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COMMEMORATIVE 
BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD 


OF THE 


COUNTY OF YORK 


ONTARIO 


CONTAINING 


BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF PROMINENT AND REPRESENTATIVE CITIZENS 
AND MANY OF THE EARLY SETTLED FAMILIES 


ILLUSTRATED 


TORONTO: 
1 H. BEERS & CO. 
1907 




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PREF ACE 


<<The importance of placing in book form biographical history- 
both for its immediate worth and for its value to coming genera- 
tions - is admifted by all thinking people; and within the past 
decade there has been a growing interest in this commendable 
means of perpetuating biography and family genealogy. 


<<That the public should avail itself of the privileges afforded by 
a work of this nature needs no assertion at our hands. Cicero, the 
Roman orator and philosopher. has said that "for a man to be ig- 
norant of what happened before his birth is to be always a child." 
Carlyle says "there is no life of a man faithfully recorded. but is a 
heroic poem of its sort, rhymed or unrhymed." Emerson substan- 
tially says the history of any country resolves itself into the 
biographies of its stout, earnest, progressive and representative 
citizens. No truths are more obvious. This medium, then, serves 
more than a single purpose; while it perpetuates biography and 
family genealogy, it records history, much of which would be pre- 
served in no other way. 


<<In presenting the Commemorative Biographical Record to its 
patrons. the publishers have to acknowledge, with gratitude, the 
en
ouragement and support their enterprise has received, and the 
willing assistance rendered in enabling them to surmount the many 
unforeseen obstacles to be met with in the production of a work of 
this character. In nearly every instance the material composing 
the sketches was gathered from those immediately interested. and 
then submitted in type-written form for correction and revision. 
The volume, which is one of generous amplitude, is placed in the 
hands of the public with the belief that it will be found a valuable 
addition to the library, as well as an invaluable contribution to the 
historical literature of the Province of Ontario. 


THE PUBLISHERS. 


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I'AGE. 
-\bh
. Robert ........... ....323 

-\L .II. 
Irs. Christina ...... .197 
Abl'lI, 
Ir
. Emily ......... .157 
.Abell, John ................ .196 
Abell, Robert W. ............ .157 
Adair. 
Irs. )Iargaret ...... .205 
Adair, Thomas ............. .205 
Adams, E. Herbert, )!.D.C.11., .509 
Adams, Rev. Ezra .......... .507 
Adams, J. Franklin, L.D.S., D. 
D.S..... .................610 
Adams, Dr. John G. ........ .515 
Adams, )Irs. Lizzie .........245 
Adams, \Villiam ............ .24-1 
Aikins, Hon. J. C. ...........353 
Aikins, "illiam H. B., M.D. 
C.,!' . . . . ... ............ .352 
Ale....ander, )Irs. Annie B. ....376 
Alexander, James ........ . .476 
Alexander, \Irs. Jessie.. .... .476 
.-\lexander, John ............ .451 
Ale....ander. Rev. John. . . . . . . . .375 
AlIan. )Irs. Adelaide H. ..... .175 
Allan, Hon. George W. ..... .175 
.'\llan, Sir Hugh ............ 28 
Allen, Charles H. ............536 
Allen. )Irs. Elizabeth .. ... . .536 
Allen, )Irs. Hanna F. ., .606 
Allin. George ......... __ . . . .451 
Allison. John .............. .612 
Allison. )Irs. Lizzi{' ......... .612 
Amherg. 
Irs. Henrietta F. '" .529 
Amh{'rg. Re\'. John, M.A. .., .528 
.'\nderson, 
Irs. Jane ........ .307 
Anderson, John ............ .580 

-\n(ler"on, Mrs. 11argaret ... .580 
Ander
on, Thomas \Y. .. .307 
Andrews, Albert ...... . . . .227 
-\ndre\\ s. 
Ir". Marv 
-\. .....227 
Andr""
, \,aiter A
 .........314 
Ang-u". Willi.lm)!. . . . . . . . ., 37 
.-\rdagh Family . . . ..........336 
Anlagh. )Irs. Frances .......336 
Armitage, Seth ............ .452 
Armour, Andrew. . ........ .51'9 
Armour. )Ir q . )Iaria ........ .589 
Armstrong, Mrs. .Amanda.... .595 
Armstrong. Mrs. Elizabeth .. .445 
Armstron,!!. Thomas ..........445 
Arm4rong. William ........ .595 
Arnold. Alfr{'d. . . ..........477 
Arnold. 'Irs. 1lar"f" ..........477 
Arthurs, )Irs. Amiie J. ....... 70 
Arthurs. George A. .......... 69 
Aqhbridge, :Mrs. Elizabeth ... .1'
.
 
Ashbridge. Jesse . .......... .11'6 
A
hb::v, Dr. Thomas iI. .668 
Atkinson, .Joshua . ... .460 
Atkinson. "'\Irs. Mary ....... .460 
Atl"in"on. Simeon . .455 
Auqtin Family............ .70 
Au"tin. .Tame" A. ........... .6!:7 
Au
tin. )Irs. Susan .. .62S 


Barlgerow. John ....... . . .459 
Badgerow. ?lfrs. 
arfth . .... .460 
Bailey. 'Ir
. Evelyn .T. ... .571 
Bailey, Fr.J. . J.' ,,( í . 


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INDEX 


I'AGE. 
Bailey, George ..............277 
Bain, 
Irs. :!IIar
ret M. .... . .239 
Bain. Thomas R. ...........239 
Baker, John ............... .373 
Baker, )Irs. Margaret....... .3ï3 
Bakewell, Frederick ........ .488 
Bald" in, )Irs. Catherine A. B. . 46 
Bald" in, )Irs. Elizabeth 9 
Bald" in Family ............. 2-1 
Baldwin, 'Irs. Frances ..... .206 
Bald"in, TIemy st. G. ........ 2-1 
Bald" in, James B., M.D. .... 9 
Bald" in, )Irs. Margaret F. .. 60 
Bald" in, )Iorgan ...........205 
Bal(l" in. Robert R., B.A. .... 14 
Bald"in, )Irs. S.11. ......... .363 
Bald"in, Dr. Warren, B.A. 0.45 
Bald" in, \Yilliam A. ........ 59 
Bald" in. Dr. William A. .... 51 
Bald"in. William W. ....... .363 
Bales. Joseph ............. .566 
Balfour. l\lrs. Josephine B. ... 2ï 
Balfour, Hon. William D., 1\1. 
P.P...... .,. .......... . 26 
Ball. 
Irs. Annie l\1. .569 
Ball. Samuel K. ........... .568 
Barbnr. Charles ............ .317 
Barher. :\Ir". Lucinda .......317 
Barber. )Ioses ............. .167 
Barker, 'Irs. Annie L. . .....444 
Barker. Robert VV. ..........444 
Barnhart. Noah ............326 
Barrett, George ............ .418 
Barrett, Mrs. Jennie .,.. .418 
Barrett. R. G. ............ .174 
Barrick, Eli J., 11.D. . . . . . . .178 
Barton. )Irs. Sarah ........ .243 
Barton. \Yilliam J. ......... .243 
Ba"terlo Familv ............. 37 
Bater. )Irs. George ......... . .4R3 
Bate
 Families ......... .40. 312 
Bates. Ira ................. .312 
Bate'!. Rev. S. Soo B.A.. D.D. .. 40 
Bayly. Benjamin. B._-\. .. .610 
Ba"f"nes Reed. Rev. "-. L. ,.495 
Beått"f", Adam (1810) .... ..144 
B{'atty. Adam (1836) .......396 
Beattv. .James H. .. .38ã 
Beatt
.. ::'Ilarv A. ...........144 
Beatt
.. l\frq. 'Sarah C. .... ... .3R.5 
Beattv, William .............31'2 
Reddòw, )Irs. Caroline ...... .560 
Berldow. Thomas ...... . .. .560 
Bee, Mrs. Jane ............ .132 
BE'e. Rev. William ......... .132 
Belden. George F., D.D.S. ....349 
,Bell. )Irs. Agnes ........... .491 
ñ.'ll. D01\gald . . . ... ., . . .491 
Bell ,,'
lî)Q ............... 0';: 
. ,.eore" 
BpI! T ... ' 
 . . .. .. .. . .. ... 2 
. . ames h 9'> 
Rennptt. 'f
'! ar R.ra ....... - 
Bl'nnett. Jlrs' arohne C. .., .13 
Bennett G . _ . . . . . .134 
Bennett' r . eorg . _ . .491 
D ' . ames [ 667 
"('ntle" 'I ...... . . . .. ., 
nl'rkin
h N. Jfar. T. .614 
"rr lprhin It aw. Edwir C. . 370 
\ . '" aw. Joh,., "r ( ., 

rkm")II1\\'. Rob. I 


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Bernard, John J. .......... .21- 
Bernard, :Mrs. Matilda .......21 
Bertram, Mr". Helen ........ 13 
Bertram, John .............13 
Beynon, George W. ......... .15 
Beynon, )Irs. Edith . . .15 
Bickell, 1lrs. Ann E., ..... .25 
Bickell. Thomas ............ 2E 
Black, 11r8. Thirza .......... 2( 
Black, William (1862) ...... .2\ 
Black, William (1835) ......6: 
Black. Zena" .. . .. .. .. .. .. .2: 
Blackstock, Mrs. :Mary ....... ) 
mal'k
tuck. RE'\". "ïlliam S.. 
D.D..... ........ 
Blair. \Irs. 'Iartha .........1 
mail". Hi". \Yilliam, B.A. 
Blight. Waiter tl. ......... 
Blong, Ed"ard ......,. 
 
Blong. Mrs. Margaret .... 
B!Jong. Rohert ........... 
Bogart, ::\Iartin J. ........ 
Bogart. Peter .... .... 0 .. . 
Bogart, )Irs. RO"'l(ey ....,.. 
Bolton, ('harles R. .......- 
Bolton. James C., Esq. .. iã3 
Bond. J01m P. .........671 
Bonrl. Robert .......... 
.l5 
Bonnell. William .......... 
Boomer, :\lr8. Ann ......... 
Hoon1
r. .Tnlllf?:o-. 
Bo"'toJl. Joseph . 
Bost.,ick Family ....... 
Bo"twich. Xelson ....... 
Bothwell, John A., D.D.S 
Bot,forrl. Timoth\". . .. 
DoultbeE', )Ir". 'Iarian 
BoultheE'. William. C.T' 
Boulton. Henry J. ..... 
Bouqtead. Mr". Isabella ,T. 
Bou"tead. James B. 
Boxall, George .... 
Bo'mIl, 'frs. Mary A. . 
Bovrl. AIC"'l(ander J. .. 
Boyd, Geoffrey, B.A., :v.B. 
:Bovd. John .... 
Boyd, John A. 
J10"f"rl. ::'Ilr;;. \Iar' 
Bo
d; W 
B(
d. W 
BovlE'. 
 
i\ r
[;k" Y'Y' 
BrRc\. "M. o,fJella 
Bre
henridge" ev. Ja111l s 
Brio ' nd. .Ta J' , W. .1...... 
Bri,'O'land 10 rs. Marth", Å. 
Drip'" ,)f
s !.Iary J. ....... 
TIri :-R' uel R. .. 
Wiil' 
 ., 
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lary J. 
am 
Brodie. )Ir". Ad{'lilH' ,T. H 
Brorl Famil"f". . . . . . . . . . . 
Bre>.-i . John L. _.J 
Bre Ie, Wilm. . .4' 
BI "mil. T: 0'''''" . . 



IN)'K,,". 


I'AGE. 
Brough, Mrs. Mary C. . .522 
['\"ough, Theodore G. ........ .522 
Dro\\n, Alexander ........ ., 62 
honn, Alfred J. ......... .547 

ro\\n, Mrs. Alice..... ..... .401 

ro\\ n, Austin . .............277 
Brl}\\n, ';\lrs. Ann P. ........ 45 
Drown, Asa A., V.S. ...... .549 
13l"on n, Charles . . . . . . .659 
Uro"n, Edward . . .485 
1'\"O\\n, Mrs. Eliza. .... .... .277 
Hn.tn. :1[r
. Elizabeth ...... G2 
ì;rown Families ....... .39, 246 
IIm\\ n, George ..............660 
IJro\\n, Henry T. '" .401 
3ro\\n, :1lrs. Jennie ........ .1116 
Jro\\ n, Joseph .............. 44:! 
Bm" n, 'Irs. Louise . . . . . Ii.,!! 
Jro" n, :1Irs. Mary A. . . .547 
Jrown, X. Allen ..... . .246 
!ro"n, Richard ... ...... 39 
:ro" n. Robert S. ........... 49 
Iro" n. Thomas . . .......... 44 
:1"OUII, CII,t. Thomas " .151; 
Jro\\n, William............ .506 
lrumell, Mrs. Emily ....... .106 
rumell, Henry P. ......... .106 
unskill Familv .......... .134 
nskill, Mrs. ÎIannah ......309 
lskill, R{: 
..t ......... ..309 
kill, Thomas, M.D. .... .134 
It Press. Limited, The.. .661 
., Mrs. Louisa. ......... .157 

. Thomas ............. .156 
.on, George L. ...........262 
on, Mrs. Mary ........ .262 
William .....,.......331 
. Emerson ...........362 
'ob ................ .288 
.John R. ............. .256 
Joseph R. ............ .545 
Thomas H., B.A. . . . . . .412 
mn, Robert . ..........645 
.w .\Irs. Sarah :i\I. ......645 
,liT Christopher W. .... .267 
nt , 'Irs. 
Iary E. ..... .270 

Irs. 
Iargaret ..... .631 
1T
, lIIrJ!. Maria........ .629 
I 
t' '. :-;o[omon L. . " ... .628 

ess. William ...........631 
Itolder, Jacob S. ...... .425 
Rpv. Alexander, M.A., 
LL.D. ...... ...... .649 
\Irs. Edith ...........512 
, L!lmes .,........... ..612 
\ J;mes H., :M.D. .... ..511 
s. :i\h,. Martha ........ .428 
<. )Ir" RRrah A. ........6;;0 
s. )Ir<. 
arah C. .......612 

. "ïlm. R.. . . . . . . . . .428 
tt Fami. " .........378 
tt. Hornti, 1., M.D. C.M. .37
 
n, Mrs. "I. 1y A. ., .., .523 
n. Warren ., .. .. .... . .525 
Il. William .......... .481 
.,.f} mas E. \! DDS 648 
.Il, B
nry ...::.......:.:: 124 
01, Je
"e F. .. .. 87 


I'AGE. 
Cnmpbell, Mrs. E. P. ........400 
Campbell, Dr. Frank A. ..... .505 
Campbell, James ........... .322 
Campbell, 'frs. lIIary F. ..... .264 
Campbell, William .... . . . .400 
Camplin, Dr. William. . . . . .638 
Cane, Henry S. ............. 101 
Cane, William . . . .......... 101 
Cannon, :\frs. Annie ........ ..')81 
Cannon, Thomas E., Jr. ...... 90 
Cannon, William H., D.D.S. ..580 
Canthis, Mrs. Ellen . . . .607 
Canthis. William ...........607 
Carleton, Chlll'les S. .........209 
Carleton, Mrs. Maria.... .,. .210 
Carnenter. :\fr". Harriet..... .487 
Carpenter, Thomas ......... .486 
Carroll, Frank G. .......... .619 
Carroll. Mrs. :1Iary .......... 6lP 
Carruthers, Rev. Samuel ......606 
Carson, Henry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .603 
car,>on, 'fr
. \Iargaret E. ... .603 
Carter, Edward T. ..........147 
Cartpr. )[r.,. Louisa C. ...... .147 
Carty, Jeremiah ............ 48 
Cm'en, TIm. \Villiam, D.D., 
LL.B. . .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . .393 
Cawthra Family ............ 32 
Cawthra, Henry ............. 32 
Cawthra. H. Victor ......... 33 
Chalcraft, Mrs. Clara. ....... .301 
Chalcraft, William E. ....... .301 
Chalmers, John .............285 
Chalmers, Mrs. Marion ......285 
Chambers. Rev. Andrew B., 
LL.B.. D.D. ............... 15 
Chapman, Mrs. Essie .........615 
Chapman, Frederick \V. ......615 
Chapman, James ........... .501 
Chapman, Thomas ..........335 
Charlps, 'fr,>. Charlotte .... .536 
Charles, John W. ........... .535 
Charlton, Mrs. Ann .... " .243 
Charlton. George ........... .242 
Charlton, Dr. W. J. .. _ .... .Ill 
('hp
nut. 'f rs. J_. ............581 
Chessell, Mrs. Eliza E. ......267 
Ches<ell. George D. ......... .267 
Chick. Frank L. ........... .415 
Chri'>tie, Brown & Co., Ltd. .. 47 
Christie, Mrs. Jane ......... .187 
Chri<otie, :1lrs. l\Iary J. 48 
Chri.,tie. Hobcrt J. ........... 4<: 
Christie. William (1833) . .IR6 
C'1.ristie. William (1829) ... .5G5 
Christie, "ïlliam !II. ......... 47 
Chrv"l{'r. .Tam{'s C. .......... 6GO 
Chrysl{'r, )[rs. Sarah....... .661 
Church. Mrs. Elizabeth 1. ... .471 
Clark, D. A.. )1.0. ......... .562 
C'1ark, Daniel. M.D. ......... 67 
Clark, Mrq. Helen L. ......... 7 
Clarke. !lfrs. Charlotte E. 99 
Clarke. Eòward F., M.P. . ... 99 
Clarke, W. A. ....... ......423 
Clarkson. :1frs. Amelia ...... .132 
C'larkson, Charles. B.A. . . . . . . .132 
Clark"on. Hillary .......... .475 
Clorl-son. .Tpnnip ........... .47" 
Clarkson, Mrs. Mary A 475 
f'larkson, William f . . : : : : : : 327 
Clay, W. H. ...... .. 914 
Clayton, William. .. . . . . . . . : 502 
C'lemes, 'Irs. Ann, ,......... 394 
Clemes, , ai. Joh' ......... :3!13 
C1endenan. r. . P. .... 
SO 
('lerk, Afton F. Gporge \V. ..., 533 
C'rk: Mrs. An ...... ::::5

 
nhlnboomer T e ....... ,.- / '1 
' 10mas ..a _..":1: 


er. :1fr q . :Mary J. . ,...... .301 
'1". Robert .......\...... 3M 

. :1lr., 
miJy .... .4(;9 
,q. .John E. .
..... 4119 
rOD, A-1pun r . . . . 
 . HI 
!"On. Inl rl. , 1ItB. ....608 
ron, Hon. John H., )I.P... 10 
'on, 'Irs. Raphe! .......471 
" . CI- ,rlotte .... .322 
L-' D '. '" 
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Clo-e, )Irs. Mary 
Close, Thomas H. . .421 
Clubine, Ed\\in J. .......... .329 
Clubille. :1(rs. Hannah J. .... .329 
Clubine, William H. ....... .347 
Coady, Richard T. . .200 
('oat
wOl"th. Emerson . ..... .445 
('oatsworth. 1\I\"s. Margaret .445 
Codv, Denjnmin ." . .... .514 
Colby, :Mrs. Jane ......... .488 
Colby, Robert ..............488 
Cole. 'Ir.,. Elizabeth . . .279 
Cole, Thomas ............... 279 
Coleman, Mrs. Amanda ......554 
Coleman. Arthur ............613 
Coleman, Charles ...........554 
Coleman, Charles W. '" .413 
Colemau Pamilv . .. . . . . .413 
Coleman. Mrs. ilIary A. .547 
Coleman. William.. .. .. .547 
C()le
, George ....... . . . . .356 
Collins, :Mrs. Elizabeth .......420 
Collins, George W. ..... ....419 
Collins, James W. ..........341 
Collins. )irq. Orphena M. .. .342 
Connors, Mrs. Catherine ... .577 
Connors. Stephen ......... . .577 
Cook, Dr. Allan B. ...........384 
C",ok. Edgar :\1., )I.D. ...... . .155 
Cook Family ............... 155 
Cook, Herm;n E., :M.P. ......121 
Cook, John L. ............. .527 
Cook. :1frq. Lucv ........... .527 
Coons, Frances 'E. .......... .235 
Coons, Reuben ..............234 
Cooper, A. B. .......,...... 356 
Cooper, David G. ........... .561 
Cooper, Rev. Henry C. ........3;;(, 
Cooper. Hugh, V.S. ........ .461 
Cooper, James H. ........... .564 
Cooper, Mrs. lIIar
ret H. ....5(;4 
('or('oran. )(r". Hannah ..... .409 
Cor('oran. :1lirhael J. ....... .409 
Corni"h FamiJv ............. 33 
Cornish, Rev. George H., LL.D. 33 
Cotterill. John ............. .598 
Cotton, lIIr". Sarah " _..... . .297 
Cotton. William J. ..,. .297 
Coulson, Arthur .. ......:..225 
Coulson, Mrs. Margaret A. ..225 
Coultpr, John . . ............504 
Couiter. 1\Iarv . .............504 
Cowan, :1ln<. 'Frances .........633 
Cowan, John J. .,......... .,633 
Coxhead. Ca{'sar .............250 
Craig. 'frq. Janet .......... .200 
Craig. William ............. .290 
Cramp, Da, id .......,....... 639 
Cramp, !lIrs. Eliza ..........639 
Cramp FamiJy _............ .483 
Crandell, 
rrs. A. Ruth.... . .571 
Crandell. Clarke ........... .571 
Crane. James .............. .518 
Crawford, Andrew ........... 14 
Crawford, Mrs. Catherine .... 14 
C"
ighton, John ............ .112 
Crocker. James ............ .164 
Crocker, Mrs. Mary ...... .164 
Crosby, Isaac .,............ .440 
Cruickshank, James ........ .24 
Cum mer, Frank R. ......... .26
 
Cunningham, Helen A. ...... .4BG 
Cnrlllingham, James ........ .551' 
Cunningham, lIIrs. Mary J. ..558 
Curran, Mrs. Anne ..........420 
Curran, James. . ............420 
Curry, Samuel W. .......... .489 
Curti". Charles ..... . .4A7 

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INDEX. 


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l' AGE. 
('u
eck, Sergt. Nathaniel .... .652 
('uttell, 
Irs. Grace ..........663 
Cuttell, Thomas .............662 


Dack, Edward .............. 91 
Dack, Lucy ................. 92 
Dack, Robert ...............657 
Dad., Robert G. ............657 
Dale, George ...............646 
Dale, Sarah ........... . .. 261 
Dale, Thomas .............. .260 
Dalton, 
Iiss Florence E. ... .143 
Dalton, Robert G., Q.C. ..... .142 
Daniel, Daniel ..............619 
Daniel, 
Irs. Katherine F. ... .619 
Davey, James ...............482 
Da\'Cy, John ............... .670 
Davev, 
Ir
. f'elma .. . .670 
Davidson, !llrs. Caroline..... .204 
D'n-idson, George L. .........439 
Davidson, Joseph ............203 
DR.\ idson, 1\Irs. 
Iartha P. ....440 
Davies, Charles ........... .51i6 
Davies, Mrs. Emma .........631 
Davies, 1\1 rs. Mary E. ........348 
Davies, Capt. Peter ........ .630 
Davies, :!\frs. Sarah. . . . . . . .567 
Davies, William, Jr. ...... .348 
Davis, !llrs. Eliza _ .. " . . .556 
Davis, Frank .............. .556 
Dads, Joseph S. ........... .635 
Da\j;,on. 
lrs. Mary GOo, . . .. . .202 
Davison, William ...........202 
Deacon, Mrs. Eliza ........ .153 
Deacon, James .............. 152 
Dean, Benjamin ....... " .532 
DI'{'. FJ"an<'j" O. .... .3S7 
Dee, :!\Irs. )Iary .............387 
De la Haye, Alcide, B.A., 1\1. D. 411 
De la Haye, Mrs. )fary ..... .412 
Delamere, Col. Joseph 1\1. .., .210 
Dplamere, Thomas D., )1.,.\'., 
K.C. .................... .178 
De Leplante, 
Iaglorie ......548 
Dp Leplante. Mrs. Theresa ))41' 
Demp,>ter, James ..... . . .633 
Dempster, ::\Irs. Mary ...... .633 
Denison. Lt..CoI. Frederick C., 
C.1\I.G., M.P. ....,....... .192 
Denison, Mrs. Julia A. ...... .192 
Dennis, J. R. .,............. 574 
Dennison, Mrs. Fanny....... .469 
Dpnnison. Joseph H. ........ .4ß9 
Des Rrisay, ::\Irs. Sarah E. ..360 
m e Brisay, Rev. William A.. 360 
D tsterre, )11">'. Annie . ..,. .568 
.J'Fsterre, Robert J. .........567 
Diamond, James ............423 
Diamond. Mrs. Jane ........ .423 
Dickie. Mrs. Elizabeth ...... .567 
Di('kip. James ............. .567 
. TI!"nir'k. 'Irs. Charlotte 1\1. .. 95 
I)
nnick, Rev. John D., D.D. .. 9i 
Dmwoody, Jeremiah ........ .643 
Dixon, FJ"ederiC'k E. """ 25 
Dixon, Frpderick J. .... .. .518 
Dixon, W. V., D.D.s. . . . . .6ß9 
Doan Families .... .. .372, 313 
Doan. .T. X"rman 
Doan, Mahlon .......... 
Doan, Thomas B. ....... 
Doan. William ........ 
Doan. "ïlliam A. ........ 
Doane. Mrs. Elizabeth '" 
Doane, Henry . . . . . . . . . . 
Dnel. John ....... 
DOherty, Charles R .. 
fJoherty, Mr q . Cha1lottp 
n,.ty, Mr'>. .Amanrì,. .T. 


. .332 
0-- 
. ._:)iJ 
.. .372 
H7 
'1)7 
.)7 


I'AGE. 
Doty, Frank ............... .437 
Douglas, Samuel J. ......... .325 
Douglas, William J. ........ .236 
Dowsley, Dr. George W. O. .. .367 
Drouillard, )Irs. Jane .......320 
Drouillard. Phelix . . .... ....320 
Drummond, Mrs. He
ter A. " .374 
Drummond, John W. ....... .3i4 
Duckuorth, Mrs. Catherine . .219 
Dur'kworth, John .......... .219 
Duggan, Edmund H. .........397 
Dunlop. John H. ........... .126 
Dunn, George ...............233 
Dunn. ::\Jr
. Rebecca ........ .253 
Dunnet, Mrs. Jessie ........ .231 
Dunnet. Thomas, )I.A. .......230 
Dum\oodie, James .......... .421 
])um\ooùie. 
Iary 
-\.. ........ .421 
Durham. John .,.,........ .,336 
Dvas, Mrs. Emma W. . . . . . .162 
Dyas, Thomas W. .......... 162 
Dyas, William J. .......... .187 
Earl, ::\Irs. Sarah A. ..... . . .595 
Earl, William ............. .595 
Eaton, Edward Y. ........... 34 
Eaton, 
Irs. )Iabel. ......... 3i 
EcclestonI', Alfred G. ........217 
EcclestonI', ::\Irs. Amelia J. ....217 
Eckardt, 'Irs. Sarah .........212 
Eckardt, \Yilliam ...........212 
Ellington. .Adam ............ .642 
Edington, Mrs. ::\Iargaret .....642 
Edwards, Mrs. Charlotte .....53., 
Ed\\ards, Mrs. Elizabeth J. .. 65 
Ed"ards, James. .......... ..555 
Edwards, Sergt. John E. ..... 65 
Elliot, C. Shomberg, ::\I.D. ....37., 
Elliott, David ..............429 
Elliott, George, !II.D.C.::\I. .... 63 
Elliott. 
Irs. Harriet ....... .429 
Ellis, 
-\.rthur W., D.D.S. .... .626 
Ellis, Harry ". . . . . . . . . 629 
Ellis. John '" . .. .. .. .. .. .519 
Ellison, 
Irs. Kate.......... .613 
Ellison, \\ illiam J. .......... 6U 
Elson, ::Ilrs. 1\Iinena ......... 29i 
Embury, )Irs. Elizabeth .... AR6 
Embur,.. John E., V.S. ..... .486 
Emersòn, )Irs. Catherine I. ..304 
Emerson. Joseph ........ .304 
Emery, 'Irs. Barbara ...... .573 
Emery, Robert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5.3 
England. 
Ir". Ellen .........320 
England, John ........ .....320 
Emns, 
Irs. Annie ......... .318 
Emns, Arthur \Y. ..... .... .447 
Fvans, )'Irs. Harriet . . . . . . .4S9 
EHlllS. .Tohn .... .318 
Ewan, Peter . . . ......... __ 579 


Fair, David . .639 
Fair, Mrs. Lizzie . .639 
Farley, John ....... .13S 
Farley. '\.[rs. 
Iaggie A. . J3S 
Farr, Charlotte ...... .46S 
Farr, "r
. Isabella ......... .143 
Farr, John ...... ..........468 
Farr. .Jo
eph . . ............ .143 
Fan.lr. 
I1'ci. Eliz'J.h('th (Ii) 
Farrar, Rev. :Michael A. . . .. 64 
Farrell. \I1'
. Eliz.tbeth J. .. .,634 
Farrell, William ........... .63i 
Feather'tonhaugh. Mrs. Cath. 
,'rine L. ..................274 
Feathfl'l to'11w n n .;n.; n- t 
Fen\\ i"k .J.tl 
F pn \\ i,.t \I r
 
Fen" jpl. \ 1 


I'\GE. 
Felmick, 
Iurra\" ::\IcC., B.A.. 327 
Fel1{uson, 'II's. 'Elizabeth .... 5SI 
Fer!fUson, Francis ........... .,81 
Ferguson, 
Irs. Helen E. ......381 
.Ferg"
on, .Tohn ... . . . . .380 
FerA"U
on, .John D. ......... .565 
Ferguson, Dr. John H. .2))1 
Ferguson, Mrs. )Iary .. .. .56., 
Finch, John ....... . . .245 
FilH'h. 
Ir
. Kate .......... .245 
Findlay, John ::\1., 
I.A. ...... 44 
Finn, \Ir
. Ellen . . . . .4li8 
Finn, "Illiam ............. .468 
Fish, ::\Irs. Catharine ........458 
Fi
h. TIp\'. Charle
 ..........4.,8 
Fi
h. "ïl!iam 
\.. ::\LD.. C. 'I.. .453 
['ï
her. '[r
. .-\.gnes E.. . .. . .370 
l.'jsher. T. Sta\ert .... . ':.ú 
Flanagan. Cornelius ........ .569 
Flanag.m. }l1'
. Delia .410 
Flanagan. Dennis. . ....... .599 
Flanagan, }[rs. 
Iargaret ... .5!J9 
Flanagan, ::\Irs. Margaret S. . .569 
Flanagan, Peter J. .... . . .410 
Fleming. .rame
 . ....... " .107 
FlplI1ing. )[1';;. )Iary E. ...... 108 
Fletphp\,. .James :........... 52 
FI"tehpr. 
[r
. Rebecca 1. . ,., 
Flint. -\hraham B. 
nint, CJ,aI'le;; .......... 
Flint. "r". 1:1i7abeth '" 
Flint, ::\Irs. Elizabeth A. 
Flintotf. George C. . . . . .4_6 
Floyd, 1\Jr". Kate .. . . . . .672 
Flo).'d, 
tephen ............ .6i2 
Fogarty. ,Jo
eph . ........... {i53 
rug- I rh'. Pa trick ... .6il 
Foo1'd. "ilIiam H. .215 
Ford, William H. .... . . . . .4:!.3 
For('ma n. 'I r
. '\gnes . ß(ì:j 
Forem:l n. (ieorg{' . .. . . . . .603 
Forstcr. 'Irs. 
Iartha ......29H 
For
t{,l. Thomas. .29, 
For
ytJl. Charles . . . . . . .22 
Fo
ter. Chark" H. ...!i5 
Fo
ter, 
Jrs. )Iary .5;,
 
F()
ter. "Il!iam .-\., Q.C. .....6.,0 
Fo,\:. ::\Ir
. Caroline ..,H
 
Fo'\:, .Tohn . .... . . . . 5R
 
Foy. 
[r". G{'rtrude .-\. .. . . .1 "2 
Fo.\. .Tohn . .. .. . .,.. ., ]2
 
FralPigh. Mrs. Frances .... .. .Il7 
Fraleigh. Dr. 'Yilliam S. . .. .1l7 
Francis, John H. ...... . _ 2S' 
Frankland. Hpnry R. ........ .I.j 
Fra
{'r. \1(',\and{'I' . .2H:J 
Fra
er Famil).' . .fi39 
Fraser. .Jam{'s .............. .1l5 
Fraser, John B.. )I.D., C.!lI... 5
f 
Fra"er. 
Ir
. !"lrah F. .......26 
Frost, Arthur .T. .56' 
Fro"t. (ienrge n. . . fi6 
FulJpr. ("harl{'
 . 9' 
Fullr.r; Charle
 D. . : : : . . : : : : 

- 
FulJer. 'Irs. D{'lilah . . . 
!):I 
FulJpr, Mrs. 
Iai ...... "" 2m; 
FulJ{'r. 
Ir". Rosamond . . . . .2ß/i' 
Fuller, ""illiam D. . . . . " 292 


Gard. John Alii 
Ganlh<>use. .Tames . i iS62) . . A94 
Gardhou"e. James 1832) .. .62i 
Gardiner. Da"ill ..... . . .. . -ô
 
Gardiner, 'Irs. Jane . . . . 
02 
Gardiner. Thoma,> G6ï 
r:ardner. \lfred Il9 
Garton, 1) ià B. .4'J. 
( a r'on. . Irs. !'nr, h J. 4. . 
C..<llle-. ,It 'i. )[atilda '. . I ï7 



- 


I'AGE. 
Geddes, William A. .... . 177 
Gee, Mrs. Emma ............261 
Gee, Frederick R. ...... .... .261 
Geikie, Walter B., M.D., C.M., 
D.C.L. . . . . .............. 81 
Gibbons, Luke. . , . . ......... .361 
Gibson, 
Irs. Elizabeth ....... 2il 
Gibson, Rev. Joseph C. ...... .108 
Gibson, Mrs. Marcella ...... .108 
Gibson, William. . ......... .2il 
Jf( Gilbert, )lrs. Jane ......... .406 
Gilbert, Thomas ............ .406 
Gilchrist, Archibald . . .4-18 
Giles Family. . .218 
Giles, James G. . .197 
Giles, John. .. ......... . .218 
(;ilmur. _\ngus R. . .412 
Gihnor, I'>aac C. ........... .412 
Gi!'1lour. John T., )1.0. ..... 74 
Globe. The.. . . . . . . . . . . . .I
O 
Going. "rs. -\,(a )1. . .(j21 
Cuing. l'har]{'
 C. . .621 
(.old
mith. Annette ......... .136 
(;old
mith, Re\'. Thomas . . . .135 
Ir. Goode, Henrv B. . ... _ . . . . . . .200 
\1"1 [;00<11'. 'lr
. 'Z{'linda . ....... .200 
Gonion, Dr. Edward P. ..... .312 
Gordon, Mrs. )largaret ...... .312 
. Ik'purl,l
, Adam ............ .408 
nðkiUJrli.\v, )lrs. Lottie ....... .408 
1skill, R.Il, Adam ............ .417 
kill 'll!l, )Irs. Ann J. ........417 
" p:ham Familv ............344 
,C',:aham, 
[r,>. Hp[{'n ... .312 
Graham, J. A. . . .... .3-14 
I Graham, .}olm ............. .311 
[;rnham, \\ illiam J. . . . . . . . .602 
Grainger, Ed\\in .. . . . . .316 
Gmnger, Oli\er ............ .588 
Gr.ner, 
[rs. 
largaret ..... .183 
(.ra\'er, Thomas R. ......... .183 
Gral. 
[rs. Elizabeth ........416 
I:ra
': George ....... .......484 
ta;ra
'. Henry A. 35 
a;ra
'. Henry J. ... .....586 
,n ir,I\. 'II's. Xorma Y. ........ 35 
n .ral, Thomas J. ... ....... .416 
(;r{'en. 'Irs. Rebecca ........ .293 
Green, Robert.. ............293 
(J r{'ens ides, Tsaac ...........613 
(;\een'-ides, William. . ...... .614 
1.1 nqauluq. Hon. Ed" in N. .. .109 
Gurnett, Mrs. Jane P. ...... .276 
Gurnett, John T. ... .. .276 

\\al"';!l. Robert C. ..... 92 


J 
J\ 


p.. 


1, 



 I 
:\ 
Ir. 


Ir 
r 


Hackett, William T., D.D.S. . .00-1 
[I ligen, )Irs. Jennie .........600 
'- Hagen, Thomas H. .........600 
Tague. )Irs. 
lary A. ....... .473 

[ague. \\ illiam .............473 
fahne, Charles H. ......... .501 
la hue. )11''>. Henriette ..... .502 
{
!e, )Iis" Carol ... ....... 49 
HIlI
Dr. George W. ......... 48 
Hale, \Iiss Harriet ......... 49 
Hall. 
Jrs. 'Iargaret ........ .636 
Hall. Tho'Ilas ...............636 
Hall,>, )Ir,>. )linnie " . .. .410 
J hils. T. T. ................410 
:f at'lhleton. Ar'el!'u
 ....... .450 
H.u"ill. Henry ........ .... .41'0 
Hamill. 'Ir". )Iartha C. "'" .481 
1Ta nah, Mrs. Gertrude '\1. 61 
Hannah. William G., I,L.B. . 60 
Hardy, Ron. Arthur 
 .... .537 
1I.lre. ,John ... __.. .. . .. .. 531 
Ha,.
ra\l'. rdward .... .... .434 
r
:m\e, 
I

. 
Iaria ...... .43-1 


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- IXDE X
 


\ 


PAGE. 
Harris, Mre. Annie. ... 51 
Harris, Henry .... ........ .484 
Harris, Joseph ............. .400 
Harris. Mrs. Rebecca ....... .400 
Harris, Thomas 1\1. ........... 49 
Harrison, Hugh 00......... 00119 
Harrison, Mrs. Sarah ....... .1l9 
Harrison, William ..........622 
Hart, Mrs. Dora ............546 
Hart Dr. J. )Iore ..........546 
Hart: John S., 
1.D. ... ...... 64 
Hartman Family ........... .533 
Hartman, Lot L. . ........... .533 
Hartney, Frank B. . ........ .552 
Harvey, Arthur ............. 116 
Hastings, George H. ........ .431 
Hastings, Mrs. Georgina .....431 
Batton, Annie J. ............ 61 
Hatt(,n, John S. ............. 61 
Eatton, :Mrs. )Iary A. ....... 61 
Hawke, Benjamin E., M.D. . .139 
Ha\\kc, 'Irs. Charlotte A. ... .1l6 
n.mke. George 
I. ......... .1l5 
Hay, Mrs. Elizabeth S. .......236 
Hay, )Iai. .John D. ......... .235 
lTa,'es. 1\Ir". EliBabeth ...... .203 
Ha"f-s. William H. ......... .202 
Ha
{'lton. .J"
eph . . . . . . . 634 
Haz{'1tc.n, 1\1rs. f'usanna .. . .634 
H
ggie Family .............. 66 
Heggie, William C., M.D ..... (16 
Heintzman, Charles T. ...... .52(1 
Heintzman, Herman . ....... 54 
Heintzman, Mrs. )lary J. ....526 
Heintzman, Theodore A. ..... 53 
Helliwell. )Iiss Abigail ...... 3f1i 
Helli,,{'ll. )[rs. 
ophia A. ... .130 
HC'lli\\ ell. Thomas ...... ....306 
lI{'lli\\ ell. \\'illiam P. . . _ . .130 
HC'nder
on, Alexander. ....... 40 
II enderson, 1\Irs. Carrie A. ... 3lì7 
H{'ndcrson, Charles )1. ....... 36!> 
Henllerson, Charles R. . .. .4ï9 
Henderson, Mrs. Mary ...... .479 
H{'nderson, Robert H., L.D.S.. 
D. D. S. ................. .437 
HC'ndrick. Arthur C.. )I.A., 

I.n. . . . . ............ ... !i2 
Hendrick Family . . .. (12 
H{'JHirick. )L J. ............ G51 
Hendry, \V. B., B.A., M.B... . .3(1r, 
II{'nrv. ) Jr... Ellen . .616 
Henrv, James ........... 00 .616 
Hl'IH"-. 
J,.
. Louisa .........381 
TTpll1"v. \\'illiam ........... .381 
H{',,
rd. l\lrs. Catherine .... .120 
H{'\\ard. f'tephen .......... .I
O 
H{'ydon. Dr. Charles 1\1. . .369 
Hp\'don Familv .. .368 
H{'
'don. Fl"Rnêis ........ . .368 
Hilhorn. Eli H. ............ .133 
Hilhorn I
amily .............133 
Hill, George E., D.D.S. . .5!J2 
Hill. .John R. .............. .426 
Hill. 'Irs. Lucv L. ......... .426 
Hill. William "............. . .4 71 
Hillam. George ............. .206 
Hind. .Jo
eph ... .14R 
Hinde I3roth"r,> .. .. .29'1 
Hind". "'illiam ............. .300 
lTod!!_on. )Jr,>. Catherine . .!i28 
Hndg-on. John............. .028 
Hogahoom. 'Irs. Frances A. . .22
 
Tkg-'lhoom. neorge H. .223 
Ho!:!!:!. )Jr". Sarah . . . . . . . :!
5 
no!:!,!. \\llliam . .324 
j " 
Holli
. Geor!!e .J . . _ .!i!Jl 
Holll'man. Samuel 467 
Holl:vm:lll. Sallm"l E. ........468 



 


\ 


I'AGE. 
Homer, Maurice F. .. .645 
Hooey, John .............. .571 
Hooey, Mrs. Margaret ...... .572 
Hopkins, James A. .......... .644 
Hopkirk, Mrs. Margaret .....5.>4 
Hopkirk, Thomas F. ......... .554 
Hopper, Henry F. .......... .25'1 
Howard, A. MacLean .......277 
Howard Family ............ .277 
Ho\\ard, John ... .152 
Howard, Mary . . . 152 
How{'ll, George A. ........... 118 
Howland Family ........... .389 
Howland. H{'nry S. ......... .392 
Howland, Oli\-er A., K.C., C. 
1\I.G. . . . ., ...........389 
Howland. P{'leg ... . . .3!12 
Hughes, Amos J. .......... .219 
Hughes Families W9. 219 
Hughe,;, J.1mes L. .129 
Hughes, John E. . " . .W9 
HulL 
[rs. 
\.nne ..471 
Hull. Dr. Richard \Y. . G53 
Hull. William J. . .471 
Hume. 
-\.. J. ... . .5!J3 
Humphrey, B. D. . .309 
Humphrey ramih' . :W!J 
Hunt, 
Jrs. ?lIargar{'t .44!J 
Hunt. Samuel L. .449 
HUlÜl'r, "r
. \nn L .:'67 
Huntpr. 'It". Cathe-rin{' .J. ... .523 
Hunter, John, ::\I.D. ....... .161 
Hunter. Hohert . . 5
2 
Hunter, Robert J. ...... .5(1Î 
Huntley, George J. .......... .313 
Huntly, Mrs. MaroY 570 
Huntlv. Samuel '" 5ïO 
JT u ri1: nr. HC'l!1"v E. ........ .47!i 
Husband, George C. .........226 
Hu,;hand, Mrs. Mary A. .... .221ì 
Hutf'hinson, Isaac ......... .30-1 
Hutchin,>on, !II rs. Margaret ..304 
Hutt. W. G., )I.D. ......... .499 
Hutty, 
-\.lfred .............. .202 
Huttl'. ,Irs. Dinah ......... .202 
Hutt
., Emily H. ...........621 
Huth'. reter .............. .620 
H
n;q. )Jrs. 'Iargaret ... .
(l2 
H \"III'S. 
lichapi '" . 2(12 
Hj ne.;. P,ltrick .. .... .279 


Ide, )1 rs. Eliza. . ... ') 
Ide, Hemy T. ............... 
IlIce, Mrs. Helen .J. .. 
Incl'. William 5 
Ingham. Edwin ............." 
Ingham, Mrs. Harriet A. . .4: t 
Ingram. A. .J. . . ,... .589 
Innes, William ............. ..,DR 
Tn"lcmann, Ernest R. ........601 1 
Inslemann. :\Ir... Mary ....6 
Iri
h, J. R., L.o.S. ........... 
In ing. )Jrs. )Iary .... . . .1 
Ining, William. . ..........1 
Irwin. J\ln;. Emily ..........2 If 
I n, in, II. E., B.A:, K.C. .. 00..1 1 
Ir\\ill. )Jrs. Jane.. ..... .401 
Tn\ in, .John (1831) .401 
Tn\in, .John (1825) ........ .130 
Irwin, .\"illiam \\. .........258 


.Jad."oYJ., )lrs. Emily L. ..... .153 
.Jack'f>ll. J'lmes ..:..........:.23 
.Jadson. .TaJlle
 \Y. . .2.tl 
.Ta(",>on. Lyman G. .. . .. .153 
.Ja kson. )( ]I, .. 71 
.J:'C\..-Oll, )rr-. 
ßr.lh E. .52
 
.J. d.son. Thoma'" .... . .2:>7 
.T.lf!'l"RJ', Senato
 'lobcrt . . . . . .. II 


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INDEX. 


ÞAGE. 
James, :Mrs. ::\Iilbro ... . . .441 
James, R()bert . ............ AU 
Jarvis, .Æmilius ............ .211 
Janis Famili{'s .,... . .23,41, 211 
Janis, Frederick \\". ........ 23 
Jnn is, Mrs. Helen \\". .....,. .121 
Janis, )Irs. Jennie E. ...... 96 
Janis, 1\l1-s. )Iary .......... 41 
Janis, Col. Saiter !\I. ....... 96 
Jarvis. Stcphen )1. . . . " 41 
J.n'. \\"illiam ........... ..272 
Jefferson, )Irs. Rachel . ......257 
Jellerson. \rilliam T. . . . . .257 
Jenkins. Frederick .. . . . . ..>!!9 
Jenkins, )Irs. May .., .,. .599 
.Jf'nnings. .Josl'ph. . . . . . . . A.>2 
Jermyn, )Irs. Anna......... .618 
.Ierm
n, .John .1. ............IH7 
Je
-ol'l'. Capt. Dudley F. ... .493 
Johnson, Arthur J., )I.B. ... .188 
Juhnson, Ed"arù I. . . . .280 
Johnson, Edward R. .. . . .424 
.Tollll_on Family ........... .424 
.Johnston. Arthur '" . .. " ..95 
.J ,hn
ton- F'lmilv . . . . . . . .433 
.Johnston. .John' ... ...... .433 
Johnston, ",h's. )Iarv ........168 
,John,.tvn. 'Irs. Orpl
a E. .... .434 
.John"ton. \Yilliam .434 
.lohn
tun
 \\". R ... .........650 
.Tones. Champio"n ........... .391 
.Tone". 'Ir.. Christina " .391 
.Jone", Ed"ard C. ........... .1l4 
.Jones, .John ...... .....47:> 
.Jones. "'Irs. :Margaret ....... ,475 
.Jones. )Jrs. )Iargaret 1. ..... .114 
,J"ne'. ,Irs. )!.Irv . .. . .347 
.Jone
. Rohert, 
r. 347 
.Jordan, \\'alter . .592 


Kay. Helen. . 9r. 
Kay. .John ................. 96 
K{'ele. )Ir". Au
usta A. .......34-1 
K{'ele. Charles C. .......... .341 
Kelly, )Irs. Henrietta ...... .562 
Kelly. 
amuel .J. ..... ..... .5r.2 
Kenned
, George, l\I.A., LL.D., 
K.C. . . . . ................306 
Kennedy, }Irs. .Jessie ....... .672 
KennedJ, Robert D., C.E., O. 
L$. . . . . . . ....... . .li72 
K<'l"T. Mr.. Ann .J. ........ .. !l8 
Ken. Bernnrd S.. )I.n ..... .402 
Ken. 
Jrs. Elizaheth ..... ..14li 
Kerr. Hon. Jame" K., R.C. . .6:>4 
Kpl"T, .Tohn (1819) __... ... 97 
I'l.en. ,John (1820) ..........146 
Ken. 'Iiss Sarah J. ........ .610 
Kirkpatrick, 
-\.lIllrew ....... .r.43 
Kirkpatrick, "\Ir". Jane. .. " .4117 
Kirkpatrick. Joseph ......... 4r.7 
Kirk"ood. Alexander . . .. lî3 
Knowle", Henrv A. ......... .r.2;; 
Kno" Ie". )[rs. '",Iary l\I. . fJ2lî 
K}'le. Edle.
' . .129 
Kyle. Eliza . . . .129 
K
 l{'. .Tames ... ............ 4'13 
Kyle, )Irs. )Iurgaret . 483 


T ai,lIaw, )Ir". Catharine A. . ..'ilî7 
Laidlaw. ,John ....... ......1\G7 
L'1ing. William .T. . .. . .47:t 
Lainson. J,.hn ,Yo ............ filO \ 
I.amund-Smith. 'Jr
. Isabella .lî09 
I
'1mon,I.Smith. .Jameq . . . .1309 
I.amond.Smith. Louise F. ... ./\09 
Lamont. Da\.id ............ .618 , I 
T alllont. )Irs. )1. F. . .J.Jh. . .'. 
t18 
LI..tÒ-':Tt
oh .'lTC:. Harriet ....273 \ , 
1', OJI. .'ohn ...........605 


Xl 


I'AGE. 
Lander, 1frs. )Iargaret ...... .582 
Langmuir. John \\. .121 
Lannin, )Irs. Sarah......... .273 
Lannin. Thomas .............273 
Lash, John F. ............. .568 
Lash, )Irs. Sarah ......... .568 
Latimer, }Irs. Emily . .579 
L.'1timer, James :M. ......... .579 
L.l\Hence Familv . ....... . .318 
La" rence. Williåm J. ....... .318 
Lea FamÜ\ ... __ __...... ..384 
Lea, Josep'h H. . .383 
Leach, Hu
b . . ......... . ..339 
Leadlay, Ed\\ard .......... ..1l3 
Leadlay, )Irs. )laT\ L ....... .1l3 
Lear, )Irs. Elizaheth . .. .212 
Lear, Richard H. ....... .. .212 
Le<" 'Irs. Emma )1. . . .201 
Lee, )lrs. Harriet J. . .296 
I pe. .Tohn P.. .Jr. .29.. 
Lee. Joseph R. . . . .146 
Lee. Philip T. ...............340 
Lee. \\'alter S. .......... .....201 
Lee, \V. H. ................ .44" 
Leech, }Irs. Caroline G. ......358 
Leech, Henry S. .............358 
Legg<'. Thomas .. . . . . . . . . . . .438 
Le Gro., Edward .......... .599 
Le Gros, l\Irs. Sarah .........599 
Leigh, Robert J. . . . .415 
L{'mon, Fdward .............364 
Lemon, George ..............333 
Lemon, 
Irs. )Iaria ..........364 
Leslie, Ed\\ard ............ .224 
Leslie, )Iaj. J. K. .......... 69 
Ll'
lie. 
lr
. )I.,rian . .. . . . .2:!.> 
I.esslie Family ............. 43 
Les"lie, Joseph W., )I.D. . 43 
Le
ter, ",Ir
. Kate .... ... .209 
Lester. "illialll H. ......... .209 
Lightfoot, William .......... .408 
Lillev. 'Irs. Mari.L .... .. . ....313 
Lilley, Thomas. ............ .313 
I illb, 
Ir
. \Y. J. .......... .646 
Lindsav. )Irs. 
-\nn E. ...... .5:;7 
Lind,eÿ, ::\lrs. Ellen .J. . . . . .639 
Lind.ey, Isaac 'Y. . .639 
Lini1
av. Isallc W. . . ..... .639 
Linton'I
amily . . ........... .183 
Linton. \Yilli'1rn .183 
Little. .Jame" H. ... ....... . 26.,} 
I.ittle. 1Ir
. )Iarv F.. . .319 
Little. )Irs. )Iarÿ J. ........ .266 
Littk !';mon G. . . . . .319 
LIon!. 'Ir". Charlott, . . . . li04 
Llo}d, Da\.id . . _. __.. .. ..352 
Llovd, ",Iurdock 1\IcL. ...... .603 
Loft. -\lic{' . . ..... .633 
I.oft. Annie....... .633 
Loft. Lukp R. ... . . . . . . .632 
Lou!!head. Gporge . . . . . . .601 
Loughead. )Irs. 
Iartlm .... .liOI 
I..ough{'ed. Dr. R. ,1. . . . .3;;5 
T.o\'P. -\lfred .231 
Lo\e Familv . ...... .... .237 
Lo\"e. )Irs.' )Iar"f" . ... 266 
Lm'e. Rohert ..'-... . . . . : 266 
T.uncl"f". Charles . . . . .22R 
T.1Ini1:'- Familv. .............22/\ 
Lundy. .Jo
eph C. '. ......... .226 
Luntl
. S. H. ...............lîlì5 
Lyun: .Tohn L. .... ... .597 
I.yon, )Jl"s. Lucie _ 598 


'1(' -\llister. 
anHwl . .W;; 
Mc.-\.ulpy, Francis. ....... . . . .434 
'1(' -\ nì{'\. ,It.-. 
JarlZaret E. ..435 
",le.Rain. .Tame. . . . . .239 
'Ie-Bolin. 'Ir
. J{'-
ie . .239 


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I'AGE. 
)lcBride, Charles .......... .397 

reRride, )Irs. Jennie . . . . . . .397 
)lcCnrth.\', Andr{'" \Y. .......401 
McCarthy, Mrs. Mary ....... .402 
_lie-Cleal), .JO
epll ........... 30S 
::\IcC1ear}, Mrs. }Iary .A. .....308 
)lcCJelland, .Alexander .... _ .171 
)1<,C'lel1and. Mrs. Elizabeth I il 
McClure, Charles N., l\I.A. ...465 
)lcConkey, Ernest G. E. ......658 
)IcCormack Familv . ...... 159 
::\[cC'ormack. R, bprt L. ......: 1'>9 
McCracken. .-\.lexander .1. .2:!:.I 
\IcCraney. )Ioses S. ...... . .281 
:\IcCraney. "'In;. Sarah . .281 
MeCurd\" Familv . 89 
)lcDonell. 
[r
. '.Jane .271) 
McDonell, Samuel S. ....... .275 
:\lcDougall, :\ll"s. Jean :\1. ... . .511 
'IcDou!!"all. Judge Jo"eph E. .511 
McGuire, )Irs. Eliza _,.418 
",lcGuire, .John . .4IS 
) [cH,u-dv, Forbe
 . . 316 
l\IcHllrdy. 'Ir
. 1I.oùlp ,I. .3lfi 
)[dnto-h, .James _ . .499 
",Jdnto,.;h. '[rs. .Jennie . .. .:U:O 

I<'lnto"h. Peter . ... . .3r.O 
l'IIcIntosh, Reginald K. .. . fino 
:\Ic Into-h. \\ illiam D. . . .2;;4 
)[e'Ka}, "'Irs. Ellen ....229 

[cKa
, )Irs. He
ter -\. '" .246 
"""'\: 
y. .J"),n R. .24.. 
)ICK-1
. Robert . . .229 
)lcKellar, Alexander.. ... .235 

IcI....ellar, )Irs. Sarah J. "'" .235 

1"'ÙIII'p'I\". "l'
. Alic -!"Iii 
)[,.Kenn{'d\". William .........596 

JeKihbon, Herbert C. ..... .595 
","'Kihhon. ",Ir
. 
far!!''1Tet ... .;;!l.. 
) [cI';:im, )lr". IS.lhella ... ..422 
1/d\:im. Rohert . .. .422 
)lcLpiHl. Colin ...... .. ... .597 
'ld.f"1n. Dngalrl ..... . . . . . /i:;2 
)[e-I e.lII. "'Irs. Lillian ." ..... '>97 
1/e-T.ean. 'Irs. )Iargaret . . . . . G32 
)[clean. Rohert G.. ......411 
1ldlahon. Thomas F. . ......290 
)lc1Ia
ter, Arthur R. ....... .520 

Ie-"a
ter. 
h". Hell'n E. _ .. .520 
)lc)Jichael, -\lfrl'd .J. "., )L-\.. .100 
)IdIichael, James W. ....... .167 
)Ic1Iichael. Richard .. ...... .167 

11'''iIlan. .Jame
. ... .... . .423 
)IdJillan. )Jrs. 1Ia ry A. .....423 
1[dltuTa)', :\Jrs. ElIzabeth 94 

Jc",lnrray. James S.. y .. 93 
",Iahley. 
-\lhert . . . . . . .243 

Iahle.
' Family ............ 244 
)lacCallum. .Tames. 130.-\., 1\I.D..al:1. 
1lactlonald. ::\Irs. Annie....... I 

lacDnnald. Donald .........28. 
"a('Donald. )Irs. Elizabeth ...28. 
1[acdonald. Hon. John ....... 1 

Iacdonald, John K. . ...... .173 
)llledonell, Angus C., D.C.L., 
)I.P. . . . . ................ 86 
)JaccTonell Family . . ......... <jfl 
)[acDonell. Jamps G. " 142 

Jacdougall, Alfred. . ...... .51 46 
1[acdougall, Mrs. )Iary ......5: 45 

Iacfarlane, "\Ialcolm . . fj149 
)Iacfarlane, 1frs. l\I'1rv ...... . 62Ò'" 

Iae-I-.ay. .-\ngu
 ....
...... ..274' 
l\Iackay, Elizabeth ...... .27.. 9 

Iackay. William E. . . . . . .5(05 

J.1C Ken7ie. 'I r". Ellen . . , 1:" _ 

la('Ken7ip. \Yilliam \ .IRa 
. . C) 
)Iacki'l. Ale'\andpr A. ..... ili ._63 

Iackld. 1Ir
. 
1. Yictoria .6n9 
.......J....,,.,.:II'ÆJI, V.I. unhlt:'S }..... ..... .fiO!} 


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Iaclean, }Ir". :\Iary B. 91 

laclean, William (1824) 65 
)Iaclcan, William (1847) .... 91 
'lac'l.lth. Hugh. . . ........ .3
8 

Iac'lonagle, 1\Irs. Janet..... .

O 
'tac)lona"Ie. .Juhn .......... .alO 
)IacNam:ra, Dr. Albert T. .., .341î 
'Iacoomb Albert . ...... .6GI 
".HIil!. }Ì r
. Florpnce ........ II 
.\Iadill, F1rank, )I.A., 1\I.P.P., 
M.P..... .. .............. II 
'Iag:ep, .Iohn .J.. B.A. .170 
.\1.1g"{'e, Mrs. 'lary .. . . . . .1 iO 
.\IaiIe, )Ir,>. Elizabeth ........652 
"ailp. Fr'lIIk. . . ........... .6.)1 
1Iall"0Im, )lrs. Euphemia .... .464 
\la kol'n. Georg(' ., . . AG3 
'l.uHI{', ille. E. W. ......... .423 

la1Hle\"ille. :\Ir
. If'abell.\ . .423 
'lanning, Alexander . .1I.> 
1\lanning. Percy A. . . . .115 
1\larks, Elly. ...............22.> 
"'.Iark", .\Irs. Emilie P. . .. 80 
)1 arks, G{'orge . .....,...... 80 
Marks, Henry. .............225 
Marks, Mark ............. .,225 
Marriott, James T. .......... 5G3 
:\hrriott. 'Ir
. .Jane ......... .563 
'Iar
h, Alexander .......... .331 
1\Iar
h. William G. . ... .352 
Marshall, John . ........ .. .554 
'Iar
hall. 
Ir". 'Jary .. .. . .535 
Martin, Dr. George S. ,...... .137 
\ 'Iartin, 'Irs. Helen.. .... ... .58
 
(, :MarE.l, Matthew. . ........ .58
 
T 1\1'1" Ill. Charles ............. 2lîl 
11.1";"". )Irs. 'fary ......... .139 
MOl-on, Th')luao.T ......... .583 
1Ia
on, l\IN. Thomasllle .583 
'h1"on. William T. . . .13R 
l\[as
e:v, Charles A. 57 
\Ia,",,,;p
'. f'he'<tl'r D. ;;1'1 
"a
'<ev. Ilnrt A. . .;Iî 
'Iascey, W. E. H. . ... !i!J 
'las"ie, Jnmps .... ..........190 
1\[at}ler", John " . . . . . . . . . . .648 
'Iatthe\\s. Aner C. .......... .29;:; 
;: ñl 1Iatthe\\s, 'Jrs. Emma. ..... .295 
UJ ::\Iatthews, "\Irs. Mary A. . . .382 
(;, ,ratthe"s. William L. ........381 
I' 'Iaughan. .John ............ .12
 
1 :;.1' 'I.ml{'. 11rq. Henrietta L. .....607 
Û . )Iaule, Capt. Robert .........607 
n u ur . 'I{'a,l. )Irs. \fq.y A. ....... .378 
\:1' rl J I . - 
:"aj' pac. Car't. Robprt. c.E., 'LE..3'!' 
_ )Iean:q, DOb<>rt . . . .. . . .. ... .476 
H ",'l!cllf.Alfre,I... .....627 
II
C
';\lp<!,'alf. Ed\\llnl . .. ......627 
H.1W'")lprlcalf, 111'8. Elizabeth .., .G27 
ag' "{'lk,,1f Famih'. . . .fi26 

ag "ph in..Jon{'s. Hon. Lvman ::. 22 
rap :!\Ieredith, Mrs. Susamlah . '" .557 
a "prerlith. Thomaq ...........557 
.. 'I{'rrick Family . . ........... 35 
if: 1lprritt. 'Irs. E. Robertson . .364 
R. J\h'rritt. \\ illiam 'I. ........ 3fi4 
II-" it :rtcns. William .J. ........: 319 
I/n' T
'n'rs, n. Campbell. )I.D.. 
najJ' ,(".,1.......... ..........17G 
la ll 
' . 
ght, John 'I. . . .42A 
! '. s.. 1;:n
r, .Tohn. B.A. .282 
j:a1'1
; J\lilJn, l\Jr
. Kate 'L .21'12 
It"'!,:'Wlar, 
lr8. Sarah A. .1
9 
'I aim h . iJlal', R"v. Walter .1:l!J 
, a na , "llr.rd Family . 461 
Hannah. YI d J h R 
II I H tr, 0 n .. . . . . . . . . . . .461 
.Hr y, o\,. \1'- \ I I . j . \. 2 '9 
H. . . J h i, h...., ., au C . . ...... 
.lIe. .0 Ih. Elijah. . 422 
lIa';rraH'. ..:r:
ih.............. :4!J'ì 
rgraye. 
Ir
. ::\1:1ri.L . " 
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PAGE. 
"i1l{'r. H{'nrv. . ..... .4!Jli 
Miller, :Mr,,: Janet. . ....... .500 

\lill.,r, John Coo 
I.P.P. ...... 2.t!) 
.\liller, Mrs. Mary J. ........422 
)Iillig,m. U.-Col. William J. L. 17 
JIi1ls, George H. ........... .501 
}Iilne, Rev. Audrew, M.A. . . .611 
Milne. )Ir
 Lena .. 611 
Minkler, Asa E. .......... ..659 
'I inkier, }lrs. Jlarv A. ..... .liliO 
JIinor, Mrs. Mary H. ....... .408 
:\Iinor, Morgan .J. .......... .407 
.Minto, !Ill's. Annie ......... .152 
Minto, William ............ .152 
JIirclU'Il, Jlr
. .Joanna .,...... 92 
Mitchell, John .......... . .305 

I
t(,hel!, Mrs. MJ.rg .ret . ... 
O;; 
:JIitchell, Thomas . ......... .339 
Mitchell, Thomas C. ........ 92 

lon1gomery, Elizabeth ...... .1l3 

,Iontgomery, IIon. John ..... .1I3 
l\loOle, Mr'>. Ann....... .. .. .275 
Moore, Charles F., M.D., C.
1..404 
Moore, Robert. .............275 
Moore, Wi1liam II. . . .13S 
Morgan, Charles E. . ....... .4iO 
)Iorp-an, Mrs. Clara .........470 
)Iorgan, Judge Erlward .... . .17G 
)Iorgan, )Irs. Elizabeth . .54G 
"mgan, ,It 8. E. )1. A. . .3ilJ 
1\Iorgan. Ceorge ............ .546 
"organ. Thomas K. . .37G 
:\Iorley, G,'orge . . .232 

Iorle:v, Walker . ....... .' .:;24 
:!\Iorrison, The Hon. Joseph C.. 8 
.1lorrow Family ........... .294 
:\lorrow. John ............. .29-1 
!lIorse, Mrs. Elizabeth. . ... .57H 
\!or..;{'. 
Irs. F.limheth A. . .. 87 
'I"r
p. .John T. .............. 87 
Morse, William 1\1. ..........578 

Iorson. FreJeriek 
I.. B.A. .. .ISlJ 
1lortimer, Rev. George ...... .178 
Mortimer. Thomas...... .178 

Iowat, Frederick ........... 6 
1lowat. Mrs. Isabella . . .399 
'Iowat. :"ir Oliver ........... 5 
'10\\ at. Robprt D. ...........3!19 
'loYllihan, Ellen ............. fi
O 
110vnihan. Michael .......... G30 
,ruÚloon. 
-\rthur ... _.... .. ..;60 
1luldoon, Mrs. Lois 1.1. ..... .li60 
"ulholland. 'Irs. Mary A. . .213 
'Iulholland. Thomas . . . .213 
1rnnro, William P. ...... o!l3 
1lurdock, l\Irs. Annie L. . .5G! 
)Iurdock. William J. ...... .. .;;60 
,rurphy;Ed\\ard F. ...... ... .3
0 

furphy. l\Irs. Marion .... .330 

Iurray. 'Irs. Hughina .. .571 
"\Iurray, Ru
on. 1\1.:\., K.C.... Ii': 
"una,\'. !llaj. .John A. .517 
Murray, John W. ............571 
'Iurray, 1rr". Marion .GGfi 
"nrray. \Yilliam ........ . .1)1'5 
"unav, "ïlliam -\. .516 
1lurray, William T. .GGfi 
"a,,1-). 'Ir". Eliza .J. .
2
 

ash. Riphard . ....... .. .. 
2
 

ealon, Mrs. "!Ifaria . . . 
95 
Nealon, Patrick . _. .. .395 
"" elli". 1\1 rs. Helen So ........607 

eI8on. Mrs. I
ahella . . . .1
4 
'Velson
 Horatio W. ......... .133 
"esbitt. R{'v. Georg... )1.A. ." 1'1 
,"eyitt. RichariJ B.. A.B.. 1\r.n..177 
,"iehol", l\lr". Agne,> ...... . . :l22 
'\ieholq. A]fnd .T. .... . . 
22 



 


I'AGE. 
Nichols, :J\Ir. and 
lrs. J. Lister.158 
XiclIols, John ........,......271 
r\icol, Major. . . ............ .402 
Xotman, 
Irs. Eliza .1. 61; 
Kotman, John C. GG 


Oakley, Dr. Frunci
 :JRtj 
Oakley, Mrs. Janet ..........386 
O'BriPlI, Patricl, "'., )I.D. ....417 
O'Hagan, Mrs. Elizabeth . . . .550 
("Jl..gan. Jame
 ........... .350 
G'Halloran, Mrs. Daniel .J. . .430 
O'JjaJioran, 
Iichael ....... .4:10 
OHara. Jamp
 .............ü31 
O'Hara, Mrs. Sophia. ... .(131 
O'Keefe. EugPII'.. . . .478 
O'Leary, Mrs. Katharine .....487 
II"Leary. Louis. v.
. .........487 
Oliver, Dr. .John K. ........ .157 
Olh'er, Mrs. Man E. ....... .158 
O'Jlearu. Rev. Canon Thomas 
R.. LL.D. . . . .......... .,654 
O'Xpill. .\1 rs. Ague" . . . . . . . .307 
O':\cill. William. . .. . .. . . .306 
Orchard, 1\1 rs. ncs
ie . . . . . . . fiß:} 
Orchard, Richard 11. .lili3 
Ostley, Frank . .............358 
Owen, Trevor R. ... 73 


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Page, Dr. Thomas J. ........ .5R5 
Palmer, Dr. .J. :\1. .......... oo3RH 
Palser, Henry D. .......... .299 
P.1lser, 
Ir". Su,an ....... .299 
Parker, Alfred. . .. . .G06 
Parker, 1\1rs. Emma . . . . . . . . G06 
Parkin. John \Y. ........... .410 
Passmore, Frederiek F., C.E.. .519 
Passmore, Mrs. Isabella .... .519 
Paterson, 
Ir". Florence I. .... 75 
P.lterson, .Jamcs F. .. 75 
Paterson. J\1rs. .Jane . . . . . . . .411 
Paterson, John ... .........411 
Pater"on, Rev. Thomas \Y.. 
)1.A. . . . . . .... ... ..... 55 
Patterson, Dr. Elij.1h . ...... . .120 
Patterson, 
Irs. J. S. ........ 2R3 
l'atter"on. Mrs. 
Ift1"tha ..... .120 
Patton, Ron. Jame" ......... 7 
Paxton, Mrs. Amy E. ... . . . . fiß3 
Pa)o.ton. .John . . ............ ß63 
Pea hr. .John \Y., M.D. ..... .IIS 
1'1'.1 rce, 1\1 rs. 1\Ia rg'aret is 
Pearce, Thomas P. . . . .. 73 
Pear". \YiIliam .... . . . .2SlJ 
Pear
all. Benjamin .. . . . .189 
Pear"all, neorge ............ .121 
Pearson, Dr. n. F. . . . . . . . .lfì6 
P',U'..;on, Fd"ar.l . .....279 
Pcar
on Famil, . . . . . .SIO 
{'('arson. Lambert B. :!1n 
P{'prl<'"s, Alfred .J. ......... AS I 
Pe
rle8s, Mr". Elizabeth . . . .4
1 
J'eJlntt. Rpnry .... _ .. 20 
Ppnrlriek, :!\Ir
. Harriet ...... .4HR 
Pcndriek. Richard .......... -llî8 
Pepler. \Y. II., ::n.D., C.'I., -L.R. 
C.P.... . . . ... ...... ..... :Jß 
Perl ins. Matthew J., !lLD. ...472 
P"r..v. Richard .............41'9 
J'pt(.
s. Capt. Alexand.'r ;;fil 
P('{{'r", Mrs. -\nnie ......... .fi2R 
Ppters, Mrs. Elizabeth J. ..... fiß2 
l'etprs, .John . . . ... . . fi2S 
Peterson, Adolph . :'1'2 
Petersen, Mrs. Agnes .21'2 
Pettigrew, Robert ...........51'4 
j Philip, Mrs. Catherine. ..... fir,H 
I .P,'i\f. R ...
... ;r,fi 
II, l\rr
. f'H.lh E. . .o)
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n. TIIIHnll 
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., Senato
 "'lobert ... ..' 
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Phillip<. Philip ............ .3il 
Phillip
, Roùert \Y. .. .2:!9 
}'hillips. Dr. Thomas G. .. .376 
Piggott, George . .. .473 
Pirritte, Capt. John . .207 
Pirritte, 
Ir". 
arah . . .2u7 
Plant, George ............. .432 
Plant William .............. 2ltj 
PIon t
r, Charles P. ......... .Ins 
Play tel' Family . . .198 
Play tel', John L. . ..........640 
Plumb, George ............ .588 
Portch, 
Irs. Anne ......... .322 
Portch, James W. . ......... .321 
Porter, George D., )I.D.. . .2-10 
1'0\\1'11, Ed\\in R. . .... . .381 
PO\\ ell Family . . .534 
Po\\ell, George H........ .... 33
 
PO\\ I'll, Henry .......... .. .486 
Po\\ell. 1Irs. )lildrE'd L. ..... .381 
l'onell. I:i..hanl C. ... .53-1 
Price. .John . . . . . . .29;; 
Pringle, .Jame" ........ .... .102 
l'rin;.de. 'Irs. 
Iarg,ll"et . . . 102 
Punnett. Richard ...........557 
Purdon, 
Irs. Henrietta ......326 
Purdon, Robert A. . ........ .326 
Purvis, 
Irs. Elizabeth. . . . .603 
Pun is, George E. . ..... .. .603 


Quick, Capt. John .... ... .630 
<!uick. )Ir". )Ian' E. .. . .030 
Quigley, Lillian "..... .388 
Qnigley, Robert J. .......... .38i 
QUInn, )Irs. Cecelia .........6;)8 
(luinn. Thomas. . . .... .(;;;8 


R'llllsden. .John A. . . . . . .190 
J, IInsden. Joseph G. .. . . . .-tHO 
Ranks. H. R. ........... . . . ;;1)-1 
I:.lIclilf. 
lrs. Elizabeth . . . . .251 
R 1 clifT, Thomas '.. _ . .2;;1 
I...l\ more. 
I rq. Eliza beth 
\. ..503 
lta
 more, William II. P. .... .502 
ReI' Dr. James ............ .196 
Rea. :Mrs. :Mary I. ......... .196 
T:1''ld. David R; K.C. . . . . . ., 13 
1:,1(1. James.. ..... .....308 
I.. 1d. John B. . . .......... ..1l3 
TI. ,d. Mrs. Nancv L. ........ 30S 
H, 1:1, Mrs. RoxaIia B. ....... .1l4 
R. :1, Walter J. B. . . . . . .. t'0 
It. litt Family.. .. .. . .. .. .329 
(:, . I. Charles ...... . . . . . . .209 
Re..!. John. . . .........., .,280 
Rel'l, Mrs. :Matilda ..........280 
Re, I. Richard. . . ........ ..275 
Re. 1, Re\. W. L. Bavnes .... .495 
I{". .or, Hon. David : 9 
Re, ,or, Mrs. Emilv 10 
R ,i)r Family. . '. . 75 
R ,or. Henry A. ....... .... i8 
Reford, Lewis . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . 403 
Rpford, '11'''. Rosa C. . . . . .204 
Ref"rd. William :M. .... .20-1 
Roid, Ale'l:ander . . . . .464 
Reid, John Y. ............... 60 
RC'id, Mrs. )Iary A. IT. ...... III 
Reid, Mrs. Mary Y. 60 
Reid, Mrs. Naomi ..... .464 
}{ id, Rev. William. D.D. .111 
Rpikie, Mrs. Marion C. .1l9 
Reikie, Rev. Thomas M. . ] I!) 
Rif''i!. Allan B. . . ............ 406 
R harJson, Mrs. A. M. . .121 
RIChardson. Francis ........ .272 
Ri hardson, G. S.. D.D$. . .504 
Ril'llRri1lOon. 'Ir
. Harri{'t . .273 
T:i,.h:lrclqron. ;olm ...........605 


PAGE. 
Richanbon. Hobert S. .,. .329 
Richardson, Samuel .........328 
Riehard
ün. He\'. William ... .121 
Riddell, Re\. George.... .... .578 
Riddell, )h-s. .Je.llli
 ....... .578 
Hidout, )11'<. 
-\.lice . . . . .1;;;; 
Wdout, )lr
. Cl1arlotte ß. 91 
Ridout, Donald C. . ... .518 
l{idout, Douglas K. . . . .415 
Hillout FaJnih .... .. . . .1;;4 
Ridout. Horace R. '" ., . .661 
Ridout, ,fohn .............. 90 
Itidout, John G. .. .........339 
Ridout, Mrs. Katharine.... . .519 
Ridout, )Irs. Maggie .. . . . .519 
Hidout, Thomas . . . . . .. 19 
Uidout. \\"niter . . . . .1;)4 
RitdIie, James. . . . . . . . .572 
Wtchie, .'ame
 H. . . . . lain 
]{itchie, John . . . ...........259 
Ritchie, Mrs. Laurette ..... .670 
Ritchie, Mrs. M. A. ......... .5i2 
Hundhou
e Famih 163 
Ro,Hlhou
e. ::'\pri,{h .J. ..... . .W3 
Hobb. Ch.ules . . . . .... .665 
Robb, 
Ir". Isabella ........ .665 
Hob{,ltson, Dr. Hugh. 
I.R.C.
.577 
Robertson, l\Iri!. .Jane.. . . . .232 
Robert'on, )Irs. Jennie . .577 
Rohel"t
on. John. . .......... .232 
RobPltson, .John \Y. . HID 
Robertson, Mrs. Mary . 199 
Robinette, T. C. ....... .530 
Robinson, Rev. Alfred J. .196 
Robinson. )Irs. Arabella. . ..417 
Rohinson. Arthur. . .. . . . . . . . .416 
Robimon. Christopher. K.C., 

L-\.. D.C.L. . . . .......... 2 
Rubinson, 
frs. Elizabeth . .196 
Robinson I
alUilv . 2 
RI hill...on, George . _ .370 
Robin'on, 
Ir
. .Jane . .395 
Robinson, John ........... ..526 
Hobinson, 
rr
. Rachel. . . .278 
Rohinson, )Irs. Sarah .... . .370 
Robinson, Thomas . . . . . .278 
Hohin
on. 'Yilliam S. . :19;j 
Rob'on. Georg., . . . . .637 
Roe. Albert E. . . . . . .498 
Roe Familv . . . ..... _ .498 
Roger, )Irs. Elizabeth .. 44 
Roger, Xeill . . . .,. . . . .. 44 
Rogers. Charles, Jr. . . . . . . :189 
Rogers, David ..............389 
Rvgers Family. . . .... ..... 3R8 
Rogers, W. B. ..............389 
J:o[!l'l"son, Mrs. E. 'V. . . .,03 
Rogerson, James. . . ....... .503 
HOImld. Mr
. Emma '''". .193 
Ronald, William U. M. ...... 193 
Honlans, )Irs. Charlotte .106 
Rordans. Joshua L. ..... . ] 06 
Rosar, Frank . . ............296 
Rosar, Mrs. Rosalia. . . . . . .297 
nose, Alexander. . . ... . 59.! 
Ros{'. Mr'>. Florence )L . .....316 
Rose, George l\IcL. . ., . . .529 
Rosl', Mrs. Margaret C. .J. L. .530 
Rose. R{'v. Samuel, D.n. . '1l2 
Rose, Sarah. . . ....... .. .. .1l3 
Ro"e. )Ir". Sarah. . . . " . .594 
Rose, \Yilliam 
I. . .. .. .. .:n5 
Hosenherg. Henry O. . ..... .416 
r.oseuberg. Mrs. 
Iarion .416 
.
 )Irs. Sarah N. .. 22 
J:o
', \Yalter M. .. 21 
HoutJed!!"e. Petf'r . . .2S-l 
Ro\\ ntr(o('. \\ïlliam .52:; 
T:o
('e. .'fosiah R. .:. . . . . . .6ï2 


I'AGE. 
Itu.."ell. John P.. 
I.D., C.,!" 662 
Huthl'rf-onl, 
I I"S. Catherine. ..253 
Ruthprfonl, Henry. . ....... .253 
Rutter, Mrs. Catherine . . .. .19;; 
Rutter, Capt. Charlps ....... .195 
Ryan, 
Irs. Catllel'ine ....... .194 
R
an, Hugh . . ............. 42 
Ryan, Miss Isobel ,I. ........ 2;) 
Ryan, John . ... . . . . . . .. 2
 
Ryan, John T. . . ..... 4
 
Rvan, 
Iartin . . . ...........458 
R\ an, Mrs. Sarah. . . . . .458 
Ryan, William . . . ......... .194 
Ryerson, Charles E., B.A. .....394 
R)'erson Family. .. ...... . .394 
Sage, )1. J. ....... .. . .. 559 
Salmon, George. . . .. .. .107 
Salmon, Mrs. Martha ... .' .IOT 
Sanderson, Mrs. Eliza ,1. .... .43(; 
Sanderson, Herbert )1., D.D.S.. 599 
Sanderson, ,\ illiam . . . ......436 
S.mdhnm, Emma ........... .215 
Sandham. .John ......... ., .21ã 
Sankey. Mrs. AJ;lne :N. ....... 37 
Sankey, Maj. Villiprs ....... 36 
Savage, Mrs. )Iary J. . .465 
Savage, Dr. Thomas Y. .405 
Sawden, Thoma" ........... .629 

I'adding, The Rev. Canon H., 
D.D. . . .................. 6 
Scadding, Dr. H. Cra\\Íord .. .399 
Scarlett, Ed" ard \\". .623 
Scarlett, Robert A. . . . .625 
::;cheibp, Charles . .. .4S0 
Scl,eibe, )Irs. Susannah . .480 
Schiller, Charles A. .........632 
Schiller, :Mrs. :Mary . ., .632 
Scholes, Mrs. Anna .J. ., .. .206 
Scholes, Thomas E. .206 
Scott. .Jame" ... . .4!JI 
Scott, ,John . . .199 
Scott, Katherine S. . .200 
Scott. Stua rt, M.D. . i I 
Scott
 William T. ..... . .622 
Secor, Mrs. Elizaheth A. .... .387 
Secor. Cant. Joseph 1\1. .. .. .3ST 
Sefton. Henry F. ......... " 31 
Shanly, Francis, C.E. ........ 7 
Sharpe. 
rrs. .-\nn;e D. .4n3 
Sh.upe. Henry F. .., .403 

harple
. ('harle_ .172 
8hR\\. James . .429 
Shaw, .John . . . ....... .576 
Shelton, 
Irs. Emma . . . .198 
Shelton. Thomas Y. . . . .197 
Shepard. Mathew ........ . .5!\3 
Shellherd, Dr. George. . .... .291 
Sheplwrd, Mrs. Mar)'. . ., .292 
Shields, Agnes .......... .. .262 
Shields, Mrs. Elizabeth A. .. .249 
Shields, Scott . . . . . .262 
Shields, William R. . . .249 
Shuter, Albert W. . . .597 
Shuter. i\Irs, Hannah . .;;4S 
Shuter, Joseph 'V. ., . .548 
Rilver, Mrs. James . . . .442 
Simmers, Hermann . . . .446 
Simmers, J. A. . . . . .44:; 
Simmons, John S. . . . . .049 
Simpson, Mrs. Annie _ . . . .470 
Simpson, George. . . . . . . .305 
Simpson, Robert. . . . . .469 
Simpson, Mr'>. Sarah .J. .....305 
Sinclair, Daniel A., M.D., :!\I.R. 
C.S.E. . . . . . ....., ... ..IR5 
Sinclair, D. James. . .. . .263 
Sinclair. ',Irs. Emma. . . . .609 
Sinclair, Dr. .Jamcs A. . .On9 



XII 


IXDEX 


PAGE. 

inclair, John. . . . .580 
Sinclair, John, Jr. . ....... .531 

inclair, .:\Irs. Margaret . . . .580 
Sinclair, Mrs. Margaret R. ...532 
Skene, .Mrs. Eleanor E. ..... .386 
Skene, James W. ........... 38G 

Iattery, Mrs. Joanna....... .420 

latterv, 
Iichael . . ........ 420 
Slemin; Mrs. Mary .652 
Slemin, Robert. . . . . . . . . G32 

mall. Barbara A. . . . .356 
Small, Benjamin. . ........ .356 
Small, Mrs. Catherine F. .... .579 

mall, Daniel A. . ........... GlJ4 
:'mall Familv . . . ........... 31 
Small, )Irs. "Gertrude ........ 6lJ4 
Small, John . . . ............ 31 
Small, Dr. John T. .... . .578 
Smith nroth{'rs. . . . . . .311 
:-:mith. Da, id . . .. __ .. .. .656 
Smith: Sir Frank. . . .........123 
Smith. Fred W. . ...... __ . .. 311 . 
Smith, George E., B.A., 
I.B. .582 
Smith, )Irs. Hanna. ..... ...607 

mith, 
Irs. Isabella . . .609 
Smith. .James (1830) . . . .615 
Smith. .James (1844) . .468 
:-:mith. .James L. ......... " G09 
Smitl., .T. E. Berkele" . . . . H07 
Smith, Jerry . . . .. - ....... (\01 
Smith, John (lR31) .1fI4 
Smith. .John (l81
) '. ..... .245 
Smith. Louise F. ...........609 
Smith, Mrs. Margaret ........245 
Smith, )Irs. )Iargaret W. ....616 
Smith. !\rB. Polly. . ... .4G9 
Smith. Sidnev.. ...... .311 
Smithson. \\"illiam.J ....... .4;;1î 
Smuck, .J. Wallace. )i.D., C.
I. 300 
Smyth, 
Irs. Sarah H. .. . . . . . lî21 
Smvth. William A.. . . . . . .621 
Snårr. Georl!(' ...... .430 
Snarr, )Irs. Harriet ........ .4
1 
Snell. .-\rthllr E.. RA.. :M.B... 311!1 
Somerville. Thomas . ...... .251 
Sorlev. 
Irs. Edith G. . G.j3 

orlev, .Jame
 R. . .. lî52 
Sparrow. neorg{'. : .. . . Gil 
Sparrow. .Jo
eph \\T. ....... .403 
Spa rro\\, M r". Mary A. ...... 6il 
Spears. .James V. . .........307 
SpenN'. 
rr
. Ellen.. " .. .58G 

Jlence. (;{'orge S. ........... .5SG 
SpilJ('r. (:{'orge ......... ....57., 
Spr.lgg o , 
-\rthur G. l\r. ...... 55 

pragge. 
Ir". Ellen E. . .10. 56 

proule. Robert RoO B.A. " . .402 
Srigley, l\Ir". )Iargaret J. ... .147 
SrigJey. Dr. 
('lson V. . .147 
Starr. Charl{'s ..............222 
Starr. Fr('d{'ric K. G., M.B. ...1155 
Starr. Mordecai F. ........ .281) 
St. Croix. William De ...... .324 
St{'ele, Mrs. Harriet .........203 
Stf-ele, .John S. ..............203 
.. Stenhens, .John . . ...........549 
Stpphen,>, William F. . . . . . lîlî8 
Stephenson. Joseph. . . . . . . .285 
:-:teward. 
rrs. Luc,'. .. . . . . .125 

tewarrl. William'R. ....... .125 
Stewart, A. A.. D.D.S. ......596 
Rte" art. Mrs. neorgianna .... ]07 
Ste\\art, Mrs. Hplen ....... .474 
St{'wart, Mrs. Isabella M. .., 551 

te"'art, Jam('s '. .. .. .. ..474 
I. 
tewart, .John ..... . . 148 
H,n Stewart. John H. .... ......á51 
lIar;.. St
:"art. William H. .. . . .106 
rglr.
es, 
enry B. . .. . .1;73 


\ 


, 


PAGE. 
Stiles, Mrs. Mary 1. . . . .373 
Stitt Gladvs E. S. . . . . .582 
Stitt, William ............ .582 
Siobo, Mrs. MarKaret A. ..... .291 
Stobo, Lieut. Robert H. ......29] 
Stoek, Agnes. . . ........... .493 
:-:tocJ.., Ednard. . . ......... .492 
Stock, )liss Elizabeth...... .493 
StoJ..es, )rrs. Eliza. . ........339 
Stoke", .Iames C. ........... .339 
Stone. Daniel ......... .523 
Stoneham. J\Irs: Elizabeth J. . .324 

toncham, William H. ......324 
Stonn, Annie E. ........ ..208 
St....rm. Thomas . . . ........ . .208 
Shwder, John ..............635 
Strange, )lrs. Elizabeth ..... .479 
Strange, George W. ....... .478 
Strathy, Mrs. Agnes S. ..... .525 
Stra thy, l\Irs. Elvira ........240 
Strathy, James B. ...... _ . .240 
:-:trathv. .John A. .. . .. .. . .525 
Strong, Mrs. Sarah A. ........583 
Strong, William G. .. .... . .583 
Stuart. Charles J. ......... .315 
Stuart, Mrs. Henrietta ......315 
Sullivan, )rrs. Henrietta ....6, 30 
Snllivan, Robert, 
I.A. ....... 29 
Sullivan, Robert B. .......... 29 
Summerville, Hugh. . . . .255 
:-:ummen'iI!e. ")rrs. )[ary .....255 
Sutcliffe, 
Irs. Charlotte H. ..355 
Sutcliffe, Joseph . ...........354 
Sutherland. C'athprine .......568 
Sutherland, Donald .........568 
Snain, Mrs. Annie E. ....... .128 
!;" ain. Richard . . ......... .128 
Swalt's. Charles .............49"2 
Swales, Mrs. Hannah . . . . .492 
Sween{'v, Dr. Daniel J. ...... .591 
S"itzer. .J. A. E. ...... ..373 
Svk{'s. .James . . . ...........443 


'k(.s; 
amue!. . . ...... .236 
S.\ J..e q , 
h'", S.\rah . . . .443 
S,k{',>. \Y. .J. . ............. .391 
Syh'ester, :!\Irs. Rebecca ..... .547 
Svh'{'ster. \nlliam . . .547 
S\mon
. 
rr,>. Isabel ]2 
Symons. John 12 


Tait, Joscph . . ............. .1!J5 
Tasker, Mrs. Ann. . ........ .237 
Tasker, H{'nry . . ..... ......237 
Taylor, 1Irs. Annie ........ .367 
Taÿlor, (,harle,> \V. ..........220 
Taylor, Geor
e.. ...........3lJG 
Taylor, )Irs. He]{'n ...... . .393 
Taylor, Mrs. Henrietta V. ....480 
Taylor, Henry A. .. ........ .441 
Taylor, .James H. ............350 
Taylor, Mrs. Jane. . . . . . . . .453 
Taylor, John A. ........... .392 
Taylor, Mrs. Pauline.. ..... .221 
Taylor, Thomas B. ......... .480 
Teasdale, Anthony ......... .fi3G 
Teasdale, Mrs. J\J
rion . ..,36 
Tebbs, 
[rs. Alice "". ......606 
Tebbs, Theodore H. . . . . . . 60G 
Telfer, :Mrs. Agnes. . " ..... ]60 
Telfer. Andrew ........ .160 
Tennant, 
lrs. Agnes .........242 
Tennant. David .............2-:2 
Terrv. lÚr". Christine. . ..... .17\' 
Terry, Edward . . . ...... 7. 
Thayer, Frederick A. . .31î
 
Thayer, Mrs. Mary A. . . .3(J5 
Thomas, Georg' . . . .449 
Thoma", )frs. Rebecca. . . .449 


PAGE. 
Thomas, Mrs. Sarah A. (widow 
of William J.) .105 
Thomas. Mrs. Sarah A. (widow 
of William) ............252 
Thomas, William ........... .252 
Thomas, \\"illiam J. ........ .105 
Thompson. .John ........... .481 
Thompsou, Co!. John T. .657 
Thom..son, Robert.. .. " .. .482 
Thompson. Thomas . . ...... 97 
Thomson, \'\T. Colbome . .. .lJ42 
Thorne, William H. . . . . .292 
Todd. J. A., )I.D. . . . . . . . .187 
Tolhurst. William .... ... .487 
Tomlin, George ..............320 
Tomlinson. .Joseph. . . ....... .449 
Tompkins. William ..........640 
Toms, )Irs. Annie E. ....... .467 
Toms, Frederick . . . ........ .4ti6 
Toplis, Charles S. C. " . . . . .404 
Toplis, )Irs. Eliza A. . . . . . .404 
TopD. 
rrs. Man" E. . .. . .101 
TOI)n. Dr. Richa1"l1 C. ....... .101 
Torrance, 
rrs. B. 1\1. ........565 
Torrance, .J. A. ............ .564 
Torrington. Dr. F. H. ....... .109 
Town"ley, George H. ........ .443 
Tonnsley, George S. ....... .575 
Townslev. Mrs. Martha. . ....576 
Toye. Bènjamin . . . . . .436 
TrPIH.h. (;eorge . . . ". . . . . 321 
Trench, )Irs. Mary E. ...... .321 
Trenor, Daniel. .............252 
Trenor, Margaret. . ........ .252 
Tr{'nor, Maria. . . . .125 
Tr{'nor, Peter. . . . .......... .12;' 
TI'enor, Rose. ., . . . . . . . . . . .2.'í2 
Trent, Edward . . . .......... 3G5 
Trent. Helena . . . ........ .366 
Tressiùer, James J. .. . . . .194 
Tressider, Mrs. Sarah ....... .194 
Trimble, James... ..........574 
Trimble, Mrs. Matilda ....... 5i 4 
Trolley, George. . .. . . . . . . .419 
Turner, Andrew H. . .... .. .247 
Turner Family . .. . . . . . . .. 22 
Turner, Frank E. P. . . . " 22 
Turner. Mrs. Mary. . . .248 
Turp, Charles . . .,. .1136 
Tyrwhitt, Mrs. Emma. . . 72 
T.\"Twhitt, Co!. Richard, )LP. i2 


Ulhrich. Charles. . . ........ .470 
Pnderwood, )Irs. Chestina \"..582 
Underwood. .Jame
 E. " .... .582 
Usher, Mrs. Elizabeth. 85 
l'sher, John E. ........ 85 


VaHary. Mrs. Agnes .. .419 
VaHary. Francis . . .. .418 
Vlin Camp. J. C. ...........!Wo 
Van Zant Family. .........327 
Van Zant. Garratt R. ........327 
Vercoe. H('nrv L., M.D. ...... 95 
Vercoe. Mrs. 'Phoebe .. . . . . .. .. 1)5 
Verrall, Mrs. Clara T. 93 


Wadsworth. 1[aj. Charlps . . . .237 
\VagI!', .John . . . '" . . . . 666 
Wal!'''tatf, Albert H. .........524 
Wagstaff, David. . . .........471 
Walker, Mrs. Agnes. . .......239 
Walker, Mrs. Emily. . ...... .2f18 
Walker, John . . ............ 297 
Walker, John W. ........... .239 
Walker, Lewis L. .......... .4lî4 
Walker, Robert.. .... .......207 
Walker Mrs. Sarah ........ 
Walker; Mrs. Sarah E. .... 4G4 



IXDEX. 


xiii 


.... 


='6t. 
. "'

 


PAGE. 
Walker, Stewart ....... .6i1 
\\allace, John. . .......... .584 
Wallace, Mrs. Letitia ....,.. .58i 
Walmsley, Thomas ... .... 52 
Waiters, W. R.,1I.B. ........604 
Walton, Jacob. . . .......... .127 
Walton, Jesse :}I.. . . . . . . . . .128 
Ward, Alfred. . ........345 
Ward, Alfred R .,.. . . . . .28i 
Ward, Charles H. .......... .637 
Ward, :\Irs. Eliza beth J. ...... 346 
Warù Family... ...........636 
Ward, George. . . .. 00..... ..637 
Ward, :\Irs. )Iary A. ....... .427 
Ward, Thomas . . . ..........427 
"'arne, Edward S. .......... .587 
Warne, :\Irs. Elizabeth A. ....587 
Warnica, )Irs. Annie Z. .. . .303 
Warnica, Samuel". ....... .303 
,,'aters, Alfred. . . ...... ., . . .413 
Waters. 
\1fred G. .......... .300 
,,- aters, Mrs. _'lima ..........300 
Waters, H. . . ............. .413 
"-at
on, Albert D., :\I.D. .... .151 
Watson, .James . . .' ..... .314 
"abon, :\Irs. Jane . . . .. .5i4 
Watson, 1'tergt.-)Iaj. John. .54i 
\Yatson, )Irs. :iarah . . .......314 
\\'att. Dr. Thomas H. ........669 
\\ ebb. 
\lfred. :\1.D. .. . . . . . . . ;)32 
"'ebber, Augustus. ...... .380 
Webber, )Irs. Eliza. ........ .380 
"'ebber, John.. ............651 
\Yebster, T. Shaw, )I.D. ..... .108 
Wells Families. . . .3
4 4M 
Wells, Henry G. ........ . '.45i 
Wells. James.......... . .221 
\Yells, Josephine, D.D.S. . ... .WI 
Wells. Richard. . ........ .. . .334 
\Yenman, Charles. . . ... ....51'\5 
We-;Iey. J. H., )I.D. ......337 
W
t, .John . . . .... 00 .. .330 
We
t, )Irs. )Iarion . .... . .
31 
"'e
twood. John. . . .553 
"'hale, 'Irs. Arta . . . . .664 
Whale. C1larle" C. ........... 6n4 
" haley, John McL. ........ 00 634 
"harin. William. . ........ .143 
Wh!tcombe. 'Irs. )Iary ., .(\44 
"1'ltcombe. "ïlliam .........644 
White. 'Irs. Annie G. H. ..... 45 


PAGE. 
"'hire, Dr. John E. .......... 45 
Whitehouse, 
athaniel .... .1I8 
Whitehouse, Mrs. Samh .1I8 
\nÜttemore, )Irs. Anna L. .. . .3i3 
Whittemore, Ezekiel F. .342 
\Yhittemore Family . . ., ....343 
"hittemorc, Francis B.. .. . .343 
"ickens, Richard . . . . . . 149 
"iddifield, A. E. . . . . .379 
"iddifielù Families. . . .. .16, 379 
Widdifield, Joseph H., )I.D., 
)I.P.P. . . . ............. 00 16 
Widdifield, \\ iUmm C., B.A... 296 
Widdifield, W. H. .......... .336 
Wilds, )Irs. .Johanna. . . . . . .191 
Wilds, Thomas. . . ......... .191 
Wiley, James W. .. .........616 
Wiley, Mrs. Susannah ........616 
Wilkie, Thomas J.. ...... .123 
Willard, Dr. E. F. ..........598 
\\ïllard Family. . . .172 
Willard, James C. . . 173 
Willard, Dr. W. T. . . .173 
\\ïllcock, Mrs. Charlotte - .569 
Willcock, Mark. . . . ....... .569 
Willcock, Samuel J. . . . . 25:J 
\\illcock, Stephen ...........617 
Willcocks, Mrs. Annie. . .....103 
"ïllcocks, Dr. George .,. ... .103 
Williams, Angus S. ........ .184 
\\ i.li<Ul:
. 
Irs. .-\nnie. .157 
Williams, Benjamin. . -. .497 
\\ illiams, George. . . . . . . .623 
"ïlliams, .H. H. .............670 
Williams, Richard S. (1834).. 46 
"ilIiams, Richard S. (1874).. 68 
Williams, Robert . . .........349 
Williams, :!\Irs. Sarah . . ..... 46 
"ï II son, Charles R. ..... ...398 
"ïllson, '\Irs. )Iargaret. .. . .398 
\\ïlson, Hon. Sir Adam .. . .140 
Wilson, Mrs. Adelaide E. .... .512 
Wilson, Co!. Augustus 
.. .512 
Wilson, Jacob . . ............633 
Wilson, James.. ............641 
Wilson, John 1. .............638 
Wilson, John
on . . ........ .46i 
"ïl
on, J. Wellington.. .:il2 
Wilson, Lad"f" . . ... ....00142 
Wilson, )l1"s: Lillie . . . . . .633 
Wil
on, )Irs. Loui
a ....... .556 


PAGE. 
Wilson, )Irs. )Iinnie ....... .464 
Wilson, 1Irs. Rachel. . .... .638 
Wilson, Capt. William. . ... .556 
Wilson, Dr. W. J. .........381 
Windrum, Mrs. Sarah B. . .490 
"ïnn, )Irs. Charlotte E. . ..397 
Winn, Dr. Theophilus B. ... .396 
Winslow, Albert. . . ....... .198 
Winslow, Mrs. Mina E. ..... .198 
Winstanley, Charles J. H. ....362 
Winstanley Family. . ...... .362 
Wishart, Dr. Da\id J. G .., .340 
Withrow Family. .. ...:..... 30 
Withrow, Rev. William H., 
:M.A., D.D., F.RS.C. . ..... 30 
\Yood. Dr. I"abella S. . . . . . .398 
Wood, John O. . ............. 51 
Wood, J. R. ................299 
Wood, 
Ir". )Iary A. ......... 51 
Wood, William R. ...........299 
"oodcock. T. J... .. .. . .. .217 
Woods, :\Irs. Emma L. .276 
Woods. Thomas.. ...... ...276 
Woodsworth, Rev. Richard ".. 657 
Woolley. )Irs. Sarah . 573 
Wool1e
. Thomas........... .572 
Worthington, Mrs. Cnroline . . 87 
Worthington. .James . . ...... 87 
Wreggitt, James. . . ....... .193 
Wreggitt, )Irs. Rachel . . ... .193 
Wright, )Irs. Annie..... . .555 
"ri
ht. C'halles F. . . . . .4.,9 
Wright, Ed"in B. ...... .....165 
"'right. l\Ir". Fannie R.. .66i 
"-right. G{'orge W. V. .......664 
,,'right. .James . . .......... .407 
Wright, )Irs. Jane ...... . .407 
Wright, Jesse G. .. ....... .357 
Wright. .John (1847) .. .555 
Wright, John (1836) .... ..556 
"'right. )Ir,>. :\Iarv A. ...... .557 
rfrig'lt, Thomas P. ......... .M5 
Yate
. )11'''. Lillie. ......... .646 
Young. Mrs. 
\nnie . 73 
Young, Archihald . . ........ i2 
Young. 
Irs. Eliza .T. . .30i 
Young, 'Irs. Isabelle . .427 
Young. James W. .. A27 
Young, .John . . .. .303 
Zimmerman, E. R, D.D$..... 6il 





 


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BIOGRAPHICAL. 


