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MRN OF CANAiDA.   447

SAMUEL GEORGE
McKAY, barrister,
Woodstock, Ontario, was
born there February 19th,
1856. He attended the
public and High schools,
where he received his early
educational training, and
finished at New Glasgow
College, 'Nova Scotia. He
coninienced the study of
law with Ball, Matheson c\-
Ball, Woodstock, and finish-
ed Nvith Blake, Kerr, Bovd
Cassels, Toronto. He
was admitted to the Bar in
i8S1, and at once began the
practice of his profession ill
his native town. In 1882
lie entered into partnership
Nvith W. G. Eakins, now one
of the editors of the Mail
newspaper, under the firm
name of Eakins & McKay.
This partnership existed
for one year. The subject
of our sketch then entered
into partnership Nvith H. J.
Finkle, under the title of
Finkle & McKay. This
firm continued for three

years, when, in the year

1SS6, W. T. 1Ic-AIullen was admitted a member of the firm, Nvhich became Finkle, McKay & McMullen. Mr. McKay was married on the 29th of September, iSS6, to Miss Jessie Agnes Campbell, of Woodstock. In June, 1891, lie withdrew from the firin of Finkle, DlcKay & McMullen in order to practice alone. He has been engaged in some important cases, in which he gave proofs of great ability and careful study. He was one of the counsel for they defence in the celebrated Bircliall trial. Our subject is a public-spirited citizen and holds many offices in the town. He is president of the

Woodstock Electric Light Power and Street Railway Co., and one of the owners and a director of the Woodstock Gas Light Co. He is a ilieiliber of the Society of Fraternal Guardians, the Roval Arcanum, the Independent Order of Foresters, and the Home Protection Association, being president of the latter society. He is a member of Knox Presbyterian Church in full communion. In politics he is a Reformer, and takes an active interest in the -xvelfare of the party. His father, the late Alexander McKay, -was chairman of the first Reform Convention in Western Ontario.

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