Name: Donald (Senator) McMillan 1 2
Birth: 06 MAR 1835 in 8th Concession, Lochiel Twp., Glengarry Co., Ontario, Canada 1
Baptism: 09 MAR 1835 St. Raphaels RC Church, St. Raphaels West, Charlottenburgh Twp., Glengarry Co., Ontario, Canada. Angus MacDonald and Sally MacMaster were the sponsors. John MacDonald was the priest. 1
Burial: 29 JUL 1914 St. Finnan's RC Church Cemetery, Alexandria, Lochiel Twp., Glengarry Co., Ontario, Canada 2
Title: Hon., Dr.
Occupation: Doctor, Politician.
Death: 26 JUL 1914 in South Main Street, Alexandria, Glengarry Co., Ontario, Canada 2
Additional burial transcription information:
Present: Jno Colin McMillan, Edgerton McMillan, James McPhee and Jno A. McDonell. Donald D. McMillan was the priest.
From Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry- A History (John Graham Harkness, K.C.):
"Another Glengarry doctor was the Honourable Donald McMillan who was born in the township of Lochiel in 1835, a son of Duncan McMillan and his wife Mary Oig McDonell. He was educated at the local schools, and spent a few years in Western Ontario, where in 1857, he married Amy Ann lewis of Aylmer. He studied medicine in Toronto, and after his graduation in 1865, came to Alexandria where he purchased the home of Dr. Colin McDonald and began to practice, meeting with considerable success. He unsuccessfully opposed Archibald McNab in the by-election for the House of Commons in 1875, but was appointed Senator for the Dominion of Canada in 1884. He died in 1914."
1992 (RR/AWF- obits)
THE NEWS, ALEXANDRIA, ONTARIO, FRIDAY, JULY 31, 1914 PAGE 1 COL 5 & 6 WITH PICTURE THE HONOURABLE DONALD MCMILLAN
Last Sunday evening, there passed away at his residence, South Main Street, one of the most prominent citizens of Alexandria, following a long and painful illness, in the person of the Hon. Donald McMillan M. D., Senator. The deceased gentleman was a son of Duncan McMillan and Mary McDonald, the former being a descendant of an ancient Scottish family residing at Falcon Grove, Glengarry, Invernessshire, Scotland, and was born in the Township of Lochiel, on March the 5th, 1835. His early education was acquired in the common schools of the day as well as through private tuition. In 1857 he married Miss Amy Ann Lewis, daughter of Amasa Lewis, J. P. Aylmer, Ont., who survives him. In addition to carrying on his profession, the doctor took an active interest in municipal, clerical, financial, benevolent and charitable works and in his time served as a member of the municipal council of Alexandria, United Counties' Council, St. Finnan's Church committee, St. Andrew's Society, was a director and vice-president of the medical Association of Ontario, a director of the Trusts & Guarantee Company, Merchants' Fire Insurance Company, Late Sovereign Bank, etc. He also filled the offices of the Justice of the Peace and Associated Coroner for the United Counties. Senator McMillan was a life long Conservative, taking an active interest in political questions and at one time was a candidate to represent the Co. in the House of Commons. His political services received due recongnition when he was called to the Senate by Lord Landsdowne in 1884. Although not a frequent debater Senator McMillan was selected as a member of a number of very important committees and his good judgement and counsel was much sought after and highly appreciated by leaders and members of his party. The deceased also evinced a lively interest in all matters relating to the welfare of the Canadian Militia. In the early part of 1912, the Senator was subjected to a serious illness when attending to his duties in Ottawa, necessitating a serious operation at the Water Street Hospital, in that city. He had hardly recovered from this attack when he contracted pneumonia. His health continuing more or less precarious, Senator McMillan visited Hot Springs, Kansas. About a year ago he left Alexandria for St. Joseph, Mo., in search of relief. While there he received a paralytic stroke. On his recovery therefrom he returned to his home and for the past six months was more or less confined to the house. He was a man of most retentive memory, a good story teller and conversationalist, widely read and at all times hospitality itself to friends and neighbors. An enthusiastic Highland Scotchman he delighted in speaking and writing Gaelic, was the composer of a number of Gaelic songs and was elected an honorary member of the Celtic and Highland Societies of Montréal. In his early day the McMillan clan and connection were so numerous in the Co. of Glengarry that the late Sir John A. Macdonald, in addressing the Speaker of the House of Commons, in allusion to Dr. McMillan's elevation to the Senate said "The new Senator could claim more relatives