Miles MacDonell,Jan. 26, 1998, R.R.
The Glengarry News, October 23rd, 1958, pg. 1, col. 2.
Second Memorial Being Unveiled
In addition to the unveiling of a plaque honoring John Sandfield Macdonald, first Premier of Ontario, at St. Raphaels, Friday afternoon, there will be another similar ceremony at St. Andrews West, Sunday afternoon at 2:30.
The late Miles MacDonell, the man who led the ill-fated North-West settlement in the Red River Valley, now Winnipeg, in 1812, will have a plaque unveiled to his memory.
Pioneer farmer and soldier, favorite of Lord Selkirk and once known as the governor of Assiniboia, Mr. Macdonell was born at St. Andrews, a son of the late "Spanish" John Macdonell and was buried in the family plot in St. Andrew's cemetery.
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