Fonds BCHS224 - Hon. Judge John Charles McCorkill

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Hon. Judge John Charles McCorkill

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CA BCHS BCHS224

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12 textual records. - 2 account books.

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(1854-1920)

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Born in Farnham on August 31, 1854, he was the son of Robert McCorkill and Margaret Meighen. He received his education in Farnham and Saint-Jean. At the age of 16, he served in the Fenian Raid in 1870 as he was a Captain in the 60th Battalion of Missisquoi County. He completed a Bachelor of Laws degree from McGill University in 1877 and was called to the Bar of Quebec in 1878. He practiced law in Montreal, Farnham and Cowansville.
John Charles McCorkill married Apphia Mary Leonard, daughter of Elijah Leonard and Emeline Woodman in London, Ontario in 1884. They had no children.
In the political field, he was a liberal candidate in the 1886 election and 1888 by-election in Missisquoi and finally was elected in 1897. Appointed to the Legislative Council of Quebec for the division of Bedford in 1898, he resigned in 1903 and was elected in Brome the same year, being reelected in 1904. In 1906, he resigned as he was named Judge of the Superior Court for the Province of Quebec.
On a municipal level, he was councellor in Cowansville from 1890 to 1891 and mayor from 1892 to 1894. Member of many different intellectual organizations, he was also president of the Missisquoi Historical Society. He died in Quebec City on March 10, 1920 at the age of 65 and was buried in the Sillery Mount Hermon Cemetery.

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  • French

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Creation: November 2016.
Revision: November 2023.

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  • English
  • French

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  • Arabic

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