John A.L. McDougall Family

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John A.L. McDougall Family

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1854-1969

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McDougall, Catherine Amanda Free 1861-1942
McDougall, Clive G.R. 1887-1941
McDougall, Douglas A. 1893-1990
McDougall, Enid M.L. 1894-1955
McDougall, John Alexander Leonard 1854-1919
McDougall, Leonard 1883-1968
McDougall, Nora 1902-1989
McDougall, Pearl L.E. 1885-1969
McDougall, Ruby W. 1890-1969
McDougall, Stanley 1906-2000
McDougall, William 1881-1955

John A.L. McDougall was born in Ontario, in 1854 to Margaret and Alexander McDougall. John A.L. McDougall married Catherine Amanda Free about 1880 in Pembroke Ontario. John and Catherine had nine children – William, Leonard, Pearl, Clive, Rubby, Douglas, Enid, Nora and Stanley.

John brought his family to Edmonton during the Klondike gold rush of 1898. Having some experience as a lumberman in Ontario he later set up a lumber business in Edmonton with his sons William and Leonard, J.A.L. McDougall & Sons. The family also owned the mining rights to certain property in the Edmonton area. The lumber business existed until about 1909 after which time it ran into financial difficulties and disappeared.

John A.L. McDougall died Jan 1919 in Edmonton. Catherine Free McDougall died Jan 1942 in Kimberely, B.C.

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City of Edmonton Archives

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