MacKinnon, James

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MacKinnon, James

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1850-1937

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Born in Londonderry, Ireland, June 30, 1850, the son of James MacKinnon and Mary Allen. He came to Canada at a young age, received his education at St. Francis College, Richmond. As a young man entered the banking business. He was associated with the old Eastern Townships Bank - was manager of the E.T.B. in Cowansville from 1876-1900 - Assistant General Manager E.T.B. 1900-1902, General Manager in 1902-1912, he served in the Fenian Raids (medal). He was also elected mayor of Cowansville and Sherbrooke, and Honorary President of the Brome County Historical Society. Married to Emily S Robinson, daughter of Jonathan Robinson of Waterloo, they had one son Cecil Gordon MacKinnon, who became Judge MacKinnon of Montreal and Bondville. The family spent leisure time in Leo Cottage and Inverness Farm in Bondville, Brome County. James MacKinnon died January 28, 1937.

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