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two years, member of the Masonic Order, Presbyterian. Independent. - Address, Panton & Mills, North Battleford.

 

 

 

MACKINNON: A. J., barrister, Regina. Early in the nineteenth century there was an exodus of Highland families from the Hebrides to the coast of Nova Scotia. They were members of the clans which had followed the fortunes of Bonnie Prince Charlie, and the ruthless reprisals which followed the extinction of the Stewart hopes on the stricken field of Culloden had changed the old patriarchal conditions in the Highlands. The chiefs were driven into exile; their estates forfeited, the national dress was proscribed; and the people themselves were ruled by alien landlords and officials who could not speak their language, understood them not at all, and oppressed them as contumacious rebels. With their allegiance to the King over the water, these clansmen had retained their ancient religious faith unimpaired, and they looked about for a new country where they would not be subjected to the restrictions and tyranny of foreigners and aliens. Many of them with their wives and families, moved to the shores of Nova Scotia. They were a strong, hardy people and, rooting themselves firmly, a community grew up which has preserved the language, customs and traditions of their ancient race.

 

It was of this stock that Andrew MacKinnon was born, at Lennox, in Antigonish county, in 1882. He was of the pure Celtic strain, his father being Angus MacKinnon. and his mother Margaret MacGillvray. After attending school at Lennox he taught for a time, an1 then attended St. Francis Xavier University, from which he graduated in 1905. He was then appointed principal of the Antigonish Public School, in which position he continued for one year. He resigned to engage in the insurance business in Sydney, Cape Breton. In 1907 he adventured west, where he spent three years devoted almost entirely to insurance. In

 

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