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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 



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N "London and Its Men of Affairs," The Advertiser 
presents a biographical Newspaper Reference Book, 
in which an endeavor has been made to bring 
together in an interesting and attractive form, 
y general information regarding the City and its 

personal life. 

The portraits and biographies of the men prominent in 
the City's official, professional, and business life, lend an in- 
terest to its pages that will increase as the years pass. 

It is hoped that the facts herein briefly set forth without 
attempt at elaboration, will serve to answer authoritatively 
the questions: Who is he? Where did he come from? How old 
is he? His past attainments and his present standing? And, 
finally his personal appearance? The next best thing to seeing 
and conversing with a man is to see his portrait, especially if a 
pen picture accompanies it as in the present plan. 

Many of a past generation, who nobly did their part in 
the upbuilding of the City and its institutions, are included. 
If some have been omitted who might properly be here 
represented, the fault, upon examination, will be found not to 
rest with the Publishers, but with someone more directly con- 
cerned. 

To those whose co-operation has made possible "London 
and Its Men of Affairs" in its permanent and attractive form, 
the appreciation of the Publishers is gratefully extended. 



LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 



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'ONDON HAS ALL the attractions cf a modern city, and not 
a few advantages peculiarly its own. It is an ecclesiastical 
centre, with over fifty churches, all denominations being repre- 
sented. Being the seat of the Bishops cf Hurcn (Anglican) 
and London (Roman Cathclic), there are here two mafr.ificer.t 
cathedrals- St. Paul's and St. Peter's. Educaticr.al facilities 
are probably unsurpassed by any city of London s size. There 
are twenty-four public schools. Four of this number- modern, ten- 
roomed edifices are in the course of construction, and addi- 
tional schools will be built shortly to meet the growing demand 
of the increased population. Higher education is represented by numerous col- 
leges and schools teaching arts, divinity, medicine, technical instruction, industries 
and vocations, health, vocal training and business. 

Here is situated the Western University, which, with aid from the Govern- 
ment and city and public subscription, is being greatly improved, is new en an 
equal footing with the best institutions of this kind in the Dcminion. 

London is famed for the beauty of its parks, avenues and residences, and its 
situation on the Thames River is pleasing and picturesque. It enjoys the enviable 
reputation of being one of the healthiest cities cf the Dcminicn, and has a water 
supply of unusual purity. For transients, the city has over a sccre cf hotels, and 
there are numerous theatres and places of amusement and recreation. Ccrr.mer- 
cial centre of "The Garden cf Canada," the produce of the farm, dairy and market 
garden is at London's doors. A farmers' market, held three times a week, brings 
together the producer and consumer, materially reducing the cost of living. A 
large majority estimated at 80 per cent. of the industrial heads of families, 
own their own homes. The city distributes Niagara electric energy, power and 
light at cost, and has, in addition to reducing by more than half the rates for light- 
ing, given a further reduction, which brought lighting rates fifteen per cent, lower 
than those of Toronto. A still further reduction is premised next year. 



There are no slums in London, and the citizens find life well worth living. 
It is a good place to live and do business in. 



LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 



No. 1 HYDRO-ELECTRIC POWER STATION 





WATERWORKS DAM, SPRING BAKK 



Hydro-Electric Power from Niagara Falls* 
was switched on in the City of London onj 
November 30th, 1910, and since then hast 
been operated by the Water Commissioners' 
(now the Public Utilities Commission), with' 
Mr. Philip Pocock as Chairman during this 
period. The growth of the use of this power 
has been phenomenal. At the end of the 
first year's operation, the power purchased 
from the Ontario Hydro-Electric Power Com- 
mission amounted to over 2,000 horse-power. 
Today, after four and a half years' opera- 
tion, the load amounts to 6,600 horse-power. 
There are over 8,100 consumers of light and 
power, with a connected lead of over 20,000 
h.p. Practically every factory, large and 
small, uses "Hydro" for power purposes, 
having replaced hydraulic, steam, gas and! 
gasoline power by Hydro motors. 

At present the street lighting system 
consists of nearly 3,000 incandescent lamps 
in use, covering the whole city, including 
the recently annexed district, whereas, prior 
to the advent of Hydro, 360 arc lamps were 
used, and only near the centre of the city. 
In spite of this enormous increase in the 1 
number of street lighting units, the annual: 
cost of this new system is only slightly 
greater than that paid previously, at the 1 
same time affording greatly increased illum- 
ination and better protection throughout 
the city. The present street lighting, how- 
ever, can be greatly improved, and further 



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extensions and additions will soon be made. 

It is now almost two years since the Lon- 
doi Street Railway became a Hydro con- 
sumer, and it now ranks as one of the largest 
on his system, its average daily load amount- 
ing to 1,000 h.p. When it is remembered 
that uninterrupted service is of extreme 
importance to a consumer such as this, it is 
we. -thy of note that this company speaks 
in ;he highest terms of the reliability, effi- 
ciency and economy of the service obtained. 

Vhe City's new electric line to the lake, 
tlu London & Port Stanley Railway, is now 
su] plied with power from the city sub-stat- 
ion, and this will go a long way to effect a 
fur;her reduction in power rates in the near 
future. 

Practically all city water is pumped by 
H>dro, the waterworks obtaining a very 
low rate on account cf the pumps being 
op( rated during off-peak periods. This is 
made possible by the existing joint sub- 
station where the electrical operators have 
thi pumps immediately under their contrcl. 

The use of labor-saving devices, such as 
irons, toasters, fans, washing machines, 
sewing machine motors, vacuum cleaners, 
and numerous other appliances, has in- 
creased wonderfully, 5,000 to 6,000 h.p. of 
these being in use at the present time. This 
shu ws a remarkable appreciation of the 
convenience of these appliances by our 
housewives. 




PUMPING STATION, SFRINGBANK 



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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 






MAYOR STEVENSON, 
Commissioner 



PHILIP POCOCK, 

Chairman Utilities Commission 



F. G. MITCHELL, 
Commissioner 



Many electric stoves are being installed 
in the residences throughout the city, for 
which use power may lie obtained at the 
extremely low rate of about one cent per 
kilowatt hour, which, it has been found, is 
equivalent to 50 cent gas. Cooking with a 
modern electric range is simpler, cleaner, 
cooler, safer and more sanitary than cook- 
ing over the flames from coal, wood or gas. 
The heat is not wasted, being all confined 
to the articles cooked by use of suitable 
elements and heat insulating ovens. The 
temperatures are uniform, yet can be easily 
varied when desired by proper manipulation 
of the three heat switches. There is no 
doubt that the modern electric range will 
become the standard cooking appliance, 
especially when the low rate for energy is 
given due consideration. 

In order to enable the poorer citix.en 
obtain the conveniences and advantages 
Hydro when he has not the ready cash 



to 
of 
to 



wire his home, the commission finances the 



wiring and allows the customer to pay for 
it on easy payments along with his monthly 
bill, extending over one or two years. Stoves 
motors and other appliances are also sold on 
this basis. 

With all this growth of the electrical busi- 
ness, the rates have been reduced each year. 
Power rales before the introduction of Hydro 
averaged SoO.OO per h.p. per year and since 
have experienced a reduction from $32.00 
per h.p. per year in 1910, to $22.00 at the 
present time. Light before Hydro cost 9 
cents per k.w.h., hut was sold during the 
first two years ot operation at 4J^ cents per 
k.w.h., while during the third year, this was 
reduced to an average of 3J/2 cents per k.w.h. 
and the cost is now less than 3 cents pe/ 
k.w.h. In spite of these reductions, the 
surplus each year has increased, 1911 giving 
a surplus of $6,393; 1912, $17,297; 1913 
$3(5,411, and 1914, $72,789, which makes a 
total of $129,000, or slightly over 23 per 
cent, on the capital investment. 




J. H. CHAPMAN, 
Commissioner 



The direct saving to the 
citizens of London owing to the 
much cheaper rates than those 
prevailing when the private 
company had a monopoly is 
estimated at $(500,000 for" the 
last four years. 

The manner in which the 
citizens are supporting their own 
business is very gratifying. 
Everyone realizes that In- 
taking his share of Hydro he 
will not only reduce the price 
for himself, but for his neigh- 
bor as well, the rates not being 
competitive, but determined by 
the business of the previous 
year. 




T. W. McFARLAND, 
Commissioner 



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SIR WILLIAM RALPH MEREDITH 
Chief Justice of Ontario 



Born in Township of Westminster, Coun- 
ty of Middlesex, Ontario, March 81st, 1840. 
Educated in London district and Toronto 
University (LL.B., 1872; I.L.D., 1889). 
Successfully practiced his profession tor 
many years at London, later at Toronto, 
and was for some time partner of the late 
Thomas Scatchard, Q.C., M.P.; became one 
of the leaders of the provincial bar (K.C. 
1875; Marquis of Lome, 1880; Law Faculty, 
Toronto University, 1888; Senator Toronto 
University, 1885; elected to Legislature, 
1872; elected Leader of Opposition, 1878; 
has been continuously identified with lead- 
ing reform movements and has sponsored a 
large number of unpopular causes, his judg- 
ment being usually vindicated by events; 
in 1883 was presented with a solid silver 
service by his friends in the Legislature as an 
acknowledgement of his eminent public ser- 
vices. He was raised to the bench as chief 
justice of common pleas division of the High 
Court of Justice of Ontario, October 5th, 
1894. One of the first cases tried by him 



was that of Hendershott and Walter, for 
murder, both ol whom were convicted and 
afterwards executed. In 189(i was appoint- 
ed a member of commission for the revision 
of the provincial statutes, and again in 1906, 
was named a member of royal commission 
of investigation into the affairs of Toronto 
University, 1905; commissioner to report 
upon laws relating to the liability of employ- 
ers to make compensation to employees for 
injuries which are enforced in other coun- 
tries, 1910; has headed numerous commit- 
tees and societies of various public natures; 
received the Honor of Knighthood from 
Queen Victoria, 1896. 

Married, June 26th, 1862, Mary, daugh- 
ter of Marcus Holmes, of London, Ontario. 
There is one son, John Redmond, and three 
daughters, Maude Allen, wife of W. T. 
Ramsey; Constance Mary Redmond, widow 
of the late George A. Peters, M.D., and 
Isabel Magdalene, widow of late J. D. Thor- 
burn, M.D. 

RESIDENCE: Toronto. 



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HUGH ALLEN STEVENSON, M.D. 

Physician and Surgeon Mayor of London 

Born, educated and lived in London all 
his life. Has very large medical practice; 
on staff of Victoria and St. Joseph Hospitals. 
Has always been active in municipal affairs; 
served two years as city alderman; two years 
as Public Utilities commissioner; two years 
as water commissioner. As the Liberal- 
Labor candidate, he was elected Mayor of 
London, 1915, by one of the largest major- 
ities ever polled. 

Enthusiastic in military matters; major 
of the 26th Regiment with which he has been 
associated for twenty years. 

RKSIDKNCK: 391 Dundas Street, London. 

CHARLES ROSS SOMERVILLE 

Retired Manufacturer 

Born in the Village of Morton, County of 
Leeds, Ontario; son of John Brown and 
Elizabeth (McKinnon) Somerville. Edu- 
cated in Goderich and commenced business 
in London in 1888 as manufacturer of paper 
boxes and special lines of confectionery, in 
which he met with marked success. He 
retired from business in 1909 and since then 
he has travelled extensively, spending the 
larger portion of his time in different parts 
of Europe and America. 

London has no more public-spirited nor 
philanthropic citizen than ('. R. Somerville. 
He has given freely of his time and money 
to every worthy and public-spirited move- 
ment of recent years; has served his city in 
the past as public school trustee; is now chair- 
man of the Board of Governors of Western 
University; chairman of the Board of Health. 

For over thirty years he has been a mem- 
ber of Chorazan Lodge, I.O.O.F. of London. 

Has two sons, Kenneth and Rcss Somer- 
ville. 

RKSIDKNCK: London, Ontario. 

SIR ADAM BECK, M.P.P. 

Minister cf Power 

Born in Baden, June 20th, 1857; son of 
late Jacob B., who came to Canada in 1837 
and founded the town of Baden, Ontario, 
and Charlotte (Hespeler) Beck. Educated 
in the Rockwood Academy and Gait Gram- 
mar School; a manufacturer of thin lumber 
and cigar boxes, having principal place of 
business in London, Ontario, with branches 
throughout Canada. Mayor of London 
1902-4; has sat for London in Conservative 
interests since 1902; appointed to seat in 
Whitney Cabinet, Ontario, February 8th, 
1905; appointed a commissioner to investi- 
gate the development and distribution of 
power from Niagara Falls 1903; has become 



closely identified with the question of sup- 
plying cheap electrical power to the people 
of Ontario; introduced power bill in Ontario, 
Assembly creating a commission called the 
Ontario Hydro-Electric Commission, May, 
1906; appointed chairman June, 1906; holds 
office in local associations; is known far and 
wide for his interest in thoroughbred horses; 
promoter of London Jockey Club and master 
of London Hunt Club. Both he and Lady 
Beck have won numerous prizes in all the 
sporting events in Canada. Presented at 
court with Mrs. Beck, 1909. Most active 
in securing for London the electrification of 
the London & Port Stanley Railroad. 

Married, September, 1898, Lillian Otto- 
way, an expert horsewoman and accom- 
plished vocalist, daughter of late C. J. 
Ottaway, Barrister of the Inner Temple. 

CI.UHS: Albany, St. James (Montreal), 
London (London). 

RKSIDKNCK: " Headley, " London, On- 
tario; Toronto, Ontario. 

F. G. MITCHELL 

Merchant 

Born Georgetown, Ontario, September 
20th, 1864; son of James and Jane (Stin- 
son) Mitchell. Educated in the schools of 
Seaforth. Settled in London in 1890; found- 
ed the London Engine Supplies Company, 
Limited, of 83-85 Dundas Street, in 1897, 
doing business in wholesale engine and plum- 
bers' supplies, of which he is still active head 
and manager. Served as member London 
City Council 1913-14-15; elected to London 
Public Utilities Board 1915; for a number of 
years past has been president of Ontario 
Board of Engineers Examiners; also boiler 
inspector for Boiler Inspection and Insur- 
ance Company, of Canada, in the district 
extending from Windsor to Niagara Falls. 

RESIDKXCK: 430 Rectory Street, London. 

LT.-COL. CHARLES E. H. FISHER 

Postal Inspector 

Born April 13th, 1849, at Belleville, On- 
tario; son of the late Dr. Alfred and Eliza- 
beth Fisher. Educated in the Sarnia schools 
and entered the service of the Postal Depart- 
ment at Sarnia, where he remained for five 
years, after which he was appointed to the 
Railway Mail Service. In 1881, he was 
promoted to the assistant inspectorship of 
the London Division, and was appointed 
Post Office Inspector in 1913. Under his 
supervision, Col. Fisher has all post office 
matters, such as inspection and mail ser- 
vice in the London Division. 

Joined the 27th Battalion, Sinclair Bor- 
derers, going through all ranks and retiring 



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HUGH ALLEN STEVENSON 
Physician and Surgean, Mayor of London 



CHARLES ROSS SOMERVILLE 

Retired Manufacturer 





SIR ADAM BECK, M.P.P. 

Minister of Power 



F.G.MITCHELL, 

Merchant 



LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 



1892, retaining rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. 
Took part in the Fenian raid service in 1866 
as a full private in 1st Provisional Brigade, 
stationed at Sarnia. 

Member A. F. & A. M., A. O. U. W.. 
Foresters and W. O. W. 

Married February, 1878, Susan Margaret, 
daughter of Robert Land, U. K. Loyalist, 
of Hamilton. There are five sons, Fred- 
erick Sinclair, a traveller of London; Dr. 
Charles of Detroit; Dr. Stuart, with troops 
in No. 2 Stationery Hospital, France, 1st 
Fxpeditionary Force; Allan, a traveller of 
Detroit, and Rivington, a student, of London 

RESIDENCE: 808 Waterloo Street. 



synod to the general synod of the Church of 
England in Canada. 

Member Masonic orders, Canadian For- 
esters, Independent Foresters, Royal Ar- 
canum, St. George's Society, Woodmen, 
Sons of England, Canadian Club and Chosen 
Friends. 

Married, October 23rd, 1888, Daisy For- 
man, daughter of Francis Forman, of Lon- 
don. There are three sons, Frank H., with 
McClary Manufacturing Company, of Win- 
nipeg; Albert M., attending Osgoode Hall; 
Charles N., attending Collegiate Institute, 
London. 

RESIDENCE: 307 Ridout Street, South. 



HIS WORSHIP JOSEPH C. JUDD, 
K.C. 

Police Magistrate 

Born London, Ontario, February 1st, 
1861; son of Hubert Henry and Margaret 
(Coluson) Judd. Educated in the public 
schools and Collegiate Institute of Lcnclon 
and Osgoode Hall, Toronto. 1886, sworn 
in as solicitor and called to the Bar; joined 
the firm of Meredith & Meredith, then com- 
posed of F. Meredith, K.C., and R. M. 
(now Mr. Justice) Meredith. Had previ- 
ously been student for five years in office, 
and continued as partner until June, 1911, 
on which date he was appointed police 
magistrate. 

1891-92-93-91, Alderman City of London; 
1895-96-97, water commissioner, London, 
chairman 1896; 1898-99-1900, member Free- 
Library Board, chairman 1000; 1900, con- 
tested South Middlesex as Conservative 
candidate for House of Commons (g.e.), 
defeated, but reform majority greatly re- 
duced; 1901-02-03-01, Alderman City of 
London, chairman Finance Committee these 
four years; 1905, royal commissioner for 
Ontario Government to investigate charges 
against deputy commissioner of Fisheries; 
1906, royal commissioner for Ontario Gov- 
ernment to investigate charges against Gov- 
ernor Van Zant of Toronto Gaol; 1906, 
royal commissioner for Ontario Govern- 
ment to investigate charges against Regis- 
trar McDonald of Dundas County; 1906-07, 
mayor of London; 1907-06, vice-president 
Canadian Club; 1906-07, president London 
and Port Stanley Railway; 1908, appointed 
King's Counsel; 1911, appointed police 
magistrate, London, June 1st. Delegate 
from St. James Anglican Church to the 
Synod of Huron, and also delegate from that 



W. W. GAMMAGE 
Florist Controller 

Son of James Gammage; came to London 
with his parents from Connecticut when a 
child. For thirty years he has been in the 
florist business, now ranking as the largest in 
the London district. Always interested in 
public affairs; for twelve years (1902-1914), a 
member of London School Board, and its 
chairman several years; elected to the Lon- 
don Board of Control, 1915. He is the 
father of the Canadian Horticultural Asso- 
ciation, having been its president and held 
every other office; secretary of the Society of 
American Florists; has been through all the 
chairs of Masonry; now illustrious potentate 
of the Shrine. 

Married Frances Bullock, of London. 
Their family consists of three sons, J. G., 
secretary-treasurer of J. Gammage & Son, 
London; Frederick J. and Walter, and one 
daughter, Wilhelmina. 

RESIDENCE: Corner William and Oxford 
Streets, London. 



JAMES STEVENSON BELL 

City Treasurer 

Born, London, Ontario, February oth, 
1871; son of William and Elizabeth E. Bell. 
Educated in London public schools. Began 
career as city official as clerk in treasurer's 
office; later additional duties added as 
clerk of committees; appointed city treas- 
urer in September, 1908. Has taken active 
interest in sports and for some years was 
champion quoiter of Canada. 

Life member St. John's Lodge, No. 
209A, A.F. & A.M. 

RESIDENCE: 19 Victor Street, London. 



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LT.-COL. CHARLES E. H. FISHER, 

Postal Inspector 




W. W. GAMMAGE 

Florist-Controller 




HIS WORSHIP JOSEPH C. JUDD. K.C. 

Police Magistrate 




JAMES S. BELL 

City Treasurer 



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EDWARD V. BUCHANAN 

General Manager, Waterworks, Hydro, Etc. 

Born Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, 
May, 1887; son of Gavin and Mary (Kelly) 
Buchanan. Educated in the Royal Tech- 
nical College of Glasgow; member the tech- 
nical staff of the Glasgow Corporation 1007; 
member the electrical staff of same 1008-0. 
With Savers cS: Caldwell, consulting en- 
gineers, of Glasgow. 1010: came to Canada 
in 1010 as electrical and waterworks en- 
gineer with the City of London, which posi- 
tion he held until June 1st, 1915, when he 
was appointed general manager of the water- 
works, parks, hyrdo-electric and power 
departments ot London. 

Has been the secretary of the St. Andrew's 
Society tor past three years: captain of the 
Seventh Field Company; Canadian En- 
gineers. 

RKSIDKNCK: Ardagh Apartments, London. 

SAMUEL BAKER 

City Clerk 

Horn in Blaenavon, Monmouthshire, 
England, in 18(i(). Son of John Baker, Tiv- 
erton, Devonshire, Kngland and Marinda 
Baker, nee \Vaite, Iron Acton, Gloucester- 
shire. 

Was Pupil-Teacher, Bleanavon Wesleyan 
School, 187:5-78. Assistant Master Blaen- 
avon Board School, 1878. Trained at West- 
minster School, 1870 and 1880. Won gold 
medal tor Physiology, South Wales District, 
1877. \\oii Queens pri/es for Physiography 
and electricity, 1878. Won honors at West- 
minster in Euclid and History in 1880. 
Principal Blaenavon Wesleyan School, 1881 
to 1880, winning " Excellent Merit" report 
in years 1882-3-4-5. Came to Canada in 
1886. 

Taught at School Section No. 5, West- 
minster, 1887 and 1888; Odell School House, 
1888; Belmont, 1880; Chesley Avenue School, 
City, 1880-1804; and St. George's School' 
City. 1804-1004. Was particularly success- 
ful at St. George's School only ten pupils 
failed to pass Entrance in the ten years 
City Clerk of London, 1901. 

Society: S. of K., member of Chelsea 
Lodge; C.O.C.F..P.C.C. of Council No. 125- 
W.O.W., P.C.C. Pine Grove Camp No. 2\ 
I.O.O.F., P.G. Chora/in Lodge; Member of 
Elks; P.M. St. George's Lodge, A.F. & A.M.; 
member of London Chapter, Royal Arch.; 
Registrar Richard Coeur de Lion, Precep- 
tory, K. T.; Mocha Temple; Arab Patrol 
.President); First Sec'y of Masonic Temple 
Board. 

Presbyterian. Young Men's Classes, St. 
James Presbyterian. Young Men's Im- 
provement class was a great success. Supt 
of St. James and King Street Presbyterian 
Sundav Schools. 



Municipal questions: Has written several 
papers on municipal questions and published 
in Muncipal Journals. Paper at Ontario 
Municipal Convention, "Improvements in 
Ontario Municipal system." 

Married Mary, daughter of Charles 
Vaughan, Blaenavon in 1882, deceased 
180"), and Lillie Alice, daughter cf T. R. 
Howard, London, Ont., in 1896. 

Children: Horace, lieut 46th Bait.; 
Sewell, Man.; Arnold Vaughan, Hayman 
Garage, City; Gwladys (Mrs. Bert Hayman); 
Kathleen, at High School; Marjorie, at Pub- 
lic School; Vernon Samuel. 

RKSIDKNCIC: 813 Lome Ave., London. 

HENRY ARTHUR BRAZIER 

City Engineer 

Born, Windsor, Berkshire, Eng., Novem- 
ber 4th, 1886; son of Jabez and Eleanor 
Bra/ier. Educated in the Windsor and 
Manchester schools of England, and received 
his professional training as Civil Engineer 
at Slough, Bucks, Eng., and at Manchester 
School ot Technology, graduating in 1909; 
afterwards he was appointed assistant town 
engineer of that place. 

Appointed chief assistant to Thomas 
Blagburn, Consulting Engineer, Altrincham, 
Chesh., April, 1007; deputy town engineer of 
Hale, Ches., March, 1910. Came to Canada 
early in 1911 and appointed assistant en- 
gineer, city Engineer's Department, Tor- 
onto, in February of that year; appointed 
assistant city engineer of London, Ont., 
May, 1912; and City Engineer, 1914. 

Elected member of Institution of Muni- 
cipal Engineers of Great Britain, June. 
1011; elected member of Royal Sanitary In- 
stitute of Great Britain, February, 1910; 
member A.F. & A.M., St. John's Lodge No. 
20, London, Ont. Married, June 17th, 
1011, Miss Rowell. To them has been born 
one daughter, Margaret Eleanor. 

RKSIDKNCK: 703 Waterloo St., London. 

A. M. PIPER 

City Building Inspector -Member of Ontario 
Association of Architects 

Born in Village of Ayr, Ontario, August 
1st, 1875; son of James and Sarah Emily 
(Bigger) Piper. Educated in the public- 
schools and London High School; studied 
architecture in the office of the late George 
Craddock, of London; instituted his profes- 
sional career as an architect in London, 
later removing to Chatham, where he was in 
business for seven years. He then removed 
to Chicago, where he was building super- 
intendent for Reid & Berry, architects and 
contractors, for three years. Returned to 
London and joined the city architect's 
department and was appointed city building 
inspector in 1911. Mr. Piper designed the 



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EDWARD V. BUCHANAN, 

General Manager Waterworks, Hydro, Etc. 




H. A. BRAZIER, 

City Engineer 




SAMUEL BAKER, 

City Clerk 




A. M. PIPER, 
City Building Inspector 



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Wallaceburg public Library and many other 
public works during his career. 

Master Mason, member St. George's 
Lodge, No. 42, A. F. & A. M. 

RKSIDKNCK: 267 Talbot Street, London. 



ALLAN McRAE McLEAN 
Manager, E. B. Eddy Co. 

Born October 29th, 1887, at Petrolia, 
Ontario; son of Donald and Matilda (Mc- 
Rae) McLean. Educated in the public 
schools and London Collegiate Institute. 
Entered the service of the Bank of Toronto, 
1903-1908; he then entered the employ of 
the E. B. Eddy Company, advancing to 
the managership of that organization in 
1914. In that position he has supervision 
of the company's interests in London and 
Western Ontario. The company whose 
headquarters are at Hull, Canada, does the 
biggest paper business in the district, as well 
as manufacturing numerous other articles. 

RKSIDKNCK: 445 Piccadilly. 

THOMAS W. McFARLAND 

Manufacturer 

Bern Haldman County, Ontario, April 
3rd, 1859; son of William and Catherine 
(Hopper) McFarland. Educated in the 
public Schools and spent his early years on 
his fathers' farm at his birth-place. Re- 
moved to London in 1875, and has made it 
his home ever since. 

Mr. McFarland is vice-president of D. S. 
Perrin & Company, Limited, one of the 
largest concerns of its kind in Canada. He 
is president of the London Board of Trade 
and a member of the Public 1'tilities Com- 
mission. 

Member Lodge 1901, I.O.O.F.; Kilwin- 
ning Lodge, No. (54, A.F. & A.M.; a thirty- 
second degree Scottish Rite Mason, and 'a 
member of Mocha Temple. 
^Married, December 25th, 1S96, Miss 
Victoria Laschinger. 

RKSIDKNCK: J32 John Street, London. 



HERBERT PHILIP ALLEN 

Herbert Philip Allen, president and man- 
aging director of D. S. Perrin & Company, 
Limited, was born in England, but has re- 
sided in London, Ontario, since boyhood. 
He obtained his education in England and 
London, Ontario. After a business ex- 
perience gained through positions with sev- 
eral local firms, he accepted in 1884, the posi- 
tion of accountant for D. S. Perrin & Co. 
and in 1888, was appointed business man- 
ager of the firm. Owing to the continued 
development of the business, it was incor- 



porated as a joint stock Company in 1902, 
when he was elected vice-president and 
managing director. On the death, a few 
years since, of the late Daniel S. Perrin, the 
founder of the business and president of the" 
Company, Mr. Allen was elected president 
in addition to his position of managing 
director, which positions he has continued 
to hold ever since. 

He was married in 1887 to Eugenie Jar- 
vis, daughter of the late E. S. Jarvis, of 
London, Ontario, and has family consisting 
of one son and two daughters. 

RKHIDKXCK: 571 Queens Avenue, Lon- 
don, Ontario. 



MAJOR WILLIAM SPITTAL 
Banker 

Born London, Ontario, October, 1867; 
son of Robert and Annie Spittal. Educated 
in London. Exceptionally active and suc- 
cessful career. Organizer and secretary- 
treasurer The People's Loan and Savings 
Corporation; organizer and vice-president 
Kellogg's Toasted Corn Flakes Company; 
president The Home I'nion Society; direc- 
tor The Industrial Bureau; director The 
Masonic Temple Company; honorary 
secretary The London Railway Commis- 
sion; commanding officer of the Seventh 
Regiment Fusiliers; alderman City of Lon- 
don, 1912-1913. 

^ Member A.F. & A.M. and Canadian 
Foresters. 

Married, 1902, Viola Algeo Brown. One 
son and two daughters in the family. 

RKSIDKXCK: Corner Cheapside and St. 
George Streets, London. 

JOSEPH H. MARSHALL 

Registrar East and North Middlesex 
Born London, Ontario, December 10th, 
1851; sen of Edward and Ellenor (Collins) 
Marshall. Educated in the county schools 
and Hellmuth College, under the late Bishop 
Sweatman. Elected deputy reeve for his 
native township in 1879, which he continued 
to serve for five years as deputy and reeve 
without opposition; elected warden of Mid- 
dlesex 1881, at that time constituting fifty- 
two members (London East and London 
West were then in the county); the wardens- 
elect fcr the year stated that Marshall, 
elected in Middlesex, was the youngest 
warden in the province elected to represent 
the largest county. In 1887, Mr. Marshall 
was elected representative for East Middle- 
sex in the House of Commons by a majority 
of 787, the largest ever given to a member to 
that time; was re-elected and continued until 
dissolution in 1896; was given the nomina- 
tion of the Conservative party in that year 



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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 




THE LATE MURRAY ANDERSON 

First Mayor of London 




THE LATE JUDGE WILLIAM ELLIOT 




THE LATE A. S ABBOTT, 

City Clerk 




THE LATE BISHOP CRONYN 



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without opposition, but withdrew in favor 
of the late James Gilmour. Took up dairy 
farming, and by his method and care was 
the means of raising the standard of the whole 
city milk supply, as well as making a finan- 
cial success of the business, which he con- 
tinued until his appointment as Registrar 
for Hast and North Middlesex in 1911. 

Member Masonic orders; a Conservative. 

Married, September 1st, 1885, Miss Amy 
Crump. There is one daughter and two 
sons in the family. 

RESIDENCE: London. 

GEORGE ERNEST ROSE 

Moulder Controller 

Son of decrge Rose, engineer in the em- 
ploy ot McClary Manufacturing Company, 
who came to London in 18(59. Educated in 
London at the 1 old Waterloo and I nion 
schools; served his apprenticeship to his 
trade at the Phoenix Foundry on Bat hurst 
Street, owned by John Elliott & Sons, 
manufacturers of farm implements; promin- 
ent as labor representative; elected to the 
City Council in 1906 on Labor ticket and 
has given general satisfaction to his con- 
stituency; at present a member of the City 
Hoard ol Control, of which he has been 
one ever since its organization. 

Member of the Oddfellows. 

I'ast Noble C.rand of I.O.O.F. 

RESIDENCE: ">3I (irey Street, London. 

SAMUEL FRANK GLASS, M.P. 

Of ('has. T. iS: S. Frank Glass, Insurance 
Brokers and Real Fstate Agents, London, 
Ontario; director, London & Port Stanley 
Railway Co.; director Western Fair Asso- 
ciation ; director, Masonic Hall Co., Limited; 
director, Travellers' Club, Limited. 

Born, township of London, January 8th, 
1861; son of Sheriff (William) Glass and 
Phebe (Guernsey) Glass. 

Kducated Hellmuth College, London; 
Brantford Collegiate Institute. 

Started his business career as apprentice 
to Robinson, Little & Co., wholesale dry 
goods merchants, London, 1879-1881; mem- 
ber of firm Wright & Glass, stock brokers, 
London, 1881-1882; went to Winnipeg to 
represent firm, 1882; general merchant and 
grain dealer, Tillsonburg, 1884-1886; one of 
the organizers London Crockery Co., Lim- 
ited, and managing director, 1886-1897, when 
the business was destroyed by fire; represent- 
ed American Potteries in Canada, 1897-1900; 
associated with Confederation Life Assura- 
ance Co., 1900; district manager of same 
1904-1908, for Western Ontario. Formed 
present partnership, 1909. 

Successful candidate to House of Com- 
mons for Fast Middlesex, October 21st 
1913. School Trustee S. S. 23, London 



Township, 1890-1896; Councillor London 
Township, 1906; Deputy-Reeve of same 
1907-1908, and Reeve, 1910:1911; member 
of Middlesex County Council, 1906-1911; 
alderman City of London, 1913. Repre- 
sentative of Middlesex County Council to 
Senate of Western University, 1908-1915; 
past president of Fast Middlesex Conser- 
vative Association; president of "Greater 
Middlesex Publicity Association." First 
secretary and president of Canadian Club, 
London; past president Travellers' Club, 
Limited, London. A Justice of the Peace 
for the County of Middlesex, 1906-1913. 
Past master of Kilwinning Lodge No. 64, 
A.F. & A.M. A director of Masonic Hall 
Co., Limited. 

Married Josephine H. Dickson, daughter 
Rev. G. N. Dickson, 1882; has two sons and 
three daughters. 

In his municipal experience Mr. Glass 
was prominently identified with, and to his 
efforts were largely due, the abolishment of 
Toll Roads in London Township, the con- 
solidation of the By-Laws of both the Town- 
ship and County, the development of the 
Good Roads movement in Middlesex by 
which over half a million has been appro- 
priated to improve the highways, the 
Greater Middlesex Publicity Campaign 
which has increased the value of farm lands 
within the county and directed a flow of 
immigration to it, and the establishment 
ol the Ontario Department of Agriculture 
in Middlesex County. 



PETER MACDONALD, M. D. 

Postmaster 

Born Picton. X. S., August 14th, 1835; 
son of James and Margaret (McBean) Mac- 
Donald. Educated and qualified as a teach- 
er and in Trinity College, Toronto (M.D., 
1872). Taught school for ten years; prac- 
ticed in Wingham. beginning 1872, for 
thirty-seven years. 

Member municipal council and chair- 
man school board there 1876-77-78; appoint- 
ed coroner for Huron 1876; elected reeve of 
Wingham 1879; mayor 1881; member for 
East Huron in Dominion Parliament, elected 
1887 and served for eighteen years; deputy 
speaker of House 1900, also permanent 
chairman of its committee of the whole 
1900; member for Wingham of High School 
Board of Trustees 1906; appointed by the 
Dominion Government postmaster of the 
City of London 1909, which position he still 
occupies. 

Married, 1866, Margaret, daughter of 
Neil Ross, Esquire, one of the earliest pio- 
neers of Huron. He has a family of one son 
and four daughters. 

RESIDENCE: 228 Central Ave., London. 



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ALLAN McRAE McLEAN 
Manager, Eddy Paper Ccmpany 



THOMAS W. McFARLAND, 

Manufacturer 





H. P. ALLEN, 

Manufacturer 



MAJOR WILLIAM SP1TTAL, 
Banker 



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JAMES DONNELLY 

Cigar Manufacturer 

Born, London, Ontario, June 1863; son 
of Charles and Mary (Mulligan) Donnelly. 
Educated in the separate schools and St. 
Peter's Collegiate Institute and entered his 
present business at an early age and has 
conducted same for thirty years. 

President The Cigar Makers Union for 
four years; president of London Trades ex 
Labor Council two years; represented Cigar 
Makers at conventions held at Millwaukee, 
also at Trades & Labor Congress. Vice- 
president London & Port Stanley Railway; 
for past three years member City Council; 
now chairman Board of Works; member 
Cigar Makers Union for thirty years and 
during that long period has never engaged in 
strikes or labor troubles. 

Married, June 3()th, 1003, Miss Mary 
Moylan. To them have been born six 
daughters. 

RESIDENCE: 30S Cromwell Street. Lon- 
don, Ontario. 



FRANCIS GEORGE JEWELL 

City Auditor 

Born, London. Ontario, May 15th, 1866; 
son of C.eorge F., and Lmma M. Jewell. 
Educated in local public schools and Colleg- 
iate Institute. His active career follows: 

With Huron & Krie Loan & Savings Co., 
1882-1888; Office of George F. Jewell, Ac- 
countant, 1888-1890; London Printing & 
Lithographing Co., 1800-1803; Edward 
Adams & Co., Wholesale C.rocers, 1803- 
1805; Practiced as Public Accountant in 
London, 1805-1800; Sec.-Treas.. Canada 
Furniture Manufacturers, Ltd., Toronto, 
1800-1006; Appointed City Auditor of Lon- 
don, 1006, and still holds that position. 
Also acts as Auditor for Huron & Erie; 
Ontario Loan & Savings Co. ; London & 
Western Trusts Co., and other companies; 
member Institute of Chartered Account- 
ants of Ontario. 

Married, 1880, Lucy Maud Screaton. 
There is one son and one daughter. 

RESIDENCE: 552 Waterloo Street, London. 



JOHN AITKEN 

Fire Chief 

Born in Hellsborough, County Down, 
Ireland. Came to Canada with his parents 
settling in London in 1860; educated in the 
old St. George's school on Waterloo Street. 

After leaving school he was apprenticed 
to the painting business, which he followed 
for some time. Joined the London Fire De- 
partment May 24th, 1881; appointed Fire 



Chief of London in 1008, which position he 
has since held with honor. 

Member of St. John's Lodge No. 20, 
G.R.C.; St. John's R.A. No. 3, G.R.C.; 
Richard Coeur de Lion Preceptory No. 4; 
London Lodge of Perfection 14; London 
Chapter .of Rose Croix, 18; Moore Consis- 
tory, Hamilton, 32; Mocha Temple, 
A.A.O.N.M.S. London; and B.P.O.E., Lon- 
don. 

Married, 1888, Miss Eliza Wade Rogers. 
There are four sons and four daughters in 
the family. 

RESIDENCE: 170 Bruce Street, London. 



THE LATE NEIL COOPER 

Alderman Auctioneer 

Born, Old S:>uthgate, near London, Eng. , 
December 21st, 1854; son of Cornelius and 
Catherine (Fulbig) Cooper. Educated in 
Old Southgate and in London, England. 

Came to Canada and settled in Lcndcn 
when seventeen years of age and w( rked 
here fcr several years. When he became 
of age he entered the Auctioneer and Valua- 
tor business under his own management 
and proprietorship. His business prosper- 
ed and grew to be the' largest of its kind in 
the London district. 

Mr. Cooper gave liberally of his time to 
the public service; was first elected to the 
City Couiicil-in 1805 and for twenty years 
has given almost continuous service. 

He married, 1875, Sarah Swarts, of Lon- 
don, Ontario. The family consisted of one 
son, Cecil Neil, and two daughters, Mrs. J.T. 
Robinson, and Pearl M. L. Cooper, of Lon- 



Alderman Cooper died in the harness 
April 22nd, 1015, of pneumonia at his late 
residence, 446 Piccadilly Street, London. 



GEORGE HUGH HANEY 

Alderman Manufacturer -Manager Pedlar People 

Born Wingham, Ontario, February 25th, 
1874; son of the late Horace H. Haney and 
Christina (McArthur) Haney. Educated 
in the public schools of Flint, Michigan, Cal- 
gary, and several other cities throughout 
Ontario. As a young man he travelled ex- 
tensively with his father, who was bridge 
superintendent on the Battle Cree'c- Chica- 
go Division of the G.T.R. and afterwards 
bridge construction superintendent for the 
C.P.R. throughout the West. At an early 
age he entered the service of the C.P.R., and 
afterwards was in Quebec on the Baie des 
Chaleurs Railroad. Was employed in a 
general store at Thamesford, Ontario, ser- 
ved apprenticeship and entered the hard- 



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PHILIP POCOCK 

Manufacturer, Chairman Public Utilities Commission. 



Born London, Ontario, December 24th, 
1855; son of John Joseph and Mar}- (Cook) 
Pocock. Educated in the public and high 
schools of London. With his father, John 
Joseph Pocock, in the shoe business 1872; 
acquired the business with his brother, J. 
W. Pocock, 1876-1890; incorporated Lon- 
don Shoe Company 1890; has been presi- 
dent since 1890; Water Commissioner, 
London, 1910-1913; trustee and several 
years chairman of the Separate School 
Board; governor of Western University; 
chairman Public Utilities Commission of 
London; member London Railway Commis- 
sion; most active in promoting and securing 
electrification of new London & Port Stan- 



ley Railroad; director of Alexander Sana- 
torium, paymaster 7th Regiment, London, 
191 1 ; director of Huron & Krie Mortgage 
Corporation; vice-president London & Petro- 
lia Barrel Company, Limited; vice-presi- 
dent of Independent Rubber Company, 
Merriton; vice-president Dominion Fire In- 
surance Company, Toronto. Prominent in 
public spirited movements. 

Member London Club, London Hunt Club, 
Travellers' Club. 

Married 1882, Agnes Knowles, daughter 
of John Knowles. 

RKSIDENCK: 360 Queen's Avenue, Lon- 
don, Ontario. 



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ware business. Entered the employ of the 
Pedlar People, Limited as a traveller, and, 
after nine months, was placed in charge of 
their London branch, which, in the ten years 
of its existence, has grown to considerable 
importance. 

Elected to the London City Council 1014; 
re-elected 191"). 

Member Masonic Lodge No. 20, Indepen- 
dent Order of Oddfellows \o. 258, London 
Council Royal Arcanum and Orange Order 
No. 2056. 

Married, September 7th, 1898, Grace 
Eleanor Mackay. There are three sons 
and two daughters in the tamily. 

RESIDENCE: 229 Male Street, London. 



Born, 



C. H. MERRYFIELD 

Alderman 
ge of Fullarton. Perth Co., 



Ontario, February 7th, 1857; son of John 1)., 
and Frances Merryfield. Educated in the 
public schools of Kullurton and Mitchell, 
Ontario. Lived in Monkton, Perth County, 
1870-1904; in 18SI he entered business there 
as a licensed auctioneer and in 1890 went 
into the lumber business as a member of the 
firm of Hurlbert cv Merryfield, operating a 
saw and planing. Several times elected to 
township council of Lima; afterwards served 
as member Council ot County of Perth; 
was also warden of that county. 

Elected high chief ranger of the High 
Court ot Ontario, I.O.F., and served as 
auditor for six years; was later appointed to 
office as superintendent of crgani/ation 
which pcsition he now fills; removed to 
London in 1904; member the Old Hoys As- 
sociation and took first prize for the best 
Society in the recent reunion; twice elected 
to London City Council; now serving as 
chairman of No. 4 Committee. Also di- 
rector of Western Fair Association, 1914-15. 
Member A.F. & A.M., I.O.O.F., YY.O.YY., 
I.O.F., and Eastern Star. 

Married September loth, 1881, Dolly 
Dobbs. There is one daughter, Mrs. Dr. 
McLean Gibbon, of Nebraska. 

OFFICES: I.O.F. Temple. 

RESIDENCE: 757 Richmond Street, Lon- 
don, Ontario. 



FREDERICK WILLIAM DALY 

Tea Merchant Alderman 
Born, Napanec, Ontario, March 14th, 
1864; son of Edward and Jane M. Daly! 
Educated in the Napanee High School, and 
Victoria University. Entered business in 
London, 1890, with the firm of E. Daly & 
Co., one of the largest Tea Importing busi- 



nesses in the country and still remains as ac- 
tive head of that concern. A leader in ad- 
vanced and radical thought. Contested seat in 
Legislature for his city on the temperance 
ticket. Elected to London City Council 1915. 

Married, Bertha Dickson. The family 
consists of three sons and two daughters. 

RESIDENCE: 89 Riclout Street, South, 
London. 



HERBERT CHARLES SIMPSON 

Contractor Aldsrman 

Born, Kirton, Suffolk County, Eng., Jan- 
uary 31st, 1847; son of James and Eliza- 
beth (Fenton) Simpson. Educated in the 
Falkhan National School. After leaving 
school, 1869, learned the bricklaying business 
with his father in his native city. Came to 
Canada in June, 1872, settling in Montreal, 
where for four years he was engaged with 
the Montreal Gas Co. Came to London, 
March Kith, 187(i, and entered the brick- 
laying and contracting business under firm 
name of Simpson <!t Murray, located on 
Rectory Street. The business was con- 
tinued until 1908, when by mutual consent, 
the partnership was dissolved and has since 
been conducted by Mr. Simpson under his 
own name at 424 Rectory Street. Has 
constructed many of the principal buildings 
of the city, including Public Library, Hy- 
man Hall, etc. 

Elected city alderman of London on death 
of Neil Cooper, May 1915. 

Member Masonic orders, S.O.E., and 
Methodist Church. 

Married, December Kith, 1910, Miss 
Barbara A. Sears. One daughter in the family. 

RESIDENCE: 424 Rectory Street, London. 



A. A. LANGFORD 

Merchant and Manufacturer 
Born, London Township, -August 16th, 
1873; son of Thomas A. Langford. Educat- 
ed in London public schools and high schools. 
Spent three years as travelling representa- 
tive for a Toronto House covering all of 
Western Ontario; in 1899 he founded the 
office equipment and business system firm 
of A. A. Langford, Limited, a concern which 
has developed from a very modest beginning 
to the largest and most complete business of 
its kind West of Toronto. A! A. Lang- 
ford & Co., is the only firm in Western On- 
tario which has successfully solved the 
problem of manufacturing business systems 
and forms accurately and in a practical way 
so as to give 100% efficiency in their use. 

Mr. Langford is an enthusiastic bowler; 
president of the Thistle Bowling Club for 
two years during which period the Club 



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JOSEPH H. MARSHALL, 

Registrar for Middlesex 




SAMUEL FRANK GLASS, 

Member for East Middlesex 




GEORGE E. ROSE 

Controller 




PETER MACDONALD, M.D. 

Postmaster 



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enjoyed its largest membership and greatest 
prosperity. 

Elected a member the London Board of 
Education, 1915; a Woodman; Director of 
the Thistle Bowling Club and president of 
the Board of Directors of the Y.M.C.A. 

Married, 1898, and has one son. 

RKSIDKNCK: 692 Waterloo Street, Lon- 
don. Ontario. 

CAPT. T. E. ROBSON 

Clerk, County of Middlesex 

Born, London township. July loth, 1851; 
son of George and Elizabeth (Summers) 
Robson, who came from Cumberland. Eng., 
to Canada in 1821. Mr. Robson was edu- 
cated in the public schools of London and 
during his early life engaged extensively in 
stock raising in Middlesex County, special- 
izing in Clydesdale horses and shorthorn 
cattle. 

Elected deputy reeve of Middlesex County 
in 1883, which office he held continuously 
until his election as reeve. He has been 
clerk of the County for over fifteen years and 
has performed his numerous duties with un- 
iversal satisfaction. 

Joined the 26th Battalion, \o. 8 Company 
Militia, in 1882, and now holds rank ol Cap- 
tain. 

Member A.F. & A.M. 

Married. Lila McEvoy, September, 1906. 
They have one daughter. 

RKSIDKNCK: 2 Becher Street. London. 



ALBERT E. SILVERWOOD 

Manutacturer 

Born, Oakwood, Victoria County, Feb- 
ruary loth, 187(5; sone of \\ . A. Silverwood, 
whose Diamond Wedding was celebrated 
on August 7th, 1915, his family of nine 
children being unbroken. Educated in pub- 
lic schools of Oakwood and Lindsay Colleg- 
iate Institute. Spent early life on farm; 
taught in country schools, 1894-99; joined 
the firm of Dundas & Elavelle Brothers, of 
Lindsay, in general produce business, where 
he continued until 1903; opened a small 
branch of that firm in London on Bathurst 
Street; outgrew premises and removed to 
York and Ridout Streets; the business was 
later incorporated as "Silverwood's Lim- 
ited," of which he is president and manag- 
ing director, and in 1912 a five story ware- 
house was erected; this was supplemented 
by a large cold storage warehouse in 1914 
and one of the finest creameries in Canada. 

For several years, Mr. Silverwood has 
been a Director of the Y. M. C. A., member 
Board of Managers of St. Andrew's Church; 
past chairman and member Executive of 
Board of Trade; member Board of Educa- 



tion and chairman the Building Committee 
for 1915. 

Member Tuscan Lodge and Scottish 
Rite A.F. & A.M. 

Married, January 1st, 1902, Miss Ferris, 
of Lindsay. Their family consists of one 
son and one daughter. 

RKSIDKNCK: 517 Du fieri n Ave., London. 



HENRY POCOCK 

Manufacturer 

Bjrn, Simcoe county, near Creemore, 
Out., February 4th, 1874; son of George 
and Ann (Day) Pocock. Educated in the 
Simcoe County Schools; spent early life on 
farm; removed to London following the 
steel construction business, 1899-1902; gen- 
eral contracting business in London, build- 
ing a large number of brick dwellings in 
the south east section of London, 1903- 
190(5; <,rganized the London Concrete Ma- 
chinery Company, Ltd., 1907, of which he 
is the principal owner. Notwithstanding 
keen competition in their line, the business 
under Mr. Focock's management has been 
very successful, their goods being known 
throughout the Dominion. Served as alder- 
man City of London; member Canadian 
Order ol Foresters; very prominent in 
church circles; closely identified with erec- 
tion of Hyatt Avenue Methodist Church, of 
which he is still Trustee; member Dundas 
Street Centre' Methodist Church and active 
in man\' uplilt and humanitarian move- 
ments. 

Married, October 2()th, 1897, Lillie May 
Colwell. There are two sons: Clarence 
Henry and John Maurice; two daughters: 
Mildred and Myrtle. 

RKSIDKNCF. : 532 King Street, London. 

EDWARD ERNEST BRAITHWAITE 

President Western University 

Son, Mark Mell and Elizabeth (Eckardt) 
Braithwaite; born, Unionville, Ont., March 
14th, 18(55; educated Markham high school, 
Toronto University, McGill University (B.A. 
with first class honors in mental and moral 
philosophy, 188(5), Oberlin University, O., 
(B.D., 1890), and Harvard University (M. 
A., 1901; Ph.D., 1904); married November 
l()th, 1892, Miss Ida Minnie Van Camp, 
Cleveland, O.; ordained 1890; pastor St. 
Louis, Mo., 1890-6; pastor Yarmouth, N.S., 
1897-1900; acting professor Old Testament, 
language and literature, Oberlin College and 
Thecl. Seminary, 1901-02; pastor Day St. 
Church, West Somerville, Mass., 1903-08; 
pastor Northern Cong. Church, Toronto. 
1908-11; Dean Calgary College, 1911-13; 
president Western University, London, 1914; 
has contributed numerous articles to secular 
and religious press. 



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JAMES DONNELLY 

Alderman Manufacturer 




JOHN AITKEN 
Fire Chief 




FRANCIS GEORGE JEWELL 

City Auditor 




THE LATE NEIL COOPER 

Alderman Auctioneer 



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SIR GEORGE CHRISTIE GIBBONS 

Barrister, of firm of Gibbons, Harper & Gibbons 
Born, St. Catherines, Ontario, July 2nd, 
1848; son of late William G. Gibbons. 
Educated in St. Catherines Grammar school 
and U. C. Collegiate. Barrister; practises 
in London; K.C., 1891; bencher Law Society, 
1894; re-elected 1 900 ; one of the leaders of 
the Provincial bar; for many years president 
Middlesex Law Association; a director, 
London Life Insurance Co.. Hon. president 
Canadian Club of London; elected president, 
London Liberal Club, 1909; since 1905 has 
been chairman Canadian sec., International 
Waterways Committee; knighted by King 
George, January 1911; his name frequently 
mentioned in connection with a seat in 
Parliament and in the Dominion Cabinet; 
passed Royal Military School, 1865; served 
in v.m. (luring Fenian Raid; a Liberal of 
pronounced character. 

RKSIIMCNCK: " Lornehurst, " London. 



THOMAS GRAVES MEREDITH, K. C. 
City Solicitor 

Born, London, Ontario, June Kith, 1853, 
son of late John W. C. and Sarah (Pegler) 
Meredith; brother of Sir W. R. Meredith. 
Educated in public and grammar schools; 
Hellmuth College; Gault Collegiate Institute 
Toronto I'niversity. Read law with Scatcherd 
& Meredith, London; called to the Ontario 
Bar, 1878;ereated K.C., 1 902; commenced his 
professional career with Meredith & Scatch- 
erd. 1878; practised with his brother. Chief 
Justice Sir William Meredith; appointed 
City Solicitor, London. 1894; one of the 
organizers of the London & Western Loan 
Co., 1890; President, Huron & Krie Loan & 
Savings Co., since 1907. Has declined 
nomination to Parliament. Declined cffice 
of Corporation Counsel of Toronto. 

Senior member of Meredith & Fisher, 
Barristers and Solicitors, London; City Sol- 
icitor, London; President, Huron & Krie 
Loan & Savings Co.; President, Canada 
Trust Co. 

Member London Club; London Hunt 
and Country Club; Conservative; Anglican. 

Married, Jessie Carling, daughter of 
Sir John Carling, London, October, 1882; 
has two sons. 

RESIDENCE: London, Ontario. 



CHARLES H. ELLIOTT 

Collector of Customs 

Born, Westminster township, March 28th, 
1844; son of James and Helen (Brecken- 
ridge) Elliott. Educated in the old Union 
School of London. 

For twenty-five years conducted a large 



retail grocery business under the firm name 
of Elliott Brothers, in the building near 
the corner of Richmond and Dundas Streets, 
now occupied by Small man & Ingram, 
1860-1891; then founded the firm of Elliott 
& Marr, which still bears his name, whole- 
sale grocers, of which he was active head 
from May, 1891 to 1900. 

April, 1906, Mr. Elliott received the ap- 
pointment of Collector of Customs for the 
City of London, which important post he 
still fills. 

Married, 1868, Phoebe Farrar, of London, 
Ontario. There are two sons and one daugh- 
ter in the family. 

RESIDENCE: 18 Craig Street, London. 



FRANK E. LEONARD 

Manufacturer 

Born Kith November, 1848, London, 
Ontario; son of Hon. Elijah Leonard, Sen- 
ator, and Emeline Woodman. Educated in 
public schools and London Commercial Col- 
lege. 

Mr. Leonard comes Irom a family identi- 
fied with the iron business in Massachusetts 
since 1652, a branch of which settled in 
Long Point, Ontario in 1828. He entered into 
business responsibility in 1870 in the office 
of the late Senator Elijah Leonard at the 
hitter's works, York Street, London, estab- 
lished in 183.4 and became a member of the 
firm of E. Leonard & Sons in 1874, and 
president of the company in 1013. 

The industry during that time passed 
through several commercial depressions but 
has made steady growth, its machinery 
being found along the whole of Canada, 
from the Atlantic to the Pacific. 

Mr. Leonard has always taken active 
interest in public affairs, Licence Commis- 
sioner during one reduction. Alderman 
when the L. & P. S. Railway was leased to 
the Detroit & Lake Erie Railway. Vice- 
president of the L. & P. S. at a critical time 
in its history as the City linked to the Lake 
Erie. Mr. Leonard was one of the Commis- 
sioners who built the Temiskaming and 
Northern Ontario Railway from North Bay 
to New Liskeard. 

He has also taken a deep interest in 
industrial education, being one of the Ad- 
visory Board and an ardent member of the 
Board of Trade. 

In politics Mr. Leonard is a Liberal, but 
declined on several occasions to be a can- 
didate and is now one of the oldest members 
of the London Liberal Association and Club. 
He is also a member of the London Club 
and takes a deep interest in the London 
Hunt and Country Club, of which he is an 
active attendant on the Golf Links. 

Married, August, 1880, Alice Louise 



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GEORGE H. HANEY 

Alderman Manufacturer 




FREDERICK W. DALY 

Alderman Merchant 




C. H. MERRYFIELD 

Alderman Organizer 




HERBERT CHARLES SIMPSON 

Alderman Contractor 



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Ibbotson, Montreal, daughter of the late 
Benjamin Ibbotson. In the family are two 
sons Lt.-CoI. Ibbotson Leonard, 7th C.M. 
Rifles; Major Woodman Leonard, 6th Bat- 
tery, C.F. Artillery; and three daughters 
Alice Emeline; Estelle Louise (Mrs. Innes 
Carling); Elaine Agatha (Mrs. E. A. Scho- 
field). 

RESIDENCE: 602 Queens Ave., London. 
Ont. 

LT.-COL. WILLIAM MOIR GARTSHORE 

Manufacturer 

Born Dundas, Ontario, April 3rd, 1853; 
son of John and Margaret (Moir) Gartshore. 
Educated in Dundas public schools, Gait 
Collegiate (Dr. Tassie's) School. Left Dun- 
das in 1870, residing in Toronto until 1873; 
then removed to London to accept position 
as superintendent of London Car Wheel 
Company; became identified with McClary 
Manufacturing Co., in 1876; at present 
vice-president and general manager. 

Entered Queen's Own Rifles in Toronto 
1871; transferred to 7th Fusiliers, London, 
1874; served in N. W. Rebellion, 1885, as 
Major; transferred to First Hussars (Cava- 
lry) in 1891; retired on reserve of Officers, 
1905, as Commander 1st Brigade of Cav- 
alry. 

Director: Western Fair Association, 
Mutual Fire Insurance Co., Ontario Loan & 
Debenture Co., and Canada Trust Co., 
London Industrial Bureau. 

Served as city alderman for two years; 
member Executive of Board of Trade; 
chairman of Hospital Trust; London & 
Middlesex Patriotic Society, etc. 

Married, 1876, Catherine, daughter of 
John McClary. There is one daughter, 
Mrs. A. M. Cleghorn. 

RESIDENCE: Ridout Street, London. 

SAMUEL STEVELY 

M erchant M anuf acturer 

Born, Wardsville, Ont., August 12th, 
1865; son of William and Eliza Stevely. 
Educated in the schools of Wardsville and 
London. Came to London in 1878 and 
studied at Collegiate Institute. Entered 
firm of Wm. Stevely, 1880; became a part- 
ner in the business in 1889 under name of 
Wm. Stevely & Son. On death of his father, 
1897, he became sole proprietor of the busi- 
ness, which is still conducted under the 
firm name, and does a general house furnish- 
ing and sheet metal supply trade. 

Interested in various other enterprises; 
served as city alderman of London for nine 
years; mayor of London 1908-09; president 
Board of Trade, 1907-08. 

Thirty-second Mason; Shriner; Forester; 



Irish Benevolent Society, of which he is 
President. 

Married September 19th, 1889, Maud S. 
Thackabury. In their family are three 
daughters. 

RESIDENCE : 520 Dundas Street, London. 

GEORGE HARRISON BELTON 

Lumber Merchant 

Born, London, Ontario, May 12th, 1866; 
son of James H. and Martha (Wilkinson) 
Belton. Educated in London schools. In 
1886, started in the lumber business with 
his father under the name of James H. 
Belton & Son, his father having been estab- 
lished in business in 1854. When his father 
died in 1894, Mr. Belton continued the busi- 
ness and in 1904 six acres of land were pur- 
chased on Rectory Street, where a large 
planing mill and sash and door factory was 
built to provide for the growing trade. 
In 1898, Mr. Belton entered into partner- 
ship with the Laidlaw Lumber Company, 
continuing the business in London under 
the name of the George H. Belton Lumber 
Co., and in Sarnia under the name of the 
R. Laidlaw Lumber Co., the latter firm 
growing to be. one of the largest wage- 
payers in Sarnia, and its business extending 
throughout Ontario and to foreign markets. 

Mr. Belton is a 32nd degree Mason, a 
Liberal in politics, and has been a member 
of the city. council and vice-president of 
Board of Trade. 

Married, June 14th, 1893, to Miss Alice 
Croden. Family consists of two daughters. 

RESIDENCE: 834 Richmond Street. 

ALBERT OSCAR JEFFERY, K.C. 

Barrister 

Born in township of London, July 5th, 
1857; son of late Joseph and Augusta A. 
(Haley) Jeffery. Educated in public schools, 
Hellmuth's Boy's College, London, and 
Toronto University. (LL.B. 1883) and 
Trinity University, Toronto (B.C.L. 1887 
D.C.L. 1892) LL.D. Western University, 
1898. 

One of the leaders of the bar; practices 
in London, Ont., school trustee, 1886-96; 
chairman same, 1889-99; trustee public 
library board, 1899-1904; chairman same, 
1904; successively sec'y-treasurer, and pres- 
ident Middlesex Law Association; past pres- 
ident London Horticultural Society; has 
attained prominence in Fraternal circles; 
has held the chair in various Masonic bodies 
and been High Chief Ranger in A.O.F. ; 
author of treatise on "Law of Allegiance in 
Canada," submitted to Trinity University 
for Doctor's degree and highly recommend- 
ed; and an active Liberal for many years. 

RESIDENCE: 516 Ridout Street. 



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A. A. LANGFORD 

School Trustee Manufacturer 




ALBERT E. SILVERWOOD 

Manufacturer 




CAPTAIN THOMAS E. ROBSON 

County Clerk 




HENRY POCOCK 

Manufacturer 



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EMANUEL THOMAS ESSERY, K. C. 

Barrister 

Born, London, Ontario; son of William 
H. Essery, shoe manufacturer. Educated 
in London and Toronto University, 1883; 
Barrister-at-law (1876 L.L.B.); King's Coun- 
sel, 1908; Mayor of London, 1893-94; 
president London & Port Stanley Railway 
Co., 1893-94; unsuccessful Liberal-Conserva- 
tive candidate, November, 1894; holds cer- 
tificate from Royal Military school; saw- 
active service with 7th Battalion, London 
Light Infantry, during Fenian Raid; medal 
holder; past president Veterans' Associa- 
tion; past president St. George's Society and 
Sons of Kngland; district Dept. Grand Mas- 
ter, London, Grand Lodge of Canada A.F. 
cS: A.M., 1902-03; grand councillor, Canadian 
Order Chosen Friends, 1906-7-8-9; represen- 
tative at Tri-Aniuial Orange Grand Coun- 
cil of World, Liverpool, Kng., 1908; presi- 
dent Canadian Fraternal Association, 1908; 
now grand secretary, Canadian Order of 
Beavers; grand treasurer Order of Eastern 
Star. 

