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Arthur and Marilouise Kroker

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Arthur and Marilouise Kroker are writers, lecturers, and editors in the area of technology and contemporary culture. Arthur Kroker studied at McMaster University where he received a Ph.D. in political science in 1975. In 1975 he became an assistant professor, and in 1980, an associate professor at the University of Winnipeg. He joined Concordia University's Political Science Department in 1981 as associate professor. In 1988, he was appointed professor of political science.

Arthur and Marilouise Kroker were founders and editors of the Canadian Journal of Political and Social Theory (CJPST), in 1976 at the University of Winnipeg. They and the CJPST moved to Concordia University in 1981. The aim of the CJPST is to provide a gathering-point for political, social and cultural theory, both in Canada and globally. It aims to synthesize theoretical reflection and analysis of the public situation, to mediate theory and contemporary history. In 1993 Arthur and Marilouise Kroker relaunched the journal in electronic format on the Internet under the name CTHEORY: Theory, Technology and Culture ( Arthur and Marilouise Kroker were also publishers of the New Worlds Perspectives series of monographs in which they were editors of the CultureTexts Series.

McKenna, Bob and Kevin

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  • [ca. 1950?]-

Kevin McKenna was born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, in 1952. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Pratt Institute in New York in 1974.
Bob McKenna is an artist and filmmaker working in visual and media arts.
Together, the McKenna brothers participated in the exhibition Corridart dans la rue Sherbrooke, that was sponsored by the Arts and Culture Committee of the 1976 international Olympic Games held in Montreal. They created the large-scale photomontage Rues-miroirs, encompassing a panoramic view of five or six blocks of Sherbrooke Street and St-Laurent Street, where it was installed. The exhibition, and with it McKenna’s installation, was dismantled by the City of Montreal before the Olympic Games opened.

Grant family

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La famille Grant a émigré d'Aberdeen, en Écosse, à Montréal dans les années 1830. Alexander Gregory Grant est né en 1814 à Aberdeen, en Écosse, en tant que fils de George Grant, et est décédé en 1897 à Montréal, au Québec. Alexander Gregory Grant a émigré avec sa femme Elizabeth Emslie (décédée en 1854). Ils ont eu six enfants: George R., Louisa, Emily, Cecilia, Alexander et Agnes. Alexander Gregory Grant a fait ses études en Espagne et a travaillé comme instructeur apres son arrivee en Amérique du Nord. Il a enseigné à la West Point Military Academy au New Jersey, États-Unis, et plus tard à Montréal. Son fils, George R. Grant, était le directeur du domaine de Sir William Logan et de diverses entreprises. La famille occupait plusieurs maisons dont une rue Saint-Hubert et une autre avenue Esplanade à Montréal, Québec.

Hingston Family

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  • 1829-1964

William Hales Hingston was born on June 29th, 1829 in Hinchinbrook, and died in Montreal on February 19th, 1907. He studied medicine at McGill University and in Edinburgh, Scotland and was one of Canada's most illustrious surgeons: he taught medicine and wrote many medical articles during a career that spanned over 50 years. He served as mayor of Montreal from 1875 to 1877 (during the tumultuous Guibord affair over membership in the liberal Institut canadien). He was an active proponent of public vaccination, when, once again, riots broke out in Montreal in 1885 over the issue. He was on the boards of directors of various banks and companies. In 1895 he was knighted by Queen Victoria.

Sir William married Margaret Josephine Macdonald in 1875 and six children were born of their union: William Hales Jr, Donald Alexander, Basil, Katherine, Aileen and Harold. Their oldest son, William H. Hingston Jr (1877-1964), became a member of the Jesuit Order and was rector of one of Concordia University's founding institutions, Loyola College, from 1918 to 1925. Their second son, Donald A. Hingston was the founder of St-Mary’s hospital in Montreal.

The Hingstons became one of the most influential families in Montreal in the 19th century through their great involvement in the community and they helped shape Montreal well into the 20th century.

Haralds Grants family

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Haralds Grants was born in Latvia in 1925. He immigrated to Canada in 1951 together with his wife. They landed in Montreal, where Haralds Grants started working at Ben’s Delicatessen on Maisonneuve Boulevard in Downtown Montreal soon after their arrival. He stayed at Bens until 1972, mostly working night shift. During his employment at Bens, Haralds Grants collected autographs from famous guests at the restaurant for his daughter Anita Grants. She preserved them in three autograph books. Harald Grants died in 1974.

