The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Welland Tribune (Welland, ON), January 16, 1903, page 2


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Senator McCallum Dead

Was Several Times Member Of The House Of Commons Dunnville, Ont., Jan. 13 - Senator McCallum died at his home, Stromness, this morning.

Hon. Lachlan McCallum was of Scottish birth, having been born in the Island of Three, Argyllshire, March 15, 823. When nineteen years of age he came to Canada and engaged in the shipbuilding trade, becoming a large contractor and ship owner. He entered municipal politics, and was elected reeve of the united townships of Sherbrooke and Moulton. Later he was elected as a Conservative to the House of Commons, sitting from 1867 until the general election of 1872, when he was defeated. He was again elected to the House of Commons in 1874, and unseated in May of the following year, but was re-elected in June and held the seat until 1877, when he was appointed to the Senate.

Senator McCallum, besides his political and commercial pursuits, was connected with the militia, having, as captain of the Dunnville Naval company, seen service at Fort Erie at the time of the Fenian Raid.

He was, in 1854, married to Priscilla Dawson Thewlis.


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Date of Original:
January 16, 1903
Local identifier:
GLN.3663
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Peter Warwick
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Welland Tribune (Welland, ON), January 16, 1903, page 2