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Robert Blyth Douglas

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Blyth DouglasRobert Blyth Douglas (1868-1953) was born in Lanark County, Ontario, the son of James and Margaret (nee Blyth) Douglas. His father was a native of Scotland and a pioneer missionary in Manitoba.

Educated in Winnipeg and Port Perry, Ontario, he began business career in dry goods in Winnipeg. He joined his brother, James McCrie Douglas, in Stathcona in 1899 where they established on of the largest general mercantile stores in Alberta., the Douglas Bros. Ltd. store.

He was a Strathcona School Board trustee, a member of Strathcona Board of Trade and of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

A Liberal in politics, he left business to enter provincial service in 1917 as chief liquor vendor. He worked for the Alberta Liquor Control Board until retirement in 1938.

He married Lillian Jackson in 1893. They had four children. He died on January 24, 1953.

There was a third brother, Henry Ward Beecher Douglas (1873-1944) who opened a stationery store and later a printing business. Henry was a member of Edmonton's first city council and an alderman from 1912-1913. He also served on the Edmonton Public School Board.

 

 

 

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