Friday, January 12, 2007

Elgin County Link to the Titanic - McAdam Family

Henry W. McAdam who was born in St Thomas in the early 1880's married a woman whose father was a Swedish mining engineer who died in the sinking of the Titanic. Henry's father is buried in West Ave Cemetery, St Thomas.
See the story of the Titanic

See the obituary of Henry W. McAdam's father Joseph McAdam on the website.

One of Joseph's daughters, Agnes McAdam also married William Folger Nickle, MP for Kingston. Nickle was famous in his time for trying to push through legislation to ban the peerage being bestowed on Canadians. Nickle's second wife was the daughter of the principal of Queen's University.

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