0""'. OK JOlI
 )IACDO
ALD was 
widely l,nown as the merchant 
prince of Canada, and his 
death, ,\ hich occurred in 1890, 
removed from Toronto one of 
her most honored and highly 
esteemed citizens. He was born 
in Pcrthshi.re. ::;cotland, in December, 1824, son 
of .J ohn and Elizabeth (Nielson) ::\Iacdonald. 
of Aberdeen, Scotland, the former of whom 
came to Canada with the 
inety-third High- 
landers. 
The Hon. .!\Ir. Macdonald was but a mere 
lad when he came to British America. and he 
received his education at Dalhousie College. 
Halifax, and the Bay Street Academy, Toronto. 
After leaving school he served two years as a 
clerk with William Macdonald, and then re- 
turned to Toronto and entered the mercantile 
house of Walter McFarlane, on King street 
east. In 18-17 he went to Jamaica in search of 
a climate better suited to his health. and there 
he remained one year. returning to Toronto in 
1849, and in September of that year he opened 
a retail dry goods store at No. 103 Y onge 
street, which he operated three years, and then 
engaged in the wholesale dry goods bUBiness 
on Wellington street, opposite the modern firm 
of John l\lacdonald & Co., meeting with excel- 
lent success in all his ventures. Early in his 
career he became known as the merchant prince 
of Canada. and the firm of John "Macdonald & 
Co., Lt.d.. of which he was the founder and exe- 
cutive head, is known in every city and hamlet 
in the Dominion. 
In spite of his active interest in the mercan- 
tile world, Mr. Macdonald found time for an 
equally active participation in public affairs. 
As an independent Liberal he was opposed to 
the confederation of the Provinces, to com- 
mercial union with the Fnited 8tat('s, and to 
the national policy. In 1861 he was elected a 
member of the Legislative Assembly, and he 
held his seat until confederation. In 1R75 he 
was returned to Parliament for ('entre Toron- 
to. and in 1887 he was raised to the Senate by 
the advice of his political opponent Sir John 
A. Macdonald. TIe took great interest in edu- 
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cational matters, and for a number of years 
was a member of the Toronto University Sen- 
ate and of the high school board. In his reli- 
gious belief he was a :Methodist, and he was 
long a member of the executive committee of 
the church and treasurer of the missionary so- 
ciety. He was twice president of the Young 
:Men's Christian Association Conference of On- 
tario and Quebec, and he took a pronounced 
interest. in the work of the Evangelical Alli- 
ance, the Bible Society, the Temperance organ- 
ization, and the Toronto Hospital, giving to the 
last named institution $40,000. 
lr. ::\Iacdon- 
aId wrote two very 'interesting brochures. 
one of which. "Busine.;;s 
uccess," which was 
formerly a lecture, was a practical address to 
the young men of his warehouse. His career 
is a striking instance of what 'energy and per- 
severance comùined with integrity and upright- 
ness may accomplish for a young man just 
starting upon life's battle. 
On 
\.ug. 14, 1857, :Mr. :Macdonald was mar- 
ried to :Miss Annie Alcorn. born 
n Quebec, 
Feb. 28, 1833, daughter of the late Samuel Al- 
corn, who for many years was a wholesale 
china and glass merchant of Quebec. To this 
union were born the following children: .J ohn, 
since his fatlwr's death president of Jolm 
Macdonald & Co., Ltd.; J. Fraser; Duncan 
l\IcG., vice-president of the company; Annie 
E., ::\Irs. !lIont Gomerie Lewis, of Toronto: 
Marion L.. Mrs. James ::\Iorrow. of Halifax; 
Lucy E., Mrs. Dr. James Grant. of Victoria, 
B.C.; Alexander, for some time master of lan- 
guages in Fpper Canada College: Winnifred 
.J., Mrs. II. G. Barrie. of China, where her hus. 
band is missionary; Ethel A., Mrs. David l\Ic- 
Killop, missionary to Jamaica; and Arthur 
., 
unmarried, of the North-West Territory. 
The following words from. Longfellow may 
he fittingly applied to the life of Senator Mac- 
donald: 
If a star were quenched on high, 
For ages would its light 
Still tending downward from the sky 
Shine on our morlJal sight; 
So when a great man dies 
For 
 ears beyond our ken 
The light he leaves behind him 
f'\hines on the paths of men. 



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CHRISTOPIIER ROBIK:SON, K.C., M.A., 
D. C. L., late of Toronto, was the unquestioned 
leader of the Canadian Bar for many years 
before his death, which occurred Oct. 31, 1905. 
He was a member of a prominent pioneer fam- 
ily of the County of York, being a son of the 
late Sir John Beverley Robinson, Baronet, 
Chief Justice of Upper Canada, a grandson of 
Christopher Robinson, Esq., and a descendant 
of Christopher Robinson, Esq., of Cleasby, 
Yorkshire, England. 
Christopher Robinson, Esq., crossed to Amer- 
ica in the reign of Charles II., as military sec- 
retary to Sir William Berkeley, governor of 
Virginia, and he himself became, later, gover- 
nor of that colony. His second son, John Rob- 
inson, became president of the Council of Vir- 
ginia, and one of the latter's descendants, 
Christopher Robinson, was the grandfather of 
the subject of this sketch. During the Ampri- 
can Revolution, at the age of seventeen years, 
he left college, obtained a commission as en- 
sign in Col. Simcoe's regiment of Queen's Ran- 
gers. which formed a part of Sir Henry Clin- 
ton's army, and servèd in that regiment till 
1783, when, with many other Loyalists, he mi- 
grated to New Brunswick. While there he 
married Esther, daughter of Rev. John Sayre. 
Later 1\lr. Robinson removed to Upper Can- 
ada, first settling in Kingston, where he re- 
maine,d six years, during which period, in 1797, 
lw was called to the Bar. In 1798 :Mr. Robin- 
son removed with his family to Toronto, which 
was then the town of York, and he died N ov. 
2nd of that Yf'ar. lIe was elected a memlìer of 
the first Parliament of Upper Canada. repre- 
senting Lennox and Addington. . 
John Beverley Robinson, his son, was born 
July 26, 1791, receive.d his education under 
Dr. Strachan, and entered as a student of law 
in 1808. studying under the direction of Attor- 
ney-General 1\'IcDonell. who was killed at the 
Battle of Queenston Heights, Oct. 13. 1812. He 
was twice el
cted treasurer of the Law Society 
-1818-1821 and 1828-29. "'hile still a stu- 
dent in 1812 he entered the militia service in 
defence of the Crown, and served as lieutenant 
in the York militia, being present at the capitu- 
lation of Fort Detroit and the surrender of 
Brigadier-General HuH. and at the battle of 
Queenston Heights. and he was one of those 
who escorted the American prisoners to King- 
ston on their way to Quebec. On returning 
from his country's service, and before being 
actually called to the Bar, Mr. Robinson was 
appointed acting n1torney general for Upper 
Canada, Nov. 19, 1812. He was called to the 
Bar in Novembpr. 1812. In 1815 he became 
solicitor gCllPrnl. and in 1817 was permanently 


appointed attorney general. In 1821 he enter- 
ed the House of Assembly of Upper Canada, as 
a member for the town of York, and served in 
that body until Jan. 1, 1830, when he was sum- 
moned to the Legislative Council, of which he 
was appointed speaker, Jan. 2, 1830. On his 
retirement from political life in July, 1829, he 
was appointed to the position of Chief Justice 
of the Queen's Bench, and it was in 1838 that 
he passed the sentence of capital punishment 
on William Lount and Peter Matthews for high 
treason. In 1850 Sir John Robinson was ga- 
zetted as Companion of the Bath of the United 
Kingdom, and in 1854 was made a Baronet. III 
1836 the University of Oxford conferred upon 
him the degree of D. C. L. Retiring from thø 
Queen's Bench in 1862, he was appointed pre- 
siding judge of the Court of A ppeals on 
March 18th of that year and held the position 
until his death, which occurred Jan. 31, 1863, 
in Toronto. 
Sir John Beverley Robinson was married in 
England in 1817, to Miss Emma Walker, of 
England, by whom he had eight children, four 
sons and four daughters, Christopher being 
the sixth child and third son in the family. 
Christopher Robinson was born in Toronto 
Jan. 21, 1828, at Beverley House, where the 
family have resided since 1817. He received 
his early education at Upper Canada College, 
and took his degree at King's College, now the 
University of Toronto, after which he took up 
the study of law. and in Trinity term, 1850, 
was called to the Bar of Upper Canada. From 
1850 to 1852 he travelled in Europe, and re- 
turning to Toronto in the latter year, he at 
once entered upon the practice of his profes- 
sion, which he followed continuously until his 
death. a period covering more than half a cen. 
tury. In 1866 he formed a partnership with 
1\lr. Henry 0 'Brien, K.C., and this association 
continued throughout his life. On March 27, 
1863, Mr. Robinson was made a Q.C. He was 
standing counsel for the city from 1868. In 
1856 he became reporter of the Court of 
Queen's Bench, serving as such until 1872, 
when he became the editor of the Ontario Law 
Reports. lIe resigned from the latter posi- 
tion in 1885, when he was appointed a Bencher 
of the Law Society, remaining in that incum- 
bency the rest of his life. In 1880, with the 
assistance of the late Frank J. Joseph, he com. 
pleted the preparation of a digest of all the 
cases contained in the Ontario Reports from 
their commencement. in 1822-" a work of im- 
mense labor and invaluable to the profession." 
Such is a brief resumé of the main facts in an 
unusually brilliant legal career. Regarding the 
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tel' than quote from a memorial published in 
the Canada Law JOU7'lWl, edited by his close 
friend and associate--Mr. Henry 0 'Brien. 
"As was the fashion in those days, men de- 
voted themselves to special circuits, and Mr. 
Robinson chose the Western as his special field. 
The leaders of this circuit were at that time 
John Wilson, Q.C., n. C. R. Beecher, Q.C.. Al- 
bert Prince, Q. C., and others. After the ele- 
vation of :\11'. Wilson to the Bench, Christopher 
Robinson took the leading place, being en- 
gaged in nearly every ca:>e. Gradually, how- 
ever, as his reputation increased, he devoted 
himself more and more to special work, his 
briefs being now largely confined to the Court 
of Appeal, the Supreme Court and the Privy 
Council; the rest of his time being occupied in 
the preparation of opinions on important mat- 
ters. 
"Acknowledged leader of the Bar of his own 
Province of Ontario, we think we may safely 
say that he occupied the same position in refer- 
ence to the Dominion. As such he was engaged 
in some of the most interesting and important 
leg-al en'nts which have taken place in this 
country during the past thirty years. His re- 
putation is also recognized in connection with 
many important interests affecting the Empire 
at large. . 
":Mr. Robinson was in various important 
matters the confidential counsellor of the Gov- 
ernment of Canada, and the trusted representa- 
tiye of it" interests in the gr'cat international 
questions hereafter "referred to. His grasp of 
the subject and lucid and skilful presentation 
of the arguments in these matters were the ad- 
miration of all concerned. 
"It will now be of interest to refer to some 
of the most important cases of a public char- 
acter in which he was engaged. 
"In 1868 the country was shocked by the 
death of one of the brilliant men of the day, 
the Hon. Thomas D'Arcy McGee. at the hands 
of his assassin. Whelan. who, being convicted 
of the murder, applied for a writ of error. 1\11'. 
Robinson's successful argument for the Crown 
in that case was a masterly effort, and was in- 
dicative of his minute and thorough familiarity 
with criminal law. 
"In 1873 party politics ran high, and out of 
this ferment grew the famous political suit of 
the Queen vs. Wilkinson, the defendant being 
the editor of a nf'wspapcr in which the serious 
charge of political intriguing was made against 
Senator Rimpson in connection with what was 
known as tilt' 'Rig- Pn
h' h.tter. In connec- 
tion with this the Hon. George Brown made a 
violent attack in the Globe newspaper upon the 
late Chief Justice Adam Wilson, then a puisne 


judge of the Queen's Bench. An application 
was thereupon made on behalf of Wilkinson, 
to commit Mr. Brown for contempt of court. 
Mr. Robinson and 1\11'. Henry O'Brien were 
counsel for the applicant, 1\11'. Brown conduct- 
ing his defence in person with his usual force 
and courage, but repeating and emphasizing 
and seeking to justify the libellous charges 
made in his paper. The court was composed 
of Chief Justice Harrison and Mr. Justice Mor- 
rison, Mr. Justice Wilson taking no part. The 
language used by Mr. Brown was held to be a 
reckless and unjustifiable attack on a judge of 
the court and a contempt of court; but, as the 
judges who heard the case were divided in 
opinion as to the action to be taken, the rule 
was dropped. 1\11'. Robinson's magnificent 
speech on this occasion will not be forgotten 
by those who heard it. 
"In 1884 1\11'. Robinson was counsel for the 
Dominion Government in the arbitration with 
1\1anitoba respecting the boundaries of that 
Province, arguing the case' before the Judicial 
Committee of the Privy Comicil. In the next 
year he had a more serious task in connection 
with the North-West Rebellion, as senior coun- 
sel for the Crown, in the prosecution of Louis 
Riel for high treason, which resulted in the 
conviction and execution of that noted rebel. 
There was an appeal from the verdict to the 
Court of Queen's Bench of Manitoba. The ver- 
dict was sustained, and a subsequent appeal to 
the Privy Council met the same fate. 
"The most famous matters of Imperial in- 
terest in which he has been engaged were the 
Behring Sea Arbitration and the Alaska Boun- 
dary dispute. In the former, in 1893, he repre- 
sented the Dominion Government before the 
arbitrators at Paris, his colleagues being Sir 
Richard Webster, now Lord Alverstone, and 
Sir Charles Russell, afterwards Chief Justice 
of England. Amid the array of talent in this 
important international arbitration, not the 
least eonspicnou,> fig-ure was that of ...\'[1'. Chris- 
topher Robinson. The London Times refers in 
complimentary terms to his' brilliant speech at 
the conclusion of the argument, in which he 
summarized the whole case, reducing it to a 
series of concise propositions, which, from the 
British point of view, demonstrated the absur- 
dit
- of the .\nH'ric>an Plaims.' For his sen"ices 
in this case the learned counsel was offered 
knighthood, which. however. for private rea- 
sons. he declined. That he might have occu- 
pied, had he so desired, the highest judicial 
position in Canada goes without saying. 
"In his last great case, the Alaska Boundary 
dispute, he was on the same side with the great 
leaders of the Bar in England, and pitted 



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against the most brilliant advocates of the 
United States. The intellectual gifts of 1\11'. 
Robinson and his luminous masterly presenta- 
tion of the British case evoked the highest 
praises as well from the members of the Com- 
mission as from his opponents and his con- 
freres. It is unnecessary to speak of the many 
minor cases that were also intrusted to him. 
Suffice it to say that the same thoroughness 
was given to them, and he never failed to win 
distinction in all he undertook. 
"The only public position which Mr. Robin- 
son could be induced to accept was the Chan- 
cellorship of the University of Trinity Col- 
lege. In that capacity he urged and, through 
his influence, accomplished the broad-minded 
policy of federation with the University of 
Toronto. As has been said by a leading daily 
journal, 'How much his unique character and 
influence contributed to this apparently impos- 
sible accomplishment can scarcely be over esti- 
mated. The feeling was that whatever so wise, 
so disinterested and so sure a counsellor ad- 
vised was something that could safely be done.' 
"A great lawyer, a good man and a true 
friend-he has gone from among us; and those 
who were his associates at the Bar and in pri- 
vate life seem, day by day, to miss him more 
and more. But no one of his character and 
gifts could live in vain. His name. and that of 
his distinguished father, of whom he was a 
worthy son, shed lustre on the pages of Can- 
adian history, and his memory will long live 
and be cherished by all true Canadians." 
As to 1\11'. Robinson's personal character, it 
may be judged from the statement of one fact 
-that although he was a leader among leaders 
he aroused no jealousies. In this he was in- 
deed unique, but it was undoubtedly due in a 
great degree to his modesty and lack of osten- 
tation, for although he was one of the greatest 
and most popular men of his day he never as- 
sumcd privileges because of such distinction. 
In his home and among his friends he was be- 
loved of all for his gentleness and unselfishness, 
and the high sense of honor which character- 
ized him in all the relations of social or do- 
mestic life, and it has been truly said of him. 
"Everyone who knew him was the better for 
being brought into contact with him." Though 
of inflexible integrity, and firm in his stand 
n 
questions of right, he never forced his com,ic- 
tions upon others, or made himself an offensive 
partisan. He could fight for what he consider- 
ed a worthy cause, but he usually prevailed by 
the force of sound judgment and a personalit
, 
that won its own way into the hearts and minds 
of men. His record for absolute fairness was 
so well established that his decisions were usu- 


ally sustained on uppeaJ. 
-\s a coul1sellol' he 
was invaluable because he had the gift of see- 
ing a question from both sides and applying 
his legal knowledge accordingly. In fact his 
astuteness in judging the position of his op- 
ponents amounted almost to intuition. He was 
not only learned, but practical, and his advice 
frequently prevented tiresome and expensive 
litigation. His sense of justice was so keen 
that he not only argued his own side of a case 
to the best of his ability but gave to the other 
side every reasonable advantage, relying on the 
merits of his case to win, with results that jus- 
tified his course. To quote again from the me- 
morial previously mentioned: 
"Other features of his character have often 
been spokm of and might be enlarged upon: a 
marked absence of prejudice, so that he seemed 
to approach a subject with an open and unbias- 
ed mind, judging it on its merits and in its 
relation to all attendant circumstances. In 
business matters he was thorough, accurate, 
and gave close attention to details. These val- 
uable qualities, combined as they were with 
great intellectual gifts and a well recognized 
conciseness and clearness of expression, gave 
him a commanding position in his profession. 
His mental amI physical activity, and his inter- 
est in and clear memory of, passing events, was 
unimpaired by advancing years; and he con- 
tinued to the end the same bright, cheery com- 
panion and warm personal friend he had always 
been. So swift and unexp()cted was his pass- 
ing that although he had attained the ripe age 
of seventy-se.ven years and was literally speak- 
ing in harness till within a week of his death, 
the remembrance of him will remain with us 
as of one who retained to the last in a marked 
degree the freshness and vigor of youth." 
:Mr. Rohinson died :1t Beverley House Oct. 
31, 1905, in his seventy-eighth year. The fun- 
eral sel'vires. held at the Cathedral Chur('h of 
St. James, were attended by the largest gath- 
ering ever seen at the obsequies of a private 
citizen in Toronto. He was buried in St. James 
Cemetery. At the opening of the Divisional 
Court of the High Court of Justice of Ontario 
at Toronto, the day after Mr. Robinson's death. 
lIon. Chief Justice Falconbridge, the presiding 
judge, made the unusual departure of paying 
him a trihute in a brief but eloquent speech. At 
a special meeting of the council of the corpor- 
ation of the city of Toronto, held for the pur- 
pose, Nov. 3, 1905, resolutions of sympathy and 
l'(.spect were passed by that body. The Can- 
adian ClI1l/'chrnan expressed the loss sustained 
by the Church of England and by Trinity Col- 
lege in an eulogistic article. 



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On July 2,1879, Mr. Robinson married Eliza- 
beth, eldest daughter of the Ron. J. B. Plumb, 
of Kiag:ara, at one time Speaker of the Senate, 
and of this union were born four children, all 
of whom survive: Christopher Charles, John 
Beverley Duncan Strachan, and a daughter, 
Christob
l. The family are connected with the 
Anglican Church. 1\11'. Robinson was a Con- 
servative by birth and conviction. 


SIR OLIVER 1\10W AT. Among the many 
distinguished men who have passed away after 
having been prominently identified with On- 
tario's interests for a more or less extended 
period. there can be found no name more hon- 
ored, nor personality more revered, than that 
of the late Sir Oliver Mowat, late Lieutenant- 
Governor of Ontario. the beloved Liberal 
Premier. 
Every incident of so respected and admired 
a state<,man holds a measure of interest for those 
who enjo)-ed his beneficent government for so 
long, and to do justice to a life .and character 
like. his, the historian. who preserves the annals 
of history, must, while telling Ontario's story, 
repeat that of Sir Oliver 1\1owat, who for twen- 
ty-four years was so indissolubly linked with 
it as Premier. 
Sir Oliver 1\1owat was born at Kingston, July 

2. 1820. son of John and Helen (Levack) Mo- 
wat. The father was of the Mowats of Caith- 
ness-shire, Scotland. and was a soldier who had 
seen service under Wellington. His wife was 
also of Caithness. They were married June 16, 
1819, in l\Iontreal, by Rev. John Somerville, 
Presbyterian mini"ter. driving to Kingston for 
tlwi,' \\'('ddin
 trip. wh,'re the husband had set- 
tled. Oliver was the eldest of their five chil- 
dren and evidently the parents recognized his 
superior mental equipments, for they gave him 
pxcellent educational advantages at private 
schools, and he made suc'h procress that by the 
time he was seventeen years of age. he was 
ready to enter upon the study of law. His pre- 
ceptor was a former schoolmate. who was five 
years his senior. Hon. .J ohn A. Macdonald. 
\Yhile a student here the country was con- 
vulsed by the 1\1ackenzie Rebellion, and with 
hoyish enthusiasm he was anxious to partici- 
pate thus early in public affairs of moment. 

\.fter almost four years of study at Kingston, 
Mr. )fowat completed his course at Toronto, 
and was called to the Bar in 1841, forming a 
partnership with his latest preceptor, Robert 
E. Burns, to which partnership other distin. 
guished attorneys were admitted and subse- 
quent changes made, but each year saw the 
persistent, industrious. level-headed student 


still farther ahead and nearer to the goal of 
l
ueen's Counsel. which he attained Jan. 5, 1856. 
. 


From 1856 to 1859, Mr. Mowat served on 
the commission appointed by Sir John A. Mac- 
donald to consolidate the public general sta- 
tutes of Canada and Upper Canada, respective- 
ly, and he was also, at a subsequent period, a 
commissioner for the consolidation of the sta- 
ÌlItes of Ontario. 
Admirably had he so far guided his political 
career, but after 1856 it became of much more 
importance. In this 
 ear he was electerl an 
alderman in the city of Toronto, in 1857 he 
was again elected to civic offire, and about the 
same time he was elected a member of the 
House of Assembly for South Ontario. His im- 
portance continued to grow. and in 1858 he 
was made Provincial Secre,tary to the Brown- 
Dorian Administration after the fall of the 
Macdonald-Cartier Government. In 1861 he 
was re-elected fOI' South Ontario; in 1863, on the 
formation of the Sandfield )Iacdonald-Dorian 
Government, he was taken into the Cabinet as 
Postmaster-General, a position he continued to 
hold until the defeat of that Government. 


In the coalition government then formed by 
Sir E. P. Tache, he filled the same office from 
June to November, 1864, when he was appoint- 
ed Vice-Chancellor of Upper Canada and re- 
tired to the Bench temporarily from the scene 
of active politics. His services on the Bench 
were no less notable than his labors as a min- 
ister of the Crown. As a Judge he was grate- 
flÙ both to the public and to the Bar, and he 
acquitted himself with efficiency in every case 
which came witlún his jurisdiction, and gain- 
ed the reputation of being an ideal equity 
judge. 
Judge Mowat left the Bench in 1872, and 
then, according to the opinion of his fellow 
countrymen, began the greatest period of his 
public career. It is nQt the province of this 
sketch to review the political situation which 
brought about the acceptance of the high posi- 
tion which Judge 1\1owat adorned for the suc- 
ceeding quarter century, sufficient to say that 
on the 25th of October, 1872, as Premier, he 
ïormed a new Cabinet and took the post of At- 
torney General, which he held until his retire- 
ment in 1896. In November, 1872, he sought 
a seat in the Legislature from North Oxford. 
and was returned ullopposed, and this seat he 
also continued to represent as long as he re- 
mained in the Provincial field. His political 
career from this time forward was one of con- 
tinued success, but it was won by many hard 
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In addition to the political and other honors 
w
ich the late Lieutenant-Governor enjoyed, 
he was associated with a large number of so- 
cieties and institutions. Formerly he was pre- 
sident of the Canadian Institute; president of 
the Evangelical Alliance of Ontario; and vice- 
president of the Upper Canada Bible Society. 
In 1897 he was plected honorable president of 
the Canadian Bar Association. For many 
years he was an active member of St. Jame;' 
Square Presbyterian Church. In some way he 
found time, in the intervals of his busy life, to 
reflect on such serious matters as to bring forth 
treatises on "Evidences of Christianity," and 
"Christianity and Some of its Fruits." From 
Queen's University in 1872 he received the 
honorary degree of LL.D., and from Toronto 
University in 1889. In 1887 he presided over 
the Quebec Interprovincial Conference, and in 
1893 over the great Liberal Convention at Ot- 
tawa. 
. In recognition of his eminent public services, 
HI 1892 Queen Victoria created him a Knight 
Commander of the most distinguished Order 
of St. Michael and St. George, and in 1897, at 
the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, he was promoted 
to be a Knight Grand Cross of the same order. 
In 1846 Sir Oliver 1\'[owat was married to 
Jane, second daughter of the late Jolm Ewart. 
of Toronto. In her he found a devoted. sympa- 
thetic and appreciative companion. Rhe died, 
after a long illness, March 13, 1893. Five chil- 
dren survive, namely: Frederick, Sheriff of To- 
ronto; Arthur, of Edmonton, Alberta; and Mrs. 
C. R. W. Biggar, Mrs. Thomas Langton. and 
:Miss :Mowat, all of Toronto. 
Sir Oliver's younger brothe,r, the late Rev. 
J. B. Mowat, of Queen's University, died in 
1900. II. M. 
Iowat, KC., Toronto, and J. 
:l\Iacdonald 1\1owat, Kingston. are nephews. 
Another brother of Sir Oliver, George 1\1owat, 
a law practitioner with the late Sir AlexlUlder 
Campbell, died in 1871, and a son of the lat- 
ter, Joseph Mowat. is of the License Depart- 
ment, Parliament building. Of Sir Oliver's 
sisters, Mrs. John Fraser lives at Ottawa, the 
mother of George L. B. Fraser, C.S.O., of the 
Department of Justice. Sir Oliver's other sis- 
ter, :Mrs. Duff, is widow of the late Lieut.-Col. 
Duff, of King-ston. anrl llf'l' sons are: Capt. 
G
orge 1\1. Duff, RE.. now in India; Surgeon 
LIeut.-Co!. H. R. Duff. Kingston; and J. 1\'L 
Duff, bank manager, Guelph. 
After almost twenty-four years of continu- 
ous service as Premier of the Province, Sir Oli- 
ver :Mowat severed his connection with the On- 
tario GDvernmcnt, and accepted the invitation 
of Sir Wilfrid Laurier to join him in the Fed- 
eral field, and became 1\Iini<;ter of Justice in 


the Lanrier Cabinet. He remained, however, 
but little more than a year in Fe<1eral politics. 
In November, 1897, the Lieutenant-Governor- 
ship becoming vacant, on the 18th of that 
month, Sir Oliver :Mowat was appointed to that 
position, a fitiing reward for long continued 
public services. 
The aged statesman passed away on April 
19, 1903. 


TIlE REV. CANO
 HENRY SCADDING, 
D.D., was the son of John Scadding, of De- 
vonshire, England, factor to :l\Iajor General 
(afterwards Governor) Simcoe, who came to 
Canada in 1793. His father, after receiving a 
large tract of land on the eastern side of the 
Don, went back to England in 1796. 
Dr. Scadding was born in Dunkeswell, De. 
vonshire, in 1813. In 1821 he came to his peo- 
ple in Canada, wllither they had returned. Dr. 
Scadding was the head boy in Upper Canada 
College in the first year of its existence, 1830, 
and in 1833 won the King's Scholarship, which 
entitled him to a free course at an English uni- 
versity. He went to St. John's College, Cam- 
bridge, where the late Dean Grasett was finish- 
ing his academic course. He took his B.A. de- 
gree in 1837, returning to Canada that sallie 
year. The day after landing in Quebec he was 
ordained by the Bishop of that Diocese. After 
spending some months in the family of Sir 
.John f'olborne, as tutor to his sons until the 
latter returned to England, he came to Upper 
Canada in 1838, when he received his appoint- 
ment as Classical Master in Upper Canada Col- 
leg'e, and was also appointed to a CUraC;\T at St. 
James Cathedral. He was made the first rector 
of Holy Trinity (;hurch, in Toronto, Oct. 27, 
1847. In 1840 he took his l\I.A. dpgl'ee, in lR52 
that of D.D. Cantah.. and in 1867 that of D.D. 
Oxon. (comitatis causa). He was made a Can- 
on of the St. James Cathedral in the year 1867. 
Dr. Scadding- wrote "Toronto of Old," and 
many historical papers of very great interest. 
and he was known as the Historiographer of 
York. From 1870 to 1876 he was president of 
the Canadian Institute. and was the first presi- 
dent of the York Pioneers. He was remark- 
able not only for his great grasp of every sub- 
ject, but for his gentleness and kindness of 
disposition. and he was loved by pveryone who 
knew him. 
In 1841 Dr. Scadding married Harriet Bald- 
win, daughter of John Spread Baldwin (father 
of the present Bishop of Huron, and of the 
Rev. Arthur H. Baldwin, rector of All Saints' 
Church), and by hpr he had one daughter, now 
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Dr. Scadding passed away in the quaint 
borne "hich he had built fOJ' himself, ilnd which 
be beque
1Ì]wd to the Parish of Holy 'rrinity, on 
the 6th day of }[ay, 1901, in his eighty-eighth 
year. The funeral took place at3 o'clock in 
the afternoon of Thursday, May 9th, 1901, the 
church being appropriately draped for the oc- 
casion. The services were conducted by the 
rector, the Rev. John Pearson, D.C.L., assisted 
by the Rev. Canon Sanson, of Trinity Church, 
the oldpst clergyman of the church in the Dio- 
cese. The church was filled with representa- 
tive men from every walk of life, while the 
York Pioneers attended in a body. The ser- 
vices at St. James' cemetery were made unus- 
ually impressive by the attendance of the full 
surp]iced choir and the singing of some beau- 
tiful and appropriate hymns. 


HOX. JA)IES P ATTO:'J, who died in Toron- 
to in 1889, was born in Prescott, Ont., in 1824, 
the youngest son of Major Andrew and Eliza- 
beth (Simpson) Patton, both of London, Eng- 
lanel. Major Andrew Patton was a son of Co1. 
Andrew Patton, for many years in Her Majes- 
ty's service. 
l\1ajor Andrew Patton was the founder of 
the family in Canada, settling on the Bay of 
Quinte, where he owned a large tract of land, 
and where for many :rears he led a retired life. 
He later removed to Prescott, where he died. 
His widow dic>d in Cornwall. Five children 
were born to them: 
L\.ndrew, Henry, John, Ann 
and James. 
James Patton was educated at the Upper 
Canada College. which institution he enter.eJ 
when he was seven years of age, being the 
youngest student to enter the school up to that 
time. At the age of sixteen years he entered 
the office of Hilliard & Cameron. where he read 
law. and in duf' time was called to the Bal'. He 
became one of the leading barristers of On- 
tario. and a prominent public man. On com- 
pleting his. studies Mr. Patton settled at Bar- 
rie, being one of the first lawyers of that place. 
From Barrie he came to Toronto, and was at 
the head of a law firm which also included 
amon
 its members l\Ir. Os] 1'1'. and which firm 
contillllPd a numb!'r of years, when Mr. Patton 
went to Kingston and became connected with 
the finn of ::\[flcdonald & Patton. Sir .John Mac- 
donald being his partner. After spending 
about ten years in Kingston the finn removed 
to Toronto. and were solicitors for the Trusts 
& J
oan Company for about fifteen years, after 
which ::\[1'. Patton was manager for the Scottish 
Loan Society for a short time. During the 
time in which Mr. Patton had been prominent 
in business and in the legal profession, he had 


filled many important public positions, viz.: 
Vice-chancellor of the University of Toronto, 
member of the Dominion Senate, solicitor gen- 
eral and collector of customs at Toronto, which 
latter position he held at the time of his death. 
In 1854: the Hon. James Patton married Miss 
Martha Mariette Hooker, born in Prescott, May 
23, 1829, daughter of Alfred and Elvira (War- 
neI') Hooker. Mrs. Hooker's father was Col- 
onel Warner, of the English army, and fought 
in the American Revolution. Alfred Hooker 
was the founder of that family in Canada, and 
for many years was in the forwarding business 
at Prescott, where he died. He had two chil- 
dren. Mrs. Patton and :Mrs. Brodhead. the lat- 
ter def'eflsed. The Bon. Mr. Patton left one 
daughter. Helen Louise, now Mrs. .William 
Clark. who resider" with her mother at 
o. 53 
Bewrlp,\' strf'et. 'Toronto. 
Mr. Patton was a prominent Conservative. 
and besides being a law partner to Sir John 
:Macdonald was one of that gentleman's most 
intimate friends. In religion he was connected 
with the Church of England, to which faith 
his widow and daughter also adhere. Frater- 
nally he was a Mason. 


FRANCIS SHA1\'LY, C.E., who passed awa,ý' 
wry suddenl,\' "hill' journeying from Toronto to 
Ottawa, Sept. 13. 1882. was a man of interna- 
tional reputation as a civil engineer. A mem- 
ber of an Irish family of Celtic origin, dating 
back to very early times, and one of the pioneer 
families of Western Ontario, Mr. Shanly was 
born at "The Abbey," Queen's County, Ire- 
land. Oct. 29, 1820. the seventh son of James 
Shanly (a member of the Irish Bar) and Fran- 
ce.s Elizabeth Mulvaney. his wife. The family 
emigrated to Canada in 1836, and finally set- 
tled at "'l'horndnle." County Middlf'sex, where 
our subject's father lived retired untii his 
death in 1857. at the age of seventy-eight years. 
He was a direct descendant of the Shanly who 
represented Jamestown. County Leitrim, in 
the" Patriot Parliament" of 1689, the last Par- 
liament of Ireland. 
Francis Shanly was educated by private tui- 
tion in Ireland and about the year 184:6 he be- 
gan to engage in civil engineering in company 
with his brother WaIter, their early work in 
this line being undertaken in the States of 
Pennsylvania and New York, with a view to 
fitting themselves for the railway era "\"
pt to 
open in Canada. In 1852 they were associated 
in the constr'uetion of the" Toronto and Guelph 
Rflilway." afterwflrd ineorporatecl into the 
(jrand Trunk Railway System. The brothers 
also successfully carried through the construc- 
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sachusetts. after many failures on the part of 
American engineers to cope with the undertak- 
ing, which at the time of its completion ranked 
next to the Mont Cenis tunnel as a feat of engi- 
neering skill. In 1860 1\11'. Shanly settled de- 
finitely in Toronto, and was engaged in various 
undertakings in both Canada and the United 
States, amongst others the rebuilding of the 
Northern Railway, the construction of the To- 
ronto, Grey and Bruce Railway, etc. From 
1875 to 1880 he was engineer for the city of 
Toronto, and in the latter year he was appoint- 
ed chief engineer of the Intercolonial Railway, 
and was engaged upon the adjustment of claims 
against the government, growing out of t.he 
contract<; of that railway, at the time of his 
death. 
\11'.... 
hallly. who survives her husband, re- 
sides at No. 15 Wilcox street, Toronto, and was 
)'[iss Louisa Saunders, daughter of the late 
Thomas Saunders and Lucy Anne Willcocks, 
his wife. Mr. Saunders was born in Bucking- 
hamshire, England, in 17
5, his wife at Chapel- 
izod, near Dublin, Ireland, in 1803. They came 
to Canadë 1 in 18:n and set.tled near Guelph, 
where their home, "\V oodlands, " one of the 
ideal rural homes of Canada, was situated. 
1\11'. Saunders was the first clerk of the peaCè 
of the County of Wellington, which position 
he held until his death, in 1873. He was a col- 
onel of militia and took an active part during 
the troublous times in 1837. His widow died 
in Guelph in 1877. Of the family of Francis 

hanly and hi" "ife. one son, Coote Nisbitt, 
formerl
' Adjutant of the Royal Grenadiers, 
and now !;enior paymastf'r of the \Yestern On- 
t.ario Command, and four daughters survive. 
Mr. Shanly was a Con<;ervative in politics, a 
member of the Church of England, and in early 
life was connected with the Masonic order. A 
man of singularly quick pprceptions, of very 
ready resource and grpat holdness in thp face 
of ph
'si('al difficulties, h(' was a natllrally en- 
dowed engineer. Untiring energy. a singular- 
ly high standpoint in regard to whatever he 
busied himself with, great integrity and that 
finp sensl' of honolll' which would fef'l a stain 
like a wound, were also among his characteris- 
tics. A recent writer, referring to the group 
of eminent Canadian engineers of earlier days, 
which included th(' Shanly hrothers. savs: "A 
very noticeable characteristic of these 
en was 
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;t' }l;o-h estimate of the dignity of their call- 
ing. Each seemed to be thoroughly impressed 
with the idea that a civil engineer must also 
he a gentl('man and a scholar. It will be a for- 
tunate thing for Canada if her great practical 
science institutions keep her constantly sup- 
pliprl with men of their stamp." 


THE HON. JOSEPH CURRAN MORRISON 
(deceased) was born in the South of Ireland 
Aug. 20, 1816, to which country his father, 
Hugh l\Iorrison, had removed from Sutherland- 
shire, Scotland, where he had been born. Dur- 
ing Judge l\Iorrison's life he claimed his 
Scotch descent, and was a member of St. An- 
drew's Socipty; hut he did not, however, disclaim 
his native Ireland, and was proud of the fact 
that his early education was received within 
the walls of the Royal Belfast Institution. 
Judge Morrison was still a boy when his 
father settled at York (Toronto), Ont., and he 
continued his education at the Upper Canada 
College. Mter graduating therefrom he took 
up the, study of law, under the direction of 
Mr. Simon .Washburn, a local practitioner of 
that time. Among his fellow students at law 
was the late Chancellor Blake. He was admit- 
ted a student by the Law Society in Hilary 
Term, -! \Villiam IV., in 1834, and was admit- 
ted to the Bar. as the books show, in Easter 
Term, 2 Victoria, 183
. On graduation, Mr. 
Morrison and 1\11'. Blake (Chancellor) formed 
a partnership, which continued until Mr. 
Blake's elevation to the Bench in 1846. In 1843 
Mr. l\Iorrison became clerk of the executive 
council, his duties being those of the clerk of 
the old Court of Error and Appeal, composed 
of the Lieutenant-Governor and members of the 
council. Judge Morrison was a Reformer of 
the School of Reform as it existed at that time, 
and was a great friend of the Honorable Rob- 
ert Baldwin, the then recognized leader of the 
Reform party. In 1848 )11'. Morrison was the 
Reform candidate for Parliament for the west 
riding of York. He was returned as a sup- 
porter of th
 Baldwin-Lafontaine administra- 
tion. and sat in Parliament until 1851. On June 

2. 18j3, he became solicitor general for Up- 
per Canada, and was returned in 1854. On 
)Iay 24. 1856, he became receiver. general in 
the Tache-l\lacdonald administrati(,n. and also 
a memher of the Board of Railway Commis- 
sioners. In Augu!';t. of the same year, he was 
again returned to Parliament. It was about 
this time that the Baldwin Reformprs had 
largely merged with the Conservati, e party, 
owing to their divergence from the "Clear 
Grits." In this year also Judge Morrison was 
a member of the commission for revising the 
Statutes of Lpper Canada. He was a strong 
advocate of the building of the old Ontario, 
Simcoe & Huron (now the Northern) Railway, 
the first sod of which was turned by Lady El- 
gin, Oct. 15, 18j1. He was for some years pre- 
sident of the first board of directors of this 
road. In 18.')9 he was appointed registrar of 
the city of Toronto. but this he resigned in 




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1060, being appointed solicitor general by the 
Cartier- :I\Iacdonald government. 
On :March 19, 1863, :Mr. Morrison was ap- 
pointed Puisn.:: Judge of the Common Pleas, 
and on Aug. 24, 1863, was transferred to the 
Queen's Bench, whence on Nov. 30, 1877, he 
was appointed Judge of the Court of Appeal. 
Judge :Morrison was a lover of art, and adorn- 
ed his home, "Woodlawn," with pictures of 
the masters. He also had great taste for hor- 
ticulture, his conservatory being one of the 
finest in Toronto. 
Judge :Morrison passed away at his home 
Dec. 6, 1885. His reputation throughout On- 
tario was an enviable one. Full of charity and 
thought for others, he had hosts of friends in 
every community, while his sound judgment 
and sterling character won him a place in the 
front rank of men of refinement and education. 
Judge Joseph Curran l\Iorrison married Eli- 
zabeth Bloor, daughter of Joseph Bloor, a pio- 
neer of Toronto, and to this union the follow- 
ing children were born: Emmeline, Mrs. James 
Oliver Buchanan, of No. 186 St. George street; 
Elizabeth, widow of Dr. James Buchanan Bald- 
win; Mary, widow of the late Hon. A. S. Har- 
dy ; Joseph. of the N orth- West; James B., a 
business man, of Detroit, Michigan; and Angus, 
dpceased. 


JAMES BUCHANAN BALDWIN, M.D.. of 
Toronto, was one of the most prominent mili- 
tary men of Ontario, and a member of one of 
the pioneer families of the County of York. 
The Doctor was a son of the late William Au- 
gustus Baldwin, whose sketch appears else- 
where. and to which the reader is referred for 
the early history of the Baldwin family. 
Dr. James Buchanan Baldwin was born in 
Toronto July 14, 1839, and died in his native 
city May 30, 1897. He was educated at the 
Upper Canada College, after which he com- 
pleted his medical course at the Trinity Medi- 
cal College. In 1876 he was graduated with 
the degree of :M.D., and at once engaged in 
the general practice of his profession. He took 
great interest in military matters, and the great 
part of his active life was spent in the practice 
of his profession in connection with the militia. 
About 1860 Dr. Baldwin joined the Oak Ridge 
Cavalry; later he became a member of the 
(
overnor-neI1l'ral's hod
 guard. and then be- 
came surgeon of the Second Dragoons. With 
this company he was identified many years 
prior to his death. The Doctor served in the 
Fenian Raid and in the rebellion in the North- 
West. The Doctor was a member of the 
Church of England in religion, a pronounced 


Conservative in politics, and in fraternal cir- 
cl
s was connected with the Masonic order. 
On JlUle 4, 18ï3, Dr. James BuehallJan 
Baldwin was united in marriage with l\Iiss 
Elizabeth 
IOl'rison. daughter of the late Judge 
Joseph Curran :Morrison, and to this union 
were born two sons, Kenneth Joseph and Car- 
lisle James Buchanan, and two daughters who 
died when quite young. 
lIOX. D"\ VID REESOR, who departed this 
]ife in April. 1902, was one of the best hnown 
men, not only in his own county, York, but in 
the legislative halls of Canada, where he helped 
to dircct the course of affairs in the sixties. 
He was a man of the strictest integrity, an 
earnest Christian, and one who carried his 
principles into every field of action. whpther 
in private or public life. Senator Reesor was 
a native of 
Iarkham township, County of 
York, a ;;on of Abraham Reesor. 
Christian Reesor, the great-grandfather of 
our subject, settled in Lancaster County. Penn- 
s.dvania, in 1737. His son, Christian. emigrated 
thf'nep in Hì01, aCCQInpanied hy his :>un Abra- 
llal'1, and thereafter they made their home in 
:\1& 
l,ham Ìl>\\"nship. County York. "here twen- 
ty-'rn-o years later, Jan. 18. 1823. David Heesor 
,,'as bOJ'n. His mother's maiden name was Anna 
Detwiler, and she was a native of Pennsyl- 
\ ania. She> died in the County of York in 1857, 
hIt Abraham Reesor pass(
l away when h!s son 
,,<IS but si" 
'('al's old. The boy grew up in 
\Iarkham to"nship, attpnding thf' local i'whools. 
an education that was afterward supplenll'nted 
hy three years' instruction from a compctent 
1 eacher. 
D:n-id Reesor began the battle of life on his 
father's farm. but he soon drifted from rural 
pursuits into mcrcantile life, and then into 
manufacturing. In 1856 he went into journal- 
i"tic work. for he "a'" a man not merely of busi- 
lIe
s ability but of gf>nuine inteUef'tl1íJI strength. 
1 Ienpf>. "hpn he lwgan puhlishing his journal. 
known as the lIlarkham Econom.ist, of strong Re- 
form proeli,'ities. it was only natural that he 
should he mO'it <;uecessful. He continucd to 
edit the paper until 1868, when he sold out. 
)ieantime his participation in the guidance of 
public affairs had long been going on, for his 
polit.ical career began in 1848, when he was ap- 
pointed a magistrate. In lS:íO, when York, Pel'l 
and Ontario COlmtips were united. 1\11'. Reesor 
hecamf> a member of the county council and tell 

'('ars later was made warden. Pr03viousi:v. in 
1854, he had been appointed return!ng I)ffi.cer 
for the East Riding of Y {Irk. One line in which 
:'\Ir. Reesor was particularly interested was 
education. and l\'Iarkham Township 0" es its fin.
 
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hpgan his participation in Dominion affairs, :1S 
in that year he was made representativ p for 
Kings Division in the Legislative Council of Can- 

Ida, a po,>ition he held until the Federation of 
l'rovinces in 1867. On Oct. 23, 1867, he was 
calleJ to t.he Senate by Royal Proclamation. It 
had always been his belief that senators should 
bt' elected, not appointed, and he soon intro- 
duced a resolution to that effect in th
 legislatin 
council, hut it was defeated. In 18ï6 Senator 
Reesor retired from public life, and settling in 
Hosec1ale, Xorth Toronto, lived ther(' quietly 
until his death in 19m. lIe was largely instru- 
mental in the building of the Nipissing Rail- 
road. now the Midhmd branch of the Grand 
Trunk Railroad. 
Senator R
esor, as h8.'> bcpn mentioned, was au 
earncst Christian. lIe was a memher of the 
Methodist Church, and gave generou!'ly of hi<; 
time, strength and money to support the Vdl'ious 
department,> of work in that body. He was also 
for many years president of the Markham Bible 
Society. He was a man of unusual f'trength of 
charact.er, and of an uprightness and probity, 
,\hich made him a worthy example to rolL 
In February, 1847, Mr. Reesor was unih'd iu 
ptarriage to i\[iss Emily l\
cDougaJl. eldest 
daughter of Daniel l\I(' Dougall. of SL l\Iary's, 
f.nd sistcr of the late Hon. William l\IcDougal:, 
c.B., of Ottawa. To this uuion five children 
,\'erc born: (1) \u:;:-ustus bef'ame the wife of 
William Coburn, )LD., of Oshawa, by whom she 
had four children, namel
-: J. II.. H barriste
' 
of "'alkerviUe, Ont., who married 1\1iss Carrie 
LW'Ih. and has a daughter, Margaret: :ì.\Iarion, 
wife of Eugene Smith, ::n.D., of Clevpb.ncl. 
Ohio, and mother of one son, Donald; 'V. A., of 
the lmpprial Bank; and 
ellie. at h0me. (2) 
,h,ssie Adelaide is the widow of John Holwes, 
\\ ho dipd in Australia, leaving three children. 
Emily, TJouise anrl A. Bertram. (3) Annetta re- 
!'.ide,> in IIamiJtf\n. unmarried. (4) Mrs. rr. R 

tinson residps in Rosedale. (5) W D.. of th
 
North-West. Tcrritory, m:1rried 1\1iss Alic(' 
Iof- 
fatt. and ha,> four sons, Bruce, Frank, Harry 
and Colby. 
Mrs. Emily Reesor, who survives her hu
ll
md, 
was born in County York, Jan. 25.. 1824. She 
was a granddaughter of ,John )'lcDougall, of 
Scotland, who came to Canada. It is said that 
his son, Daniel. Mrs. Reesor's fathet-. w'ho was 
horn in what is now Toronto, in 17
f>, was the 
first white child horn there. Mr. Panirl 1'Ic. 
Doug-an hecame a farmer and lived for many 
years in York township. bnt dierl in St. l\farv's. 
His wife was a !\Jiss Hannah 
Tatthews, horn at 
St. Andrews in 180=>. She died in 18S9, ninet.een 
years nftcr her husband's <<lemise. 'fhey were 

J('thodists in their religiou", faith. Fifteen í'hil- 


dren were born to them and three are still living. 
namely: 1\1rs. Reesor, Horace, and Mrs. H. A. 
J ones, all of Toronto. 


RON. JOHN HILLY.-\.RD CA
IERON, l\I.P., 
for numy years the leader of the Ontario Bar, 
meml"'r of Parliament and Attorney-npneral of 
Canada, was horn at Blandigne, France, April 
14, 1817, son of Angus Cameron, of the 79th 
Cameron Highlanders. and founder of this 
l.o1'anch of the Cameron family in Cam
da. The 
other children in the family of Angus Cameron 
were: Alan; Samuel Hillyard, deceased; Robe!'t, 
a lieutenant in the 63rd Regiment. who died in 
India; Ann, widow of Co1. Robert :Muter, com. 
mander of the Canadian Rifles; and Elimheth, 
wife of Dr. Joseph Clarke, of Englan-l. 
John H. Cameron was but a lad whf'n his plll'- 
ents came to Canada. and he received his educa. 
tion at the Upper Canada College. He prepare::! 
t.o become a barrister in Toronto, in which city 
he was engaged in the practice of his profession. 
In this he rapidly rose until he became the: aä- 
llowlcdged leader of the Ontario Bar. In 184i
 
he became Solicitor-General of ('anad e ). nt> was 
a member of Parliament from Counties Corn- 
wall and Peel, ably discharging th.. dut.j('<; of 
that office for many years. HI' was also chan- 
cellor of Trinity College. Toronto, for many 
years and l111til his death and in every respect 
was a Ipader in his profession. 


Mr. Cameron was twice married. his first wife 
being Mrs. Elizabeth Bouton, anù to this union 
was born one son, Co1. Hillyard Henry Angus 
C:.imeron, of England, who married Mary Fer- 
guson, and had six children, Arthur, Elsie, 
Blanch, Mand, Mary, and George. l\Irs. Cam- 
eron died April 20, 1844, and one June 28, IB49. 
1\11'. Cameron married l\1Ïss Ellen l\Iadelinl
 de 
Bernier l\Iallett, 
langhter of Edward J. l\Ial- 
ll'tt., a French Huguenot. To this union "ere 
ùorn: Captain Alan, of South Africll, a retired 
(amy officer, who married Florence de la Garde 
Grissell, and has three children, Hillyard, Alan 
and J rene; 1\lrs. Arthur Spra!rge, mentionecl else- 
where; aDd Madeline, who married Cot '1'. D. 
Foster, of England, and has one survivin
 son. 
Douglas. 
Thf' Hon. .John H. Cameron died No\'. 13, 
1876, and at the request of the Law Society, ()f 
,'.-hich he had long heen treasurer, he ,,'as hur'it'd 
from Osgoode Hall. TIe was a member or the 
('hurch of England. In politics he was a strong 
Com;erva11ve, and in his fraternal affiliations 
an OraI1!!eman and grand mastf'r tht:>rein. 'Mrs. 
('ameron survives and makrs l)er home in To- 
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FRAXK )1ADII,L, l\I.A., l\I.P.P., M.P. (de- 
ceased), who passed away at Beaverton, Ont., 
Oct. 23, 18U3, was a highly-esteemed barrister 
and one of the well-known public men of Can- 
ada for many years. 1\11'. :\1adill was born in 
Scott township. in the County of OntBrio, Kov. 
23, 1852, son of Henry Madill, who manied 
Eliza Quinn. Henry Madill was born in the 
Korth of Ireland. and about 1840 settled in 
)Iarkham township. York County. Ont., but 
soon thereafter went to Scott township, where he 
engaged in farming for some years. until his 
retirement. 
Frank l\Iadill earl
' manifested great intel- 
lectual ability. His early training" as received 
in the high school at Uxbridge, and at the age of 
thirteen years he held a second-class certifi('ate 
for teaching. Having completed the course at 
Uxbridge he entm'ed the ünivrrsit
, of Toronto, 
and in 18ì6 was caUed to the Bar. He at once 
settled at BeaYerton, where he became a leading 
hë1rri<;ter and where he practised for about ten 
year!':. Meant.ime, in 1882, he was electpd to the 
Ontario Legislature, where he served for two 

'ears, being "Conservative ""hip." and the 
youngest member of the House. On hi<: retire- 
llwnt from the local house he was I>r('sen
d a 
gold-head('d cane. an opponent remarking, ' . You 
can have this cane with which to walk out of the 
House. " 1\11'. :\1adill's career was just begin- 
ning, and he went to t.he Dominion House. where 
for ten years liP represented the North Riding 
of Ontario County ably and efficiently. Mr. 
)1aùill was an accompli<;hed scholar. an able 
barri<:tpr, and a le:1dcr of the Conservative party 
in Ontario. He was a promin('nt Freemason, 
and also belonged to the I. O. O. F. and the 
Knighh, of Pythias. being a past chancellor in 
thf' last named organization. 
In 1886 :Mr. Madill married :Miss Florf'llce 
Young, who was born at Columbus, Ont., daugh- 
tf'r of C. T. Young, for many years a well- 
1:nown woolen mamifactnrer of Beavf'rton anrl 
Port Perry. He was for some time Ii member 
of the council at Beaverton, and was reev
 of 
that place. ::\fr. Yonng was horn in Canada in 
j84-1, and married Patience ì\IcKenzi,'. who was 
born in 1840. They still rpside at Beaverton. 
'I'hey had a family of six children. of whom Mrs. 
l\fadill WfI<; the eìdest. 
To )11'. Imd ÌIlrs. "!\'r[1(liH three chiMrf'n were 
horn, of whom the eldest, Frank. died in infaney. 
Enill and Ralph 1\L are now attending s('hool in 
'I'oronto. wherf' their widowed mother nOw makp<: 
hpr home. She is a Prf'sb
.tcrian in relidon, 
and 1\f r. l\f adill also adhf'red to that faith. 


SE
ATOR ROBERT .JAFFRAY. one of the 
Hlost prominent business men of the city of 'l'n- 


ronto, Ont.., and an honored member of the Do- 
minion Senate, is a native of Bannockburn, 
cot- 
land. born in 1832, son of William anrl1\1m'garet 
\.lIeugh) Jaffray, natives of that country. 
William J affray was for many years engaged 
extensively in the manufacture of nailE, in Scot. 
land, eIllplo
'ing about forty .m\:'n in this indus- 
try before the invention of nail makin:.r ma- 
chinery, each nail having to be made by hand. 
In later veal'S howpver, he engaged in agricul- 
tural pu
suits' and became an extensive farlllp.r. 
"\Yilliam J affrav married )IarQ"aret IT eugh, and 
to them wcrf' Ì)orn children is follows: Janet, 
who married J. B. Smith, for many year..; a 
'H.II-knm, n business man of Toronto: Ro]wr!; 
.Alexander. ,,'ho is bursar at the Central Prison, 
Toronto; John. "
ilIiam. and 'I'homas. of l\Iani- 
tolm; JameR, on the old farm in Scotland; and 
George, deceased. 
Robert J affray received his litera1'\ training 
in his native cO
llltry. and in Edinbu
gh 
er"ed 
his time to the grocery business. On settling 
in Toronto in 1832 he engaged with his brother- 
in-law, the late .J. R. Smith, "ho wa<; in the gro- 
cery bu!'inrss on Y onge street. later heeame :\[1'. 

mith'" partner, and sub<:rquently ;;u('cee(\l.d to 
his interest in the business, which he continued 
until 1880. During his fifty-four years' resi- 
dence in Toronto Senator J affray has been iden- 
tified with many If'adinO' business enterprise;;; of 
the city and to
daY is c
nnef'ted with more than 
" , 
a score of largf' imlnstries, f'ither as offif'ial, 
stof'kholder or dil'ertor. In 1880 hr hecame a 
director of the Olobe Pl'inting Company, and 
since 1888 has been its honOlwl presktent. He 
WRS a director in the Xortllf'l'll and :\Iidland 
railways, president of the I.ancl Seeurity Com- 
pany, ,'icp-president of the Imperial Bank of 
Canada, vice-president of the Crow's Nest Pass 
Coal r'ompany sinf'e its formation, director 
since its inception of 111(' Toronto General Trust 
Corporation. and is eonnected with man
' other 
enterprises. Not only in bnsiness life has he 
been prominent. however, as he has been urr.;ed 
at different times to be standard bearer of his 
party for Parliamentary honors. which he has 
alwa
.s (kclined. In 1906 he was appoint-erl to 
the Dominion 
enatf'. and. although thi" ap- 
pointmpnt came lU1solicitf'd. it was certl!Ínly an 
llonor properl
' hestowed, as Senator .Jaffray has 
always been a stauneh advocate of Rf'form prin- 
eiples, and for many yeprs at thf' head of the 
greatest Reform paper of Canada, and onp of the 
/!Teatpst in thp world. His rf'lig-ious faith is that 
of the Presh
.terians. and his fraternal connec- 
tions "ith the )Iasonie order. 
Senator .Taffrav was married to Uiss SHah 
Bugg, danghtf'r 'of the latp .John Bugg, for 
many 
.f'ars an alderman of Toronto. 1\fr<;. .Jaf- 



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fray passed away March 27, 1906, the mother of 
four children: Annie E., wife of Christopher 
Eaton. of Owen Sound; William Gladstone, a 
broker of Toronto; Hev. R. A., missionary to 
China, and at the head of a college :1'01' educat- 
ing Chinese missionaries, "\Vuchow, China; and 
}:lizabdh, the \\ ife of "\Yilliam A. Camercn, a 
barrister of Toronto. 


JOIIN SYMONS. The death of John Sy- 
mons, which occurred in Toronto in 1902, was 
the closing chapter of a life long III years and 
correspondingly rich in all that makes a man's 
career of value to the world. 
An adopted son of Canada. Mr. Symons was 
born in Derby, England, Nov. 19, 1808. He was 
educated in his native land, studied law there, 
dnd was admitted as an English solicitor in 
1832. He at once took chambers in London, in 
"Old Jewry," practising there till 18;)1, when 
he came to Canada to look the grüund over 
while considering the question of removal. De- 
ciding favorably 1'11'. Symons settled there per- 
manently in 1852, and was duly 'lualified to 
practise at the Canadian Bar, and for a while 
àid so, but later went into business instead. He 
formed in 1858 the Canada Landed Cl edit Com- 
pany, now reorganized under the name of the 
Canada Landed and National Investment Com- 
pany, and for mOre than t.wenty years acted as 
manager of the corporation. On retiring irom 
that position 1\11'. Symons gave up active bus]- 
ness, and turned his attention rather to a con- 
sideration of various public questions from a by- 
stander's point of view. He was spedally in- 
terested in what is known as the" :l'ast Atlantic 
service," and contributed an ahle pamphlet on 
the subject, pointing out the advantages of a 
!"hort sea route and of utilizing Valentia Har- 
bor. 


Mr. Rymons married l\rii'.S Isahel Thorburn, 
daughter of the late David Thorburn. of Quecns- 
ton IIe

hts, who wa<; one of the prominent mcn 
of hi8 day and w'neJ'ation. )11'. ThOi'burn was 
one of 1hr- fiTI't wilrdens of the Niagara District, 
which for many ycars he representwl in Parlia- 
went. He and hi<; wife. formerly Miss Isabel 
Thompson, of Nla!!ara Falls. both died at 
Quel'n<;ton. Chililren as follow,> ,yrr(> horn to 
.John and Isabrl Rymons: .John 'r.. late capt.ain 
in the 12th York Rangers, and a .vell-lmoWIl 
man among' real estate agents: D. T., a harri,>tcr; 
l\Irs. Rhaw, widow of Dr. Shaw, of Hamilton. 
and Leila Frear and Kate. at home. Riß('
 her 
husband's'death, in 1!"102. Mrs. R
'1llons has ('on- 
tinue<l to live in the old home, at Ko. 68 _\ve- 
nul' Road, built a munber of years :Igo b
' :\fr. 
R
'mons. 


In political sentiment John Symons was a 
Conservative, while in religious belief be was an 
.Anglican. Formerly a member of St. Pau:. 'I" 
Church, in which he was at one time warden, he 
Lad a seat at tbe time of his death in the Churcb 
of the Redeemer. A scholar; a Chri<;tian and 
 
true gentleman, his was a life commanding the 
respect of aU wbo knew bim. Lacking. as he 
did. only a few 
'ears of rounding out 
 cen- 
tury, .:\11'. Symons naturally had a fund of remi- 
niscence both entertaining and instructive, 
reaching bark even to the reception of thè news 
of Waterloo and Wellington's victory. 


REV. WILLIAl\I S. BLACKSTOCK, D.D., 
deceased. Forty years of active service in the min- 
istry is a re
Ol'd on which a man may well look 
l:;ack with pride. Such a lifetime of IJf'lpfulness 
to his fellows is rightly followed by a period of 
freedom from responsi.bility, and of leisure to 
pnjoy quietly the last years of existen'
c, crownc.i 
l.y the resppct. gratitude and affection of the 
many he has helped. Such a tranquil eveninl'{ of 
life was the lot of Rev. William S. Black<;tock. 
a minister of the Wesleyan )lethodist Chun.It, 
who lived in retirement in Toronto at No. 121 
Carlton street. His death occurred at Atlantic 
Cit.r, New .Jerse
, in November, 1905. 
Tbe Blackstock family is from the 
orth of 
lJ-eland, and three brothers came thence to Can- 
!Jda about 1819, Georg-e, Rev. Moses and Jobn, 
the latlpr settling in Barrie. George Blackstock 
had a son, George, who was born in Ireland in 
] 803. This son went to the Stat.e of New .J er. 
sPy and there married Miss Jane Chambers. 
Later the young couple came to Canada, settlcd 
first in tbe township of Cavan, and from there 
afterward mm ed to the township of Pickering. 

tiJl later they moverl to Port lIUl'on, l\1icbl.!::-an. 
Of their children three grcw to maturity. "Mrs. 
BaHard. Mrs. Cruickshank and Rev. ""YiBiam S. 
.\l1-s. Cruickshank resides in Michigan, an,l tIle 
last years of the parents were passed in her 
home. Thr father was a farmer by occupation. 
Rey. William R. Blackstock was born in Buf- 
falo, New York. in 1824. His education was 
acquired in Toronto and N
w York City, amI 
he was early prepared for the ministry. For 
forty veal'S he labored faithfull,' for lllS fellow- 
mcn', 
lOst of tbe time in Centl'
l Ontario. His 
last pastorate was in Toronto, wllPre he was sta- 
tioned for eight years prior to his retirement, in 
! "
7. The honorary degrpe of Doctor of Divin- 
it
 was f'onferrerl upon him by the Victoria Uni- 
,'ersi1.,'. From the time he was ('aJlcd there, in 
1879 .Ur. Blnrbtock continued to make bis home 
in Toronto. His first residence there was in 
lR
7. when he was only three years old. but thp 
family soon movpd to Cavan township. 



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Dr. Blackstock was married in 1850 to Miss 
Mary Gibbs, born in 18
(j, sister of the late Hon. 
T. N. Gibbs and of W. H. Gibbs, M.P., of Osh- 
awa. She is still living. Mrs. Blackstoc!.: was 
a constant support and sympathizer in her hus- 
band's work from the first. and enjoyed with iÚm 
their well earned rest. They were among the 
oldest couplps in Toronto, and as highly esteemed 
as they were widely known. Although well 
ast 
eighty at the time of his death, Dr. Blackstock 
enjoyed reasonably good health and was in full 
possession of aU his faculties. To Dr. and )1rs. 
Blackstock were born two sons: Thomas Gibbs 
Blackstock ICC.. a leading member 01' the On- 
tario Bar, who died in July, 1906; 
md George 
Tate Blackstock, K.C.. a prominent member of 
the Ontario Bar. 


DAVID BREAKEKRIDGE READ, ICC., 
llied of paralysis at his residence, No. 40 Bread- 
albane street, May 11, 1904, at the agð of ei
hty- 
one. He had a stroke of apoplexy in Novem- 
ber. 1902, and was afterward confinerl to hi" bcd, 
hnt wa" cons('ion
 until shortly before death. 
'fhe late 1\11'. Read, who for many years was 
one of the best-known lawyers in the Province, 
was born in Augusta, Ont., June 13. 1823, and 
on both sides was of United Empire Loyalist 
descent. At the age of thirteen he was sent. to 
Upper Canada College, and when the :Mackenzie 
rebellion broke out he marched with the other 
boys to the Govcrnor to offer his services. The 
Governor. Mr. Read used to say, patted them on 
the hearl and said that. they were not needed at 
present. He entered on the study of law June 
16. ]840, and was called to the bar on June 19, 
1843. Among those with whom he practi3ed 
were: Alexander Leith; the present Chancellor 
Boyd; .J. B. Read. his brother; T. A. Kepfer; 
II. V. Knight, and latterly his son. Wal- 
ter Read. He was created Q.C. by the old Gov- 
ernment of Canada Dec. 23, 1
58. and at the 
time of his death was the oldest. so appointed. bis 
immediate predecessor having been th(' lat..
 Sir 
Oliver Mowat, appointed in 1855. He was elect- 
ed a Benchcr of the Law Society in November, 
]855, and continued a Beneher until his retire- 
ment }n April, 1881. A feature of his work 
there was the interest he ahmys manifpstcrl in 
the students. It may be added that among his 
students were Chancellor Boyd. Judge Iding-ton, 
Col. Matheson. the Provincial Treasurer. Judge 
E rmatin gel', of St. Thomas, Isaac Campbell, K. 
C., of Winnipeg, and Frank Denton, K.C.. of 
']'oront.o. 
Many years ago, when legal procedure was 
less flexible than it be('ame und!'r thp long re- 
gime of the late Attorney-General Mowat, Mr. 
Read held a high position at. the Ontario Bar. 


lIe was a Master ()f legal techniralities, anrl of 
the special pleading which in the earlier part of 
his career was very effeeti \'e in counsel work. 
Several eminent jurists received their prepara- 
tory t.raining in his office, and to the last h
 re- 
tained their respect and affeéti.\n. '1'he great 
change in judicature and procedure. whÌch was 
for the most part completed between 1874 and 
1884, maùe it ùifticult for the older practitiuni'l's 
and judges to keep up with the procession, and 
1\11'. Read gave up the arduous struggle. He ha.d 
done his work, but he never eomplaincd of the 
changed conditions. 
Comparative exemption from rrofessional dut- 
ies gave him a chance to earry on the wor!{ of 
historical investigation, in which he took grli'at 
delight. and at which by dint of abilit,}, pat.il nf. n , 
and conscientiousness he became an expert of 
a somewhat high order. Whoever undertakf's to 
write a history of Ontario. formerly Upper Cfin- 
ada, will find his work of research greatly aided 
by the material collected and the sources indi- 
cated by Mr. Read. He was by temperament a 
man of activity, with a special fondness for pub- 
lic afflJirs. In polities he was an ardent Con- 
servative, and he had a fund of anerdotes of 
the stirring period of his early manhood which 
served to enliven his conversation when he was 
in a reminiscent mood. All trace of partisan 
aggressiveness passed away from him ]on
 'lgO, 
and d
lring his later years some of his most inti- 
mate friends were his former political opponents. 
He was a puhlic-spirited participant in muni- 
cipal administration. and was foml of referring 
to t.he time when he and Sir Oliver Mowat wert' 
fellow-members of the city f'(mncil oi Toronto. 
Thus in more than one way his death severs an- 
other link ,\'hich bound the present to the past 
He always took fin active inh>rc,>t in municipal 
politics, and was eleeted alderman for St. Pat- 
rick's ward in 1858. On November 11th of that 
year, he was eleeted by the council. }Iayor of 
the city on the resignat.ion of ,Yo H. Boulton. 
At the time of his death he was the olde.
t ex- 
Mayor. .Among the aldermen of that year was 
Sir Oliver Mowat. He was one of the first memo 
bel's of the Toronto Club. 
Active in both outi!oor and indoor !::ports. he 
was a member of the Royal {ianadian YaI'ht 
Club, of the Toronto Cricket Club, and of the 
CaeI' Howell Bowling (,lub, of which for ye:t.rs 
he was Honorary Presii!.ent.. He also was active 
in military affairs. and was appointed en<;ign 
of the 5th Battalion of Toronto :;\Iilitia in lR:JC. 
During the last fifteen yrars hI' devoterl him- 
self to literary and historical work-"The Lives 
of the .Judges of Ppper Canada." "The Life of 
Goyernor Rimcoe." "The IJife of General 
Brock." "The R('nellion of 1837." He was vice- 



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prt:'&ldcnt of th" York Pioneerf a membcr of the 
Ontario Historical S,. i"'+
, and one ot the com- 
mittt'" of ih
 rpper Canada College Old noys' 
.\ ciation. In p/)liti.,,> he was a personal friend 
and strong supporter of Sir John Macdon:11d. 
He wa
 an activp member of the Church of Eng- 
land, and was one of the founders of St. John's 
Church, aud al<::{) of St. Matthias' Church, of the 
lattf'r of whie\1 he \, as for many y{'ars church- 
",arden aud n'presentative III the Synod. 
;\11'. Davi(\ Breahenridge Reaù was a son of 

'ohn Lau\lon and .J anet (Breakenridge) Read. 
John IJ:.tndou Rearl was a son of Obadiah Rpad, 
a United Empirt' Loyalist, who came to Canada 
in 17
4, ettling in t.he town of Augusta, County 
.If Gre1.l\ille, Ontario. Obaùiah Read married 
1IIiss Lydia Landon, also of United Empire 
Loy dlist stock. 

n 1848 :\11'. David Breakenridge Read mar- 
J.j('d Miss Emily Ballard, of Picton, and to this 
, ':lion the following family were born: :\Iiss Ada 
Read. librarian of the County of York Law As- 
sociation; Mrs. F. C. Wadc, and Mrs. H. J. 
Wade, of Vancouver, B.C.; and one son, 1\11'. 
\\. alter Read, of the firm of Read & Read. 


ANDREW CRA WF'ORD. Among the we11- 
known business men of Toronto was Andrew 
Crawford, a member of the firm known as The 
'W. R. Brock Company, wholesale dry goods 
dealers. 1\11'. Crawford was born at Carnfoot, 
near Dollar, Scotland, in 1837, and he died in 
Toronto in 1893. He was a son of Robert and 
:Margaret (Dixon) Crawford, also natiws of 
Scotland. 
In 1856 Andrew Crawford came to Toronto 
and engagpd a.<; a clerk for Dixon & Logan, whose 
business he and Mr. James D. Smith purchased 
iater, the firm becoming known as Crawford & 
Smith. Later Mr. Crawford became a member 
of The W. R. Brock Company. and with this 
firm was iùentified up to the time of his death. 
In 1863 Andrew Crawford and Catherine Gibb 
were united in marriage, she being a daughter 
of the late Charles and Elizabeth (Shillingla,,) 
Gibb. Charles Gibb was born in 1808 at Fet- 
tercairn. Scotland, "as educated in Edinburgh, 
and there he studied for the profession of ('ivil 
and mechanical pngineering. In 1832 he came 
to Toronto. where he followed that line until 
1846, when he died. lIe was a son of James and 
Catherine (Durie) Gibb. who also came to Can- 
ada. settling near Chatham, ,,,,here they died. 
Elizabeth Shillinglaw, the mother of Mrs. 
Crawford, was the only daughter of "William 
Rhillinglaw. who died at Galaghiels, Scotland. 
his widoW" anrl phildren coming to Canada when 
Elizalwth wag only nine year:s of age. 8he died 
in Toront.o in lSfJO, lea,'in
 two children: l\'Irs. 


Crawford; and James Gibb, of Arkansas, U.S.A. 
1\11'. and )Irs. Crawford's children ,"ere: 1\1ar- 
garet, at home; Charles, deceased; Ethel, deceas. 
ed; Robert Dixon, with The W. R. Brock Com- 
pany; Catherine, the wife of FI'ank J olmston, of 
Toronto; and Andrew Gordon, in th
 Bank of 
Toronto, at Collingwood. l\Ir. Crawford was a 
consistent member of Knox Presbyterian 
Church, and 1\Irs. Crawford adheres to the same 
religious faith. He was a Reformer in politips, 
and his fraternal connection was with St. And- 
rew's Society. 


ROBERT RUSSELL BALDWIN, B.A., of 
No. 36 Lowther avenue, Toronto, who for some 
years previous to 'his death had retired from 
active business, was a member of one of the old- 
est families in the city. Ill' was a son of Wil- 
liam Augustus and Isabella Clarke Baldwin, who 
was the daughter of James Buchanan, British 
Consul at New York. 
\Villiam Augustus Baldwin was a son of Dr. 
\Villiam \Varren Baldwin, who was born. in Ire- 
land in 1775, and died at Toronto Jan. 5, 1t\44. 
Dr. Baldwin founded the family in Canada, 
having in 1790 settled in Toronto. He marricd 
Margaret Phoebe Willcocks, daughter of Wil- 
liam \Villcocks, by whom he had these 
ehildren: Robert, William Augustus, Henry 
and Quetton St. George. William Aug- 
ustus Baldwin's children by hi<; first 
marriage were: Henry St. George, men- 
tioned elsewhere; James Buchanan, M.D.; Wil- 
limn Augustus; Robert Russell; Aemilius; 
Phoebe Buchanan; and Isabella Elizabeth. Mr. 
Baldwin's first "ife died Aug. 21, 18;)0, and on 
Feb. 29. 18:52, hc married Margaret Fry, daugh- 
ter of Capt. 11artin Donald 
IcLeod. To this 
union were born these children: Jane 1\IcI.eod, 
wife of "l\Iartin Graham. of Rome, Georgia; 
Elizabeth Alexandrina McLeod; Annie Maria, 
now Mrs. ('harll's Pratt \Yhelan; Martin 
Donald l\frLeod, deceased; Lawrence IIe
rden, 
barrister of Toronto; 1Iargaret 
Ich>od, de- 
ceased; NOl'J)l1ln l\'Ip TJcod, decpaseò; Charle" Mc- 
Leod, of St. Thomas; and .John McLeod, a physi- 
cian of Toronto. 
Robert. Russell Baldwin was born in Tm'onto 
in 1842. and was educated at Upper C11nada Col- 
lege, and 'l'oronto University, from which latter 
imtitution he graduated in 1866 with the de- 
gree of B.A. Upon completing 'his clm,sical edu- 
cation, Mr. Baldwin was for some years cOn- 
Depted "Kith the Canadian Rank of Commerce 
at Toronto. Tn lRR3 he resignpd this position, 
:md he dipd in 1906. 
In 1893 Mr. Baldwin marri{'d Ada W('bster, 
daughter of the late James and Margaret (Wil- 
son) Weh<;ter. parly settlers in the County of 



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'Yellington. 1\11'. W cbster was born in 1808, in 
Perthshire, Scotland, and died at Guelph, in 
1869. The"
 ebster home in Scotland was known 
as "Balrudder
T." 'l'he father of 1\1rs. Baldwin 
was a son of James and Agnes (Hunter) \Veh. 
ster. who spent their entire lives in Scotland. 
'flwir children "ho came to Canada were: 
.T ames. the father of :;\Irs. Baldwin; and Thomas. 
James \\Tebster came to Ontario in 1833, and 
purchased a large tract of land in the Count.y of 
Wellington, to the clearing, cultivating and sell- 
ing of which he gave his active life. He was uot 
only a clever business man, but also a prominent 
public citizen. serving in Parliament several 

'ears. 1\11'. \Yebster's strict integrity may be 
gathered from the fact that upon one election to 
Parliament he saw that fraud had been com- 
mitted in the elections and promptly resigned 
the office as a strong rebuke to his over-zealous 
supporters. For many years 1\11'. \Vebster 
serverl as registrar of the County of Wellingtl)n. 
On March 6. 1838, he married 1Iargarct Wilson, 
born at Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1821. 


REV. AKDREW B. CH
UIBBRS. LL.B., 
D.D., of Toronto. hears a name long identified 
with the best interest8 of Canada. The family 
originated in the 
orth of Ireland, and its 
founrlers in Canada were Richard and John 
Chambers-the latter the father I)f Dr. Cham- 
bel'S, of Toronto. These two pioneers were sons 
of Alexander Chambers. Richard preceded John 
to Canarla by a few years, and settled first in St. 
Catha rines, but later removerl to DunnviUe, 
where he became a prominent mcrchant and mil- 
ler. His old mill still stands at. Dunnville, and i.s 
known as the Chambers l\Iill. He was a man 
of affairs there, a member of the council, and 
otherwi",c an important and substantial citizen. 
John Chambers. who shared the honor almost 
equally of founding t.he Chambers family here, 
was born in the North of Ireland. near Ennis- 
killen, in 1813, and died in 1901. His wife, 
born in 1815, lived until 1881. In 1847 John 
Chambers and his wife came to Canada, settling 
at Toronto. where they remained until 1854, 
when they removed to the township of Whit- 
church, in the County of York There Mr. 
Chambers engaged for a time _in the mullufacture 
of luml1Pr. Later he removed to Reach town- 
ship. Count
. of Ontario, farming there for a 
short period. and then entered the mercantile 
business at Victoria Corners, same township. In 
1866 1\11'. Chambers removed to Wilfrid. in 
Brock township. where he hp('ame a general 
llI('rchant and ,,-as thp first postmaster at that 
place. He resided there until 188
. when he 
retired from husiness and settIerl for a time at 
f'anniuÇ!tou. In 1
99 he rame to Toronto. whel'e 


he resiùel] with his son. 1)1'. Chambers, until his 
death. To .John Chamb PI
 and his "ife wt're 
horn children as follows: Eliza, born in Ireland, 
now Mr. J amcs Dale, of :M anitoba ; Dr. Andrew 
B., born in Ireland; Alexand '1' Carson, deceased, 
who "as born in Irpland (hi" son .John Kin
 
lives in Toronto) ; l\1ary. wife pf '" i.Uiam Henry 
Lawrence; 11rs. John 1\Ioore Ha.t't, widow of Dr. 
John )100re Hart; Ann Jane, who diEd umnar- 
ried; John James. who died unmarried; and 
Thomas Richard, for h\enty-five years a resi- 
dest of Hamilton, North Dakota. 
Rev. Andrew B. Chambers was reared and 
educated at Toronto, and in lR75 he we-s graJu- 
ated in law at McGill Lniversit
T. After sev- 
eral years spent in teaching in the 
Counties of York and Ontario Dr. Cham- 
bers turned his attention and stlld.v to 
the ministry. In 1864 he enttred the 
l\1ethodist Conference as a probationer. and in 
1868 he was ordained. He remained two yeal'R 
at his first pastorate, at Newmarkl.t, went to 
Prince Edward County, where he served three 
years, and then went to Sherbrook Street 
Church, Montreal. His subsequent statil)ns 
were as follows: Pembroke. two years: Xap- 
anee, Quebec; l\Iontreal, second term; Staru.t
ad, 
two years, during part of whiph time he was 
gowrnor of Stanstead College. From StansÌPad 
he was called to Napanee for a second term. 
In 1891 Dr. Chambers was called to Wesley 
Church, Toronto, where he remained three years. 
He then spent three years as pastor of the :Mc- 
Caul St.reet Church, three years at the Gerrard 
Street Church. three years at Wood Green Tab- 
ern aclp , anrl in 1903 became pastor of the Par- 
liament Street Church. 
Dr. Chambers through his high Chri",tian 
character and scholarly attainments has become 
a power in his church and for twenty sessions 
of the Conference he has been a member of t.he 
stationing committee. He has served 11.<; Chair- 
man of the Quebec. l\1ontreal, Stanstead. Nap- 
anee, Toronto Central and Toronto Em;t Dis- 
tricts, and has been a member of five General 
Conferences. In lR97 he was elected President 
of the Toront.o Conference. and at the ('lose Ilf 
the term in 1898 Vi('toria College conferred upon 
him the degree of D.D.. an eminently fitting 
honor. TIe is a member of the Rcnate of Vic- 
toria College, and trea<;urer or the superannua- 
tion flmd for the Toronto Conference. 
On June Ifi, 1868. Dr. Chamlwrs was mar- 
ried to 1\Ti<;s Imcy. tlJird daught.er of the lat.e 
Rpv. Wil1iam 
rcCullough, and they have had 
thc!-:e children: lVII's. 
\. X. Burns. of Toronto; 
:\Irs. R. W. Anglin. of the Essex High School: 
Pearl: Ruh
'; and A. Harold H., nOw connected 
"ith tIll' Equit.\- Fire Immrance Company. Dr. 



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Chambers is an OrangE man, and also belongs to 
the l\'[asollil, the I.O.O.F'. and the A.O.U.W. In 
his political sentiment.. he is a Conservative 0.1' 
thp independent type He worthily f'njoys the 
estepU1 of all who know him: the respect of all 
classes. and the a,..lmirarion of his cO.la1JOrers. 
lIe has been a member of and has taken a gr
at 
interest in the work of the Upper Canada Bibie 
So. jet
 during the past fourtpen years, and is 
at the present t.ime one of its vice-presidents. 
TIe is a member of the board anò also of the 
,....pcutive of tue recently formed Canadian Bible 
Society. 


.JOSEPH HEKRY WIDDIFIELD, M.D.. :M:. 
P.P. Th sudden death of Mr. Widdifield on 
;3unday Tflorning, June 3. 1906, removed from 
th(' County of York one of her most faithful 
I TIcials and most highly esteemed citizens, and 
trom Toronto a Christian gentleman whose 
friends were legion. For many years he was 
sheriff of the County of York, and was a mem- 
l.er of one of the pioneer families of the County. 
The family is of Saxon English extraction. and 
was first brought to Canada by Henry Widdi- 
iìeld, the grandfather of Joseph H. 
Henry Widdiiìeld was born in Ne" Jersey in 
1779. a son of Henry 'Viddifield, Sr., who W:lS 
also born in New Jersey, but who moved to 
Pennsylvania when his son, Henry, the grand- 
father of Joseph H., "as but a lad. In 1800 
Henry Widdifield, Jr.. came t.o the County of 
York on a prospecting tour. and WftS so favor- 
ably impressed with the country that he re- 
turned to Pennsylvania, and prepare<l to move 
to Canada, which he did the following year, spt- 
tling on J
ot 32, Concession 3, Whitchurch town- 
ship, where he cleared a farm from the bush. 
This farm has never passcd out. of the family, 
anr1 is now owned by one of his grandsons, 
.James }
d1mrd Widdifield, and is known as 
":l\faple Groye Farm." In 180
 Mr. Widdifield 
returned to Pennsylvania, and therp marriei 
Phebe Randall. a native of that State. Her 
brothers and sisters were also earlv settlers in 
the County of York. Rhe was born in 1774, and 
died on the York County farm in 18;';), hpr hu!'- 
band surviving until 1869. when he too, 
passpd away. fn t.heir religiOlis faith. they were 
Quakers. and in politiral prinriple Henry Wid- 
difield was a IJiheral. Some time after they 10- 
cat
d in thp County of York, they were j
il1ed 
ahout 1807 by Mr. Widdifipld's father, Henry 
\Viddifield. Sr., who came, arrompanied by hi!! 
family. to find prosperity in the COllutry so at- 
tracti-ve to his son. He made his home there 
until his death. To IIpnry Wiòdifield, .Tr., 
nd 
wife werc born thp followinQ' f'hildren: Oharles 
E., the father of our suhject.: _\Q:np!!, who mar- 


ried James Playter, and is now deceased; Mary. 
deceased wife of Ira Brown, of Pickering; and 
Mercy, deceased, who married George Play tel'. 
Charles E. \\ïddifield was born on l\laple 
Grove Farm in 1812, and there on his birthplace 
he followed farming all his life. dying in 1883. 
He was a man much interested in public affairs, 
particularly matters pert.aining to schools, and 
he served most acceptably as school trustee for 
a nlUnber of years. Political honors, however, 
he steadfastly refused. In 1841 he was mar- 
ried to Angelina Hughes, who was born in Penn- 
sylvania in 1821, daughter of Joseph Hughes, 
a pioneer of the County of York, and died at 
the home of her son. Joseph H., in 1896. Both 
Charles Widdiiìeld and his wife were members 
of the Quaker Church. He votRd the ticket of 
the Liberal party. The nine children born to 
Charles Widdifield and wife were: (1) Eliza- 
beth. married George B. Knowles, and had three 
rhildren: Emma. wife of Dr. Elsworth l\k
lfiI- 
lan, of California; Frederick, of New York CIty; 
and Helen l\Iaude. wife of John Taylor. of Ham- 
ilton, New York Stat.e. (2) Joseph Henry. (3) 
Elma is widow of \Valter Playter. by whom she 
had the following children: Florence, wife of 
J
orne l\IcCormick, of t.he Royal Bank of Otta- 
wa; and Vera and Greta, at home. (4) l\Iercy, 
deceaséd, married J. J. Collins, of St. Cath. 
arines, by whom she had two children: Herbert, 
of the rlass of 1904. Toronto TTnh'ersity; and 
Evelyn Maude, at home. (5) Miss Jennie lives 
in Toronto. (6) William C., a barrister at New- 
market, married Emma Cane, dauf'hter of the 
late v"llliam Cane, by whom he has two dal1
h- 
tel's. Marjorie and Kathleen. (7) James Ed- 
ward, owner of the old homp. mllrrieò Emma 
\Vatson, sister of George \Vatson, K.C., of 'To- 
ronto, and has three rhildren: Ethel. of the civil 
service at Ottawa; Charles IIowarr1 and George 
Wentworth. (8) Charles Howard and (9) Rose 
Evelyn both died unmarried. 
Joseph Henry Widdifield was horn on thp old 
homestead .June 12, 1845. His literary educa- 
tion was acquired in the rural srhools of his dis- 
trict and in the high school at Newmarket. Upon 
completing his work at the latter plare he en- 
tered at once upon the study of medicine, his 
rhosen profession, and in 1869. he receiveil the 
degree of M.D. from Victoria University. In 
1870 he was graduated from the Royal College 
of Surgeons at JJondon, England, and in the 
same year became a lirentiate of tflC Royal C()l- 
lege of Ph
-sirians, at Edinburgh. Late in the 
same year he entered upon the artive practice of 
his profession at Newmarket., Ilnd rontinued to 
he surcessfully engllged there unt.il 1888, when 
he was made sheriff of t.he County of York. 
Soon after lorating at Newmarket he became act- 



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ive in the councils of the Liberal party, and in 
IS"i.) was the recipient of parliamentary honors, 
being honored by re-election in ] Sï9. 188:1 aod 
1886, r!'signing hi'> office in 18S8 to becmne 
sheriff. During sewn years of his service in 
Parliam!'nt he was" Parliament Whip" for t.he 
")IO\Hlt party, .. and for seven ;\-ears .\"I:IS chair- 
man of the 
Ìlmding Orders committee. 
It was not only in political and professional 
lines that 
Ir. "\\ïddifield was prominently i,len- 
tified \\ith his nati,-e county, but h
 \\as (llso 
conspicuous in military circles. He held a first- 
class certificate from the 
[ilitary Institute of 
Toronto, and also from the 8('11001 of liunnt>ry 
of the same city. lIe served in the Ffnian r:lÌd 
in 1866, for \\ hieh service he held a medal and. 
a grant of IGO acres of land in a township in 
Ontario. nHnH'<l in his honor-"\\ïddifleld town- 
ship. 
Dr. Widdificl<l belonged to the Coll!'ge of Phy. 
sicians and Surgeons of Ontario. He \\ as a 
!lIason of Knight Templar degree; \Va" past mas- 
ter of Tuscan Lodge )Jo. 99, )J"ewmarket; 
past first principal of Doric Chaptel'. 
Xo. 60 Xf"'\lnarket; ex-m!'mbers of the 
hoard of genet'al purposps. of the Orand 
J.Jodge (If r.
mada ; p8,>t district :lepllty 
grand master of thl' Toronto dist.rict; pa<;t gl'alll\ 
superintend!'nt of Toronto District. R.A.1L For 
many years prior to the holding of the office of 
sheriff, Dr. Widdifield was a justice of the peace. 
and also coronel' of the County. 'Ie Wi!" ml'dical 
c
aminei' for thp _\.o.r.-\Y. 
In If:.92 Or. Widdifie\d pnrcha!'e<\ hie:; fine 
residence at the corner of St. George street and 
Prinee Arthur awnu!'. where his many fri!'nds 
always fonnfl a h!'arty 
reeting. 


LIEUT.-COL. WIULU( J. LA
E 
lILLI- 
GAK a rptirpd Rtaff Officer of Pensioners, Impe- 
rial Rpr,'i,'e, residence Bromley House, Toronto, 
comes of a family long connected \\ ith military 
lif!', while on his mother's side he is deseendl'd 
from John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster. Tlw 
Colonel hims!'lf has added new lustre to the 
name and has distinguished himself during long 
years of service in Europe. Asia, Africa and 
America. He was born in Madras. India, son 
of Dr. William :Milligan. 
Dr. '\Yilliam :Milligan, born in Pcrt.hshil'e, Scot- 
land. in 1791. was for many years a surgeon of 
thl' 6th Enniski1lpll Dra
oons. lIe married !IIi,s 
Elizabeth 
ybil Lane. of England. of the Lane 
family, Bentley Hall, Staffordshire. B.>ntlp:,>- 
Hall was one of the hiding places of King 
Charles II. during his escape from Englan(l. and 
he left it disguised as a groom to Lady .J ar e flanl'. 
riding on a pillion in front of It!'r. on hi" e;;('ape 
to the ('oast frum Bpntl!'y HHl1. The fHmil
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wag offered a Dukedom b;y King Charles. but it 
"as de('lined. The Lane crest is the strawbcl'l'y 
horse, bearing the Crown between his feet, "ith 
the motto "GarJe-le-Roi," and their arms are 
quartered" ith those of England. Colonel ;\Iil- 
li
an 's g-ranllfather, Colonel Lane. was gm:ernor 
of St. Helena during the imprisonment of )Ja- 
poleon. À great-uncle. Major-Gt'neral Sir 
Burges Camae, was military secretary to tllf' 
Dnke of "\Yellin!,rton in India. 
Colonel )IiIligan \\ as the only son. He" as 
eclncattd in En
li!nd under Dr. {ireig, of \Yal- 
thamstow. Essex, and at tlll' age of sixteen pn- 
tpr!'d upon his military career, in the 
(-ourse of whil"h he has seEn 'òcrviec in 
the four great cuutin!'nts }f the wlwld 
In ::;onth Afriea he sl'rved \vith the 73rd 
Perthshire RC'[!iment, was also in the Indian 
)Iutiny (it afterwards became the 2nd 
Battalion, Blaek Wateh). while later he was ap- 
pointed Staff Officer of Pensioners. This posi- 
t.ion he held twenty 
'eat.s. and the last twelve, 
from ]Sí9 to 1891: he wa" in Toronto. After 
retiring hc continued to mati:p his home in that 
city. 
\\'hill> on service in India Colonel :\Iilligan 
was married in Dinapore to 
Iiss Isabella Mar- 
garet Moil', who was born in that country, a 
(langhter of Co1. J. D. W )Ioir, of the Bengal 
East India 8ervice. To this union seven dÜl- 
drC'n wcrp horn, Ilanwly: "\Yilliam .J. Lane. de- 
ceased; Alice :-;ib;\'l, ,,'ho married Frank 
Xi(-ho!ls [(ermin, of Toronto; Isabella Grace, 
\\ho mar!'ied F. _\. Hilton, of Toronto, and has 
five sons and two daughters; Helen :\[ary Edith; 
Yda Jlouisa, who married Lester 'Yea,-!'r, of 
Hespeler, Ont., and has t\\O sons; Kathleen 
)laude; and ßeatrice 
-\dele, wife of R
Jssell 
Brown. of Toronto, and mother of one daughtpr. 
Colont'll\lilligan is one of Toronto's most dis- 
tinguished citizens. and holds a high position 
socially. When in India he became a member 
of the Masonic fraternity, and still maintains 
his interest in it. In religion he is a m"m"er 
of 111<' Episcopal Churl.h, and in politics 11(' is a 
Conservative. 


WILLLn[ BOrLTBEE, r.E. The late 
William BouItbee, who passed away at hie:; resi- 
denc!', "I \"er House." Ko. 52 St. Alhan street. 
Toronto, in Kovem bel', 1902. \\ as a well.kr}(\wn 
civil engineer. and spent many years in thp 
pra(.ti,'C' of his professi(]ß in HamIlton and 
Toronto. He was born in Devonshire. Englan(l. 

rareh I!), 1-<32, son of Felix and :\[ary (8am- 
u!'l) BOlllthc p . 
Fe1i
 BouJtbee, "ho was an officer in the H. 
E. 1. C. R. was the founder of the family in 
Canada. His fathel', "\\ïlliam. al<;o camp tu 



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Canada in his later :rears, and resided with his 
son. On coming to Canada Felix Boultbee set- 
Hl'd at Ancaster, where he soon afterward d:l'd. 
His brother and sister, 'Vashingt.on and Hosa- 
lind. came to Canada and cared for his family 
until they grew to maturity. His children were: 
.Mary Ann, Alfred, Frank, \ViUiam and Rev. 
Arthur. 
\Yilliam Boultbee was educated lU Canada. 
On the completion of his term as apprentice 
to the late Jolm Howard, a well-known civil 
engincer of Toronto, he secured a position as 
civil engineer on the construction of the Great 
\Vestel'n railwa,y. In this work Mr. Boultbee 
distinguished himself as a thoroughly competent 
engineer, and his experience gained him an ap- 
pointment, in 1864, to a position on the en. 
gineering staff of the )Iadras Railway Company 
of London, England, operating in India. LIe 
soon rnse to the pUl'ition of ex(>('utive engineer, 
which he Iw1d until 188
. when he retircd. The 
high estel'Ill in which )[1'. Boultbee was lwld !n 
his sen-ice in India \\ ill be seen from the fact 
that in lðÎ(j-/Î, during the famine in that 
country, he 'HIS in charge of a staff of tweuty- 
threl' tll<lu
,md people, I'ngagl'd in railway work, 
and as an apprpciation of his most exceìl
nt 

ervil'es was givpn a prolonged furlough to CJ;lU- 
Rda of t".o years. Iv 1878 he starteCl bael, to 
India, and in February. 18í
l, resnmed his pro- 
fl'Ssional work, continuing therein until 18t1:!. 
when he returned to Canaùa. He spttle.} in 
Toronto, where he erect I'd a fine home on 81. 
f
porge street. in which he passed a few :vears. 
ReIling- this llOnw. II(> loeated at No. 52 St. Al- 
ban strel't, and then' tlw remaindpr of his life 
was spent. 
On Dec. 12,1866, at )Iadras. India, 1\11'. Boult- 
bee married 
\1iss )[arian 1\'[ulock a member of 
an old anù prominent family of Ontario. She 
is the daughter of the late Dr. Thomas Homan 
)1ulock, sister of the lIon. Sir William Mulock, 
late postmastl'r-general of f'anada, and cousin of 
"Miss )luloek," authl)r of "John Halifax. 
Gentleman." The .MuJol'k family was founded 
in Canada by William -;\[ulock the g-randfath<'r 
of 1\lr!':. "Bonlthee. III' was born in Dublin, Ire. 
land. and in lRBï spttJpd at OrilJin, Ont.. whpre 
hI' owned valuahle farm property. His wife 
was -;\Iiss 
arah Paisl,,)', also of Dublin. and 
th('ir ehildl'pn werp: Rev. f'anfln :Muloek, of 
Kingston: .Wi1Iiam, deceased, of Califomia: 
J.obert P.. of f'olfax, Iowa; Vanee; Dr. Thomas 
Homan: Alary, :'I Irs. .\I.thur Rohinson; and sp\'- 
I'raJ who eliI'd youn!!. 
Dr. Thomas Homan ),lnlo('k, father of :\lJ"s. 
BOl1ltlwe. was horn in Duhlin, Irehllld. in ISI1. 
and was edueatrd at 'l'rinity Colleg('. DuhEn. 
zlnd th.. Co]1pgl' (1f Physic'ians at TJondon. Eng- 


Janel. In 18:31 he settled at Ncwauarket, County 
York, Ont., later removing to Bonùhead. where 
he died in 1847. His wife was l\Iiss Mary Ca\\'- 
tl1ra, a member of an olù and prominent family 
of Ontario, and daughter of Jolm Cawthra, 
merchant of North York. Dr. l\Iulock was 
marriell to :\Iiss Cawthra in 1838, and they be- 
came the parents of five children: John (de- 
ceased); Marian, Mrs. Boultbee; Hon. Sir Wil- 
limll; Sarah '1'. t deceased), wife of G. W. 
I.Jount, a barrister of Osgoode HaB, Toronto; 
,llld Rosamond P., now Mrs. G. 'V. )Ionk, of 
Toronto. 
To :Mr. and :Mrs. Boultbee were born cle\'l'n 
(.hilùren, se,'eral of whom died 
'oung. Tlw 
ioBowing grcw t,o maturity: Dr. AJfred, oì '1'0- 
runt.o, married Edith Hannaford, tmd has four 
dlildren, l\Iichael, WiBiam, ()onstance and John 
n. l\Iarian married Dr. ].Jongfiel
] Smith, of 
Barbaclos, \V est Indies, and dil'd in HI05, lcav. 
ing two children. Joyce and Rosamond. .Will 
loIuloek, a barrister of Toronto, married :Mar- 
garet Amy Douglas, of Bampton, Oxford, Eng- 
land, and their children are Charles D., f..:li:7a.. 
beth ::\I., Thomas F. and "\YiIliam S. Horace, a 
jl1tll'ualist on tll(' lIlail, lllm'ri{'d i\an Greer, of 
1m'onto. auù they have one child, Hie.hard (ireer. 

Jiss Rosamond and .:Uiss Gladys are at home. 
1\1l but the two last nameJ were born in India. 
1\[1'. BouItbee was a cunsistent membl'r of the 
Church of England, to the faith of which l\Irs. 
l
oultbre anI] the family also adhue. Frater- 
Nllly he was connecteà with St. Crorg-e's Soci- 
ety. He was an arùent Jover of chess, and For 
manr :;pars president of the Chess Club of On- 
furio. 


IIFSOX l\1l'RHA Y, 1\1..\., 1\. C., of Toronto, 
is of Scotch extraction, and the fir;,;t, of his fnm- 
iiy of whom anything definite is known is his 
grandfutJll'r, "\YiJliam 
Iurray, who, ÌI'uI
in!!' 
f)'om a branch of thp House of .Murray (Athol), 
bears the same arms. HI' went to the Barhados, 
where he died. His wife was KetuJ'<lh Shephen! 
Bruce, a lineal descendant of I.Jord Elgin, 
nd 
thl'ir children were: .William l\Im>ray, managt'I' 
of the Colonial Bank, Barbados, and Da\'Ïdsou 
j\jlll11'O Murray. 
In 1
3j Davidson l\Iunro Murray, tl1(' futher 
of the Rubjec:t of this article, 10catpc1 in Torollto, 
\dll'rr he li\'Cd reti,'ed until his death. in IS:)1 
He 'H!S in the service in the rl'bl'Hion of lR37- 


. hoJ,]ing thf rank of captain. He married 
::\lalT 
\nn TIuRon, daug'hter of (}porg-e Hu- 
!'nn, an<l Ihe
' had thpse children; Marion Bnwe, 
"ho died in Toronto, unmarried: 1 luson 1hu'- 
ray: "\\TiI!iam Davidson, of 'l'oronto; DavÌI!sol1 
Tu1lamore WeHs, decpased: Kl'turah Shpphel.j 
nnWI', wife of Ramurl Clark Dunc'an. of '1'0- 



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ronto; Hannah Jane Emily Maud, and Gertrude 
Louisa .Anne, who died several 
'ears ago. 
Huson ?lIurray was born in Toronto in 1835, 
and was graduated with the degrres of B.A. and 
l\L\. from Trinity Pni,'el'Rit.y in If',):). He later 
receiv!'d his :i\I.S., after which he read law with 
J OM Hillyard Cameron, and was called to the 
Bar in 1859. since "'hen he has been enga!!ed in 
acti,'e practice in his native city. In 1889 :Mr. 
:\[urray was macle a R.C. He was a b!'ncher of 
th!' Law Ro('iety for ten years. and chairman of 
the finance committee. :Mr. Murray has b!'rn 
iden tified with the Protestant Orphans' Home 
for many years. 
In 1860 :\11'. :\Iurray married :\Ii"g Eliza :M:. 
A. He,yard, daughter of Francis Harris Hew- 
Hd, and grand-niece of the late Sir John Bever. 
ley l
obillqon, Bm'opet, and to this union hilve 
I.ern born: Charles Bruce :\Iunro, broker and a 
plOminent 
Iason, married Charlotte Grand; 
.\l'thur Huson, managpr of the Imperial Bank 
at Brantford, manied Sybille \Valker, daughter 
of Capt. Henry Walker, and they have two 
l'hildren, Duthga :\Iuri!'l and IIrnry; Athol F. 
B., \\ ith the Imprrial Bank of Fergus, nHu'ried 
S:ybil Sinclaire; Louisa Frances is the wife of 
lieorge H. Jones. and they have two children, 
Percival Heward and H!'rbert Francis; "Emma 
l\Iahel is the wife of Stephen Y. Baldwin, and 
has two chil(lr!'n. Leslie 1\1urray and Stephanie 
Victoria; and Lillian Grace Louise is at home. 
TIIP family are llIf>mo!'rs of the Church of l
ng- 
land. Mr. :\Iurray is a Conservative. 


