Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Squair
Designation: Architect
Born: 1870 or 1871
Died: May 1932
Bio Notes: John Squair was born in Nairn in 1870 or 1871, the youngest son of James Squair, farmer at Little Kildrummy, and his wife, Margaret. He was educated at Nairn Academy and served his articles with Duncan Cameron in Inverness. He moved to Edinburgh to the practice of Kinnear & Peddie presumably as assistant and later returned to Inverness to set up business on his own account. He also worked in Nairn.

Around this time Squair was involved with the 'old Volunteers' and rose to the rank of Captain in the local company of Highland Garrison Artillery.

In 1902 he married Henrietta Reid McIntyre whose father farmed at Wester Kilbdrummy. Perhaps on the death of his father Squair took over the farm. He subsequently moved to take the tenancy of the farm of Nativity near Cromarty.

In due course Squair returned to Nairn where he took an active interest in agricultural affairs and became involved in local activities. He was interested in sport and was an official of the Nairn County football club. He was a fine singer and was a member of the High Church Choir, the Male Voice Choir and the Operatic Society.

Squair died in May 1932, survived by his wife, one son and two daughters.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Inverness, Inverness-shire, ScotlandBusiness   

Employment and Training

Employers

The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 2Kinnear & Peddie c. 1896Assistant 
Item 2 of 2Duncan Cameronc. 1891 Apprentice 

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1George Colvill Nairnec. 1900Before 1906Apprentice 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Scotland\'s People www.scotland'speople.gov.uk Census Records   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Aberdeen Journal24 May 1932   
Item 2 of 2Surrey Mirror11 November 1902