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Ont., 1909 (deceased). Club: Chinook.
Society: A. P. & A. M. Anglican. Ad-
dress: Lethbridge, Alta.


McNAMABA, William J. — Lecturer on
Religion and Travel; owner of McNa-
mara, Ltd., Real Estate & Investments,
702 Tegler Blk., Edmonton. Born Ren-
frew, Ont., Dec. 27, 1879, son of John
and Maria McNamara. Educated St.

Laurent College, Montreal; Laval Uni-
versity. Came to Alberta, 1885; taught
school, Edmonton, 1899-1902; established
business, Wetaskiwin, 1902; Edmonton,
1910. Mayor, Wetaskiwin, 1909. Married
Ida Lee Mulloy, Wetaskiwin, 1906; has
two sons and one daughter. Club: North-
ern. Recreations: motoring, outdoor
sports, foreign travel. Liberal; Unitar-
I ian. Address: 21st St., Edmonton, Alta.

McNATTGHT, John Y. — Secretary, Bur-
rell Inlet Tunnel & Bridge Co., Exchange
Bldg., Vancouver. Born Dumfriesshire,
Scotland, June 6, 1859, son of James and
Agnes McNaught. Educted: parish
school; Dumfries Academy. Farmed,
Moosomin, 1883. Came to British Co-
lumbia, 1896. Reeve of North Vancou-
ver Municipality. Served with 90th Reg-
ment, Winnipeg, and with Strathcona
Horse through South African War. Rec-
reations: gardening, mechanical work.
Address: Lynn Valley, North Vancou-
ver, B. C.

McNEEIiY', Annie — Widow of Thomas
McNeely. Daughter of Duncan Chls-
holm and niece of late Donald Chia-
hold, M. P. Married Thomas McNeely,
one of pioneers of the lower Eraser, and
twenty years ago came to New Westmin-
ster where he erected the old Dominion
Sawmills. Address: Jubilee Farm, Lad-
ner, B. C.

IVEcNEZi;!^, Neil Mann, M. S., C. M. —

Physician and Surgeon, 3d Ave. and 6th
St., Prince Rupert. Born Paisley, Ont.,
Feb. 23, 1877. son of Angus McNeill
(British Columbia pioneer) and Flora
McNeill. Educated: high school, Vic-
toria, and University of Illinois; post-
graduate course McGill University.
Came to British Columbia, 1884. Served
British Columbia R. G. A., five years.
Member of four-oared crew which won
Queen's Jubilee Cup, 1897. Practiced,
Atlin, B. C, and Vancouver; for three
years assistant surgeon Wellington Col-
lieries, Ladysmith, B. C. Clubs: Prince
Rupert; Prince Rupert Medical Associa-
tion. Recreation: rowing. Address:
Prince Rupert, B. C.




JOfiTHJill., Most Bev. N., D. D. — Arch-
■bishop of Vancouver. Born Mabou, Cape
Breton, N. S., November 23, 1851, son
of Malcolm and Ellen McNeil. Educated:
St. Francois Xavier's College, Antigon-
ish, N. S.; Propaganda College, Rome;

ordained, Rome, 1879; Bishop of St.
George's, New Foundland, 1895-1910; ap-
pointed archbishop of Vancouver, 1910;
appointed archbishop of Toronto, 1912.
Address: Wellesley Place, Toronto, Ont,




XAcirz:!!;]:!, Edward Peel — Of McNeill
& Martin, Barristers and Solicitors, 24th
St., Macleod; Director, Spectator Pub-
lishing Co., Ltd.; Chairman, Municipal
Public Hospital; President, Macleod
Horse Show Association; Bencher, Al-
berta Law Society since 1906; President,
Bar Society Macleod Judicial District.
Born, Dublin, Ireland, Dec. 23, 1863, son
of William and Margaret Oliphant Mc-
Neill. Educated: Whaley Range School,
Manchester; High School, Uxbridge; To-
ronto University; Osgoode Hall. Practis-
ed with Ferguson & O'Brian, Toronto,
1889-1890; member of firm. Burton &
McNeill, Toronto, 1890-1899; partner,
Haultain, McKenzie & McNeill, Macleod,
1899-1906; practised alone, 1906-1909;
present partnership formed, 1909. Un-