THO:\IAS RlDÜC'l' settled in York, nOW To- 
ronto, in lï97. and was therefore one of its 
earliest inhabihmts. lIe was born in 
hprborne, 
Dorsetshir'e, England. l\Iarch 17, 1754. The 
Ridouts were originally from Franc-e. but had 
<:;ettled in England early in the sixteenth cen- 
t llry. a coat of anus being granted them in the 
rei!!n of Hpnry VII. G!'orge Ridout, father of 
Thomas, was born in 1703 Rt lIenstridg!'. Som- 
ers!'t. where the family had a sma]] estate, but 
h!' married and settled in 
herhorne, Dm'set- 

hire. where he brought up his numerous fam- 
ily. 'I'he boys were edue'atpd at the famous 

hprborne Grammar School, and the eldest son 
John, after taking his degree at Oxford, left 
Eng-Iand for Ameripa as secr!'tary t.o IToratio 
Sharpe, (}overnor of 1\1arylanil. He b!'came a 
m!'mber of thp King-'s Counril of that PI'ovince, 
awl a('quirecl a lar!!e propprt." th!'re. To this 
brother, in 1774-. 'I'homas Riilout. thf-n twenty 

 ears of age. was sent. 
It was at an exciting-time in American history, 
whpn thr tea tax was t.hr absorbing- question. 
and hy ill fortun!'. th!' youth had. as a feUow- 
pm",,'ng'pl'. thp mprehant who hail shipped a few 


weeks before some tea to Annapolis against the 
rules of the Convention. On arriving at New 
York this merchant learned that his ship, the 
., Peggy Stewart," had been burned, and that 
his life was in danger from the enraged popu- 
lace. Thomas Ridout, who was in his company, 
had also a narrow escape from ill treatment, but 
was befriended by Hugh WaBaee, a leading 
merchant in New York, "ho sent hi.m off to Ann- 
apolis. For some time Thomas took charge of 
his brother's plantations in l\Iaryland, and then 
was provided by him with capital to trade in 
tobacco and sugar between the 1N est Indies and 
"'rance. Trading on the\ high seas between 
1775 and 1785 was a dangerous pursuit, for 
there wrre always privateers ready for a cha<;i', 
and with captures and wrecks Thomas Ridout's 
\'en turrs were not successful. He returned hI 
Annapolis determnied to seek his fortunes in the 
western spttlements of Kentucky. and was pro- 
vided hy General \V ashin
on with letters of 
introduction to various well.known people Lhf'r
. 
It was in the summer of 1787 that he set off, 
but near the falls of the Ohio his party were 
tali!'n prisoners by the ShR\\ enese Indian;;;. His 
c'\')mpanions 'H'l'e massacred, hut his life was 
&par!'d, and he spent several months as a pris- 
oner among them, wandering with the tribJ 
t hroug-h the dense forC'Sts of the ( then '1 far 
\Yest. He at last reach!'d the n!'ighborhoo(l of 
Detroit, where there was an English gal'rison. 
By the I'onnivancf' of an Indian friend and 
master he escaped, and was warmly l't'ceived by 
the officers of the 53rd Regiment, who provided 
him with clothing and tODk him with them to 
)fontreal. 
There ":\ft'. Ridout, as his Journal relates, was 
kindly receiv!'d by Lord Dorch!'ster, Sir Jolm 
Johnson and others, who int!'rested themsel,'('s 
in the" engaging strhIlger," as the Montreal 
Gazette, of Aug. 21, 1788. names him. H(' re- 
('eived from IJord Dorchester an appointment in 
the commissariat, and shortly afterward, on 
May 26, 1789, married Mary Campbell, a daug-h. 
tel' of Alexander Campbell, an U. E. Iloyalist of 
the Bay of Quinte. 
)11'. Ridout then proc!'eded to Newark, then 
the seat of governmrnt, where he was employed 
in the Commissal",\' Dpparbnent, and also in the 
Surveyor-General's office. In 1794 he wao; made 
a public notary and sergeant-at-arms to th
 
House of Assemoly. In 1796 a registry office was 
rstahlisherl for the H(),rne distril't, auel Thomas 
Ridout was appointed the first l'e
i"'trar. Tn 
1797 he l'rmovPd to York, and the office wai< 
rst.ahlisherl in his own house. HI' held it until 
1811. In U
()O he was made cl!'rk of the peal'!' 
for the Home district, and ('lerk of the District 
Court. From 1799 to 1 son 11(> \\ R<; joint Rctin!:" 



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surveyor-general with Mr. Chewett. and again 
from 1802 to 1807. In 1810 Thomas Ridout 
wa.c:; appointed Surveyor-General of Upper Can- 
ada, and in 1812 was elected Member of Parlia- 
ment for the Vi est Riding of York, and in ] 
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was caned to a seat in the Legislative Council 
of Upper Canada. 
The Ridout family homestead in York was on 
Duke street, east of Princess, and extended north 
to Duchess street. The house was of fmme. 
There was a large garden and orchard attaehed, 
and some fine trees shaded the house. A pen 
picture of 1\[1'. Ridout as he appeared durin
 the 
last years of his life, is given by Dr. Scadding: 
"
t\mong the venerable heads and anct'stral 
forms which recnr to us, as we gaze down in 
ima
ination from the galleries of the old wooden 
Rt. James of York, we will single out that of 
1\11'. Ridout, some time Survey(w-General of the 
Province, father of a numerous progeny, :lnd 
tribal h('ad, so to speak, of more than one fam- 
ily of connections settled here bearing the same 
name. He was a perfect picture of a C'!leerful. 
benevolent-minded Englishman, of portly form, 
well advanced in years, his hair snowy white 
naturaJly, his 11811al costume of antique style." 
A !;()n of an elder brother of Rurn'yor-G'>Jl- 
eral Ridout emigrated to (':luada with his fam- 
ilyearly in the nineteenth century, and also set- 
tled in York. Of this branch were .Joseph D. 
Ridout and George Perceval Ridout and TJionel 
Ridout. of London, Ontario. 
Thc.mas Ridout died Feb. 8, 1829, in th
 se\-- 
enty-fifth year of his age. It \\"a-" the time when 
an epitaph was always considered necessary, 
and his is to 1)(' found carved on a flat stonp in 
t.he church yard of St. .James' Cathedral: 
"'1'he kind and exemplary father of a num- 
erous family, who loved and revered him and 
mourned his departure, the faithful servant of 
Government for nearly forty years, he en- 
deared himself to the inhabitants of Upper Can- 
hda, and so won their affections bv his nnre- 
mitting attentions to their interesi.
 and un. 
wearied courtesy to themselves, that the.'- jw,tly 
eonsidC'red him an ornament to tho colonv. To 
a hig-hly cultivated mind he added the mo.st pol- 
ished manners, and, what was far better, 
Lhe meekness and humility of a Christian 1I)nl{- 
ing forward in faith to a bless
d immortality." 
HENRY PELLA TT, I'l'csiding at No. 
-l9 Sher- 
bourne street, 'roronto, has been identified with 
the business interests of the city for mi1n
' 
years. 1\Ir. Penatt was born in (}lasO'ow Seot- 
iand, of En
lish parents, in the 
year i
mo: being 
a SOn of Mil! PelJatt and 1\1aria (Wyld) Pel1att. 
hoth of whom lived and dicd in London, Eng- 
land, where the father carried on bnsinrss on 
King 'Wi11iam strect as a wine merchant. 


1\11'. Pellatt was educated in TJondon Ell".- 
land, and commenced his business career tÌlCre 
s 
a clerk in the Royal Bank, of which his Im,'le, 
Apsley Pel1att, was a director. but whill' <;till 
under age he came to ('an ada, and obtained hi" 
first position here in thc Bank (If British '\m th 
America, at Kingston, Ont., in the veal' 18:10. 
Shortly afterwards, however. he trm;sferre,l to 
the Bank of Upper Canada in KÌIwston remov- 
ing- late>r to the hea.l offií'e in TOl'OI
tO, \;'hel'e he 
continued tin that hank was taken o\"Cr by the 
Government. Mr. Pe11att then. to enlarge hi;; 
opportunities, opened an offi
e as a share brokel', 
an,l soon after securE'd as his partner Mr. E. n. 
Osler, now at the head of the wen-known firm of 
O
ler & Hammonil. They remained in business 
to
cther for some> years, E'stahlishing- a very h\rge 
and profitable connection. 
)11'. Pellatt's energy and enterprise were 
shown early in hi!' husinE'ss life. anò lw it was 
in the first da
's of the firm of .Pellatt & Osler: 
who obtained till' nCí'essary stock subscriptions 
in various eitiE's and town!' in the l'rO\-ince for 
the organization of both the Dominion and 1m. 
perial Banks. In the 
'ear 1882 1Ir. Osler with. 
drew from the fÌl'.Jll, and Sir Henry )Till Pellatt 
was taken into the> partnership b
- his fa1her, 
under the name of Pellatt & Pellatt. A suc- 
cessful business was carried on hy them nntil 
1892, when ;\11'. PE'l1att retired from public lift" 
having sine>p c!e>\'oted his time to private busi. 
ness, re>taiuing ('ontrnl of his own affairs and 
some few financial interE'sts which prenlÌlell 
upon him to continuE' hi<; valuable sE'l'vicrs on 
their brhalf. 
On leaving Kingston for Toronto )Ir. P
Llatt 
was presented. by his fellow citizens. a handsome 
silver plate, dated Se>pt. 1st. lR?í!), the pnhlic ad- 
dress being madr h." the Catholic Bishop of 
King-ston; he receind also on that occasion a 
Spee>ial Testimonial, signed hy the leading pHh- 
lic men of Kingston, among whom ,,"prc the 
Bishop of Kingston. Sir Hem.'- Smith, O. S. Gil- 
dersleeve. .James Harty. UE'nry \V. Anglin, tl1P 
Ven. Archdean Stewart, and Thomas Kirkpat- 
rick; to further illustrate the kgh estE'em in 
which he was held while still so 
 oung. he re- 
eE'iW'd tIle follo\\ in!! ll'ttE'r from 11is hank a-"so- 
ciates. (late>cl 
e>rt. (ìt]l. IS:')!): 


Dear Sir.- 
On the occasion of vour removal to the Head Office 
of the Bank of Uppèr Canada, we, the undersigned 
members of the KiDg
ton Branch. pray you to accept 
the accompanying Hol<1 Pencil as a small token of our 
esteem, ami with b('
t wi"hps for thp welfarp ana hap- 
piness of yourself anc1 family. we remain, 
Your 
inr('rr friends. 
W. G. HINDS, Caqhiel". 
W. G. GRASETT, 
.T. P. BURROWS. 



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In Toronto 1\11'. Pellatt interested himself with 
the Hon. G. ,Yo Allan, J. D. Ellis, E. A. Scad- 
ding, and others, in taking charge of the Horti- 
cultural Gardens, then prespnted to the city b
 
Mr. Allan. lIe was made secretar
r-treasurer, 
and worked indefatigably with those gentlemen 
for many 
'ears in preserving that property and 
developing it fo!' the benefit of the citiz(;ns; 
they built the first paYilion in the center and 
held concert", operas, etc., and obtained the 
needed funds for conservatories, for a new pa- 
yilion when the old one was burned down. for 
fencing and other purposes, until the Gardpns 
were taken over finally in a prosperous condi- 
tion by the city council; for a11 this he was 
\\ armly commended by the citizens. 
l\Ir. Pellatt held positions as auditor for the 
?\orthern Railwa
- ('.æmpany, the Consrnners' Gas 
Company, and the Canada Pern
anent Loan & 
Savings Company, three of the then largest 
f:nancial institutions in the Province. He was a 
director of the British Canadian Loan & Invest- 
ment Company, and is now vice-president ot the 
Ontario & Qu 'Appelle Land Compan
", and di- 
rector of the Victoria Rolling 
tock Company 

nd the Dominion Telegraph Company. 1\11'. 
PeUatt was the active inaugurator :md lirst 
president of the Toronto 
tocl, Exchange, estab- 
lished in l
ï
. holding that position for three 
years; associatpd with him in that impOl'tant 
move for the brokers ,,'pre )Iessl's. Fred Sìo,n:, 
J. L. Blaikie, C. S. Gzowski, C. J. Campbell, W. 
G. Cassels, E. B. Osler, R. H. 'l'emple, and 
others. 
This life sketch would be -,rery incomplete 
without particular reference to the personal 
('haracter of :\11'. Ppl1att. '\Ye sep that he "ras 
successful in business, and in sueh c'onnections 
".-as reeog-nized as a nwn of high pprsnnal himor 

nd business integrity. and in pJ.j,'ate and suci:11 
tifc Ill' has exhibited qualities which have at- 
t!'acted arlmiration, by his read.\" wit and always 
genial hl1'nor, his kindnpss of lwart. his hos- 
pitality and bpnevolenee. He" a& one of the 
('Idest and most popular mpmbers of the Toront/) 
Club. also one of the first members of thp RoyaL 
Canadian Yal'ht Club. and \\ith )11'. Reverky 
Jones plantpd the. fil"
t of thf! h'('e
 which now 
beautif
' tliP Island Clllhhou!<t, H(' ohtëlin('d the 

ubscriptiom(. or most of thr.m. 
'ol' the Imih\illg 
of 
t. Petpr'h Church. of whi,'h (.hurch he ii 
"till a mpmher. anrl from thp hl'2:illning h.
 wa" 
the strongest supporter of tIll' Inte Arehdeacon 
"Roddy in the work of 11mt ehn, rC'h assisting it 

"fne1'omly hy hi" contrihution., und personal 
]abol's tlu'oug-hout its history. Pc was a wardl'll 
tor man
- years. and on retirin? ,,'as prpsf'nt.e.l 
a hancl"ome clock, TIH' Homp for Ineurah1p<; 
has always hppn a sppC'ial ohje(.t of his chal"it
". 


To this institution he has been a rea1 benefact('r 
b) his donations and active support, to say noth- 
ing of the annual oyster suppeì', which he bas 
never failed to give. l\Iany other objects .Jf his 
\:harity could be mentioned. In politics Mr. 
l:'ellatt is a staunch Conservative, though of late 

'ears he has not taken any active part in such 
matters. 
In the year 185.:1, in Kingston, Mr. Pellatt 
married Emma 1\1. Holland, whl) died in Orillia 
in :Kovember, 1901. Their children are as fol- 
lows: Kate, the wife of Col. R. B. Hamilton; 
:\Iiriam, wife of II. E. 1\Iorph
', barrister, of 
Oshawa; Emily, wife of E. R. Rogers, of To- 
I'onto Junction; IJt.-Col. Sir Henry Mill Pellatt, 
A.D.C.; Fred, who served in the South African 
war and was taken prisoner at Hart.<; river; 
and the youngest f?on, Mill. 
Whpn 1\11'. Pellatt came to Toronto, in 1859, 
the site of his present house was a wilderness, 
knuwn as "Ridout;;;' Bush"; purchasing this 
property, he cleared it of trees and graded the 
land. and in 1870 erected the handsome resi- 
dence where he now lives. He has built other 
dwellings adjacent to his home, but prides him- 
self most of all upon his picturesque summer 
resort upon the shores of Lake Couchiching, 
near Orillia. Here it has been a labor of love 
during twenty-two 
rears to beautify and enrich 
the house and grounds for the pleasure of his 
children and grandchildren, who annually m
et 
there with their many friends. The place is al- 
ways greatly admired for its admirable situa- 
tion, its natural beauty, its running streams, its 
drives, tennis courts and croqu
t la\\ ns, whil'ð 
its flowers, fruit'3 and vegetables are the very 
best products of skilled cultivation. A steRm 
launch and smaller pleasure boa1:.3 add to the 
attractions of this delightful place. 
::\11'. Pellatt is now in his seventy-eig'hth year, 
and in comparativply g-ood health and spirits. 


W ALTER MILLAR ROSS, for many years 
a prominent figure at Osgoode Hall, was born 
in )fontreal in 1834, and died in Toronto in 
18
2. HI' was a son of John Ross, of Scotch ex- 
traction, the founder of the family in Canada. 
Some time after coming to Canada John Ross 
came into possession of Bourd.)ll Island. near 
)jontreal, in the St. Lawrence river, and :11so 
owned and conducted the ferry iine between this 
Island anò the mainland. Both he and hi<; wife 
.lied in Montreal. 
Walter l\L Ross was educated in King-ston, 
and about 1858 came to Toronto. where he be- 
eame taxing officer at Osgoode Hall. He later 
hecame clprk of the process, with (.ffic
s at Os- 
goode Hall. and this position he filled until his 
flpath. 



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In 1858 Mr. Ross married Miss Sarah N. Buell, 
daughtcr of the late A. N. and Caleina (Ri,'h- 
ards) BuelL Mr. Buell was horn in Canada, 
and his wife in the United States. He was a son 
of an Unitrd Empire Loyalist, who settlej in 
Brockville, during the times of the AmeL'ican 
Revolution, receiving a grant of land from the 
Crown, and there both he and his wife died. A. 
N. Buell, father of 1\11'8. Ross, was born in 1798, 
and became one of the well-known barristers of 
Ontario. In 1849 he located in Toronto, :md 
received the appointment of master in chan- 
cery, a position he ably filled for twenty years. 
He contimH'd in the service of the Crown tintil 
his superannuation, and died in Toronto in 
1881. lIis wife, who was born in 1809. dirù in 
Toronto in 1853. They had three daughters: 
:!\Irs. 0 'Hare, Mrs. Alexander Cameron, and lVIrs. 
Ross. Mr. and :Mrs. BtlPll were members of the 
Church of England. He was a Reformer, and 
a decided anti-Family Compact advocate. 
}\fl'. and 1\1rs. Ross had three children: Eh'en 
'\Talter, Anùrew Norton Buell and Mabel Elsie. 
The family are members of the ChUl'ph of Eng- 
land. }\fl'. Ross was prominrnt in Masonic cir- 
cles of Toronto, in which order he was very pop- 
ular. His political preferences were with the 
Conservati ves. 


lION. LYMAN l\rELVIN-JO
ES, President 
a.nd General Manager of the Massey-Harris 
Company, Limited, of Toronto, which enjoys the 
unique distinction of being the largest concern 
engaged in the manufacture of agricultural im- 
plements under the British flag, was born in 
York County, Ont., where he was educated. HIS 
father was a farmer in that district. In 1868 
he entered into the mercantile btl
iness at Bee- 
ton, Simcoe County. In 18í3 he gave up busi- 
ness there, going to Brantford to take a posi- 
tion with Messrs. A. Harris. Son & Company, 
manufacturers. Four years later he was ad- 
mitted to partnership, and in 1879 he moved 
10 -Winnipeg, where he assnmrd thl'm;magement 
of the company's busine:-.s in lU:mitoba ann. the 
Xorth-West Territories. 
In lR81, when the firm of .\. Harris. 
on & 
Company hecamr a joint-stock cf'mpimy, un'lcr 
thp name of A. Han'is. Son & Compan
', IJim- 
ited, he was Plected a director. In lRKÎI. he 
was eIp(.ted an alderman of the ('it
, of Winni- 
peg, and appointed chairman of the Finance 
committee. He became mayor of that city in 
1887. and wn
 elected vice-prrside1lt of thr Board 
of Trade. He wa!': re.eleC'ted mayor in 1888, and 
in .January of that year, upon thc defeat of 
he 
ProvinC'ial Govprnmrnt, he accrptrd a portfolio 
in the new IJiberal Government, as Provini'ial 
Trrwmrpr. and rrpresented HI(> County of Sho'-11 


Lake. During the ;rear he negotiated in Lun- 
don, England, the first Provincial loan of 
$1,500,000, to build a competing line of railw,l
' 
to 'Vinnipeg, Brandon and Portage la Prairie. 
In the general election of lRR8 he was elected 
to represent North 'Vinnipeg. 
Resigning his position of Provincial Treas- 
urer in 1889, but retaining his seat in the Le6'!s- 
lature until the end of the terrl1, he returned to 
the city of Brantford to accrpt thr position of 
-general manager of his compan.)", \\hieh had he'
n 
rendrrl'<1 vacant by the suddrn death of 
[r. 
Jolin Harris. 
Upon the formation of the :\lassev-Harris 
Company, Limited. in 1891, Senator' l\Ielvin- 
Jones came to Toronto, was elected a director, 
and appointed general manager of the consoli- 
dated companies, which position he bas ever 
since occupied. and has now also heeome thp 
president of the company. In 1893 he becamp 
a member of the Toronto Board of Trade. [Ie 
is a director of the Verity Plow Company, Lim- 
ited, of BI'antford, and is prrsidrnt of the Bain 
'V agon Compan
-, Limited, of ". oodstock, 3nd 
in both of these associate companies he takes <In 
active interest. He is also a director of the Can- 

dian Bank of Commerce and the Nc.va ::;cotia 
SteeJ & Coal (
Omf1an
T. Ill' is a lorge share- 
l
older and a direl.tor of tIIP. f'amnla Cycle and 
Motor Company, IJimited, a sharrholder in se\'- 
tm[ other manufacturing companir<;, and in n 
Humber of mining companies. In 1901 he \\ as 
.'alled to the Senate. 
Senator l\Ielvin-Jones is a mrmber of the To- 
ronto Cluh, the National Club. the Cuuntry and 
Hunt Club, tllP Royal Canadian Yacht Clnb, th,> 
Victoria Club, all of Toronto; Rideau, Ottawa; 
Grosvenor. TJoudon. England; a life member of 
the Toront.o Crickrt Club, and a director or tIll' 
Ontario Jockey Club. He has alwaYf: shown a 
g'reat. intrrest in cricket, and encourager} t.he 
practice and development of that manly 
an,p, 
besides supporting golf and othC'r' he'lItlry sports 
:md pastimes. 
In 1882, Senator Melvin-.rones married 
Louis/', a danghter of ThonUls In,'in. They have 
Cue daup:hter, Ramen )[clvin-Jones. The Spn- 
!ltor is a memhrr of the Presbrtprinn Church. 
He can wrll br reckonrd among the most t'èpre- 
srntntive f'anadians of Ilis time. 


FR.\XK ED'YIX PRINCE 1TR
ER, a re- 
tirrd civil l'nginf'er, residing lit Bmcontlnlp, just 
out.siclc of the limits of Toronto, is [( mem}).?)' 
of thr wry prominmt English fomiìy of that 
nam('---a fl1mily founded in Canl1t}a hy the 
flJther of onr suhjrct, Robrrl .John Turner. 
-Rp,.. Rieharll Turner, grall(}fatJlPr of Frank 
E. P., was a minister at S1. Xi(.hohH;' ChUl'dl, 



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!}reat l<lrmouth, England, for thil.ty 
'ears. 
;-lis brothrr J0seph was dean of Xorwich Cath- 
edral for many ;years, amI his son, Sir George 
James Turner, was Lord Justice of the Court 
of Common Pleas, 'Yestminster. His brothel', 
Sir GharIes, was master of the Queen's Bem'h, 
Temple. for many years, and Francis Turner, 
an uncle of our subjl'Ct, was a prominent bar- 
ri:stcr and conveyancer, London, England. 
Thomas Turner was the Squire of IJincoln Inn, 
of Colchester, Essex, and 
Winiam was Brit ish 
minister to the rnited States of Coltunbia. 
Hobert John Turner was born 1\la
' 12, 1 ï95, 
at Ipswich, England. He was educated in his 
native country, becoming a fine classical seholm', 
and he also read law and became a barrister, 
whieh profession he followed on coming to Can- 
ada. In 1833 he settled for a short time in 
Brantford, whence he went to Kingston, where 
he engaged in the pradice of his profession in 
the chancery courts. When these courts were 
removed to Osgoode Hall, 'roronto, :Mr. 'l'urncr 
removed to that city, and erected the fine home 
now occupied b
' our subject. After comin
 to 
Toronto 1\11'. Turner continued his practice Rt 
Osgoode lIall until he became referee of titles, 
and accountant-general of the Conrt of Chan- 
cery, in which capacity he served until about 
18ï2. in which year his death occurred. In poli- 
tics he was a Ral<lwin Reformer, and in re
igion 
he was cQnnectpd with the Church of England. 
Hobert J. Turner married (first) 1\lm'ia Patriëk, 
born in England in 1814:, daughter of Thomas 
C. Patrick, an early settler of the County of 
York. To this union were born the follo\\ ing 
children: 1\Iaria, wife of R-ev. Arthur Boultbee, 
of 
\.neaster; 1\Iary Emma, who died Feh. 4, 
1906; Frank Edwin Prince; and Hobcl.t Chal'h'
, 
of Cloughfold. England. The mother of tl:esp 
children died in 1843, and for his sccond \\ ife 
l\fr. Turner married :\Irs. 'Valter Rose, by whom 
he had three childrrn, namely: Geor!!e Richard. 
of Iowa; Thomas 'Villiam, of Kansas City. I\lis- 
s01u'i: and Charles Conrad, of \\Ïnnipeg, !lIani- 
toha. 
Frank Edwin Prince Turner was bom at 
Rrantfor(l. .April 13, 18
8. and was educated at 
the Ppper Canada College, after which he 
e- 
eame connected with the firm of Jackson, Peto, 
Brassey & Betts. railroad contra('tors for the 
Grand Trunk Railway. Here 1\11'. Turner re- 
mained five years, becoming a civil engineer. 
His first work outside of local (Ontario) mat- 
ters, \"as in Brazil, South America, where, with 
engineer Patrick Ogilvie. he constructed the 
Bahia & San Francisco railroad. After fiv
 and 
one-half years 
h'. Turner went to IJonilon, Eng- 
land, and engagrd on the London, Chatham & 
Doyel' railroad. as chief assistant engineer, m 


\\hirh capacity he continued for three years. He 
then emùarked in bu:siness in London, England, 
{In his own account, and as contractor for the 
.Metropolitan Board of \Y orks, {'onstrncteJ '_'x- 
tfnsive sewers in London. In] b6
1 he went to 
Honduras, Central 
Al1lerica, as dÜef engine,,:, 
for 'Yaring Bros. & .McCandlish, and built the 
first section of the Honduras Inter Oceanic Rail- 
road from Puerto Caballos to the Rio It enta. 
'!'he work on the second section was cut off on 
account of a re\ olutioll, and :\11'. Turner r
turned 
to Toronto, whence he went, in 18T!. to Buenos 
A
Tes, Argentine Repuhlic, as chief engineer 
and agent for Clark, Punchard & Co., and built 
the railroad from Buenos A
Tes to the Port of 
Campana. In 1b80 .Mr. Turner went to J>ara- 
hyba. Brazil, and built for "ïlson, Sons & Co., 
the Conde D 'Eu Railroad, on the completion of 
which in 1883 he returned to his Toronto home, 
and has since lived retired at Bracondale, in 
thr old homestead built by his father, whi
'h our 
suhject now owns. 
Not only as an engineer is .i\Ir. TurneL' well 
lmo\\n in Toronto and the County of York! but 
as a public oflicial as well. In 1882 he was 
elected dcputy reeve of York township. and was 
a member of the eounty council. In 1883 he was 
elected by acclamation; and again so elected in 
1!I01 and 1903, and is at the present time an 
honored member of that august body. From 
1882 to 1892 :\11'. Turner was president of the 
Albany Consen'atÌve Club, and sin(
e the latrer 
year has been honorary vice-prpsident. He is 
a life meJI1ber of St. George's Society and of the 

ons of England. and he is also connected with 
the l\Iasonic fraternity. In 1863 he became an 
associate member of diP Institute of Civil LU- 
,giueers, Great George street, London, England. 
lIe was a member of the first b08l'd of direct. 
ors of the Empi1'e, now the Jlail and EmpÏ1'p, of 
Toronto. 


FREDERICK WIUJIA1\1 J
\RVIS, Shel'lff 
of the Counties of York and Peel for thirty 
years, was one of Toronto's best Imown and mm,t 
esteemed citizens. He was born at the old .J ar- 
vis homcstead in the to\\ nship of Toronto Fè1Jru- 
ary the 7th, 181R. III' came of a F. E. Loyal- 
ist family. His grandfather was in command 
of a tI'oop of horse in the American Rebellion, 
and at thc elose of the war he went to :'-Jew 
Brunswick. settling there in 1783. Some 
'ears 
aftf>r the family came to this part of the coun- 
tl'y. 
!III'. Stephen .Tanis and Secretary Jarvis were 
fir-;t l'ollsins of diP same sto('1;: as the well-known 
Bio.;\lOp ,T al'vis of Connecticut and tlIp Church 
historian, Dr. Samuel Farmer .r anis. Both 
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Both came to C'ëIßada as rnitl'd Empire Loyal- 
ists, antI wpre the foundl'rs of the leading Can- 
adian family to whirh the fÎJ'st Sheriff Jal'vis 
IJPlonged. 
::\11'. Samuel Peters Jarvi
. from whom Jarvis 
street has its name, was the sOn of Serretèlr.,' 
Jarvis. 
Starr Jarvis, father of thl' second Sheriff, sd- 
tlpd in the to\\ nship of Toronto, and his brothel' 
"\Yilliam Botsford JaITis becamp Sheriff of the 
county. Another brother-afterward J udgp 
.Tani,> of ('ornwall. Ont.-\\as in tll(' militia and 
was woundefl nnd ta];;:('n IH'isollpr at the battle 
of Quppnston Heights. wherp General Brock was 
kiHpd. HI' marripd :\Iiss Crawford. of Broek- 
villI', who dic'd leaving one son and five dau
h- 
tel's. After hpr dpath hI' m81'l'Ìpd 
\Iiss ::\Iolln- 
tain, a relativp of thc first Bishop of Lower Can- 
ada, who left two sons: Satter l\Iountain, a bar- 
rister, and .hthnr, a clel'g-ynulIl of the Episro- 
pal C'hurrh. 
Young F. W. Jarvis was edueatpd at rpper 
Canada ('ollege. On leaving he undertook the 
management of hi/> father's large farm, hut nfter 
somp 
'ears left to become Dl'puty Sheriff. .\t 
thE' death of his nnrle. who had occupied the of- 
fice for twenty years. he succ('('ded him. Hi'> 
appointment was wry popular. and he rec'pÌve'l 
wm'm letters of cougratulation from many 
prominent lawyp)'s and ritizells of Ontario. Bl'- 
fore coming to Toronto. he mal'l'ied a daughter 
of ('aptain Sk
'nne)', British R. N.- 
Fredpri('k "\YillilUu J è\l'\"is had fi"e childr('n. 
The eldest died very young. I lis onl)T daughtpr 
married Rev. R. h Brydges, formerly of this 
cit:r, but now rector of St. 1\lark's Church. !slip. 
Xew York. His rldest son lin's in the rnited 
Statps. IIis second. Fl'pth'riek (,lare))('P. is n 
harrist.er in Toronto. The yonngest. Edmnnd 
)Ieredith. is in thp C/'Own TJèlnds Office. 
The Sheriff' witnpssed JJlHIJ
-1 ("({.iting inci- 
dents of TOI'onto's early life. TIe had charge 
of a number of pri;,OIH'l's taken during th.. 
Fenian Iuvn,>ion. During tht' rehellion of 1837, 
he served in the Quepn's Rang'Pl's. wa
 appoint(,ll 


"Captain SkYDner had leù aD ad
'enturous life, enter- 
ing the na
'y as midsltipman when YelY young. On one 
occasion h(' "as taken prisoner in Egypt, but made his 
.'''cape and slept in caves three nights with a stone for 
his pillow. HI' hatl shar('d the perils of )íelson's career 
ant! been in all his battles but that of Trafalgar, missing 
which was the rC'gret of his life. But on that occasion 
he "as on one of tho ships sent to recounoiter. On the 
death of NC'lson and close of the \\ar he was gi\C'n the 
command of a ship of war to protect the commerce of 
the :\Ieùiterrallean. then infested with pirates, and re- 
mained in that position for several years. On leaving 
he was presented a han<lsome piece of plate "by Th(> 
Merchants and others re,>iding in Maita as a token of 
respect for his very meritorious conduct and unremitted 
attention to the numerous convoys under his charge while 
in the Mediterranean." H(>" as also givC'n two rewards 
of honour. 


Captain in the First Battalion of York Militif'. 
by Lord Elgin. and received a further commis- 
sion from fjord Elgin, appointing him Captain 
of the Third Battalion of Toronto l\Iilitia. in 
August, 18;)2. He was called out in active serv- 
ice, and was one of those who saw the "Caro- 
line" go 0\'1'1' the Falls. lIe marched up Yonge 
street under arms with the Infantl'.", at thp time 
of the burning of ::\Iontgomery's tavern, in 1837. 
In private life he was a quiet, courte01l8 gen- 
tlell1è\n, respected anù popular with those who 
knew him best He was for many years a mem- 
her of St. Peter's Church, Carlton street, a 
c1ull'ehwarden, and a delegate to the Synod; a 
strong supporter of "\VycIiffe College and mem- 
her of the Council. lIe wa,> deepl
' interf'sted in 
the )limico Industrial Sehool and a number of 
eharities. 


lIEXRY ST. GEOROE BAIJDWIK While 
Toronto numhers among its residents manv 
whose families have been 
identified with the hi
- 
tory of Ont.ario from its earli('st days. th<'l'e are 
few who can trë1ce their atH'estors baek for so 
many generations in the old cOlmtry as can 
TIpnr.,' S1. neo)'ge Baldwin. 1011g one of thp eit
, 's 
\vpll-known husiness n1('IJ. hut who for S01nP 

ears ha
 h('el1 lÌ\.ing rt,tilwl at Xo. :10 Tjowtlw)' 
ël\'pnue. 
The Bald \\ in family has hl'en established in 
Canada for over a century, but was originaliy 
from Ireland, where, perhaps. the best known 
among' tlll' Baldwin prog't'IJitol'!< was .T ohn, who 
was may()r of COrl, in 173fì.37. .Tohn Baldwin 
was descended from Henry, through Thomè\s, 
.JaIJ\(,s and .Tohn, the last nanwd of whom 1118)'- 
ried )Iï..,,, Catherine ('orli
s. John Baldwin, 
mi1YOl' of ('ork, married Barham, danghtpr of 
William Spread. of ('OI'k, by whom he haa six- 
teen d1Ïldl'l'lJ. Of this fmnil
' nine ('amp to Cr.n- 
alIa. Onl
- two out of tllis large family were 
sow,. and the young-l'r, who hecaJllP well-known 
in Toronto a<; the Hon. Hohel't Baldwiu. was 
111(' fonndel' of the name in Canada. III' w:J.
 
hol'll in lrda])(l Aug'. 21. 1741, crossed the ocean 
in lïO
I, and 
('ttlpd in 'I'm'onto, wl1l're lie ciied 
:'\ov. 2-1. ]
ll). With all the later growth of the 
I.ity. whil'h in his di1Y \\"as rllllrd York. and with 
its g-radllal transformation from a )'egion of 
f)'og-pomls and fon'sts to a eit.\ of hpautiful 
f'otreets and handsom(' rrsidrncps. the Halrlwins 
haw' hl'('n lar
.!'ely ('oneerned. 
D,'. \\ïlliaJll "\Yllrrp11 Baldwin, son of Robert, 
WIIS h()m neil!' Cork. ApI'Ì12.J. 1775, and on com- 
in:! to Canada. first liH'fl on a farm in Clarke 
township. but within a few 
'ears movpd to 
Toronto and there followed the professions of 
hoth law and medicine. For some time he acted 
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"ere those of the Reform party. On May 31, 
lS03, Dr. William W. Baldwin was married to 
Miss 
Iargaret Phoebe 'Willcocks, like himself a 
native of the city of Cork. Both were members 
of the Church of England. The children born 
to thPIll were as follows: Robert, born )Iay 12, 
180:1: (who died Dec. 9, 18:>8); Augustus Wil- 
liam, 1805 (who died in infanc
') ; Heur;y, Jan. 
ï, 1807 (who di_ed l\Ia
T 12, 1820); William A., 

ept. :1:, ltì01:) (deceased June 14, 1883); Quet- 
ton St. George, Jan. 4, 1810 (deceased Nov. 30, 
1829). . 
'Villiam Augustus Ballh"in was bol'll in To- 
ronto and was educated in that city by Bishop 
Strachan. On attaining manhood he became a 
farmer and started out on Lots 22 and 23. Con- 
cession 2, near the Bay, "hich he cleared up 
from bush land into valuable farming property. 
His death in 1883 occurred on this old home- 
Rtead. William A. and also his IH'other Robert, 
who was for many years Attorney-General for 
Canada, were members of the Reform party in 
politics. William 
\. Baldwin's first wife was 
:\liss Isabella Clark Buchanan, daughter of 
J ames Buchanan, who was at one time Bri tish 
{;onsul at Xew York. She bore her husband the 
following children: Phoebp, l\Irs. LpF'rey, de- 
eeaspd; HpDl'Y St. George; James Buchqnan; 
'Yilliam Augustus; Robert Russell; Aemelius; 
and Isabella Eli7.abeth. After )11'8. Baldwin's 
death, her husband \\ as united to Miss Margarrt 
Fry Maclpod, who was born in the Isle of Sk
'e, 
and "ho is stiU living, a resident of Toronto. To 
this union ehildren w<:-re born as follows: Jane: 
Elizabeth Å.; Anna 
Iaria: Martin :t\Iacleod: 
JJ8wrence lIa
'den; Margaret Macleod; Norman 
:.'\Iacleod and Charles .John Ma!'leod, all born on 
the old farm home. 
Henry St. George Baldwin was born in 1837, 
lIml he receÏwd his education in Fpper Canada 
Collegp. For a while after completing his stud- 
il's he remained at home on the farm, and then 
he entered thl' Bank of Toronto, where for t
vpn- 
t
.-two ypars he held prominpnt positions. Hince 
f-;l','ering his ('C'lJIH'etion with the hank l\Ir. Bald- 
"in has bpen mgèlged in looking a fter his own 
property and the cio;tate left h
T his fl1ther. His 
marriage occurred in 186!J, "hpn he was united 
with l\Iiss Amelia Rarah Pentland. horn in (
ue- 
bee. daughter of ,Yo G. Pentland. deceased, of 
Cobourg. 
)11'. and 1frs. Baldwin are the parents of three 
,_.hildren. only two of whom are living. The old- 
est son, Bertram St. George, was born in )1ont- 
rpl11, auò died in ']'oronto. Harold 
\ug-nstus. 
borIl in Toronto, i
 in the TJondon TJancaster 'Fir
 
Insurance Company of that eity. The daughtpr. 
Ethel Isalwlla, is at homp. The family are JOem- 
Ilf.rs of thp Chur(.h of England. Tn polities 
fr. 


Baldwin is a strong and ardellt ('onscrvative. 
The home at Ko. 50 Lo\\ther avenue was built 
b,- )11'. Baldwin in 1878. He sustains an ad- 
;
irahle reputation, both morally alld financially, 
!ll1d the famil
' arc among thc most esteempù 
"f Toronto's residents. 


JOlIX HYAX. 'fhe late John Ryan, of To. 
nmto, was wpIl known as a prominent railway 
l'ontractor. Ill' was born Dec. 25, 18;H, in 
Doone, County Tipperary, Ireland, and died 

1arch 21, 1902, at his residence, No. 621 Jarvis 
street, Toronto, Ontario. In 1843 thc family emi- 
g-rated from Ireland, and settled in the Province 
of Quebec. 
At an eady age 1\11'. Hyan was intcreste\.l in 
the constmction of pcrtions of the Grand Trunk. 
the Chicago & Alton, the BrockvilIe & Ottawa, 
and the Intprcolonial raihva)'s, the Ottawa wa- 
1prworks, etc.; and from 1879 to 1882 built one 
hundred miles of the Canadian Pacific, west of 
Winnippg. It was during the Luilding of this 
pipce of work that the first locomotive was 
brought into Winnipeg. 'fhis was accomplished 
b
' la)'ing a track on the ice across the river from 
81. Boniface. In 1883-84 :Mr. Ryan enga'
ed in 
the construetioll of the Ontario & Quebec l'ail- 
,\ ay. Prom 1889 to 1895 he was associated Witll 
his ùrothpr, the late 
Ir. Hugh Ryan, and with 
)[1'. 1\1. .J. lIaney. of Toronto, in the construc- 
tion of the Sault Ste. l\Iarie canal, and in 1897- 
98, with .:\11'. Allan R. Macdonell, of Montreal, 
successfully !"ompleted. the locks at Cascade 
Point, on the Soulanges ('anal. It will thus he 
seen that. 1\11'. R
'an was one of the most exten
- 
ive ('ontractors in Canada; he was also a prom- 
inent n'sident of tIw P1'O\'incp, and was weIl 
known thl'ong-hout the Dominion. 
In 18(j:j ':\[1'. Ryan lUarried Miss l\Iargaret Isa- 
bella, fourth daug-hter of Roderick l\IcSween, of 
Brock\"ille, Ont. )I1'. and l\Irs. Ryan rpsided in 
Brock,'iIle 0"1'1' thirty years, and were devoted 
and loyal citi7.ens, deeply intf'rested in its wel- 
fare and a(h'ancpmpnt. In 1894 the family 
mo\"Crl to TOr()llÌO. 
[rs. Ryan died April 24, 
190fì. Fiw ehildren survived her, namply: 
Hph'n 1Iargaret, 'wife of Allan R-. l\Iacdon ell , 
()f )[('ntl'eal: Rode1'i!"k :\1cRwcpn: Hugh Alpx- 
a11(lpr: Isoll(.1 
larg81'et, ßnd John Raymond. 
)I1'. and .:\Irs. Hyan were memhers of the Romflll 
Catholic Chlll'ch. During l\I1'. Ryan's short 
residencf' in TlIl'onto Ill' lwcame a memh
l' of 
the hoard of trust.'!.s of the Genpral and :)f St. 
:\lichael'8 ITospihll. and a director of the Home 
Ravin
 awl IJoan ('(1,mpan
'. anò of the C'athoìic 
Charitips Hoard. 


PREDERIC'K ETJDOX nIXOX wh!! died 
wry sndtlf'nly in Toronto. 
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engaged in the leather beHing business in that 
city at 1\0. 3() "\Yellington strcet ealSt. 
The Dixons are of S('ot('h descent, and have 
the same crest, etc., as the Homer Dixon."'. In 
1690 one of the Dicksons went over to Ireland 
and raised a troop of horse, taking part ;n the 
battle of the Bo
 ne, in which he lost an arm. 
FOl" his services in the King's army King Wil- 
liam III. granted him a large tract of land in 
County T
'rone, Ireland, which remained in the 
family until the close of the eighteenth century. 
A direct descendant of the founder of the fam- 
ily in Ireland was the grandfathpr of .Mr. P. E. 
Dixon, one "\Villiam Dixon, who was born, lived 
and dipd in the Emerald Isle. His sons who 
came to Canada were: (1) Alexander; (2) 
Joseph. who was assessor of Toronto for many 

 ears, had three sons: \Vi1liam. who held the 
rank of major in the Imperial army and died 
some years ago, in Scotland; the others are now 
living in Toronto, Rev. Canon H. C. Dixon and 
Alexander Dixon of Norwich Union. 
Alexander Dixon was the father of Frederiek 
E. Dixon. He was born in Ireland, De('. 27, 
J 792, and came to Canada in 1830, settling in 
Toronto, where in 1835 he became a member of 
the municipal council in that city, representin2 
tile St. Lawrence ward from 18
3 to 1844 :\11'. 
Dixon was for many years engaged in the sad- 
dlers' hardware trade in Toronto, where h
 died 
in 1855. In politics he was a Conservative. He 
was a memher of the Church of England. In 
1814 Mr. .Alexander Dixon married E::;thcr 
()'Dwyer, who died in 1877. They had "evel'a] 
(.hildren: Archdeacon Dixon, of Guelph; W:.1- 
Ham, head of the Canadian Emigration Office. 
who dic>d in London, England, in 1873; ,Ie.hn. 
,,'ho was accidentally kmed in Toronto in 
90;
; 
l'rec1crick Eldon; and five daughters. 
Fredel'ick E. Dixon was born in Toronto in 
]8:14. He was educated at Ppprr Canada Col- 
lege, and after spending some time in different 
lines of work in 1871. established himself as a 
manufacturer of leather beHin!.!. in which he 
!',u('cc>ssfull
' pngèll!c>d until his death. 
In 1R61 1\11'. Dixon joined the" Queen's 0" n 
Rifles," serving during the F('nian Rnid anii rl'- 
ceiving the General Service medal. After s"ypn 
anù one half years' service he I etired with the 
rank of major. 
In 18(jR Major Dixon married :\Iiss !lIar..,h, of 
Lonòon, ()nt., who died in 18f)
. To this \Inion 
,"pre born: l\Irs. II. G. Gillespie, of New York: 
Harold \Y. D., who scrved WitIl the 1st Can- 
adian Routh African Contingpnt (medal anJ 
four cIns}>s) IIlHI is now in Xew York; Mrs. Ed- 
\"ards. of En!!ll1nd; Lf'wis. and Eldon, both of 
Toronto. 
In politics ::\11'. Dixon ,,'as a Conservative. an,l 


ill religion a member of the Church of EDf!- 
land. 


GEOFFREY BOYD, B.A., 
\1.B., a special 
practitioner, living at No. 167 Bloor street e

t, 
Toronto. is 11 member of a family of long stand- 
ing in this commlmity. He is a son of Sir John 
Boyd, the well-known Canadian jurist, whnse 
si,etch appears elsewhere. 
Dr. Boyd was born in Torollto in 1867. His 
early eòucation was received in the Upper Can- 
ada College, Toronto Collegiate Institute and 
Trinity College School. Returning to Upper 
Canada College, he matriculated in 1884. and 
then went to the Pniversity of Toronto, from 
which institution he was graduated in 1888. re- 
ceiving the dp[!ree of B.A. In 1891 he received 
his :\I.B., on ('())npleting his COurse in the mcdi- 
cal department. After graduating in medicine 
the Doctor f<ppnt one year as house surgeon at 
the Toronto General Hospital, from which posi- 
tion he changed to become surgeon on the Can- 
adian Pacific Company's steamship, "Empress 
of Japan," plying between Vancouver, B.C., and 
Hong Kong, China. In this eapaf'Ïty Dr. Boyd 
remained one and one-half 
'ears, and then, in 
1895, after a few months' study in New York, 
settled in his native cit
" in the general practice 
of his chospn profession. He continued thus 
until 1906, when he gave up general practice 
and confined himself to spf'cial work in disease's 
of the ear, nose and throat. 
In 1896 Dr. Boyd and :\Iiss Ethel Farnswarth. 
of Memphis, Tennessee, were united in mar- 
ril1ge, and they have had three children: .fohn 
Alexander. Xancy Farnsworth, and EIÏJmbt'th. 
Dr. and l\Irs. Bo
'd are members of the Angh- 
('an Church. 
Dr. Boyd is associate in Laryngolog-y and 
Rhinology in the University of Toronto lVIedical 
Faculty, and is a member of the staff of both 
the .Toronto General and the Sic'],; Children's 
Hospitals. He is also connected with the vari- 
(.us cf>unt,.y alld locèll medical societies. 


nox. \\"ILLLUI DOPGIú\R B.AIJFOn
, 
::\I.P.P., late' Provincial Spcretary of the Prov. 
ince of Ontario. was horn ín F'orfarshire, Scot. 
land, Au
. 2, IS:Jl, son of David Balfour. a 
)))('mlwr of a Kine'ardilwshire family, and his 
wife .TlHwt Douglas. In 18:J7 Dl1vid Balfour 
and his family spttled at St. Catharines, wht're 
:\11'. B},]fonr engag-ed in railroading, and \\"herp 
he died in 18!"J9, his widow surviving until Xo- 
vemher, 190;). 
Of a family of five childrpn, William Doug- 
las Balfour was the eldpst. He received his pre- 
liminary education in t]l(' public schools, and 
!'uppJempnted this with a course at Grantham 



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Academ:r, St. Catharines. At the age of fifteen 
)'ears he began teaching, at \\ hich he continued 
1'01' th'e years, during whieh time he was con- 
);eetpd with the St. Catharines Board of Trade 
anll also Librarian of the .;\lee]wnics' Institute. 
In 18ï
 :.\11'. BalfoUl' established the St. Cath- 
arines Dai1r and "-eekly .Yews, in partner;:;llip 
with )11'. R. )1atheson. This fiInl dissolved in 
ltiï 4. 
lr. Balfour l'emoving to Amherstburg, 
\\here, with John .\uld, :\I.P.P., under the firm 
nault' of DalfoUl' & Auld, he published the .\m- 
herstlmrg Echo. This partnership continued 
until IRS;). when a joint stock compan
' was 
formed under the name of the Echo Printin
 
Company, 1\11'. Balfour being president of the 
company, a position he held until his death. In 
It'ìï5 )11'. Balfour was elected s('hool trustee of 
Åmhersthm'g, and re-electecl for four suc
e"""ive 
years, durin
 which time he was C'hairman of 
th(' board. In 18ï8 he was {:]ected reeve of 
Amhersthurg, and wa,; ex-officio memher of the 
county council of Essex, as such serving as the 
C'hairman of the Finance and Educational com- 
mittf'cs. as ,,'cll as auditor of the C'riminal justiC'e 
accounts. In 1879 he contested the election for 
Routh Essex in the local house with Louis "Wigle, 
)I.P.P., and was defeated. the riding bcing 
strongly C'ons
rvati\"e. 
Ir. Balfour again con- 
tested. the election a!Z'ainst Peter Wright. reeve 
of Colchester Routh, and carried the riding l)y 
a majority of seventy-two, thus turning the as. 
pect of the riding to the Reform party, whose 
principles have since prevailed in the elections 
in that ridin
. )11'. Balfour's first appearance 
in tllP local house of Ontario was in 1
S2. In 
188
 hI' again took his seat in the ]oeal House, 
retiring from the council of .\mhprstbur
. 
This was at the 
eneral election of that year, his 
opponent being- Thoma<; B. White, reeve of AmI. 
erdon township. He served on the following 
committees: Public Accounts, Printing, Mun;ci- 
pal Railways and Private Bills. It was Mr. Bal- 
four who introduced the biH providing for the 
admission of Delos R. Davis (colored), of Col- 
chester, to practise law. This bill met with seri- 
ous opposition, but 111'. Balfour carried his 
point. and same became a law. It was mainly 
through his efforts that toll roads were abolish- 
f'(l For a number of yel1rs he was a director of 
the South E<;sex. Anderdon and )lalden agricul- 
tural sOl'ieties. and he was also a òireC'tor of thc 
South Es.<;ex Farmers' Institute. He was well 
informed on political histOl'
'. an ahle debater, 
I1nd a member to whom thp entire House listened 
with attention. Prohably "Mr. Balfour '" 
reate"t 
speech in tlw Parliament of Ontario was deli v- 
erl'd in 1880;), in defense of the late Sir Oliver 
":\Iowat's Redistribution bill. In lR!),'j :\11'. Bal- 
four was Speaker of the House. and in 18,911 was 


appointed provincial secretar:r, a position which 
he was ably filling at the time of his death, which 
occurred in the Parliament Building, Toronto, 
Aug. El, 1896. 
In 1ðï6 )11'. Balfour was united in marriage 
with :\liss Josephine Brodhead, daughter of the 
late Cot. T. F. Brodhead, of Grosse Isle, "hu 
was commander of a l\Iiclllgan Cavalry Brigade, 
and who lost his life on the field of Manassas, 
Virginia. Colonel Brodhead was ùorn at ::\ew- 
market, )Jew Hampshire, U.S.A., in 1819, and 
was a gallant soldier, as well as a good citizen 
and a Christian gentleman. Ill' and his wife, 
Archange :;\1acom b, who was born on Grosse Isle, 
l\1iclllgan, Jan. 21, 1820, had children as fol- 
lo\\s: :'Ill's. Balfour, John Thornton, 1\1ary Jpan- 
cUe (now :\lrs. J. K. Webster, of Detroit), Ellen 
1\1acomb, Catherine .Julia and Elizabeth Adams 
f:à1rs. Fred Howard. of Gro!':"e Isle). Archange 
placomb) Brodhcad was a daughter of "\Yilham 
and Janet ()larentette) "Macomb (Jlr. Macomb's 
first wife was .Janet Na,'arre). \\ïlliam 1\laeomb 
was a son of "\Yilliam )1acomb, Sr., who founded 
the family in the United States. William Mac- 
cmb and his brothers, Alexander and John, at 
one time owned Grosse Isle, Sugar Island !lnd 
about one-half of Detroit, Michigan, in which 
city 1\1rs. Balfour, widow of our subject, was 
horn. He owned also the Thousand Islanlls, in 
the St. Lawrence. 
To the Hon. William D. Balfour and wif
 the 
following children were born: Thornton B., of 
Amherstburg; Jessie L.; :;\Iollie W.; Wiìliam 
Douglas; David Arthur; Eleanor l\lacomb: Ed- 
ward Blake: and J osephir:.e Archange. In his 
religious faith 111'. Balfour was a Presbyterian, 
and in his fraternal connections a member of 
the LO.O.F. 
On the death of 1\11'. Balfour his widow ,>old 
out his interest in the printing husiness at Am- 
hersthurg to )11'. .John 
\nld. and settled in To- 
ronto, \\ here she now resides. The popularity 
of the late )11'. Balfour may be seen trom the 
fact that he turned a strong Conservative 
riding (South Essex) to a strong Reform cou- 
stituency. IIis able speeches in Parlil1ment, 
whidl were dis('ussed in all the Ipading papers 
in the Dominion. madf' his name a household 
word, and the several hills f1'l1mC'd by him :md 
enacted int.o 18\\"s through thp influence of his 
perRuasive arguments on the floor of the Honse 
place him in the front rank of the politicallig-hts 
of his day and generation. 
The late Colonel Brodhead, fatJwr of )lrs. 
Balfour, liS he lay woundf'd after the battle of 
1Ianassas, wrote to his l)rother at 'Yashinlrto n , 
D.C., the following Iptter, the woi'ds of which 
have subsequently hepn set to mllsie. appearing 



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ill sheet form, with a full page portrait of Col- 
onel Brodhead On the front cover: 
"I am passing now from earth, but send you 
10\ e from my d
'ing couch. For all your love 
.and kindness you will be rewarded. I have 
fought m
mfully and now die fearlessly. But 
the Old Flag will triumph yet. The soldiers 
will regild its folds polluted by imbecility and 
treason. I haù hoped to have lived longer, but 
1 die amid HiP ring and clangor of battlc, M I 
could wish. Farewell. To you, and the noble 
officers of the regiment, I confide my wife and 
children. " 


SIR IlCCiU ALIJAN. Probably no firm is 
more widelJ' known than the Allan Steamship 
Company, of which the late Sir Hugh Allan was 
a memuer and one of the founders. Sir Hugh 
"as born in Saltcoats, County of Ayr, Scot- 
land, Sept. 29, 1810, second son of the late Capt. 

\le"\.aI1ller Allan, long and fm'orably known as 
a popular and successful shipmaster between 
the f'lyde and l\Iontreal. 
Brought up on the sea coast, his fathl'r and 
two brothers sea-faring men, Sir Hugh early be- 
came familiar with all things nautical, and on 
selecting a life work he turned naturally to the 
sea. In 1824 his parents removed to Greenock, 
and he became a clerk in the well-known firm 
of Allan, Kerr & Co., acquiring a knowledge of 
the management of ships and the keeping of 
their accounts. Â t the end of a 
'ear, acting on 
l'aternal advice he came to ['anada, sailing from 
Greenock for l\Iontreal April 12, 1826, in the 
brig "Favorite," of which his father was com- 
mander. His first three J'l'ars were spent as 
clerk for William Kerr & Co., in the dry goods 
business, learning bookkeeping in connf>ctioll 
with commer!'ial affairs. He acquired a thor- 
ough knowledge of the French language and im- 
proved himself by study. He then determined 
to visit home, but first took whl1t was then a long 
trip, going to New York, and returning by way 
of the Hudson River and Erie canal throug11 
Buffalo, Kiagara Fans, Toronto, ek Sailing for 
Scotland, he visited also some places in Eng- 
hllld, l'l'turning" to :\Iontreal in the spring of 
lS:n. Entcring as clerk the firm of James Mil- 
lar & ['0., engagpd in huilding and Railing Rnips 
and as com,mission mer('hants, he aequired the 
foundation of his Imowlec1gc of thc business that 
was later of advantag(' in thc dc\'elopment of 
thl' Allan Steamship Company. Sir Hugh had 
risen from thp position of humhle clerk to a 
member of the firm, and in IR:>6 with fonr 
steamers his own line began operations. The 
history of the development of this line is t
e hi<.;- 
tory of Canadian commerce. \Vith the Allan 
Steamship Compan,\T Sir Hugh was eonne('tpd 


until his death, and his sons, Montague of Mont- 
real and Brice of Boston, have succeeded theÜ' 
father in the business. In addition to his in- 
terest in the Allan line Sir Hugh was largely 
interested in various enterprises in Montreal, 
in which city he made his home. He was presi
 
llL-nt of the Merchants Bank of Canada; the 
Vale Coal, Iron and Manufacturing Com- 
pany; the Thunder Bay :::;ilver Mining Com- 
pany; the Canadian Rubber Company; the 
Cornwall 1\Ianufacturing Company; the l\Iont- 
real Cotton CompanJ'; the Williams Manufac- 
turing Company j the Adams Tobacco Company; 
the Provincial Loan Company; the Academy of 
Music Company j the St. Lawrence anù Chicago 
Forwarding Company j th(; :\Iontreal and West- 
eJ'n IJ8nd Company; the North-\Vestern Cattle 
['om pan.\" ; the :\Iontreal Telegraph Company; 
the Halifax and Cape Breton Railway and Coal 
Company; the Citizens Insurance Company; the 
Canada and NewfOlU1dland Scaling and Fish- 
ing Company; and for many years of the Riche- 
lieu & Ontario Navigation Company. He was 
yice-president of the 1\Iontreal Rolling Mills 
('ompany, and a director in the Acadia Coal 
('ompany, the Ontario Car Company, an.'\. the 
:I[ontreal Elevating Company. 
On Sept. 13, 1844, in l\Iontreal, Sir Hugh 

\llan married 1\Iiss Matilda Smith, daug-htcr of 
.John Smith, a rnited Empire Loyalist. The 
Smith" eame from England to the Pnited Stah>s 
prior to the Revolution, and as they would not 
take up arms against the Crown in that trouble, 
left the States ßnd settled in Canada, malÜn
 
their home in l\Iontreal. Sir Hugh and Lady 

\Jlan had thirteen children, five sons and eight 
(laughters. In his religious faith Sir Hugh was 
. II Presbyt!>rian, as was also his wife, who dipd 
some twe1\'e month,,; prior to her hushand. In 
polities he was a Conservativ
. In recogni- 
tion of courtesies extended to II.R.II. PI'iuce 
.\rthur, on the O<'casion of his visit in 1869, and 
of his own serviccs to commerce, he was knighted 
lIy Queen Victoria in 1871. 
Sir Hugh Allan died in Edinburgh, Scotland, 
Dec. 9, 1882. The Montreal Gazette, Dec. 11, 
18R2, said editorially: "In his death it maJ' be 
tl'Uthfull,\' said that the foremost ('()mmprcial 
man of Canada, the man whose name ha.<; been 
most intimatcl,\' asso('iated with its commercial 
adnlIleement. has pa!"sed away. · · · · · 
Death is a \'isitOl' \\hich spares neither rich nor 
poor, old nor young, the useful nor the useless. 
But thel'e is this amid the sorrow and mouming 
of to-day, as a consolation, that he ,,'ho has 
passl'!1 from us ha:s left the rpcord of a life act. 
i\'el,\' and usefully spent, and monunl('nts of his 
life's work by whieh he will always be g-ratp- 
fnlly remembered hy the peoplp of Canaùa." 



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ROBERT ðl-LLIV AX, 
I.A., who died in 
Toronto in 18iO, was born in the Queen City in 
1837. He was the younger son of the lIon. Rob- 
ert Baldwin Sullivan, Judge of the Queen's 
Bench and afterwards of the Common Pleas, 
who was written of as follows in Read's "Lives 
of the Judges": 
"Robert Baldwin Sullivan was one of the 
builders of the Canadian constitution of 1841. 
Besides being a judge in the Province, he was 
the architcct of his m\l1 fortune. Mr. Sullivan 
was an Irishman, born of Irish parents, who 
lived at Bandon, near f'ork, in Ireland. His 
father, Daniel Sullivan, during the trouble of 
li9S, was engaged in trade, making money, if 
not a fortunc, in suppl
'ing the troops with 
I'ecessaries during that remarkable pcriod of 
Irish histor
.. Daniel Sullivan had been intend- 
ed for the Church, was a student of Trinity Col- 
lege, carried off the Grand Prizc, and was other- 
wise \\ ell educated in cla.<;sical learning. Whcn 
the full time came for his taking on the vows of 
the L'niversity, he quarrelled with the Thirty 
:Kine Articles; rather than submit, he betook 
himself to trade. Hence he became a dealer in 
merchandise rather than in Church doctrines. 
Hc marricd )1iss Baldwin. sister of Dr. Bald- 
win, whose name is as familiar t6 Canadians of 
the past as of the present. Daniel Sullivan had 
four sons, Daniel, Rohert, Hl'nry and AU!!1.1'itUS. 
"Robert, the second son, was born Aug. 2-1, 
1802. He was a bright, intelligent boy, quicl
 to 
learn, and able, to a remarkable degree, to re- 
tain knowledge he acquired. Bis early edupa- 
tion wa.<; in the private schools of Bandoll, sup- 
plemented by his father, who instructed him in 
thc classiC'al and higher edncation. In it;!9, 
through the inducements of Dr. Baldwin and 
others of the Bald\\ in family, Robert Sullivan's 
father came to Canada. 'Yhen Daniel Sullivan 
arri\ ed in Toronto. he enlisted in trade, open- 
ing a store just east of the present site 
of St. James' Chureh, on King strpet. 
It was customary in those days for 
the boys of the family to assist their 
fathers in the work of the shop. This, how- 
ever. did not suit Robert, and he turned his at- 
tentiün to the study of law. On passing his ex- 
amination he entered the office of his uncle, Dr. 
Baldwin (who wa.<; a lawyer as well as a ph;\'si- 
cian), where he passed his five ;,.ears of proha- 
tion, and was called to the Bar in 1828. As 
soon a.<; he was called to the Bar Robert Sullivan 
determined to strike out for himself, and settled 
at Vittoria, County Xorfolk. He had becn in 
Vittoria but a few years, "hen he wa", "!aUed 
upon by Dr. Morrison and his fricUfls to act a.<; 
his counsel before the Legislative Assemhly, in 
his contest with 1\11'. ,Tohn Beverley Robinson, 


for the Parliamentar
' seat of York. This 
vas 
a spirited contest, both out of, and in, Parlia- 
mcnt. :md resulted in )11'. Robinson retaining 
his seat. 
"Mr. Sullivan acquitted himself so well before 
the Legislature in this trial of strength, that 
friends at once took him by the hand and insisted 
on his coming to York, where he would receive 
their patronage and support. Aeting on this 
appeal of his friends, 
lr. Sullivan in 18:30 re- 
moved from Vittoria to the capital and became 
a junior partner in the office of his unde. lIe 
rapidl
' rose in popular favor, and when a resi- 
dent of Toronto only about five years was made 
mayor of the CÏt;\T, his opponent being thiJ late 
William Lyon )[ackenzie. This was in 1833, 
Mr. Mackenzie having been mayor the previous 
year. The city council has kcpt in rem
mbrance 
thc second mayor of Toronto by a portrait of 
)11'. Sullivan, which hangs on the waU of the 
mayor's office, at the f'ity HalL 
""
hen the Rebellion broke out in December 
h:i:3ï, 
Ir. Sullivan buckled on his armor in de
 
fencc of thp Province. While :Mr. Rnllivan be- 
]ieved reform nccessary in the government, he 
did not think armed revolt the proper remedy. 
In February, 18:3
, l\Ir. Sullivan wa.<; appomted 
a Legislative conunitteeman, and in the Upper 
Chamber he had charge of many bills, especially 
those affecting legal matters. property and civil 
rights. 
Ir. Sullivan continued to hold office 
until the formation of the first Baldwin Lafon- 
aine administration, S
'pt. ]6. 1842, of which he 
pccame a member. From the period of the 
T-nion nntil his resi
nation, in 18-13, 
Ir. Snlli- 
van was the senior member of thc council, and 
leader of the gO\Ternment of the Legislative 
council. After leaving the government ì\Ir. 
SullÏ\'an returned to the pra('tice of law in To- 
ronto in partnership with :\11'. Shuter Smith, 
l
nder the firm name of Sullivan & Smith. On 

cpt. 1:). 18-1R, :ì\Ir. Sullivan was appointell to 
the Queen'
 Bench, to snceecd .Jndge Jones, who 
had ilieil that year. On Aug. 21, 1851, l\Ir. Sul- 
li\'an WR<; transfcnetl to the ConmlOn Pleas." 
Mr. Justice Sullivan was twice married, first 
to a daughter of Captain "Matthew. To this 
marriage was bOl'U one daughter, who died in in- 
fancy. :ì\Ir. Sullivan's second wife" as a daug-h- 
tpr of Colonel De]atre. and by her he had ,ev- 
eral children: 'Yilliam BRldwin Sullivan, also a 
member of the legal profession. in Chica
o: 
Robert Sullivan. the subject of this sketeh j Amy, 
whose husband was Thomas Moss, Chief Justi('c 
of Ontario; Emil;\'. wife of Charles Mos<;, the 
present Chief Justi('e of Ontario; and l\Iarv. 
wife of Yiilliam n. FRlconbridge. Chief .Justi
c 
of the King's Bench. 
Robert Sullivan wa<; educated at tbp Eni- 



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versity of Toronto, graduating as both gold and 
silver medalist. He then read law in Toronto, 
in which city he was a leading barrister before 
his death. In 1866 he married Henrietta Scad- 
ding, the only daughter of the late Rev. Canon 
lIenry Scadding, D.D., a complete sketch of 
whom will be found elsewhere in tills volume. 
These children were born to 1\11'. and 1\11'15. Sul- 
livan: Adelaide, widow of Overton l\IcDonald. 
has two children, Adelaide Helen Grant and 
Hobert Overton Grant; Henry Scadding is in the 
merchant marine service; l\Iabel, wife of \V. R. 
Jolmston, Jr., of Toronto, bas one son, David 
Scarlding. 
In politics lVIr. Sullivan was a Reformer. He 
was a member of the Church of England, to 
whi,.h ]1,[1'15. Snlli,'an also belongs. 


WILLIA;\l T. BOYD, l\I.A., of No. 181 Bloor 
street east, is one of the oldest barristers of To- 
ronto, and a member of a family long identified 
"ith the County of York. lIe is a son of Fran- 
cis and Elizabeth (Smith) Boyd, the former of 
whom, born in England in 1787, died in Toronto 
in 1862. and the latter, born there in 1791, died 
in 1872. Francis Boyd came to Canada in lS3j 
to look over the new country. He returned to 
England and in 1837 brought his family to Can- 
ada, settling with several other retired officers 
of the Army and Navy near Riclnnond Hill. DUl'- 
ill!! the visit of Lord and I
aùy Elgin to this 
pount!"." thpy werp hospitahly entertained by .:\11'. 
and )lrs. Boyd at Brooksid,., their fine country 
home, near ltidlluond lIill. Tn politics )Jr. 
Boyd was a Conservative, and in religion a mem- 
her of thp Church of England. 


REV. WILIJIA:\l H. WI'fImOW, l\I.A., D.D., 
F.R.R.C., of Toronto, is a descendant of an 
oid Rcot\'h famil
-. His great-grandfather, John 
Withrow, was born in Virginia, and about 17
3 
('ame fIS a Pnited Empire Loyalist to Nova 
Rcotia, whl're he and two brothers rel'pive
l 
!.!rants of land. One of his sons, John 'Vithrow, 
wus the 
randfather of Hev. W"ilJiam TI. With 
row. 
.Jolm .Withrow was born in 
ova Scotia. and 
tlierp carried on farming and dieò. His wife, 
whose maidpn name was "Thittie.', and who was 
a relative of the Quakpr poet, w:u: born in Nova 

cotia and died there; her mother was a TTnited 
Empirp IJoyalist who came from South Caro- 
lina. The children of .John 'Vi throw and h;s 
wife were: .James. .fohn. Daniel, Jacob. .To,;eph, 
'Yilliam, and six others. 
.T anH'
 Withl'()w. fatllPr of Hl'v. Wm. H. -With- 
rmv. l'!Hne to Canada in 18::J::J. spttling in "11nd- 
dy York," whc:re he followed I'ontractin
 and 
I'uildin!!. He al
o 0\\ nNl a lumhrr yard on the 


site of the Grand Opera 1I0use, Adelaide street. 
Toronto. lIe was a guard at the city hall dur- 
ing the Rebellion of 1837-38. James Withrow 
married l\Iiss Ellen Sanderson, a native of Ire- 
land, and they had two sons, John and 'Villiam 
II. Of these, John, who died in 1899, was a 
contractor of Toronto, for several terms alder- 
man of the city, and for twenty years president 
of the Toronto Exhibition Board. He married 

\Iiss :Margaret Foster, and they had children: 
Arthnr, of Toronto; Percy, of 'Vinnipeg; 
'lor- 
man, of Toronto; and l\laude and Winnifred, of 
Toronto. 
William H. 'Yithrow was born on Bay street. 
Toronto. in 1839, and received his education at 
Toronto Academy, Victoria College and the To- 
ronto University. Graduating from the latter 
in 1
64 with the rlegree of B..\.., he obtained the 
M.A. in IS65, and later the D.D. from Victoria 
College. .Mr. Withrow then filled pastorates as 
follows: The East and 'Vest Methodist Chur/'hes 
at 
Iontreal, one year; the l\Iain Street Metho- 
dist Church of Hamilton, t\\ 0 years; Rice Lake, 
two years, as pastor of the 'Yesleyan Church; 
Davenport and Leslieville (near Toronto), two 

-ears; Oli! Niagara on the Lake, three years; 
"T esle
ran College at Hamilton, one year, holding 
the chair of Classics ani! Philosophy. In 1874 
he came to Toronto and became the editor of 
"The l\Iethodist l\Iagazine." and of the Sundn;\'- 
school periodil'als of the Methollist Church. in 
which work he is still engaged. 

Ir. 'Vithrow was married in 186-1 to Sarah 
Ann Smith, who "as born at Delhi, daught>r of 
John Smith. 1\frs. \VitlJl'ow died in 1901, leaving 
('hildren as follows: "Tilliam James, of Ottawa, 
examiner of patents, married .:\famie Burns, and 
they hayl' one son, Wilfred; Ellen Rachel, mar- 
ried E. H. Stafford. ::\I.D., of 'I'm'onto, and has 
five chiJdl'm, Ethelbert, H('ll'll. Empl'Son, l\lar- 
g'ery and Gwenùoline: l\Iiss Florl'111'e; John 
F"l'derick, examiner of patents, Ottawa, mar- 
ried Ida Harvey, of Toronto. 
In polities i'lr. 'Vithrow is a Reformc:l'. Ife is 
the anthor of many valuable works, and his ex- 
tmded travels. which have carried him to every 
I'ontinent of tl1P glohe, and to every State in the 
{'nib'd Rtatl's with the exception of Routh Caro- 
linn, haw greatly aided him in his literary work. 
Among his hooks are "The Catal'ombs of R01ne." 
whieh rea<:hed six editions in Britain find a wide 
I'irculation in the United Stntes and Cana(la; a 
"History of Canada" in a large octavo and two 
others in condensed fOI'm: a series of historical 
stories-" Valeria. a Tale of Ancient Romp," 
which has been translated into flern1an: "Bar- 
hara Heck," "Xpville Trueman," "La'\l'eneiJ 
Temple," "JJifp in a Parsonag-e"; also "The 
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pIe," "Our O\\n Country," and "A Canadian 
in Europe," books of travel, and other works. 
He is a member of the Board of Regents and of 
the Senate of Victoria University, Toronto; of 
the 
enate of Wesleyan Theological College, 
)Iontreal; and Fellow of the Royal Society of 
Canada. He has personally conducted successive 
parties of nearly three hundred persons in all to 
and through Europe, and took one party eight 
huudred miles up the :r\lle, through Palestine, 
Syria and Turkey. 


IIE
RY FR
\
CIS SEFTüX. The death of 
Henry Francis Sefton, of Toronto, in his eighty- 
third ;year, l\Iay 21, 1892, deprived the musical 
circles of the city of one of their most gifted 
members, and the one to whom, more than to 
an
' other individual, was due the gratifying de- 
velopment of music in the Que
n City. 
lr. 
Reftnn's speeial 
phere was vocal music, arid he 
\\ as a gifted singer, the quality of his voic\1 aud 
hi" method of using it bein
 unusually pleasing. 
He was talented as a composer and a leader of 
choral societies, while in his work as director of 
music in Toronto's schools-normal, model and 
public-hc achieved splendid results. 
Henry Frau('is Sefton was born in the citv of 
\Y orcester, Englanù, in 1809, son of Francis 
Sefton. of the same city. He received a thor- 
ough education along both literary and musical 
lines. and early in life took a prominent place 
in the musical circles of his native city. He 
t.ook part for many years in the celebrated musi- 
cal festivals held in the Cathedrals of ,V orcester, 
Gloucester and Hereford. In 1851 Mr. Sefton 
sang in the great Handelian Fcstival held in the 
f.ity of Loudon, England, under the patronagt' 
of the late Queen Victoria, and he was presented 
a commemoratÍ\'e medal of the event. He eon. 
tinued his work in England until 1858, in which 
year the late Dr. Ryerson, the father of the 
educational flystem iu Canada, arranged, during 
a visit to Loudon, to 8cC'ure 
lr. Ref ton 's "erv- 
ic-es - as Professor of Jinsic in the Toronto nor- 
mal m1l1 model sC'hooI8. and from that time the 
latter was identified with the development of 
JY\uflic in this city and other towns of Ontario. 
From 18!)
 to IB83 }fr. Ref ton gave of his best 
to Toronto, in the latter ypar retiring from act- 
ive work. In addition to his work as teacher in 
the s('hool.. hI' compiled a system of exercise.. and 
song book. In 1860. when the then Prince of 
\Vales, now King Edward VII.. visited Toeonto. 

fr. Sefton rondncted the mnsieal programm
 
for the occasion. WlIile he: left his mark most 
indelihI
'. pcrhaps. upon the mnsical devplop- 
ment of the sf'hools, he was also C'losely 
()n- 
neC'ted with that sille of churrh work in the (
it
T. 
thus becoming Imo\\"n in a variety of circlrs. and 


extending his influence over a sphere much 
larger than was realized during his modest, 1m- 
ostentatious life. He was universally liked and 
esteemed, and won for himself a high pla('e in 
the regard of the citizens of Toronto. He was 
faithful, painstaking anù truly musical in spirit; 
his influence was far-reaching in its charaeter, 
and its value can hardly be estimated. 
Mr. .Sefton was survived by his wife, one son, 
and six rlaug'hters. )lrs. Sefton passed away in 
the eighty.eighth year of her age. Feb. 11, 1906. 


.JOlI:-J 
:'\IA LTJ, an ex-member of Parliament 
and the collector of customs at Torouw, belongs 
to one of thc old families which took part in the 
founding of this beautiful and thrhing <:ity. 
The 
mall family is of English eÀtraction. and. 
was founded in Canada b
,- one Major Small, our 
subject's grandfather, a military man who ('<lme 
out from England with Governor Simcoe ab
ut 
lï91 as cleek of the Executive Council and f'leÙ 
of the Crown and Plpas, and settled on the cor- 
ner of King and Berkeley streets. In mau
< 
ways he was a man of note. He retired from 
1he duties of clerk of the Crown and Pleao; at 
his own request, on the appoi.ntmcnt by TJord 
Bathurst of his son, Charles C. Small, to fill hi.s 
place, but continued in the former capacity. His 
death took place in lKU. lIe i<; represented as 
Laving been a man who never flincllcd from 
what he believed to he his duty aud held himself 
ready, at all times, to settle disputes according 
to the "eode of honor." One occasion is re- 
('allerl when he and Attorney-General 'Vhite 
sought to settle a controversy thus, the duel 
resulting in the death of :\11'. White. l'Ilajor 
Small was arrested as was usual in such cases, 
but this was but a form, and later he was fully 
acquitted. 
Major Rmall married .:\liss Eliza fi-oldsmith. a 
native of the County of Kent. England. Rhe die::l 
at Toronto about un!. Tn th,>ir religious f'Onn
c- 
tion they werc memlwrs of the Church of Eng- 
land. Their children were: .folm. who served 
in the Peninsular wars, was taken prisoner but 
('scaped only to die on his wa
' to Canada; James 
Edwfll"d, who was one of the distinguished l1H'n 
of Canada. serving as solicitor-Q'e:neral under 
Lord 1I.Ietcalf, and later as a judge in County 
::\Iiddlesex, where he dil'd: anrl f'harle
 Coo 
father of our subject. 
Charles C. Small was born in 1800, in Toronto, 
and died in the same city l\fareh 17, 1864. In 
18
5 he suc('eeded his father to the office of clerk 
of the Crown and Pleafl, a position he held until 
his dpath. In addition to hi.. official dnties he 
was intprestl'd in farming anrlliye stock, 0" ning 
a valuable farm of ;)00 acres in Lots 6, 7 and 8. 
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agl'iculturul pnr,mits, and the raising of fine 
cattle. He was a. member of t.hp Agricultural 
Society of County York, and the products of 
his farm took many prizes at thc various exhi- 
bitions. ITe inlS ('unneeted with the military 
organizations of the county, was colonpl of the 
Fourth Regiment of North York militia for many 
yc:ars. and held other offices. Like a true C:m- 
:ldian he was a lo\'er of outdoor sports, was a 
finp ritie shot and the winner in many contp-òts. 
In 1
27 Charlrs C. Small married Fran
es 
Elizabeth Innes, born in England and edu('ated 
in her native land and in France. She wa"ì high- 
ly accomplished and spoke the French langHage 
fhlf'ntIy. ITer death took place about 1839, in 
Toronto. Her brother 
\Yilliam Innes came to 
Toronto about 1849. formerly having been the 
0" ner of an indigo plantation in India. The 
ehildren of Char1es C. Small and wife were: (1) 
Louisa Elizabeth, born in Toronto, and now de- 
ceased, became the wife of Rev. William H. 
Ripley, of Trinity Church, and aftpr his death 
she married \V. T. GDldsmith, by whom she had 
childrcn: l\h's. Philips. of St. Paul, 1\Iinn.; Mrs. 
Laing. of Hartford, Connecticut; Arthur, of St. 
Paul; and Egbert. a physician at Seattlp, W 8sh- 
:ngton. (2) .John is the subjeet of this revi<>w. 
(:3) Charles C. was for SOllle years an alderman 
in Toronto and died leaving a widow. (4) 
Wi1liam 
Innes and (5) Erlward Gokh.mith, twins, ar
 both 
de('eased. (6) Eliza, for many years and now 
a rpsidpnt of r.ondon, England. married Jel'('my 
Pemberton Ripley, now deceasl'd. and they had 
these children: Mrs. Carpentrr, wife of the 
rector of 
t. Andrew's vicarage, Plaistow, Lon- 
don: Beatrice. and Ethel. 
.J ohn ::)mall was born in 1831, in Toronto, and 
was educated in his home distrif't schools auel at 
the Upper Canada College. His activp work in 
life hrgan in 1835 whpn he be('ame taxing offi- 
cpr of the Court of the Quet>n's Bench. a position 
he held until 1882. During thi" peri,1d he 
served on the council in his native ('ity for s()me 
time and became well and favorably known to 
the public, so well that in 1882 he 'was elected 
to thp House of Commons to represent En-t To- 
ronto. In this capacity h" serwd the city until 
18!)], whpn he was appointed to his pres<,nt 
position hy Rir John }Iaedonald. During his 
sc:rvice in Parliament he was one of the whips of 
the Conservative party. His public eareer re- 
flected credit upon him personally and upon his 
<,ity. 
In 1856 l\Ir. Small was united in marriage with 
:\Tiss 
nsan :\Iargaret Boulton. a native of Ni- 
a
mra, and a daug-hter of .Tames and Harriet 
\ Thorn) Boulton. 1\11'. and :\Irs. 
man are mem- 
hers of the Churl"h of EnJ:!land. 


HE
RY C' A W'l'HRA, deceased. To all "ho 
are familiar with the history of Toronto, and 
have followed the careers of its prominent men, 
no name is better known than that of Cawthra, 
associated as it is with the early development 
of the city. In military records, too, the family 
has been represented. One of the most statel'l 
residences in the city, Yeadon Hall, was for long 
years the home of one of the best known of thl" 
family, the late IIenry Cawthra, a barrister and 
wc:al thy man of affairs. 
The Cawthra family was originally of Eng- 
lish stock, and was founded in Canada in 1!;06 
by Joseph Ca\\.thm. Born in England. Jos
ph 
Cawthra's first destination on leaving his native 
land "'fiS thp t:'nited States, but he soon joined 
other Loyalists who removed to Canada. There- 
he received a grant of land near Port Credit. 
among the Indians, who gave him and his fam- 
ily the name of Atobicontz, from the many elder 
trees that grew on the shore near his nlace. 
Joseph Cawthra was a man of enterprise- find 
foresight, and before long establishprl himself in 
Toronto, formerly known as York, where hI' 
openpd the first wholesale concern in that place. 
He was very suc:cessful, and became a wealthy 
and prominC:llt citi7en. He died in 1842, at an 
advanced age, and his wife, l\Iary 'l'urnpenny, 
passed away in 184:7, in Toronto, aged eighty-six. 
They had a large famil
', of whom one, \Yillinm, 
was an influential man in Toronto and died there 
in 1880. 
.Tohn Cawthra, eldest surviving son of Joseph. 
was horn in England. During the war of 1
12 
he served as an officer in one of Queen Victoria's 
regiments. was with General Brock at the 
ap- 
ture of Detroit, and at Queenston, and partiei- 
pated in the hattlp of Queenston Heights. Re 
settled in 
ewmarket as one of its piOl1('er mer- 
(-hants, was acti,'e in public nffairs, and repre- 
sented C'onnt,\' 
imcoe in the Parlinment of Up- 
per Canada-it" first reprc:spntative after the 

eparation of the county from the County of 
York. Mr. Cawthra died in 
ewmarket in lB.:' 1. 
He married Ann Wilson, of Cumberland, Eng- 
land. and they were th(' parents of four ('hil- 
òren. namely: Joseph; :\Iary, deceased, "if,,,- of 
the late Dr. William lVfulo('k; .Tohn; and Henry. 
Henry Cawthra, youngest son of .John, wa
 
born at Ne\\market 
ppt. 2, 1832. Aftpr f'om- 
pleting his early studies he pntprpd the TTl11vers- 
ity of Toronto, and then the I,aw School. bein!! 
('alled to thp Bar in 18f>8. While l\Ir. Caw- 
thra proved himself eminently fitted for leg-al 
work, his health was not equal to the demand" 
made upon it, and within a few years he was 
obligpd to abandon praf'tically that 8phcrp of 
activity. Thereafter he waR occupied in looking 
after his private interests, whieh were of sllch 



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a scope that they gave him close connection with 
,arious lines of financial institutions. He was 
<I large stockholder in the Bank of Toronto, and 
a director therein for OWl' thirt
- years. He 
wa" also a director of the Consumer.,' Gas Com- 
pany and of the Canada Permanent :\lortgagiJ S:; 
Loan Company. Hc spent mnch time abroad in 
scarch of health and travelled extfnsi\-ely 0VPl' 
Europe. He was a great lowr of art and dur- 
ing his tl'R\"e!s secured man) fine pieces of 
painting and sculpture to pla\'e in his h01ll
. 
1\[1'. Ca\\"thra \\ as married. in London, Eng- 
land, O\'t. 6, 18:;ï, in St. George's Church, Han- 
over Sf]uarc, to )liss .Annie C. l'[ills, daul!;hter 
of Hon. Samuel l\Iills, of Hamilton, Senator of 
the Dominion of Canada, who died in 18ï6. .:\11'. 
and l'Irs. Ca\\"thra were the parents of six chil- 
dr'en. of whom foul' survive, namely: (1) A. 
}{aude. horn in Toronto, married :Major Henry 
Brock, of Toronto. (2) Henry Vietor Holwn, 
1J0l n in .J ersey, Channel hland, married :\liss 
Ada Arthurs. and to this union was horn one 
daughter, Yietoria Isabel. He is a barrister 
and is engaged in the real e<;tate busines
 m 
Toronto. I :3) Helena F.. born in ToronLo. i<; 
the wife of Capt. James Burnham, R.C.R.I., of 
Port Hope. (4) ::\liss Graee 1\1. K., resid('S at 
the old home. 1\11'. Ca\\"thra W3$ a member of 
Rt. Jan1Ps' Cathedral. where a mfmorial windcw 
wa'i erl>f.ted to his memo
' by his widow. 
\Yhile :Mr. Cawthra was never physically equal 
to the strain of the active business life to whieh 
he wus otlwr\\"ise so well adapted. he maintained 
his career of moderate activity up to the end 
d his life, and was personally eonducting his 
affairs when the end came. His deatb oef'Ul're
1 
Dee. 2.\ 1904, at Yeadon Hall, and seldom has 
sHf.h an ('vent ('aUed forth more widespread ('x- 
prt'ssion of regret. 
\monf!" the large family 
connection of thc deceased were many men 
prominent in public affairs, such as Sir \Villiam 
:\luloek. late Postmastcr-Generaì, and various 
others. 
:'III'. Cawthra ,,'as mainly endeared .0 his 
friends by his fine ehllracter. He was a man 
of the most upright and conscientious life, but 
11e\ er hard or severe in his demands for the 
conduct of oth('rs. III' was ever ready and gpn- 
erol1''' in response to thp appeals of the poor Ilnd 
affiietprl, while with equal care hc Bought to pro- 
mote the lar!!:er welfare of the C'ommunit
. as a 
whole. His greater pleasure WRS in "his home, ani! 
his domestiC' life was one of the utmO'it happi- 
DesS. Of nnfailing hospitality, he and his wife 
e\"cr weleomed to their home the hosts of fri(>nrls 
who snrrounded them. One and all found the 
-;mnc eordiality. for the winning tact and gra- 
cious pourtesy of :\Ir. Cawthra was shown alike 
to th(' King's reprpsentRtive or the humble 
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friend. Few men are so deeply or 1;,0 justly be- 
loved, and the sense of loss in hi3 death is still 
felt. 


REV. GEORGE H. COR
ISH, LL.D., who 
was fOJ' forty-three years in active work in the 
Christian ministr.r of the .Methodist Church in 
Canada, retired from his labors in 1901, and 
has sinee resided at Xo. 160 Arg}le st1'eet, there 
reaping the reward for his many years of de- 
H
ted senice in the honor and confidence with 
whieh he is regarded by his friends and former 
associates, and in the sense of a lifelong duty 
well and faithfully performed. 
Dr. Comish is one of a family long identified 
with the County of York and City of Toronto. 
He is of English descent and his grandfather, 
.Iohn Cornish, was a merchant in Exeter, Eng- 
lanel, wbere he died. The first of the family to 
("ome to Canada was the son of tbi:; mercbant. 
also named John, born in Exeter, in 1809, 'Ind 
there educated. After beginning his busiue.,s 
career in his native city as a manufacturer of 
boots and sh(ws, he decided in 1843 to make his 
homp in ('anada, and so came to '1'oronto. He 
arri,'ed with his fa mil}' in April, of tbat year, 
and secured a position as foreman witb tbe late 
Thomas Thompson, of King street east, whose 
business )11'. Cornish three years afterward 
bought out. This he conducted for many years, 
employing as many as fifty men, but later in 
life he gradually worked out of the manufac- 
turing line, and became instead an importer of 
French and American boots and shoes. From 
Toronto he finally removed to Y onge st1'et't, Y ork- 
vi1le, and there continued his business until his 
death, whiC'h occurred :1\larch 22, 1882. 
While still residing in England John Cornish 
bad been married to l\Iiss Elizabeth Hellins, who 
was bOlli in }
xeter March 16, 1807, daughter of 
.Tames Ifl'lJins, \\
ho lived and dieq there. 
]l(' 
survived her husband thirteen years, and con- 
tinued to make her home in Yorkville, where sh.' 
djpd in :\Iay. 189:;. She bore her husband fixe 
SI'ns and seven danghters. The 
ons were: .John, 
born 1830, died 1831: Theophilus William, born 
18:3
, died in Toronto 1887; George Henry. horn 
1834; Charles, born 1836, died 1897; and ,JII;;hua 
Hpllins, horn ] 846, died 1902. Mr..J ohn Cor- 
lIish WRS a member of the "-esleyan Methodist 
denomination, amI soon after his arrival in fo- 
ronto be<'ame an Rctive member of the old GÒ)J'ge 
Street Church and in 1845 of the Rie1unond 
Street ('burch, \\hich latter was lOf'ated wi1ere 
the .Methodist Book Coneern now has its lal'
c 
publishing hous('. He took great pride in the 
fact that he had subscribed for the ClolH when 
it was first published in 1844, and he continn
d 
to tRkP it nnti1 his death. 



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Rev. George Hem'y Cornish was born in Ex- 
eter, .England, June 26, 183-1. His education 
after he reached the age of nine )"",ar8 was 1'1'- 
eeiwd in Toronto, "here he attended th., To- 
ronto Academ)', on the present sitt' (It tile 
"Queen's Hotel," at thf' time wlwn the tt'i1<'h- 
ing staff inf'ludetl Rpv. Alnamlel' Cia!!', Prin- 
cipal, with Dr. ,,- oodrope and Thoma" Ilpnmng 
as assistants. From the 
\eademr hI> ,\'ent to 
Yictoria Colleg-t' at Cobourg', and after 1'00nplet- 
ing his studie", in 18.jð, he \\"1IS aceL'ph'd hy the 
Conferenc p as a prohationer for the ministry. 
His first mi
sion was :.\Iitdwll. Ont., \\'ith the 
Hev. .John S. EYans a<; 
mperintendl'llt. This 
charge had fourtepn preaching pla('es. awl eUl- 
braeed parts of five townships. In 1862 Dr. 
Cornish \\ itb twenty-foUl' oth p "8 was ordain<>d, 
the rite being solpmnized in till' old Piuna...le 
Street Church in Belleville, Ont., hy Rev. D,'. 
Wood, the Conference for that y('ar being held 
in that church. Then folImwd his long cal'per 
as a minister of the finspel, dm'ing ",hi('h he h..d 
l"hargp of dlUl'f'hes in Bpa,"el.tnn, C'aledOilia, 
Cains\"ÍlIp. Pickering. 
orwi('h. Grimshy, Bur- 
lington, Win!:!'ham. Rtmtford, IIp,,peler. POI.t El- 
gin, Xiagara :md other pnints. In 1901 Ill' reo 
tired from the af'ti,'e work and \Ya." pl1lcPIi. on 
the superannuation li<;t. and settled in Toronto. 
HC' has, howe,'c,', not heen idlp. hnt lws willingly 
actÆ'd as suppl)' in filling appointment
 when 
needed hy his hrethl'f'n in the ('ity and ebe- 
where. He has also ol'cupied himself ,,'ith iitt'l'- 
ary labors. and for the past two years has h('en 
assi<,tant pastor of ". esley Chnreh. Dundas 
street. Throng'hout his busy life Dr. Coruish 
has alwa
's found. time for more or less work of 
:1 lit!'rary kind, and i!'l th.> author of various 
hooks. amon
 ",hieh may be mentioned ",],he 
Handbook of :\Iethodism," published in 1R6ï: 
"Cyclopedia of :\Iethodism," Y 01. L publishpd 
in 1R
O. Yo1. II. in 1903 (Yo1. III. is in f'oursP 
of preparati(m). In 188:3 appe:nwl the ., Pas- 
tor's Pocket Ritual ana Record," whieh has now 
rpal"ll!'d its fifth cdition. From l
ï
 to 187ï 
liP acted as .Journal Rpcretfll'Y for the Confer- 
ence; was Secretary of the London ('onf.'rf-lH'f' 
in 18ï9. and of the G\1Plph Conferf'IlI'e in 1884. 
He has been four times plp('ted as ('hairman of 
his distrid. and sewn times as a delcgatc to the 
General Confprenee. "hi('h meets once in every 
four years. He was ('hosen a .Journal R('('J'pt
ry 
of the General Conferences of 19'J
 (at \Yinni- 
peg) and 1906 (at Montreal). In 1886 h.. was ap- 
pointed General Conft'renee StfltisticiR!I, which 
po"ition he still holds. The honorary de
rC'
 of 
LL.D. was conferred upon him in .June, 1
87, 
t)- Rutherford Coll!,Q'e. North Cflrolina. Dr. 
Corni<;h is fl ReformC'r in politics. He is a mem- 
bpI' of thp \n('ient Orilpr of the rnited Work- 


men. tht' Iudependent Order of Foresters, anll 
the York Pioneers. 
In 186
 Dr. Cornish was united in marriag
 to 
';\liss Elizabeth FrèIDc!'s Rpynell, daughter of the 
late Capt. John Reynell, of Balnalack lIouse, 
Ireland, and niece of tlw late Chart!'s Walker, 
anù his hrother William, merchants of King 
street, Toronto. .\Irs. Corni!.h \\ as Lorn in I }uh- 
lin, Ireland. Shp is the mother of five l'hildl'en: 
\Yillimll 'Walker, \\ ho (lieù in infflnl'Y: Heynell 
!:eorg-l' IIf'lllT. of Brooklyn, 
t'\\" Ym'k, .vho 
nwrried )liss llenrietta Porl)!'s. of Toronto. and 
has two sons. Ed \\ ard and ('larelll.e; Freù"l'ick 
William, a IR\\Yt'I' in Chif'ago, who married :\Ii3s 
.\lice H1IY, of Toronto, and has three sons and 
oJ)e dau!:!"htel'; Louisa \'ictoria, "ho died in 
0- 
\"Plllh!' 1', 1906; and Alexina, wife of Haldrerl St. 
Clair Fi<;hel'. of (
uepnstull. ;\ia
ara. ami mothpl' 
of one dau!!htpr. Dora Gwemlolin. hOl'Il in 190:3. 


ED\L\HD Y. E.\TOX. Pm1mbly no man in 
Toronto wa,.: more snecl'ssfnl in husiness than 
Edward Y. Eaton, who at his death. Oct. 3. 
l
'OO. wa.,; vice-prpsident of the T. EAton Co., 
Ltd.. whose department storc is the largest in 
Canada. and one of the largest in .\nlPl'ica. :.\11'. 
Enton WflS horn at St. .\lar)" 'so Ont.. in 1863. son 
of T Eaton, {lre
idpnt of the alm,'e named 
('olllpany. 
Edward Y. Eaton was eduratt'd at the )Iodel 
Sehool in Toronto. and immediate])' after com- 
pleting his ('()lIrse there commem'ed his SU(- 
('essfnl business carper, entering commercial life 
at. an early a!H', "ith his father, 'I'imothy Eaton, 
when th., pl'l s'.nt grf'at '1'. Eaton C"m- 
pany was pra(.tic'ally heginning' husinpss in To. 
ronto. Tn thp :->n('l'f>,.,,., of the bnsinrss Ed" arcI Y. 
Eaton g'Hn' his entire attention, :md with his 
father plaeeil this great husinps;; sC'('omI to none 
on tIll' .\merÎean ('ontinent. :.\11'. E. Y. Eaton 
,"as a splf-made man. His fm'tmlt' was acquired 
through hi!. business ahility. stJ'id attention to 
his duties, llis untiring energy, amI his r"lmta. 
tion for intpg"rity for whi('h he 
"as high1y es. 
Ìl'empd hy all \\"ho knew him. 
On .Jan. B. lS!H. Edward Y. Eaton and 1Hss 
-:\Iahcl, eldest daughter of t}l<' late William :md 
Sarah \ IIaI'I'ingtnn) Ef'kardt, \\"ere unitpd in 
marriage. )11'. E('kll,tlt was horn in l\1Rl'kham 
township. County York, son of Godlieb Eekardt. 
a native of the same tnwn
hip, whose father came 
from Pl>nns)"lvaniH to C:mada. sl'ttling in Mark- 
ham township at an early dRY. For man)- years 
1fr. r,(.kardt wns eJ1!!ag(>d in a brokerage Rn.l in- 
sumn('(> business in Tm'onto. wlwre he di('cl Aug. 
17, 1904, and whel'e 1Il's. Eekardt still resiclps. 
:.\1rs. Eaton resides at the heautiful home ereC'ten 
hy her latC' hushand at Xo. l:Jï Rt. Oeor'!e Strept 
;n 189R. 



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To 
lr. awl 
lrs. Eato1l were born two daugh- 
tel'S, 
tarjorie and 
\Iice. 
Ir. Eaton alwap; took 
a great interest in the 
fcthodist l'hureh, of 
,'hiC'h he was for maIlY yeal's a worthy memo 
lwr. In politiC's he: was a Rl'fornH'r. In ]1J:S 
,ll'ath the (
ueen Citr lost one of her hest Imsi- 
11('SS nwn. :md a citizen who 'HIS held in uni- 
,'ersal esteem. 


lIK\'HY .\LFHED URA Y. The name of the 
late Hen!'.'" Alfred t{ra
' was one we1\ known in 
tlw Dominion of ('anada., for his seJTil'l'S to the 
governn1l'nt as an efficient member of th,
 Dp- 
I,arÍJllent of Puhlic \Y (wi,s cn\"{'l'pd a 10Ilg" Pèri')(\ 
I1nd tonk him into nlrious parts of the eOHntJ'
.. 
,\. nwn of I(mg- and wide expel'll'nce, his r,'conI 
'fas 01ll' of hrilliant achievement in his (.hos"n 
iine of enginel'ring. 

lr. t
ray was hor1l JWHr HiJ'ming-ham. Eng- 
land, in 18-!:
, and "ax a s()n of Edwanl A. 
and 
fal'ia (Williams) t Ira.'". bath of "horn died 
in their natiw Eng]and. The 
on wa,> givl'n a 
vood general eduC'ation and thl'lI beg'an hi" pro- 
fe!'osiOllHl \\"ork hy sening' the time re(luired for 
practical experience, on the 
JiJland Railway, 
ami then passed the examinati.ms for thf> Roy:Ü 
Enginee:rs. IIe was first sent to India and 
thenf'e to Bl'rmuda. In IRf)1 he I'ame to Can- 
Hla. and was for six or 
eVl'n .'"t'ars ident:ned 
,'"ith the InterC'olonial Hail" ar. with headC[u:Jr- 
tel'S at II flli fax. His eonuectio11 with the g-ov- 
ernmpnt wod, beg-an in 1
ï8, and la"tpd from 
that date t i ]] his death in UJ05. When first ap- 
pr.inted to the Dt'partnll'nt of PuhliC' \\l'rk<; he 
wa" statioJled at Ottawfl. hut was later sent to 
Stratford to takp chargp of the (lepfll'bnent wor';: 
tor "'pstl:'I'n Ontario. There he remaine.L till 
It-I!). "hen he rt'turned to Ottawa to assurnf> the 
duties of aR"istflnt chief f'n!!'ineer, to whieh pl1 s i- 
tion he ]wd lwen l'romot!'d. Two years later 
he went to 
t. .John. X.B.. flnd afÌl'r an e(l'lal 
intcl'\-a1 from 1hrl'l' to Toronto. Whilt, residing 
in that pity hi
 death of'f'urreù :\lay 23. Hill:;, in 
the sixty-thirfl YPH\' of his a
e. 
)fr. lIray "'flS three times marril'(l His fiest 
"if I'. "ho \vas 
] is:; 
\Iice Lomej" left him \\'itJl 
three ('hiì(Ü'pn, viz.: Henry A. S1. GI'Ol':!C; 
CharII''; P.: and .\.Iif'p \\'., wif t' of \Yalt.'!" P. 
)fe1'ri('k. 
\.fteJ' hcr dpath )'Ir. fira,v nUH'1'ie.1 
)'Tiss ('athel'iue :\f(' Donald. who dieil withont i!'- 
sue. For his thiJ'd wife :\h'. nm
- (.ho!>'e )'fiss 
Norma Yiet('ria )'Ierriek. who slIr'Yi,'es hinl, and 
resides in Toronto. She is a nRtive of that C'it.'. 
descendpd from a pioneer family. and the- 
Ier- 
riek home 'HIS formerly \\ here thp "Kin!! Ed- 
ward Hotel" stand". Thrp(' (.hildrpn '\"l'rf> born 
to this union. Xorma LiIIi:m, Kflthleen iIilda 
and CPOI'!.!p :\h.rriC'k Roth :\Tr and Mrs. GTa,v 
were memhers of HI(' R',mlln ('ath
liC' Chnrd!. 


:
.) 


:\IERRICK. The TOI'onto brane!l of the 
krriek 
family has descended from DOJninick :\fpl'l'i.'
" 
who came to Little YOl'k, now ']'(.ronto, ill I,

ï 
'1']w family is of Welsh orig-in, but for :nan,v 
yeHl's Iwt! ueen settled in the ('onnty of 
Iaro. 
J reland. 
DOllliuiek :\Il'l'l'ick. 
I'.. \\ as h'II'u in 11:/0, at 
BaIIindiue. in that Count.'.. anfl married Cdia 
1>. Dea;;;e, daug-hter of 
\nthon.v Dease, of Cloon- 
U1Orp, County 
layo. tllt' Dea"e family Iwin!! re- 
lated to the nIflkes. Xng't'nts and Bing-hams. Th.' 
family was implicflted in the 1I'\:;.h Hehelliull of 
11!)i'Ì, and su1Yt'red eOll..;jderablc IH'operty ]O!,SL':- 
whieh ultimately fore-cd seyt'I'al mpmbers of the 
family to ILa\'e Il'eland. The to\\n of Littlp 
York at tlwt remote pel'iod of it,> histOl'Y Wfl"': 
little more than a collection of franw hOllses. 
The eaJ'l
- strH!.!'g-]e fO!' n':;pon;;ihle 1.!"Uvel'llm i >llt 
fnrnished a congt'nial field for the liherty-lovin:.!' 
<,itiæns, and Domini<<'k \11'1'J'Íl'k, h.,ving hilt frt'.-h- 
I.' arriwd fl'um a !'oimilar ,'ondition of atl'a it'S in 
TI'e]flnd. took :1 wry fletí\l' part with his lwphew 
Dr. 
feCormil'k in opposition to tlw Family 
('ompal'1. Ih'. ,fohn 
f<,( 'ol'Jlli('k took up arms 
with the rebels, and wa" C'aptnr"ll flt 
r-ontg'om- 
('I'
'- 's Ta \"ern fight, and s])<,nt fl year in Toronto 
jail. Dominick }1prI'Í<.k died in IF.:H. .in;;;t be- 
forl' the l'ehl'l]io!1 hroke out. leaving. besidt's his 
wife, thl'ee sons. J "IT
' D., Dominil'k .\.. and 
.lanws. Th{, fl1mily settlell on BiC'hmond street. 
lIl'ar ,Tan"is stre('t. wherp Rohert"on's factor\' is 
now located. and the
' remainl'd tlwre for m:JI1." 
Yt'aJ'S. 
,Jeny D. 
I('J"l'il'k. the eldl'"t sen. entered into 
partnel'ship with pptel' Paterson in the <,ad,\' 
fiftil's. flll(l married 
arflh ,T. Paterson, the nieC',' 
of his partnr-r. the Patl'rson family havin!:!' set- 
tleù in Toronto in hill. coming from Blantyre. 

cotlRn(l. In 11'IjO with his hl'otl1Prs. Dominick 
A. and Jflmes, he formed tll<' partnl'rship of thp 
).fel'riek Bro"., in "hole!>':!le ane! rptai] dry ,:!onds 
and millilwry on KÍJW str('et. in HIP SÍI'I'P flftel'- 
ward oeeupie<l hy R. Walkl'r & Sons. Thp 
"Kill!! Edward IIotc:I" now occupies that site. 
For many years the hnsin{'ss Wfls th(' II1.l'g'est of 
its kind in 'l'oronto. In lti6!) the family mowd 
to thp 1fI!'gp hriek J'esidf>!lce. "
.Vf'kham Hall. ,,"0. 
H
 
futual stred. This home had hpf>n hnilt 
h." )h'. Thomas, thl' :m.hitel't of tIll' Tm'onto 
Pnhlif' Lihrfl1'Y. 
1\11'. ,T. D. 1\ferrif'k took a wr
' adive part; in 
politi!'s, nll!l \\'fl" a foIl'I\\'p" of Rohprt Ra Ilh, in 
and later of thp TJihem] party. In 1880 Ill' WflS 
appointed 11" 
h('riff of Prps ,()tt and Ru"spll. 
and remo,pcl to TJ 'O}'i!!l1a1, whpre IlP rl'!'i,lpo until 
his dpath in ls'ìï. His Iwctlwr. Dominil,l, A.. 
,'arri('d on hnsinpss until his deflth in 18f1.1. 
)[rs. l\[C'rriC'k !'m'\"i,'pd 111'1' hnslmnd five yefll"s. 
clyin!! in Toronto in 1 R!)
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IORATIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD 


The family is I"Ppresented hy children of the 
late Sheriff .;\Ierriek: In Toronto by .!\frs. David 
B. La.' ton. ) h.:,;. Xorma \-. Ul"a
', .Miss Elllla 
l\lerrick, )11". James G. ';\Ierrick, and 1\11'. Walt.er 
P. )Ierrick 1'11'. Herbert make Merrick i<; a 
resident of .Minneapolis, l\Iinnrsota; }Ir. Peter 
J. l\Ierriek a resident of Oak Lake, Manitoba; 
:\11'. Louis D. :\Ierricl. is c81'l'
'ing on busines:,; at 
Berlin, Ont.; anù 1\11'. Domini
k A. l\lerriel\: is 
a resident of l\Iontreal, Quebec. The family is 
still residing at the homestead, Ko. 142 !Uutual 
strf'et. 


