Biography of Samuel G. McCaughey, M.S.

Samuel Glyn McCaughey, solicitor, son of Thomas and Jane (Glyn) McCaughey, was born in the county of Antrim, Ireland, in November 1830. His father was a linen draper and agriculturist, owning several farms, and belonging to a family of land proprietors. Our subject was educated at the Royal College, Belfast, and is Master of Arts; came to Canada in 1854, and read law with his brother, James McCaughey, LL.B., of Ingersoll; was enrolled as an attorney in 1862; practiced at first in company with his brother, and in 1865 settled at Seaforth, being of the law firm of McCaughey and Holmsted, the former being prominent among the best in the county. In his branch of the law Mr. McCaughey is very painstaking, and his high character for integrity, and his dispatch of business places him in great favor with the public. He is official assignee for the county of Huron.

Mr. McCaughey has been solicitor for the Consolidated Bank of Canada for the last twelve or thirteen years, and now holds the same relation to the Bank of Commerce. He has been reeve of the town, and chairman of the common school board of trustees, and is now chairman of the high school board. His education and his taste fit him for eminent usefulness in connection with the schools of Seaforth and his services in this line are well appreciated by the heads of families.

Mr. McCaughey has been President, for years, of the International Salt Company of Goderich and Seaforth.

He is an elder of the Presbyterian church, and a man of consistent and sterling christian character.

In October, 1868, he married Sarah, daughter of Rev. Robert Ferris, Presbyterian Minister of the town of Fethard, county of Tipperary, Ireland, where he was Chaplain of the forces stationed there; and they have had four children, losing one of them.

MLA Source Citation:

The Canadian Biographical Dictionary and Portrait Gallery of Eminent and Self Made Men, Ontario, Volume 1. Toronto: Toronto American Biographical Pub. Co. 1880. Web. 27 January 2015. - Last updated on Aug 7th, 2012


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