John Joseph McGEE
Clerk of the Privy Council and father of
Frank McGEE, Professional Hockey Player

Painting by Ruth McMillan in 1976
Shows the Head of the Rideau Canal Locks in Ottawa, Canada in 1893

New November 21, 2005:

During the past month or so, four of us have been researching the McGee family
who came from County Armagh, Ireland to Bytown in 1826. It seems that four brothers
came here to work on the canal and obtained land at South Gloucester in the 1830's.

This research by Mardelle Considine, Mary Quinn, Michael Daley and myself has
also followed several tangents, including possible links to Frank McGee who was
a professional hockey player for the Ottawa Silver Seven. He died in France during

One-eyed Frank McGee was the cornerstone of one of the greatest teams in hockey 
history. During his tenure with the Ottawa Hockey Club and Ottawa Silver Seven, 
the franchise won or defended the Stanley Cup over three consecutive years from 
1903 to 1905. McGee's superior puckhandling skills and gifted scoring touch made 
him one of the most feared offensive threats of his day. 

Source: Click here for more info and a picture of Frank McGee. (Thanks to Mary Quinn
for the link).

Frank McGee's father was John Joseph McGee who was a half brother of Thomas D'Arcy
McGee who was a father of Confederation and who was assassinated on Sparks Street
in 1868. John Joseph was Clerk of the Privy Council from 1882 to 1907. This was the most
senior job in the Civil Service. You can see his 
picture here.

1881 Census Place:	St George Ward, Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada
	Source:	FHL Film 1375866  NAC C-13230  Dist 105  SubDist C  Div 2  Page 27  Family 137
			Sex	Marr	Age	Origin	Birthplace	Occ		Religion	
John G. MCGEE		M	M	36	Irish	Ireland		Civil Service	Roman Catholic	
Elizabeth MCGEE		F	M	33	Irish	USA				Roman Catholic	
Mary E. MCGEE		F		8	Irish	Ontario				Roman Catholic	
Thos. Beany MCGEE	M		6	Irish	Ontario				Roman Catholic	
John Joseph MCGEE	M		5	Irish	Ontario				Roman Catholic	
Charles E. MCGEE	M		5	Irish	Ontario				Roman Catholic	
James A. MCGEE		M		5	Irish	Ontario				Roman Catholic	
Francis C. MCGEE	M		3	Irish	Ontario				Roman Catholic	
Elizabeth L. MCGEE	F		2	Irish	Ontario				Roman Catholic	
M. CRATTY		F	W	50	Irish	Malta, 				Roman Catholic
A. MCGLAUGHLIN		F		20	Irish	Ireland		Servant		Roman Catholic	

There will be more to come for this page over the next while. By the way, we
have not established a connection between Darcy McGee and our South Gloucester gang yet.   

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