successful candidate to Alberta Legisla-
ture for Macleod, 1909. Served with
Queen's Own Rifles, Toronto, 1885-1899;
Lieutenant, 1889-1899; took active in-
terest in rifle shooting; statistical ofllcer,
Ontario Provincial Rifle Association,
1886-1888; statistical officer, Dominion of
Canada Rifle Association, 1888; Honorary
Secretary-Treasurer, Canadian Military
Institute, Toronto, 1892-1898. Married
Ellen Lydia Ives, Macleod, 1901; has
one son and one da.ughter. Clubs: Mac-
leod; Canadian Military Institute (To-
ronto). Societies: A. P. & A. M.; I. O.
F. Recreations: Fishing, hunting, mo-
toring, golf, shooting. Conservative;
Presbyterian. Address: "Dunmar," Mac-
leod, Alta.



J. D. McNeill.

VLcNEIImIm, Joliu D. — President and
manager. Great Northern Transfer Co.,
Vancouver; president, Vancouver Coal
Co.; vice-president. Mount Gladstone
Mining Co.; director, Little Bros. Whole-
sale Grocery; director, Haslaih Creek
Lumber Co.; director. Tale Mining Co.;
director, Vancouver Exhibition Associa-
tion. Born Paisley, Ont., April 21, 1866,
son of Archie and Helen Currie Mc-
Neill. Educated public and high schools,
Ontario. Came to British Columbia,
1982. Butcher, Victoria, 1895-1897; trans-
fer business, Vancouver,. 1897-1904; mian-
ager, Manitoba Transfer Co., Vancou-
ver, 1904-1906; established present busi-
ness, contract from Great Northern Ry.,
1906. Served with 32nd Battalion, Vol-
unteers, Paisley, Ont. Club: Commer-
cial. Recreations: horses, riding, driv-
ing. Conservative; Baptist. Address:
Vancouver, B. C.

McFHAI^, A. C. — Farmer. Born Lan-
ark County, Ont., 1864, son of Peter and
Elizabeth McPhail. Came to Manitoba
1883; farmed 1888; Vice-President Bran-
don Summer Fair; Director Manitoba
Winter Fair; ex-President Brandon Grain
Growers* Association; ex-President Far-
mers' Institute; ex-Councillor Municipal-
ity of Elton. Raises Clydesdale horses
(registered); improved Yorkshire pigs;
and White Plymouth Rocks; ex-Presi-
dent Western Agricultural and Arts As-
sociation. Married Mary McDougall,
Lanark, Ont., 1892; has two sons and
two daughters. President Forrest Curl-
ing Club. Liberal; Presbyterian. Ad-
dress: Brandon, Man.

McFHEBSON', Alexander Nug-ent, ImIi.

B. — Of McPherson, Saunderson & Wil-
son, Barristers, Bank of Hamilton Bldg.,
Winnipeg. Born Kingussie, Invernes-
shire, Scotland, Dec. 19, 1857, son of
Edwin and Margaret McPherson. Came
to Canada as a boy and educated at high
school, Kincardine, Ont.; College In-
stitution, Brantford, Ont.; Toronto Uni-
versity; Manitoba University, Winnipeg
Taught school, Ontario. Came to Win-
nipeg, 1881. Engaged in practice of law,
1889. Senior Examiner, Law Society of
Manitoba; Senior Examiner in Law,
Manitoba University; Secretary, Mani-
toba College Board; member of Coun-
cil of Bar Association of Winnipeg
since its inception. Director, Empire
Loan Co., Winnipeg; Winnipeg National
Land Co.; Inter-Provincial Land Co.;
Selkirk and Northern Land Co. Mem-
ber Winnipeg School Board; now
Solicitor to Board. Was right-of-way
solicitor for Attorney General, Red
River Valley Ry.; Commissioner of Royal
Commission appointed by Dominion Gov-
ernment to inquire into the participation
in politics of customs officers. Married
Minnie Tait Morgan, Winnipeg, 1889; has
two sons and two daughters. Societies:
A. F. & A. M. (P. ML); St. Andrews;
Scottish Clans. Liberal; Presbyterian.
Address: 6 Balmoral Place, Winnipeg,

