Scott, Douglas Stewart

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Douglas Stewart Scott was born to “the colonel” John Thomas Scott (mayor of New Westminster, B.C. in 1900 and 1901) and Elizabeth Ann Williams on December 22, 1892. As an adult, Scott may have lived in Victoria, B.C. before travelling to Hong Kong in the late 1920s. He decided to stay, and while there he is known to have worked for the Texas Company (Texaco), and is believed to have had other business activities there as well.

In Hong Kong, Douglas met his wife Margaret at a prize fight. They married and built a house together in Hong Kong, where their daughter Margaret was born. The Scott family moved to Victoria, B.C. in 1937 or 1938 and would remain there until Douglas and Margaret Scott separated. Scott owned a photography supply business on Douglas Street in Victoria, B.C. After re-marrying, Douglas Scott briefly moved to Kamloops, B.C with his wife Barbara E. Player, in 1946 or 1947. He died in Saanich, B.C. in 1961 at 68 years of age.


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Created 2014-02-03, SW




Hainsworth, Gavin and Katherine Freund-Hainsworth. A New Westminster Album: Glimpses of the City As It Was. Toronto, ON: Dundurn Group, 2005.

Cooper, Dana. Interview by Michael Kluckner. Telephone interview, 2013 and notes sent to City of Vancouver Archives by Kluckner.

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