Distinguished Descendants

A.B. (Alexander Blaikie) Fraser
1830 - 1914
Descendant of: Alexander Cameron & Janet Ross
Distinguished Accomplishments

Confederate Soldier, Builder, Postmaster, Founder of the Town of Annetta, Texas

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A.C. (Arthur Cameron) MacDonald
1863 - 1940
Descendant of: Alexander Cameron & Janet Ross
Distinguished Accomplishments

Engineer, Builder, LT Colonel, Founder of MacDonald & Gibbs; Chief Engineer with 11th Labor Battalion of Royal Engineers

Pastimes, Historical Stories of Pictou Co, John Ashton

Abraham Patterson
1789 - 1867
Descendant of: Son of John Patterson, Hector Passenger
Distinguished Accomplishments

Trader, Magistrate, Ship Builder

Col. J. Welsford MacDonald
1890 - 1976
Descendant of: Alexander Cameron & Janet Ross
Distinguished Accomplishments

MLA, County Court Judge, Captain of Overseas Battalion, WW1

Dr. George Murray
1825 - 1888
Descendant of: Walter Murray
Distinguished Accomplishments

Doctor, Surgeon, MLA

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Dr. Lionel Everett McLeod
1927 - 1993
Descendant of: George MacConnell
Distinguished Accomplishments

Dean of Faculty of Medicine, Doctor, Researcher, Professor, Implementation of First Dialysis Programs, Founder of AHFMR

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E.M. (Edward Mortimer) MacDonald
1825 - 1874
Descendant of: Alexander Cameron & Janet Ross
Distinguished Accomplishments

Lawyer, Owner Eastern Chronicle, MLA; Sat in the First House of Commons in Canada

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Frank H. Sobey
1902 - 1985
Descendant of: William McLellan
Distinguished Accomplishments

Merchant, Industrialist, Company President, Founder of Sobey's Store Chain

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Sobeys company history

 

Frank Harris Patterson
1838 - 1918
Descendant of: John Patterson, Roderick MacKay & Christiana Grant
Distinguished Accomplishments

Author, lawyer

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Graham Fraser
1846 - 1915
Descendant of: William McKay
Distinguished Accomplishments

Blacksmith, Manufacturer, Industrialist, Mayor - Known as the "Father of Steelmaking in Canada".  

For more info see Nova Scotians at Home & Abroad by Dr Allan Marble

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Grant MacEwan
1902 - 2000
Descendant of: James Grant & Jannet
Distinguished Accomplishments

Farmer, Educator, Mayor, Lieutenant, Governor of Alberta

Grant MacEwan website 

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Isabel Grant
1891 - 1961
Descendant of: 5 of her GGG Grandparents were Passengers
Distinguished Accomplishments

Actuarial Clerk, Actuarial Scientist, Women's Rights Advocate; President of National Council of Women

See Pastimes, Historical Stories of Pictou Co, by John Ashton

J.D.B (James Daniel Bain) Fraser
1807 - 1869
Descendant of: Roderick MacKay & Christian Grant
Distinguished Accomplishments

Druggist, Merchant, Inventor, Scientist, Justice of Peace

See also Pharmacist & Entrepreneur, Pictou's J.D.B. Fraser, by Allan C Dunlop

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James Fraser Paige
1873 - 1942
Descendant of: Alexander Cameron & Janet Ross
Distinguished Accomplishments

Engineer, Shipbuilder, General Manager, Oversaw construction of Naval Battleships

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Jane Page
1849 - 1936
Descendant of: Jean Fraser Page (Born on Hector Voyage)
Distinguished Accomplishments

Missionary, Educator, Nun; Worked with Grey Nuns Mission in the Dakotas, USA

John Patterson
1748 - 1808
Descendant of: Hector Passenger
Distinguished Accomplishments

Known as "Founder of Pictou Town"

John R.P. Fraser
1825 - 1880
Descendant of: Colin & Isabel MacKenzie
Distinguished Accomplishments

Photographer, Artist, New Glasgow's First Photographer

Stories from Pictou County's Past, Clyde MacDonald

Justice William Orville Douglas
1898 - 1980
Descendant of: Colin Douglas & Catherine MacLean
Distinguished Accomplishments

Jurist, Politician, United States Chief Justice for 36 years - the longest in history

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Leonard Warren Murray
1896 - 1971
Descendant of: Donald Fraser; Hugh Fraser & Sophia
Distinguished Accomplishments

Rear Admiral Canadian Navy, Commander in Chief; Officer in Battle of the Atlantic

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Murray Memorial


 

Margaret Jane MacKenzie
1854 - 1949
Descendant of: William MacKenzie; Alexander Cameron & Janet Ross
Distinguished Accomplishments

Teacher, First Woman to complete High School in Nova Scotia

Norman McLeod Rogers
1894 - 1940
Descendant of: Jean Fraser Page (Born on Hector Voyage)
Distinguished Accomplishments

MP, Professor, Cabinet Minister, Advisor to Prime Minister; Minister of Defence

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Rev. Dr. George Patterson
1824 - 1897
Descendant of: John Patterson
Distinguished Accomplishments

Author, Editor, Journalist, Minister, Author of History of Pictou County

Rev. Kenneth James Grant
1839 - 1931
Descendant of: William Mathewson & Elspa MacKenzie
Distinguished Accomplishments

Minister, Missionary, Educator; Founder of Naparima College, Port of Spain

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Robert John Grant
1862 - 1950
Descendant of: James Grant; Colin MacKenzie
Distinguished Accomplishments

Mine Engineer, Consultant, Chief US Food Admin, Mint Advisor, China, Director of Mint

Sir Lindsay Grant
1899 - 1989
Descendant of: William Mathewson & Elspa MacKenzie
Distinguished Accomplishments

Businessman, Philantropist; Knighted by the Queen in 1963

Sir Robert Falconer
1867 - 1943
Descendant of: Alexander Falconer; John McLellan
Distinguished Accomplishments

Clergyman, Educator, University of Toronto President; Knighted by the Queen

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Thomas Edward Fraser
1840 - 1891
Descendant of: Hugh Fraser & Sophia MacPherson
Distinguished Accomplishments

Carpenter, Builder, Miner, Hotel Operator, Builder of Lick Observatory in San Jose, California

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Thomas Fraser
1832 - 1902
Descendant of: Alexander Cameron & Janet Ross
Distinguished Accomplishments

Farmer, California Senator

Thomas Geddes Grant
1866 - 1934
Descendant of: William Mathewson & Elspa MacKenzie
Distinguished Accomplishments

Industrialist, Exporter; Founder of T. Geddes Grant Company

T Geddes Grant website 

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William James Fraser
1816 - 1904
Descendant of: Hugh Fraser & Magdalene
Distinguished Accomplishments

Businessman, Shipbuilder, Owner, Justice of Peace; Consular Agent

Dictionary of Miramichi Biography

Grant MacEwan

Leonard Warren Murray

Norman McLeod Rogers

Sir Robert Falconer

Frank H Sobey

Justice William Orville Douglas