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  • Alice Munro, Nobel Prize in Literature, 2013
    Alice Ann Munro (née Laidlaw; born 10 July 1931) is a Canadian author. The recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature and the 2009 Man Booker International Prize for her lifetime body of work, she...
  • Harriet Laidlaw (1873 - 1949)
    Biographical notes: Harriet Burton Laidlaw, suffragist, social and civic reformer, and internationalist, was born on December 16, 1873, in Albany, N.Y., the daughter of Alice Davenport (Wright) and Geo...
  • (Private) Laidlaw (deceased)
  • (Private) Laidlaw (deceased)
  • (Private) Laidlaw (deceased)

About the Laidlaw surname

Adam Laidlaw, son of Wiliam and Mary, arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1840. He ran a lumber yard on Lake Micmac in Dartmouth, and also ran a stage coach operation between Halifax and Truro, Nova Scotia. (Perhaps the first version of Laidlaw Transport.)