Peter Adolphus McIntyre
Peter Adolphus McIntyre was a Canadian politician, public servant and coroner. Born at Peterville in Kings County, Prince Edward Island, McIntyres paternal grandfather came to Canada from Scotland around 1785 and settled at Cable Head, McIntyres great-grandfather on his mothers side fought under General Wolfe at the Battle of the Plains of Abraham in 1759. McIntyre was educated at the Quebec Seminary, Laval University and McGill University where he earned his degree in 1867. He returned to Prince Edward Island to begin his practice and he served as Kings County coroner for several years. In 1872 he was appointed one of the commissioners overlooking the construction of the Prince Edward Island Railway and was railway commander and he was defeated in the 1878 federal election but regained his seat in 1882 and was re-elected in 1887. After being defeated in the two elections, McIntyre was appointed the seventh Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island by the Laurier government in 1899. He served in office until 1904 and died six years in Souris, P. E. I
Edmund Fanning (colonial administrator)
Edmund Fanning was a British North American colonial administrator and military leader. Born in New York, he became a lawyer and politician in North Carolina in the 1760s and he first came to fame as the focus of hatred of the Regulators, and led anti-Regulator militia in the War of the Regulation. When the American Revolutionary War broke out, he was driven from his home in New York and he served during campaigns in New England and the South. At the end of the war in 1783 he became a United Empire Loyalist, Fanning was appointed lieutenant governor of Nova Scotia not long after his arrival, and helped oversee the resettlement of other Loyalist refugees in the province. In 1786 he was appointed lieutenant governor of Saint Johns Island and he served in that post until 1813. He retired to London, where he died in 1818, Edmund Fanning was born in the Town of Southold on Long Island in the colony of New York to Captain James Fanning and Hannah Smith. Nova Scotia Governor John Parr believed Fanning was, like Parr, a Protestant Irishman and he graduated from Yale College in 1757 and studied law in New York.
He moved to the Province of North Carolina in 1761 and he held several local political posts and became a protégé of colonial governor William Tryon. Fanning came into conflict with the leaders of the Regulator movement and he, along with lawyer Francis Nash, was charged with extorting money from the local residents, but was fined only a small fine. After several riots, the movement was crushed by the army of North Carolina militia led by Tryon at the Battle of Alamance on May 16,1771, Fanning followed Tryon to New York as his personal secretary. At the start of the American Revolutionary War, revolutionaries drove Fanning from his home, after being commissioned a colonel by General William Howe, Fanning raised a regiment of Loyalists named the Kings American Regiment. He was wounded twice during the war and was credited with saving Yale from destruction by British forces during a raid against New Haven led by Tryon. Fanning was granted a law degree in 1803 as thanks for this action. He was appointed to the office of general, which he retained until he fled, with other Loyalists.
Fanning became lieutenant-governor of Nova Scotia in that year, serving as deputy to Governor John Parr. On November 30,1785 he married Phebe Maria Burns, in 1786, he was appointed lieutenant governor of St. Johns Island by the Home Secretary, Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney, a post which he held for almost 19 years, resigning in 1805. Prince Edward Islands Government House, the residence of the lieutenant governor, is often referred to as Fanningbank on the island. He was promoted to general of the British Army in 1808 and he retired to London in 1813 and died there in 1818
Andrew Archibald Macdonald
Andrew Archibald Macdonald, PC, served as the fourth Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island from 1 August 1884 to 2 September 1889, and was one of the fathers of Canadian Confederation. He was educated at a county grammar school and by private tutor and became a merchant, in 1863, he married Elizabeth, the third daughter of Hon. Thomas Owen and they had four sons. He was elected a member of the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island from 1853 to 1858 and he sat as representative for Georgetown in the House of Assembly from 1854 until 1870. When the Legislative Council became elective in 1863, he was returned as a representative of 2nd Kings District in the Legislative Council, Andrew Macdonald was a member of the Executive Council from 1867 to 1872 and again from 18 April 1872 until Prince Edward Island joined Confederation in 1873. He was leader of the Government Party in Legislative Council for some years and he first returned as a representative of the Liberal Party in carrying out Responsible Government and extending the Electoral Franchise.
In June 1873 he was appointed Postmaster General of the Province, in 1891 MacDonald was appointed to the Senate of Canada where he remained until his death. He died at Ottawa, on 21 March 1912, Biography at the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online Andrew Archibald Macdonald – Parliament of Canada biography
Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island
The present, and 28th, Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island is H. Frank Lewis, who has served in the role since 15 August 2011. The Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island is vested with a number of duties and is expected to undertake various ceremonial roles. The viceroy further presents numerous other honours and decorations, as well as various awards that are named for. The earlier post of Governor of St. Johns Island thus came to be occupied by the authority of the governor-in-chief. The modern incarnation of the office, was established in 1873, monarchy in the Canadian provinces Government of Prince Edward Island
Souris, Prince Edward Island
Souris is a Canadian port town in southeastern Kings County, Prince Edward Island. It is located in a famous for its beaches. Souris was founded by Acadians in 1727 as a settlement at the mouth of the Souris River. These early settlers experienced several plagues of field mice in the area during the 1720s-1760s. Since the 1960s, Souris has hosted an interprovincial ferry terminal for the service to Quebecs Magdalen Islands, the MV Madeleine is operated by the Coopérative de transport maritime et aérien. The town has many well-preserved historical buildings, including the Matthew and MacLean Building, Souris Customs House and Post Office, the economy of the area is dominated by the seasonal industries of fishing and oysters and tourism. There are several businesses and a good retail sector. The town is home to banks, cafés, gas stations, Souris is home to two schools, serving grades K-12. Souris Regional School teaches students from grade K-12, ecole La Belle Cloche is Souris only Francophone school and teaches students from grades K-12.