McFHEBSON, Archibald Jolin C. E.,
O. li. S., B. A., B. Sc— City Commis-
sioner, Regina. Born Gait, Ont., Feb. 24,
1870, son of John and Florence McPher-
son. Educated: College Institute, Qalt;
Toronto University. Civil Engineer,
Gait, 1894; Superintendent of Water-
works until 1899; partnership with Wil-
lis Chipman, Brockville, Ont., as con-
sulting engineers, 1899-1901; entered
service of Dominion Government, De-
partment of the Interior, 1901, and was
sent to Yukon to look after government
surveying work and Territorial public
works; appointed Superintendent of
Highways for Province of Saskatche-
wan, Regina, 1905; appointed City Com-
missioner of Regina, 1910. Chairman of
Board of Examiners of Sasckatchewan
Land Surveyors. Married Jennie Cowan
Menzies, Toronton, 1897; has two sons
and one daughter. Club: Assiniboia.
Societies: A. F. & A. M.; Canadian So-
ciety of Civil Engineers. Recreations:
golf, curling. Liberal; Presbyterian. Ad-
dress: 2232 Lome St., Regina, Sask.



McFBERSOir, Charles Edward Stuart

— Assistant Passenger Traffic Manager,
C P R., Winnipeg. Born Chatham, Ont,
June 7, 1862. Clerk Grand Trunk Ry.,
Toronto, 1876-1882; clerk, Chicago, Rock
Island & Pacific Ry, 1882-1886; in serv-
ice, C. P. R., since 1886; appointed Gen-
eral Passenger Agent, Western Lines,
1899; present position since 1910. Mar-
ried Josephine Troop, St. John, N.
B, 1896. Club: Manitoba. Societies:
St. Andrews; A. F. & A. M. Presby-
terian. Address: Winnipeg, Man.

Mcpherson, Major claries Duncan,
M. Ii. A. — Editor and proprietor, Daily
Graphic and Weekly Manitoba Liberal,
Portage la Prairie. Born Forest, Ont.,
April 14, 1877, son of Dougald and Fanny
McPherson. Educated Forest. Appren-
tice office of Forest Free Press, 1893;
came to Portage la Prairie, 1896; worked
as printer and foreman. Portage la
Prairie, Neepawa, Man., and Fort Wil-
liam, Ont., 1896-1899; manager and edi-
tor. Weekly Manitoba Liberal, Portage
la Prairie, 1899-1901; bought that pa-
per,* 1901; bought Daily Graphic, and
merged the two, retaining old names,
1903; with R. G. McCuish established
Fort William Herald, 1905; sold out,
1906; supervising editor of the Western
Editor, Winnipeg, a newspaperman's
publication, since Jan. 1, 1911. Elected
Manitoba Legislature for Lakeside, 1910;
member of Manitoba Grain Growers'
Association; president. Western Canada
Press Association, 1908-1909; Senior
Major, 18th Canadian Mounted Rifles.
Societies: A. F. & A. M.; K. of P.; St.
Andrews. Recreation: motoring. Lib-
eral; Presbyterian. Address: Portage la
Prairie, Man.

Mcpherson, John Allan, M. I.. A. —

Farmer. Born Mount Pleasant, Ont.,
Dec. 28, 1855, son of Donald and Cath-
erine McPherson. Came to Winnipeg, 1878;
on C. P. R. construction 1878-1881; came
to Edmonton via ox cart, 1881 and home-
steaded. Director Edmonton Exhibition
Association since 1901; Director Stoney
Plain Creamery Association since 1906;
member local School Board since 1895;
Postmaster Spruce Grove since 1897; J.
P., 1890-1895. Elected to Alberta Legis-
lature for Stoney Plain 1905; re-elected
1909. Married Christina Hodel, 1894; has
five sons and one daughter. Liberal.
Presbyterian. Address: Spruce Grove,

Mcpherson, John M. — President and
Managing Director Maritime Trust Co.,
Ltd., 225 Hastings St., Vancouver; Presi-
dent London Trust Co., Ltd. Born Prince
ESdward Island, Nov-. 6, 1884, son of Alex-


ander and Margaret Ross McPherson.
Manager Heaslip & McPherson, Vancou-
ver, 1906-1910; present position since
1910. Address: Vancouver, B. C.


