James Beatty

Fifteen Minutes

Review the details of your Case Study’s life together. Did the class find anything surprising? Did they make any assumptions that were later challenged? Is there anything specific about their Case Study that they want to know?

  • James Beatty was the son of an Irish immigrant labourer
  • He lived in Toronto his while life, operating a shoemaking business
  • He was a veteran of the Battle of Ridgeway during the Fenian Raids, when Irish American veterans of the American Civil War invaded Canada six times between 1866 and 1871
  • He was trained in the militia to work with artillery