\Y. H. PEPIÆR, :\I.D.C.1\I.. 1.J.R.C.P.. Asso- 
C'iate Demonstrator of Pathology at the Univers- 
ity of Toronto, and genf'ral me'hcal practitionpj' 
and surgpon of that eit,\", is one of Ontario', hpst 
kno" n medical mell. 
.TanH's P('plrl', father of the Dodnr, was born 
in 1x:m, in \\"iltshire, England. and in his native 
('mwtl",\ ;,;rew to manhood. 'I'here he married 
Emma Eyres, and in 1tì68 they came to C81UtlÌa, 
locating at Toronto. where he snGfi beC'ame seere- 
tary-treasurcr of the Canada ('ar Compan
.. 
Subsequently he cmbarked in business as a 
Ipather mpr(.hant en Front street, and was latcr 
appointed government inspcetor of lea the!" a 
position he filled until his death, in 1R!JO. Dur- 
ing his husiness liff' in Tm'onto, 1\11'. Peple
 to('k 
an active part in municipal matter:; an.l for 
some time was an alderman of The city. He aìso 
serH'd as chair-man of the schoo] board. l\h-R. 
I'eplcr dicd in 1888, when sixt,\'-four years of 
age. They were members of the English Chut"ch. 
while 1\11'. Pepl!'r was a C'ollservative in politiC's 
and fraternall) a Mason. To Mr. and 1\1l's. Pep- 
1('1' Wl're born f'hildren as foll(I\\!": Francis Ed- 
\\ard Philip, a bm'l'isÌl'r: Ernest E,\"res, an flrt- 
ist of Toronto: ,James n., who is in till' rC'al estate 
hnsinpss at \\ïnnipC'g: Tom S. G.. in business at 
I'ort Hope; and Dr. ,V. H. 
Dr. 'V. H. Pepler was born in 1863, in Bris' 
tol, Bngl:md. and was hut five year:; of age ",hen 
the family came to Canada. His literarv edu- 
(.ation was acquired at rpper ('anada Co]lC'gC', 
\\ hprp ])f' ('ompleted his ('ourse of study in 1'381, 
after "hi('h hC' fit oncf' ent('l"ed Tr'init
. )Icdicfil 
College, from which he was gmdlwtf'rl in 11-185. 
with the d(,!!l'pe of )1.1>.C'.)1. Dpsirous of ner- 
fecting himself still f31tllf'1' in his profe<;sion. 
Dr. Peplf'r went to London. England. and for 
thrf'e yC'ars studipd at St. Bartholompw's TIo,;- 
pita!. Tn 1 
Rq hc WfI<; graduated from tlwt in- 
stitution with thp de!!TPP of L.R.C.P. (Lond.). 
and 11<' then returnf'd to Tor()nto. and pnt"rC'ò 
into thf' pru(.til'f' of his professi,m. in whi!'h he 
has C'ontimwd to tllf' prpscnt tin1f'. In 1R!10 he 
beC'aml' ,\ssociate Dpmonstrator of Patholo!!,v fit 
11i<; alma matf"'. aurl sinf'f' thp union of Tr"inity 


.Medical College with the University of Toronto 
he has filled the same chair in that institution. 
He has made a specialty of. this line and has con- 
tributed articles upon it to the leading medical 
journals of the country. IIe is a member of the 
Ontario 1\Iedical Association, the Canadian Meùi- 
cal Association and the Toronto Clinical Society, 
and is vice-prpsident of the Pathological Societ.JT, 
surgeon to the Canadian Pacific Railway Com- 
pany. associate physician to the General Hos- 
pital, physician to the Toronto Hospital for In. 
curables, and has a like position at the Convales- 
cent Home. Ill' is a member of the 1\lasonic 01'- 
dpr, tl1(' Orangemell and the I.O.O.F.. In politi- 
cal sentiment he is a Conservative, and he and 
:Mrs. Pepler are members of the English Church. 
In 1895 Dr. Pepler was married to Miss [{ath- 
ken Chadwick, who was born at Gue]ph, dau
h. 
tel' of Frederick C'hadwick, ex-mayor of that 
place and editor of the Guelph Ilc1'ald. To Dr. 
and }Irs. P<'pkr ha\'e he en born four children: 
Stewart Herbert, William Arthur Eyres, Ka th- 
leen Gladys and Doris Louise. 



L\.J()I{ YILLIEn
 S.\XKEY. whose death 
on Lake 
Iaituu occurred July 10, 190:5, was 
cne of the most brilliant enginpers Canada has 
known, as well as a prominent lIIC'mhel' of mili- 
tar
' eit'eles. lIe came of a family many mem- 
bers of which have achieved military distinctIOn, 
and he ]]atnrally inherited the tastes whif'h led 
him to join the Canadian army. 
\Iajor Sankey's great-grandfather, 'Yilliam 
:-;ankey, was One of the lrading barrister., of 
Dublin. Ireland. and the family were idmtifìerl 
with that part of the country. :Matthpw lIenry 

anke.", his father. after leaving the army, 0\\ ing 
to an 
\('cident he sustained, becan1P manager of 
Lord Brooke's pstatp, Colebrooke, in County 
Fermanagh. Ireland. He marripfl his cousin, 

rehetabel TIoe, a direct deseendant of Brian 
Boru. 
Villiers 
ankey was horn in County Fennnn- 
Iogh, Ir"land. in O(.tol)('r. 1R!)2. Hr first attended 
a puhlic Sf'hool in Portora. and Inter. at C'onpl'J"S 
Hill. hr PfiSSCÒ the C'xamination for the Ro\'ai 
En!!'inef'l's. in India. His association with nan- 

l<lian projf'('ts. did not bp
Ón m1fil 1878, wilen 
he Sf'ttled in Toronto. as a memher of thl' fli'm 
01' \Y flds\\ orth, rnwin, Brown & SanÞpy 1"01' 
a number of years he hpld the appointml'nt oi' 
(.ity sur\"('yOl" of Toronto, and in .Tanuary, 190fi, 
he becan1P a mpmber of thp stfilf of engineer's 
fol' tlll' Tr'an<iC'ontilwntal railroarl. It was while 
in di<;chm'!!,f' of the dl1til's .levolving 11pon him 
in that po<;ition that he mpt his death. Major 

anl\:py was an authority I'n all surveying and 
png'Í11f'f'ring mattpJ's, and hi<; name was knuwn 
thJ'OII!!lr all till' Dominion Tn lJIilitfll'
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IORATIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD 


his plaee "as also a high one. JJ e was :m 
n- 
thu-.iastic member of the Queen's Own Ritle
, in 
whidl he held first the rank of \:;lptain andl:-1tcr 
that of major. In U)02 he joined the Corps of 
l:uides. and held the rank of major therein until 
his death. lIe would haW' recpiH'd the rank of 
('olonel had he IÍ\"ed another month. 
In 18t.
 lIIajor Sankey married Anne Ne;;bit 
Ponton, thild daughter of Lt.-Co\. .Archihalc1 
ronton. of Fay View. Belleville, and their union 
was blessed with se, en chil(lren, five daughters 
allli two sons. The family are all memhpl'S of 
till' Church of England. 
The dpmands of his profession wpre to.) ex- 
adinl! to permit of :\Iajor Sankey taking :my 
personal part in politipal affairs, but he was It 
strong adherent of the Consenative party. Fra- 
ternally he was a )Iason and past master of 
Ionip Lod!re. A.F. & A.M. 


WILLLUI 
nTCIIELL ANGCS was bol'ß in 
St. ('atharines. Ont., Od. 31, 18-1ß, son of Rob- 
ert and Charlutte ('Vright) _\ngus. and dipd 
in Toronto ::\Iay 14. I!)O-1. 
Rohert Angus was horn in Fife, Scotl:md. 
and coming to Canada. srttlpd first at St. Cath- 
arines. whence he lat('r removed to Loudon. 
Ont., and from thet'e to Hamilton. where he 
died. He was in the wholesalp dry goods bu<;i- 
ness in the above mentioned places for many 
year3. and whil(' in Hamilton was with 
It'Innes. 
The children of Robert Angus and his wife 
were: :\Iary. Ot
.. Xenie, William Mitch"ll, 
(}porgt', .Tohn. Hugh and Harry. 
William :\Iitchell Angus was educated in Ham- 
ilton. and later entered the wholesalp house of 
:\IdmH's. having ('harge of the tweed depart. 
ment. From there he went to :\lontreal. where 
he had (.harge of the same firm's interests. re- 
maining there until 18ï
l. when he located in 
Toronto. rppresenting Cantlie & Ewing. a.
 a 
mannfac1m'er's agpnt. Latel' :\Ir. _\ngus em- 
barkNI in business on his own al'count as a manu. 
fa(.turer's agent. sUPI.p!;.<:;fully eontinuing- in this 
line nntil his LIt'ath. 
In 18ì
 'ViIliam :\1. .\lIgU',-. and :\Iiss Annie 
Bastedo. a memher of the well-known United 
Empire Loyalist famil,r of that name, were unit- 
ed in marriagp. )Irs. .\ngns is a daughter 
of .John )1. and Anna (Tovel) Bastedo. To Mr. 
and :\11'8. Angus wprp horn the following ehild- 
ren: Rohert, of Toronto. who married Caroline 
f'amphel1. h
' whom he has had one son. 'Vil- 
liam; Fl'ellPrick. of TOI"ontn. \\.ho married Edith 
Lawrip and has OIlp dau
htpr. Helpn A.; Per- 
ci\"al, d('c('aspd: and Edith. the wife of 'Yilliam 
Begg-. who l\fl<; one daug-hter. Dorothy. :\[1'. An- 
gus was a Prpshyterian. In politips he \\as a 
Consernlti,'e. but hc nen'l' sought offiee. lIe 


37 


affiliated fraternally \\ith the )lasons. in which 
order he attained the thirty-sel'ond dpgree. His 
widow surviws. residing at No. 179 Carlton 
street, Toronto. 
The Bastedos trace their descent from the im- 
portant Spanish family of De La Bastido, of 
whom the chief is the )larquis Dc La Bastida, 
member of the Chambel' of Deputies for the 
Balearic Islands. Another is Don Guillermo De 
La Bastida, treasurer of the Pro\'ince of ßada- 
joz. 'I'he progenitor of the Bastedo family, hav- 
ing embnll'ed thp faith of the Reformed Church, 
was forpcd to lpavp Spain and take refuge in 
Holland, whenee about 17ï8 he or one of his 
descendant.<; emigrated to America. ultimately 
settling at SeheUel'Ìillly, Kew York. Of this 
braneh of the family was Jaeob Bastedo, as the 
name became .\.nglicized, \\ ho, abandoning a 
\'aluable estate in Schenectady, eame to Canada 
as a L"nited Empire Lo.yalist, and settled first 
at Cataraqui (Kingston), where he had a grant 
of ROO acres. but removed to Stamford. C'ount
. 
of 'Vellallll. Onto He mal'l'ied Clarissa Jean 
\Tan Slyke, whose sister married a Yan Buren, 
and their son. )lartin \T an Buren, was President 
of the United States from 18:3ï to 18-11. Another 
sister was married to )Iajor 'fice, a Hoyalìst 
officer. The children of .JaC'ob and Claris;;a 
Bastedo were: (1) Abraham; (2) Lewis; (3) 
David; (4) .Joseph. killed at the battle of Chip- 
pewa: (:í) Gilbert Tice; (6) John, of K('lson, 
nlëlrried )Iary Plewelling and had issue: l\laur- 
ipe. William, Jacob, Gilbert, Elizabeth and ('ath- 
erine; (7) Cornelius, killed in the war of ]
]
. 
Of these. 
David Bastedo, of Stamford. afterward of 
Water down (Burlington), County Halton, mar- 
ried Elizabpth )Iael\Iicking. Their sons were: 
{1a) Peter married Margaret Galbraith and 
had issue: Sons-(lb) John l\Iac:\Iicking. (
h) 
Da\"id married Sarah Elizabeth Tovel and had 
issue: Samuel To\"t,1. of the Ontario Ci,"il 
('r- 
vipe; Peter; Albert Edward: :\Iargaret Ann, md 
Sarah Elizalwth. (3b) ,John Galbraith died :\Iay 
8, 1900, aged seventy-five years. He marripd êlnd 
had issu(': .John Xelles and Charles Augustus. 
(4b) .J oseph Rogers married Mary Forl'e and 
fwd i,,'me: 'Villiam. Lineoln. Burleigh. FrederiC'/{ 
David Edgal' (of Rracebridge), Àda, Patienc; 
and Margaret. (5b) Thomas Beveridge (}ood- 
willie married and has had issue: Xellie: :\Iinnip 
del pased; Christina, and )Iargaret. (6b) Petel: 
Camphell married and has had issue: .John 0.11- 
braitll. Thoma." William. .James. and Xellie. 
Daughters-( Ib) :\Iary (;albraith; (2h) )Iarg-ar- 
1'1. deceased. 
(2a) Gilbert married :\Iary Lindsay and has 
had issue: Joseph. .Jacoh. Samuel. Xancy, Eliza- 
beth, .Jane, Tamar, Su<;an. and Katp. 



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8 


l'01DfE1WR,\TIVE I3IOGR.\PIIH'.\L nE('ORD 


(:3a I John ::\hw1\Iiekillg- married (TIrnt) 
mmn 
Ll'mon and (semnd) ,\ nna 'l'twel. and had is- 
sue: 
on-(lh) Juhn 1Iae1[ieking. furripl' in 
Tor'onto. is married aml has i!-'
.me: FrC'deri(.1i:, 
Harry. 1Iplyilll'. 1Ialll'1. and Edna. Daughters 
-lIb) .Jl1ue (
b) 1[illie. l%) Christina. 
I ih) 1Ial'.v. (.Jh' Anuip malTied William 1\1. 
_\ngns and ha" had is<;nf': Rohert. Frederi('k, 
l'er('i \'al (deeewwd), and Edith. (6h) 
usan 
married .JanH's 1\[ag-et'. (
.C.. of London. Ont.. 
:Illd Iws i'ime: Arthlll'. .\llpn. 
fal)pl. and Edith. 
f ïb) 
arah. 
\ 4a) .Ja('oh. 
ThC' daughtel's of Oa\'id and Elizaheth (1\la('- 
::\fi(.kin!.!') Bast('do \\"t'rp: 
(1 a) ('atlll'rine married Thomas Httwk of \Ya- 
terdO\\ n. and has iSSltf': .John. \Yëllt.'r. ('harll's. 
William, l'lara. Christina. and TJizzie. 
\ 2a) Christina married. as his fjr:;t wiff'. .10- 
sl'ph Rogel',';. furrier. of Toronto (who l1IëllTi('d 
"e('ondly .JauPÌ Xixfln Bash-tlo. as l)('low), and 
had issul': Rons-(lh) .Iohn. (2h) Charles mar- 
ried and IUIII issllP: .Joseph. Clara. Lizzie. ChrÎs- 
tiua. LOllis('. .\d.(. and Charlotte (3b) .James 
marripIl and has issup: .1ames. Christoplwr. Jo- 
sf'ph. (;eorl!e. Frederick, Thoma". Augusta. Lil- 
lie, aud 1Iay. (4b) .\IC'
ander. Daug-htprs- 
(lh) 1lary. (2h) Clara. (:3h) _\gXie. (-Ih) 
Elizaheth. (;)b) 1Iarg-a1'l't. 
< ;ilhC'rt Tiel' Bastedo (son of .1a<'oh and l'lar- 
issa), horn in Sl"!lf'neetad.\'. sl,ttlpd in Xplson. 
('ollnty Halton. in I
f)lì or 1 
f)ï. lie marripd 
:\Iarian. daug-hter of John Thompson. of 1111' 
\Yllirlpool. 
taIllford. Their SOliS were: 
(la) .JiII.ob. blll'l1 l\[ëlrl.h 16. HìOï. died Del'. 
:.!ß. I
ï
, was a mer(.hant in Hamilton. III' 
';I'r\'('d HS lieutt'llant ill the 1:01'(' 1[ilitia in lri:{ï. 
HI:' l1larripd \firstl,\') ill lti:

 :\[nrg'aret 
ÍI}('lair. 
who dil'll. Hml (sC'l'omll.v) in .\lIgnst. lS4(). 111'1'- 
zihah ('hilwr. horn 
1'1't. :30. It'
1. danghft'I' of 
.Joseph ('hilw!' (horn .Jan. :
. I ïfJ4. dipd (),.t. 
10. lti:)ï. son of Thumas ('hilwl'. (If Fishnl'etl- 
ham. ('ullnt,\" of 
orfolk. EnglalHl. Hnd fJ,\ dia 
\\'aHillg'. his wif4'. \\ ho ('allll to ('anada and set- 
tl1'41 in 'l'ownto in H
:tl) ëIIIlI Eliza. hi<; wifl'. 
da lIg'htt'r of \Yill iam .1 l'lIni ng's. (If Bnrkholt. 
('onnty of 
nffolk. En!.!'1ë1l1(L '1'111' only child of 
.JI1('oh Bastedo h\' his TIrst lIIël\'r'iaa(' was: (lh' 
f ;'illwrt Ti(.p. ho
n in 1ri:
:
. died Aug. :
. 1
68. 
hal'ristel' at law. of l\Iilton. married :\[aria. 
dan:;rhtpr of l'harll's Thompson (who sl\I'\'in'd 
him alld is nJë1rril'd spI'oIHlh. to Hon. .1. Bn'on 
Turk of (,hi('ago). and hall onf' son. 01')' nil- 
1)(,I,t Ti(.l'. who is married and li\'ing in the 1'nit- 
I'd 
tatl's. and two dilllg-htl'l's. (1(.) 1Iëlrg'arl't, 
më1lTipd to William \Yallaee Blair. and (2(') 
:\lariau (,hri"tina. married to Lient.-Col. OC'ol'
e 
.\le:\.aTIfler Rhaw. Of the sl'l'nnd marriaQ'{': Sons 
-(
h) .JosI'l'h .\I1I1'1't. horn -:\Iay 4. 1841. ]IO!;t- 


ma
.;ter at Xl'wmarket, County of York, married 
Henrietta. danghter of JosC'ph Lee, of Toronto, 
and has issne: George, manager of the Bank 
of Hamilton at CIlPsley; Arthnr. It medical stu- 
dent in Xl'\\" York; ('ecil. May Etta. and '\[ar- 
jorie. (:3b) Edward, born Aug. 6, 1844, is mar- 
ried and lidng in Buffalo. U.S.A., and has issue: 
Edward. 
\rthur. ;\"eil. Jolm, Lih', Anna and 
1fal'Y. (4h) Da\"id Henry, born ÜI'(,. 2
}. 1843, 
fllrrif'r in Toronto, married Charlotte Elizabeth, 
danghter of Thomas .\rmstrong and -:\Iary .Jane, 
his wife. daughter of Re\". .John Dayidson. and 
hm; issue: Xorman. Oilhert Ti('p. amI 
Ial'ian. 
(fih) Thoma:; \Valter. horn 
\ug. Z
. I8-!ï. died 
in 
eptembel'. 184M. (lìb) l'ornelius ?\ixon. born 
.Jan. 1.-;. 18;)0. merehant in Toronto, married 
11al',\' Cameron and has had issue: Albert Xi
on. 
.John (dp('eased L .Jay. Robert. Kathlpl'n. 11ar- 
j01',\'. 11 III I Sarah. (7b) Louis. born Del'. 20, 
1 
.í:
. dil'd in 8l'ptemlwr. 18;)4. (8b) .John )Iac- 
f3reg"or. born 8ept. 13. 183ï, mel'chant i.n Milton, 
married Ida Ackermann. and has issue: Chi 1- 
\'1'1'. 
\lfr'ed. and (}Iadys. Dallghtprs-(1 h) }Iar- 
im! Ilepzihah, horn Del'. :31. 184
, dil'd 
\ug. 9. 
18-l:
. (
b) Hannah Elizabeth, artist. Toronto. 
(:3h) .Janet Rogers married William ::\Ië\l'rl'ud,\'. 
ëllJd has issne, ou(' son. .Allan. 
(
a) .Iohn Thompson. postma,;ter at Burlin
- 
ton. serve(l as ('uptain in the (;01'1' )lilitia in 
1ti:1ï. l1wrried Au
usta Eli7a 11ag-ee. and had 
i!i."ne: 
ons-( Ib) Uilbert Cornelius (deel'ased) 
nUIlTipti Harriet :\[('Leod and had issnp: nilbprt 
.Jeff. .\nna Ifal'riet. 11ahpl Augusta 1fary, and 
Ellen Ba:\.ter. (
h) John lIenry. living in the 
I' nitI'll Htate.;. married Ida Toukins. and has L"- 
snp: .\lb('I't Edward and Arthur. (%) \Valter. 
li\'ing' ill BnffHlo. \' .
.A.. mmTiC'd KMe lIenr.\ 
and has issne: Paul. Dang-hters-(1h) l\Iar- 
g-Hl'et Eliza. tll'l'l'ased. l
b) 1rarian .\ugusta 
nHIlTil.d Lot 
\.Ill'n, uf Bradford. and ha<; had 
i!'.sne: f :eurgp : "Tillis. dl'C'eased; Harry; Lescur.'; 
Edith. nHIl'l'ietl to 11. <;, }lorrow; and 11ar- 
g-aret. (:3b) fsahf'lIa H1l1rripd Jtr,.;el'h Li'senre. 
of Bradford. 
(:3a) David. of BurlinU"ton, died in 1 
!)ti. un- 
married. lIe sl'n'('d as t"aptain in till' Uore 
:\filitiH in I'-;:Iï. 
(4a) <<; ilbl'I't. of Bookton. County 
orfolk, 
marril'd 1 fa 1',\' Ann Harrison. and has issnf': 
:\farian. and R('Jw('('a. JIIëH'l'ipd to a .:\Ir'. 1fnir. 
(;')a) WHltPl' (deeeas('d1 nH'rehant in Hamil. 
ton. lIlël1'l'i('d .Janl' Beuedid and had issne: Cam- 
eron, ElIlil.\'. and II'em'. 
(Iìa) .Jalllt';.;. of Brandon. 1fan.. marri('d 
Iaria 
If arrison. and has issue: Ed:.!ar. Fl'ank, David, 
,Joseph ROlI:,!l'rs. 
('ptinms. Bl'rtie, and Clara 
Panl. 
The Ilanghters of <:ilbl'rt 'fieI' and :\farian 
BasÌl'do wer(': 




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t '01 [ì\[K\IOR.\. TIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD 


t1a) Janet Xixon married (as s('\,ond wife) 
.Joseph Rogers. mer\'hant in Toronto (who pre- 
,'ious l ,\" . man-ied Christina Bastedo, as abo\'e;, 
and had issue: (1 b) Christina married .J ohn 
",Ypllington Bowlby, barristC'r at 1m\"'. Q.C.. of 
Brantford. and has issue: Adam, .T oseph. rrsuia, 
.T anet. .\ ugusta. (,hri
tina: and (2b ) .h1l'et 
Augusta married Ed",yard .\. 
C'adding. 
(2a) Elizabeth nuuTied BnlC'e Cmneron (de- 
\'l'a'<ed), major in the rnitpd Statp,> arm.". son 
of Senator Cameron. nnd hns is!-,ue: (lb) '3imon 
(Cameron) married Hplen Harkle
', and has is- 
sue. 8i'non and Eh-a. (
b) 1Iaggie. (3b) .Tanpt 
Rog-ers married Tyron Edwards, of IIarrighur!!'. 
(Ha) 1Iarian married Rohert .Tohnston. de- 
ceased. of \Yaterdo\\ n, and has had i...sue: Rob- 
ert married Emma 1Iartindnlp. and has is.'me: 
Lawrence. Ross, 1Iarian. and ('lnrissa .Tane; 
Gilbert. de\'em;ed; and Elizaheth. 
\ -1a) Claris...;a .Tane married \\ïlliam Bunton, 
of \Yaterdown. and has had issue: 1Iarian, who 
married \Villiam Da\"ill.
on, uf Montrenl. and has 
issue: "Tilliam. Da\"id. and 1Iarinn Bastedo. 
(,)a) Sarah died in infanC',\". 
(6n) Reb!'\'\'a. unmarripll. 


RI('IL\RD BI
()W:'\. ()l'!'sident of Tht 
HI'O\' n Bros.. LimitcIl, wholesale and manufal'- 
turing stRti01wrs. dC'aleI'S in pnpel'. offiC'e sup- 
plies. printers' IInd hookbinders' materinl. mauu- 
fachl!'ers of aC'C'OlU1t books, lenther goods, diari,><; 
hookbinders. etc.. Xo<;. ,)1-;):3 \Yelling-ton street 
west. Toronto. Ont.. is a member of the family 
whieh ha,
 been for more than a century engag-ed 
in the aboye busilws.s. 
Tlw Bl"Owns are of Endish C'xtraction. Thom- 
a<; Brm\ n. the g-r/IIHlfather of our subje(.t, in 
1ïï-1 eng-ag-!'d in tIll-' <lbo\"(' nwntiOlll'd husiness in 
Xpwea<;tlp. EnglmHl. I'ontinuin
 therl.in until 
1
2:!. in whi('h ye<lr his ,<,on. Thomas. Jr., the 
father of our subj('('t. took up 111(' business and 
l'onti1l11l'd it at the smm' plal'p nntil I8-Hi. In 
this year hp settled in Toronto and resumed the 
husiness formerly located at :'\ewcastlC'. Eng- 
land. the plnce of husiness lwing on King street 
I'ast. near Chureh street. IIl're Thomas Bro\\n 
C'ontinlled busÏIwss until 1 K.")(j. when the firm of 
Bru\\ n BrotIll'r... wa'.
 fornII'd. tIll' three hrotIwl'S 
b!'ing ThonHL<;. who died in Toronto in 186ï; 
1[ajor .Tohn Bro\\ n. well known in military 
('irC'le,> as a member of the (
ueen's Own Rifles, 
who died in 1 SS
: nnd Ril'hard. The firm of 
Brown Bl'Others l.ontinued until 189:1. when a 
RÍ(wk company wns formed. under the firm name 
of Tlw Bruwn Bros.. Limited.. with the follow- 
ing offi('prs: Ri(.hard Brown, presidpnt; Rohert 

. Bro\\ n. vice-l'l'""ident; and T. II. l1ornihrook, 
s('\'rptary-treasurer. 8inC'e The Brown Bros.. Ltd., 
WIIS form!'ll they have suffered two sl'vP!'e 10ssP!l 


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by fire. On 
\.pril 19, 1904, when the wholesale 
distri('t of Toronto was destroyed by a terrific 
fire, the mngnifie-ent building and !';tock of 
Brown Bros.. Ltd., was consumed. They secured 
temporary quarters in the Queen City Rink, 
where in the month of August. 190-1. they were 
\'isited by another severe fire. In 1UO:; their 
well-appointed and commodious fireproof buill!- 
ing was erected on the site of the first building, 
:'\os. ,)1-;)3 Wellington street west. This build- 
ing, which is of conC'rete and e
panding ruetnl, 
and supposed to be one of the most substantial 
aUlI fireproof buildings in the city, is equipped 
\\ ith the most modern maC'hinery for the various 
lines of work C'arried on b J " them. They have a 
most eomplete and full stoC'k of all kincl,> of 
paper. stationpry, acC'ount books. offiC'e supplies, 
leather goods. printers' and bookbinders' ma- 
terials. etc. The firm hm'p displayed an enter- 
prising spirit by sending spel'imens of their 
\\ ork to the \"ariou8 exhibitions. They have still 
in their possession the book with which their 
father took the first prize at the first Exhibi- 
tion in Toronto in 18-16, and from that date 
the,\' ha\"e taken high honors wherever exhibit- 
inq: ::\Iontreal. the opening of the Victoria 
Bridge, 1860; Centennial, Philadelphia. 1876; 
Paris (FranC'e); Dublin, Indinn and Colonial 
Exhibition, London, England, 1886; "r orId ';i 
Fair, ChiC'ago, 1893; l'\ational Exhibition. To- 
l'onto. gold medal, etC'., etc. 
Thomas Bro\\ n, the founder of the family and 
husinC'ss in Canada, was born in 1789, and died 
in Toronto in 1863. His wife, who bore the 
maiilen namp of Ann Spour. was born in Eng- 
land in ISm. nnd died in Toronto in ]86:). Their 
C'hildren \\ ere as follows: Thomas, deceased; 
Rohert R. retired; 1Injor .Tohn. decea,>ed; Rieh- 
ard: \Yilliam: Rpv. George ::\I., ex-president of 
tlIP 11ethodist Conferen('e; Clwrles S.; 1Irs. B. 
B. Toye. deC'eased; and )Iiss 1I. Brown. dee-eased. 
Ri('hard Brown was born in Newcastle, Eng- 
land. in ] 8:
-1. and was educated in his native 
land and in Toronto. In 18-18 he embarked in 
the stationery and book business with 1\[1'. Thom- 
as 1\lal'lenr, their place of business being lo("ated 
on Y onge street. near King. Here he continued 
until the formation of the Brown Bros. in 18;)6, 
when. as abo,'e stated. he was made a membpr 
of that firm. ::\11'. Brown is one of the oldest 
stationers in Canada. having been in the business 
continually since 18-18. He is a director in the 
Toronto Paper 1Ianufactm'ing Company. of 
Cornwall. Ontario. 
1\11'. Brown's wife bore the maiden name of 
Elizabeth Robin<;on. She \\ a<; a native of Que- 
bec, daughter of the late 'Dr. Slade Robinson, a 
well-known physi('ian of Toronto. ::\Ir. and :\II"3. 
RÜ'hard Brown had thl'sC' l'hildren : 1Inr
' Edith, 



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the wife of A. A. Fisher, of Brockville; .Amy 
Douglas, the wife of _.\.. K Huestis; Thomac;; Al- 
bert, vi('e-president of the firm of Brown Bros., 
Ltd.; Gra('e K, wife of J. :U. Kerr. a merchant 
of Toronto; R. 1\orman, a member of the firm 
of Brown Bros., Ltd.; and Mis.,> Belle, at home. 
The family are all members of the l\[ethodist 
Church with whiph thpv haw been identified for 
, . 
many years. 



\LEXAKDER HE
DER
O
. merrhant, 
born in Old Pitsligo, Scotland, Nov. 3, 1824. 
died in Toronto, Ont., Canada.. June 3, 1887. 
His father, John Henderson, died in Ripon, 
'Visponsin, rnited States of America, in Of'tobcr. 
1

7. at the age of ninety-four 'ypars, ha\'ing re- 
tired from agripultural pursuits in his sixtieth 
year: his mother. Catherine Pdny IT(,Ullerson, of 
the Udny Estate, in Scotland, died in 'Vi"conc;;in 
in 1862, in her sixty-seventh 
'ear. 
In the year 183
 Alexander Henderson paul(' 
to Canada with his father's family, locating in 
Toronto, and began the business career that made 
him one of the wealthy and influential men of 
that city. When eighteen years old he com- 
menced the retail dry goods busine.
s on his own 
account at the north-east ('orner of Queen and 
Y onge streets, shortly afterwards buying the 
same property, which has bepn known for years 
as the Henderson Block. After a few very 
suc('eS\
ful years in the retail business he sold 
ûut to his head salesman, and embarked in the 
wholesale dry good., and millinery business, do- 
ing one of the largest trades in Canada, and at 
the age of thirty-two years retired from active 
businf".:;s life. Mr. Henderson saw not only the 
possibilities, but the probabilities of Toronto be- 
coming the leading city of Ontario. and invested 
his dividendc;; in real estate, beconilng a large 
realty holder in the C'ity whose development he 
had foreseen. 
It was not only as a busilH'ss man that )[1'. 
Henderson was known. to the people of Toronto, 
howewr, but also as a public officer of popular- 
ity and effieipn('y. For eleven years he wac; :m 
alderman of St. .James' W'ard of Toronto, and 
for th(' greater part of that time was chairman 
of the Board of 'Yorks and Finance, and he W'1S 
also one of Toronto's most efficient .Justires of 
the Peace. He was a director of the Cnion 
Building Society for J'ears. and also of the (trey 
& Bruce Railway. In religion he was a (,ollsist- 
ent member of the Knox Presbyterian (,hurph. 
In fraternal (.ircles he was affiliated with the St. 
Andrew's 
ociety for forty-two 
'ellrs. and an 
old memhcr of thc Calf'donian 
o('ipty. He was 
one of the best-known titizenc;; of Toronto, and 
a staul1l.h IJiberal in politi('s. 


REV. S. S. B.\TE
, B.A., D.D., of Toronto, 
a distinguished (.lergyman of the city, comes of 
Engli\';h ancestr
' and belongs to a family which 
hac;; been devoted to the church and to missionar.)- 
work. 
Rev. John Bates. his father. was born in 180;) 
in !\orthamptonshire, England. being a member 
of an old settled family of that region. He left 
his native place in early manhood and went to 
London. where he was engaged in the dry goods 
trllcle for a time. lea\'ing it to enter the ministry 
of the Baptist ('}n1l'<'h. In 1B."jO he settled in 
Dubuque County, Iowa. where he rf'll1ailled until 
1864, moving from there to Hamilton. Ont., and 
thence to Dundas. wherf' he was pastor of the 
Baptist Chunh for four years. From 1867 un- 
til 1873 he was pastor at ". oodstoek. removing 
then to St. George, ,,'here he died in 187". lIe 
and his wife were buried at \Voodstor-k. Thf'ir 
children were: Lieut. Samuel, who was killed in 
the Civil War in the rnited Stateð; .fane. who 
is the widow of oW. D. Booker. of Hamilton; 
John G., formerly a dry goods merehant at Chi- 
cago, Illinois, who died in 1876; Mary R, wife 
of Rev. .John l\IcLaurin. D.D., of India (her 
children are: Kate S., a missionary in India; 
Jennie, a nurse in New Haven. Connecticut; 
Rev. John B., B.A., of Toronto; and Elsie R., 
of Toronto); Joseph 1., B.A., Ph.D.. and Rev. 
Stuart Samuel. of this sketc.li. 
Dr. Bates's sister. :\[rs. Bookpr. wa:
 first mar- 
ried to Rev. A. V. Timpong, with whom she went 
out to India, ,,-here he died in the perform- 
aIwe of his missionary labors. He left three 
ehildren, namely: Rev. Stuart, .:\I.D., a mission- 
ary in India; Euretta N., now 1\[rs. H. E. Still- 
well. also a mi
sionary in India; and l\[ary Boo 
now Mrs. Clwrles :\I. Clarke, of Aylmer, Ont. 
Mrs. Booker's hushand was a son of the late Re\'. 
William Booker. 
The late Joseph L Bates, a.n older brother of 
Dr. S. S. Bates. died in 18f16. and is survive<l by 
a widow and two ('hildren. John S. and :\[ar- 
jorie. For many years he was identified with 
Woodsto('k College, first as a tutor. but later a<; 
principal. 
Re\'. Stuart Samuel Bates wa" born in Du- 
buque County, Iowa, hut was eduC'ated nt 
Dundas. "Woodstock and, later. lit the Toronto 
rniversity. receiving his degree of B.A. from 
the latter institution in If
7f<_ In 1901 he wac;; 
honored with the dpgrep of n.D.. whi('h he r!'- 
pciwd from )le)laster Pniversity, Toronto. Dr. 
Hates took his theolo/!,iC'al COUl'1';e at \Voodstor;, 
('olIe!!"!' and Rochestrr. New York, and in 18
1 
lw was ordained to the Baptist ministry. His 
first ('harge wa,> at (tobles' Cornel'S. Count.). Ox- 
ford. where he remained for five ye;11'.-;. then HP- 
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Churt'h. in Toronto. which he served with all 
faithfuhwss for scventeen and a half years. In 
l!IO:
 Dr. Bates was madc field secretary of the 
Baptist 
nnday Schools in Toronto. Sincc 1892 
he has been a member of the S
nate and Board 
of Vowrnors of l\I('
[aster l'niversity. and :-;ince 
189:{ lIP has bppn f.hairman of the Baptist For- 
eign )Ii<;sion Boanl of Ontario and Quebec; he 
has also heen honored with othe1' position;; of 
rf'Sponsihility. 
In 1

:i Dr. Bate,> \\ a<; united in marriage with 
.J ospphine .r effery. who was born in TJolldoll. 
daughte1' of the late Jospph Jeffery. a man of 
IHL<;iness prominpllcP in that pity. They ha\e 
three sonS. viz.: Stuart .J., B.A.; Harold C., and 
.J. Edgar. 
In polities, as far as becomes his profcssion. 
Dr. Batcs takes an interest in the SUf'cess of 
the Ref01ïll party. 



TEPIIE
 )IAl'LE .L\RYI
, who passed 
away in Toronto in 1!ì0
. was a natiw of On- 
tario. born near Oak\'ille. third son of Frederick 
Starr and Susan Dlerigold) Jarvis. and grand- 
son of Colonel Stpphen .Janis, a prominent r. 
E. Loyalist, who fought through the sewn 
years (1776-Iï83) Revolutionary war in the 
United States. 
Co1. Stephen .J an'is. after the dose of the 
Revolution, settled in Iï8-1 in Xew Brunswick, 
where 11(' lived for twenty-five ypars before com- 
ing to Ontario in 1808. IIis home ,,-a<; in To- 
ronto froIll 18m until his death in ] 840, and his 
ab.<;ene('R from the city wpre only wlÜle making 
prolonged vÜ,its to his children. In the twen- 
ties hp lived with his younger ';:;on, f-;heriff Wil- 
liam Rot<;ford Jarvis. at Rosedale, anù was for 
mallY years Registrar of Toronto (then York). 
'fhp death of f'ol. .J arvis opcurred in '" Pl'1ton. 
while he was on a visit to his daughter, 1\1rs. 
Phillips. wife of thp rector at Weston. the Rev. 
Thomas Phillips, D.D.. for many years chap- 
lain of the. Lpgislative 
\ssembly of rpper Call- 
ada. After Col. .Jarvi<; became l'sher of the 
Blat'k Rod to the Lpgislati,'e Assembly he had 
his rooms at the Parliament House, Front street. 
and there his grandson, Stephen :l\Iaule. lived 
with him while attending rpper ('anacla Col- 
lege. 
Frederick 
tarr .Jan'ii;, son of Co1. Stephen. 
was horn in :\'ew Brunswick in ]786. lIe settled 
near Oaln-ille on land" granted by the Govern- 
ment. Then' on Aug. 4. 1r;16, his thirtieth 
birthday, he married Su.
an )[erigold. dang-h- 
t('r of a P. E. Loyalist. who had come from 
ew 
Brunswicl;, thp 
'ear b('forp th(' Jan'ises. To this 
marriage were born twelve children, as follmys: 
Frederick \Yilliam. Sheriff of Toronto, York and 
Pepl; Amplia. who married Ale"{ander Proud- 


H 


foot; Gcorge Thomas, who died at ('hi('ago, leav- 
ing a family; Stpplwn ::\Ianle. harri...tpr at Os- 
goode Hall; Peter Rohin,.,on. )111,\"01' at Strat- 
ford: Charles Beverley. who died in California; 
::\[
lry. who 111arri('d deputy r
heriff Henry Sl,yn- 
ner; Arthur )Iurray, aeting deputy sheriff at 
Osgoodc IIall; Henry 
\ugustus. "ho '\"lIS drown- 
ed at Stratford; Edgar John, of Rosednle; .Julia, 
in England; aud IIe<;ter Elizabeth. who died in 
18,)8. All are deeeased e'(cept .Julia and 
\rthur 
.Murray. 
Stephcn 3Ianle Jan'is wa., edm.ated at rpper 
Canada Coll('ge, being one of tIlt' first students 
graduated frum that institution. III' later read 
law with his unde. Judge Jan'is, of Cornwall. 
and was called to the Bar in 1843 at Brockville. 
In 18-1.; he \\ ent to Brock,'illC'. where he was for 
two year... a partner of .Jud:!e Steele. and in 
1849 came to Toronto a<; soli("itor of tlw Rhpriff's 
office for the Counties of 1m'\(, Toronto and 
Peel. lIe \\a<; one of the fonnd('rs of the ClIn- 
ada Landed Credit Cmupany. and was soli,.itor 
of that company for many years. In Toronto 
)[1'. Jarvis was in ('OIÜinuons legal pradiee from 
1849 to ]902. and he was a repres('ntati,-e nH'm- 
bel' of the Ontario Bar. 
In 18.")0 :\11'. .JlIrvis nHJnied )[ar.'" Stin"on, 
born n('ar Hamilton in 18:30. daughter of Thomas 
and :\Iargaret :-;tinson. :\Irs. :Margaret Stinson 
was born .Jan. 1. 1f'06. and died lS8
, daughtPl' 
of James Zimmerman. an P. E. Loyalist. and 
nl('mbers of the family still li,'e on land patent- 
ed from the CrowD to the r. E. Loyalists. 
Thomas Stinson wa<; born in Ireland in 1 ï!ì8. 
and f'ame to Canada in 18

, lo!'ating in the 
Kiagara Distril't, later opening a mercantile 
business in Hamilton. In 18
9 h(' built the 
Stinson '0;; Blo!'k, the first bri('k store!'> in Ham- 
ilton, aud these are still standing. III' was the 
first man to import goods from Liverpool direet 
to Hamilton. In 18-17 he founded the Stinson 
Sa,'ings Bank, "hich he successfully couducted 
for many years. )11'. and :\Il'S. Stino;;;on werp 
nlPmbers of the ('hurl'll of England. III' was a 
wry sw.(.essful l.msincss man. and at his death 
Ipft a handsome competency. 
To 311'. and :\11'8. Stephen .Jarvis were born: 
(1) )[argaret habella 
Iaule married B. R. 
Clarkson (who died in 189ï). and died in 1900, 
leaving- three !'hildren: Kina :ì\(ary. Hilda Stn 
art. and C,\"ril .Janis. (
) Thomas 
tinson. bar. 
rister. of Os!!'Oode IIall. married in lððO .\nn 
Croft. daughter of Professor Croft. of the To- 
ronto rniwrsity. They had no children. 1\11'. 
Stinson .J anis was the authnr of scveral books 
of tra,-('l and fif.tion, and i
 now li,'ing in ('ali- 
fornia. dpvoting himself to journalism. (3) 
Stephen .rar,-is. manag-er of thp Rank of :\Iont- 
Nal at \Yallapphurg. manied AgIH's S('ott. and 



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has one son. Uuy H. (4) Edward Robinson. of 
'l'he )Iol<;on'8 Bank. Toronto. is unmarried. 
)[1'. .Janis was for several years an alderman 
of the eity. and 8l.ting Ilwyor during )[1'. Bowe's 
absenee in England. Ul' was a Consenative 
in politics. and a member of 
t. George's So- 
eiet,\". ) [rs. Jarvis 8m'vives her husband and 
re:-.idf's at her hOUle. ).,10. 131 Bewrlpy strpf't. To- 
ronto. 


IU'UH RY.\X was one of the be.
t-l,n(lwn men 
in Canada. and he left an impl'l'ishabl p monu- 
ment behind him in the hundreds (If miles of 
railroad Ill' ('oJlstnH'tpd. opening up a new 
l'lllpire to thp wurld. He WëlS oorn in County 
Limeridc Ireland. in 18:32. son of )Iartin and 
)["rgaret (Conway) Ryan. 
::Ual"tin Ryan \Va.<; horn in Irdand. and in 18-1:1 
broug'ht his family to Canada. He settled 011 a 
farm near )[ontJ'eaI. whpre Ill' spent the remaind- 
er of his life. Ilis wifl'. )[ar
aret ('oJlwa
-. died 
in Perth. Out. Their ('hil<lrpn Wl'rp: Hugh, 
John. Patriek. )[artiu. .\liee (l\[l".
. )[id!ael Do- 
]lPm,\"). and ::\[argaret pIrs. .John Doyle). Of 
this family 
I1ugh R
 1m 'HIS but nine years of age when 
the family eame to Canada. in whieh country's 
conlllwreial affairs he "al'; destined to heeome so 
important a faetor. \\'hen eightt:>en years of 
age hl' embarked in railway eontrading. in whieh 
linp he gained an international reputation. His 
first work was on the eonstruction of the 
t. 
Lawrellee & 
\tlantie Railway. whi('h hp('ll1np the 
fÎl'St link of the (;raud Trunk System, and at 
his death he was 0111-' of the oldest railway con- 
tral'Ìors on the .\uH'riean ('ontinent. having spent 
fort.' -six years in that oe('upation. In all of his 
ent<'rprisps. invoh-ing the expenditure of hun- 
dreds of millions of dollars. hI:' never \'ntel'ed 
an aetioll at law against any man-a fal't whieh 
alO1w (.;peal;:s volumes for his lnminl's,<; tal't. In 
Hì.)6 the firm of n. & .J. Ryan took tlw ("ontrm.t 
for a portion of the Broekvillp & Ottawa line 
(now the Ontario & Quelwe), from :-;mith's 
:Falls to Perth. also tl1ëlt hrëllH.h of the same road 
from Arnprior to Bonne!'here, now a portion of 
thl' main line of the Canadian Paeifir Railway. 
1\[1'. H.YlIII had eontra(.ts on nlll<'h of the work of 
th(. railroad" in )Iiehi
an. Kentu!'k.'" and Illinois 
-hi" work in the latter lll'ing- a pal't of the' Chi- 
eago & 
\lt(ln road. In l
üï he w..nt to Xova 
R('otia, alill with :\11'. .\. Brooks built a lar!!e por- 
tion of the Pietou railroad. along the Salmon 
riwr. The saml' firm built a largf' portion of 
the Ellropl'an & )\orth .\meriean line in )[aine 
and :'\ew Brunswi('k, also the Pop!' line from 
Lennox to the eastl'rn township.
. )[1'. Ryan 
huilt Reetion 20 of tlIP Internati\lllIlI railway. in- 
(,luding the hridges 
l<'ross tliP ::\Iiramiehi rin'r. 


In 18ï6. with ::\fr. Purcell. hc built the Canadian 
Pacific. from Port \ViIliam to Eagle Ri,'er. a dis- 
tam'l' of 2:W miles, laying the fil'.
t rail west of 
Port William. In 18íï they started the first 
]o!'omotin> on the Canadian Paeifie. )[1'. Rvan 
had th(. managellIPnt of the I'onstrnetion of' thl' 
road from Toronto to Perth and in eOlljunetion 
,\ith )[1'. Ì[ëlllPV he huilt t];1' R..d Rive
 \Talley 
road from Wjn
ipeg. In all. ]IP had to do witil 
the ('onstnH'tion of about 1.000 miles of raihnn- 
III Canada and the Pnited State-'!. . 
While :\[1'. Ryan could justly feel gmtified at 
his wonderful su<,cess as a railway ('ontral'Ìor 
his supreme effort was on the const
Ul.tion of th
 
Canadian Sault canal. requiring six years of 
time. This strul'Ìm'e will of ih
elf prove a monu- 
ment to his husiness ability and meehanipal gen- 
ins. II.. \\ 11" one of the founders of tlll' Domin- 
ion ('au]e Company. in whi('h he was a stoek- 
holder. and he was !!reatlv Ïnterested in maIH' 
busin!".,,, I'nterprisl's in T
ronto. among whieil 
may be mentiOlll'd the Imperia] Bank. in whieh 
he was a direl"tor; and he was a dirl:'('tor in the 
TOl'Onto General Trusts Corporation., thl' Canad- 
ian General Eleetrie Company. and the Toronto 
Electrie TJight Company and also in the Old 
King-ston [J(}('(mHltive \Vorks. He ,vas a trustee 
of the Toronto (h'neral Hospital; vice-president 
of Ht. )Iiehael's Hospital; and one of the trustees 
in Canada of the E<Juitahle IJife Insuranee COlll- 
pany. In all his business enterprises :Mr. Ryall 
was most suc<,essful. and at hi,.;;; death. which 0('. 
eurre<1 F('b. 13, 18!H). he was one of Toronto's 
wealthy and prolllinent citizens. \Yith his for- 
tune, ael/uired throu
h his 0\\ n efforts. he was 
('OllStëllltl
- doing gOO(l. In BJO;) he uuilt the fine 
"ing to 
t. Miehad's Hmpital. Toronto. at a 
,'ost of $(jO.OOO. This handsome strul'Ìure :\h's. 
!lyan. his wife, haIllùmmely equipped. and many 
a pHtiellt suffercr will reap the Iwnefits bestow- 
ed hy these good ])('o}>ll'. 
In 18.)8 Hugh Ryan was mm'ried to 1\[is'
 1Iar. 
garet \Valsh. who was born in Ireland, daughter 
of William Walo{h. She died in Cairo. Egypt 
Fl'b. 2
. 1901. her rl'mains being brought haek to 
Toronto alld buried beside ]wr husband. To :\11'. 
and Mrs. Hyun were born fOllr SOliN anò four 
daughtp1,!,;, of whom .Tohn 'l'. (the third in or(IN 
of hirth) and Mary are the only survi\"OI'<;. 
Rpl'aking of the dpath of Mr. Hugh Ryan, a 
leading Toronto papPI" \
aid: ., In the death of 
.\b'. Ryan, Canada lost one of her strongest elmr. 
actpl'S and ]u'('npst intl']]pcts. and Toronto OlH' 
of her most ]wne"olent ('itizens. " 
.fOIlN 'fIlO
L\S RV.\N, only sur"i,-ing SOli of thp 
late 1 I ugh Ryan. was horn at Perth. Ont., .\ pril 
J, 18(j:3. His parly ]it<'rm'y training was rel'eiYed 
in tlw sehool:
 of his native town. and this was 
suppll'lIl('ntl'd hy stud". in Xew York awl Ottawa. 



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:'III'. Ryan has hpen 11 resilient of Toronto since 
1 t'
.ï. In 1 !H).l. on the formation of tllP Dominion 

e\\PI' Pipe l'omp>>ny. Ill' 'H1S elpdeli its Pl'esi- 
dpnt. and this eompany has thl' \)('st of prospcf.t
 
hefore it. Lik,' his father, :'Ih'. Ryan is a thoI" 
oug-h hn'iinl'ss m,lll. awl is deÌf'rmined to make a 
"ueeps." in any husiness entprprise to \\ hi,'h hc 
giw.. hi'i tinw amI att l'ution. 
In 1902311'. H.\illl marripd 31iss Bronw.ha :'IIf'- 
En:,nlle. daughkr of ,John E. 3IeEvenue. wPll 
Ii:nO\\ n in 3Iontn'al. To this union lIa,-p heen 
horn t\\ 0 l"Ilildren. lIul!h /lnd Bronarha. 
.. IIollydelw." tIlt' homt:' of :\11'. ami 3h-:-;. 
Ryan. is one of the l1l'autiful spots of Toronto, 
ami \H1S huilt in l
i(j. :'III'. and 3Irs. Ryan are 
members of tllP Roman ('atholie Churl.h. Lili:p 
his father \wfore him. ::\11'. Ryan is a 'I:'ry g'enial 
I!entll'man, amI enjoys the 1'0000pPl'Ì and e"t('('m of 
>> ypry wide eirele of friend,.; amI a('(IUaint,lIlc(,s 
in the ('it.'.. who see in the son many of the 
admirable traits whil'h nUlllp the father so popu- 
lar ami suerps-;(lIl. In his hon\(' Ill' is a loying 
hnshand and devoted father. amI in all walk" 
of life a true Christian g-entIl'man. 


.JO
EI'II W. LE
sLIE. 3I.D.. of Xo. 1 St. 
Patriek street. Toronto. is a memlwr of one of 
tilt:' old families of the QUí'l.n City. The first of 
tilt' Ll'sslie famil." in .\meril'a of whom \\e hm"e 
any data is Edward Lesslie. the Dodor's grand- 
fatIl\'r. Ill' was h"rn in Dundep, Rf'otIand. about 
1íï:3. and on ::\Ionday, .-\ul!. iï. 1í9
. married 
Elizal1Pth "-atson. also a natiye of Dundee. 
In l
HJ Edward Ll'sslie sent his son. Edward. 
to Ameriea. on a pro..;pef.ting tour. for the pur- 
pose of locating a suitahle phwt:' at whieh to settle 
the famil.,"- After "pending some time in Phila- 
delphia amI other plaees in the . 'nited 
Hates 
::\11'. Lf'sslie eame to Cmmd>>. and d(,l'ided that 
Toronto was the plaee for his parents and their 
famil.'" to 
->ettle. Consequentl.,. in 182:t the 
grandfather and his famil." c-ame to Canada. 
hringing with them a c-argo of 
pm'ral merehan- 
(Ii'il'. anù on arri,'inl! in this l"ountry pmbarked 
in husilll:''''i in Kinl!ston. Toronto and Dundas. 
.At thi'i timp they hml the privileg'p of issuing 
their 0\\ n coin. and Dr. Lp>;slie has in his pos- 
ses"ion a twopenny pie('e and a halfpenny is.'ilwd 
h." dlP Les.'ilíes. .bearing' their name and the ad- 
dress of their places of bm;íness. The family 
consisted of Edward Lcsslie. Sr.. his wife. and 
the following c-hildren: Edward; .John. who set- 
tled in Dundas and had (.hargp of the busin('s
 
there; .JamE'S, who 10f'ated in Toronto for a 
time. and thpn settled in Eglinton; "Tilliam. 
\\ ho lwcame a wealth." broker of Xl'\\" York Cit,\"; 
Grac-e. who marril'd :\11'. Holt. of Dundas; .\nn. 
who married :'III'. Patterson, of Dundas; Charles, 
\\ ho went with others from Torouto to Daven- 


port. Iowa. where the,\" pur,.hasl'.1 a Im'gl' amount 
of land (some of till' Toronto Iwol'll' \\ IHI px- 
])('(.te(l to join tlwm. ('hangin!! tllPir miJ1(k sold 
their íntere>;t.. to :'Ill'. Charles L"sslie and others 
of the ('ompan,\"); ,Joseph, the fatlwr of DI'. 
L,'sslie; Helen. who died unmarried in lR9
1: an.1 
L
'(lia. who married :\l!'. Thomton, of Dunùas. 
,fUo">eph Les.'ilie \\as horn at Dumke ,fan. :.30. 
lSl:t 
lIld was ten ,\"ears old when hi" parent'.
 
eame to (',mml>>. II e \\.I'i cduratell in H()('hester 
and Boston. and then spent some timc with hi!', 
peopl.. at home in Torouto. II(, he('ame onc of 
the editor" of the E.ramillrl' (now the (}lobe), amI 
later purl"hased a farm in Count.'. Xorfolk. near 
that of Dr. James (}r>>ham. \\host' daughter. 
Sarah Elizalwth (:raham. he later marríf'd. :'III's. 
Le.;slíe was hOl'n in ('f)unty Xorfolk. Hpr fath- 
er, Dr. nraham. was a prominent man of his 
lhl.". ami sen'Pll a
 a snrgeon in the war of lRl
, 
"eing with (:eneral Broek at the batdp in whi,'h 
the Uel1Pral was killed. .Uter two years of 
farming ,Joseph Les.'ilie was appointed in l"harge 
of the York roa(l'i. and was later appointeù post- 
ma':>ter at Toronto, "hich position he filled for 
twenty-sen'n or twenty-eight ,\'l'ars. until super- 
anmwted h.'" Sir .John :\[acùonalù with a hand- 
some supl'rannuHtion. Prior to his post offic-e 
appointment )fr. Lesslie \H1S af'tive in ('al1l- 
paigns and was a stronl! aUfI f.onvin('illg stump 
speaker for till' lIon. Robert Baldwin. thp grand- 
fathpr of Dr. ,Jospph W. l..esslie's wife. After 
leaving tht:' P(
<,t offi('e :\11'. Lesslie liwd retire,1 
until his death. whÏl.h o('('UlTed Jan. 6. IHO-!; his 
wife pas''Ied aW1l,\" in lbtrt In politic-a I sentiment 
:\11'. Le
"Slip \\ as a Reformer. and in reli
ion Ill' 
\\ as c-onnel'ted with the PI.' mouth Brethren. His 
l"hildren aI''': Oraee. the wife of E. .J. Harding. 
of Bristol. England. who has two childrcn. Har- 
old h'an allll ConstaUf'e; James, de(,pased in lI'ÌÎ:3. 
who wa'i in the post offiee dl'partment. Toronto. 
for sonw time: 3Iar,\". who married '1'. D. Bell, 
of 3Iontreal. and ha'i two children. :\Iurid and 
Le<;lie: Dr. Rolph. deceased in Ib
)
. who wa
 
olJe of thp prominent men of his day; Dr. Jo- 
seph ,Yo ; <<:eorl!ie. who died in 18il ; and Louisa. 
,\ ho married Andrpw Bpll. of :'IfontreaL and has 
one son. .\ndrew Lesslie BPII. 
From the London :'IIl'dipal Oireetory of HmO 
we take tlH' followinl! ('oneerning Dr. Rolph Lpss- 
lie; :\I.A., :'II.D.. Toronto. 1
ï6; L.R.C.P., Lon- 
don. Enl!laml. 18ï9 (St. Thomns and Vienna); 
F.R.n.K: ()rdpr of :\Ipdjidi. fourth class; RlL'-;so- 
Turkish H11l1 Zulu war nwdal; physician, Queen 
Charlotte's Hospital: snrgeon major. Turkish 
war. 1 Mïï -it!; amhulam'(' snrgeon, Xational Aid 
Roeiet."-Russo-Turkish Compassionate Fund. 
during' 
.;mallpox ppidf'mif' in COIL';tantinople, 
1878; resident assistilnt physician, Hospital. Port 
of RpailJ. Trinidad. It'80-S1; ph.' si('ian, HonlPr- 



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ton Fever Hospital, 1881; surgeon in the Zulu 
war. 18ï9; physieian. International African As- 
sociation. 188:
-8-! j physician. Congo Free State. 
1884 to 1
86 j "Order of LeopoJil," "Chevalier. 
1886;" Order of the Congo. Star. 1889: author 
of" Hints to Traveller;:; in the Tropies." 
Dr. .Joseph 'V. Le,.,,.,lie was born in Toronto in 
]8:>4, and was educated at the Cpper Canada Col- 
lege and Toronto Vniversity, rereiving' the de- 
gree of 1\1.D. from the latter in ]8ï9, sinl'e whirh 
time he has practised his profession in Toronto. 
The DodoI' ha<:; a1;o been prominent in military 
mattprs. lIe was surgpon to the" Quepn 's Own" 
for nearlv fifteen vpars. and was surgeon in thp 
Northwe
t Rebelli
n (1885), receiving a medal 
and PIasp and al<;o twice "sperial mention." 
Dr. Lesslie's ambulance corps in the "Queen's 
Own Ritics" was the first started in Canada. and 
they also had the honour of heing specially men- 
tioned for their services at "Cut Knife Hill." in 
188;). 
Dr. I..rsslie was married in 1883 to 1\Iif>":'; .Agatha 
1\1. Y. Baldwin, daughter of the late William 
V\Tilh'l)('ks Baldwin, whose sketch appears else- 
where. Dr. and l\Irs. Lesslie are members of the 
(,hureh of England. In politics he is a Con- 
servative. 


XEILL ROn-ER, who passed away in 1877 in 
the 'YPSt Indies. was born there, and was a son 
of the Hon. .James D. Roger. of St. Kitts. VI[. 
I., where he 0\\ ned a large sugar plantation. The 
Hon. ;\11'. Roger later removed to Scotland, where 
he passed the remainder of his life, and there 
died. 
Xcill Roger was edueated in rJermany and 
Hythe, England, and after completing' his edu- 
eation joined the "Second Queen's" at nibral- 
tar. lIe remained with this reginwnt two years. 
during whi('h time he was in Bermuda during 
the yellow fever epidemic. From this regiment 
1\[1'. Roger changed to the commissary depart- 
ment. and in ]864 he rame to C>>nacla. serving 
during the Fenian Raill. lIe was stationed at 
Thorold, Fort Erie and other plac.e=;. He tlwn 
went to the commissary's office in Toronto. later 
rpmoving to QuebeC'. and whilc thprp 1\11'. Hoger 
was called into the second Fenian Raid. having 
charge of the supplies of all kinds for the men. 
Ræigninl! from the emnmissary department. 1\[1'. 
Roger volunteered to go to the West Indies. :'I[I'S. 
Rogpr aeC'ompanying him. For a time they were 
located at Trinidacl. and thcn wcnt to S1. Kith;, 
whpre 1\[1'. Roger died. as abovp mentioned. 
During his stay in Toronto 1\[1'. RogPl' married 
Mis..., Elizabeth Paterson. daughter of Peter and 
lIannah (Wil<öon) Paterson. tlw former born in 
Xe\\" OhISgOW. and the latter in Enl!land. Pcter 
Patprson was educ'ated at Bishop Htraehan's 


School, Toronto. and was for many year,,> a we11- 
known dry goods merchant on Klng street east. 
His home wa<; known as "Blantyre Park." the 
space now being ol'c'upied hy the R. C. Indus- 
trial School. !Iis father, Peter Paterson, c'ame 
from Scot land to " l\[uddy York" at an em'lv 
da,'., and was for some time engaged in the har(l- 
ware bu
inc8s on King street; he founded the 
firm of P. Paterson & Sons, and died in Toronto. 
'l'() Peter and Hannah ('Vilson) Paterson were 
born: Re\'. C. 'V., who is deceased; Frederick 
'Vn <I('l'easpd, who nmrrÌl.d Florence 
[c'Carthy 
and had rhildrcn; 1\Irs. Roger; Rev. T. 1,V.. 
i 
Tm'onto j 
[ar.v Louisa. a missionary among the' 
.Japanese in California; Emily. wife of Frpd 
'Vinstanley; and J. II.. of Toronto. 
.:\11'. amI 1\Ir.;;;. Roger had four children: Alic'e 
:\Iaude, Edith. 11. Percy, and Neill, of whom the 
last named died in ]902. 1\11'. Roger was an Ang- 
lican in religion. and Mrs. Roger also adhereI'; to 
that faith. 


Jonx 1\1. FH'\DLAY, 
r.A., who died in To- 
ronto in 189G, was one of the city's highly 
psteemed ('itizens. lIe was born in Scotland in 
1860, and in hia native land rec'ei,'ed his literary 
training, completing the c'lassicall'ourse in nlas- 
gow Cniversity, from whieh he was graduatpd 
with the degree of .:\LA. 
Shortly after graduation :\11'. Findlay rame to 
Canada and settled in Toronto, and soon became 
connepted with the Board of Trade of that C'it.". 
later accepting the pOl';ition of accountant in the 
offiC'e of the IJomlon Canadian Loan Compan
., 
a position whic'h he was ably filling at thp time 
of his death. 1\11'. Findlay was a prominent mem- 
ber of the Presbyterian Church, and active in it.;;; 
work. lIe was a member of the 1\lasonie fra- 
ternity. and of the .\. O. P. W., and in all rir(.lrs 
was prominent and popular. A publiC'-spirited 
citizen and Christian genth'man. his death '\"as 
felt b.,. all. and the city of Toronto lost one of 
lwr rC'prpscIItatin> citizens and upright men. 


,],IIO
L\S BROWN (deceased). 1<'01' many 
years the firm of Brown Brothers has been a 
Ipadin
 c'omlllprc'ial illllu..;try in Toronto, its foun- 
dation having been laid about sixty ypars ago 
by Thomas Bnl\\ n. Rr.. the fathcr of the gentle- 
man whose name apppars at the head of thi
 
sketc'h. and it i,<ö with the early history of the 
eompany that Thomas Brown, Jr., was idcntified. 
lIe was horn at i\ewcastle-upon-Tyne, England, 
.Tan. 1;;' 1828. and when ahout eighteen years of 
age rmne with the family to Canada. where his 
fathpr pmharkPd in tlw stationery business. At 
the time of his death it was transferred to the 
manal!pment of the sons. Thoma... Hiehard and 
John. A thorough bll'.:;Íness man, Thomas Brown. 



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our subject, was honest and upright in all of his 
dpalin
"S and had mueh executive ability, and the 
SUCl't'ss which has attended the firm, with whid1 
he continued until his death, in September, 1866, 
is largely due to his efforts. He was a member 
of the 1Iethodi,,,t Church, and for mauy years 
sf'r\ed a'i trustee and Sunday school superinten- 
dent. In politics he "
1S a Reformer. 
On Aug. 30, 18-18, Thomas BrO\\-n married 
1Iis..., Ann Parry. born at :Uandwster. England, 

-\ug. ï. 18
8. daughter of IImry and Esther 
(Bailey) Parry. the former born in \Vales, and 
the latter in )lan('hester, Englanù. Henry Parry 
came to Toronto about 18-10. and soon thereafter 
established himself in the tailoring business on 
Kin!! street. opposite the" Rossin lIouse." 1\Iany 
of the early residents of the city will remember 
:\11'. Parry and his hnsiness. lIe was an enthu- 
siastic ehureh nml Sunday-school worker. and 
was eonnected \\ ith one of the first ::\lethodist 
churches in the city. He died in Toronto in 
]8-19, as did his wife in 1886, their ehildren be- 
ing: Henry, of Toronto; )lar::, the \\ idow of Wil- 
liam Kilpatrick. of Toronto; Emma. deceased, 
who married John Henùerson. who also died in 
Toronto; Esther, who married Charles Blair, and 
died in Toronto; and Ann, who bel'ame Mrs. 
BrO\\n. 
To 111'. and ::\Irs. Thomas Brown the follow- 
ing family were born: Capt. Thomas, of the 
Queen's Own Rifles. deceased, a sketeh of whom 
will he found elsm\llere; lIenry J.. of Brown 
Bros., Ltd.. \\ ho married liIatilda Reed; )Iiss 
Annie )1., of Toronto; Emma II.. wife of \Vil- 
limn 1<:wen8. of Owen Sound; 1Iinnie. wife of 
Dr. W. n. .Jeffs, of Eglinton: \Yilliam G.. of 
Toronto, who married :\{iHicent Britt: and Har- 
riet E.. who became the wife of George H. Lugs- 
din. 


DR. JOH
 EDWARD "RITE, 'who died 
in Toronto in 18Ð-1. was a well-known medical 
practitioner of the Queen City for many .vears. 
The Doctor \\ a'i born at Beaverton, Ont., in 1848. 
son of Henry 
\Vhite. also a native of Canada, and 
a I'ivil enginpl'r of wide reputation. 
Dr. \Yhite was edneated at the lTpper Canada 
College. and at the {Tniver.
ity of Toronto. gradu- 
ating from the medical department of the latter 
institution in 1870. He he!.!im his medical prac- 
tice at Pontiae, Miehigan. but remained there 
only a short time, after which he lo('ated in 
Parry Sound for a number of years. thence went 
to Beaverton for three years. and finally :;;ettled 
on Carlton street, Tomntl/, where he cuntinued 
in the pradice of medieine and sur
f'ry until his 
death. Dr. White was one of the leading physi- 
cians and surgeons of IIi!> day, was ,'ery sueeess- 


ful in the praetice of his chosen profession, and 
was highly esteemed by all who knew him. 
In 18ì5 the Doctor married .:\IÏss 
\nnie Gurnee 
Hpwitt \Vallis, born in Toronto in 1852, daughter 
of Thomas George and Sarah (Hewitt) \Vallis, 
the former a native of l\Ia,
saehusetts, and the 
latter of Kew York, a sister of the late Senator 

\bram S. Hewitt, of the Empire State. a son-in- 
law of Peter Cooper. of New York City. The 
Coopers and He\\ itts were OW11ers of the Trenton 
Iron and Wire business at Trenton, Xew Jersey. 
Thomas George and Sarah (Hewitt) \Vallis were 
both born in 181
. He was a son of Thomas 
\Yallis. of Cornwall, England, OWller of tin mines 
of Cornwall. Thomas George \Vallis came to 
New York as manager for .John Hewitt, exporter, 
father of Sarah Hewitt, and who located in To- 
ronto in 1R16. engaging in eabinet making _ for 
man." years at the corner of King and Simeoe 
streets. His wife was .i\Iary 
-\nn LY11('h, of Eng- 
lish e\.tl'àetion. Thomas George \\T allis. father of 
:\11'8. White. engaged in the grocery business at 
the corner of (
ueen and ,John streets. Toronto, 
for a number of years. and died in 18ì1. his wife 
surviving until 1893. Their children were: the 
late Lieut.-Cot George Hewitt Wallis. who 
sel'Yed in the American \Var of the Rehellion in 
18Gl-5; Charles Hewitt WaUi'l. del'eased: and 
)Irs. Whitf', "\, idow of the Doctor. 
To Dr. and 1Ilrs. \\Thite were horn three sons: 
Edward Hewitt. of ['algar.". 
\lherta: Franeis 
Otway, of Toronto: and Conrad L., of the same 
place. Dr. \Vhite was a member of the Chureh 
of England. to whieh faith Mrs. White also 
adheres. In polities he wrus a Conservatiye. 


DR. \YARREX BALDWIN, B.A., who di<'d 
at Olive Ishmd. :\Iuskolm, March 23, 1903, 
was a native of the Queen City. horn in 
1864, third ('hild of Robert and ,Jemima 
Uac- 
Dougall) Baldwin. whose other ('hildren were: 
Rev. ,James :\leQlleen. a missionary of .Japan; 
Robert. deeeased: .Jemima. Mrs. Dy:-;on Ha
ue, 
of London; David Ceeil, deeeased; Catherine, 
wife of J. S. R. Boyd, of Toronto; Elizabeth 
Mary, 
Irs. Barr. of Toronto: Annie Gertrude, 
deeeased; Frederiek \Yall<er. a student of To- 
ronto; and Graee Constance. Dr. Warren BaId- 
\\ in was a eousin of H. St. ITeorge and Dr. \ViI- 
liam A ugustns Baldwin, to \\ hose sketehes the 
rpader is referred for the early history of the 
Baldwin family. 
Dr. Warren Baldwin \\a.s edueated at the rp- 
per Canada Collf'g-e and thl' '1'oronto rniversity. 
graduating from the latter in 1886. with the de- 
gree of B.A. On f'ompleting' his cla<;,<;ieal ('ou1';;e 
above mentioned Dr. Baldwin took up the study 
of medicine at Trinity 1\Iedieal School, and took 
tlw dpgrl'e of :\1. B. at 'foronto lTniversity in 



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] t'8
1. 1[(> l'lmtinued his studies in Philadelphia 
under Dr. Kent. a welJ-known homeopathic physi- 
cian of that city. Returning to Toronto, the 
Doetor pradised for three real'S, when failing 
lwalth l'auspd him to locate in 
[uslwlm. where 
Ill' practÎ!,;ed his profession until his death. 
In 1892 Dr. "'arl'eu Baldwin and 
\Iiss Cath- 
erin(' A. I3. Ridlry werp united in marriage :\h-s. 
Baldwin is a native of Hamilton. and a daughter 
of the latp Dr. Henry T. Ridley. a well-kno\\ n 
physi,.ian of that l'ity. born in 18:.n. son of Dr. 
Ridley. of Belleville; he married Catharine :\Iary, 
daug'hter of Hon. Edmund )Iurne
', of Belleville. 
Dr. Ridley read IJ1pdicinp at :àV' (ii II. and Eor 
many .H'ars pral'tÏst'd his prof('ssion at Hamilton. 
and he died in 18%. Dr. Ridley's children werl': 
IJouisa )1. de R., :\lrs. E. W. Boyd, 1\1rs. H. H. 
LHhatt. 
Jrs. Baldwin. and Sophia E. D. To Dr. 
and :\[rs. Baldwin wrre born the following l.hilù- 
rl'n: Hidlpy 
\Yarren (del'eas('d); Kathrrine 
:\[ary \Varren, and Robert Henry Warren. 
Dr. Baldwin was a nWl1ll'er of the Chureh of 
Bng'lund. In politics he was a Reformer. 


RICHARD ::;eGDEX WILLLU[S. who 
passed away at his latr resiùem'e, "Oaldawn," 
l'orner of Sherbournp and \Vellesle,\T streets. To- 
ronto. Feb. 24. ] !J()G, was one of the city's hest 
k11lH' n husillPs,,, men anil highly estepmpd citi- 
zens. 
The 'Villiams fmnil.,' is oÏ English extr;J(.tion, 
and" as foumlrd in Canada in 18:38 h,\' Riehard 
",'{illiams. th(' fathl'r of Ri(.har(l 8.. who on ('om- 
ing to this country spttled at IIaJni, Iton and 
thrl'(' lived as a r('tirl'd g'('ntlpman until 18;)4. 
He then removpd to Toronto,' and Soon lweame 
l'olm('etl'd with thp Xorthprn railway, at the 
opening of whidl he was af'f'ideIltaUy I<illrd at 
'I'wmarkpt. Hp had two sons: ni(.hard Rw.rd.'n 
and William Hodg.
on. \V. U. Williams was 
for some ,\'I'ars associatpd with his h1'other in thp 
manufa(.tm'(' of organs. but lat('r wput to Bal- 
tinlllrr. :\hlr,\'land. where thp rpmaindl'r of his 
life was sppnt. 
Ri('hard Sugdl'n \Villiams was born April 12. 
] x:
-!. on Oxford street. London, En!!land. and 
wa<; f'hristpnpd in St. :\[argaret "s Churl'h. bl'sidr 
W' pstminster Ahhp
. III' was but four ,\.rars old 
whpn thp family spttlt'd in Canada. In lR-!9, at 
thp agp of fiftepn years. he b-:g:m th(' work in 
whieh I}(' won an international reputation. As a 
lad he showed markl'd abilit.', in repairing musi- 
('al instruments. and shortly after the family re- 
mm'ed to Toronto. in tx.í-!. he pmbarked in the 
manufal'ture of banjos, mandolins. PÌ!'., his first 
plm'p of husinrss bf'ing on Yongp strf'et. abovr 
Quren !'.trert. From thpre he r('l1lovpd to the 
prpspnt location. 1\"0. 1-!
 Yongp strpet. In 18ï9 
the firm of R. S. \Villiams & Ron was formed. 


Mr. Robert Williams entering the compan.'T. 
From thp smalll'r pnterprise the firm entered into 
the making of the melodeon, later the cabinet 
organ, and finally the pipe orgèUl and piano. The 
pipe organ line "as found to be not so satisfac- 
tlll'Y as the cabinet organ and piano, and was 
soon dropped, the pntire energy of the firm be- 
ing given to the manufaeture of the latter in- 
struments uutil 18ÐO. whrn the manufacture of 
guitars, banjos. etc., became a part of thp bu<;i- 
ness. For many years l\Ir. 'Yilliams had his 
faetory in Hayter street, Toronto, but in 18
H 
it '\"as moved to Oslum a. In 189U the firm of 
the R. S. "ïlliams and Sons Company. Limited. 
was incorporated. with a ('apital of $;)00.000. R. 
R 'Yilliams hf'ing pl'l'Sident, and Robert Wil- 
liams vi<'p-president, and in 19()
 tIll' husinpss 
was divided aUll tIll' Williams Piano ('ompany 
foumll'd at Ü;;hawa with a capital of $
.íO.OOO. 
while the busin('ss at Toronto was continu('d un- 
dl'r the former name. :\11'. \ViIli8111S relllailll'd ac- 
tively identified with th(' business until 1903, 
when failing health <'ompelled him to relinquish 
actiV<' duties and plal'l' thpm upon the shoulders 
of his sons. who h1l(1 been as.'ioeiated with him at 
hoth phwl's named. TIIP extl'nt of this businpss 
may be appre,.iated from the fad that th(' pay- 
!'OIl of th(' faetory at Oshawa amounts to 0"('1' 
$60,000 annually. in additiou to that of till' l'0111- 
mereial '.-;all'smen and others eonueeted with the 
businps.<;-in all about two hundrpd and fifty 
Illl'n. "'hen it is realized that the majority of 
thf's(, t\\ 0 hnndred and fifty men are marril'd 
and ha,'e families, it will be seen that fully onl' 
thousand peopl p arf' (ll'ppndl'nt upon the SU('- 
('('8.<; of this llU:,;iIles

 for a li,'elihood. Probabl
' 
no man is a gr('atpr publil' b('nefal'to1'. in tllP 
true sense of thp word. tlwlI he who flll'nish('s 
rmploynwnt foJ' so many of his fpUOWlIl(,lI. m1fl 
!'.ul'h a man "'as the lat(' R. S. 'Villiallls. 
fr. 
\Yilliams was a Jll('mbcr of St. ,James' Cathedral. 
and in pulitil'al matteI'S was a Consl'ryatiw. 
)[rs. \Villiams, who survives her hushand. was 
!\Iiss Sarah Korris. daughter of Rolwrt and 
Iar." 
(De 1\Iaine) Korris. who ('amr from tllf' Cllited 
Statps to Canada ill 18.í2. To )[1'. and )h's. 
\ViIliallls there wrrl' born l'llÎldren as follows: 
Rohert, president of thp \ViIliams Piano ('om- 
pany nt Oshawn. è1 skrt,'h of \\ hom appear:- dse- 
",IIPre in this volulllr: Ri('hard HugllPn. .J 1'.. prf'- 
:-idpnt of th(' It H. \Villiams & Hons ('olllpany. 
Ijimitpd. a sketl'h of whom is found l'lsewh('rc 
in this work; .AlInip. thl' willow of Dr. 'Villialll 
:\[001'('. who Ims one SOli, \Villimn Ellwood )Toorl'. 
tI1f' lllanag-t'r of the \Yinnippg' (l\Ian.) hranrh 
of thp R. 
. \Yilliams & 
ons C'ompauy. Limit- 
ed; and JT('rJwrt Dp '[aine "'illiams. in tht> 
piano hnsinpss in Ottawa. 
1h'. \Yilliallls "as a Illall of rpfill('d ta
t..s. 



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enjo
'illg ,lS his rel'reation his plants and flow- 
ers. in his beautiful conservatory. lIe took fre- 
quent trips both on this continent and abroad. 
in \\ hil'h all t1w members of his family were par- 
tÎl.ipant:.; at one time or other. His later 
'ears 
\\ere spent in contributing to the happiness of 
others amI lending a helping hand to lIlany who 
\\'1'1'1' in Jlpl'd. )[1'. 
\Yilliams was an exemplary 
eitiæn in e,'ery walk of life, and in his death 
Canada lo-;t a pioneer manufacturer of musieal 
instruments. Toronto one of her suecessful husi- 
nps'''' men. the ('hureh a eonsistent member and 
lilJeral ,.;upporter. and his family a de,"otpd hus- 
hand HIllI fHtlIPr. 


l'1[[U
TIE. BRüWX & Cü:\IPAXY. I..DlIT- 
ED. The buildings oceupied b
 this firm are 
situated on Duke street. in the City of Toronto. 
and eowr an area of 2ïO feet frontage. by 1:30 
fpet deep. Thl'l'e are the storey" and basement. 
,\ ith a total t!oor space of 210.000 fl'et. The 
nUlIllwr of employees is .)
.Ooí. 
The history of the firm is an intl'resting one. 
It was originally formed b.v .Mathers 
 Brown. 
"ith )h-, William Christie as assistant baker and 
trawllin!< salesman. In 18;)() )[1'. )[athers retir- 
ed. and )h'. Christie became assol'iated with 
\Ir. 
Ale\.ander TIm\\ n as partner. Three years later 
the latter retired. but in lS61 Iw was again back 
in the bu:.,ines'i. when thl' stylI' of thp firm he- 
Call1(' Christie, Brown & ('ompan
. Tn 1878 )[1'. 
Brown finHlly retired from the firm. )ll'. Christie 
eontinuing tlH' husil1l'ss under the old fh'm name 
until.June. 11'Ì9!). when it was merged into a joint 

toe.k eompan,\". \\ ith a capital of $;)00.000. Aftpr 
)[1'. William Christie's death, in .June. 1900. his 
son. 
\[r. Robprt .T. Chri'itie. beeame president; 
R. Han'ey, viee-prl'sident; and (' E. Edmonrls. 
secretary - trea<;11rer. 
The Imsiness was originally started on Y onge 
street. It was removed from there to Franeis 
strppt in 1s7l. amI from Frmll'is strpt't to the 
prt"..,ent "ite at Fredpri('k and Duke streets in 
Ih74. The original ImiMing on the pre8ent site 
"as 60 x 
O feet. Besides the Toronto factory 
there are branch warehouses on St. Charles Bor- 
romeI' street. )[ontreal. and DalholL<;ie street, 
Quebec. There a 1'1' also agencies in 
t. .John, 
Halifax. 'Vinnipeg. Vil'toria. and Vancouwr. [n 
all. ('hristie, Brown & COlUpan.'". Limited, em- 
plo
 sevpntpen travellers. \\ ho cover thc Domin- 
ion from one end to the other. The far.tory is 
s('rnpnlously clean. The !<irls employcd in patk- 
ing histuits are prO\'ided at the firm's c\.pem;e 
"ith (,lean blouse'i and large whitp aprons. and 
the men "ith "hit" 8uits and po('ket handker- 
ehi!'fs. ",hil(, bath., of modern stylI' and finish arp 
prm'ided for all. 
Durin!! the last f"" ypars the ('ompany lJ:1s 


b!'en paying some attention to the expol'1 trade. 
and it has met with a good deal of su\'cess. 
., Christie's Biscuits" are now to 1)(' found in 
several leading !'itit":> of the "Cnited 
tates. sneh 
as Kew York, Boston. Chi('ago. Cleveland and De- 
troit. 
hipments are also made with more or less 
l'egLllarity to 
outh .Uriea and the British 'Vest 
Indies. "hill' unsolieitpd husinp'is h11.-; bpen 1'1'- 
ceiwd from Cnba. TTayti, India and 'e\\ Zea- 
land. The firm has p\:.port ag-ents in (;reat Bri- 
tain. 
onth .\fril'a and the \V t'st Indies. They 
nwnnfaetm'e alll,iml'i of sweetened and unsweet- 
ened biscuit'i, and for the e\.port traùe all ib; 
hiseuits He put up in hernwti('all., sealed tin 
ho)\.es. 
\Yn,L/\ '1 )[ELL1:-: ('IIRI,.,TIE. \Vhen the death 
of th" late William )[ellis Christie took pIa"I' 
on the 14th of .June. !f100. a promiul'nt figure in 
the Tomnto l'onunercial èUlll mannfal'Ìuring 
worlù was 10'it to \"iew. hut his memory will lin- 
ger for many years among- number
 of his fel- 
low eitizPIN. whose admiration and l'1':-.pect he 
had gained in his Inng'. honorablp and Slw!,pssful 
busines.'I career. He" as born at lIuntly. Scot- 
land. Jan. :J, IH
!'. and after rel'ei\'ing a good 
pdlwation and apprentif'eship in that l'ountry 
emne to Cauada in lR-I:I'>. Ile eugaged in the bak- 
in!! trade for some ,\"ear'l. and finally settled in 
Toronto. where. in 1h4!1. Ill' entered the emplo
'- 
ment of :\[PSS1'S. )Iatlwrs & Brown. Bis(
uit )[anu- 
faetureF.
. a,-; assistant and tran.lling salesman. 
In 18."}O )[1'. )[athers rl'fired and )[1'. Christie 
bel'anw a pm'tner. \\ ith )[1'. Al('\":ander Browu. In 
1
:):
 )[1'. Brown rptirpd. but in 1861 rp-entered 
the husinpss. when thp name Christil'. Bl'lJ\\ n & 
Company wa,; adopted. )[1'. Brown retir!'d in 
1878. )[1'. Christie continuing alone until .June l. 
1899. \\ hen. the business having e\.pamled to s\H.h 
au e\.tent. it was thoug-ht ne('ess1tQ and to the 
best interests of the l'onl'ern. to form the same 
into a limih'd company. This accordingly was 
done. and tll(' busi1WSS wa"- incorporatpd as 
"Christie. Bro\\ n & Compan
. Limitpd." on 
.Jnne 1. lR!"l9. with )[1'. William )[ellis ('Jll'istie 
as the fil
.,t prpsidt'nt. This company is the un- 
doubtt'll leadpr of the biscuit mallufal.turing in- 
dIL'itr.\' in the Dominion. its wares heiug thor- 
onghly distrihnted thromrhout the eountr., from 
coast to eoast. The I'fHll'ern \\ as built up to its 
pre'sent proportions by the efforts of )[1'. Chris- 
tie from a comparativel,\" 'Small be
inning. and it 
has taken tIH' dp\"()tion flf a lifetime to dewlop. 
On .June 14. 1 
99. a fp" days aftp1' tlw forma- 
tion of tIw emnpan,\". )[1'. Christie sailed for 
Europe for a "ell-earllPd rest. and just one year 
after\\ard he' pa>ösl'd away peacefull
" at hi" resi- 
d!'nce. (
IIp('n's Park. Toronto. on the l-!th of 
.June. 190(1. Prat"ti(.ally. his lifetime wa'i ('x(.lu- 
si,'ely (1p\"oted to hi,.
 own hll'linl'ss intl'l'l'sh. and 



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that of the company, with the exception that for 
several years he was a trustee of the Torunto Pni- 
versity, and from the inception of the Toronto 
Industrial EdlÏbition almost up to the time of 
his deMh. worked hard and continuously to bring 
it tu the position \\ hieh it now occupies. In poli= 
tics he \\ as a Liberal. lIe was a member of the 
Toronto and 
ational Clubs, and of the St. An- 
drew 's So('ict
. Thp favorite oceupation of his 
leisurp \\ as the reading of high-class literature, 
old bonks. amI studying the leading scientific, lit- 
erary anù political reviews and periodil'ale;;. lIe 
surrounded himself with a fille library of books 
at hie;; residence in Toronto. where he also took 
great pride in his extensive garden. which he 
spared 110 expense to have cultivated to perfee- 
tion. 
On the 2jth of ::\Iareh, 18-, William l\Iellis 
Christie was married to a Canadian lady, l\Iiss 
)fary Jane )II')lullpn, and left four children: 
Hohert ,JaJfray; Mary ,Jane. married to John J. 
Palmer, of Toronto; Ann Elizabeth. married to 
D. S. Barelay. of Toronto; and FllIlllY Laura, 
married to T. .J. Clark, of Toronto. 
)lrs. Christie \\ as born in the County of York 
in Ib:H. daughter of James and Jane (Robert- 
son) )fdfullm. the former born in Ireland, a 
son of .James .;u..)Iullpll. who died in that ('OUll- 
try James )kUullen marripd l\fi:-;s ,Tane Rob. 
ertson, and after a residen'
e of several years in 
Toronto removed to ",Yest York. there settling on 
a farm. where 1\11'. :i\1(')[ullen remained durin
 
the rest of his a(.tive life. Ill' passed his latter 
da
's in Toronto. \\ hen> both he and :\lrs. 1\If'
[ul- 
len died. 
On the death of )11'. Christie, his son, Robert 
,Jaffra
' Christie. succeeded to the prcsidem.y of 
thp firm of Christie. Brown & Company. Lim- 
itp,l. and under his effieient management the busi- 
ness is su'.
taining the high reputation aequired 
under the direction of his father. 
Robert .Jaffray Chri
tie was born in Toronto 
April f). uno, and on Feb. 20. 1895, married Mise;; 
Emma fJ. Lee. (hmghter of J. R. Lee, whose 
sketc'h appears ehewhere. To l\Ir. and ::\lrs. 
Christie have heen born the following named 
ehildrpn: \Yilliam L., TTuntly T., and Katharine. 
The latp )11'. Christie will long be remembered 
as a puhlif' spir'ited Torontonian, as well a's a 
generous and ('haritable citizen. 


JEREl\TL\H CARTY (deceaspd). 11any of 
the older Imsines,> men of Toronto will reean 
plpasant mpmorips of their hnsinpss rei.. tions 
with thp latf' .Tpremillh ('arty, who from 1
4) 
nntil his dpath. in lSfìS. was onp of the promin- 
ent mf>n of 1hp Qne(\n Cit
.. hoth in ('ommerf'ial 
and munir'ipal lifl' IIi" hirth o('('1U'l'eÒ in 18?O 
is Dunmanway. Connt
. Cork. Ireland. He wa<; 


a sun of John Cal.ty, who died in Ireland. .John 
Cartr's \\idow, \\ith IlPr two chilùì'en-Jer
rniah 
and ';\lrs. Charles Eedy-came to Toronto in 
1830, four :years before that place bel'ame a eity. 
In the Queen City Jeremiah Carty grew to 
nwnhood, and thpre he spent his f'ntire business 
life. In IS4S he erected a plant at the corner of 
George and Qnepn streets, for the manufactm'c 
of soap and candles, and was {)n
 of the pioneers 
in that line in Toronto. In this business he was 
Yery successful. III' was one of the founders of 
the W"sÌl'rn Canada Loan & Saving'S Company, 
and was yicc-president of that organization 
until his death. lIe served on the council of the 
city {)f Toronto as alderman. In poìitics he was 
a Conservati\'e. and in fraternal matters a mem- 
her of the LO.O.F, Tn religion he was a 1\Ietho- 
dist, attending the Richmond street church for 
many years, and being a member of the boa
'd 
of t rnstee
. 
.Jfr'. Carty was marripd in Toronto to Miss Mary 
Rohinson, dallghter of Samuel Robinson, of 
County Cavan. Ireland. Mrs. Carty dipd in 
1876. leaying two dau!!'hters. 


DR. GEORGE \VILLL\M IL\JJE, for aJ.;my 

'ears one of the ìl'ading dl'nhlI praptitioners of 
Toronto amI St. Catharines, Ont., passed away 
in the former city ,Tan. 19, 1899. He was ,'ne 
of thl' first dentists of '1'm'onto, there being but 
r'np other dentist in the city when he began prac. 
ticI'. This gentleman soon afterward died, leav- 
ing Dr. Uale in full possession of the field. 
George \Yilliam Hale was born in London, 
England. in 18:?:3, son of William and l\Iary Ann 
Hale, who came to Toronto in 1836, Mrs. llale 
pa.ssing away in this pity, while her husband 
went to Alhan
'. 
ew York, where his last òays 
\', ere spent. Dr. Halp came with his parents to 
Canada. and, as above ,mpntioned, hecame the 
second dentist in the cit
T. He pontinu('d his pm- 
fession in Toronto and Sf. Catharines for many 

'ears. and was well and wid('ly known as :m 
efficient praetitioner of dental surgery and as a 
citizen of honor and integrity. 
Dr. Hale marripd Miss IJouise E. \Villiams, 
\d1O \HIS horn in IJonòon, Enqlanò, in 18
6, 
daughtpr of Henry and Elizaheth 'Villiams. who 
came to 'l'oronto in lR
7, where Mr. Williams 
follo\\'ed ("abinet-makin
 in his younger days, 
sp('nding the last twenty year" of his life in re- 
tirement. :!\fl's. Hale survived the Doctor until 

l'pt. 2
, l!)Ol. when she too passed away. To 
them wpre horn: }IHl'
' Ann. dp(>('ased; Louise, 
\\ ho di"d ag('d twenty-one y.ears; A!!TIes, who 
al"o died at that age; Annie. the wifp of Wil- 
10ughby Cowpin, of Dundas; William, deceased; 
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1\1iss Carol and )liss Harriet. of Toronto; and 
1\Iay. deceased. 
Dr. and lIlrs. Hale were members of the 
Ieth- 
odist Chnreh. In political opinion he was inde- 
pendent. 


ROBERT SPOOR BROWK, ex-vice-president 
of the firm of Brown Brothers, Limited, now liy- 
ing retired at No. 41
 Euclid avenue, Toronto, 
is a member of a family which has long been 
identified \\ ith the Queen City. 1\11'. Brown 'was 
Lorn at Xewcastle-upon-Tyne, England, June 8, 
1830, son of Thomas and Ann (Spoor) Brown. 
In the Royal Grammar School of Newcastle 
1\11'. Brown received his education, and at the age 
of thirt.een :rears he entered the employ of the 
Newcastle & North Shiplds Railway Company, 
with which he remained until coming to Canada, 
in the year 18-16. The following' 
'ear he spent 
;n the employ of Thomas Bilton, a tailor 01 To- 
I-onto. and his next position \\<as with Thomas 
MacLear, a stationer and bookbinder. In 1856 
he went to Hamilton and engaged in the book 
and stationery business until 1559, when he re- 
turned to Toronto and became identified with 
1he well-known firm of Brown Brothers. With 
this house he was actively engaged until 1901, 
being vice-president of the company for the l
st 
ten years of that long period, at the end of 
which he retired from active work, although he 
st]ll continues as a member of the company. 
On Oct. 1, 1856, Mr. Brown was united in mar- 
l iage with 1\Iiss )lary Porter, who was born at 
"-eston, in the County of YQrk. Oct. 29, 18a7, 
daughter of John D. and Louise (Lon
staín 
Porter. To this union were born the following 
named children: Annie L. is the wife of .John 
,Yo Tonkin, of Toronto Junction: Fred '\T. is a 
1 esident of Weston; Emily VictOlia is the wife 
of W. H. Rowntree. of Emery: -:\lary E. is un- 
married; )1. l\largaret is )(rs. Joseph Xason, of 
Weston; Harriet I. is the ,,'ife of William E. 
F.llerby. of Winnipeg; Laura E. is marrielt to 
James D. Conklin, of Toronto; and Alfred E., 
of Toronto, married 1\Iiss Florence Moss, of To- 
ronto Junction. )11'. Brown and his family are 
members of the Methodist Churf.h. In political 
opinion he is a Reformer. 


THOMAS .\IORGAN HARRIS closel1 his 
brief but luminous earthly career twelve ypal'S 
ago, but its pervasive influence Ìlas not lesseupd 
to this day. His work goes on. and his memory 
is a blessing to all who ever enjoyed association 
with him. 
Mr. Harris was born in 1R62 in Be
mc;\'ille, 
Ont., and was the youngest son of Alanson Har- 
ris, whose family consisted of three children, 
thp othprs being Re\'. Dr. Elmore Harris, of To- 
4 


ronto. and 
Irs. Popplewell. Thomas 1\1. Har- 
ris was a boy when his parents removed to 
Brantford, and there he received his educati:m 
in the puhlic and collegiate schools. 'i'hough 
never really robust, he had a rigorous mental 
and moral makeup, which more than counter- 
halanceò any lack of physical strength, and lús 
ambition early asserted itself. He was always 
a deep student and an idealist in the lines into 
which his inclinations led him, but he was no 
iJle dreamer and had no taste for the pleasant 
paths of leisure which he might have chosen. 
His school days over, he soon took an active 
n- 
terest in the important manufacturing firm of 
\\ hich his father was the head, Harris, Son & 
Co., since reorganized as the Massey-Harris 
Company, of Toronto and Brantford, extensive 
manufacturers of agricultural implements, one 
of the leading firms in the Province of Ontal'Ío. 
Having demonstrated his ability he was given 
responsibilities whirh he assumed in the earnest 
manner chara.cteristic of anything 'he undertook, 
and in the faithful discharge of his duties de- 
veloped an efficiency which promised well for a 
husiness career. From the organization of the 
Slin
sby 1\hmllfacturing Company. of Br'ant- 
ford, about a year before his death, Mr. Harris 
was a member of its board of directors, l'Ind 
influential in the councils of that body. His 
business faculties, however, were less t.he result 
of commercial instinct than of devotion to duty, 
and the application of the means at hand to the 
work in view. It was this practical side of his 
l;ature which made him particularly valuable in 
the work to which his tastes drew him. and to 
which he intended to devote all his time haò he 
heen spared. In fact. although he had made a 
substantial place for himself in business circles, 
he was best known as a Clu'istian philanthro- 
pist. 
The Baptist denomination, anù especially the 
First Baptist Church of Brantferd, lost one of 
its best friends when 1\11'. Harrie;; died. Fol' thir- 
teen years he had been a member of the First 
[,hurch, and prominent in its work, having 
sen'ed as clerk. deacon, Bible class teacher and 
Runday-school superintendent. TIe was al:'lo at 
the time of his death a trustee of the 'Walmet' 
Road Church, of Toronto. He likE.)d church 
work, especially as it afforded an outlet for his 
humanitarian and benevolent instinctc;. His 
home church and its allied interests ever re- 
ceived the benefit of his best efforts. But he was 
too thoroughly devoted to the upliftin
 of hu- 
manity in general to confine his work to the op- 
portunities afforded even by that enterprising 
organization, Bnò every movement in the (.ity 
which had a philanthropic object was sure of 
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wide field of useflùness in the Young Men's 
Christian Association, to which he gave liberally 
of both time and means. He held various offices 
in the Association, for several years serving as 
a member of the Brantford branch board of di- 
rectors, and being a director and vice-president 
of the General Convention of the Associations. 
In all its activities he was a leading spirit 
throughout the period of his connection with the 
organization, his influence in which was un- 
doubtedly due as much to his personality as to 
his zeal. As a ;young man he understood those 
whom the Association most desires to benefit, 
ani!, though he was a thoughtful man, had a 
genial disposition. which won the ready sympa- 
thy as well as the respect of the young men with 
whom the work brought him into contact. The 
young people of his church felt his usefulnrss in 
the Bllptist Young People's Union, of which he 
serverl as president; he was vice-president of the 
Provincial Association. The Neglected Chil- 
dren's Society. the Orphans' Home and the 
'Widows' Home were all objects of his continual 
solicitude. 
1\[1'. Harri"! gave two or three hours each day to 
the sturly of the Bible, at first because of his in- 
terest in the Scriptures, and later with the in- 
tention of devoting himself entirely to evangelis- 
tic work He did not mean to enter the minist.ry 
formally, but he "rjshed to prepare himself for 
effective and authoritative speaking at the m
et- 
ings of a religious character to which he WIlS so 
frequently caned. He wa."! deeply interestpd in 
the establishment of the Toronto Bible Training 
School and was chosen a member of its aenpral 
Council, but he died before the formal opening 
of the Home. His thoughtfulness in providing 
continuous aid for its work is gratefully realized 
to this day. [His brother, Rev. Elmore Harri"!, 
was president of the school, and his father-in- 
law, Rev. Dr. Stewart, resident instructor.] 
About a year before his death he arranged for 
Rnd organized a class for Bible study at Brant- 
ford, and he was its recognized leader as long 
as health permitted. During the last thre
 or 
four years of his life 1\11'. Harris had beO'un to 
give aospel addresses in schoolhouses. 
issi(\n 
churches. and at other Lord's Day services, as 
opportunity afforded and his health permittpd. 
For all these he made diligent and prayerful 
study and preparation. He also spoke (\n 
ev- 
eral occasions with much acceptance to very 
large audiences at meetings of different asso- 
ciation!! and conventions. "He cultivated his 
gifts in the prayer meeting, the Young People's 
Union, and the Young Men's Christian Associa- 
tion meetings, till he became quite effective a!3 a 
speaker. Some who read this will remember his 
earnest and spiritual addresses at lar
e gather- 


ings in Hamilton, Brantford and Woodstock. 
He had made a beginning of evangelistic work, 
and . . . he had the deepest interest in the 
revival of spiritual life among the chllrches at 
home. " The writings he left, enom;h to till a 
volume, show clearly the spiritual trend of his 
nature and his zeal for the spread of the Go!'pel. 
In company with some of his fdends he main- 
tained an evangelist in Ontario and a missionary 
in J ndia. The close of his short ìife was greatly 
cheered by the assurance that some of his eff'Jl'ts 
were bearing fruit in the awakening of several 
with whom he had had daily a.<;sociation. 
For two or three years before his death 1\11'. 
Harris was afflicted \\ ith poor health, and though 
he took several trips to the South, and made a 
stay of some length in California, he was not 
benefited. About two months before his death, 
on the advice of his physician and intimate 
friends, he went to New York City to place him- 
self.in the care of an eminent specialist. and the 
first effects of the change were most gratifying. 
But the improvement was only temporary, :md 
he passed away about midnight between the 30th 
and 31st of August, 1894, surrounded by hie;; im- 
mediate family, as well as his brother. Ilis wife, 
who had been back and forth between Brantt'ord 
and New York several times, spent the last few 
days cont.inuously by his side, and 'his brother 
also was unremitting in his attendance. 'l'he 
Rev. Dr. J. L. Campbell, pastor of the Lexmg- 
ton Avenue Baptist Church, of New York, with 
whom 1\11'. Harris had formed a warm friend- 
f;hip during his stay in the city, 
proyed himself a friend indeed dur- 
ing those last sad honrs. which were 
nevertheless lightened by 1\[1'. Harris's fortitude 
and cheerful faith. Though aware that the 
Ild 
was approaching he was calm and without fear, 
and his last words were: "All things work to- 
gether-" but he had not the strength to nnish 
the sentence. His only regrets were for the sor- 
row his tRking a.way would bring to his ne:u'cst 
and dearest. lIe was only thirt.y-two, yet he hnd 
accomplished more than many a man grown old 
in good works. 
The deepest sympathy for his family was 
everywhere manifest in Brantford upon the re- 
cpipt of the sad news. The flags at the 1\Ias s ey- 
Harris works and on the Y.1\LC.A. Building were 
placed at half mast. The funeral services. held 
at the First Baptist Church. were so largely at- 
tended that the capacity was well taxed to the 
utmost, in the assemhlag-e being many of the 
oldest and most prominent citizens of Brant- 
forù, and representatives from every Christian 
denomination in the pit:\'. One and all, they 
were there to show respect to the memory of one 
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pall-bearers were Rev. Elmore Harris, Rev. \V. 
G. Wallace, :Messrs. Lloyd Harris, Joseph Shut- 
tleworth, Alfred Morgan and C. Cook, all rela- 
tives of :\11'. Harris, and the numerous floral t0k- 
ens were borne by the members of his ßible 
Stud)' Class. At the house prayer was offen.d 
by Rev. T. B. Moore, of Toronto. 'fhe service<> 
were conducted by Rev. Mr. Johnson, pastor of 
the First Baptist Chureh, who presided and 
made an address; Rev. David Hutchinson, of 
the Park Baptist Church, Brantford, who led 
in prayer; Rev. 'V. H. Porter, of Brantford, who 
made a touching address; and Rev. R. J. Eo- 
ville, of Hamilton, who made the closing prayer'. 
The remains were then taken to Greenwood Cem- 
etery for intel'ment, Rev. D. )1. l\Iihell, of T.Jon- 
don, leading the prayer at the grave. 
Among the many letters of condolence and 
resolutions of sympathy received by the family 
from various sources, were expressions from 
Rev. J. L. Campbell, D.D., of New York City; 
the Sunday-school of the First Baptist Church 
of Brantford; the Baptist Young People's Union 
of that church; the Class for Bible Study; the 
Brantford Y.M.C.A.; the Walmer Road Church, 
Toronto; the Toronto Bible Training Rchool ; the 
Slingsby Manufacturing Company, Brantford; 
the Brant County W.C.T.U.; tllC Y.W.C..\., of 
Brantford; the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Y.:\I.C. 
A.; the :\Ianagers of the Widows' Home. Brant- 
ford; th!' 'Yom en 's Foreign l\Iissionary Society, 
of Brarltford. 
:\11'. Harris married :;\Iiss Annie Stewart, sec- 
ond daughter of Rev. Dr. Stewart, of Toronto, 
and two sons were born to them, both of Wh,)1Jl 
survive, makin!! their home" ith their mothel' in 
Toronto. 