Married, Eli/a Jane, daughter of William 
Wales, of Toronto. 

RESIDENCE: 78 Kent Street, London. 



J. H. A. BEATTIE 

Barrister 

Born, London, Ontario, April 7lh, 1 .(13; 
son of John and Virginia Beattie. Educated 
in the Hellmuth Boy's College, London, 
and Dr. Tassie's School, Gait, Ont. Studied 
law in the office of Meredith & Scatcherd, 
London, and Moss Hoyles & Ayleswoth, 
Toronto. Called to the bar, 1887. Mem- 
ber of the firm of Meredith, Fisher & Beattie, 
1888 to 1893. Since then he has practiced 
alone. Alderman City of London, 1901- 
02-07-08-09. Mayor City of London, 1910- 
1911. 

Married, 8th November, 1894, Delia F. 
Peto. There are two sons and one daughter 
in the family. 

-H: London, Ont. 



Their first location was in Robinson Hall 
and they later removed to their present ad- 
dress, 419 Talbot Street. Mr. Graydon 
served as Police Magistrate from the time 
of the death of the late Francis Love until 
the appointment of the present Magistrate. 
He is now Deputy Police Magistrate, al- 
though he has never been sworn. 

Director the Canada Trust Company; 
member London Club and London Hunt and 
Country Club. 

Married, March 19th, 1914, Miss Ismena 
Labatt, of London. 

RESIDENCE: 474 William St., London. 



JOHN MILLAR McEVOY 

Barrister 

Born at Caradoc township, Ontario, 
June 28th, 1864; son of Andrew M., and 
Sarah (Northcott) McEvoy, his father com- 
ing from Comber Co., Down, Ireland. 
Educated in the public schools, Collegiate 
Institute of Strathroy and Toronto Univer- 
sity (B.A., 1890; LL'.B., 1892) and Ontario 
Law School. 

Successfully practices his profession in 
London, Ont. Upon his graduation was a 
fellow in Political Science at Toronto Uni- 
versity and in that capacity taught Canadian 
Constitutional history there; was in charge of 
the political science department after the 
retirement of Prof. Ashley until the arrival 
of Prof. Mavor; was then lecturer in the 
same department for a year. 

Author of "The Ontario Township"; 
"Essay on Canadian Currency and Bank- 
ing" and "Karl Marx's Theory of Value," 
which was widely declared to be the ablest 
exposition of the kernel of abstract theory 
of value extant; large contributor to var- 
ious periodicals on kindred subjects; un- 
successfully contested East Middlesex (H. 
C.) g.e., 1904, London Local g.e., 1908, and 
London (H.C.) g.e., 1911. 

Married, 1892, Isabel, daughter of John 
Anderson, East Williams, Ont. 

RESIDENCE: 136 Elmwood Ave., London 



A. H. MARSHALL GRAYDON 

Barrister 

Born, St. Catherines, Ontario, October 
19th, 1870; son of Simpson H., and Margaret 
(Pierce) Graydon. Removed to London 
with his parents at a very early age and re- 
ceived his education in the local schools, 
Collegiate Institute and Osgoode Hall, Tor- 
onto. Articled with the late Judge Duncan 
Macmillan and later, 1893, formed a part- 
nership with his brother M. Parke Gray- 
don, doing business under the firm name of 
Graydon & Graydon. 



ROBERT GRANT FISHER 

Barrister 

Born, September 13th, 1865; son of late 
James Fisher, J.P., of Hyde Park. Educa- 
ted at Dufferin College and Thomsonian 
Classical Institute, London, Ont. After 
matriculation, studied law in the office of 
Sir William Meredith and T. G. Meredith, 
K.C., and has for many years been a mem- 
ber of Meredith & Fisher, barristers, which 
firm enjoys one of the largest and most lu- 
crative practices in Western Ontario. Al- 
though always actively engaged in the prac- 



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EDWARD ERNEST BRAITHWAITE 

President, Western University 




THOMAS GRAVES MEREDITH, K.C. 

City Solicitor 




SIR GEO. C. GIBBONS 

Barrister 




CHARLES H. ELLIOTT 

Collector of Customs 



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lice of his profession, Mr. Fisher has never 
severed his fondness for agricultural lite, 
owning "Sunny side Farm, " one of the pret- 
tiest places in the City of London, where he 
and his family live from Spring to Autumn. 
Mr. Fisher no doubt inherits his love of the 
country from his late father, whose place at 
Hyde Park was long one of the "show 
farms" of the Province, having been awarded 
numerous medals and pri/es. 

Mr. Fisher is a Liberal; contested Fast 
Middlesex in the Bye-Flection of 1912, 
reducing the late former member's majority 
by over 300. The Hon. ('. YV. Fisher, 
speaker ol the Alberta Legislature is a 
brother of Mr. Fisher, having identified 
with liberalism in the west tor many years. 

Married, Flsie, daughter of \Y. R. 
Hobbs, ol London, and has tour children. 
Active member First Presbyterian Church 
and Chairman Hoard ot Managers. 

RKSIUKXCE: London, Ontario. 



URBAN A. BUCHNER 

Barrister 

Horn. Crowland township, \\elland 
County, Ontario, September 5th, 180/5; son 
of Michael and Maria (\Yee) Buchner. 
Educated in public schools. St. Thomas 
Collegiate Institute and Trinity College. 
Studied law under I-".. R. Cameron, now 
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Canada 
and under the late Judge Duncan McMillan. 
Called to the Bar in May 1S92; established 
his practice in London, where he has since 
continued. 

Served tor two years as member London 
School Hoard; member A.F.& A.M., W.O.W., 
Llks, C.O.C.F. \ ery active in church circles 
and tor twelve years served on the Board 
of Managers of St. Andrew's Presbyterian 
Church. 

Married, June Sth, ISDN, Knima, daugh- 
ter ot Thomas Dickison. There are two 
sons and four daughters. 

RKSIIMCNCK: 574 Waterloo St., London 



THE HONORABLE ELIJAH LEONARD, 
SENATOR 

1814-1891 

The subject of this sketch was born near 
Syracuse, N.Y., and came to Canada in 
1830 as a member of his father's family 
and settled at Normandale, near Long 
Point, Lake Frie. The family later on 
moved to St. Thomas and then to London, 
where the present business is carried on by 
the family, who have been in the iron busi- 
ness, first in Wales, and second in Massa- 
chusetts. 

Mr. Leonard was of a mechanical mind 



and very public spirited. During his life 
time he held responsible public positions 
(Councillor, Alderman and Mayor of Lon- 
don in its early history). In addition he 
took a keen interest in the Government 
of Canada and the several critical periods in 
its political history. He was elected in 
1862 to the Legislative Council, or Upper 
House for the Malahide Division, consist- 
ing of London, Fast Middlesex and County 
of Flgin. 

In 1867, he was called to the Canadian 
Senate where he was a faithful member up 
to the time of his death. His memoir will 
be found in the Public Library, compiled 
by Mr. F. F. Leonard, his son. 



ERNEST ROWLAND DENNIS 

Manufacturer 

Born, London, Ontario, December 20th, 
1872; son of Rowland and Elizabeth (Ton- 
ton) Dennis. Educated in the public schools 
and London Collegiate Institute. Entered 
iron business in father's employ and learned 
its various branches; travelled for firm for 
several years; formed partnership in 1897, 
with brother J. H. T. Dennis; Incorporated 
Dennis Wire & Iron Works Co., 1906 be- 
came general manager. The business has 
had a very rapid growth now having branches 
in several Canadian cities and doing a large 
export trade. Mr. Dennis is an enthusiast in 
school, art and design matters; himself an 
amateur artist; some years ago he or- 
gani/ed technical -night classes in connec- 
tion with his own works; later was moving 
spirit in establishing the present Industrial 
and Art School; school trustee; chairman 
"Industrial Advisory Committee"; vice- 
president Builders' Exchange; director of 
V.M.C.A.; very active in boy's uplift work. 

Member A.F. & A.M.; Royal Arcanum; 
and B.P.O.E. 

Married, 1901, Sadie McEvoy of Lon- 
don. To them has been born one daughter. 

RKSIDKNCK: 20 Becher St., London. 



CHARLES EDGAR BERNARD 

Automobile Dealer 

Born, Masonville, Middlesex County, 
Ontario, January 16th, 1876; son of William, 
of Ireland, and Harriett (Mitchell) Bernard. 
Educated in the public schools and London 
Collegiate Institute. In the office of Gib- 
bons, Harper & Gibbons, 1895-98; with R. 
A. Schreiber & Co., of Richmond Street, in 
the Cigar Manufacturing business, 1898- 
1900; managing a central London Hotel, 
1900-05; purchased the Savoy Hotel, Clar- 
ence Street, 1906, and conducted that es- 
tablishment until 1909; in that year he 



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FRANK E. LEONARD 

Manufacturer 




SAMUEL STEVELY 

Merchant Manufacturer 




LT.-COL. WILLIAM M. GARTSHORE 

Manufacturer 




GEORGE H. HELTON 

Lumber Merchant 



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organized and established and opened (lie 
Bernard Garage on Wellington Street, hand- 
ling Ford, Hudson and Studebakcr Cars. 
Opened in 1914, the Empire Theatre in 
London East, which he still conducts. 

Member A. F. & A.M. 
tor, Kilwinning No. (54. 

Married, September 
McLachlin, of Detroit. 

RESIDENCE: Xo. (> 
London. 



, Royal Arch Chap- 

4th, 190(5, Nancy 

Haynian Court, 



T. H. TRACY 

Former City Engineer of London 
T. H. Tracy, Architect and Civil En- 
gineer, now consulting engineer of Van- 
couver, B.C., is a native ot London, where 
he was born about the year 184(5. He 
studied in the office of the late \Villiam 
Robinson, city engineer, and as soon as lie 
finished his professional education, he ac- 
cepted a position in the Department of 
Public Works under Kivas Tully, the archi- 
tect of the Province. This was at confeder- 
ation in 18(i7 under Sir John Curling as 
commissioner. He later went to Chicago 
after the fire and joined another student of 
William Robinson, the late George Durand 
at the state capital at Albany. The lute- 
Richard Purdom, also one of William Rob- 
inson's students, and Mr. Tracy spent some 
time together at the Department of Public 
Works. All three, Richard Purdom, Geo. 
Durand and T. H. Tracy, possessed excep- 
tional ability as- architects. Mr. Tracy 
later returned to London and joined Mr. 
Robinson as City Engineer, the firm 
being Robinson, Tracy & Fairbairn. Mr. 
Fairbairn being now deputy minister 
of Public Works. Mr. Tracy listened to 
the call of the West and became City En- 
gineer of Vancouver and later Consulting 
Engineer. He prospered in the West . 
His friends in London always like to hear of 
his success. 

JOSE GASTE 

Cigar Manufacturer 

Born, Santiago De Chili, South Amer- 
ica, January 1st, 1874; son of Leon and Eu- 
lalia (Palou) Gaste. Educated in Chili and 
in the United States. Engaged in business 
for some time in Chicago. Came to Lon- 
don, Ont., and established the Cigar Manu- 
facturing business under the name of Jose 
Gaste Co., located at 19 King Street, which 
has grown to be one of the largest cigar bus- 
inesses in the district, employing in normal 
times about two hundred hands. 

Mr. Gaste spends about three months 
each year in Cuba where his company has 
large tobacco interests. 

Became a British subject in 1911; mem- 



ber Knights of Columbus; and B. P. O. E. 

Married, January 4th, 1893, Aline Good- 
rich. To them have been born two daugh- 
ters. 

RESIDENCE: 79 Ridout Street, Lon- 
don, Ontario. 

FREDERICK GEORGE RUMBALL 

Lumber Merchant 

Born, Clinton County, Ontario, Decem- 
ber 8th, 1853; son of the late Benjamin and 
Mary (Johnson) Rumhall. Educated in the 
local schools of Clinton. The municipal 
career of Mr. Rumball has been brief but 
essentially noteworthy. Elected first for 
the year 1897 as alderman to represent a 
ward in which he did not reside, but in 
which, however, his place of business was 
located. He served with acceptance for 
the term. On his re-election after a year 
in which he did not participate in munici- 
pal affairs, he was chosen a chairman of 
the most important committee and was 
chosen as mayor for the succeeding year 
1900. His administration has been marked 
by clean-cut business methods and a well- 
conducted council. 

Mr. Rumball is at present engaged in the 
Lumber business. 

RESIDENCE: 295 Dufferin Ave., London. 

GEORGE H. O'NEIL 

Hotelman 

Born, Birr, Middlesex County, Ontario, 
April Sth. 1882; son of Ralph and E. (Web- 
ster) O'Neil. Educated in Lucan, Ont., 
public schools, etc. 

Mr. O'Neil is a born hoteltnan, having 
been in that business from an early age. 
He has conducted a number of houses in 
various purls of Ontario and has always 
maintained a high standard. Came to 
London in 190(5 and acquired the Tecumseh 
Hotel, London's foremost establishment which 
is most favorably known throughout Canada 
as a hostelry of the very highest order and 
which is still under his direction. 

Member numerous Societies, Clubs, etc. 
Director London Baseball Club. 

Married, November, 190(5, Miss B. F. 
Drake. Their family consists of two sons 
and two daughters. 

RESIDENCE: Tecumseh Hotel, London. 

EDWARD PARNELL 

Manufacturer 

Born, Dover, England, April Sth, 1859; 
son of Edward and Mary Ann (Furner) Par- 
nell. Educated in public schools of London. 
Mr. Parnell took up the calling of Bread 
Baker after leaving school and thirty-five 
years ago, in 1880, he entered the Baking 



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Second son of Alexander Purdom, builder, 
and Margaret (Hunter) Purdom, who came 
to Canada from Hawick, Scotland, in 1849. 
Thomas H. Purdom was born in London, 
Ontario, on 25th July, 1853. He was edu- 
cated at the Common and Grammar Schools 
of London and studied law under the late 
E. Jones Parke, Q. C., with whom he entered 
into partnership in 1875, on being admitted 
an attorney. He was called to the bar in 
1876. The firm of Parke & Purdom was 
joined for some years by the Hon. David 
Mills, the firm being Parke, Mills & Pur- 
dom. Mr. Mills retired and became succes- 
sively Minister of Justice and a Judge of the 
Supreme Court at Ottawa. After Mr. Mills' 
retirement, the firm was joined by Mr. 
Thomas E. Parke and Mr. Alexander Pur- 
dom, the firm name being Parke, Purdom 



& Purdom. Mr. Thomas E. Parke removed 
to California, and Mr. E. J. Parke died on 
the 13th of November, 1899. Since that 
time, the firm has been Purdom & Purdom. 
Mr. Purdom is president and was one 
of the founders of the Northern Life Assur- 
ance Company of Canada. President of 
The Dominion Savings and Investment So- 
ciety, The Fidelity Trusts Company of 
Ontario, The London Advertiser Company, 
Limited, and The Advertiser Job Printing 
Company, Limited. He is a director of 
the Masonic Temple Company, The Purdom 
Hardware Company and of the London and 
Lake Erie Railway and Transportation 
Company. He is also one of the Trustees of 
The Middlesex Law Association, and for 
several years past has been one of the gover- 
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business for himself, starting in the old St. 
James Park Bakery. Today Mr. Parnell 
has factories in Toronto, London, and Win- 
nipeg the output of which is over twenty 
million loaves of bread per annum. He 
is the largest independent bread man in 
the Dominion. 

Formerly prominent in Liberal poli- 
tics in Ontario and took a very active in- 
terest in Municipal affairs. Filled every 
chair in the London City Council except 
that of Mayor being defeated for that office 
by Hon. Adam Beck. Formerly operated 
extensively in the United States but has 
since sold out those interests confining his 
entire attention to Canada. 

Married. Four sons and three daughters. 

RESIDENCE: 820 YV'ollsley Ave,. Win- 
nipeg, and London, Out. 

LATE REV. JOHN SCOTT, D.D. 

First pastor of St. Andrew's Church. 
He was pastor from 1850, until 1875, when 
he resigned. Dr. Scott was opposed to the 
introduction of an organ in the church and 
this finally led to his resignation. No minister 
of any denomination ever held the universal 
respect of all denominations to a greater 
extent than did the Rev. John Scott. He 
was a man of the strongest convictions and 
highest character. 

LATE REV. J. ALLISTER MURRAY 

Pastor ol St. Andrew's Church from 
1875 till 1804. He succeeded the Rev. 
John Scott, D.D. Mr. Murray was an 
eloquent preacher, a very benevolent genial 
kindly pastor. He was pastor of St. An- 
drews at the time of his death which occurred 
on the 21st day of October, 1894. 

THE LATE REV. DR. JAMES ROSS 

Born Peterculter, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, 
August 1851; son of James Ross, of Scot- 
land. He came to Canada with his parents 
in 1855, and received his educadon at Queens' 
University, Kingston; a distinguished grad- 
uate of that institution (B.A., 1878), (M.A 
B.D., 1881), (D.D., 1898). Dr. Ross was a 
lecturer in church history at Queen's Uni- 
versity 1890-1892; pastor of Knox Church, 
Perth, Ontario, 1881-1890; professor of prac- 
tical theology at Presbyterian College, Mon- 
treal, 1892-1904. From 1904 until his death, 
Dr. Ross was pastor of St. Andrew's Presby- 
terian Church, London, and won a place as 
one of the most outstanding preachers in 
the whole of Canada. Author of "Divine 
Worship in Connection with Presbyterian- 
ism." Connected with numerous uplift 
movements throughout the country. 



Married, October, 1883, Agnes, daughter 
of Daniel McNaughton, of Camilla, Ontario. 

He met his untimely death November 
21st, 1913, at the height of his useful career 
in an automobile accident in New York 
City, where he had gone with A. O. Jeffrey, 
on business for the London Library Board, 
of which he was a director. 



LATE REV. J. A. R. DICKSON, D.D. 

The late Rev. Dr. Dickson was the 
minister of the First Congregational Church 
when the church stood on the north side of 
King Street, near Wellington. His pas- 
torate commenced about the year 1865, and 
a few years later the removed to the North- 
ern Congregational Church, Toronto, and 
after a few years spent there, he joined the 
Presbyterian Church and removed to Gait 
where for thirty years he was pastor of the 
Central Presbyterian Church and died there 
last year. He was the author of a number 
of pamphlets and tracts, a preacher of much 
power and exerted a great influence for 
good during his whole ministry. 



ARTHUR EDWARD NUTTER 

Architect 

Born, Delph, Yorkshire, England, Sep- 
tember 9th, 1874; son of John Richard and 
Mary Ellen Nutter, of England. Educated 
in the schools of Old London. Articled to 
C. R. Ashbee, M.A., architect of London, 
1892; Freeman of London; toured Great 
Britain and the Continent studying archi- 
tecture; collaborated for some time with 
F. G. Hughes, of Hampton-on-the-Thames, 
in country practice; engaged on Archaeo- 
logical Survey throughout County of Surrey; 
located in Liverpool with T. Myddeltcn 
Shallcross doing large amount of architect- 
ural work in that City; elected Associate of 
Liverpool Architectural Society, 1901; pur- 
chased partnership in London, Ont., 1907; 
appointed City Architect and Inspector of 
buildings by City Council, February 3rd, 
1908; designed and carried out Victoria 
Isolation Hospital and numerous other 
public works running over $100,000. Public 
schools, including Alexandra, Chesley Ave., 
Princess Ave., etc. 

Member Ontario Association of Archi- 
tects, and I. O. F. 

Married, 1906, Amy Naylor of Leeds. 
There are three sons: Ernest Ronald, John 
Rothwell, and Richard Dunston. 

RESIDENCE: 108 Forward Avenue, Lon- 
don, Ontario. 



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JAMES H. FLOCK, K.C. 

The Father of the Bar 




EMANUEL T. ESSERY, K.C. 
Barrister 




ALBERT O. JEFFERY, K.C. 



Barrister 




J. H. A. BEATTIE 



Barrister 



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WILLIAM JOHN STEVENSON 

Physician and Surgeon 

Born, London, Ontario; son of Hugh and 
Margaret (McConnell) Stevenson. Educat- 
ed in Western University, London, Trinity 
University, Toronto, and Europe. Very 
active in life of London. Served five years 
as member London City Council ; member 
Board of Health for several years; defeated 
by Sir Adam Beck a( Provincial Elections, 
1913; nominated for the Dominion House, 
election 1912; Fellow Royal Medical Society, 
London, Eng. ; fellow B. Ci. Society, London, 
Eng. Gynecologist to Victoria Hospital; 
lecturer on Gynocology at Western Univer- 
sity; extensive interest in Natural History, 
having very large collection of birds and 
reptiles. 

Member A. F. & A. M.; 209a, Richard 
Coeur de Lion; W. (). W. ; C. (). C. F.; 
I. (). (). F.; C. (). F.; S. (). S.; B. P. (). E.; 
and London Club. 

RESIDENCE: 391 
don, Ontario. 



Dundas Street, Lon- 



ARCHIBALD V. BECHER 

Sergeant-Major 33rd Battalion, C. E. F. 
Horn, London, Ontario, August 3rd, 
1877; son of Henry and Catherine (Camp- 
bell) Becher. Educated by private tuition 
and graduated in medicine from Western 
University; post graduate course from John 
Hopkins University. Medical practice in 
London. Joined Seventh Regiment under 
Col. Tracy in 1891, served continuously 
receiving 20 years service medal; appointed 
Captain and Adjutant of 26th Regiment, 
1898; South African Service, 1900; received 
Medal with three clasps; Surgeon Major of 
33rd Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary 
Forces, 1915. Served as city alderman, 
1903-1904; appointed Coroner of City of 
London and County of Middlesex, 1914; 
president of Irish Benevolent Society, 1914; 
president of Liberal-Conservative Associa- 
tion, 1915; president of South African Vet- 
eran's Association, 1915; Medical Examiner 
for St. John's Ambulance Association, Pru- 
dential Life Insurance and Canada Life 
Insurance Cos.; Member 209A A.F. & A.M.; 
C.O.F.; I.B.S., etc. 

_ Married, January 7th, 1913, Flora Adine 
Wilson. There is one son, John Campbell 
Becher. 

RESIDENCE: 338 Dundas Street, Lon- 
don, Ontario. 



HENRY ARDAGH KINGSMILL 

Physician and Surgeon 

Born, London, Ontario, 1867; son of 
T. F., and Ann (Ardagh) Kingsmill. Edu- 



cated in London, Ontario, and London, 
England. M.D., M.R.C.S. England; L. R. 
C.P., London. Active general practitioner 
in London for a number of years and en- 
joys very large practice. 

Joined First Regiment Hussars, 1885; 
Seventh Regiment, 1887-1910; Army Med- 
ical Corps, 1910, to date, now holding rank 
of Major. 

Life member Tuscan Lodge No. 195, 
A.F. & A.M.; vice-president of Conserva- 
tive Association. 

Married, 1902, Inez E. Smith. There 
is one son, and a daughter who died 1909. 

RESIDENCE: Queens Avc., London. 



HIBBERT WINSLOW HILL 
Director Institute of Public Health 

Born, St. John, N. B., September 16th, 
1871 ; son of Rev. James Johnston and Emily 
(Cochran) Hill. Educated with governess, 
at Woodstock Public Schools and Colleg- 
iate Institute; University of Toronto; John 
Hopkins Hospital. 

Graduated in Medicine with Honors and 
George Brown Post-Graduate Scholarship, 
from Toronto University, Medical Depart- 
ment, 1893. Became demonstrator of Path- 
ology and Bacteriology (Toronto University 
Medical Faculty) and in charge of Clinical 
Laboratory (Toronto General Hospital), 
1894-95; post graduate course in Bacterio- 
logy, John Hopkins Hospital, 1895; first 
assistant in Bacteriology Louisville Filia- 
tion Experiments; acting first assistant, 
Philadelphia Board of Health, 1896; Biologist, 
then director and finally chief of Bureau, 
Brooklyn Health Department, 1896-98; di- 
rector, Boston Board of Health Laboratory, 
1898-1905; and Instructor in Bacteriology, 
Harvard Medical School; assistant director 
Minnesota State Board of Health Labora- 
tories, and assistant Professor of Bacter- 
iology, University of Minnesota, 1905-09; 
Epidemiologist, and director of Division of 
Epidemiology, 1908-12; director of Institute 
of Public Health, Professor of Public Health 
and Chief of Division of Epidemiology, 
Vital Statistics and Sanitary Engineering, 
1912; Examiner in Public Health, Medical 
Council of Canada, 1913; M. O. H. City of 
of London, 1915; director Institute of 
Public Health, City of London; writer 
many technical articles on Pathology, 
Bacteriology, Epidemiology; contributor to 
books, "Micro-biology" and "Clean Milk"; 
author of "New Public Health," "Syllabus 
of Public Health" and other educational 
material. Inventor of Porous Tops for 
Petri dishes; pressure filter for Sera, etc. ; 
hanging-blocks for microscopic observation 
of growing bacteria; and many minor techni- 



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A. H. MARSHALL GRAYDON 

Barrister 



JOHN MILLER McEVOY 

Barrister 





ROBERT G. FISHER 

Barrister 



URBAN A. BUCHNER 

Barrister 



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cal improvements in apparatus, media mak- 
ing, etc. 

Special Interests: The Infectious Dis- 
eases; Public Health Administration; Public 
Health Propaganda, Ventilation; Food; Epi- 
demiology. 

Degrees: M.B., Toronto, 1893; M.D., 
Toronto, 1899; D. P. H., Toronto, 1911; 
registered by examination Medical Council 
of Canada, Winnipeg, 1915, and in Ontario. 
Lived in London one year about 1877; 
gave course in bacteriology to Medical 
Faculty of Western University, 1895; direc- 
tor Institute of Public Health, 1912-1914; 
one year's leave of absence in Minnesota as 
Executive Secretary of Minnesota Public- 
Health Association, 1914-1915; returned to 
London, 1915. 

Was first professional bacteriologist in 
Canada; first official epidemiologist in the 
United States; first D.P.H. of Toronto Un- 
iversity; and first director of first Institute 
of Public Health in Canada; also organized 
the first Health Department Laboratory in 
Boston; the first watershed laboratory in 
Brooklyn; the first division of epidemiology 
in the United States and the first Institute 
of Public Health in Canada. Member of 
A. F. & A. M. 

Married, 1899, Cora Margaret Goldstone. 
There are three sons and two daughters. 

Hibbert Mosse, Lillian Goldstone, James 
Edmund, Samuel Nelson Meredith, Sybil 
Lyll. 

INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH 

The Institute of Public Health has been 
established by the Ontario Government and 
is maintained by a provincial appropriation 
under the control of the Board of Governors 
of Western University. In the Institute 
laboratories are performed the public health 
analyses for the western part of the Province. 
These consist of certain examinations in 
connection with diptheria, tuberculosis, ty- 
phoid fever, and rabies, and with water, 
sewerage, milk, etc., which the Provincial 
Board of Health has arranged to have done 
free of charge. Other work is performed 
for physicians at a nominal fee, such as var- 
ious tests and analyses of urine, stomach 
contents, blood, the examination of tissues 
for the presence of cancer, etc. Analyses 
for industrial and commercial purposes are 
also undertaken. Beside doing public health 
laboratory work, the staff of the Institute 
avail themselves of opportunities for the 
instruction of the public in all matters re- 
lating to the prevention of disease and the 
promotion of health, by lecturing before 
various clubs and societies. 

The Institute is organized into divisions, 
the heads of which act as the heads of cor- 



responding departments in the medical 
faculty. Through this connection, the stud- 
ents of medicine receive their instructions in 
Public Health, Pathology, Bacteriology and 
Chemistry, in the Institute laboratories. 
A course in Public Health and Bacteriology 
is also given to the first year Arts students 
and such other students as may wish to 
enrol, which has for its object the instruction 
of the non-medical classes of the University 
in the main facts of physiology and disease 
with particular reference to germs. Such 
a course aims to furnish knowledge of very 
practical value to the individual and to 
render more comprehensible to the student 
the modern efforts to improve the public 
health. 

H. W. Hill, M.B., M.A., Director. 



EDWARD FIDLAR, M.D. 

Director Pathology, Institute of Public Health 

Born, Trenton, Ontario, December 23rd, 
1883; son of R. P., and Annie (Gilbert) 
Fidlar. Educated in the public schools of 
Toronto and Chicago, Toronto High School, 
Toronto University (B.A., 1905, M.B., 
1907). During 1907-08, he was with Dr. 
Amylt, director of Provincial Board of 
Health at Toronto; with University of Min- 
nesota as Demonstrator of Pathology and 
Bacteriology at Minneapolis, 1908-11; City 
Pathologist, at Hamilton, Ont., 1911-12; 
came to London in the summer of 1912 in 
his present capacity, where in addition to 
his other duties, he has charge of the public 
health examinations for Western University. 
Member Alpha Omega Alpha; Nu Sigma 
Nu; and -Sigma Xi. 

RESIDENCE: London, Ontario. 



W. J. ROBINSON 

Medical Superintendent Hospital for Insane 

Born, township of McGillivary, Middle- 
sex County, Ont., July 24th, 1858; son of 
Robert and Jane (Pritchard) Robinson. 
Educated in the Fergus High School and 
Toronto University. Graduated from Tor- 
onto School of Medicine in 1883; established 
his practice in Arthur village, County of 
Wellington, where he continued with con- 
siderable success, 1884-1893; he then re- 
moved to Guelph where he practiced his 
profession, 1893-1908. In 1908, Dr. Rob- 
inson received his appointment as Medical 
Superintendent of the Hospital for Insane, 
London, where he still continues. 

Married, 1893, Laura, daughter of the 
late Dr. Henry Orton, of Ancaster. There 
are three daughters in the family. 

RESIDENCE: Hospital for the Insane, 
London. 



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THE LATE H. C. R. BECKER, K.C. 




THE LATE WARREN ROCK, K.C. 




THE LATE MAYOR HARRY BECHER 




THE LATE ELIJAH LEONARD 



Senator 



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ALEXANDER MacLAREN 

Physician and Surgeon 

Born, County of Lanark, Ontario; son of 
Peter and Margaret (McNec) MacLaren, 
both of Perthshire, Scotland. Educated in 
the public schools and in the old Ottawa 
Grammar School, which he attended for 
three years and left in June, 18(50, to serve 
as volunteer in Fenian Raid at Cornwall, 
Ontario. He spent two years at Victoria 
Medical College and two at Trinity Medical 
School of Toronto, graduating from latter in 
April, 187)5. Established his medical prac- 
tice in Delaware. Middlesex County, where 
he practiced from 1873 to 1892. December, 
1892, he removed to London, locating where 
the Liberal club is now situated, afterwards 
removing to his present address. 

Dr. MacLaren has been an associate 
coroner tor County of Middlesex since |une, 
1874, serving continuously for forty-one 
years. During this period has sat on a large 
number of important inquests, including the 
famous Silcox murder case at Middlemiss. 
He served five years on the active staff of 
Victoria General Hospital and is now a 
member of the consulting staff of that insti- 
tution. 

Past Master Delaware Valley Lodge 
A.F. & A.M. 

Married, October 21st, 1874, to Miss 
II. F. C.irdlestone, daughter of late G. \Y. 
Girdlestone, of Thornhill, near Toronto, and 
later ol London. From this marriage there 
are two sons and two daughters living; the 
sons are Geo. P. MacLaren, District En- 
gineer with the Canadian Northern Rail- 
way and R. A. S. MacLaren, manager, the 
Bank of British North America, Bow Is- 
land, Alberta. The daughters are Mrs. 
\V. F. Hungerford, of 355 Princess Ave., 
London, and Miss M. H. L., who as a mem- 
ber of the London Dramatic Society won 
the Margaret Anglin Bracelet in the Earl 
Grey competition the other year. 

RESIDENCE: 193 Queens Ave., London. 

LT.-COL. ARCHIBALD ALEXANDER 
CAMPBELL 

Banker 

Born, township of Caradoc, Middlesex 
County, Ontario, April 27th, 1862; son of 
the late Archibald C., formerly Warden of 
Middlesex County, and Mary C., Camp- 
bell. Educated in the public schools, Strath- 
roy Collegiate Institute, and Chaffee's Col- 
lege of Oswego, N.Y. Was private secre- 
tary to Senator W. A. Clarke, the "Copper 
King" of Butte, Mont., 1885-86; a director 
of Battle-Creek Toasted Corn Flakes Co., 
Ltd., managing director the Peoples Build- 
ing & Loan Association since 1892; long in 
the v.m. service; Captain 7th Fusiliers, 



1899-1908; Major 1908-09; Lt.-Col. Comman- 
ding May 1st, 1909; was Supreme Grand 
Master Sov. Gt. Priory of Canada, K.T., 
1907-08; member London Club; and London 
Hunt and Country Club. 

Married, 1893, Eva Alice, daughter 
Jehiel Yorke, of Aylmer, Ontario. 

RICSIDKNCK: 794 Wellington Street, Lon- 
don, Ontario. 



MAJOR GORDON JOHN INGRAM 
Major 18th Battalion, C. E. F. 

Born, London, Ontario, June 12th, 1883; 
son of L. H. and E. J. Ingram. Educated 
in the public schools and London Collegiate 
Institute; entered service of Smallman & 
Ingram in 1900 and when the firm was in- 
corporated, he was made a director; in 1914 
became vice-president of the Company. 

Joined the 7th Regiment Fusiliers in 
1900 and was Company Commander and 
Adjutant for some years; in October 1914, 
volunteered for active service as Adjutant 
of 18th Battalion Canadian F'xpeditionary 
Forces and upon the organization of the 
Corps was made Major. 

Married. October llth, 1911, Miss Elma 
May Re-id, daughter of late Robert Reid, of 
London. 

RKSIDICNCK: 493 Dutferin Avenue. 



HENRY RANDOLPH ABBOTT 

Dental Surgeon 

Born, London, Ontario, February 14th, 
185(5; son of Alexander and Dorinda Abbott. 
Educated in the London public schools and 
Royal College of Dentistry at Toronto. 
Has practiced in London for many years, 
enjoying a large measure of success. Dr. 
Abbott was one of the Charter Members of 
the London Hunt Club, its first Secretary 
and for two years Master. Has been hon- 
ored by every office in the gift of the Dental 
Profession of Ontario, having been presi- 
dent of the Ontario Dental Society, president 
of Board of Directors of the Den'al College, 
president of the Dominion Dental Council, 
and he is still a member of the Board of 
Directors and now serves as vice-president 
of the Dominion Dental Council. 

Twice president of London Old Boys 
Association; joined First Hussars in 1897, 
and now holds rank of Lt.-Col. ; was honored 
by the Command of the Royal Escort for 
the Duke of York at the time of his visit 
to London. 

Member Tuscan Lodge, No. 195, A.F. 
& A.M.; London Lodge of Perfection; Scot- 
tish Rite and Mocha Temple; Eureka Lodge 
I. O. O. F. 

RKSIDKNCK: 227 Queens Ave., London. 



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GEORGE S. GIBBONS 
Barrister 



Born, London, Ontario, 1882, son of Sir 
George C. and Lady Elizabeth (Craig) 
Gibbons, of London. Educated in the pub- 
lic schools and London Collegiate Institute, 
Royal Military Academy of Kingston and 
Osgoode Hall, Toronto. Graduated from 
law school and entered the firm of Gibbons, 
Harper & Gibbons, 1904; now handles large 
share of his father's extensive legal practice. 
Chosen 1915 to contest the Liberal election 
for the House of Commons. At recent 



meeting of the Association of Liberal Clubs 
was chosen to propose the toast to Sir Wil- 
fred Laurier, a distinct honor for a man of 
his years; one of the foremost of the younger 
generation of Liberals. 

An enthusiastic horseman; member Lon- 
don Hunt Club. 

Married September, 1907, Mary, daugh- 
ter of Sir Edmund Osier, of Toronto. 

RESIDENCE: 536 Ridout Street London. 



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JOHN HUTCHISON 

Dental Surgeon 

Born, Norfolk County, Ontario, January 
10th, 1874; son of John and Margaret Grecr 
Hutchison. Educated in the public schools 
of Norfolk county, Tillsonburg High School, 
Toronto University (D.D.S., 1898). 

Established practice on Dundas Street, 
London, 1898; continued there until October, 
1914, when he removed to his present ad- 
dress on Queens Avenue. 

Dr. Hutchison enjoys one of the largest 
dental practices in the city of London. 

Member of A.F. & A.M., and Odd 
Fellows. 

Married, Ada Douglas of London. To 
them have been born two daughters. 

RESIDENCE: 300 Queens Ave., London. 

JOHN MACLEOD WATT 

Architect 

Born, Hamilton, Ontario, March 8th, 
1878; son of Peter Jamieson and Jeane 
(Inkson) Watt. Educated in the public 
schools of London and the Collegiate Insti- 
tute; served apprenticeship for five years in 
London and following that studied in a num- 
ber of the larger offices in Detroit and Chica- 
go for five years before opening offices in 
Detroit and Windsor under the firm name 
of Watt & Crane. This partnership was 
dissolved, Mr. Crane taking the Detroit 
end of the business and Mr. \Vatt taking 
the Canadian business to London where he 
formed a partnership with Victor J. Black- 
well, under the name of Watt & Blackwell, 
with offices in the Bank of Toronto Cham- 
bers, later opening a branch in Hamilton. 
Watt & Blackwell have been the architects 
for over one hundred and of the largest and 
most-up-to-date buildings in Western On- 
tario, among their latest work may be men- 
tioned the McCormick's Biscuit Co.'s new- 
plant, Boyle Memorial School, Tecumseh 
School, Aberdeen School, St. Joseph's Hos- 
pital, _ and the new one-story school to be 
built in the North end of the city, the first 
of its kind in Canada. 

Member King Solomon Lodge, A.F. & 
A.M., Ark Chapter No. 80, Windsor; Scot- 
tish Rite and Sons of Scotland. 

Married, June 8th, 1903, Annie Alice Lacey. 
One daughter, Jeane Elizabeth, born April 
llth, 1915. 

RESIDENCE: 51 Riverview Ave., Lon- 
don, Ontario. 

VICTOR J. BLACKWELL 

Architect 

Born, London, Ontario, September 10th 
1885; son of Thomas P. Blackwell. Edu- 
cated in London public and private schools 



and Massachussetts Institute of Technology, 
Boston, Mass. 

After serving three years in a local office, 
he took his technical training and spent three 
years in that city after which he studied 
abroad for a year. Upon his return, Mr. 
Blackwell had several years experience in his 
line in some of the best offices in New York, 
Detroit and Chicago. In January, 1911, he 
returned to London and formed a partner- 
ship with John M. Watt, under the firm 
name of Watt & Blackwell, with offices in 
the Bank of Toronto Chambers, later open- 
ing a branch in Hamilton. The firm dur- 
ing the past four years have been the archi- 
tects for a majority of the largest building 
propositions in Western Ontario. Mention 
might be made of McCormick's Biscuit 
Factory, \Vright Shoe Factory in St. Thomas, 
the Hydro Stations in Hamilton, Huron & 
Erie Building in St. Thomas, St. Joseph's 
Hospital (new wing), St. Mary's School, 
together with the usual amount of residen- 
tial and apartment house work. 

Member St. John's Lodge, No. 209, A.F. 
& A.M.; London Lodge, No. 35, B.P.O.F. 

Married, June 1913, Erna Best, of New- 
York. 

RESIDENCE: 320 Princess Ave., London. 

WILLIAM F. ROOME 

Physician and Surgeon 

Born on a farm in the township of Ox- 
ford, Kent County, November 21st, 1841; 
son of William F., and Catherine (McLean) 
Roome. Educated in the Oxford common 
schools and University of Michigan. Taught 
school for a time and graduated in Medicine 
in 1867, instituting his practice in the vil- 
lage of Newbury, County of Middlesex, 
July 1st, 1867 the First Dominion Day. 
For a time he took an active part in the 
village in municipal and school affairs; 
served on the Board of Education Wards- 
ville Grammar School; for 18 years was 
chairman of the Union School at Newbury; 
associate Coroner for County of Middlesex 
since 1869. 

He removed to London in 1889; was elec- 
ted a member the Ontario Medical Council, 
1894-98; president of the Council and Col- 
lege of Physicians, 1899-1900; Surgeon Major 
of the 26th Regiment, Middlesex Light In- 
fantry, 1891, and is now on the retired list. 

Contested West Middlesex for the House 
of Commons unsuccessfully at a By-election, 
1883; was elected, 1887-88-1891. 

Past Master A.F. & A.M.; Past General 
Representative to the Grand Lodge and 
General Encampment; President of the 
People's Loan and Savings Corp; President 
Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flakes Co. 

RESIDENCE: 300 Wolfe St., London. 



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JOHN M. GUNN 
Barrister 



ERNEST R. DENNIS 

School Trustee Manufacturer 





CHARLES EDGAR BERNARD 

Automobile Dealer 



T. H. TRACY 

Former City Engineer of London 



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MAJOR THOMAS CONOLLY COWAN 

Physician and Surgeon 

Born, lona, Elgin County, Ontario, Nov- 
ember 12th, 1859; son of Richard (of England) 
and Alice (Harris) Cowan. Educated in the 
public schools of Middlesex county, Toronto 
University (M.D., 1886); and Trinity Col- 
lege 1885.) 

Instituted his practice in Sombra, Lamp- 
ton County, where he continued, 1887- 
1905; lie then took a post graduate course in 
University College, of London, England, 
1906-07, studying as a throat and lung 
specialist; toured Continental Europe, visit- 
ing the larger hospitals in Paris, Vienna, 
Berlin, etc., and returned to Canada, set- 
tling in London at his present address where 
he succeeded Dr. J. M. Piper. 

Dr. Cowan served for three years as 
Commanding officer of the loth Field Am- 
bulance 1'nil of London; is now retired, 
retaining rank. 

Member A.F. & A.M., and Odd Fellows. 

Married, 1913, Carlotta Warren, of 
Chatham, Ontario. 

RESIDENCE: 117 \\~ortley Road, Lon- 
don, Ontario. 

NELSON GEORGE 

Physician and Surgeon 

Born, Adelaide, Middlesex County, Out., 
March 17th, 1877; son of James and Mary 
Ann (George) George. 

Educated in the public schools of Mid- 
dlesex and in Strathroy Collegiate Institute; 
taught school in Lambton and other points 
in Middlesex, 189(5-1 1)03; engaged in Busi- 
ness Accountancy in London, 1903-1905. 
Graduated in Medicine from Western Un- 
iversity (M.I).) 1909; established his prac- 
tice here in October, 1910, as General Prac- 
titioner in Medicine and Surgery. 

Served as House Physician at Victoria 
Hospital, 1909-1910, and at the present time 
is member of the Hospital staff. 

As a younger man, Dr. George was very 
prominent in amateur athletics, establish- 
ing a number of track records which still 
stand. 

Member I.O.F., I.O.O.F., W.O.W., S.O. 
E., O.C.P. & S., and London Medical Asso- 
ciation. 

Married, June 5th, 1912, Laura Diprose, 
of London, formerly of Toronto. 

RESIDENCK: 427 Waterloo Street, Lon- 
don, Ontario. 

DR. GEORGE McNEILL 

Physician and Surgeon 

Born, London, Ont., December 6th, 
1880; son of George and Jean (Sims) Mc- 
Neill. Educated in London public schools 
and Collegiate Institute and Western Un- 



iversity, taking his degree (M.D., 1902) with 
first class honors in his year. Served as 
House Surgeon Victoria Hospital, London, 
1902; Chief House Surgeon, 1903; instituted 
his private practice with the late Dr. John 
D. Wilson, at 260 Queens Avenue, with 
whom he practiced until 1905; House Phy- 
sician for London Hospital for Insane, 1905- 
06; resumed private practice located at 
Dundas & Waterloo Streets, 1907; now offi- 
cial radiographer and staff surgeon at Vic- 
toria Hospital; specialist in X-ray work; 
head of Radiographic department of West- 
ern University and assistant Professor of 
Clinical Surgery. 

Married, September, 1912, Lillian Mar- 
garet Smith, R.N., assistant superintendent 
of Victoria Hospital, 1902. There is one 
son, George, Jr. 

RESIDENCE: 245 Queens Ave., London. 



HENRY STEPHEN BLACKBURN 

Deputy Registrar Supreme Court 

Horn. London, Ontario, August 3rd, 
1858; son of Stephen and Susanna (Whit- 
taker) Blackburn. Educated in Mon- 
crieff School, High School at Warclsville, 
Hellmuth College and Braeside Academy, 
Montreal. 

Received his certificate of fitness as a 
Solicitor November 18th, 1884; called to 
the bar later. Practised law at Glencoe, 
Out., from November, 1884 to 1887; then 
entered the firm of Becher & Blackburn, 
until death of Mr. Blackburn in 1889; 
practiced with A. B. Cox, under firm name 
of Blackburn & Cox, 1889 to May 1st, 1904; 
the present firm of Blackburn cvWeekeswas 
formed January 1st, 1906. 

Appointed Deputy Registrar of Supreme 
Court of Ontario and Local Master at 
London, December 2nd, 1915. 

Married, February 4th, 1905, Harriet 
May Oakes, of St. Thomas. 

RESIDENCE: 26 Alma Street, London. 



FINLEY E. PERRIN 
Barrister 

Born in London, Ontario; son of Finley 
B., and Annie Perrin. Educated in the 
public schools, London Collegiate Institute 
and afterwards at the University of Toronto 
and Osgoode Hall. 

Called to the bar, 1898; practised in 
partnership with J. M. McEvoy from 1900 
to 1907; since then in partnership with 
John Macpherson, under the firm name of 
Macpherson &Perrin. Has lived in London 
all his life with the exception of the six years 
spent at the University at Toronto. 

OFFICE: 57 Dundas Street. 

RESIDENCE: 317 King Street, London. 



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JOSE GASTE 

Manufacturer 




GEORGE H. O'NEILL 

Hotelman 




FREDERICK G. RUMBALL 

Lumber Merchant 




EDWARD PARNELL 

Manufacturer 



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KENNETH MACLEAN 

Physician and Surgeon 

Born, Toronto, Ontario, August, 1886; 
son of Frank and Mary (Mason) Maclean. 
Removed to London with his parents as a 
child. Educated in the public schools of 
London, London Collegiate Institute; West- 
ern University (M.I)., 1909); pest graduate 
course in University College Medical School, 
London, England. Instituted his practice- 
in Toronto,' 1911-1912; Hamilton, Out., 
1912-1913; while there he was a member of 
the staff of the Hamilton Hospital for In- 
sane and also conducted his private work; 
came to London in the Spring of 1913, and 
located at 821 Dundas Street, where he 
practiced until removing to his present lo- 
cation, corner of Dundas and Waterloo 
Streets. 

Member staff of Victoria Hospital as 
House Surgeon fcr a year after graduation. 

RESIDENCE: ">34 Princess Ave., London. 



THOMAS H. HEARD 

Superintendent Victoria Hospital 

Born, Lambeth, Middlesex County, (Int., 
October 3rd, 1X03; son ol John and Maria 
(Pincombe) Heard. Educated in Ontario 
public schools and Ontario College of Phar- 
macy at Toronto. 

A graduate pharmacist and Chemist, he- 
followed that line of business as druggist 
for 20 years. 

Appointed Superintendent of Victoria 
Hospital, London, in 1902, and fcr thirteen 
years has filed that important pc st with 
very general satisfaction to the pi.hlic and 
medical profession. 

Married, 1892, Charlotte L. McFarlane . 
To them have been b< rn two daughters. 

RESIDENCE: 192 Waterlc o Street, L< n- 
don, Ontario. 

JOHN RICH 

Passenger Conductor 

Born, London, Ontario, 1864; son of 
Samuel and Mary Rich. Educated pri- 
vately in London. Entered the services of 
the Grand Trunk Railroad in 1883 and has 
held various positions. He is Passenger 
Conductor, running from London to Wind- 
sor, and holds the record for continuous ser- 
vice on the system, having held his present 
position for over thirty years. 

Member A.F. & A.M., and a Conserva- 
tive, and an enthusiastic sportsman, spend- 
ing a time each Fall in the woods with gun 
and dogs. 

There are fe\v men in London more wide- 
ly known and none who hold a greater repu- 
tation for excellence with rod and gun. 

RESIDENCE: 281 Piccadilly St., London. 



DAVID HASTINGS PORTER 

Auctioneer and Valuator 

Born, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, May 19th, 
1865; son of Rev. John Leach and Sophia 
Porter. Educated in King Edward's Col- 
lege, Isle of Man. Started in business as 
rancher having a large acreage in Ben 
County, Colorado; came to London and 
started in business as an Auctioneer and 
Valuator in 1892, locating where the old 
News office was afterwards situated; he re- 
moved from there for their convenience and 
established the London Central Moving and 
Storage Co., on Carling Street, bringing the 
first moving van to London. This business 
he had conducted successfully for twelve 
years. 

Married, December 21st, 1892, Georgina 
Ross, daughter of Rev. Alexander Ross, of 



icton, X.S. There is one daughter, Sop- 



hia. at home. 
RESIDENCE: 



Wellington Road, London. 



E. W. GOETHE QUANTZ 
Musical Director 

Born, at Port Hope, February llth, 
1S76; son of Rev. William and Cidele (Lake) 
Quantz. Educated in the public schools of 
Alvinston, Out., and the high schools of 
Petrolia, Glenooe and London. Undertook 
the study of music with his parents at age of 
five and has been a student of the organ since 
he was eight years old. With J. W. Fether- 
ston he continued his work with the organ 
and in 1896 began his church wcrk as organ- 
ist and chcirmaster in St. Paul's Presbyter- 
ian Church in Ingers< 11. Since that time 
his charges have included C halmer's Pres- 
byterian Church, Guelph, 1897-1900; First 
Methodist Church St. Thomas, 1900-03; 
St. James Church, L< ndon, 1903-07; Askin 
Street Methc dist Church, 1907 to date. 
Mr. Quantz has taught privately since he 
was sixteen years of age. He was appointed 
supervisor of Music in London Public 
Schools March, 1906, which position he still 
holds. Has organized and staged numerous 
musical events, including the Public School 
Festival Chorus, a bi-annual event of up- 
wards of 400 children's voices. 

Member St. George's No. 42, A.F. & 
A.M.; Past First Principal, St. George's 
Chapter, No. 5. 

Married, 1903, Miss Maria Marlatt, of 
St. Thomas. There is one son. 

RESIDENCE: 161 Duchess Ave., London. 

FRANK LINFORTH WILLGOOSE 

Musical Director 

Born, at Derby, England, June 8th, 1878; 
son of Peter and Mary Ann (Linforth) Will- 
goose, of England. Educated in Boston, 



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THE LATE REV. JOHN SCOTT, D.D. 




THE LATE REV. DR. JAMES ROSS 




THE LATE REV. J. ALLISTER MURRAY 




THE LATE REV. J. A. R. DIXON, D.D. 

Pastor, First Congregational Church 



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U.S.A., Leipzig, and London, England. 
After finishing his course at Conservatorium, 
Leipzig, Mr. Willgoose accepted an appoint- 
ment as organist and choirmaster at Forrcs, 
Scotland. He removed to Canada in 1906 
and held the position of organist and choir- 
master in St. James Episcopal Church. 
Took degree of Bachelor of Music at Dur- 
ham University, England, in 1908. Be- 
came Principal of London Conservatory of 
Music in 1910, which position he still holds. 

Has written several musical composi- 
tions, church anthems, etc., largely used 
now throughout Canada, which have proven 
very successful. At present occupies tin- 
position of organist and choirmaster at St. 
James Presbyterian Church. In his teach- 
ing, Mr. Willgoose makes a specialty of 
theoretical subjects and voice culture. 

Married, July 20th, 1907, Rose Ann Med- 
lock, of Inverness, Scotland. There is one 
daughter in the family. 

RESIDENCE: 354 Dundas Street. 

REV. HUGH MACFARLANE, B.A. 

Assistant pastor of St. Andrew's Church 
at the time of the death of the Rev. Dr. 
Ross. After the death of Dr. Ross, for 
about a year he very acceptably filled tin- 
position of pastor of St. Andrews, until the 
Rev. 1). C. Macdregor, B.A., was appoint- 
ed to succeed Dr. Ross. Mr. Macfarlane 
subsequently accepted a call to the Pres- 
byterian church of Barrie. He became 
assistant to Dr. Ross in 1913, and accepted 
the call to Barrie about two years afterwards 

JOHN G. RICHTER 

Manager London Life Insurance Co. 

Born, Waterloo County, Ontario, Sep~ 
tember 18th, 18f)4; son of Charles and Sarah 
(Musser) Richter. Educated in the public 
schools of Ontario and by private tuition. 
Entered offices of a large manufacturing 
concern of Oxford County when eighteen 
years of age and there acquired a broad 
experience in accountancy and general bus- 
iness practice. He early began the study 
of life insurance as a business and in 1883 
accepted the position as Manager of the 
London Life Insurance Co. During the 
twenty-five years of his management, the 
Company has attained a very large measure 
of success and now does one of the largest 
businesses in Canada. 

Elected City Alderman, 1910-11-12-13. 

Member A.F. & A.M., and Independent 
in politics. 

Married, 1879, Martha E. Bullock (died 
1907). There is one daughter, Miss Bertha 
Mabel. 

RESIDENCE: 398 Piccadilly, London. 



W. H. SMiTH 

Manager Ford Motor Company 

Born, Fergus, Ontario, April 21st, 1885; 
educated in the public schools of Fergus and 
College at Guelph. Entered service of 
Ford Motor Co., in 1904, as salesman in 
Toronto Branch subsequently being pro- 
moted to the assistant managership of that 
branch; upon the opening of the London 
Branch of the Company in 1912, Mr. Smith 
was transferred to London as manager, 
which position he now fills. 

Member A.F. & A.M. and Tuscan Lodge. 

Married, October 27th, 1909, Miss Violet 
Fleming of Chicago. 

RESIDENCE: 307 Dufferin Ave., London. 



ROBERT IRVING WATSON 

Manager Globe Casket Company 

Born, Bowmanville, Ontario, January 
28th, 1873; son of Robert and Lavina (Clark) 
Watson, of Belleville, Ont. Educated in 
the public and high schools of Toronto and 
entered the retail drug business for a short 
period after leaving school; spent a year and 
a half with the Methodist Book and Pub- 
lishing Co. Came to London in 1892 and 
entered the service of the Globe Casket Co., 
and upon the organization of the Dominion 
Manufacturers, Ltd., he was promoted to 
the managership of the local company, 
which is one of six factories in Canada, con- 
nected with the parent concern. 

Member Rotary Club and Vice-President 
the Y.M.C.A. 

Married, November 22nd, 1905, Miss 
Edith Bartlett of London. There is one 
son, Robert Irving, Jr., and two daughters 
in the family. 

RESIDENCE: 528 Princess Avenue, Lon- 
don, Ontario. 



ROBERT WALLACE 

Manufacturer 

Born, London, Ontario, October 30th, 
1846; son of Arthur and Letitia Wallace. 
Educated in the public schools of London and 
for many years was in business on Dundas 
Street. In 1890, Mr. Wallace left London 
and located in Salt Lake City, Utah, where 
for fifteen years he was in active and 
successful business. Returned to London 
in 1905, and shortly thereafter, in connec- 
tion with other Londoners, organized the 
Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flakes Co., 
Ltd., for the manufacture and sale of Kel- 
logg's Toasted Corn Flakes in Canada. 
He has been general manager and secretary- 
treasurer of this very successful company 
ever since its organization. 

Member the congregation St. Paul's 
Cathedral, London Golf Club, Rotary Club 



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WALTER H. MOORHOUSE 

Physician and Surgeon 




ARCHIBALD V. BECKER 

Sergeant-Major, 33rd Battalion, C.E.F. 




WILLIAM JOHN STEVENSON 
Physician and Surgeon 




HENRY A. KINGSMILL 

Physician and Surgeon 



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and The London Club. Life member St. 
John's Masonic Lodge. 

Married, June 20th, 1912, Frances Boyl- 
ston Adams. 

RESIDENCE: London. 



GEO. G. HOLDING 

Secretary-Treasurer London Street Railway Co. 

Born, Carlondale, Illinois, February 17th, 
1876; son of Carlisle B. (a methodist minis- 
ter) and Adeal (Neal) Holding. Left school 
at the early age of ten years and worked 
in City of Detroit for four years as cash 
boy and elevator boy; paid his own 
way through business college; entered 
Street Railway business in the City of 
Toledo as Pay Roll Clerk; advanced to 
Cashier of counting room, then to Chief 
Clerk of Auditor's office; was elected to 
present position February oth, 1913 (Secre- 
tary and Treasurer of London Street Rail- 
way Co.); previous to entering Street Rail- 
way business, Mr. Holding was engaged in 
most every branch of the business world, 
gaining a wide experience in both mechanical 
and executive side of each class of business 
with which lie became associated. 

Member A.F. & A.M., Jackson, Mich., 
Lodge, No. 17. 

Married, August 14th, 1912, Ethel Mc- 

Adow. To them have been born one son. 

RKSIDKXCK: 914 Colborne St., London. 



CLARENCE R. MAY 
Manager R. G. Dun & Co. 

Born, township of Whitchurch, near 
Newmarket, Ontario, September 23rd, 1880; 
son of Nelson C., and Julia A. May. Edu- 
cated in the local public schools, Newmar- 
ket High School, and Toronto Normal. 
Taught school in Northwest Saskatchewan 
and Ontario in 1901-1903 and 1905 and 
1907; Sask., 1903 and 1904; and in 
Toronto in 1907. Entered the service of 
R. G. Dun & Co.; was chief Country repor- 
ter previous to April, 1914; received his ap- 
pointment as Manager of the London Office 
of the Company. Has under his super- 
vision counties of Western Ontario. Staff 
of ten in office which is located in Domin- 
ion Savings Building. 

Member the Presbyterian Church, Ro- 
tary Club, Travellers Club, A.F. & A M 
and Board of Trade. 

Married, April, 1908, Miss Annie E. 
Hill, of Brumpton. There is one son, 
Douglas, and one daughter, Margaret 

RESIDENCE: 38 Marley Place., London 



A. M. HUNT 

Secretary Western Fair Association 

Born, Westminster Township, Ontario, 
July 31st, 1863; son of Samuel and Rebecca 
(Sifton) Hunt. Educated in the public 
schools. Entered the auction business at the 
age of twenty-one and followed that calling 
for eighteen years. In 1906, was appointed 
Secretary of the Western Fair Board, which 
position he has filled to the present date. 
Served as member the School Board, 1912- 
1915; Chairman of Audit Committee, 1912; 
Chairman No. 2 Committee, 1913; Chairman 
of Board of Education, 1914; Chairman 
Audit Committee, 1915. Always active in 
church work; member of Trustee and Quar- 
terly Board of Askin Street Methodist 
Church for a number of years; for the past 
eleven years, he has served as Superinten- 
dent of the Sunday School of this Church. 

Mr. Hunt is a member A.F. & A.M 
I.O.F., and A.O.U.W. 

Married, 1884, Miss Mary A. Little. 

RESIDENCE: 21 Edward St., London. 



BERT WEIR 

Organist and Choir Master 

Born, London, Ontario, January 22nd, 
1880; son of Robert and Anna (Watts) 
Weir. Educated in the public schools of 
London; London Conservatory of Music; 
graduating in. piano and theory in 1906; and 
continued his musical studies in Berlin, 
with Xavcr Scharwenka in 1910. Has been 
a musical student since age of seven; was 
organist and choirmaster in Chalmers Pres- 
byterian Church 1901-2; Colbourne Street 
Methodist Church 1902-1907; Centennial 
Methodist Church, 1907, to date, where he 
still is stationed. 

Mr. Weir instituted his private music 
teaching in London in 1901, and has since 
then built up one of the largest practices in 
the City. 

Member A.F. & A.M. 

Married, 1912, Oliva E. Reilly, daughter 
of Rev. J. H. Reilly. There is one son in 
the family. 

RESIDENCE: 493 Adelaide St., London. 



THOMAS W. MARTIN 

Musical Director 

Born, Dublin, Ireland, September 3rd, 
1863; son of Joseph Caulfield Martin. 
Educated in the public schools and Colleg- 
iate Institute of Dublin, also in Trinity Col- 
lege; prizeman and graduate of the Royal 
Conservatorium of Music, Leipzig; pupil of 
Carl Reinecke, Zwintcsher, Dresel, Richter, 
etc., Lord O'Hagan prizeman and medalist 
of the Royal Irish Academy of Music, 



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THE HONORABLE RICHARD MARTIN MEREDITH 

Fourth son of the late John \V. C. Meredith. Born in London, Ontario, March 
27th, 1867. Judge of the Chancery Division of High Court of Ontario, 1890 to 1905. 
A Justice of Appeal, 1905 to 1912. Chief Justice of the Common Pleas of Ontario 
since 1912. Governor of Western University, appointed 1912. 
RESIDENCE: London and Toronto, Ontario. 



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Dublin. Toured Europe giving concerts; 
was called to Canada in 1885, as director of 
Music in Hellmuth College, London, where 
he continued until the closing of that in- 
stitution. He then took the position of 
Musical Director on the Faculty of Alma 
Ladies College, St. Thomas, where he is now 
stationed. Is one of the staff of London 
Conservatory of Music. Has given num- 
erous recitals throughout Canada, and met 
with extraordinary praise from the pro- 
fession, press and public. 

