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Senator Alexander McCall, son of David W. McCall and Harriet Mann
Birth:21 Dec 1840 in Charlotteville Township,  Norfolk County
Married:Sarah McInnes, 13 Oct 1872 in Charlotteville Township (age 31)
Died:10 Jun 1925 in Simcoe, Norfolk County (age 84)
Buried:Oakwood Cemetery, Simcoe
Sarah McInnes, daughter of Captain Andrew McInnes and Susan Clark
Born:2 Feb 1841 in Charlotteville Township,  Norfolk County
Married:Alex McCall, 13 Oct 1872 in Charlotteville Township (age 31)
Died:31 Jul 1929 in Simcoe,  Norfolk County (age 88)
Buried:Oakwood Cemetery, Simcoe
Their Children:
Anna Christina McCall (1873-1875)
Carrie Alexandria McCall (1875-1945)
Sarah Edna McCall married Albert C. Peterson
Harold Stewart McCall married E. Fyke, H. Maloney and L. Louks
Jessie Isabella McCall married Stanley Laing and Sidney Farmer
Alexander and his older cousin Daniel A. McCall married McInnes sisters; the two couples were fast friends all their lives. Alex moved his family from Vittoria to Simcoe in 1880. Alex was prominent in business, finance and politics in Norfolk for six decades. He and his brother Thomas followed their father into the lumber business, Alex being the senior partner in A. & T. McCall, and later a significant lumber exporter with holdings in several a dozen Southern and Western States. Alex served on municipal council in Charlotteville and Simcoe, was Mayor of Simcoe 1893-1894, was elected to federal Parliament in 1908, then appointed to the Canadian Senate in 1913. He was a driving force behind CN rail between Port Rowan and Simcoe, the wintering place cross on Brant Hill in Port Dover, the Carillon Tower, Norfolk General Hospital. In 1922 he was elected honorary president of the Norfolk Historical Society.
Source: John Cardiff of Simcoe, Norfolk County. Submitted: 3 May 2003
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