McPHIIiIiIFS, Captain, The Honorable
Albert Edward, K. C, P. R. C. I. — Bar-
rister, Victoria. Born Richmond Hill,
Ont., March 21, 1861, son of George Mc-
Phillips, D. L. S., C. E., and Margaret
McPhillips. Educated St. Boniface Col-
lege; Manitoba College. Called to Man-
itoba. Bar, 1882. Called to British Co-
lumbia Bar, 1891; K. C, 1900; President,



Victoria Bar Association, 1898-1899.
Counsel for Merchants Bank of Can-
ada, Victoria; British Columbia Elec-
tric Railway Co., Ltd., British Columbia
Land and Investment Agency, Ltd.; Van-
couver Island Power Co., Ltd., and vari-
ous other corporations. Holds certifi-
cate from Toronto School of Infantry;
Lieutenant 90th Battalion, Winnipeg-
Rifles, in Northwest Rebellion, 1885;
medal and clasp. Fish Creek and
Batoche; retired 1890 with rank of Cap-
lain. Member of British Columbia Leg-
islative Assembly for Victoria City,
1898-1903, 1907-1910-1912; Attorney Gen-
eral for British Columbia, resigning
Nov. 5, 1903; appointed President of the
Council of the British Columbia Gov-
ernment, 1910; President, Canadian Club,
Victoria, 1909; member Royal Commis-
sion to enquire into matters affecting
taxation in British Columbia, 1911. Mar-
ried Sophia Davie, 1896. Recreations: rid-
ing, gardening. Club: Union. Conserva-
tive; Roman Catholic. Address: Cloon-
more House," Rockland Ave., Victoria,
B. C.


McFHII^IiIFS, I.ewis Griffith, K. C. —

Of McPhillips & Wood, Barristers and
Solicitors, Davis Chambers, Vancouver.
Born Richmond Hill, Ont., March 12,
1859, son of George McPhillips and Mar-
garet Lavin. Came to Manitoba 1872.
Educated Manitoba College, Winnipeg.
Called to Bar of Manitoba 1882; came
to British Columbia, 1888; appointed Q.
C. (Dominion), 1892; Q. C. (Provincial),
1900; Bencher British Columbia Law So-
ciety. Married Emma Louise Rogers.
Club: Vancouver. Conservative; Roman
Catholic. Address: 2045 Barclay St.,
Vancouver, B. C.


McQITAZD, Edward S., B. A., I.T1. B.

— Barrister, etc., Gariepy Block, Edmon-
ton, Alta. Born Elgin, New Brunswick,
Aug. 25, 1881. Son of David A. and
Eleanor McQuaid. Educated Alma high
school; Provincial Normal school; Fred-
ericton, N. B. After teaching two years
entered Mount Allison University, grad-
uating B. A. 1905. Graduated Harvard
Law School Class of 1908 with degree
of LL. B. Also holds degree of LL. B.
from Manitoba University, 1909. Began
practice of law Edmonton, 1909. Mar-
ried at Cobourg to Irene, daughter of
James Clarke, Oct. 25, 1911. Liberal In
Politics. Methodist. Clubs: Canadian,
Edmonton and Harvard-Canadian. Rec-
reations: football and Tennis.

McQtTABRIi:, Alexander I^achlau, B.
S., M. D. — Physician. Born Ottawa, Aug.
11, 1879, son of Lachlan and Mary Mc-
Quarrie; came to British Columbia as
boy. Educated St. Louis, Mo. Brake-
man three years and mail clerk five
years with C. P. R. Practiced New
Westminster since 1909. Married Flor-
ence Maud Morrison, May 21, 1910. Club:
Westminster. Societies: A. P. & A. M. ;
A. O. P.; S. O. E. Recreation: Lacrosse.
Address: New Westminster, B. C.