JOHX O. 'YOOD, for many years a weU- 
known business man of the (
ueen City. died in 
Toronto Au!!. 8, ]896. He was horn in Frederic- 
ton, x'B., Kov. 9, lS.u, son of thp late Rev. 
Enorh 'Y ood. D.D.. a prominrnt )Ietho(li<;t di- 
vine of Canada, and Caroline 1\1. UIerrett) 
'Vood, of S1. John, Xew Brunswick. 
Re,-. Enoch "T ood was born in Linrolnshire, 
England. ,r an. 1
, 1804. He came to N.>w 
Brunswick. and was for some time pa.<;tor of the 
Centenary )Iethodist Church of St. John, X.B., 
after leaving which he became superintendent of 
Methodist l\Iissions, \\ ith his office on Riehmond 
strl'et, Toronto. In this capacity Dr. 'Yooel C011- 
tinued until his dpath, in January, lS8
. On 
settlin
 in Toronto he huHt an attractive home 
on the hill opposite :'oIal' Kenzie avenue. Daven- 
port road. where his widow eontinued to reside 
until I1f'r drath. in September, 18RS. Their 
children" ere: :Mary B., Eliza. C:lrolinl'. Rohert 


A., Sarah, A\my, :i\Iartha, John 0., 'Vilrnot A., 
J ames Burns and Enoch B. 
John O. Wood received his education in To- 
ronto, where with his brother, Robert A., he 
embarked in the drug business on Y onge street, 
under the firm name of R. A. \Y ood & Bro. In 
this business 
Ir. Wood continued until the end 
of his active life, being not only one of Toronto's 
prominent business men, but a highly estcemerl 
citizen as well. 
On June 15, 1863, :\11'. Wood married 
Iiss 
)Iary .Anna Filer Stroud, adopted daughter of 
the latf' Stephen and 
arah 
 \\ïlson) Stroud. 
Her own father, Thoma<; Filer, died when she 
"as but a rhild. Her mother "as Jane Hill, 
daughter of William and Abigail t}'Iontgomery) 
HilI, earl)' settlers of Eglinton, York County. 
:::itephen Stroud was for many 
'ears a hotel- 
keeper near the market, conducting a hostelry 
from 1M8 until his death, in 188ï. He was wry 
'\ elllmo\\ n in Toronto. and W:lS highly respected 
for his many e
cellent traits of character. His 
wife died in ,!'oronto in June, 1861. 
h. and 
),(rs. Stroud had no children of their own, and 
Mrs. Wood was given a very happy home, re- 
ceiving aU the advantages that could have heen 
given her by her own parents had they Ii \"ell. 
To :\[1'. and :\h's. \Y ood were horn three sons: 
.Tohn Stroud, in business in Tor.mto; and Enoch 
Irving and 
\rthur Ogden, also in business. In 
Xovember, 190:?, )lrs. "Wood sold the farm 
house and purf'hased her present residence, at 
Xo. 3-l:J Dovercourt road. where she has since 
made her home. :\11'. 'Yood was a member of the 

Iethodist Church, and in politics was a Reform- 
er. His fraternal connections \\ere \\ ith the A. 
o.n.w. at Toronto. 


DR. ,nLLLU[ AFGrSTFS lL\LDW1N, 
who departed this life at his home in Deer Parl{, 
Toronto. July, 1894. was born in the Queen City 
in December, 1840. third son of the late William 
Augustus Baldwin of l\Iashquoteh and Isabella. 
E. (Buchanan) Baldwin. 
In 1883 Dr. \Yilliam Augustus Bald\\ in was 
unitf'd in marriage with )[jss Ella 'Yinnifrpd 
Poston, only daughter of Charles Poston, of Que- 
hee. To this union were born two sons: Charlf's 
'''iIliam Augustus, a lieutenant of the British 
royal navy; and St. George P., a medical stud- 
ent of Toronto Fniversity. 
Dr. 'Yilliam Augustus Baldwin wa.<; educHted 
at the rpper Canada CoUege. and read medil'Ìne 
in Toronto Rehool of 1Iedicine from 
whirn hf' was graduated m 186ft 
HI' engageå in thl' practice of his pro- 
fession for some time in his nati\"(' rountv 
and then lorated in Prince 
\lbi'rt, from whieil 
phH'e hI' went to 'Yinnipe!!. III' then went tl\ 



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Norquay, Man. In 1t\91 Dr. Baldwin retul"l1ed 
to his native city, and died there in 1894. In 
politics the Doctor was a Conservative, and while 
in the :t\orth-'Vest was for some time president 
of the Liberal Conservative Club. III' was a, con- 
8Îstent member of the Church of England. Fra- 
ternaU:r he associated with the I.O.O.F. 


THOl\L\S WALl\ISLEY, of the finn of Scott 
& 'Valmsley, underwriters. at No. 32 Church 
street, Toronto, is a member of one of the early 
set tied families of the County of York. 
The 'Yalmsle:rs are of English extraction, and 
for more than three centuries members of the 
family have resided in Lancashire, Englacd. 
The first of the family of whom any de'înitc 
data is at hand was James Walmsley, the grand- 
father of our subject, whose son, John, the father 
of Thomas, was the founder of the family in 
Canada. 
John "Walmsley was born in Lancashire, Eng- 
land, in 1799, and when quite a young man came 
to Canada, settling at Niagara-on-the-Lake. 
where he resided for a short time. He then came 
to the township of York and settled on Y onge 

treet. in what was then known as Drummond- 
villI', now as Deer Park. lIere lw pnrchaséd a 
large tract of land and engaged in the manufac- 
ture of earthenware and in farming on an ex- 
tensive scale; and to these interests he gave his 
attention to the end of 'his husiness career. He 
died in Septembel', 1846. He was twice married, 
and by his seeond maniage a son and a daughter 
were horn: Thomas; and Elizabeth, now the wife 
of 1\11'. "William Kirvan. 
Thomas" almsley was born on the site of his 
present home, "'V almsley Villa," Deer Park, 
n 
184:3, and he reeeived his education in Toronto. 
Ile early determined to make himself thoroughly 
aequainted with the insurance business. and 
went to the office of Alfred DeGrassi, who was 
then a well-known ius11l'ance man. He remniI1'
d 
with Mr. DeGrassi a short time, continuing with 
Hugh Scott, into whose hands ::\[1'. DeGrassi's 
business had passed, and in 1866 the fir.m e.f 
Scott & Walmsley was formed. which has con- 
tinued to the prcsent timC'. Th(' business was 
founded in 1858 by 1\11'. Scott, being' known as 
Hugh Seott & Co., then Seott & DeGrassi, and 
in 1866. Scott & Walmsley, th(' present firm. 

'rom this will be seen that :\[r. 'Yalmsley is one 
of the oldest underwriters doing bnsin.>ss in 
Toronto. 
The wife of Mr. Walmsley is a danghter of 
the late Thomas Taylor. of Toronto. l\Ir. 'V alms- 
le
v's homc, "Walmsley Villa." is on part of the 
homestead settled by his father in 1822; nnd 
he has presen"ed the old honse nntil this time. 
and a po,:tion of thp farm is stil] in thc po<;scs. 


sion of the family. The Walmsleys are Uon- 
servati\'es in politics, and were staunch United 
Empire Loyalists. 
During the Rebellion of 1837-8 in the absence 
of 1\11'. John 'VaLmsley, his home was searched 
for firearms, and practically raided, his lllen 
heing taken prisoners. 
At the time of the Fenian Raid. in the sum- 
mer of 1866, when the call came f
r volunteers, 
::\11'. Walmsley, heing a member of the Governor- 
General's Body Guard, went to the front with 
his regiment under Colonel Geol'
e '1'. Denison, 
for which he has since received a Veteran's 
}Iedal. 
1\11'. Walmsle.r is vice-president of the Queen 
City Fire Insurance Company; vice-president 
of thc Hand-in-lland Insurance Company; man- 
ager and treasurer {)f the 
:Ii1lers' & Manufac- 
turers' Insurance Company; and manager and 
director of the Fire Insurance Exchange Cor- 
poration. All of these companies were foumled 
by the present firm of Scott & 'Yalmsley, and 
they owe their success in no small measure to 
the wise management exhibited by Mr. Walmsley 
nnd his partner, :.\[1'. Scott. Mr. 'Yalmsley is 
also interested in some large industrial and 
financial companies, being a director of the 
Crow's Nest Pass Coal COl11pan
' and subsidiary 
companies: a director of the Imperial Trusts 
Company; vice-president of the Canada Paint 
Company, etc. 


JA::\IES FLETC'HER, in his lifetime one of 
the prominent members of the Ontario Bar, was 
born at Bl'ampton, Ont., in 1849, son of Robert 

'letcher. who came from Ireland at an early 
date, and foumled the family in Canada, set- 
tlin
 in Brampton. 
,James Fletcher was educated in his native 
town, and after completing his literary studies, 
('fitered upon the study of law, and was eallpd 
to the Bar in 1870. Immediately thereafter he 
('I1Ìerecl upon the practice of his profession in 
Brampton. In 1897 he opened an office in 'Yiar- 
ton. where he continued to practise successfully 
nntil his death in 1900. 
In 187;) Mr. Fleteher was married to 
\'Iiss Re- 
becca Ida Good. daughter of the late James and 
Eleanor (Bull) Good. ,Tames Good was born 
in Dublin. Ireland. in 1814. and in 1831 eame 
to Canada, settling' in Toronto, when' he SOon en- 
t!aged in the foundry business at the corner of 
Queen and Y onge street.,. Here hI' continued in 
husin!'ss nntil his death in 1882. :\fr. Good buiit 
the first locomotives eVl'r made in Canada, !1nd 
among his first made may be mentioned the 
"Toronto" èmd the "IÆdy El
in"" In addition 
to locomotiv(' huilding he carried on a g'f'neral 
foundry husiness, aurl at his dpath was thp old- 



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est foundryman in Toronto. He was a mem- 
ber of the Masonic fraternity. In religious 
views he was a l\Iethodist, and he was a consist- 
ent church attendant and liberal supporter of 
that creed. In politics he was a Reformer, and 
was at one time a member of the council of Tor- 
onto, and one of the Queen City's most prom- 
inent business men. In 1840 ::\Ir. Good married 
Miss Eleanor Bull, born in the County of York 
in 1820, who died in Toronto in 1894, leaving 
these children: Mrs. Alexander McDonald, of 
Toronto; and Mrs. James Fletcher. 
Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher had these children: 
(1) Clarence is at Yokohama, Japan, where he 
went in 1903 to establish an office for the Sun 
Insurance Company. The fact that the Com- 
pany felt that it could intrust its business in- 
terests in the hands of so young a man, is the 
highest commendation he could receive. (2) 
Alfred Good, equally trustworthy, is connected 
very prominently with the Metropolitan Bank 
of Toronto. James Fletcher was a member of 
the Church of England, and in political prin- 
ciple was a Conservative. His fraternal connec- 
tions were with the :\Iasons. 


THEODORE AUGUST HEIXTZ:\IAN. Prob- 
ably no name is a more universal household 
word in Canada than that of Heintzman. This 
is due to the fact that the Heintzman piano is to 
be found in most of the l
ading homes in the 
Dominion. It is also to the credit of Ontario 
that among her leading business industries is 
that of Heintzman & Co., Ltd., whose extensive 
factory is located at Toronto Junction, with 
warehouse at No. 115 King street west. This ex- 
tensive business was founded by the late T. A. 
Heintzman, whose name appears at the opening 
of this memoir, and who for many years was 
one of Canada's leading captains of industry. 
Mr. Heintzman was of German extraction, and 
the founder of this family in Canada. In 1831 
in his native land :\Ir. Heintzman began to learn 
the piano business. In 1848 :Mr. Heintzman 
made the patterns for the first locomotive built 
in Berlin, Germany, thus showing himself to be 
of a mechanical turn of mind, having followed 
the machinist business from 1842 to 1848, when 
with his father-in-law. Julius Grunow, he en- 
gag-I'd in the manufacture of optical g'oods until 
1850, whcn he emigrated to America. settling 
in Xew York. The hig-h esteem in which the 
late :\fr. T. A. Heintzman was held by his many 
employees is clearly shown in the following 
article, whiC'h appeared in a local paper in con- 
nection with the celebration of :Mr. Heintzman's 
eightieth birthday: 
"Theodore August Heintzman, founder of the 
well-known firm of Heintzman & Co., Ltd., piano 


manufacturers, "as born in Berlin, Prussia, 
:May 19th, 1817, and his eightieth birthday was 
fittingly celebrated at 'The Birches,' his beau- 
tiful home here, May 19th, 1897. The celebra- 
tion was of a threefold character, the celebrants 
being the employees of the firm, the Lieder- 
kranz Club and the German Lutheran Church. 
"It "as the men from the factory who paid 
their respects first. About 4 0 'clock they march- 
ed up to 'The Birches' in holiday attire, headed 
by their band, and pitched their tents on the 
lawn. For an hour or so the band played, and 
then the heads of the various departments in 
the Junction factory, together with William 
Ray, cashier; W. H. May, accountant; and L. A. 
Conrad, general agent, of the Toronto offices, as- 
cended the steps of the western verandah and 
there awaited the appearance of Mr. Heintz- 
man, who was greeted with loud and prolonged 
applause by the men assembled on the lawn. 
:Mr. Ray then stepped forward, and, addressing 
Mr. Heintzman, told him that it was with great 
pleasure that his employees gathered around him 
on this eightieth anniversary of his natal day. 
It seemed peculiarly fitting that they should do 
so at this time, when there was so much friction 
between capital and labor, because in this case 
there was nothing but mutual respect and esteem 
between employer and employees. The speaker 
did not like to use a stereotyped phrase, but he 
could not better express the sentiments of all 
the men than by saying, 'From the bottom of our 
hearts we wish you many happy returns of the 
day,' and the lou
 applause" hich followed evi- 
denced that the words were full of meaning. 
He then asked Mr. Heintzman to accept from 
the men a beautiful solid silver lyre, set on a 
shield of carved walnut, in the center of which 
was a wreath of solid gold, designed to hold a 
portrait of Mr. Heintzman. On the lyre was 
engraved the following: 'Presented to Theodore 
A. Heintzman by his employees on the occasion 
of his eightieth birthday. It is with great 
pleasure that we, your employees, meet under 
your roof to tender our congratulations and pre- 
sent to you this tribute of our appreciation of 
your sterling qualities as an employer. We pray 
that Almighty nod may still add to your length 
of ,years.' 
"After reading the above inscription Mr. Ray 
uncovered another handsome gift-an Edison 
phonograph-with a large and assorted case of 
tubes. This he also presented on behalf of the 
men. In conclusion. he proposed that as Bis- 
marck is the grand old man of Germany and 
Gladstone the g-rand old man of England, in 
future :\Ir. T. A. Heintzman would be the grand 
flld man of Heintzman & Co., Ltd. 
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ployees came as a complete surprise, said that 
he had not been born to make a speech, though 
he may have been born to make a piano, but he 
found words in which to fittingly express his 
thanks for the kindness of the men. He had 
looked forward to having his men around him 
for a few hours on his eightieth birthday, but he 
had expected to receive no such gifts as those 
gifts, which he would always prize above every- 
thing in the world. 
"In the evening the grounds were beautifully 
illuminated and friends came out from the city 
in great numbers to pay their respects to the 
popular octogenarian. 1\11'. J. G. Strohmeyer, 
president of the Liederkranz Club, presented, on 
behalf of that organization, an address artistical- 
ly illuminated by Mr. A. H. Howard, bound in 
the German national colors. There was also an 
address from the lierman Lutheran Church, 
read by the pastor, Rev. O. W. Muller. The 
proceedings were enlive
ed with the music of 
the band, the Toronto Banjo Club, the Lieder- 
kranz Club and 1\11'. W. E. Ramsay. The festiv- 
ities were continued until a late hour." 
Mr. Heintzman was the architect of his own 
fortunes. He was one of those men who accom- 
plish much by indomitable energy and persever- 
ance. At the age of fourteen he learned the 
pianomaking trade in his native country, and in 
1850 emigrated to America with his wife and 
Y-Oung family. After working a year or two with 
Luetche & Newton in New York, he went to Buf- 
falo, where he worked for a short time for a 
pianomaker named Keough. In 1852 he went 
into business in Buffalo as a member of the firm 
of Drew, Heintzman & Anowsky. In 1860 he 
severed his connection with this firm and came 
to Toronto, where the reputation of his pianos 
had preceded him. Here he beg-an business in 
a small way, his little factory being located in 
York street. 
ubsequently he moved to Duke 
street. In 1866 he took as a partner a 1\11'. Ben- 
der, the firm name being then, as now, Heintz- 
man & Co., Ltd. The firm at once moved to 
more pretentious quarters in King street. In 
1868 they built the factory and warerooms ad- 
joining the" Rossin House
" In 1875 Mr. Ben- 
der retired from the firm and the business con- 
tinued to grow, finally assuming such propor- 
tions that the King street premises were inade- 
quate, and in 1888 the large factory was built in 
the Junction, where the manufacturing- opera- 
tions have been carried on, the King street 
establishment oeing used as warerooms and of- 
fices for the distribution of the output. At pres- 
ent the firm employs about 375 men, including 
factory employees, office hands, and travellers. 
!\fl'. Heintzman's three sons, Herman. William 
F. and Georg-e C., are aJl associated with the 


business, and ChariesT., whose death occurred 
in 1897, was also connected with the concern. 
They all have beautiful homes in the Junction. 
Mr. Heintzman also had three daughters: Anna 
L., 
lrs. Charles Bender, of Toronto; Elizabeth, 
Mrs. Charles Swenker, of St. Catharines, Ont.; 
and :\Iinnie 1\1., :\lrs. Archibald Loughry, of Lon- 
don, Ontario. l\lrs. T. A. Heintzman was Ma- 
tilda Louisa Grunow, born in 1820, died in 1889, 
daughter of Jü]ius and Louisa Grunow, the for- 
mer of whom died in Connecticut and the lat- 
ter in Toronto. 
.!\Ir. T. A. Heintzman was a truly self-made 
man, naturally adapted to his vocation, which, 
coupled with energy and business ability, en- 
abled him to become one of the greatest busi- 
ness men and most successful managers of em- 
ployees to be found in the Dominion of Canada. 
It may be truly said of 1\11'. Heintzman that both 
the business and the musical world are the better 
for his long and useful life. 
HEK\1AN HEINTZ11AN, vice-president of 
Heintzman & Co., Ltd., was born at Buffalo, 
Xew York, :\larch 23, 1852, son of the late Theo- 
dore August Heintzman, whose sketch precedes. 
Herman Heintzman came with his father to 
Toronto in 1860, and received his literary train- 
ing in private schools of the city, after which he 
learned the cigar business, which he followed 
until 1874, when he became bookkeeper for his 
father, having full charge of the financial part 
of the constantly increasing business. In 1903, 
when the business was incorporated, Herman 
Heintzman was made vice-president of Heintz- 
man & Co., Ltd., which position he has since ably 
filled. N"otwithstanding the fact that Mr. 
Heintzman's duties as vice-president of the com- 
pany are arduous he finds time to devote to 
municipal matters. He served as councilman at 
Toronto Junction for several years, in which he 
exercised the same energy exerted in connection 
with Heintzman & Co., Ltd. 
On Aug. 24, 1880, ::\11'. Heintzman and Miss 
Lucy A. Spink were united in marriage. Mrs. 
Heintzman was born at Goole, Yorkshire, Eng- 
land, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Fletcher) 
Spink, who came to Toronto about 1853, where 
lVIr. Spink followed contracting and building for 
many years, and where he died in 1903, at the 
age of eighty-one years. His widow still resides 
in the city, the mother of the following family: 
Jennie S., Mrs. William Arthurs, of Toronto; 
Thomas, of Vancouver; Sally, who died in 1904, 
wife of James R. Barnhardt; Alice, wife of 
Clarence Nichols, Reading, Massachusetts; John, 
of Toronto; Althea, ::\11'8. Joseph \Vright, of 
Toronto; ::\lrs. Heintzman: Frank, of Melita, 
Man.; .Jessie, Urs. S. Carpenter, of St. Thomas, 
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To Mr. and .!\Irs. Herman Heintzman were 
born the following children: Gertrude L. ; 
Charles T.; T. Herman; Mildred E.; and Mar- 
garet E. Mr. Heintzman is a member of the 
German Lutheran Church, but with his wife 
and family attends the English Church. }"ra- 
tern ally he is a member of the A.F. & A.l\I. So- 
cially he is a member of the :Kational Club. the 
Lamhton Golf and Country Club, the Caledon 

Iountain Trout Club and the Liederkran7. So- 
ciety. In politics he casts his ballot with the 
Conservative party. 


REY. THO:\L\S WILSON PATERSON M.A., 
rector of Christ Church, Deer Park, Ont., 
is widely known for the great and good work 
he has accomplished as a minister of the Gos- 
pel, and 1s a member of one of County York's 
üld and honored pioneer familif's. 
The Paterson family is of Scotch e"{traction, 
as ma) be seen by the spelling' of the name. 
The family was founded in Canada by Peter 
Paterson. grandfather of our subject, who was 
born in RC'otland, and who came, in 1819, with 
his sons, David. John and Peter, to Canada. 
He lôC'at.ed in Toronto when that city was known 
as Little York, and there he engaged in a hard- 
ware business on King street east. He died in 
Toronto in 1846. He married Jean Fraser, by 
"" horn he had the following children: .J ohn ; 
David, \...ho ('arried on the business founded by 
his father; Peter, the father of our subject; 
Sarah. who married (first) a Mait]and and (sec- 
ond) a Lailey. 
Peter Paterson. the father of our subjef't. was 
born in Blantyre, Scotland, Sept. 13, 1807, and 
"afi but a lad of elpven years when brought to 
Canada by his father. IIe grew to manhood in 
Toronto, and hecame one of the leading merch- 
ants of that city, his busines.c; being situated on 
the pre.<;ent site of the "King Edward Hotel." 
Rome time prior to his death. which occurred in 
18ö3, Mr. Paterson retired from thp mercantile 
business anò settled near Toronto, on the Kings- 
ton Road, and there built a home, "Blaut.\Te," 
named after his home in Scotland. The place 
is now occupied by the R. C. Industria] School, 
which is known as the "B]antyre School." Aiier 
removing to his rural home, 1\11'. Paterson, for 
some time prior to his death. spent his wimers 
in the city of 'roronto, and his summers in the 
country. It was at his winter home in Toronto 
that he died. in the year above mentioned. Mr. 
Paterson marrier] Hannah "Tilson. danghter of 
Charles 'Wilfion of Ewithington, County Here- 
ford, born in England, June 1
. 181!), and she 
died in Toronto in 1892. To Peter and Hmmah 
Paterson were born, in addition to three who 
eliI'd 
'Olmg. the fonowing childrl'n: Rev. Chal'lf's 


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William, B.C.L., deceased, married Mary Ben- 
son, daughter of Senator Benson, of St. Cath. 
arines, by ,,"hom he had six ehÜdren, Annie, 
:Edith Hamilton, Lillian, Amy, Susie and Charles 
}"rederick "Wilson; James Frederick, deceased, 
was a bank manager, and married Isabella :I!'lor- 
ence :\IcCarthy, daughter of D'Alton :McCarthy, 
of Barrie, and to this union were born, Percival 
(of Sarnia), Norman (of Toronto), Florence (of 
Toronto, married William l\IilJichamp) , :md: 
Emi1y (of Toronto, married George E. Gooder- 
ham); Elizabeth, of Toronto, married Neil 
Hoger, and has children, Maude McKenzie, 
Edith, Percy and Nei1 (deceased) j Rev. Thom'ls 
Wilson; Mary Louise is a missionary in Cali- 
fornia; Emi1y is the wife of Fred Winstanley, 
of Los Ange]es, California; and John Henry, 
oÎ the Toronto Hardware Manufacturing Com- 
pany, married Florence, daughter of William 
Ince. 
The Rev. Thomas Wilson Paterson was born 
in Toronto in 1847. He received his education 
at the Upper Canada College, and Trinity Fni- 
n>rsity, graduating! from the latter in 1869 with 
the degree of B._\. In 1875 he received his M. 

\., from the same institution. He studied the- 
ology in Trinity University and began his work 
as a clergyman in 1871. After spending a 
short time in Manvers, Hastings and Bradford, 
and a year in England, Mr. Paterson -;ctUed 
in 1877 in Deer Park, as rector of Christ Church, 
in which position he has remained since that 
time. 
In 1891 the Rev. Mr. Paterson and l\Iiss Chris- 
tiana )Iary Porter, daughter of \Villiam Porter, 
of St. Stephen, New Brunswick, were united in 
marriage, and to this union were born four ehÏl- 
dren, two of whom. both sons, died young. The 
daughters still survive, namely: Christine Mar- 
jorie and Annie Beatrice. 


ARTHUR GODFREY MOLSON SPRAGGE, 
who met his death by drowning in the Columbia 
river, in June, 1898, was a well-known barrister 
of Canada. He was born in Quebec in 1848, son 
of William and :\Iartha (Molson) Spragge. 
The Spragge family was founded in Canada 
by three brothers, William, .Joseph and Chan- 
cf'11or John Rpragg-e. who came to this country 
at an ea.rly date. The last named became Chief 
Justice Spragge, for many years the leading 
jurist of the Dominion, and Dr. Spragge, of 
Toronto, is his son. Jo!>eph Spragge left one 
daughter, "ho is now the widow of the Rev. Dr. 
T..ett, of Ireland. late rector of St. George'iI 
Church, 'of Toronto. 
WiHiam Spragge, one of the three brothers, 
hecame the father of our subject. He wa.c; born 
in England. and soon after coming to Canada 



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became superintendent of the Indian offices at 
Ottawa, a position he held for many years, and 
died at that place. His widow died at i\[ont- 
real in 1900. They were the parents of the fol- 
lowing children: Arthur G. .1\1.; Mrs. William 
Barber, of England; Henry, deceased j Char- 
lotte, 1\1rs. Pierson; Mrs. E. P. Winslow; 
Charles E.; and Alfred S., who died in 1902. 
_hthur G. 1\1. Spragge was educated in Len- 
no'Cville, and took a legal course in Ottawa. He 
was called to the Bar in Toronto, and in that 
city began his practice in the office of Dr. Hos- 
kin, continuing there until 1880, in ,,,hÜ'h year 
he went to the North-West Territory, settling 
in British Columbia, where he continued pr:tc- 
ticI' until his death. :Mr. Spra,g-ge was prom- 
inent in Masonic circles. being past master of 
Ionic Lodge, Toronto, and the founder of Moun- 
tain l,odge, in British Columbia. 
In 1878 Mr. .Spragge married Miss Ellen Eli- 
yaheth Cameron, daughter of the late John Hill- 

'ard Cameron. for many years leading member 
of the Ontario Bar. '1'0 .!\II'. and Mrs. Spragge 
was born one daughter, Florence Elsie. Mr. 

pragge was a consistent member of the Church 
of England. In politics he was a staunch Con- 
servative. 


JA1\IES WILLIAM BRIDGLAND, deceased. 
The name of the late James ,Yo Bridgland was 
wen known not alone in Toronto but in many 
parts of the Dominion for 'his connection with 
important engineering- enterprises, and such was 
his reputation that his services were demanded 
by the f'anadian government. lIe was a native 
of Toronto, born there in 1R
1, and there his 
death occurred in October, 1883. 
The parent,> of James ,Yo Bridgland came to 
Toronto carly in the nineteenth century, when 
the to\m was still caned by its old name. York. 
The father was for ,>ome time connected with 
the courts there, but his later years were spent on 
a farm which he owned near Toronto, on the 
Vaug-han Plank Hoad. He died in the hOlu(' of 
a daughter, Mrs. Galbraith. There w('re six 
children in the family, namely: :i\Iartha. de- 
eea<;ed wife of Oliver Bro\\n; Ann, dec<,ased, 
who .married RDbert Goulding: Lucy, :Mrs. Gal- 
braith; Ellpn, Mrs. Bennett; Clark, a farmer 
in County York: and James W., the only son 
horn after tlIP parents came to Canada. 
James 'Y. Bridg-land received his edurntion 
in the puhliC' sC'hools of Toronto. On complet- 
ing the course there. hI' desired further instnlC- 
tion, and selling a part of some land which 
he owned he went to Victoria College, Cobourg, 

d1('re lIP pprfeC'ted himself for the profession 
of a civil engincer. This was his profes
ion 
nominan
' throughout his life, hut in later )'ears 


he went into the Crown Lands Department, first 
as surveyor and then as inspector of Coloniza- 
tion l
oads, in which capacity he served till his 
rlf'nth. He laid out the first road between \Vin- 
nipeg and Fort \\Tilliam, done as a mattei' of 
special reqnest from the Dominion government, 
as .1\11'. Bridgland was in the regular employ of 
the Province of Ontario. His skilled work 
brought him naturally into prominence in his 
line, and his services were alwa)"s highly -.-al- 
l
ed. 1\11'. Bridgland was twice married. His 
tirst wife was Miss :i\Iarie Dennis, rlaU!!'hter of 
Co1. Dennis. She died leaving one daught.>r, 
l\Iaria, now .1\1rs. J o1m 'Yilson Lawrence. 1\Tr. 
Bridgland married (second) :l\Iiss l\1artha .\nn 
J ones, and by this marriage there were 10111' 
children, viz.: Annie, who married Leland Dar- 
ling, and became the mother of George. 
r(lrris 
B.. Reginald and Eric: Ella, assistant super- 
intendent of the Children's Hospital. 'l'ornnt.J: 
Josephine, of Toronto; and Millie, .1\1rs. Rob- 
ert Walker, residing in the same city. ar. 
Bridgland was, like his father before him, a 
Methodist in 'his religious belief, and for numy 
years he held official position in the church. He 
was a Reformer in politics. 
Mrs. :\lartha Ann Bridgland was a daughter 
of Rev. Riehard and Mary 
\nn (\Vright) 
J onC'S. The former was born on an island in the 

t. Lawrence, where his fathel', Richard JOllP
, 
was stationed while serving in the British 
army. Later the military services of Richard 
Jones were recognized br the grant of a large 
traet of land from the govprnment. The boy 
Rirhard was educated in Quebec, and became 
a l\1ethodist minister. beginning his study when 
eighteen years old. III' was locat
d in turn at 
Hamilton. Stamford, Ottawa, Picton, LonJon, 
and later at Victoria College, Cobourg. III' held 
there the office of hursar and filled it for some 
time before his death, which event occurrp.rl till"" 
in Cobourg. 1\lrs. Jones was a native of V ('1'- 
mont and a ('ousin of ('01. Rohert Ingersoll. Be- 
sides "!\{aJ.tha Ann, :\ll's. Dl'idgland. Rev. nnd 
Mrs. ,Toncs had the foJJowing children: :Uary 
Eliza, who married .Tohn Lewis. of Rell p vi11e; 
Sarah Ann, l\Irs. Di('l,son. of Toronto; 
\melia, 
Mrs. .John )1('DonaJd; Elizaheth; Ijonise, who 
was a successful teacher in the Normal Rchno1. 
becoming later the seC'ond wife of .Tohn Lpwis; 
.1\laria .J ean, deceased wife of Dr. Davidson; 
Catherine, dereased wife of )11'. 
aw
'er, the 
musician, and for several years the organist of 
the Central :\lethodist Churrh in Toronto; and 
Eleanor, who died young. 


HART AL:\IERIN :\lASSEY. whose death 
occurrf'(1 Feb. 20. lR!J6, at his late residence, 

o. 51;) Jarvis street, Toronto, was one of Can- 



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vda's leading' captains of industr
', and 11as- 
sey-Harris Company, Limited. of which he \\a"; 
the honored president, from the time of its for- 
ID<ltion until his death. is known throughout the 
ci\ilized world. 
The late 11r. :\lassey was born in Xorthmn- 
berland County, Ont., April 29, 1823. He re- 
cei,'erl his early education in a log-cabin school 
three milps from his father's farm. Lat'!!' he 
went to school for a few years at "\Yatertown, 
Xcw York, and completed his education at Vic- 
toria College, Ú{)bourg. At the age of twenty- 
one he was placed in charge of his father's ex- 
tensi\ e farm. serving as school teacher during 
the winter. In 1831 ,Mr. .Massey removed to 
Xewcastle. Ont., and became superintendent of 
his father's agricultural implement works, estab- 
lished four years previously. In 1832 he be- 
came a partner and general manager of the busi- 
ness at Newcastle, where the first mowing ma- 
chine manufactured in Canada was produ('ed. 
He also for many years served the locality in 
which he lived as a justice of the peace. 
In 1
5:), his father retiring, 1\1r. H. A. 1\1as- 
sey hceame sole proprietor of the business and 
under his efficient supen-ision were produced 
new and improved machinery that soon made 
the name of. the firm well known throughout 
('anaùa. In 1863 he introduced the first seIf- 
rake reappr made in Canada. In lR6-! 1\11'. Mas- 
Hey sufferl'd a loss of $30.000 by a fire. This. 
ho\\ewr, only seemetl t{) encoura
e him to even 
greatk'r energetic action. In 1867 ::\11'. ::\la<;'-'ey 
made a tour of the t'"nited Statps, then went to 
Paris \\ ith a number of machines purchased of 
him hy the French Government. In 18/0 the 
husiness was incorporated into a company with 
himself as prpsident and his son. 111'. (,harles A. 
:'\Iassey. as manager. 
Ir. 1Iassey's desire was 
to pla('e the most modern farm machinery on 
the market. 
In 187!). better facilities being required, the 
compan
" mowd to Toronto. Its capacity was 
suhscfJuently morp than doubled, the business of 
the Toronto Reaper and :\lower Company hav- 
ing bef'n purchased. During the intervening 
({uarter of a century, thp business has grown in 
volume and value until the 1fa,.,spy-Harris ma- 
rhines find a market all over the world. and the 
firm is "ithout doubt the best known industrial 
conc('l'll ill the Dominion of Canada. The up-to- 
date methods of the company and the excellency 
of their prodnct is seen in the fact that prizes 
were awarded .them at the Centpnnial Exhibi- 
tion in Philadelphia, Pennsyh-ania. 1876, the 
Antwerp International Exhibition and others of 
equal merit. 
In 1889 1\11'. Massey became president of a new 
organization, known as Rawypr & ':\Tasser COIll- 


.)/ 


.ran:,}'. Ltd., wftth headq;uarÍRrs at Hamilton, 
Ont., lll<lllUfacturers of threshers and eno-ine s 
'" , 
and in 1892 he was made president of the Ver- 
ity Plow Compan:,}", Limited, of Brantford, On- 
tario. 
In 1891 the Masse;)' l\Ianufacturing Company, 
of Toronto, A. Harris, Son & Co., Limited, of 
Brantford, and l\Iasse;r & Company, Ltd., of 
'Winnipeg, were amalgamated under the name of 
1Iassey-llarris Company. Limited, with a capi- 
tal of fi,'e millions of dollars. 
horth' after the 
Patterson & Bro. Compan)", Ltd.,' of 'Y ood- 
stock, and J. O. \Y isner & Co., of Brantford, 
were also ab.sorbed. Fl'om the large proportions 
attained by the business one would think )11'. 
::\Iassey's entire time and attention would have 
been engrosse(l therewith, but, as the Toronto 
people well know. he found time to consider 
philanthropic enterprises, and it is to Ul'. lIart 
A. 
\Iasse
" that the city of Toronto is indebt
 
for the magnificent auditorium, Massey :M:l1sic 
Hall, ,,'hi('h was erected as a gift to the citil.ens, 
and in memory of his son, Charles A. Mr. 
::\lassey erected the Fred Victor 1Iission of To- 
ronto in memory of one of his sons. 
l\Ir. 1[assl'Y is survived by his wife, 1[rs. II. 
A. l\Iasse
", whose maiden name was Eliza ._rane 
Phelps. His children were: Charles A., (113- 
ceased; Chester D.; "\Yalter E. H. deceased' 
Fred V., deceased; and Mrs. Lillian l\[as;;e
; 
Troble. 
Of the late Hart A. :Jlassey it may be truth- 
fully said the world is the bette1' for his ha,"Íno- 
lived in it. He passed away in '" 
The holy pride of good intent. 
The glory of a life weU spent. 
CHARLES 
\.LBERT 
L\.:S:SEY. The late 
Charles Albert Massey was the eldest son of the 
late Hart A. Massey, the well-known manufac- 
turer and philanthropist, and was born in Hal- 
dimand to" nship, near the town of Cobourg, 

orthumberland County, on S('pt. 20, IS-!S. 
About three years later his parent'S removed to 
Newcastle, Ont.. where 'his father hall purchased 
an interest in the business estal)lishec1 by his 
father, Daniel :J1asse
T. Esq., anll bega
 the 
mannfa('ture of agricultural implements. Young 
Charles rereivec1 a good school education and 
all the advantages that devoted parents and 
good influences could afford. He was a man of 
businpss from the beg-inning. HI' wa<; not long 
in his teens when his father placed him in the 
factory, where b
' actual e'i:pcl'ienee with the 
other workmen he might become ar'1uainted with 
a trade. In lR64 he entered Victoria Univers- 
ity, Cobour,!!. where he wa,<; a student for two 
years. In thl' fall of 1866 he pursued the course 
and graduated at the British American Com- 
])]pl'rial ColIe!!p. Toronto, showing fine bu<;i.ness 



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habits and rapid work. Following this he took 
the course at the Toronto Military School, which 
completed his student life. 
In 1867, while his father was absent in 
Europe, the whole business was placed mainly in 
his charge, though he was not yet nineteen years 
old. These grave responsibilities were bravely 
borne, and from this time forward until his 
death he was an active spirit in the management 
of the business. In 1870, the health of his 
father hecoming impaired for a while, the busi- 
ness was formeù into a joint-stock company, 
under the name of the l\lassey .Manufacturing 
Company, Charles being made vice-president and 
manager, a position he ably and acceptably filled 
during the remainder of his life. 
The rapid development of thp bmjiness at 
I\ewcastle, with the introduction of every ap- 
pliance and the best machines, and the unparal- 
leled extension t()f the works on their removal 
to Toronto in 1879, attest to the energy and skill 
of Charles A. 
1assey. He was always deeply 
interested in the weHare of the workingmen 
under him. They recognized in him one to 
whom they could go in trouble and find relief, 
one who would kindly advise-a brother W'ho 
was always ready to listen to their troubles. aud 
do what he could to help them out of their dif- 
ficulties. He also kept himself full)T informed 
in all public affairs, and at one time was offered 
a candidacv for election to the Dominion Par- 
liament, f
om "
est Toronto. but his business 
('ares and responsibilities were so hea,')" that he 
was obliged to decline. He had alwa:ys en- 
joyed remarkably good health until a short time 
before his la
t illness. In January, 1884, he was 
stricken with what appeared at first to be a 
severe cold, hut whi('h qui('kl
T den'loped into 
typhoid of a virulent form. Hc died Feb. 12 
following, in .his thirty-sixth YPa!'. The Massey 
l\Iusie Hall. TOronto. was ereeted hy his father 
in his memory. 
111'. l\Iassev was married on Od. 12, 1f'70. to 
.:\liss Jessie 'F. Arnold. of Kalamazoo, .Michi- 
g:m, and had seven childrt'n, five of whom sur- 
vived him, namely: 1\1rs. E. S. Glassco. Arthur 
IJymßn, 
lrs. 'V. Howard Chandler, {,harles AI- 
bprt, and )Irs. .A. L. Armstrong. His ,vidow 
is since deceased. 
CHESTER DAKIEIJ MASSEY. Few fami- 
lies are better known throughout Canada on ac. 
count of their vast and wide-spreading businrss 
interests, and their kincU
T interest in and prince- 
Iv contributions towards various philanthropi(' 

hj(òcts. than that of Massey. the family identi- 
fied with the great manufacturing corporation, 
the 1\Iassey-Harris Company. IJÏmit('d. The 
present hpad of the family is Mr. ('hester Daniel 
1Iass('y, son of tlle late 1\11'. Hart _\. Massey, and 


grandson of the late Mr. Daniel Massey, the 
founder of the Massey business. He was born 
in Haldimand township, in the County of 
Xorthumberland, Ont., June 17, 1850, and re- 
l'eived his education at the public school. From 
school he entered his father's implement bUSl- 
llCSS, at that time located at Newcastle, Ontario. 
In 1871, the late Hart A. Massey and his 
family having removed to Cleveland. Ohio-but 
retaining his connection with the business, and 
If'a,-ing his eldest son, Charles A. Massey, in 
tharge as vice-president and general manager, 
Chester accomp:mied him there. In 1879 the 
business of the l\Iassey .Manufacturing Com- 
pany was removed to Toronto, and in 1882 Mr. 
Hart A. 
Iassey with his family returned to 
Canadl!, and settled in Toronto, the great de- 
nlopmpl1t of the Canadian business rendering 
his constant per!Wnal supervision desirable. In 
) r;91 tame the amalgamation of the Massey 
)hmnfacturing Company, 'roronto, wit.h the A. 
I farris. 
on & Co., Limited. of Brantfortl, and 

lns
ey & ('ompan)-, I.ámited. of 'Winnipeg, into 
pnf' powerful corporation, called the Massey- 
Harris Company, Limited, Mr. Hart A. M.assey 
hetoming- president, and Mr. C. D. l\Iassey treas- 
urer. )11'. Hart A. l\iMSCY died in 1896, and 
was succeeded as president of the company by 
Ur. ,Yo E. H. l\1m;;sey, and he dying in lUOl, 

Ir. C. n. 
[assey was elected president. ylr. 
)Iilssey'!o; present position with the company is 
tlwt of honorary pr('sident and treasurer. Mr. 

Iassey is president of the Sawyer & Massey 
l 'ompany, Limited. of Hamilton, Ont., manu- 
f:!pturcrs of threshing ma.chines and eng1Des, 
ßnd also a direetor of the following companies: 
the ('pntral Canada Loan & Savings Company, 
the Xational Trust Company, and the City Dairy 
('ompany. of Toronto. lIe is also an executor of 
his father's estate. 
Mr. :\fassey is an active participant in )'elig- 
ions and philanthropic work. He is a devoted 
member of the ::\Iethodist Church, a trustee of thß 
:\Tetropolitan Chureh, Toronto, a trustRe of thl' 
Chautauqua Institution, and of the Masse
' 

rusi(' Hall and the Fred Victor Mission, To-. 
ronto. which two latter buildings were con- 
st.ructed thr0ugh the munifipence of his father. 
He is also a member of the Boa
ù of Regents of 
Yirt.oria rniV('rsit
-. 
1\11'. Massey has been twice married. Hi"! 5rst 
wife was Miss .\nna D. Vincent. of Erie, Penn- 
s\"h-ania to whom he WßS united on March 17. 
l'8Rfi. a
d who died in IJondon. Eng-land. on 
Xm-. 11, 190
. His second wife was Miss Mar- 
garet Phelps, of Gloversville, New York, whom 
hp married on Jan. 3. 1907. 'rhe family con- 
sistJ'> of two sons by the first wife, C. Vincent 
!\fHSS(,Y and Raymond ITart Massey. 





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W. E. H. MASSEY, who died Oct. 28, 1901, 
.was one of the most enterprising leaders amon

 
the business men of Toronto, and one of her 
highly esteemed citizens. :Mr. }Iassey's bi.rth 
occurred ..April 4, lS64, at Neweastle. Ont., and 
he was a son of the late Hart A. .;\Iassey. As 
president of the }Iasse
'-Harri'i Company and 
cìosely allied with other extensin business con- 
cerns he was an important figure in the com- 
mercial life of the city and country. 
\Yhen .ðlr. }Iassey was seven years oLrl his 
parents settled at Clenland. Ohio, and there he 
received IDS early education, wh
ch was supple- 
mented b
' one year at Boston University. )[1'. 
:Massey then located in Canada, becoming a mem- 
ber of the well-known .ðlassey-Harris Company, 
of which he was the prpsident at the time of 
his death, having succe('(led his father in that 
position. [Ie not only maintained his connec- 
tion with the }Iassey-Ilarris Company, but was 
also the promulgator of the City Dairy Com- 
pan
', of which he was the first president, hoIrt- 
ing that office up to the time of his death; he 
was also a director in the Bank of Commerce, the 
{'arter-Crume Company and the Xational Trust 
Company, vice-president of the Insurance Ag- 
ency Company, of Toronto. director in the 
aw- 
yer-l\Iassey Company, of Hamilton, and pJ'esi- 
dent of the Verit
. Plow Company, of Br
mt- 
ford. 
On July 11. 1


, in Roston, :\Iassachusetts, 
1\[1'. W. E. H. :\Inssev was united in marrinO'e 
with :\Iiss Susie Dent
n, who was born at Ne;- 
ton. }[assa('husetts, and is a member of an old 
Kew England family, being a daughter of 
George 'I'. and Luc
' 
-\. (Locke) Denton, and 
grand-daughtf'r of Jacob and Eliza Denton, all 
natÏ\'es of Massachusetts. The Df'ntons 
were originally Englis'h, but settled in 
:\Iassachus('tts many years ago. After their 
marriage l\Ir. ßnd :\Irs. )[a.<;se
' settled in 
Toronto. where Mr. )Iassey sp('nt his business 
life. and where his \\ idow still resides. 
In addition to the different ('nt('rprises prt',.-i- 
'Ûusl
' referred to, in which :\11'. Massey wac;; in. 
terested, should be mentioned his b('autiful 
!'íO- 
acre farm, "Df'ntonia Park," adjacent to To- 
ronto. He took a great interest in thorough- 
brcd stock, especiall
' in Jersey cattle. and in 
conducting this business was thoroughly sl'ien- 
tific. All modern m('thod<; w('re employ('d on 
bis premises, and his dßiry products were abso- 
lutely pure. 
To :\11'. and )[rs. Massey were horn children 
liS follows: Ruth IJilIian, Madeline. Dorothy 
and Denton. )[1'. Massey WIIS Hn official mem- 
her of the Cf'ntrlll :\Il'thodist Churph. He was 
a thorough business man. a highly este('m('d 


citizen, a de,-oted husband and father. and all 
in all a Christian gentleman. 


\YIIJLLDI AUGUSTUS BALDWIN, who 
departed this life June 1-1, 1883, at "
Iash- 
quoteh." Deer Park, Ont., was a native of To- 
ronto, horn at the corner of Bay and \Velling- 
ton streets, in 1808, son of Dr. \V. \Y. Baldwin. 
Robert Baldwin, grandfather of W. A., was 
born Aug. 21, 1741, O.S. He came from Ire- 
land in 1799. and on July 13th of that year set- 
tled at Port Patrick, "
\nnarva," Baldwin'8 
Creek, Clarke township, County of Durham. In 
Decombf'r, 1810, he moved to York (now To- 
ronto), where he died Nov. 2.1. 1816. Robert 
Billdwin married Barbara Spread, daughter of 
William Spread, of Forest, in the County of 
Cork. and by her had sixteen children, nine of 
\\ hom came to Ontario, namely: \Villiam \Yar- 
l'Cll Bßldwin; ,John Rpread; Augustus \Varren. 
who lived' at Russell Hill; Henry; Barbara; 
Elizabeth: _\lice; Annß Maria; and l\{ßry War- 
ren. 
Of this family Dr. William Warren Baldwin, 
who had come out with his father, settled in To- 
ronto, where he parried on the practice of IDS 
profession. and subsequently studied law. He 
married :\Iargaret Phoebe .Willcocks, daughter 
of Willißm Willcocks, of Cork. ßnd they had the 
following children: (1) Robert, \\ho married 
.A. ngusta Eliza bet h Sullivan and had these (.hil- 
dn'n, Phoebe :\Iariß. William Willcocks, Aug- 
usta Elimheth (widow of Hon. .John Ross), and 
Robert; (2) Augustus \Yilliam, who di('d an in- 
fant; (3) Henry, who died young; (4) William 

\ngl1stus: ßnel (5) Quetton St. George. de- 
('cased. 
\\ïlliHrn Augustus Baldwin was born in '1'0- 
nmto Sept. 4. 1808. He was educßted at Bishop 

trachan's School in Toronto, and for a time 
('IJgaged in business with his brûther. For manv 
years prior to his death he lived retired at his 
I)('
utiful home, ":\Iashquoteh," at Deer Park 
)Ir. Baldwin was married 
ept. 25, 183.!, to 
)[iss I!'abdla Clarke Buchanan daughter of 
,fames BIJ('hanHn, Her Majesty's 'Const;l at Xew 
York Their f'hildren \\ere: Phoebe Buchanan 
(df'('('ased). who married George Lefroy. and 
had the folIo,", illg childr('n, Catharine Isabella 
(died unmarried), Ernest Rßldwin, Harold 
Baldwin, Benjamin St. George (a barrister of 
O:;;goode Hall), Phoebe Isabella Beatrice, Wil- 
liam Baldwin (died an infant), and 
\ugustus 
George; Henry St. George, who married Amplia 
Rarah, daughter of \Villiam Géorge Pentland, 
of Quehcp, and who has had the fo\lowinO' chil- 
dren-Bertram St. George (died unma
i2d), 
Tfßrold A UI2'11StU8 and Ethel Isabel; James Bu- 
ehanan ( fI<<'cf'ased). who nwrried Elizabeth, 



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\PHIC
\L RECORD 


daughtl'r of the Hon. Joseph Curran :Morrison, 
a Justice of the Court of Qu('en's Bench, 
md 
had the following ehildl'en--Kenneth ,J o"eph 
11OlTison, Flore111'P Emeline (died an Íllfan t), 
Sybil Isabel (died an infant), [lml .J ames Car- 
lisle Buchanan; \\ïlliam Augustus (dcrease.l), 
who ma.rried Ella 'Winifl'cd. daughter of Charles 
Poston. of (
ueb('c, and had the following phil- 
Ib'en-Charles \\'illiam Augnstus
 a Lieuten- 
ant in the Royal 
a'-y, and 
t. GeorgI' ppntland: 
Roh('rt Russell (deet:'ascd), who JJlIu'l'ied \da 
.Jane, daughter of .Jan1l's '\'ehster, of Gu,'lph; 

\emelins, of Ko. 75 Spadina roa.1. TOl'Onto; 
Isabella Eli7aheth (deceased), who malTied 
'\ïlliam Ross Baldwin. of Lismol'e, County \\'at- 
erfonl. lrPland. and had the following childl'en 
-'Yilliam Atlg'ustus (who died unmarl'ied), 
Phoebe Isalwlla .ð1a1'l.wret (who married .John 
H('dley), Godfrey 
t. fi-porge, anrl Wilhelmine 
Russell. 
The mothpl' of the fore;ming children died in 
l
:JO. and in 1852 
Ir. Baldwin marri('d :\Im', 
garet Fry }1aeleod, daug'hter of Capt. }1artin 
Donald }1al'leod. of the 2:)th Re!!iment. K.O.B. 
Captain l\1ac-lI'Od camp to Canada in 184:). and 
took up a farm of 600 acres of land in the" O
k 
Hidges." where he died. IIis wifp was hmn m 
1
2R. in Fryhl'Ook. heland. 1'0 \Yilliam All!!- 
ustus and :\1arg-aret Fry Baldwin the followin
 
('hildr"n WPI'C horn: .Janp }]aeleod. who married 
}Ial'tin fJ:rahame, of Rome. Gt:'ol'gia. CKA., an I 
has had the following seven I.hil,'ren. ì\Iarg-aret 
Balch\"in (died an infant), ,John, \\ïlliam Bald- 
win, .Jane Baldwin. Rcginald IÜ'arne,\". Snsannah 
Ottilit' (died 
m inf
mt), and Doroth,\' Baldwin; 
Elizalwth Alexandrina }Iaclpod: 
\nnR }1arirt 
}Iacleml who married ('harlps Pratt 'Yhelan. 
who has two chilrlren, (,harles I?ohprt and :'I1a1'- 
gm'ct Fl'aIlPI'S: 
Iartin Donald }Iaeleod, who 
died unmarried: La\uence Heyden. 'a har'l'i<;ter 
of Toronto. who >rInrried Ethel 1Iar,\' S,\"lvia. 
eldpst dal1ght('r of P.dward 1Iartin. of Hamil- 
ton. and has six children. La\\ rence Counsel 
1Iartin. Edith 1Iargm"d Sylvia. EtIwl B'll'hara 
11acleod. 11m'v Phoebp 0 'Donnpl1. Edward 'YiI- 
I iam Chari,." 'anf] Rulll'rt R ielulI'Il 
-\ 1'(']11'1': ) hr- 
garpt 1Iadl'ul1. who dipd lmnHiITied: Xorman 
1Iaclpol1. who died lInmarried: ('har11'S }I11I'- 
lpod. of Rt. Thomas, "ho married }Iary Craven 
La,\"cock and has onp son. Donald Macleod; and 
.Tohn }Iaclcod. a ph,vsiC'ian practi!'in!! III To- 
ronto. 
",\Yil1iam A. Baldwin was a memlwr of the 
C'hurrh of Eng-Iand. to whirh all his family he- 
long. His politiral support was given to the 
('on<:ervativp party when Rir .Jo1m .\. l\Iacdon- 
aId was premier. 
.JOH
 YOFW} REID. who pas"pd away at 
hi" late r('sidence, Ko. R7 Pembroke street, To- 


runtü, ,I an. 
;3, 1/'Ì!)!) , was horn in 
orthumber- 
lanel. England, of Scotch parentage. His fatht'T 
was Ale"\.ander Ueid, who soon aft!'r the birth 
of our suhject returned to Scotland, where he 
ðpent his remaiuing days. 
On reaehing" young manhood John Youn
 
Heid came to Canada, and for a time resided in 
Hamilton, from "hich city he remo,'ed to To- 
ronto in IH,j6. Soou thereafter he engagwl in 
the wholesale paper husiness with 111'. Buntin, 
under the fi
m name of Buntin & Reid, ,'on- 
tinuing as a memher of this firm until failing 
health made it neees:-.ary for him to retire from 
adi,'e business. 
\side from his connection with 
the rapel' husin('ss. :\Ir, Reid was a director in 
the Globe Printing Company, British 
\merica 

\ssnrance Company, Canada Landed & Kational 
InYestment Company, and was identified with 
other business 1>IIterprises of Toronto, as a share- 
holder therpin and a direetor therpof. He "-as 
largely interpsted in stoel, raising, heing for a 
numlwr of Yt:'ars associatcd with the late lIon. 
Ueorge Brown in flw well-kno\\ n Bow Park 
Farm. and also owned the Hillside Stock Farm, 
near Paris, Ont. He was well known throl1!.dlOut 
w('stern Canadian husiness eireles, and was a 
man hcld in high esteem by all who were for- 
tunate enough to havp made his acquaintance. 
:'Ill'. Reid was mal'ried in 1869 to l\liss 
\Iary 
Young Butt, oÏ 111 a sg-ow, Rrotland. 111'. Reid 
was for man\' veal'S onC' of the leading memhers 
of Rt. .JlIme
' 'Square Presbyterian ChurPlI. in 
whi('h he was an elder. as wpll a" hping Ì1;{'asnrer 
thel,,'of. In politics he was a Refol'mer, anll he 
tool, an intplIigpnt intèrest in the success of the 
part,\-, aIthou2'h nc\'er cJC'siring political offiee, 
preferring- t.o dpvote his t.inw and attention to 
tlw husine
s in whidt Ill' was so successful. :\11'. 
Reid was one of the oldest rC'sidpnts on PL'mhro1,e 
"tr('pt at tlIP time of his deHth, in which To- 
ronto 10Rt a useful citiz('n and an honorahlp. 
upright man. 


WILLL\11 (iEOH(m IL\:\"":\"".\ 11. 1,L.B. In 
the death of ,\Yi11itllll G. Hannah. who 'kparted 
this lifl' in Toront.o. Rept. 
-1. l!)O:J, the legal 
prof('
sion lost a nwmher who for 0\"\'1' forty 
,earR had lJpl'n a hrilliant pl'af'titiOlll'l', awl who 

t thp time of his rlemis(' was thp ohkst law,\"er 
in thc rity. 
Charles C. Hannah. fat1wl' of '\'i11iam n., was 
a nati\Tp of frplaud. and in his earlil'r life saw 
militan sl'rviee: he was in thp \JaUle of "'\\'ater- 
100. On poming to Canada hp located in the 
County of Halilimanli and ('ngaged extensively in 
the' llL
lhl'r husiness. emplo,\"ing many men and 
doing a larg-e p""{porting trade to Ruffalo and 
othpr points. He and his wife, whose maiden 
nan1P was .\nnie Stuart, both died in the Connty 



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of Haldimand. They became the parents of six 
children: Jane, .Matilda, Margaret, David, 
Charles and William George. 
"'illiam G. Hannah was born in York, County 
of Haldimand, Dec. 23, 1840. His literar)' train- 
ing was obtained entirely unùer private tutors, 
among whom may be mentioned Rev. "ïlliam 
Hill and ::\11'. Cameron. "'hen he was ready to 
take up the study of law, upon which he had ,le- 
cided for his life work, he entered the office of 
Judge Stevenson, of Cayuga, Ilaldimand Countr. 
but later went from there to th
 office of Ed
ar 
Barker, of Dunnville, where he studied for three 
years. His preparation completed, 1\11'. Hannah 
went to Toronto, passed his examinations for the 
Bar there, and on Oct. 1. 1863, was made one of 
the legal fraternity. Forming a partnership 
with the late Henry Ince, he at once began prac- 
tising, but hefore long the association was sev- 
ered, and :\11'. Hannah from that day conducted 
an office by himself. lIe became very well- 
known, and was a prominent member of th
 On- 
tario Bar. In 18ï1 he was appointed notary 
IHlhlic and continued as such until his death. 
1\{r. Hannah was one of Toronto's most highly 
esteemed citizens, and was a man of broad S) m- 
pathies and interests. .While never an active 
politician he was always a loyal supporter of 
the Conservative party. In fraternal connec- 
tion he was a :Mason. and in religion he was a 
devoted member of the Church of England. 
In 18S6 )[1'. Hannah was joined in the bonds 
of matrimonv to )Ii<;s Gel'trude :\1. Bal'ker. 
dauD'hter of 'the Edgar Barker in whose office 
... . 
1\[1'. Hannah read law. To this union were born 
two sons and one daughter, namely: Beverley, a 
medical student, class of 1909, University of To- 
ronto; George David, who is in the Crown Bank; 
and 
[abel. The family residence. at No. 164 
Park Road, was built by 1111'. Hannah in 1900. 


JOHX STI
SOX HATTON (deceased), who 
was for nearly half a century actively engaged 
in the lumber business. was born in Oakville, 
Ont., in If'34, son of .William and Elizabeth 
(Stinson) Hatton. The parent<; "ere both born 
in Ireland, and came to ('
mada about the same 
time in 18
4 but their marriage did not occur 
until after th
ir arrival here, in'1826. They set- 
tled on a farm at Oakville, which 
[r. Hatton 
carried on until he retired from active business 
operations and mO\'ed to l\Iilton. There he died 
in 1865. while his wife surviwd him until 1880. 
They were members of the )1f'thodist Church, 
and on politiC'al suhjf'C'ts 1\11'. Hatton held. the 
views of a T.Jibpra1. Always interested in mili- 
tary affairs. :\[r. Hatton heM the rank of cap- 
tain in the local militia. and in that capacity did 
active service during: the rebellion of 1837-38. 


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lIe and his \\ ife had four children. namely: 
}'laQ', ,\ho died in childhood; Jane, who died 
in 1863, the wife of James McGuffin; Thomas, 
who died unmarried; and John Stinson. 
John S. Hatton studied first at Oakville and 
later at Victoria College, Cobourg. After leav- 
ing college he was in a mercantile business, in 

lilton, in partnership with James McGuffin, for 
a 
'ear or two, but in spite of his strong disin- 
l'lination for agricultural pursuits it seemed best 
for him to return home and lmdertake the man- 
agement of his father's farm, near Hamilton. 
This he did for a short time, but before long he 
was able to start in the flour and lumber busi- 
lIesS in 
Iilton, and thereafter continued in that 
line. At first only a lumber merchant, he !ater 
included the manufacture of lumber also. oper- 
ating in },IiIton until 1885, when he moved to 
Toronto and established himself there perman- 
I'ntly, continuing in the active control of his 
husiness until his death, which occurred in Sep- 
tember, 1904. 
Ir. Hatton emphatically em- 
bodied the modern business spirit, being very 
l'nergetic and progressive, equally quick to trunk 
and act. Identified so long with the lumber 
trade, he was widely known in a business way aU 
oYer Canaf1a, and held a "ery high reputation. 
He had larg'e interests in his line. his biggest 
holdings in timber lands being in British ('01- 
mnbia. After his death his son succeeded him 
in the husiness. 
Twice married, 
[r. Hatton's first wife was 
:UalT Elizabeth Anderson, who was born in 
Fla
horough, Ont.. in 1844, daughter of Isaac 
and Elizabeth (Erb) Anderson. She died in 
1871, leaving three children, namel).: William 
Henry, a "ell-known lumber merchant, of Ivy, 
Ont., and who married .Margaret Davidson, and 
has six childre
. Gladys, John, Irene, 
Wilfred. Helen and Bessie; and Annie 
.J. and Agnes E., who reside in To- 
ronto. A fourth child, Frederick, had died 
in infancy. For his second wife Mr. Hat- 
ton married. in 18ï6. 1\lrs. :Mary Ann (Hatt) 
.Aikman. widow of Samuel Aikman. She sur- 
vives her hushand and with his two dau
hters 
resides at No. 10 Sus.<;ex avenue. The family 
attend the Methodist Church, of which the late 
Mr. Hatton was also a member. In politiC's he 
"as a Reformer. 
Mrs. Hatton, whose maiden name was Mary 

\nn Hatt. was born at AncasteT. Ont., daugh- 
ter of Andrew and Barbara (Thorpe) Ratt. The 
former was a native of Dundas, Ont., and the 
latter of' Ireland. Andrew Hatt was a son of 
RiC'hard Hatt. the founder of thè family in Can- 
ada. who was a large land owner in the vicinity 
of Dunda.", whf're he was a general merchant, 
and where hi" death occurred ahout the end of 



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the nineteenth century. Andrew Hatt carried 
on farming at Ancaster, and there both he and 
his wife died. 


ARTHUR C. HENDRICK, l\I.A., 
I.B., as- 
sistant demonstrator in Physiology, Anatomy 
and Biology in the Medical Department of the 
University of Toronto, is of United Empire Loy- 
alist extraction, and a member of a family iden- 
tified with Canada since 1785. 
.Members of the Hendrick family, which was 
of Scotch origin, emigrated from Scotland to 
the North of Ireland many 
rears ago, and thence 
to the United States, where the family was 
founded prior to the outbreak of the American 
Revolution. .About 1785 the widow of Arthur C. 
Hendrick's great-great-great-grandfather camð 
with her family to Canada, settling at the Bay 
of Quinte, where the family received a large 
grant of land from the Crown, and in that sec- 
tion the family has been an important one to 
this day. Of the family of pioneers to come to 
Canada was one James Hendrick, the great- 
great-grandfather of the Doctor, who spent his 
entire life in the vicinity of the original settle- 
ment. Among his children was one Jacob Hend- 
rick, who also followed farming and milling at 
the Bay of Quinte. His son, Hiram, who was a 
well-known lumberman, also spent his lif.
 in 
that section. and there the latter's son, Will mot 
Hendrick, the father of Arthur C., was born in 
1840. 
Will mot Hendrick married Janet Gunn. a 
native of Halifax, and a daughter of Peter A. 
Gunn, who came to Canada as an officer of the 
93rd Highlanders, and was later appointed to 
Her Majesty's Customs at Kingston, with which 
he was identified for more than forty years. Mr. 
Willmot Hendrick 'has been a lifelong resident 
of l\Iurray township, COlmty Northumberland, 
where he has been a justice of the peace for many 
years as well as a member of tht} township COlID- 
cil. Two sons have been born to him and hi
 
wife, namely: Prof. A. "V., of Sea ttIe, Washing- 
ton; and Dr. Arthur C. 
Dr. .Arthur C. Hendrick was born in 1870, in 
County Northumberland. and received his liter- 
ary training in the public schools and the rni- 
,'ersity of Toronto, where he receivcd his C'la.<;si- 
cal course leading to thc degree of lVI.A. in 1897. 
He then 'entered upon rus medical studies, and 
was graduated from the Medical Departmpnt of 
the University in 1900. with the degree of :U.B. 
Being desirous of putting himself in touch with 
the leading teachers of Europe as well a.<; those 
on this side of the Atlantic, Dr. Hendrick <;pent 
190:; in King's Collegp, London, England. In 
1901 the Doctor was appointed lecturer in An- 
atomy. Ph
 siology and Biology in the mc(Uf'al 


department of his alma mater, a position he has 
ably filled to the present time. For some years 
he has been a mpmber of the Canadian Army 
)ledical Corps. 
Dr. Hendrick is a communicant of the Ángli- 
can éhurch. In politics he is a Conservative. 
His social connections are with the Royal Can- 
adian Yacht Club, Victoria Club, and the Can- 
adian :Military Institute. 


ALEXA
])ER BRO''''N, who died at hi.. 
home, No. 86 Charles street, Toronto, l\[arch 7, 
1904, was one of the well-known and highly re- 
spected business men of the Queen Cit:r. Mr. 
Brown was born in Berwickshire, Scotland, Feb. 
3, 1828, and came of a prominent familv who 
had resided at" Park, " Berwickshire, fo
 over 
600 years. The parents of Alexander Bro"'ïl, 
John and Anna (Bell) Brown, spent their en- 
tire lives in Scotland, and there died, leaving 
these children: Alexander; :Margaret. who died 
unmarried j Mary, deceased, who married James 
Barrie; 'Villiam, deceased j Elizabeth, deceased. 
who married Andrew Murray j and John 'and 
David, both deceased. 
Alexander Brown grew to manhood in his 
native land, and in July, 1850, came to Toronto, 
where he resided for some time, engaged in the 
bakery business with Alexander Mather. 1'rus 
was the nucleus of the well-known firm of Chris- 
tie, Brown & Co., Ltd. After his marriage in 
1857, :Mr. Brown settled in ,Vest Zorra, COlIDty 
Oxford, and was auditor and reeve of that town- 
ship. .Mr. Gordon, of 'Yest Zona, has remarked 
that :\11'. Brown was the most capable officer who 
ever filled the office. He also served as school 
trustee for some time. In 186!) .Ur. Brown came 
to Toronto to establish the firm of Chnstie, 
Brown & Co., and later for ten years (1876- 
1886) resided in Eglinton, during whieh time 
he engaged in the milling busines,'i. Returning 
to Toronto he continued the milling business, 
and with 1\11'. }'latthcw Robbins owned the Citi- 
zen l\Iills. A few months later he purchased 
Mr. Robbins's interest, and continued the busi- 
ness alone until within a fpw months before his 
death. Thpn the firm wns incorporated as th," 
Alexander Brown Milling and Elevlltor Com. 
pany. with i\lr. Brown as president. 1'11'. Brown 
was educated for the law, but never followed 
that profession. However, he became one of the 
well-known business men of Toronto. and his 
fricnds were limited only by his acquaintancc. 
TIe was a mpmher of thc To'"onto Boanl of 
Trade. 
In 18.)7 1\11'. Brown married }'liss Elizabpth 
Lam b, born in Scotland, daughter of James and 
.Tessie (Cairns) 1..amb. who came to f'anaòa in 
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III milling. He removed later to a farm near 
Orangeville, where he and :Mrs. Lamb died. 
Their children were: Archibald; :Mrs. Brown; 
Mary, the wife of J. T. 
w alker; Ellen, wife of 
'1'. Reid; and John. To :Mr. and Mrs. Alexander 
Brown were born these children: J ohn, enga
ed 
in the milling business in Toronto, married Clara 
Walker, by \\ hom he had four children, Kath- 
leen, l\Iarjorie. Ruth and Dell. Jessie, the wife 
of Dr. .T. F. Bell, has children. Frank and Alex- 
ander. Annie, the wife of D. B. Jacques, has 
two children, Elizabeth and Margaret. .J ames, 
of Toronto, married Clara Bell, a sister of Dr. 
Bell, mentioned above, and bas cbildren. Doug- 
las and Hilda. William married l\Iabel Rice, 
and has two children. Alexia and Ross. Eliza- 
beth is unmarried. l\Iary Florence is umnar- 
ried. :Murray married Ethelyn Harrison. Helen 
Bell married Armour 
-\.. l\Iiller, of Toronto. 
Archibald and Alexandria are unmarried. 
rr. 
Bro"\\n was a member of St. .Tames' Square 
Presbyterian Church. with which 
Ir
. Bro".n is 
connected. In politics he was a Reformer. 


GEORGE ELLIOTT, M.D., C.M., physician 
and surgeon of Toronto, Demonstrator of .\n- 
atomy, University of Toronto Medical Depart- 
ment, managing editor of the Dominion Medical 
Monthly and of the Ontario .1Iedical JOltl"nal, 
and general secretary of the Canadian l\Ipdical 
Association, is a native of County Wentworth, 
Ontario. 
Dr. Elliott received his literaQ" training in the 
public schools of his native Cûunty, and in In- 
gersoll, after which he was a teacher in Oxford 
and Halflimand Counties for a time. In 1891 he 
enterf'd Trinity Medical College, Toronto, and 
was graduated in 1895. with the degree of M.D., 
C.M., from Trinity University. He at once set- 
tled in Toronto'in the practice of his chosen pro- 
fession. In 1898 the Doctor was appointeò De- 
monstrator of Anatomy in the :Medical Depart- 
ment of the Lniversit:r of Toronto. and since 
1903 has been managing editor of the m
dical 
journals formerly mentioned. Since 1901 he hM 
been secretary of the Canadian :\Iedical Associa- 
tion. 
In 1897 Dr. E1liott married 
lis."! Sophie Gard- 
iner, of Toronto, who died Fen. 27, 1907. Fra- 
ternally Dr. Elliott is connected with the )1a- 
sons, thc LO.F., the C.O.F., and the Royal Ar- 
canum. In his political principle he is a Con- 
servative, and in his religious connection a mem- 
ber of the Anglican Church. 


AIÆXANDER KIRKWOOD, whose death 
occurred .July ]3. 1901, was for forty-seven 
years connected with the Crown Lands Depart- 
ment of Ont.ario. and was one of the best-known 


and most popular officials of the Ontario govern- 
ment. He was born in Belfast, Ireland, Dec. 
17, 1823. 
In 1846 a party left BelfMt for America, --;yith 
only the vague idea of taking up agriculture in 
the neighborhood of Cincinnati, and Mr. Kirk- 
wood attached himself thereto as tutor. But the 
majority of the party got no further than :-.J"ew 
York, where :\Ir. Kirkwood followed his occupa- 
tion for some time, later, however, turning' his 
attention to agricultural pursuits. He started 
out from Xew York and soon found employ- 
ment in Herkimer County, that State, next try- 
ing whf'at farming at Gcne,"a, :New York. In 
] 853 he located in l\Iontreal. and for a time 
worked for Stephen Baker. at Durham Flats. 
While there he read one day that a Department 
of Agriculture was to be established by thf' gov- 
ernment, anò this seeming- to hold out promises 
of congenial work he hastened to Quebec. 
\Ial- 
colm Cameron ,\as the new minister. and I'll'. 
Kirkwood presented himself to him. He receiv- 
ed the promises of employment, but wns told to 
wait, and he resumed fllrming. 'While working 
with Robert 
ugent "T atts, at Riviere S1. Fran- 
cis, he wrote an article on the drilling- of wheat 
which appeared in the Montreal Agriculturist. 
When :i\Ir. Cameron read the article he at once 
sent for 
Ir. Kirkwood, and in a few days the 
latter had Lord Elgin's commission in his pocket 
to visit Europe and report upon the growth and 
management of flax, and to encourage emi
a- 
tion from the continent to Canada. l\Ir. Kirk- 
wood performed this task most creditHbly, but 
on his return to Canada found the govern- 
ment changed and Dr. HaJph minister of agri- 
culture. Consequently he had to make his re- 
port to 1\11'. Cameron as a privat.e individual. 
Soon afterward he obtaincd an appointment to 
the Crm\n IÆnds Department, allf1. although he 
would have preferred to remain in the AQ'J'i- 
cultural Department he ga,'e bis best cnergies 
to the new work, continuing in this department 
until his retiremcnt. in 1900. 
::\11'. Kirkwood wrote continunlly for publica- 
tion, and his writings, under t.he name "Xep- 
tune, " were familiar to the readers of the Weel> 
and the Globe. He interpsted himself largely in 
Canadian Fisheries, nf'fore the present depart- 
ment was founded with 1\11'. Bastedo in charge. 
::\11'. Kirkwood and J. J. l\Iurph
', of th(' Free 
Grants and Sales Department. jointly puhli!'hprl 
a work on the undewlO"pcd lands of northern 
Ontario. whiC'h was received with much praise 
and everywhere Ilclmowledg'ed to be a valuable 
work. Among ::\11'. Kirkwood's othpr writings 
were translations of "Thp Art of Ob
ervin!!." 
by Bf'uja.min Corrard. and an aC'count of the 
forest"! of Russia and their proclucts in compari- 



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son with the territorial al'ea and "ith the popu- 
lation, by p, V. 'Verikha. This latter work was 
the means of introducing systematic fort'stry 
into Canada. It was through ::\11'. Kirkwood '3 
instrumentality also that tlw Algonquin forest 
and park were set apart as a reservation. 
On Oct. 1, 1900. 1\11'. Kirkwood's failing health 
compclled him to retire from the department and 

i,'e himself a rest. For many years he resided 
at 
o. 1 St. Thomas street. Toronto. 


JOHN S. HART, :\I.D., of No. 1480 Queen 
street west, Toronto, is a descendant of a Y ork- 

hire. England, family, which has for many Yt'ars 
been identified with central Ontario. 
The Hart family was founded in Canada by 
the grandfather of Dr. Hart. Jeremiah Hart 
married Hannah Drury, and they were both na- 
tives of Yorkshire, whence in 1830 they came to 
Canada. .\fter a short stop in what is now To- 
ronto, they proceeded to Lake Simcoe, and to the 
south-eastward. settling on a tract of land in 
Brock township, County of Ontario, where the 
rest of their lives was spent. Jeremiah Hart had 
a fine property, and the ashes of himself and 
wife rest in a cemetery given by him from his 
own land to the l\Iethodist Church. }Ir. Hart 
held many municipal positions in Yorkshire, 
England, and was a man of importance in his 
day. To him and his wife were born children as 
follows: Mary; Hannah; John; J erpmiah; Eliza- 
beth; Hobel't; George: and Sarah, an now de- 
ceased. An but Sarah had children, "ho are 
now settled in \arious parts of the country. 
John Hart, son of Jeremiah, was born in 1.:309, 
in Yorkshire, and accompanied his parents to 
Canada. In 1844 he married J,[iss Sabra Way, 
who was horn in Prince Edward County, Ont.. 
of U. E. L. ancestry. She was a daughter of 
Hpunen Imtl Ly(1ia (Gleason) ,V ay, both natives 
of ('anada, the former bping- a son of Daniel B. 
"-IlY, of the Statp (If New York. Reuben 'Yay 
'VIlS a flll'ffier and public man and a member of 
the old Home District Council. the Home Dis- 
t1'if't heing- one of the four oricinal divisions of 
T" ppe1' Cllnada for municipal purposes. 

\fter his marrill
e he settled on a farm in 
T;rock township, where they resided until .:\11'. 
\Yay retired from acti ,'e life. John Hart was ß 
representllth'e man, and \Vas made a member of 
th p r(,f'eption committt'e of the county council of 
Ontllrio, to mept the thpn Prinee of \Vale;;, now 
King Edward VII.. on the memorahle occasion of 
his visit in lSG1. TIe at that ti'ne represented 
his township (Brock) in the Ontm'io county 
conncil. HI' was Illso president for mllny years 
hf thl' Brock Agri('nltuml Ro('iety. pro John 
and Sabra ('V IlY) TIart were horn the foIlow- 
in'! ('hildrf'n: Hllnnllh. ",ift' of 'William Frank
. 


(, f Iowa; :\ 
Ulcy. deceased; Reuben, a memher 
of the council of Georgina township, County of 
York, and now reeve; Lydia, wife of Jolm Cor- 
!leI', of Pefferlaw, Ont.; Sarah, who died unma.r- 
ried; Robert, who died in 1882, while a student 
of medicine; Sahra, wife Qf Joseph B. HilJ, of 
Seabright, Ont.; John S., a praeticing physician 
(If Toronto; Eunice; George P., a merchant; and 
Phebe S., wife of Rev. n. P. Cummings. All oC 
thcsp childrl'n were born on the homestead. 
Dr. John S. Hart was born in Brock township, 
Ont., in 1860, and he received his I'ducation in 
ilie home schools and t.he Port Pcrry high schooL 
In 1885 he entered upon the study of medicine, 
and in October, 1888, he received 'his degree of 
.M.D. from Victoria University, and in 1889 
the degrpp of 1\I.B. from the Universit.y of To- 
ronto. Both before and after graduation Dr. 
Hart spent some time in the office of the late Dr. 
W. 'r. Aikins. after which he settled down to the 
individual practice of 'his profession of medicine 
Ilnd surgery, establishin!r his office in 1890. He 
is a member of the staff of the Toronto \Vestern 
Hospital, and of the Home for Incurable", and 
a mem bel' of th(' council of the College of Physi- 
cians and Surgeons of Ontario. 
In 1903 Dr. Hart was united in marriage with 
l\Iiss Jean Lawson, who is of S('otch descent, but 
who was horn in Hamilton. She is the daug'hter 
of William and Jessie K. (Cooper) Lawson. 
:i\Irs. JJawson is a writer of international repu- 
tation. her writings appearing in periodical" 
hoth in Cllnada and Scotland. She first wrote 
for" Grip" over the name of" Hugh Airlie." 
Dr. and Mrs. Hart have one son, John L., born 
in 1904. They are members of the Methodist 

hl1rch. Dr. Hart is descended from families 
who were Reformers on paternal and maternal 
sidps. His father Imd maternal grandfather 
were both arrested on acconnt of th('ir 1.110wn 
sympathy with the pnrposes of the" rebel" party 
in 1837, hut wcre detllined only for a day. Dr. 
Hart is deeply intl'rl'sted in Canadian politics, 
history and 1iterature, and is a collector of Can- 
adian books. hut is not a party politician. He 
Iwlongs to the -:\fasonic fraternit,},. 


REV. :\UC1L\ETJ ANDREW FARRAR, 
whose npath occurred in 1876 at'Vestwood, Ont., 
was horn in Bradford, England. in 1813. son 
of Squire Farrar, a native of that country. 
In his native connty Mic'hael Andrew Farrar 
received his e(hwation at Bradford and later Wag 
a student at Christ Church. Oxford, Ilfter Ipav- 
ing which lattpr institution he en
wged in tpach- 
in!! for some time as a private tutor prior to 
heing ordain('d as a ('ler!!'yman in thp Chllrch of 
En!!'land. H(' was head mlJSter of the SW:Jllsea 
grammar S('llOhl. Rpv. 1\f r. Parmr came to Can- 



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ada in 1862. settling' at Westwood. and he was 
incumbent for \ r estwood, Hastings and N 01'- 
wood, filling those important pastorates as rector 
until his death. 
Rev. )[r. Farrar was twice married, the first 
time to a l\Iiss Ben5.0n, by whom he had a daugh- 
ter, Caroline, who married Henry Perregrine 
Leader, and whose son, Gen. H. P. Leader, is now 
a well-known man in military cirC'les. He was 
brought up by his grandmother, l\lrs, Farrar, 
and edll('ated at Port Hope and the Royal )fili- 
tary College, Kingston. Rev. Mr. Farrar's sec- 
ond wife was Miss Elizabeth Powel, born in 
1836. daughter of Rev. Thomas and Charlotte 
McGregor powel. Of the children of Thomas 
and Charlotte Powel John, Flora and Mrs. :Par- 
rar came to this country. John Powel resides 
near Norwood, retired from active business. By 
his second marriage Rev. !Ill'. Farrar had one 
son, Dr. Stewart Farrar, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 
and one daughter, Charlotte Isabel, wife of 
Thomas Grover, Esq., barrister, Norwood. The 
latter's son, Percy, is an accountant in the Bank 
of Commerce. Toronto, and Trevor Grover is in 
the Bank of Torl)nto, head office. 
In 1904 "Mrs. Farrar located in Toronto, and 
since that time has resided in the home which 
she purchased at ::-;0. 71 Lakeview avenue. 


WILLIAM :r.UCLEAX For nearly half a 
centur
. the name of William Maclean has been 
a familiar one in Toronto. He \:'omes of High- 
land Scotch ancestry, and has inherited many of 
the sterling qualities characteristic of that race. 
Mr. )Iaclean is a native of Banffshire, SC'ot- 
land. and was born in 1824. lIe received a I:;'ood 
education. with a legal training. in Keith. his 
native town. Aberdeen. and Glasgow. and soon 
thereAfter joined the staff of the Aberdeen and 
Great Korth of SC'otland Railways. 
Mr. :\Iaclean's suhsequent career in Canada 
was chiefly the outgrowth of his sucf'(".:;sful work 
in Scotland. for it was his record as gf'neral 
auditor of the Great North of SC'othmd Rail- 
way which led the London Board of the Buffalo 
& Lake Huron Railway Company to seleC't him 
to look after their interests in Canada. He left 
Aberdeen in 1856 and was sent out to Canada 
in that year a."! secretary and treasurer of that 
company, and for eleven years he was located 
at Brantford. the company's headquarters. in the 
discharge of the various responsibilities of his 
office, and was soon thereafter appointed man- 
aging director. On the amalgamation of the 
road with the Grand Trunk System. in 1867. Mr. 
l\IaC'lean left Brantford and went to Toronto to 
assume the position of managing director of the 
Union Loan & Savings Company, \\ hich he held 
for thirty years. when in 1897 he finally retired. 
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Subsequently the "Union" and "Building & 
J.Joan " united in the formation of the present 
Toronto Mortgage Company, under its new name. 
It should be further stated, however, that Mr. 
)[ac1ean was also connected with and interested 
in other important corporations and business 
institutions in Canada, and was largely instru- 
mental in promoting, among others, The Toronto 
General Trusts Company, of which he MIS one of 
the first directors, and was for some years a 
direøtûr and secretary of the International 
Bridge Company prior to its acquirement by the 
Grand Trunk. 
::\[1'. )[aclean's son'S also are well-known as 
men of superior business ability and standing, 
several of whom have filled important positions 
of responsibility and trust, those surviving being 
::\lr. Charles Maclean, F.I.A., of Kew York City, 
who has an influential connection and a large and 
lucrative practice in that city j 1\11'. Frank W. 
Maclean, the well-known Toronto barrister, in 
active practice in that city j and Mr. A. U. Mac- 
lean, who holds a position in the Government 
service. 
The beautifully situated residence of ::\lr. Mac- 
lean at Xo. 2.J,9 Pniversity avenue has been the 
family homestead for many years, anù while Mr. 
Maclean is well along in years it is scarcely real- 
ized, for his health and activity remain still 
vigorous and seemingly unimpaired-a pleasant 
sequel as well as fitting tribute to a useful and 
honorable career. 
Mr. l\Iaclean was twice married. His first wife 
died in 1894. Subsequently he married Mrs. 
::\lcLeod. of Quebec, who was well and favorably 
known in that city some years ago. 


SERGEANT JOH
 E. EDWARDS. a Royal 
Engineer in Her Majesty's Service, and for many 
years a manufacturer of leather novelties at Bra- 
C'ondale, County York, died at his home :\1arch 
7, 1900. He was born in EdinboroU!
h, Kent, 
England, in 1836, son of George Edwards, who 
was head gardener for Bi<;hop Gilbert, of Chi- 
chester, Susse'C, England. George Edwards '8 
wife diM in England, and he came to New York 
State, sf'ttIing with his sons at Brooklyn, but later 
made his WilY to Canada, dying at the home of 
his son, James, in 1R95. Of the sons of George 
Edwards, James and .John E. came to Canada; 
Albert, Charles and Henry reside in Brooklyn, 
Xew York: Joseph resi.des in England; and Wil- 
liam. George and Jacob di.ed in Bngland. 
.J onh E. Edwards was a Royal Engineer in Her 
Majesty's Service for twenty one years, and was 
stationed at Cape Town, South Africa, for some 
years. He there married Elizabeth Jane Slade, 
who was horn in 
l'<:sp"" England. daughter o
 
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Cape Town, Mr. and 11rs. Edwards returned to 
Chatham, Kent, England, and after some time 
there Mr. Edwards was commissioned to go to 
Ireland for two years. In 1875, while in the 
GoveJ'Ilment service, Mr. Edwards came to Can- 
ada as an engineer on the boundary survey, and 
was discharged in Quebec two years later. Then 
he located on Y onge street, Toronto, in the leath- 
er business, after some time coming to Bracon- 
dale, erecting a factory which was destroypà by 
fire in 1899. He then put up the present hrick 
factory. After Mr. Edwards' death. in 1900, 
his sons bpcame his successors, under the firm 
name of .J. E. Edwards & Sons, and they are 
among the leading fancy leather and harness 
goods dealers in this section of the country, their 
product finding a ready market all over the 
Dominion. In polities ::\11'. Edwards was a Con- 
servative, and during his residence in Braron- 
dale he served as deputy postmaster under Mr. 
Turner. He was reared in the faith of the 
Church of England. 
Mr. and Mrs. Edwards had children as follows: 
Alice, born at Cape Town, Africa, married N. 
Keel, of Toronto Junction, and to them was 
born one daughter, Alice. Elizabeth, born in 
Cape Town, Africa, married Abraham Ball, a 
merchant on College street, and has children: 
Albert. Mabel, Lilly, Claude, Irene and Grace. 
ð ohn, born in Cape Town, was reared in Toronto, 
where he married Miss Lillie Tooze, and they 
reside on Bathur.;;t street. Bracondale; they have 
five children: Florence, Elsie. Allen, Frank and 
Harold. William, born in Kent, England, mar- 
ried Miss Elizabeth A. Cursley, and resides near 
the factory in Bracondale; he has two \'hildren, 
William H. and Esther. James, born in Ireland, 
grew up at the home in Toronto. marripà Miss 
Edith Dickinson, a native of En
land, and re- 
sides on Christie street, Bracondale. wlwre he 
owns a fine home. Charlps, born in Clwtham, 
Kent, England, married Mi,>s Lucy Flight, 
daughter of Captain Flight. of Toronto. and re- 
sides on Christie street, Bracondale; th<,}' have 
two children, Margaret and Edith. Emil). born 
in Toronto, wa'! educated in the public and high 
schools of the Queen City, and resides at the 
home with her mother. Mary, born in Toronto, 
married Olander Dunsford. and resides in Bra- 
condale. 
Mr. Edwards was a membpr of thp Army and 
Navy Club. He was very higl1ly estepmed in 
Bracondale as a mlm of honesty and integrity, 
and his memory wiH 1)(' long cherished h)" a host 
of friends and acquaintanres. 


JOHN CHRISTOPHER NOTMAN, who died 
in Toronto May 2, 1890. was one of the we11- 
known men of that city, having been in the pub- 


lic service for more than forty years. He was 
born in Montrose, Scotland, in 1829, son of John 
and Margaret (Howden) Notman, natives of 
Scotland, who came to Canada in 1849, locating 
at the village of St. George. There John Not- 
man died, and his widow pas.;;ed away in Toronto, 
at the home of her son, John Christopher Not- 
man. 
John Christopher Notman was educated in Ed- 
inburgh, Scotland. On coming to this country 
he located first in Toronto, where for some 
time he was bookkeeper for J. B. Smith. From 
this position l\Ir. Notman changed to beeome 
bookkeeper for the "Kerby House," in Brant- 
ford, and in about 1830 he entered the employ 
of the Government at Toronto, on its transfer 
to Quebec, making his home there, to continue 
in his work. From Quebec 1\11'. Notman went to 
Ottawa in connection with government work, 
later returning to Toronto. where he was ac- 
countant to the Legislative Assembly, and later 
became the Queen's printer, which position he 
held at the time of his death. His cleverness and 
ready adaptability to the position be filled made 
Mr. Notman a favorite with all, and none knew 
him but to honor and respert him. 
Mr. Notman was married in 1860 to Eliza Jane 
Frazer, daughter of James and Julia (Hines) 
Frazer, the former of whom was born in Ire- 
land in 1788 and died in 1860. Mrs. Frazer died 
in 1889, aged ninety-seven years. Their cl1ildren 
were: Thomas. William, George, James, Sarah, 
Amelia, Margaret, Clarissa, Eliza Jane and 
Julia. 1\11'8. Notman was born at St. George 
village. She now resides in Toronto with her 
daughter, Clarra Etta. Her other children are: 
Florence Maggie. married Dr. John A. Tuck. of 
Toronto. and they have two sons. Wilfred Per- 
rival and Christopllf'r Notman Turk; Christopher 
R. Notman is in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Mur- 
iel L. is the wife of A. .Tohn McKay, of Toronto. 
In religion 1\11'. Kotman was a Presbyterian. 
:Mr. Notman made a sperialty of minerals. rel- 
ir!': and coins. and hlid one of the finest collec- 
tions of the kind in Canada. The Agricultural 
College at Guelph purchased the minerals and 
sold the balam'e of his ('ollpction. He had a mu- 
seum of his own in the Parliament Buildings. 
To show how much the Government appre('iated 
1\'Ir. Notman '8 collection, it is only necessary to 
say that it was given room in the Parliament 
Buildings. 


WILIJIA1\1 CARTER HEGGIE. M.D.. of No. 
116 Dovercourt rOlid. Toronto, is a mprnher of a 
family of profes.<;ional rnpn. his fMher. Dr. Da- 
vid Heggie, being" one of thp olde.<,t rnedi('lil prar- 
titioners in Ontario. The Heggie family ('lime 
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to France. and thence, in the persons of Hugue- 
not refugees, to Scotland and still later to Can- 
ada, 
David Heggie, the Doctor's grandfather, was 
a lifelong resident of Scotland, and died there. 
His father was a member of the Fifeshire Y 01- 
unteers. His son David, the eminent physician 
and surgeon of Ontario, and the father of Dr. 
William C. Heggie, was born in 1837, in Seot- 
land, and was thoroughly eduf'ated at :Edinburgh. 
For sOllie ,veal'S subse(lUcntIy II<' taught sehool in 
his native land. but finally eame to Canada. lI("re 
he taug-ht s('hool and also studied medicine, 
graduating at (
ueen's University in 18(;(j with 
the degree of l\I.D. Shortly afterward he settled 
at Brampton. where he has eontinued as a gen- 
eral practitioner and has acquired a large degree 
of emineIll'e. Ill' is particularly well known as a 
lover and student of Carlyle, his book. "How I 
Read Carlyle's Frenl'h Revolution." being one 
of the finest works on Carlyle literature. 
Dr. David Heggie was united in marriage 
with Miss Mary Carter, who was born in Bramp- 
ton, daughter of William and Sarah (Elliott) 
Carter. William Carter was born in England, 
coming to Canada with his parents when four 
years old. His wife was a native of Canada, 
and a daughter of the late John Elliott, one 
of the early settlers at Brampton-almost the 
founder of that place, to which he gave its name, 
in memory of Brampton, England, his old home. 
William Carter was also an earl." settler at 
Brampton, where he owned valuable farm pro- 
perty, on whirh both he and his wife died. Both 
lines of our subject's ancestry. it will thus be 
seen, have been closely identified with Dominion 
inteI'f'sts for a long period. 
The children of Dr. David Heggie and his wife 
were: Dr. William Carter, of Toronto j Dr. Da- 
vid Livingston. of Brampton; Robert Elliott. a 
barrister at Brampton; Dr. Norman l\[('Ll'od. of 
Jacksonville, Florida, who receivf'd his mpdical 
training at Baltimore. Maryland: anrl Isabella, 
wife of Christoplwr Ir\.ine. of Hrampton. 
William Carter Heggif' was born in 1 RI)6 at 
Brampton, Ont., where he received his litf'rary 
training. In 1Rf'2 hc entered the Toronto l\Iedi- 
cal School, and was graduated in 1886. with the 
degree of ::\LD.C.l\I. After graduating there, 
Dr. Heggie went to Ann Arbor. l\Iichigan. \\here 
he eontinued his studies Ül the University of 
Michigan, and there it w

s that he camr under 
the instruction of Dr. Donald Ì\1l'Lf'an. Profes- 
sor of Surgf'ry in that institution. .While at 
\nn 
Arbor Dr. Heggie was invited to Dptroit to be- 
come a:
<;istant to Dr. 1IcLean, and thus he en- 
joyed a training in surgery under this notf'd man 
of science. the benefits of whil'h l'an sl'arcply be 
o\'erpstimatf'd. He remained with Dr. McLean 


about a year, when he contraded typhoid fever, 
making it necessary for him to give up his medi- 
cal work for a time. He recuperated in the 
South, and when he resumed practice it was at 
Malton, Ont., where he remained for three years. 
He then removed to Detroit, where he practised 
until 1898. In the latter year he settled at To- 
ronto, where he has built up a very large prac- 
tice as physician and surgeon, and is an esteem- 
ed and valued citizen from e\"Cry point of view. 
In 1897 Dr. Heggif' was united in marriage 
with Miss Gf'rtrude Lizzie .:\lacAffree, who was 
born at Kewport, Rhode Island. a daul,!hter of 
David and Mary (IIoplÖns) )Iac
\.ffref'. The 
mother of l\II'R. Hegl,!ie belongs to an old and 
distinguished family of Rhode Island. her great- 
grandfather having been onc of the si
ners of the 
Declaration of Independence, whosc deseendants 
in the States have reason to be proud of the ùis- 
tinction. 


DAr\IEL CLARK. U.D.. physil'ian, lecturer, 
author and for thirty years superintf'ndent of 
the Toronto Asylum, is a leading member of the 
medical profession in Ontario. and a recognized 
authority on mental diseases. IIp waN born in 
Sl'otland in 1831. 
Alexander Clark. the Doctor's father. was 
born in Scotland in 1806, and his wiff', who was 
Miss Annie Mr Intosh, a native of the same coun- 
try, was born in 1808. The family came to Can- 
ada in 18.1:1, and settled on a farm near Port 
Dover, where 1\11'. Clark continued in agricultural 
pursuits till his death in 1872. After that event 
his widow made her home with Dr. Clark. and 
died in Toronto in 18H8, at the advanl'ed age of 
eighty-nine. Mr. Clark was a Reformer. and 
both he and his wife helon
ed to the Presbyter- 
ian Churrh. They were the parents of three liv- 
ing children, viz.: Dr. Daniel; Annie, wife of 
Robert I
orteous. of Simcoe; and John Alf'xand- 
er, of the County of "Xorfolk. 
Dr. Danil'l Clark receiyed his litprary educa- 
tion in Canada. At the age of eighteen he went 
to th(' gold fif'lds of California, but after two 
yearn' experience there he returned to Canaùa, 
and, deriding upon the practil'e of medicine as 
his profession, he entered Virtoria l\1edil,al Col- 
lege, taking hL'> degree of M.D. in 18;)8. In 1892 
he rereived the degree of M.D. from the Pniver- 
sity of Toronto. Dr. Clark thcn went abroad and 
spent some years in the hospitals of London. Ed- 
inlmrgh and Paris. thus al'quiring a nlried ex- 
perience and puttinQ' himself in practical touch 
with the bf'St medical thoug-ht of tllf' da
'. 
Fpon his return to Canada Dr. Clark estab- 
lished himsf'lf at Prinl'f'ton. County of Oxford, 
but in 1864 hf' went to tl)(' ITniteil Rtates and 
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the great Civil Vi ar then pending in that coun- 
try. During this time he met personally Pre- 
sident Lincoln, "General Grant, and others who 
",ere leaders of that day. From a professional 
point of view, thi,> period offered more varied 
surgical experience than he could otherwise have 
obtained, and was of great benefit to him. He 
came back to Canada and resumed his former 
practice until 1875. when he was appointed to the 
position \\ ith whÜ'h his name will always be 
chiefly associated. 
From 187.3 till 190.3 Dr. Clark was superin- 
tendent of the Toronto Asylum for the Insane, 
and during that long period of service more than 
5,600 patients passed under his charge, more 
than 2,000 of them fully recovering. Dr. Clark 
is an authority on the treatment of insanity, 
and is the author of the text-book on that sub- 
ject uSl'd in the University of Toronto, and by the 
College of Physi!'ians and Surgeons, besides being 
a contributor to various medical journals; and he 
bas written a number of monographs on medical 
subjects. His "Pen Autographs" ran through 
two editions, as did also his novel, "Josiah 
Garth. " For fifteen 
'ears he lectured on insan- 
ity at thc University, and was at one time exam- 
iner of students for the Medical Council. also for 
the rniversit,\, of Toronto. and is an ex-president 
uf the _\ml'rican Psychological Association, and 
in June, 190fJ. he was made an honorarv mem- 
ber thereof. This association is cOl;posed of su- 
perintendcnts and as.<;istant superintendents of 
the asylums of Canada and the United States. 
He was a mpmber and president of the medical 
council. and also of the Ontario l\Iedi!'al Asso- 
ciation. Dr. Clark is likewise an honorary mem- 
ber of the Canadian Prcs.
 A,>sociation, and in 
connection with hi" brother-in-law established the 
Princeton RceÎclC, and later the Vvooclstock Re. 
vimv, a Reform sheet, which thev aftprward sold 
!o the late Mr. Patullo. 1\1.1'.1'. :Dr. Clark's opin- 
Ions are everywhere hel(1 in mueh respec.t. and 
he has long been an influential faetor in the 
medical thonght of Canada. lIe is a Reformer 
in politics, and belongs to the St. Andrew's and 
the Caledonian Societies. of 130th of which he has 
been chosen prpsident. rIe is now at a ripe oM 
age, retired from aptive practice. 
In 18;;9 Dr. Clark was married to :\Iiss Jeannie 
Gissing. who was horn in Prillceton. COlmtv of 
Oxford. daughter of 
\lfred Gissing. an earh: set- 
tler in that section. 1\[rs. Clark died in '1898. 
She bore her husband three children, but all are 
deceased. Both Dr. Clark and his wife united 
many years ago with the Presbyterian Chureh. 
Since resigning his position as superintcndcnt, 
Dr. Clark has re.
ided at Xo. 375 Huron street. 
Toronto. 


RICHARD S. WILLIAMS, president of the 
R. S. Williams & Sons Companv Limited manu- 
facturers of and dealers in ml;sical instr
ments 
No. 143 Yonge street, Toronto, was born in th; 
Queen City ::\Iarch 1 ï, 1874, son of the late Rich- 
ard Sugden Williams, a busine;,;s man of inter- 
national reputation, a record of whom appears 
elsewhere in this volume. 
Richard S. Williams was educated in the Wel- 
lesley street public school and at the Collegiate 
Institute on Jarvis street. From an early age 
he showed marked ability in the busines.", visit- 
ing the offiee, factory and warerooms after school 
hours, and at the age of fifteen years started out 
in the city one morning to interview some pros- 
pective purchasers of pianos. In this, his maiden 
e
ort as a salesman, hi' was successful. returning 
wIth the order of two ladies, sisters, for a piano. 
On finishing his collegiate tourse 1\[1'. Williams 
entered his father's business. and hæ
 been iden- 
tified therewith to the present time. In 1890, on 
the formation of the R. S. Williams & Sons 
Company, Limited, he became vicp-president. and 
in 1906, on the death of his father, wa" made 
president. 
One room of the spacious buildings of the com- 
pany, at 
o. H3 Y onge street. is devoted largely 
to the exhibiting of antique musical instruments. 
On the walls among these instruments are dip- 
lomas received by the company showing the high 
standing taken by the instruments, one of which 
(dated 1861) is from the Mechanics' Institute, 
and another (in the same year) for the finest col- 
lection of nUL,>ical instruments' still another dat- 
ed 1863, being from the Agricl
ltural Associ
tion, 
for a brass drum. In this room one has a chance 
to study the style and finish of primitive instru- 
ments. among them being a cello made by the 

!'l'eat-grandfather of 1Irs. Williams in 1803, in 
the Isle of Wight, and a violin case of the eight- 
eenth century weighing thirty-five pounds. This 
collection of antique im;tnlments is the finest on 
the American continent. This firnl are the only 
makers of small instruments in Canada, manu- 
faeturing any instrument from a jewsharp to a 
pipe organ. In visiting the warerooms of the 
('ompany one is imprpssed with the distribution 
system and arrangement of the different lines of 
instruments. One floor of the great building is 
given to violins. and in l!)O.3 27,000 of these went 
out of this department. On another floor are th
 
bras,
 instruments, and on another the phono. 
graphs, etc. Another interesting department, 
especially to the musician, is that in which is kept 
the collection of the finest violins, not for the 
gpneral trade, but for those who know a fine 
instrument when they play it. anù at the same 
time are ablp to own one worth thousands of rlol- 
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CO)DIK\IORATIYE BIOURAPITlCAL RECURD 


at the ofike and "arerooms, an l takes great 
pleasure in showing visitors through the various 
departments and e'ì:plainin
 all points of interest 
connf'pted therewith. 
On )Iarch :U. 188ï. :\lr. Williams \1"as married 
to l\liss Alma Coleman. a skilled musieian, 
daughtf'r of Charle.
 Coleman. at one time leader 
of the Philharmonic Society of Toronto. To 
::\lr. and 1\lrs. "Williams have been born three 
children: Irma D., born in 1896; Madeline, born 
in UIOO; and 
\nnette, born in 1905. 1\lr. and 
::\lrs. 'Yilliams are members of the English 
Churl'h. In politics he is a Conservative. and 
he is conneeted \\ ith the Canada Bowling Club, 
the River BeaC'h Athletic Assoeiation, and the 
Beaeh Sailing 
\ssoeiation. 