than any other man in Canada." Wednesday morning, was the day fixed for the funeral, and there were many outward signs, that Alexandria as a whole mourned. Mercantile establishments were closed, flags were at half mast and the town had the appearance of a Sunday. The funeral cortage was one of the largest ever seen here and a thoroughly representative one, including as it did many from the neighboring towns as well as Ottawa and Montréal. Upon arrival at St. Finnan's Cathedral it was found that that sacred edifice already held a large number of people who wished by their assistance at the Mass to pay a last tribute of respect to a departed friend. His Lordship Bishop Macdonell occupied a seat on the throne having on his right, Vicar General Corbett of Cornwall, and on his left Rev. Father Lahey of Crysler. Occupying seats in the sanctuary were Revs. R. A. Macdonald, Greenfield; D. R. Macdonald, Glen Nevis; D. A. Campbell, St. Raphaels, Duncan Macdonald, Glen Robertson, A. A. McRae, Williamstown, J. M. Foley, Apple Hill; J. W. Dulin of this place. The celebrant of the solemn Requiem Mass was Rev. D. D. McMillan of Lochiel, son of the deceased, with Revs. E. J. Macdonald of Crysler as deacon and Corbett McRae, Dickenson's Landing as sub-deacon and Rev. A. E. McDonald as Master of Ceremonies. A combined choir chanted the Mass and sang the several hymns in a manner that appealed to all present. Numerous spiritual and floral offerings were received by the bereaved. The pallbearers were Messrs. A. A. McMillan, McCrimmon; John A. McDonell, Lochiel; J. A. McDougall, 1-1st. Kenyon; I. B. Ostrom, D. R. McDonald and Duncan Donovan. It was indeed a silent tribute to the memory of the late Senator McMillan to view the mass of sorrowing friends that surrounded his last resting place during the final rites. Besides his widow he is survived by three sons, and two daughters, namely, Rev. D. D. McMillan; P.P., Lochiel; J. Colin McMillan of Toronto; Edgerton McMillan of Winnipeg, Man.; Mrs. James McPhee of this place, and Mrs. F. Henry of London, all of whom were with him during his last illness. One brother, Mr A. A. McMillan of Vancouver, and four sisters, Mrs. J. McDonald, Edmonton, Mrs. D. S. McDonald, Bridge End; Mrs. McCuaig, Montréal, and Mrs. J. J. Kennedy of Alexandria, are left to mourn his loss. The passing away of Senator McMillan marks the disapearance of one of the type of the older generation whose talents and abilities brought Glengarry to the front among her sister counties and among those personal characateristics were included the moral courage and manly attributes which distinguished their immediate ancestry of the British Isles, through whose untiring industry, patient self denial and heroism, Canada, from being simply a vast area covered by unbroken forests, has been transformed into the magnificent heritage of today, a heritage which it is our privilege to enjoy to the full and for which we shall never cease to be grateful.
See his daughter Mary Isabella, Mrs. James McPhee in issue of June 20, 1919; see also his wife's obit Oct 1916.
Father: Duncan McMillan b: ABT 1807
Mother: Mary (Oig) MacDonell b: 28 JAN 1811
Amy Ann Lewis b: 01 JAN 1837 in Orwell, Ontario, Canada
16 NOV 1857
in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada
- Mary Isabella McMillan b: 03 OCT 1858 in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada
- Duncan Lewis McMillan b: ABT FEB 1860
- Adeline Amelia McMillan b: 08 OCT 1861
- John Colin McMillan b: 06 JUN 1864 in Lot 28, 5th Concession, Lochiel Twp., Glengarry Co., Ontario, Canada
- Alexander Amasa McMillan b: 26 AUG 1866 in Alexandria, Glengarry Co., Ontario, Canada
- (Rev.) Donald Duncan McMillan b: 24 SEP 1869
- Miles Egerton Andrew McMillan b: 27 NOV 1871 in Alexandria, Glengarry Co., Ontario, Canada
- Mary Anne Margaret Teresa McMillan b: 29 APR 1874 in Alexandria, Glengarry Co., Ontario, Canada
- Alexander Archibald McMillan b: 05 MAY 1876 in Alexandria, Glengarry Co., Ontario, Canada
- James Angus McMillan b: 05 MAY 1876 in Alexandria, Glengarry Co., Ontario, Canada
- Amy Ann Mary Teresa Josephine McMillan b: ABT 1879
- Catherine Ann Arlina McMillan b: 14 APR 1883 in Alexandria, Glengarry Co., Ontario, Canada
- Author: Duncan Darby MacDonald
Title: The First 50 Years at St. Raphaels, R.C. Church, Glengarry, Baptisms, Burials & Marriages, 1804-1854
Publication: Name: Registered December 1995;
Source Medium: Book
Source Quality: Good
Page: Pg. 428
- Author: Duncan (Darby) MacDonald, C.D., U.E., F.S.A. Scot.
Title: St. Finnan's (R.C.) Church, Alexandria, Glengarry, Book No. Two, 1898-1945, Baptisms, Burials and Marriages
Publication: Name: January 2003, 761 pgs., Hard Cover;
Source Medium: Book
Source Quality: Good
Page: Pg. 391