REV THOMAS McKEE, Barrie, Out.,
was born February 6th, 1831, in
Dlonaghan, Ireland. He is the son of Henry McKee, of the County of Monaghan, Ireland. He was educated at the public schools and private academy of his native place, and in the Normal School, Toronto, Knox College, and the University, Toronto, and afterwards studied medicine at Queen's College, Kingston. Air. McKee, after coming to Canada, taught school for eighteen years, after which he ceased teaching and turned his attention to preparing for the ministry. In 1871 he was ordained a minister of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, and became pastor of the church at Essa, succeeding the Rev. Dr. Fraser, who is so well known as one of the clerks of the General Assembly for many years. In 1881 he was appointed I11-spector of Schools for South Simcoe, and still preaches occasionally at mission stations in the Presbytery and elsewhere as his services are required. Mr. McKee was married in 1863 to Sarah Galt, daughter of the late James Galt Elwood, of Brockville, Out.