::\L\.JOR .J. K. LESLIE. treasurer of the In- 
dustrial Exhibition Association of Toronto. and 
an ex-alderman, i,> a nati,'e of the Queen City, 
and a son of George and Caroline (Davis) 
Leslie. The grandmother of our subject mar- 
ried John Leslie, and their chilùren were: 'Yil- 
liam (deeeased) was a farmer ; John (deceased) 
was a farmer; George (deceased) was proprietor 
of the well-knmul Toronto Kurseries; Robert 
was a contractor and housc huilder; and Eliza 
(deeeased) was married to William Phillips. of 
Orangeville (deceased). By a sel'ond marriag(' 
to John Leslie. a cousin of her first husband. 
the granùmother had these ehildren: Willie (de- 
ceased) was a farmer; James (deceased) was a 
farmer; and Geordie. a merehant, was in the 
Civil War ill the lTnited States. 1
61-fj5, and is 
now a resident of the I'nion. 
Of the above mentioned children. {ieorge Les- 
lif' was the fathf'r of ::\lajor Leslie. IIe was born 
at Rogart. 
utllPrhmclshire. Scotland. in 1805. 
and in his nati,'e l'01111tr," followed gardening. 
On settling in Toronto he {'ontinued gardening 
for many years. and many of the beautiful shade 
trees of the city were planted by him. ::\11'. Le;;- 
lie later settled on a farm in Dl'r1'Y "
est. and 
went into the 
rain. seed and gro('en' busines.__ 
at the corner of Y onge and Colho1'ne streets. [n 
183ï he went into the nursery busint:'!'>
 at Rus- 
Rell Abb
' Square. south-ea.__t eorner of King and 
Caroline (now Sherbourne) streets. and carried 
on that business until his death. which oceurred 
in Toronto June 2-1. 11'\92. In 1\lr. Leslie's store 
on :Front street were exhibited the first gas 
lights e,-er installed in Toronto. lIe \\as a mag- 
istrate for many years. and also served as an 
alderman. and he wa.<; a member of thp old Vol- 
unteer Fire DepartulPnt during thp I'Pb('llion of 
1837. In religion he 'HIS a Presbyterian; in 
his politieal sympathips a Reformer. In 1835 
1fr. Leslie married Caroline Davis. daughtcr 
of C'ah'in Davis. an ('arly setUl'r of Toronto. and 


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she died in 1831. leaving children as follows: 
George, of Toronto; )Iajor J. K.; Caroline Jane, 
the wife of Robert C. Jennings, manager of the 
Bank of Commerce at Toronto .Tunetion; and 
Esther Ann, wife of Alexander McDonald Allan, 
of Goderich. 
)lajor J uhn Knox Leslie was born in 18-1b. 
He was edueated in his native city, completing 
his studie.
 at the :;\Iodel Grammar School. For 
two years he "as ill the exchange office of E. 
Chaffey & Co., and then engaged with the Can- 
ada Permanent Building & Loan Society. For 
three years he was with the Royal Canadian 
Bank at Whitby. Returning to Toronto in 1869, 
he was until 1881 in the nursery busine.
s with 
his fathpr. in that year being appointed clerk of 
the township of York. a position he held until 
18ö.:'I. In 1890 he was eleC'Ìl'd an alderman of 
Toronto, serving nine years. two years of which 
time he was on the board of control. 
lajor 
Leslie "as one of the original directors of the 
Ewelsior Life Insurance Company. He wa
 a 
direetor of the Industrial Exhibition Associa- 
tion. 1893-1903 j in 11areh, HIO-t. he was made 
('ashier, and in June, 1906, treasurer of the as.<;o- 
ciation. 
On Dec. 25, 1889. )fajor Leslie married )Iiss 
Blanehe Elean()l' Anderson, daughter of the late 
Thomas \V. Anderson. of Eglinton. whose sketeh 
appears elsewhere. They have had one ('hild. 
Dorothy, born Sept. Uí. ]893. )lajor and ":\Irs. 
Leslie are members of the First Chureh of 
Christ, t;cientist, Toronto. In politics he is a 
prominent Liberal. and in 18!:):
. on tlw death of 
Hon. Alex. Maekenzie, conte,>ted the East York 
Riding for Parliament against 
fr. McLean, the 
Government supporter, hut was deff'ated by a 
small majority. 

lajor Leslie is very prominent in military af- 
fairs. his record being as follows: IIe joined the 
Highland Company of the Q. O. R.. and suhse- 
quently \\a__ a meml1Pr of r\o. -1 Cllmpany of that 
regiment. until he left the city. On his return he 
joined the 12th Re
iment, "York Rangers, " 
serving through the Kortll\\ est (Riel) rebellion. 
188:), as First Lieutenant in the York and Simelle 
eontingent. He wac.; Captain of 
o. :3 Company 
of the 12th for nearly ten years. wa." .Junior :\[a- 
jor for five years. and is now Senior Major of 
the regiment. 
lIe is a pa.<;t master of Orient Lodge. Ko. 339, 
A. F. & A. 1\1.. G.R.C.. and a pa.<;t Z of Orient 
Chapter, No. 79, G.R.C. 


GEORGE ALLAX ARTIH'R8 (deceased). 
Among the families long ana prominently identi- 
fied with the Connty of York and the busine":!S 
interest;;; of Toronto are the Arthurs and the 
Anstins. of whieh families the late George Allan 



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Arthurs and his 'widow, Annie Jane (Austin) 

\rthurs, have ùeen worthy representatives. 
The Arthurs family is of Irish extraction, and 
was founded in Canada by William H. Arthul'3, 
the father of George Allan. He was born in 
Ireland and came to Canada in an early day, 
being among the earliest settlers of Toronto, com- 
ing hither from the lTnited States. The Arthurs 
of Toronto are related to the late Chester A. 
Arthur, who became president of the United 
States on Sept. 20, 1881, upon the death of Pre- 
sident Garfield. and served the remainder of the 
presidential term until ::',[areh 4, 188;). On com- 
ing to Toronto, \Villiam H. Arthurs opened a 
general 5tore, and he continued to make Toronto 
hi,> home until his death. His wife, who bore the 
maiden name of Helen \Vatson, became the 
mother of the following ehildren: Helen. who 
married ,John Le)'s, anrl left two children, Wil- 
liam (de('eaRed), and Helen (of Toronto) ; John, 
rleceased; Col. William, dec('ased; and George 
..\llan. 
Oeorge 
\Ilan Arthurs was born in Toronto in 
December. 1
3;), and received his education at 
the Upper Canada College. His busine:ss life 
was begun with the firm of Howland & Fitch, 
with whom he remained for some time, and then 
he engaged with a 1\11'. Hutchinson, a wholesale 
merchant, with whom he remained a number of 
years. Having hecome well versed in the whole- 
sale grocery business with these gentlemen, :Mr. 

\rthUl'.;;. in company with 1\11'. .John Boyd. form- 
ed tlIP firm of Boyd & Arthurs, and engaged in 
bu::;iness. On the dissolution of this firm 1\11'. 
Arthurs formed a partIlf'rship with the late .John 
Smith. and carried on a wholesale gro('ery busi- 
ness on \Yellington street ea
,t. continuing in this 
('onne('tion uutil his rf>tirelllPnt from husines." in 
18ï6. 
In lR63 :\11'. Arthurs and 1Iiss Annie .Jane 
_\ustin '\prp united in marriage. Mrs. Arthurs 
was a daught('r of the late James and 
usan 
(Bright) Austin, pioneer settlers of T1ittle Yor1\. 
now Toronto. '1'0 
Ir. and 1\Irs. .Arthurs were 
born three daughters, as follows: Ada. who mar- 
ri<,d Victor Cawthra, of Toronto. and has one 
daughter, Yi('toria Isobel 1\lirille; Helen Elma, 
who is dereased; and 1\1argaret Georgina, who 
married Sidney A. C. Green. decea.<;Ptl, and has 
one daughter, Doris Margaret. 1\11'. Arthurs was 
a consistent memb('r of the old Knox Presbyter- 
ian (,hurch, while 1\1rs. Arthurs is a member of 
the Anglican Church. Fraternally, 111'. Arthurs 
wa.,> connectpd with the l\lasoni(' order. 
AUSTIN. The Austin family is also of Irish 
extracti'Ûn, and was founded in Canada by John 
Austin, the father of James Austin, and grand- 
father of 11rs. Arthurs. .John Austin eame to 
Canada in lR
8, and settled ahout Ì\wnty-two 


miles from Toronto, where he took up a tract 
of land, and her(' he and his wife spent the re- 
mainder of their lives. Their family, all of whom 
were born in Ireland, were: John, Mary, Wil- 
liam, Thomas, and James. It is with James Aus- 
tin's business career that we are espeeially inter- 
e.<;ted. IIe was born in Ireland in 1814. anù was 
but a -laù of si'deen years when his parl'llts 
settled in the forests of Ontario. Here he grew 
to manhood, and at the same time laid th(' foun- 
dation for a progressive business life. He wa,:;; 
partly edueated in Ireland, and when quite 
:mung engaged as a elerk with William Lyon 
l\Taekmzie. in the printing business. During this 
tinu
 .Mr. Austin attended ewning 5('hool in To- 
ronto. and thereby acquired a liberal education, 
which, with his largl' amount of natural ability, 
made him one of the leaders in financial circles 
of his day in Canada. 
Mr. Austin began business on his own aceount 
in eompany with the late Patrick Foy, under the 
firm name of Foy & Austin, wholesale and retail 
grocers. Later }Ie entered into finance so con- 
tinuing until his death in 1897. With' the late 
lIon. .fohn Ross, he was the founder of the Do- 
minion Bank, and it was he who conceived and 
was instrumental in putting into effect the city 
Branc.h Banking System of ('anada. Besides 
these interests, he was president of the Consum- 
eIT.' Gas Company. North of Scotland Canadian 
D
ortgage Company, Queen City Fire Insurance 
Company. and for many years was identified 
with many other busine
.;; interests of the city. 
In lRG5 
lr. Austin pUl'ehased a beautiful tract 
of land on the north sidc of Dctvenport road, 
which is known as the "Spadina Property." 
Here 1)(' built his home. and also the one now 
owned by his daughter. 1lrs. Arthurs. On the 
death of 
11'. Austin. tlw property was divided 
hetween 1Il'.
. 
\rtlmrs and her hrother. Albert 
William. he taking the family homestead. which 
is still known as tlIP "Spadina Property." The 
.\rthurs phwe is known a." "Ravenswood," and 
is one of the most heautiful spots in Ontario, 
oH>rlooking. HS it dot's. the ('ity of Toronto and 
Lake Ontario. nnd in a el('ar atmo.;;phere may 
1)(' seen the spray that rises from Niagara Falls. 
In 18....-1- :\11'. Austin was united in marriage 
with :\Iiss Susan Bright. "ho was born in To- 
ronto in May. 1817, and died Feb. 21. 1907. She 
wa." a daughter of \Villiam Bright. a pioneer 
of Toronto. a reeorù of whose family will be 
found elsewhere. To 1\11'. and 111'.;;. James Austin 
were born five children. three sons and two 
daughters. as follows: \nni(' .JaIlf'. who married 
lieorge Allan 
\.rthurs; Margaret Louise. who 
married ('01. \ViUiam .Joice, of England. by 
whom she had onc son. (,harles Albert (deceas- 
ed); Charles Gl'orge. who died when fourteen 




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years old; James Henry, whose death occurred 
in 1894; and Albert William. the present resi- 
dent of the old homestead, who married Mary R. 
Kerr. and has had six rhildren: May (deceased) ; 
James Percival. 
\dele :\Iary, Albert Edison, 
Anne Kathleen, and Constånce Margaret. 


1\1. B. J.A.CK::;O
 has for nearly forty-three 
years been clerk of the Crown and Pleas at Os- 
goode Hall, Toronto. During this time the en- 
tire personnel of Osgoode Hall has changed, Mr. 
Jackson being the only man now found on duty 
at this seat of legal talent and learning who was 
there in 1864. lIe was born in County Wexford, 
Ireland. in 18;H. son of Benjamin and Anne 
(Tuthill) Jarkson. 
About 1831 Benjamin Jackson came to Can- 
ada, locating in Brantford, and in 1836 his fam- 
ily joined him. From Brantford Mr. Jackson 
removed to Sydenham, County of Peel, and then 
to Toronto, where he died in i852, at the age of 
sixty years. His widow passed away two years 
later, in her sixty-second year, and they are both 
buried in St. James' cemetery. Benjamin Jack- 
son served as an officer during the Rebellion of 
1837-8. Of his children, but two, 1\I. B. and 
Mrs. .J. B. 
lcKay, are living. 
1\1. B. J arkson was educated in Brantford and 
at The Toronto _\rademy. Toronto. and after 
leaving the latter read law with the late Hon. 
Rtf'phf'n Richard. He was called to the Bar in 
1855, and at once went into a partnership with 
his former prereptor. which rontinued until 
;\larch 23. 1864. when 
lr. Jackson was appointed 
clerk of tllf' ("ro\\n and Pleas by the Hon. ,John 
Sandfield :;\lacdonald. a position he has abl.\' filled 
to the present timf'. a period of nearly forty-three 
years. 
In 186b !\II'. J al.kson and .:\Iiss Claire E. CuU 
were united in marriage. 1\1rs. Jackson was born 
in Toronto, a daughter of John A. Cull, an early 
settler of that city. '1'0 this unIon have been 
born: Misses 1\'ora and Rosalie, of 'roronto; M. 
R.. of ,!,oronto. a member of the class of 1906. of 
1\1cGill University. where he took thl' British As- 
sociation medal; Philip T.. B.Sc.. :\Ic.Gill Uni- 
veI'Sity, class of 190-1. in which institution he 
was demonstrator in 190-1 and 190,) ; 1Iisses 
Lucie and Gladys. :\11'. and 
Irs. .Jac'kson are 
members of the Church of England. Mr. Jack- 
son is a meml)f'r of the La\\"' Ro(.if't.... of Turonto. 
The offices now occupied b." 
\Ir. J
wkson are 
those in which he first took up the duties of his 
position. Sinre assuming those duties in 1864 
up to the winter of 1906-7. he was detained from 
his office by sirkness for only a period of three 
weeks-a very remarkable record. His whole 
life has been given unreservedly to his profession, 
and he is onf' of the most highly f'Steemed gen- 


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tlemen of the Queen City. Although past his 
three score years and ten, he is enjoying the best 
of health, and is sound in body and mind. 


STUART SCOTT, l\I.D., a leading physician of 
Newmarket, York County, who has held various 
positions of trust and responsibility in this lo- 
cality, and who has been for twenty-two years 
coroner of York County, was born in Northum- 
berland County, Ont., Feb. 26, 1860, son of Jo- 
seph S, and Mary (IrL'ih) Scott, natives of that 
county, the former born in July, 1829, and the 
latter April 1, 1832. 
Mary (Irish) Scott was the daughter of Peter 
and Elizabeth (Stanton) Irish, the former, who 
was born in 1801, coming to Canada when a boy. 
He was an orphan, and made the trip to this 
country alone when he was eleven years old. The 
Stantons were Scotch. Joseph Scott, the Doc- 
tor'8 father, was the son of Reuben and Mary 
(Keeler) Scott, natives of Massachusetts, who 
came to .Korthumberland County at an early day. 
Reuben Scott was a millwright, and also engaged 
in sawmilling, and he and his wife died at 
C'olborne, that county. They were Methodists in 
religious belief, and were the parents of these 
I'hildren: Reuben, James, Joseph, Mary, wife of 
one Abbott; Jane, wife of a 1\11'. Jones, of Penn- 
sylvania. 
Dr. Joseph S. Scott, father of our subject, 
studied medicine at the Queen's College, King- 
ston. and settled at Gananoque, where he prac- 
tif'ed his profession until his death. Feb. 4, 1876. 
Hf' married in April, 1855, Mary Irish, who died 
in 1888. She was well educated, and for a num- 
ber of years was a teacher in the public schools, 
a,<; wf'll as a music teacher and artist. They were 
1Iethodists in religion. In politics Dr. Joseph 

. 
f'ott WHS a staunch Reformer. Their only 
('hild was Dr. Stuart. our subject. 
Dr. Stuart Scott was educated in the public 
and high !;whools of Gananoque, and the Model 
sl'hoo1. and afterward engaged in teaching for 
three yem'S. At the end of that time he entered 
Trinity Fniwrsity. Toronto, from which he was 
graduated in 1885. He located at Lloydtown, 
York County. where he practised medicine four 
years. In 1889 the Doctor located in Newmarket, 
where he ha.<; followed tllf' practice of his pro- 
fession to the prf'Sent time. being very success- 
ful. The Doctor is a skilled physician, and has 
tlIP f'onfidence and esteem of the entire commun- 
ity. 
Dr. Reott was married Feb. 24, 1886, to Miss 
T...ïzzie Dunn, born in Northumberland County, 
daughter of Jonathan and Lydia Dunn, a Quak- 
er family of that county. 1\1rs. Scott was edu- 
rated in the school
 of Trenton, and later gradu- 
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parents had these children: Lizzie, Mrs. Scott; 
Lelia, deceased; l\Iattie, deceased; Audra, wife of 
Perry S. Corl, of Riverside, Cal.; Alexander, a 
farmer of Northumberland County; Lloyd, a 
druggist, of ::\lontrea1. 
Dr. and l\Irs. Scott have one son, Douglas. born 
at Lloydtown. Jan. 22, 1888, who is now a stu- 
dent in the high school of Newmarket. The 
Doctor and his wife are members of the 1\letho- 
dist Church. In political principles Dr. Scott is 
a Reformer, and he has been a member of the 
school board for eighteen years, and has served 
as coroner of York County for the past twenty- 
two years. 


m
wded a part of the Canadian military conting-- 
pnt. lIe was colonel of the 36th Pppl battalion. 
On April 26, 1870, Colonel Tyrwhitt was mar- 
ried to Miss Emma Whitaker, a lady of English 
birth, and daughter of the late Yen. Arf'hdea('on 
Whitaker. The latter came to Toronto in 1851 
to assume the duties of Provost of Trinitv Col
 
lege, and remained in that capacity untiÌ 1881, 
a period of thirty years. lIe then returned to 
England, and there dipd the following year. 
His ",ife survived until 1898. and during that 
time remained in England. Of their family. two 
daughters live in C:mada, Mrs. Tyrwhitt and 
:i'lrs. H. Leonix. of Barrie, whose husband suc- 
ceeded Co1. T
'rwhitt as the member of Parlia- 
ment from South Simcoe; two daughtc1'3 live in 
England; one in California; and a son, Rev. 
George H. 'Whitaker, lives in England. The 
union of Colonel and ::\11'8. Tyrwhitt was blessed 
with the following' children: Alice, Mrs. Arthur 

icol. who has two children, KeIll1f'th and Ron- 
aId; Elizabeth; Charlotte; .Arundel; Dorothy; 
Gf"org-e Herbert: Richard. deceased. who marrie.j 
Miss ::\lildred Graham, and was employed in the 
Marine and Fisheries department at Ottawa j 
Henry Percy. also del'eased: and Raymond. A 
loyal son of the ('hurch of England, Co1. Tyr- 
whitt always took great interest in churl'h work, 
and materially assisted in building and rppair- 
ing many ehurehes in his riding. lIe laid the 
('orner-stone of Christ Chureh, Tottenham, in 
Xovember. 1886. and the corner-stone of St. 
(}porg-e's Church, .Alhwdale. Sept. 22, 1892. Hp 
was askpd to lay t1w corner-stonc of Trinity 
Chnrl'h. Bradford, when it was rebuilt after the 
fire in 1900, but was unable to do so. A win- 
dow in memory of him wa<; plal'ed in this churl'h 
b
' the offil'pI'S and members of his regiment, 
and a bell was also presented to it by the Con- 
sprvative Association of South Simroe in his 
memory. lIe was affiliatpd with two fraternal 
ordf"rs. thp Orange Lodge and the Sons of Eng- 
land, having an influential voice in the affairs 
of ear'h. His death at his home in County Sim- 
coe in 1900 deprived the county of an able ser- 
vant and \'alnablp (.itizen. whose loss was dpeply 
felt in both privah' and puhlil' cirelps. 


COL. RICHARD TYRWHITT, M.P., whose 
death June 22, 1900, brought to a dose a long 
and honorable political career, ('overing over 
eighteen years, during that period of service to 
his 1'00lDtry, made a record for loyal, disinterested 
and statesmanlike conduct of affairs, that re- 
fterted credit bot.h upon 'himself and his constit- 
uency. Of a family early identified with West- 
ern Ontario, he was born in County Simcoe, Ont., 
Nov. 28, 1844, son of William and Elizaheth 
(Armstrong) Tyrwhitt. 
William Tyrwhitt came from Shropshire, Eng- 
land, in 1836, and chose County Simcoe as his 
place of aboùe, and there he married. There 
were four children, namely: Richard, .T ohn and 
William ITenry, all now deceased; anù 
1argaret 
Elizabeth, Mrs. Thomas Graham, of London, 
Eng-land. 
CoL Richard Tyrwhitt was given a sound pre- 
paratory training in the Barrie high sl'hool, and 
then was sent to France to complete his educa- 
tion at Dinan. When he returned to Canada he 
made farming his nominal vocation, and settled 
on a fine place in f'ounty Simcoe, but his atten- 
tion was by no means eonfined to agricultural 
pursuitR. An adhf'rent of the f'o\lsprvativp 
party, IlP soon began to manifest an adive in- 
terest in politil'al matters, and became in time 
a man of marked influence in his section of the 
Province. In 1882 he was elected a represpnta- 
tive in the Dominion Parliament, from 
outh 
Simcoe, and served that constituency continu- 
ously from Ihat time until his death, pighteen 
years later, a rel'ord which showed indisputably .\RCnln
\LD YOC\O. who died in Toronto 
the estimation in whieh his political talents and in October. 188!). was born in Lanark township. 
services were held by those whom he reprpsented. in thp County of Perth. in 18:12. eldest son of 
Thp influence of Colonel 'l'yrwhitt was no less Ard1ibald Young (2) and grallll,>on of Archi- 
felt in the milit.ary cin'les than in the political. bald Young-. 
and lw had seen actual service in both the Fen- Thp Y onng famil
', which I'OuntN Crusaders 
ian Raid and the Northwest rpbeUion. In 1887 and Covenanters among its ancestry. is of Sf'ot- 
he was sent to England in command of the Wim- tish extraction. and was foundpd in Canada in 
bleton tl'am. and again in 1897, on the occa- 1820 h,\' Archibald Young. He settled in 1..an- 
Rion of the .Tubilpe, to celebrate the sixtieth an- ark township. County Perth. later removing- to 
niversar,\' vf Qupcn Yiptoria's reign, he com- County Lambton, where he died in 1871. His 



C'U)L\IK\lUR_-\.TIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD 


son, Arehibald Young (2). the father of the sub- 
jeet of this sketch, was born in ::;cotlalld, and 
was but a hid of fourteen when bis parf'nts came 
to 
anada. His husinf'ss life began in Lanark, 
and was continued from 1R39 to 1872 in Sarnia, 
whf're for many years he was a gpneral merchant 
and mill-owner; he \Va.<; one of the early wardf'ns 
of the eounty. Later he went to Manitoba, 
where he died in 1881. His wife was Helen Har- 
vie, also a native of Scotland. and their !"hild- 
ren besides Archibald were: .Janf'. wife of Wil- 
liam 13. Clark, eldest son of the seiguf'ur of 
BerthiC'l': :'IfHry. wif(' of the Rev. WiBiam Blain, 
Presbyterian mini
ter; Helen, who first married 
H. F. l\Iackenzie, 
I.P., and subsequently \Vil- 
liam Roy; Agnes, wife of the late Charles :\lac- 
kenzif', )I.P.P.; Peter, postmastf'r of Lockport. 
)lan.; \Villiam. town clerk of Selkirk 1\[an.; 
and David, medicaL superintendent of the Asy- 
hun for the Insane, Selkirk, .:\Ianitoba. 
Archibald Young. eldest son of .Archibald (2), 
was educated in Sarnia, and there engag('d in 
mercantile pursuits. in which he continued for 
many years, the larger part of his business life 
being spent in that place. In 1877 hf' removed 
to Toronto, where his death occurred. after 
he had actively intf'rested himself in matters 
pertaining to .:\lanitoba, espeeially in the Oreat 
N"orthwest Central Railway. 
In 1837 Archibald Young married l\Iiss Annie 
\Vilson, spr'ond daughter of Joseph and Hannah 
(Harding) \Vilson, both of whom were born in 
180
. .Joseph \ViL<;on was a native of Gnys- 
borough. England. and in 18:lO settled in ('an- 
ada, where he engaged extensively in cahinet- 
making. at the rorner of Yonge and Temperance 
streets. Later hf' went to County LHmbton. 
wherf' he bought land Hnd hecame factor to :\11'. 
L. Talfourd. dying in 186;). III' and his wife 
were originall
' members of St. J limes' parish, 
but became 
lethodists. In politirs he was a 
strong Conservative. To 1\11'. and 1\[rs. Joseph 
\ViL"on werf' horn thc following children: Rob- 
ert. now of Saginaw. Michigan; Charles Hard- 
ing, deceased; .Mary Catherine, widow of Ebe- 
nf'Zf'r P. \Yatson, of 8arnia; Annie, Mrs. Y onnf!: 
and Emily, widow of John R. Major, of Roek 
Island, Illinois. 
:;\lrs. Young was born in 18:34. and is now liv- 
ing at No. 524 Euclid avenue, Toronto. To her 
and her hushanrl the following ('hildren were 
born: Mary Helen, .Jane Harvie, Prof. .Arl'hi- 
bald Hope, of Trinity Collpgp; Dr, WiL"on 
Yates. of Toronto; Henry Bruce. Annie Hester, 
Floren('e Emily, and Agnes l\lae!n'nzie. 
Mr. Young wa" a member of the Presbyterian 
Church, upon whose services he was a consist- 
pnt attendant. In political opinion he was a 
Reformer, furthering with his father, who re- 


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fused to stand himself, the candidature of the 
Hon. G.eorge Brown against the lIon. I\Ialcolm 
Cameron, anù, on 1\11'. Brown's withdrawaL from 
l.JRmbton, that of the Hon. A. Mackenzip. 


TREYOR R. O\\TEX, a gentleman living re- 
tired at No. 8 Cawthra Square, Toronto, in his 
earlier life an officer in the British army, was 
born in 1847 in South WaIf's. 1\11'. Uwen and all 
his family are members of the Church of Eng- 
land. In politi!'!> he takes an independent stand. 


']'UU)L\S P.ET.EI
 PEARCE, who departed 
thil:! life July 1-1. 1894. at Santa Barbara, Cali- 
fornia. was born at Norwood, Unt., in 1843, son 
of Peter Pearce, who came from England to 
Canaùa, settling near Norwood. Thomas Peter 
Pearce was educated at Norwood. He began 
business on his own aceount at :\Iarmora, wbere 
he engaged in the lumber and flour-milling busi- 
npss, in which he was very successful. III' con- 
tinued in this line, conduding his interests per- 
sonally, until obliged by failing IlCalth to seek 
rest, and in 18!I2 he moved from Belleville, 
where he had lived for several years. and settled 
in Toronto. Theuee he ",ent to California, be- 
lieving that a I'hange of dimate would bf'tter his 
health, and it was \\ hile there that he passed 
away. 
1\11'. Pearce was very prominent in politics, as 
a member of the ConservatiVf' party, was a ll1pm- 
bel' of the ('ounty council of County Hastings, 
and warden of that county for many years. 'I' he 
Conser,-ative party urged 1\11'. Pearce to acrept 
Parliamentary honors. but his poor health caus- 
ed him to de('line the offer. lIe was interested 
in various busine
 ent<:'rprises, at one time own- 
ing the Cobourg, Peterboro & Harwooù Rail- 
road, and was a storkholder in the l\Iail Printing 
Company, of 'roronto. lIe was a man of relia- 
bility and influenr'e, anù enjoYf'd the estpem of 
all who knew him. 
In 18fi9 .Mr. pparf'e married 
Ii
.;; )Iargaret 
Campion. daughtf'r of the late Col. William 
Campion. who (.ame from England to Canada 
and locatf'd at Lily Creek, where he died. Col. 
.William Campion was for many years an agri- 
culturist, and owned a fine farm near l\larmora. 
upon which he died. l\lrs. Pearce wa.<; born at 
Lily Creek. She now resides at No. 14 Pril1<'e 
Arthur avenue, Toronto. in tIle home pllrr'haspd 
by l\Ir. Pearce shortly bf'fore his death. To )11'. 
and Mrs. Pearf'e were horn f'hildren as fo\\ows: 
\VilIiam. of Toronto; Frank R. who with his 
brother, IIenr." R.. is f'onducting thf' business 
founded by tllf'ir fßtlwr at :Marmora; l\Iary A., 
and Ada n. 
1\11'. PI'Hrl'!' was w'ry prominent in Masonic 
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Church, Mrs. Pearce being a member of the 
Church of England. 


JOlIN 'I' AYLOR GIL1\IO CR, M.D., warden 
of the Central Prison of Toronto. has been prom- 
inently identified with the Province of Ontario 
in various ways. Dr. Ciilmonr belongs to an old 
familr of thp County of Durham, the first of 
whom in Canada was Thomas Gilmour, a native 
of the Emerald Isle, from which country he came 
to the Dominion in the early part of the last 
eentury, loeating on a bush farm in the County 
of Durham, where he followed lumbering and 
agriculture until his death, in 1850. 
Thomas Gilmour (2), father of Dr. Gilmour, 
was born in the County of Durham in 1825, and 
for some time after reaching his majority en- 
gaged in farming and contracting, following the 
latter line in connection with the construction 
of t.he Grand Tnmk railway, fur which hp. fur- 
nished ties, timber, etc. In 1862 'rhoma" Gil- 
l'lour went to British Columbia, and in 186:3 t.o 

\Iaska, being one of the first white men to pros- 
pect for gold in that country. He remain,'d 
there and in the Pacific States until 1894, whpn 
he returned to Ontario, settling at Toronto 
.Junction, where he dieel in 1897. In 18

 
Thomas Gilmour married Jane Leet, of Clark
 
township. Mrs. Gilmour: who died in Augllst, 
1905, was born in the Count
. of Durham in 1831, 
and from 1894 until her decease was a r!:'sidellt 
of Toronto Junction. In religious faith shl' wa,> 
a l\Icthodist, as was her husband. who in poli- 
tics adhered to the principle,> of the Reform 
party. 1\11'. and Urs. Thomas Oilmour had four 
children, two daughters and two sons, the latter 
being John Taylor Gilmour, :\I.D.. and T. H. 
Oilmonr. K.C., of Winnipeg. 
.John Tayloe Gilmour "\\"(\S horn in the County 
(If Durham in 185;). Hi
 litel'ary training- was 
received in the high school at Port Hope. where 
he completed his course in un:j. after which he 
taught in the public schools of his native county 
for two years. He then turned his attention to 
the study of medicine, and in 1878 was gl'adu- 
ated with the degree of :M.D. from Trinity Medi- 
cal College, Toronto. The Doctor at oncp began 
the practice of his profession. his first field bein
 
in the township of King, County York. where lw 
remained one year. He then returned to his 
native county, where he continued to practise 
for five years, at the end of that period remov- 
ing' to Toronto Junction. which at that time 
(1884) was not a separate municipality. Dr. 
Gilmour was active in school matters and in 
public affairs generally from the time of his 
settlement at Toronto .Junction, which place be- 
came a village in 1887, and a town in 1888. 
In .June, 18R6, Dr. Gilmour was nominated by 


the Reform party to contest West York for the 
Ontario House, and notwithstanding the fact 
that the riding was Conservative in both Houses 
of Parliament, he received a handsome majoritv 
over his opponent. At the next general election 
in 1890, Dr. Gilmour was re-elected to Parlia: 
ment from West York, his opponent being D. W. 
Clendenan. In 1894 the Doctor was again ten- 
IIered Parliamentary 'honors. but declined. In 
1890 Dr. Gilm()ur seconded the address the 
mover of which was the late Charles 1\rack
nzie 
of Sarnia. a brother of the late Alexander Mac: 
kenzie, Premier of Canada. While in Parlia- 
ment Dr. Gilmour had charge of the bills which 
incorporated the first electric railways in the 
Count.... of York-the Metropolitan, the City & 

uburban and the Mimico railways. He also 
had chargp of the bills for the inc
rporation of 
the towns of North Toronto and Toronto Junc- 
tion. While thus serving W est York the Doc- 
tor did not forget his home, Toronto Junction, 
into the history of which his life is interwoven. 
He was ehairman of the first high school board 
of the place, which board was elected in 1891. 
1 )1'. Gilmour established, and for one year edited, 
the first ncwspaper-tlw York Tribullc-at To- 
ronto Junction. which paper is now one of the 
wl'll-establislwd sheets of York County. 
rll 1KKJ Dr. nilmour was appointed surgeon 
of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, 
which position he filled until rctiring from the 
practice of medicine. in 1894. In 1894, after 
declining Parliamentary honors, the Doctor was 
appointed registrar for the C'ounty, a position 
hc filled until 18%. when he was requested by 
the goyernment to take charge of the Central 
Prison of Ontario, situated at Toronto, to ac- 
('cpt which incumlwncy he resigned the office of 
registrar. 
Since assuming the duties of warden of the 
('entral Prison Dr. Gilmour has taken an active 
part in le
Ôslation for the betterment of the 
eriminal cla!';s, and it WHS partly due to his ef- 
forts that th!:' "Tieket of Leaye Act" for the 
Dominion of Canada was passcd, becoming a 
law in 1899. Dr. Gilmour is a member of the 
Xational Prison A
"ociation. and at the Con.. 
!!re,;s hdd at Philadelphia. Pennsylvania. in 
1902, he was made secretary {)f the "Wardens' As. 
sociation. At the Congress hcld in Louisville, 
Kentucky, thl' following year, he was elected 
President of that association. "When it is under- 
stooel that this congress is composed of about four 
hundred members, of whom but ten Or twelve 
are Canadians, his selection aR the president 
was certainly a compliment to Canada, and a 
testimonial of the hi
h appreciation of the abil- 
ity of Warden Gilmour. 
Dr. Oilmour has been twicC" married, his first 



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wife being :Miss Emma Hawkins, of Canton, near 
Port Hope, who died in 1886, leaving two chil- 
dren: Charles II., a physician at Toronto, now 
;10lding a prominent position with the Can- 
adian Northern Uailway Compan;y, and l\Iiss 
:Enuna H., of Toronto. In 1889 Dr. Gilmour 
was united in marriage with )1argaret Edgar, 
daughter of the late John Edgar, of Toronto 
and Brantford. Dr. and 
1rs. Gilmour are 
members of the )1ethodist Church. The Doctor 
is a past master of .Mimico Lodge, No. 369, A.F. 
& .A.l\l., of Lambton l\Iills, and is also a mem- 
ber of the A.O.H.1\". and of a number of the 
leading clubs. 


JA:\IES FREDERICK PATERSON, whose 
death occurred in Toronto in 1896, was a native 
of the Queen City, born in 1843, son of Peter 
.and Hannah (Wilson) Paterson. 
:\11'. Paterson's education was received at the 
rpper Canada College, and after his graduation 
he turned his attention to the banking business. 
For some time he was mana
r of the Imperial 
Rank, of Toronto, and. after leaving that lllsti- 
tution, "\"ent into the brokerage business, in 
which he was engaged at the time of his death. 
In 18ïl :\11'. Paterson and Miss Florence Isabel 
l\IcCarth;y, daughter of D'Alton :McCarthy, wPr
 
united in marriage. :\11'. :McCarthy, who was a 
well-known barrister of Barrie, Ont., was 
)orn 
in Ireland in 180!. son of Bucknall :McCarthy. 
D 'Alton :\IcCarlhy settled in Barrie about lö!ö, 
1:nd for many years was one of the most prom- 
ineut barristers of that portion of the count
. 
lIe prepared for law in Ireland, and had prac- 
tised his profession in Dublin before coming to 
Canaùa. l\Ir. :McCarthy married Zina Hope 

Ianners. a native of Edinburgh. and they had 
children: (1) Buclmall, served in the Royal 

avy. (2) D'Alton. K.C.. for some time a mem- 
ber of Parliament for ::çorth Simcoe, was one 
of the leading- politicians of the day. He was at 
onp time tendered the premiership of Canada 
JJ
' the Consef\"atiw par"ty. hut declined the 
honor. He married Emma Katharie Lally, by 
whom he had children, Ethel Reda and D 'Alton 
Lally. (3) His Honor, Thomas .Anthony Mait- 
land :\IcCarthy was Judge of the County of Dnf- 
ferin. (4) .Julia .Ann Hope married .Tohn II. 
Hornsby. (5) Annie Katharine Hope is un- 
married. (6) Clara :Matilda Hope (deceased) 
was the wife of His IIonor .Tudg-e Edward "l\fOl'- 
gan. of the County of York (7) Clara Mait- 
land Hope. (R) Dr. .Tohn. (9) II. B. (10) 
Flor('n('e Isahpl b<.>('am<.> :\Trs. Pêlterson. 
To Mr. and Mrs. J. Frederick Pat.Prson the 
following children bave been born: Percival Le 
:\Tessieur. of Sarnia, is in the lumber business; 
Fr('(lerid
 D 'Alton Norman is in the Impelial 


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Bank at Toronto, and has t\\ 0 daughters. Bev. 
f:'rley and 
orma; Florence Lillian is the wire 
of R. William l\Iillichamp, of Toronto; and 
Emilie Francis married George E. Gooderham, 
of Toronto, and has one daughter, Florence El- 
kn. l\Ir. Paterson was a member of the Church 
of Emdand, to the faith of which :ì\Irs. Pa
r- 
'SOli also adheres. In politics he was a Con- 
servative. 


HEE:;OR. This family name, which is spelled 
in G<.>rman Reiser, is a very old one. Families 
J)l'aring till' name are mentioned in German his- 
tories of the early Reformation, as residing jn 
FrmH'onia and 
",itzerland, belonging to the 
merchant class and ('ity burghers, and connected 
with the German 'Yaldenses as early as the 
fourteenth century. One, Frederick Reiser. son 
of Conrad Reiser, born in 1401, was a \Valden- 
Sl'nn Bishop and did much to keep together, by 
his te<whing, the scattered communities of his 
Ill'ethren. He suffered martyrdom at Stras- 
hurg in l!:)H. An anonymous writing, which 
had an influence On the Protestant Reforma- 
tion. Imown as "The Reformation of the Em- 
peror Sjgismund," is claimed by some historians 
to haw been written by him. 
The Canadian and {Tnited States branch of 
the family trace their descent to Peter Risser, 
or Heiser. who was born in 1713. was a ruin- 
j"ter of tilt' :\rennonite Church and of '3wiss 
dl'scent. His parl'nts left Switzerland On ac- 
count of religious persecution, for Rhenish Ba- 
,'aria. and from th<.>re five brOthers of the fam- 
il,\' emigrat<.>d to 
\merica. The first to '
ome 
O\'er were rIrich and Jacob in 1729. John fol- 
lowed in 17;
8. and the last two, Philip an, 1 the 
IlhoY<' named Peter. landed at l'hiladelphÜl in 
1 ï:1!). All of them s<.>tt!ec} in Lancast
r County, 
J>ennsylnmia. Peter's home b<.>in
 in the north- 
l'1'll pm't of thp county near the village of M:il- 
1hn GroW'. ahont twenty miles so,1th cast of Har- 
J'is}nu'g'. Ifp carried on the husinpss of farming 
und milling. His dwelling- hOll.'3e was a two- 
story stone huilding, \\ ith pitched roof built in 
the Colonial style and haying an archerl cpllar. 
Thc huilding is very pi('turesquf" and is now 
(ownpd and o('('upied hy .Ta('ob O. Risser. the 
!::r<.>at-gTandson of the original owner. Peter llnd 
his wife Elizabeth had ten ('hi1drell. two of wÌlom 
were born in Germany. 'l'heir names and dates 
of birth are as follows: Esther, 1737; John, 
17:19; C'atharine. 1741: Elizabeth, 1743; Bar- 
bara, 174!): Christian (the Canadian ancestor), 
1747 (died 1R06); Peter. 1750 (died in lR41); 
Abraham, 17:ï3 (di<.>d lR23): 1Iag-dalene, 175F\; 
and Jacob. 1764 (died 183!J). 
Christian Risser marri<.>d FranCl'S Detwiler, of 
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t.here until thc 
'ear 1i86, when he and his 
brothel', Abraham, with their wives and children, 
moved to Franldiu County, same State, and took 
up farms adjoining each other, and about five 
miles north of Cha.mbersùurg. Christian re- 
mained there until the 
'ear 180-1, when ('wing 
to unfair trcatment of :'\on-Associator;;;. to which 
party he belonged, by the Revolutionary party, 
he decidpd to come to Canada, and in the same 
Year he set out for Canada with his wife ;lnd 

ix children, arriving in Canada in the fall. and 
f,pttling- in the eastern part of the township of 
:\farkham. lIe did not long enjoy his new home. 
for two years after, in 1806, he met with nn ac- 
('idcnt, a'tree falling upon him while he wa..;; !!Ìv- 
ilL!! dircctions m felling timber, to whi('h he SlIC- 
cU;:llùed. lIe left surviving his widow and six 
children, namely: Petpr, John. Elizaheth, Bar- 
bara, Abraham and Christian. In the sPl'on-'l 
generation after the settlement of the family in 
Canada. the name of Hisser heca.m( (,)lang'''d to 
its present form of Reesor, while in the 
tates 
the family IJranch retain the old torm of Risser. 
\ 1) Ppter Repsor, eI(lest son of Christian, the 
Canadian ancl'stor, was horn Del'. 2:>. Iii:>. lIe 

narri('d Elizaheth Erh. and his home was at 
('('dill' nl'O\"l'. 
\ t the timc his father died he be- 
('mm'- mtitled, as d(kst sOn. to thc whole of his 
fatllPr's lands, bcing the sole heir at law, uuder 
the Primogeniture Act, his father having died 
without a will. Instead of claiming the whole 
pstate. he at once divided it cquaJ1y hetween the 
hl'othprs and sisters to carry out his parent's 
wish. lIe died at Cedar Orove. 
ov. 16, 18,J-!, 
in the seventy-ninth year of his age, IIml had 
ten ehildrpn, namely: Christian. France8. ./olm, 
ElizalJeth. Esther, Peter. Anna Maria, .\bra- 
ham, Samuel and Josephus, all of whom except 
the el(lest son, Christian, married and had ('hil- 
lh'en. Christian, when a young man, paid a visit 
to the Southern States, and whil" there died of 
,ellow fever. His bodv was hrought to Canada 
;tnd huried in the fam'ily bUl'ying ground. AU 
the other children are d('ad, exeept thc yonng- 
cst. Josephus, who is living retired. now over 
ninety y<,ars of age. The third child. Rpv. Jolm 
Reesor. wa!'> a minister of the l\f<,nnonite Church 
at Cedar Grove, and his son, Christian. is the 
prescnt .minisÌl'r there. 
(2) .John Reesor. the second son of Christian, 
resided north of Cedar Grove and <,ast of I\lark- 
ham village. lIe married Anna Grove, and had 
issue, the following- children, namely: Fran('es. 
Elizaheth, f'hristian G., Simeon, Barbara, John 
G., Anna. Jaf'ob, P<,ter, Esther, ::\fary. Samuel, 
:Magdalen<" Benjamin G., .Tesse G. and Ahraham. 
all of whom e'{cept Benjamin G. and Jesse G. 
are now deceased. Benjamin G. resides at Mount 
.Toy, a retired farmer; Jesse G. has his home at 


St. .Joseph's Island, wherc he holds several pllb- 
]ic offices and is ODC of the most prominent. and 
enterprising farmers on the islaml. All of the 
above children married and had f'hildren, ilnd 
their descendants number several hundred. 
(3) Elizabeth Hepsor, the tIlÌrd child of 
Christian. married Abraham Stouffer. It is from 
his name that the village of Stouffville takl:'s iV: 
name. 'fhe
' had issuc six children, namdy: 
Christian, Ahraham, John. .Jacob. Elizabeth :m(l 
Prances. 
(4) Barbara Reesor, fourth child of Christian, 
manied a :\Ir. Gamble. and had issue one !ion, 
who married Marie 
\ntoinette Fr,wklyn, of )Iid. 
tileton, .Kew York, and left issue. 
(5) Abraham, the fifth dÚld of Christian, 
married his cousin Anna. Detwiler. His home 
was south of :\Iarkham village. then called Eec- 
sorvi1le. IIe died in 1831, leaving surviving' 
him his "idow and six children, namely: (1) 
Christopher, born :\Iay 18, 1816, married 11iss 
Margaret Armstrong, a sister of the late \Yil- 
liam Armstrong, of )Iarkham. lIe resided in 
Concession 10. of l\farkham, whpre he carri<'d 
on farming-. His death oceurl'l,<-1 1\0". "27. 1.'ì46. 
(2) Jolm. born July I.'). 1818. resided at the 
homestead on Lots i and 8. in Concession 8. of 
:\larkham. He married, in 1843, Eliza Whitney. 
daug-htpr of the late Henry Whitncy, of New 
Ross. Connty W ('xford, Ireland. who with his 
hroth!:'r, Panl Fr('deJ'ick. eame to Canada m 
IS31. .J ohn Rpcsor was depnty reevp of tho 
township of lHarkham for till' years 18;)
 anò. 
18:í:>: president of the Markham & Sf'31'horoug-h 
Plank Hi'ad Company: ('hnr('h warden anI lily 
delcgate of Grac( Church for many years; and 
WfiR OIl!' of thc s('hool trustees. He was en- 
gaged in the husincss of mi1ling and fal'ming. 
He died ln Octoher, ISHI. and his wiff' dhl in 
.Jnly. 18ßR. (3) Fanny. horn .Tan. 15. 18"21, 
marricd .Joseph .Tames. latp of the township of 
Vauerhan. Hc was a well-known farmer oLthat 
tow

hip and a member of the \Vi1lowdalf' Nh.th. 
odist (,hurch. H(' was one of th(' most uprig-ht 
and hiddv est.eemed residents of thl' township. 
(4) n
n.'Dmrid, horn .Tan. 10. 182:3, wa.s ,odu- 
cated at till' privatp sf'hool of SiJ)l'lair n"l(kn 
of the vi1lage of ;\Ial'kham. \\"hl're his hrot'hf'l"I 
and many of the carl.y rpsirlents attpllfkd. 1'his 
Sinclair Úolden f'arri
d on a drugg-ist's business 
after h(' gave up the school. and waR also a 10f'a1 
preurher in the )fpthodist. Chnr('h. After nnish- 
in er at Rin('lair Holdl'n's sl'hool lIon. David 
R
sor was supplied with a private tutor. Tn 
1860 he was elected for and represented King-A 
Divisi()n in the IJegislative f'o\mcil from lRßO 
until conferleration. whrn he was called to thp 
Renate in ]Rß7. III' was appointed jnsti('e of 
th(' peaf'e in 1R4R, and Lif'utpnllnt (,olon..\ in 



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the Heserves. lIe was for man) years a mem- 
her of the township council and was chosen 
warden of the county in 1860. In lS:)G he 
started the Markham Economist and editeli it 
for man)' years. lIe was pl'e!'idl'nt of the Bast 
Riding of York Agricultural Society, and helped 
to promote the St. Lawrence Bank and the To- 
ronto & Xipissing- Railway, no,", the Midland, 
Hnd the Whitb)' & Georgian Ba)- Tele
raph 
Company. III' died April 26, 1902, at RosPlble, 
Tm'outo, leaving his widow, Emily l.Iacdongall 
(\\.ho is a sister of the late Hon. William Mac- 
dougall) and five children. His widow, Emily 
Reesor, still l'esides at the home in Rosellale. 
(.')) Xanl'y, born April 4, lS2ï, is still living. 

he married Henry R. Corson, of )Iarkham, 
editor of the l\Iarkham Ji:co II omist. :Mr. Corson 
acted as clerk of the township for many years, 
is a notary public and issuer of marriage licen- 
ses. He belongs to a well-known family of 
Huguenot deSf'el1Ì. (6) Peter, born Aug. 5, 
1829, as a young man attended a college at 
'Yashington, D.C. He acted as a law convey- 
ancer, and for some y!'ars assisted his brother 
in tllP management of a cheese factory. He died 
in 1883, unmarried. Besides the abo\-e chil- 
ùrell. Abraham Heesor had two step children, 
who married 1\\0 \vell.known and prominent 
l'esidents of the township, namely, Chauncey 
Crosby and Archibald Barker: the former was 
a justice of the peace and father of the late 
Hugh Powell Crosby, l\I.P.P. for the east ridin
 
of York for many years. The latter was also 
a justice of the peace and as the senior magis- 
trate of the county usually presided at thc 
Quarter Sessions in Toronto. He was post- 
master of the village for .many years anil took 
a prominent part in the early days in the coun- 
cils of the Home District and afterward in the 
county councils. He was a Conservativc in poli- 
tics and was a strong opponcnt of the lIon. 
Daviil Rf'esor in all politif'al contests. He was 
also one of the first trustees of the l\'[arkham 
grammar school, at which some of his chililren 
were e(h1f'ated. One of his sons, Peter l\1. Rar- 
ker, is a graduate of thf' University of Toronto, 
and afterward entered the Ipg-al profrssion: he 
now resides at Edmonton. 
(6) Christian Rf'rsor, the sixth and youngest 
f'hild of Christian, resided at the old homestead. 
He was born in Franklin county. Pennsylvania, 
in 1793. He owned considrrable landed prop- 
erty in the township. He was twice maITied. and 
had ehildren by both marriages. He- died in 
1877. 
The living descendants of tllf' ahove named 
six children of Christian, the first Canadian an- 
cestor, are now estimatl'd to numher not lr"s than 
nine hundrf'd. In 1904 a family !'eunion was 


lwld at LlIl'ust Hill, on their ance,>tors' old home- 

teaù, .to celebrate the one hundredth annivers- 
ary of the settlement in Uanada, at which about 
five hundred descendants attended. Some of the 
more prominent living descendants of thf' fam- 
ily, bearing the surname of Reesor, residing in 
tlw County of York, are as follows: 
(1) 
\.braham Reesor carries on milling and 
farming at Altona. He is a son of Noah Re<,"or. 
!!randson of Rcv. John, and great-grands,m of 
Peter, eldest son of Christian, the first Canadian 
:mcestor. 
(2) Andrew Reesor is a prosperous farmer 
1md owner of Lot 3, 9th Conces
ion, Markham. 
lIe is a son of Peter, grandson of Peter, eldest 
son of Christian, the original ancestDr. He mar- 
ried a Miss Raymer. His post office is Cedar 
Orove. 
(3) Albert Rcesor is owner. with his brother, 
of one of the larg-est creameries in the county. 
He attended Guelph Agricultural College, tak- 
ing a special course. II e is a son of Christian 
and grandson of Christian, the original an('estor. 
He married Miss Bertha Pike, daughter of 
I ohn 
Pike. His post office address is Ilopust Hill. 
(4) Abraham II. Reesor, a retired farmer, .is 
now residing' at :\fount Joy. He is a broth;>r of 
thc above named .\ndrew Reesor. He was mar- 
ried twice, his first wife being a sister of ,John 
Pike, and his sl'cond a daughter ()f the late T. P. 
White, of Whitevale. 
(5) Benjamin B. Reesor is a son of Rev. John 
Reesor, and brother of Rev. Christian Reesor, of 
the Mennonite Church. Ill' married a daughter 
of John Hoover, and is nOw a retired 'farmer. 
His post office is Cedar Grove. 
(6) Benjamin F. Reesor is a son of the late 
:->amuel Reesor of Cedar Grove. and grandson 
of Peter, the eldest son of Christian, the an- 
restor. For some years he was engaged in the 
milling business at his father's home, and ;lfter- 
ward at Ne\\market. He served several years 
in the municipal council as reeve and deputy 
reeve. He is now an electrical engineer, has 
put in plants for the electric lighting ()f several 
towns, and was chosen president of the SOf'iety 
of Electrical Engincf'rs. He is at present en- 
gaged in installing an elpf'tric plant for Owen 

ound, and has also the management of the 
power works at Fplwlon Falls in connection 
with the lightin!.!' of IJindsay. where he now re- 
sides. 
(7) Benjamin G. RcesOl' is a retired farmer 
living at Mount Joy, and is a son of John Ree- 
sor and grandson of Christian, the oriv.inal 
r.neestor. He married a Miss Cook. 
(8) Benjamin H. Rpcsor is a son of the above 
named Benjamin B., and is the owner of I.Jot 3, 



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11th Conce!',sion. He is married and carries on 
farming. His püst office is Cedar Grove. 
(9) Christian "Reesor is a son of Rev. John 
Reesor, and is minister of the Mennonite Church 
at Cedar Grove. On account of his age he has 
turned the management of his farm over to his 
son, Thomas. 
(10) Colin D. Reesor carries on the bus.iness 
of milling at the homestead of his father, the 
late Samuel Reesor. who died in 1901. :3umuel 
was a son of Peter Reesor, the eldest son of Chris- 
tian, and was born in 1817. He was one of the 
most prosperous and wealthy farmers in the 
township, and was much respected by aB his 
neighbors for his kindly and neighhorly acts. 
lIis charity extended beyond his oWn home. He 
gave liberally to the Hindoo missions of his 
Church, and at the time the Hussian 1Iennon- 
ites settled in l\Ianitoba he became surety for 
the payment of the advances made them by the 
government of Canada. Colin D., his ddest 
son, is married and his post office addn'ss is 
Cedar Grove. 
(11) David Reesor is a son of Christopher 
Reesor and grandson of Abraham and nephew 
of Hon. David Reesor. He resides in th
 10th 
Concession on his father's old farm. lIe' mar- 
ried Jane Miller. daughter of the late (ícorge 

Iiller, \\ho was one of the first to import pedi- 
greed stock into the Province. lIe enQ'aged in 
large farm and stock operations in the early 
days of the settlement of Manitoba, alHt has 
traveled f'xtensively in both America anù 
Europe. He is prominent in stock raising' and 
in all farming- matters. 
(12) David A. I
eesor is a son of Noah Ree- 
sor, and grandson of Rcv. .John Reesor. He 
is engaged in farming, and hi", post office is 
Cedar Gro\'e. 
(13) Elias Reesor is a retired farmer residing 
at Stouffville. He is a son of Peter G. Reesor, 
and grandson of John Reesor. He married Miss 
Burkholder. 
(14) Flavius Rcesor is a son of 13. 13. Reesor 
and grandson of Rev. John Reesor. He carries 
on farming near Cedar Grove and there rf'ceives 
his mail. 
(15) Frank A. Reesor carries on farminO' on 
Lot 10, Concession 9, Markham. He is a'"' son 
of the late AIJraham B. Reesor. and g-randson 
of John G. lIe married Miss Àrmstr
ng, only 
daughter of William Armstrong. His post of- 
fice is Locust Hill. 
(16) Frederick Augustus Reesor, son of John 
Reesor and grandson of Abraham, was born in 
1844, and was educated at the Markham gram- 
mar sphool under E. T. Crowle, and at the Uni- 
versity of Toronto, class of 1867. Durin
 his 
course he took honors in mathematics and ob- 


tained a scholarship and a medal. lIe after- 
ward entered a bank. and has been manager of 
the Markham branch of the Standard Bank for 
thirty-three ;rears, having but lately retired.. He 
has been warden and lay delegate of Grace 
Church for many year's, secretary and treasurer 
üf the village lihrar.\' and school trm;tee. 
Ile married Catharine Bain, daughter of [{ev. 
James Bain, late of Scarborough, and sister of 
the late John Bain, K.C., of Toronto. He re- 
centl
' mo\'ed to Ottawa which is his present 
post omcc addrcss. 
(Ii) Frederick E. Reesor is a son of Chris- 
tian Reesor and a brother of Albert Reesol'. and 
with his brother owns the Locust Hill Creamery. 
He is married to a daU!
.hter of Anthon
' Foste"r, 
ex-warden of the county. His post office is Lo- 
cust Hill. 
(It)) Frederick K. Reesor is a son of Petey' 
Reesor, late of Cedar Grove, and grandson of 
Peter, who was the eldest son of Christian. lIe 
received his education at the Markham gram- 
lllar school. He has always taken a great in- 
terest and prominent part in municipal affairs, 
and has been reeve and deputy reeve of the 
township for many years, and was warden of 
the county. For some years he was engaged in 
farming- and milling. and afterward took up the 
business of insurance becoming connected with 
the Standard :\Iutual Fire Insurance Company 
and acted as inspector. lIe married Miss u
- 
Creight. He now resides in Toronto, and his "on 
carries on tht' milling business in ::\Iarkham. 
(19) George Reesor carries on farming on 
Lot 14, ('onpession 7, :\Iarkham. lIe is a son 
of Josephus, deceased, and grandson of Peter 
Reesor. His post office is :Markham. 
(20) George E. Reesor, of Toronto, is a son 
of Samuel Reesor: late of Cedar Grove, and 
brother of Colin D. and Benjamin F. He re- 
sides in Toronto and is engagc
1 in the business 
of butter and creamery manufacture. 
(21) George -Walter Reesor is a son of John 
Reesor, and grandson of Abraham, and was 
born in 1849. He married a Miss Flewry. a 
niece of the late Ex-Warden Flewry, of Kew- 
market, and has been engaged in milling and i" 
now a general merchant in :\Iarkham villaQ'('. He 
has for several years been chosen warden of the 
Eng-1ish Church. lIe is president of the Publil' 
Lihrm';\', and has also J1f'ld many other offires 
and takes part in all muniripal affairs. 
(22) Herman C. Reesor is a son of Benjamin 
13. Reesor and grandson of Rev. John Reesor, 
Jatf' of Cedar Grove. He married a Miss Burk- 
holder, and is a prosperous farmer. His post 
office addres'3 is Cedar Grove. 
(2
) Henry Arthur Reesor is a son of John 
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of the late ::3enator Rt't'sor. III' was born in 
1847, and educated at the :\1arkham grammar 
school and Toronto Cniversity. He rel'eived 
his dt'gree of B.A. in l
ïO. He then .:;tudied 
for the legal profession and was called to the 
Bar in Hilary term, 187-1. He became a partner 
of the late J ud
e :\1aekenzie, in whose office he 
had studied. and has ever since practised ln the 
same firm and its successors on Toronto <;treet, 
the names of the firm being .:\1ackenzie. Dela- 
mere & RI:'t'sor, Delamere & Reesor. Delmllere, 
Reesor, English & Ross. and at prt'sent i.... Dela- 
mere, Reesor & Ross. The office is at 
lJ. 18 
Toronto stt'eet. 1\11'. Reesor holds a certificate 
of the Military School, and he served four vears 
in the Queen's Own and retired as lieutenant in 
the York Rangers in 1874. He married 
1iss 
Frances L. Fowler, daughter of D. Fowler, R. 
C.A., late of the "Cedars," Amherst Island. 
(24) Ht'nry B. Reesor is a son of Chrisiian, 
who was a son of John Reesor and grandson of 
Christian, the original ancestor. III' was edu- 
cated at the 1\1arkham grammar school. He 
then engaged in the blL"iness of insurance. The 
Standard l\Iutual Fire Insurance Company was 
formed by him and for many years he \\ flS its 
manager.' III" was tru<;tee of the Ma dJIam 
gTamm8r school. supcrintcndent of the Snnday- 
school in 1\1arkham village, and has identified 
himself with public affairs in general. His first 
wife was a l\Iiss Daek, a sister of ,Yaltcr Dack, 
:M.P.P., of Kincardine, now deceased. n.
 was 
married a second time, to a :Miss Peck, f'f To. 
rc)uto. His present residence is 'foronÌ'). \\'her'::! 
he carries on a real estate business, ha\'in
! sev- 
ert'd his ('onnection with the managership of the 
Rtal1dard )Jutual Fire Insurance Compan
'. 
(2.)) lSHal' Reesor is a son of X oah I: 'eS0r 
and grandson of Rev. J olm Reesor, grea t-grand- 
son of Peter Reesor, eldest SOIl of Christian. He 
carries on farming near Cedar Grove, which is 
his post office: and he owns one of the finest 
anrl best cultivated farms in the county. 
(26) .Jacob Reesor is a son of Peter and a 
grandson of Peter, the eldest son of Christian. 
He is a retired farmer, and his post office ad- 
dress is :Markham. 
(27) .Jacob B. Reesor is a sOn of Noah Ree- 
sor and granrlson of Rev. John Reesor. He car- 
ries on farming near Cedar GrovP. 
(2R) .Josephus Reesor resides on Lot 5. Con- 
cession 9, :\Iarkham, and is a retired farmer. 
He is the only surviving child of Peter Reesor, 
elde<;t son of Christian. and is now over ninety 
years of age. His post office is Box Grove. 
(29) Dr. J. Arthur E. Reesor is a ,;on of 
Christian and grandson of the original ancestor. 
He and his two brothers Albert and Fred Ree- 
sor, propl'it'tors -of the Locust Hill Creamery, 


are the only living grandchildren of th,
 orig- 
inal ancestor except Josephus Reesor. Hé' re- 
sides in Toronto and is an osteopathic physician. 
lIe has attended meetings of members I)f the 
profession in the Pnited States, and has also 
traveled extensively in Europe. He is unmar- 
ried. 
(30) Le\\ is II. Reesor is a son of the late 
Samuel Reesor, and brother of Benjamin };'., the 
electrieal engineer. He is engaged in the same 
profession and at present has charge of the elec- 
tri(' works at St. :\Iary's. TIe is married to a 
'\liss Eby. 
(31) 
\Iartin .J. Reesor is a farmer and rèf>ides 
011 Lot 6, Concession 9, l\Iarkham. He is it son 
of Jacob Reesor, deceased, who was a son of 
John and grandson of Christian. His post office 
addrpf's is Cedar Grove. 
(32) 
\Iartin S. Reesor is a son of Noah Ree- 
sor, and is a farmer of Cedar Grove. 
(33) 
icholas E. Reesor is the owner of a 
farm near Locust Hill. He is a brother of Henry 
B. Reesor and grandson of John. He married 
his cousin, 8m'ah Reesor, daughter of John G. 
Reesor. 
(34) Xoah Reesor. a retired farmer at Cedar 
I;rove, is a son of Rev. John Reesor. 
(35) Peter Reesor is a son of Peter RecsoJ', 
and is a farmer at Cedar Grove, near Hillside. 
(36) Peter B. Reesor is a son of 
oah Reesor, 
and has a farm at Cedar Grove. 
(37) Peter H. Reesor is a son of Jacoh, who i
 
the son of Peter and grandson of Peter. eldest 
SOn of Christian. He carries on farming with 
his father and has been a member of the village 
("ouncil of :\Iarkham. 
(3R) Rubert Reesor is a SAID of Christopher 
l1nd grandson of Abraham Reesor. and nephew 
of Senator Reesor. lIt' was captain of the local 
{'ompany of the York battalion, and ho!ds a 
military school certificate. He is well known as an 
importer of pedigreed stock, and was one of 
the first to bring to Canada ponips from the 
Shetland Isles, having made a trip there for that 
[tnl'poot'. He has alwa:-
 taken an intere
.t in 
:Ig-rieultural sociI' tit's and has heen a dire("tor of 
the East Yorl, 
\grienltural Rociety. an, I has 
acted as judge at many large e"(hibitions. He 
earries on farming and is the owner of a large 
herd of fine .J erse:- s. He married )Jis,
 Barr, 
daughter of the late Rev. 1\11'. Barr. 
(39) Russell J. Reesor is a son of Frederick 
K. Reesor and runs the Glen Rouge Mills at 
:Markham. III' has also taken a course of studies 
in electri(.al en
ineering. His pm,t office is 
)Iarkham. TIp married a daughter of 'V. Delos 
Crosby, and nieee of the late H. P. ('rosby, 
:\Lr.p. 
(40) Simeon Reesor is a snn of Rev. .John 



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Ree:-or, and has a farm near Cedar Grvve, whicl 
is his post office address. 
(41) Solomon Reesor is a brother of Frederick 
K. Reesor, ex-warden of York County, and owner 
of a farm which he works near Cedar CII'o"e at 
his father's old homestead. 

 -!
) Tilman Heesor is a SOn of Simeon Ree- 
sor, êmd grandson of Rev. John Reesor. He has 
a farm nea.r Cedar Gro\'e where he resides. 
( 43) Thomas Reesor is a son of Rev. Chris- 
tian Reesor, and grandson of Rev. John }{eesor. 
He carries on farming at his father's home near 
Cedar Grove, residing with his parents. He is 
ë'\ school trustee, and is one of the best farmers 
in the neighborhood, making use of many mod- 
ern improvements in machinery, and many of 
thc fm'm honses in that neighborhood are con- 
nected by telephone. 
( 44 ) Wesley Reesor is a son of .J osephus. of 
Box Grove, and carries on fanning on Lot 14. 
in Concession 7, ::\Iarkham. 
(45) William D. Reesor is the only son of the 
late 
enator Rpesor. IIe was erlucated at the 
:Markham grammar schooL For some years he 
was engaged in farming in Concession 9, of 
:Markham, and had a fine herd of Jersey pedi- 
greed cattle. TIe was president of the Ea,>t York 
Agricultural Society in the year thc Earl of 
Aberùeen, governor-general of Canada. visited 
and opened the exlùbition. He is now eng-aged 
in the management of a large ranch in the 
Ol.th- 
West Territories. 
(46) William J. Reesor is a son of John 
R
('sor and grandson of Abraham. He was edu- 
cated at Hamilton College and Trinity Un i- 
versit
,. He afterward engaged in insurance 
for many years at Winnipeg. He is marricd to 
Miss Emma B. R. Buchan. 


GEOR(}E ;\fARKS, of Toronto, whose death 
took phH'c in that city in 1899, was born in 
England in 1814. His father, .James Marks, was 
a manufacturer of woolen cloth. The son 
rl.'w 
IIp in his native country, receiving a good edu- 
cation, and became a chemist by profession, an 
occupation which he followed there for many 
)ears suc('essfully. His removal to Canada o
- 
curred in 11'87. and from that time until his 
death, twclve years later, he made his home in 
Toronto. 
::\11'. 
Iarks did not marry until rafher late in 
life, whcn in 1865 he was l
nited, in England. to 

\Iiss Emilie Pripe. A family of six children 
"crp hum to them, as foHows: (1) George Her- 
"Py Pri"'e was horn April 13. 1.'
f)6. (2) Arthur 
Hervey Selwyn. born March 4, 1868. mar- 
ried Miss ZelIa Mary Dunbar, of Toronto, and 
had two children, Aileene and George I vaTl 
Don
las. (R) Ada Marion. born Oct. 31. 1869. 


died .April 23, 1885. (4) Emilie Lillian. horn 
Jlme 3, 1872, married Ale'(ander O'Brien, of 
'rol'onto, and had two daughters, Isabel Campion 
:\Iarks and Barbara Lillian. (5) Isabel Ruber- 
gall, born Oct. 19, 1875, died in 1896. (6) Ed- 
win '\TaIteI', born ::\Iarch 1, 187!'), married 
1iss 
Ida Tilt, of Brampton. and has two daughters, 

jadeline Ruberg-all and .Josephine :Marion. 
.:\11's. Emilie P. 
Iarks belonged to a familv 
settled in Canada since the earlier part of the 
nineteenth century. Her pal'ent,> were Hon. 
.James Hervey and :\Iary Elizabeth Ann (Ruber- 
gall) Price. James H. Price was born in Cum- 
)Jerland, Eng-land, and received his earlier edu- 
eation at Eton, whenee he went to DOctors' Com- 
mons and prepared for admission to the Dar. 
His marriage took place in his native comltry, 
and later he moved to Canada and settled in 
Little York. lIe resumed the practice of law 
t here and as the place grew became very snc- 
l'essfu1. He was in partnership with )[1'. Thomas 
Ewart. Mr. Price ran for Parliament as a .mem- 
ber from York, and was elected, becoming a rep- 
l'esentative at the same time Hobert Baldwin 
was. A close alliance between Mr. Price and ;\Ir. 
Baldwin sprang up, and the government was 
hnown as the Price-Baldwin government. Mr. 
Price was connccted with the Cê1lladian Parlia- 
ment for thirty-two years, after which he re- 
turned to England and while there died, in 1883. 
I-Ie was also commissioner of Crown Lands for 
many years. His wife died in England, in 1380. 
Thpy were the parents of se"en children, namely: 
Hervey William. late Judge of the County of 
W pIland; Eliza.. i\Irs. Edward CO\\'les, of Farm- 
ington. Connecticnt; Edwin RnbergalI, who died 
in Australia at the age of twenty-three; Emma, 
who marriecl .J oseph J ackes, both now dece3Sed; 
.\rthnr \Vood, who died in England; Emilie, 

Irs. Marks: anrl IJ8.vinia, residing in Deer Park. 


WALTER .1Al\m
 BREAKE
RID(1E 
HEAD, Counsel for the Board of 
tatute Com- 
missione.rs for the Ontario Government. and 
a son of the late D. B. Read, K.C., 
mentioned plscwhere, was born in To- 
ronto in 1855. His education was ac- 
quired in Upper Canada College, and on leav- 
ing school he detcrmined to follow in lùs father's 
footsteps and enter th
 legal profession. He 
read law with his father, and was called to the 
Bar in 1879. In that same year was formed the 
law firm of Read & React consisting of father 
And son. Later it became Reacl. Read & KnÜrht, 
and so continued until 1896, when it was 
again changed to Read & Read, the style under 
\\"hi
h it was known until 1907, when Mr. 
"T alter .J. B. Read closl'd thc offire to assume the 
antips attendant npon his present position. 



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For over twenty years Mr. Read was solidtor 
for the Fpper Canada Law Society, which posi- 
tion he resigned to become counsel for the Board 
of Statute Commissioners. He has been en- 
ga.ged in many notable cases, and has a high 
reputation amonp- his fellow practitioners. 
.Among the most famous .cases may be mentioned 
the St. George Railway cases before the late 
Judge Rose, in which he was associated with the 
late Judge Lount and George Tate Blackstock, 
K.C., as counsel for the plaintiffs. Mr. Read 
....as engaged also on the Morse extradition case 
-a case which excited a good deal of local in- 
terest in Toronto-winning the case for the 
prisoner, Morse. 
Outside of his profession Mr. Read has found 
time to take an interest in public and business 
affairs. For many years he was actively asso- 
ciated with, was one of the founders and filled 
the office of president of the 1\1uskoka Lakes As- 
sociation. Socially he has been quite prominent. 
He belongs to the National Club; he takes an 
active interest in whist, and was the first presi- 
dent of the Canadian Whist League. In his 
religious affiliation and belief he is a striet 
churchman, belonging to the Anglican Chureh. 
and is particularly interested 
n church music. 
In his political id.eas he is a Conservative, sup- 
porting by voice and ballot the men and meas- 
ures of that party. He stands in the front rank 
of his profession, and as a citizen is progressive 
and public-spirited, and as a man upright and 
smcere. 


REV. GEORGE 
ESBITT, M.A., now I>uper- 
annuated and living in Toronto, has been en- 
gaged in the ministry of the Anglican Church 
for thirty-five years. He was born in the town- 
ship of Beckwith, County Lanark, Ont., Aug. 12, 
]831, son of John and Jane (Pierce) Nesbitt, 
and grandson of William Nesbitt. who eame to 
Canada in 1819. He settled in Franktown, which 
was laid out as a government town, County J.J:m- 
ark, where he died. He was of Scotch parent- 
age, and was a member of the Established Church 
of Scotland. His children were: Hugh, Dr. 
Ceorgoe (who was sent to Scotland to be edu- 
cated), John, and two daughters. 
John Nf'sbitt. father of Rev. George, was born 
in the North of Ireland. in 1789, and came to Can- 
ada with the family. He, too, like his father was a 
Presbyterian, but in after years became a mem- 
ber of the Anglican Church, in which he bt'ought 
up his family. He died in 1880, his wife havin
 
pre-deceased him for some four years. Their 
children were: William, John, Rev. George, 
Thomas, James, Dr. Edward, R. C. S. K., and 
three daughters. 
Before preparing for the ministry our sub- 
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ject attended Perth Grammar School, and in 
] 856 he (with his brother William, deceased, 
who also intended entering the ministry), ma- 
triculated in Trinity University, taking a Foun- 
dation Scholarship. In 1859 he took the de- 
gree of B.A., with mathematical honors, and also 
a Scholarship of $120 which lasted during his 
Divinity course of two years. Tn 1861 he was 
ordained to the Diaconate, and the following 
year to the Priesthood. In 1863 he took the de- 
gree of M.A. His first charge was that of Mary- 
horo and Peel, where he labored ten years, thence 
r,-oing to Port Perry, Rosemont and Sutton 
\Vest. which is a noted place for pleasure seek- 
ers. 
1\11'. Kesbitt was first married to Joanna Mor- 
ris, only child of Rev. E. Morris, rector of 
Franktown. Pive children were born of this 
union: Ebenezer G., John W. G., James E., 
George Mowbray (who was drowned at Ren- 
frew-a clerk in the Merchants' Bank), and 
Georcina. In 1877 the mother of these children 
died.
 1\11'. Nesbitt's second marriage was with 
Elisabeth McNab. Of this union there were four 
children: George Heber, Hugh Waldemar (man- 
ager of a branch of the Merchants' Bank, Napin- 
l,a, Man.), George Oswald (of the Bank of 

\[ontrea( Vancouver) and Mary Emma (de- 
ceased). The mother of these children passed 
away in 1885. 


WALTER B. GEIKIE. M.D., C.M., D.C.h, 
F.R.C.S. Ed., L.R.C.P. Lond., secured the e;I- 
tablishment of his medical college, Toronto, in 
1871, and was for the last twenty-five years of 
its existence its Dean. Dr. Geikie was born in 
]
dinburgh, Scotland, and came to Canada with 
the family in 1843, when he was very young. 
The late Rev. Archibald Geikie, father of Dr. 
i1eikie, on coming to Canada, settled on the 
river St. Clair, in the township of Moore, about 
ten 'miles below Sarnia. Here he ministered to 
two congregations of his own gathering, one in 

 100re. and one in Sarnia. His wjfe died in 
lí'4R, and in 1849, the family removed to To- 
ronto where Mr. Geikie was for some years the 
l'e:;:pected minister of a congregation. In the 
family ther(' were three sons, two besides the 
!<nbj
t of this sketch. One, the late Rev. Archi- 
bald C. Geikie, D.D., LL.D., was formerly min- 
ister of St. Andrew's, Berlin, Ontario, and sub- 

equently colleag'Ue of the late well-known Hev. 
Dr. Bayne, of Galt, upon whose death he went 

o Australia and there died in 1898. Dr. Geikie's 
(.ther brother. who died in 1906. was the Rev 
Cunning-ham Geikie, D.D.. LL.D., of Bourne- 
,mouth, England, and his name wiH long be re- 
Jr}embered by his works. 
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the Dean of Trinity l\Iedical College, is the 
:roungest of the brothers, and he began the study 
oì medicine in Toronto with the late lIon. Dr. 
.John Rolph, :i\LR.C.E. Eng., LL.D., just after 
the family came to the city. After finishing 
his college course in Toronto he passed the 
medical board of Upper Canada. at that time 
and for many years before, the sole licensing 
board of this Province. He afterward went to 
Jefferson :\Iedical College, Philadelphia, where 
he wa.s graduated. Many students from Can- 
ada at that time did the same thing, for this par- 
ticular college was then exceedingly attractiVd 
from the large number of eminent teachers on 
its faculty, such as the late Professors Robiey 
Dunglison, Charles D.Meigs, R. :\I.l\Iutter, and 
many others. On returning to Canada Dr. 
Geikie began practice in Bond Head, South 
iJn- 
coe, but soon after was induccd to remove to 
Aurora, in the County of York, where. as in 
l
ond Head. he did a large praetIce. 
In October, 1856, his old teaèher, Dr. Rolph, 
then Dean of the Medical Department of Vic- 
toria University (conducted in Toronto) asked 
him to join him as one of the professors in that 
Faculty, which he consented to do. During the 
session 1856-7 Dr. Geikie did double duty, hav. 
ing to lecture on Materia Medica and Therapeu- 
tics, and also upon Obstetrics and Diseases of 
Women and Children. He continued in tbis 
medical college till Dr. Rolph resigned in 1870, 
when he resigned with him. During the ypars of 
his Vietoria rniversity professoriate, Dr. Geikie 
taught in addition to the subje<.'tc; namptl above, 
Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical, Principles 

md Practice of Surgery, and Practice of ì\lcdi- 
cine and Clinical l\Iedicine. the latter in Toronto 
General Hospital. 
In 1867 Dr. Geikie revisited Great Britain and 
passed the examination of the Ro
'al College of 
Physicians of London, and the Royal Colleg'J of 
Surgcons of Edinburgh. 
Early in 1871 the Medical Faculty of Trinity 
Univpr!',it
. was reorganized on a broad and :ib- 
eral basis suggested by Dr. Geikie, and was from 
the first, a great success. The Doctor hall hall 
the advantage of being long associated with Dr. 
Rolph in the conduct of a medical college, which 

Iroved the best possible trainin
 for the rcs[:on- 
sibilities which were to devolve upon him, 
from 1871 onward, of having full charge of a 
large medical college and in addition to his 
own professorships of medicine and clinieal 
medicine. In 1871 he was appointêd registra!' 
find treasurer of the newly formed Faculty. 
The first Dpan, Dr. Hodder, having died in B78, 
Dr. Geikie was appointed to the Deanship :md 
continued nntil Jane, 1903, in active discharge 
of its dutil's, as well as those of thc Professor- 


ship he had held for so many years. His life has 
been an exceedingly busy one, and althou
h the 
tax npon his time and energy has been ver,Y 
great, the continued snccess of the medical col- 
lege, until the extinction of its autonomy by 
"amalgamation, " was most gratifying to him 
and to its thousands of warm friends throughout 
the Duminion. Besides his college work, Dr. 
Geikie was for many years a member of the act- 
ing staff of the Toronto General Hospital, and 
wa.s also for a series of 
'ears on its consulting 
staff', and likewise for some time on that of the 
Hospital for Sick Children. Dr. Geikie has 
(vcr had an enthusiastic love for his profession 
He was ahnlYs \"Cry thorouglùy dcvoted to his 
duties as a medical teacher.. believing that in 
a countQ' of sueh e'dent and such possibilities 
as the Dominion of Canada, no man can seïect 
a more useful calling or one which will be li!{el)' 
tl) do more Q'ood to the Canaíliun peoplc than 
that of a faithful, earnest medical teachel', ,,
ho 
8(.eks as far as in him lies, to S(.w broadly an,[ 
((('eply amongst our young men, the beneficl
ut 
{1nd unspeakably yaluable princ;ples which are 
the most important part of the profession of 
medicine, and will continue to be so, more Ilnd 
more, thp fartlll'r our knowledge is extendf'd in 
the futurf'. Such teachers, and 
uch alone, are 
great bles!>ings to the Province. In 1889 Tl'inity 
fJniversity. in acknowledgment of the long CóJß- 
tinued and great services he hall up to that tillie 
rendere:l to medical education in this Province, 
('onfmred upon him the degre() of D.C.h He 
11JSO represented Trinity ::\Iedical CoHege on the 
Council of the College of Physicians and Nur- 

f'ons of Ontario for twenty-fixe years-l
77 to 
190
, inclusive. 
On .June 4, 1903. Dr. Geikie rp::;igned his po
i- 
tion as Dean of the Trinity Medical College, the 
o(o('asioll bein
 the proposed U amalgamation" of 
the Fal'u1ty of that institution with t11.e Tm'onto 
I'niwrsity l\f('(1ical Fa('ulty. This change. w 1 1ich 
mpant cxtinetion. and only this. Dr. Geikip. to- 
gether with man
' other expcrienced me-:lical 
tpachers, and nearly all the graduates of l'r;n- 
it). :\Iedical College. entirely disapprowd of, for 
i}Jf' following rpasons: 
(1.) The mere suggestion of such a thing was 
exceeding-Iy distasteful to evpry medical g-r3(11l' 
atp of Trinit
- rniversity wherever hp n.ay be 
found. and t(, studl'nts of Trinity Medi,'a 1 C-:.I- 
Ip.
e ...:ith hardly an exerption. 
(II.) Whpn sugg('sted some tinlP befo!',> it took 
plapc. a!one did the ('ollpg'P much injury in many 
w:ws for two consecutivp Years. 'fhp pl8n ]11'0- 
po
ed, proved not only 
 failure when first 
Plade, hut a failure whieh was felt by many 
teachers and graduates to he insulting heyond 
deseription, to the -:\Irdical ('ol]eg-e. What was 



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ofÏereu as "amalgamation" had it been accept- 
ed, woul,l ha\'e been then. a humiliating an- 
nihilation, so far as Trinity Medical College was 
concerned. It was promptly declined. an.l 
"amalgamation" was at that time definitely and 
finally decided against by the College, a decision 
which was printed On a fly leaf and scattered 
broadcast in the calendar for no less than two 
con<;ecutive years, 1901-2 and 1902-3. 
(III.) From the moment it was announced 
in two successive calendars that aU "amalga- 
mation" negotiations were at an end, the Col- 
lege did as "<í,ll as ever, and but for the re- 
newal of ,. mnalgamation" negotiations even be- 
fore tlIP "lose of session HJ02-3, the session 
1903-4 would haw bcen. h?d amalgamation not 
taken plaN>. one of the bcst of the very best in 
the histor
' of the College. 
(IV.) "
\malgamation," nO matter by "horn 
proposed or what its character might be, neces- 
sarily extinguishes the College entirely, so far as 
its namp. and its long and successful past his- 
tory go, and to this its true friends object.ed in 
the strong-est W:i.'", and reg-ard it as. in every way, 
most undesirable, and ther continue to t.hink ex- 
actl
' as they did when it was first mooted. 
('
.) \Y ere the previous objections not suffi- 
cient to exclude the idea of amalgamation of 
any kind, and were such a proposal made and 
agreed to, it is certain. that for practical teach- 
ing purposes, the formation of one huge ml'di!;al 
school, h
' merging two medical schools, each 
:tlready large enough, into one. would all but 
surely prove to be a failure. as a practical. work. 
able teaching body. In London. England. with 
her many )Iedical Colleges, the rule is, and aL- 
wa
's has heen, to ha\'e several medical schools, 
with the desire that no one of them should be 
very large. Each se('ures as good a teal'hing 
facult
' as possible for itself. and nc\'er so large 
as to be unworkable. In Edinburgh there are 
several large medical schools. The students 
there. m\ ing- to the large numbers in attendance. 
are ohligC'd to emplo
' "Grinders." who ahound, 
an,l whose char!!'('s are a hea\'y hurdcn to the 
student as they equal, or sometimes excel'. 1. the 
fees paid for the reQ'ular medical "Iassps. Huge 
facultips and hu!!e classes. can not in the nature 
of thing" do justice either to indiddual 11"1'- 
turprs. or to individual medical students. The 
interest of teachers in student", indivi,il1al1
'. is, 
under such circumstances, simply impossible. 
Hence the wisdom of the London plan of having 
many medical schools, each of modf'rate size. 
Two schools han> existed for fifty 
'em's pa"t in 
Toronto. and are now more necessar
' th:m ever 
before, for the numher of students who come 
here ever
' 
'ear to study is nearly seven hund- 
rerl. :mrl 
oon wil1 he l:ir!!pr. Thp 
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too, is filling up rapidly, and doctors will be re- 
quired there in considerable numbers. Besides 
this. there is a consumt demand outside of the 
Dominion for medical men educated in Canada. 
(VI.) Were Trinity :Medical College extin- 
guished by being amalgamated with any other 
medical facult
., another medical school would, 
without doubt, be shortly established, for the 
absence of all competition, by the creation of a 
huge medical teaching monopol
T, "Was a serious 
blunder. 
\s above stated, for more than fifty 
years there have always been at least two medi- 
cal coUeges in Toronto when, with a very much 
smaller population, two were mueh less neederl 
than they are now, and before long we may ex- 
lJect to see another medical school formell (may 
it be composed of able. practical teachers). as 
Trinity 1\Ierlical College, with its honoretl his- 
tor
' as a distinct medical teaching body. has been 
blotted out by amalgamation. 
(VII.) Trinity Medieal College. after thirty- 
two years of success, earned for herself a very 
high pla
e amongst the medical schools. not of 
('ana,la alone. but of the world, and to have her 
extinguished by "amalgamation" has proved 
not onìy no advantage. but already to have bel'n 
a great injury to practical medical education in 
Ontario, and thus an injury to our Province. 
(VIII.) Even were the position of Trinity 
Pniversity to be changed by "federation" with 
the University of Toronto, 'l'rinity 1\IcdicaJ Col- 
lege would have had no difficulty in securing 
in Ontario all the University recognition she 
required for the graduation of her students, and 
the Provin,'f' :-;houlrl not hy "amalgamation" 
ha\'e heen deprived of one of her most valuable 
educational assets. 
(IX.) Xo one favored "amalgamation" of 
Trinity 1\Iedical College except those under the 
influf'nce of persons who, witll(lut being pf'rhaps 
a\\ are of it, were led by the views of Toronto 
(Tniwrsity's special friends. who saw in Trin- 
ity :\Iedical College a "I'll anll long e<;tablished 
and f>ue('p<;sful rollf'ge, and a powerful rival of 
their own :\lrdiral Department. 
fX.) Another and a \"ery strong reason 
against the amal!!amation of Trinity ;\{edical 
College with an
r other teachin!! ),Iedical Fac- 
ulty. is the fact. that every member of the Cor- 
poration of that College had si
ed, as a condi- 
tion of memhership. :in indenture. and harl 'hi
 
seal affixed to it. and also the seal of the Coll
, 
and was duly witnessed. whirh f'ontains the fol- 
lowing strong and solemn agreement, which 
"'as. pra"ti":ilIy. "0 self-denying oraillancf'." 
""\Ye hf'J'eh
' eOVeH:int. promise and agree 
with the party of the first part" [that is, the 
Corpor:ition of Trinity l\Iedical Col1eg'e] "to b
 
:it :ill times loyal to HIP S:iid College. and t.o do 



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everything in our power to uphold its honor, 
and to promote its welfare." 

o agreement, not even an oath. could be 
stronger or more binding than this. 
Dr. Geikie's resignation called forth many 
expressions of regret and tributes to his char- 
acter and work, from which three have been se- 
lE:Cted for preservation here. The first is from 
the Toronto Satm'day Night, of July 25, 1903, 
and rearls as follows: 
"Hundreds of medical practitioners not only 
in Canada, but in far corners of the American 
continent, and C\Tcn in more distant lands, will 
be delighted to have a memento of Dr. Geikie in 
the accompanying lifelike and characteristic por- 
trait of the retiring Dcan of Trinity l\Iedical 
Co]]ege. Dr. Geikie has been long associated with 
medical education in Ontario, and has left his 
impress indelibly upon the thousand or 
more doctors who have passed as it were, through 
his hands Rince he was instrumental in reorgan- 
izing Trinity Medical School, which has now 
passed out of existence. His high sense of duty 
and his exalted precept and example as to the 
social and profes"ionHl standarits which a medi- 
cal do{'tor should strive to maintain, have done 
much to elevate the ideals of his students; but 
{'hiefly, perhaps, he is hcld in loving and grate- 
ful veneration for his unfailing kindness and 
spirit of hf'lpfulness in his relations with 'his 
bO
1>. ' In the heHrt of many a successful medi- 
cal man there will be an unwavering response to 
every word of the following personal tribute to 
Dr. Geikie by one of the early graduates of Trin- 
ity. Dr. Charles Sheard. the Medical Health Of- 
ficer, of Toronto." 
The second: "A contemporary, in writing 
of university appointments, a while ago, said: 
'Colle-ge professors seldom die and never re- 
sign. ' So evenl
T has the tidc of affairs in the 
universities of Toronto cbbed and flowed, that 
when even a venerable teacher sees fit to with- 
draw from what has bcen Hn average life-time 
of earnest, splendid se
vice to his college. and 
a never-dying example of sturdy manhood and 
keen, unswerving application of good sense and 
hi!!h mental attainments, all dedicated to his of- 
fice, of Dean of Trinity Medical College, it causes 
more than a ripple of regret, while at the same 
time it leaves an opportunity for his mantle to 
fall upon the should!'rs of another. Dr. Geikie 
was founder, and for tWt'nty-five year;:; Dean of 
Trinity College Medical Faculty. Earlier in 
life he was a professor in the old Rolph Medical 
School; so for over fifty years he has been a 
medical teacher in Toronto, and knows his work 
from its alpha to its omega. Father-like, he 
loves his child, Trinity Medical College, and 
now, with the current of the times, and the ten- 


dency to amalgamation in all circles, business, 
educational, and even religious, the c'hild of his 
heart and care through all these many years has 
reached out and formed an amalgamation with 
Toronto University, and so, with enlarged re- 
sources and better equipments, and a strong 
teaching body. elected from both institutions, 
presses On keeping pace with this rapidly advanc- 
ing age of high and ever higher achievements. 
We feel sure we are voicing the feelings of every 
Canadian medical practitioner when we say we 
are heartily sorry that splendid old Dean Gei- 
kie feels, owing to this amalgan-wttion, of which 
he does not approve for many reasons, that he 
must withdraw. He has our admiration and re- 
spect; he will be missed, for in educational af- 
fairs, as well as in business pursuits, we need 
the men of experience, who can look back as well 
as forward, and who can close one eye in retro- 
spection, applying the old-fashioned test of ripe 
judgment to ascertain, when occasion requires, if 
t.he proposed action answers to the plumb-line." 
The third is an expression of appreciation by 
the Corporation of Trinity l\Iedical College, and 
appeared in the 'l'oronto Satul'day Night, Aug. 
1. 1903: 
"The corporation of Trinity l\Iedical College, 
upon receiving the resignation of Dr. Walter B. 
fieikie, founder of the college and for many 
years its dean, lmanimously passed the follow- 
ing resolution, an engrossed copy of which has 
been forwarded to Dr. Geikie: 
"'vYe, the Corporation of Trinity Medical 
College, in accepting the resignation of Dr. Wal- 
ter ß. Geikie, D.C.L., F.R.C.S.E., L.R.C.P., 
Lond., Dean of the Faclùty and Professor of the 
Principles and Practice of Medicine, desire to 
place on record our sense of the debt of grati- 
t udc we owe to our late associate, for his two 
and thirty 
'ears of earnest and self-sacrificing 
la.bors on behalf of the college. At all 
imes. in 
season and out of season, by night and hy day, 
ycar after year, the cause of Trinity Medical 
College has ever bcen foremost in his thoughts 
as the one object aronnd which his affections 
eentered. 'With ewry cnergy and faculty he 
possessed, Dr. Geikie labored to promote what 
he considered thc hest interests of the college 
which was so dear to his heart, and owing in 
a large degree to thcse unwearied efforts Trinity 
)ledical College has attained her present proud 
position. It is with feelings of regret that the 
corporation parts with him, who is the father in 
medicine of most of it'! members, who has pre- 
sided over its meetings, and piloted its ship 
through many breakers, and we one and all de- 

ire that Dr. Geikie may be spared for many 
years to enjoy t.he satisfaction of well-earned 
}'epose. 



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" 'Signed by all the members of the Corpora- 
tion. ' 
,. 'Toronto, June, 1903.' " 


JOHX EDWIX USHER, deceased. To few 
mortals is given the inestimable gift of the art- 
istic spirit united with the P<Jwer to portray in 
tangible form its creations, but to those few the 
world owes a debt of gratitude beyond expres- 
sion in words and not lightly to be forgotten. 
In Canada. no name among its artists of the 
present era is mOre widely known nOr more 
highly regarded than that of the late John Ed- 
win Psher, whose palate was laid aside forever 
Oct. 2:1, 18!J6, in Toronto. Death carne, how- 
ever, not so lUuch as an interruption to a prom- 
ising career, as an ending to a well rounded and 
('ompleted life, for its summons was uttered soon 
after 1\[1'. Usher had completed his magnificent 
painting, "The Morning of the Crucifixion," 
w'hich had been the great goal of his artistic ef- 
fort for a number of years. 
John Edwin Usher was born in Chatham, Eng- 
land, in 1846, son of William C. and Ann (Swan) 
Usher, both of "horn died in Toronto. The boy 
early showed his artistic talent. and was encour- 
aged in it, producing his first oil painting at the 
age of eleven years. Pnlike most of those who 
are similarly gifted, however, :\11'. Usher was also 
extremely practical. and combined with the art- 
istic temperament a fondness for mechanics 
"hich led him to adopt that line of work as a 
means of liveÜl1ood. In 1865 he left England 
for the "Cnited States and spent seven years at 
Cleveland, Ohio, going from there to Toronto, 
iil 1872, and making his permanent home in the 
latter city, where he was employed for a number 
of years as foreman in the shops of the Grand 
Trunk Railway Company. The last years of 'his 
life were given up almost wholly to his paint- 
ing. and of that we will speak at length later. 
In 1874, two years after settling in Toronto, 
:\11'. Usher was united in marriage with Miss 
Elizabeth Koblett. who was born in Ireland in 
]8.")3. dau!!hter of Richard and 3I
ry Ann (Grif- 
fin) Koblett, both of whom died in Ireland. Mrs. 
Usher had three brothers, Frank, S. Oeorge and 
Thomas Griffin. :\11'. and :\'[rs. Usher became the 
parents of the following children: 
[ary E., de- 
ceased wife of T. J. Robertson, who left one 
son, Georg-e S.; :\Iaude. wife of Frederick G. L. 
Darlington, and mother of one son, Earll
 F.; 
Herbert 8.. of Toronto. who marrird :\Jiss l\[illie 
::\[alone, and has one son, Herbert Geor!!e; Amy, 
who marripd Frederick :\[ansell. and has one 
daughter, Lete-r May Amy: Violet, :\[rs. II. 
McGown; Francis .Tohn. of Toronto; and Ed- 
win. who married :\[iss Ethel Blackstone. The 
late John Edwin Usher, during thc latter part 


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of his life, resided at No. 131 Spadina avenue. 
In political matters he voted with the Reform 
party, while religiously he was connected with 
the Queen Street l\Iethodist Church, in whic'h he 
was an active worker and a prominent anù val- 
ued member. 
As an artist Mr. Usher will long be held in 
honor in Toronto, for it was in that line that he 
was specially proficient, and in wlrich he did 
his really vital. individual work. One of his 
most successful pictures was a portrait in oil 
of John Brighton,1\.LP., which is a fine example 
of portraiture. :\11'. Usher's work in setting 
forth Biblical subjects was, perhaps, that which 
bore most trul
' the stamp of the man 'himself, 
for his religions nature found beautiful expres- 
sion in pictures of that character. His master- 
piece, which had absorbed most of his attention 
during the last :rears of his life, has already been 
aJIuded to, but is too important to be briefly dis- 
missed. It is still in the possession of Mrs. 
Usher, and is always on exhibition to the public 
at her home. The description given below is the 
one authorized by :\1rs. Usher and conveys a 
better idea of the picture than anything else save 
the actual canvas, which must be seen again anJ 
again to be fully appreciated in its entirety: 
., For years past the late artist gave his whole 
attention to this subject. The size of the pic- 
ture commands your attention. the canvas being 
10 feet high by 18 feet long. There are 150 
figures represented upon it, those in the fore- 
ground being life-size. The picture is the larg- 
('!'t in 
\merica and \"alued at $75.000. 
"In the distance to the left :Mount Scopus is 
seen. and to the ri!!ht Monnt of OJives. Around 
the brow of Calvary are the scoffing and revil- 
ing enemies of [,hrist.. 
,. The main representation of the picture being 
Christ. and here we 1111' e an entirely original 
idea. for the magnificent head and noble face 
command 
'our immediatp attention. but to more 
fully appreciate this noble form you will need to 
stud
. the different expressions of the fRce, the 
look of agony, the tender and loying expression 
of the upturned eyes, and the half þarted lips 
convey the idea that he is supplicating with the 
Creator for the forgiveness of His cruel perse- 
eutors. Although perfectly obvious to the sur- 
roundings. and with perfect resignation to his 
fate, the whole fig"llre is su(!'gestive of great ma- 
jesty. - 
"The brutal fig-ure, holding Him to the Cross, 
and looking with a triumphant and diabolical 
expression into our Savior's face while the other 
('x('Cutioner is busily engaged in driving the last 
nail into the foot, shows us that the artist was 
an adept in his work. 
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t,J the three Rabbis, the one in the crimson robe 
is Amus, une of the learned Rabbis; the one in 
the ,,'hite robe is Joseph of Arimathea., watching 
the scene with a strange interest. 
"Passing to the right of the cross the next 
striking figure is that of the fainting Mary :Mag- 
dalene. Yon will here observe the complete re- 
la
ation of all the muscles. the dark circles 
around the mouth and eyes and deathly pallor 
of the face. 
"The beloved disciple, John, with the golden 
hair, is seen whispering words of consolation to 
the grief-strickcn mother. Close to her IS Mar- 
tha, with dark hair, and a little to the right, 
with clasped hands, is Mary of Bethany, while 
close b:r is .!Hary, the wife of Cleopas, and in 
close proximity is Simon of C)Tene, upon whom 
the bearing of the cross was lain. 
'"The figure at the back of John is the cautious 
Kicouemns with a few more followers of Christ. 
('lose by are to be seen the Roman soldiers bus- 
ily engag-ed in erecting one of the thieves upon 
the eross. "\\
 I' would call your attention to the 
figure upon the ladder as having completed his 
work and throwing down the rope. 
., The figure upon the white horse is thp cen- 
turion in charge of the executions, and in the 
act of issuing orders." 
1Irs. rsher is now making' her home with 'her 
daughter at Ko. :11 Palmerston avenue. 


ANGUS CLAUDE .MACDONELL, D.C.h, 
M.P., member for South Toronto, and a leading 
Imrrister of the cit,\", is a member of one of the 
I.arliest and most prominent families of this sec- 
t ion of Ontario. 
The )Iacdonell family is of Rcotch extraction. 
and \nlS founded in Canada by Capt. Allan 1\'[>>('- 
Ilonell, the great-grandfathcr of Angus Claud.' 
}lacdonell. who was horn in Glengarry. in tllt' 
Highlands of Rrotland. and came to the .\meri- 
can Colonies prior to the outbreak of the Ameri- 
I'<ln Rt'\'olntion. In Iii'>. at the opening of that 
struggle, Capt. Allan }lacdonell came to Canada 
as a L. E. Lo
'alist. settling in Glengarry Coun- 
ty, Onto Very soon thereafter he joine(l II IS 1\1a- 
iest,\"'s forecs in Canada anrl returned to the 
rnited RtMes to fÌ!tht for' the Crown. In 1783. 
at the close of the war. Captain ;\laedonell 1'1'- 
t1\l'ned to Glengarry County, subsequently re- 
moving to Quebec. "here he died. His wifl
, 
Helen :UcLean. was also of Scotch extraction. 
Of his rhildren his sons. the late Alexander 
l\Iacdorwll, grandfather of the member for 
outh 
Toronto, and the late Angus "l\Iacdonell, were 
prominent in Canada. Angus 1\1acdonell was a 
well-known harrister in '1'01'onto many yean; ago. 
He was t!'easurer of the Lmv S()('iety for many 
years, and in 1804 was drowned, with other 


members of the Bench and Bar of Ontario, when 
the schooner" Bpeedy" went down in IJake On- 
tario while making a trip from Toronto to 
Kingston. Angus l\Iacdonell was Crown COUD- 
sel and represented East York in the Old Par- 
liament of Upper Canada. He was unmarried. 
The late lIon. Alexander .Macdonell was born 
in Scotland in 1762. When thirteen 
'ears of 
age he held a commission under the British 
Government in the war of the American Revo- 
lution, and with his father served throughout 
that struggle, at the end of which he returned 
to Glengarry County. Onto He represented that 
county in 1 i92 in the First Parlißment of Up- 
per Canada, and was its first Speaker. At that 
time Parliament met at Niagara-on-the-Lake, 
then called Newark. In the war of ]812 Hon. 
.Alexander Macdonell was paymaster-general of 
both the Volunteer and Imperial forces in Can- 
ada, and held the rank of lieutenant-colonel in 
connection with that war. In 1818 he settled in 
Toronto. where he died in 1844. and his wife in 
] 838. lIeI' maiden namp was Ann Smith, and 
her father. Colonel Smith, was at one time ad- 
ministrator of the Province. The adopted son 
of this rouple, Col. John MacdoneJl. A.D.C., feU 
with Brock at l
ueenston Heights, and is buried 
with him under Brork's monument. 'rhe chil- 
dren of Hon. Alexander and Ann (Smith) Mac- 
tlonell were: Allan. who was a prominent IDan in 
the thirties and forties in the settlement of the 
)J ort h - \Y pst. being agen t for Lord Selkirk; 
James. deceased;. Angus Duncan. deceased: 
Alp":lIl(ll'r. deeea"pd. fot, many Yl'ars clerk at 
Os!!oode Hall: and Ramuel Roo K.C.. of TOlonto, 
fOl'mel'l
. of "\Yindsor. Ontario. 
Of this famil
' Angus DUlH'an Macdonell was 
the father of Angus Claud!'. He was born in 
Kingston in 181:1. was for many years a well- 
known resident of Toronto, where he eD!
aged 
in thp brokerage business. and for 
'ears in the 
Internal Rpvenue Department at that place. He 
married Mis." Panline Rosalie DeLaHaye, whose 
father. .Tohn P. DpLaHnyl', was appointed in 
Uì
f) h
' the British nOWl'llment as French Clas- 
siral Master at rppl'J' Canada College, on the 
t'stahlishmellt of that Colkg'e. Angus Duncan 

fßedon('ll died in Toronto in 1895. while Mrs. 
!lfardonell survives him and resides in the city. 
'1'0 this union were born the following family: 
Helen: Henriette. wife of "\V. :\1. German, K.C., 
)f.P., of WeIland: .John D., of Toronto: Angus 
(,laude; 1\1arie: Margaret. wife of I.J. M. Hayes, 
harristpr at 1'eteroo1'O': a.nd 
Iajor Archibald, 
D.R.O" D.A.A.n.. of Halifax. 
ova Scotia. 
Angus ('Jaude Macdonell wm; born in To- 
ronto in 18/)1. :md received his literary train- 
ing under private instruction and in the model 
school. In 1881 he entered upon the study of 



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law, and in 1886 was called to the Bar of On- 
tario, receiving in the same year from Trinity 
University the degree of B.C.L., and in 1902 the 
degree of D.C.L. Since 1ö86 1\11'. )lacdonell has 
been actively engaged in the practice of his pro- 
fession in his native city. He has always taken 
an active interest in politics, being officially con- 
nected with organizations for the advancement 
of Conservative principles, and is an able politi- 
cal speaker. In 1904 the Conservative party in 
South Toronto nominated )11'. Macdonell to rep- 
resent them in the Commons at Ottawa. When 
the votes were counted, On the eve of Nov. 4, 
190-1. )11'. )lacdonell was found to have received 
a handsome majority OWl' his Liberal opponent, 
)11'. H. H. Dewart, and since that time he has 
served as a member of Parliament to the entire 
satisfaction of his constituents. 


