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Alberta, Past and Present, Historical and Biographical
Vol 3
John Farquhar Lymburn

Scotland has made valuable contribution to the citizenship of Edmonton and among those whose venturesome spirit led them to leave the land of the hills and heather and seek the countless opportunities for advancement to be found in western Canada is numbered John Farquhar Lymburn, who is successfully engaged in the practice of law in this city, in which he has made his home since 1911. He was born at Ayr, in 1880, and is a son of William and Margaret (Farquhar) Lymburn, who were married in 1875. Both are natives of that country and are still alive, and his father has reached the age of eighty-seven years.

After completing a course in the public schools of his native town John F. Lymburn entered Ayr Academy, leaving that institution in 1896, when he was articled in a law office in Ayr. In 1901 he took the law classes at Glasgow University, and passed the final law agent's examinations in 1904. In 1906 his name was enrolled upon the register of law agents in Scotland and he began his professional career in Glasgow, later going to Hamilton, Scotland, where he remained until 1911. In the spring of that year he came to western Canada and has since made his home in Edmonton. Entering the law office of Messrs. Short & Cross, he remained with that firm for a year and -I and then opened an office of his own, and has built up an extensive practice in all branches of law work.

Mr. Lymburn was married in this city, on the 19th of July, 1912, to Miss Isabel Marguerite Clark, a daughter of the late Chief Constable John Clark of Hamilton, Scotland, and they have three daughters: Marguerite Dormer, Mary Doreen and Constance Clark. Mr. Lymburn is a member of the First Presbyterian church and is a Liberal in politics. His interests are not confined to his profession. He is chairman of the board of trustees of the Beulah Rescue Home and a member of the board of Robertson College of Edmonton.


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