RESIDENCE: 428 Queens Avc., London 



CLARENCE E. GILMOUR 

Organist and Choir Master 

Born, Napnnee, Ontario, June 9th, 1884; 
son of A. J., a vocalist of note connected 
with St. George's, Kingston, and Mary 
(Moss) Gilmour of Port Hope. Educated 
in the public schools and London Collegiate 
Institute; started the study of music at an 
early age under the direction of his father; 
afterwards with Dr. Sippi, of London, Ont.; 
studied in old London, 1911, organ, with Dr. 
Thome, famous Bach Organist of St. Anne's, 
Soho Square, and harmony and counter- 
point with Dr. Cuthbert Harris, organist 
St. Leonard's, Streatham Common. Served 
as organist in St. James Church, So., London 
1905-1907; St. James Church, Ingersoll, 
1907-1913; for past two years has been 
organist of the Church of St. John the 
Evangelist, of London. 

In the fall of 1911, Mr. Gilmour had 
charge of the musical services for the Gen- 
eral Synod for Canada and was deputy 
organist in St. Paul's Cathedral for six months 
prior to going to St. James. His private 
work has always been extensive since 1907 
and he has given many notable organ re- 
citals and choir concerts in connection with 
church work. 

RESIDENCE: 510 Adelaide St., London. 



WOLDEMAR ARTHUR BLUETHNER 

Musician 

Born, Werdeau, Saxony, February 17th, 
1862; son of Hermann and Friedericke Blue- 
thner. Educated in the schools of Leipzig 
and the Royal Conservatory there where 
he studied for six years, graduating in 1885: 
engaged as teacher of piano at Royal Aca- 
demy of Music at Dublin, Ireland, 1886-9- 
was brought to Canada by the Hellmuth 
Ladies College of London as teacher of 
piano, organ and harmony in 1889, con- 
tinuing in that position until the dissolution 



of the instituticn in 1893. Since then, Mr. 
Bluethner has been organist in various Lon- 
don churches The Memorial, First Con- 
gregational, Centennial Methodist, King 
Street Presbyterian, etc. Has been teach- 
ing privately since 1893, making a specialty 
of the piano. Is one of the Examiners in 
Music at Toronto University since the in- 
ception of that branch for musical degrees. 

Past Master, Tuscan Lodge No. 195, 
A.F. & A.M. 

Married, June, 1892, Letitia Martin, 
of Dublin, Ireland. There are three sons, 
Martin H., on leave from the Bank of Com- 
merce now serving as Sergeant with the 
34th Regiment, Canadian Expeditionary 
Force; Ernest Richard, with C. S. Hyman 
& Co., and Woldcmar O., at High School. 

RESIDENCE: 539 Dundas Street. 



FREDERICK ARTHUR TAYLOR 

Merchant 

Born, Watford, Lampton County, On- 
tario, November 27th, 1885; son of T. B. 
and Emma (Rice) Taylor. Educated in 
the Watford schools and College of Phar- 
macy, Toronto. As a young man he learned 
the drug business in Watford; graduated in 
Toronto in 1904; entered the business in 
home store in Watford where he remained, 
1904-1099; removed to London June, 1909, 
and opened his first store in this city at 
399 Talbot Street. Today Mr. Taylor is 
the largest individual druggist in Canada, 
at the present time operating five stores in 
London doing a cut-rate business. 

Joined the First Hussars in 1911, and 
now holds a Lieutenant's Commission. 

Member A.F. & A.M., and C.O.F. 

RESIDENCE: London, Ontario. 



JOHN FAWKES 

Manufacturer 

Born, Leicester, England, November 12th 
1850; son of Marmaduke Fawkes, of Eng- 
land. Educated in the schools of his native 
city and came to Canada in 1884, settling in 
Toronto where for ten years he conducted a 
Bakery and Confectionery establishment. 
Removed to London, 1894, and opened a 
bakery in London East, which still is con- 
tinued at 660 Dundas Street; extended his 
business and opened a branch establishment 
at 200 Dundas Street. One of the largest 
in his line in the city. 

Married, August 14th, 1875, Maria Hal- 
lam, of England. 

There are four sons and one daughter in 
the family. 

RESIDENCE: 664 Queens Ave., London. 



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H. W. HILL, M.D. 

Director Institute of Public Health 



EDWARD FIDLAR 

Director Pathology, Institute of Public Health 





WILLIAM J. ROBINSON, M.D. 

Superintendent, Hospital for_Insane 



ALEXANDER MacLAREN 

Physician and Surgeon 



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CARL PETER DANIEL WEGNER 

Merchant 

Born, Haderslev, Denmark, January 19, 
1864; son of Daniel Martin Carl Wegner 
and Nicoline Andreasinc Mathilda (Rosa- 
munda Hallensen), of Denmark; came to 
America at age of 7, with family; educated 
in the schools of United States. Started 
in clothing business as clerk in Frankfort, 
Mich.; later helped to organized the "Heart 
of Grand Rapids" with brothers; it is now 
the largest and finest furniture store in Michi- 
gan; travelled extensively through States as 
buyer and salesman, and located in London 
in 1907, where he opened " Heart of London " 
store at 371 Talbot Street; in 1915 opened 
"Giant Clothing House" at 120 Dundas; 
now conducts two busy and successful 
stores; built up "Heart of London" store 
from very modest place to one of busiest 
clothing stores in district; now dees whole- 
sale business as well as retail. 

Member Nassau Lodge, L.O.L.; politics, 
conservative. 

Married, June, 1897, Louise Marie Bowen 
daughter of the late John Bowen, of St. 
Louis. There are two sons, and one daugh- 
ter, Nicoline, of this city who is partner in 
business. 



WILLIS CHIPMAN 

Engineer 

Born, South Crosby, Ontario, son of 
Lewis Chipman. Educated in High Schools 
of Athens and Weston; McGill University 
(B.A.Sc., with first rank honors in natural 
science, 1876). Formerly High School 
teacher; with Canadian Geological Survey, 
1876; assistant engineer, Toronto Water- 
works; has been engaged in the construction 
of sewerage works and water works in many 
places. Mention might be made of the 
more notable, including Brockville, Smith's 
Falls, Gananoque, Cornwall, Pembroke, 
Gait, Orangeville, Petrolia, Barrie, Sudbury, 
Brantford, Thorold, Berlin, Orillia, Toronto 
Junction, Midland, Bowmanville, Oshawa, 
Simcoe, Goderich, Saskatoon, North Battle- 
ford, Moose Jaw, Edmonton, Estevan, Wey- 
burn, Prince Albert, Sault Ste. Marie, Daup- 
hin, Portage la Prairie, Neepawa, New 
Castle, Port Arthur, Halifax. Had charge 
of the early work on Sanitary Sewer System 
in London, 1892; and construction in 1896-8; 
surveys in connection with improvements 
in Waterworks System, 1903-07; which was 
extended some miles beyond the City limits; 
Experimental Sewerage Disposal Works' 
1901; Storm Sewer System, 1912-15. Has 
acted as Consulting engineer from time to 
time in nearly every city of importance in 
the southwestern part of Ontario. 



Founder and ex-president Ontario Land 
Surveyors' Association; formerly secretary 
and president of Engineer's Club; member 
Canadian Society of Civil Engineers; mem- 
ber American Society of Civil Engineers; 
member National Club and Engineer's 
Club, Toronto. 

Married, 1886, E. B. Findlayson, of 
Brockville. 

RESIDENCE: London and Toronto. 



JOHN GORDON ANDERSON 

Real Estate 

Born, Gclspie, Scotland, January 7th 
1856; son of Alexander and Ann (Gordon) 
Anderson. Educated in the public schools 
of his native city acting as pupil teacher 
during part of his course; left school to come 
to Canada in 1873, settling in the village of 
Embro. Came to London, 1900, and entered 
the Real Estate and Insurance business, 
being located in the Bank of Toronto Build- 
ing; removed to present address: 12 Market 
Lane in 1913. 

Member Masonic orders, and Presbyter- 
ian Church. 

Married, Eugina Gordon, daughter the 
late Captain Gordon and in June, 1904, 
Mrs. Walden, daughter John Taylor, London 
Tp. There are two sons and one daughter. 

RESIDENCE: 327 St. James St. 



M. M. FERGUSSON 

Advertising Agent 

Born in Oxford County; son of William 
S. and Jane Victoria Fergusson. Educated 
at Tillsonburg public school, Ingersoll Col- 
legiate Institute; and the Forest City Busi- 
ness College, London. Was for three years 
with the Electrical Construction Company, 
London; four years with Lawson & Jones, 
lithographers, London; has been for 12 
years a member of the McConnell & Fergus- 
son Advertising Agency, with head office in 
London and branches in Toronto and 
Winnipeg. 

Is a member of Masonic orders. 

Married, April 25th, 1906, to Miss 
Maude Digby Westervelt. Family consists 
of one son. 

RESIDENCE: 868 Waterloo St., London. 

J. E. McCONNELL 

Advertising Agent 

Born in Bruce County; son of David and 
Mary D. McConnell. Educated in Walker- 
ton public and high schools. After leaving 
school was for one year a reporter on the 
Walkerton Telescope; for two years a printer 
in the same office; spent one year each in 
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GORDON J. INGRAM 

Major, 18th Battalion, C.E.F. 




LT.-COL. A. A. CAMPBELL 
Banker 




THE LATE LT.-COL. CAMPBELL BECKER 




H. R. ABBOTT 

Dental Surgeon 



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was for one year assistant to advertising 
manager of Slater Shoe and Semi-Ready 
Clothing companies of Montreal; five years 
advertising manager of McClary Manufact- 
uring Company, London; and for twelve 
years member of the McConnell & Fergus- 
son Advertising Agency, with head office 
in London and branches in Toronto and 
Winnipeg. 

Is a member of Masonic orders. 

Married, May 23rd, 1906, to Miss 
Edith Maud Halliday. Family consists of 
one son and .three daughters. 

RESIDENCE: Richmond St., North. 



THE LATE HENRY GOING, M.D. 

One of the early members of the Medical 
profession, regarded in his day as the leading 
physician. He came to London from Ire- 
land in the late forties and practiced his 
profession until compelled by old age to 
retire. He died in the city of Detroit at the 
extreme old age of 94. 

C. J. W. KARN 

Physician and Surgeon 

Born in Woodstock, Ontario, February 
2nd, 18(53; son of John and Fanny Karn. 
Educated in the Woodstock Collegiate In- 
stitute and Trinity College (M.D., C.M., 
1888) Toronto, and practiced medicine in 
Woodstock from 1888 to 189.5. He then 
went to Picton, Prince Edward County, 
and practiced in that town from 1896 to 
1902. He sold out in Picton and moved to 
Berlin, Ont., where he practiced from 1902 
to 1911. After leaving Berlin, he took a 
post-graduate course at Northwestern Un- 
iversity, Chicago, and also the Post-Grad- 
uate School, of that city, in surgery and 
bacteriological work. He post-graduated 
at the John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, 
and the Post-Graduate School, of New 
York, in genito-urinary work. After study- 
ing his specialty for two years during which 
time he gained considerable practical ex- 
perience in many of the big hospitals in 
the States, he moved to London in 1913, 
and has been a resident of this city ever 
since. 

He is a Mason, a member of the Chosen 
Friends, Home Circle, and W. O. W. 
Lodges. He married in 1895, and has one 
daughter. OFFICE: Richmond Street. 

RESIDENCE: 140}^ Bridport St., London. 

THOMAS RICH 

Plumber 

Born, London, Ontario, September 30th, 
1867; son of Samuel Rich. Educated in 



public schools of London. Spent his life 
in this city. Formed partnership with 
Benjamin Noble in 1898, under the firm 
name of Noble & Rich, and were then located 
on Dundas Street, where D. S. Perrin Co., 
now has its building. Removed to their 
present address on Wellington Street, 1914. 
Largest plumbing establishment in London, 
employing about 45 hands. Have installed the 
majority of latter important plumbing con- 
tracts including Collegiate Institute which 
ran more than $30,000; Dutchess Avenue, 
Princess Avenue and Normal School; Vic- 
toria Hospital complete; Army Barracks, 
etc. 

Mr. Rich is a member A.F. & A.M., 
K. of P., Woodmen of World. 

Married, 1893, Jane Houson, of Tor- 
onto. 

There is one daughter in their family. 

RESIDENCE: 633 Wellington St., London. 



W. R. DAVIDSON 
Superintendent G. T. R. 

Born, Springfield, Missouri, November 
8th, 1871 ; son of the late Thomas and Annah 
Davidson. Educated in Greenfield, Mo., 
and entered the service of the Missouri 
Pacific Railway in 1890 as Telegraph oper- 
ator, serving continuously with the Company 
until 1911, as Telegraph Operator, Train 
Dispatcher, Chief Dispatcher and Train 
Master. 

Entered the service of the Grand Trunk 
Railway as Trainmaster in 1911; appointed 
superintendent at London, February, 1913. 

Member Masons, Knight Templar, Shrine. 

Married, January 14th, 1893, Miss El- 
loia Kelley; there is one son and one 
daughter in the family. 

RESIDENCE: London, Ontario. 

WILLIAM M. C. WHITAKER 

Freight Agent C. P. R. 

Born at Liverpool, April 2nd, 1861; son 
of Joseph and Louise M. Whitaker. Edu- 
cated at schools and colleges of Halifax, 
Yorkshire, Paris, France; and Heidelberg, 
Germany. Came to London, Ontario, from 
England in September, 1878, to engage in 
farming. Studied telegraphy under W. C. 
Furness, Montreal Telegraph Co., 1881. 
Appointed agent at Virden, Man., 1882. 
Returned to Ontario, 1889. Appointed agent 
at Gait for C. P. R., 1891, and came to 
London in same position, May, 1898. 

Member Tuscan Lodge, A.F. & A.M.; 
Conservative in politics. 

Married, March, 1883, to Elsie F. Heb- 
blewaite. Family consists of two sons and 
one daughter. 

RESIDENCE: 238 Pall Mall Street. 



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HON. JAMES MAGEE 

Justice Court of Appeal Ontario 



JOHN HUTCHISON 

Dental Surgeon 





JOHN M. WATT 

Architect 



VICTOR J. BLACKWELL 



Architect 



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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 



HENRY HAYMAN 

Manufacturer 

Born, London, Ontario, May 9th, 1868; 
son of William and Mary (Boyle) Hayman. 
Educated in the public schools of London 
and as a young man entered the contracting 
business which he has been engaged in to the 
present time. For the past twelve years he 
has been doing a general contracting busi- 
ness under the name of H. Hayman, having 
constructed Masonic Temple, R. D. Apart- 
ments, G. White & Sons' factory, etc. 

With G. F. Mills, organized the building 
supplies business, doing business under the 
firm name of Hayman & Mills, with head- 
quarters at 280 Mailland Street. 

Organixer and proprietor of Hayman's 
Garage, Dundas Street, and instituted the 
first line of "Jitney Busses" in London. 

Past Master St. George's Lodge No. 32, 
member St. John's R. A. Chapter; Preceptory 
Mocha Temple; Shrine, Eighteen degree 
Scottish Rite; Lodge Perfection. 

Married, 1891, Matilda Drew, of London. 

There are two sons. 

RKSIIMCNTK: 491 Ontario Street, London. 



PETER S. SMIRLIES 

President National Bowling Company 
Peter S. Smirlies, owner of the National 
Billiard and Bowling Parlors on Dundas 
Street, was born in Katleza, Greece, on 
July 29th, 181)6. His father, Stephanus 
Smirlies and his mother Wilhelmina Smir- 
lies, died when he was quite young. He got 
his early schooling in Tripolis and when 
twelve years old learned to be a tailor. 
After serving for three years in the Greek 
Army and fighting in the Greco-Turko war, 
he went to Liverpool, England, and then 
to America. He resided in Chicago for six 
years and was the first Greek in America to 
start in the fruit business. During the 
World's Fair in that City, he built up a big 
business but later lost everything during the 
big street car strike. He started again in 
the wholesale fruit business but returned 
to Greece shortly after to fight against the 
Turks again in the struggle for Crete. When 
he returned to America he went extensively 
into the shoe shining business opening up 
parlors in all the big cities in the Western 
States. He also branched out in the con- 
fectionery business and opened stores in 
Detroit, Buffalo and later came to Canada, 
where he started stores in Toronto, Hamilton, 
Montreal and London. He was the first 
Greek in these cities to open a business. In 
1907, he rented the basement of the Reid 
building for bowling purposes. The build- 
ing collapsed while undergoing repairs. 
In the new building he opened up a picture 



theatre and the big National Pool, Billiard 
and Bowling Parlors. He went extensively 
into the moving picture business and opened 
theatres in several Canadian cities. In 
1914, he moved his family to London and 
decided to make this city his permanent 
residence. He married Miss Lamprini Kar- 
rys on September 16, 1900, at Grand 
Rapids, Mich., and has six children; three 
sons and three daughters. Mr. Smirlies is 
probably the most influential Greek in 
Canada. He resides at 544 Waterloo St., 
London. 

JOHN HAYMAN 

Contractor 

Born, Devonshire, England, 1884; son 
of William and Susan (Banks) Hayman. 
Educated in the schools of England. His 
young manhood was spent in London, Eng. 
with an uncle who was in the contracting 
business; came to Canada and settled in 
London in 1868; engaged in the contract- 
ing business in the City of London since 
1872; has built a large number of schools 
churches, factories, warehouses, and resi- 
dences in London; also operated in various 
parts ol Ontario, building roundhouses for 
the Grand Trunk and Canadian Pacific 
Railways. Upon installation of Hydro- 
electric power in the Province of Ontario, 
John Hayman & Sons Co., Ltd., construct- 
ed Transformer Stations at Niagara Falls, 
Dundas, Preston, Woodstock, and St. 
Thomas. 

Also built the first apartment house 
in London. 

Member Odd Fellows and St. George's 
Society. Served as Councillor for London 
East at the time of amalgamation. 

Married, first 1869, Leah Martyn (who 
died 1876); secondly 1878, Emily Martyn. 
Has nine sons and two daughters. 

RESIDENCE; 869 Dundas St., London. 



CECIL NEIL COOPER 

Auctioneer 

Born at London, Ontario, July llth, 
1888; son of the late Neil Cooper (whose 
data appears elsewhere in this volume) and 
Sarah S. Cooper, of London. Educated in 
public schools, St. George's and London 
Collegiate Institute. After leaving schools 
he entered the employ of his father, who 
for many years occupied the foremost place 
in his profession in the district, and with 
him learned the auctioneering and valuating 
business. Mr. Cooper has also made a 
special study of the stamp and coin business, 
having specialized in this line with some of 
the leading stamp and coin firms in the 
United States and Canada. In 1902, he 



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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 




THE LATE ROBERT REID 
Manufacturer Railroad Commissioner 



Born in London, Ontario, July, 185o: 
son of Robert Reid, the founder of the large 
wholesale stationery business of this City, 
which still bears his name. When a youth 
he entered his father's business offices and 
was so successful in this position that when 
his father was appointed collector of cus- 
toms for London, he took over the business 
and extended it. Today it is one of the 
largest of its kind in Western Ontario. He 
was a man of many excellent qualities and 
was respected by everyone. Years ago he 
was a License Commissioner for London 
and fulfilled those duties in a commendable 
manner. 



Mr. Reid was appointed a member of 
the Transcontinental Railway Commission, 
upon its formation in 1904 and served until 
his untimely death on August 21st, 1909. 
He is survived by his widow who was Miss 
King, of Stratford, and three children: 
Arthur, Miss Elma and Miss Helen. His 
death was universally mourned by press 
and public alike. During the five years he 
served as a Commissioner, his sterling 
character and exceptional competence in 
coping with the most difficult of tasks en- 
abled him to sustain that reputation, which 
as a business man he had won in London, 
and which was deservedly high. 



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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 







assumed the management of the Perfect 


Towndrow of England. The family con- 


Stamp and Coin Co., the only organization 


sists of one son, Henry George W., with 




of its kind in the district. 


C.R.C., and one daughter. 




Upon his father's death, April 22nd, 


RESIDENCE: Horton St., London. 




1915, Mr. Cooper took over the auction- 






eering business and established himself in 






new premises at 467 Richmond Street, 


WILLIAM SKINNER 




London. 


Retired 




Married, October 31st, 1914, Miss An- 


Born, Crediton, Devonshire, England, 




nie P. Barrell. 


October 21st, 1828; son of William and 




RESIDENTE: 433 Oxford Street. 


Sarah (Woosley) Skinner, both of England. 






Educated both in public and private schools. 






Shoemaker by trade and occupation learned 




GABRIEL J. POCOCK 


and followed in England prior to coming to 




Real Estate and Insurance 


Canada in 1849, settling in London May 




Born, London, Ontario, April 2.3rd, 1877; 
son of John J., and Katherine (Casey) Po- 


24th of that year. 
Built his residence on York Street in 

1 C "" "7 




cock. Educated in the Separate Schools 
and St. Peter's Collegiate Institute. After 
leaving school in 1892, he learned the cigar 
business and spent 10 years in this line. 


1 85 / . 
Elected City Alderman 1 876 and served 
continuously for upwards of twenty years. 
Served as School Trustee for a number of 




leaving it in 1903 to enter the service of the 
London Shoe Co., where he was employed 
in their warehouse and afterwards as their 


years. 
Member I.O.F., of the London Charter 
Members, Past Master St. C.eorges A.F. 




traveling representative, covering Ontario 
for six years. In 1913, Mr. Pocock entered 
the Real Kstate and Insurance business for 
himself under the name of Pocock's Insur- 


& A.M. 
Married, 1849, Miss Emma Saunders of 
Devonshire, England. There are two sons, 
Ernest E. and William H., and three daugh- 




ance Agency, with offices located in the 
Dominion Savings Building and has met 


ters in the family. 
RESIDENCE: 326 York Street, London. 




with continued success. 






Member Knights of Columbus. 
Married, June llth, 1909, Miss Agnes, 


CLAIR JARVIS 




daughter Ronald Mclntyre. There are two 


Secretary Woodmen of the World 




sons, Cyril J., and Ronald E., and one 


Was born in the County of Peel, Prov- 




daughter, Mary. 


ince of Ontario, of English parentage, on 




RESIDENCE: 700 Maitland St., London 


September 24th, 1870. He afterwards mov- 






ed to Toronto, where he resided continu- 






ously until 1909, when he became Superin- 




HENRY WILLIAM ASHLEY 


tendent of Organization in the Woodmen of 




Telephone Agent 
Born, Whitchurch, Hampshire, England, 
April 5th, 1872; son of William and Alice 
(Dent) Ashley, of England. Educated in 
old London, leaving school at an early age 
and spent four years at sea as a marine 
officer, during which period he visited nearly 


the World, which position he held until 
March of 1910, when he was elected to the 
position of Head Clerk of the Order, in which 
year his family moved to London. 
He is an Anglican in religion, a Liberal 
in politics, and member of many Fraternal 
Associations, including the Masonic Order. 




every country in the world. Returned to 






London, England, and spent six years in 
the building trades with his father; then 


THE LATE JOHN LABATT 




with the London & Northwestern Railway 


Born on the 8th Concession of West- 




as Inspector in Operating Department. 


minster, near what is now Glanworth, Dec- 




Came to Canada, settling in London in 


ember llth, 1838; son of John Kinder Labatt 




1904; entered the service of the Bell Tele- 


and Elizabeth (Kell) Labatt. Educated in 




phone Company and now occupies position 


the public schools and Caradoc Academy. 




of Contracting Agent for London. 


Went to Wheeling, W.V., in 1859, and 




Unusual capacity as organizer; active in 


there studied the business; returned to 




many organizations; Ranking Lt. in charge 


London at the outbreak of the Civil War in 




Canadian Signal Corps No. 1 Company, 


the United States. Upon the death of his 




No. 2 Section. Past Chief Ranger, C.O.F., 


father in 1866, he assumed full control of 




Court Pride of Dominion of Canada Un- 


the business which under his direction grew 




ion Lodge No. 380, A.F. & A.M., London. 


to be one of the largest of its kind in Canada. 




Married September 27th, 1896, Mary 


Was vice-president of London & Western 







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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 




WILLIAM F. ROOME 

Physician and Surgeon 




MAJOR T. C. COWAN 

Physician and Surgeon 





NELSON GEORGE 
Physician and Surgeon 



GEORGE McNEILL 

Physician and Surgeon 



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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 







Trusts Co., director of Huron & Erie Loan 


no prejudice whatever against those who 


and Savings Co., and Canada Trust Co., 


did not belong to the party he believed to 




also interested in numerous other enter- 


be right. He was broad minded and num- 




prises. 


bered many of all parties among his personal 




Member A.F. & A.M. 


friends. To name Nick Wilson calls up 




Married twice First, September 26th, 


many of the very ablest and best of those who 




1866, Catherine Matilda Biddulph. To 


might be termed native Londoners, such 




them were born three daughters: Mrs. Alan 


names as deorge Scott of St. Louis, Phil Con- 




B. Scatcherd; Mrs. Hugh Cronyn; Mrs. W. 


roy. Jack Richards, Bob and Jack Scott, of 




T. Whitehead, of Montreal. Secondly, May 


Millwaukee, and St. Louis; Dennis Mason, 




3rd, 1879, Sophia Amelia Browne. Their 


deorge Merritt, Hume Elliot, Frank Love, 




sons are John S., and Hugh, who now con- 


Bill Cousins of Medicine Hat, Ted and Bud 




duct the business and the four daughters: 


draydon; Jack Cousins, the late postmaster; 




Mrs. Dr. Spotwood, of England ; Mrs. Blair 


Tom Brown, Jack Mclntosh, Jim and 




Russel, of Montreal; Mrs. Marshall dray- 


deorge Priddis, Charley Sterling and many 




don, of London, and Mrs. R. E. Balders, of 


others, including T. H. Purdom, between 




Bermuda. 


whom and the late Nick Wilson a lifelong 




Mr. Labatt died April 27th, 1915, at his 


close friendship existed. He died a com- 




late residence; 576 Queens Avenue, London. 


paratively young man, 39 years of age. 






There are few of those whose lives are ended 






who are so often referred to by those of 




THE LATE JOHN KINDER LABATT 


their friends who survive, as Nick Wilson. 




Born, King's County, Ireland, 1803; the 






son of Valentine Knightly Chetwoode La- 


REV. DONALD C. MacGREGOR 




batt. Came to Canada when a young man 






and settled in London. Purchased in 1832 
what is now the large brewery business with 
a Mr. Ecclcs from John Balkwell, the ori- 
ginal owner. He later bought Mr. Eccles' 
interest in the company and conducted the 
business alone until his death in 1866, when 
he was succeeded by his son the late John 
Labatt. He was a very prominent figure 
in the city during the many years he formed 
a part of the life of London. 


Clergyman 
Born in the township of Sydenham, 
drey County, Ontario; son of Peter and 
Mary (Campbell) Macdregor. Educated 
in the Owen Sound Collegiate Institute; 
Lniversity of Toronto; Knox College, Tor- 
onto and United Free Church College, 
C.lasgow, Scotland. 
In 1907, Mr. Macdregor went to Orillia 
as Assistant to Dr. R. N. drant of the Oril- 




Married, August 17th, 1833, Eli/a Kell. 
To them were born five sons and nine 
daughters. 


lia Presbyterian Church; was appointed 
Associate Secretary of the deneral Assem- 
bly's Board Social Service and Evangelism 






in September, 1911; after three years ser- 






vice he was called to the pastorate of St. 




THE LATE NICHOLAS WILSON, Jr. 


Andrew's Presbyterian Church, London, 




Merchant 


Ont., in 1914, whiere he is recognized as 




Nicholas Wilson, Sr., so well known to 


one of the most forceful preachers in the 




the people of London, for over sixty years, 
and whose life and teaching and character 


district. 
Married, July 27th, 1909, Mary Esther 

A /T ' 1 1 




influenced beneficially so many boys during 
that time was the father of a large family. 


Miller. 
RESIDENCE: 366 Queens Ave., London. 




Among then was one named after himself, 






Nicholas. He possessed many of his father's 






gocd qualities. He had much more than 


E. LESLIE EDY 




ordinary ability. His companionable qual- 


Photographer 




ities were the best. He had a keen sense of 


Born at Brantford, Ontario, March 24th, 




humor, was loyal to all his friends, strictly 


1867; son of W. D. and the late Melinda 




honest and honorable to an exceptional 


Edy. Educated in Brantford and London 




degree. Nick Wilson always gathered 


schools. Started in business with his father 




around him a number of congenial friends. 


and uncle, J. N. Edy, in 1883. A few years 




He verified the old adage that "he who 


later purchased his uncle's interest in the 




would have friends must show himself 


business which had been established in 




friendly. " He was a good speaker and with 


Brantford and subsequently removed to 




all the qualities of a successful politician, 


London under the name of Edy Brothers. 




had he entered politics, would have been 


Continued for a short time with his father, 




very successful. He was an alderman for 


after which he also purchased his father's 




a few years, but did not follow it up. He had 


interest. Mr. Edy's experience in the art of 







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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 




HENRY STEVENS BLACKBURN 
Deputy Registrar Supreme Court 




KENNETH MACLEAN 
Physician and Surgeon 




FINLEY E. PERRIN 

Barrister 




THOMAS H. HEARD 

Superintendent, Victoria Hospital 



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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 









photography covers a period of over thirty 


There is one son and two daughters in 


years. He has made a specialty of high 


the family. 




grade portraiture and has won the highest 


RESIDENCE AND OFFICE: 267 Piccadilly 




award at the Canadian Photographic con- 


Street, London. 




vention held at Toronto. Still conducts his 






business under the name of Edy Brothers, 


WILLIAM NELSON WARBURTON 




thus perpetuating the firm which was found- 


Manager London and Lake Erie Railway 




ed 40 years ago by his father, who now 
83 years old, still resides in London. 
Member Mocha Temple (Mystic Shrine) ; 


Born, Sparta, Elgin County, Ontario, 
August 24th, 1854; son of William and Lu- 
cinda (Olive) Warburton. Educated in the 




A.F. & A.M.; and P.B.O.Elks. 

Married in 1888, to Miss Alma M. Moore. 
Family consists of three daughters, Irene M., 
(Mrs. Dr. C. W. Shotwell), Detroit; Donna 
Elaine (Mrs. Keith Hammond) London; 
and Helen Jeanette, at home. 


public schools of Elgin county and spent 
several years on the farm before entering the 
service of the Grand Trunk Railway at 
Lucan, where for eleven years he was em- 
ployed in the operating department. Served 
as telegraph operator and Agent at Lucan 




RESIDENCE: 4 Cartwright Street. 


and Stratford. Was Agent for the G. N.W. 






Telegraph Co., and at the same time acting 






outside agent for the G.T.R. Left the 




ELDON SHANTZ DETWILER 


Grand Trunk in 1880 to take the Super- 






intendency of Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo 




Osteopathic Physician 
Born, Berlin, Ontario, May 10th, 1885; 
son of Noah B., and Mary (Shantz) Det- 
wiler. Educated in the public schools of 
Berlin, Ont. and Buffalo, New York, and the 
Berlin High School. Was on staff of Berlin 
Collegiate 1905-06 after which he served as 
Physical Director at Owen Sound. Grad- 
uate the American School of Osteopathy, of 


Railway; installed electrification of Niagara 
St. Catherine & Toronto Railway, 1896- 
1904; promoted and built Chatham, Wal- 
laceburg & Lake Erie Railway, 1904; as 
General Manager, he built the Windsor, 
Essex & Lake Shore Railway, 1908-1910; 
came to London as Manager the London 
& Lake Eric Railway, November, 1912, 
which position he now holds. 




Kirkville, Missouri, 1911. Served as associate 


Member Odd Fellows and A.F. & A.M. 




practitioner at Indianapolis and at Guelph, 
Ontario. Established his practice in Lon- 
don, October, 1911, making a specialty of 


Married, 1886, Miss Lejente of Chatham. 
There are two daughters and four sons, 
Albert, Ernest, Clarence with the G.T.R. 




spinal curvature cases and has done a large 


and L. & L.E.R. 




amount of successful work along these lines. 
Married, 1912, Miss Bernice Cook, of Ber- 


RESIDENCE: 87 Elmhurst Ave., London. 




lin, Ontario. There are two daughters in 






the family. 


FREDERICK KERRIGAN 




OFFICE AND RESIDENCE: 477 Colborne 


Advertising Manager 




Street, London. 


Born, Toronto, Ont., December 24th, 






1877; son of James and Augusta Bryson 






(Moore) Kerrigan. Educated in London 




ARCHIE WILLIAM MACFIE 


Collegiate Institute and Wellsley School. 






engaged in wholesale grocery business Lon- 




L^rnropr&ctor 


don, 1893-1908, organized (1902) Lind Ker- 




Born, Ekfrid township, Middlesex coun- 


rigan & Co., wholesale grocers, doing an 




ty, April 19th, 1886; son of James W., and 


extensive business in the London District 




Jane Ann (Maitland) Macfie. Educated 


untill 1908. 




in the public schools of Ekfrid, the Glencoe 


Entered the service of the London Bill 




High School, and the Ross College of Chiro- 
practic at Fort Wayne, Ind., graduating from 
the latter institution (D.C.) March, 1914, 
an honor man. Degree of Master of Chiro- 
practic from same. Successfully practices 
his profession in London. Secretary the 
Provincial Chiropractors Association, 1914- 
re-elected, 1915; also Secretary, Drugless 


Posting Co., in the outdoor advertising 
field 1908; subsequently succeeding to a 
partnership in and the active management 
of the business. The company has pros- 
pered and now operates plants in nine 
different Canadian cities as well as covering 
the entire field of outdoor advertising in the 
London district. 




Physicians Association of Canada, 1915; 
prior to studying his profession, Dr. Macfie 
travelled for M. Masuret & Co., covering 
Western Ontario, resigning to enter college. 


Mr. Kerrigan is the official solicitor for 
the Poster Advertising Association of Can- 
ada; member of the London Hunt & Country 
Club and 2nd Vice President The London 




Married, February 6th, 1908, Miss Mil- 


Club. 




dred E. Knight, of Woodstock. 


RESIDENCE: 292 Central Ave., London. 







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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 




CHARLES E. WHEELER 
Organist and Choir Master 




E. W. GOETHE QUANTZ 

Musical Director 




REV. HUGH MACFARLANE 




F. LINFORTH WILLGOOSE 

Musical Director 



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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 







GEORGE EDWARD COLEMAN 


plants in Canada, doing designing, illustrat- 


Manufacturer 


ing and engraving in line and halftone by 




Born, London, Ontario, September 13th, 


the latest processes. 
Member I. O. F. 




1872; son of Edward and Mary Coleman. 
Educated in the London Schools and started 
in business in 1890 with the "Farmer's 
Advocate." During his active business life, 
Mr. Coleman has successfully engaged in 


Married, September 5th, 1894, Rebecca 
Jane E. Gair. To them have been born one 
son and one daughter. 
RESIDENCE: Windsor Ave., London. 




the merchant tailoring and the furniture busi- 






ness, being in the latter line for seven years. 
In 1908, he founded the Gaste Cigar Com- 


ABRAHAM HARTMAN 




pany, and in 1914, built and is actively 


Merchant 




conducting the Central Garage. 


Born, Austria, March 19th, 1874; son 




Member Knights Templar, Shrine, and 


of Samuel and Molly Hartman. Educated 




Life Member the Masonic Chapter. 


in Sambor public and Normal Schools of 




Married, 1889, Elizabeth May Stevens. 


Austria. In 1893, Mr. Hartman came to 




There is one daughter. 


New York, and shortly afterwards to Tor- 




RESIDENCE: The Ridgeway, London. 


onto, where he entered the fur business, 






learning that line with thoroughness. In 






1896, he returned to Austria and married. 




HERBERT S. WILCOX 


He settled in London, the following year 






1897 opening his store at 300 Dundas Street, 




JVl.crcri3.iit 


where he has since been located. He has 




Born, Bridport, Vt., March 5th, 1869; 


met with unusual success in his line and is 




son of Edwin R., and Francis (Pettibone) 


ranked as one of the really successful mer- 




Wilcox. Educated in the Vermont schools 


chants of the city, as well as doing consider- 




and in New York. Came to Canada at 


able in the real estate line. 




the age of fifteen with his parents and en- 


Member Hebrew Free Loan Associa- 




tered the grocery business in Tillsonburg; 
travelled for D. S. Perrin & Co., of London, 


tion; Emigrant Arch Society; and W r orking 
Men's Circle. 




1890-1901; engaged in the Agency Business 


Married, 1896, Clara Blaustein, daughter 




thereafter until 1910, when, with Thomas 


of George Blaustein, of Austria. There are 




C. Benson, he founded the partnership busi- 


three sons, and one daughter in the family 




ness of Benson & Wilcox, Electric Company, 
the biggest people in their line in the London 


RESIDENCE: 300 Dundas St., London. 




district. Benson & Wilcox have equipped 






the Ford Motor Co., St. Joseph's Hospital, 


MAX LERNER 




Post Office, and a number of the largest 


M erchant Alderman 




contracts in the city. 






Mr. \Vilcox is a member of the Rotary- 


Born, Rishkon, Basarabia, Russia, July 




Club, and a Shriner. 


25th, 1884; son of Mosha I., and Bessie 




Married, October 17th, 189.3, Miss Edith 


Lerner. Early education in Russia. Came 




M. Waite, of London. 


to Canada and settled in London at the 




RESIDENCE: 311 Dufferin Ave., London. 


age of fifteen entering the scrap metal bus- 






iness. Removed to Woodstock, Ont., 1904, 






establishing a furniture business there which 




NORMAN ADOLF ROBERTS 


he conducted until 1907 in which year he 
returned to London and re-entered the 




Photo-Engraver 


wholesale iron business. 




Born, Toronto, Canada, August 28th, 


In 1901, he established house furnishing 




1873; son of William S., and Mary Ann 


business in London which he still conducts. 




(Carne) Roberts. Educated in the public 


Independent labor man. Elected City Al- 




schools of Toronto and started to learn 


derman 1915. Active worker for municipal 




lithographic business at the age of sixteen; 


ownership of London & Port Stanley R.R. 




later the photo-engraving business with 


Author 1915, of amendment to Coloniza- 




Barclay Clark & Co., and Central Press 


tion Act of Canada, now before the Gov- 




Agency, respectively. Came to London in 


ernment, providing land settlers with seed, 




1901, in the employ of the London Free 


food, shelter and stock for first year. 




Press, where he worked making newspaper 


Member Ancient Order Foresters and 




illustrations for five years. Entered the 


Treasurer of Court Wellington 9220. 




photo-engraving business for himself in 


Married, December 8th, 1904, Minnie 




1906, under the firm name of The Roberts 


Rothenthal; there is one son in the family. 




Engraving Co., one of the most up-to-date 


RESIDENCE: 502 Hill Street, London. 







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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 




HON. CHARLES SMITH HYMAN 
Manufacturer 



Born, London, Ont., August 31st, 1854; 
son of late Ellis W. and Annie M. (Miles) 
Hyman. Educated, Hellmuth College. 

On his father's death, 1878, succeeded him 
as senior partner in his business as tanner 
and leather merchant and is at present head 
of the firms of C. S. Hyman & Co., London; 
S. Arscott & Co., Benton, N.B.; St. John 
Hide & Leather Co., St. John, N.B., and the 
Fenlin Leather Co., Montreal. 

President, London Board of Trade, 1881- 
82; chairman Finance Committee City of 
London, 1882-83; mayor of London, 1884; 
director Bank of Toronto; Liberal; contested 
London (H.C.) 1887; elected for that con- 



stituency, 1891; defeated, 1892; and g.e., 
1896; again elected, 1900; and sat till 1908; 
chairman standing Committee Railways, 
Canals and Telegraph lines, 1892-3-4; sworn 
of the Privy Council and was a member of 
the Laurier Government for a period dur- 
ing 1904-05; minister of Public Works from 
May, 1905, to his retirement owing to ill- 
health, July, 1907; made a trip around the 
world, 1907-1909; formerly well known as 
amateur athlete; Married, 1876, Eliza- 
beth, daughter late John Birrell, London, 
Ontario. 

RESIDENCE: "Idlewyld," London, On- 
tario. 



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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 



W. F. D. JARVIS 

Manufacturer 

Born, Goderich, Ontario, 1872; son of 
A. J. and Sarah Jarvi^. Educated in the 
schools and Collegiate Institute of London. 
Entered the employ of the Charles S. Hy- 
man Co., Ltd. at the age of sixteen and has 
been continuously with that firm until the 
present time. The C. S. Hyman Co., Ltd., 
of which Mr. Jarvis is now vice-president 
are the largest leather tanners in Canada 
employing in their London plant upwards of 
500 men. 

Mr. Jarvis is a member of A.F. & A.M. 

Married, July 7th, 1897, Janet S. Mur- 
ray. There is one son and one daughter in 
the family. 

RESIDENCE: 111 Elmwood Ave., London 

J. H. RADCLIFFE 

City Passenger Agent, C.P.R. 

Born, Blanshard, Perth County, Ontario, 
July 22nd, 1864; son of Samuel and Eliza- 
beth RadclifFe. Educated in the public 
schools and St. Mary's Collegiate Institute. 
Entered employ of the Canadian Pacific 
Railroad at an early age and has worked 
through various departments. Has been 
telegraph operator and ticket clerk at 
Norwood, Shubot Lake, Agincourt, Inger- 
soll, Gait, and ticket agent at Toronto, 
Union Station. Now City Passenger Agent 
at London, Ont. 

Married, April, 1896, Gertrude I. Draper. 
To them have been born three sons. 

RESIDENCE: London, Ontario. 

LATE WILLIAM J. THOMPSON 

Manufacturer 

Born, Alma, Ireland, July 16th, 1839 -' 
he came to Canada at an early age and set- 
tled in London, where he received his edu- 
cation. His business was the manufactur- 
ing of fine carriages and in the many years 
during which he conducted his business in 
London, he occupied a very high place in 
his chosen line. Mr. Thompson was a lover 
of horses and the owner of several whose 
names will live as long as the records of 
horseflesh endure. Mention might be made 
of "Ace" the fastest horse in Canada; 
"Tommie O", "Wheeling Boy" and many 
others which he owned. 

He married, November llth, 1863, Mar- 
garet Wyatt and his family consisted of 
four sons and three daughters. 

Mr. Thompson was 73 years of age at 
the time of his death which occured April 
30th, 1913. He was universally respected 
as an upright and useful citizen of London. 

The carriage business which Mr. Thomp- 
son founded is now carried on by his sons and 
ranks with the best in the district. 



CHARLES E. PERCY 

Musical Director 

Born, Lucknow, October 29th, 1880; 
son of Thomas and Margaret (Stanley) 
Percy. Educated in the public schools of 
Lucknow, and of London, London Conser- 
vatory of Music, Royal Academy of London, 
England, New York University. Started 
the study of Music at the age of 13 and has 
since devoted his entire time to it. When 
sixteen years of age he was organist in the 
Centennial Methodist Church where he 
continued for three years; following that he 
was organist for seven years in Christ's 
Church after which he went to St. James' 
where he has been organist for the past 
six years. 

Since the age of seventeen, Mr. Percy 
has taught piano, organ and vocal music 
and always enjoyed a large practice. 

He has held the position of Director of 
Music at the London Normal School for the 
past four years and since 1912 has been 
Director of the Glee Club at the Y.M.C.A. 

In addition to his other work he has given 
numerous organ recitals, etc. 

RESIDENCE: 19 Beaconsfield Ave., Lon- 
don, Ontario. 



WILLIAM HEAMAN 
Merchant 

Born at Dolton, Devonshire, England; 
son of John and Maria Heaman. Educated 
at Dolton School and Jackson's Grammar 
School at Gt.Torrington, Devon. Left his birth- 
place when 19 years of age and came direct to 
London. In 1882, founded the extensive 
business in coal, wood and builders' sup- 
plies, now conducted under the name of W. 
Heaman & Son. Was elected to the City 
Council in 1892; was chairman of board of 
works in 1895; and served five years on the 
council; was a director of the London & Port 
Stanley Railway for two years; has been for 
some years a member of the Western Fair 
board; is one of the representative Metho- 
dist of the London Conference; was chiefly 
instrumental in organizing the British Social 
Union in March, 1913, and was its president 
for two years. Elected president London 
Reform Association in Spring of 1915. 

Member A.O.U.W., London Lodge; I.O. 
O.F., Forest City Lodge No. 38. In politics 
Liberal. 

Married May, 1874, to Miss Mary Mc- 
Rae (died 1881); married May, 1888, to 
Miss Kate Garnsey. There are two sons, 
William John, Exeter, Hardware Mer- 
chant; Albert McLeod, London, junior 
member of W. Heaman & Son. 

RESIDENCE: 540 Queens Aye., London. 



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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 




JOHN G. RICHTER 

Manager, London Life Insurance Co. 




W. H. SMITH 

Manager, Ford Motor Company 




ROBERT IRVING WATSON 
Manager, Globe Casket Company 




ARTHUR E. NUTTER 
Architect 



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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 



WALLACE LAUT 

Managing Editor London Advertiser 

Born in Toronto, March 6th, 1885. He 
is the only son of the late James and the 
late Fanny (Davies) Laut, and at an 
early age came to London, where he was 
educated in the public schools and Collegiate 
Institute. He has been engaged in news- 
paper work for fourteen years having had 
his first experience with the paper with which 
he is now connected. He has also been a 
member of the staffs of the Toronto Mail & 
Empire, Hamilton Spectator, London Free 
Press and Syracuse Post-Standard. He was 
for some time city editor of the last men- 
tioned paper, and in the New York State 
city was engaged for some time in the maga- 
zine publishing business. 

Returning to London, Mr. Laut became 
assistant editor of The Advertiser, and suc- 
ceeded to the editorship upon the removal of 
M. \V. Rossie, who had been in the chair, 
to Port Arthur. He was identified with the 
inauguration of The Advertiser's morning 
edition and believes that Western Ontario 
is the best newspaper field, both from t he- 
standpoint of the publisher and the national 
and local advertiser, in Canada. 

He is a member of London Lodge, No. 
,35, B.P.O. Klks and an honorary member of 
the Rotary Club, and represents The Adver- 
tiser on Canadian Press, Limited. 

Mr. Laut was married on May 7th, 
1910, to Eli/abeth. eldest daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. George Larsche. There are two 
children. 

RKSIDKNCK: 502 Colborne St. London. 



A. A. MacINTOSH 

Associate Editor London Advertiser 

Born, Barrie, Simcoe County, Ontario, 
April 22, 1875; son of D. C., and Margaret 
(Dougal) Macintosh. Educated in Wood- 
stock and Strathroy Collegiate Institutes, 
Queen's University and Syracuse (N.Y.) 
University. Early life spent in Oxford 
County. 

Fall of 1895 joined staff of Syracuse 
Post-Standard as reporter, later becoming 
city editor, night editor and managing 
editor. After six years in the latter capacity 
resigned in September, 1910, to become city 
editor of the Toronto Globe. Left the 
Globe to become Associate Editor of the 
Advertiser on the inauguration of the 
morning edition on January 1st, 1914. 

Member I.O.F. 

Married, August 21st, 1892, Jean Thom- 
son. There is one son. 

RESIDENCE: 366 Central Avenue, Lon- 
don, Ontario. 



WALTER HOARE MOORHOUSE, M.B. 

Physician and Surgeon 

Was born June 12th, 1842, in the town- 
ship of Euphemia, Lambton county. He is 
the son of Joseph and Mary (Backus) Moor- 
house. His grandparents, on both sides, 
were early prominent pioneer settlers, of 
Western Ontario. 

His early education was partly obtained 
in the local schools, but chiefly under the 
tutelage of the late Canon Holland B. A. 
Camb., of St. Peter's Church, Tyrcon- 
nell, and subsequently under the Rev. Jno. 
Kennedy, B.A. 

He received the degree of M.B. from 
Trinity University, Toronto, in the spring of 
1874. This, and the following year, he spent 
in the hospitals of London and Edinburgh. 
He enrolled himself as a student in St. 
Thomas' Hospital College, London, England. 
He afterwards went to Edinburgh and 
spent some time attending the clinics of 
Mr. Joseph Lister, afterwards Lord Lister, 
who was then introducing the germ theory 
of disease and the antiseptic treatment of 
wounds. While here, he went up for ex- 
amination, and secured the L.R.C.S. and 
L.R.C.P. degrees, in the year 1875. In 
later years, he took the examination of the 
Art's Faculty, of the Western University, 
securing the B.A. degree. 

In November, 1875, he began the prac- 
tice of his profession on Clarence Street, 
London, where he remained five years, re- 
moving then to his present address, 249 
Queen's Ave., London, where for a farther 
period of thirty-five years, he has con- 
ducted a large general practice, in medicine 
and surgery. 

During this lengthy period, of forty 
years, numerous professional honors came 
his way, all of which were wholly unsolicited 
by him. In 1890, he was elected president 
of the Ontario Medical Association, also 
president of the London Medical Association, 
and in 1902, president of the Canadian 
Medical Association. 

For some time he acted as professor of 
Therapeutics in the Medical Faculty of 
the Western University, and later as Prof. 
of the Principles and Practice of Medicine, 
which he filled for many years. He also 
acted as Dean of the Faculty for seventeen 
years, when he resigned all connection with 
the Faculty in the Spring of 1907, retiring 
into private practice. 

In 1900, he was elected vice-chancellor 
of the Western University, which office he 
resigned in 1908, upon reconstruction of the 
Charter of the University. 



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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 




ROBERT WALLACE 
Manufacturer 




CLARENCE R. MAY 
Manager, R. G. Dun & Co. 




GEORGE G. HOLDING 

Secretary-Treasurer, London Street Railway Co. 




A. M. HUNT 

Secretary Western Fair Association 



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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 









CLAUDE BERNARD KING 


some of his compositions now used in the 


Manager London Street Railway 


musical syllabus of Toronto University. 




Born, Galena, Floyd County, Indiana, 


Received at an early age the position of 




September 12th, 1871; son of Enoch Wood 
and Alithair (Hooper) King. Educated in 


organist and choir master of the First 
Congregational Church; after a period of 




the public schools of New Albany, Ind. 
Graduated from High School in 1891; en- 


success, he was appointed organist and 
choirmaster of St. Andrew's Presbyterian 




tered service of Louisville Railway, Louis- 


Church, where for the past twenty-five 




ville, Ky., and was employed by them in 


years been continuously engaged. Under 




shops and stores, etc., 1891-1895; assistant 


his guidance the choir produces several 




to president of Detroit Street Railways, 
1895; came to London the same year as 


elaborate programs each year and has won 
an enviable place in the musical life of the 




manager of the London Street Railway Co., 


district. 




which position he still retains. 


Mr. Wheeler is an organ soloist whose 




Member Tuscan Lodge No. 195, A.F. 


services are largely in demand for concert 




& A.M. 


work and for the opening of new organs. 




Married, September 28th, 1897, Annie 


Has been teaching privately for twenty 




Frank Brush. There are three sons: Alan 


years with marked success, many of his 




F., Walter F., and Kenneth H. King. 


pupils occupying prominent positions in 




RKSIDKNCK : 38(> Dufferin Ave., London. 


the musical profession. 






Member A.F. & A.M., Scottish Rite and 






Shrine; is now and for several years has 




CHARLES HENRY BEARD 


been Registrar Canadian Guild of Organists, 




Local Manager Bell Telephone Company 


and is always prominently identified with 




Born, Woodstock, Ontario, March 22nd, 


the musical activities of London. 




1870; son of Charles Lockey and Maria F. 


Married, Miss Henrietta Allen Mutch, 




(Wyatt) Beard. Educated Woodstock pri- 


a well-known Scottish vocalist of London. 




vate schools, Collegiate Institute and Wood- 


There is one son, Arnold. 




stock College. Entered the service of the 


RKSIDKNCK: 420 Waterloo St., London. 




Bell Telephone Company at Hamilton in 






June, 1803, transferred to Head Office; 
Montreal in August, 1897; assistant to 


GEORGE T. BELL 




Special Agent Win. C. Scott during 1004 
and 1905; appointed Chief Clerk at London 


General Passenger Agent G. T. R. 
George T. Bell, Passenger Traffic Sup- 




in November, 1905, and Local Manager in 


erintendent of the Grand Trunk Railway 




June, 190(3. 


System is a native Londoner, being a son of 




Member Tuscan Lodge No. 195, A.F. & 


the late William Bell, for many years in 




A.M.; Board of Trade; and Church of St. 


the service of the old Great Western and 




John the Evangelist; Conservative. 


afterwards of the Grand Trunk. His father 




Married, April 30th, 1912, Carrie Adele 


is well remembered as an athlete. He was 




Clarke. The family consists of one son, 


a member of the Great Western Cricket 




Reginald, and three daughters: Kathleen, 


Club. Their crease was in the block south 




Margaret and Mary. 


of the old Port Stanley station. Other 




RESIDKNCK: 853 Hellmuth Ave., Lon- 


Cricketers remembered are John Fleming, 




don, Ontario. 


"Frosty" Holmes. George Brown and his 






brother, Mr. Rapsey and Simmy Mason. 




CHARLES EDWARD WHEELER 

Ff^ r* f\ 


Mr. Bell took an active part in the annual 
sports of the company. Many of the early 




. C. G. O. 


employees of the Great Western, were from 




Organist and Choir Master 


the North of England and they brought to 




Born, London, Ontario; son of Henry 


Canada their love of cricket and manly 




and Jane (Patterson) Wheeler. Educated in 


sports. 




local public schools and Collegiate Insti- 


George T. Bell, on account of his initials 




tute; musical education begun at early age 


is sometimes called Grand Trunk Bell. He 




from well known musicians in London and 


received his early education at the London 




Toronto, studying later with several world 


High School and entered the law office of 




renowned teachers in Leipzig, and other 


the late Judge Fitzgerald. He abandoned 




European centres. Received the degree of 


law for the Railroad. Judge Fitzgerald 




"Fellow of the Canadian Guild of Organ- 


thought he was making a mistake, but his 




ists," 1913. One of the outstanding musi- 


success on the Grand Trunk and the high 




cians of the district whose attainments have 


esteem in which he is held by railway men 




won unquestioned place. Composer of num- 


the continent over, should satisfy the 




erous songs and church selections; has 


ambitions of anyone. It is safe to say Mr. 




published over forty anthems largely used 
throughout United States and Canada; 


Bell has never regretted the change. James 
Bell, City Treasurer of London, is a brother, 









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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 





THOMAS W. MARTIN 

Musical Director 



BERT WEIR 

Organist and Choirmaster 





CLARENCE E. GILMOUR 
Organist and Choir Master 



W. A. BLUETHNER 

Musician 



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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 



and Ed. Bell, of Chicago, long connected 
with the Great North West Telegraph Com- 
pany in Chicago, (the service of which he 
entered when it was the Montreal Tele- 
graph Company, under the late William 
Furncss,) is another. Mr. Bell is still in the 
prime of life and there is no position on the 
Grand Trunk which he could not creditably 
fill. 



LATE GEORGE BUCKLEY SIPPI 

Musician 

Born, Rajkoot, Bombay, East Indies, 
March 10th, 1847; son of Charles Augustus 
and Elizabeth (John) Sippi, of a family of 
musical gifts for generations. Educated at 
Youghal, County Cork, Ireland, and at 
Queen's College, Cork. Studied music un- 
der John A. Sippi, organist of Lismore Cath- 
edral and under Dr. Marks, of Manchester, 
England. After pursuing his musical edu- 
cation for several years he took a four year 
course in medicine at Queen's College, Cork. 
As a boy he played first violin at Triennial 
Handel Festival at Crystal Palace, London. 
Came to Canada in 1870, as music teacher at 
Hellmuth College, London, Ont., and as 
Organist of the Cathedral of Holy Trinity, 
which position he held until 1876, when he 
was appointed organist and choirmaster of 
St. Paul's Cathedral, where for thirty-six 
years he had charge of the musical life 
of the leading church of the city. He- 
taught privately in London for 40 years 
and developed numerous pupils who have 
made their mark in music here and 
abroad. He was the principal concert 
producer of London during his lifetime. 
Life member and one of organizers of the 
Irish Benevolent Society, and member A.E. 
& A.M. 

Married, 1897, Mary Hungerford, daugh- 
ter the late Becher Hungerford, of London. 

Died suddenly September 18th, 1915. 



THE LATE JAMES ELLIOTT 

Builder 

James Elliott, builder, was born in the 
County of Roxborough, Scotland, in 1811, 
and came to New Brunswick when only 
six years old, in 1817. He learned his trade 
there, serving as was the custom then seven 
years. He lived for a time in the United 
States, but came to London about 1834, and 
was in London during the rebellion of 1837. 
He commenced business in 1844, and was 
the leading builder of his time. He built 
the market, the Baptist Church on York 
Street, Robinson Hall, the Royal Exchange, 
the original Roman Catholic Church, and 
was the orginal contractor for the Tecumseh 
House, but owing to the failure of the 



Company erecting it, he did not complete 
the contract. He also erected the Victoria 
Block on Richmond Street. Murray An- 
derson residence on Dundas Street, Marcus 
Holmes' residence on King Street, and many 
others. The late Thomas Green was for a 
time in partnership with him. He left a 
widow and three sons, the late John B. 
Elliott, Charles H. Elliott, Collector of 
Customs, and Henry Elliott, all well known, 
and two daughters, Mrs. Dobie and Mrs. 
Andrew Greenlees, at the time of his death 
which occurred in 1863. 



LT.-COL. ALBERT M. SMITH 

Wholesale Grocer 

Born, January 6th, 1853; son of W. Simp- 
son Smith, of Moate, Ireland, where the 
family held an estate for many generations, 
and Mary (Brown) Smith, daughter of 
Major Brown of Londonderry, Ireland. 

Educated in Ontario schools and Hell- 
muth College of London; President of A. M. 
Smith & Co., Wholesale Grocers, doing one 
of the largest businesses in the district. 
Went through the North West Campaign 
of 1885 as Senior Major of the 7th Fusiliers, 
and was for some time in command of a 
detachment at Telegraph Creek on the 
North Saskatchewan. Now Honorary Lt.- 
Col. of his old Regiment the 7th Fusiliers. 
Has travelled extensively in various parts 
of America and Europe. 

Member of the Church of England. 

RESIDKNCM-:: Belvidere, London, Ont. 



GEORGE ANTHONY HENRY 
Photographer 

Born, London, Ontario, October 27th, 
1882; son of John and Sarah (Nesbit) Henry. 
Educated in St. Peter's, of London, and Col- 
legiate Institute. 

Entered the photograph business with 
Frank Westlake, Dundas Street, where he 
remained for five years; afterwards manager 
of the same studio under the proprietor- 
ship of A. McCallum for two years; studied 
at various times in Boston, Rochester and 
Chicago, advanced lines of Photography. 

Opened his own studio at 180 Dundas 
Street in 1905, where under his active man- 
agement his business has steadily increased 
during the ten years past, now ranking with 
the largest in London. 

For years past he has been a active 
member of St. John's Athletic Club; en- 
thusiastic bowler; member Thistle Bowling 
Club; B.P.O.E., K. of C. Club; St. Peter's 
Club and Travellers. Also active member 
of Knights of Macabees and C.O.F. 

RESIDENCE: Corner of Regina and Mait- 
land Streets, London. 



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I ! 




FREDERICK A. TAYLOR 

Merchant 




C. P. D. WEGNER 
Merchant 




JOHN FAWKES 

Manufacturer 




CAPTAIN THOMAS HAYGARTH 



Eighty-three 



LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 



BENJAMIN F. WATTERWORTH 

Deputy Sheriff 

Born, Mosa Township, Middlesex Coun- 
ty, Ontario, March 20th, 1862; son of John 
and Jane Watterworth. Educated in Wards- 
ville High School and entered the drygoods 
business in 1880 with S. J. McCreery (now 
living retired in the City) and remained 
with him in Glencoe for a number of years; 
he then conducted a gent's furnishing estab- 
lishment in Glencoe for several years, and 
was Canadian Shipper for Hiram Walker 
& Sons of Walkerville for five years prior 
to coming to London. 

Appointed Deputy Sheriff of Middlesex 
County in 1894 and has held that position 
ever since. 

Member A.O.U.W. and K.O.T.M. 

Married, November 21st, 1883, Miss Alice 
M. Scott. 

RESIDENCE: 855 Hellmuth Avenue, Lon- 
don. 

H. ROSS McLENNAN 
Chief Despatcher G. T. R. 

Born, January 29th, 1885, at Brock- 
ville, Ontario. Son of John and Ann McLen- 
nan. Educated in public schools and Col- 
legiate Institute of Belleville. From 1900 
to 1905 was operator on various points of 
the Belleville division of the G. T. Ry.; 
chief clerk to assistant superintendent at 
Belleville, 1905-1907; operator, London, 1907- 
1909; secretary to fourth vice-president, 
G.T.Ry., Montreal, 1909-1911; train dis- 
patcher, London, 1912-1913; night chief 
dispatcher, London, 1913-1914; chief dis- 
patcher, Hamilton, 1914-1915; appointed 
chief dispatcher at London, 1915. 

Politics, Liberal. 

Married, October 25th, 1911, to Ethel 
McDonald. Eamily consists of two daughters. 

RESIDENCE: 289 Queen's Avenue, Lon- 
don. 

CHARLES W. SUMMERS 

Alderman Merchant 

Born, Westminster township, Ontario, 
November 15th, 1864; son of Thomas Sum- 
mers and Ann (Mclnnis) Summers. Edu- 
cated in Gore School, London Township. 
Member of Public School Board S.S., No. 
22, London township, 1890 to 1894; engaged 
in Grocery business, 1894 to 1910; engaged 
in hardware business, 1911 to the present 
date; member of Board of Managers King 
Street Presbyterian Church, 1904 to 1907. 
Member of Board of Managers Hamilton 
Road Presbyterian Church from organiza- 
tion of congregation, 1909; chairman of 
Board for four years; clerk of Session Ham- 
ilton Road Presbyterian Church from or- 
ganization of church, 1909. Elected to 



City Council as alderman, 1915. Member 
Canadian Order of Chosen Friends, and is a 
Liberal in politics. 

