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MEN OF CANADA.

222

JAMES QUINN, J.P., Orillia,
Ont., was born April 20, iSi6,
at Coothill, County Caven,
Ireland. His parents were John Quinn
and Ann Coulson. He was educated
at the private schools of his native
county in Ireland. His father died
while he was but an infant, and at the
age of sixteen years Mr. Quinn emi-
grated to Canada and settled in Medonte,
and has lived chiefly in Orillia for the
last fifty years of his life. He has
been a member of the Town Council
for a great number of years, was the
first reeve appointed in the town of
Orillia, and held the offices at intervals

for the long period of twenty-five years. In ISS3 he was appointed warden for the County of Silncoe. Mr. Quinn was for many years a highly respected and successful merchant in the tmvrn. He is a member of the Church of England, and in politics is a Conservative. He has taken an active part in the election of representatives, and on two occasions con-tested the East Riding, County of Simcoe, and reduced the Liberal majority by four hundred. Mr. Quinn was married on the 3rd of June, iS6i, to Mary `Filson, daughter of Mr. Thorburn, a native of Scotland.

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