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  • ID: I30292
  • Name: Duncan Joseph McDougald
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 17 APR 1880 in Alexandria, Glengarry Co., Ontario, Canada
  • Death: 28 AUG 1939 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Note:
    From Alex Fraser obits, April 6, 1999, R.R. (Rhoda Ross):

    The Glengarry News, Sept. 1, 1939, pg. 1, col. 1 & pg. 8, col. 4 & 5
    Photo on pg. 1. col. 2
    Prominent Figure Gone. The Late Duncan J. McDougald
    Duncan J. McDougald Dies Suddenly In Toronto
    Widely Known Banker Had Life Long Associations With Glengarry

    Prominently known in Toronto financial and business circles and intimately identified throughout his lifetime with his native Glengarry, Duncan Joseph McDougald died suddenly Monday evening, 28th August, at his home 20 Dale Avenue, Toronto. News of his unexpected passing was received by relatives and friends of long standing here with genuine regret. Stricken in his library, Mr. McDougald died before medical help could be summoned. He had been in apparent good health during the day, His death came at the comparatively early age of 59. Former head of D. J. McDougald and Company bond dealers, the late Mr. McDougald was widely known in Toronto business life. He retired from the investment firm a year ago but continued active in a number of interests which he served as a member of the board of directors. A former director of the Canadian National Railways, he had served as a member of the board of governors of the University of Toronto since 1932, having been appointed at that time to the Hepburn Cabinet to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Sir Albert E. Gooderham. Prominent in Catholic activities, Mr. McDougald was decorated two years ago by Pope Pius with the Cross (Pro Ecclesia of Pontifice). Mr. McDougald’s success in the business and financial world was spectacular. He began his career as a timekeeper with the railroad at Crow’s Nest Pass. In 1918 he founded the firm of investment bankers, known as D. J. McDougald and Company. At the time of his death he was chairman of the Board of Directors of St. Michael’s Hospital; a member of the Board of Governors and the property Committee of the University of Toronto, vice-president of the Trusts and Guarantee Company; president of the Eastern and Western Land Company; President of Pine Lake, Lumber Company; director and member of the executive of the Canadian Breweries Company and director of the Cosgrave’s Dominion Brewery, Ltd. For a number of years Mr. McDougald served as chairman of the Catholic Charities campaign. He was a member of several clubs, including the National, Ontario Jockey, Canadian, Royal Canadian Institute, Royal Canadian Yacht Club and the Faculty Union of the University of Toronto. A son of the late John A. McDougald, Local Registrar of the High Court, Cornwall and his wife Nancy Chisholm, he was born in Alexandria, which he revisited at frequent intervals through out his life. His early school years were spent here, until the appointment of his father as Registrar of the High Court, when the family removed to Cornwall. There he received his High School education, following which he started a business career which was to bring him high standing in his native Dominion. Though most of his life was spent in Toronto, the late Mr. McDougald had a real affection for Glengarry, a feeling which was demonstrated by his frequent visits here. Of late years scarcely a month had passed that did not bring him to Alexandria and old friends had come to expect these regular visits. Deeply interested in early Glengarry with special reference to his forebearers, Mr. McDougald had compiled a most complete family history, profusely illustrated which will prove of real historical value. His interest in early district history is reflected too, in the beautiful cemetery at St. Andrews West, where lie the bodies of the great explorer Simon Fraser and of John Sandfield Macdonald, Ontario’s first premier. He prevailed upon the Ontario Government to donate a sum to improve the appearance of the cemetery and he personally supervised the work. The new armouries in Cornwall will point with pride to a magnificent set of pictures of commanding officers of local regiments, in the early days of the militia in this eastern district, particularly of Glengarry and Stormont. The set is the gift of Mr. McDougald to the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders, who also received from him a number of important and expensive fixtures for that building. Many have left Glengarry to find success throughout the world but there have been few such who have kept so warm their love for the old county. Mr. McDougald’s untimely death will be a source of sorrow to many here. Surviving in addition to his widow, Margherita Emelie Murray, are one son John A. McDougald, Toronto and two daughters, Mrs. D. H. Pollitt, Toronto and Mrs. David Askew, of London, England, at present on a visit to her home. Three brothers and three sisters also survive, A. W. McDougald, Dr. W. L. McDougald, Montreal; George W. McDougald, Alexandria; Mrs. John McMartin, Montreal, Mrs. A. L. Smith and Miss Katherine McDougald, Toronto. The funeral was held yesterday morning, August 31st, to St. Michael’s Cathedral with burial in Mount Hope Cemetery, Toronto. In addition to Mr. George W. McDougald, There were present from Alexandria, E. A. MacGillivray, M. P.P. and Miss J. MacGillivray, cousins with whom he visited Frequently. Lieut-Colonel G. D. Gillies of Cornwall, represented the S. D. & G. Highlanders at the last sad rites.

    The Glengarry News, September 8, 1939, pg. 4, col. 5
    Globe & Mail Tribute To Late D. J. McDougald
    A Good Citizen Gone
    Funeral services will be held today, for a public-spirited Toronto citizen who gave of his ability and means to worthy causes and suddenly passed from the scene. Although Mr. D. J. McDougald retired from active business a year ago he continued to serve numerous interests of public importance. He was a prominent member of the Board of Governors of the University of Toronto, a devout Roman Catholic in Religion, and in politics a loyal Liberal. For a period he was a director of the Canadian National Railways, and at the time of his death was chairman of the Board of St. Michael’s Hospital, vice-president of the Trusts and Guarantee Company and Vice-president or director of other business interests. Like most successful Canadians, Mr. McDougald began life in a humble position. His career was an example for youths who still believe energy and enterprise will win over temporary obstacles.




    Father: John Angus MacDougald
    Mother: Nancy (Ann) Chisholm

    Marriage 1 Margherita E. Murray

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