Married, December 7th, 1887, Charlotte 
J. Gray. There are three sons in the family. 

RESIDENCE: 556 Hamilton Road, Lon- 
don, Ontario. 

CHARLES TALBOT 

County Engineer 

Born, Dorchester township, Ontario, July 
1869; son of F. B. Talbot, who was County 
Engineer from 1881 to 1901, and Elizabeth 
(Woods) Talbot. Educated in public schools 
and Collegiate Institute of London and 
Strathroy. Entered father's office (county 
engineer) at the age of 25 years. Appointed 
county engineer upon his father's resigna- 
tion in 1901. Had supervision of County 
Municipal buildings, bridges and roads, 1907; 
County assumed the county road system 
under Act of Improvement of Highways. 
Since 1907, 250 miles of roadway has con- 
structed in the county at an expenditure of 
8300,000. 

Member W. O. W., and is a Conservative. 

Married, 1892, Matilda Smith, of Dea- 
ham township. There is one son and three 
daughters in the family. 

RESIDENCE: 30 Askin Street. 

THE LATE WILLIAM BOWMAN 

William Bowman was born in Liverpool, 
England, in 1820. Came to Canada in 1853 
as Engineer to construct the Great Western 
R. R. from Niagara Falls to Windsor. He 
was Mechanical Superintendent of the Road 
till 1856 when he was appointed Mechanical 
Superintendent of the London and Port Stan- 
ley R. R. He retired from this road when it 
merged into the Grand Trunk R. R. He 
was for many years the President of the 
Canada Chemical Co., a director of the 
London Life Insurance Co., of the Ontario 
Loan & Debenture Co., of the London 
Street Ry. Co. and of the City Gas Co. 
After retiring from active railroad work 
he took an active interest in public and bene- 
ficient enterprises, was one of the founders 
of the first Mechanics Institute in London, 
and of the Y. M. C. A. He was a director 
in the latter for many years. In religion 
he was a Methodist and was closely associ- 
ated with the growth of that church in Lon- 
don. For over fifty years he held the pos- 
ition of teacher or superintendent in London 
Sunday Schools. Among the early workers 
in Temperance Reform he was one of the 
most active. His family consists of five 
sons and two daughters, of whom Professor 
Jas. H., Chas. A., Emma. S and Elizabeth 
E. are still living. He died in 1909 in his 
90th year. 



Eighty-four 



LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 




WILLIAM GRAY, M. P. 
Member for London 



Born, New Castle, Ontario, August 31st, 
1865; son of William and Hanna Gray. 
Educated in the public and high schools of 
Guelph and Gait. 

Spent twelve years travelling for Gowans 
Kent & Co., of Toronto; two years as partner 
with J. L. Cassidy Co., of Montreal; eight 
years as Canadian partner Lazarus, Rosen- 
feld Co., of London, Eng., New York, Al- 
throla, Austria, and Paris. Is president of 
the King's Quicksilver Mining Co., of Cal- 
ifornia and The Dominion & Maple Leaf 
Oil Co. 



Member Masonic Orders; I. O. F., and 
Woodmen. President the Commercial Trav- 
ellers Association, 1897-98-99; president 
Conservative Club for twelve years; presi- 
dent Conservative Association for six 
years. 

After unsuccessfully contesting his dis- 
trict on two previous occasions was elected 
by acclamation 1914 Conservative Member 
for London in the House of Commons. 

Married September 27th, 1889, Clara 
A. Whetter; has one son. 

RESIDENCE: 520 King St., London. 



Eighty-nve 



LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 















C. FRANK ADAMS. 


early experimenting with his schoolmaster, 




Business Manager London Avertiser 


the future editor, when but a lad joined the 




Born, London, Ontario, November 13th, 


Guide newspaper in Arbroath, and in that 




1862; son of John and Annie (Tibbitts) 
Adams. Educated in local public schools and 


town and the city of Dundee, was early 
able, through the study of shorthand, (in 




London Collegiate Institute. 
Entered the services of the London Adver- 


the morning hours before office duties 
began) to assist in reportorial duties. Com- 




tiser in December, 1878, then owned by the 


ing to London to visit friends in 1875, he 




late John Cameron, and published as an 
evening and weekly edition. 
Mr. Adams has been continuously with 


did his first newspaper work on the Free 
Press, and in 1878 was chosen city editor of 
the Hamilton Spectator, being associated in 




The Advertiser for thirty-seven years mov- 
ing up through all branches of the business: 


that journal with such veteran writers as 
David McCullough, H. F. Gardiner and 




starting in the mailing department as clerk; 
business department; cashier; advertising 
clerk; advertising manager; and finally bus- 
ness manager which position he now occu- 


Joshua J. Buchanan. In 1879, on the 
death of Christopher Tyner, he joined the 
staff of the Hamilton Times as managing 
editor, which office he held till 1889, when 




pies. During his long connection with the 
paper, Mr. Adams has seen the newspaper 


he returned to London as editor of the 
Advertiser. In that capacity he did good 




business revolutionized. From old methods 


service for this journal and for the city and 




of hand-setting to the modern typesetting 
machinery, rotarv presses and equipment. 
Member A. F. & A. M. St. John's, 20!)A, 


Western Ontario, for nine years. Then 
came the request from his old friend, Hon. 
David Mills, to join him as Secretary in the 




London. 1. (). F. ; \Y. (). \V.; National 


Department of Justice, a position which he 




Union; one ot the oldest members ot the 


held under two successive Ministers, (Sir 




Canadian Press Association; Brunswick and 


Chas. Fitzpatrick and Allan B. Aylesworth). 




Rotarv Clubs. 


In 1915, on the retirement from the public 




Married, 1890, Sarah McLardy of St. 


service of the late Mr. N. F. Power, K.C., 




Thomas. There is one son; Sinclair N., 


Mr. Clarke was promoted to the position of 




teacher of classics at Appleby School, 


Registrar in the Department of Justice, a 




Oakville, Ontario. 


position for which his previous experience 




RKSIDKNCK: 409 King Street, London. 


eminently fitted him. Though as a Govern- 






ment official out of public life, Mr. Clarke 






still takes a vital interest in the welfare of 




MELVILLE ROSSIE 


his fellows. He is president of the St. An- 




Mr. Rossie was born in 1873 in this city. 


drews Society of Ottawa. It is noteworthy 




He attended public school here and passed 


that while in London he was elected to the 




through the High School at Oshawa, Ont. 


presidency of the St. Andrews Society of 




He joined the Advertiser reportorial staff 


this city. 




when only Hi years of age. On the retire- 






ment of Mr. J. I). Clarke from the editor- 
ship of the Advertiser, Mr. Rossie became 


CHARLES F. COLWELL 




assistant to Mr. John Cameron, who about 


Clerk of Routine and Records, House of Commons, 
Ottawa 




that time resumed the editorial chair. Mr. 






Rossie left in 1900, for Toronto, to broaden 


Charles F. Colwell, now the Clerk of 




his newspaper experience, returning in a 


Routine and Records for the House of Com- 




little over two years to the Advertiser as 


mons at Ottawa, is one of London's old resi- 




managing editor, when Mr. John Cameron 


dents and business men. He was for many 




accepted the postmastership of London. 
He remained in that position until Novem- 


years engaged in business on Dundas Street, 
as a dealer in pianos and all kinds of musical 




ber, 1913, when he acquired an interest in 


instruments. His motto was "Should Auld 




the Port Arthur Evening Chronicle, in 


Acquaintance be forgot." He was a school 




partnership with a former London boy, Mr. 


trustee for several years and took a deep 




Charles O. Smith. 


interest in Education. His forte proved 






subsequently to be in organization. He 




J. D. CLARKE 


was actively engaged in the organization of 
The Northern Life Assurance Company of 




Former Assistant Editor of Advertiser 


Canada, and it was his success in that enter- 




J. D. Clarke, who succeeded Hon. David 


prise that caused the President of the Com- 




Mills when he retired from the editorial 


pany, the Honorable David Mills, then 




control of the paper in 1889, was born at 


Minister of Justice, to offer him the position 




Ardo, Belhelvie, Aberdeenshire, in 1854, 


of Clerk of Routine and Records of the 




and was educated at the parish school and 


House of Commons at Ottawa, a position 




at Arbroath. Having a very early liking 


he has filled to the satisfaction of everyone 




for the art of printing, cultivated through 


till the present time. 











Eighty-six 



LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 




CLAUDE B. KING 

Manager, London Street Railway 




W. R. DAVIDSON 

Superintendent G.T.R. 




WILLIAM HEAMAN 

Merchant 




W. M. C. WHITAKER 
Freight Agent, C.P.R. 



Eighty-seven 



LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 



WALTER FAIRBAIRN 

Merchant Tailor 

Walter Fairbairn is one of London's 
representative Scotchmen. He was born 
in Roxborough, one of the border counties, 
and came to Canada when quite young. 
He was of a literary turn of mind and has 
always enjoyed the best literature. In his 
younger days he was an active member of 
the London Literary Society and frequently 
contributed readings at their public enter- 
tainments. He was too a good speaker and 
as a lifelong reformer has taken part on the 
platform in public meetings. He was per- 
haps best known as a staunch advocate of 
temperance. He was a temperate advo- 
cate of temperance, always belicv'ng that 
the proper policy of those desiring total 
prohibition was to obtain such advances in 
that direction as they could. He did not 
believe in the position taken by many, 
total prohibition or nothing. 

It is a noteworthy fact that he is the 
oldest of three generations who have gone 
to the front in defence of the Empire. He 
was a member of Shanley's Battery of Artil- 
lery and went to the front at the Fenian 
Raid. His son-in-law, Frank Butler, went 
to the North West with the 7th Battalion 
during the North West Rebellion, and his 
grandson, Chester Butler, is now in an 
F^nglish Hospital. He was wounded in 
France. 

Mr. Fairbairn is the oldest living mem- 
ber of St. Andrew's Society, the next oldest 
being Alexander Tytler. Mr. Fairbairn 
visited Scotland a few years ago, and although 
then an octogenarian delivered an address 
at the next Banquet of the Society that was 
very much appreciated. It was both elo- 
quent and humorous. 



JOHN McCOLL, Westminster 
HUGH McCOLL, M.D., Lapeer, Mich, 
and the REV. DUNCAN McCOLL 

Represent a well known family in the 
Township of Westminster. They were the 
three sons of the late Duncan McColl, one 
of the pioneers of Westminster. The oldest 
son, John McColl, remained on the farm 
and died in October, 1877. The Rev. Dun- 
can McColl was a young Presbyterian 
minister of much promise. He received his 
early education in this city at the old Union 
School under the late Nicholas Wilson and 
the late J. B. Boyle. From there he went 
to Knox College, but did long survive his 
ordination. He lived long enough, however, 
to be regarded as a very able preacher and 
with his splendid natural disposition would 
soon have taken a leading place. He died 
in March, 1883, at the early age of 28 years 



The remaining brother, Hugh McColl, M.D., 
in his early years was one of the teachers at 
the Central School in London. He after- 
wards studied medicine and practiced his 
profession for some years at Lapeer, Michi- 
gan. He was regarded as one of the best 
surgeons in the state. Not long before his 
death, he made an extended visit to the 
medical centers in Europe and contem- 
plated resuming practice at the city of 
Detroit at the time of his death which occurr- 
ed in April, 1908. The Township of West- 
minster is one of the best in Canada and 
the McColl family was a typical one. From 
the Townships have come most of the pro- 
fessional men of Canada. The three broth- 
ers were all splendid men, well educated 
and of the highest character. Such men give 
stability and character to the country in 
which they live, and even though their 
lives be short they leave the world better 
than thev found it. 



E. W. J. OWENS, K.C., M.P.P. 

Mr. Owens studied law with Cronyn & 
Greenlees in this city. He commenced 
practice in Toronto on being called to the 
bar as a member of the firm of Leys, Reid 
& Owens. He is now head of the law firm 
of Owens, Proudfoot & Macdonald. He is 
a member of the Ontario Legislature, with 
Thomas Hoop, for one of the ridings of 
Toronto. He has taken a prominent place 
in the House. He is personally very genial. 
He would make a good member of the Gover- 
nment and in all likelihood will fill one of 
the first vacancies. He is an able lawyer 
and good speaker. 



WILLIAM YEATES 

William Yeates is one of London's best 
representative manufacturers. He is thor- 
oughly practical. He was the head of the 
London Machine Tool Company for many 
years and during that time added to the 
prestige of London as a manufacturing 
center. Mr. Yeates has spent his whole 
life in London. He was the second son of 
the late William Yeates. Though quite 
young at the time of the Fenian Raid, he 
went to the front with the seventh batta- 
lion. He was connected with it for several 
years. He took a deep interest in education 
and was a member of the Board of School 
Trustees for some time. He was also one of 
the License Commissioners, but the position 
was never congenial. Mr. Yeates is a man 
of the highest character and integrity. He 
has as boy and man, always had the respect 
of all who know him. 



Eighty-eight 



LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 




JOHN G. ANDERSON 



Real Estate 




JOHN RICH 

Passenger Conductor 




C. J. W. KARN 

Physician and Surgeon 




WILLIS CHIPMAN 

Engineer 



Eighty-nine 



LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 







THOMAS MARTINDALE 


His grandfather was an officer of the Bread- 


Thomas Martinclale, merchant, corner 


albane Fencibles, from which the famous 




10th and Market Streets, Philadelphia, left 


"Black Watch," or 42nd Highlanders, was 




London over forty years ago, but he knows 


formed." Part of his education was ob- 




and is known by as many in London as if 


tained at Sterling Academy in Scotland. 




he had never left his early home. There is 


He was a member of the Queen's Own 




no one who left London has kept in such 


Yeomanry Cavalry in Glasgow, and was a 




close touch with London and its people as 


Captain of a Grenadier, 19th Lancashire 




Thomas Martindalc. 


Regiment, Scotland. He came to Canada 




One of the principal secrets of Mr. Mar- 


in 1864. He immediately joined the vol- 




tindale's success is his genuine good will to 


unteer forces and organized a company at 




all mankind. It is a family characteristic. 


Bothwell. On his removal to London he 




He is pleased to do well himself and equally 


became connected with the 7th Fusiliers 




pleased to learn of the success of anyone else. 


and later became Colonel of the Regiment. 




He has been diligent in business and a stud- 


In 18()(i, he went to the front at Fort Erie 




ent along the lines of his own bent of mind 


to repel the Fenan Raid and later was in 




all his life. He is a great hunter of big game, 


charge of the force at Windsor in 1870 when 




and author of several hunting books. This 


another Fenian raid was threatened. He 




has been his relaxation from business and 


was connected as director with many finan- 




he found it true and profitable diversion. 


cial institutions and mercantile enterprises. 




One who so closely attended to business 


He was vice-president of the first Canada 




needed a change frequently. 


Pacific Railway Company, formed by Sir 




He commenced his mercantile life in 


Hugh Allan. He was, too, very charitably 




the Dry (ioods store of (iregston Brothers 


disposed. He was one of the founders of 




in London. His next move was to the Dry 


the Protestant Orphans Home in London. 




Goods House of Patrick Hughes in Toronto 


He was president of St. Andrew's Society. 




and from there he went to Philadelphia, 


He was married twice. First in 1856, in 




where he has prospered far beyond the aver- 


Scotland, to Janet, daughter of John Mac- 




age. He is believed to be a millionaire and 


Nattie, Leith, Scotland, who died in 1863, 




is regarded as one of Philadelphia's most 


and second to Laura, daughter of Jacob 




live merchants. He has been regarded for 


Hespeler, of Hespeler, Ontario, in 1868. 




some years as a likely senator. He is al- 


Col. Walker came to Canada as the re- 




ways welcome in London bv his old and new 


presentative of a Scotch Company interested 




friends. 


in oil lands near Bothwell. He lived there 






for some time and later came to London 




F. J. C. FITZGERALD, M.D. 


where he soon became one of London's most 
influential citizens. 




New York City 
Dr. Fitzgerald is the eldest son of the 
late Judge William \V. Fitzgerald of Wei- 
land. Dr. Fitzgerald was born in this city 
and educated at the Collegiate Institute and 
the Medical Department of the Western 
University. He commenced practice in 
New York City as a specialist in eye, ear, 
throat and nose, and has been very successful 
being on the staff of one of the largest New 
York hospitals. He enjoys a large private 
practice. He takes a deep interest in his 
native city and is one of the most prominent 
members of the C'anadian Club of New 

\ r nrl*" f^itv 


He was a Conservative when he came to 
London and a supporter of the late Sir John 
Carling, but apparently irreconcilable differ- 
ences arose between them and in 1874, he 
contested London against Sir John Carling 
and defeated him by about sixty votes. 
The City of London, up to this time, had 
been staunchly Conservative, but such was 
the influence of Col. Walker, that many of 
the leading Conservatives of that day joined 
him and supported him in his efforts to de- 
feat Sir John Carling. A Liberal victory 
up to this time had been regarded as an 
impossibility. At least this was so between 




Ul K. V_ 1 L V 


the time, about 1856, the late Judge John 






Wilson had carried the constituency as a 




LT.-COL. JOHN WALKER 


Conservative, resigned and again carried 
it as a Liberal. In the interval, Sir John 




The life of Col. Walker during the time 


Carling had easily succeeded and at Confed- 




he was a resident of London left as much 


eration carried the seats for both the Local 




impression on the life of the city as anyone 


and Dominion parliaments. 




living in London during that time. Repre- 


Col. Walker sat in the House for one 




sentative Canadians says, "Col. Walker was 


session. The election was contested. It 




born at Inverary, Argyleshire, Scotland, on 


was shown at the trial that a considerable 




the 24th of January, 1832. His father was 


sum of money had been spent during the 




John Walker and his mother Mary McHardy. 


election by both sides in the purchase of 









Ninety 



LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 




THE LATE JOHN G. MACINTOSH 

Merchant 




THE LATE HENRY GOING, M.D. 




THE LATE LT.-COL. JAMES SHANLEY 

Master in Chancery 




THE LATE J. A. NELLES, M.D. 



Ninety-one 



LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 











votes. The Judge at the trial stated that 


Durand, the Hon. James Magee, the late 


it would be as easy to believe that one had 


Samuel Peters, E. T. Essery, K.C., John M. 




been dipped in the lake and come out dry 


MacEvoy, Fred Rumball, Dr. Stevenson 




as believe that so much corruption had been 


and others. 




indulged in unknown to and unapproved 
by the candidate. There is the best of 


GEORGE G. MAGEE 




reason for stating that Col. Walker was 


George G. Magee was one of London's 




entirely innocent. He was no party to the 


early merchants, 1847 to 1862, and in his 




purchase of votes. He knew nothing of the 


life did his full share to build up London. 




expenditure of large sums to secure his elec- 


He was at the time of his death, which oc- 




tion. The conclusion of the Judge was an 


curred in 1890, one of the largest owners of 




error. He found as a fact what was not a 


real estate in the city. He was born in the 




fact. Col. Walker, however, did not squeal. 


County of Tyrone, Ireland, in 1813. He 




He was met by an old friend when coming 


came to London in 1843. He spent a couple 




from the Court House. His friend said, 


of years prior to that time in Massachusetts 




"Well, Colonel, what's the result?" "Oh," 


and Philadelphia. Mr. Magee was a good 




replied the Colonel, good naturedly, "I've 


business man of the highest integrity. He 




been relegated to private life for eight years. " 


early became interested in real estate as an 




The late Chief Justice Armour was not far 


investment, and his success in life was 




wrong when he said it was harder to ascer- 


largely due to his sound judgment in making 




tain the facts than to apply the law. Lon- 


such investments. He married Mary A. 




don has been good fighting ground ever 


Magee in 1841. Guy Magee formerly of 




since. The personality of the candidate has 


the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Inter- 




always counted much. Judge Wilson "own- 


Ocean was his oldest son, and the late 




ed the town" in his day. Sir John Carling 


Jonathan Magee was also a son. Mrs. 




easily held the seat. Sir William Meredith 


Mrs. William Yeates is his only daughter. 




received. .the support of many known as 






"Meredith Grits." Col. Hobbs carried a 


LATE MR. J. B. BOYLE 




large English support. Col. Leys possessed 


School Teacher. 




the faculty of making friends to a remark- 


An Irishman by birth and a graduate of 




able extent. The Hon. Charles S. Hyman 


Trinity College, Dublin. Appointed princi- 




controlled the Liberal vote to a man. His 


pal of the Old Union School, in succession 




supporters were never divided. James H. 


to Mr. Hamilton Hunter, in 1855, and held 




Fraser, K.C., possessed a personal magnetism 


that position until he was made School In- 




that brought votes and clients. Major 


spector for London in 1871. He continued 




Beattie made no enemies and was admitted 


as School Inspector until his death in 1891. 




by his opponents to be a kindly man. The 


Mr. Boyle was a man of highest culture; 




present members, William Gray (known bet- 


an ideal schoolmaster; a strict disciplinarian 




ter as "Billy" Gray), in the Dominion 


dignified but courteous in his manner; though 




House owes his popularity to his friendly 


of a kind and genial disposition under his 




disposition and Sir Adam Beck in the On- 


somewhat stern exterior. 




tario House has an aggressive personality 


He rendered invaluable service to the 




that has enabled him to carry through 


educational system of London. 




projects that one less aggressive would have 






failed in. 


THOMAS HOOK, M.P.P. 




It will be admitted after the lapse of so 


Came to Canada when quite young from 




many years that Col. Walker was a man far 


England. His father was a builder in 




above the average, a man who would have 


London for several years, being the head of 




been an outstanding figure in any com- 


the firm of Hook & Toll, contractors for the 




munity. A man among men. It will be 


Military School. Thomas Hook spent three 




admitted that he was outspoken, capable, 


years in the office of the late E. Jones Parke, 




generous, that he fought above board, met 


Q. C., in this city and afterwards on the 




his opponents face to face and never struck 


staff of the Dominion Savings and Invest- 




below the belt. The reference to the class 


ment Society from which he resigned and 




of representatives London has always had 


removed to Toronto. He took there an 




is made under the reference to Col. Walker, 


active part in politics on the Conservative 




because it is believed the entrance of Col. 


side, and with E. W. J. Owens, was elected 




Walker into the political life of London mark- 


for one of the Toronto ridings. He is in- 




ed a distinct change, the effect of which still 
lives. There have been too, among those 


dependent and outspoken, and an able 
speaker. He is best liked by those who 




who were not successful candidates, many 


know him best. He possesses executive 




men of strong personality and great ability. 
Such names occur as the late John Campbell, 
the Hon. Hugh McMahon, the late James 


ability of a high order and will ably fill a 
cabinet position when the opportunity 
comes to him. 







Ninety-two 



LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 




JOHN HAYMAN 



Contractor 




PETER S. SMIRLIES 
President, National Bowling Company 




HENRY HAYMAN 

Manufacturer 




CECIL NEIL COOPER 

Auctioneer 



Ninety-three 



LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 









SAMUEL PETERS 


today who admire his honesty of character 


Samuel Peters, architect and Provincial 


his loyalty and genuine friendship. There 




Land Surveyor, was born in England and 


is no more popular or justly respected mem- 




came to Canada West, in 1849. He was 


ber of the Irish Benevolent Society or one 




appointed City Engineer not long after and 


who numbers outside of it a larger circle 

r f * I 




as a surveyor, laid out what is now the 


of friends. 




central part of the City with streets two 


ALEXANDER H. PURDOM 




chains wide. He had in the early fifties 
associated with him, Mr. Thomas Stent, of 


Vice-President and Secretary-Treasurer 
Advertiser Job Printing Company, Limited 




Bristol, England. They were architects of 
the City Hall, Tecumseh House, Market, 


Born, London, Ontario, February 28th, 
1883; son of John and Isabel! (Wilson) 




etc. 


Purdom. Educated in the local public 




Mr. Peters was also engaged in import- 


schools and London Collegiate Institute. 




ant Railway Engineering Works in the 


Entered service of the Hobbs Hardware 




Province. 


Co., and worked through the various de- 




He was one of the' incorporators of and 
directors of the Dominion Savings and In- 


partments of that concern, learning the busi- 
ness, 1898-1905; became connected with the 




vestment Society and President for a time, 
on the retirement of the late Daniel Macfie. 
He was a Canadian Patriot and Imper- 
ialist. He was ready to "do his hit" at the 
time of the "Trent affair" and prepared under 
Lt.-Col. Lawrason to defend this part of 


Purdom-Gillespie Hardware Co., successors 
to James Reid & Co., 1905-07; in 1907 upon 
the reorganization, lie became Secretary- 
Treasurer and Manager of the business, 
doing business as the Purdom Hardware Co., 
at 124 Dundas Street. 




the Empire against any possible attack. 
He was a prominent member of the First 
Methodist Church and was one of those 
who erected the " North Street Methodist 
church," which was destroyed by fire and 


Is also Secretary-Treasurer of the Ad- 
vertiser Job Printing Co. 
Member A. F. cX: A.M.; B.P.O.E.; This- 
tle Curling Club; London Bowling and 
Rowing Club; and London Club. 




is now called "The First Methodist." 


Married, 1906, Edna, daughter of John 




SAMUEL WRIGHT 


Bell of London. To them has been born 




Director Dominion Savings and Investment Society 


one daughter, Lois. 




Samuel Wright, director of the Domin- 


RKSIDKXCK: 351 Burwell St., London. 




ion Savings and Investment Society, is of a 
quiet, retiring disposition. He shuns pub- 


EDMUND HAYDEN 




licity of every kind. He was born in dalt 


Manager Advertiser Job Printing Company, Limited 




and learned the trade of a machinist with 


Born, Durham, Gloucestershire, Eng- 




Cioldie McCullloch ev Co. Over fortv vears 


land, December 12th, 1869; son of Worthy 




ago he came to London and was connected 


and Harriet Hayden, of England. Educated 




with the Ontario Car Company. He was 


in England and Canada, where he came at 




a sub-contractor, working in connection 


the age of thirteen. Entered the employ 




with the Ontario Company. He retired 


of the London Advertiser in 1885, learning 




about thirty years ago and has since devoted 


the trade of printer; worked his way through 




his time to financial matters. He owes his 


the various departments as outside solicitor 




success to his sound judgment and caution. 


for Job Department, in Mechanical Depart- 




He spends a considerable part of his time 


ment of the newspaper; became Foreman of 




in the Southern States. He has also visited 


Job Department in 1905; Superintendent of 




England several times. His advice in recent 


Job Department in 1906; upon the organiza- 




years has been frequently sought by those 


tion of The Advertiser Job Printing Co., 




engaged in the manufacture of machinery. 


Ltd., in 1914, he was elected a Director of 




DENIS MASON 


the new company, holding the position of 
Manager, which he still occupies. 




Denis Mason came to Canada from 


Member, A.F. & A.M.; Past Master 




Ireland when seventeen years of age. He 


Corinthian Lodge No. 330; member St. 




has been head brewer for many years for 


John's Chapter; Richard Coeur de Lion; 




John Labatt. He has been very prominent 


Preceptory; Mocha Temple; Shrine and 




as a member of the Irish Benevolent Society 


Mocha Temple Patrol. Also member An- 




and is a past President. 


cient Order of Foresters; Independent Order 




He has been the centre of a large circle 


of Forester; and Benevolent Protective 




of friends for years. Among his friends of 


Order of Elks. 




other days come up the names of Nick 


Married 1903, Anna Laura Dickie, 




Wilson, Phil Conroy, Jack Richards, Frank 
Love, Geo. Merritt, Thos. Dickison, Ejnar 


daughter of the late John Dickie, of Lobo 
township. To them have been born one 




Rechnitzer, R. D. B. Nicholson, W. Neal and 


son and three daughters. 




others. He has a large circle of friends 


RESIDENCE: 410 Oxford St., London. 







Ninety-four 



LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 




THE ADVERTISER JOB PRINTING COMPANY, LIMITED 



The Advertiser Job Printing Company, 
Limited, was incorporated about a year ago, 
with a capital of .$150,000.00. The job printing 
business which had been conducted on the 
premises on Dundas Street, occupied by 
the London Advertiser Newspaper were 
found too small for the expansion of the 
new company and accordingly a lot on 
the north-east corner of York and 
Wellington Streets was obtained and a 
building suitable in every way was designed 
by Watt & Blackwell, Architects. It 
is neat in design, absolutely fire-proof, 
and every provision is made for the health 



of the employees. All the presses are 
located on the ground floor. On the 
first floor, the offices, vaults and workroom, 
and on the second floor a further work room, 
bindery, etc. The equipment of the Ad- 
vertiser Job Printing Company, Limited, 
is first-class and second to none in Canada, 
and as circumstances warrant the latest im- 
proved machinery will be added. 

The Board of Directors is composed of T. H . 
Purdom, president; John Purdom, Alexan- 
der Purdom, Wallace Laut, Llewellyn 
Davies, Edmund Hayclen, manager; and 
A. H. Purdom, vice-president and secretary. 



Ninety-five 



LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 




THE LATE HON. LT.-COL. SIR JOHN CARLING 
Statesman 



Born, township of London, Middlesex 
County, January 23rd, 1828; son of Thomas 
C., and Margaret Curling who came to 
Canada from Yorkshire, England, in 1818. 
Lived in London since he was eleven years 
old; joined his father in business and later 
succeeded him as president Carling Brew- 
ing & Malting Co. Served as School Trus- 
tee, 1850-64; Alderman, 1854-58; Chairman 
of Waterworks Board, London, 1878, and 
as such built the Waterworks for London; 
elected for London to Canadian Assembly, 
1857; at the Union was returned to both 
the Ontario Legislature and the House of 
Commons; sat in the House of Commons 
until 1891, when he was called to the Senate; 
was Receiver-General in 1862; was commis- 



sioner of Agriculture and Public Works and 
afterwards held the positions of Minister of 
Agriculture and Postmaster-General, under 
Sir John MacDonald and Sir John Abbott; 
founded the Agricultural College and Ex- 
perimental Farm in Ontario and the system 
of Experimental farms for the Dominion; a 
member of the Ottawa Immigration Con- 
ferences, 1870-71; Declined the Lt. -Gover- 
norship of Ontario in 1891; K.C.M.G., 
1893; appointed Hon. -Lt. -Col. 7th Fusiliers, 
1899; Hon. President, Yorkshire Society 
of Ontario and Sons of England. 

Married, 1849, Hannah (died April, 
1909) daughter the late Henry D. Dalton, 
of London. 

Died, London, Ont., November 6th, 1911. 



Ninety-six 



LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 




THOMAS MARTINDALE 

Merchant, Philadelphia 




WILLIAM YEATES 
Manufacturer 




GEO. T. BELL 

General Passenger Agent, G.T.R. 




CHARLES F. COL WELL 

Clerk of Routine and Records, House of Commons 
Ottawa 



Ninety-seven 



LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 



THE LATE NICHOLAS WILSON 

Head Teacher in Old Union School 



London has had in the past many citizens 
of whom it has reason to he proud but among 
t lie-in all, no man was held in more affection- 
ate regard, for over sixty years, than Nich- 
olas Wilson, the Veteran Head Teacher of 
the old Union School. 

He was horn in Donard in the County ot 
\Yicklow, Ireland, in 1X29, the eldest son of 
John and Catherine (Meade) Wilson. It is 
considered the most heautiful spot in that 
land of heauly. As a young hoy he receiv- 
ed his early education in Wicklow Comm- 
and his education was completed alter he 
came to Canada wit h 
his parents when a 
hoy ol lourleen years 
of age. I le obtained 
the best education 
I h e n possible and 
alter spending a tew 
years in a store he he- 
came a school teacher 
and lor sixty - two 
y i' a r s continuously 
followed that occu- 
pation. 

His teaching was 
very practical. He- 
had excellent taste as 
a reader and the- foun- 
dation he laid in all 
the Kssential studies, 
arithmetic, writing, 
reading, ( '.eonietry, 
Algebra, Drawing, 
etc., sent many a boy 
out well equipped for 
the battle of life. 

How well lie was 
esteemed and remem- 
bered by his pupils 
scattered all over the 
Continent was shown 
in a tangible way 
when after fifty years' 

continuous teaching his old boys presented 
him with a purse of $1,000.00 in gold and a 
beautifully engrossed address. 

The presentation took place in the Grand 
Opera House in London on January (>th, 
1897. The address from the Old Boys was 
as follows: 

TO NICHOLAS WILSON, ESQ., London, Canada: 

DEAR MR. WILSON: " For Auld lang sync" all 
your old boys arc here tonight. There's not one- 
absent. They lender you the happiest congratula- 
tions on the completion of your fiftieth year as a 
teacher. You will see many "old faces look upon 
you, old forms come trooping past," and to you the 
procession will have the greatest interest. You will 
see they arc from many lands, of many callings. The 




constant stream of fifty years makes your older scholars 
old men. They gradually become younger and younger 
till the boy of the present day is reached. Still all are 
boys to you and you the same to them except that 
time has strengthened their attachment to you and 
all are boys tonight. 

You are remembered with affection by them all 
ever since you told them the boy was father to the 
man, and impressed upon their minds principles of 
generous manliness, and made them feel with you 
there's something in "a noble boy, a brave free-hearted 
careless one, with his unchecked, unbidden joy, his 
dread <>f books and love of tun, and with a calm and 
ready smile unshaded by a thought of guile." They 
rclWu-d and remember your humor, and see that (In- 
formal inn of character was aimed at. 

Your life is to be envied : 
quiet, useful and good. 
The old boys, we feel they 
are all with us tonight 
ami love them for their 
loyalty to the old school 
and to you. They can look 
back and verify your 
teachings by experience. 
They know the effect of 
your individuality. The 
good they derived from 
you is not to be found 
in books alone, but is due 
to your personal influence; 
and as you inherited 
among the vales of Wick- 
low, a love of learning 
and a love of country, 
you brought both with 
you and transplanted 
them in the minds of all 
your boys. Your broad- 
mindedness, your honesty 
and sincerity, the correct- 
ness of your ideals and 
the practical utility of the 
learning you imparted 
have all been apparent 
to your boys for more 
than fifty years past. 

Manly sports and all 
that's natural for a boy 
to like you encouraged. 
We can see the Victoria 
Rifles and Sergt. Major 
Evans. We can hear the 
cheers for Ed. Paul when 
wounded at Ridgeway, 
and have not forgotten 

your denunciation of the assassination of Abraham 
Lincoln. You did not look for saints, and if you 
had you would have looked in vain, but you 
did look for and encourage all that was true and noblc 
and that would produce self-reliance and manliness 
and fit your boys for the actual requirements of suc- 
cess in life. 

The "Old Union School" with its ample play 
grounds and shade trees looked better and more in 
keeping with what a school should be than the present 
system which provides only room for the building. 
The muscle was not neglected then, and cramming 
little known. We love to linger on the grounds and 
sec Mr. Boyle and the Rev. Mr. Bayly and other 
teachers, not forgetting the Rev. Mr. Johnston, the 
boy's friend on the play ground. 

During the whole fifty years many London boys 
have sought their fortunes in the United States, and 



Ninety-eight 



LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 




J. E. McCONNELL 

Advertising Agent 




CHARLES E. PERCY 

Musical Director 




M. M. FERGUSSON 

Advertising Agent 




MAX LERNER 

Alderman Merchant 



Ninety-nine 



LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 









all the large cities contain some of your old pupils. 
The warmth and heartiness with which they all re- 


desert. The old building is indeed now only a memory 
to point a moral and adorn a tale: "Imperial Caesar 


sponded is one of the pleasantest features of this testi- 


turned to clay now stops a hole to keep the wind 




monial. They wave both flags tonight as a testimony 


away." 




of their love for you and their loyalty still to the good 


A good practical education was imparted at the 




little City of London. 


Central School, and in the early sixties candidates were 




We believe the secret of your success was that 


prepared to enter the Provincial University. In 




vou were a companionable teacher; you understood a 
bov, you and he were friends, and so from many lands 


1886, the Grammar School presided over by the Rev. 
Mr. Bayly, was united with the Public Schools and 




and 'from across the silent river they gather here tonight 


removed to the Central School building. The senior 




to honor vou and mark a happy spot in their lives. 


class, with which I had been for so many years con- 




Many bright boys have been "ferried o'er death's 


nected, was merged into the High School, and I was 




dark stream." Our recollections of them are pleasant 


placed on the teaching staff, and have ever since been 




and we know fond memories send down a bright sun- 


engaged in High School work. That senior class had 




liglil and thai they too join with us tonight in thus 


a good reputation, which I believe was well deserved. 




honoring vou and in- the belief that when the roll is 


Many of the boys, who at various periods belonged 




called 


to it, have risen to distinction at home and abroad, 




"In the world to follow this, 


and have done honor to the school in which they re- 




We'll each repeat in words of bliss, 


ceived their education. For twelve years the High 




We're all, all here." 


School remained in the Central School building, mak- 






ing creditable progress as the vears rolled on. In 




Again we wish vou and Mrs. Wilson the heartiest 


1S78, it was removed to the building now known as 




congratulations and best wishes for the happiness of 


the Collegiate Institute, with Mr. Bayly as Head- 




boll) in the twilight of life, and assure you that you 


master, a gentleman whose memory is cherished and 




will alwavs be gratefully remembered by us all. \\ e 


revered by all who had the privilege of his acquaint- 




ask you to accept the accompanying tokens of respect 


ance. Mr. Checkly was appointed Headmaster upon 




from every place, from every pupil. 


the death of Mr. Baylv, and managed the school for 




The address was read by T. H. Purdom 
and Mr. Ed. Flock presented Mr. Wilson 


about eight years. His successor was the late Mr. 
Samuel Woods, who had charge of the Institute for 
about four years and who was one of the earliest of 




with a beautiful casket containing $1,000.00 


London boys to enter the University at Toronto. 




in gold. The boys sang, "For he's a jolly 


Time will not permit me to speak at length of the school 




good fellow. " 


with which 1 have the honor to be so long connected. 




When the applause had subsided, Mr. 
Wilson replied in an interesting address, 


Under its present able management it has made great 
progress, and holds an enviable position among 
kindred institutions. It is not always the good for- 




reviewing in a clear voice the educational 


tune of public servants to find the stamp of approval 




history of the City briefly, and the expres- 
sion of his thanks for the honor done him. 


placed on their services. Surely I have nothing to 
complain of rn this respect. This large assemblage 
bears ample testimony to the affectionate regard in 




Mr. Wilson said: 


which I have been held by the people of London during 




MK. CHAIRMAN: 


a long course of years. 




I feel myself highly honored in being presented 


Those whose education was entrusted to my care 




with the addresses which have just been read. They 


in times remembered by few who are here tonight; 




express in appropriate terms the kindly regards with 


those for whose welfare I labored, I trust with faithful- 




which I am remembered by those in whose education 


ness during the years I was connected with the Central 




1 have taken some part during a long course of years. 


School and also those in whose education I have assisted 




It has seldom fallen to the lot of one person to be so 


in the Collegiate Institute, are here tonight, either in 




long employed in the same occupation, and under the 


person or in sympathy, to tender the expression of 




same continuous management. More than half a 


their affectionate regards, and to supplement their 




century has passed since I first became connected with 


esteem by substantial and valuable tokens. Seldom 




the schools of London. My first appointment dates from 


does it fall to the lot of one person to have taken part 




the 6th of January, 1847, and I have held a position 


in the education of so many. I can place no accurate 




on the teaching staff of London continuously ever 


estimate of the number of the young people in whose 




since. For three years I taught at St. George's Ward 


education I have taken part. If it were possible to 




School, in the vicinity of Victoria Park, and when 


bring them together, what an assemblage they would 




the Union School was opened on the 2nd of January, 


present. Not alone from the different parts of our 




1850, my school was removed to the new building, in 


country would they assemble, but they would come 




company with the other three Ward Schools of the 


from every quarter. They would come from the great 




town. 


cities of the neighboring Republic, and from the sunny 




The School Board of 1850 was an eminently in- 


slopes between the Rockies and the Sea. They would 




telligent and representative body, appointed under 


be here too, from our ancestral island and far distant 




the school law by the Municipal Council, and not 


lands, over which the southern cross displays its splen- 




elected directly as at present by the votes of the peo- 


dors; would send representatives to unite their school- 




ple. My connection with the Union School, or as it 


mates of years gone by. For Auld Lang Syne, the 




has been called in later years, the Central School, 


boys are here tonight to tender their congratulations. 




lasted from January, 1850, to September, 1878. I 


Time and distance have produced no change in them. 




can say of the Central School, as Henry Grattan said 


They are the same noble fellows who long ago made 




of the Irish Nation, " I stood by its cradle and followed 


the welkin ring with the echoes of their boyish merri- 




its hearse." Many who received their education at 


ment on the old playground, so lovingly remembered 




that venerable institution, but have removed from 


through the passing years. The allusion to the Vic- 




London to enter on a new career, perhaps in distant 


toria Rifles and that gallant old soldier Sergt. Major 




lands, have heard with regret of the destruction of the 


Evans, awakens a long train of memories. Mr. 




old building and the alienation of the grounds from 


Bayly and Mr. Boyle are not forgotten, as they were 




their original purpose. They feel that the destroyer 


wont to mingle with the boys and cheer them in their 




has been abroad in the land, and that his unsparing 


pastimes. Those gentlemen deserved to be remember- 




hand has left those play grounds, around which so 


ed as able and earnest teachers, whose memory will be 




many cherished reminiscences linger, as desolate 


long cherished. I can fancy I see Mr. Johnston at the 




in their imagination as the ruins of Palmyra of the 


bat, at once the envy and the admiration of the young 









One Hundred 



LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 




HENRY WILLIAM ASHLEY 

Telephone Agent 




CLAIR JARVIS 

Secretary, Woodmen of the World 




GABRIEL J. POCOCK 

Real Estate and Insurance 




THOMAS RICH 

Plumber 



One Hundred and One 



LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 



athletic amateur. I am pleased that my old pupils find 
something to admire in my life and conduct, and that in 
their mature years they approve my methods of in- 
structing and governing boys. I have never forgotten 
the old boys, and the happy days spent amongst them 
at the old school and while life remains I will cherish 
their memory. It is sad to remember that so many of 
tin- bright boys who attended the old school have 
passed that bourne from which no traveller returns; 
lull, 

Though they are gone, yet still lives on 
The fame of those who died; 

And true men, like you men, 

Remember them with pride. 

\\ilh sinrcrr pleasure I receive the assurance of 
the respect and confidence of the boys and girls of 
the Collegiate Institute. To me, personally, the ex- 
pression of their attachment was quite needless, for 
1 have daily proofs of the esteem in which 1 hey hold me. 
Slill, no doubt, il is fitting they should state publicly 
the happy relations we maintain toward each other, 
as expressed in their thoughtful and affectionate ad- 



css. Not lung can be more gratifying to an old pub- 



servants than to be told by those in whose service 
tie best days ol his lile lias been spent, that they ap- 
eciate his services, and that he- still holds their con- 
cncc and respect. I am therefore, greatly pleased 
th the thoughtful and kind address of the Board of 



lii 



1 



mb 



their encour- 



a ing words and I trusi that M> long as I may be spared 



to assist in the cause of education in this City, I may 
be able to do my duty in such a way as to merit their 
approval. I desire to thank the Board of Education 
for the handsome increase in salary which they have 
given me on the completion of my fiftieth year in their 
service. To all who have contributed to the very hand- 
some testimonial which has been now presented to 
me I desire to return my grateful acknowledgements, 
and to assure them that their kindness and liberality 
will never be forgotten. For the expressions of good 
will towards Mrs. Wilson and myself, I tender my 
heartiest thanks, and wish all my friends in London 
and elsewhere abundant happiness. 

For over ten years after than event, Mr. 
Wilson continued to teach retaining to the 
last the good will of every one he ever taught. 

He married in 1847, Sarah, daughter of 
John O'Brien and had a family of eleven 
children, eight sons and three daughters; 
William and Thomas still reside in London, 
Dr. Harry in Cleveland and Edward in the 
South, John, Robert, Nicholas and James 
are dead, of the daughters Mrs. K. S. Win- 
nett and Miss Annie still reside in London; 
the eldest daughter F.llen, died at an early 
age. 



THE UNION SCHOOL 



FOUNDED IN '111. 
(,\ Kit post funera virtus) 



() dost thou mind i he I'nioii School 
t )l 1 guidon's early day ? 
Its broad Elizabethan roof 
lias long since passed away. 
Its generous acreage of ground, 
With boys and girls at play. 

The ante-knickerbocker days, 

The days of ladies' " hoops. " 

Of pegtop pants and "copper-toes," 

And leather peaks like scoops; 

When shinty was a thriving sport, 

Professed by old and young, 

When Campbell, mayor of London town, 

Did swipe the nimble bung. 

Then " Nick" for so the man was called 

While wintry blizzards blew, 

\\ earing no gloves or overcoat , 

Condemned the shivering crew 

Of lesser wights who did resort 

To mufflers, mitts and lugs - 

What time the very pump befroze, 

And lots of water jugs, 

But later on when thinning blood 

And unrelenting gale 

Came o'er the ancient paladin, 

He reached up to the nail, 

Took down the winter overcoat, 

The shoes of helpful felt, 

And waited for the happier time 

When things begin to melt. 

() dost thou hear the noise again, 
The blazing box-stove's roar? 
Again, the prince of disputants, 
" Nick Wilson" holds the floor, 
Before his keen and busy eye 
The shirker comes to grief; 
He shrivels up the acted lie, 



Like to an autumn leal. 

The youth who laid the craven trap, 

All primed with powdered slate, 

Perished, as doth the weak-kneed lamb 

In foaming mountain 'spate.' 

"Take hold and work." The battle cry 

Rang like the knell of doom. 

See how the nimble pencils fly 

Throughout the ample room 

Like C>recian Athlete Johnny IL, 

Pressed onward to the board, 

The sable space, conspicuous place 

Where the result was scored. 

For knowledge ever is a race 

A course, where all may run, 

Vet the most ardent in the chase 

May lose the promised "bun." 

But Johnny ciphered as he crept, 

Like panther on the prey, 

And though his brethren waked or slept, 

Was oft the winning J. 

But if this was the outer court 

Of learning's dread abode, 

A man of an Olympic port 

And royal eye bestrode 

As the Colossus did at Rhodes 

The inner haunts of fame; 

Boyle was his name (which, when baptized), 

James Beattie Boyle became. 

A majesty sate on his face 
Which pen may not depict, 
And when he met deserving case, 
O thunder how he licked. 

A few a picked and chosen few 

Drank knowledge from his tank 

And plucked of Learning's flowers which grew 

On this Parnassic bank. 



One Hundred and Two 



LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 




REV. D. C. MacGREGOR 

Minister 




A. W. MACFIE 
Chiropractor 




E. LESLIE EDY 

Photographer 




E. V. DETWILER 

Osteopathic Physician 



One Hundred and Three 



LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 













There Virgil did retell the tale, And many of the host they led. 




He told long years ago, Have long been dead and gone. 
Of Hector and the wooden Horse, The boys and girls arc scattered wide 






And all the rest you know. And some have "climbed 


the stair," 






The ferule, for the time, did cease And some are seated on the Bench 






Its diabolic swings, Or aldermanic chair, 






And time 


put on some axle grease, But Barney Boyle is not 


: orgot 






And spread his crumpled wings. We mind the lightning's flash, 






Inspector 


Though we forget the chimney pot 
Boyle, no greater heart, It knocked to utter smash. 






In all the 


se years has passed, Not in the city council-house, 






Instructor, chieftain, guide and friend, Not in the courts of law, 








A warrior 


to the last. Senate nor stump nor anywhere, 








Are heard such powers of 


jaw. 






His was the arm to stay the frail 








When "Asses Bridge" they crossed, , r 
Or seek the imperilled shaking sail any man has been a knave 

In seas of Syntax lost. r P altr >' ' iart >' " l; 
He never learned the rudiments 






\\'e hope 


to see him standing firm, ln that <)1(1 r " ion Scho ' 








Amid creation's wrack; 






Undaunted as the forest lord Peace to its ashes, good old shop! 






A lion ( 


othed in black. Il always "made the grade" 








It always bore a "bumper crop," 






Barney, the ('.real, has passed away, '!'<-" thousand times it "paid." 






And "Nick" has followed on, 


BALBUS. 



















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BE^g ~'W* ~" 










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One Hundred and Four 



LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 




CHARLES W. SUMMERS 
Alderman Merchant 




DAVID HASTINGS PORTER 

Auctioneer 




CHARLES HENRY BEARD 

Manager, Bell Telephone Co. 




HERBERT S. WILCOX 

Merchant 



One Hundred and Five 



LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 











The London Advertiser 






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There was a break lor a tew years in Mr. 
Cameron's editorship of the Advertiser. 










After the death of the Hon. George Brown, 








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Mr. Cameron was Managing Editor of the 










Toronto Globe. It is admitted that while 








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in that position he proved a worthy successor 








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to Mr. Brown. 








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Mr. Cameron had at times, both in edi- 








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torial and business management, many able 








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men associated with him. In editorial 








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work for a time, the Hon. David Mills was 










editor in chief; W. G. Moncrieff an occasion- 








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al writer, Sir George Ross an editorial writer 








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and, as assistant editors, J. D. Clarke, and 








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M. W. Rossie. In business his brother, 








JHiJH*s air 


William Cameron, was his right hand and his 








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early death was a very severe blow. Lud 








BMMHflffBEftc inyayM^R 


C 'inicroii i vounsji'T l)rotn(.*r did n is 1 )cs t 


















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to fill his place, and like William, was genial 








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and popular. 








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Mr. Cameron was burn in January 21st, 










184!}, and died in 1906 At the time of his 








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death he had boen Post Master of London 








"JTBt^HJIH 


for a few years. 










William J. Mclntosh, now a resident of 










C nicago, and at present in t5erne, r^witzer- 
land, one of the ablest and most accurate 








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business men London ever had, succeeded 






William v anieron in tne uusmess manage- 






ment and was well supported by William 






John Cameron deserves a first place among Magee. 






those residents of London in the past, whose These gave place to John Cameron's 






lives brought only good to those with whom brother-in-law, R. I). Millar, as business 






thev came in contact. His life was bene- manager. Mr. Millar occupied the position 






final bv example and, bv his writings, to over thirty-years, assisted by the present 






main- thousands of people. He founded the business manager, Frank Adams, in the ad- 






London Kvening Advertiser in 186!}, when verlising department. Mr. Millar and Mr. 






the American war was in full swing. His Adams both gave unstinted close attention 






oldest brother lost his life for the cause of the to business and when Mr. Millar left the 






Union. John Cameron was by nature a Advertiser, less than two years ago, when it 






reformer and kept an open mind always on was decided to issue a morning as well as 






all subjects political, religious and social. an evening paper, the Evening Advertiser 






The London Kvening Advertiser, of which had become so important a paper in Western 






his was the principal guiding mind, during Ontario that changed conditions made a 






the whole of the time from 1863 until 1902, morning edition compulsory. The rural 






(nearly forty years) was welcome in the homes mail delivery had made the evening issue 






of many thousands and never was there any- at too late an hour to bridge the distance 






thing published in its columns the least ob- and satisfy the readers of the Advertiser. 






jectionable. It was a clean, honest paper. Frank Adams became manager of the corn- 






It educated many journalists who found a bined morning and evening Advertiser. It 






place on other papers. Such names occur has, under his management, been well re- 






as Harry Gorman of the Sarnia Observer; ceived and is now firmly established. 






H. F. Gardiner of the Hamilton Times; Wallace Laut, editor, and A. A. Macln- 






George Yates and George Buskard of Otta- tosh, associate editor, maintain the high 






wa; Sir John Willeson of the Toronto News, ideals of their predecessors. The Advertiser 






for a time a reporter; J. D. Clark of Ottawa; as a newspaper is in the front rank and its 






M. W. Rossie and Charles Smith of the Port editorials are much oraised. It is doing all 






Arthur Chronicle; Archie Bremner, J. H. it can for the welfare of London, of Western 






Dempster (now of Detroit); M. Clissold of Ontario and of Canada. It seeks to pro- 






Buffalo and his father, Edward Clissold, who mote sound municipal government in Lon- 






died recently in Ottawa and many others don. It believes in and supports N. W. 







One Hundred and Six 



LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 




C. FRANK ADAMS 

Business Manager, London Advertiser 




A. A. MacINTOSH 

Associate Editor, London Advertiser 




WALLACE LAUT 

Managing Editor, London Advertiser 




MELVILLE ROSS1E 

Formerly Editor London Advertiser 



One Hundred and Seven 



LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 













The London Advertiser Continued 






Rowell, K.C., M.P.P., leader of the opposi- On the Mall, near the entrance to Central 






tion in the Ontario Legislature. It gave Park, New York, are statues of Sir Walter 






strong support to his prohibition platform. Scott and Robert Burns 


facing each other. 






It supports Sir Wilfred Laurier and the It is a great tribute to little Scotland that has 






Liberal party in the Dominion House. It done much more for the welfare of mankind 






believes that the welfare of Canada and than its size would indicate. Scotsmen are 






the best future of Canada will be promoted liberals the world over. 


The statesmen of 






by the adoption of Liberal principles. It America appear to hope that the day of 






believes in Canada, believes in its greatness, which Robert Burns wrote, 






and that work very congenial to great Lib- "When man to man, the world o'er 






eral minds such as Sir Wilfred Laurier will Shall brothers be," 






fashion and shape its future, so that Canada will soon be realized. 








will be a country from ocean to ocean full That is the spirit Canada wants, too. 






of happy homes, and that to that Canada With its great inland seas and seas of land, 






all the warring nations of Europe will con- with the great nation south of it, with the 






tribute of their sons and daughters, many who spirit of Great Britain a part of it, with the 






will lose their former nationality in the new foundations of a great nation already well 






Canada, just as the sons and daughters of and firmly laid, with limitless opportunity, 






England, of Scotland and of Ireland have it can go on with perfect faith. Its future 






so readily done in the past. There are no will bring a great blessing to millions yet 






higher ideals in the world than in Great unborn, a great blessing to Great Britain 






Britain and the United States of America. and Ireland and side by 


side with the Un- 






Freedom has reached its best in these coun- ited States, work out a destiny for its people 






tries. It is unfettered. Their literature that the peoples of older lands will envy and 






and language will shape and affect Cana- imitate. 








dian literature for many years to come. Not the least part in that future will 






Canada may avoid many of the hardships be played by the spirit 


of Great Britain 






the poor endure in Europe, and equally the and Ireland and of the 


United States, if 






faults that were the result of limitless re- Canada is inspired by that spirit. The spirit 






sources and opportunity in the United that recognizes that all 


men are entitled 






States. Canada has yet a clean slate. Let to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; 


I 




it adopt all that is good in England, Ireland that all men are born free and equal. The 






and Scotland. All that is good in Europe language and literature, the songs and poetry 






and the United States. How permanently of England, of Scotland and of Ireland, add- 






the great men of the United States have been ed to as they have already been, by the 






influenced by the literature of Great Britain United States and Canada, will belong to 






it is very difficult even in a faint degree to Canada too, and make life in Canada the 






estimate. Certain it is the leading states- most desirable in the world. 






men of all parties in the great republic are The Advertiser has always encouraged 






peace-loving, broad minded, liberal men.anxi- wholesome literature and endeavored to 






ous for the welfare not oi their own nation make the paper welcome in as many homes as 






only, but of all mankind. possible. 








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One Hundred and Eight 



LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 




GROUP OF ADVERTISER STAFF, 1900 



LATE HORACE HALL, 

Reporter 
LATE EDWARD CLISSOLD, 

Editor Western Advertiser 



J. A. McNEIL, 
Reporter 



J. H. DEMPSTER, 
Assistant Editor 

CHARLES O. SMITH, 
City Editor 





LATE JOHN CAMERON 

Founder and Editor of the London Advertiser 



ROBERT D. MILLAR 

Business Manager of the London Advertiser 
for nearly 30 years, until 1913 



One Hundred and Nine 



LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 




THE LONDON STREET RAILWAY CO. 



The London Street Railway Company 
was incorporated l>y the Legislature- of t he- 
Province of Ontario in 1873, being empow- 
ered to construct and operate a street rail- 
way in the City ot London and the Town- 
ships of London and \Vcstmistcr. On the 
8th day of March, 1875, the City of London 
granted the necessary rights for the con- 
struction and operation of the street railway 
by animal power or a period of fifty-years 
from that date. In 1895, the original agree- 
ment with the City of London was amended, 
the company being granted exclusive rights 
to construct and operate an electric street 
railway for the remainder of the fifty years, 
at the expiration of which or any fifth year 
thereafter, the City has the right, by giving 



one year's notice in advance, to purchase 
the property on an arbitration basis. 

The Company has continued to grow with 
the City so that today its system and ser- 
vice compare most favorably with that ot 
any city of its six.e in Canada, while the 
rates of fares and transfer privileges are the 
lowest of any. It has 35.19 miles of track 
on 32 miles of streets, on which there is 
daily operated approximately 6,000 car 
miles, equivalent to a car crossing the con- 
tinent and back each day. 

Pay-as-you-enter cars of the latest type 
have been added during recent years and 
the older cars are being rebuilt along the 
same model so that the equipment and 
service is of the highest standard. 



One Hundred and Ten 



LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 




THE LATE GEORGE B. SIPPI 

Musician 




THE LATE A. McCORMICK 

Ex. -Mayor of London 




THE LATE THOMAS A. BROWN 

Postmaster 




THE LATE_VTHOMAS_CLEGG 



Barrister 



One Hundred and Eleven 



LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 



The Bell Telephone Building, Park Avenue 




The splendid plant and equipment of 
the Bell Telephone Company of Canada in 
London is but a link in the Bell system 
throughout Ontario and Quebec. The Com- 
pany now operates 460 exchanges, serving 
upwards of 237,000 subscribers. Its long 
distance system comprises 75,371 miles of 
wire on 9,304 miles of poles, and 3,913 miles 
of wire in underground and submarine 
cables. Five hundred and eighty-five local 
telephone companies, serving over 72,000 
subscribers, mostly farmers, have connecting 
arrangements with the Bell Telephone Com- 
pany of Canada, and thereby get the advan- 
tage of the vast long distance and exchange 
facilities of that Company. 



Some of London's Earliest Builders and Architects 



There are many fine buildings in London 
and in the very early days there were good 
residences, churches, and public buildings. 
Among the churches, St. Paul's Cathedral 
and the North Street Methodist Church. 
Among the residences, those of the late 
Henry C. R. Becher, Q. C., and the late 
Hon. Mr. Justice Wilson, the late Hon. 
George J. Goodhue, and the late Police 
Magistrate Lawrence Lawrason, and a little 
later the late John Birrell, the late E. W. 
Hyman, the late Murray Anderson, the 
late Daniel Macfie, and later still the late 
John C. Meredith, the late Simpson Smith, 
the late Edward Glackmeyer, the late Char- 
les F. Goodhue (now T. H. Smallman's), 
the late John Labatt, the late Benjamin 
Cronyn (now F. E. Leonard), the late Wil- 
liam Spencer, the late James Duffield and the 
late Warren Rock, Q.C. Of the present day 
J. B. Smallman, John MacNee, Bert Mc- 
Donald, Joseph Scandrett, Sir George Gib- 
bons, T. J. McDonough, J. W. Little, M. 
Masuret, the late Senator Coffey, Ed. 
Shea, F. E. Gates, W. D. I. Wright, J. W 



Westervelt, M. W. Ferguson, Sheriff Cam- 
eron and many others. 

The early public buildings are best repre- 
sented by the post office, the old city hall, 
the Central school, and the court house and 
to these might be added the Tecumseh 
House, which is a very substantial well built 
hotel, and under the management of George 
H. O'Neil, quite as popular as under the 
management of anyone since it was opened. 

Among the later public buildings are sev- 
eral fine schools; the Normal School is first 
class. 

The banks and loan companies all con- 
tribute very creditable buildings and among 
the stores that of Smallman & Ingram, 
takes first place. 

The architects and builders of these de- 
serve to be remembered. Among the 
architects, Thomas Parke, Samuel Peters, 
his son S. Frank Peters, William Robinson, 
William B. Leather, Thomas H. Tracy, 
George F. Durand, William Joanes, George 
Watson, Richard P. Fairbairn, John M. 
Moore, Fred Henry, Thomas W. Dyas, 



One Hundred and Twelve 



LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 




LATE JOHN CHRISTIE 
Builder 



LATE JOSEPH HOOK 
Builder 





LATE JOHN CRAIG 



Builder 




LATE THOMAS GREEN 
Builder 



Ont Hundred and Thirteen 



LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 



Some of London's Earliest Builders and Architects Continued 



George Craddock and at the present, Wil- 
liam Murray, Watt & Blackwell, McBride, 
& Gilbert, J. Victor Munro, John M. Moore, 
A. E. Nutter, and L. E. Carrothers. 

Among the Builders, James Elliott, Craig 
& Campbell, Thomas Green, John Christie, 
Alexander Purdom, John Purdom, Joseph 
Broadbent, Thomas Caclham, David Den- 
ham, J. C. Dodd & Son, Tambling & Jones, 
Jones Brothers, William Magee & Son, 
John Shopland, T. & A. Harvey, John 
Tytler, Wm. Tytler, Hyatt Brothers, John 
Hayman & Sons, William Jeffery, Wm. 
Gerry & Sons, John Wilky & Sons. 

Thomas Parke came to London from 
Toronto as a member of the firm of Ewart 
& Parke, and under his architecture and 
superintendence, the court house, modelled 
after an Irish castle, was built. When re- 
modelled, the same style of architecture was 
observed. The front was originally to- 
wards the river. He afterwards represented 
Middlesex in the parliament of Canada and 
was surveyor general in the Baldwin La 
Fontaine administration. He was the father 
of the late E. Jones Parke, K.C. Thomas 
Parke, barrister, of Kingston; Edward D. 
Parke, barrister, of London, and Harold 
R. Parke, barrister, of London, and after- 
wards of the north west. For a time, about 
the years 1836 and 1837, he published a 
newspaper at London, the files of which were 
unfortunately destroyed in the Masonic 
Temple fire on the 23rd of February, 1900. 

