1920 - 1938 ERA
Some interesting facts about the Grants during this era:
- John Grant (d. 1924) was a horse rancher near Fort MacLeod and Merryflat, Alberta. His
son Jack Grant (d. 1968) carried on with the ranch after his father died of blood poisoning from a
sliver in his finger. See Laura Parsonage Article
and Jack Grant Photos .
- In 1920, William Lawson Grant's (1872–1935)social studies text, History of Canada
was banned from British Columbia high schools - probably because it offended the intensely
pro-British and anti-Quebec feelings of Canadian Orangemen following World War I. More on this
can be found at: Humphries, Charles (2012) The banning of a book in BC
Journal of the British Columbia Historical Federation, Vol 45, No. 1, p. 27.)
W.L. Grant was principal of Upper Canada College, father of philosopher George Parkin Grant
(1918 - 1988) and grandfather of Michael Ignatieff (b.1947). More information is available
in the Canadian Encyclopedia.
- In 1938, Louis Seymour Grant (1910-1990) , a descendant of Richard Stanislas Grant (1822-1852),
wrote his his Masters Thesis in History at the University of British Columbia. The title was
"Fort Hall on the Oregon Trail." The thesis is available at chucklingchimes.ca .
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