Hart Family

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John Elder Hart was born in Newstead, Scotland, on December 9, 1877. He became a mason's apprentice in 1903 and due to the demand for masons in Canada, John decided to emigrate there. Beginning in 1903, John made several trips back and forth between Canada and Scotland to visit with Janet Turnbull. They married in 1905 and finally settled in Winnipeg in that same year. John worked on various buildings including the church in Garson, Manitoba. John also worked at the Tyndall Quarry which was also in Manitoba. After demand for masons declined, John worked for the Canadian National Railway (CNR) until he retired at the age 65. He died on October 23, 1951. John and Janet had three daughters. The first daughter was Peggy (Dr. Margaret Elder Hart, 1907-2008), the second was Agnes Stewart Hart (1910-1990), and the third was Isobel Joan Borrowman (1917-2001). All three daughters attend the University of Manitoba where Margaret became a nursing instructor. Agnes became an economist for CNR and Isobel became a high school teacher in Ottawa.


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