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Duncan McGibbon


McGibbon, Duncan, Barrie, was born in the township of Nassagaweya, County of Halton, Ontario, on the 18th of October, 1841. Re is a son of John and Isabella (McCallum) McGibbon, both of whom came from Perthshire, Scotland. John McGibbon was descended from ancient Scottish stock, his great-grandfather having fought at Culloden. Duncan McGibbon was educated in the common schools, and at an early age engaged in the occupation of school-teaching; but this calling was not congenial to his tastes, and in 1866 he began the study of law in the office of Wm. Laidlaw, Toronto. He afterwards entered the office of Blain, Ferguson & Co.; and in 1871 was called to the bar of Ontario. In 1880 Mr. McGibbon joined the ancient order of United Workmen, and held the past-mastership in the same for a time, and in 1881 he was elected grand representative of the order. Mr. McGibbon is a steadfast Presbyterian; and in politics be gives his allegiance to the party led by Sir John A. Macdonald. He married on the 31st May, 1871, Ann Perrit, of Grimsby, whose grandfather composed the famous "Midnight Gallop."


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