École La-Belle-Cloche is currently situated in what was formerly Fortune Consolidated School, Souris has venues for soccer, basketball, hockey, football and other similar sports. There are several parks in Souris, kitesurfing is popular in Souris and nearby beaches. Souris Beach is an intermediate level beach, and has goodwave conditions when winds blow from the Southwest, nearby beaches of Little Harbour, Basin Head, and other nearby beaches generally have good conditions in southwest and southeast winds
Jedediah Slason Carvell
Jedediah Slason Carvell was a Canadian businessman and office holder. From 1877 to 1878, he was the sixth Mayor of Charlottetown and he was Spains vice-consul in Prince Edward Island. In 1879, he was summoned to the Senate of Canada representing the division of Charlottetown. A Conservative, he resigned in 1889 when he was appointed the fifth Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island and he served until his death in 1894. Jedediah Slason Carvell – Parliament of Canada biography Jedediah Slason Carvell, the Honourable Jedediah Slason Carvell at Office of the Lieutenant Governor, Prince Edward Island
John Harvey (British Army officer)
Lieutenant-General Sir John Harvey, KCB KCH was a British Army officer and a lieutenant governor. He was commissioned into the 80th Foot in 1794 and served in different locations, including France, Egypt. He came to Canada in 1813 and served as a lieutenant colonel in the War of 1812, taking part in the British victories at the Battle of Stoney Creek, from 1836 to 1837, he was the Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island. From 1837 to 1841, he was the Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick, from 1841 to 1846, he was the Civil Governor of Newfoundland. From 1846 to 1852, he was the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, York County, New Brunswick, founded in 1837 when he was Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick, is named for him. Harvey Park in Hamilton, Ontario, is named after him, former Harvey Township, Peterborough County, Ontario, is named after him. There is a monument to him in St. Pauls Church, The year after Sir John Harvey had stepped down as governor of Newfoundland and when Sir John Le Marchant was appointed, the colony was administered by Robert Law, a British army officer
Prince of Wales College
Prince of Wales College is a former university college, which was located in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. PWC merged with St. Dunstans University in 1969 to form the University of Prince Edward Island, PWC traces its history to 1804 when land was set aside by Lieutenant-Governor Edmund Fanning for a college - the colonys first. In 1821 a district called the National School opened on the site located on Kent Street in the east end of Charlottetown. In 1835 Central Academy opened on a site along Grafton Street, the National School closed in the early 1850s and the provincial Normal School for training teachers opened on the site in 1856. In 1860 the Central Academy was upgraded and renamed Prince of Wales College in honour of a visit to the colony that year by the Prince of Wales, in 1879, PWC became co-educational and the Normal School was merged into the institution. A significant expansion took place in the late 1920s and early 1930s when a new brick, ferdinand Herbert Marani, an architect with Marani & Paisley designed the new PWC campus which opened in 1932.
It was the character of PWC which led many of Island Roman Catholics to label the school as being Protestant. Many Catholic women attended PWC despite this label because they were barred from attending St. Dunstans University which was male-only and it was not until 1965 that the provincial government granted PWC a degree-granting charter and the only Bachelor degrees from PWC were awarded in the spring 1969 convocation. Dr. Samuel Napier Robertson served as professor and took over as principal of PWC following Andersons move into the civil service. Dr. Frank MacKinnon served as professor 1919–1937 and was the last principal of PWC at the time of its dissolution in 1969, the PWC campus on Grafton Street was taken over by the provincial government and became the Charlottetown campus of a new provincial community college named Holland College. Prince of Wales College history - provided by UPEI
George William Howlan
George William Howlan was an Irish-born merchant, ship owner and political figure in Prince Edward Island. He represented 1st Prince in the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island from 1863 to 1873 as a Liberal member and he represented Alberton division in the Senate of Canada from 1873 to 1894 and was the provinces sixth Lieutenant Governor from 1894 to 1899. He was born in Wexford and came to Nova Scotia with his parents in the late 1830s and they settled in Prince Edward Island in 1839. Howlan was educated in Charlottetown and was hired as a clerk in a store there in 1850 and he moved to Cascumpec, first working for a Boston merchant there and setting up his own business. In 1866, he married Elizabeth Olson, Howlan was named to the Executive Council in 1867, serving until 1873. However, in 1870, he threw his support behind the Conservatives after Protestants in the Liberal caucus refused to separate schools. Howlan initially opposed Confederation, believing that the island would have little say, however, he supported railway building in the province and the resulting debt load forced the island to reconsider union with Canada.
In 1873, he was named customs collector at Charlottetown, in 1873, Howlan ran unsuccessfully for a seat in the House of Commons but was named to the Senate that same year. He married Mary E. Doran in 1881 after the death of his first wife, Howlan resigned from his seat in the Senate in 1891 to run unsuccessfully for a seat in the House of Commons but was appointed again to the Senate that year. Also in 1891, he went to England as a representative of the province to discuss with engineers there the feasibility of a tunnel connecting the island to the mainland, Howlan died in Charlottetown in 1901. Biography at the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online Synopsis of federal political experience from the Library of Parliament Lieutenant-Governor Gallery, Prince Edward Island