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1886-1887 - Alexander McKay

Alexander McKay
Alexander McKay

Born in Hamilton, McKay was educated in Hamilton schools including Central Public School. He was involved in the hotel business, managing the Victoria Hotel. He later became a grain merchant with a flour and feed business on John Street South. In 1879 he was elected alderman for Ward 2 and served seven years. He became mayor in 1886 and was re-elected in 1887. That same year he was elected a Conservative Member of Parliament for Hamilton and served as party whip until 1896. On his retirement he was appointed inspector of customs.

 

Born: April 19, 1843

Married: Catherine Marshall, March 8, 1871

Died: April 21, 1912

Buried: Hamilton Cemetery

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Stoney Creek Library Broken Water Main

A broken water main has resulted in the loss of water and washroom facilities at the Stoney Creek Branch. 
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Kenilworth Branch - Accessible Service Disruption Notice

The parking lot at the Kenilworth Branch is currently under construction, and is unavailable, including Kenilworth's accessible parking space. Street parking is available near the branch. ‚ÄčAs an alternative, the closest library locations with access to barrier free parking are the Barton Branch, located at 571 Barton St E, and the Red Hill Branch, located at 695 Queenston Rd. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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