William Robinson for many years City 
Engineer, was a man of sterling character 
and ability, St. Andrew's Church is his 
monument. Many young men who after- 
wards attained more than ordinary success, 
obtained their professional education in his 
office. Among them Thomas W. Dyas, 
Thomas H. Tracy, George F. Durand, 
Richard Purdom, John M. Moore, Harry S. 
Scatcherd, Samuel Campbell, Richard P. 
Fairbairn, Richard Wright, and many others. 
John Kendrick was for many years his 
trusted assistant. Mr. Robinson presented 
the first gymnasium at the old central school 
to the school being a firm believer in the 
benefit it would be to the pupils. 

Thomas H. Tracy, now of Vancouver, 
after obtaining his certificate as P.L.S., was 
offered a position by Sir John Carling in 
the Department of Public Works at Toronto. 
This was in 1867. He did not remain there 
long. He was joined in 1871 by Richard 
Purdom, who remained in the department 
until his death in 1882. He was the archi- 
tect of the Andrew Mercer reformatory and 
other public buildings, and when a student 
with Mr. Robinson, superintended the erec- 
tion of James Duffield's residence in London 



Mr. Tracy went to Albany and joined George 
Durand at the Albany State Capital under 
Fuller & Laver, the architects. He left 
there and went to Chicago after the Great 
fire. Later he returned to London and 
formed a partnership with Mr. Robinson, 
which later became Robinson, Tracy & 
Fairbairn. He left London to accept the 
city engineership of Vancouver, where he 
is now a consulting engineer. He super- 
intended the erection of the main building 
of the London Asylum. 

George F. Durand, after spending sev- 
eral years at the Albany State Capital, also 
returned to London. He was a first class 
architect. He had excellent taste as well. 
He designed the original Masonic Temple, 
also the residences of F. E. Leonard, and 
the late John Labatt. His last work of con- 
sequence was the Upper Canada College, 
which was designed by him. These are fair 
samples of his architecture and given unlimit- 
ed means which an architect should have to 
bring out the best that is in him, he would 
have taken a leading place in any city in 
the world. He was the eldest son of the 
late James Durand. 

George Watson was a very reliable archi- 
tect. He had associated with him his son, 
William Watson, and for many years their 
office was a busy spot. Whatever George 
Watson designed and executed was of the 
substantial order and those who employed 
him could be sure of conscientious service. 

Moore and Henry, for a long time, held a 
leading place. John M. Moore, as engineer 
for the waterworks, and Fred Henry as archi- 
tect. Like George Durand, Fred Henry 
had excellent taste. He rebuilt the Masonic 
Temple after the first fire on 23rd February, 
1900. 

William Joanes before becoming an archi- 
tect was a practical builder and for this rea- 
son, many preferred him. He was a success- 
ful architect for many years. 

George Craddock was architect of the 
residences of Sir George Gibbons and T. J. 
McDonough, and many others. He had a 
style peculiarly his own. The best example 
of it is in the residence of the late T. J. Mc- 
Donough. 

Richard P. Fairbairn became and is now 
deputy minister of Public Works, at Toronto. 
He has always been recognized as one of the 
most profound engineers in Ontario. Mr. 
T. H. Tracy considered him an encyclopedia 
of knowledge. He has acquired, during 
long years of service, much information that 
is invaluable to the Province. While a stud- 
ent in Mr. Robinson' j office he designed the 
reconstructed Court House, adhering to the 
original architecture as much as possible. 



One Hundred and Fourteen 



LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 





LATE ALEXANDER PURDOM 

Builder 

Father of Richard Purdom, Architect; T. H. 
and Alexander Purdom, Barristers, and John 
Purdom, Builder. 



LATE RICHARD PURDOM 

Architect 




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LATE JAMES ELLIOTT 

One of London's earliest builders. He was 
the father of Charles H. Elliott, Collector of 
Customs and the late John B. Elliott and 
Henry Elliott. 



LATE WALTER FAIRBAIRN 

Merchant Tailor 



One Hundred and Fifteen 



LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 









Some of London's Earliest Architects and Builders Continued 


He also designed the residence of the late 


which at subsequent elections became larger 




Warren Rock, Q.C. 


and he retained the seat until his elevation 




Richard Wright, son of John Wright, of 


to the bench. Mr. Durand had the respect 




Wright & Durand, builders, studied with 


of all parties and was regarded as the strong- 




Robinson & Tracy, and is now on the staff 


est candidate the Liberal party had. He 




of the Dominion Architect, at Ottawa. He 


had two sons who made good places for 




has designed the new post office for London, 


themselves in after life. George F. Durand, 




which is to be a splendid specimen of classic 


architect, and Andrew Durand, builder, to 




architecture. 


whom references are elsewhere made. Mr. 




The architects of today are maintaining 


Durand was one of the representative Scotch- 




well the standard set by those referred to. 


men of London. His name calls up the names 




The buildings of comparatively recent date 


of Col. Moffat, James Dunbar, William Dun- 




prove this. Such residences as J. B. Small- 


bar, Donald Currie, Robert Reid, Archi- 




man, John McNee, Joseph Scandrett, and 


bald McPhael, and Donald McPhail, John 




others. 


W. Jones and others, all good re.presenta- 




There are many who should be mentioned, 


tive Scotchmen. 




though not now in practice. Harry Scatch- 


John Christie built a large number of 




erd left architecture for banking, Samuel 


houses for himself and continuously for 




Campbell went to Australia, Gordon Bridge- 


many years was an active factor in the pro- 




man went to New York, as did also Thomas 


gress of London. In partnership with Thos. 




Harvey, who returned to superintend the 


Green, he built the Grand Trunk Car Shops. 




erection of Smallman & Ingram's store, and 


Joseph Hook, builder, as a member of the 




Charles Mountjoy, now in Denver. 


firm of Hook & Toll, built the Military 




Among the builders, Thomas Parke was 


School. 




both builder and architect. James Elliott 


In the late sixties and during the seventies 




was the leader in the forties. He was the 


and eighties, and later, J. C. Dodd & Son, 




father of John B. Elliott, and Charles H. 


who erected the residences of Frank Leonard, 




Elliott, the collector of customs. Craig & 


John Labatt, and the late Thos. McCormick; 




Campbell, took the lead in the fifties, and 


Alexander Purdom, who built the Refrac- 




later Alexander Campbell, in the sixties. 


tory wards at the Asylum, St. James Church, 




They built the city hall, the stations on the 


London South, part of John Labatt's Brew- 




Port Stanley and many of the buildings 


ery, and many others buildings; Joseph 




erected in London at that time. Thomas 


Broadbent, who built Col. Ley's residence 




Green was contemporary with them and 


in London South. John Purdom succeeded 




erected the Grand Trunk Car Shops, St. 


his father in 1883, and built the Grand 




Peter's Cathedral and many of the buildings 


Opera House, The Normal School, the 




in London. Wright & Durand were very 


Masonic Temple, now the Dominion Sav- 




successful builders. They erected the cot- 


ings Building twice. The Simcoe Street 




tages at the asylum and with Alexander 


school, the most of the Collegiate Institute, 




Campbell and Thomas Green, during the 


the Public Library, Victoria Hospital, John 




fifties and sixties, held a leading place. Their 


Garvey's wholesale, C. S. Hyman's ware- 




two sons, Andrew Durand and Thomas 


house, the opera house at St. Thomas, the 




Wright, succeeded them. The sons main- 


Byron Sanatorium, and many other build- 




tained their fathers' position until Thomas 


ings. 




Wright died and Andrew Durand 's whole 


David Denham built St. Andrew's Church. 




time was taken as an insurance adjuster. 
James Durand, of the firm of Wright & 
Durand, Builders, was several times the 


Tambling & Jones have erected a continu- 
ous stream of good buildings, as have Jones 
Bros. 




standard bearer of the Liberal party. He 
contested London against Sir John Carling 
at Confederation. Sir John Carling then 


John Shopland was long associated with 
Thomas Green and was with him during all 




ran for both the Dominion and Provincial 


his active years. 




Parliaments. He carried both seats, but had 


John Hayman & Sons have not confined 




a small majority only against Mr. Durand. 


their activities to London, but with char- 




When dual representation was abolished, 


acteristic push and energy, have taken con- 




Sir John resigned the seat in the Ontario 


tracts over Western Ontario. 




Legislature and remained member for Lon- 


William Magee & Sons and Hyatt Brothers 




don at Ottawa. Sir William Meredith then 


are actively engaged to day and so too is 




became Conservative candidate and Mr. 


William Jeffery. These firms are ably main- 




Durand, the Liberal or Reform. Sir William 


taining the character of the work performed 




Meredith was elected by a small majority, 


by the builders of other days. 







One Hundred and Sixteen 



LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 




LATE JAMES DURAND 
Builder 




LATE GEORGE F. DURAND 

Architect 




LATE ANDREW DURAND 
Builder 






LATE ALEXANDER CAMPBELL 

Builder 



One Hundred and Seventeen 



LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 









WALTER HOARE MOORHOUSE, M.B. 


a strong hold on St. Andrews and its members 


(Continued from Page 78) 


continue to regard him with much affection. 




For a period of seventeen years, he rep- 


His last visit to London was on the death 




resented the Western University in the 


of the widow of the late Rev. J. A. Murray. 




Ontario Medical Council, being elected 


He was also present at the funeral of the 




president of that body in 1907. 


late Dr. Ross. He reciprocates the feeling 




In 1871, he married Margaret A., daugh- 


of the congregation towards him by a con- 




ter of the late Rev. Dr. Webster, who died 


tinued interest in the welfare of St. Andrews 




in 1900. In December, 1902, he married 


and all its people. 




Mary E., daughter of the late Richard 






Butler, of London. 






Dr. Moorhouse has always been a hard 


JAMES ELLIOTT 




worker, and a close student, and has con- 






tinually endeavored to advance himself 


Mr. Elliott was one of London's earliest 




in the knowledge of his beloved profession, 
and for this purpose, has made frequent 
trips not only to the medical centres of 


builders. He was the father of Charles H. 
Elliott, Collector ol Customs, and the late 
John B. Elliott and Henry Elliott. He was 




America, but also to many of the large 


born in Roxborough, Scotland, in 1811, and 




European hospitals, where he has taken, at 


when six years old came to New Brunswick, 




different times, numerous post-graduate 


where he spent his early days. He learned 




courses. 


his trade in Erederickton, N.B. When a 




He is the possessor of a large and val- 


young man he spent a few years in the large 




uable library, embracing not only numerous 
medical works, but also a wide range of 


cities of the eastern states, coming to Canada 
West in 1835. He was in business in London 




literature in general. 


as a builder at the time of the Rebellion in 




Dr. Moorhouse is a Conservative in poli- 


1837. He had the contract for building the 




tics, and a pronounced Anglican. He is, 


Tecumseh House but did not complete it. 




moreover, a firm believer in the great future 


The original Company failed during its 




of Canada, and also an ardent imperialist. 


erection. He built the Robinson Hall, the 




RKSIDKNCK: 249 Queen's Avenue. 


old Baptist Church, the Market, the old 






Roman Catholic Church and many other 






of London's early buildings. He died in 




REV. ROBERT JOHNSTON, D.D. 


the year 18(>4. 




Is the Pastor of the American Presbyterian 






Church of Montreal. He is one of the most 






eloquent preachers in America. When a 


J. HARRY FOWLER 




young man he spent a few months in London 


Who writes "Wait a Minute" for The 




as Assistant Minister of St. Andrews Church. 


Advertiser, and does political work for the 




He made so strong an impression on the 


paper, was born in Watford, some years 




people that on the death of the Rev. J. 


ago. He learned the rudiments of printing 




Allaster Murray he received a unanimous 


at the Watford Guide-Advocate, later taking 




call to St. Andrews. He remained in Lon- 


a course at the Collegiate Institute. In 1902 




don for about seven years. His pastorate 


he graduated with the degree of B.A. from 




was very successful. The Church was 
always full and his influence in the City was 


the University of Toronto. Ten years ago, 
he came to London, where he started in 




by no means confined to his own church. 


the newspaper business on The Advertiser. 




He fearlessly advocated what he believed to 


With the exception of a few years, he has 




be right. He received many calls to other 


worked continuously on this newspaper. 




larger cities and finally accepted a call to 


He was active in the Liberal Club for 




the American Presbyterian Church, Mont- 


some years, and was nominated for the 




real, which pulpit he still occupies. He was 


Legislature by the Liberals of East Lambton, 




succeeded in St. Andrews by the late Rev. 


his home constituency, which he did not 




James Ross, D.D. Dr. Johnston still has 


consider at the time. 






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One Hundred and Eighteen 



LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 




LATE WILLIAM ROBINSON 

City Engineer 




LATE WILLIAM BOWMAN 
Manager L. and P. S. R. 




R. P. FAIRBAIRN 

Deputy Minister of Public Works, Toronto 




LATE A. O. GRAYDON 

City Engineer 

He was the eldest son of S. H. Graydon, 
one of London's former Mayors. 



One Hundred and Nineteen 



LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 



London Elections 



Representatives in Parliament 
Legislative Assembly in Toronto 

1867-1872 Sir John Carling. 

1872-1894 Sir William Meredith. 

1894-1898 Thomas S. Hobbs. 

1898-1902 Francis B. Leys. 

1902 Adam Beck. 

1908 Election June 8th, 1908 Hon. 
Adam Beck, 8,818; J. M. McEvoy, 5,089; 
majority for Hon. Adam Beck, 3,729. 

1912 Hon. Adam Beck, Acclamation. 
Election Dec. 12th, 1912. 

1914 Election June 29th, 1914 Adam 
Beck, 4,350; Wm. J. Stevenson, 2,854; John 
Jacobs, 417. Majority for Sir Adam Beck, 
1,496. 

Province of Upper Canada 

First Parliament, 1841-1844 Hamilton 
Harley Killaly. Bye-election, H. H. Killaly. 
Bye-election, H. H. Killaly, appointed presi- 
dent of Board of Works. Hamilton H. 
Killaly elected 28th September, 1842. Bye- 
election (resignation of H. H. Killaly, 30th 
November, 1843), Lawrence Lawrason, 
elected. 

Second Parliament, 1844-1847 Law- 
rence Lawrason, elected. Bye-election (re- 
signation of L. Lawrason, 24th January, 
1845), Hon. Win. Henry Draper, elected. 
Bye-election (resignation of W. H. Draper, 
2nd June, 1847), John Wilson, elected. 

Third Parliament, 1848-1851 John Wil- 
son, elected. Bye-election, (resignation of 
John Wilson, December, 1849), John Wilson 
elected, 21st of January, 1850. 

Fourth Parliament, 1851-1854 Thomas 
C. Dickson, elected. 

Fifth Parliament, 1854-1857 John Wil- 
son, elected. 

Sixth Parliament, 1858-1861 John Car- 
ling, elected. 

Seventh Parliament, 1861-1863 John 
Carling, elected. Bye-election (Hon. John 
Carling appointed Receiver General, 27th 
March, 1862); Hon. John Carling, elected 
7th April, 1862. 

Hon. John Carling elected 7th April, 
1862. 

Eighth Parliament, 1863-1867 Hon. 
John Carling, elected. 

Canada Parliament 

First Parliament 29th Aug. 1867, election: 
Hon. John Carling 

Second Parliament 6th Aug. 1872, election: 

Hon. John Carling 1,101 

Hugh McMahen 797 

Majority for Hon. J. Carling.. 304 

Third Parliament 29th Jan., 1874,- election: 

Major John Walker 1,269 

Hon. John Carling 1,208 



Majority for Major Walker .... 61 
Bye-election (Election of Major Walker 
declared void 20th Jan., 1875), election 
18th Feb., 1875: 

James Harshaw Fraser 1,228 

Samuel Peters 1,100 

Majority for J. H. Fraser 128 

Fourth Parliament Election 17th Sept.1878 

Hon John Carling 1,407 

J. Walker 1,343 

Majority for Hon. J. Carling.. 64 

Fifth Parliament Election 20th June, 1882: 

Hon. John Carling 1,485 

John Campbell 1,238 

Majority for Hon. J. Carling.. 247 

Sixth Parliament Election 22nd Feb., 1887: 

Hon. John Carling 2,013 

Charles Smith Hyman 1,974 

Majority for Hon. J. Carling.. 39 

Seventh Parliament- 
Charles Smith Hyman 2,037 

Hon. John Carling 1,854 

Majority C. S. Hyman 183 

By- Election (election of C. S. Hay man void 
1st Feb., 1892. 

Hon. John Carling 2,523 

Charles Smith Hyman 2,421 

Majority for Hon. J. Carling . 102 

Eighth Parliament Election 23rd June, 1896 

Thomas Beattie 2,325 

Charles Smith Hyman 2,284 

Majority for Thos. Beattie 41 

Ninth Parliament Election Nov. 7th, 1900: 

Charles Smith Hyman 2,812 

Thomas Beattie 2,265 

Robert Roadhouse 236 

Majority for C. S. Hyman 547 

Tenth Parliament Election 3rd Nov., 1904: 

Hon. C. S. Hyamn 4,302 

William Gray 4,278 

Majority for Hon. C.S. Hyman 24 

Bye-Election (Hon. C. S. Hyman appointed 
Minister Public Works, 22nd May, 

1905) Election 13th June, 1905: 

Hon. C. S. Hyman 4,581 

William Grey 4,251 

Majority for Hon. C.S. Hyman 330 

Bye- Election (Resignation of Hon. C. S. 
Hyman, llth April, 1907): 

Thomas Beattie 3,209 

John David Jacobs 2,174 

Majority for Thos. Beattie 1,035 

Eleventh Parliament, Election 26th Oct. 1908 

Thomas Beattie 4,121 

John Wiley McCandless 2,987 

Majority for Thos. Beattie 1,134 

Twelfth Parliament, Election 21st Sept. 191] 

Thomas Beattie 5,263 

John M. McEvoy 3,312 

Majority for Thos. Beattie 1,951 



One Hundred and Twenty 



LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 




LT.-COL. JOHN WALKER 

This is an excellent likeness of Col. Walker. In his day he exercised a strong 
influence in the political destinies of London. Sir John Carling, was, after the retire- 
ment of Judge Wilson, the undoubted political power in London. Col. Walker was one 
of his supporters. A difference arose between them and Col. Walker opposed Sir John 
Carling as a Liberal. Many influential leading Conservatives followed Col. Walker 
into the Liberal ranks and as long as he was in public life gave him loyal support. A 
longer reference to Col. Walker appears elsewhere. The big men in Dominion politics 
representing London up to the present tinie have been: Judge Wilson, Sir John Carling, 
Colonel Walker and the Hon. C. S. Hyman. Mr. Hyman's contests were always very 
close, the political feeling intense and his supporters united to a man. 



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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 




Canada's Most Prosperous City 



"Money," says Dun's report, for June, 
"is more plentiful in London- -Western 
Ontario's commercial huh -than in many 
other cities. This is due to the prosperous 
farming community in that vicinity." 
"Best city in Canada today," is the unani- 
mous opinion of commercial travellers. 
While all manufacturers are not operating 
in normal capacity, some are doing an 
average business, and the wholesale houses 
report a satisfactory volume for summer and 
fall business. Between $600,000 and $700,- 
000 is already in sight for new buildings 
this year, including several schools. The 
City has an extensive programme laid out 
for new pavements, which in 1914 cost 
$122,000, and will, this year, it is estimated, 
total $200,000. The new breakwater in 
West London calls for an expenditure of 
$25,000, and subways on Egerton and 



Ridout Streets, may be completed costing 
$130,000 more. In addition to this, there 
is storm sewer work totalling $250,000, while 
local improvements to walks, curbs, and 
sanitary sewers will cause an expenditure 
of approximately $73,000. 

London is contributing her share to the 
Empire's struggle in Europe. As recruit- 
ing and mobilizing centre for the First 
Divisional Military Area, this city has seen 
the enlistment, equipment and training of 
numerous military units, infantry, artillery, 
mounted men and army service and medical 
corps. 

London has unequalled opportunities 
for men with money and enterprise. The 
London Industrial Bureau, City Hall, sup- 
plies free reports on opportunities in any 
line of industry. 




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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 





LATE JOHN ELLIOTT 

Founder of the Phoenix Foundry 
He carried on the manufacture of agricul- 
tural implements for many years successfully. 
He retained his tall, straight, handsome form 
till his death, which occurred when he was over 
eighty years of age. 



LATE HUGH McCOLL, M.D. 

Lapeer, Michigan 





LATE REV. DUNCAN McCOLL 



LATE JOHN McCOLL 



Westminster 



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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 











General 

Assessment 


Information 

First House built 1826 






London surveyed 1826 




1900 $17,644,161 
1905 20,141,161 15 per cent. 
1910 26,062,078 29 per cent. 


Court House built .1827 133 
Incorporated as a village 1840 2,000 
The great fire 1845 3,500 




1914 38 071 220 46 per cent 


Court House built 1846 




Area 
Some idea of the steady growth of London 
may be formed from the follwoing: 

YKAR SOUARK MILKS 1NCRKASK 

1854 2 613-640 
1885. . 4 223-640 47 per rent. 
1800 5 587-640 27 per cent. 
1898 6417 640 12 per cent. 
1912 10 23 640 .51 per cent. 

Banks, Loan and Insurance Companies 

\o less than eleven chartered BANKS 
have brandies here. 
Hank of British North America (four 


First hospital built 1847 
Incorporated as a town 1848 4,668 
Public schools established 1848 
Decennial census 1852 7,035 
First railway train 1853 
Covent Garden Market built ..1853 
Incorporated as a city 1854 10,000 
City Hall built 1854 
Lighted with gas ... 1854 
L. P. S. Rv. opened. 1856 
Visit of the Prince of Wales 1860 11,200 
Decennial census .1864 11,555 
Decennial census. 1871 15,826 
Waterworks established 1877 19,100 
Wreck of Victoria, May 24 1881 19,725 
Great Hood 1883 




branches). 

Bank of Montreal. 
Bank of Nova Scotia. 
Bank ol Toronto (tour branches). 
Canadian Bank ol Commerce. 
Dominion Bank (two branches). 
Home Bank of Canada. 
Imperial Bank. 
Molsons Bank (two branches). 
Merchants Bank of Canada (three 
branches.) 
Roval Bank (two branches). 

Loan and Savings Companies 

Dominion Savings and Investment So- 
ciety. 
Huron and Krie Loan and Savings 
Company. 
London Loan and Savings Company. 
Ontario Loan and Debenture Companv. 
People's Loan and Savings Corporation. 
London and Western Trusts Company. 
Canada Trust Company. 
Fidelity Trusts Company of Ontario. 

Head Office Insurance 
London Life Insurance Company. 
Northern Life Assurance Company of 
Canada. 
Bank Clearings INCRK\SK 
1908 .156,785,041 $ 
1909 62,093,337 5,308 296 


London Hast Annexed 1885 26,075 
South London annexed 1890 30,075 
Decennial census 1891 31,977 
Free Library established 1893 
Library opened 1895 
London Street Rv. electrified .1895 
City Hall disaster 1898 
London West annexed 1898 38,224 
Decennial-census 1901 37,97(5 
Subwavs constructed at Wort- 
ley and Wharnclirre 1906 44,704 
Niagara Power light streets, 
Dec. 1 1910 
Decennial census 1911 46,177 
City Hall sold .1911 
Ealing, Pottersburg, Knoll- 
wood and Chelsea Green ' 
annexed ... 1912 52,730 

Inland Revenue Shows Big Increase 

1909 $337,002 29 
1910 368,076 99 ..Increase $31,074 70 
1911 430,830 73.... Increase 62,763 74 
1912 529,356 37.. Increase 98,527 74 
1913 511,521 69... Decrease 17,534 68 
1914 461,383 86.... Decrease 50,150 83 

Educational Centre 




1910 67,154,567 5,061,230 
1911 71,554,221 4,399,654 


The recent addition to two institutions, 
St. Angela College and the Institute of 




1912 84,526,961 12,972,740 


Public Health, with prospects ot rapid 




1913 90,720,702 6,193,741 
1914 86,024,236 4,969,466 

Calendar of the City of London 

EVENT DATE POP. 

Gov. Simcoe's visit, Mar. 2nd, 1792 


growth, confirms and strengthens London s 
position as an Educational Centre. The 
city can boast of this important group: 

Arts Department Western University. 
London Medical College. 
Institute of Public Health. 









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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 




JAMES C. DUFFIELD 
Managing Director City Gas Company 




LATE COL. WALKER, M.P. 
For London 




J. D. CLARKE 

Former Editor London Advertiser 




VERSCHOYLE CRONYN, K.C. 



Barrister 



One Hundred and Twenty-five 



LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 













LONDON FACTORIES 


the Mayor, the County Judge and the Police 








Magistrate. The water and electrical sys- 








tem are under the control of the Water 






s^| 


Works Commissioners, elected by the citi- 






-^' -,W,,^^^insBBMIH^HnBH#;h~Bt- 


zens for two years. 






* ' 4 ^l|i|ik^^H l^^^n 








""^SiSSaBl" v BSB*^ 


DEPARTMENT OF MILITIA AND 






s3!Ir ! "'~M!i; < pl^^^ 


DEFENCE 








'I He Heado uarters of the 1st IVlilitarv 














III NDtttV 


Division are situated in London. The 








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otnccs are over the Bank ol rfntisn iNortn 






The Dennis Wire and Iron Works Co.'s Factory 


America, on the corner of Richmond Street 






Its Factories, covering seventy-four lines, 


and Queen's Avenue. 






number 237, employing in the aggregate 








upwards of 12,000 people. Among the 
leading industries are the following: 


LONDON RAILWAYS 






Cigar Manufacture, the largest Stove 


One hundred and twenty-seven passen- 






Works in Canada, the McClary, employ- 


ger and freight trains pass through daily. 






ing 1,500 men, are here; Dennis Wire & 


An interswitching system connects the whole 






Iron Co., 150; D. S. Perrin & Co., confec- 


of these railways. A number of radial 






tionery, 650; Empire Brass Works (the 


electric roads are under course of construc- 






largest in Ontario), 250; Dominion Office 


tion. Freight rates to the Northwest are 






Furniture Co., 60; Greene-Swift Co., gar- 


the same as those of any other Ontario city. 






ments, 400; Vulcan Foundry, GO; London 








Foundry 65; C. S. Hvnian & Co., tanners, 








200; Adam Beck Box Factory, 175; C. N.W. 


RAILWAYS 






Shoe Co., 50; Cook-Fitzgerald Shoe Co., 


Grand Trunk Railway. 






150; Murray Shoe Co., 120 (London is 
rapidly becoming a shoe centre); Carling's 
Brewery, 85; McCormick Biscuit Mfg. Co., 


Pere Marquette Railway. 
Canadian Pacific Railway. 






650 (possibly the finest factory of its kind 


Michigan Central Railway. 






in Ontario); K. Leonard & Sons, engines, 


The Interswitching System connects all 






210; Globe Casket Co., 90; London Box 


railways. 






Works, 84; Wortman, Ward & Co., foundry, 








95; Belton Lumber Co., sash and doors, 50; 








Columbia Handle Co., 60; Gorman, Kckert 


BRANCH RAILWAYS 






& Co., spices, 70; Geo. White & Sons, agri- 








cultural implements, 300; Battle Creek 


Wabash Railway. 






Toasted Corn Flakes Co., 40; London Roll- 


London and Port Stanley Railway. 






ing Mills Co., 150; \V. H. Abbott, carriages, 


St. Mary's Railway. 






10; A.B. Greer, carriages, 45; and many 
others. 


London, Huron and Bruce Railway. 






Montreal alone exceeds London in cigar 


Traction Company. 






output. 


London and Southeastern Railway. 






CITY GOVERNMENT 

The government of the City is vested in 


London and Lake Erie Railway and 
Transportation Company. 






a Municipal Council, consisting of the Mayor 








four Controllers and twelve Aldermen, elect- 


LONDON WHERE IT IS 






ed annually by the citizens at large. The 
Council is a legislative executive body. 


Longitude, 81 degrees; latitude, 43 






The Board of Control prepares estimates, 


degrees. 






supervise finance, carries on public works. 


Midway between Toronto and Detroit. 






There are four standing committees of the 


Midway between Buffalo and Detroit. 






council, viz: 1, Property and Finance; 


Twenty-three miles from Lake Erie, 






2, Work; 3, Fire, Light, Market and Li- 


connected by its own railway. 






cense; 4, Legislation, Manufacturers' and 
Reception, which report to the Council. 
Schools are under the control of the Board of 


Opposite Cleveland on Lake Erie. 
582 miles from New York, U.S.A. 






Education, elected by the citizens for two 


384 miles from Chicago, U.S.A. 






years. The police are under the control 


443 miles from Montreal, Que. 






of the Police Commissioners, consisting of 


1,313 miles from Winnipeg, Man. 













One Hundred and Twenty-six 



LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 




HIS HONOR W. W. FITZGERALD 

Judge of the County of Welland 




LATE HON. SAMUEL BARKER, K.C., M.P. 
Hamilton 




HIS HONOR JUDGE DROMGOLE 

Judge of County of Essex 




LATE THOMAS SCATCHARD, K.C., M.P. 

London 



One Hundred and Twenty-seven 



LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 















Why London 


Advances 








London's claim as The Canadian Econo- 


Edward Matthews 


1843 






mic Manufacturing Centre is founded on 


James Farley 


1844 






the following combined advantages: 


John Balkwell 


1845 






1 . A home market of upwards of a million 


T. W. Shepherd 


1846 






people in the Western Ontario Peninsula 


Hiram D. Lee 


1847 






and centre of population for the Dominion. 










2. The average freight rates to points 


Town Mayors 








throughout the Dominion is lower than at 


Simeon Morrill 


1848 






any other Canadian centre of population 


Thos. C. Dixon 


1849 






of its size. 


Simeon Morrill 


1850 






3. Situated midway between Detroit and 


Simeon Morrill 


1851 






Buffalo, and opposite Cleveland on Lake 


Edward Adams .... 


1852 






Erie, London occupies a unique position for 


Edward Adams 


1853 






assembling fuel, raw materials and unfinished 


Marcus Holmes 


1854 






parts and products from the south. 










4. More trains arrive and depart from 


City Mayors 








London daily than from any other city in 
Canada, there being four trunk lines and 
seven branch lines radiating from London 
to all points of the compass. 


Murray Anderson 
Wm. Barker 
Elijah Leonard 
David Glass: 


1855 
1856 

.1857 
.1858 






5. A competitive water route to the lake is 


Wm. McBride 


1859 






provided by the city-owned road to London's 


Jas. Moffatt 


1860 






harbor, Port Stanley, a noteworthy example 


F. E. Cornish 


1861 






of a public utility owned and operated by 


F. E. Cornish 


1862 






the people, and which is now fully electri- 


F. E. Cornish 


1863 






fied. The city-owned road is directly con- 


F. E. Cornish 


1864 






nected with more railways than any other 


David Glass 


1865 






line on the continent. 


David Glass 


1866 






6. Metropolis of the fertile "Garden of 


Frank (now r Sir) Smith 


1867 






Canada," London is supplied directly from 


W. S. Smith 


1868 






fine farms and market gardens in the vicin- 


John Christie, resigned; 








ity, an advantage which materially reduces 


S. H. Graydon 


1869 






the cost of living. 


S. H. Graydon 


1870 






7. In addition to this important induce- 


J. M. Cousins. 


1871 






ment for an industrial population, London 


John Campbell 


.. 1872 






has schools, churches and places of amuse- 


Andrew McCormick 


.1873 






ment that vie with the bigger Canadian 


B. Cronyn 


1874 






centres. 


B Cronyn 


1875 






8. Labor, skilled and unskilled, is plen- 
tiful and reliable, and serious labor troubles 


D. C. MacDonald 
Robert Pritchard 


1876 

. .1877 






are practically unknown. 


Robert Lewis 


1878 








Robert Lewis 


1879 






9. The municipally owned and operated 
waterworks system is one of the best on the 
continent, the water being absolutely pure. 


John Campbell 
John Campbell 
Ed. Meredith 


1880 
1881 
1882 






10. Niagara power, received from the 


Ed. Meredith 


1883 






Ontario Electric Power Commission, is dis- 
tributed by the City Commission at cost. 
Lighting rates are the cheapest on the 
continent, and cheap power adds consider- 


C. S. Hyman 
Henry Becher 
T. D. Hodgens 
Jas Cowan 


1884 
1885 
.1886 
1887 






ably to the profits of manufacturers. Quo- 


Jas. Cowan 


1888 






tations for specific amounts during a fixed 
period will be supplied on application to the 


George Taylor 
G eorge Tavlor 


1889 
.1890 






Industrial Commissioner. 


George Taylor 


1891 








W. M. Spencer 


1892 






TTT?AT)^ Ctff PO'DTJf^'D ATTf^ivrc 


E. T. Essery 


1893 






*-m***-l-' O \J F \s \J K. x^ \J jx /T i I \J 1.1 O 

Village Presidents 


E. T. Essery 
J. W. Little 


1894 
1895 






Geo. J. Goodhue 1840 


J. W. Little 


1896 






James Givens 1 841 


J. W. Little 


1897 






Edward Matthews 1842 


Dr J D Wilson 


1898 

























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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 




E. W. J. OWENS, K.C., M.P.P. 

Barrister, Toronto 




D. C. ROSS, M.P. 

Strathroy 




E. W. SCATCHERD 

Barrister, London 




THOMAS HOOK, M.P.P. 

Toronto 



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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 



Dr. J. D. Wilson 1899 

F. G. Rumball 1900 

F. G. Rumball 1901 

Adam Beck 1902 

Adam Beck 1903 

Adam Beck 1904 

Cl. T. Campbell, M.D 1905 

Joseph C. Judd 1900 

Joseph C. Judd 1907 

Samuel Stevely 1 90S 

Samuel Stevely.. 1909 

f. H. A. Beat tie 1910 

I. H. A. Beattie 1911 

C. M. R. Graham 1912 

C. M. R. Graham ...1918 
C. M. R. Graham 1914 

Hugh A. Stevenson, M.D 191") 

11. All civic records in London show 
marked progress, which has been continued 
during the recent period of financial stress. 

12. Cheap sites for factories on inter- 
switching with all railways can be had in 
desirable locations, easily accessible for 
help. In this regard, London is probably 
better situated than any other city in Canada 
at the present time. 

13. The city otters manufacturers erect- 
ing new factories in the eastern manufactur- 



ing section of the city fixed assessments, on 
land value only, with exemption from build- 
ing tax, at a fixed rate of fifteen mills for 
fifteen years; and will also consider the 
granting of loans at a moderate rate of in- 
terest to desirable new industries employing 
a large number of hands. 

14. A place to live in. There has been no 
serious disturbances between capital and 
labor. 

London enjoys the proud distinction of 
being one of the healthiest cities in the Dom- 
inion. This is due in a large measure to the 
purity of the water supply and the perfect 
system of sewerage. There are no slums 
here. It is admittedly a beautiful city, 
with shade trees, green lawns and splendid 
residences. 

No city typhoid cases for years. 

London is famous for its pure water. 

1"). Special opportunities. Car shops 
(electric city and suburban), iron and steel 
trades, malleable iron and gray iron foun- 
dries, hardwood flooring, furniture, shoes, 
clothing, oil refining, flour and grist mill 
products, farm implements, carriages, etc., 
etc. For full information, write Industrial 
Commissioner, London, Canada. 




THE THAMES RIVER, FOOT OF DUNDAS STREET. 



One Hundred and Thirty 



LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 





HON. I. B. LUCAS, K.C., M.P.P. 

Attorney-General, Toronto 



COL. KENNETH GOODMAN, K.C. 
Parkhill 





F. J. C. FITZGERALD, M.D. 

New York 



CHARLES MACDONALD 

Barrister, Vancouver, B. C. 
Studied law in London and practiced for a 
time. He is the Liberal Candidate for one of 
the Ridings of Vancouver. 



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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 





LT.-COL. W. A. McCRIMMON 



EDWARD DEANE PARKE 

Member of the firm of Parke & Brother, 
Barristers. He was a son of the late Hon. 
Thomas Parke. He had in practice no superior. 





HAROLD R. PARKE 

Barrister, London and Fort Saskatchewan 
He was a son of the late Hon. Thomas Parke. 



GEO. A. HENRY 

Photographer 



One Hundred and Thirty-two 



LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 




THE LATE JOHN K. LABATT 




DENIS MASON 




THE LATE JOHN LABATT 




THE LATE NICHOLAS WILSON, JR. 

Merchant 



One Hundred and Thirty-three 



LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 




HIS LORDSHIP BISHOP FALLON 




LATE JOHN BROWN 
City Chamberlain 




LATE DEAN INNES 




LATE JOHN BIRRELL 

Head of the leading wholesale firm in 
London, for many years, John Birrell & Co. 



One Hundred and Thirty-four 



LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 




MALCOLM ROWLAND 

Manager the Canadian Loan and Savings Company 




LATE GEORGE G. MAGEE 




WILLIAM SKINNER 

Retired 




LATE EDWARD ROWLAND 

Retired Merchant 



One Hundred and Thirty-five 



LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 




JUDGE JOHN WILSON 

One of the Justices of the Common Picas, was until he accepted a position on the 
Bench in 1861, the ablest lawyer in Western Ontario. He was a big man every way. 
His strong common sense, coupled with his ability as a platform speaker, made him a 
political leader. He carried London as a Conservative, changed his views, resigned, 
and carried it as a Reformer. He was one of the leading Jury Lawyers of the Province. 
He was superintendent of Education in London and donated his salary annually in books 
given as prizes to the scholars. He was noted for his charities and his inclination to give 
a helping hand wherever he could. Sir John Carling succeeded him as member for Lon- 
don and held the .seat without interruption until Colonel Walker, after a hard contest, 
defeated him. 

Judge Wilson died in May, 1869. 



One Hundred and Thirty-six 



LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 




THE LATE HON. THOMAS PARKE 

He was an architect and builder. As a member of the firm of Kwart & Farke In- 
built the old Ontario Parliament Buildings at Toronto and the Court House at London. 
He was Surveyor-General in the Baldwin-Lafontaine Administration. He published a 
paper in London about the time of the Rebellion in 1837. The fyle of this paper was 
destroyed in the first Masonic Temple fire, February 23rd, 1900. He was the father of 
four sons, all lawyers of much more than average ability, E. Jones Parke, of London, 
Edward Dean Parke, London, Thomas Parke, Kingston, and Harold R. Parke, of London 
and Fort Saskatchewan. 



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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 




THE LATE WILLIAM G. MONCRIEFF 

Was one of Canada's best orators. He commenced life at Musselburgh, near 
Edinburgh, Scotland, as a Presbyterian Minister. He resigned his charge on account 
of his religious belief. He believed in the annihilation of the wicked. This belief is 
now held by many clergymen. It is a pity that so eloquent and gifted a man. one who 
would easily have held a foremost place among pulpit orators, resigned for such a reason. 
His speech in the City Hall on the assassination of President Lincoln was considered 
the best speech delivered in London up to that time. His son, George Moncrieff, 
Barrister, of Petrolca, was member of the House of Commons. His grandson continued 
the practice. Mr. Moncrieff was tall and dignified with a very kindly manner. 



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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 




THE LATE JOHN C. MEREDITH 

The father of a noted family, Sir William Meredith, Chief Justice of Ontario, 
John S. Meredith, former Manager of the Merchants Bank at Montreal; Kdmund Mere- 
dith, K.C., of London; Hon. R. M. Meredith, Chief Justice of Common Fleas; H. Vincent 
Meredith, President, Bank of Montreal; Charles Meredith, of Charles Meredith & 
Co., Bankers; Thomas G. Meredith, K.C., City Solicitor, London; and Llewellyn 
Meredith, London, Ontario. 

Mr. J. C. Meredith was a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, and a student at 
Grays Inn, England, for the Irish Bar, hut left for Canada before being called to the 
Bar. He lost his life in the Victoria Disaster, May 24th, 1881. 



One Hundred and Thirty-nine 



LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 





REV DR ROBERT JOHNSTON 



Pastor of the American Presbyterian Church, 
Montreal. 



LATE WILLIAM HORTON 

Barrister 

At one time Recorder of the Recorder's 
Court. He was one of London's earliest 
Barristers. He held a high place among the 
Bar of Western Ontario. 




J. HARRY FOWLER 



One Hundred and Forty 



LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 



SOME OF LONDON'S BEAUTIFUL HOMES 




Industrial London 



London is one of the large manufacturing 
centres of the Dominion. It has approxi- 
mately 250 factories, large and small ; over 
70 distinctive lines are represented, and 
between 12,000 and 13,000 people are em- 
ployed. The last Government census shows 
that the value of the annual output of cigars 
is only exceeded by one Canadian city. 1 1 
has two of the Dominion's largest biscuit 
and candy factories; is an important brass 
working and boot and shoe centre. Other 
lines represented by numerous firms are 
iron working, carriages, garments, card- 
board and wooden boxes and furniture. 



London also makes engines, boilers, thresh- 
ing machines, tractors, cement and concrete 
products, jewelry, brushes, overalls, cereal 
products, handles, corsets, harness, pork 
products, gas meters, show cases, ladders, 
electric irons, art glass, scales, barrels, 
hosiery, mattresses, pumps, ale and porter, 
elevators, soaps, bolts and nuts, bricks, 
etc., etc. London is easily accessible, by 
rail and water, tor the assembling of raw 
materials and fuel; and as a distributing 
centre, for articles ol general utility, is un- 
excelled. 

London has a home market of upwards 




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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 



SOME OF LONDON'S BEAUTIFUL HOMES 




of 1 ,000, 000 people and the rich eastern and 
rapidly developing western markets are 
easily accessible over competitive routes 
by lake and rail. Some idea of London's 
importance as a distributing centre is 
given by the following conservative figures 
of the annual turnover of some of London's 
wholesale houses, as follows: Drygoods, 
82,oOO,000; groceries, $3,500,000; hats, caps 
and furs, $1,250,000; boots and shoes, 82,- 
500,000; drugs and chemicals, 8500,000; 
automobiles, 8500,000; agricultural imple- 
ments, $000,000. 

It is the west most labor centre of the 
Dominion's industrial area, and is famed for 



the quantity and quality of its skilled and 
unskilled labor. 

Ideally situated sites on trackage with 
inlerswitching all railroads can be ob- 
tained for a few hundred dollars, which 
would cost as many thousands in any of the 
larger industrial centres of labor. 

The city has all the powers granted by 
the Ontario Municipal Act, for the encour- 
agement of new industries, such as loans, 
exemptions and guaranteeing of bonds, and 
has in addition adopted an unusually liberal 
policy to encourage manufacturing. In 
some 1,800- acres recently annexed to the 
city, manufacturing plants and equipment 




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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 




Roller Coaster at Springbank. 



are exempt from taxation for 15 years, and 
the land tax is fixed at 1"> mills for the same 
period. The assessment l.cing low and 
fixed for fifteen years, the total taxation, 
even on the large industries is merely 
nominal. 

Kvery ten years, t'he Dominion Ciovern- 
ment Census Department at Ottawa com- 
piles statistics of the manufactures of the 
Dominion. The last census, that of 1911, 
issued in June of that year, gives statistics 
of the manufactures of all Canadian cities 
as compiled during the year 1910. A casual 
examination of the 1910 figures of the city 



of London given in this volume, will reveal 
the fact that in the matter ot employees 
engaged in the various branches of industry 
here, there has been a remarkable increase 
since that time. How great their increase 
is, however, has until now been a matter 
of conjecture only, and the actual figures 
will doubtless come as a surprise to main- 
Londoners. 

Through the courtesy of local manufac- 
turers, the London Industrial Bureau is 
now able to present the actual figures ot 
increase in many of the leading lines ol 
industry and these, compared with the 
Government census of 1910 are as follows: 




Scene at Springbank. 



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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 




Dundas Street Looking East. 



Under the classification of the boot and 
shoe industry, the Government census (1010) 
credits London with 290 employees. In 
this industry the employees of London 
factories now number 485. 

Other industries classified in the same 
groups as those used in the (iovernmenl 
census are as follows: 



Brass Castings, etc. 
Government census, 1910 
Employed at present 



09 
265 



Increase 196 

Bread, Biscuits and confectionery 

Government census, 1910 994 

Employed at present 1710 



Paper Boxes and Bags 

Government census, 1910.... 
F.mployed at present 

Increase 



230 

243 



Increase 

Brooms and Brushes 

Government census, 1910 

Employed at present 

Decrease 




Dundas and Richmond Streets, a Busy Corner. 



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SOME OF LONDON'S BEAUTIFUL HOMES 




Carriages, Wagons, etc. 

Government census, ]()!() 02 

Employed at present H>5 

Increase 715 

Cement Blocks, Tiles, etc. 

Government census, 1910 12 

Employed at present 34 



Flour and Grist Mill Products 
Government census, 1910 2S 

At present employed X(> 



Increase 



58 



Increase 



22 



Iron and Steel and Foundry and Machine 
Shop Products 

Government census, 1910 1422 

At present employed 2514 



Clothing, Men's, Women's, etc. 
Government census, 1910. 402 

Employed at present 870 



Increase 



.1092 



Increase 



4(58 



(These figures do not include an average 
of 415 men employed annually in the Grand 
Trunk Railway carshops.) 




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Springbank Park 



Furniture and Upholstered Goods 

Government census, I'.UO II 

At present employed 1110 

Increase 80 

Harness and Saddlery 

Government census, 1010 \:> 

At present employed ">S 

Increase 15 

Hats, Caps and Furs 

Government census, 1010 121 

At present employed 1ST 

Increase. (>:; 



Jewelry and Repairs 
Government census, 1010 
At present employed 

I ncrease 

Liquors, Malt 
Government census, 1010 
At' present employed 



Lumber Products 
Government census, 1010 . 
At present employed.. 

Increase 




Springbank Park 



51 

86 



133 

168 



168 
403 



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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 




Printing, Publishing and Bookbinding 

Government census, MHO 535 

At present employed (><>() 



1 2;") 



Increase 

Tobacco, Cigars, etc. 
Government census, 1910 ... 
At present employed 

Increase 435 

An additional classification in the ( lovern- 
nient census includes "all other industries. " 
Of these the number of establishments only 
is enumerated. The Government list, how- 
ever, does not include the following indus- 
tries now established here and employing 
somewhere in the neighborhood of 500 peo- 
ple: Hosiery 2, signs 2, dyeing I, artificial ice 



goods 2, brickmaking 4, drugs, 
corsets 1, telephones 1, meters I, 
electrical appliances I, art glass and mirrors 
1, aerated waters 3. dental laboratory work 
I, mattresses 1, soap 2, but! polishing wheels 
1, lloor mops 1, cooperage 1, pianos 1, con- 
crete products 1. Some ol the classifications 
enumerated are, ol course, included in the 
Government list, but the list given here 
represents new industries, started since 1010, 
or, at any rate, not included in the Govern- 
ment list, under the heading ot "all other 
industries. " 

At a moderate estimate, based on the 
figures secured directly from London's man- 
ufacturers within the last lew months, Lon- 
don's factories employ between 12,000 and 
13,000 people, and number over 2(H). 




THE LATE WILLIAM J. THOMPSON 

Carrage Manufacturer 



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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 




VICTORIA HOSPITAL 




Council 1916 

Mayor 
HUGH ALLAN STEVENSON 

Board of Control 

WM. W. GAMMAGE J. M. MOORE 
GEO. E. ROSK J. F. WHITE 



Aldermen 

HENRY B. ASHPLANT R. J. WEBSTER 
W T M. A. WILSON 
A. W. PALMER 
C. W. SUMMERS 
G. A. BURDICK 
WM. JONES 



A. M. HUNT 
T. W. COPP 
J. J. DYER 
E. S. LITTLE 
M. J. DONOHUE 



SPRINGBANK PAKK 



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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 




VICTORIA HOSPITAL 



Public Buildings 



London has many handsome structures 
Th 'se include the Armouries, Post Office, 
Cu-itoms House, Victoria Hospital, Hospital 
for Insane, the Normal School, Y.M.C.A. 
and the Public Library. Queen's Avenue, 
Duffcrin Avenue, Grand Avenue, and many 
other streets are famous for their lawns, 
sruide trees and beautiful residences. 

London is pre-eminently a city of broad, 
well-shaded avenues and bright homes. The 
An erican continent contains no more beau- 
tiful city than London. His Excellency, 
Earl Grey, describes the city as the most 
beautiful in the Dominion. 




VICTORIA PARK 



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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 



The London Industrial Bureau 





E. C. Mitchell, Vice-President 



Lieut -Col. W. M. Qartshore, President 



Philip Pocock, Vice-President 



A thoroughly representative semi-official body 
of business men, devoted to co-operative plans for 
London's advancement. Affiliated with the City 
Council, Board of Trade, Builders' Exchange, 
Trades and Labor Council, Bankers' Association, 
Western Fair Board, Board of Health, Greater Mid- 
dlesex Association, Retailers' Association, Manu- 
facturers' Association, Board of Education and 
Public Utilities Commission, all of the City of Lon- 
don 

OFFICERS. 

Honorary Directors: Sir Adam Beck, M.L.A.; 
Sir George Gibbons, K.C.; Ex-Mayor C. M. R. Gra- 
ham, and Mayor H. A Stevenson, M.I). President, 
Lt.-Col. W. M. Gartshore; Vice-Presidents: E. C. 
Mitchell, Major Win. Spittal, Philip Pocock; Secre- 
tary and Industrial Commissioner, Gordon Philip: 
Treasurer, E. H. Nelles 

COMMITTEES. 

Executive, Finance, Trade Expansion, Manufac- 
turing Promotion, Advertising and Publicity, Enter- 
tainment and Convention, Home Reunion, Radial 
Roads. 

REPRESENTATIVES OF AFFILIATED BODIES. 

City Council: Mayor H. A. Stevenson, M.D., 

Controller .1. F White, Alderman C. H. Merryfield, 



Alderman S. R. Manness, Alderman H. C. Simpson. 
Board of Trade: R. C. Eckert, W. R. Yendall, Ray 
I.awson, J E. McConnell. Builders' Exchange: E. 
R. Dennis, H. Hayman. Trades and Labor Council: 
E. Ingles and D. E. Johnston. Bankers' Associa- 
tion: W. J. Hill, E. C Bowker. Western Fail- 
Board: W. J. Reid, A. M. Hunt. Board of Health. 
Ex-Alderman J. H. Saunders, Dr H. W. Hill. 
Greater Middlesex Association: Jno. Laughton, J. 
L. Robson (Arva). Manufacturers' Association: T. 
P. McCormick, A. W. White Retailers' Associa- 
ncn: R. J. Young, W. F. Boughner. Board of Educa- 
tion: W' G. Young, A. E. Silverwood. Public 
Utilities Commission: Commissioners J. H. Chap- 
man, F. G. Mitchell. 

MANUFACTURERS 

Investigate London, Canada's economic manu- 
facturing and distributing centre, where you can 
secure sites for a song; be sure of good skilled and 
unskilled help at all times; have competitive ship- 
ping facilities; low-priced power and light; merely 
nominal taxation and a community that appreciates 
and assists desirable industries. 

Reports furnished free on the possibilities in 
any line of industry Address: Gordon Philip, In- 
dustrial Commissioner, London, Canada. 





Gordon Philip, Secretary 



Major Wm. Spittal, Vice-President 




E. H. Nelles, Treasurer 



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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 











The Northern Life Assu 

Tin; NORTHERN LIFE 'ASSURANCK COM- 
PANY OF CANADA was incorporated by Acl 
of the Parliament of the Dominion ol Can- 
ada, passed in the year 1894. 
The names of the incorporators as shewn 
l)v the Act of incorporation we're as follows: 
Wm. McGregor, Thomas Long, John Fer- 
guson, E. Jones Parke, John Campbell, 
T. H. Purdom, Donald A. Smith, A. C.nnn, 
Frank E. Leonard, David Mills, !". A. Fit/- 
gerald and William John Reid. 
The Company in accordance with tin- 
terms of the Act of incorporation, was 
organized at the Tecumseh House, London. 
There were present at that meeting the 
Honorable David Mills, K C P C , E Jones 


ranee Company of Canada 

The remaining members of the original 
Board of Directors arc' Mall hew Wilson, 
K.C., Chatham; John Ferguson; \\ . S. 
Calvert, Slrathroy; N . II. Stevens, Chatham 
and T. H. Purdom, London, and to these 
have been added Malcolm McGugan, ex- 
M.P. Strathroy; John Purdom, London; 
Charles Jenkins, Petrolea, and John Milne, 
London, and of these, T. II. Purdom, K.C., 
is president; W. S. Calvcrt, ex-M.P., 1*1 
vice-president; and John Ferguson, 2nd 
vice-president. 
The organi/ers of the Northern Life were 
the Honorable David Mill*. Mr. E. Jones 
Parke, and Mr. T. II. Purdom. It was the 
outcome of a proposition made bv Mr. John 
Morison ot Toronto, to Mr.T. II. Purdom, to 
organize in Toronto, a Life Assurance Com- 
pany to be called the British-America Life 
Assurance Company, with Sir Oliver Mowat 
as president. Mr. Morison was a member of 
the first Board ol Directors, but owing to the 
inconvenience ol attending meeting* in 
London, he retired. He had been the 
governor ol The British-America Fire In- 
surance Company ol Toronto, but had 
retired and it was that fact which suggested 
to him the organization of a Life Company 
to be called the British America. The 
British America Lite Assurance Company 
was not organized but in its place the North- 
ern Lite Assurance Company ol Canada 
was. 
One ot the most difficult propositions 
confronting such an organization is the se- 
curing of a suitable manager. Mr. T. C. 
Irving, ot Toronto, then and now manager 
of Bradstrects, recommended to Mr. T. II. 
Purdom the appointment of Mr. John 
Milne. Mr. Irving was then and still is 
a shareholder in the Northern Life. Mr. 
Purdom reported the recommendation to 
Mr. Mills and Mr. Parke, and the appoint- 
ment of Mr. Milne as manager was ratified 
bv the Board. 
From the first day he entered on the 
duties of his office, Mr. Milne did not spare 
himself. He had not a la/.y bone in his 
body. His energy and diligence became 
splendid assets of the Northern Lite. He 
studied to qualify himself as an actuary, 
and there was nothing he could do to make 
the Northern a success, that was lelt un- 
done. The history since thai time of the 
Northern Life is the history of John Milne. 
He was a loyal active able manager, and over- 
came every difficulty and retired in the year 
1914, on account of advancing years, but 
still as interested as ever in the Northern. 
He is now at his winter home at Daytona, 
Florida, where prior to his appointment as 


Parke, K.C., Thomas Long, Toronto, Matt- 
hew Wilson, K.C., Chatham, X. IL Stevens, 
Chatham, Robert Ferguson, M.P.P., Thames 
ville, W. S. Calvert, M.P., Napier, Charles 
Jenkins, Petrolia, John Durand, Dorchester, 
F. B. Leys, M.P.P., J. D. Balfour, M.I)., 
T. H. Purdom, K.C., Francis Love, C.eorge 
B. Harris, John Ferguson, John Morison, 
Toronto, Nathaniel Mills, Alexander Pur- 
dom, Edward D. Parke, E. Paul], R. Shaw- 
wood, A. Robinson, S. Weldon, Dr. Cl. T. 
Campbell, Dr. Weekes and Dr. C.raham. 
and others. 
At that meeting -Mr. John Milne was 
appointed manager; the Honorable David 
Mills, president; E. Jones Parke, 1st vice- 
president and Thomas Long, Toronto, 2nd 
vice-president, and the following directors: 
J. D. Balfour, M.I)., medical director, 
London; Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal 
of Montreal and London, England; Matthew 
Wilson, K.C., Chatham; John Ferguson, 
London; F. B. Levs, M.P.P., London; W. S. 


Calvert, M.P., Napier; Robert Ferguson, 
M.P.P., Thamesvilie; George B. Harris. 
London; N. H. Stevens, Chatham; T. H. 
Purdom, K.C., London; John Breakey, 
president Quebec Bank, Quebec; John Davis, 
Mayor of Windsor; Francis Love, barrister, 
London; and Sir A. P. Sherwood, Commis- 
sioner of Dominion Police, Ottawa. 
It was a strong and representative 
Board of Directors, but death has been very 
active and thinned their number. Those 
who have since died are the Honorable- 
David Mills, K.C., P.C., E. (ones Parke, 
K.C., J. D. Balfour, M.D., Lord Strathcona 
and Mount Royal, F. B. Leys, M.P.P., 
Robert Ferguson, M.P.P., John Breakey, 
president of Quebec Bank, Quebec. John 
Davis, Mayor of Windsor, and Francis 
Love, Police Magistrate, London. In ad- 
dition, Thomas Long, Toronto, retired on 
account of advancing years, also George 
B. Harris and Lt.-Col. Sherwood, of Ottawa. 







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The Northern Life Assurance Company of Canada Continued 
LATE DIRECTORS 




HON. DAVID MILLS, K.C., P.C. 

First President 




THOMAS LONG 

Second Vice-President, Toronto 







E. JONES PARKE, K.C. 

First Vice-President 




LORD STRATHCONA AND MOUNT ROYAL 

Montreal, and London. England 



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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 



The Northern Life Assurance Company of Canada Continued 
LATE DIRECTORS 




J. D. BALFOUR, M.D. 

Medical Director 




ROBERT FERGUSON, M.P. 




COL. F. B. LEYS, M.P.P. 




GEORGE B. HARRIS 



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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 











The Northern Life Assurance 


Company of Canada Continued 


manager of the Northern he spent several 


room for millions more. The Bishop of 




winters. 


London, England, said when addressing a 




Mr. Milne was succeeded by the present 


meeting (in London, Ontario) of the Cana- 




manager, Mr, W. J. McMurtry, who is 


dian Club, "I envy you your clean slate. " 




ably carrying on the work so well begun 


Here, there are none of the heart breaking 




by Mr. Milne. 


problems of old London and of all old lands. 




At the time of the organization of the 


It is well that our lot has been cast in a 




Company, the staff was a small one, con- 


new land where there is opportunity and 




sisting of Mr. Milne, manager, and his 


hope. Where a man may improve his posi- 




stenographer. It now consists of a large 


tion in life. Where a sufficient provision 




number. 


can be secured for old age. Where the 




The new offices are all that could be 


highest ideals of the best minds of Great 




desired as the accompanying cuts show. 


Britain can be worked out unhampered by 




They occupy the north half of the Domin- 


the legacies of past ages. 




ion Savings Building on Richmond Street. 


The war has proved that it is still true to 




The whole floor lias been converted into 


say of Canada: 




one large room, reaching from Temple 
Street on the West, the Market on the 


Our pride of race we have not lust, 
And aye it is our loftiest boast 




North to Richmond Street on the East, 


That we are Britons still ! 




with an ample room for the Board ol Direc- 


And in the gradual lapse of years 




tors, and the general manager. There is 


\Ye look, that 'math these distant skies 




ample vault accommodation to insure the 


Another England shall arise, 
A noble scion of the old, 




safctv of all securities. 


Still to herself and lineage true 




Firmly established in public confidence, 


And prizing honor more than gold. 




the Northern Life will go on from year to 






year, adding to its si/.e and strength. Its 






Head Office is located in London, the heart 


The City of London in Canada, is the 




of Western Ontario, and Western Ontario 


natural centre and capital of a district that 




cannot be excelled the wide world over. 


has great capacities for the productions of 




Nature has surrounded it by the greatest 


the soil in many varieties. As time went on 




inland lakes in the world, Lake Superior, 


it added to its trading business by gradually 




Lake Huron, Lake St. ("lair, Lake Erie and 


building up factories suited to the district. 




Lake Ontario, and these are all connected 


It is now a prominent railway centre. It 




by four of the greatest rivers in the world; 


has banks and financial institutions. Its 




River St. ("lair, River Detroit, Niagara 


educational facilities are constantly in- 




River, on which is one of the seven wonders 


creasing and developing, and in its healthy 




of the world, the falls of Niagara; and out 


growth, corporations have been organized to 




to the ocean by the Great St. Lawrence 


supply all the need of modern civilization. 




River. These lakes temper the atmosphere 


One of the spheres of such action is Life 




and no where is better fruit grown than in 


Insurance, and one of the most successful 




the Western Counties of Essex, Kent, and 


in that department of human service is 




Lambton, and in the Niagara peninsula. 


the Northern Life Assurance Co. of Canada. 




There is no country and no people who live 


The growth of this Company is very 




under more favorable conditions than those 


similar to that of London itself, unhasting 




of Western Ontario. All that tends towards 


and yet unresting. It was organized in 




the highest development of life and its truest 


1896, its first President being the late Hon. 




refinement are found here universally. The 


David Mills, the first Vice President, the late 




Laws are administered by the judges and 


E. J. Parke, Esq., K.C., Police Magistrate 




members of the bar with the highest sense 


of London. The present occupant of the 




of justice. Education reaches all. The 


position of President is T. H. Purdom, Esq., 




highest education, that of the University, is 


K.C., whose high character and abilities as 




becoming more universal. Religion is divid- 
ed fairly between the great denominations 


an intelligent and prudent financier are 
recognized in a far wider circle than that 




of protestantism, the Anglican, Methodist, 


around London. 




Presbyterian, Baptist and Congregational 


The Board of Directors has always had 




and all have strong men. The Roman 


on it some members who were gentle- 




Catholic Church has a firm foothold and is a 
great power. Protestants and Roman Cath- 


men of large experience in general financial 
affairs, and well known in other connections. 




olics, alike are active in all the charities and 


Life Insurance as a business calls for 




the good they constantly do cannot be 


the constant display of intelligence, industry, 




estimated. 


and close attention to all that affects the wel- 




Western Ontario is still young. It has 


fare of the country. 







