Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 143 years

Memorable Manitobans: D’Alton McCarthy (1836-1898)

MP (1896-1900).

Born at Ockley Park, Blackrock, Ireland on 10 October 1836, son of D’Alton McCarthy and Charleszina Hope Manners, he was educated at Reverend Mr. Harnman’s School (Blackrock), Reverend Mr. Flynn’s School (Dublin) and Barrie (Ontario) Grammar School. He came to Canada in 1847 and was called to the Bar of Upper Canada in 1859. He practiced law at Barrie. He was married twice; first to Emma Catherine Lally on 21 October 1867 and second to Agnes Elizabeth Bernard on 15 July 1873. He was elected to the House of Commons for Cardwell (Ontario) at a by-election in December 1876 and was re-elected in 1878 for Simcoe North, being re-elected in 1882, 1887 and 1891. In the 1896 federal general election, he was elected for Simcoe North and Brandon. He died while in office on 11 May 1898, at Toronto, Ontario.


The Canadian Directory of Parliament, 1867-1967, edited by J. K. Johnson, Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa [Library and Archives Canada], 1968.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 October 2017

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society. We acknowledge that the collection contains both reputable and disreputable people. All are worth remembering as a lesson to future generations.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z

Send corrections and additions to this page
to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban | Firsts | Acknowledgements

Help us keep
history alive!

MHS YouTube Channel

Back to top of page

For queries on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations

© 1998-2022 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.