IXcQITABBIi:, William G-arlaud. — Of

Wade, Whealler, McQuarrie & Martin,
Barristers and Solicitors, New Westmin-
ster and Vancouver. Born Ottawa, July
26, 1876, son of Lachlan and Mary Mc-
Quarrie. Educated public and high
schools, Winnipeg and New Westmin-
ster; Osgoode Hall. Came to British
Columbia 1889. Called to British Col-
umbia Bar 1900, since when has prac-
ticed first in firm headed by Aulay Mor-
rison, K. C. (now Mr. Justice Morrison
of the British Columbia Supreme Court
Bench, Morrison, Whiteside, McQuarrie
& Briggs) : then in firm headed by J»-



seph Martin, K. C. (Martin, Weart &
McQuarrie), and for last three years in
firm of Wade, Whealler, McQuarrie &
Martin, senior partner being F. C. Wade,
K. C. Solicitor for City of New West-
minster and Burnaby Matsqui, Sumas
and Surrey Municipalities for some
years. Married Elsie Owen Macgowan,
daugliter of D. H. Macgowan, New West-
minster, 1907; has one son and one
daughter. Clubs: Westminster, Vancou-
ver, Royal Vancouver Yaclit, Jericlio
Country, Vancouver. Societies: A. F. &
A. M.; I. O. O. F. Recreations: Lacrosse,
football, tennis. Conservati\e; Presby-
terian. Address: 49 Albert Crescent,
.\e\v Westminster, B. C.

JAMES McQueen.

McQITEEN, James — (Retired.) Born
Wentworth County, Ont, Dec. 18, 1839,
son of James and Katherine Goldie

Hewitson McQueen. Educated public
schools. Taught school, Rockton, Ont.,
five years; postmaster, Dundas, Ont., fif-
teen years. Came to Vancouver, 1891.
Served on City Council, six years; chair-
man, Finance Committee, during this
period. Charter member, first Liberal
Association formed in Vancouver, 1891.
Married Mary Jane Whetham, 1873; has
one son and three daughters. Liberal;
Presbyterian. Address: Shaughnessy
Heights, Vancouver, B. C.


McTAGGABT, John — (Retired.) Born
Middlesex, Ont., July 24, 1856, son of
George and Mary Shannon McTaggart.
Educated public schools, Middlesex.
Came to Saskatchewan, 1883; with Main-
tenance and Way Department, C. P. R.,
Moose Jaw, 1883-1893; roadmaster, C. P.
R., Moose Jaw, 1893-1903; generall mer-
cantile business and ranching, Weyburn,
1903-1911. Mayor, Weyburn, 1911-1912;
Councilman, Weyburn, 1910; Chairman
and Trustee, Weyburn School Board,
three years. Married Annie Home,
daughter of John Home, 1889; has two
daughters. Society: A. F. & A. M.
Recreation: hunting. Conservative;
Methodist. Address: Foster St., Wey-
burn, Sask.




McBAi:, Alexander D. — Of Davidson
& McRae, Toronto, Winnipeg and Van-
couver; Vice-President and Managing Di-
rector of the Canadian Western Lumber
Co., Ltd., Fraser Mills, B. C; President
Anacortes Lumber & Box Co., Anacortes,
Wash.; Vice-President Columbia River
Lumber Co., Ltd., Golden, B. C. ; Vice-
President and Managing Director Can-
adian Collieries (Dunsmuir), Ltd., Vic-
toria; President Canadian North Pacific
Fisheries, Ltd., Vancouver; President
Wallace Fisheries, Ltd., Vancouver.

Closely identified with the development
of the natural resources of Western
Canada. Born Glencoe, Ont., Nov. 17,
1874, son of Duncan and Mary McRae.
Educated public schools. Formerly en-
gaged in banking business United States;
later in colonization work Western Can-
ada with Col. A. D. Davidson, under firm
name of Davidson & McRae; came to
Vancouver 1907. Clubs: Vancouver; Man-
itoba (Winnipeg). Recreations: shoot-
ing, fishing, noted horseman. Address;
Shaughnessy Heights, Vancouver, B. C.