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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 



The Northern Life Assurance Company of Canada Continued 
LATE DIRECTORS 




JOHN DAVIS 

Mayor, Windsor 




FRANCIS LOVE 

Police Magistrate, London 




SIR A. P. SHERWOOD 

Superintendent Dominion Police 



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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 



The Northern Life Assurance Company of Canada -Continued 
PRESENT OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS 




T. H. PURDOM, K.C. 
President, London 




JOHN FERGUSON 
2nd Vice-President, London 




W. S. CALVERT, EX-M.P. 

1st Vice-President, Strathroy 




MATTHEW WILSON, K.C. 
Director, Chatham 



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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 



The Northern Life Assurance Company of Canada Continued 



At the end of 1914 the record of the 
Northern Life Assurance Co is as follows: 

Insurance in force ' $10,393,268 00 

Total Assets... 2,328,885 00 

Reserve 1,682,345 00 

Total Income 500,346 00 

Net Premium Income 370,839 00 

The Dominion Government most care- 
fully protects the interest of Policy Holders 
in Insurance Companies. Based upon the 
calculations of the most up-to-date actuar- 
ial science, it requires the estimated current 
value of all policies issued to be protected 
by an adequate Reserve. In the case of the 
Northern Life, that amounts as above, to 
$1,682,345 00 but the Northern Life policy- 
holders have in addition the paid up capital 
of the Co. which at the end of 1914 stood at 
1480,577 50. The Northern Life Assurance 
Co. has the largest paid up capital in Can- 
ada in proportion to Insurance in force 
and the third largest in Canada. A 
further increase of security to Policy holders 
is the surplus at end of 1914, of $129,900 43 
over all liabilities and capital. The security 
of the Company's policy holders is thus 
triply entrenched. 

The care manifested in the selection of 
lives with the strong financial position of 
the Company ought to recommend it to all 
who require the invaluable protection of 
absolutely safe Life Insurance. 

The Company has a very efficient field 
force who can present its claim for public' 
patronage, based upon the facts of the Com- 
pany's record, in a way that must carry 
conviction to all parties negociating, that 
the very important interest of their Life 
Insurance is guaranteed in the strongest way. 
But to secure all advantages the Com- 
pany's funds have to be most carefully invest- 



ed and the extended financial experience at 
the command of the Board of Directors 
has proved of great service to the Company 
in this regard. 

It may be here remarked, that a capacity 
for developement in the country exists that 
is not yet generally recognized. At the 
present time, increase in production is im- 
peratively demanded on national grounds. 
The whole district of Western Ontario, 
which has London as its natural head 
centre, is blessed with the capacity to 
produce many varieties of high priced 
crops, but to secure this result, land must 
be farmed, and not merely mined. Under 
drainage and fertilizers are required. As the 
farmer himself cannot work unless he is 
fed, so the land must get back what is 
taken out of it. Mere rotation of crops is 
not enough, and so when the teachings of 
the Ontario Agricultural College have per- 
meated the mind of the agricultural commun- 
ity, and the land begins to be treated as 
>ts crop bearing capacities justify, financial 
institutions can do most secure and profit- 
able work in assisting the farmer to realize 
the potentialities of his land to the utmost. 

Situated thus in London, the centre of a 
district of such possibilities, the Northern 
Life Assurance Company of Canada can 
most hopefully look forward to a period of 
constantly expanding growth, and unshake- 
able solidity, and while not neglecting 
business opportunities anywhere, it will 
promote to the best of its ability, the pros- 
perity of its own Home District. 

\Vith well grounded hope for the future, 
the Northern Life Assurance Company of 
Canada enters upon the nineteenth year ol 
its work in the great protective and com- 
forting region of Life Insurance. 




Main Entrance to Northern Life Offices 



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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 



The Northern Life Assurance Company of Canada Continued 




N. H. STEVENS 

Director, Chatham 




JOHN MILNE 
Director, London, First Manager 




CHARLES JENKINS 

Director, Petrolea 




JOHN PURDOM 

Director, London 



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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 



The Northern Life Assurance Company of Canada Continued 




MALCOLM McGUGAN, EX-M.P. 

Director, Mt. Brydges 




W. J. McMURTRY 
General Manager 




W. G. FITZGERALD, B.A., A.I.A. 

Actuary, London 




J. WILSON PURDOM 

Secretary 



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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 



The Northern Life Assurance Company of Canada Continued 




R. C. MacKNIGHT 

Treasurer 




J. B. M. FERGUSON 

Agency Accountant 




R. C. BALFOUR 

Cashier 




G. H. THOMAS 

Superintendent of Agencies 



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The Northern Life Assurance Company of Canada -Continued 





DR. Cl. T. CAMPBELL 

Medical Referee 



ALEXANDER PURDOM 

Solicitor 




View of General Office Northern Life (Officials) 



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The Northern Life Assurance Company of Canada Con tin tied 




Board Room 




View of General Office Northern Life (Clerks) 



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The Dominion Savings 


and Investment Society 




The Dominion Savings and Investment 


by him would be strong and substantial. 




Society was incorporated on the 2()th day 


William I 1 . Harper was the manager for 




of April, 1872. 


many years of the Merchants Bank. John 




The declaration filed in the office of the 


Elliott was the well known manufacturer of 




Clerk of the Peace for the County of Mid- 


agricultural implements (an exceptionally 




dlesex was as follows: 


handsome man, and even when over eighty 




THE DOMINION SAVINGS AND INVESTMENT 


years of age, tall and straight); Herman 




SOCIETY 


Waterman, who with his brother Isaac, 




WE, the undersigned residing in the County of 


composed the firm of Waterman Brothers, 




Middlesex, in the Province ol Ontario, do hereby 


oil refiners. They were pioneers and leaders 




declare that we agree to constitute ourselves a PERMA- 
NENT BUILDING SOCIETY by the name of "THE 
DOMINION SAVINGS AND INVESTMENT SO- 


in that business. Herman Waterman re- 
moved to Buffalo. Thomas Beat tie was 




CIETY" under and by virtue of the act entitled An 


then a young successful merchant. He 




Act respecting Building Societies, C hapter M, of the 


retired soon afterwards and later was bet- 




Consolidated Statutes of Upper Canada. 
AS WITNESS OUR hands and seals this eigh- 
teenth dav of April, A.D., 1872. 


ter known as Major Beattie, president of 
the City Gas Company and member of the 




L). MACFIE (SEAL) 


Dominion Parliament lor London. 




WM. F. HARPER (SEAL) 


Henry Taylor, a private Banker, took 




SAM'L PETERS (SEAL) 


an active part under instructions from Mr. 




JOHN ELLIOTT (SEAL) 
W R. MEREDITH (Si.\i ) 


Parke in the organization ol the Society, and 




J. B. STRATHY (SEAL) 


was for a short lime president. Joseph 




J. ATKINSON (SEAL) 


Atkinson, wholsesale merchant; William R. 




JAMES DUFFIELD (SEAL) 


Meredith, then a member ol the legal firm 




GEORGE MOOREHEAD (SEAL) 
ALEX S ABBOTT (SE\I ) 


of Scatcherd & Meredith, later leader of 




11. WATERMAN (SEAL) 


the opposition in the Ontario Legislature, 




1. WATERMAN, per H.W. (SEAL) 


during the time Sir Oliver Mowat was 




S. S. FREBORNK (SEAL) 


Premier and now Sir William Meredith, 




CM AS. HUTCHINSON (SEAL) 
A. JOHNSTON (SEAL) 
HENRY TAYLOR (SEAL) 


Chief Justice of Ontario, and Alexander 
Johnston, banker, of Strathroy, constituted 




DANIEL LESILR (SEAL) 


the first Board of Directors. 




J. P. O'HIGGINS (SEAL) 


The Society was organi/ed by K. Jones 




M. G. MUNRO (SEAL) 
THOS. BEATTIK (SEAL) 


Parke, Q.C., who had associated with him 




ROUT. WALKER & SONS (SEAL) 


Mr. Henry Taylor, Mr. Parke was solicitor 




JOHN B. ELLIOTT (SEAL) 


until his death on November Kith, 1899. 




JAMES JOHNSON (SEAL) 


Looking over the records, we find that 




JOHN SCANDRETT (SEAL) 
GEO. S. BIRRELL (SEAL) 


in 1873, John Burnett took the place of 




WILLIAM WOODRUFF (SEAL) 


John Elliott, and the Board remained 




ROBERT REID (SEAL) 


unchanged until 187G, when Dr. Cattermole 




JOHN BROWN (SEAL) 


and William Duffield joined and M. G. 




E. J. PARKE (SEAL) 


Munro, Joseph Atkinson and Alexander 




Sir William Meredith and Mr. George 


Johnston dropped out. William Duffield 




S. Birrell only are still living. Sir William 


was president from 1882 until 1887. He was 




Meredith is now Chief Justice of Ontario 


a member of the firm of Duffield Brothers, 




and Mr. Birrell resides in New York. A 


oil refiners, and afterwards president of 




glance over the names of the incorporators 


the City Gas Company, which he changed 




brings back many of London's most prom- 


into a very prosperous company. Mr. Duf- 




inent men of over forty years ago. Daniel 


field had a mechanical turn of mind and was 




Macfie, Ardaven, the first President, was a 


fond of experimenting in mechanical devices. 




retired Merchant. He filled the position 


In 1877, the Board was reduced in num- 




with conscientious fidelity. He was a 


ber to seven and was constituted as follows: 




Scotchman, with long business experience 


Daniel Macfie, president; Henry Taylor 




and natural aptitude for finance. He also 


vice-president; James Cattermole, Samuel 




had an exceptionally fine personal appear- 


Peters, W. R. Meredith, Wm. Duffield and 




ance. John B. Strathy, the first vice-presi- 


John Burnett, and so continued until 1880, 




dent, was Collector of Customs at London. 


when the number of the Directors was in- 




Malcolm G. Munro was Warden of the 


creased to twelve and five new members 




County of Middlesex; Samuel Peters was a 


added, H. S. Northrup, of Northrup & 




Civil Engineer and Architect who had a 


Lyman, wholseale druggists, Toronto; Alex- 




hand in the building of the Tecumseh 


ander Purdom, builder, London; John Leys, 




House, the City Hall, and many other 


of Rice, Lewis & Sons, Toronto; Duncan 




buildings of prominence. He had the repu- 


Coulson, general manager and now presi- 




tation of being sure that any building erected 


dent of the Bank of Toronto, and Colin 











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The Dominion Savings and Investment Society Continued 




DANIEL MACFIE 

First President, 1872:1881 




WILLIAM DUFFIELD 

President 1882-1887 







' 



SAMUEL PETERS 
President, 1881-1882 




HENRY TAYLOR 
President 1887-1888 



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The Dominion Savings and Investment Society Continued 



Munro, sheriff of Elgin and St. Thomas. 

In 1881, Samuel Peters became presi- 
dent, and Wm. Duffield became vice-presi- 
dent, and president in 1882. Mr. Duffield 
continued president until 1887. In 1882, 
Nathaniel Reid became vice-president and 
so remained until 1888. 

In 1882, George Boyd, of Toronto, 
wholesale merchant ; Hugh Moore, of Dundas, 
S. H. Graydon, ex-mayor of London; Robert 
Reid, collector of customs; and James A. 
Blair, were added to the Board and in 1884, 
on the death of his father, Alexander Pur- 
dom, T. H. Purdom, took his place on the 
Board. The same year, Dr. Bettridge, of 
Strathroy, was elected. The Board was 
unchanged until 1888, when Robert Reid 
became president and Nathaniel Reid, vice- 
president. Rev. J. H. Starr, Toronto, \\'m. 
Bettridge, M.B., Strathroy, T. H. Purdom, 
Hugh Moore, Dundas, Duncan Coulson 
and John Leys, Toronto, William Duffield, 
George Boyd, Toronto; John Ferguson, 
London, and Charles H. Klliott, now col- 
lector of customs at London, constituted 
the Board. 

In 1889, W. J. McMurtry, of Toronto, 
took the place of' Nathaniel Reid. In 1801, 
C. H. Elliott became vice-president and 
Col. Robert Lewis and J. A. Kennedy, 
wholsale druggist, became members of tin- 
Board. 

In 1893, the number of the Board was 
reduced to nine, Robert Reid continued as 
President and with the exception of the 
place of James A. Kennedy being taken 
by John Morison, of Toronto, the Board 
remained unchanged until 1900. 

On the death of Robert Reid in 1900, 
T. H. Purdom, K.C., was elected president, 
Charles H. Elliott, vice-president and Fran- 
cis Love was elected a director. 

In 1901, John Ferguson became vice- 
president and since then T. H. Purdom, 
K.C., has been president and John Fergu- 
son, vice-president, continuously. In that 
year the Hon. David Mills, K.C., M.P.P.C., 
afterwards Minister of Justice and a judge 
of the Supreme Court of Canada and Mr. 
Samuel Wright, of London, were added to 
the Board. The Board remained the same 
until 1904, when on the death of the Hon. 
David Mills, John Purdom, contractor, of 
London, was elected in his place. 

There was no change until 1908. In that 
year, Dr. Bettridge died and in 1909 the 
directors elected were T. H. Purdom, K.C., 
president; John Ferguson, vice-president; 
W. J. McMurtry, now general manager of 
the Northern Life Assurance Company; 
Francis Love, police magistrate; Samuel 
Wright, John Purdom and Nathaniel Mills, 



managing director. With one exception 
caused by the death of Francis Love in 1911, 
whose place was taken by Mr. John Milne, 
the Board has remained the same until the 
present time. 

The presidents of (lie Society have been 
as follows: 



1872 1881 
1881-1882 
1882-1887 
1887-1888 
1888 1900 
1900 



Daniel Mac-tic 
Samuel Peters 
Wm. Duffield 
Henry Taylor 
Robert Reid 
T. H. Purdom 



The Managers of the' Society have 
three only. 

Lt.-Col. F. B. Leys, from 1872 until 
1891. Col. Leys possessed the faculty of 
making friends to a remarkable degree, 
and his genial manner had much to do in 
the early days ot the Society with its suc- 
cess. He became after severing his con- 
nection with the Society, member for Lon- 
don in the Ontario Legislature, and while 
such member, secured for London the Nor- 
mal School. 

Col. Leys was succeeded in 1891 by 
Henry E. Nelles, who continued as manager 
until 1895, when under the advice of his 
physician, he made' his home in California. 
Mr. Nelles had been a practicing solicitor 
and brought to the management experience 
and ability of a high order. He managed 
the business with conscientious care. He 
had the universal respect and confidence of 
the whole community. He is living at 
present at Los Angeles, California. His old 
friends in London are always pleased to 
hear of his welfare. 

Nathaniel Mills, the present manager, 
succeeded Mr. Nelles in 1890. He is a 
nephew of the late Hon. David Mills and 
possesses in a marked degree many ol his 
uncle's good qualities. Like him, he has 
a mathematical mind, he is an accurate 
reasoner, a constant reader, a close student, 
and with much more than average ability 
he gives close attention to the business of 
the Society. Like Mr. Nelles, Mr. Mills is 
most esteemed by those who know him best. 
He too has the confidence of the community 
to a marked degree. 

It is not generally realized by the citizens 
of London how great a part Loan Companies 
have contributed of the general prosperity 
of London. Their Savings Banks have all 
been absolutely safe. Some of them have 
been in operation over fifty years and 
during all that time no depositor has lost 
anything. It is a good test of the sound- 
ness of these companies, as deposits for 



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The Dominion Savings and Investment Society Continued 




ROBERT REID 

PrcsidcnC1888-1900 




E. JONES PARKE 

Solicitor 1872-1899 




T. H. PURDOM 

President 




LT.-COL. F. B. LEYS, M.P.P. 

First Manager, 1872-1891 



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The Dominion Savings and Investment Society -Continued 



savings that they have existed so long with- 
out any loss resulting. In addition to their 
safety the depositors have received larger 
returns to the extent of probably one per 
cent, per annum. This will represent hun- 
dreds of thousands of dollars profit to the 
community. Prior to the establishment of 
Loan companies, borrowers paid nine and 
ten per cent, for money. Until the war 
commenced, money was plentiful at six 
per cent, and less. This saved very large 
sums in the aggregate to the community 
and made it easy for anyone with good 
security to accomplish any purpose desired 
whether the building of a home or for any 
other purpose. The investments made by 



Loan Companies are of a substantial safe 
description. They are not affected by 
panics. They arc good supports to the 
Chartered Banks. They take investments 
on real estale which Banks do not, and in 
connection will; chartered Banks serve the 
whole wants of the borrowing and investing 
public. London is the second city in Canada 
with reference to Loan Companies and to 
this fact is largely due the financial solidity 
strength and security of London. 

In addition, they have brought from 
(ircat Britain millions of pounds sterling, 
which have found safe investment in Can- 
ada and contributed to the development 
and prosperity of the country as a whole. 




THE'DOMINION_SAVINGS_BUILDING 



THE FIDELITY TRUSTS COMPANY OF ONTARIO 



The Fidelity Trusts Company of Ontario 
was organized in connection with The 
Dominion Savings and Investment Society. 
It is found that Trust Companies and Loan 
Companies are a benefit to each other, and 
that the business of a Loan Company fre- 
quently requires the aid of a Trust Company. 



Mr. W. J. Harvey is Manager of The 
Fidelity Trusts Company of Ontario. Mr. 
Harvey is a member of the Bar, and well 
qualified by experience and integrity for the 
position he holds. He is the eldest son of 
the late Thomas Harvey, a member of the 
well-known building firm of T. & A. Harvey. 



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The Dominion Savings and Investment Society -Continued 




H. E. NELLES 
Manager 1891-1895 




W. J. HARVEY 

Manager Fidelity Trusts Company of Ontario 




NATHANIEL MILLS 

Manager 




SAMUEL WRIGHT 
Director Dominion Savings and Investment Society 



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The Early History of the Bar of Middlesex 



llfj 



What Judge Hughes has written of the Early Bar of Middlesex and my 
continuation of it, is the result of a conversation between the then President 
of the Middlesex Historical Society and me. We both thought it very de- 
sirable that Judge Hughes should undertake the work because his memory 
enabled him to cover a greater number of years than anyone now living, 
and his associations and connections with the members of the Early Bar 
gave him a perfect knowledge of them all. 

What I have written does not pretend to give any full reference to the 
Bar of today. It is better to leave that until a future time. I have made 
fuller references to those whose lives have closed. "Death's pale flag" has 
"advanced" too frequently among the members of the Bar, and while the use- 
fulness of their lives is still fresh in our memories it is best to record the facts. 
If this is done from time to time it will preserve a good purpose and preserve 
a record that will be interesting at least to the future members of the Bar of 
Middlesex. 

These records should be as just and accurate as possible. The Middlesex 
Historical Society will welcome and preserve any additions, corrections or 
criticisms which may be offered. I have written almost entirely from memory, 
aided by a paper I wrote some years ago. There are, no doubt, facts left out 
which should be recorded, and there will be some errors. Whoever takes the 
subject up in the future will have the benefit of any information now supplied. 

After these papers were read at the Historical Society they were pub- 
lished in The Advertiser, and it was suggested that they might as well be pub- 
lished in pamphlet form as a keepsake. If they serve to keep alive old faces 
and old memories the object sought will be attained. 

T. H. PURDOM. 
London, Ontario, April 24th, 1912. 



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The Early History of the Bar of Middlesex 

By His Honor David J. Hughes, Judge of the County of Elgin, St. Thomas 



The Publishers of this book intended to 
include the history of the Bar of Middlesex, 
but found that the Cuts used in it could not 
be used in this book. This is regretted, lie- 
cause it is impossible to obtain them again. 
An endeavor has been made to include as 
many as can be obtained of the members of 
the Bench and liar of other days. A refer- 
ence has also been made to the changes 
which have occurred since the former re- 
ferences were published. The Middlesex 
Bar Association should obtain all the infor- 
mation now obtainable and publish an accur- 
ate and full reference to the Bench and liar. 
It would be much appreciated in future. 

I came to the London District in May, 
1835, a lad, and was sent by my brother-in- 
law, the late John Wilson, who had adopted 
me, to the C.rammar School, then taught 
by Mr. F. H. Wright, B.A., a graduate of 
Trinity College, Dublin. At that time, the 
late Mr. Kphraim J. Parke, Mr. Thomas 
Parke, Jr., and Mr. Thomas Scatcherd, were 
fellow-pupils. The London district had for 
some years been very attractive to persons 
seeking homes, and caused some of the best 
agriculturalists and mechanics in the prov- 
ince, and many Ironi the United Stales, to 
settle in and about London. It was attrac- 
tive for lawyers, as well as tradespeople. 
The territories now constituting the counties 
of Norfolk, Oxford, Huron, Perth, Bruce, 
Middlesex, Llgin and part of what is now 
the County of Brant, that is to say, the 
townships of Burford and Oakland, formed 
the London district. 

The Judicial Staff 

There was for this extensive territory 
only one judge, one sheriff, one deputy-sher- 
iff, one high constable, and several justices 
of the peace and necessary local constables. 
The clerk of the peace held also the office 
of clerk of the district court. The county 
treasurer held also the office of deputy clerk 
of the crown and pleas, and was sole issuer 
of marriage licenses. The district judge 
held also the office of inspector of tavern 
licenses, which owing to the loose way of 
granting licenses, was really a sinecure. The 
chairman was elected by the justices of court 
of general quarter sessions of the peace 
from among themselves. Besides their ordi- 
nary jurisdiction in criminal matters, they 
held and exercised peculiar jurisdiction on 
several subjects, such as the granting of 
licenses to innkeepers; matters of establish- 
ing new roads where the necessities of the 
country required, were referred to them. The 



granting of licenses to marry was refered to 
them. Ministers of what were denominated 
non-conformist churches were obliged to ap- 
pear and perform certain acts and make cer- 
tain proofs and to take the oath of allegiance 
to the British crown and Government before 
they could legally perform the marriage 
ceremony. The taking of that oath was 
provided as a possible safeguard, because it 
was well known that itinerant preachers 
from the United States always insidiously 
endeavored (without exception) to sow seeds 
in the minds of their hearers of (Hscontent 
with our monarchical system of government 
and hold up the transcendent superiority of 
democratic government. Such men were 
esteemed as more remarkable for their 
politics than for their piety. 

The Registration of Deeds 

There were tour officers for the registra- 
tion of deeds of real estate and wills of 
deceased persons affecting titles to lands, 
throughout the district, viz: One at the 
township of Dunwich for Middlesex; one at 
Ingersoll for Oxford; one at (ioderich for 
Huron, and one at Vittoria for Norfolk. In 
order to get the registry of a title it was 
necessary lor an attesting witness to go 
personally to the office of the registrar, or 
to meet him elsewhere, to make the necessary 
proof of execution of an instrument before 
him. This system of red tape continued in 
vogue for some years after 1 became a stud- 
ent in 1837. If a deed were executed of 
lands in another county, the proof of execu- 
tion might be, by affidavit, made there. 

In the year A.I)., 183"), when I went to 
live in London, a boy of thirteen years, the 
following named members of the legal pro- 
fession were residing in the London district, 
i e., of barristers, viz: Mr. John Stuart, at 
London; Mr. William Salmon, of Simcoe; 
Mr. Peter Rapelje, of Vittoria and Mr. 
John Wilson (afterwards Judge Wilson), 
who although in 1834, not yet called to the 
bar was acting as counsel, by the courtesy 
of the court and members of the bar, in 
conducting his own cases; and the following 
were attorneys-at-law, but not barristers: 
William King Cornish, of London; Mr. Stuart 
Jones, of London; Mr. Edmund Burton, of 
Ingersoll; Mr. William Lassenohere, of 
Wocdstock. At subsequent periods, Mr. 
James Givins, of Toronto, a barrister, set- 
tled at St. Thcmas; Mr. John Strachan, of 
Toronto, a barrister, settled at Goderich; 
Mr. Robert Nichol, of Niagara, settled at 
Vienna; Mr. George Baxter, of Niagara, a 
barrister (afterwards judge of the county 



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court of Wclland county), settled at Vienna; 
Mr. Thomas I). Warren, an attorney, a 
native, settled in St. Thomas; Mr. James 
Stanton, of Toronto, a barrister, settled in 
St. Thomas; Mr. J. William Horton, of 
Brockville, a barrister, settled in London; 
Mr. Edward Horton, his brother, a barris- 
ter, settled in St. Thomas; Mr. Thomas 
Stewart, of London, a barrister, settled at 
Goderich; Mr. James Daniell, a barrister 
(afterwards judge of the county court of 
Present t and Russell), settled in London. 
I cannot give the exact order of their esta- 
lishing themselves according to dates, but 
my enumeration of names will be found 
pretty full. 

Among the Law Students 

Those who were students at law while I 
was studying were Mr. Alexander Douglas 
McLean, stepson of Mr. Sheriff Hamilton, 
afterwards mayor of Chatham; Mr. John 
Stewart, formerly principal of the grammar 
school at Perth, a man in advanced years; 
Mr. Henry C. R. Becher, a young English 
gentleman, who came to Canada to seek his 
fortune; John Hamilton L. Askin, son of the 
clerk of the peace; I 1 " red Cleverly, formerly 
a midshipman in the East India Company's 
service; Mr. James Shanly, the late master 
of the high court of justice and known as 
Lieut. -Col. Shanley, who was the son of 
Counsellor Shanly, of the Irish bar. The 
last to be named whom memory serves me 
was Mr. George W. Burton, of Ingersoli, 
afterwards the Hon. Mr. Justice Burton, of 
the court of appeal. He commenced his 
legal career with his uncle, Mr. Edmund 
Burton, of Ingersoli, before named, and after 
being called to the bar became a partner 
in the eminent law firm in Hamilton of Bur- 
ton & Bruce. Col. Shanly became the part- 
ner of Mr. Givins, which lasted until the 
removal of Judge Allen from office and the 
appointment of Mr. Givins as his successor. 
Mr. Givins was the gentleman to whose 
service in the profession I myself was arti- 
cled, and I had charge of the work and prac- 
tice of the office from the time I entered it 
for. some years until my articles and ser- 
vices were transferred to Mr. Wilson, my 
brother-in-law, and subsequent partner. 
Mr. Becher and Mr. Shanly were articled to 
Mr. Wilson before me. 

I cannot speak with confidence of a period 
anterior to the year 1834. I have it by tra- 
dition, that a court had been held and justice 
administered at Turkey Point in the county 
of Norfolk, for some years anterior to the 
building of the courthouse at Vittoria. Af- 
ter the removal to Vittoria, Col. John B;;st- 
wiek (afterwards of Port Stanley), had been 
in office either as sheriff or deputy, but 
Araham A. Rapelje ultimately became sheriff 



and Henry V. A. Rapelje, his son, was his 
deputy until after the removal of the dis- 
trict town from Vittoria to London. 

The burning down of the courthouse at 
Vittoria caused the district town to be 
changed by act of Parliament. Before the 
courthouse at London was finished as it 
now stands, the building that is now the 
old Grammar School, was used for the court 
upstairs, and for the jail downstairs. The 
forming of a town in London was in embryo, 
and in the forest condition, There was no 
accommodation for suitors after the court 
had been established here. 

Slept in Haylofts 

The jurors who attended the courts were 
obliged to gel such accommodation as they 
could find anywhere, sometimes in a barn 
or hayloft, sometimes in the woods. They 
brought with them their provisions, includ- 
ing little mutchkins of whiskey, for those 
who drank whiskey. Tea and coffee were 
luxuries then, little used or obtainable. 
They had no jury rooms, and I have been 
told by a gentleman who had himself served 
on the jury, and who related this to me, that 
down near the end of Westminster bridge, 
at the north side ot York street, there was a 
spring of deliciously pure cool water purling 
from under a widespreading basswood tree, 
which hung over, leaning towards the river, 
which shaded the place lor a large distance. 
They used to bring their pork and bread, 
or sausages and bread, or cakes, or what- 
ever they had to eat, and ate their meal 
there. Those who drank whiskey in the 
dammed-up spring and each one who wanted 
to drink whiskey and water with his lunch, 
would dip in his tin cup and take and drink 
what he wanted. All were welcome. This 
place was the only jury room, so to speak, 
where they would be in charge of a consta- 
ble making up their verdict after every 
trial. At that lime the jurors were not 
paid for their attendance at courts. They 
always travelled and lived at their own 
expense. Jurors were not paid for their 
attendance on the trial of criminal cases, 
and it was very hard upon the early set- 
tlers to hear legal cases controverted and 
to come in and spend a week or more during 
long trials at their own expense. It was 
found to be advantageous otherwise to 
many persons, as it brought strangers to- 
gether and acted as an educator of the peo- 
ple. It was an expensive education for 
many, so that, except in civil cases, their 
services were unremunerative. They were 
paid for every district court case tried by 
them, $1.50 that is a York-shilling, apiece, 
and in superior court cases they were paid 
$3.00, which was a quarter of a dollar 
apiece, no matter how long the trials lasted. 



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Held Verdict Until Paid 

A lawyer visiting the court here once was 
very much surprised to find, after the jurors 
had made up their minds and were waiting 
to render their verdict in a case, to observe 
they hesitated to deliver their finding, and 
were waiting for something. This the visit- 
ing lawyer was not accustomed to, as he 
came from another part of the country; he 
could not understand the halting process, 
which was new to him, so he asked why 
they did not deliver their verdict. The 
clerk said: "They are waiting for their 
pay," and on further explanation it was told 
that one of the lawyers was not to be trusted, 
so they insisted upon having their pay first. 
I was told also that the district 
judge got so accustomed to the practice 
and failings of that particular lawyer, 
that he would not sign his name on 
the back of the record indicating the 
verdict, unless his fee of a dollar was handed 
up on the bench. The district court judge's 
sole remuneration for services at that lime 
was by fees. This was all changed, however, 
afterwards, when a different set of lawyers 
settled in London, and the judges were bar- 
risters paid by salary. Owing to the lack of 
accommodations in the way of hotels, inns 
or taverns in the district town, the officers 
of the court, lawyers, and the judge, who had 
journeyed from what was called Long Point, 
but really Yittoria, where most of them still 
resided, used to stay at a very respectable 
and comfortable tavern outside the county 
town, situated on the Commissioners' road, 
in the township of Westminster, kept by 
Bartholomew Swart/:, an old Polish soldier 
who had been with Napoleon at Moscow. 
It was one of the best hostelries in this part 
of the country, and the guests used to stay 
there over night and come to the village to 
hold court during the day. It was the only 
comfortable or habitable place until hotels 
were erected, suitable for general public en- 
tertainment, the first of which was that of a 
Highland Scotchman, the late Peter McGre- 
gor, on the south side of King Street, facing 
the courthouse square. The next was that 
of Patrick McCann, who kept the Robinson 
Hall Hotel on the corner of Ridout and 
Dundas streets; the third, the hotel of 
James McFadden, on the corner of King 
and Ridout streets, on the south side of 
King street. 

Justices Untrustworthy 

At an early period it was found necessary 
to provide a tribunal for the collection of 
small debts, and a jurisdiction was created 
conferring authority upon justices of the 
peace to deal with such matters. But it was 
found that the justices of the peace were 
not content with what the law authorized, 



but must needs step beyond their proper 
bounds and commit acts of trespass, so those 
magistrates' courts were entirely abolished, 
and in substitution of them, commissioners 
were appointed, upon whom a limited jur- 
isdiction was conferred, In the several 
prescribed and limited localities those small 
debt courts were called "Courts of Request.' 
Some of the commissioners w r ere lawyers, if 
they could be obtained. They had juris- 
diction up to the value of $10 on matters of 
debt or contract, but none as regards torts. 
Then the division courts as they exist now 
were substituted for the court of request. 
Circuits were prescribed to be settled by 
quarter sessions, to be presided over by a 
county judge or by a barrister, with ex- 
tended jurisdiction, since which the adminis- 
tration of justice in all ordinary affairs has 
been brought nearer the people, and has 
given universal satisfaction by their domestic 
convenience. 

Before, and at the time, indeed, for many 
years after I became a student-at-law, im- 
prisonment for debt to the extent of 40, 
was allowable. All that was necessary to 
procure a man's arrest for debt was for the 
creditor to make an affidavit setting forth 
what the claim was for, that it was due and 
unpaid and that the deponent was appre- 
hensive that the debtor would leave this 
Province without paying the debt (it was 
not necessary to give any reasons for the 
"apprehension"). The result was that 
many debtors were imprisoned and kept in 
close confinement, unable to pay com- 
paratively-small sums of money. In amel- 
ioration of that condition a change in the 
law provided that the sheriff might take a 
bond with sureties conditioned that the debtor 
would not leave the walls of the jail, and that 
if he escaped the sureties would pay the debt 
Subsequently the "jail limits," as they 
were called, were extended to the bound- 
aries of the town in which the courthouse 
stood. If the debtor went beyond those 
limits, his bondsmen would be liable as 
for an escape. Several debtors, who were 
prisoners unable to pay comparatively small 
sums of money, or to find security, were 
shut up in insanitary cells, and obliged to 
support themselves. There was no provi- 
sion for their getting rations from the 
county. The atmosphere of these cells was 
always close, stuffy and unwholesome. 

The Tale of Two Prisoners 

I remember two prisoners in particular 
who had the walls of the jail for their limits, 
who had to place their several belongings 
and valuables on a table placed at the foot 
of the courthouse stairs, to which they had 
called an auction sale, and one of them, 
acting as auctioneer, sold off their goods in 



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order to furnish them with food. One of 
these was a medical doctor. The other 
was a man who had respectable connections, 
hut he himself was not very respectable, so 
that his relatives did not seem to have much 
sympathy for him or his condition. 

The district judge was not necessarily a 
lawyer, and as far as my knowledge of the 
early history of the district extends, the late 
James Mitchell, of Viltoria, was the first 
district judge. He had been a fellow-stud- 
ent and chum at the University of St. An- 
drew's in Scotland with the late Bishop 
Strachan. They were educated together, 
immigrated to this country together, where 
both became in different parts of the prov- 
ince, teachers of classical schools, Mr. 
Mitchell at Vittoria and Mr. Strachan at 
Cornwall. Although both were Scotchmen 
of very much the same stamp, 
learned and extremely Scotch and de- 
termined, they were entirely different in 
their habits, tastes, and future walks 
in life. Judge Mitchell, in the prime of 
life, although not a lawyer, had a legal and 
judicial mind, as Mr. Strachan proved to 
have possessed. He was an upright, honest 
and exemplary man until be became in- 
capacitated by infirmities. 

After the completion of the new brick 
courthouse, which still stands on its or- 
original foundation, with a new front, in 
London, some of the officials removed from 
the county of Norfolk to the newly-constitut- 
ed county town. Neither the judge nor the 
sheriff changed their places of residence. 
Among those who did so were Mr. John 
Harris, the district treasurer. He had been 
previous to his appointment to office, a non- 
commissioned (a warrant) officer in the royal 
navy, employed on a government vessel in 
the survey of the Canadian lakes; after the 
war of 1812-1815, under command and di- 
rection of Capts. Bay field and Owen, of 
H. M. R. N., Mr. John Baptiste Askin (who 
had formerly been a clerk during the war of 
1812-1815 in the commissariat service), 
removed with his family to London. 

Opinion of Mr. Askin 

He was by birth an Indian half-breed. 
His father was a white man and his mother 
was a squaw. He was himself an Indian, 
in his temper, tastes and habits. He was 
outwardly of quite gentlemanly bearing, but 
inwardly conceited, proud, jealous and selfish 
and envious all Indian. He had had the 
privileges and advantages of having mixed 
in the society of gentlemen. He had no 
taste for the society of his equals or immedi- 
ate superiors, and was, true to his instincts, 
unsuccessfully imitative. He was clerk of 
the peace and clerk of the county court. To 
him and his office belonged many, several 



and separate functions, and many that were 
assumed. The septre he swayed for many 
years among ignorant surroundings was 
supreme and absolute, until municipal in- 
stitutions were established for every dis- 
trict of the province. These proved his 
bane, and upset his sway; and, what was 
worse, curtailed his income. In fact, it 
was discovered that besides having been 
paid the fees prescribed by law, he had been 
paid an annual salary of $1,200, for which 
there was no authority. When municipal 
institutions called district councils were 
established in this Province, which were 
presided over by wardens appointed by the 
Government, a thorough investigation was 
made by the late Hon. John Wilson, who 
had been appointed to that office for the Lon- 
don district, into the expenditures connected 
with the administration of justice, and lie 
found that considerable sums of money had 
been paid out of the county funds, for which 
there had been no authority. In the dis- 
charge of his duty, he called the attention of 
the district council to the facts and figures. 
The same subject had been brought before 
the court of general quarter sessions of the 
peace by Mr. John Burwell, a member of 
the court. However, right or wrong, Mr. 
Askin took the actions of both these gentle- 
men as personally hostile, and as an affront 
in fact, an unpardonable offence which he 
never forgave. Even after the death of 
Mr. Wilson, although he had shaken hands 
with him in token of his forgiveness, whilst 
alive, he abused him after he was in his 
grave. He was, as I have said, all Indian 
who never buries the toi'iiakawk. 

Appointed Only Favorites 

Under the irresponsible system of govern- 
ment which existed at the time, i. e., before 
municipal institutions were introduced, Mr. 
Askin, a strong supporter of it, had been in 
the habit of recommending men for the 
commission of the peace, although he was 
only the clerk of the court of which they 
were to become members. This gave offence 
to many, because no person, however, re- 
spectable or suited by education and char- 
ter for the office of justice of the peace, 
could be or expect to be appointed, of whom 
Mr. J. B. Askin did not approve and re- 
commend. 

Mr. Henry Van Allen Rapelje, the deputy 
sheriff, removed to London and conducted 
the office in the name of his father. Upon 
the subsequent setting off the county of 
Norfolk as a separate judicial district, he 
was appointed the sheriff of that county 
and a merchant at St. Thomas, was ap- 
pointed sheriff of Middlesex in A.D., 1837. 
Mr. Samuel Park, the jailer, removed to 
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who had been the jailer at Vittoria and had 
died there. Mr. William King Cornish, 
who had acted as deputy to the clerk of the 
peace at Vittoria, removed to London, and 
subsequently became an attorney-at-law 
there. 

Owing to llie infirmities of the district 
judge, who had latterly removed to London 
and lived there for some years, and was 
very much afflicted with rheumatism, it 
was found necessary to appoint a junior 
judge. A representation was made to that 
effect to the ( '.overnment, and Mr. William 
Young, of Curadoc, an Knglish attorney 
by profession, but not a barrister, was ap- 
pointed for the administration of justice. 
Mr. Voting was a very austere and strongly 
set-up, stiff Englishman, who had held a 
good position in England, but lest it through 
fast living. He had neither knowledge nor 
sympathy with the altairs ot this country, 
but was a fairly good lawyer, a highly re- 
spectable man in his way, but a good deal of 
a wreck, who had lost his health and temper ; 
so that ultimately be became really less fit 
physically to discharge all the duties than 
the senior judge was. He conducted the 
court with decorum. When on the bench he 
could and did act the part of a gentle-man. 

Swore "Like a Trooper" 

When oil the bench he could be arrogant 
and offensive, and swear, in the fashionable 
style, common in the period of King (leorge 
the Fourth, like a trooper. In plain lang- 
uage, he could be blasphemously profane 
when he was stirred to a period of anger. 
After the entire lailure ot bodily health, his 
mental strength was exhausted and In- 
died, unlamented, and was soon forgotten. 
The senior judge, in consequence, tempor- 
arily assumed the judicial functions, so that 
the administration of justice in the district 
court became somewhat ludicrous through 
the advanced age and consequent incapa- 
city of Judge Mitchell. 

1 remember a case in which a witness 
bearing the name of Barnard Mackleroy was 
called to give evidence on behalf of one of t he- 
suitors, when the lawyer conducting the case 
asked the judge to take down the evidence 
the witness was giving. The judge had not 
been taking any notes at all. 

"Will you honor please take that down?'' 

''Yes, Mr. C.ivins, I will take that down." 
With that he began fumbling with his pen 
in his book. 

"Now, will your honor be pleased to read 
what you have taken down?" 

"Yes, Mr. Cm-ins, I have taken clown that 
the .witness says Barnard Mackleroy is 
dead. " 

"But your honor, the witness is Barnard 
Mackleroy." 



"I cannot help that. If the witness 
chooses to swear that he is dead, I cannot 
help it." 

So the case proceeded. 

When it came to the judge's charge, he 
said : 

"(Jentlemen of the jury, you have heard 
the evidence, and I have not. The fact is, 
I am a little deaf in my left ear (the jurors 
sat on that side) but, gentlemen of the 
jury, 1 must tell you that if you think the 
evidence adduced on the part of the plain- 
tiff is the more satisfactory, it will be your 
duty to find a verdict for the plain- 
tiff for such damages as you think him just- 
ly entitled to, but if, on the contrary, gentle- 
men, you think the evidence adduced on the 
part of the defence preponderates, and is 
the more convincing, it is my duty as an 
upright and just judge to tell you lhat, 
regardless of consequences, it is your duty 
to find a verdict for the defendant." 

"Your honor, is that the charge?" 

" Yes, Mr. (iivins, that is the charge." 

"Short and sweet, your honor." 

Following the death of Judge Young, it 
became impossible for Judge Mitchell to 
continue long in the exercise of the judicial 
functions, as he was found to be totally 
incapacitated, and he returned to his home 
at Vittoria, or its neighborhood, where he 
died, and had in his younger days spent a 
useful life, very much respected. 

The next in order on the local bench was 
Mr. Roland Williams, a West Indian sol- 
icitor (not barrister), a good lawyer and a 
very respectable and justly-respected gentle- 
man. He did not remove to o reside in 
London, but continued living on his farm 
in the Township of Westminster, a few 
miles from St. Thomas, to which place we 
were obliged to go in case we required to make 
a chamber application, which, of course, 
involved delay and expense, for which there 
was no recompense in the way of adequate 
fees or disbursements. Mr. Williams, how- 
ever, before very long became a confirmed 
invalid, and died after only a few years of 
judicial service. 

After the death of Judge Williams, an 
Knglish barrister by the name of Henry Al- 
len was appointed. He was a man who had 
difficulty of speech and was totally unfit to 
deal with the people. He had come to this 
country from one of the West India islands. 
He could not comprehend our condition or 
mode of living, was unacquainted with busi- 
ness affairs and local conditions, so that 
the administration of justice in his hands 
was inefficient and gave very great dissat- 
isfaction. He was petulant in his temper 
and overbearing as well. I was told by a 
clerk of the division court that on one occa- 
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was very late in reaching Fingal, where he 
should have been presiding in the division 
court. 

Referred Cases to Clerk 

The tired suitors had such confidence in 
the clerk, who was not a lawyer, hut a very 
clever, upright and good businessman, that 
they referred their cases to the clerk. When 
the judge arrived he found all the cases dis- 
posed of. The clerk made known to the 
that he had relieved him from all his trouble, 
assured him he was sorry the judge had come 
so far through such bad roads, that the 
parties had waited long for his arrival and 
had agreed to his disposing of the cases by 
arbitration and that every case had been 
settled. The judge hearing this, threw 
himself into a rage and dared the clerk, on 
pain of dismissal, ever to do such a thing 
again. The clerk thought lie was rendering 
a service which turned out to be very offen- 
sive to his honor. 

A complaint was subsequently made of 
his entire unfitness to the 1 (iovernment, and 
he was removed from office of judge ot the 
district court, but retained his office ot judge 
or the surrogate court. He tried an action ot 
trover for a stag, which the plaintiff claimed 
his property. After the case had been in 
contention, spun out for a long time, and only 
discussed by the lawyers, who all understood 
what kind of animal a'" stag" was, the judge, 
when he came to charge the jury, said the 
case must be dismissed because a stag was 
what was known as a wild animal, Free 
Naturae (imagining that the suit was brought 
for possession of a male red deer), that it it 
left one man's woods the latter could claim 
it, any claim to it and it it went to another 
man's woods the latter could claim it. The 
lawyers had difficulty in explaining the dif- 
ference between what was locally called a 
"stag" and a "wild deer," but he did not 
see it. However, the jury dealt with it 
properly, all of which, and much more 
such, showed his total ignorance of the 
affairs of the country in which every county 
judge ought to be well versed. His ineffi- 
ciency and incapability to adapt himself to 
th'e exigencies of the office were so manifest 
that a complaint was made to the (iovern- 
ment and Judge Allen was removed from 
the office of judge of the county court. 

Succeeded by Mr. Givins 

After his removal Mr. James Givins 
(who was then a barrister of some ten years' 
standing at the bar) was appointed his suc- 
cessor as judge of the county court. Mr. 
Allen still retained the judgeship of the sur- 
rogate court. Judge Givins was an able 
man and a well-read lawyer, but like many 
others he failed in the prompt and apt 



appliance of legal principles to present 
needs, which gave hesitation and uncer- 
tainty as to his decisions. When he had 
made up his mind it was by no means cer- 
tain that he was right, but he "stuck to 
it" all the same because he thought he was 
right. He was not a success, not entirely 
unsuccessful, as a judge. He was not long 
in the office when he died and was soon 
forgotten. "After Mr. Givins died Judge 
Small was appointed and was the immediate 
predecessor of the late Judge William Fl- 
liott. He was the Hon. Janie Kdward Small, 
who had been the Solicitor-General, a mem- 
ber of the Baldwin Ministry, and a politician. 
He was a man who was a better judge of a 
good dinner than he was of law, and was 
more particular about getting his meal in 
the middle of the day (no matter at what 
stage the trial of a case before him might 
be) than he was in the proper discharge of 
his duties his dinner and its accompani- 
ment of brandy and water, were all of 
supreme importance. He was a man who 
boasted, if it could be conceived that a 
lawyer, much less a judge would confess 
such a thing, that he had never read the 
Common Law Procedure Act and did not 
intend to. His administrations in the di- 
vision courts consisted largely in talking 
all the time himself and and being very 
impatient of hearing others. More than 
that, some of his clerks of the division courts 
were not faithful in paying over the moneys 
they had collected, and the judge was not 
willing to listen to any complaints against 
them; he rather shielded them. I have 
myself gone all the way to the division 
court at Delaware to complain, and was met 
by the judge with every obstruction. 1 
neither got justice, not even a hearing, nor 
did I get my client's money, after which 1 
never expected justice and did not care ever 
to appear before him. I know that Mr. 
Becher had the same feeling. 

Appointed Local Master 

After the reconstruction of the court of 
chancery I was myself appointed local 
master, but because it involved the neces- 
sity of my giving up practice, I resigned. 
Col. Shanly was appointed in my place and 
continued in the office until his death. I 
do not think it necessary to speak of any 
members of the profession (within 50 years) 
other than those I have mentioned, because 
they all belong to modern history which 
would be better spoken of by others. I went 
to practice at Woodstock in the year 1842, 
about the time James Daniels, Thomas 
Scatcherd, Ephraim J. Parke, Hugh Rich- 
ardson, Samuel Barker, and William O. 
Street, all younger men than myself, be- 
came members of the profession and mem- 



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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 



bers of the London Bar, or students-at-law 
in London. 

In a subsequent period after the counties 
of Norfolk, Oxford and Huron were set off 
into separate judicial districts, two of the 
judges were not lawyers. In Huron the 
district judge was an English barrister who 
had never practiced. He was a better 
udge of a roast turkey and well-cooked 
beefsteak and a glass of sherry than he was 
either of law or justice. The judge at 
Woodstock was a retired English Banker, an 
exceedingly dull man. The judge in Nor- 
folk was a man of good common sense, a 
business man but not a lawyer; well suited to 
deal with the ordinary affairs among the 
early settlers of this country. In arguing 
a case before the judge at Woodstock it was 
found that the producing and reading out to 
him of a law book, no matter how inappli- 
cable the subject, it always made weight 
for a successful, favorable decision. 

What is now the county of Elgin still 
formed part of the county of Middlesex. 
What are now the Counties of Perth and 
Bruce were then within the judicial district 
of Huron. After the establishment of a 
branch of the Bank of Upper Canada in 
London in the year 1835, Mr. James Givins, 
who was a lawyer practicing in St. Thomas, 
came to London to live, having been ap- 
pointed the notary and solicitor of the bank. 
It was the first and only bank in London 
for many years. There was a Mr. Mc- 
Kenzie who was practicing law in St. Thom- 
as; he remained there only a short time. 
Mr. John Strachan was practicing law at 
Goderich and Mr. Gideon Acland, a barris- 
ter, went to and practiced in St. Thomas 
from 1835 to 1840. He was one of the best 
commercial lawyers that then existed in the 
district. He was not appreciated in St. 
Thomas owing to family relations and pre- 
ferences for inferior men who were there 
before him. He subsequently removed to 
London where he only remained a short 
time, for he died soon after. 

A Writer to the Signet 

A Mr. Thomas Kier, who had been a 
writer to the Signet in Scotland, removed to 
London from Dundas, where he had studied 
law in the office of the Hon. W'illiam Notman 
for a year. He was entirely unsuited for 
practice. He was more a literary man than 
a lawyer. He could write political articles 
well. He was clever and well educated but 
not at all temperate in his habits. The 
other lawyers used to say with forcefulness 
that a Scotch lawyer who came to Canada 
to practice, instead of being admitted to the 
profession after only one year's study of our 
system of procedure, should serve five years 
longer in order to forget his Scotch peculiar- 



ities and glossary of words and learn our 
legal vernacular. A similiar case existed 
at Goderich, where a Mr. Haldane purported 
to practice but was never admitted to the 
bar. He was a Scotch lawyer, a writer to 
the Signet, a name given to an important 
body of lawyers in Scotland. It was cur- 
ious to sit down and hear his peculiar law 
expressions, so that one really needed a 
glossary of Scotch law to be able to under- 
stand what they meant. I had the oppor- 
tunity of meeting him on one occasion and 
his language kept my mind on the stretch in 
order to reach his meaning. 

Practice and Pleadings 

I have passed through five separate 
amendments and practice of law in my long 
connection with the legal profession. The 
first involved long and unmeaning counts 
in declarations which did not necessarily 
disclose what an action was brought to re- 
cover. There were different forms of action 
for every remedy sought. The action on 
the case for torts; the action on the case of 
promises, called assumpsit; the action of 
debt for the recovery of money; the action 
of replevin for the recovery of goods or 
cattle or chatties, and for damages for their 
detention; specie; the action of trespass 
or the recovery of damages for injury 
to persons or property, real or personal; 
the action of trover for the recovery 
of a chattels and the action called a 
feigned issue for the purpose of trying the 
right of property or possession of chattel 
claimed by someone else. These proceed- 
ings were not necessarily inaugurated by a 
writ or summons or by petition or by direct 
application to the court or a judge. The 
mysteries of procedure sanctioned by long 
practice and ingenuity of those engaged as 
legal agents (winked at by the court; were 
barriers to suitors obtaining their rights 
except through the agency of men well 
versed in the mazes and trodden paths of 
procedure, established by the ingenuity of 
men whose interests it was to confine their 
avenues of justice to their own profit and 
intervention. To give a few instances of 
this system: The first process in ordinary 
actions was by a writ of capias ad respon- 
dendum (directed to the sheriff), bailable and 
nonbailable. The sheriff, when this writ 
was placed in his hands, was supposed to 
take the defendant and bring him before 
the court; in bailable cases to arrest him by 
his body and keep him safely until he should 
give security for his due appearance and 
readiness to answer the action. In non- 
bailable cases the sheriff was furnished with 
copies of the writ to be served personally 
upon the defendant, having indorsed upon 
the copy notice to the defendant for the 



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purport and purpose of the service. If the 


Taking advantage of that provision, a 




defendant appeared he did so by entering 


judgment and execution were obtained 




a written appearance in, the court. If he 


against the owner of the Township of Moul- 




failed to do so the plaintiff might enter one 


ton, in the new county of Haldimand (then 




"for him and the proceedings to follow would 


in the District of Niagara), and the whole 




be taken by the plaintiff's attorney, which 


township was advertised and sold en bloc 




it would take too long to detail here. In 


after ten days' notice of sale; purchased by 




the action of replevin the writ ordered the 


Henry John Moulton, a lawyer, of Toronto, 




sheriff to receive the gocds, similiar to the 


and his title, under the sale and the proper 




present procedure. The action of eject- 


construction of the statute was held to be 




ment was commenced without a writ or 


valid. After which a provincial law was 




summons, which contained a fallacious 


passed that required an execution against 




which set forth a claim by a supposititious 


goods to be first issued so as to make the 




defendant. The suit by inter-pleader was 


debt and costs out of the chattel estate, fail- 




commenced by the stating of a supposi- 


ing which and upon the Sheriffs return, 




tious wager between two persons as to 


indorsed " Xulla Bona" lor the whole, or in 




ownership of the gocds claimed by the real 


part only, could an execution against lands 




plaintiff. The action of trover was by the 


be issued, after which that execution would 




declaration of the loss of a chattel which 


have to remain in the sheriffs hands for 




came to the possession of the defendant by 


twelve months, and the lands described and 




finding, and that the defendant wrongfully 


published in the I'pper Canada (iaxette and 




deprived the owner of the chattel, claiming 


in a local paper, lor three months belcre 




full damages for the detention. This sys- 


the lands could be sold. 




tem was only gradually changed by new 






rules of procedure, subsequently by the 


Trial by Jury 




common law procedure act, and ultimately 


In civil as well as criminal cases it was the 




by the fusion of law and equity and an en- 


rule to have trial bv jurv, except in cases 




tire upsetting of all old methods, as it exists 


of common assault and petty trespasses, 




at this day. 


and for sums above the jurisdiction of the 




A Curious Anomaly 


courts of requests. Alter an interlocutory 
judgment in the' court of Queen's bench or 




A curious anomaly was introduced by 


district court, where there was consequently 




statute, which provided for the joining in 


no defence set up, it was necessary for a jury 




one action of the maker and indorser of a 


to assess the "damages." The non-pay- 




bill of exchange or promissory note. It had 


ment of a debt or breach ot contract was 




been held that they could not be joined in 


held to entitle to damages. 1 knew one 




one action, because the contract of each of 


lawver (who was, as a matter of court eti- 




those parties was not identical v-that ot the 


quette, obliged to wear his gown and banns), 




maker of a note, or the acceptor or indorser 


who was never known to address a jury ex- 




of a bill of exchange being positive, and 


cept in the matter ot obtaining an assess- 




that of the drawer or endorses, as only 


ment of damages for penpayment of prom- 




conditional. To remedy this, the and 


issory notes, upon whose verdict judgment 




best the legislators could devise was to pre- 


and execution would not be obtained until 




scribe that a declaration containing "the 


after commencement of the next law term 




common money counts," as they were 


of the court. There was no summary refer- 




termed, be filed and served on the defendant, 


ence of such "damages." The legislature 




having attached to them a copy of the in- 


(after a long struggle on the subject of 




strument upon whch the action was found- 


invading the palladium of our liberties i.e., 




ed, and that without the slightest reference 


trial by jury), and substituting a summary 




to the bill or note. To remedy this, some- 


trial (as had taken a change in the law in 




one more ingenuous than the past, who had 


England), passed a law for the trial of petty 




labored with the subject, planned the form 


trespasses and common assaults by justices 




which is now used for joining all parties. 


of the peace. 




Besides giving the history as to the per- 


The prognostications of the opponents of 




sonnel of the members of the legal profes- 


the change were in many cases poorly ful- 




sion, I have extended a statement of some of 


filled by ignorant and maligant magistrates, 




my recollections of the past connected with 


exceeding their jurisdiction in regard to 




the administration of law and of legal pro- 


these subject . I have known of main- such 




cedure. 


perversions myself, but an appeal to the 




According to the provisions of an im- 


general sessions of the peace had for the 




perial statute (which is easy of reference), 


most part provided against justice, and I 




all negroes and lands owned in the colonies 


could furnish numerous instances of the ludi- 




of Great Britain were declared to be goods 


crous figures which some magistrates have cut 




and chattels for the payment of debts. 


in the assumed jurisdiction on these subjects. 





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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 



No Penitentiary Then 
As to criminal procedure, I need say very 
little. There was no penitentiary for con- 
victs, nothing between the common jail and 
the gallows, except the pillory and the stocks, 
or sending them to Van Diemen's Land, 
which was very expensive and circuitous. 
I recollect that at the corner of the court- 
house square (the northeast corner), there 
stood a common stocks and pillory, and 
I remember seeing a man once sitting in the 
stocks as punishment for stealing silver 
spoon -i, bill 1 think the pillory was never 
used. 1 1 was not used in my lime, certainly. 
Both were afterwards abolished by statute. 
As a partial remedy for the expense of trans- 
portation, a law was passed providing ban- 
ishment trom the country of persons con- 
victed (1 aggravated ollences, not capital, 
with a penal clause attached, declaring that 
il a ci nvict relumed In mi banishment it 
would be' a capital telony. I knew the case 
of one old man, over sixty years of age, 
who, having returned from banishment, 
was arrested and tried, and upon convic- 
tion was sentenced to death. However the 
sentence wa, commuted to imprisonment 
in the penitentiary, which had then been 
completed, for the resl of his life. It ; s bul 
fair to surmise- that his punishment of ban- 
ishment had the effect of helping to people 
the I nited Stales with so many "smart 
men" as are lo be found there, for they had 
no other country lo adopt as their future 
home. It may not be known to many at 
the present time, and is therefore a fact 
worthy ol note, that prisoners were not 
allowed full defence in my early days. 
Counsel could net address the jury in de- 
tence ot the prisoner. 1 recollect lliat in 
the old courthouse, three courts-martial sat 
tor the trial of grave offences. The first 
was for thai of the so-called patriots who 
invaded this Province during the troubles 
arising out of the rebellion of 1837. It was 
a military court-martial, presided over by 
Col. John Rostwick, of Port Stanley. The 
second was a militia court-martial, for the 
trial of Lieut. -Col. Craig, of Caradoc, which 
was adjourned and never reassembled. The 
third was a general court-martial consist- 
ing of officers of the army, presided over by 
Lieut. -Col. Love of the Royal Eighty-fifth 
Regiment, for the trial of Major O'Connor, 
of her Majesty's Eighty-fifth Regiment, 
which ended in his being cruelly and most 
unjustly dismissed from the service of 
the Queen. 

The General Quarter Sessions 
The Honorable John Sandfield Mac- 
Donald (an upright and able lawyer, an 
enlightened, honest politician and states- 
man, one of the best we ever have had 



since the retirement of the Hon. Robert 
Baldwin from public life), when attorney- 
general and premier of the Ontario Govern- 
ment, introduced and caused to be enacted 
many valuable and economic changes in 
the law. (a) The doing away with sessions 
of the peace being held quarterly, and abol- 
ishing recorders' courts in cities. 

(b) The providing for the summary and 
hastening the trial of prisoners unable to 
procure bail; giving them the right to be 
tried immediately by the county judge 
without a jury. We all know the successful 
result of that provision, which has been 
accepted by persons accused of crime in 
thousands of cases, to the manifest saving 
ol expense and more prompt administra- 
tion of justice. 

(C) This provision was not acceptable 
lo lawyc/s, who aimed at personal display 
before a court: and jury. I remember an 
instance ot aggravated assault, which (lie 
depositions before me unfolded, in which 
it was shown that a woman had cruelly and 
repeatedly whipped an adopted little girl 
and maimed and marked her body with 
wales. The county attorney, an exceed- 
ingly indolent and careless official, had not 
taken the proper course of his duty by send- 
ing over the depositions, but indifferently 
and perfunctorily charged the woman in his 
formal .statement with common assault, 
which at. the most would have resulted in 
an imprisonment for twelve months. The 
lawyer, not seeing his advantage, instead 
ol reading the depositions and recommend- 
ing his client to plead guilty of common 
asuialt, as charged, demanded a Irial In- 
jury, so that his client was remanded. 
Meanwhile, I called down the county at- 
torney for his remissness, and told him to 
read the deposition, which he did, so that 
ac the general session he charged I he woman 
with the proper offence, i. e., aggravated 
assault. The proofs adduced exposed one 
of the grossest cases of inhuman cruelty that 
I ever heard. The prisoner was convicted 
and sentenced to an imprisonment of five 
years in the penitentiary. The next 
resort was to the Government, without 
avail. 

Unsympathetic Judges 

Those who have been "sat upon" by 
judges are sore, and sure to remember the 
difficulties of standing before grimness in 
the faces of those who have no sympathy 
with beginners. I have felt all this myself. 
The late Chief Justice Draper was not grim 
because he smiled. When he sat upon the 
bench, delighted at an opportunity to dis- 
play his learning and skillful instincts and 
taste for niceties, he used to smile at an 
opportunity. When he smiled the profes- 



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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 



sion used to say he meant mischief, which 
was fatal to someone. 

That same judge non-suited me in a 
.quitam action because my proof was not 
technically in accordance with my pleading 
refused to amend and 1 lost what was 
intended to recover penalties for several 
gross and oppressive acts of usury, which a 



statute then in force was intended to pun- 
ish and provide remedies. Upon his 
declaring a non-suit, the judge smiled, 
a complete Draperian smile, peculiar t:> 
the man, who seemed to derive comfort 
from what was disappointment and 
pain to me, a young and ambitious law- 
yer. 



The Old Court House 



("Yc'l 



KicpRonrcKD FROM T 

no mend a broken nest by dabbin' at it." 
Scotch Proverb.) 



Hard by the mighty "Forks," on sandy bluff, 
An ancient Castle meets the astonish! view, 
Where Justice holdcth mortals by the scrnlt 
Of their uneasy necks. Their caitilfs chew 
The bitter cud of knowledge come loo late 
And on the wrong side of Just ilia's gate. 

And in the rear of this forensic Hall, 
A grim and dubious Cavern doth abide 
Within whose aged and repcllanl wall 
Bolts, bars, and shackles mock at and deride 
The human thirst for freedom. Piteous sight 
Where even the raiment may be termed a "fright. 