JJUIES WORTHINGTON, who died in To- 
runto Nov. 24, 1898, was one of the well-known 
men of Ontario, having been for many years en- 
gaged in contracting in this and other portions 
of Canada. 111'. Worthington was born in Staf- 
fordshire, England, in 182
, and at the age of 
five years was left an orphan. He remained in 
England until his eighteenth year, when he came 
to Canada. locating for a time at Kingston, and 
later at St. )lary's. where he owned a small 
farm, the cultivation of which was his first busi- 
ness venture. From St. :l\Iary's he came to To- 
ronto and embarked in the contracting business 
with his brother, John \Yorthington, and they 
built the old UnÏ\'ersity building at Toronto. the 
.10hn )Iacdomlld block, and many other struc- 
tures. They also erected the fortifications at 
(
ucbec. This partnership was later dissolved, 
and James \V orthington continued in business 
alone. lIe had a 'contract on the Intercolonial 
Railway, and in company with A. P. 1\1I'Donald 
built the Wellington Basin, at 1\1ontreal. 1\11'. 
\Vorthington also huilt ihe Canadian PHcific roa(l 
from Pembroke to Sudbury. In 18R6 he resumed 
his residence in Toronto and went into the bolt 
works, in which hf' continued until the end of 
his business life. 
)11'. \Vorthington was twice married. his first 
wife being Hannah Shunn, by whom he had one 
child, J. C., now deceHsed. who left fonr chil- 
dren, Harry, Charles. Ida and Pear1. In 1839 
1\11'. \V orthington married C'a.roline Hitchcock, 
daughter of .Tohn Hithccock, who died in Eng- 
land. )1rs. Caroline \Vorthington passed away 
in 1903. 1\11'. Worthington was a member of the 
Church of England. In politics he was a Con- 
servative, while fraternally he was connected 
with the Masons and the I.O.O.F. 
JOHN TAYLOR MORSE, who died in To- 
ronto. Aug. 17. 1868. was born at Black JWck, 


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near Buffalo, New York, iq 1832, son of William 
)Iorse. When four years old he came with his 
parents to '1'oronto, where he was educated. Mr. 
l\Iorse began his business life as a flour and feed 
merchant on Francis street, Toronto, and later 
went into the milling business at Tollendale, 
Barrie, Ont., also dealing in grain. In 18(j4, in 
company with two brothers, William Mills and 
George Dennis, under the firm name of Morse 
Bros., he engaged in feeding and shipping cattle 
to foreign .markets, and in this he continued 
until his death. 
In 1859 Mr. Morse and Miss Elizabeth Ann 
Helliwell, daughter of William and Elizabeth 
(Bright) Helliwell, were united in marriage. 
To this union were born five children: Freder- 
irk William, Frank Morton, Nellie Maude, Har- 
I r Victor and John Taylor. 1\[1'. .Morse was a 
member of the Church of England. to which his 
widow and family also belong. In his politi- 
cal sympathies he was a Reformer. 
Frederick \Villiam l\Iorse, born in Toronto in 
1
tiO, was married in 1902 to Margaret Eliza- 
heth 1\IcBride. He was in the wholesale hard- 
ware business in Winnipeg until his death, Nov. 
29. 1905; he left no issue. 
Frank )lorton Morse, born in Tollendale in 
1861, is now one of the largest shareholders in 
the Miller-:Uorse Hardware Company, Limited, 
\Yinnipeg.1\Ian. He was married Aug. 22, 1888, 
to Ella Ruth Cummings, of Birtle, .Man.. and 
they have foul' children, Stanley Cummings, 
Gerald Frederick, Eric David and Garth. 
Xellie Maude 1I10rse, born in Maitland, Ont., 
in 1863, was married July 28, 1885, to Harton 
Walker, son of John Gardiner Walker and 
gl'Hndson of Rohert Walker, and they have five 
rhilJl'en, John Harold. Madeleine, Dorothy, 
Evplyn Koel and Alan Morse. 
Harry Victor ::\1orse, born in Toronto in 1866, 
is now in the hardware and lumber business in 
Swan RÏ\'er, )lan. In June, 1893, he was mar- 
ried to Elise Douglas, and they have one son, 
,10hn Douglas. 
John Taylor :1\lorse, born in Toronto in 1868, 
was drowned in Toronto Bay June 12, 1884. 


JESSE FRAXCIS BY.<\1\I, who liv-ed retired 
at his home i'{o. 87 Homewood avenue, 'foronto, 
until his death Dec. 8. 1906, was for many years 
a teHcher and a business man in Ontario, and 
nfter 1883 an estee.med resident of Toronto. He 
was born at Lyon's Creek, near Niag-ara Falls, 
Ont., Aug. 14, 1826. 
The B,\'am family originated in Wales, and 
was founded in the United States by the grand- 
father of our subject. who died in the State of 
Vermont. His daughter married and settled in 
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also settled in Vermont, and one died there; and 
the third, John Wesley, became the father of 
Jesse Francis. 
John Wesley Byam was born and educated in 
Vermont, and there entered the ministry of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1810 he came 
to Canada as a missionary, and settled in the 
County of \Velland. Later, he was one of the 
"original seven" who held true and loyal to the 
Methodist Episcopal Church at the time of the 
division, in 1828. His whole life was spent in 
religious work, and his peaceful death took place 
in Manchester, Reach township. Those weN the 
days when the prea.cher, with saddle-bags on 
horseback, took a whole month to get once aro 1 md 
his circuit, and he did this for years. He mar- 
ried Miss Joanna Buchner, daughter of Lieut.- 
Col. Henry Buchner, an U. E. Loyalist, and an 
officer in the British army during the wa.r of the 
Rcvolution and in the war of 1812, his death 
following the latter struggle in the County of 
WeIland. The children born to the Rev. .John 
W. Byam and his wife were: Sarah Ann, Joanna, 
George, Eliza J., Jesse F., Henry, Charles Fred- 
erick, Mary Ann and William, of whom Sarah 
Ann (in her eighty-ninth year), Joanna (in her 
eighty-seventh year) anù Henry (in his seventy- 
ninth year) are thc only survivors. 
Jesse Francis Byam was educated in the 
schools of his native place and in the Toronto 
Normal. He then taught school for eight years, 
nfter that entering into the mercantile busincss 
at Canifton. in which he continued for four 
years. 1\'11'. Byam then made a visit to Australia, 
where hc spent four years in mercantile 
md 
mining pursuits, and after his return settled in 
:Minnesota. where he served in public offi('e as 
coroner and as magistrate. From 1861 to 1865 
he was a soldier in the Civil war in the States 
a!> a mcmber of the 2nd Independl>nt Bat- 
tery, Minnesota V oluntfer Light Artillery. In 
one engagement Mr. Byam had charge of the 
battery, and at his own request went in first on 
the "double run." "While l\fr. Byam was in the 
army it was an a.nxious time for his wife, as, in 
addition to her fears for her 'husband, the In.1i- 
ans got on the warpath and were massacrinf! the 
whites wherever they dared to make a raid. In 
reality they were nine miles from the Byam 
home, but the wildest rumors were rife, aml the 
greatest alarm and confusion prevailed. as 
many helieved thl.'m to be in the woods near Buf- 
falo (Minnesota). Families hastily collecting a 
few household goods met in Buffalo, and there 
erected whHt protection they <,ould against the 
expected attack. After their fears were some- 
what quieted 11y the non-appearance of the In- 
ðians--and yet not knowing what they might ex- 
pect-the settlers, who were mostly old men find 


young boys unfit for war, and the women, gath- 
ered together what they thoui'ht most needful, 
and drove or walked nine miles to the nearest 
town. Monticello. Although unwilling to leave 
her home, 1\1rs. Byam, with a baby a few weeks 
old and three older children, was obliged, as 
she could not get anyone brave enough to stay 
with her, to go, too. After staying there a 
month, she and her family went to her sister 
Louisa's (l\Irs. John Frank), whose husband 
was also in the army, with whom she stayed a 
month, and then rented a house in Rochester 
Minnesota, where she remained until Mr. Bva
 
returned from the war, he being discharged on 
account of illness. "When they returned to their 
farm they found all their stock--cattle and forty 
hogs-destroyed or lost. Two years later they 
returned to Canada: and 1\'11'. B
'am became a 
merchHnt and miller in tllP township of Caledon, 
County Peel, remaining there about twenty-five 
years, and being one of the most prominent men 
in the locality. In 1883 he retired from active 
business life and settled in Toronto. 
On Aug. 2, 1849, Mr. Byam was mar-ried to 
Miss Adeline McCurdy, who was born in Belle- 
ville, Ont., Aug. 16, 1R27, daughter of Jonathan 
and Mary (Frank) McCurdy. The children 
born to 1\11'. and 1\1rs. Byam were as follows: 
Adelaide, deceased, married Robert Johnson; 
Chat'les. deceased, ma.rried l\Iary Edith Ramsay, 
and left five children, :\Iildred, Otto, Francis, 
Percy and Charles 1\[.; Carrie I.J. is the widow of 
Dr. George Mark, of 1\It. Pleasant, Ont.; Fre- 
mont R., of Toronto, married Annie Ramsay, 
and hHS two sons. Jesse Fremont Howard and 
Manly Frederick 1\1alcom; and Manly George 
\Vashington, of New York. married Carrie 
Lemon. and has one daughter, Dorcas May. Mrs. 
BYHm is a leading member of the Methodist 
Church, to which her husband a]so belonged. In 
politirs Mr. Byam WHS a Reformer. Fraternally 
he was a membpr of the Masons, the Orangemen 
and the Royal BJark Knight,>. 
1\11'. and Mrs. Byam celebrated their Golden 
Wedding in 18!)!). at their home, No. 
7 Home- 
wood avenue, gathering around them their chil- 
dren Hnd grandchildren, and many other rela- 
tives as well. On Nov. 23, 1906, 1\[1'. Ryam at- 
tcnded the silver wedding anniversary of his son. 
Fremont Russell BYHm, and there gave an after 
dinner speech, describing his trip of that :mm- 
mer through the Western States to Nebraska, 
via Lakcs Huron and Supprior. returning by 
way of Montreal up the 8t, IJRwrence river 
through the Thousand Is]ands to Toronto. 
1\11'. Byam died sudden]y at his late homp, Dec. 
8, 1906. He had been unusually wen and rheer- 
ful when he retired the night bcforl.', but quietJy 
passed away, from heart trouble, he fore mOMl- 




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ing. His sons and grandsons acted as pall- 
bearers a t his funeral, and the services were 
conducted by Dr. Cleaver and the Rev. George 
Jackson, B.A. Interment was made in Mount 
Pleasant cemetery under the direction of the 
Orangemen. 
Samuel l.IcCurdy, paternal grandfather of 
Mrs. Byam, was of Scotch descent, and was born 
in Freeman, County of Antrim, Ireland. Being 
a gentleman's son, he was educated for the law, 
after which he emigrated to the {Tnited States, 
settling in Kew Hampshire, where he owned an 
extensive cattle ranch (which was looked after 
by a manager). In his younger days he was one 
of the renowned Green )lountain Boys. His 
mother's brother, Stuart Barrey, was Governor 
of PennsYlvania. Samuel MC'Curdv wm: the 
father of'seven childrf'n: Jonathan; James, who 
remained on the New England homl"stead; Joan- 
na (1.\1rs. Joshua Smith) and Sarah (
Irs. George 
Ferman, who also came to Canada; and Mrs. 
Henman, Mrs. Bailey and Mrs. Brown, who re- 
maiDE'd in the United States. 
Jonathan :;\[cCurdy. son of Samuel and father 
of Mrs. Byam, was born May 24. 1801, in Sur- 
rey, Kew Hampshire, and became a prominent 
g-eneral merchant at Bellevil1e, settling there 
when not more than twenty-five houses made up 
the vil1age. In 1841, he and three others were 
elected as a board of poliC'e to manag-e the af- 
fairs of the village until 1830, when it was in- 
corporated as a town. In 1851 :\fr. 1IcC'urdy 
was appointed deputy reE've and he continued a 
member of the council and as magistrate IIp to 
his death in 1856. On Dee. 23. 1822. he married 
Mary Frank. born at Williamsburg. Oct 14, 
1800, daughter of William Frank, and they hall 
children: Gordon, Charles, George, Russell, 
James, Mrs. Byam, l\Iargaret. l\Iarf'tta, William. 
Louisa and Helen. 
WiUiam Frank, father of Mary (Frank) Mc- 
Curdy, was born On the ocean during the voyage 
of his parents, natives of Wurtemberg, Germany, 
to the United States. Refusing to take up arms 
ag-ainst Eng-Iand in the R-ebellion of the Thir- 
teen Colonies in 1776, he became what was after- 
ward known as an U. E. Loyalist, and received 
grants of land in Canada from thc British 
Crown. He macried 1.Iargaret Miller. who was 
born of English descent in Albany, New York, 
a daughter of wealthy parent,> who owned con- 
siderable property in an,"l around Albany. They, 
too, were loyal to the King, and wer(' forced to 
leave their home. They buried their g'fIld under 
the barn, built rafts and floated down the Huù- 
son river to a place of safety. During this primi- 
tive voyage, they suffered many hardships and 
were threatened by hostilf' Indians, but finllIly 
without loss of life reached a British post. When 


peace was declared they returned to find their 
home and barns destroyed and everything lost. 
'I.'hey then moved to Williamsburg to begin life 
afresh. Later 'he sold this farm, and moved to 
Caledon township, County Peel, where he huilt 
a grist mill, a sawmill and a brewery. His house, 
which is still standing and in the family, was 
then one of the finest and largest for miles 
around. 


JAl\lES B. BOUSTEAD was born in Carlisle. 
England, in 1832, only son of Thomas and Ed- 
wena (Bell) Boustead. His father came to Can- 
ada in 1832, and settled at Newtonbrook town- 
ship of York. He died the following yea'r. 

\t thf' age of twenty-one 1Ir. Boustead organ 
his busine<;s life hy entering- the employ 
 of 
1.1es8rs. John ::\TaC'donald & Co., wholesale dry 
goods merchants, "ith ",horn he remained for 
one year. The following five years were spent 
in managing a lar-!!e millin
 and general husi- 
ness at Hillsburg-, )VellinQ'ton countv. In i8.19 
he returned to Toronto, where he engag-ed in the 
wholesale provision business till the veal' 1874 
after which he conducted a prospHo
S fire in
 
surance business. He wa.<; alsa an official As- 
signee and Issuer of :Marriage Licenses. 
:\11'. Boustead was elected to a seat in the citv 
council in 1865, representing' what was then St. 
David's Ward. and after the increase in the 
number of wards took plaC'e he represented St. 
James' Ward till 1897. He has l>f'en chairman 
of all the most important committees of the <"itv 
council, notabl;,>', the Fire. Water, Gas. Wat
r 
'Vork<;, ExeC'utive, ana Claims Commissions com- 
mittees. He was instrumental in reorganizing 
the fire department. and he established the fire 
alarm systf'm. Through his efforts the city ob- 
tained the charter b;,>
 whirh the present water 
works were built. thus supplying pure water for 
the city. 
1\'11'. Boustead also took an active interest in 
educational matters, and was a member of the 
high school board. Nor did he take a less În- 
ÌE,rest in military affairs. He was one of the 
first memh('rs of the "Queen's Own." and soon 
recei,'ed his commission as lieutenant. He was 
present at Ridgeway in command of lIis company, 
;lnd retired with the rank of captain. In churcq 
work Mr. Boustead was an old pioneer. He was 
superintendent of YorkviIle Sundav-school from 
1866 to 1878. and of the Metrop'olitan sC'hool 
from 1878 to 1891; also of the Sabbath St'hool 
at what wa.<; then known as the ".J ohn 1IcDon- 
aId" church, now "North Toronto." He also 
held the office of trustee and steward in the 
Central 1ff'thodist C'hurC'h, an offiC'e which he 
filled in tllf' l\Tetropolibm church when a mf'ID- 
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master of the olJ Adelaide street church, and 
of Bloor street, now Central, church, and for 
eleven years was connected with the Toronto 
Philhar.monic Society, being vice-president, 
then president. Recognizing the truth of the 
adag'e, however, that "All work and no play 
makes J
lck a dull boy," he eneouraged all kinds 
of honest, healthy amateur sport, and was presi- 
dent of the first bicycle club in this country, also 
first president of the Canadian Vl1fieelmen's As- 
sociation, lIe was for J ears a member of thl>' 
Toronto La('rosse Club. 
'111(:, cause of temperance always founù an 
ardent supporter in :Mr. Boustead, and during 
his work he had taken six hundred pledges. He 
gallantly fought for the cause in the city council 
when the question of reducing the number of 
licenses was under discussion. 
311'. Boustead was married, in 1856, to MÏss 
TsHbl'lla .J Hne f:riffith. of this city. He died 
_\pril 11th, 1902. f'urviving him are his widow, 
éI son, Fred "'., of the City Treasurer's Depart- 
ment, and a daughter, Mrs. A. Russell Clarke. 
"A man of broad sympathies, genial manners 
nnd untiring energies. many movements for the 
;Idvancement of life in the community in some 
form or other benefitf'd by his labor and patron- 

ge." 


THOi\L\
 E. UANKON, JR. The firm 01' T. 
('annon & Son, contractors, is probably onp. of 
the best known in the Dominion on account of 
the length of time in which it ha.o; he('n in busi- 
ness and because of the size and importance of 
the contracts accepted and carried out by it. 
J'homas E. Cannon, f'r., the founder of the 
business and father of Thomas E. Cannon, of 1'0- 
1'Onto. was born in Kf'nt. England. in 18.14, and 
grew to manhood in that pIa ('e. There he beeame 
pngaged in the contracting business as foreman 
for a railway company, and did similar work at 
:\Ianchester and l..ondon. In 1870 he left 'his 
native countr,' for the rnited States and set- 
tling in Chic
go was in that city at' the time 
of the g-reat fire in 1871. Immediatelv after the 
fire he' was f'ngaged with a large 
ontra
ting 
firm in the rehuilding of the burnt district. In 
1873 Ur. Cannon lo('ated in Toronto. and a short 
time later enga,....o-ed with Lionel Yorke, a weIl- 
l. nOWn contractor, with whom he remained until 
that gentleman's death, in 1890. In this ('on- 
nection Mr. Cannon had considerable to do with 
the erection of St. Andrew's Church, and at the 
time of 1\11'. Yorke's death they werf' engaged in 
the ere('tion of the Parliament building, Queen's 
Park, Toronto. They also built the present :Mc- 
Conkey building, King 
treet west: thf' Presby- 
terian church. Denison avenue and W oolsley 
street; the street railway barns, corner of George 


and Front streets; Bank of Montreal building, 
Front and Y onge streets; Standard Bank build- 
ing, Jordan and Wellington streets; and the 
Quebec Bank building, Toronto and King 
streets. 
Thomas E. Cannon, Jr.,.present propriet.Jr of 
the firm of T. Cannon & Son, is a native of 
London, England, born in 1867. He was edu- 
eated in Chicago and Toronto, and bis entire 
business life has been spent in the latter city, 
engaged in contracting. In 1879 he engaged 
with his father and 1\11'. Lionel Yorke, but in 
1887 he went into business on his own account. 
Among the buildings he erected were the Gas 
Company building at the Bathurst Bridge; the 
Chalmers church, 1888-89 j property in New To- 
ronto; and the t()wer on the George Street Meth- 
odist church. Pcterboro. In 1892 father and 
SOn engaged in business together and since then 
the following important structures have been 
erected by them: Walmer Road Baptist church: 
residence of the late Mr. Pratt, corner of St. 
f:eorge and Bloor streets; the American Wa.tch 
('ase Company building; Imperial Bank, lwad 
office, Toronto; the bridge over the Highbnd 
ere('k for York county: the Lawler building, 
King and Yonge streets; and the Trinity Col- 
l('ge School, Port Hope, Ont, A short time after 
the partnership was formed, :Mr. T. E. Cannon, 
Jr., took ('harge of the entire business, and 8ince 
that time has be('n the owner and sole propri
t()r 
thereof. The firm name has remained the same, 
however, and Mr. Cannon, Sr., sti1l devote;;; his 
time and experience toward the welfare of the 
husiness. He has superintended the erection of 
a number of building'S. among them bein
 the 
Bank of Commerce and the Impcrial Bank. both 
(.f Toronto; the Hospital building at Lindf'ay. 
Ont.; the Canada Foundry buildings at Haven- 
{'ort. Ont.; and th(' re.,idence of D. D. 
rann, 
Esq.. at East Toronto. 
The rapid gTowth of the business mad" it 
neressary for the firm to have better accommoda- 
tions than the former location offf'red. and in 
consequ('nce, in 1905. they purchased the pres- 
ent place, No. 75 Brock avenue. whrre they have 
a large yard. furnished with proper machinery 
for handling heavy matter. The;\' also have a 
private siding. thus affording ample facilities 
for the handling of all material used by thEm 
in their extensive business interests. 


.TOHN RIDOrT, who departed this life Sept. 
1. lR94. was born in Toronto. 
ray 8. 180fì. !';()n 
of Samuel and Elizabeth (Parsons) Ridout. The 
family is a very old one in Toronto, and it" his- 
tory reaf'hes far hack into the old countr.v as 
well. The first authentic record of the Ridf\uts 
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of arms was granted, in 1.'531, to one Thomas 
Ridout, of the Point of lIensbridge. in Somer- 
set. The Ridouts ,"ere pri:l\cipally in Bland- 
forJ and Sherbourne. Dorset, after the latter of 
"hich ::;herbourne street, Toronto, was named 
b
' 1\11'. Thomas Gibbs Ridout, son of the Hon. 
Thomas Ridout. surveyor-general of Upper Can- 
ada, who founded the family in the New \Y orJd. 
Samu('l Ri
lout, the father of ,John Ridout, WI1S 
a son of the Hon. Thomas Ridout, and was horn 
at Hancock. 
Iarrland, in 1778. He mat'
ied 
Elizabeth Parsons. and they had C'hildren: .John: 
Samuel George; Thomas; and five daughters. 
After completing his literary studies .John 
Ridout reaù law, and practised for a few years 
in conjunction with his duties as Jeputy reg- 
istrar of the County of York. He was ap- 
pointp<'1 registrar of the County of Yõrk in 1855, 
hl1ing that position until a short time priOlo to 
his death. About the time of the outbreak of 
the rebellion of 1837-3E- he organized a company 
of militia, of which he was captain; they were 
stationed at Niagara, guarding the border line. 
:Mr. Ridout was all his life a member of St. 
J pmf's' Church. In lS39 he married Charlotte 
B. Powell, who was born in "l\Iudùy Yo...k" 
(Toronto), March 15, 1814. and now rE'sidp,;; at 
)\0. 2:)0 Rusholme road. :\Irs. Ridout is prob- 
ably the oldest native-born resident of Toronto. 
With the f'xception of a slight deafness ;;h
 is 
in possession of all her faC'ulties, and hE'r mind 
is as clear as ever. She ha.... SE'E'n ml1ny changes 
in the community, and her reminiscenc
:o; of 
('arly days are very interesting and told in a 
pleasing and entertaining way. :\Trs. Ridout is 
a dmlghter of Dr. Grant and Elizabeth (Bleeek- 
u) Powell, the former of whom was born in 
England :\Iay 4. 1779, and died in January. 
1838. He was inspector of the hospitals from 
:\IontrE'al to Kiagara. His wife was a nativ.> of 
Albany, New York. 
.John Ridout and bis wife lwd the following- 
children: Elizabeth Harriet. who marrit'd .John 
oW. Langmuir, and had children; Charlotte, un- 
married: Violet. who marrif'd :\11'. Gwyn Fran- 
cis. I1nd has one daughter: and .J. Grl1nt, of the 
Assistl1nt RP<'eiver General's Department. To- 
ronto, who married Aliee Callighen. of Barrie. 
Imd has no children. 


"'ILLJA!\I :\TAC'JÆ.\X who passed awuy at. 
his late residence. at Ko. 3 
assau street. To- 
ronto, April 24. 1898. was ,'ery well known in 
bllsiness circles in thp Queen (,ity. Hp \VIIS born 
1n Seotland in the year 1847. son of Wimam 
MaC'lf'an. 11 weII-known hu<:iness man of Toronto. 
now rptired. 
:\11'. 1\Taclelm r{'{'eived his literary trainill!." in 
his nl1tive country. being' ahout thirteen years 01' 


age when he camé to Canada. \Vhen he was 
bixteen we find him connected with the Bank of 
:;\Iontreal, with which institution he remained for 
thirteen years, holding the position of teller fo\' 
s<,me time prior to his rcsÌ!mation. On Dec. 2i. 
I8iD. while still conneeted with the BanI{ of 
1\f ontreal, 1\11'. l\Iaclean ,,'as united in maniage 
with l\Iiss )lary B. Stephens, daughter of Ù1e 
late Moore I1nd May (Gibbons) Stephens, nat- 
ives of Ireland. To this union were born eight 
children. .\fter their marriage )11'. and 
\Trs. 
Maclean rC'sided in St. 
Iary's for three y
ars, 
and thenee he went to BrockviIle and latel" to 
Toronto, where he became the inspector for the 
Union Loan & Savings Company, of that (.ity. 
l\Ir. )[aclean had been with this company hut a 
short time when he becl1me teller, a position he 
l)(']d until the spring of 1898. when he resi
ned 
to go into the real estate business. He had 
searcel
. become settled in his new business at 
the time of his death. 
For many years I1n official member of St. 
Stephen's (,hureh, of Toronto, :!\fl'. Maclean was 
a man well "known and hig'hly esteemed. He was 
muC'h interested in curling, and was a prominC'nt 
m<.>mber of the Victoria ('urling Club, of To- 
ronto. 


EDWARD DA('K (t1pc'eased). Probably no 
business house in Toronto is better known than 
that of R. Dack. at No. 73 King street west, the 
present owner of thC' establishment being of the 
third genera tion of the family to carr
T on the 
same bnsiness in thf' same place. 
The Dack fami1
. is of Irish extraction. and 
was founded in Canada by Matthew Dack, who 
was born in Ireland in 1786. and there mar- 
ried Lucy Korman, a native of Stradhally. Ire- 
land. In 1 t'3-t :\Tatthew Daek I1nd his family of 
fìw childr<.>n eame to Canadl1, and after spend- 
ing two years in Kingston settled in 1836 in To- 
ronto. Here :'\[1'. Dack fouuded the boot and 
!'hoe husinC'ss subsequently carried on by hi"l "Ion, 
E(lward Dllek. and now b:v his grandson. Rob- 
ert Bower Daek. In Irl
ll1nd Uatthew Dack had 
been a hardware> merchant, hut after comin
 to 
('anl1da devoted himsclf to the shoe bu<;ines,;;. in 
whi(.h 11(' C'ontimwd until his death, in 1
4
. His 
C'hildren were: Catherine. df'ceaspcI: Ann; Dr. 
'I'homl1s. deeeased: WiIlil1m. deceased; I1ml Ed- 
ward. 
On the del1th of his fl1ther Edward Dack suc- 
eeeded to the business. which he earried on until 
l1bout 1
R4, whpn he retired. His son RoÌ1ert 
sueeeeded him. and still conduct"! the husiness. 
Edwl1rd Dack was horn in Irf'land in 11313. Imd 
was thpre f'duC'ated. eoming- to Canada with the 
fl1mily in 1834-. His entire businf'ss Hff' was 
spC'nt liS a shoc merchant in Toronto. wh('re he 



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COThUIE)IORATIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD 


died in 1899. In Toronto, in 1849, Mr. Dack 
and Miss Jane Bower Nixon were united in 
marriage. Mrs. Dack was born in Dublin in 1822 
and died in Toronto in 1889. She was a daugh- 
ter of Thomas Nixon, a wholesale merchant of 
Dublin, where he died in 1829. His wife was 
Kate Bower, who also died in Dublin. Ireland, 
and who was the elder daughter of Sir James 
Bower, of Y õrkshire, England, a captain in the 
Honorable East India Company's service; their 
vessels were half merchantmen and half at'mf'd 
cruisers. To Edward and Jane Bower (Nixon) 
Dack were born: Edward, of the United States, 
married Olive Wooldridge, by whom he had two 
children; Emily, the wife of Frederick B. Wil- 
son. of Chiswick, England, has three children; 
Robert, who succeeded his father to the shoe 
business, married (first) Minnie Sinclair, by 
whom he had five children, and (second) ",Iary 
Oldham, by whom he had one son; Miss Lucy, of 
No. 24 Grosvenor street, Toronto; and Clara, the 
wife of Alfred Effingham Mason, of Toronto. has 
('ne daughter. 
Mr. Dack was a member of the Church of 
England, and in politics 'he was a Conservative. 
He also associated with the York Pioneers. 1\11'. 
Dack built the house at No. 11 Grosvenor street, 
where he lived for thirty-five years. 


THO
IAS C. MITCHELL was born in 
?w- 
market. County York, in 1859, and died in To- 
ronto in 1902, from injuries received in a fall . 
from one of the buildings at the Exposition 
Grounds. 
.T ohn and Minerva (Mosier) Mitchell, his 
parents, were born in Scotland and Canada, re- 
spwtively, the latter a daughter of Thomas Free- 
man Mosier and Nancy Ann (McNulty) :Mosier. 
,Tohn Mitch('lI came to Canada when a 
'oung 
man, settling- in I\ewmarket, wh('re he became 
well known as the proprietor of the "lVIitl'hell 
If ouse," conducting that hostelry for many 
years. He and his wife still reside thC're. To 
them the following named children were born: 
Thomas C.; Harriet Heurietta Gibson; )Iinerva, 
now Mrs. Thoma" Little, of Detroit; and .John. 
Thomas C. :Mitchell rel'pivpd his education at 
Newmarket, going to s('hool to the late Alex- 
ander Muir. On rea('hing his majority hI' en- 
tered the employ of the Grand Trunk Railway 
Company, remaining with th,Ü compl1ny for 
seven years, at the end of which time he took 
up the structural iron business, working under 
the direl'tion of the Dominion Bridge Company. 
Tn this connection he was engaged on the iron 
work in the ('it;\. HI111. the Parliament Build- 
ing, the "King Edward Hotel," the store of the 
Robert Simpson Company (by whom he was 
twice engaged), the Globe building, the ltlail 


building, the armories, etc., including many of 
the most substantial structures in the city. It 
was while thus engaged that :Mr. Mitchell fell 
forty-five feet fronfthe Transportation building, 
in the Exposition Grounds, receiving injuries 
which soon proved fatal. He was very wen 
l.'"IlOWll in Toronto, particularly in the line of 
his work, and wa,> a member of the International 
Architectural and Structural Iron \V orkers' 
Union No. 23. Cheerful and liberal in disposi- 
tion, he was well liked wherever known, and he 
was a citizen highly respected by all. 
In 1884 Mr. :Mitchell and Miss Joanna Pen- 
nock were united in marriage by the late Rob- 
ert Wallace. She was born in ::\Iarkham town- 
ship, County of York, in 1854. daughter of John 
and Charlotte (Vallier) Pennock, who were like- 
wise born in the County of York. Truman Pen. 
nock, Mrs. l\'Iitchell's grandfather, was born in 
Strafford, Vermont. and was am on/! the parly 
sC'ttlers of York. He married Catherine Badg>- 
ero, who was born in the town of Cambridg-e, 
Kew York State. John Pennock. Mrs. :Mitchell',i 
father, followed farminQ' during his act.iví' Hfe, 
and now lives retired in Toronto. His wife, whl) 
rassed away in 1902, was a descendl1nt of a 
distinguished French family. She was noted for 
her fondness for poetry and music, her I!l'eat 
love for nature, and her piety. Kind to her 
neighbors, unselfish, cheerful under great trials. 
she was beloved by all and the devoted friend 
find C'onfidant of her children. She left the fol- 
lowing family: Mrs. l\Iitchell. Mrs. Painter, 
Angus, Truml1n, ,Joseph. Willis and Bernard. 
To Mr. and :\Irs. Mitchell were born: John, 
Charlotte finò :!\fyrtle. ::\Ir. Mitchell attendpd 
the Presbyterian Church. He WI1.<; a ConsC'rva- 
tive in political matters. Mrs. Mitchell resides 
at present at No. 311 !lIarkham strept. 


ROBERT COLIN GW A'rKI
, who died in 
Toronto in 1889, was born in Clifton. Enghmd. 
in 1819. son of \Villiam Gwatkin and grandson 
of Rohert T...ovrll Gwatkin, both of ,,-hom died 
in EI1p:ll1nd. 
Rob(,I't Lovell Gwatkin's home wa
 in \Yales. 
and his wife, "Offie" Palmer, whom h(' married 
in 1781, wa.<; a favoritr nif'pe of 
ir .Joshua 
Re:molds. On pl1ge 97 in the "Life of 
ir 
,Joshua Reynolds" is found: "Early in that 
year (1781) his niece 'Offie' Palmer married 
Richard (sic-should }](' Rohert) Jlovell Gwat- 
kin, a Cornish squire; the marriage took place- 
at Torrington. There is a charming lettí'r of 
Sir .Toshua's writt('n on this occa.,>ion to his fav- 
orite niecf'; it finishes thus: 'Thl1t yon may be 
as happy as you both deserve is my wish, and 
you will bf' the happiest couple in England. So 
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bappily \\ith her husband, and dicd at the age 
of ninety; she was permitted to see her child- 
ren's grandchildren. 
William Gwatkin, son of Robert Lovell and 
Offie. died at the untimely age of twenty. nine, 
and his little son Robert Colin wcnt to his grand- 
father's home. 
Robert C. Gwatkin came to Toronto at the age 
of sixteen years. He learned the grocery busi- 
ness under 1'11'. ::\Ioore, afterward Perkins & 
Co., now Perkins & Ince, :Mr. 'Villiam Ince. Sr., 
learning his business at the same time. 1\11'. 
Gwatkin went into the grocery business on King 
street east, opposite S1. Lawrence market. He 
continued in business there until the great fire 
which destroyed that part of the city, and soon 
after he went to the Lnited States and engaged 
in business in Green Bay, 'Visconsin. From 
there he went to Vicksburg, Mississippi. remain- 
ing until the close of the Civil war. In 18t:5 he 
returned to Toronto, and resumed the grücery 
business on Edward street, later moving to the 
corner of King and Bay streets. whel"(' he en- 
gaged in printil1g, finall
T removing the busi- 
ness to the corner of Bay and "r ellington 
street,>, where he remained until his death. 
In 1843 :Mr. Gwatkin married :Miss 11ary 
Theresa Todd, born in England. daU!
hte.r of 
'William and Sarah (Brow'n) Todd. Mrs. 
Gwatkin was born in 1818, and died in 1899. 
This marriage was ble,>sed with the following 
children: R-Obert. of Toronto: Clara ThHesa, 
who married Robert H. Verrall. a native of Eng- 
land, who came to Canada when a young man 
f. in politics a Conservative. in religion It com- 
municant of the Church of England. and in fra- 
ternal connection a member of the Sons of En
- 
land) ; William Henry. who resides in Toronto: 
.J ohn, of Ohio; Lucy T., deceased: Sarah, Mrs. 
Bailey of "The Soo" (American); George St. 
John, of Toronto; and Beatrice. of Toronto. 
1111'. Gwatkin was a member of the Churc>h of 
England. In his politic>al sympathies he was a 
Conservative. 


HENRY JO
 BOrIJTON. who passed away 
in the Queen City in 1R7tî. was a native of To- 
ronto. born in IR26. son of the late Chief Justice 
Henry Boulton. for some time Chief .Justice of 
Newfoundland. .Justice Boulton was a native of 
England and was there enucated. Un coming 
to Can ad;! he was for a time a resident of To- 
ronto, from which place he went to Newfound- 
land, accepting the position of Chief Justic>e, but 
later returning to Toronto. where hp dipd. 
Henry .Tohn Houlton was enucnted at Upper 
Canada College and at Trinity TTniversity. He 
read law in Toronto, and followed the profes- 
"ion succ>essfulI
T for a short time, afterward 


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turning his attention to modern farming. He 
owned a large tract in the township of Moul- 
ton, and here he introduced into Canada the tile 
s
'stem of land draining, which has proved so 
valuable to the rural districts. Mr. Boulton'8 
home was known as "Humberford," and was 
located near Thistledown, this property, one of 
the beautiful spots of Canada, being also drain- 
ed with tile. After some ten years spent here 
}[r. Boulton returned to Toronto, where he 
lived practically retired until his death. 
In 1852 Henry John Boulton married l\1iss 
Rudyerd, daughter of Henry Rudyerd, an offi- 
cer in the British army. Henry Rudyerd came 
with his regiment to Canada prior to thf Re- 
bellion of 1837-38, and here received his <lis- 
('harge from militRry service. At the outbrc>ak 
of the Rebellion, however, be offered his serv- 
iN's to his country. and on cessation of hostili- 
ties settled in Toronto for a time, whence be 
returned to England, and there ilied. 
To Mr. and Mrs. Boulton were born the fol- 
lowing children: Henry Rudyerd, of the Hank 
of Montreal lit Brockvil1e; Reginald RHLlyerd, 
of Toronto; Const.ance Rudyerd: Elizab'3th Rud- 

 erd; W oIfrid Rudyerd; and Marion Rudyerd. 
1\11'. Boulton waS a member of the Church of 
England, to which faith the family adheres. 
In politics he was a Conservative. 


J AllIES S. I\'Icl\mRRA Y, who died. in Toronto 
in 1895, was for many years a well-known bar- 
rister of that city. He was born at Dundas, Ont., 
in 1840, son of Rev. William nnd Charlotte 
(.Johnstone) l\Icl'Iurray. the former a native of 
Ireland, and the latter of Canada. daughter of 
J ohn Johnstone, who settled in Canada many 
years ago. 
Rev. William McllIurray was born in Ireland 
in 1810. and was the founder of the family in 
Canada, coming' here when a year old. HI' was 
""\Iissionary of the- Church of England, at Smllt 
Ste. Mari
, for some time. later at Dundas. and 
for thirty-six 
'ears at 
iagara. At his death 
he was arcbdeacon of Niagara. 
James 8. McMurray was educated at Dundas 
and Hamilton. IInd then entered the law offices 
of Cameron & Harman. where he pursllpd his 
leglll studies. He was called to the Bar in 1R63. 
and settled down to practice in Toronto, where 
he was actively em!aged Imtil his death. In ad- 
dition to bis legal practice, Mr. McMurray filled 
a number of prominent public positions, both 
local and international. He was an aldermlln for 
some time, was secretary to the Hon. George 
Brown at a conference in Was'hing-ìon. D.C., in 
1872. and at the time of his death was vice- 
consul to Norwav anò Sweden. Mr. McMurray 
WIIS instrumenta1 in Imilding thf' new Home for 



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the Protf'stant Orphans on Dovercourt road. 
Toronto, and wa.<; interf'sted in all movements 
for good of present and future generations. 
In 1864 Mr. McMurray married Elizaùeth 
Fuller, daughter of the late Right He,'. Thomas 
Hrock Fuller, Bishop of Niagara, and his wife, 
Cynthia (Street) Fuller, the latter of rnited 
Empire Loyalist ancestry. Rev. Thoma<; Brock 
J<'uller was a son of Major Thomas Richlll'd Ful- 
ler, of the 4Jst Regim.
nt, who came to Canada 
with his regiment. settling in Kingston. The 
Rev. Mr. Fuller was bom in 1810., and after 
being educated at "Little York" and Chambly, 
Quebec, was located at ,1ontreal for some time 
ns curate in the parish ('hurch. He then went 
to Chatham and Thorolù. and in 1860 located 
in Toronto, and wa." consecrated Bishop of Ni- 
agara in 1875. His death occurred in Hamilton 
in 1884. His children were: 1111's. MacLeod; 
1111's. l\'fe1\1urray; 1\lrs. Benson; and si" sons. 
1\Irs. MplVIurra
v was born in Thorold in 1843, 
and her entire life has been spent in Canada. 
To Mr. and 1111's. )1c Murray were born six chil- 
dren, as follows: Leonard L.. of Toronto; Ar- 
thur, deceased; Louis S.. of Toronto: .J ames S., 
of Toronto; Elizabeth Street: and Douglas S., 
of Winnipf'g. T'hp family are members of tbe 
Chureh of England. Mr. McMurray was 11 Con- 
servative. 


ALEXANDER A. i\L\f'KID, who dipd at 
No. 168 Dowling avenue, Toronto, Marl'h 30, 
1904, was born 1\Iareh 30. 18;;4, in Goderich, 
Ont., son of the Rev. A. :\fackid. B.A.. who was 
born in Scotland, and who came to Canada when 
a young man, founding the family in thi" ('oun- 
try-the only family of thf' name in th(> Do- 
minion. 
Rev. A. Mackid was a well-known Presby- 
terian clergyman of God('rieh for many years, 
in which place hf' died. His wife. whose m
dden 
name was .Julia Brown. was horn in (}od('rich, 
daughter of thf' late Georgp Brown. of Goder- 
ieb, a native of EnQ'1and. where hp had heen a 
large ship owner. The C'hildren of Rev. A. and 
.Tulia (Brown) Maekid were liS follows: Alex- 
ander A.; John 1\r.. deceased; Dr. H. Go<,dsir, 
of Calgary; and Per('y. decpased. The Ma(.kids 
of Canada descend from one of the first fami. 
lies of RC'otland. and "inee locating in thc Do- 
minion have manifeste<l the same' strong char- 
acteristies for whiC'h their 8cottish IInC'f'stors 
were noted. 
Alexander A. MaC'kid was eih1<'at.ed at Goder- 
iC'h and Kingston. His husinf'ss liff' WIIS l)f'gun 
in the Bank of ('ommerce at GoderiC'h, with t.he 
late TIon. A. 1\1. Ross. linn he was IIf'filillted with 
the hllnk for sixtf'en ypars. In lR91 MI'. "!\{ac- 
kid s('ttlei\ in Toronto 1I11i\ was assof'illted with 


the Dominion Permanent & Loan Company, and 
the Western Loan & Investment Company of 
l\Iontreal. Later he beeame inspect.or for the 
Trust & Guarantee Company, of Toronto, a po- 
sition whicb he filled until his death. :\11'. Mac- 
kid's business relations made him well known 
throng'hout ('lInada, and there were none more 
highly esteemed. 
On Sept. 14. 1873. ::\11'. :\1lIckid married Miss 
Mary Victoria MpKay, who \VIIS born in IIamil- 
fon, daughtei' of the late Rev. W. E. 1\1C'Kay, 
RA.. and .\ng-C'lina (Lockwood) 1\1C'KIlY. Rev. 
\Y. E. ::\TC'Ka.y was educated in King-st.on and 
Toronto, and spent his life as a Presbyt('rian 
minister in Canada. He died at Orang-eville 
.June 4, 1
85. and there his widow still re!'ides. 
Mrs. Angelina (Lockwood) McKIIY is a daugh- 
ter of the late Colonel Lockwood, a United Em- 
pire Loyalist, who cam
 to the Dominion from 
the United States, about the time of the .Ameri- 
can Revolution. 
To Alexander A. and Mary Victoria (Mc- 
Kay) l\'I1IC'kid were born four children: Percv 
.John Digby, an electrical engineer of Toronto; 
Harr
" Aitchey 'Walter, IIccountllnt in the :ì\'Ietro- 
politan Bank. Queen street west, Toronto: Rutb, 
who is t.he wife of Percy H. Kane. aC'f'01mtant at 
thf' Bank of OttawlI, lit Toronto. Ont.: ann 
Mary. no\\' fini!'hing her C'oursf' of music in New 
York City. 
Mrs. Maekid is a Daug-hter of the EmpirE> (as 
are also her daug-htf'rs) 
1lld a member of 1h(' F. 
'E. LOYlllists. Her son" are IIffiliatC'd with the 
r.O.O.F. Tn religion thp family lire members of 
the ChurC'h of England. !Ill'. l\'f1lC'kid \VIIS a 
Conservative in politics. In fraternal matters 
he was conneC'ted with the Commercial Travel- 
lers' Assof'iation. the LO.O.F., the ROYI)I Ar- 
C'anum, thf' A.O.n.W., and the 1\Il1tual Reserve 
Assuran('e Company, of New York. He was a 
man highl
T respeeted hy all who kn('w him. for 
his business ability, his irreprollchable integ- 
rity and many other sterling qualities appreci- 
ated by those who had dealings with him. His 
remains rest in the GoneriC'h ef'metf'ry, beside 
those of his pllrents. 


REV. .JOHN DUNN DTNNT('K. D.D.. was 
horn in England in 1841. IInd hi" rl<'3.th opcurred 
in Toronto in 1901. tllking from that C'ity one 
of its most highly estf'emen ('hristilln g('ntle- 
men. Dr. Dinniek WIIS the son of Thomas and 
Mllry (Dunn) DinniC'k. thf' fOrTI1f'r of whom \VIIS 
in the Civil RerviC'e in Endand for many years, 
ann WI!!'; well-to-do IInd weI11rnown in his Dlltive 
eount.r:,>T. Therf' his son, .John Dunn Dinnick, 
was eduC'aten. attending thf' public school;:; and 
C'o]Jeges. IInd having- deeided upon the ministry 
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thereof and received the degree of Doctor of Di- 
vinity. For a quarter of a century Dr. Dinnick 
was a Methodist minister in some of the lead- 
ing churches of England, among which may be 
mentioned churches at r..ondon, Brighton and 
Ramsgate. At Aldershot he built the' Rotunda 
Church, and the Soldiers' Home, and he also built 
churches at Reigate. Rcdhill. Farnham anJ 
Guildford. On account of failing health the Doc- 
tor's physiC'ian advised him to make a h'ip to 
Canada, in accordance with which he tour!'d the 
country for se,'en months. and returned to Eng- 
land, resuming his position at Brighton. On 
continuing his work the Doctor soon foun!l that 
his health required a second trip to Canada. and 
he spent some months in this country. again re- 
turning to his native land. where he remained 
for four 
'ears. He' then clime with his f:imily 
to Toronto, where he Ih'ed until his death. 
Dr. Dinnick WIIS devoted to his work liS a 
minister of the Gospel, and ever gave his hearty 
support to all church mowm('nts and rpforms 
for the betterment of his fellowmen. He preach- 
ed in nearly ever
' pastorate church in the city, 
and thus became well and widely known IInd 
most highly esteemed. Dr. Dinnick "VII!; wen 
vnown as a writer on theological topics, his con- 
tributions being printed b,. some of the leading 
magazines, and in both his writings and ser- 
mons his arguments were logical and convinc- 
mg. 
Dr. Dinnick married :Miss Charlotte :M. Sav- 
ery, a native of Cornwall, England, and dllugh- 
tel' of William and Martha (Bowden) 
a\'ery, 
the former a large land owner and one of the 
leading men in financilll C'irC'les of CornwalL 
where both he and his wife died. To Dr. and 
Mrs. DinniC'k were born thl' following C'hildren: 
.Tohn EI'ncst. who dird in Endand at the age 
of twent
'-one years: A U
lstus George, man- 
ager of the Casualty and Boiler Immrance Cl)m- 
pany, of Toront.o: "'ilfrid R. manllgel' and 
vice-president of the 
bmdard LOlln Company, 
and also vice-president of the Casull1ty and 
Boiler Insurance Company; Rev. SamuC'1 Dunn, 
pastor of Zion l\Iethodist Church of Toronto; 
Oswa1d Too M.D.; l\Iiss Annie S., at home; D. 
Vincent: IInd Theodore', decf'ased. 
Mrs. Dinnick and hcr d:mghter. Annie, re- 
side on Clinton avenue, Deer Pllrk 


HEXRY TJIDDET..T-" YERCOR ßLD.. whose 
death took place at Toronto in .Jul
'. 1 
iG. was 
an eminent physician and belonged to an hon- 
orahle Canadian family of Emr1ish extraction. 
His fath('r was ,John Vere'oe. and his mother 
was a sister of Capt. 
Tames T..iddell. of the Royal 
Navy. .John Yerco(' C'lIme from England to ('an- 
MIa and settled at Spllrta. neilI' 
t. Thomas, 


where he engaged in farming and whf'r(' he 
and his wife died. 
Dr. Vercoe had only common-school advan- 
tages in his youth, and to make his way through 
medical college he was obliged to exert all his 
energies. He succeeded in graduating with his 
degree from )IcGill Universit
T in l\Iay, 1868, 
IInd had the satisfaction of carrying off the 
chief prize. He settled at Sparta in practi!'e for 
two 
'ears. and then removed to Seaforth, where 
be remained until on a('C'ount of failmg hf'alth 
he went to Texas. .While there he was ur!!ed t.o 
accept a position as memher of the faculty of 
a college. but this honor he was obliged to de- 
cline on account of dl'1Ïcllte health. He re- 
turned North in 18R-t and dieå the following- 
:year-a loss to family and friends ami to a 
profession whiC'h he was fitted to adorn. 
Dr. Vercoe married Phoebe Bristol. daughter 
of Coleman Bristol. who belongs to a fine old 
English family which settled in the 1.Tnited 
States prior to the American Revolution anJ 
when trouble arosf' joined the Pnitf'd Empire 
Loyalists, subsequently coming to Canllda and 
settling on the Bay of Quinte. At the close 
of the war they took up a large body of bush 
land. which they cleared, making a fine home 
here. The paternal grandfather of l\Irs. Ver- 
coe married Elsie Ellsworth and their chiidren 
were: .John, Norris, Joel, Coleman, Elizabeth, 
Susan and Elsie. 
Coleman Bristol was born on the BIIY of 
Quinte in 1796. He took part in the war of 
1812. during which he was a sentinel at 'Wolf 
Island. He became possessed of 300 acres of 
hmd. and died on his home in 1886. He married 
Katie "T a,. and they hlld C'hildren as foHows: 
Caroline; . Dr. Amo
. dpceased: Sarah: :\Im
'; 
Catherine : James: Louis: and Phoebe. l\Irs. 
Vercoe. 
The following children were born to Dr. Ver- 
coe and wife: Gertrude is the wife of .A rchie 
lIIcIJean. grandson of Chief .J l1l"tice JllcI..pan, 
and they have two sons. Archie and Duart; 
Frank is Jeceased: Augnsta i;:; the wife of 
Herbert To" nsend, Rosslan,i. and has two 
daughters, Dorothy anò Helen: Harold. of Win- 
nipeg, married Relf'n 'icKeC'hnie. and hll<; one 
daU!!'hter. 
The late Frank Vercoe, whose young- lif!' was 
saC'rificed in South Africa. was a hril1illnt 
'ol1ng 
man. a civil engineer, and at the time of death 
was in the path of dut
. following an honor- 
ahle career. lIe was gradullt('d at the RO
Tal 
Militllr
' College. Kingston. where he received 
the gold mf'dal in apprecilltion of his scholllr- 
ship. For a f'hort timf' he was with thC' Can- 
adian PIIC'ific Raih,IIY Company and in \'arl- 
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In 1900 he took advantage of a chance to go to 
South Africa, where he was at the time of the 
Boer war, and after its close he was made acting 
resident engineer at Bloemfontein. In his 
death Canada mourned the lo
s of one of her 
most valued sons. 


COL. SALTER 1\[ JARVIS. The late Lieut.- 
Col. Salter Mountain Jarvis was born at Corn- 
"all in 1844, son of the late George Stephen 
Jarvis, judge of the County of Stot'mont for 
nearlv fiftv vears. He !:ntered Trinity College, 
recei
ing 
 Ìiberal education, prior to which he 
was for years a pupil of rpper Canada College. 
He then became a student of law, hut for some 
vears did not devote himself to the practice 

f his profession. Hp began his active military 
career as a sergeant in Trinity's College Com- 
pany of the Queen's Own Rifles, and saw serv- 
ice with that famous corps at Ridgeway in 
1866. I..ater he was promoted 'toO the captain- 
cy of the company and was afterward made 
major anò adjutant of the battalion. In 1882 
he retired with the rank of brevet lieutenant- 
colonel. Colonel Jarvis came of good enited 
Empire Loyalist stock. his granòfather having 
served in the wllr of 1776, and his father in the 
war of 1812. Though not a conspicuous poli- 
ticilln he was. nevertheless, a staunch upholder 
of Liberal-Conservative principles. Artic>les 
from his pen appeared in many of the Canadilln 
marrazines dealinrr with both military and poli- 
tic
 affairs, whi
h showed him to be a deep 
practical thinker, as well as facile writer. His 
mother was a member of the 1\'J:olmtain family, 
known in Qnpbec and Montreal from the earliest 
days of the country, her father, Bishop Moun- 
tain, being the first Rishop of Quebec. 
Colonel .Tarvis was a firm adherent of the 
Church of England. Ry nature he was one 
of those fine-stnmg, sensitive men, scnlpulous 
to a deQTee in his business transactions. the very 
soul of hi!!'h principle. and ,,'hose instincts re- 
volted at the bare thou!!'ht of an unmanly or un- 
worthy act. He was liberal in the òispensation 
of hi" charity and ever took keen interest in 
benevolent and philanthropic work. 
In 1881 Colonel .Jarvis married Jennie E. sf'P- 
ond òau
hter of Mr. .John E. Brooke, one of the 
pioneer families of Toronto, whose grandfather, 
Daniel Brooke. eame to 'Toronto, in the early 
days of the nineteenth century, from Englanò. 
Colonel Jarvis died in 1890. leaving- a son, G. 
Arth 1 1r Jarvis, at the time of this writing at- 
taphed to the staff of the Bank of Montreal in 
Toronto; and "Muriel B. Jarvis, residing in To- 
ronto. 


JOHN KAY. In the death of John Kay, who 
passeò away Dec. ]6. 1891. Toronto lost onp. of 


her most energetic business men. Mr. Kay 
was born in Garqunnock, near Stirling, Scot- 
land, in 1817, and came to Canada when little 
more than twenty years of age, settling in Lit- 
tle York. For about three years he was en- 
gaged with the old wholesale house of Ross, 
Mitchell & Co., and at the expiration of that 
time the firm of Bettey & Kay was established 
at the southeast corner of King and Yonge 
streets, where they carried on a business for 
nearly twenty years. The partnership was then 
dissolved, Mr. Kay conducting the business 
alone until 1881, when he removed to No. 34 
King street west and engaged exclusively in the 
line of carpets, his favorite department in the 
trade. In 1887 ,John Bryce Kay, his son, and 
Colin Fraser Gordon, his son-in-law, wcre taken 
into partnership, and since that time the :firm 
name has been John Kay, Son & Company. 
Early in the spring of 1R91 Mr. Kay's health 
hegan to decline, and as his physician urged 
him to withdraw from husiness, he decided to 
travel for a time and made a trip around the 
world, starting in Febn18ry, accompanied by 
his sec>ond son. Frank, and the Rev. D. J. Mac- 
donnell, the l
tter returning to England from 
Ceylon, while fathe
 and son proceeded via 
.Japan to Canada. Having benefited by the voy- 
age. Mr. Kay resumed business with his usual 
activity, and continued until December, when 
áfter a short illness he died on the ]6th of that 
month. 
"!'IIr. K::ty, at the time of his death. was one 
of thf' oldest merchants doing business on King 
street. and was known from one end of the Do- 
minion to the other, as well as in many of the 
European markets. A bout three years r.f his 
life had been spent On the ocean, as he had 
crossed the Atlantic nearly one hundred times. 
1\11'. Kay was twice married, his first wife 
bearinQ' the maidf'n name of Agnes Brycp Cul- 
len. To this union were born thrf'e òaughters, 
Katherine (Mrs. D. C. Ridout), Eliza (Miss 
Kay), Janet Paterson (Mrs. Colin F. Gordon), 
and two sons, James (deceased) and John Bryce 
Kay (who carried on the business of the firm 
until the autumn of 1906). Mr. Kay's sccond 
wife was Ellen C. Macartney (deceased), and 
their children were: Francis, who died in 1901; 
anò a daug-hter Helen, residing in Toronto. 
While Mr. 'Kav had no desire for public life 
and declined 
Il offers of official position, 'he 
was an ardent Liberal and supporter of the Hon. 
Georg-e Brown. Mr. Kay was a pillar of St. 
And
ew's Church, and it was mainly throug-h 
his efforts that the St. Andrew's Institute l1uild- 
ing on Nelson street was erected. Mr. Kay was 
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to nil philanthrnpie and rf'lig-ions obj<:'cts, and 
he was hf'lm f'd h
' all who Imf'\\'" him. 


TIIO
IA
 TIIO:\IP:::;O
, now living retired 
at Xo. 13
 f'rescent road, Tm'onto, was for many 
years a well-known \\holesale and retail merch- 
ant of that city, \\hei'è he was born Jan. 9, 
1832. The Thomp:son famil
' was originally of 
Yorkshire. England, and wal'> foundf'd in Can- 
ada h\" Thoma
 Thompson (2), the father of 
the TI
omas Thompson who is the subject of this 
sketch. 
Thomas Thompson (2) was born in York- 
shire, England, in 1t'O:
, son of Thomas Thomp- 
son, who also came to Canada. 'rhomas Thomp- 
son (2) came to Toronto (then "l\Imldy York") 
in 1830, and for some time conducted a private 
sehool, one of the first in the place. He f>ubse- 
quently went into the mercantil<:' businp!',
, on 
King strf'et west, OIl ground now o('cupied hy the 
Stitt Costume f'ompaJlY, f'ngag;ng in th<:, boot 
and shof' trarlp. He purchnsf'd his stock in 

Iontr<:,al shippiI1'" it bv boat to 1'oronto. His 
was the' first boot and' shoe store in Toronto, 
and was succ<:'ssfully conductf'd by Mr, Thomp- 
son for a number of years. He finally clof>ed it 
out. however, and nf'xt embm'ked in g'f'neral 
merchandising at the corner of Francis and King 
strf'et ea...t, opposite the market, whf're hp con- 
tinued in businpss until his death. in 
1868. His wiff', Rebecca (Boyce), was 
born in Yorkshire. England, in 1800. and 
died in Toronto in 187R. They were mpmbers of 
the ::\Iethodist Church. Their ehildren who gorf'w 
to maturity were as follows: John R., born in To- 
ronto in 1830, a shoe merchant of the city from 
1871 to 1890, married l\1argarpt Duff, and their 
children are Svdenham. Bennington, Rebecca, 
May, Gf'orge L:. Florence and Robert; Wiìliam, 
decl'ased, who was a profp
sor in a college in 
Brooklvn 
ew York married Miss Blachtone, 
by wh
m' hp had fiv
 children; Thomas is men- 
tioned below. 
Thomas Thompson recf'ived his education in 
Toronto, his teacher being 
Ir. .Tohn Boyd, of 
the Bay Street Academy, the father of the pres- 
ent Sir John Boyd, and among his schoolmates 
were Sir John Boyd, Vç. H. Pearson, :MI:'. Foster 
(a well-known optician of the city), .Tohn Has- 
sen. Michael Dwan, William Thomson and Jos- 
eph Lawson. "\V'hen thirteen years of aga Mr. 
Thompson left school and entered upon the 
duties of life as a clerk in his father's store. In 
1R64 he became a partner, and on the (leath 
of his father, in 1868, took ovpr the bu!'>iness, 
which he conducted until his retirempnt from 
active commercial life in 1890, the business in 
turn being taken over by his sons, who con- 
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ducted it for some time, closed it out and em- 
barked in another line. 
On April 26, 1R5!j. 1\11'. Thompson married 

Iiss Hester Carbert, who was born at "!.\Iarston 
:\Ioor, in the house in which Olivf'r Cromwell 
passed the night before the battle of ::\Iarston 
Moor. Her parf'nts, Joseph and Lucy (.Jf'fI'er- 
son) Carbert. were natives of Yorkshire, Eng- 
land, the former born in 1790, and the latt<:'r in 
1791; they died in Toronto in 1837 and 1856, 
respectively. 'I'hey came to the city in 1844 from 
Yorkshirf', England, where l\Ir. Carbert had l)een 
a farmer for many years. Their family was a 
large one, and Hester. l\Irs. Thompson, was the 
young-pst rlaughter. 
To l\Ir. and Mrs. Thomas Thompson have bpen 
horn a large family, all sons: 
Iajor .J. 
Boyce, of the (
ueen 's Own, is a merphant of To- 
ronto. where he wa... born, and where he mar- 
ried Miss l\IcCausland, by whom he has one son, 
Gordon (a member of the class of 1907, TTniver- 
sity of Toronto), and one daughter, Mildred; 
\Yilliam Alfred, born in 1860, is a real estate 
df'aler of Toronto; Dr. Percy \Valker is a medi- 
cal pl"actitioncr of London, England; Bert is de- 
cea,>ed; Arthur is also deceased; Thomas C.; 
Georg<:, is a resident of British Columbia; Dr. 
Frank is deceased. 
::\Ir. Thompson wa... made justice of the peace 
in 1885. In 1882 he was the Liberal candidate 
for East Toronto for the Dominion House. his 
opponent being John Small, collector of customs. 
The city being strong-Iy Conservative, l\Ir. Small 
won the election, although Mr. Thompson polled 
the highest Liberal vote. He was a licpnse com- 
missio
er for a number of years, and wa... also 
a member of the library board for some years. 
He is now a member of the Victor 1\1ission 
Board, and he is an official member of the Carl- 
ton Street Methodist Church. to which he has 
always belonged, and of which his wife has also 
been a member for many years. 
On April 26, 1905, Mr. and Mr
. Thompson 
held a celebration in honor of the fiftieth anni- 
Vf'J'sarv of their wedding at their home, which 
was attf'nded not only by all members of the 
family, but by a number of time-'honorerl 
friends. 


JOHN KERR. In the death of the late John 
Kerr, ,,
hich occurred July 12, 1896, Toronto 
lost one of her prominent business men, who 
had been among thp large real estate holders and 
at the head of two extpnsive wholesale estab- 
lishments. 
Mr. Kerr was born at Carney Hill, County 
Tyrone, Irpland, in 1819. and in his native land 
recf'ived a good education, and on reaching man- 
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destined to be uniformly successful. Embarking 
in the confectionery line, he was so engaged untit 
the thirties, when he broke off aU connections 
in the Old W orId and sailed for the New. J.Jand- 
inQ' in New York he remained in that CIty a few 
years, and during that time resumed his previous 
occupation, but about 1840 decided to Ipave the 
United Rtates entirely, and settle in Canada in- 
stead. He removed to Toronto and opened up 
a ba.kery and a confectionery businpss. p,lch on 
a wholesale scale. In the former line he wac; one 
of the pioneers in the city, and estahlishpd him- 
self at No. 324 Queen street west. The location 
of his confectionery business was in that same 
vicinity. and in both lines Mr. Kerr was very 
succeR,<;ful and huilt up a large tradc, thus win. 
ning for himself recognition as one of the city's 
prominent business men. :Mr. Kerr was a large 
property owner, especially in thl' region where 
his own stores were located. In addition to the 
Imsiness houses erected by Mr. Kerr himself, two 
handsome brick stores have been put up since his 
death hy his wife, who manages th(' estate. He 
11 Iso owned considerable residence property in 
different parts of the city, partieularly On Bul- 
wer street, and all of this was very valuanle. The 
family home at No. 32 Maynard avenue, where 
1\Irs. Kerr still rpsidps, was built by her hu<;hand. 
Not only was Mr. Kerr an able business man, 
but he was also equally prominent in both mu- 
nicipal and church affairs. For sewn years he 
WRS a valued memher of the conncil of Toronto, 
repr:p;;;enting the district of St. Patrick's \Vard. 
for the Rpfoml party, and during this term of 
service he worked on several of the most import- 
ant committees. His church relations wcre es- 
tablished with the Queen City 
Iethodist Church, 
in which he was a leading member, and served 
for twenty years as recording Eteward. Al- 
though firm in the faith of the 
lethodist Church 
1\11'. Kerr was not, however. higoÍf'd in hi" views, 
but was broad-minded and ever rcady to recog. 
nize a true faith and genuine manhood. wher- 
evpr fonnd. He was also a mpmher of the Ma- 
sonic fraternity, taking a prominent part there 
as elsewhere. and likewise held the offil'e of chap- 
lain in the Enniskillen Orange Lodge. 
Twice wedded, Mr. Kerr's nrst marriage was 
to Miss Mary Weir, and to this nnion was born 
one daughter, Susan, now the wife of Rpv. .r. W. 
Sparling, D.D., of Wesley College, Winnipeg. 
There are three 
andchildren. JÆura, .Tohn and 
Fritzie. Aftpr the loss of his first wife 1\'[1'. 
Kerr, in 1884, married Miss Ann .Tanp Ne'wton, 
who was born in Robin Hood's Ray. Yorkshire, 
England, in 1862, daug'hter of Capt. Thomas 
and Catherine (Dwyer) Newton. The former, 
who was horn in 1822, in Lincolnshire, Eng- 
land, a direct descendant of Sir Isaac Newton, 


was for many years a sea captain, and he died 
in 1900. His widow resides in Toronto at pres- 
ent. 1\1rs. Kerr was the eldest of their four- 
teen children. and she hersplf hecame the mother 
of two daughtprs. A nnie, the eldest, was gradu- 
ated in 1903, from the Abbe Loretto School for 
Ladies in Toronto; and Kathleen May completed 
her literary course at the Jameson Avenue Col- 
legiate school in 1905. Both daughters are now 
living at home. Since the death of her husbanà 
Mrs. Kerr has had charge of the property. and 
has managed it with unusual success, proving 
herself possessed of much genuine business ca- 
pacity. All of the valuable store property which 
1\ fl'. Kerr left has been advantat:reously rented. 
In the career of a self-made man like :ðIr. 
Kerr there is much to serve as an example and 
an encouragement to others. An upright, hon- 
est business man, his fair dealing won the re- 
spect of all, while his devotion to his work, his 
energy, and sound judgment brought material 
prosperity. 


JAMES G. MACDONELL, of No. 11 MacDon- 
ell avenue, Toronto, represents one of the city's 
old and prominpnt families and resides on land 
that has been in the Ma.cDonell name since they 
first settled in Canada. 
The 1\IacDonells are of Scotch extraction, and 
the first to come to Toronto was Alexanàer, 
grandfather of James G. IIe was a pioneer in 
that part of the country and bought up large 
amounts of land in what is now the west end of 
the city. MacDonell avenue, one of the fine resi. 
dential streets of Parkdale. is named for this 
family. Alexander MacDonell had five sons, 
James, Allan, Samuel, Alexander and Angus. 
James -:\IacDonell, the eldest son of Alex- 
ander, was born in Toronto in 1808, and died 
there Feb. 6, 1865. He was a grandnephew of 
the Colonf'l 
IacDonel1 who fell with Brock at 
Queenston Heights, and received from the Col- 
onel the property at the corner of King and 
Church streets, Toronto. He married :\liss Mar- 
garet Leah Smith, who was born in the County 
of York, daughtpr of Col. Samuel Smith. who 
was for many years attorney-general of rpper 
CaJ1ada and at one time govèrnor-general there- 
of. -:\lrs. MacDonell died Nov. 22, 1892. Chil- 
dren as follows were born to James and Ma.r- 
garet Leah MacDonell: Alexanàer, deceased', 
Samuel S.; John G.; James G.: 1\1rs. W. G. 2\Ic- 
Williams; ::\largaret J., deceased wife of Bever- 
ly Rohinson; and JessiI' H., deceased wife of A. 
B. Harrison. James MaC'Donell, who was a life- 
long rpsident of Toronto, waR for many years 
in the governmf'11t service in the Inland Rev- 
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many years. Their old home is now used for 
the Western Hospital. 
James G. :MacDonell was born in Toronto in 
1843, received his education in his native city, 
and has passf'a his entire life there. For a num- 
ber of years he has had no active business in- 
terests. but has lived as a retired gent1eman. He 
was married in July, 1866, to :Miss Ann Jane 
Walsh. who was born in Ireland in 1848. Her 
parents were Ralph and Elizabeth (Pier- 
son) '\'alsh, "dlO came> to Canada in 
1R52. settled in Toronto and' t.he>re died. 
he aged fifty-thrf'e years. and his wife aged 
fifty-one. There were two other childl'en, 
younger than 1\1rs. MacDonell. Seven children 
have been born to James G. and Ann J. lYfac- 
Donell. viz. : James .Alexander Greenfield. of 
Memphis, Tennessee; Margaret Jane; Allan, de- 
ceru>ed ; Jessie H.; Frederick \Villiam, deceased; 
John George; and Beatrice Gertrude, deceased. 
The parents are both communicants of the 
Church of England. l\Ir. :\lacDonell is a Con- 
servative in his political ideas. and fratprnally 
belongs to thf' :Masons. He is a man held in high 
esteem in Toronto and the family is a promin- 
ent onp socially. 


EDWARD FREDERICK CLARKE, M.P., 
late Grand Trpasurf'r of the Grand Orange 
Lodge of Ontario 'Vest, and editor and propri- 
etor of the Srnt-inel, who died at his home in To- 
ronto March 3, 1905, was one of the leading 
men of the Dominion in every walk of life. 
Mr. Clarke was born April 24, 1850. in Bail- 
lieboroug-h, County Cavan, Irpland, thp third son 
of thp late Richard Clarke. The fathf'l' w.as a 
large linm and flax merchant there and wa." well 
able to give his children all the advantages of 
a finished education. His death, however. in 
1864, broke up the family home, and Edward 
accompanied his bereaved mother and the other 
members of the family to Toronto. There he 
served his apprenticeship at the printing trade, 
in the office of the 'I'm'onto Globe, and was laÍPr 
emplo
 I'd on the T0r o nto lfail. 
Mr. Clarke was married in 1
84 to 
Iiss Char- 
lotte E. Scott, daughter of Dan and Phyllis 
(Ford) Scott, of Chesterfield. England. In 
1
64 1\lr. Se>ott came to Toronto with his family 
anrl becamp 600kkepper for 'V. .J. l\IcGuire. of 
that city, a position he filled until his d('ath, in 
1888. 1\1 rs. Scott pa<;sed away in 18%. They 
had childl'pn as follows: J oIm Herhert and 
Alexander D.. of Toronto; 
\.lice 
Iay, wife of 
H. C. Otter. of Chicago: Sarah Evelyn, Mrs. 
Charles H. ::\Iortimer: Annip S., wifp of Edgar 
J. Allen, of Tlondon. Ont.: Charlottp K, Mrs. 
Clarke: Minnie Phyllis, wife of T. S. 'Vatson, 
of .\shland. California; and Dan, of 'roronto. 


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For a number of years 1\lr. Dan Scott, the fathel', 
was the salaried tenor singer at St. James' 
Cathedral, Toronto. 
Within the limits of a record like the present 
it is almost impossible to do more than to sketch 
the career of so prominent a man and so useful 
a member of society as the late Edward Fred- 
erick Clarke. His endeavors covered so many 
lines of activity, he wa.', so energetic, eager, en- 
thusiastic, broad,mindf'd, and had such a clear, 
wide view of what life and its environments 
mpant, that pages could be filled which would 
be profitably read by those who must admire 
the scope of such a noble career. 
In the great print('rs' strike of 1372 1\lr. 
Clarke came to the front, contf'nc1ing that the 
laboring man had a right to leave his I'mployer. 
He was arrestpd under an old Art pa--sed in the 
days of Queen Elizabeth. whieh held that it was 
an offense. \Villing to sacrifice himself in order 
that the matter should be brought before the at- 
tention of Parliament, Mr. Clarke held to his 
contention. and it was the real beginning of the 
emancipation of labor and the final legalization 
of trades unions. With telling ol'atory he de- 
fended his principles and his name became fa- 
miliar throughout the Dominion. 
In 1877 he founded the newspaper which he 
owned entirely at the time of his death. and 
whil'h Mrs. Clarkf' has sinc(' sold, and in this 
journal he had a medium by wbieh he I'ould 
speak to the thousands whom he ('flUld npvel' 
see. He becamp promint'nt in the c01ll1se]s of 
the Loyal Orange Assol'iation and was. made 
Deputy Grand Master of the order in British 
Amprica, and Grand Treasurer of the Grand 
Lodge of Ontario West. 
In the general elections of 1886 
Ir. Clarke was 
elepted to the Ontario Legislature and served 
until 1894, when he voluntarily resigned. In 
18
8I he MIS eleeted maror of Toronto, and 
was re-elected, sprving four successivp terms, 
a.nd being the only individual pver so distin- 
guished in that city. As chief exel'utive of the 
city his administration \Va." notable. TI(' entered 
upon municipal office at a time when a strong 
hand and firm will were needed. Debt faced the 
pity in f'very direction. every department of 
civic affairs 'had become disorganized. In a 
remarkahly short period Mayor Clarke had the 
department.'! again in working- order and the 
deht consolidated. and in this connection he 
ncgotiated the sale of city honds in Englanrl. 
For floating this loan 1fr. Cla.rke was pre- 
sented with an illuminatpd address. signed hy 
ll'ading I'itizens of t]1(' City of Toronto. Dur- 
ing his tf'nure of offi"e thp duty of making a new 
strept railway contract fell upon Mayor Clarke, 
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that the ('ity should rf'tain the franchise and 
operat<, the railway. hut he was not able to 
over('ome the opposition of a majority of the 
city cOlIDCil. Subsf'quently Mr. Clarke was able 
to sf'Cure the present agrf'ement with the To- 
ronto Railway Company, which has hef'n of ,'Inch 
grf'at ad\"antagf' to the city. During his ad- 
ministration many public improvements wert
 
inauguratpd and tht' new city hall was com- 
menped, Mayor Clarke laying the corn er-ston f'. 
In 1892 Mr. Clarke was appoint('d a member 
of the Royal Commission on the liquor traffic. 
At the Dominion general election in 1R96 he 
was rctnrnf'd as one of the memhers of thp House 
of Commons for Toronto West, and again in 
1900 he was returned at the head of the poll, 
receiving the largest majority in Canada. At 
the general elf'ction in 1904 the city ridings wpre 
redistricted and 
rr. Clarke was chosen, after 
a bitter contest with the Liberals, as the stand- 
ard-hearer of the Conservative party in Toronto 
Centre. In the Housc of Commons Mr. Clarke 
was regarded as one of the foremost parlia- 
mentarians. Hf' was one of the most convinc- 
ing' debaters, one of the clearest and most lo
i- 
cal speakers. and had a manner that spoke of 
sincf'rity in every word. He appearpd first at 
Ottawa in August, 1896, and hie; first address 
was a stirring protest against the resort to the 
spoils system by the new government. All 
through his whole Parliamentary ('areer he wa'! 
the earnest friend of labor and On many occa- 
siom; (.ame forth in protests by word and pf'n 
when his zeal imperilled his own political fut- 
ure. He exerted great influence, and many of 
his ideas concerning industrialism received the 
careful consideration of the Government. How- 
ever. the whole aim of his efforts was in the di- 
rection of a closer imperial union, a union of 
sentiments strengthened by a union of inter- 
ests, and thus, logically, he favored Canada ','I 
participation in the South African war. 
Mr. Clarke was thrice elected tó Parliament 
and 'he grew in power and influence continual- 
ly. He \Vas an orator and durin!! his tour with 
Mr. Borden through the \Vest. in 1902, he was 
everywhere g-reeted with enthusiasm. Hf' was 
admirPd and esteemed hy hoth and all political 
parties, and, although a strong Orangeman, he 
enjoyed the friendship of a large number of the 
Roman Catholic clergy. 
For several years Mr. Clarke was manager of 
the Excelsior Life Insurance Company of To- 
ronto. and hp was deeply interestpd in the To- 
ronto Western Hospital and was prf'sident of its 
board of trustees. He was a consistent Chris- 
tian. a devout member of the Reformed Episco- 
pal Church. 
Mr. Clarke's home life was wholesome, ten- 


del' and true as it was beautiful, aml to hearth- 
stone, wife and childrf'n he gladly turned when 
hf' could put asid!' for a spason thf' great respon- 
sibilities resting- upon him. He wa" the fathe!' 
of eight children. namely: Phyllis Ellen. Alice 
Mary Victoria (deceased), Isobel Stewart, Char- 
lotte Louise (deceased), Edward George Rey- 
nolds, \Yarring Kennedy, Elizabeth Hac;tings 
and Evelyn Grace. Hf' was permitted to pass 
the last ff'"\\' wf'eks of life, after he was stricken 
with illnes.e;, with his heloved familv. Until the 
immf'diate end hope was entertain
d for his re- 
covery, but this hope was not fulfillf'd. In touch- 
in.!! Ia.Dg'uag'e he bade his loved onf'S farewell 
and, devoted to them to the last. he sought Di- 
vine blessings upon them ,,-hen he could no 
longer give them his earthly protection. 
From every portion of the Dominion, from 
cuJleagues, friends, mere acquaintances and peo- 
ple in every 'walk of life, came messages of ap- 
preciation and regret, and the crowds which 
thronged his late home while his body was lying 
in state could scarcely be counted. The private 
services were conducted at the home, No. 383 
Markham street, by the Rev. Geor
e Orman, 
pastor of Emmanuel Rf'ÍormC'd Episcopal 
Church. A public service wa." hf'ld at the Broad- 
way Tabernacle and \Va!;: attended by an im- 
mense throng. The funeral wa.e; held bv the 
city, an honor rarely conferred. The c
rtege 
was one of the longest and most imposing in 
the history of the city. The lînal services at 
the grave were under the auspices of the JJoyal 
Orange As..<;ociation. 


AJÆERT JOHN WEDD l\IdIICHAEL, M. 
A.. pastor of the Catholic Apostolic Church of 
Toronto, is a member of one of the oldest fami- 
lies of eastern Ontario. 
The l\lc:\[ichaels were of Dutch extraction, and 
the family was founded in Canada by the grand- 
father of Our subject, Albert McMichael. who 
came thither from the United States about the 
time of the American Rpvolution. IIe married 
Mary Ferris, dau
hter of John Ferris, who was 
of Scotch des('ent. On coming to Canada the 
family settled at \Vaterloo (now Cataraqui), 
ahout three miles from Kingston, Ont. Here the 
g'r'andfatJwr died. Hf' had nine ('hildr'f'n: DRn.. 
ieI. M.A., LL.D.. Q.C. ; John; Barbara; Albina; 
Albert; Charles; Osmond; and Kitty and Neil, 
who died in childhood. Of this family Daniel 
was the father of Albert J. 'V. :\[c:\tIChael. He 
was born at 'Wat.erloo, Oct. 8, 1816, and died 
in Toronto, Aug. 5, 1894. After locating in To- 
ronto he attended King's College. from which he 
received the degrees of M.A. and IJJJ.D. In To- 
ronto he practised law 1'01' many years, Rnd dur- 



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ing his life there was one of the representative 
men of that city. He also took an active part 
in the work of the Catholic Apostolic Church. in 
the interest of which he made man
T trips to Eng- 
land. lIe was made a Q.C. in 1872. Dr. l\rc- 
:\[ichael marripd Amy \Yedd, who was born Dec. 
31, 1826, danghter of John Wedd, and sister of 
William W edd, :\L\., formerly first cla'>Sical 
master of L"pper Canada Collpge, Toronto. 1\[1'8. 
':\[f' :\Iichael died 
\ug. 26. 1:'61. the mother of 
the following children: .Amy Adelaide. wife of 
William Cook, B.A., harrister, etc.; A. J. \V.: 
and Charles Baldwin, decpased. 
.Albert John "'edd )[e:\Iichael was horn in 
Toronto :\lareh 22, 1837. and was educated at 
Upper Canada College and Trinity University; 
from "hich la-ttpr institution he "Was graduated, 
in 1878. \\ ith the dpgree of B.A., receiving the 
degree of 1\1..\. in 18
2. He thcn read law, and 
was called to the Bar in ]883, frum which date 
until 1896 he practised his profpssion. In the 
latter year he was appoint.ed pastor of the Cath- 
olic .Apostolic Church, Toronto. in which ca- 
pacity he has since acted. 
In 1

6 ì\k :\IdIichael married :\lÏ<;s Ada. 
Helen \Yinstanlpy. daughter of Dr. \Vinstanley, 
extended mention of whom will he found else- 
where. in the sketch of C. J. H. Winstanley. 'ro 
:\11'. and :\Irs. :\IC)Iichael were born the follow- 
ing children: Albert Roland. who after pa.<;sing 
through thp :\Iodpl School completed his f'ourse 
at the "Cpper Canaùa College in 1901, and is 
now a student at Trinity College, Toronto; :\Iary 
Charlton: Charles \Y edd; Daniel .J ohn. deceas- 
I'd: and Amy Elizabeth. 
Thp Chureh in Toronto was set up in 1837, 
and its pa<;t.ors ha ,'e òeen as follows: Capt. 
GeorgI.' Gambipr. Rpv. George Ryerson, Rev. 
Joseph Elwell. Charles :\Ic1IichaeL and Alhert. 
J. W. l\Ic:\IichaeI. "ho was the successor of his 
uncle. 


DR. RICHARD {"SHER TOPP, who died in 
Toronto Sept. 7, 189H, was horn in Ireland in 
18(ì6, son of .John and Cllarlotte (Boate) Topp. 
In 1
ï7 the family came to Bracehl'idge. ant., 
where John Topp liwd retired until his death. 
in 1
90. His widow continupd to reside in Bl'ace- 
bridge until her drath, which occurred ther\
 
April 1:5, 1906. They had three sons. all or 
whom werp profps,<;ional men: ("harlps II., 3 
civil enginper of Victoria. B.C.: Dr. .Tohn, a 
dentist of Bracehrirlge; anrl Dr. Richarrl rsher 
Topp. 
Dr. Richard Psher Topp attendf'd the publie 
schools and then entpred Trinity }Iedical Col- 
lege. from which he was graduated in 18R7, with 
the ITpgree of :\I.D. Soon after Q'raduation he 
:o;pttlpd at RIIssean, }[USkOKã.-" here he pract.ise.! 


two or three ;years, at thp end of which time he 
returneJ to Bracebridge, practising in the home 
of his youth unt.il 189;). in ,';hieh year he settlpd 
in Toronto. He became well known in the medi- 
I'al ('irdes of thp Quepn City. making a sppc- 
iaIty of surgery. in which line he was very fav- 
orably known. He spmt the remainder of his 
life in Toronto. 
Dr. Topp married :\Iary Eliza Beley, who was 
born at P.osseau. .:\luskoka. daug-htpr of Benja- 
min and 1m!',," E. Beley. nat.i,'es of England. 
The Bpleys came to Canada in 1867, settlin
 
at 
Iuskolm, where 1\Ir. Beley lived retired until 
his death. in 1896, his widow surviving' him until 
1900. 
To Dr. and )[rs. Topp were born four sons: 
Charll's Berpsford. .Tohn ('sher Sowden, James 
Basil. and nporge E. Dr. Topp was a promin- 
ent. memher of the Church of the Redeemer. In 
p(,lities he was a Conservative, and fratf'rnally he 
"as connpctpd with the .:\Ia<;ons and thp LO.n.F. 
In 1900 :\I1's. Topp purchased her home at 
o. 
tl1 Prince Arthur avenue, Toronto. 


HEXRY S. CA
E, ex-mayor of Npwmarket. 
president and manager of the William Cane & 
Sons :\lanufacturing Company, of 
ewmark
t, 
and viC'e-prl'sidpnt of till' rnited Fa<'Ìories. Lim- 
ited. of Toronto. was born at Queensville. Coun- 
ty York, Sept. 19, 1850, son of William and 
CatherÏIw (Belfry) Cane. 
'William Cane wa<< for many years the head 
of the firm l."11o\\n as \Villiam Cane & Sons, lum- 
her merrhants and manufaf'turers. He was horn 
in Albany, Xew York. in 1822. of Irish parent- 
age. and emigrated to Canada in 1>::33, first lo- 
cating in )Iam'ers and then in :\lariposa. In 
about 1841 hp ,,'ent to the village of Queens- 
"ille, County York, ",hpre he commenf'ed the 
husiness of wood tuming. He operated t.he 
pump works, and also purf'hase(l thr sawmiH 
formprl
T ownpd hy :\11'. \Vilson. and houQ'ht 
some hmd upon which he erpctpd another mi!i. 
:\Ir. Cane. during his residpnce in QueensviUe, 
wa<< reeve and councillor of thp t.ownship of East 
Gwillimbury for a number of ypars. and durin
 
1874 was warden of thp County of York. He 
came to KpwmarkPt in 1875. and in that year 
established the business which.has now snell an 
extensive connection; he also purchased a half 
interest in the S
'ke<; & Elvidge foundry an.i. 
engine works, which was destroyed by fire in the 
spring of 1876. In the following year the firm 
of \Villiarn Cane & Sons commenced thp manu- 
farture of all kind<< of building materials, 
woodpnware of all kinds. such as pails. tubs, 
washboards. clothes pins, etc. They also erpetell 
a foundry on the same lot. and the entire brace 
of buildings were destroyed by fire in 1
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this same year the firm erected the present large 
brick factory and wareroom!;. The sash and blind 
faC'tory was also erected about the same time. 
As manufacturers of pails, tubs, washboard3, 
clothes pins, ironing boards and all kinds of 
wooden ware. the firm is known throughout the 
Dominion of Canada, and they likewise export 
their goods to the mother country. 
1\11' William Cane's g-eneral fitness for public 
office was quickly recognized by the citizens of 
Newmarket, and very little time was allowed 
tG elapse after his location in the town 
before his election as a member of the 
council. When Newmarket received the honor 
of incorporation, in 1881, he was elect.ed mayor, 
an office he held for nine years. Mr. Cane was 
married in 1844. to Miss Catherine Belfry, of 
Qneensville, and eleven children werp born to 
them. 1\11'. Cane died at his home in Newmarket 
in 1899, loved and esteemed hy all who knew 
him. His name will long be cherished with en- 
dearing pride. and his neighbors. in pas!;ing- 
judgment on his ('haract.er, will rank him among 
the good and noble men of his time. His worthy 
wife is still living, and resides in Ñewmarket. 
Henry S. Cane's early education was received 
in the district schools of Queensville, and while 
young he worked in his father's mills and fac- 
tories until he mastered the business in every 
rleútil. After coming to Newmarket in 1875, he 
and hi!; brother William became members of the 
firm of William Cane & Sons, and in 1885 when 
the new works were built the company was in- 
corporated as The 'VilIiam Cane & Sons ::\fann- 
facturing- Company, Limited. On t.he dpath of 
.William Canp, Henry S. Cane was made presi- 
dent: .1. E. Cane, vice-prf'sident; E. S Cane, 
secretary, these som; carrying on thp business 
under the incorporated name, Henry S. being 
g-pneral managf'r of the business. 
In 1876 :\11'. Cane marripd Miss :\Ja:v Armit- 
age" born in County Victoria in 18!16. daughter 
of Seba Armitage, and to this union were bom 
two sons, Howarrl and Lawrence, who are in the 
manufacturing- husinf'ss with their' father. They 
are both well educated and have brig-ht futures 
hefore them. In religion :\11'. and :\Irs. Cane 
an> members of t.he Methodist Church. 1\11'. Cane 
hping a member of thp Quarterly Board of oft1- 
cers. 
In politics ]1.[1'. CmlP has always been iden- 
tified with the IJiberal party, and has always 
bepn active in local affairs. He ha.<: been chosen 
many timl's to represent his party in positions 
of trust and honor. Rince IRS1 hf' ha.<: bpen a 
member of the board of council of Newmarket. 
was reeve for five years, and mayor for eight 
years. Such lasting popularit.y is conclusive evi. 
denpe of sterling worth. He is active in ewry 


movement calculated to he of benefit to his com- 
munity, and is one of the city's most upright, 
honorable and public spirited men. He is chair- 
man of the electric light and water systems, 
these plants being under municipal ownership. 


JA1\IES PRINGLE, whose death on ]l.[ay .3, 
1895. in Toronto, brought sorrow to his devoted 
family and dcep regret to a wide circle of friends 
and business acquaintances, was one of the sub- 
stantial citizens and progressive business men 
of the Queen City. ]1.[1'. Pringle was born in 
Scotland June 16, 1828, SOn of .r ames and Mary 
(Vail') Pringle, natives of Scotland. 
The Pringle family was founded in Canada 
by the subject of this sketch, who came across 
in 1853, settling at Niagara-on-the-TJake for a 
short time and then locating in Toronto, where 
he engagerl with the 'Vestern Assurance Com- 
pany, of Toronto, with which company he re- 
mained continuously until his death. He was 
at first general agent, later becoming general 
agent and insppctor, and was rated as one of 
the most successful agents ever with the com- 
pany. At his death the following memorial, 
handsomely carved in leather, was read at a 
meeting of the board of directors of the Western 
Assurance Company. in Toronto: 
"RESOLVED: That this board de:-,:res to place 
on record an expression of their sense of the 
loss which the company has sustained by the 
death on the 3rd instant of Mr. .J ames Pringle. 
who has been connected with the ('ompany in 
various eapacitif's during the past thirty-five 
years, and who, in the prosecution of his duties 
as general inspector and adjuster, always main- 
tained a deep interest and zealou8 devotion tl) 
the interests and welfare of the company, re- 
sulting in a valuable and self-sacrificing ser\'. 
iN'. eminently satisfactory to its directors and 
officers. 
,. The directors wish to pxtend to Mrs. Pringle 
and family their warmest !;ympathy and con- 
dolence in the deep affliction which they are 
ealled upon to hear. Signed hy Gf'orge A. Cox, 
prf'sident. and J. J. Kem1f'Y. managing di. 
rector. " 
James Pringle was married, in 1854, to Miss 
:\[argaret Forbes, who was born in Aberdeen. 
Scotland, and to this union children as follows 
were born: .r ames Forbes, who is in businpss 
in Toronto. married Catherine Lai
llaw, and has 
two children, Ina and Franklin; Ale'lander, who 
is in the 'Yestern Assnrance Company's of- 
fice, married Sarah Dill, and ha!; three children, 
Rena, Dorothy and Allan; Edward. of Toronto, 
married Bertha Ashpnfelter, and has one son, 
Edward; Albert, who is deceased, was with the 
'Vestern Assurance Company, married Ida Ma- 




 


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belle Booth, who is also deceased. and they left 
one daughter, Elva; Frederick died at the age 
of twenty; Margaret is the wife of Robert 
Weir, and has one daughter, Gladys; 
:Mary is the wife of John Ewart; Flor- 
ence" married John l\I. Sutherland, who is 
with the Standard Bank of Toronto; Lillian 
Ross is unmarried. 
1\11'. Pringle was a Presbyterian. In politics 
he was a Reformer. He was a popular memo 
bel' of the Masonic fraternity. 


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bel', 1870, Mr. Brodie married his second cousin, 
Adeline J. H. Lowe. 
[n N"ovember, 1871, having regained his health, 
the old love of finance asserting its
lf he decid('d 
to accept a position offered him by the late 
Thomas McCraken, manager of the Royal Can- 
adian Bank, Toronto (both Mr. and Mrs. Brodie 
having already visited Toronto and having 
friends there). In the spring of 1875 Mr. Bro- 
die accepted the agency of the bank's branch in 
Montreal. After a very short stay, through 

trong requisites made by Mr. A. J. Somerville 
and the late Mr. John Kerr, 1\11'. Brodie acceptell 
the position of manager of the St. Lawrence 
Bank, then in a very bad condition, and of which 
the late Hon. T. N. Gibbs was president. En- 
tering on his duties in the fall of ]875 the ad- 
visability of changing the name of St. Law- 
rence to the Standard Bank of Canada was not 
long in being considered. The resuscitating of 
a bank was hard, strenuous work, as Mr. Brodie 
wrote to his wife, then in lVlontreal, "it will take 
ten years of my life." After eighteen years' 
service in the Standard Bank, having been ap. 
pointed managing director June 6th in place of 
t.he late Mr. A. Thornton Todd, Mr. Brodie died 
June 18, 1894. 


JOHN LOWE BRODIE was born May 15, 
lR3;j, at. Coupal' .\ngus, Scotland, eldest son of 
John Brodie, farmer, East Grange, Culross, who 
was accidentaHy killed at Culross Station in De- 
c('mber, 1852, leaving a widow wit.h eight chil- 
dren, the youngest an infant. 
Mr. Brodie attended Geddes Endowed School 
at Culross. The death of his father led to the 
removal of his widow in 1852 to Dollar. Clack- 
mannanshire, where at the Dollar Academy Mr. 
Brodie finished his education. This academy 
was founded and endowed by 1\11'. McNab, a 
West India merchant, who was born at Burn- 
brae, Dollar, in 1732. Dr. Milne was head mas. 
tel', and under him Mr. Brodie had the advant. 
age of an excellent mathematical training; he DR. GEORGE WILLCOCKS, a prominent 
was also under Dr. Lindsay, through whose class citizen of Toronto, distinguished as a physician 
a great number of pupils passed attaining emin- and surgeon, died in that city in 1885. He was 
ence in all parts of the world, especially India. born in the County of York, in 1851, son of Abel 
In 1855. at the age of sixteen, Mr. Brodie entered and Fanny (Jobe) Willcocks. natives of Eng- 
a branch of the Commercial Bank at Alloa. land, who were among the early settlers of the 
where he remained for three years, leaving to Count.y of York, where for some time Mr. Will- 
enter the head office in Edinburgh, where the late cocks was in the lumber business. They later 
Alex. Kincaid Mackenzie was manager. In 1861 Rettled in Toronto. 
the Chartered Bank of India, Australia and Dl'. "\\TiIll'ol'ks was educated in the home 
China applied to 1\11'. Mackenzie for a thorough- school" of his native place, and afterwards in 
ly trained account.ant for their London office. Toronto. He then took up the Shldy of medl- 
with the prospect of being sent to India to one cine. and in 1881 graduated from the Toronto 
of t.heir branches. 1\11'. Brodie was chosen, and School of Medicine, with the degree of M.D. He 
left Edinburgh in 1861 for London. remain- then went to Edinburgh, where he continued to 
ing but one year in London and proceeding to pnrsne his medical studies. and where he rece
v- 
Bombay, where at the age of twenty-three he ed the degree of L.R.C.P. Returning to To- 
was appointed manager, serving as such for four ronto, Dr. Willcocks engaged in the practice of 
years. During- this time o('curred the great his profession. Although a young man, he was 
crisis and panic in the cotton !'p
nlation;;. well fitted for the work in which he had put his 
brought about by the American Secession .War. entire energ-y. He had been well educated in 
In 1865 Mr. Brodie resigned his position in the Toronto, and was a reco
ized counsel in the 
bank and accepted an appointment as manager medical profession, when, in the prime of life, 
of Messrs. H. & B. Cama's Trust -large coffee he was called to his reward. 
plantations held by ParsC('s. This he closerl In 1881 Dr. Willcock"! and 1\Iiss Annie Filbert 
most satisfactorily. In 1868, owing to broken were united in marriage. Miss Filbert was born 
health, he returned to Scotland, whence after a in Toronto, daughter of William and Harriet 
short sojourn he went to Hanover. leaving in the (Shaver) Filbert, the former a native of Gel'- 
autumn of the same year for the United States. many and the latter of the County of York. To 
where his two brothers were settled. At Wall- Dr. and Mrs. Willcocks were born two daugh- 
kesha, Wisconsin, he bought a farm. In Octo- tel's: Lillian E., a graduate of the Toronto Con- 



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servatory of Music; and Georgiana F. Dr. Will- 
cocks was a member of the .Methodist Church. 
Politically he was a Refonner. and he was as- 
sociated fraternally with the LO.O.F.. the C.O. 
F., and the Royal Arcanum. 


REV. WILLIA
I RLA In, B.A., \\
ho passed 
to his reward 1\1arch 1, 190-1, was one of To- 
ronto's able ministers of the Methodist denom- 
ination. A son of William Blair, he was born in 
Ross, Renfrew COlmty, May 6, 1843. 
Although greatly hampered by circumstances, 
l\Ir. Dlair was from early hoyhood determined 
to have an education, and so diligently did he 
improve every opportunity that at the age of 
fourteen he was able to pass the examination ror 
a third-grade teacher-'s certificate. Ambitious 
for a better cducation, after teaching some time 
Mr. Blair entered Albert College. Bellpville, in 
the year 186-1. There he came under the in- 
fluenf'e of Principal Carman, who confirmed him 
in his purpose to enter the ministry. He entered 
the Conference of the 1IIethodi
t Episcopal 
Church in 1866, and was sent to Otta\\ a under 
the oversif!ht of the Rev. S. G. 
tOl1(:, after 
w'hieh he was assistant pastor with Rev. Dr. I. 
E. Aylesworth, at Xnpanee. His next charge 
was Arnprior. Durin
 an this time he had 
never abandoned his purpose to completR his 
college work, and on leaving Arnprior returned 
to 
\lbert ('ollege. The following' yenr he lab- 
ored in Ottawa West. Returning to College 
again he 
rndnated in 187;) \\ith l1On- 
ors in 
I('taphysics, Ethies and Civil 
Polit
.. After his grndnation he was 
!.tationcd sne('essively at I.J
'n, Iroquois. 
Farmersville, AlmontE', Smith's Falls. Kempt- 
ville. \Vnterloo, Qne., North Day. 
rarkham and 
1\Iimico. \'llen the union of l\Iethodist Churches 
was first proposed 1\11'. Blair. associatl'd with 
Rev. T. G. Williams. Rev. W. H. Graham, Rev. 
A. D. Traveller and Rev. T. W. Piekett, was 
a prime mover in the matter, was secretary oi 
the first meeting held to consider the question, 
and after the union was aecomp1ished was chosen 
first secretary of the Montreal Conference. He 
was financial se<>retary of the Perth district for 
four years, and the chairman of the \"aterloo 
and Nipissing district<;. While chainnnn of the 
Nipissing district he practieally opl'ned IIp the 
Tl'miscaming' distriet. preaehing the fir
t 1Iletho- 
dist sermon in the now growing town of Xew 
'Liskeard. While at North Dnv hv a clutnO'e of 
boundaries, fie came into the' To
r.nto C

fer- 
ence. In 1902 he went to l\Iimico, his last charge, 
where his death (){'curred in 1904. 
Hm'ing been received into fun connection in 
tlw ministry. ana having graduaterl with honor, 
the year 1875 was marked by his marriage, June 


25th, to Mrs. Martha A. (Tuttle) Smith (widow 
of Rev. B. A. Smith), who "as at tIlt' time of her 
marriage to 1\11'. Blair preceptress of Alexandra 
College, in Belleville. One dauf!hter survives 
of their uníon, now the wife of H. G. Barber, 
and residing in Toronto. 1\11'. Dlai: wns a prom- 
inent man in the councils of the church to wlúch 
he had devoted his life, and was honored by 
being sent as delegate to several of the Gen- 
eral Conferenees of that body. lIe was a very 
earnest supporter of the movement for the union 
of the l\Iethodist. Presh
.terian and Congrega- 
tional churehes of Canada, a projeet that orig- 
inated in the reading- of a paper on that subject 
by a Presb
.terian layman before n 
'oung peo- 
ple's society. This paper was so wen considerea 
and showed sueh a profunditv of tl)0l1O'bt as to 
arrest the attention of all wh
 hearù it,"'and ns It 
result a Chureh rnion Conferenee was cnLled to 
meet at 1\Ielville Presb
.terian Chureh. 1lnrk- 
ham. The Conferenl'e was largely attended and 
the object enthusiastienJJy discussed, resulting 
in almost a unanimous desire for the lillion. 
The Conference was coneluded by a resolution 
appointing a eommittee to draft a eonstitution. 
1\11'. Blair .with three laymen represented the 
1\1ethodist Church. and he carried the recom- 
mendations of this committee to the General 
Conferenee held at \\'innipeg. As a preeeher 
of the liospel. 1\11'. Blair's whole heart was in 
his "ork and the suceess whieh he fi(.hieved nnd 
the extent of his personal influence for (,hrist 
was overwhelmingly inclieated after' his death by 
the appreciative letters whieh poured in from 
all sides to 1\Irs. BIniI'. Kot only did he choose 
tlw work for whieh hc was pre-eminently fittf'd, 
hut he Q'ave to it his whole powel's. He waR a 
good preaeher, a good pastor and a "\\ise 'eoun- 
spUor of souls speking Christ. Faith in God, 
courage, deeision and gentleness were markell 
traits in his cha1'ncter. He died amid the activi- 
ties of service nurl he hn8 ent.ered into rest and 
ltis works foUow him. 


ADRATTA
I D. FLINT, late of Toronto, wa" 
for Ì\wnty-five 
'ears engaged in husiness in the 
Queen City. and was universally recof!nized as 
a man of strict integrity and upright business 
principles. He was born in Wishech. England. 
Aug. 2;), 1b-l0. and grew to )11nnhooll in his nat- 
ive country, wherp he received his edueation and 
learned the mereantill' business. 
In 1
61 :\11'. Flint loeated in Toronto. and 
from that time until bis death. wllil'h occurred 
in 1886, was well known in the business circles 
of that city. He was engaged as buyer and trav- 
eller for Jennings & Brandon. and later became 
a member of the firm of Bi-nndon & Co. The busi- 
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was known as the Iron Block. Later Mr. Flint 
removed to Colborne street, where the busine:os 
was being conducted five years before his death. 
In Toronto )11'. Flint met and married 
liss 
Elizabeth Acred, daughter of :\11'. .TanH's M. 
Acred and 1\1rs. l\Iary (Schofield) Aered. of 
Lincolnshire, England. Abrallam B. Flint was 
an honorable business man and a Christian gen- 
tleman. In political sentiment he was a Re- 
former. 


