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- Snowball, Jabez Bunting
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Jabez Bunting Snowball was a lumberman, Member of Parliament, senator, and Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick. He was born in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, in 1837, the son of the Rev. John Snowball and Sarah Ann Wells. Snowball married twice; first, in 1858, to Margaret Ann MacDougall, daughter of John MacDougall and Jane Smith. After her death, he married Margaret Ellen Archibald, daughter of Robert Archibald and Ann Hutton In 1873. Jabez Snowball died in Fredericton, New Brunswick, on 24 February 1907.
In 1873 Snowball was one of the original stockholders, and by 1876, the sole owner of, the Chatham Branch Railway Company, which joined Chatham to the Intercolonial Railway. In 1890 he sold the line to the Northern and Western Railway Company, which he owned jointly with Alexander Gibson. The two lines were renamed the Canada Eastern Railway which became in turn part of the Intercolonial Railway in 1905 and the Canadian National Railway in 1923.
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