The humble turnips and the sober oat 
Do not revive the spirit sadly tried 
Man is a man, and not a billy-goal, 
Whatever ancient statute may provide. 
High cost of Livinge l.o, the C.ubernator 
Hath solved the same by aid of "cold pertator. " 

In days of yore the quaking neophyte, 
From Bayly's school hath clomb the ancient stair, 
Seen the Judicial Head-piece, reverend sight, 
And breathed with him the thick and stuffy air; 
Marking with chalky cheek the appointed Pound 
Where stands the Malefactors 'cuffed and bound. 

He hears the Constable, with nasal wheeze, 
Be-summon Silence to the solemn scene 
The boy's teeth rattle and his quiv'ring knees 
Arc shaken by the Law's Majestic Mien 



LONDON ADVERTISER 

Knricht with reminiscences of snutl, 

And fine old port and other fragrant stuff 

Now comes the (ireal ( )iu Royal Counsel highl - 

Lo, on his arm a crimson Bag he bears; 

To some he nods in condescension light 

Some he transfixes with his stoniest stares. 

Then rubs his lenses to peruse the sheal 

Of mighty folios Lawyers call a Brief. 

And now the humble Witness, scant ol speech, 

Is set on high to show himself an Ass, 

Being cross-examined by a cruel Leech, 

Like insect under magnifying glass. 

In vain he- mops his brow, Reason hath flown 

And all his friends and kinsfolk him disown. 

Ay, what 'wit combats (as Ben Johnson said) 
This packing, case, yclept a Court, hath seen 
When they (now lying with the honored Dead), 
Like nimble fencers Hashed their weapons keen, 
When the perspiring crowd admired and wondered 
As forky lightnings Hew and C.ianls thundcr'd. 

But, when the Judge assumed the FATAL CAP 
When every Javelin man had ceased his cry. 
And the High Constable with solemn rap 
Bade conversation cease, no human eye 
Could gaze unmoved on Culprit shorn ol bliss 
And face to face with soulless Nemesis. 

Old Tower of London dim and awful tales 
Are in the keeping of thy time-worn walls - 
Of bloody deeds, of women's hopeless wails, 
Of Passions' rage, and Human Nature's tails; 
Unchanging Record of the vanish! years; 
A silent Cenotaph of mortal tears. 

CROSSKEYS. 



A Later History of the Bar of Middlesex 



By T. H. Purdom, K. C. 



The history of the legal bar of Middlesex 
could have been written by no other man 
as accurately as by his honor Judge Hughes, 
and all will feel very grateful to him for it. 
Judge Hughes is 93 years of age. He spent 
considerable time in its preparation. His 
mind is as clear as ever, and no one would 
have supposed, by the ready and cheerful 
assent he gave to prepare the paper, that 
it involved 30 much real hard work. It is an 
additional proof that any work the mind 
goes with is easy. 



The bar of Middlesex, although for many- 
years the second largest in the province, 
has been like a large family, each member 
knowing every other member, and enter- 
ing more or less into his life. It has always 
had among its members many strong men 
who would have taken a foremost place at 
the bar in any English-speaking centre of 
the world. 

Judge Hughes has brought us down to 
comparatively recent days, to days so re- 
cent that we might apply the words of the 
family meeting: 



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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 







"We are all here? 


ment to the bench. He knew Mr. Wilson- 


Even they the dead though dead, so dear, 


had indorsed notes for the accommodation 




Fond memory, to her duty true, 


of some friend and lost in the neighbor- 




Brings back their faded forms to view. 


hood of ten thousand dollars. They spoke 




How lifelike through the mist of years 


of the loss, and Air. Parke remarked, "I 




Each well remembered face appears. " 


suppose that will be your last accommo- 






dation indorsement," but Mr. Wilson re- 




The Early Bar. 


plied with some emphasis that he hoped it 




The most prominent members of the early 


would not be. He was apparently gener- 




bar were John Wilson, H. C. R. Becher 


ous, large-hearted, able and honest, with a 




and William Horton.and a little later Thomas 


full share of common sense, and did much 




Sratcherd, K. Jones Farke, Wm. Klliot, 


to direct the administration of justice in 




lames Daniel, I). M. Thompson, Edward W. 


London, and to form among the lawyers 




Harris, George B. Harris, John Fil>: John 


of his day a spirit of fairness and manli- 




Harris, William King Cornish, and Patrick 


ness in their dealings with each other that 




G. Norris. 


lias survived to the present time. 




Among the early lawyers John Wilson 
is assigned first place. He was a man of 


The Only Queen's Counsel 




trenchant, keen, common sense. He was 


Henry C. R. Becher was also a very able 




the leader of the bar until his appointment 


man. For a long time he was the only 




to the bench as a judge ot the court ot com- 


queen's counsel in London, and conducted 




mon pleas in 18(>3. He died in ISO!). His 


the crown business at every court at Lon- 




forte was with the jury, and Canada has 


don until his retirement. He was a ready 




produced lew who would be considered his 


lluent speaker. He died in England in July, 




equal. Col. Prince on one side, and John 


1885. Three generations became members 




Wilson ( n the other, were sure to bring out 


of the Middlesex bar. His son, Henry 




an interesting fight. He spared no pains 


Becher, and his grandson, Campbell Becher. 




to inform himself. On one accasion when 


Henry Becher was one of the most hand- 




engaged in a case about a steam engine, he 


some men in London. He died a compara- 




went to Leonard's foundry and studied the 


tively young man. He was a member cf 




construction ot a steam engine so thoroughly 


the firm of Becher, Street & Becher, and was 




that he knew as much as any of the witnesses, 


in 1885^the year his father died maycr 




and wai well qualified to examine them. H. 


ot the citv ot London. 




C. R. Becher was the next most prominent 


Henry C. R. Becher, like Mr. Wilson, 




member of the bar, and he and Mr. Wilson 


was a politician. He ran for East Mid- 




frequently opposed each other, Mr. Wilson 


dlesex against Mr. Craik and Mr. Frank 




being considered the stronger man. I re- 


Cornish. In a letter sent by Mr. Becher 




member well Judge Wilson's funeral in 1869. 


to the press, he declares his intention to 




It was the last occasion on which the mem- 


"Save the riding from Grit clutches whether 




bers of the bar appeared in their robes. It 


Mr. Cornish' retires or not." The result 




was not alone as a member of the bar that 


was: Craik, 1,025; Becher, 855; Cornish, 349. 




Mr. Wilson was prominent. He represented 


Mr. Becher contested the Malahide division, 




London first as a Conservative, but changed 


consisting of the city of London, East 




his views, became a Reformer on the Re- 


Middlesex, East Elgin and West Elgin, for 




bellion Losses bill, and was elected as a 


representation in the Legislative Council 




Reformer. Surely a man who could accomp- 


or Senate. The election, which occurred in 




lish that "owned the town" and had the 


September, 1862, was preceded by months 




full confidence of the people of all shades 


of hard work, open air meetings and open 




of politics. He is reported to have made 


voting. The late Archie McKellar took an 




a slip that he was compelled to pay for. 


active part in both English and Gaelic. Mr 




In one of his speeches in the House, he said, 


Becher's opponent was the late Senator 




"Irishmen were not fit to carry firearms," 


Leonard. Mr. Becher made a costly slip, 




and the Irishmen forgot to forgive him. 


like Mr. Wilson with the fire arms, when fol- 




Not many years after he became one of the 


lowing Mr. Leonard at one of the meetings. 




judges of the court of common pleas, and 


While he admitted Mr. Leonard's many ex- 




filled the position satisfactorily till his 


cellent qualities and services, he pointed out 




death in 1809. I studied with Mr. E. J. 


how absurd it would be to elect him, and 




Parke, who had been a student in Mr. Wil- 


referring to the fact that he made plow points 




son's office and knew him well. He enter- 


wound up by saying: "Let him stick to his 




tained for Mr. Wilson the highest respect 


plow points." Leonard retorted, "Let him 




and fcr his ability and integrity the greatest 


stick to his law points." Both points stuck, 




admiration. One circumstance is worth 


and the issue largely was law points against 




mentioning. Mr. Parke met Mr. Wilson 
on King Street in Toronto after his appoint- 


plow points, resulting in a majority for Leon- 
ard of 230 in a total vote of 7,874. Leonard's 







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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 



friends in St. Thomas celebrated the victory 
by flying the Union Jack on a pole sur- 
mounted by a plow point.. 
- It should be noted here that John Wilson 
and H. C. R. Bccher were among the first 
to erect handsome residences surrounded by 
beautiful grounds in London. They still 
both hold a first place. 

William Horton was a contemporary 
of Mr. Wilson and Mr. Bccher. He was a 
careful lawyer, of much prominence and 
ability. It was unfortunate for him that 
the recorder's court was established and he 
became recorder. This interrupted his prac- 
tice, and on the abolition of the court he was 
unable to again secure it. Mr. Horton took 
an active part in politics, and was one of 
the leading Conservatives who followed 
Colonel Walker out of the Conservative 
ranks. He, too, erected a fine residence in 
Westminster and lived to a good old age. 

These three constitute the most promin- 
ent men of the late thirties and forties. There 
were also, I think, Mr. Stewart (called 
"Four Eyes"), and Mr. William King 
Cornish, father of Frank Cornish. 

During the Forties and Fifties 

During the forties were added many 
good men William Elliot, afterwards judge, 
the firm being Elliot <S: Cooper; Col. James 
Shanley, afterwards master in chancery; 
Thomas Scatcherd, afterwards member for 
North Middlesex; E. Jones Parke, after- 
wards police magistrate; David M. Thomp- 
son, who retired and lived in Strathroy; 
James Daniel, who became judge of L'Orig- 
nal; David J. Hughes, who was a brother- 
in-law of Judge Wilson, and afterwards judge 
of the county court of the County of Elgin; 
Patrick G. Norris and Philip MacKenzie, 
associated in partnership with John Wilson 
for some time. 

Judge Elliot 

William Elliot practiced for many years 
in London, first in the firm of Elliot & Cooper, 
and afterwards with his son-in-law, James 
H. Eraser, as Elliot & Eraser. Mr. Elliot 
was appointed judge of the county court in 
1869. He was very genial, and while he 
maintained the dignity of his position, by 
his easy grace of manner made the youngest 
student feel at home in his presence. I well 
remember when quite young being sent 
over to the judge's chambers for an order 
of some kind. While waiting for a chance to 
ask for the order, Charles Hutchinson, the 
county crown attorney came in, and was 
followed by a constable and a boy I knew 
handcuffed. The boy, seeing me, said 
"Hello, Tom," and I replied, "Hello, 
Charley." The boy was charged with 
horse stealing, and in a minute or two was 
taken out again, some day being fixed for 



the trial. I explained to the judge who he 
was. He was a good average boy, and was 
no more a criminal than the late Bishop 
Baldwin. I had played cricket with him 
many a time, and I was much pleased when 
I heard afterwards how kindly Judge Elliot 
dealt with him. 

Judge Elliot while in practice was one of 
the leading members of the bar, a good 
speaker and an easy, graceful writer. He 
sometimes delivered lectures, as did Judge 
Wilson. Lecturing was popular at that 
time, and the Mechanics' Institute provided 
courses of lectures. During Judge Elliot's 
time as county judge he held the respect and 
confidence of the bar. He lived to a good 
old age, 93 years. He died on Sept. 28, 
1905. As a mark of respect to his memory, 
the bar of Middlesex procured an oil por- 
trait of him, the first to be placed in tin- 
Middlesex courthouse. Much sympathy 
was felt for him when his son, Skiffington 
Connor Elliot, was killed at Duck Lake in 
June, 1885. Hume Elliot, K.C., is another 
son in practice here. 

Oil Portraits Suggested 

I hope to see portraits added ot all 
members of the Middlesex bar who were 
elevated to the bench. The list already 
numbers the Hon. David Mills, judge ol 
the supreme court of Canada; the Hon. 
John Wilson, Sir William R. Meredith, the 
Hon. Hugh MacMahon, the Hon. W. P. 
R. Street, the Hon. Richard Martin Mere- 
dith, and the Hon. James Magee, in the 
superior courts. Yice-Chancellor Ferguson 
studied for four years in Mr. Worthington's 
office; and James Daniel, judge of L'Orignal; 
David J. Hughes, judge of Elgin; William 
Elliot, judge of Middlesex; Duncan Mac- 
Millan, judge of Haldimand; William W. 
Fitzgerald, judge of Welland; Alexander I). 
Hardy, judge of Brant; Archibald Bell, 
judge of Kent; John A. MacKenzie, judge ot 
Lambton; studied in London; Thomas Tal- 
bot Macbeth, judge of Middlesex in the 
county court. I almost feel as if Judge 
Davis, who, although practicing in Sarnia, 
was junior judge of Middlesex for some 
years, while Judge Elliot was senior judge, 
belongs to the list. He, like his senior, never 
failed to act with perfect impartiality and 
held the respect of the legal profession. 

Thomas Scatcherd 

Let us leave the bench for a while and 
take up one who, had he been a judge, 
would in sedate, quiet, unperturbed dig- 
nity, have been "the noblest Roman of 
them all." Thomas Scatcherd, the name 
itself seems to imply the man. He studied 
in the office of William Horton from 1842 
to 1847, and in that year completed his 



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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 



studies in the office of Duggan & Dug- 
gan, Toronto. He formed in 1848 a part- 
nership with E. Jones Parke, the firm be- 
ing Parke & Scatcherd, at London. I do 
not think Mr. Scatcherd had a partner 
after 1852 until 1861, when the firm of 
Scatcherd & Meredith was formed. It 
may be fairly said to have taken the place 
at the bar of Middlesex formerly occupied 
by John Wilson. I have referred to the 
fact that John Wilson, in all his personal 
and professional dealings, was scrupulous- 
ly honorable, and so much respected by 
every member of the bar that honorable 
dealing one with the other became habit- 
ual. My own memory does not take me 
that far back, but it does to the lime when 
the firm ol Scatcherd cv Meredith was 
regarded in the same way. Mr. Scatcherd 
was city solicitor, and had a large clientele. 

I take trom the notice in The London 
Advertiser published alter his death, the 
following: 

"His lather, Mr. John Scatcherd who 
emigrated to Canada in 1821 -was elected 
lo represent the important riding of West 
Middlesex in the- Parliament of Lnited 
Canada, but, dying soon after, was sue- 
ceded in the representation by his son 
Thomas. I'pon the redistribution of the 
county lor electoral purposes, he was in- 
viled to contest the north riding, which 
he- did successfully in 18(57, and carried 
the constituency by acclamation in 1872, 
and again at the last general election in 
1874. 

"Mr. Scatcherd's political affinities were 
with what is known as the Reform party, 
but he had the goodwill of all parties. He 
was not an extremist in anything, but held 
a well-balanced judgment upon all affairs. 
Within the walls of Parliament no one has 
been more respected, and his name has 
often been advanced as that of one whose 
patriotism and services entitled him to a 
seal in the Government of the country. He 
was always a hard worker on important 
committees, and as chairman of the com- 
mittee ot the whole during some sessions 
past won general approval by his assiduity, 
his fairness and thorough knowledge of 
affairs brought under notice. Though he 
could not be said to be a leading speaker 
in the House, yet, when he did rise to his 
feet, he had always something important 
to say that was worth listening to, and his 
eloquence, though unadorned, was none 
the less convincing. In his efforts before 
juries, he displayed the faculty of keeping his 
knowledge within the comprehension of those 
whom he was called upon to address, and 
by the simplicity of his style and sincerity 
of purpose, attained the position of a favorite 
pleader at the London bar. In his social 



capacity he was much esteemed. Every- 
body had a good word for Mr. Scatcherd, 
and though in his professional, as his 
political, capacity, he was obliged to come 
in adverse contact with many interests, he 
has passed away without leaving an enemy 
behind him. Among the principal features 
in his character which contributed to his 
success, was a perfect trustworthiness in all 
his transactions, a probity and candour which 
were never found lacking. His decease in 
the ftfrd year of his age, is deeply regretted 
by a very large circle of friends, and will 
leave a painful gap in that community of 
citizenship which dates in London from 
the day of small things up to the present 
prosperous condition of affairs." 

This extract from The London Advertiser 
seems so accurately, as others have led me to 
understand it, to sum up Mr. Scatcherd's 
lite as a lawyer, a member of Parliament, and 
a man, that little need be added. My best 
recollection of him in court was in a breach 
of promise rase, in which he, with Mr. W. R. 
Meredith, was acting for the plaintiff, and 
the late Hon. Matthew Crooks Cameron 
was acting for the defence. The plaintiff's 
case consisted principally in reading letters 
and when the Hon. Matthew Crooks 
Cameron addressed the jury, he claimed 
that the plaintiff's parents were much to 
blame, that whenever the young man called, 
the family withdrew, and he was left alone 
in the parlor, and that, said Cameron, rais- 
ing his voice a little, "was like putting 
cream within the whiskers of a cat." Mr. 
Scatc-herd obtained a small verdict. 

He died on the loth of April, 1876. I 
have read over I he names of ihe members 
ol the bar present at the meeting of the 
bar called after his death, and find that 
there were 27 present, seven of whom are 
living, and twenty dead. He is succeeded in 
his practice by his son, Ethel Scatcherd, who 
retains many of his father's clients. 

E. Jones Parke 

Fittingly at this point reference may 
be made to Mr. Scatcherd's first partner 
and lifelong friend, E. Jones Parke. Where- 
ever I have given expression to an opinion of 
those with whom I was either little acquant- 
ed, or not acquainted at all, I have spoken 
from recollection of conversations, either 
with Mr. Parke, or Mr. John B. Givins, son 
of the late Judge Givins, both of whom gave 
me much more information than I can 
recollect with sufficient accuracy to set 
clown. 

I studied with Mr. Parke, and my recol- 
lection goes back to the month of March, 
1869. I knew Mr. S. H. Graydon well 
when a boy, before I entered Mr. Parke's 
office. He had also studied with Mr. Parke 



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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 



and frequently called to see him. He told 
me 1 would find Mr. Parke very agreeable, 
a very able man, and a perfect letter-writer. 
Oflen afterwards, when I noticed Mr. Parke 
writing a letter, or preparing anything care- 
fully, I thought of Mr. Graydon's opinion, 
and how accurate it was. Mr. Parke was 
the eldest son of the late Hon. Thomas 
Parke, who was surveyor-general in the 
Baldwin-LaFontaine administration, until 
the office was abolished in 1844. There 
were four sons, all lawyers; Kphram Jones 
Parke; Thos. Parke, of Kingston; Edwin 1) 
Parke, of London, and Harold R. Parke, now 
of Fort Saskatchewan. The late Vice- 
Chancellor Robertson, who in 183") attended 
the Grammar School at London, where 
Thomas Scatcherd, K. J. Parke, Thomas 
Parke, John and Edward Harris, and Ver- 
schoyle Cronyn, were also in attendance, 
told me Thomas Parke was the ablest lawyer 
he ever knew. "In the days of special 
pleading, if Thomas Parke settled a pleading, 
no one else need look at it." Edward I). 
Parke studied with E. J. Parke, and died 
before I entered the office. John J. Brown, 
John R. Dixon, and S. II. C.raydon who had 
all studied in Mr. Parke's office, and Ire- 
quently dropped in, all agreed that the two 
men best posted in chancery practice in 
London were Edward 1). Parke and \Y. R. 
Meredith. To these should have been add- 
ed James Magce, W. P. R. Street, and 
(k-orge P. Land. I saw Mr. H. R. Parke 
at Fort Saskatchewan a few months ago. 
He is the only one now living. 

Mr. Parke commenced practice in Wooel- 
stock in 1846, and continued until 1852, 
when he returned to London. I think all 
his life he favored corporations as clients. 
I remember on the walls of the office old 
bills of the People's Building Society, Char- 
les Monserrat, president, and Fosket B. 
Beddome, treasurer. Not long after, the 
London and Port Stanley Railway was in- 
corporated, Mr. Parke was solicitor, until 
the road was leased in 1872. He organixed 
the Dominion Savings and Investment 
Society in 1872, and of the seventeen names 
appearing on the declaration of incorpora- 
tion, only two are living, Sir William Mere- 
dith and Major Thomas Beattie. He also, 
with myself and the Hon. David Mills, 
organized the Northern Life Assurance 
Company. He was solicitor for the county 
of Middlesex from 1869 until his death, and 
for many years before I knew him, solicitor 
for Western Ontario for the Commercial 
Bank and afterwards of the Merchants' 
Bank of Canada. 

I believe in his early days he frequently 
appeared in court, and during Sandficld 
MacDonald's time acted as crown counsel. 
Mr. William Horton and Mr. George P. 



Land both told me if he had continued he 
would have been a very successful counsel. 
He told me during his later years that the 
reason he ceased to appear in court was an 
opinion he had formed that his heart was 
weak. He added, of course, " I was mis- 
taken, or I would not have lived till the 
present time." 

Mr. Parke studied during the first three 
years in the office of Sir John A. Macdonald 
in Kingston, and though always a consistent 
reformer, he entertained a very high regard 
for Sir John Macdonald, and always spoke 
of him in the kindliest way, as he did also 
of Mr. John Wilson, in whose office he com- 
pleted his studies. Mr. Parke had a splen- 
did legal intellect, easily among the first 
half-dozen I have known. It is to be re- 
gretted that he did not go into court. I 
believe diffidence prevented him. Mr. 
Scatcherd and he were both consistent Re- 
formers and close friend.-,. Taking a walk 
alter Mr. Scatcherd's first session of Parlia- 
ment, he asked Mr. Scatcherd how he liked 
it. His reply was, "They're not so big 
when you get close to them." Mr. Parke 1 
and Mr. Scatcherd were both about the same 
age. Mr. Scatcherd died at the a ire of .">.'!, 
and Mr. Parke died suddenly in the office 
on the 13th day of .November, 1S09, at lin- 
age of 7(>. 1 missed him very much, and 
often find myself trying to decided what lie 
would do under the circumstances 1 am 
considering. 

Judge Daniel 

One afternoon I went into Mr. Parke's 
room. He introduced me to an active man 
with long white 1 hair, Judge Daniel, ol 
L'Orignal. He had practiced law in Lon- 
don in the fifties and sixties. He ran for 
mayor against Frank Cornish and was de- 
feated. He told me he had, when a school 
trustee, had the I'nion School grounds lev- 
elled, and seemed quite pleased when I told 
him they were as level as a billiard table. 
I understand Mr. Daniel was a good lawyer 
and a very companionable man. Judge 1 
Daniel's brother, William, was his partner 
William Daniel elieel some years ago. 



D. M. Thompson 

Another of the same time frequently 
visited Mr. Parke, David Margrave Thomp- 
son, who had retired fre:m practice and lived 
on a farm near Strathroy. He was over 
six feet and straight as an arrow. I was told 
by a lady that when a young man, with his 
black hair, and tall, erect, well-proportioned 
form, he was the handsomest man she ever 
saw. She referred to his appearance at a 
ball held in the city hall. 



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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 



Harris & Magee 

The firm of Harris Bros., which consisted 
of three brothers, Edward W. Harris, George 
B. Harris, and John Fitzjohn Harris, was one 
of the most important offices. They had a 
large solicitors' practice, and several in- 
fluential English clients. John F. Harris 
died while quite young, and the firm of 
Harris Bros, was continued for some years, 
and until Mr. Justice Magee was called to 
the bar, when the name was changed to 
Harris & Magee. The firm organized the 
Ontario Loan and Debenture Company in 
1871, and was instrumental in bringing the 
Molsons Bank to London. They always 
had a large number of students, and the 
office was like a beehive. Mr. Magee pos- 
sessed the goodwill of all the students to a 
remarkable degree, not only these who stud- 
ied in the office of Harris & Magee, but of 
the whole city. He was a very hard worker. 
The firm changed many limes, Harris & 
Magee, Harris, Magee, Campbell & McXab. 
Mr. Harris retired, and the firm became 
Magee & McKillop, and Magee, McKillop, 
Greenlees & Murphy, when Mr. Magee was 
appointed a judge of the chancery division 
of the high court of justice. The appoint- 
ment was very popular in London, where 
Mr. Magee's knowledge of law and his na- 
tural disposition and character are appre- 
ciated. 

Verschoyle Cronyn 

Mr. Verschoyle Cronyn has pursued his 
way quietly. He was called to the bar in 
18f)7. The Huron and Erie may be said to 
be his monument. He organized it in 1862, 
and through its uninterrupted success and 
growth his has been the chief guiding hand. 
He was the first white child born in London. 
He commenced practice in 1857, and after- 
wards took his brother, Benjamin Cronyn, 
into partnership, the firm being Cronyn' & 
Cronyn. Later, John Martin joined the 
firm, and it became Cronyn & Martin, and 
later Cronyn, Martin & Kew. Mr. Kew 
went to California, and Mr. Martin to 
Toronto, and Mr. Betts joined Mr. Cronyn, 
making the firm Cronyn & Betts. Mr 
Cronyn's son, Hume Cronyn, was a member 
of the firm for some years, and latterly Mr. 
Thomas Coleridge, making the firm Cronyn, 
Betts & Coleridge. The firm, with the 
Huron and Erie, the Canada Trust Com- 
pany, the Bank of Commerce, and other 
corporations, have always had, if not the 
best, one of the best solicitors' practices in 
London. Mr. Cronyn was also the organ- 
izer and chief owner for many years of the 
original London Street Railway, when horses 
supplied the electricity. When the present 
company was formed he sold out to them. 



J. H. Flock, K.C. 

One of the most unique members of the 
bar of Middlesex, in fact, the father of the 
bar, is Mr. James H. Flock, K.C., Mr. 
Flock was called to the bar in 1856, so that 
he comes in between those classed with Mr. 
Scatchercl and Mr. Parke, and those classed 
with Sir William Meredith and James Ma- 
gee. He stands alone, unless Mr. Verschoyle 
Cronyn and Mr. Richard Bayly might be 
said to keep him company. Mr. Flock is 
an extremely safe, careful lawyer. He has 
had many good clients, steady and firm in 
their allegiance to him, but circumstances 
which he could not control took some of 
them away. Long ago I expected to see 
him occupy a seat on the bench. He would 
have been a conscientious, able, careful 
judge. Politically he was with the party 
most in power the Conservative party. 
He helped them on the stump when he could 
and rendered gocd service. He was one of 
those most influential in building the Lon- 
don, Huron and Bruce Railway, and was its 
solicitor until the Grank Trunk acquired 
it. It has been London's best feeder. He 
held, too, for some time, the solicitorship of 
the London Street Railway and the St. 
Lawrence Bank. His son, Edward W. M. 
Flock, is his partner, the firm being Flock 
& Flock. 

Richard Bayly, K.C. 

Richard Bayly, K.C., has lived an even, 
quiet, successful life. He is the head of 
the firm of Bayly & Bayly. He was called 
to the bar in 1857, his son, Richard A. 
Bayly, being his partner. Mr. Bayly has 
been regarded all his professional life as one 
of London's best lawyers. He is well-read 
and has sound judgment. His personal 
integrity is above reproach. He was solici- 
tor for the Agricultural Loan Company un- 
til its amalgamation with the Ontario Loan 
and Debenture Company. No member of 
the bar possesses today the undivided 
respect of the bar as a whole to a greater 
extent than Mr. Bayly. He was, before 
the fusion of law and equity, considered 
an "all-round lawyer," and maintains that 
position to the present day. As counsel 
he acted for the Grand Trunk in some im- 
portant cases. He was for many years an 
active school trustee, and this was his only 
experience of public life. He was twice 
elected a bencher of the Law Society, and 
once refused an appointment as county 
judge. 

He has always been a lover of outdoor 
sports, particularly cricket, and although 
over 50 years in practice at the bar, he is 
still healthy, and enjoys regularly long walks 
into the country. He has associated with 



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him in practice his son, Richard A. Bayly. 
It is understood that the firm of Bayly <S: 
Bayly and Mr. A. (). Jeff cry are to he amal- 
gamated under the name of Bayly & Jeffery. 
This is due to the amalgamation of the 
Agricultural Loan Company and the On- 
tario Loan and Debenture Company. 

I have referred to the early lawyers and 
those of a later date becoming members of 
the bar in the forties and early fifties, ll will 
be seen that although the bar was not num- 
erous it possessed several very able men 
the most prominent place' by common con- 
sent, I believe, would be given to Mr. Wil- 
son. 

From that day until the present time 
the most prominent place, I believe, would 
be given to Sir William Meredith. Ik- 
studied in the office of Thomas Scale-herd, 
was called to the bar in 1<S(>1, and the part- 
nership of Scatchcrd & Meredith was formed. 
To Mr. Meredith is due the credit of es- 
tablishing the law library. I le was a bencher 
of the Law Society, member ol the Legisla- 
ture and leader of the Opposition in the 
House. In 1872 he was elected to repre- 
sent London in the Legislature. 

His career as a politician was very credi- 
able. Although he never attained office it 
must be remembered he opposed a stone- 
wall in Sir Oliver Mowat, who stands easily 
first among provincial politicians since con- 
federation. It must not be supposed that 
his influence was not exercised, and had its 
effect for good during the whole time he was 
in the House. It was commonly remarked 
that Sir Oliver Mowat was more conserva- 
tive than Sir William Meredith. His eleva- 
tion to the bench and his removal from Lon- 
don took him out of the lives of Londoners 
to a large extent, but his influence with Sir 
James Whitney will ultimately be the power 
that will decide the Government to give to 
the Western University such aid as is its 
just right and such aid as will enable it to 
take a first place among the universities of 
America. . Sir William Meredith's desire 
will be to do all that he believes to be right 
for London. The Hon. R. M. Meredith is 
chancellor of the Western University, very 
enthusiastic and anxious to do all he can 
to put the Western on a firm footing, and if 
he can get Sir William to "concur" success 
will be in sight. 

The Law School 

Sir William R. Meredith was with Hon. 
David Mills active in forming the London 
Law School in 1885, and a bencher of the 
Law Society at the time the Law School was 
established at Osgoode Hall. It was the 
establishment of the Law School at London 
which led to the establishment of the Law- 
School at Osgoode Hall, which completely 



changed the training of lawyers. Whether 
the new system is better than the old, it is 
difficult to determine. Training in an office 
part of the time should be very beneficial, 
and the lectures and teaching at the school, 
backed up by study, should be more effective 
than the old way. 

There are those who believe it would be 
in the public interest as well as the interest 
of the legal profession if the course was 
shortened to three years, so that many would 
take the course without any intention of 
following it fora livelihood. It is argued that 
very many do this at the various law schools 
in the United States. It is a great advant- 
age to them in whatever business they take 
up. 

Some color is lent to this the >ry by tin- 
fact that trust companies pertorm the work 
formerly attended to in solicitors' offices, 
that the charter obtained by a trust com- 
pany in effect is: " You arc- authorixed to 
act as a solicitor except that you cannot 
conduct litigation." The present Minister 
of Finance is a member of the bar, and was 
manager of the National Trust Company. 
The Hon. F. Osier has assumed the presi- 
dency of the- Toronto General Trusts Com- 
pany. J. J. Warren i ; president of the Trusts 
and Guarantee Company. Hume Cronyn 
is manager of The Canada Trust Company, 
and there are others filling responsible 
offices in connection with trust companies, 
who obtained their training in law offices. 
Mr. Nathaniel Mills is Manager of The 
Fidelity Trusts Company. Mr. Morden, of 
Belleville, has recently joined one of tin- 
Toronto Companies. 

Then change constantly goes on in tin- 
practice of law. I have referred in another 
place to changes caused by the fusion of 
law and equity. The changes in practice, 
civil and criminal, and add to these the 
changes made by large corporations, and 
the lawyer of today is not dealing with tin- 
same class of questions as he did 2") years 
ago. In large cities some lawyers are pro- 
moters almost entirely, some are engaged 
in forming combinations of smaller business- 
es into one. The lawyer is today a more 
important factor in business of all kinds 
than he was. Hence there is much reason 
for the belief that if the course was not too 
long many would take the course for the 
benefit it would be in any business in which 
the student might engage. 

It is not necessary here to discuss this 
subject further. Time and necessity and 
the changes being wrought in law by law 
will settle the result. 

A Law Faculty Suggested 

Add to these considerations the effect 
of the Medical School on the medical pro- 



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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 



fcssion of London. They cover Western 
Ontario and have a standing over all Can- 
ada. So would it he with the legal profes- 
sion. It would probably again become the 
second strongest bar in Ontario. 

Becher, Barker & Street 

Another leading law office was that of 
Becker, Barker & Street, afterwards Becher, 
Street & Becher. 1 have already referred 
to Mr. H. C. R. Becher. Samuel Barker 
was an alderman in 1872 when the lease of 
the London & Port Stanley Railway was 
negotiated, and drew the lease. He soon 
after removed to Hamilton, became solicitor 
for the Great Western Railway Company, 
and later still member at Ottawa for Hamil- 
ton. W. P. R. Street continued with Mr. 
Becher's son, Henry Becher, as head of the 
firm of Street & Becher. There was com- 
plete satisfaction with his appointment as 
a judge of the queen's bench division of the 
high court, and how satisfactorily he filled 
the position was attested on all hands. There 
is a touch ot pathos in his reply to Mr. Parke 
when he congratulated him on his appoint- 
ment: "If my father were only alive." 
Doubtless it would have given his father 
great pleasure to know that his son had suc- 
ceeded, and the remark shows that the son's 
heart was in the right place. 

I have referred to the early lawyers, Mr. 
Wilson, Mr. Becher and Mr. Horton 
those who followed later Mr. Scatcherd, 
Mr. Parke, Mr. Harris, Mr. Y. Cronyn, a 
little later and almost with them came 
many others. 

Warren Rock 

Warren Rock will be well remembered 
by many throughout the country. His 
forte was public speaking and wholly as a 
jury lawyer. He was a nervous, sensitive 
man, a ready speaker, with a clear, strong- 
voice. He was equally at home with a jury 
and on the stump. He came to London 
about 18(57, and practiced most of the time 
alone. In his practice he never knew what, 
a day might bring forth. His clients were 
the general public, attracted to him by his 
power as a public speaker. Many students 
were articled to him, among them George 
C. Gibbons, John Noble, Francis Love, 
Thomas R. Slaght, now county crown 
attorney of Simcoe, Patrick Mulkern, Thom- 
as T. Macbeth (now judge), James B. Mc- 
Killop, W. K. Cunningham, John Mac- 
pherson, and others. The only partner 
Mr. Rock ever had was Talbot Macbeth, 
now county judge of Middlesex, the firm 
being Rock & Macbeth, at the time of Mr. 
Rock's death. Mr. Rock died suddenly of 
heart disease in the year 1883, a compara- 
tively young man, 52 years of age. He had 



made his mark at the bar, and his death was 
universally regretted. 

Leaders in Criminal Law 

At the court house at London many 
noted criminal cases have been tried. 

During the period which we are consider- 
ing the leading criminal lawyers were Frank 
Cornish, Edmund Meredith, David Glass, 
Hugh MacMahon, and sometimes Warren 
Rock and W. R. Meredith. 

Frank Cornish 

Frank Cornish occupied a place all his 
own in the history of London. His father, 
W r illiam King Cornish, was both a doctor 
and a lawyer. Frank Cornish defended 
many criminal cases. One of the stories 
told of him was that being called over to 
the jail by some one accused of a crime he 
named three hundred dollars as his fee for 
conducting the defence; the accused said he 
couldn't afford that much. Wouldn't he 
let him off with one hundred. Cornish 
replied: " Xo, I can never defend anyone 
properly unless I believe he is innocent, and 
it will take three hundred dollars to make 
me believe you are innocent." He was a 
ready, off-hand, fluent speaker, and in his 
defences was very ably and efficiently help- 
ed by his partner, A. J. B. (Jack) Mac- 
donald; 

It was probably as mayor of London 
that Cornish was best know r n throughout 
Ontario. He was mayor during the years 
18(51, 18(52, 18(53 and 1864, when London was 
known as the Rowdy City. He drove 
through the city Hall arcade on one occas- 
ion, just for the fun of it. I understand, 
sitting as a police magistrate he fined himself 
the next morning. He must have had con- 
siderable personal magnetism, because he 
always had a large personal -following. 

A disturbance he created at the Tecum- 
seh House when a military ball was being 
held there ultimately led to the withdrawal 
of the troops from London. He was finally 
defeated for mayor by David Glass. 

In politics, as a Conservative, he ran 
against Becher and Craik, in East Middle- 
sex, and was defeated and as a reformer he 
ran against Sir John Carling and was de- 
feated. He removed to Winnipeg, became 
mayor of that city, and died there. 

David Glass 

David Glass, who had defeated Frank 
Cornish for the mayoralty in 1865, entered 
professional life a little late. He had been 
mayor in 1858, and was also mayor in 1865 
and 1866. He studied in the office of J. H. 
Flock, K. C. He was a good speaker, with 
a splendid personal appearance. With an 
earlier start and better earlier advantages 



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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 

















anything would have been open to him. 


pense. When asked how he liked the posi- 




David (ilass conducted the defence in several 


tion he replied: "Oh, very well. There is 




important criminal cases' and had a good 


nothing to do and I don't know anyone 




general practice. He organi/.ed the Agricul- 


more competent to do it." 




tural Loan Company, and later the Lnglish 
Loan Company. lie removed to Winnipeg, 


Edmund Meredith 




became city solicitor and Speaker of tin- 


Ldmund Meredith as a young man in tin- 




Local Legislature-. 


late sixties was coming into prominence, 




Mr. Class later removed to Spokane. 


more in criminal law than any other branch. 




Washington, when- he prospered. He trav- 


Hi- was destined before long to have a free 




elled round the world during his later years 


tield and was becoming well fitted for it. 




dii-d at a good old age, and was buried at 


He had the advantage of the family personal 




London. 


appearance, intluence and prestige. He 




In practice In- had as a partner II. II. 


made the most ol il and before manv years 




Coyne, who died when quite a young man. 


had passed occupied a lirst place. He con- 




Later W. \Y. Fitzgerald, afterwards judge. 


ducted the detence in manv serious criminal 




and later his son, Chester Class, who re- 


cases. He rarclv acted in either common 




versed his lather's order <;l travelling'. 


law or chancerv cases. \o doubt the rea- 




When quite young lie took a tour round tin- 


son was that his partner, Richard M. Mere- 




world and wrote a verv readable book of 


dith, look this branch of the firm's business 




his travels. Mr. ( In-stcr (ilass inherited 


and worked like a heaver. 




and acquired a verv considerable loriune 


Kdmund Meredith tried public lite, both 




and spends most < I" his time in \ew York. 


municipal and political. He was mayor 




David Class, as a Conservative, carried 


of London during the vears 1 SS2 and INS!-!, 




Last Middlesex. He voted against Sir John 


and escaped being I he member lor North 




A. Macdonald on the Pacific scandal, de- 


Middlesex in the Local Legislature bv six- 




livered the leading speech for the boilers. 


teen. At present his partner is his son. 




and after the defeat of Sir John Macdonald ',s 


W. R. Meredith. Mr. J. C. Judd reocntlv 




Government ran lor the same riding as a 


K-ft the firm to become police magistrate. 




Reformer and carried it bv a small majoriiv. 


L. R. Cameron to become registrar of the 




The Hon. Kdward Blake spoke- on his behalf 


supreme court al Ottawa, and R. M. Mere- 




in the city hall, sa.viiu': lie was not tin- 


dith to lake his seal on the bench at Toronto. 




man when the smoke of the battle- had 


Ldmund Meredith has been the head ol | In- 




cleared a\vav to lorget ihc man who had 


firm for over -10 years. 




contributed so much to the viciorv. 








Hugh MacMahon 




S. H. Graydon 


Hugh MacMahon came lo London Irom 




Mr. S. H. Cravdon had a good solici- 


Hraiitford in tin- vcar IS(ii). He opened 




tor's practice and was prominent in the 


an office on Talbol Street, in partnership 




municipal lite ol London. He was one ol 


with George C. Gibbons, the linn being 




the best mayors London ever had, occupv- 


MacMahon <X: Gibbons. Before long they 




ing that position during the years lS(i!) 


removed to the corner ol Richmond and 




and 1870, and during the visit ol the I hike 


Dundas Streets, and had the largest prac- 




of Connaughl. 1 think the strongest fea- 


tice in commercial law in the city. Mr. 




ture of his character was his loyalty to his 


MacMahan was credited with having done 




friends. His sons. Mr \ P Graydon and 


more than any other man to defeat the San- 




Mr. Marshall Graydon, are continuing the 


lield Macdonald Government. Mr. Mac- 




practice he founded. After the death of 


Mahon's case of importance in London was 




Mr. Francis Love, police magistrate, Mr. 


the defence of a man accused of selling or 




Marshall Cravdon acted as police magis- 


using a second lime tickets of admission to 




trate, and during the short lime he acted, 


the Western Fair. He was a prominent 




demonstrated his capacity and won tin- 


force in the political life of London, and 




approbation of everyone. 


opposed Sir John Carling on one occasion, 






but was defeated. The firm prospered for 




Duncan McMillan 


vears continuously, taking in first as an ad- 




Duncan McMillan was one of those who 


ditional partner Mr. George McXab, and 




mixed law and politics. He represented 


later Mr. Patrick Mulkern, the firm being 




Last Middlesex ior some time in the Com- 


MacMahon, Gibbons, McXab & Mulkern. 




mons.. He and Mr. J< hn Taylor had a good 


A split occurred about the year 1881, when 




practice for some years, which after Mr. 


Mr. MacMahon formed a new partnership, 




Taylor's death, Mr. McMillan continued 


MacMahon, Ronltbee, Dickson & JefTery. 




alone. He was aj'pcirtcd judge of the 


Mr. BoultLee went to the Northwest, Thorn- 




county court of the Coi:nty cf Haldimand. 


lev Dickson practiced afterwards success- 




He did not object to a joke at his own e.x- 




fully for some years, and died in New York 









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City and Mr. Albert Jcffery joined his brother 


periods. They where intended as reforms, 


assuming the solicitorship of the Ontario 


but whether they were or not may be open 




Loan and Debenture Company. Mr. Mac- 


to question. One of these was the fusion 




Mahon, not long after the new partnership 


of law and equity. There had been the 




was formed, removed to Toronto, later to 


common law bar and the equity bar. The 




Winnipeg, and when appointed to a seat on 


common law bar including within its mem- 




the Bench in the Common Pleas Division 


bers those known as criminal lawyers and 




of the High Court of Justice, he was prac- 


jury lawyers. 




ticing in Toronto. He died there a year ago 


The court of chancery (or equity), was 




at a good age-. He was one of the best 


established because it was found that wrongs 




judges on the bench. As a lawyer he had 


sometimes existed for which common law 




defended some of the Donnelly murders, 


did not provide an adequate remedy, and 




and as a judge he tried the celebrated Bir- 


it may be said that the foundation of t he- 




chall case. The New York reporters, com- 


court of chancery was the broad principal 




menting on the trial, said he conducted it 


that there was nowrong without a remedy. 




with the dignity and impartiality of a Can- 


All jury cases and all criminal cases were 




adian judge. His place at the bar was a 


common law cases. The court of chancery, as 




good one and on the bench even belter. Mr. 


il existed prior to the s >-called fusion of law 




C.ibbons lormed a new partnership with Mr. 


and equity had been established in 1849. 




McXab and Mr. Mulkern, and a new part- 


From 1849 until 1881, when the act was 




ner, Mr. I-'red Harper. The firm being 


passed to create the fusion of law and equitv 




C.ibbons, McXab, Mulkern & Harper. Mr. 


there were two, if not three distinct divis- 




McXab's unfortunate and untimelv death 


ions at the bar. The common law and the 




in June, 1S9.">, was deeply regretted bv everv 


equity bar and those who acted almost 




member of the- bar. He had not a single 


exclusively in criminal cases. I remember 




enemv. Patrick Mulkern stepped up to 


a conversation with Mr. James Griffith, 




lake the- active management lad down bv 


who was until his death in the office of Mr. 




Mr. Mc.Nab, but not many years separated 


John Macbeth, deputy clerk of the crown, in 




them. Hi' was one of the most genial 


which Mr. Griffith claimed and mentioned 




practitioners in London. The firm remain- 


names of members of the Toronto bar, to 




ed (iibbons iv Harper, until Mr. Ciibbons' 


prove his assertion, that all the leading 




son, Ceorge S. (iibbons, was called to the 


members of the equity bar were Reformers 




bar, when it was made (iibbons, Harper iX: 


in politics and all the leading members 




C.ibbons. The firm has had a large, con- 


of the common law bar were Conservatives. 




tinuously successful commercial practice. 


His argument was that common law prac- 




Ceorge C. (iibbons has been for twenty-five 


tice tended to make a man a Conservative 




vears an active factor in the political life of 


and equity practice to make him a reformer. 




London, taking the Liberal side. He was 


It is quite certain that a man might be suc- 




a supporter and personal friend of the Hon. 


cessful as an equitv lawver and fail as a 




C. S. Hyman. He was appointed chair- 


common law lawyer, and he might excel 




man of the Dee]) Waterways Commission, 


in criminal law and be useless in either of 




and arranged a settlement of several im- 


the other two. 




portant points of dispute or dicussion be- 


It is not difficult to imagine how repul- 




tween Canada and the United States. For 


sive it may have been to the equity judges 




this he received the honor of knighthood, 


to try criminal cases and with what misgivings 




being the first lawyer in active practice 


a common law judge would try equity cases. 




in Louden to be so honored. Sir William 


The fusion has been accomplished so far 




R. Meredith received ihe honor after he 


as the trial of cases is concerned for thirty 




became chief justice of the common pleas 


years, but I doubt if it has been accomplished 




division of the high court. After the honor 


in fact. I should say there were lawyers 




had been conferred, and after the scope of 


known as "all-round lawyers," and these 




the commission's powers had been enlarged 


were more apt to be found in the country 




and defined, and Sir George again appointed 


than in Toronto. 




chairman, the voters on the 21st of Sept- 


Another law which I think had a far- 




ember last voted against the Government 


reaching effect on the administration of 




of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, and Sir George Ciib- 


justice and on the bar, was the establish- 




bons resigned his office. He never quit 


ment of the county judges' criminal court 




active practice in London, He organized 


and giving the prisoner the option of elect- 




the London and Western Trusts Company 


ing whether he would be tried by a judge 




in London, which will likely long remain 


or a jury. 




a monument of his energy and activity. 


Before this law came into force there 




Changes in the Administration of Justice 


were necessarily a greater number of cases 
tried at the assizes. They were not the ser- 




There have been changes in the admin- 


ious cases, but they brought to the front 




istration of justice which mark distinct 


as criminal lawyers a larger number of men. 







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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 



Another law which influenced the bar in 
the same direction was the option given 
the judge to strike out the jury notice if 
he thought the case could be more con- 
veniently tried by a judge than by a jury. 

The joint effect of these changes has been 
to dispense with a share of the eloquence 
formerly enjoyed by the juries. It is doubt- 
ful if the bar of Middlesex can claim today 
as many good speakers as it could thirty 
years ago. Thirty years ago it had William 
R. Meredith, Richard M. Meredith, Frank 
Cornish, Warren Rock, James H. Flock, 
Richard Bayly, David ('.lass, Hugh Mac- 
Mahon, Edmund Meredith, K. T. Kssery, 
John Taylor, James Magee and Duncan 
McMillan, and others. 

Today of the above it still has James H. 
Flock, Richard Bayly, Edmund Meredith, 
and E. T. Kssery, and to them might, be 
added Sir George Gibbons, F. P. Belts, 
Jarecl Yining, John M. McKvoy, Finlay 
Perrin, Marshall Graydon, Hume Elliott, 
John M. Gunn, Nelson Weekes, J. F. Faulds, 
P. H. Bartlett and others, and as. all are 
known to you 1 leave it to you to decide 
whether the bar of Middlesex today in 
speaking ability holds its own with the' bar 
of thirty years ago. 

In numbers it is diminishing. Is it dim- 
inishing in any other respect ? 

Hon. David Mills. 

The Honorable David Mills had a con- 
nection with the bar of Middlesex that en- 
titles him to a first place among its members. 
He was called to the bar late in life, and 
after he had secured a leading place in pol- 
itical life, and had been minister of the 
interior in the MacKenzie Government. 
He came to London in 1882 as editor-in-chief 
of the London Advertiser, and practiced 
in the firms of Parke, Mills <S: Purdom, 
and Mills & Weekes. He was a graduate 
of the University of Ann Arbor in Michigan. 
Here he obtained his views of legal educa- 
tion, and was probably more than anyone 
else responsible for the establishment of the 
law school at London, with which I have 
already dealt. Sir William R. Meredith and 
others joined him. It was while he was 
a member of the bar of Middlesex he was 
associated with Sir Oliver Mowat in contest- 
ing the several questions that arose between 
the Dominion and the Province. What he 
gained for the Province cannot be estimated. 
The following comment appeared when he 
was appointed to the supreme bench. 

"The appointment of the Hon. David 
Mills, K.C., P.C., Minister of Justice, to 
be one of the justices of the supreme court 
of Canada, should give complete satisfac- 
tion to the bench and bar. No better appoint- 
ment could have been made. It is not, 



however, without a tinge of sadness that we 
bid farewell to him as an active factor in 
political life, and as one whose motives and 
judgments were safe guides to follow. 

"Whatever name Mr. Mills may make 
for himself as a judge he will always hold a 
first place among the statesmen of Canada. 

The highest position Mr. Mills has yet 
occupied is that which he leaves to take a 
seat on the bench of the supreme court, 
the position of Minister of Justice. Mr. 
Mills has given perfect satisfaction in that 
office, notwithstanding the fact that his 
early years were not spent in the active 
practice of the profession of the law. Mr. 
Mills' mind is naturally an accurate legal 
mind: and that, coupled with his long par- 
liamentary experience, and his splendid 
memory, more than compensate for (he lack 
of early practice. 

"It was very fitting that Mr. Mills should 
succeed Sir Oliver Mowat as Minister of 
Justice, and that Sir Oliver Mowat should 
strongly desire that he should be his suc- 
cessor. Mr. Mills has tor main' years been 
recognized as the ablest constitutional law- 
yer in Canada, and when Sir Oliver Mowat: 
was engaged in contesting the several great 
questions that arose between the Dominion 
of Canada and the Province of Ontario, it 
was only natural that he- should look to 
him for help. In these questions, Mr. Mills 
found work that exactly suited him op- 
portunity for the expenditure of industri- 
ous energy, for painstaking research, for 
sound reasoning, for the application of those 
principles of law which had been his life's 
study. The Hon. Sir Oliver Mowat appre- 
ciated this, and was not slow to acknowl- 
edge the value ot Mr. Mills' thoughtfulness, 
knowledge and ability in these great con- 
tests. As a lawyer, therefore, Mr. Mills 
took the highest rank. It is quite probable, 
we think, that Mr. Mills would succeed to 
a greater extent with great questions like 
those referred to than he would in the set- 
tlement of the ordinary affairs of life. He 
is a sound lawyer, but should be described 
rather as a jurist than a lawyer. Canada 
has had many good lawyers, but few jurists, 
and none, we think, superior to Mr. Mills. 
"The appointment of Mr. Mills will 
strengthen the supreme court. He possesses 
all the qualities necessary to make a good 
judge in an eminent degree. He has had 
experience in active practice, but more in 
parliamentary life. He threw his whole 
energies into the contests on behalf of the 
province, and their success has been his 
greatest legal achievement; greater, we 
think, than even his administration of the 
Department of Justice at Ottawa; and that 
alone would have entitled him to take a 
seat on the bench of the highest court in 



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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 



Canada. His endeavor there will be as 
throughout his life it has been, to do his 
duty honestly and fearlessly, to interpret 
and administer the law so that the result 
will be justice. He will be especially val- 
uable whenever any questions of interna- 
tional or constitutional law arise, as that 
subject is one in which he possesses a knowl- 
edge possessed by lew. 

"It is generally supposed that a position 
on the bench does not require as hard work 
as Mr. Mills has been accustomed to. \\ e 
hope this is so for no man has more honestly 
earned a comparative rest than Mr. Mills. 
Our hope is that lie may live long to adorn 
the exalted position to which he lias been 
appointed, and we know he will maintain 
the highest ideals ol the bench and rank 
among Canada's greatest judges and jurists. 
Canada will lose the services ol one ol iis 
best and most thoughtful statesmen, and 
gain an able and upright judge 1 ." 

Mr. Mills was a member ot the Supreme 
Court of Canada until May S, 1 !)().'{, when he 
died very suddenly. He had lullilled all 
expectations. His natural gills were great. 
He improved and perfected these by in- 
creasing study. I Iis great ability and knowl- 
edge, coupled with his pure, upright and 
noble lite, lilted him well lor the many ex- 
alted positions he occupied during his life- 
time, including those ol member ol the bar, 
member ol the House ol Commons ol Can- 
ada, Minister ol the Interior, Leader of the 
Senate, Minister ol Justice ol Canada, and 
Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada. 
His life was a distinguished one, and will 
have a beneficial influence tor all time. He 
was unquestionably one ol Canada's great 
men. Two ol his sons became members of 
the bar, Walter Mills, K.C., of Ridgetown, 
and David Mills, who practiced at Port 
Arthur, and died there. 

Necessarily in dealing with the men of 
the past 1 have in several instances referred 
to those of the present, and for obvious 
reasons it is not desirable that as long a 
reference should be made to those at. pres- 
ent engaged in active practice. Their re- 
cords are being written and at a later day 
a better and more complete statement will 
be appropriate. 

I have referred to the early bar, those 
of a later date, and in several instances 
coming down to the present time, with 
special comment for those who seemed to 
me to have taken a leading part in their 
day, and to have brought credit to the 
bar of Middlesex. Kach of these has pro- 
jected his influence into the years that fol- 
lowed his active life and it continues until 
the present time. 

In the references made so far I have not 
tried to exhaust the list and do not intend 



to do so. I will try to repeat as little as 
possible and to take up the bar of today as 
a whole. Some special references must still 
be made: 

Fraser & Moore 

Elliott & Cooper, Elliott & Eraser, and 
now "Eraser & Moore," date a long way 
back. 

I have referred to Judge Elliott. James 
II. ! raser, K.C., who was a son-in-law of 
Judge' Elliott, had the faculty of making 
clients, and there is probably no firm in 
London that has continuously held as large 
a number of individual clients. The stream 
throughout all changes has remained con- 
stant. They are one of the ideal solicitors' 
offices, attending strictly and faithfully to 
their duties. The result has been a deserved 
success. Mr. James H. Eraser represented 
London in the Dominion House in the years 
1X7:> and 1X74, and died on the 28th of 
July, 1SS1. Martin Eraser, another brother, 
was a member ol the firm lor some years in 
the eighties and died a young man. He 
was. I understand, like 1 his brother, James 
II. Eraser, an excellent horseman. The 
firm is at present composed ol M. I). Eraser, 
K.C., and Percy Moore, K.C. The char- 
acter formed in the early days by the firm 
has been uniformly maintained. They have 
easily one ol the best solicitors' practices in 
London'. M. I). Eraser has always taken a 
great interest in everything relating to the 
welfare ol the legal profession. The late 
Chief Justice Armour, who was chief justice 
when Judge Street was a member of that 
court, inquired il London had any more 
good lawyers like Judge Street, that it could 
furnish for the bench. The name of David 
Eraser was given him, and he replied, "Yes, 
I believe Eraser would do well." Percy 
Moore, K.C., unlike Mr. M. I). Eraser, has 
been an active politician, and has recently 
entered municipal life as an alderman. 
Mr. Moore has for a number of years con- 
tinuously been the secretary of the Conser- 
vative Association. 

E. T. Essery, K.C., LL.B. 

Mr. Essery was a student in the office 
ot Cornish & Macdonald, and was called 
to the bar in 1870. Mr. Essery 's best suc- 
cesses have been as a platform speaker. 
He is free, energetic, off-hand. He prac- 
ticed in partnership with the late Thomas 
Partridge for several, years and afterwards 
alone. He has always taken an active in- 
terest in municipal and political questions. 
He was a candidate for the Local Legisla- 
ture, but was defeated by Thomas Hobbs. 
He was twice elected mayor of London, in 
the years 1893 and 1894. Mr. Essery has 
a very keen appreciation of humor and I 
can quite understand how as a student he 



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took part in the following story, which lie 


When the matter came up at Osgoode Hall, 




has given me. : 


Messrs. F. E. Cornish, \Vm. Horton, the late 




Mr. Essery's Story 


Judge T>. MacMillan, A. J. B. Macdonald, 
C. I). Holmes and several other barristers 




About six weeks after I was articled to 


from London attended before the benchers 




Mr. F. I-".. Cornish he handed me the papers 


on Mr. Clegg's behalf and I was informed 




in four division court suits, and said: "The 


that I was a necessary witness and went 




Delaware Division Court will be held to- 


along. After considerable skirmishing at the 




morrow morning. You go over to Mr. 


hall, Macdonald and MacMillan came to me 




\Y. Horton's office at 8, and ride out with 


and said that the late Mr. Justice John 




him and Tom Clegg. " I said, "What's 


Wilson was the only stumbling block in 




the use of sending me. I haven't had a case 


the way and as he and my father were 




and know nothing about the cases handed 


friends, and I had been at the court, they 




me.-''' Mr. Cornish said: "See the parties 


thought I had better go to his chamber's 




and do the best you can." The next morn- 


and intercede for Mr. Clegg. They showed 




ing Mr. Horton, Mr. Clegg and I started for 


me the door and 1 started for the inter- 




Delaware. We stopped at the Ivy dreen 


view. Alter some time I was admitted and 




and other places on the road out. It was 


asked the parly who let me in if I could see 




suggested that the Hon. Judge Small might 


His Lordship Mr. Justice Wilson. His 




not be in a proper condition to come out and 


Lordship came into the room. He knew 




that on such occasions the junior alwavs 


me as well as any other boy in London, but 




acted as judge, and I was expected to lire- 


he asked who I was. I told him and asked 




side and instructions were given me at once, 


him lo be merciful lo Mr. Clegg and then 




after getting there. I declined and nothing 


His Lordship pitched in. He told me, 




more was said until we arrived at the village. 


amongst other things, that 1 was the scoun- 




Then Mr. Clegg jumped out of the rig, 


drel who had caused all the trouble, and that 




took off his overcoat, handed it to Squire 


he would advise the Law Societv to get rid 




Bullen, the clerk, and told him he was to 


ot me, or I would bring all the oilier lawyers 




act as judge. The overcoat was carried 


in London to ruin the same as 1 had Mr. 




into the town hall, Judge Clegg took a seat 


Clegg, and whilst this was taking place I 




on the bench, and the court was properlv 


lound out afterwards all the London lawvers 




opened and the first case called. The plain- 


were in the next room and thai the judge 




tiff entered the witness stand and the judge 


was aware that I was being sent in to re- 




asked who was for the defence. I answered. 


ceive a dressing. Afterwards the benchers 




Turning to the plaintiff, Mr. Clegg said: 


heard the case. They were' stern, but mer- 




"What's this case about?" and he started 


ciful and reprimanded Mr. Clegg, after he 




to explain. "How dare you bring me such 


had promised to be on his good behavior 




a trumpery claim," said Mr. Clegg. "Ver- 


and make good the expense caused bv his 




dict for defendant, with costs." 1 had won 


sudden promotion. I was called in during 




my first case. The next case belonged to 


the proceedings, and endeavored to help 




Mr. Clegg, and he announced that I was 


Mr. Clegg. and was tcld that if I had ex- 




acting for his client, and believing that my 


ercised due caution the thing might never 




side was entitled to a verdict, he helped me 


have happened and then Mr. Horton in- 




to get it. Then he gave Mr. Horton a 


dorsed the statement and told the benchers 




lift or two and when the parties were having 


he thought the lesson 1 had received would 




it out themselves he decided after the stvle 


be useful in alter lite. 




of a police magistrate. The court did not 






last long, and then the senior members of 


W. W. Fitzgerald, 




the bar went over to the tavern and I slipped 






out to watch events. Coming down the 


who was associated for several years with 




road to the village was the real judge and 


David Glass, under the name of Glass & 




his wife and my hair commenced to stand 


Fitzgerald, reversed the name of the firm 




up again. The clerk had been over to his 


by taking into partnership Mr. Charles 




son's store and just reached the town hall 


T. Glass, son of the late Sheriff Glass, 




when Mr. Small drove up. "Good morn- 


the firm name being Fitzgerald & Glass. 




ing, Squire," said the judge. "Is there 


This partnership was successful until Mr. 




much to be done?" The squire answered 


Fitzgerald accepted the appointment of 




that the court was over. "You're a damned 


judge of the county court of Welland. W. 




liar," said the judge. "I'm not out of the 


W. Fitzgerald was not "flashy," but of the 




buggy yet." Then the clerk explained and 


solid, reliable type, both as a lawyer and a 




the judge ordered the cases to be brought 


judge. He acceptably filled the position of 




up at the next court and proclaimed to the 


judge of the County of Welland until his 




crowd that he would take Mr. Clegg's gown 


death. He had one son, Mr. Chester Fitz- 




away and the judge started in to do it. 


gerald, practicing law at Vancouver, B.C. 







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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 



Andrew Greenlees, B.A. 
Mr. (irccnlccs studied in the office of 
Cronyn & Martin and entered into partner- 
ship in 1870 with Benjamin Cronyn. The 
The linn were solicitors for the Canadian 
Loan Company, the Federal Bank, (lie 
Ontario Investment Association and a good 
general clientele. The course of practice 
was smooth and even. Mr. Cronyn took 
part in municipal life and was mayor in 
Ihe years 1874 and 1875. The failures of 
(he Federal Bank and the Ontario Loan 
Investment Association in 1887 led to the 
dissolution ol the- partnership. Mr. (ircen- 
lees entered into partnership with Mr. Magee, 
the firm being M/gee, (ireenlees <X: Thomas, 
\\ollcrstan Thomas being the third partner. 
This partnership lasted successfuly lor some 
time and after Mr. Magee's acceptance of 
the crown at torneyship, Mr. (ireenlees 
practiced alone, and has continued to do so 
up to llii' present time. The bar of Middles- 
sex has never had among its members one 
more steady-going and reliable, genial and 
uniformly kind, uniting ability above the 
average with the highest integrity. Mr. 
(irecnlecs's son has recently become a mem- 
ber ol the bar, entering into the firm of 
\Vinnetl \- (ireenlees. 



