The Loghrin Family History
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Generation IV                        Parents

James Loghrin Bathgate                                
b. Sept. 12, 1872 - d. Oct. 5, 1934¹                                        

James was born in Guelph township and moved to Winnipeg with his parents in 1878.  He was educated in Winnipeg schools and played lacrosse with the Winnipeg Lacrosse Club.¹
He married Emily, daughter of William J. Campbell and Mary Ann White³, on Dec. 12, 1899.*  They were Presbyterians.
In the 1901 Census James' occupation is "clerk wholesale grocer" in Winnipeg.  Ten years before, in 1891, his father-in-law was a wholesale grocer employing three so, perhaps, James got his start working for William Campbell.
In 1903, James and A. E. Scott entered into a partnership to establish Scott Bathgate Company Limited; they were importers and manufacturers' agents. In 1925, James was Vice-President, Scott Bathgate Co. Ltd., Wholesale Importers and Commission Merchants.**  During the 1930s, the company expanded across Canada and at some point introduced the brand name "Nutty Club".  Today Scott-Bathgate Ltd. is still a manufacturer, importer and manufacturers' agent representing brand names such as Walkers Toffee, Simpkins, Cocoa Classic Hot Chocolate.°  Following James' death in 1934 the Scott Bathgate Company was sold and the family was no longer involved.°°  James held several directorships in other businesses ranging from Canadian Fire Insurance Company to the Winnipeg Mercantile Trust Company over the years and was a prominent member of the Board of Trade.^
In the 1906 Census, their household included Margaret Wallace, a companion; and in 1911 the companion was Florence Blackman.  At that time they lived at 34 Carlton St. in Winnipeg; later they lived at 638 Wellington Crescent. 


Emily Rhoda Campbell
b. Dec. 4, 1873 - d. Mar. 8, 1953²
James and his family travelled internationally on several occasions, probably in connection with his work.  On one occasion in 1927, James, Emily and William arrived in Southampton Aug. 18th aboard the Montnairn, a ship of the Canadian Pacific Line.   Their "proposed address in the United Kingdom" was the Canadian Bank of Commerce, London!  James was described as a merchant, Emily as a housewife and William as a student.^^  When they returned a couple of months later, Mary was with them.

Family:
Mary L. Bathgate b. Feb., 1905
William C. Bathgate b. Oct., 1909

        ¹Business man dies, Winnipeg Free Press, Oct. 6, 1934.
        ²Woman, 79, dies of burns, Winnipeg Tribune, Mar. 9, 1953.
        ³ Registrations of Births and Stillbirths, 1869 - 1909, MS929 Reel 18, Archives of Ontario, Toronto.
        * Marriage registration #1899-002632, Manitoba Archives, vitalstats,gov.mb.ca.  This marriage is commonly reported to have taken place on Dec. 17, 1900.
        ** Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Online version 2007, Manitoba Historical Society.
        ° Information on-line at www.scottbathgate.com/History.html .
        °° Conversation with Marilyn Burt, wife of Jim Burt the current CEO of Scott Bathgate, Mar. 13, 2010.
        ^ James Loghrin Bathgate (1872-1934), Manitoba Historical Society website, www.mhs.mb.ca .
        ^^ UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878 - 1960, Ancestry.com, [database on-line], Provo, Utah, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2008.
        ¹ºJ. L. Bathgate, resident here 56 Years, dead, Winnipeg Evening Tribune, Oct. 5, 1934.
        ¹¹Bathgate will leaves $13,500 to charities, Winnipeg Free Press, Apr. 10, 1953.




This monument in Elmwood Cemetery, Winnipeg lists several members of the Campbell family on the left and James and Emily Bathgate on the right. There is no record of Mary or William Bathgate.
Scott-Bathgate headguarters, Winnipeg, Manitoba
James and Emily were quite involved with the city and community.  Both were active with Knox United Church.  He was very interested in the Y.M.C.A. and served in many positions in that organization eventually becoming honorary president.  He was a member of the Rotary Club, Canadian Club, Manitoba Club, St. Charles Country Club and the Masonic Order.¹º  Emily's estate made bequests totalling $13,500 to the Winnipeg Foundation, Y.W.C.A., Old Folks Home Middlechurch, Winnipeg Humane Society, Duval Foundation for Knox United Church, Winnipeg General Hospital and Children's Hospital.¹¹
James became ill while visiting in Victoria in April and was hospitalized before his death in October, 1934.¹  Emily died tragically after a fire in her bedroom at 141 Yale Ave., Winnipeg.²