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James Grier, Late of Griersville  
Created Senior Member
by Death of William Scott
MACLEOD, Alta, Feb. 7, 1914 - With the passing of William Scott of Milverton, Ont., James Grier of MacLeod, Alberta, becomes the oldest Orangeman in Canada. Having 94 years to his credit. Mr. Scott was called the oldest Orangeman in the Dominion of Canada, but since his death, Mr. Grier, old-timer of MacLeod and Ontario pioneer, becomes the possessor of the title. Mr. Grier has just attained his 93rd year, and he is able to be around and transact his business as well today as 30 years ago. Before coming to Alberta, Mr. Grier played a prominent part in Grey County on the council of which he sat for years. Mr. Grier will be remembered by the old residents of Meaford and St. Vincent, he having resided at Griersville a number of years ago. In municipal and county affairs, Mr. Grier took an active interest, running as a member of St. Vincent Council against the late C.R. Sing a number of times.

Source: newspaper from MACLEOD, Alta. area

Transcribed & submitted by: Donna Binsted

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