McCorkill Family

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  • [ca. 1760]-

The McCorkill family is of Irish origin. It was John McCorkill Sr, who first immigrated to Quebec together with his brother James in 1818. John McCorkill Sr, born around 1783 in Ireland, was the eldest son of John McCorkill and Nancy Black. He was married to Mary Graham, who was born circa 1796 in Scotland, and died on October 1, 1859 in Farnham, Quebec. John McCorkill Sr died October 2, 1844, also in Farnham, Quebec. His brother James was born around 1795, and died on April 10, 1865 in Farnham. He was married to Martha Hutchison (ca. 1794, Ireland – January 8, 1864, Farnham, Quebec).
The McCorkill family settled permanently in Farnham in the Eastern Townships of Quebec in 1822.

O'Farrell Family

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The O’Farrell Family owned and operated a general store in Saint-Malachie, Quebec. James O'Farrell (1846-1893), merchant farmer, operated the general store. He also served as the Secretary Treasurer for the town of Saint-Malachie. James O'Farrell was married to Catherine Reid (1849-1910). Their son, James T.A. O’Farrell (1886-1973), was a farmer. He was married to Susan Cassidy (1887-1946). Together they had four children, Francis (1919-1992), Norman, James J., and William. Francis O’Farrell was married to Berthe Renaud (1923-2010). Together they had three children, Kevin, Glenn, and James. Francis O’Farrell was elected as a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly in Dorchester, Quebec, in 1964. Norman O’Farrell was married to Mary-Sarah Paulmert. James J. O’Farrell was married to Madeleine Selway. William O’Farrell was married to Ruth O'Rourke. Mary Bridget O'Farrell was the niece of James O'Farrell and cousin to James T.A. O'Farrell.

Sir George Williams Family

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  • 1821-

George Williams was born in 1821 in the County of Somerset, England. He founded the movement known worldwide as the YMCA (the Young Men's Christian Association) in 1844.

The Montreal branch of the YMCA was formed in 1851, the first in North America. In 1873 the YMCA inaugurated evening courses in vocational and general education. The undertaking was first known as the Educational Program, and later the Montreal YMCA Schools. In 1926, it changed its name to Sir George Williams College in honour of the founder of the YMCA movement. S.G.W. was one of the founding institutions of Concordia University.

McGee, Thomas D'Arcy

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  • April 13, 1825-April 7, 1868

Thomas D'Arcy McGee est né à Carlingford en Irlande le 13 avril 1825. Il était le cinquième fils de James McGee and Dorcas Catherine Morgan. Ses premières années de scolarité ont eu lieu à County Wexford en Irlande. C'est en 1842 qu'il s'installe aux États-Unis où il habite avec une tante au Rhode Island. Par la suite, il déménage à Boston où il dirige le journal The Pilot. En 1845, il retourne en Irlande où il dirige le journal nationaliste Nation. En Irelande, McGee est lié à la rébellion de 1848 et ilest forcé de se sauver aux États-Unis. Durant les neuf années qui suivent, il dirige des journaux. Il fonde et dirige le New York Nation (1848-1850), puis le American Celt qu'il promène à Boston (1850), Buffalo (1852) et New York (1853). Au printemps de 1857, il est invité par des membres de premier plan de communauté irlandaise catholique. Il emmènage à Montréal en 1857 et pendant deux ans, il dirige le journal New Era (1857-1858). Il étudie le droit à l'Université McGill et obtient son diplôme en 1861.

La pensée politique de McGee a été influencée par son expérience de la cause nationaliste irlandaise. McGee désirait une «nouvelle nationalité» au Canada qui incluerait la fédération de l'Amérique du Nord britannique, un chemin de fer transcontinental, la colonisation de l'ouest et une littérature distincte. En novembre 1858, au cours d'une réunion de la St. Patrick's Society, McGee fut nommé pour représenter le comté de Montréal-ouest aux élections. Il gagna et s'allia au parti réformiste de George Brown. Lorsque le gouvernement de Brown perdit les élections en 1861, McGee changea son alliance vers les conservateurs.

D'Arcy McGee épousa Mary Theresa Caffrey en Irlande le 13 juillet 1847. Ils eurent 5 filles: Martha Dorcas, Euphrasia (Fasa), Rose, Agnes (Peggy), une cinquième de nom inconnu; et un fils, Thomas Patrick Bede. Seules Agnes et Euphrasia survécurent à leur père. Thomas D'Arcy McGee fut assassiné le 7 avril 1868.