REV. WM. MILER MAGRATH, rector
Christ Church R. E., Barrie, Out.,
was born at the Lakes of Killarney, County of Kerry, Ireland, in the year 1832, and is the only surviving son of the late James Lawson Magrath, Esq., of the Irish Poor Law Commission, and grandson of Lt.-Col.-James Magrath, of the 87th Royal Irish Regiment of Foot, who served for the long period of fifty-three years in the British army. Mr. Magrath was educated in Dublin for mercantile life, and came to Canada with his family in 1874, and for the period of sixteen years he was one of the most prominent and popular commercial travellers in the Dominion. Re-signing mercantile life in 1889, he was ordained to the ministry of the Reformed Episcopal Church by the Right Rev. Samuel Fallowes, D.D., presiding bishop, and was then appointed rector of Christ Church, Barrie, which position he still occupies. Mr. Magrath was married in 18J7 to Emily, daughter of Wm. Atkinson Sadlier, Esq., Sea Park, Malahide, County Dublin, and neice of Very Rev. Frank Sadlier, D.D., Provost, T.C.D.