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When John Joseph McPhail was born in 1863 in Ontario, Canada, his father John James McPhail (1838-1879), was 25 and his mother, Catherine Ann (née McIntosh) (1845-?), was 18.

He had three brothers and three sisters.

This page is a placeholder—as I don’t know what happened to John after the 1881 Census. It’s possible he moved to Montreal with his family (his sister ended up there, one of his sisters followed, and his mother was there as well), but I haven’t definitively been able to trace him yet.

I can say that he likely died before 1940, as his brother Archibald has not listed him as a surviving relative in his obituary.

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AG Knapper

AG Knapper

AG has been researching her family tree since 2004, and it now includes over 7,000 ancestors and their descendants. She aspires to permanently record the stories before they're lost to time. Do you want to read her latest research? Use this link to sign-up for a weekly newsletter so you never miss a story! Do you know this family? Comment below or use the contact form and help make these stories richer.

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