ItlcTAVISH, Donald Neil. — Broker,
730-733 Rogers Bldg., Vancouver. Born
Beeton, Ont, Oct. 2, 1878, son of Peter
and Margaret McTavish. Came to Brit-
ish Columbia 1889. Educated public
schools; school teacher 1897. Married

Mabel Evelyn Sherwood, Hillsboro, N.
B.; has one son. Club: Alpine. Society:

A. P. & A. M. Recreations: Mountain-
eering, fishing. Liberal; Presbyterian.
Address: 1605 Nelson St., Vancouver.

B. C.




McTAVISBC, P. D. — Manager British
Canadian Securities Co., Ltd., Dominion
Trust Bldg., Vancouver. Born Beaton,
Ont., Oct. , 1878, son of Peter and Mar-
garet McTavish. Educated public and
high schools. Lived Winnipeg and
Southern Manitoba nine years. Came to
British Columbia; farmed and taught
school Hammond, B. C. Represented
British Columbia Permanent Loan & Sav-
ings Co.; was Superintendent for Brit-
ish Columbia, Alberta and Saskatche-
wan for International Correspondence
Schools. Came to Vancouver 1889; Di-
rector McTavish Bros., Ltd.; President
British Columbia Fruit Land Co., Ltd.
Clubs: Terminal City, Canadian Alpine.
Societies: A. F. & A. M. (32d degree).
Recreation: Mountaineering. Address:
1281 Pacific St., Vancouver, B. C.

McWII.i;iAMS, WUliam H.— Grain and
Lumber Merchant, Grain Exchange, Win-
nipeg. Born Peterboro, Ont., July 1,
1860, son of John and Agnes McWil-
liams. Educated public schools. Grain
business, Minneapolis, Minn. Came to
Winnipeg 1902. President Monarch Lum-
ber Co.; Winnipeg Elevator Co.; Empire
Elevator Co.; Thunder Bay Elevator Co.;
Vice-President Canadian Elevator Co.
Married Carrie J. Hart, St. Cloud, Minn.,
1885; has one son. Clubs: Manitoba,
St. Charles Country. Recreation: Golf.
Conservative; Anglican. Address: 65
Kennedy St., Winnipeg, Man.

IiIZiADOWS, Charles Jolin. — Farmer.
Born Colchester, England, Jan. 30, 1871,
son of Ward and Elizabeth Meadows.
Educated Nautwich Grammar School,
England; came to Manitoba 1886; farmed
with F. C. Drummond, Daly Municipal-
ity, 1886-1889; farmed with his father,
Odanah Municipality, 1889-1894; farmed
near Rapid City, 1904, where owns and
operates 800 acres of land. Director
Minnedosa Agricultural Society; Coun-
cillor Minnedosa for Odanah, 1896-1900;
School Trustee for Roseneath School for
three terms (3 years each). Married
Edith Maria Dentith, New Brighton,
England, 1894; has one son and one
daughter. Recreation: Motoring. Con-
servative; Anglican. Address: Box 128,
Rapid City, Man.

MEADOWS, Ernest William. — Farmer.
Born Agra, India, Dec. 19, 1879, son of
Ward and Elizabeth Meadows. Educated
National Schools, England; Wheat City
College, Brandon. Came to Manitoba
1888. Vice-President Grain Growers' As-
sociation, Moore Park, Man. Farmed
Rapid City, 1904. Recreations: All sports.
Anglican. Address: Rapid City, Man.

IVTEIiK, Ethelbert Eldridge, B. A., ia.D.

— Physician and Surgeon. Born Five
Islands, N. S., Nov. 26. 1877, son of
Benjamin and Jennie Ella Meek. Edu-
cated University of Manitoba. Came to
Virden, Man., 1885; practiced Altona,
Man., 1901. City Medical Health offi-
cer; Lieutenant C. A. M. C, attached to
95th Saskatchewan Rifles. Married Hat-
tie Louise Higginbotham, Virden, 1902;
has one daughter. Clubs: Assiniboia,
Canadian. Societies: A. F. & A. M. ; I.
O. O. F. Recreations: Hockey, football.
Liberal; Presbyterian. Address: 2121
Scarth St., Regina, Sask.

