Jacob Thomas Schell

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Jacob Thomas Schell
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Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Glengarry
In office
Preceded by Roderick R. McLennan
Succeeded by John Angus McMillan
Personal details
Born (1850-12-27)December 27, 1850
East Oxford Township, Canada West
Died July 29, 1916(1916-07-29) (aged 65)
Woodstock, Ontario
Nationality Canadian
Political party Liberal

Jacob Thomas Schell (December 27, 1850 – July 29, 1916) was a merchant and political figure. He represented Glengarry in the Canadian House of Commons from 1900 to 1908 as a Liberal member.

He was born in East Oxford Township, Canada West in 1850, the son of Jacob Schell, and educated in Woodstock. He is greatgrandson of Johann Christian Schell, a Palatine German from German Flatts, New York, who died fighting for the Americans in 1782 on his farm. The family moved to Canada after the American Revolution to take advantage of the land available in Ontario. In 1882, he moved to Alexandria and became a partner with David Murdoch Macpherson in a cheese box factory there. The company also manufactured other wooden items. Schell was also involved in railway construction. He ran unsuccessfully for the same seat in the House of Commons in 1891. Schell served on the town council of Alexandria. After his death in 1916, he was buried in Woodstock.

His brother Malcolm Smith Schell also served in the Canadian House of Commons, and at the same time.

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