J. W. G. Winnett, 

head ol the linn ol Winnett & (ireenlees, 
is one ol the young, active members of the 
bar whose- lulure promises to be bright, 
il activity and the most careful attention 
to his clients' interests, coupled with more 
than average abilities, will win success. 

McKillop & Murphy 

J. B. McKillop has been so long connected 
with the office of crown attorney that he is 
to the manner born. He commenced with 
Charles Hutchinson, and a great part of 
the work was his. Then James Magee was 
appointed and still a great part of the work 
was his, and after Mr. Magee's elevation to 
the bench, Mr. McKillop was appointed. 
With his previous experience and ability, 
no better appointment could have been 
made. I know of more than one instance 
where his sound common sense has been 
very valuable. Thomas J. Murphy is a 
splendid partner. In addition to the crown 
buisness, the firm hold much of the old 
general practice of Harris & Magee, to which 
many new clients have been added. J. B. 
McKillop is a director of the Canada Trust 
Company, and T. J. Murphy is a governor 
of the Western University. He has written 
a series of very able and valuable letters to 
the press. 

Meredith & Fisher 

Is a continuation of the firm of Scatch- 
erd & Meredith, T. G. Meredith, K.C., 



being the fourth member of his family 
to be connected with that firm, either 
as partner or student. It required ability 
more than ordinary to take the place 
vacated by W. R. Meredith, when he 
removed to Toronto, but it is admitted 
that T. (i- Meredith has stood the or- 
deal well. The firm are city solicitors, a 
position becoming more important every 
year. The system in Scotland may ulti- 
mately be adopted in Ontario. The city 
clerk in Scotland is city solicitor, and the 
real working head of the corporation. In 
addition they are solicitors for the Bank of 
Montreal, and many large estates, and still 
hold a very large general clientele. Mr. 
Meredith is president of the Huron & Krie 
Loan and Savings Company, and the Can- 
ada Trust Company. He has frequently 
declined the nomination of the Conserva- 
tive party to represent London in the Com- 
mons. He has associated with him Mr. 
R. (i. Fisher and Mr. R. M. C. Toothe. 

Hellmuth, Ivey & Dromgole 

This firm is inseparably connected in 
the public mind with the London Street 
Railway. If anything was needed to clinch 
that idea, the want was supplied one day 
during the street railway strike, when I. F. 
Hellmuth rounded the corner of Dundas 
and Richmond streets on board a street car 
with the chief ol police, not knowing when 
a shower ot rocks might be his welcome. 
Since then, alter winning his spurs at the 
bar in London, Mr. Hellmuth removed to 
Toront:), joining the firm of Kingsmill, 
Hellmuth, Symonds <S: Torrance. Here he 
has made good. The remaining members of 
the firm are experienced men. Mr. Ivey 
has given special attention to the street 
railway business and to commercial law. 
Mr. Dromgole is a very able assistant, and 
takes part in education, both as a member 
of the Separate School Board and as one of 
the governors of the Western University. 

John M. McEvoy 

John M. McEvoy is the son of A. M. 
McEvoy, county treasurer. I remember 
when Mr. McEvoy was appointed county 
treasurer. The usual bond guaranteeing 
faithful service was required, and twenty 
or thirty of the substantial farmers of West 
Middlesex were collected together in the 
county engineer's office to execute the bond. 
It would have made a good subject for a 
painting by G. A. Reid, the artist, similar 
to the noted picture "Mortgaging the 
Homestead. " 

John M. McEvoy was a very successful 
student at Toronto University. He was 
for three years under the Hon. David 
Mills, who lectured on "Public International 
Law," "Constitutional," and "Colonial 



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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 















Law." He was Mr. Mills' assistant, and 


A. O. Jeffery, LL.B. and Edgar Jeffery 




was also under Vice-Chancellor Proudfoot, 


Whether any office might be regarded 




who lectured on "History of English Law." 


as the legitimate successor of the firm of 




Mr. McEvoy himself lectured on "Constitu- 


Harris & Magee, is doubtful. A. O. Jefferv 




tional History," "Political Philosophy and 


and Edgar Jeffery retain the important 




Jurisprudence," and was examiner on these 


solicitorships of the Ontario Loan and De- 




subjects for about ten years. 


benture Company and the London Life, and 




There is probably no member of the bar 


add many general clients. Mr. Albert 




who appears oftener in court ami in import- 


Jeffery commenced practice in partnership 




ant, hard-fought trials. It is hard to say, 


with Mr. Charles Hutchinson, afterwards 




if the distinction between law and equity 


joining the firm of MacMahon, Dickson, 




had continued till the present time, which 


Boultbee & Jeffery, and later the firm of 




branch would have claimed him, but I am 


Harris & Magee. Edgar Jefterv has been 




inclined to think he would have been num- 


associated with his brother during the time 




bered among the "All-round lawyers." 


he has been practicing. Recently an amal- 




Perhaps his most important defence has been 


gamation of the Ontario Loan and Deben- 




the Sifton murder trial. He is assisted in 


ture Companv has been formed with the 




his work by Mr. Chisholm who has suc- 


Agricultural Loan Company, and the linns 




cessfully managed some very large chums 


of Bayly & Bayly and A. O. Jeffery are to 




on behalf of Indians. As Mr. Mc- 


be joined under the name of Bavlv cV JelTerv. 




Evov is still a voting man much may vet 






be looked for. Mr. McEvoy's practice 
differs from almost every other office in this 


William H. Bartram 




respect, he made it himself. He owes 


Studied in the office of Mr. Phil. Worth- 




nothing to anyone who preceded him. 


ington, in Windsor, lor a time, came lo 






London, entered the office of C. C. Abb;>l, 




Blackburn & Weekes 


and later with Elliot c\: Eraser. He- was 






called to the bar in 1S71, and immedi- 




Mr. G. N. Weekes commenced practice 


ately entered into partnership with the 




in partnership with the Hon. David Mills, 


late Charles Hutchinson. He later formed 




but for many years has been in the firm of 


a partnership with (he late Erancis Love, 




l?l'wl'l\iim t^' \\/(Wit'(it: Alt* \\"o/iL~/i^: 1-it-dt.- ! 


ii" 1 1 




DiacKDurn c\ \\eekes. i\ir weeKes takes a 


but tor over thirty years past lias been prac- 




great deal of interest in education, and has 


ticing alone. Mr. Bartram was a very suc- 




been one of the best school trustees London 


cessful student, taking high rank among the 




ever had. The firm are both reliable lawyers 


students of his time. His son. Mr. \Y. ('.. 




and do not let the side issues cause them to 


R. Bartram. has been a few years in prac- 




neglect an} 1 business intrusted to them. 


tice, and is attracting a good clientele. Mr. 




Indirectly, their office is a continuation of 


\Y. H. Bartram has taken a leading part in 




the old Becher, Barker & Street office. 


the past in municipal life in London West. 




Before Mr. Weekes entered the firm, Mr. 


He was reeve tor several vears of London 




A. B. Cox was a member, the firm being 


West and a member ot the countv council. 




Blackburn & Cox. All will remember in 


He saw active service (luring the Eenian 




what universal respect Mr. A. B. Cox was 


Raid, being in the Windsor Garrison Artil- 




held and how genuine was the sorrow felt 


lerv under Col. \\orthington. E. A. Lan- 




bv all at his death, which occured on Mav 


caster, M.P. for Lincoln in the House of 




1," 1904. 


Commons, was for four years a student with 




Jarvis & Vining 


Mr. Bartram. 




Jarvis & Vining have the very highest 


Edward H. Johnston, B.A., 




standing among the younger members of 






the bar. Both possess more than average 


Is one of the soundest of the young members 




ability and are thoroughly trustworthy. 


of the bar. He commenced practice about 




Jared Vining has few, if any, equals on the 


twenty years ago, and had from the start a 




stump. He thoroughly masters his subject 


good connection. He is the youngest son of tin- 




and delivers his speeches with energy and 


late Alexander Johnston, who for many years 




force. It is likely he will be elected in the 


was a member and chairman of the board of 




future to represent East Middlesex, either in 


school trustees. Mr. Johnston was a good 




the Commons or Legislature. The firm 


student, and each year of practice is making 




recently conducted the case of Parsons vs. 


him better. He became a member of the 




the City of London, with reference to the 


city council this year, and is proving to 




sale of the city Hall, and it was quite ap- 


be one of the most thoughtful members of 




parent with what care and accuracy the 


the board. There is no position at the bar 




case was prepared. Few cases ever come 


or in municipal or political life which Mr. 




to trial bristling with as many points. 


Johnston need hesitate to aspire to. 











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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 



M. P. McDonagh 

Came to London about fifteen years ago from 
Perth, and has established a good practice. 
He is very careful and attentive. His cli- 
ents' interests do not suffer from neglect. 
The probability is that Mr. McDonaugh's 
practice will continue to grow in coming- 
years. 

John Macpherson and Finley E. Perrin 
Compose this firm, the head of which, while 
he was in practice, was Judge Macbeth, who 
in reality succeeded Warren Rock. The 
present firm retain much of the old practice 
and are adding new clients. Both members 
of the firm are young men, equipped well 
for thi' work they undertake. It has been 
the subject ot remark that Mr. Perrin does 
not appear otlener in court than lie does 
being a ready and effective speaker. It is 
probable that he, like many others, believes 
there is a proper age to commence and that 
that tiir.e has not yet been reached. Both 
members of the firm are old-time members 
<:! the Baconian Club, which has given so 
main" good members to the bar. 

Buchner & Gunn 

There is no member ol the bar who more 
sincerely desires that good will should exist 
and the best ol spirit prevail among the 
members of the bar than Urban A. Buchner. 
Two years ago with this object in view he 
arranged the Middlesex Bar dinner, and 
again last month. These dinners brought 
out the fact that there is heredity even in 
humor. Hume Elliott made one of tin- 
best speeches and reminded some of the 
older members ot his lather. |ohu (iiinii 
on both occasions combined wit with good 
sense and polished sentences. Mr. Buchner 
will not rust out. His danger is in the op- 
posite direction. It might almost be said 
that he was engaged in active practice 
while still a student. Since then lie has 
certainly been in active practice, and taken 
his lull share ol close, hard work. 

W. C. Fitzgerald 

Has been credited with the establishment of 
the head office of the Woodmen of the World 
at London. This is a very creditable fact. 
Mr. Fitzgerald is head of the firm of Filx.gerald 
& Fitzgerald, his partner, Mr. W. F. Fitz- 
gerald, conducting a branch office at Wat- 
ford. The firm have very extensive connec- 
tions, both in Middlesex and Lambtoii. 

J. H. A. Beattie 

Is one of the younger members who has se- 
cured municipal honors, having been mayor 
of the city during the years 1910 and 1911. 
Mr. Beattie studied with Meredith & Fisher, 
and after several years' service as secretary 
of the Church Society resumed practice. 



Mr. Beattie has a good connection and is a 
careful, reliable solicitor. 

D. H. Tennent 

Has associated with him J. H. Campbell, 
the firm being Tennent & Campbell. They 
have made a specialty of real estate, and 
are well-known throughout Western Ontario. 
Many of the largest real estate deals pass 
through their hands. 

J. F. Faulds 

Has during his practice in London con- 
ducted the plaintiff's case in many actions 
for damages. He is a ready and effective 
jury lawyer. 

T. W. Scandrett 

Was first a member of the firm of Scan- 
drett oc Proudfoot, afterwards he was a 
member of the firm of Stuart & Scandrett. 
Mr. Stuart went: to Edmonton and Mr. 
Scandrett continued the practice alone. 
He has the best of connections, and with 
his steady, careful attention to his clients' 
interests, is securing a good practice. He 
has at present associated with him Mr. 
P. H. Bartlett, who is one of the best 
speakers at the bar and on the stump. 
He combines the lawyer with the politician 
and has an acquaintance throughout Mid- 
dlesex that is probably as extensive as that 
of any member of the bar. 

Members Outside of London 

Strathroy has been for many years the 
second place in the County of Middlesex. 
R. C. Scatcherd practiced there for a number 
of years and succeeded his brother, Thomas 
Scatcherd, as member of North Middlesex. 
Ethel Scatcherd, son of Thomas Scatcherd, 
practiced at Strathroy for some years after 
the death of his uncle, R. C. Scatcherd. 
He subsequently removed to London, where 
he is at present engaged in practice. John 
Cameron was a prominent practitioner for 
thirty years. He died about ten years 
ago. Few assizes were held in London while 
Mr. Cameron was practicing in Strathroy, 
that he was not engaged in several cases. 
W. P. Laird, H. C. Pope, H. T. W. Ellis, 
now of Windsor, and Edward Stonehouse, 
afterwards of Brampton, all practiced at 
Strathroy. The firms at present there are 
E. Traver and Ross & Bixel, Mr. D. C. Ross 
being also the member for North Middlesex. 

Glencoe come next. J. C. Elliott and 
W. D. Moss, both practice there. Mr. J. 
C. Elliott is the member of the Legislature 
for West Middlesex, and W. D. Moss was 
warden of the county last year. Alexander 
Stuart and Harry Blackburn also practiced 
there for a time. 

At Lucan W. MacDermid, one of the best 
lawyers in Western Ontario, has been lo- 



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catcd for over thirty years. Bayly & Bayly 
have a branch office there and Jarvis & 
Vinning have a branch office at Thorndalc. 

At Parkhill Mr. A. A. MacTavish is 
police magistrate, and lias a good general 
practice. 

There, too, is Kenneth Goodman, K. 
C., well-known and respected throughout 
Western Ontario as a careful, accurate 
lawyer, and a man of the highest integrity. 

The Police Magistrates 

London has had three police magistrates 
K. Jones Parke until 1899, Francis Love 
from "1899 until 1911, and Joseph C. Judd, 
the present police magistrate. 

Mr. Love studied in the office of Donald 
Guthric, K.C., in Guelph; Flliot & Kraser, 
London, and most of the time with Warren 
Rock, K.C. After his call to the bar In- 
entered into partnership with W. H. Bart ram 
and later with R. H. Dignan, the present 
registrar. The linn of Love & Dignan 
were well known. Their practice was about 
evenly divided between civl and criminal 
law. and tew lawyers were known to as many 
people individually as the late Police Mag- 
istrate Frank Love. This was due to the 
faculty he possessed in an eminent degree 
of making friends, and to his love of tun. 
He was not acting long as police magistrate 
until everyone admitted how well he was 
performing his duties. He knew the regular 
and occasional visitors to the police court 
better than any man in London, and they 
knew him and respected him, too, as the 
incident which occurred shortly alter his 
appointment shows. He was crossing the 
park on his way to the police court when he 
met one of the occasional visitors, who con- 
gratulated him on his appointment, and 
added: "I'll keep sober, Frank, sure. I 
wouldn't like to be fined by you for being 
drunk." Not many are able to understand 
the good in the bad or the bad in the good 
as well as he was. He was a very rapid 
reader, and readily acquired a good knowl- 
edge, when quite a young man, of law. 
This was put into constant practice both 
while a student and when in practice. He 
became police magistrate in 1899, and filled 
the office with rare ability until his death on 
Jan. 4, 1911. Mr. Love had been both an 
alderman and school trustee. When he ran 
for alderman he headed the poll in old No. 
3 ward and polled the largest vote ever 
polled. 

Joseph C. Judd, the present police ma- 
gistrate, has had a good general experience 
in every branch of law, and is likely for many 
years to come to fill the position. It is be- 
coming yearly more important. As the city 
grows and legislation heaps more work on 
the magistrate, he will have plenty to do. 



Mr. Judd studied with Meredith & Meredith 
and entered the firm twenty years ago. He 
has been associated with Kdmund Meredith, 
R. M. Meredith, W. R. Meredith, and K. R. 
Cameron. He was mayor of the city in the 
years 1906 and 1907, and alderman for sev- 
eral years. He has been hospital trustee, 
and is now treasurer of the London Health 
Association. With his knowledge and ex- 
perience, and his desire to do the right, he 
will be an important and valuable cili/eu 
during the remainder ol his lite. 

The Absent Members 

It has been said that no one should re- 
main in the place in which he was brought 
up to practice' law or carry on business, 
the reason given being that you can never 
know your true 1 level until you measure your- 
self with strangers. There may be some 
truth in it. but it is hard to determine either 
before or alter which would have been best, 
because we know what is we 1 do not know 
what might have been. 

Take those who remained at home and 
compare their success with those who lelt 
home, and what would the result be.' I 
confess a trip through the Northwest at 
the present time rather lavors the idea ol 
change. Those' who sought Winnipeg suc- 
ceeded. Peter Mackenzie is crown attorney 
at Saskatoon. Kdward Lmery is the leader 
at F.dmonton, and Alex. Stuart is gelling 
well established I here, too. At Calgary, 
Mr. Carson is a member ot the firm Mr. A. 
H. Clarke, of Windsor, goes to take the head 
of. Here, too, is Major Duncan Stuart, 
where his brother, Judge Stuart, practiced. 
At Moose Jaw, William Grayson and Sea- 
born Taylor and Pope are rated among the 
wealthy men ol the west, while at Regina 
A very Casey takes a first place. Out fur- 
ther west, Mr. McDonald, and Mr. Cowan, 
at Vancouver, are holding their own, Mr. 
Cowan representing Vancouver in the House 
of Commons. We need not confine ourselves 
to the Northwest . Toronto took Sir \\ illiam 
R. Meredith, the Hon. Hugh MacMahon. 
Fdward Meek, Thomas Reid, F. W. J. 
Owens, Newton Rowell, Basil \\ . Fssery, 
and F. H. Greenlees, while in several parts 
of the United States good success has been 
reached, Thornley Dickson and J. F. Cryer 
in New York, A. F. W. Peterson in Chicago, 
John S. Macbeth in Denver, Harry Drought 
in San Antonio, Texas. That they have all 
succeeded is cause for satisfaction, and per- 
haps the conclusion should be that each one 
is his own best judge. 

There are many who remained and who 
should be mentioned among those who com- 
menced practice in the sixties and earlier. 
Thomas Partridge, who was an alderman 
for very many years, and practiced alone 



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and in partnership with E. T. Essery; C. C. 
Abbott, who subsequently practiced in 
Montreal. Richard Bayly, the late James 
H, Eraser, W. R. Meredith, E. D. Parke, 
Warren Rock, Hugh MacMahon, Henry 
Becher, Benjamin Cronyn, Charles F. Good- 
hue, Henry Whately, Thomas Clegg, John 
J. Brown, John Taylor, M. D. Eraser, John 
Martin, H. E. Nelles, W. P. R. Street, John 
R. Dixon, William Nash, James Magee, 
Edmund Meredith, George C. Gibbons, W. 
W. Eit/gerald, A. J. B. Macdonald, W. L. 
Lawrason, E. S. Collett and R. R. Brough. 

The next division might be taken in the 
seventies. It numbers Judge R. M. Mere- 
dith, George McXab, Andrew Greenlees, 
W. H. Bartram, Thomas Clegg, Erancis 
Love, T. H. Purdom, W. G. Murdork (who 
removed to Toronto), James Parkes (now of 
New Ycrk), A. 1). Cameron (afterwards of 
Hamilton), C. S. Seager, the- late Patrick 
Mulkern, Talbot Macbeth, Chester Glass, 
T. G. Meredith, I. E. Hellmuth, George M. 
("ox, and the late W. J. Clarke. It is possi- 
ble I have omitted many names here, parti- 
cularly of those who have removed or died. 
I can recall Geo. P. Land, who practiced in 
partnership with Mr. Thomas O'Brien, and 
who was particularly well up in chancery 
practice; Mr. T. 'I". Irving; Thomas Law- 
son, who removed to California; Michael 
Kew, who also removed to California; Wm. 
Grayson, to Calgary; Henry Vivian, Winni- 
peg, also W. H. Culver and E. R.Howard; 
Thornley Dickson, New York; A. E. Boult- 
bee, B. C. McCann, David \Yilson, Mr. A. 
W. Aytoun, Finlay Meade-King, and Reed, 
T. W. Lawlor, G. W. Marsh, George Moore- 
head, Wolferstan Thomas, E. R. Cameron 
(now registrar of the supreme court at Otta- 
wa), A. I). Hardy (now judge at Brantford), 
W. Fitzgerald (now inspector of insurance 
at Ottawa), C. A. Kingston (until recently 
city clerk), A. A. MacTavish (of Parkhill). 

The home stretch, or fifth division, con- 
tains a long list of good lawyers: E. W. 
Scatcherd, F. P. Belts, A. (). Jeffery, John 
S. Macbeth, J. B. McKillop, George R. San- 
derson (now of Des Moines, Iowa), D. H. 
Tennent, F. F. Harper, John Macpherson, 
Thomas E. Parke (now in California), David 
Mills, Robert L. Taylor, C. H. Ivey, T. H. 
Luscombe, N. P. Graydon, Marshall Gray- 
don, C. G. Jarvis, Jared Vinning, H. B. 
Elliot, R. K. Cowan, W. A. Proudfoot, 
R. A. Bayly, J. P. Moore, Alexander Pur- 
dom, A. B. Cox, E. Weld, R. M. C. Toothe 
P. McPhillips, M. Sheppard, J. C. Judd 
A. G. Chisholm, R. G. Fisher, J. M. McEvoy, 

F. E. Perrin, J. F. Faulds, E. H. Johnston, 
Morwood & Casey, Thomas Coleridge, W. 

G. R. Bartram, T. J. Murphy, E. W. M. 
Flock, Hume Cronyn, Campbell Becher 
Stuart & Gunn, W. J. Weekes, W. C. Fitz- 



gerald, Edgar Jeffery, John Tytler (now of 
Toronto), H. P. Drought (nowof San Antonio, 
Texas), W. R. Meredith, F. H. Greenlees, 
D. A. McDonald, J. H. Campbell, Basil W. 
Essery, M. P. McDonagh, S. F. Griffith, 
Tennent & Campbell, P. H. Bartlett, T. 
W. Scandrett, J. H. A. Beattie, and Herbert 
Macbeth (who was for several years secre- 
tary of the Law Society at Osgoocle Hall). 

The Officials 

The history of the bar of Middlesex 
would be very incomplete without a re- 
ference to the officials. Col. James Shanly, 
master in chancery, comes first. He was 
colonel of the London Field Battery, known 
as "Shanly's Battery," because he was so 
long its colonel. The author of "Irishmen 
men in Canada," says:" The Shanly family 
is an old Celtic one, which has been known 
for centuries in the County of Leitrim, and 
the family characteristics are traceable to 
the proud, kindly, Celtic blood." His 
father was a member of the Irish bar. Col. 
Shanly studied with the late Judge Wilson, 
and was the first master in chancery at 
London, an office which he held until March 
10, 1897, when hedied. The bar of Middlesex 
out of respect to his memory attended his 
funeral in a body. 

I never heard the integrity of Col. Shanly 
questioned. I was told he was paying for 
accommodation indorsements all his life. 
He discharged the duties of his office very 
conscientiously, and with a dignity coupled 
with kindness rarely met with. 

During the greater part of Col. Shanly's 
term of office was another official of the court, 
Deputy Clerk of the Crown and Pleas John 
Macbeth, who stood equally high in the esti- 
mation of the bar for unimpeachable inte- 
grity. I do not think anyone ever attempted 
to get John Macbeth to do what he should 
not do, and yet he was obliging in the extreme 
Mr. Macbeth was born in 1836 in the Red 
River Settlement, studied in the office of 
H. C. R. Becher, was appointed in 1860 
deputy clerk of the crown, and filled the 
position till his death on Jan. 15, 1889. 

Col. Shanly and Col. Macbeth were 
splendid types of court officials all over On- 
tario. When you look back at the records 
of those who have held office in Middlesex 
in connection with the administration of 
justice, it strengthens your faith. Col. 
Shanly and Col. Macbeth, I have referred 
to. W. C. L. Gill, who also studied in Mr. 
Becher's office, could not be improved on. 
He knew every title in London, and if there 
was a mistake in it he would save you the 
trouble of finding it out by pointing it out 
to you. Hubert Dignan is filling the office 
now perfectly. 

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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 



guson, Col. Walker, John Waters and Joseph 
E. Marshall, although always relying on 
having good deputies, were themselves com- 
petent officials. John Waters would rather 
take too little than too much in fees. 

Of our sheriffs, I do not remember Sher- 
iff Hamilton, but William Cilass, with his 
deputy, Samuel Class, performed their duty 
faultlessly, and the present Sheriff Cameron 
and his deputy, Mr. Watterworth, could not 
be improved on. 

When we cross the hall into the crown 
attorney's office, we are probably in the office 
most difficult to fill of any. Charles Hutch- 
inson was a man of acknowledged ability, 
and he held the office for a long time, assisted 
by several deputies, Hutchinson tv r Bar- 
tram, Hutchinson & Jeffery, Hutchinson c\: 
McKillop. After Mr. Hutchinson's death, 
James Magee was appointed, and the firm 
became Magee & McKillop c!v Murphy. 
On Mr. Magee's elevation to the bench, 
Mr. McKillop was appointed. Kach of 
these three men deserve much credit for their 
faithfulness in office. 

The county crown attorney has often a 
tough nut to crack. The tendency of the 
office may be to harden the heart, but 1 
know of more than one instance where the 
county crown attorney has, by a merciful 
commonsense view, performed good service 
to the community. 

The only official to whom I have not re- 
ferred is Ed Weld, deputy clerk of the crown, 
and his assistant, Mr. J. II. Flock. The 
greatest praise I can give them, and it's the 
truth, is that they are following closely in 
Mr. Macbeth's foot-steps. Mr. Flock's care- 
fulness is very apparent, and very valuable 
to the legal profession, who appreciate it 
very much. 

I had almost forgotten Col. Shanly's 
successor, R. K. Cowan. The fusion of law 
and equity plays a part here, and I assume 
the office will not be abolished. As long as 
Mr. Cowan fills it, as he has done, there will 
be universal satisfaction. Mr. Cowan has 
united carefulness and capacity in the dis- 
charge of his duties, with a very genial 
disposition, that never fails to oblige when 
he can. 

I had almost left out the division court 
clerks, but it would be a mistake to do so. 
J. C. Merclith was a splendid clerk. W. J. 
Mclntcsh and J. W. Mclntosh, assisted by 
Andrew Dale, are as exact, careful, pains- 
taking business men as I ever had anything 
to do with. 

Apart from triumphs in the courts of 
law, there are many monuments which the 
members of the legal profession have left, 
and will leave behind them, testifying to 
the advantages a community derives from 
an enterprising and somewhat aggressive 



legal profession. It is too much the custom 
to look only at the work of lawyers as seen 
in the courts, but the work in court forms 
in reality only a small percentage of the 
actual work performed by lawyers. It 
might also be said with much truth that some 
of the ablest lawyers rarely if ever appeared 
in court, and some of these occupied honored 
positions on the superior court bench, not- 
ably Mr. Featherston Osier, appointed from 
the bar ot Toronto, who recently retired 
from the court of appeal to become 1 presi- 
dent of the Toronto C.eneral Trusts Com- 
pany; the late Mr. Justice Burton, ot the 
court ot appeal, appointed troin the bar 
of Hamilton, and the late Mr. Justice Street, 
of the Queen's bench division ol the high 
court ot justice, appointed Irom the bar ot 
London. 

I do not wish to lessen the importance 
of the work in court. I hope it will always 
maintain justly and lor good cause the ex- 
isting high opinion the people have ot it. 
I hope the custom which is claimed to be 
prevalent in the I'nited Stales, ol jockeying 
for judges, will not find a foothold in Canada, 
and that the administration ol justice will 
remain as pure as any human institution can 
be. 

1 would like, too, that a just apprecia- 
tion might be formed by the 1 public ol the 
benefits which they have 1 derived Irom the 
bar of Middlesex, and which in no way enter 
into their estimate's ol the 1 value ol a high- 
minded and unpurchasable judiciary. Such 
are some of the monuments I have referred 
to. Let me mention a U'\\ : I remember 
being in the barristers' room at the 1 court- 
house on one 1 occasion when someone 1 asked : 
"How many loan companies are theTc in 
London?" The late B. B. OsleT, who was 
attending the assi/es, jocularly replied: 
"Hanel me a law list ne-arly every lawye-r 
has one." There was more 1 meaning in the 1 
answer then than now, because there were 
then more loan companies, but his reply hit 
a truth of much importance to London. Take 
the Huron and Erie, with its assisting com- 
pany, the Canada Trust Company. Theyare 
the monuments e>f Yerschoyle Cronyn, K.C. 
Then came the Ontario Loan and Debenture 1 
Company, organized by Edward W. Harris, 
George B. Harris, and James Magee. The 
Dominion Savings and Investment Society, 
by E. Jones Parke. The Agricultural Loan 
and Savings Company, by Class & Fitx- 
gerald; the Canadian Savings anel Loan 
Company, by Cronyn & (ireenlees; the 
Equitable Loan Company, by W. R. Mere- 
dith; the Royal Standard, by MacMillan 
& Taylor; the Empire Loan Companies, the 
People's Loan Company and the London 
Loan Company were not originally organized 
by lawyers, but later were associated with 



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Mr. A. (). Jeffery, Mr. W. J. Clarke and Mr. 
George McNab. To these may he added 
the Superior Loan Company, organized by 
H. E. Nclles and W. W. Fitzgerald, and the 
London Freehold and Leasehold Land Bene- 
fit Building Society, organized by Mr. Henry 
Whatley, and the English Loan Company, 
organized by Mr. David Glass and his son, 
Mr. Chester Glass. 

The list is a tolerably long one, and fol- 
lowing, as they did, one after another, (luring 
the space of a few years, they must have- 
been considered necessary to fill a "long-fell 
want." I have purposely left out the On- 
tario Investment Association. It was not 
organized by any member of the bar, and 
was not strictly speaking a loan company. 

The influences tor good on the steady, 
health}.' growth ot London, commencing 
about the time of the formation of the se- 
cond lean company, 1871, and continuing 
until the present lime, cannot be estimated. 
How many building in London and \Yestern 
Ontario, how many homes bti'lt and paid 
lor, no one can tell. How many millions 
ot British capital were brought to Western 
Ontario, how many thousands of dollars 
depositors received in interest for their 
deposits, more than they would have re- 
ceived Irom chartered hanks, would he 
difficult to estimate. Taken altogether, the 
effect has only been good, and it is undoub- 
tedly to the bar of Middlesex that the peo- 
ple's thanks are due. That the surviving 
companies are fewer in number may be cause 
for regret, but those remaining control more 
capital tor investment than at any previous 
time. They are the Huron and Erie, the 
Ontario Lean and Debenture, the Dominion 
Savings, the London Loan, and the People's 
Loan. 

Due to the same cause is the existence 
of three trust companies. The Canada 
Trust Company, organized by Cronyn & 
Betts, in connection with the Huron and 
Erie; the London and Western Trusts Com- 
pany, organized by Gibbons, Harper & Gib- 
bons, and the Fidelity Trusts Company, 
ot Ontario, organized in connection with the 
Dominion Savings, by Purdom & Purdom. 
A movement is on foot among the associated 
loan companies of Toronto to give trust com- 
pany powers to all loan companies. Wheth- 
er trust company powers be given to loan 
companies or loan company powers to trust 
companies, they work well together and 
jointly would very much resemble the trust 
companies of the United States. The growth 
of Canada would be aided, not hindered, if 
the wish of the associated loan companies 
is complied with, and Canada's development 
will require all the aid it can get for many 
years to come. I have given as monuments, 
loan companies and trust companies. 



A third class may be mentioned life- 
assurance companies, benefit societies and 
fire insurance companies. 

The London Life Insurance Company 
was organized by Harris & Magee, and the 
late Mr. Joseph Jeffery, father of Jcffery 
& Jeffery, barristers. The Northern Life 
Assurance Company of Canada was organ- 
ized by the Hon. David Mills, E. Jones Parke 
and T. H. Purdom. Both these companies 
are substantial, successful companies. Their 
future can be as great as the controllers 
desire to make them. They may expand to 
an unlimited extent. 

Then it should not be forgotten that Dr. 
Oronhyatekha was a resident of London 
when the Independent Order of Foresters 
was formed, and W. W. Fitzgerald was 
associated with him. The doctor finally 
thought Toronto preferable, and the result 
appears to have justified his judgment. 
The Woodmen of the World was organized 
in London through the efforts of T. H. 
Luscombe and W. E. Fitzgerald, and ap- 
pears to be making its way in public confi- 
dence. 

I). C. ("Cammy") Macdonald, a brother 

ot J. H. Macdonald, and a member of the 
bar, organized and successfully managed till 
his death the London Mutual Fire Insurance 
Company. 

The Monarch Fire Insurance Company 
was the last-formed company. Its exis- 
tence is due to J. B. McKillop, and it has 
already found its way to a place among the 
substantial, safe companies of Canada. 

Leaving out of the reckoning the part 
lawyers have taken in the organization 
of the financial companies referred to, they 
would hold a very prominent place in other 
respects. 

As builders, for instance, or, with de- 
lightful surroundings, the residences of the 
Hon. John Wilson, H. C. R. Becher, Q.C., 
William Horton. E. Jones Parke, Q.C., 
J. C. Meredith, W. R. Meredith, Geo. C. 
Gibbons, P. Mulkern, George McNab, Geo. 
S. Gibbons, Benjamin Cronyn, Verschoyle 
Cronyn, Charles S. Goodhue, W. P. 
R. Street, Warren Rock, James Magee, 
Richard Bayly, Hugh MacMahon, William 
Elliot, J. H. Fraser, David Fraser, 
T. H. Luscombe, F. P. Belts, Judge 
Macbeth, and others, are very creditable 
and among London's best. The grounds 
surrounding the residences of Benjamin 
Cronyn, H. C. R. Becher, E. Jones Parke, 
Charles F. Goodhue, and the late Hon. 
John Wilson, deserve special mention, and 
the outlook from the residence being erected 
by Judge Macbeth will be among the best 
obtainable anywhere near London. 



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As Railway Builders 


Edgar Jeffery; George M. Cox and Beverly 




The members of I lie bar have taken 


Cox; Judge Daniel and his brother, Win. 




their full share in the building ot raihvavs. 


Daniel. 




The London & Port Stanley Railway was 


Judges 




a municipal enterprise. One of its pro- 


Those who have lell the bar for t Ill- 




moters, and solicitor for the company from 


bench are: 




1S.~>(>, when it was opened, until 1872, when 


For the supreme court at Ottawa and 




it was leased, was K. Jones Parke. 


minister ot justice, tin- Hon. David Mills. 




The London, Huron and Bruce Railway 


For the high court ol justice at Toronto 




has been the best railway investment Lon- 


The Hon. John Wilson, Chief Justice Sir 




don ever made. The city gave a bonus ot 


William R. Meredith. Mr. Justice Mac- 




8100,000 towards its construction. J. 11. 


Mahon, Mr. Justice Street, Mr. Justice Ma- 




Flock, K.C., was one of its most active pro- 


gee. I might mention that Yice-Chanccl- 




moters, and its solicitor until it was acquired 


lor Ferguson studied for four years in the 




bv the Grand Trunk. 


office ot Mr. Worthington, and the last 

1 IT I " 1 ' T 




The Southwestern Traction Company, 


year with Henry Kccles in 1 oronto. 




now the London and Lake Lrie Railway and 


For the county court Judge Givi-ns, 




Transportation Company, London's only 


county of Middlesex; Judge 1 William Elliot, 




trolley line, was promoted actively by T. 11. 


counlv ot Middlesex; Judge MacMillan, 




Luscombe. 


county of Haldimancl; Judge Daniel, of 




The North Midland Railway, to run 


L'Orignal; Judge Fitzgerald, of Welland; 




from Stratford to London via St. Marvs' is 


Judge Hughes, ol St. Thomas; Judge Hell 




also being actively promoted bv Mr. Lus- 


ol Chatham; Indue Macbeth, county of 




combe. 


Middlesex. 




The first street railway (the horse-cars) 


For the recorders' court -William Hor- 




was built and operated lor many vcars bv 


ton. 




Mr. V. Cronyn, and until the new electric 


For police.- magistrate E. [. Parke, as 




street railway was formed, Mr. J. 11. 


police magistrate ol London; Francis Love, 




Flock, K.C., was solicitor, during its whole 


as police magistrate "1 London; Joseph ('. 




existence. 


Judd, as police magistrate ot London; 




Classifying the members of the bar is 


A. A. MacTavish, as police magistrate of 




interesting. 


Parkhill. 




It will be noticed that not often have two 


Those who received the honor of knight- 




generations practiced, and only once, three 


hood were: Sir. \\illiam R. Meredith, 




-H. C. R. Becher, his son Hcnrv Becher. 


chief justice ol the common pleas division 




and his grandson Campbell Becher. Those 


of the high court of justice: Sir George C, 




of two generations are Yerschoyle Cronyn, 


Gibbons, for services as chairman ol tin- 




and his son, Hume Cronyn; Thomas Scatch- 


deep waterways conimisson. 




erd and his son, Klhel Scalcherd; Richard 


Those who left the bar to follow other 




Bavlv and his son, Richard A. Bayly; Ed- 


occupations are: E. S. Collett and David 




ward D. Parke and his son, Thomas E. Parke; 


Wilson, for inland revenue; D. C. Mac- 




David Class and his son, Chester Class; 


donald, for lire insurance; W. Fitzgerald, 




Philip Mackenzie and his son, Peter Mac- 


to become superintendent ol insurance at 




kenzie; J. H. Flock and his son, K. \V. M. 


Ottawa; A. I-'.. W. Peterson, to engage in 




Flock; George C. Gibbons and his son, Ceo. 


business in Toronto; Nathaniel Mills, 11. 




S. Gibbons; Edmund Meredith and his son, 


E. Nelles and Hume Cronvn, to become 




\Y. R. Meredith; Andrew Greenlces, and his 


managers ol loan companies; John Gcarv, 




son, F. H. Greenlees; F. T. Fssery and his 


to engage in business. 




son, Basil \Y. Fssery; David Mills and his 


Those who lett London to practice else- 




sons, David Mills and Walter Mills; YY. H. 


where are: 




Bartram ami his son, W. G. R. Bartram; 


Sir William Meredith, in Toronto. 




William Elliot and his sons, Hume B. 


Edward Meek, in Toronto. 




Elliot and Skeffington Connor Elliot. Out- 


N. W. Rowell, in Toronto. 




side of London, two more may be added 


E. W. J. Owens, in Toronto. 




Sir William Merdith and his son, John R. 


Thomas Reid, in Toronto. 




Meredith, and the Hon. James Magee and 


W. A. Proudfoot, in Toronto. 




his son, Allan Angus Magee. 


Basil W. Essery, in Toronto. 




Two brothers have practiced Parke iS; 


F. H. Greenlees, in Toronto. 




Bros., E. J. Parke and Edward D. Parke; 


George Moncrieff, in Petrolez. 




Harris Bros., Edward W. Harris, George B. 


Phil T. Worthington, in Windsor. 




Harris and John Fitzjohn Harris; Edmund 


A. D. Cameron, in Hamilton, and later 




and R. M. Meredith; W. R. and T. G. Mere- 


in Regina. 




dith; Verschoyle and Benjamin Cronyn; 


C. D. Holmes, Fargo, Dakota. 




T. H. and Alexander Purdom; A. O. and 


Thomas Lawson, California. 











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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 



Harry Drought, San Antonio, Texas. 

Thomas E. Parke, Ontario, California. 

John Macbeth, Denver, Col. 

Harry Vivian, Winnipeg. 

\V. H. Culver, Winnipeg. 

John R. Dixon, Winnipeg. 

Wm. H. Nash, Winnipeg. 

F. E. Cornish, Winnipeg. 

Class & Glass, Winnipeg. 

Wm. Grayson, Moose Jaw. 

Seaborn Taylor and Pope, Moosejaw. 

A very Casey, Regina. 

Charles Carson, Clagary. 

Duncan Stuart, Calgary. 

Alex. Stuart, Edmonton. 

Edward Emery, Edmonton. 

Peter Mackenzie, Saskatoon. 

L J. Blake, Vancouver. 

I). A. McDonald, Vancouver. 

!" red Cryer, New York. 

Thornley Dickson, New York. 

Michael Kcw, San Francisco. 

A. E. W. Peterson. Chicago. 

H. E. Nelles, Eos Angeles. 

Among these who may be said to have 
distinguished themselves as jury lawyers 
are John Wilson, 11. C. R. Becher, William 
Morton, I'" rank Cornish, Warren Rock, 
David Class, Edmund Meredith, W. R. 
Meredith. Thomas Scatcherd, Hugh Mac- 
Mahon, George C. Gibbons, John M. Mc- 
Evoy, J. C. Judd, E. T. Essery, T. C.. 
Meredith and others. 

The se who had more than an average 
reputation at the equity bar were W. R. 
Meredith, James Magee, W. P. R. Street, 
Richard Bayly and R. M. Meredith; while 
in practice Edward I). Parke, Richard 
Bayly, R. M. Meredith, George P. Land, 
W. P. R. Street and John Martin. There- 
are many hard-working, good, sound, all- 
round lawyers on the list; many there have 
been with good legal intellects "who did not 
appear in court - such men as Verschoyle 
Cronyn, J. H. Elock, A. (). Jeffery, Talbol 
Macbeth, M. 1). Eraser, E. J. Parke, Andrew 
Greenlees, Nelson Weekes, Harry Black- 
burn and others. 

There is only one instance that I know 
where law was deserted for the pulpit, 
George M. C'ox, who studied with Becher, 
Barker & Street, and the last year and a 
half with E. J. Parke, after being called to 
the bar, joined the firm of O'Connor, Cox & 
Ouellette, in Windsor, and later Harris, 
Magee & Cox, at Chatham and London! 
finally left the practice of law and was or- 
dained as an anglican clergyman. I spent 
with him all the time he was in Mr. Park's 
office. Few men possess as genuine and 
keen a sense of humor, or take as frequent 
advantage of it to make life pleasant for 
himself and those with whom he comes in 



contact. I look back to the time spent with 
him as among the happiest of my life. 

Among those who entered politics may 
be mentioned John Wilson, who represented 
London in the Commons; David Mills, 
Bothwell, and who was minister of the in- 
terior and minister of Justice; Thomas 
Scatcherd, North Middlesex; R. C. Satch- 
erd, North Middlesex; David Class, 
East Middlesex; Duncan MacMillan, East 
Middlesex; J. H. Eraser, London; W. R. 
Meredith, London, in the Legislature. From 
outside, after they left London: . Cowan, 
Vancouver; David Glass, Manitoba Legis- 
lature, Newton Rowel!, in the Ontario Legis- 
lature, and E. W. J. Owens, in the Ontario 
Legislature; also Hon. I. B. Lucas and Ed. 
Lancaster, in the Commons. Those who 
were candidates: H. C. R. Becher, Frank 
Cornish, James Magee, T. H. Purdom, Ed- 
mund Meredith. A. (i. Chisholm, Hume 
Elliot, J. C. Judd, Hugh MacMahon and 
J. M. McEvoy. Mr. fared Yining has never 
been a candidate, but he is an excellent 
speaker on the stump, and has conducted 
several of the campaigns in East Middlesex 
in the Liberal interests. 

The bar of Middlesex has always had a 
number of good platform speakers. One 
ol them is credited, during a hotly-contested 
campaign, with ([noting figures to prove 
every contention he made, from the blue- 
book, and keeping it up so long that the 
candidate who he was opposing, and who 
was present at the meeting, was bewildered. 
He at last addressed the orator and said: 
"Mr. , will you kindly let me look at 

those figures:'" "Gentlemen," was the re- 
ply, "I am reading from the blue-book." 
He held it up in view of the audience, then 
closing it, he handed it to the candidate, 
saying, "Find them for yourself," which he 
couldn't have done if he had hunted till the 
present time. 

Already this paper is much longer than 
1 expected. I think it can be fairly con- 
cluded that the bar of Middlesex, from its 
earliest days, has had among its members, 
strong men, men who would have taken a 
leading place anywhere, that through all 
changes it has maintained the right to be 
considered a strong bar; that from the days 
of small things, when the country was open- 
ing up and being settled, until the present 
time, when the city claims several million- 
aires, they adapted themselves to their sur- 
roundings and their influence was always 
for good. They took their full share in 
building up the city, and especially its rail- 
ways and financial institutions. That these 
railways and financial institutions were 
great factors in making London a city of 
homes. They took their full share in the 
public life of the district, and either in 



Two Hundred 



LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 











municipal or political life made their in- 


tures on the old courthouse are not worth 




fluence felt. Those who were honored by 


considering. 




election, filled the position with credit, and 
those who received the distinction most 
prized .by lawyers, an appointment to the 
bench, without exception, discharged their 
d u tics with fidelity and ability. It en- 
ables us to subscribe to the statement, 
"Of law this much must be acknowl- 
edged, that her voice is the harmony of the 
11 " 


The people of the Northwest shame us 
with their universities, schools, courthouses 
and Parliament buildings. The one that 
pleases the eye best is the Parliament build- 
ings at Kdmonton. Middlesex, the richest 
county in Ontario, should have public 
buildings in keeping with its place in West- 
ern Ontario. It is not hard to see in your 




world. 


mind's eye a stone building of classic archi- 




Cricket, and the Practice of Law, Are 
Both Manly Games 


tecture, the city hall at one end, the county 
buildings at the other, and in between the 
courthouse. Here provision could be made 




It may not be known to main- that the 


tor all, for the county offices r.nd Magis- 




first cricket set was brought to this city 


trate's courts, and Rcgistrarv Offices, 




from England by H. C. R. Beclier. Sev- 


for the city offices, police court and every 




eral members of the bar were good crick- 


purpose needed. The courthouse could be 




eters. I can remember Judge Street as 


perfect in every respect, making provision 




longstop. William Bayly, a brother of 


for the splendid library now being collected. 




Richard Bayly, and a son-in-law of Judge 


In this building, too, provision could be 




Wilson, was always umpire. Then (ieorge 


made lor an art gallery. The onlv portrait 




B. Harris, John J. Brown, Harrv Becher, 


the courthouse holds is that of the late 




R. M. Meredith, ~R. R. Brough and Krank 


Judge William Klliot. Provision could be 




Cronyn frequently played the game on the 


easilv made so that the portraits of all these 




old cricket field surrounded by the stumps. 


who have occupied seats on the bench cc uld 




The most enjoyable match I ever saw there 


be added and preserved. Respect for the 




was when London played against Hami- 


administration of justice would be strength- 




lton. Hamilton had a larger score than 


ened, and Middlesex lake its place as the 




London in the first innings, London had 


centre ot Western Ontario. The old city 




taken its second innings, and the game would 


hall holds the portraits of many mayors 




be called at a certain hour to enable the 


in the past years. This is as it should be. 




Hamilton eleven to go home. This left 


The county should preserve its wardens. 




so many minutes to London! to dispose 1 


The three an- necessary together. The 




of Hamilton, which it did within tin- 


courthouse square is perfect lor the purpose. 




time, and with quite a number of 


So strongly do I believe in this that I would 




runs to spare, owing to the effective bowling 


gladly accept the suggestion of one of the 




of Henry Meredith. Tiose who do not 


county councillors that the city be given a 




consider cricket an interesting game should 


site on the courthouse square for its city 




have seen that last innings. Of course, 


hall. I would design a building for the 




later there were other members of the bar 


three purposes named, and build only the 




who played cricket well. The matches on 


part required by the city. It would not be 




the Asvlum grounds between the Sawbones 


long until the county would join in complet- 




and the Jawbones were always enjoyable. 


ing the whole building. That chance I 




Bev. Cox. usually captained the Jawbones 


would take. Kven if they never joined, it 




and Dr. Williams the Sawbones. But cricket 


is the best site for the city hall in London. 




has almost entirely given place to basebzall. 


The county councillors are right in refusing 




In the earlier days of baseball several stud- 


to consider any other site. It is far su- 




ents and members of the bar were among 


perior to every other one named. I believe 




the best, notably Frank Love, who was for 


if properly approached they would join the 




several years a member of the old Tecum- 


city now in erecting joint buildings, and, if 




sehs, and a good cricketer as well. 


not, they would permit the city to erect its 




Let me conclude by a reference to what 


citv hall, and at no distant date join in 




is now a live question a new city hall and 


completing the buildings. Anyone who vis- 




courthouse. 


its other cities, particularly in our North- 




I would like to be the architect of joint 


west and in the United States, cannot fail 




county and city buildings on the court- 


to see that great improvement in the archi- 




house square. The statement that the 


tecture of public buildings. London's posi- 




members of the county council will not act 


tion is an excellent one. Western Ontario 




reasonably, is, in my opinion, a libel. I 


will some day be the most thickly settled 




knew the members of the county council 


part of America. Build in anticipation of 




for over twenty years well. Mr. Parke 


that day an ornate, substantial building of 




was county solicitor until his death. I 


classic architecture, perfect fc.r its purposes, 




frequently acted for him. The expendi- 


to which all can point with pride. 







Two Hundred and One 



LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 



ADDENDA TO THE "BAR OF MIDDLESEX" 



The Bar of Middlesex has changed since 
April, 1912, when the references to it by 
by the late Judge Hughes and Mr. T. H. 
Purclom were published in the Advertiser. 
Judge Hughes, himself at the ripe old age 
of 94 years, has crossed the silent river. His 
last public utterance is historical. When 
the Elgin Volunteers were leaving for France 
to take their part in the defence of the 
British Empire, Judge Hughes addressed 
them. Among other things he said, "Boys, 
if you can get a bee line on the Kaiser, pull 
the trigger." His instructions have fre- 
quently been repeated and his vigor at so 
great an age often been the subject of 
favorable comment. 

The Honorable Samuel Barker, K.( ., 
P.C., of Hamilton, who was a member forty 
years ago of the firm of Becher, Barker & 
Street, died recently at the age of seventy- 
eight years. 

Richard Bayley, K.C., died on the 2nd 
day of July, 1912, at the age of eighty 
years. No member of the Bar was more 
universally respected than Richard Bayly. 

W. H. Bartram died on the 25th day of 
November, 1913, at the age of sixty-six 
years. 

John Dromgole, of the firm of Hellmuth, 
Ivey & Dromgole, was appointed Judge of 
the County Court of the County of Essex. 
Judge Dromgole has made a very satis- 
factory Judge. He recently conducted the 
trial of Lefler, who was convicted of dyn- 
amiting the Peabody Factory at Windsor. 

Harry Blackburn, of the firm of Black- 
burn & Weekes, has been appointed Master 
in Chancery in succession to Mr. R. K. 
Cowan, who died on the 26th day of June 
at the age of fifty-two years. Mr. Black- 
burn possesses the experience and know- 
ledge and all the qualifications necessary 
to follow predecessors such as the late Col. 
Shanly and Mr. R. K. Cowan. His partner, 
Mr. Weekes, is in France with the First 
Contingent. 

The firm of Buchner & Gunn has been 
dissolved; John Gunn joining the firm of 
McKillop, Murphy & Gunn. 

Harry Greenlees, son of Andrew Green- 
lees, is another of the younger members of 
the Bar to follow the flag. As Captain in 
the Artillery he went with the First Con- 
tingent. He is still in England. 

W. J. Harvey has returned to London 
and assumed the management of the Fidel- 
ity Trusts Company of Ontario. 

Chauncey G. Jarvis, the son of Chauncey G 
Jaryis, has joined the firm of Jarvis & 
Vinmg making it now the firm of Jarvis 
Vining & Jarvis. 

The first member of the Bar to lose his 



life in the thick of the battle at Langwerke 
was Lt-Col. Campbell Becher. He fell 
while leading his men in that desperate 
fight. He is reported to have said "No 
man can go into that and live, but I'll go!" 
The sorrow in London at his death is un- 
iversal. Many have been the letters from 
the front referring to his sad death, and all 
praising his gallant, fearless conduct. His 
mother and brothers have the fullest sym- 
pathy of the whole community. From the 
letters received in London since his death, it 
is evident he was a very popular Colonel. He 
was buried with Military honors at Given- 
chy, in France. The grave is marked. 
Capt. Frank Ware and Lieut. Chester But- 
ler were present when he was left to rest "in 
the grave where a Briton had laid him." 

Advancement has been made by the mem- 
bers of the Middlesex Bar on the Supreme 
Court Bench. 

Sir William Meredith is now Chief Jus- 
tice of Ontario and with him one of the 
Judges of the Court of Appeal is Mr. Justice 
Magee. Mr. Justice R. M. Meredith, who 
was one of the Justices of the Court of Ap- 
peal became Chief Justice of the Queen's 
Bench Division, when his brother, Sir Wil- 
liam Meredith, was elevated to the Chief 
Justiceship of Ontario. There have been 
six members of the Bar elevated to the sup- 
erior Court Bench. Hon. John Wilson, 
Hon. Hugh MacMahon, Hon. William P. 
R. Street, three dead, and Sir William Mere- 
dith, Hon. Richard M. Meredith and Hon. 
James Magee, three living. Only one mem- 
ber of the Middlesex Bar, the Honorable 
David Mills was appointed to the Supreme 
Court Bench at Ottawa. Each one in his 
time has given his best and endeavored to 
administer justice without fear, favor or 
affection. Each has honorably filled the 
high position, and earned a name as one of 
that list of Canadian Judges, now becoming 
a long one, who have the unqualified confi- 
dence of the Bar and public. May the Bar 
of Middlesex in the future furnish from 
among its members, Judges who will justify 
their appointment as completely as have 
those appointed from among its members 
in the past. 

It should be noted here that neither Sir 
William Meredith, nor the Honorable R. 
M. Meredith have confined their activities 
entirely to their judicial duties. Sir Wil- 
liam Meredith is Chancellor of the Provin- 
cial University at Toronto. He is also a 
member of the Committee endeavoring to 
solve the difficult problems presented by the 
growth of Toronto. The leading streets 
are too narrow for the traffic. How to 
avoid the congestion and build for the fu- 



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Two Hundred and Two 



LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 











ture involves difficulties that will tax the 


He is a man of experience. He was princi- 




resources of the best men. 


pal of the University at Calgary. He is at 




The Hon. Richard M. Meredith on the 


the beginning of his best, a healthy whole- 




reorganization of the Western University, 


some, able man, full of energy and enthus- 




at London, was prevailed on to accept the 


iasm. He sees the possibilities of the West- 




Chancellorship. He has never considered 


ern and would like to reali/e them. He is 




Toronto his home. London seems to have 


surrounded by an able staff of profess: rs. 




had greater attractions for him. As Chan- 


If he receives the necessary support it will 




cellor of the Western University, there has 


not be many years until those who now fail 




been much to dishearten him. He kept on, 


to realize the rights of the Western, will 




year after year, doing all that could be done 


wonder why the people and the Govern- 




and carrying the bulk of the burden alone. 


ment were so slow to take action to obtain so 




The Western University was originally 


desirable a University in Western Ontario. 




Anglican, but it is now entirely undenomina- 


Western Ontario lias a population that 




tional. The r.overnment of Ontario has 


ardently desires the best education possi- 




done little up to the present time, but it is 


ble to obtain. The Western needs money. 




often hard to get a good start. In main- cir- 


The Government of the Province should fur- 




cumstances in life, it may be said "slowly, 


nish the bulk of it. If it had a reasonable 




the sun mounts up, how slow, but westward 


share from the Province, all the rest would 




look the land is bright." 


naturally follow. The Medical school from 




It may be so at the present time with the 


small beginnings, has become an established 




Western. It is very hard to obtain some- 


success. The medical Profession of London 




times what is clearly right. Others do not 


is entitled to much praise tor what it has ac- 




see with your eyes nor have thev the advan- 


complished. That the Medical school suc- 




tage of your viewpoint. Ontario is a rich, 


ceeded is prool that every department of a 




splendid country, not surpassed by any 


university could also succeed. London is 




country in the world. It ; s a Kingdom in 


the natural centre of more than the- third of 




itself. One university was sufficient in the 


the population of the Province. Nearly a 




early days, in the days of small things. 


million people look to London for the best 




Now Northern Ontario may want to be creat- 


of everything in their lives. If London had a 




ed a separate Province. Direct taxation 


properly organized and equipped university. 




by the Ontario Government has often been 


students would come in, in more than suffi- 




hinted at in the Legislature. Consider the 


cient numbers to justify the necessary ex- 




position of the various states ot the union 


penditure. They would go out equal to the 




with the direct taxation imposed by them, 


best from any university and give back to 




then consider the position of Ontario with 


the country main- times more than the 




its vast resources, its income from Crown 


country gave. London would gain in every 




lands and mines, its increasing revenues 


way. Western Ontario would gain in every 




from succession duties, and its universal 


wav. The Province would have expended 




prosperity. While it has not yet the multi- 


its funds justly in a cause that would return 




millionaires some of the states ot the union 


inestimable benefits. 




possess, surely the Province, out of its vast 


The question of a site has been several 




wealth, should see that Ontario, the 1 leading 


times considered and almost settled. A 




Province of Canada, to which all other 


medical school near Victoria Hospital is 




Provinces look, has educational facilities 


certain. The present site, the Kingsmill 




equal to any in the world. Universities in 


property, Sunshine Park on the North 




the United States are literally supported In- 


Branch of the River, the Military School, 




ks very wealthy men. What they do for 


the Minhinnick property in London South, 




universities in the United Stales, the gov- 


London View at the corner of Brick Street, 




ernment of Ontario should do for it. 


and the Wharncliffe Highway, have each in 




There should be Toronto University, 


turn seemed possibilities. Another not vet 




Queen's University at Kingston, and the 


mentioned might be added. The property 




Western University at London, all receiving 


at one time constituting the home of the 




such support as they need to place them in 


late John Birrell and now occupied by the 




the front rank. 


residences of Col. Gartshore, Thomas H. 




Chief Justice R. M. Meredith resigned 


Smallman, Mrs. Richardson, and Charles 




recently as Chancellor. It will be difficult 


S. Hyman, would together make a central 




to obtain a successor who will work with his 


location that would be equal to the present 




untiring energy, and who so earnestly de- 


site and be in all likelih ood more easily 




sires to see the Western doing the work 


obtained. These are all beautiful proper- 




that is waiting for it. 


ties, with many very old Beech trees and 




The Western is now beginning to assume 


other trees that would give a character at 




the appearance of success. The Rev. Dr. 


once to the grounds. With a bridge at the 




Braithwaite has been appointed principal. 


foot of Richmond Street it would be within 





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LONDON AND ITS MEN OF AFFAIRS 



ten or fifteen minutes walk of the business 
section of the city. With a street leading- 
south as wide or wider than Queens Avenue, 
out to Brick Street, then spreading east and 
west, it would add large sums in taxes to the 
city's revenues and with the University set- 
tled there, become the most popular part of 
the city in which to reside. This suggestion 
would apply equally to the London View 
site suggested. Any point on Brick Street, 
between the point where Ridout Street now 
reaches Brick Street, or the proposed wide 
street would reach it, westerly to the 
Wharncliffc Highway, would be desirable, 
though not nearly so central as the group 
of residdences near the foot of Richmond 
Street. 

An option on Sunshine Park was secured 
by Captain T. |. Murphy, but allowed to 
expire and was afterwards purchased by 
His Lordship Bishop Kallon for educational 
purposes. An option on the Kingsmill site 
was also obtained by Captain Murphy and 
is still current. 

The present site is hard to beat, but is 
considered too expensive. 

The late Major Thos. Heattic. M.P.for Lon- 
don, thought the Military School could easily 
be obtained I mm the Dominion Govern- 
rnent. 

Where the location will finally be made, it 
is difficult now to determine, but with a 
new Medical School, built at a point con- 
venient to Victoria Hospital, and with any 
of the sites named selected, or others that 
could be pointed out, and with I'niversily 
buildings erected equal to the location, all 
that is needed is such aid as the Provincial 
Government can well afford to give, and 
which it is its duty to give, and the Western 
University, under the guiding hand of Dr. 



Braithwaite and his staff of professors, 
would accomplish all that any other univer- 
sity now does. 

The prospects of obtaining the necessary 
money now are good. The Premier, Hon. 
Mr. Hearst, comes from Northern Ontario. 
The Attorney General, Hon. I. B. Lucas, 
passed most of his student days in London 
and is friendly to the Western. There are 
in the House, three supporters of the Govern- 
ment who could be surely counted on, the 
member for London, Sir Adam Beck, Thom- 
as Hook, M. P. P., and K. W. J. Owens, 
K.C., M.P.P., jointly representing one of 
the Toronto constituencies, and who, like che 
Attorney-General, are friends of the West- 
ern, and as former residents of London will 
do anything in reason for the city. The 
leader of the Opposition, X. W. Rowell, K.C., 
M. P.P., also a former resident of London, 
and his able supporters, J. C. Klliott, 
K. C. M.P.P., and William Proud foot, 



K.C.. M.P.P 



nephew of the late Rev. 



J. J A. Proudfoot, D.I)., of the First Pres- 
byterian Church, London, and grandson of 
the Rev. Dr. Proudfoot, who was the first 
pastor of that church, could, with all the west- 
ern members, including the Hon. W. J. 
llanna. K.C., M.P.P., ot Sarnia, be counted 
on to support an ample grant to the Western. 
Sir William Meredith and the Hon. R. M. 
Meredith would be pleased to do their full 
share, and perhaps the Hon. R. M. Meredith 
would again become Chancellor and take 
part and be present at meetings in the fu- 
ture, that by reason of the success of the 
Western would bring more pleasure and 
satisfaction to those including himself, who 
labored hard and earnestly to accomplish 
the successful establishment of the Western 
University. 




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Blackburn, H. S 
Birrell, John 
Bowman, William 
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Rich, Thomas 


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Scatchard, 1C. \Y. 


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Shanlcy, I.t.-Col. James 


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Simpson, 11. C. 


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