MECrBAW, Major Ainsley. — Proprietor
and Managing Editor The Hedley Gaz-
ette, Hedley. Born Paisley, Ont., July
12, 1857, son of John and Isabella Me-
graw. Educated public and high schools.
Paisley, Ont.; Collegiate Institute, St.
Catherines, Ont.; Normal School, Ot-
tawa; School of Practical Science, To-
ronto; School of Mines, Kingston; Joint
Editor The Busy Times, Port Elgin, Ont.,
1884-1885; Editor and Proprietor Paisley
Advocate, Paisley, 1885-1892; Editor and
Joint Proprietor Vernon News, 1892-
1893; Editor and Proprietor Wiarton
Ont., 1894-1896; mining Camp McKinney,
B. C, 1897-1902; Deputy Mining Record-
er, Beaverdell, B. C, 1902-1904; present
business since 1904. Served with 32nd
Battalion Bruce County, Ont., retiring
with rank of Major. Societies: I. O. O.
F.; A. F. & A. M. (first Master of Ver-
non & Hedley Lodge). Recreation: Golf.
Conservative; Presbyterian. Address:
Hedley, B. C.



MEGAW, W. B. — -Departrpental Store,
Barnard Ave., Vernon; is now conducting
the largest individual general merchan-
dise business in the Province. Director
Jubilee Hospital. Born County Down,
Ireland, April 2, 1848, son of Samuel
and Mary Jane Riggs Megaw. Came to
Canada as a boy. Educated public
schools near Bowmanville, Ont. Came to
British Columbia, 1878. In mercantile
business, Nicola 1878-1882, with branches
Spence's Bridge, 1881-1884, near Lytton
1881-1885, Savona 1881-1885; Kamloops.
1884-1889; Vernon since 1885. Received
first freight shipment at Kamloops via
C. P. R., from the East, 1886; was ac-
corded a flat rate of $1.57 from Mont-
real; made first shipment by rail from
Sicamous to Vernon on line built by
Hon. Senator George Riley and Hon. T.
W. Paterson, Lieutenant-Governor of
British Columbia. Mayor Vernon, 1900-
1904. Married Annie Donough, 1884; has
one son and one daughter. Independ-
ent; Presbyterian. Address: Vernon,
B. C.

MEHAIT, William Charles Clyde. —

General Superintendent Mountain Divi-
sion G. T. P., Prince Rupert. Born
Quebec, Oct. 16, 18«6, son of Edward
and Elizabeth Mehan. Educated St. Al-
bans, Vt. With Central Vermont Ry.,
St. Albans, 1881-1899; Trainmaster Can-
ada Atlantic and Grand Trunk, Ottawa,
1899-1906; Superintendent Delaware &

Hudson lines in Canada, Montreal, 1906-
1908; Superintendent Prairie Division, 6.
T. P., Melville, Sask., 1908-1910; re-
ceived present appointment 1910. Mar-
ried Abbie Clara Graves, St. Albans,
1889. Address: Prince Rupert, B. C.

M. P.

MEICfHEN, Arthur, B. A., I.Ii. B., M.

P. — Of Cooper & Meighen, Barristers,
Portage la Prairie. Born St. Mary's,
Ont., June 16, 1876, son of Joseph and
Mary Jane Meighen. Educated St. Mary's
public school; Toronto University.
Taught high school, Caledonia, Ont.,
f897-1898. Came to Winnipeg, 1898;
Portage la Prairie, 1902; called to Mani-
toba Bar, 1903; member of firm Meighen
& McPherson, 1904; Meighen & Hogg,
1907; present partnership formed, 1909.
Be^ncher Manitoba Law Society; elected
to House of Commons for Portage la
Prairie, 1908-1911. Married Jessie Isa-
bel Cox, Birtle, Man., 1904; has two
sons and one daughter. Clubs: Portage
la Prairie; Adanac (Winnipeg). Con-
servative; Presbyterian. Address: Por-
tage la Prairie, Man.

MBIKIiB, G-eorgfe Greenshields.— Ed-
itor and Publisher. Born Burritts Rap-
ids, Ont., Dec. 1, 1854, son of John and
Eliza Meikle. Educated Burritts Rap-
ids, and Lachute Academy. Came to

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