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ALEX. RIGGS McCLENEGHAN, P.M., Woodstock, Out.,
was born on October 15th,
IS23, in Armagh, Ireland. His father
belonged to Her Majesty's 7th Light
Dragoons, and came to Canada in IS29,
settling in "Little York." Onr subject
received his education in Toronto pri-
vate and district schools. He learned
the trade of a printer at Toronto, and
was afterwards a reporter for the public
press for a number of years, also editor
and proprietor of various papers. In
1556 he established the Woodstock
Times, which he conducted until 1573,
wlicn he was appointed Postmaster

there   'AIr 1IcClette~,han

•   y   a

was appointed a justice of

the Peace in 1856, has been

a member of the Municipal

Council of Woodstock, was

captain in the Oxford Rifles

for twenty years, and retired

with the rank of major. In

1837 he volunteered to do

garrison duty under Col.

McLean, and was in the

advance guard when the at-

tack was made on Montgo-

mery's Hotel, Gallows Hill.

He also went with Colonel

Chisholm to Niagara frontier

in 1838. At the time of

the " Trent affair " he offer-

ed his services to Her

Majesty's Government. In

religion he is an Episcopa-

lian, being church warden

and a delegate to the Synod

Oil   different   occasions.

Through him and Colonel

John Barwick old St. Paul's

Church, Woodstock, -\aas re-

opened. In politics he is a

Conservative, He is a mem-

ber of the A.F. 8-- A.M.,

1 0 .F. A.O.L".W LO.F.

C.O.F., and an Orangeman, and has held most of the offices in the gift of these societies. Mr. 1\IcCleneghalt has been twice married—first, in rS45, to Emilia Nott, of Sussex, Eng., who died in IS49; and, in 1852, he married Rosanna Dolmage, of Guelph. He has fire sons living and occupying prominent positions: Alexander Y., being a barrister in Winnipeg, of the firm of Aikens, Culver, Patterson

AlcCleneghan ; Thomas A., assistant P.M. at Woodstock ; Frank, in a lncrative position in Knoxville, Tenn. ; Albert B., in the Imperial Bank, Wood-stock, and Warren H., in the North-West engaged in agricultural pursuits.


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