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Canadian History
Dr. A. A. Macdonald


Albert Angus Macdonald, Toronto, was born on February 7th, 1851, at Cobourg. His father, Archibald Macdonald, was judge of the County Court, County of Wellington, and was a native of Cobourg, being a son of Captain Archibald Macdonald, of the 8th Regiment of Foot. His mother was a daughter of Rev. David Wright, whose parents were U. E. Loyalists, and who formerly settled in the Bay of Quinté region. The distinguished subject of this sketch was educated at Guelph, and then at Toronto University, graduating in medicine in 1872. He studied at St. Thomas's Hospital, London, England, and at Edinburgh, in 1873. He had, from his earliest years, set his heart upon being a medical man. Although studious of habit, he took a very active part in sports, being always font of hunting and rifle shooting, and was a member of the first Canadian Wimbledon team. Late in 1873, he returned to Canada, and was associated with Dr. Keating, of Guelph, and did a large general practice. He arrived in Toronto in 1878, and has been practising his profession in that city every since, each year with increasing success, till now he had one of the largest practices established in the Queen City. He took a first class certificate in the Artillery School under Colonel Williams. He was surgeon to the Wellington Field Battery of Artillery from 1872 to 1879, since which time he had been surgeon to the Toronto Field Battery. He is on the active staff of the Toronto General Hospital, and on the consulting staff of the Infant's Home and Orphans' Home. In religion he is an Episcopalian, and in politics a Conservative. He was married on May 25th, 1876, to Frances Elizabeth Beardmore, daughter of G. L. Beadmore, of Toronto, and has three children, two girls and one boy. The doctor is possessed of great energy, and has strong convictions, and when he makes up his mind, after proper deliberation, he does not change. He is successful as a professional man, and a social favourite.


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