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Thomas Mulvey (b. August 18, 1863, d. November 30, 1935)
Thomas Mulvey (son of John Mulvey and Catherine Doherty) was born August 18, 1863 in Toronto, and died November 30, 1935.He married (1) Louise Scholstique Bolster on June 27, 1894 in St. Francis Xavier Church, New York.He married (2) Emily Margaret Wade on September 21, 1907 in Corpus Christi Church, Chicago.
Notes for Thomas Mulvey:
MULVEY Family Crest has the motto:"Charitate Semper"
The government of Sir Robert Borden, by a minute of the Privy Council approved on 26 March 1919, appointed a committee for the purpose of inquiring into and reporting on the advisability of requesting His Majesty the King for a grant of Armorial Bearings for Canada. This committee was composed of Thomas Mulvey, K.C., undersecretary of state; Sir Joseph Pope, K.C.M.G., C.V.O., I.S.O., undersecretary of state for external affairs; Dr. Arthur G. Doughty, dominion archivist; and Maj. Gen. Willoughby G. Gwatkin, C.B. Immediately upon assuming its duties, the committee gave wide publicity to the purpose of its appointment and invited suggestions with respect to the form and content of the new armorial device. A large number of suggestions were received and considered.
There were, of course, those who were satisfied with the grant of arms in principle but who objected to various details. Thomas Mulvey was kept busy answering correspondence such as one letter from the editor of Rod and Gun magazine that took strong exception to the lion holding a maple leaf and that lamented upon the exclusion of the beaver. Mulvey's droll
reply of 30 October 1922 reveals why the committee abandoned Canada's furry symbol of hard work and industry:
"Sir, I have the honour to acknowledge receipt of your
letter. . . . It was decided that as a member of the Rat Family,
a Beaver was not appropriate. . . . The Canadian Merchant
Marine displayed a Beaver on their HouseFlag and they have
ever since been colloquially known as "The Rat Line." . . . It
was considered appropriate to have the Lion hold the Maple
I have the honour to be, Sir,
Your obedient servant,
UnderSecretary of State"
from:-Canada`s Flag-John Ross Matheson, Chap. 2-
More About Thomas Mulvey:
Burial: Mulvey Plot, St. Michael`s Cemetery, Toronto.
Career 1: Bet. 1920 - 1921, King`s Printer.
Career 2: Barrister:Mulvey & McBrady, Barristers.
Career 3: Bet. 1903 - 1909, Ass`t Provincial Secretary.
Career 4: Bet. 1909 - 1930, Under Sec.of State, External Aff.,Ottawa.
Education 1: St. Michael`s College, Toronto.
Education 2: 1884, UofT, Gold Medal in physics.
Education 3: 1889, Osgoode Hall: called to Bar.
More About Thomas Mulvey and Louise Scholstique Bolster:
Marriage: June 27, 1894, St. Francis Xavier Church, New York.
More About Thomas Mulvey and Emily Margaret Wade:
Marriage: September 21, 1907, Corpus Christi Church, Chicago.
Children of Thomas Mulvey and Louise Scholstique Bolster are:
- +Eleanor Bohun Mulvey, b. November 17, 1902, Toronto, d. May 18, 1988, Ottawa.