150 years since D’Arcy McGee was killed

It’s exactly 150 years since Thomas D’Arcy McGee was murdered. McGee had settled in Montreal and was elected here as an MP, but was murdered in Ottawa – the only serving MP to be murdered in Canada to date. His tomb is in Notre-Dame-des-Neiges.

There’s to be a memorial mass and Irish wake Saturday, and there’s even a memoriam in the Gazette, where the memoriams are usually for those more recently deceased.

I find it interesting that photos of McGee show a man who seems to be mixed race, but I’ve never seen any account that suggested he had African ancestry and I don’t know how likely that could’ve been in Ireland in 1825.