John MacKay Yorston

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John MacKay Yorston (October 11, 1867[1] – May 27, 1937[2]) was a Scottish-born farmer and political figure in British Columbia. He represented Cariboo in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia from 1907 to 1909 and from 1916 to 1924 as a Liberal.

He was born in Orkney, the son of Robert Yorston and Mary Toulis, and was educated there. Yorston married Isabella J. Y. Fea in 1898; she died later that same year.[1] In 1909, he married Janet Mary Robertson.[3] He was defeated when he ran for reelection in 1909 and in 1924.[4] Yorston died in Cariboo at the age of 69.[2]


  1. ^ a b Chambers, Ernest J (1908). Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1908. 
  2. ^ a b "Vital Event Death Registration". BC Archives. Retrieved 2011-09-03. 
  3. ^ "Vital Event Marriages (1872-1935)". BC Archives. Retrieved 2011-09-03. 
  4. ^ "Electoral History of British Columbia, 1871-1986" (PDF). Elections BC. Retrieved 2011-07-27.