth; Katherine Rae Scarth; Malcolm Scarth and 3 others
Brother of James Lendrum Scarth; David Geddes Scarth and Margaret Scarth

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About William Bain Scarth

WILLIAM BAIN SCARTH (1837-1902)

Businessman and Politician

William Bain Scarth is the second son of James Lendrum Scarth and his wife, Jane Geddes. He was born on 10 November 1837 and his birth was registered at Old Machar in Aberdeen, Scotland Scottish Baptisms He is the nephew of Robert Scarth of Binscarth in Orkney, Scotland. He named the town of Binscarth in Manitoba after Binscarth in Orkney. Wikipedia: Binscarth

Political Career

William Bain Scarth emigrated to Upper Canada in 1855, where he served as a member of Toronto city council in 1879 and1882. He was an unsuccessful candidate for a seat in the Manitoba assembly in 1886. He was an unsuccessful candidate for a seat in the Manitoba assembly in 1886. He represented Winnipeg in the Canadian House of Commons, as a Conservative member, 1887-91.The CNWLC lobbied for his retirement from politics and he was forced to support Hugh John Macdonald as federal candidate in 1891.He became federal deputy minister of agriculture in 1895 Wikipedia: William Bain Scarth

Business Career

William Bain Scarth was employed as the manager of the Toronto branch of Hope's hardware company. In 1869 he became managing director of the Canada North-West Land Company, which had purchased land grants in Manitoba formerly owned by the Canadian Pacific Railway. He entered business on his own as a timber merchant and shipowner in 1871. He was also involved in real estate, mining and railways, and managed capital invested in Canada on behalf of British investors. Wikipedia: William Bain Scarth

Death

William Bain Scarth died on 15 May 1902, at Ottawa in Carleton County, Ontario, Canada. Ontario Deaths

Burial

William Bain Scarth was buried at Beechwood Cenetery in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Find A Grave Memorial

Marriage

William Bain Scarth married Jessie Stuart Franklin Hamilton.

Children

  1. Lt-Col William Hamilton Scarth
  2. Marion Lane Scarth
  3. Jessie G. Scarth
  4. Katherine Rae Scarth
  5. Malcolm Scarth
  6. John Rae Scarth
  7. Helen Macaulay Scarth
  8. Charles Locke Scarth

Biographical Accounts

  1. Dictionary of Canadian Biography: William Bain Scarth
  2. Memorable Manitobans: William Bain Scarth
  3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Bain_Scarth Wikipedia: William Bain Scarth]
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William Bain Scarth's Timeline

1837
November 10, 1837
Parish of Old Machar, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland (United Kingdom)
1870
July 18, 1870
1874
January 19, 1874
Ontario, Canada
1875
1875
1876
March 25, 1876
Canada
1879
July 29, 1879
York County, Ontario, Canada
1881
March 22, 1881
Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada
1882
March 25, 1882
Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada
1883
December 17, 1883
Toronto, York County, Ontario, Canada