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Neil McLeod (1853-1934) was born on the Isle of Skye, Scotland and followed his parents Roderick and Catherine to Prince Edward Island. From 1879 until 1893 he held the position of Superintendent of the Summerside High School. He resigned to study law and around 1900 opened an office in Summerside as a member of the firm of Warburton, MacKinnon, and McLeod. He was appointed King’s Counsel in 1917. He was popular as a public lecturer and took a keen interest in promoting the public library. For many years he served as chairman of Summerside School Trustees and was active in the Board of Trade. Mr. McLeod married Ada Ramsay (1867-1932) in 1886. She was considered an authority on the history of Summerside and wrote numerous articles about Prince Edward Island for newspapers and magazines. The couple had six sons who survived them: Norman, Donald, William, Reginald, Neil and Kenneth. Two others, John and Allan, died during the First World War.
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28 March 2007. Copied from PEIAIN 29 April 2015.