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Christ Church R. E., Barrie, Out.,

was born at the Lakes of Killarney, County of Kerry, Ireland, in the year 1832, and is the only surviving son of the late James Lawson Magrath, Esq., of the Irish Poor Law Commission, and grandson of Lt.-Col.-James Magrath, of the 87th Royal Irish Regiment of Foot, who served for the long period of fifty-three years in the British army. Mr. Magrath was educated in Dublin for mercantile life, and came to Canada with his family in 1874, and for the period of sixteen years he was one of the most prominent and popular commercial travellers in the Dominion. Re-signing mercantile life in 1889, he was ordained to the ministry of the Reformed Episcopal Church by the Right Rev. Samuel Fallowes, D.D., presiding bishop, and was then appointed rector of Christ Church, Barrie, which position he still occupies. Mr. Magrath was married in 18J7 to Emily, daughter of Wm. Atkinson Sadlier, Esq., Sea Park, Malahide, County Dublin, and neice of Very Rev. Frank Sadlier, D.D., Provost, T.C.D.


Chesley, Ont., was born May and,

1837, in the County of Renfrew, Out. His parents were John Halliday and Catherine McNabb, of Perthshire, Scotland. The subject of our sketch received such an education as the schools of his day afforded. He first engaged in the lumber business in Renfrew County. In 18J7 he removed to Chesley and engaged in the general store business, being the pioneer storekeeper of the town. Mr. Halliday is a public-spirited citizen, and has held many trustworthy offices in the town and county. He has been treasurer of the town since its incorporation, and post-master and Justice of the Peace since 1873. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church, and has been an elder for ten years. He has also been secretary and treasurer of the School Board for twenty-four years. Mr. Halliday was married in April, 1867, to Miss Graham, daughter of William Graham, of Carlisle, England. He has one of the handsomest residences in Chesley, where he lives happily with his family.


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