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George Scott Sr. and
Jenny Macleod Scott

Our Treasured Heritage
A History of Coalhurst and District
Pages 506-507
by Adam Scott

George Scott Sr., my grandfather, immigrated to Lethbridge in 1910, from Scotland. My grandmother had passed away previously to his coming to Canada. He worked at No. 3 mine. Later, he met and married Jenny Macleod, who had three children by a former marriage. In 1917, George left Lethbridge, and settled in Coalhurst, where he passed away in 1934.

My father, George Scott Jr., was born in Perth, Scotland on September 1, 1888. In 1908 he immigrated to Manitoba, but in 1910 he travelled further west and settled in Lethbridge, where he worked as a pipe fitter at the #3 mine. He returned to Scotland in 1912. where he married Cecilia Walkingshaw, and they came back to make their home in Lethbridge. They had two children, one son and one daughter.

Later we all moved to Vancouver, and returned to Coalhurst in 1917. Mother passed away November 9, 1918 during the influenza epidemic.

In 1919, Dad took us to live with our grandmother in Scotland, and he returned to Coalhurst. In 1922, we returned to Coalhurst. We had our name and address sewn on our inside jacket for our journey home, and Dad picked us up in Medicine Hat. From then on we lived with Uncle Adam and Aunt Meg Walkingshaw. In 1925, Dad and Uncle Adam bought the farm, and in 1926, took up residence there. Dad passed away March 5, 1928.

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