McAra, John Duncan

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McAra, John Duncan

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        John Duncan McAra, 1871-1966, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and came to Long Lake, Saskatchewan with his family in 1883. He began work as a printer's apprentice with the Regina Journal in 1886. He worked for the Calgary Herald in Calgary, Alberta, 1890-1893, then returned to Saskatchewan for several years. From 1901 to 1909 he was foreman of the Herald's job printing plant. He then established his own printing and bookbinding business, John D. McAra Ltd., located at 512-4th Avenue SW. He served as a school trustee from 1929 to 1932. He and his wife, Annie Jean, ?-1953, had three children, Malcolm, Stuart and Max. Malcolm, 1899-1996, took over the business when his father retired.

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