WILLIA)I JOIIX THO)IAS was one of the 
best-kno\\n business men of the Queen City, 
where he was horn Dpc. 
:3J 1840, nnd hI' died 
Oct. 4. 1904. at his late residence. No. 32 River 
street. 
The Thomas family was founded in Canada 
by .T ames Thomas, the father of William J., 
who was born in England, and came to Canada 
about the year 1830. Here he followed the busi- 
ness of military tailor, his place of business being 
On King street, between Bay and York streets. 
His \\ ife, whose maiden name was Susnn Bishop, 
was born in England, nnd died in Toronto in 
189;}. This good couple had two children: Wil- 
liflm .John: and Susan, the wife of William 
Brand, of Toronto. 
William Jolm Thomas WfiS educated in his 
native city, where he began his most successful 
business career. He was an flrchitpct and also 
a builder, but it was not in these lines that he 
made his record as a business mnn. From the 
Mail and Empire we have the following regard- 
ing 1\11'. Thomas: "He was born in Torunto; 
educated at the l\Iodel school. In 1
62 he made 
his first trip to California, and a second trip in 
1880, crossing the Plains both times. After a 
useful exprrience in mining and in the cattle 
business in Idaho. in 1869 he returned to To- 
ronto find became a contractor, erecting some 
of our most important structures. He later be- 
came interested in the malting and later in the 
brewing business, under what is known as the 
Ontario Brewing & l\Ialting Company, Lim- 
ited, the business being situated on the corner of 
Ontario find King streets, extending to Front. 
Mr. Thomas designed the malt house, erected in 
lR82, and the brewery was built in 1885. The 
malt house has a capacity of 22:>,000 bushels, 
the largest in the Dominion, On entering the 
malt business it was the inh'ntion of 1\'11'. 
Thomas to ship malt to the rnited States. but 
the tariff law made this disadvantageous, and 
he built the brewerv, therebv manufacturinO' 
thl' product of the m
lt house'into ale and po;' 
tel'. The business was organized in 188
 under 
the name of the Queen City Malting Company. 
aneI in lSP,9 assumed the name Ontario Brew- 
ing & Malting Company. 


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"A prominent iIDan of Torunto said of 1\11'. 
Thomas: 'I became acquainted with him as a 
member of the city council in 18Î
. IIp is one 
of our wealthiest citizens. He is what is known 
as a safe man, to whom can be trusted a great 
responsibility. I now frequently come in con. 
tact with him as a director of the Traders Bank. 
He SCArcely ever errs in judgìJlent. Not only 
(loes he possess splendid busine
s talents, but he 
has the pleasant and easy bearing which makes 
him a ver
T effective husiness man. He has at 
all times heen willing to serve a friend. Many 
mpn have homes whosc families would be with- 
out one but for .William J. Thomas.' " 
On Sept. 
6. 1t;Î6, l\Ir. William J. Thomas 
unò )Tiss Sarah 
\.. Davies, a member of an early 
family of Toronto, were united in marriage. 
Mrs. Thomas, like her distinguished husband, 
is a native of Toronto. She is a daughter of 
Thomns and Fidelia (.Jones) Davis. the forIllPL' 
of whom was horn in Cheshire, of 'Yelsh par- 
ents, in 180;
. and died in Toronto in 1869. On 
comin
 to Toronto, in 18:3
, :;\11'. Davies embar'k- 
ed in the brewing business. lIe was the pioneer 
brewer. IIis every-day deeds were proof of t.he 
assertion that "'Yürth makes the man. and v. ant 
of it the fellow." Thomas Davies always be- 
lievpd that his best friends were his ten fingers, 
and that men seldom died of hard wùrk. lIe 
established his business in 184!J, in Toronto, 
which has since been condudf'd under the names 
of Thomas Davies, Thoma<; Davie!; & Ron, 
Thomas Davies & Brother, Thomas Davies & 
Co., and is at present known as the Davies Brew- 
ing & }Ialting Company. 
In connection with the Davies 8re\\ in er & 
Malting Company, the Jlail alld Empire of :Jan. 
20. 1898, quotes a prominent banker of Toronto 
as saying: "I wish you to lÎ.nderstand. sir, that 
the people and patrons of this {'ompany are as- 
sured that the election of ""illiam .J. Thomas. a 
man of great executive ability, as president, 'has 
done much for this company." 
To Thomas Davies and his wife were born the 
following children: Elizabeth. decea<;ed, who 
married Rohert Defries; .J oseph, of Toronto; 
Rarah A.: ;\Irs. Thomas; Thoma
. of Toronto: 
Hobert, of Toronto: Fidelia, and Hpnriptta. }Ir. 
and Urs. Davies were memhers of the Church of 
England. In politics he was a Conservntive. 
1\11'. and 1\11'8. William Jolin Thomas became 
the parents of children as follows: Robert Ar- 
thur, M.D.. a graduate of Trinitv Medical Col- 
lege. Toronto. 1901, who in 1!)0:i received from 
the College of Physician and Surg-eons. of Lon- 
don, England. the degree>; of hR C.P. and 11. 
R.f'.S.: :\Iiss Snrah A., and Miss Etta Fidelia. 
:\11'. Thomas wa.
 a member of the Church of 
England, and in polities a Conservative. 



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HEKRY PEARETH BRU1\IELIJ, who 
passed away in Toronto Jan. 14, 1877, was for 
many years identified with the interests of that 
city. 1\lr. Brumell was born at Little Hough- 
ton, Northumberland, England, in 1835, son of 
Hawdon and l\Iary (Blackett) Brumell, the lat- 
ter a grand-daughter of Sir \Yalter Blackett, of 
)latfen. Through his paternal grandmother Mr. 
Brumell was a direct descendant of the Peareths 
of Usworth Castle, in Northumberland. which 
family is now extinct. 
Henry Peareth Brumell grew to manhood in 
England, and there received his literary edu- 
cation. Leaving- his native country in 1857 he 
went to New York City, and in the following 
year settled in Toronto, where he associated him- 
self with Mr. Francis Richardson as a practical 
chemist, later buying out the business. This he 
conducted for some time, and then sold out and, 
with his wife, went to England for a while. Re- 
turning to Toronto, 1\1r. BrumeH engaged as a 
commission agent, and later embarked in the 
wholesale dru!:!,gists' sundries business, in which 
he continued for a short time, his place of busi- 
ness being in the Phoenix Block. Selling out 
this business he went to Montreal, and, with Mr. 
Robert Russell. embarked in the same line, con- 
tinuing there during the remainder of his busi- 
ness life. Some years prior to his death he re- 
turned to Toronto, where he spent the remainder 
of his days. 
In 1862 Mr. Brumell married :\liss Emily Car- 
ter, who was born in Northumberland, Eng- 
land, daughter of Walter R. and Mary (Maug- 
han) Carter. In England Mr. Carter was a law 
statistician. In 1857 he settled in Toronto, and 
for a time was connected with The Colonist, a 
leading paper of that time. II.' was later ap- 
pointed to the Registry office, after which he was 
with Co1. Sir Casimer Gzowski and Mr. McTur- 
son. In 1871 he went tD New York City, where 
he remained for some time, retired. Returning 
to Toronto, he died l\1arch 14, 1889. His chil- 
ch'en were: Miss Carter, of Toronto; Mrs. King- 
don, of New York City; 1\1rs. Rrumell; Walter 
Robert. treasurer of the Pacific Express Com- 
pany. at St. Louis: and Maughan, of New York 
City. a practical chemist. 
To Mr. and 1\1rs. Brumell were born the fol. 
lowing children: Henry Peareth Hawdon. a 
mining engineer of Ottawa, married Alice Hun- 
ter, of Chicago, and has three children, Mary, 
Henry and .John; Mary Lilian, wife of W. A. 
Hamilton, of New York City, ha<; two children, 
Arthur G. and Emily Hope; Walter Blackett, a 
member of the firm of Boyd & ErumeU. of To- 
ronto, married Kate Peters. and has two chil- 
dren, Henry Ralph and .Tack; Rawdon. a min- 
ing engineer, is at Ottawa. 


}Tr. Brumell was a member of the Anglican 
Church, to the faith of which Mrs Brumell also 
aòheres. In politics he was a Conservative. 
Fraternally he was connected with the Masons. 


.JOSHUA LONG RORDANS (deceased), who 
for many years was a well-known business man 
of Toronto, where he was the first dealer in law 
stationery, passed away in that city in 1888, 
when si'ì:ty-four years of age. 
}Ir. Rordans was born in 1824 in J.Jondon, 
England, in which country his parents both 
died. He came to Canada in 1847, and spent 
the rest of his life there. He made the trip in 
a sailing vessel, which was six weeks on the voy- 
ag'e. and after disembarking he decided upon 
Toronto as his permanent location. establishing 
himself there as a law stationer, at the corner 
of Church and King streets. For a time he was 
in partnership vrith Mr. French, but both the 
partnership and the location were given up later 
and for many years Mr. Rordans carried on his 
business alone on King street east, finally retir- 
ing some time before his death. 
T"ice married, Mr. Rordans' children were 
all by his second wife, who survives him and re- 
sides at No. 458 Euclid avenue. She was Miss 
Charlotte Turner, and was born in Essex, Eng- 
land, in 1826. Their four children were as fol- 
lows: John, who is in the book-hinding busi- 
ness in Boston, l\Iassachusetts; James, with the 
Canadian Paeific Railroad Company in Van- 
couver' B.C.; Mrs. Charles E. Fice of Toronto; 
and Harry, of Dayton, Iowa. Mrs. Rordans 
is a member of the Church of England, which 
her late husband also attended. 


. 
WILI.IAl\I II. STEW ART. Among the 
prominent and enterprising business men of To- 
ronto who have passed to their nnal rest may 
be mentioned William H. Stewart, who died in 
the Queen City in 1904, after an active and 
useful commercial career of about thirty years. 
)Tr. Stewart was born in Covington, Kentucky, 
in ]854. son of William and Sarah (Dunkley) 
Stewart, the former a native of Toronto and the 
latter of Ireland. Alexander Stewart. his grand- 
father, was a builder, and at one time owned a 
farm where the city of Toronto now stands. He 
served in the Rebellion of 1837-38. and died 
about 1883. His wife, whose maiden name was 
Ann Maria Hitchcock, passed ami y in ]899. 
:Jged eighty-nine years; she was a resident of 
Toronto from her fifteenth year. Among this 
good couple's children was William Stewart, the 
father of William H. He was an architect of 
Hamilton, and at one time a member of the firm 
of Stf-wart & Strickland, of Torontò. William 
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children: William H. ; Annie 1\1., deceased; Alex- 
ander, deceased: Walter W. and Charles A., of 
II amilton; and Lottie 1\1. 
\Yilliam II. Ste\\ art was educated in Toronto, 
whither he had come with his parents when six 
:,"ears old. He attended the public schools and 
the Ppper Canaòa College. and on completing 
his education engaged with ]'oster & McCabe, 
in the wholesale fancy goods business, on \Vel- 
1ington street west. After about six years he 
embarked in business as a manufacturer's agent 
with H. C. Boulter, at No. 30 Wellington street 
east. They later went into the manufacturing 
business at No, 13 Front street west, and con- 
tinued for about seven years. when they amal- 
gamated with a manufacturing firm and became 
known as the 
ovi l\Iodi, manufacturers of lad- 
ies' costumes. In this line Mr. Stewart con- 
tinued until April 19, 1904, when the great fire 
swept that portion of the city. Some time previ- 
ous to this he had been at Gravenhnrst Sanato- 
rium, on account of failing health, and had in- 
tended removing to California, and the shock of 
the loss in busines."! no doubt hastened his death. 
In lS88 Mr. Stewart married )liss Georg-ianna 
Rodger, who WWi! born in Hamilton, dal1
hter 
of J
hn and Elizabeth (Steele) Rodger, natives 
of Glasgow, Scotland (born in 18
9 and 1834, 
respectively). Mrs. Rodger died in 1880, while 
her husband is living retired in Hamilton. 1\11'. 
&nd :\1rs. Rodger came to Canada soon after 
their marriage and at once seWed in Hamilton. 
They then went to Chicago, where he was en- 
gaged in business until about 1870. in ,":hich 
veal' he returned to Hamilton and engaged in 
the manufacture of wagons. machinery:etc. Mr. 
and 1\[rs. Rodger had the following children: 
Mary F. and John, both deceased: Caroline E.: 
Rohert, of Hamilton; A
es, of Hamilton; Wil- 
liam C., of New York; and :Mrs. Stewart. of 
Toronto. 
To Mr. and Mrs. Stewart were born: \VilliftJIl 
Steele and "Marf"aret Boulter. 111'. Stewart was 
a member of the Presbvterian Church. He was 
O'reatl\- devoted to hi
 home anò family. and 

vas o'ne of Toronto's most energetiC' a
d pro- 
gressive business men, as well aR a thorough 
Christian gentleman. 


GEOROE S.\L:\ION, who for thirty-three 
years WWi! connected with the Canada Life In- 
surance Company, was born in Surrey, Eng- 
land, in 1836. and died in the city of Toronto, 
May 2;), 1903. 
)[1'. Salmon received his education nnd grew 
to manhood in his native country. and there 
joined the Rifle Brigade, with which he came to 
Canada. With this brigade he was on duty at 
Quebec during the Fenian Raid, fot. which serv- 


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Ices he received his medal. He began 
his business life as a messenger in II 
bank at Guelph;and shortly afterward went to 
Hamilton. On the 1st of )1arch, 1870, he en- 
wred the employ of the Canada IJife Insurance 
Company, with which he remained until March 
1. 1903, when failing health made it necessary 
for him to give up active work. In 1899 Mr. 
Salmon located in Toronto, where the main of- 
fice of the company had been transferred. lIe 
was widely known in insurance circles. and high. 
ly esteemed as a business man and Christian 
gentleman. 
In 1868 l\1r. Salmon married Martha Sample, 
who was born in Hamilton in 1844, daughter of 
Robert and l\Iary Ann (Smith) Sample, the 
former of 
 horn, born in Ireland in 1823, died 
in Col{}rado in 1893; and the latter, born in Ire- 
land. died in Hamilton in 1845. The only child 
of their marriage was Mrs. Salmon. l\Ir. Sam- 
ple married for his second wife :Mary Ann Mc- 
Cormick, by whom he had eleven children, five 
of whom are living. Mr. Sample subsequently 
removed to Colorado. where he and his second 
wife died, at the home of their daughter. They 
were Presbyterians in religious faith. and in 
polities he was a Conservative. 
:\Ir. and 1\1rs. George Salmon had children as 
follows: George, who is with the Canada Life 
Insurance Company. at :i\Iontreal, married An- 
nie Isahel Simpson. and has three children, 
:\Tartha Annie, Sm'ah Irene and George; Jennie, 
married Crawford l\lcCleary; Robert is with the 
Canad8 Life Insurance Company, at Toronto; 
Sarah is with the same company: 'Villiam and 
Harry are in Toronto; two children died in 
Hnmilton. :\11'. Salmon was a member of the 
Church of Englana. He was a Conservative in 
politiC'al matters. and fraternally he connected 
himself with the Ancient Order of Foresters. 
TIp was huried in Hamilton. 
"ïlCn 
[r. Salmon was a boy in England he 
served in "The Castle" with tIle gamekeeper, 
and was hunting with the present King Ed- 
wm'd when the latter shot his first rabbit. Mr. 
Salm{}n carried the game to the Castle, being 
careful not to injure thp fur, as the family de- 
"ireò to mount the skin. 


.LUIES FTÆ:MIXG (deceased) may be men- 
tioned among' the well-known and highly-esteem- 
ed business men of Toronto of the past genera- 
tion. He WWi! born in A berdeen, Scotland. in 
1812, and in his native land learned the seed 
business. In 1834 he came to 1\1ontreal, whence 
he mnde his way to Toronto two yeal'H later. be- 
ginning seed growing on three acres of land 
on Yonge. south of College. Mr. Fleming built 
a s
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plants and seeds. This venture proved a most 
profitable one, 
Ir. Fleming thoroughly under- 
standing his business and giving his attention 
to its constant betterment. lIe was the pioneer 
seed grower of the County of York, and made a 
decided success in his line, accumulating a hand- 
some competency. His original place, establish- 
ed in 1
37. is still in the possession of the fam- 
ily. 
1\11'. Fleming was not only well known as a 
successful seedsman, but as a leader in public 
affairs. In 1864 he was commissioned a justice 
of the peace in Toronto, and in 1888 was ten- 
dered the same position for the County of York. 
In 18ï7 he was elected an alderman for St. 
John's Ward, and was re-elected for three con- 
secutive elections. He was a director of the 
Horticultural Society and of the Industrial Ex- 
hibition Association. In political sentiment he 
was a Reformer, in religion a member of the 
Presb
.terian Church. 
)11'. Fleming was twice married. his first wife 
bearing the maiden name of Margaret Geddes 
She i<; now deceased, as are the children of that 
marria!Æ. :Mr. Fleming was united in marriage 
to 1\lis; Mary E. \Yade, daughter of the late 
.Tolm 'Yade. who was born in England in 1808. 
:\lr. 'Vade came to ClUlada in 1819, settling near 
Port Hope, where he resided until his death. lIe 
married Elizabeth Barrett. who was born in 
Cornwall, England. 1\Irs. Fleming survives her 
husband and resides at Ko. 267 Rnsholme road. 
To .Tames and :\Iary E. (\\Tadt.) Flpming 
came one son, .Tames II., a naturalist of t.he city 
of Toronto, born in that cit.y in 1872. who was 
educated fit lipper Canada College. completing 
the course in 1889. He further pursued his 
studies in Europe, and since returning has bef'Il 
engaged in his professioJJ, that of naturalist, in 
the citv of Toronto. He married :\Iiss Christ.ine 
Mackay Keefer, now deceased. by whom he had 
two children, Annie Elisfihcth and Thomas 
Keefer. 


REV. JOSEPH CILUIBERR GmSOX (de- 
ceased), who for a number of yeat.s minil';tered 
to the parish of St. .Ann's, in Toronto, had 
I';eemingly many more yefirs of usefulness before 
him when he WfiS called from thil'; world. in 
1872, at age of forty-tv.'ù. But while his life 
was not long it "as rich in goorl rlepds and in 
faithful efforts to lead his fellowmen to a higher 
view of their duties and opportunities, and many 
indeed are those who owe the ideals and inspira- 
tion of their Christian lives to his teaching-so 
He was born in Cumherland, England, in 1830, 
a son of Rev. John Gibson, of that 10f'ality. 
At the age of nine years Rev, Joseph C. Gib. 
son came with his parents to Canada, where hI, 


father was settled at Sutton as rector of tIlt' 
English Church. and where both Rf'v. John liih- 
son and his wife died. After acquiring the 
usual preliminary literary training and general 
education the son entered Trinity College, To- 
ronto, and prepared for the ministry, being' 
graduated in 18;)3. In that same year he was 
ordained, and then beg-an his life work as curate 
fit 'V oodstock. After six years he was moved t.. 
\Yal'wick, thence to Strathroy, find thence to To- 
ronto, wherc until his dcath he was l'ector of St. 
AnD'S Church. The sincerity of his Christian- 
ity and the consil';tency of his life made all re- 
spect his work, while the heauty of his char- 
acter won him many warm pen;onal friends, and 
his untimely death was deeply lamcnted. In 
political sentiment Rev. l\Ir. Gibson WfiS a Con- 
servative. 
Rev. Joseph Chamhers Gibson marrieù Mis... 
:UarcelJa Dewson. and to their union were born 
th
 following children: George; Charles A: 
Charlotte Augusta, the wife of George Sparks, 
of Alberta; Lilla; Edith Josephine; 
Iarcella 
Adelaide; and Joseph Charles. deceased, who was 
in the Dominion Bank, of Toronto. 
CoI. Jeremiah Dewson, 1\1rs. Gibson's fathpl'. 
was born in England, and in 1827 came to Can- 
ada with the l!)th Hegiment, in which he Wfis 
captain. He settled on a farm in East Gwillim- 
bury township, County York, where he and hi<; 
wife spent the remainder of their lives. Of thpir 
ten children, 1\[rs. Gibson was horn in King,;- 
ton, Ontario. 


TIIo:\rAS ::-;IIA W WEBSTER., M.D., a 
prominent practitioner of surgery and medi- 
cine, who is located at No. 581 Spadina avenue. 
Toronto, is a member of a well-known family of 
Ontario. The "Tehsters are of English extrac- 
tion, the fa.mily being founded in Cfinada bv 
Henry \Vebster. Sr., the DOf'tor's gramlfailier, 
who came from England to New Y ork Cit
.. and 
thence to Guelph. where he was engag-ecl a<; a 
Coppel'smith and stove dealer for some timf'. Be- 
fore coming to America he had been copper- 
smith to the l\Iarquis of Basting,<;. From Guelph 
Henry \Vebster went to Fergus. find engaged in 
tllP stove busiIJPss until his death. TIIP wife of 
Henry \Vebster, Sr., was Elizfihpth. dang-htel' of 
Thomas Shaw. and among tl](' children of the 
uniun was Henry Webster. .Jr. 
Henry \Vehster, Jr.. WfiS horn in Eng-lfind in 
1831. find WfiS Imt twelve years old when th", 
family came to Canada. Grov.ing to manhood 
in Gllelph. he removed to Fprgus, where he estab- 
lished the home later occupied by his father. 
Henry Webster, Jr., was a very successful busi- 
ness man, and was able to retire from active life 
many years prior to locating on the farm which 



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he now occupies, near Fergus. He devotes him- 
self to looking after his investments. He mar- 
ried Susan Stacy, who is also living-, and two 
sons were born to this union: Dr. Thomas Shaw. 
our subjeet: and Henry Railey, once a weU- 
kno\\n breeder of J:?urham cattle, now a dealer 
in rea] pstate in Regina, Raskatehewan. 
Dr. Thomas Shaw 'Yebster was born at Fer- 
gus in 1857, was edueated there in the public 
and high sebools. and in time heeame principal 
of the Fergus public school. He then began 
preparation for his profession. graduating from 
ViC'toria University in 1888, and from the TTni- 
versity of Toronto in 1889. Aftpr completing 
his medical course Dr. .Wehster engaged for one 
year in the praC'tiee of his profession at French 
River, and then settled in Toronto, where he has 
heen engagerl in a large practice sinee 1891. 
In 1903 the Doctor ereeted his very pleasant 
home and offiee at No. 581 ::;padina avenue, in 
which immediate loeality he ha<; heen located 
sinC'e 1894. 
In 1890 Dr. Webster and :Miss nf'orgiana Ross 
McIntosh were united in marriaQ'f', she beinQ' a 
daughter of Daniel McIntosh, a rpsident of '1'0- 
ronto anrl for many years a well-known wholC'- 
sale merchant of the Queen Cit
T. To Dr. and 
)1rs. Webster have bpen born two children. Is/!'- 
bpI MC'Lean and Henry Fprgus Ross. 
Dr. .Webster is a memher of the Canadiml 
Medieal Association, the Ontario Medical As- 
sociation and the Toronto Medical Society. IIp 
is Q"ynæcologist to thp Western Hospital of To- 
ronto. In politics the Doetor is a Conservative. 
Socially he is connected with the :Masonic fra- 
ternity, the C.O.F. and S.O.E. 


HOK. EDWIN N. GPXSA PTXS, Consul (.f 
the TTnited States of 
\meriea at Toronto, was 
born in Knox C'olmty, Ohio, son of the late Cal- 
vin Gun!'>aulns, :\I.D., a native of the State of 
Xew York, and for many years a noted mediC'al 
praetitioner of the Buekeye State. After a long 
and successful mpdieal career Dr. Gunsaului! 
passprl away. .Tan. 1;). 1904. 
Hon. Edwin 
. Gunsau]us receiverl his edu. 
cation at :\It. Vernon 8nd :\Tt. Gi]ead, Ohio. after 
which he. served an apprenticeship to tRe new;::- 
paper business at )It. <1ilead. In 1887 :\11'. Gun- 
sanlus settled in Lonrlon. Ohio. where for abo1't 
twelve 
;ears he was pditor of the London Timps. 
the leading Republican rrew!'>paper of that place. 
In the eapaeity of editor of thi!'> puhliC'ation Mr. 
Gunsaulu!'> rendered hi!'> party vpry effiC'ipnt !'>er\'- 
ice and became very prominently i(lpntifipd with 
the 10ea1. State and national org:mi7ations. On 
different oceasion!'> hI' was a delegate to the State 
and national eonventions of the Republican 
par
T. in the work of which he took a prominent 


1m' 


part. Mr. Gunsaulus's public career began when 
llP was eleeted ma
'Ol' of CCllterburg, Ohio, "hich 
position he rpsigned to bC('ome editor of the 
paper above mentioned. On Feb. 1, 1900, the 
lat(' President 
IcKinley appointed Mr. Gunsau- 
Ius Pnited States Consul to Pernambuco, Brazil, 

outh America. which position hI' ably filled 
until Nov. 13, 1901, when President Roosevelt 
appointed him consul to Toronto. The history of 
the Republican party of the rnited States con- 
tains a full record of l\Ir. Gunsaulus's work in 
eonllection therewith. Mr. Gunsaulus is a cousin 
of the Rev. Frank ,Yo Gunsaulus, the well. 
known president of tll(' Armour Institute, Chi- 
cago. 


DR. F. H. TORRIXGTOK Dr. Torrington's 
name is so well known throughout Canada and 
the United Statps, and his identification with 
the musical resources of Canada has been so 
marked. that a mere record of his aetive work is 
a sufficient indieation of the po!'>ition he ho]d<; in 
the musieal world. 
Dr. Torrington "as born III Dudley, 
'Yorcestershire, :England. At seven years of age 
hI' gave evirlence of marked ahility in playin
 
the violin, and was placed by his parents under 
the care of competent musical instructors in Bir- 
mÍngham. Afterwards, he was articled fm' four 
years to James Fitzgerald, Cathedral organist 

f St. George's and St. l\Iary's, at Kidder- 
minster, subsequently be('oming organist and 
ehoirmaster of St. 
\nn 's Church, Bewdley. 
After a successful career in England Dr. 1'01'- 
rington C'ame to Canf1da. and was engaged in 
:\Tontreal as organist of Great St. James' Street 
:\Tethodist Church, which position he occupied 
for twelve years. He then removed to Boston. 
)1as.<;achnsetts, having been appointed organist 
and musical direetor of King's Chapel, which 
position he left in 1f<ï3 for the one he now holds, 
in the Metropolitan Church of Toronto. rpon 
his arrival in Toronto, he accepted the conduc- 
torship of thl' Toronto{) Philharmonic Society. 
.Whi]e rpsic1ing in Boston he was conductor, in 
assoC'iation with Carl Zerrahn and P. S. Gilmore. 
of the mass rehearsals of thp great chorus of the 
last Boston Juhi]ee, as well a." being conduf'tor 
of a number of musical soeieties. He was also 
professor of piano and solo organist at the New 
England Conspr\"atory of :\lusic. Boston, Ma<;<;a- 
chusetts; first violinist of the Harvard Rym- 
phon
T Orchestra: solo org-anist at Boston Music 
Hall: and solo organist at Plymouth (Henry 
.Ward Reechpr's) ChurC'h. Brooklyn. NeW" York. 
Hi!'> e'(perience as orQ'anist at King's Chapel. and 
professor of piano at the New EnQ'land Con- 
servatory of Music, and as eonduetor of orches- 
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ing as a cathedral organist and choirmaster, and 
his ability as a violinist, eminently fitted him for 
the work he has accomplished in rforonto. 
rfhus Dr. Torrington's name is the synon) m 
for leadership and experience in everything- mu- 
sical in Canada. The value of his teaching is 
commensurate with his reputation. He strives 
assiduously to impart to his pupils correct meth- 
ods. and to place before them every legitimate 
aid in acquiring a thorough, modern musical 
education. A special feature of his work is the 
training of advanced pianists and vocalists for 
professional work. Provision is made for the 
puòlic appearance of such, with full orchestral 
accompaniment; opportunities are also offered 
for those duly qualified to appear in oratorio, 
and in church concerts. Among the many vocal 
pupils of Dr. rforrington, who have attained dis- 
tinction, special mention may be made of Miss 
Eileen Millett. 
rfo Dr. rforrington is due thc conception of 
establishing musical festivals in TOronto. rfhe 
first took place in June, 1886, with 1,000 voices 
in the chorus, and 100 performers in the or- 
chestra, at which he conducted the great ora- 
torios. "Israel in Egypt" (Handel) and Gou- 
nod's "Mol's et Vita," the mi"cellaneons pro- 
grammes including the overturcs to "Tann- 
häuser" (Wagner), "Rny BIas" (Marchetti), 
"William Ten" (Rossini). 
md "Oberon" 
(Weber), etc. Dr. rforrington also conducted 
the Festival given at the înançruration of the 
new Massey Music Hall, in June, 1895. and the 
Jubilee performance of Menrlelssohn's oratorio 
"E]ijah." given at Massey Hall in NOvPmber, 
1896. He was engaged to train th(' large chorus 
and orchestra for the reception to th(' Dnke and 
Duchess of York in Toronto. in October, 1901. 
and was associate conductor with Sir Alexander 
Markenzie, President anrl Directflr of thp Royal 
Academy of Music. IJondon, Emdanrl, for the 
Cyrle of :M:usiclJl Festiva]s inaugurated by C. 
A. R Harriss. Mus. Bac. (Un. Tor.), held April 
16-17-1R, 19m. in Toronto. On .Tune 1:
. 1902, 
thé degree of Doctor of 1\1"usie (Mns. Doe.) was 
conferred upon Dr. rforrington by th!' Univers- 
ity of rforonto. in recog-nition of the valuable 
servirps he had rendered to the <-ause of music 
in Toronto dnrinQ' the past twenty-nine y!'ars. 
Rom!' years ago Dr. Torrington made an ex:- 
t.pndpd tonr through Europp in the intprests of 
the Toronto Collegp of :Music, visiting the TJeip- 
sir Cons!'rvlJtorium and Gewandhmls; the Hoch 
(.Toarhim) Rchool of Music. Rpr1Ïn; the Wag- 
ner Festival at Bayrputh; the Hoyal Arademy 
of 1\1"usic, London: the Royal ('o)]pg'(' of Music, 
London; and th(' ('o)]pg-e of OrP.'lJnists. TJonrlon. 
HI' wm; also most corrlially rC'reivrd by Rir .John 
Rtain!'r. Profrssor of l\fusir. OxfoI'rl Fniven;ity; 


Sir Alexander l\[ackenzie, Royal Academ
'; Sir 
Frederick Bridge, Westminster Abbey. and 
Professor Gresham College; Dr. \V. H. Cum- 
mings, of the Guild Ha.lI School of Music; Dr. 
rfurpin, College of Organists: and in Leipsic by 
Herr Jadassohn and Herr Krause. and other 
eminent musicians. It is very satisfactory to 
find tha t the strongest features of these vari- 
ous schools of music are inCorl)Orated in the 
scheme adopted as the basis of the work of the 
Toronto ('ollege of 1\1 usic. 
rfhe rforonto College of Music is justly pn- 
titled to rank as one of the most advanced in- 
stitutions of it,> kind in Canada, not only from 
the character of its general work, but because On 
several most important lines of mu<;ical edueation 
it òears mOre than favorable ('omparison with 
the most eminent musical schools of Europp and 
America. Founded by Dr. Torrington in 1888, 
incorporated by Government in 1890, the first 
musical institution recognized by affiliation with 
the University of Toronto, the Toronto College 
of Music has. from it"! inception. proved to be 
a prosperous and ever-increasing effective agency 
for musical development in the Dominion. rfhe 
amount of its capital is placed at $50,000. The 
('harteI' granted by Governmpnt gives power for 
the fullest development in the art and science of 
::\1usir. together with control of lands, build- 
ings and appliances necessary thereto. 
Graduatps of thc Toronto College of l\[usic 
are afforded the highest Toronto University ad- 
vantages, heing exempted from all examination!;:. 
excppt tlw third or final, for the degree of 
Ba('hplor of Music. The faculty of the Toronto 
College of "!\I usic has, from the opening, consist- 
ed of the most prominent and experienced ex- 
('('utive and theoretical musicians. representing 
the òest mpthods of Germany, Franc'e, Rus<;ia, 
Italy, Eng']and and America. Stndpnts have 
thus been drawn to the Coll!'ge from all parts 
of Canada and the United Stati's, and it,> ex- 
aminations in music are sought throughout the 
Dominion of Canada. Amongst those who hllve 
takpn both tõe Theory and Practical examina- 
tions are thp daughters of the Governor-General 
of Canada (Lord Minto and the Countess of 
1\1"into), .thf' Ladies Ruh
- :md Yio]('t Elliot. 
The equipment of the Co]]egp is !'omp]ete in 
ewry department. and llDllSnal facilities He 
provided for th!' most thorough all-round mnsi- 
('al education. including two of thl' largest and 
most eomp]ete three-manna] and four-manual 
modern organs: orchestra undpr Dr. 'forring- 
ton's personal dil'Pf'tion; ('hoil' anrl oratorio 
(.horus training, notably in the Toronto Fpstival 
('horns and thp Metropolitan (,hnr('h choir; and 
special opportuniti!'s for intro,lur1ion in ron- 
('prt, oratorio find l'hurch work, togethf'r with 



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every up-to-date means calculated to educate 
musicians on broad lines. Vocal and instru- 
mental graduates are brought out with full or- 
chestral accompaniment, conducted by Dr. rror_ 
rington. Practical testimony to the efficacy and 
value of Toronto College of Music training is 
accorded through the fact that its vocal, instru- 
mental and theory graduates are being constantly 
song-ht to fill important positions as teachers, or- 
ganists, choir directors. and as soloist" for con- 
certs and church engagements. 
Through the generosity of :Mrs. ::\1:asse
- Treble 
-patron of the Toronto College of 
Iu!"ic-one 
of the finest organs in the world has been placed 
in the :Vfetropolitan Church, of which Dr. Tor- 
rington is organist and "hoir ùirector. This 
organ, the specifications of which were prepared 
by Dr. Torring-ton and Mr. Lemare, has electric 
pneumatic action. four manuaL,>, sevent
'-seven 
stops, and all modern appliances, including a 
complete chime of bells. The pedal board. the 
first of its kind in use in Canada, is termed con- 
cave and radiating, and is the scalp adopted by 
the .American Guild of Organists. The organ 
was built by !\Iessrs. Karn- Warren. 'V o(){l<;tock, 
the whole construction being designed and car- 
ried out under the personal direction of ::\lr. C. 
S. V,Tarren. On )1:arch 9, 1904. the 0l'g"3n was 
formally opened, when the Toronto Festival 
chorus sang l\[endelssohn's "Hymn of Praise," 
under tlie direction of Dr, F. H. 1'orrin!Zton, and 
on which occasion he displayed the heauties oÎ 
the organ in a brief recital. Mr. Ed" in H. Le- 
mare, the celebrated English organist. gave a 
recital on !\Iarch 10th, and pronounced it the 
finest instrument on the continent. The main 
organ stands behind the pulpit, with auxiliary 
organs on each side. the solo and echo organ 
being- placed at thp opposite enrl of the church, 
all heing connected b
' pnpumatic tubing and 
electric cables lairl beneath the floorin!!'. 


REV. WILLIAM REID, D.D. The ;ate Dr. 
William Reid, of Toronto, was a man whose en- 
tire life was devoted to thp work of the Chris- 
tian ministry, in connection "ith the Presby- 
terian Church in Canada. For more than fifty 
years he took a leading part in the work of this 
church, and was widply known throughout the 
Dominion. Full of charity and g'ood-wi1l. he had 
numl'rOus friends, whil(' his sound judgment and 
sterlin!! cha.raclpr won him a plar(' in the front 
rank of church leaders. 
Dr. Reid was born in Aberdeens'hire, Scot- 
land, in 18Hì, and in his native country was 
well prepared for his work as a minister. In 
18:19 he rame to Canada. and in 1RiO was set- 
tled at Grafton. Ont.. as his first pftstorate. 
Here he re.mained until 1849. w"hen he arrepted 


III 


a call to Picton) and there served untíl 1853. At 
this time he removed to rroronto to become agpnt 
for the then Canada Presbyterian Church, an 
office which he held, amid tlie various changes 
in t1w constitution of the ('hurch, until his death 
in January, lfì96. 
In 1848 Dr. Reid married Miss Uary Ann 
Harriett Street. daughter of William and Mary 
.Ann (Porter) Street. .Wil1iam Street was born 
in England in 1779, and died in 1834, while his 
wife, born in 17Rl, passed away in 1864. In 
1R32 they came to Canada. and after livin
 at 
Xiag-ara Falls for a short time went to An- 
caster, where 1I1r. Street died. Mrs. R{'id was 
born in Deyonshire, England. in 1820. and, 
after a long ana useful life, died in 1905, hav- 
ing resided for forty-nine years in the same im- 
mediate vicinity on Bloor street east, Toronto. 
Dr. and :Mrs. Reid were the parents of four sons 
and four daughters, of whom two sons and 
three daughters snrvive. 


DR. W. J. CHARLTOK of Weston, Ont., is 
known throughout his community both as a phy- 
sician and surgeon of skill, and as a prominent 
public man. He was born on thp 4th Conces- 
sion of York township, son of John anù Mary 
(Bull) Charlton, the former born in Cumber- 
land. England. in July, lR07, and. the latter in 
County York, Ont" in March, 18]7. 
On coming to Canada 1\lr. awl Mrs. Charlton 
settled in Toronto, but later located On the 4th 
Concession of York township, J'emaining there 
until their removal to Wpst-On. 
\t the latter 
place 
lr. Charlton di('d in 189:t and his wife 
survived him ten years, passing- awa
' in the 
faith of the :\Iethodist Church, OJ which he 
was an adherent. In politirs he was a r'on- 
ß('rvative. Eight children were born to )Ir. and 
::\lrs. Charlton: Edward. a 1Ï1f'rcl1ant of San 
Francisco. California, where he was a snffprer 
during' the earthquake in that city, losing all 
his property; John, an orange-grower of Los 
Angeles. California; 'Thoma"!. of 'Toronto; Rob- 
ert. a farmer of l\IeadO\nlale, Ont., Alb('rt, ron- 
strurtion engineer of the Canftdiftl1 Pacific Rail- 
way at 'Yinnipeg (is married and has a fam- 
il
T): Mrs. G. C. Moore, of Oakville: 
rrs. A. 
C. Atwood, of London. Ont.. and Dr. W. .T. 
W. J. Charlton was reared on the home farm 
in York township, and received his education in 
thp pn"hlic schools and the Streetsyillp high 
school. In u
sn he entered thp Toronto TTni- 
versit
.. and graduated from that institution in 
1883. after whirh he spent one and one-half 

'pars as resillent house surgeon in the rroronto 
Genpral Hospital, at the end of this time locat- 
ing in Weston villag!', find first settled on Main 
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Station street in 1893, and here he has success- 
funy continued to the present time, engaged in 
the practice of his profession. Dr. Charlton 
is a skilled physician, and he has won the con- 
fidenrp of the community, thcl'l'h)' gaining a 
large and lurrative practice. 
In June, 188:), Dr. Charlton was Imited in 
marriage with :\Iiss Annie :\1C'Nally, horn at 
Hanm'er, Ont., daughter of Samuel :\1cXan
'. 
of Hanover. :\11'8. Charlton. who was a gradu- 
ate of Whitby r'ollegp passed away at hp!' 
home in l\Iarch, 1903, at the age of thirty-five 
years, in the faith of the ::\Iethodist Church, of 
whil'h slIf' was an active member. being president 
of the Larlies' Aid Society. To Dr. anrl Mrs. 
Charlton were horn children as fonows: NOIï11a, 
a stndpnt of the Hi2'h school; Dorothy; and 
Howard. 
Dr. Charlton is connected with the Mptho- 
dist Church, in whiC'h he has been rccordin:
 
stpward for the past eighteen years. In poli- 
tics h(' is a Conservative, and was 1'1'1"'1' of 
"Teston village for five years, as well as a mem- 
bpr of the high s('hool and publiè "chool boards. 
'flU' Doctor is very prorninput fraternally, 
holding memhership with the following organi- 
za.tions: H nmber :\1a.sonic Lodge of -Weston, thè 
LO.O.F., the Ancient Order of Foresters, the 
Independent Order of Foresters, the Canadian 
Order of Foresters, the Royal Templars, the 
Canarlian Order of Rocial Friends, CanadÜm 
Homp Circle, anrl the Sons of England Ben- 
evolent Rociety. Dr. Charlton has lwen coron('r 
for the County of York, Ont., for the past fif- 
teen yeRrs. 


.JOH
 CREIGHTON".. a well-known bar- 
riSÌ<'r at law of rroronto, is a native of the Queen 
City. and a son of William and :\1argar('t 
Ofountjoy) Creighton. nath'(>S of Irpbnd. 
William Creighton and his wife came to C:\n- 
ada about 1840, and settled for a sh(1I"t time 
at Oakville. where th(' fOIï11er engagpd in the Ù!'Y 
goods business. In 1851 they located in Toronto, 
on King street east. where :\11'. Creighton C'on- 
tinned in the dry goods business until his re- 
tirement from active life. He ownp(1 a large 
amount of rpal estate in Toronto, among which 
was his fine home at No. 507 .Jarvis street with 
much arljacent property. In addition to this he 
owned the home On King street in which ){r. 
Rtitts is now living. Mr. and :\1rs. Creighton 
werp members of the Church of Englanrl. In 
politiC's he was a Consen'atiw. Their rhildren 
wcrp: :!'If 1''1. :Mina Gordon: 1\[ rs. .J olm Pa yn.' . 
.J ames ß., of Toronto: William T., of Winni- 
peg: :Mrs. :Murray H. Miller. of Winnippg; l\[ifo:s 
Flor.'nC'e, of New York; anrl .John. 
John Crei
hton W'lS horn on the present site 


of the" King Edward Hotel," Toronto, in 18;)3, 
and was eòucated at the 'I'oronto high SChOOl, 
taklng hi!', legal studies at OsgoodI' Hall, and 
C'ompleting his education in I88n. Since that 
time he hli!' been engaged in the practice of !Ú
 
proféss:Or:: in his nativp rity. !\Ir. (;reighton .

 
specialty is titles, and 'he has been connected 
with some very important cases in this con- 
nection, among whieh may be mentionerl the 
Ref ton Trust case, 1886, England, which hI' set- 
tled without legal action; the Creighton Y"s. 
Pearson ca"e in rroronto: the Creighton vs. 
Swpetland action against the sheriff of Ottawa; 
and he was also successful in the case of Schwpn- 
nessen vs. Harris, of Chicago, to which city Mr. 
Creighton went at the time. He i" a Conserva- 
tive in political principle, and his relig-iom; 
faith is that of the Church of England. 


REV. S
UIl'EL ROSE, D.D., who deD:ìrtt'11 
this II ì(" at his late residence, No. 27 Rose aYe- 
nne, July 16, 1890. was a well-known resident of 
Toronto for many years, and a leading ;\1('tho- 
dist divine of Ontario. 
Dr. Rose \Va" born at Picton. Ont., Sept. 13, 
lx06. III' was the son of Peter and "\Villnifred 
(Byrns) Rose. Peter Rose was twice married, 
his second wife being 1\1rs. Gerolamy. of a U. 
-K Loyalist famil
'. Peter Rose was also a des- 
c('ndant of a U. E. Loyalist. who flerl in the 
night with his wife and family from a com- 
fortable home. to live in the forest, under the 
British flag. 
Dr. Rose received his education in the best 
schools then known in Canada, always keeping 
ahreRst of the time". He held pastorates in 
various places in Ontario, spending six years as 
governor of Mount Elgin Institute, an institu- 
tion for the education of the Indians and sup- 
ported b
' the Oovernment and th(' Missionary 
Society of the 
rethodist. r'hur"h. In lR65 he 
was 
pT)ointed hook steward of the Methodist 
Book Room, then situatpd on King street and 
sinr(' removed to Rirhmond street. This posi- 
tion he filled with great satisfa.ction for four- 
teen years. On retiring from this position he 
settled on Rose avenue. one of the most pleasant 
rpsirlential strpet" of thp Quppn (,ity. whiC'h was 
nampd in bonor of him. 
Dr. Rose was twice married. his I1r8t wife 
Iwing l\Iatilda Burdick, daug-htpr of Hev. Cal('b 
and Lavina. ßurrlick (all of n. E. TJoyalist 
stock). who died after a short marrierl life, 
If'aving him one daughter, now 'h
. Frank 
Bvrne' of Hnron street. Toronto. His s('cflnd 
wife ,
'as the daughter of John and Rusannah 
Rtreet. of 81. John's, in the Niagara District, 
and to them were born five rhildrpn, thrr:e 
dang-hters and two sons, John E. Rose, deceased, 




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and S. P. Rose, a 1lethodist minister, now sta- 
tioned in Winnipeg, and well known in the min- 
istry in Ontario and Quebec. Sarah Rose, 
daughter of Dr. Rose, lives in the home at 
o. 
27 Rose avenue. 
Dr. Rose was long identified with the Chris- 
tian ministry and labored faithfully for his 
fellowmen. lIe will be well remembered in the 
Queen Cit
. and elsewhere. 


EDW ARD LEADLA Y was among the prom- 
inent business men of Toronto who fonneled anð_ 
carried through to a most successful issue the 
industrial enterprises associated with thei:- 
names, and he passed away in that city Sept. 17, 
1899, after forty-six years of active participa- 
tion in the commercial development of the placf'. 
l\Ir. Leadlfl)" was born in Scarb<rrough, En
- 
land, in 1827, son of Capt. Dowker Leadlay, 
who was for many years commflncler of an ocean 
vessel. The son grew up in his native land, re- 
ceived a good literary education. and thereafte-,' 
made himself thoroughly familiar with the mill- 
ing business. Having learned it"! detfliJ
, Mr. 
Leadlay migrated to the United States and pro- 
ceeded to put his knowledge to acti,'e use in 
New York State. However, he soon removed 
to rroronto, and embflrked in an entirely new 
line. the wool and sheepskin business. He wa:; 
located on Queen street west, just opposite the 
Asylum, and from the first the new enterprise 
prospered. l\Ir. IJeadlay gave his entire atten- 
tion to his affairs, and his careful supervision 
and the sounò judgment he displaved bore their 
legitimate fruit in the rapid developmen t of his 
business, which soon assumed a leading place 
among the industries of rroronto. Later, in ad- 
dition to this. :Mr. LeadlflY was instrumental in 
bringing about the ereC'tion of the Standard 
Woolen Mills, in Toronto, and was identified 
with their management until his drath. 
:Mr. Leadlay was as good a citizen as he WflS 
a husiness man, and while he never took a per- 
sonal share in political work he was keenly in- 
terestpd in mattprs of the public welfare. He 
was not a supporter of any given party. for in 
his jmlgm'ent part
. organization was. hut a 
means to an end, and he always gave his support 
to the on<- which on any given occasion best 
served the true interests of Canada and the Can- 
adians. 
1\1 r. IJeaòla
' was first married to Jane Pick- 
ering, of Scarborough, England. who died in 
Toronto. lea, ing three children: Mary. deceased, 
who was thf' wife of Albert Ogden; Annie. de. 
ceased; and Edward. who married a Miss Hen- 
derson. In 1
66 l\Ir. IJeadlav married. in To- 
ronto. 1\1is8 1Iarv ISRhpl Fer
is, who was born 
in GJenavy. r'ount
- Antrim. Ireland, where her 
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parents, the late Robert and Susanna Ferris, 
passed their entire lives. In 1863 Mrs. Leari- 
lay came to rroronto, where she has ever since 
resided. The recent home of the IJeadlay fam- 
i.l
', at NO.2;> Esther street, was built by Mr. 
Lealllay in 1876, anò was sold by his widow 
some time after his death. In 1904 she built her 
present home. at No. 3
 Sherbourne !>tr
t 
north. Of the children born to Edward and 
Mary 1. (Ferris) Leadlay, Gertrude is the 
widow of F. H. Laud, of Boston, i\1assachusett<;; 
Percival, who is conducting his fathpr's business, 
is married to Frances Linnington. of Chicago; 
and Reginald (deceased) married Eva Shr9- 
pard, and they had one daughter. Eva Gertl'ud(> 
Isabel. 
1\11'. Leadlay was a lllan of not only marke,-t 
financial ability, hut of most upright and hon- 
orable character, and was It devoted husban<l 
and father. He was a member of the Metho- 
dist Church. lIe was a director in the Domin- 
ion Bank of rroronto. 


BOX .JOHN :MOXTGOl\IERY, who died in 
New Brunswick in 1867, was for many years 
a prominent public man of that Province. lIe 
was born on Prince Edward Island. in 1800, 
son of Archibald Montgomery. who was a native 
of the same plaC'e, and whose father, born in 
Scotland, located on Prince Edward Island at 
an early day. 
As well as being prominl'nt in puhlic mat- 
ters. the Hon. John l\lontgompry was elosP
Y 
identified with the business interests of th. 
times. He was a member of the fimn of H. & 
J. Montgomery, well-known shipbuilders of Dal- 
housie. N.B. His public life covered about It 
quarter of a century, during \\'hich time he was 
a membf'r of the Assembly of New 13runswirk. 
In 1R33 l\Ir. :;I,[ontgomery married Miss Eliz3.- 
beth Hamilton, born in Scotlanò in 1814, daugh- 
ter of the late .rohn Hamilton, the first whit.. 
settler at Dalhousie, N.n. The place was named 
Hamilton in his honor. but was later changeil 
to it.<; present name. In 1R95 :\'Irs. :\ Ion tgom- 
erv and her daughter settled in Toronto, their 
re
idenee at No. 1;>30 King street oV<'rlooking 
TJ8 ke Ontario. and being one of the fine homes 
of the city. 


JOHN 13RECKENTUDGE READ. who pas8- 
ed away in Toronto Sept. 9, 1882, was for many 
years a well-known barrister of that cit
., and a 
hrothpr of the late D. 13. Read, the author of 
Read's "History of the .Judges." Mr. Read 
was born at :;I,Ierriekville, Ont.. Fph. 1, 1832, 
son of .John IJ. Read, also It native of Canada. 
John 13. Read was educated at Peterboro, 
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and ,,'as later a law student under Read & 
Leith. He was called to the Bar of '1'oronto in 
1853, and soon thereafter formed a partnership 
with ::\11'. Richard Ruttan, son of Sheriff Rut- 
tan, of Cobourg, where he remained some time. 
He then came to Toronto and became a membei' 
of the well-known firm of Read, TJeith & Read, 
the firm consisting of David B. Read, Alex- 
ander Leith and John B. Read. This partner- 
ship continued for a number of years, and on 
its dissolution ouz' subject for some time con. 
tinued legal practice alone. He was then ap- 
pointed solicitor for the Law Soriety, a posi- 
tion he held until his death. 
On April 28, 1858, Mr. Read and Miss Rox- 
ana Ballard were united in marriage. Rhe was 
born in Prince Edward County, daughter of 
Norman and Roxalane (McConnell) Ballard: 
the former a native of Massachusetts, and the 
latter of 
ew Jersey, their people being TTnited 
Empirp Lo
'alists and early settlers of Canada. 
His father was Luke Ballard, the founder of 
the Ballard family in Canada. Norman Bal- 
lard, the father of Mrs. Read, was for many 
years a merchant at Picton, and later received 
the appointment as agent of the Crown Lands 
office at that point. Here he died aged sev- 
enty-seven years, his wife passing away in her 
sixty-third year. The children of Norman anrl 
Roxalane (McConnell) Ballard were: Luke is 
deceased; C:ynthia Jane, born in ] 820, resides 
in Vancouver; Emily. deceased, was the wife 
of the late D. B. Read; Erastus Perrins is dp- 
ceased; Roxana. Mrs. John B. Read, was born 
in 1832; Norman Upson is dereased; and Anna 
is Mrs. Donald Fraser. 
'1'0 John B. and Roxana (Ballard) Read waS! 
born the followi
J
 family: (1) Jessie, married 
Dr. R. Francis, of Montclair, New Jersey, and 
has two children-:\largaret and .Tohn Rea(l (2', 
Emily May, married Justice Archer C. Martin, 
of Victoria, B.C., and has two sons-Archer 
D'Arcy and Oliver ('arew. (3)Ethel is the wife 
of John 1\1. Lain
, M.A., Oxon., principal of th,
 
collegiate school at Victoria, B.C., founded in 
1895. and which in 1905 had an enrollment of 
fifty boys. ( 4 ) Norman is with the street rail- 
way company, Toronto. (5) Harold, in busi- 
ness in Chicago, married Gwendolyn Beddone, 
of TOronto. (6) Percy, of" Chicago, married 
Rlanrhe Henderson, of '1'oronto, and has one 
daughter-Audrey. (7) Lionel. manager of the 
l\{erchants' Bank of Rt. George, Ont., marrie,l 
Ag'lles McLean, and has one daughter-Agnes. 
(8) D{)Uglas is manager for H. O. Armour & 
Co., at Mobile. Alabama. Mr. Read was a mem- 
ber of thp Churf'h of England. In politics he 
was a Conservative. He was affiliated frater- 
nally with the Orangemen. 


EDWARD COURSOT.JLES .TONES, who pass- 
ed away at his late residence, No. 241 Church 
street, '1'oronto, in 1885, was born at Broek- 
ville, Ont., in 1823, son of Jonas A. and Mary 
(Ford) Jonps, both of whom were natives of 
Canada. 
Jonas A. Jones and his family settled in '1'0_ 
ronto in 1836, and here 1\11'. Jones practiced Jaw 
for some time, finally being appointed to tIle 
Bench, on which he served until his death in 
1848. His widow passed away in '1'oronto in 
1869. 
Edward Coursolles Jones was educated at the 
'1'oronto University and was called to the Ontario 
Bar. He at once settled in 'l'oronto in the prac- 
tice of his profession, in which he continued 
until his death in 1885. In 184S he married 
Miss 1\[argarøt Innes, a daughter of Robert and 
Ma.rgaret (Donoven) Innes, the former born in 
Scotland, and the latter in Canada in 178:
. Thev 
came to Canada at a very early day and set- 
tled in Amherstburg. where 1\1:rs. .J ones was born 
Dec. 20, 1819. Her mother died in 18(;4. To 
Edward Coursolles Jones and his wife were 
born: Mary Louisa, who married Captain 
Geddes, and both died, leaving two daughters--- 
Petica and Margaret: Edward Coursolles oÌ 
England; and James Gordon, a barristf'r of' To- 
ronto. From this it will be seen that thrpe gen- 
prations of the Jones family have engag
d in the 
practice of law in the Queen City. 
1\1rs. Jones, who resides at No. 241 Church 
street, Toronto, has passed the eighty-seventh 
milestone of life's journey. but is in iull pos- 
session of all of her faculties, and her memory 
of early times, and her reminiscences thereof, 
are full of interest to the younger 
enfl'ations. 
:\1'rs. Jones is a member of St. James' Cathedra], 
of which her husband was also a member. In 
the death of Edward Coursolles Jones, the On- 
tario Bar lost a prominent and eminent mem- 
ber, and the City of Toronto one of its esteem- 
I'd citizens. 


REV. JAMES BR:ECKENRIDGE, who. dieit 
at Streetsville. Ont., in 1879. was for many years 
a well-known Preshyterian divine of Ontario. He 
was born in Scotland in 18:10, son of Edward 
Breckenridge, who came from Scotiand to Can- 
ada many years ago, soon afterward removing 
to the State of Illinois. where he died. 
Rev. James Breckenridge was hut a YOlmg 
man when he came to Canada, and he first en- 
gaged in teaching in the County of Peel. Feel- 
ing it his duty to enter the ministr), he accord- 
ingly fitted himself for the work, and in 1869 
entered the ministry of the Presbyterian Church, 
in which he continued until his death, in 1879. 
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Rev. :\11'. Breckenridge in the preaching of the 
Gospel wiHlong be remembered by the people of 
StreetsviHe, where the greater part of his work 
was done. 


ALEXANDER :MA:KNIKG. rfhe city of rfo_ 
ronto lost a public-spirited and useful citizen 
and progressive, energetic business man in the 
death of Alexander :Manning, which occurred 
at his late residence, No. 11 Queen's Park, rfo_ 
ronto, Oct. 20, 1903. Mr. Manning was born in 
Dublin, Ireland, May 11, 1819. 
Alexander :Manning came to Canada in 1834, 
and settling in rforonto when that place first 
became a city, he began a business career that 
was one of the most successful in the history of 
the city. For sixty-nine years he was a prom- 
inent factor in business and public life. and at 
the time of his death he was a large land anJ 
real estate owner and one of the wealthy men 
of the Queen City. On first locating in rforonto 
Mr. ::\Iannin!! enga!!ed in contracting, which he 
followed throughout his life. He bui1t the first 
sawmill in rforonto, and among his later con- 
structions were the :Manning Arl'ade at No. 24: 
King street west, and the Manning Chambers on 
City Hall Square, both of which buildings are a 
part of the Manning estate. 
Not only was Mr. Manning prominent as a 
business man, but he was also a representative 
public man as welL He was an alderman of the 
city for a number of years, and mayor thereof 
in 1873 and 1885. He was twice married. His, 
only surviving children are by his second wife, 
Susan Smith, who was born at Sherbrooke, 
daughter of Sir Hollis Smith, and who died in 
1889. The children were: Blanche decea.<:cd . 
Georgie Edna, wife of Hume Blake: and Perc; 
.Alexander. ,. 
rfhe late Alexander Manning was a staunch 
Conservative. In his religious views he was a 
strict churchman, and was always a consistent 
and dpvoted member of the Church of Eng- 
land. 


JA:ì\IES FRASER, who pMsed away at his 
late residence, No. 16 Walker avenue. Toronto, 
Feb. 2, 1905, was for many years a well-known 
and higlùy-esteemed business man of the Queen 
City. He came of sturdy Scotch stock. being 
born in Glasgow, Scotland, July 24, 1827. son 
of WiHiam and Margaret (Laird) Fraser. 
:Mr. Fraser grew to manhood in his native 
country and there received his education. 
About 1847 he came to Canada and engaged in 
the insurance business in Toronto for tht' IJiv- 
erpool & London & Globe Company, continuing 
in this capacity until 1882, when he retired from 
actiw life. 


On Feb. 2, 1853, in Toronto, just fifty-two 
years before his death, Mr. Fraser married Miss 
Agnes Gemmel, born in Glasgow in 1825, daugh- 
ter of .Alexander and Margaret Gemmel. natives 
of Scotland, who came to Canada durtng I\1rs. 
Fraser's girlhood, settling in Montreal. whence 
they went in a few years to rforonto. After their 
marriage Mr. and Mrs. Frager settled on Bond 
street, and from there removed to the present 
home of the Hon. Robert Jaffray, corner of Gren- 
ville street and Surrey place, which Mr. Fraser 
built. Here they resided for sewnteen years, 
and then went to Guelph, returning after three 
years to Toronto. rfhey then settled on Daven- 
port Hill, but Mr. Fraser later built the home 
at No. 16 -Walker avenue, where he was living 
at the time of his death. Not only was Mr. 
FrMer well known in business circles, but in 
municipal and church matters as well. For sev- 
eral ypars he was a member of the council of 
Toronto, and served in that body ,vith credit to 
himself and to the satisfaction of his constitu- 
ents. He was a member of the Bond Street 
Congregational Church for many years. and laid 
the corner-stone for the present edifice. For 
twenty-five years he was a deacon in the Bond 
Street Church. On returning from Guelph he 
became connected with the Charles Street (now 
Westminster) Presbyterian Church, but at the 
time of locating in his last residence he identi- 
fied himself with the Deer Park Presbyterian 
Church, with which he was connected at the 
time of his death. 
:Mr. and Mrs. Fraser had a family of four 
daughters and two sons, one son and one daugh- 
ter dying in infancy; the remaining son. Ed- 
ward, resides in California. :r.rrs. Fraser sur- 
vived her 'husband fourteen months, passing 
away April 2, 1906. 
On Feb. 2, 1903, :Mr. and Mrs. Fraser cele- 
hrated their Golden Wedding, and two years 
from that date his death occurred. Mr. Fraser '8 
name was a household word among the sick and 
needy of rforonto. During the later years of 
his life he spent much time among those suf- 
fering from sickness and want, cheering them 
with helping words and with his substance. Full 
of charity and thought for others. Mr. FrMer 
was a true Christian gentleman, and in his death 
the' city of Toronto lost one of its best citizens. 


GEORGE MACAULEY HAWKE, who de- 
parted this life O(.t. 26. 1903, at his late resi- 
ò,'ne'e, No. 111 VIr ellinaton street west, was born 
at Bath in 1826. Ron of Anthony Bawdon 
Hawke, who came to Canada from Cornwall. 
England. at the clO!;e of the war of 1812. ftllt'l 
se'ttled in the CÄ'unty of Prince Edward. Later 
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per Canada, and came to reside in rroronto, from 
which place he suùsequently removed to "Whitby, 
where he died in October, 1865. He left n fam- 
ily of two sons and three daughtpr8. viz.: Eel- 
ward Henry, of New York; George Macauley; 
Eliza, who married Judge Dertwell; Harriet, 
who man'ied Lyman English, of Oshawa; and 
Eliza, wife of "William Hawkins, of Colrhester, 
On rearhing his majority George Macauley 
Hawke came to Toronto to read law, becoming a 
solicitor, and he follo"pd thp prol'pssion for 
many years, until he rptired from acti\'e work. 
He was a meruber of thp Church of England. 
In 1857 :\11'. Hawke married :Miss Charlottp 
Ann Widmer, \\"hose f[.ther, the late Dr. Christo- 
pher Ralph Widmer, wa.<; born in 17H: in Eng- 
land, and married )Jiss Hannah StonpllOuse. 
Dr. Widmpr was a noted surgeon, and as st'.ch 
served in the Peninsnlar wars and the war of 
1812, and in 1814 he settled in Toronto where 
he founded a hospitaJ on 'Vidmer stre
t. To 
him and his wife were born thre.. children: 
Ha.nnah :\laria, who married Captain Clar l " anù 
has two daughters, Isabella and Edith. rpsi- 
dents of rroronto; ChRrlotte Ann. Mrs. Ha.wke; 
and Christopher. 
Mrs. Hawl,e. who '"as horn in Toronto .June 
19, 18
8, survives her husband, and resicies 3t 
the old home, No. 111 Wellington street west. 
To her and her husband were born tbe follow- 
ing named children: Louisa, deceased: 'Viclmpr, 
vice-president of the 0 'Keefe Brewing Com- 
pany, who married Isabella Harston. by whom 
he ha.<; had two sons, George and Edward; May 
Caroline, the wife of Theodore BrClllg'h; and 
Hannah Josephine, ,,'ifp of TJieutenant-C'olonel 
McDougall, of Quebec. 


ARTHrR HARVEY was born in England, 
April 23, 1834, and educated chiefly in France 
and the NptherJands. with which lattp
 country 
his family had long been connpcted. RI>turn- 
ing from the Continent he entered Trinity Col- 
lege, Dublin. in 18;}2, and in 185;} added a 
special COUI'SP in actuarial science, in IJondon, 
where Profpssor De 1\iorgan was the g)'eat lode- 
stone for students. Coming to Canada in 1856, 
Mr. Harvey first took service as assistant editor 
to a newspaper in Brantford. but soon removeli. 
to Hamilton. where he became associated with 
the Spectator. Being one of the two swiftest 
shorthand writers in Canada, and all wpll able 
to follow a French as an English orator, he lived 
in Toronto during the sessions of Parliament, 
and, on the removal of the seat of government 
to Quebec, took up residence there as C'onfidential 
correspondent of the Spectator. and engagpd in 
literary work generally. as a ,niter of mM{azine 
artiC'lps. For a time Mr. Harvey was editor of 


the QtlPbec Chrpnicle, and dpvcloped a liking 
for statistics. A small pamphlet on the grain 
trade of the basin of the JJakPs, in which graphic 
statistics were uspd for tlll' first time in Can- 
ada, brought him tl1(> fripndship of Mr. (after. 
wards Sir) Alexandpr Galt, ",horn he assisted 
in preparing the Budget of 1862, which in return 
led to his being appointed to a position in the 
Departmpnt of Finance. nominan
' as statistical 
clerk, but really as confidential aid to the min- 
ister of Finance. In this capacity he served 
under several ministers, being entrusted with im- 
portant inquiries for pacb. Thus. for Sir Alex- 
ander Galt he investigated the working of thp 
Rcciprocity rrreaty, and was the secretary of the 
commission sent to Washington by the Five 
Provinces to negotiate for its rpnewaL For Mr. 
Holton he investigated the expenditures for 
printing and supplies to thp Department a.nd 
organized a new and regular tariff of charf'ep 
and a system of C'hecks which resuJtpi] in large 
public savings. For 1\lr. (now Sir) William P. 
Howland he examined In tprpro\"ineial Tril(lp 
and its probable development on the removal of 
tariffs and the completion of an Intercolonial 
Railway. For ::\11'. Galt, again minister, he col- 
le('ted the statistics of the several Provinces in 
view of their approaching confederation, spend- 
mg spveral months at the capit:lls of the Mari- 
time ProviD('ps. for this purpose. With the leave 
of the Government a great part of thi<; work was 
published as the Y par Book of British North 
.\merica, 1867, and of Canada, 1868 and 18ô!l. 
and :\11'. Harvey always regarded it f1S his mag- 
num opus. It entitles him to be looked on 8S 
the father of Canadian statistics. The collec- 
tion. completion and summing up of materials 
indppendently and often imperfectly gathprf'd 
is no slight work. The genpral "ummary, com- 
municatpd to his chipf. Mr. Harvey understoorl 
to have hepn uspd in London in laying down thp 
basis for Confpdpration; and thp Year BOf)k, 
which \Va." in morp complete and sC'ientific shapp 
than any national statistical work ('xcept that 
officially published for Italy, was the standard 
for refprence during all the Provincial dpbat
s 
on that nnion which follow pd. Under Sir .John 
Rose the chipf work done by Mr. Harvey was 
thf' suggestion and preparation of the first Can- 
a.dian insurance law, which called for the mak- 
ing of regular annual rpturns and for the (le- 
posit of a StUll of money as a guarantee of per- 
manency. All thpsp ministprs had heen )11'. 
H arvpy's personal fripnds, hut when Rir Francis 
Hincks was appointed to the offire, 1\11'. Harvey 
resigned his most agrpeahle find (for a civil serv- 
ant) wpll paid position. and came 
c Toronto 
in lS70 to tak!' ('harge of the Prov:ncial In- 
snrance Company. .\ftpr spveral 
.('Prs' labor 




 


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COMMEl\IORATIVE BIOaR
\PlIlèAL RECORD 


in building up the finances of the compan;r, on 
the eve of success, a conflagration year came 
along, and with the fire at St. John, N.R. 
(1877), as a climax, he thought it most honor- 
able to wind up its affairs. From that time he 
did not engage in important public enterprises. 
:\11'. Harvey had always been actively con- 
cerned in the work of scientific, literary and 
other societies. He was secretary of the Horti- 
cultural Society a t Hamilton, and the real 
founder of the Hamilton (Scientific) Assocla.- 
tion. He was a hard-working secretary of th(
 
S1. George's Society at Quebec, and n member 
of the Literary and Historical Society there. At 
Ottawa he formed 
llld Wa.'> secretary-treasur('r 
of the Civil Service Building and Savings Soci- 
ety, and was largely instrumental in the erl.'c- 
tion of St. Alban's Church-both urgently 
needed. On coming to 'foronto, several building 
societies here and in other places wished him to 
value their terminable mortgages, and, being un- 
willing to divert his attention from the affairs of 
the Provincial Insurance Company, he published 
the Tables he had prepared for his own use. 
which were the first tables anywhere printed 
for the valuation of mortgages repayable by 
monthly payments. In due time he joined the 
Canadian Institute and was its president in 
1891 and 1892. In lS90 he was a delegate to 
a function at )Iontpelier, France, where he ad- 
dressed the meeting in French. which the other 
delegates were surprised to find was not a 
patois; and he expre.<;sed the hope that some d.ay 
Francl.' would take a less narrow view of the 
Kewfouml1and French 
horl.' question. He he- 
came a membl.'r of the Astronomif'al SOf'ietyand 
was its prl.'siùent in 1898 find 189D. The Trans- 
actions of these Societies contain se\'eral papers 
from his pen. His spl.'cifllt), was the investiga- 
tion of the connection between solar and terres- 
trial phenomena for which the records of the 
Magnetic and 
Ieteorologicfll Observatory her!' 
give many of the neccssary data. In recogni. 
tion of his work on solar phenomcna he was 
elected lIonorary President find Director, Tla In- 
stit.utio Solar 1nternacionfll, ::\1onte Yideo. l
l'1I- 
g-uay; and jnst shortly hefor8 his death wa'i 
elected a Fellow of this Soc'iet).. In 1894 he was 
elected a Fellow of the Royal Socir.ty of Ca(]- 
ada, and the bihliogrflphy whif'h ea<:h Fdlow 
hfls to prepare, for election, can be referred to in 
the proceedings for that year (Vol. XU.) as 3n 
evi,lenf'f' of the fertility of his pen. Later 11(' 
published a work on "Decimals and Decimaliza. 
tion," lwing a historical rest/me of the move- 
ment'i prf'('eding the adoption in France anò 
other cOlmtries of the metric system, of whiC'h 
Mr. IIarve)' was a warm advocate. Thongh IVh' 
Harvey pref('rrml his literary to his scientifi(
 


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papers his most recent contribution to the Can- 
adian Institute. on "The Principles of Insur- 
ance, with Special Reference to Sick Benefit
" 
(the "proofs" of which he was correcting an 
hour or two before his death), seems to i[1dicatc 
a desire to aid in the establishment of a system 
of relief in sickness and old 1\ !;C. not based on 
German precedent but adapted to Canadian con. 
ditions. 
1\11'. Harvey was a most versatile man. He 
had a remarkable mastery of languages, livin
 
and dead, and was highly accomplished hoth in 
music and art. In debate he was a strenuous 
fighter, but when the fight was over no one WI!.S 
gmtler or kinder than he. 


DR. WILLIAM STL"ART FR A.LEIGIT, for 
many years a prominent citizen of Toronto, Ont., 
where he was distinguished as a physician and 
surgeon, was born in 1847, "on of vVil1iam find 
Julia (Vanderwater) Fraleigh. After com- 
pleting his preliminary education Dr. Fraleigh 
f'ntel'ed McGill Pniversity. Montreal, from which 
he was graduated with the degree of M.D.. and 
he hegan his medical practice at Napanee. 
Dr. Fraleigh finally settled in Toronto, an] 
engaged in the practice of his profession, also 
carrying on the drug business, at No. 182 Clare- 
mont street. His residence was at No. 596 Col- 
lege street. Not only was the Doctor known as 
a physician and surgeon of skill, and as a busi- 
ness man of ability, but he was also prominently 
identified with municipal matters. In 1893 h
 
was a member of the council of Toronto, and he 
took a very active part in the deliberations of 
that hody. In politicfll sentiment he was a Con- 
servative, and in religious faith he was a Metho- 
dist. Dr. Fraleigh was very prominent in Ma- 
soni,. cirf'les. 
The Do<,tor was twice married, his first wife 
being Miss ;.\1ary McBride, by whom he had three 
son,,: .Tames Stuart, a druggist of Midland. who 
married Margaret Symes; Wi11iam E., a drug- 
gist of Fort Frances. who married Marie Bell 
Perry, and has one daughter, May Stuart; and 
E. fT., who is also a druggist, located in To- 
ronto. The mother of this family died and Dr. 
Frflleigh married (sf'cond) 11iss Frances Bow- 
erman. a native of HftStings County, and a 
daughter of Bennett and Mary (Smith) Bow- 
erman. both of whom were of United Empir
 
1loyalist extraction. He was a son of Cornel ins 
Bowerman. a Quaker minister, whose father was 
the Pnited Empire Loyalist who founded th;J 
family in Canada. To the Doctor's second mar. 
riage there were born two children. TÆJie J\rade- 
line and Hilda 1louisa. 



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NA THANIEL WHITEHOUSE, who died in 
Toronto in 1876, was born in Birmingham, Eng- 
land, in 1839, SOn of Charles and Mary Ann 
(Richardson) Whitehouse. 'l'he parents left thE'ir 
native country and came to Canada, settling fm' 
a time at Toronto, whence they later removed 
to New York. 
Nathaniel Whitehouse received his education 
in the schools of Birmingham. He went to New 
York in 1859, and in 1861 came to Toronto and 
engaged in making fancy leather goods. in which 
line of work he continued u:Jtil his death. He 
was with Brown Brothers, and for about ten 
years before his death was in business for him- 
self, Mr. Julian Sales, now of the Sales Leather 
Company, having learned his trade with :Mr. 
Whitehouse. The latter erected a shop and 
residence and employed an average of ten men in 
the business. Mr. "\V'hitehouse was the pioneer 
in the making of fine leather g'oods of all kinds. 
Mr. Whitehouse married Miss Sarah Kent, who 
was born in Toronto, daughter of Joseph and 
Ann (Newton) Kent, the former of whom, born 
in Lincolnshire, England, in 1807, died in 1883; 
his wife. born in 1815, died in 1903. They werc 
married in the old country, and came to Canada 
in 1836, settling at Niagara FaBs, Ont In 18'H 
they came to Toronto, and Mr. Kent carried 1m 
a grocery business where the "Rossin House" 
now stands. Thev had children: John, deceased, 
a lumber mercha
t, and at one time alderman of 
Toronto; Mrs. Whitehouse; Hannah, deceased, 
wife of William Terry; Charles, of New York; 
and Joseph, of Toronto. 
To Mr. and Mrs. Whitehouse were born chi.l- 
dren as follows: Charlotte Ali('e, who is at home; 
Clara, a trained nurse, of New York; and Na. 
talie, a teacher, of Toronto. Mr. Whitehoru,;e 
was a memher of the Methodist Church. In 
political sentiment he was n Conservative. 


GEORGE A. HOWET1L. until recently man- 
ag-ing director of the well-known firm of Grip 
Limited, 'who make a specialty of fine engravin!5S 
and half-tones, is one of Toronto's leading bmi- 
ness men and substantial citizens. 
The Howell family, which is of Welsh extrac- 
tion, was founded in Canada by the late Rev. 
James Ho\VpB, horn at Brill, Buckinghamshire, 
England. in 1810, son of Re.... William Howeil, 
who died in that country. In his nativ.
 land 
Rev. :Mr. Howf>ll grew to manhood. received his 
education and began his life work as a Con
re- 
gational minister. and On coming to Canad!!. in 
1856 he settled at GUE'lph for two years, beiu
 
pastor of the Congregational Church there. Ac- 
cepting a eall to Tliverpool, N.S., he filled the pul- 
pit of the Congregational Church there for som
 
time. after which he moved to Granby, thence to 


Cold Springs, and finally returned to Guelph, 
where he was retired for some years. Later he 
removed to Orangeville, and then to Toronto in 
1880, in which latter city he died Nov. 5th of 
that year. Rev. James Howell married Margaret 
Amelia Dougall, born in 1829 in Scotland, who 
died in 'l'oronto Feb. 25. 1900, and to this union 
were born the following children: Margaret 
Amelia, of Lambton Mills; George A.; Mrs" J. 
W. Bolton, of St. Lambert, Quebec; David 
.Tames. of Toronto; Mrs. C. F. May, of Toronto; 
Mrs. "\V. A. I.Ji11ie, of Monterey, California; 
md 
Eva C., of Lftmbton Mills. 
George A. Howell was born May 24, 1861, at 
Liverpool, N.S.. and was educated at Granby, 
Cold Springs and Guelph. He began 'his b11si- 
ness life with l\Ir. G. B. Ryan, a dry gooÙo.'I 
merchant of Orangeville, from which house he 
went to that of Kenneth Chisholm & Co., in the 
same business at that place. In 1881 }Ir. 
HOWE'll settled in Toronto. and for some time was 
with 'l'he :i\Iammoth House of that city, then em- 
barking in the dry goods business on his OWn 
account on Yonge street, In 1891 'Ur. Howell 
became a member of The Grip Printing & Pub- 
lishing Company, Limited, of Toronto, and ten 
years later the business was reorganized and the 
name changed to Grip, Limited, of which '11'. 
Howell was managing director lmtil Nov. 30, 
1906. This firm make a spel'ialty of fine en- 
gravings and hftlf-tones. Mr. Howell is now eon- 
nected with the Stftndard Paper Company, TJim- 
ited, of Toronto. 
In I!JOO l\Ir. Howell was married to Lucr 
Knox, born in Armag-h, Ireland, in 1871, dau
h- 
tel' of William and Rachel Knox, and to this 
union there has been born one daughter, Mal.'- 
Q'aret Knox. Mr. and Mrs. Howell attend the 
Presbyterian Church. In politics he is a Re- 
former, and his fraternal connections are with 
the Canadian Club. of which he was president 
in 1904 and 1905; the Toronto Canoe Club, of 
which he was commodore in ]901, and the Xa- 
tional Club. 


.JOIIN W. PEAKER. M.D., "Cniversity of To- 
ronto. 1886, M.R.C.S., London, England, 18S
, . 
hfts been identified with the medical fraternity 
of Toronto since 1889. 
Dr. Peftker belongs to an English family lon
 
identified with western Ontaric. AI'<>ut the yt'ar 
1841 the Peftker fftmily was Ù'UndE'ò in Canada 
hy William Peftkpr. a native of Yorkshire. Eng- 
land. who settled at CooksviJIe, where hI' en- 
gaged in a merrantile business for a numbl'r of 
years. His son, Williftm Pèaker, the Doctor's 
ffttllPr, was born in 11129, in England, but his en- 
tire husiness lifE' has bPen spent in Canada. On 
reaching his majority he en
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tile business at Cooksyille, where he remained 
several :years, at the enrl of that time removing 
to Brampton, where he is still actively engag
d 
in merchandising. He is one of the oldest 
merchants of that place. having been in busi- 
ness there since 1860. .William PeakeI' married 
Miss Janet Grimshaw, a natiw of England, wbo 
died in 1901. at Brarnpton, leaving chiLdr
n: 
\Villiam, Thomas, George and Frederick, en- 
gaged in the mercantile bm-,iness with their 
father; Dr. E. S., a dentist üf Toronto; Dr. K., 
a dentist of Toronto; Dr. John W.; and Dr. 
Oliver, a dentist of Bramptou. 
John W. PeakeI' was born in Brampton in 
1865. and his literary education was obtained at 
the Brampton high school and the University of 
Toronto. In 1882 he entered the medical .1e- 
partment of that Uni\ersity, from which insti- 
tution he was graduated in 1886 with the degree 
of lVI.D. Dr. PeakeI' then pursued his medical 
studies at London, England, where in 1888 he 
received the degree of IVLR.C.S. Returning to 
Toronto he established himself in the practice of 
his profession and has been in continuous prac- 
ti('e in that city Rince that time. 
Dr. PeakeI' married Miss Florence .W oodrui}', 
and to this union has been born one son, Cort- 
landt. Dr. and Mrs. PeakeI' attend the l\letho- 
dist Church. In political faith he is a Reformer. 
Fraternally he has connected himself with the 
lVIasonic order and the Knights of Prthias. 


ALFRED GARDNER. deceased. The domm- 
ant trait.
 of integrity, perseverance and deter- 
mination to succeed, which mark the English 
race the world over, have had many exponents 
among the business world of Toronto, but in 
none have those sterling qualities been more un- 
deniably pre!"ent than in the late Alfred Gard- 
ner. who during his fifteen years in that cit.y 
built up one of the largest business connections 
in the place. 
1\11'. Garòner was born in Bucking-hamshire. 
England, )larch 5. 18:)4. and grew to matnritv 
in that c<mntry. His business career began 
there, but in 1887, at the age of thirty-three. he 
severed his conne('tions with England, crossed 
the ocean to Toronto, and started anew in th
 
concrete business, confining himself to its ap- 
plication to fire-proof constructions. When he 
began there was only one other man in Toronto 
in that line, the Oranolithic Paving Company 
having been first. 1\k Gardner began in a smaH 
way, hut rapidly increased the scope of his ()p- 
erations to keep pace with the constantly grow. 
ing demand until he llßd dev('loped his businp

: 
into one of the prominent indust.ries of the. city. 
n was at an times under his personal super- 
vision. and the resulto:; proved the value of suC'h 


detailed 
!lld complete knowledge of the 
business and of such strict attention thereto 
l\Ir. Gardner became (lne of the well-known ffiPn 
of the city, and in his death, which occurred Oct. 
5, 1901, Toronto lost one of her best and most 
higlùy esteemed citizens. He was a member ùf 
the I.O.O.F. and the S.O.E. 


HUGH HARRISOX. born at Belfast, Ire- 
land, in 1835, came to Toront') early in the sev- 
enties. He was a lineal desC'endant of General 
Harrison, who fought under CromwelL In Ire- 
land he married Sarah McCord, also a native of 
that country, and he left nine children and four 
grandchildren to mourn his loss. His children 
were: 
Iargaret, wife of D. Densmore, of Cali- 
fornia: Sarah: l\fary: Lillian; Jolm; Hugh, who 
married Sarah 1\'IuJ"ray; ThomHs, who married 
Miss Thomas; William Henry: and Alexander. 
His grandchildren were: Ianthe Densmore, Gor- 
don and Olive Harrison, and Hugh Murray Ha!"- 
rison. 
l\fr. Harrison and his family were memb?rs 
of the Presbyterian Church. while in politics he 
always gave his support to the Conservative 
party. 


REV. THOl\IAS 1\1. REIKIE was born in 
OIasgo\\", SC'otland. in 1819, and died in 1900, in 
Wiarton, Onto Whpn a young man he f'ame to 
Canada, locating at Bowmanville, Ont., where 
for nearly twenty-five years he was pastor of the 
Congrrgational Church. He then spent some 
time travelling in the old country, and on hi3 
return to Canada settled in Toronto, where h
 
was l'etired from regular pastoral work, but 
preached occasionall
' at different churches. 
TJater he removed to Wiarton. where he was pas- 
tor for a short time, and where he died. He was 
well known in Toronto as a man ably fitted for 
the caBing in which he served for so many 
years. 
l\f r. Reikie was married in 1872 to Miss ::\Iat'ion 
C. Thomson, daughter of the late T. M. and 
Anne (Ker) Thomson, and granddaughter ()f 
James Thomson, who carne from Paisley, Rcot- 
land. many 
'ears ago, settling at I18 Prair'ie, 
Quehec, wherf' he was a merchant until his 
death. T.)1. Thom,;;on. father of 
rr. Reikie, 
was for many years in the wholesale dry goods 
husiness at Montreal. later settling in Toronto, 
where he died in 1889. His first wife died in 
1852, and his second wife, surviving him bv 
thirteen 
.ears, passed away in 1902. - 
R('v. 1\rr. Reikie and his wife had two sons and 
one daug'hter: Rev. T. T. Reikie, who graduated 
from Knox College, Toront.o, with the clHO:;s ùf 
190fJ. and is in LeduC'. AIta.; K. W., with the 
Bank of CommerC'('. 'Vinnipeg-: and Miss H. E. 



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K., of Toronto. Mr. Reikie was a R,eformer !!.nd 
a strong advocate of temperance. 


DR. ELIJAH PATTERSON. whose death ()C- 
curred in Toronto, Sept. 29, 1900, was born in 
Whitchurch township, County York, in 1832, 
son of William and Joanna (Utley) Patterson. 
WiUiam Patterson was a son of 
Whitfield Pat- 
terson, who carne from Pennsylvania at an early 
da
' find settled in 
Whitchurch township, where 
he died. William Patterson was born there about 
1805, and engaged in farming in that township 
for some time, and then went to "Michigan, w'hPl\
 
he died. his wife dying in Whitchurch town- 
ship, County York. 
Dr. Elijah Patterson was educated at Bow- 
manville, and after completing his literary stud- 
ies, read medicine. for a time. He, however, 
changed his mind regarding his profession, turn- 
ing his attention to dentistry, and studying with 
Dr. Fenton, of Toronto. The Doctor began the 
practice of his profession at Uxbridge, whence 
he went to Port Perry, and then, in 1881, to To- 
ronto, wherp' he continued until his death. 
In 1858 Dr. Patterf.on married Miss l\Tarth:l 
Pearson, daughter of .John and Sarah (Brown) 
Pearson, the former born -in Yorkshire, Eng- 
land, in 1818, and the latter in Markham town- 
ship, County York, in 1815. daughter of Joseph 
Brown. a son of James Brown, the foumler of 
this bmnch of the family in Canada. .fames 
Brown was bound out, in E'1gland. to the bal{- 
er's trade, but was so iU-treated that he ran 
away, worked his pass
:ge across to Canadfl, and 
settled in Markham township, later going to 
Pickering, "here he òied. Joseph Brown, pr/'- 
viously mentioned, married Elizabeth "\Videman. 
and followed farming- in Pickering all of his 
life. John Pearson, father of Mrs. Patters()n. 
was a farmer of Uxbridge, where hf' died in 1873. 
His wife died in Toronto at the home of :\frs. 
Pattprson. in 19m, tll{' mother of seven cihhlren: 
11rs. Pfltterson, Joseph. Rachel, George, John. 
David and Edward. 
To Dr. and lVII's. Patterson were born one son 
find one daughter: Dr. F. .J., a rlentist at Men- 
dota, Illinois. who married Roby Kelley, and ha.; 
one dmlghter, Greta: and Fflnnie, wife of C. N. 
Johnson and mother of two òaughters, Mignon 
and 
elyon. Dr. Patterson was a Reformer. 
His fraternal connections were with the A.O. 
U.W. 


STEPHE
 HEWARD (d('('eased), who Je- 
parted this life at No. 
8 Peter strp'et. Toronto, 
in 1881, was born in Toronto In 1826, son of 
Stephen and Mary (R0binson) Heward, the lflt- 
tel' a daughter of Christophpr Robinson, granrl- 


father of Christopher Robimon. mentioned else- 
where. 
Stephen Heward, Sr., was a native of Eng- 
land, He carne to Canada from the United 
States about the time of the American Revoìu- 
tion, a United Empire Loyali<;t, locating at St. 
John, N.B. [.ater settling in Toronto, he Wè1S for 
some time clerk of the Peace Home district at 
Osgoode Hall. IIis death occurred in this city. 
His children were: Charles ",Yilliam; Henry, a 
la\\'Yer of Toronto; Frank, a business man of 
Montreal, manager of the Ro;ral Insurance Com- 
pany of 'l'oronto, in which city he died; Peter, 
at one time a business man of 'j'oronto. who died 
in the Madeira Islands; William B., a clerk at 
OSQ'oode Hall; John, a broker of Toronto; Aug. 
ustus, a broker at Montreal; Stephen; and Ma1'Y 
Ann, deceased. 
Stephen Heward, the subject of this sketch, 
grew to manhood and received his education in 
Toronto. His business life was begun in the of- 
fice of Clarke Gamble, in Toronto, after which 
he became identified with the Bank of Upper 
Canada. Later he became a stock broker, in 
which work he continued until his retirement 
from active life. On Aug'. 12, 1858, he married 
Catherine Crookshank. daug-hter of a pioneer 
settler of Toronto, the late Hon. George Crook- 
shank, and his wife. Sarah S. (Lambert) Crook- 
shank. The Hon. George Crookshank was born 
.July 23, 1773. in what is now the State of New 
York, where his father, George Crookshank, a 
nativ/' of Scotland, settled prior to the Ameri- 
can Revolution. From the l'nited Rtates, as a 
F. E. fjoJ'a.list, he removed to St. .Jo'lm. N.R, 
where he died, his wife having' passed away in 
the States. His son, the Hon. George ('rook- 
shflnk, came to Toronto in 17
6. He hfld spent 
the previous winter in .Jamai('a. In 1796 Capt. 
.John MpGill. who rmne to Toronto with Gover- 
nor Simcoe, imrited 
rr. Crookshank to come to 
this city, which he did. becoming connected with 
the commissary department, and later serving 
as assistflnt commiss
ry general. He' WfiS 
lso 
a member of the LeQ:islativp rouncil until the 
union of the Provinres. :\11'. Crookshank was 
mflrried in the town of Wilton. Connecticut, to 
Rarah Susanna Lamhert. who was born in that 
State. a daughter of David IJambert.. Mr. Crook- 
shank died in 1859, and his wife passed awa
r 
in lR40. They had these children: Jo'hn, wh:) 
died in New York: George, a lawyer of Toronto; 
find Catherine, born )lfay 
1. 1829. in Connec- 
ti('ut. 
)11'. an-d 1\Irs. Rtp'phm Heward had nine chil- 
dren. of whom four died in childhood. 'rhere 
survive: (,lfl1'ence Erlwin, born in Edinburg'h 
in 1863. find now residing in Toronto. marrierl 
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\\ horn he had one daughter. Violet Ethel Aileen; 
Mabel Augusta married Major Hugh Bruce Wil- 
liams, R.E., by whom she has two children, Ed- 
ward Stephen Bruce and Winifred Katharine; 
Stephen ..Augustus, of the no
'al Canadian Ar- 
tillery, stationed at Quebec; Aubrey Douglas, of 
the Dominion Bank of Toronto; and George 
Crookshank, a barrister of Toronto, where he 
resides. 
ì\Ir. Heward was a prominent member of the 
English Church. In politics he was a Conserva- 
tive, and in fraternal relations a Uason. He 
died in 18ðl, at his horne, No. 38 Peter street, 
Toronto, where Mrs. Heward still resides, in the 
house built by her father in 1837. 


:MRS. nELE
 ,,
. .JARVIS, whose maiden 
name was Helen 'Y oodburn L
wgmuir, was born 
in Picton, Ont., in 1862, and is the eldest daugh- 
ter of John Woodburn Langmuir, by his first 
wife, Emma IJllCretia Fairfield. daughter of Dr. 
Fairfield, of Lennox and Addington County, and 
niece of Judge Fairfield, of Picton, Ontario. 
JOHN 'VOODBURN IJAKGMIDR was born in 'Var- 
wicknumor, Ayrshire, Scotland, in 1835, and. 
carne to Canada at an early age, settling in Pic- 
ton and later, in 1868. in 'l'oronto. Since th:11 
time 
Ir. Langmuir has been prominently identi- 
fied with the public affairs of the Province as in- 
spector of prisons and public charities, and as 

hairman of the Niagara Fans Park Commission, 
and with the business life of Toronto as general 
manager of the Toronto General Trusts Corpor- 
ation. 
In 1883 Helen 'Yoodburn married Georg-e 
Hamilton Jarvis. the eldest son of Frederi
k 
William .Jarvis, sheriff of the County of York, 
who married Caroline Skynner in 185ï. Sheriff 
Jarvis was closely associated with the business 
and social life of Toronto. His death occurred 
in 188ï. Of the marriag{' of Helen Woodburn 
to George Hamilton Jarvis wpre born two sons: 
Frederick Langmuir, July, IRS!. who since 1900 
has been a clerk in the Toronto (tPlll'ral Trusts 
Corporation: and Vktor Ralshm, :\Iay. lR87. 
who is !'itudying for the ministry. 


REV. "'
ITJLIA11 RIC'HARDSOX. who died 
in Toronto .July 12. 1905. wa.<; horn in Hull, 
Yorkshire, England. in lR24. son of John Rich- 
arc1son, an agriC'ulturist of that country. Mr. 
Richardson came to Canada when a young- man 
and here entered the ministry of the Wesleyan 
:Methodist Churf'h. in which he sprved for fortv- 
Sf'ven years. His first ('harge was at W pston. 
He sppnt seven 
'ears in Lower Canada and then 
returned to Upper Canada. He retired from 
nis ministerial work in 1RR8. and from that time 
lmtil his death liyed in Toronto. 



Ir. Richardson was married in 1856 to Anna 
ßL Russ, who was born in Gl'imsby, daughter .:>f 
Samuel and Elizabeth (Terryberry) Russ, nat- 
ives of Canada. He was a :;on of Ezekiel Russ 
(born in Kew York State) and his wife Beulah 
Bracket. Ezekiel Russ founùed the Russ fam- 
ily in Canada, and followed farming in Griffi!
by, 
where he died. Samuel Russ also followed farm- 
ing in that section, but later removed to Lewi;- 
ton, where the remaining days of his life Wèrc 
spent. lIe died in 1887, in his eighty-first year, 
and his wife died in 1890, when eighty-three 
years of age. Elizabeth Terryberry was a daugh- 
ter of )Iorris and :\Iary (Young) Terryberry, the 
former of whom founded this family in Can- 
ada. Both he and his "ife died in Lincoìn 
County, where he had followed farming. 
To the Rev. )Ir. Richardson and his "ire w
re 
born these children: Amanda M., the wife of 
Horace E. Parsons, of Erie. Pennsylvania, has 
thrpe children. Albert E., Charles W. and Anna 
1\1. :;\Iiss Ellen S. is a resident of Toronto. !Ja- 
vina V. is the wife of J. C. Bull, of Weston. 
William T., of Xova Scotia, married Emily l\L 
White, and has two children. Ada and Viola. 
John Coleman, of 'Veston, married Grace 'Vad- 
law, by whom he has had three children, Har- 
ve
' L., Grace Eileen fwd ('harles :\I. 


HER)L\K H. COOK, :M.P. The Ontario 
Lumber Company is one of Canada's leading in- 
dustries as well as one of the oldest in the Prov- 
ince of Ontario, and the history of this ent
r- 
prise is coycred in the life of Herman H. Cook. 
who has for many years been prominent in pub- 
lic and business life in the Province ani} Do- 
minion. 
:\11'. Cook belongs to a fami1y long identifi
d 
with Canada, many members of which have been 
extensixely cnga
cd in the lumber business. rhe 
Cooks, originally Palatinates, located in the days 
of Queen Anne in the County of Middlesex. aJ- 
jarent to the city of London, and many years 
later members of thi" family. as well as those 
of C'a""elman and Hackney, to whom they were 
relatpd hy marriage. removed to the Amcrican 
Colon ips, the Cooks settling in Virginia and the 
H:wlmeys and Casselmans in the :Mohawk Val- 
ley, Kpw York. During the struggle between 
the C'oloniE's and the mother country these fami- 
lies stood hy the Crown, and about the year 1783 
came to Canada, the original Cook ancestor in 
this C'ountry being George Cook, the grandfat11er 
of ITp-rma.n H. He settled in Williamsbu
 
to\\nship, County Dundas, receiving a grant of 
land from the Crown, and there spent the re- 
mainder of his life. He left two sons. both of 
whom are now deceased, Capt. John and Capt. 
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das in Parliament, having been first elected in 
1828, and he continued a member of that body 
until 1840. One of his opponents for that 
honor was the late Colonel 0hrysler, on whose 
property the battle of Chrysler's Farm was 
fought. Both the Cook brothers were in that 
fight, as well as at "The Windmill," near 
Prescott. 
Capt. George Cook was born in County Dun- 
das, and there his entire life was spent in 
he 
lumber business, he becoming one of the leading 
lumber merchants of his day. His wife was 
Sarah Cassp.lman, and to them were born chil- 
dren as follows: Sarah Phoebe, who died at the 
age of thirteen years; J. W. Cook, M.P., for 
many years a prominent lumber man-a mem- 
ber of Cook Brothers Lumber Company-a mem- 
ber of Parliament for County Dundas. who mar- 
ried Miss Paul, of Quebec, and had two children, 
George William and Ellen; Catherinc, who died 
unmarried; George J., also a prominent lumbcr- 
man and member of Cook Brothers Lumber 
Company; John Larkin, also a member of that 
company; Mary who died unmarripd j Simon S., 
1\LP.P., who was also engaged in the lumber 
business; Sarah; and Herman H. 
Herman H. Cook was born in 1837 in County 
Dlmdas, and from his earliest recollection he h;s 
been connected with sawmil!s, lumber compan- 
ies, etc. By the time he reached his majority 
Mr. Cook was well schooled in the lumber busi- 
ness, and he founded the Onturio Lumber Com- 
pany, of which he is now president and sole 
owner. IIe owns extensive Ìl1mber tract.s !!.ncl 
purchases timber from other district'!, aU of 
which he manufactures into lumber for the home 
and foreign trade. 'fhe annual output of th
 
Ontario Lumber Comrany is from 15,000,000 to 
20,000,000 feet, to accomplish wmch Mr. 
Cook employs 500 men. His mills are at the 
mouth of the French river, one of the most his- 
toric spots in Canada.. Since 1858 Mr. Cook 
has been a resident of Toronto, being numbered 
among the oldest citi7.ens an.] most substantial 
business men of the c.;ty. Not only ha.<; hi<:; life 
been a prominent one from a business stand- 
point, but a.<; a public mlm a.s weB. In 1872 h
 
was elected to the Dominion House from 
orth 
Simcoe, and has also been chosen twelve times 
by the people as their standard-bearer in the 
Dominion and Local Flouses, his puhlic life ()OV- 
ering a period of neady a quarter of a century. 
In 1
ß1 Mr. Herman H. Cook marrierl Miss 
IJydia White, a member of one of Canada's old- 
est and most honored families, a rpcord ofwllich 
is given in the sketrh of John h Cook. To Nfl'. 
and Mrs. Herman H. Cook hnve been born two 
daug-hters: Sarah A., the wife of Frank Mac- 
Donald, son of the late Senator MacDonaM, has 



ree son.s and one daughter; and Emma ::\1., the 
wIfe of Col. A. N. Worthington, M.P., /)f Sht:'r- 
broc>ke, has one son. 
1\11'. Cook has always taken much interest in 
the United Empire Loyalist Society of Toronto 
of which he was third president, much advan

e
 
ment being made in the socIety during his ad. 
ministration. In their religious belief the fam- 
il.y are Lutherans. ]\fl'. Cook's political prin. 
clples are those of thè Reform party. The home 
of :Mr. and Mrs. Herman H. Cook at No. 20 
Dowling a venue, known as "Ardnacloich, " com- 
mands a charming view of Lake Ontario, ;w'] 
is one of the most beautiful residences of the 
Queen City. 


JOHN FOY, whose death occurred in Toronto 
Dec. 6, 1904, was born in the Queen City in 
1845, son of Patrick and Catherine (Mallamy) 
Fay, natives of Ireland, and early settlers of To- 
ronto, where Patrick Foy was a wholesale gro- 
cer for iIllany years. He and his wife both died 
in that city. 
John Fay received his eady literary training 
in Toronto, at St. Michael's College, and when 
about fifteen years of age went to England and 
studied at Us'haw College, Durham, England, 
completing his education in France. 1\11'. Foy 
then returned to 'l'oronto, and began his bUi';i- 
ness life as confidential assistant to the late Sir 
Frank Smith, whose daughter he afterward mar- 
ried. Shortly after the foundinO' of the Niacrara 
Navigation Company, by the late Sir F;ank 
Smith. lVIr. Foy berame manager thereof, a po- 
sition he ably fillerl until 1903, when, on accollnt 
of ill-health, he resigned. He was soon the1'
- 
after elected president of this company anå 
filled that position until his death. Mr. Foy was 
a director in the Crown Life Insurance Com- 
pany, vice-president and a director in the Home 
Savings & Loan Company, a director in the To- 
ronto General Trusts Corporation, and wa!'; 'ìlso 
financially int!'rested in other business entpI'- 
prises of the rity. 
In 1879 ::\11'. Foy was married to Miss Gertrude 
A. Smith. a native of London, Onto Mrs. Fay 
came to Toronto in lR66, and was educated at 
I,oretto Ahbpy. 
To Mr. and Mrs. .John Foy were born seven 
children, as follows: Frank C., who is in the 
New York Central office at Toronto: John Vie..' 
tor, of the Niagara Navigation Company; Gert- 
rude; Clara; Emily; Mary; and Kathleen-all 
born in 'I'oronto. 1\11'. Foy was a Roman Cath- 
olic. In politiral faith he was a Conservative. 
His late residence at No. 40 Bloor street west
 
was built hy 1\{rs. Foy's father, and is one of 
the heautifnl homes of the city. 



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SIR FRANK S1.II'l'H. the father of Mrs. Foy, 
was born in Rich Hill, County Armagh, 
Ireland, in 1822, son of Patrick Smith, also a na- 
tive of the Emerald Isle. In 1832 Patrick Smit.h 
came to Canada, and settling at Port Credit, he 
spent the remainder of his life there. Sir Frank 
Smith was but ten years of age when he came 
to Canada with his parents. He was edl1cate.l 
here, and began his mercantile life at Hamilton, 
later going to London. Ont., and in 1866 set- 
tling in Toronto, where he was a wholesalp ;
ro- 
cer for a munber of years. lIe was president of 
the Dominion Bank, and the original promoter of 
the Niag-ara Navigation Company. In politifhl 
life Sir Frank Smith was one of the foremost 
men of Ontario. He was aeting minister of 
public works in the Dominion Government for 
a time, and was for many years a member of the 
Dominion Senate. He died in Toronto in 1901; 
his wife, who bore the maiden name of Mary 
o 'Higgins, passed away in 1896. 


JOHN 
L\.TTGHAX The Maughan family, 
of which John Maughan is a member, is of 
Scotch extraction, and was founded in Can- 
ada by John Maughan, Sr., who was born at 
Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1800. There he mar- 
ried Miss Euphpmia Stein, also of Scotch par- 

ntage. In 1827 he came to Canada, making 
the trans-A tlantic trip on a sailing vessel. which 
was stranded at Newfoundland. Soon after pet- 
tling in Toronto Mr. Maughan became identi- 
fied with the commisRariat department of the 
army, in which capacity he continued for many 
years. In 1842 he compiled .. A Table of Com- 
putations. " in book form, for the use of th
 
army, whereby sterling money is converted into 
its equivalent in currency and vice versa, being 
the firRt ever published. It showR much pains- 
taking work, and possesses a great deal of prac- 
tical information. From the commissariat de- 
partment Mr. Maughan went into the Bank of 
rpper Canada, where he remained for some 
time, later retiring from active business. He 
died in Toronto in 1882; his wife died there in 
1862. Of their three daughters and two sons, 
John Maughan is the only survivor. 
John Maughan was born in Markham village, 
County York, Ont.. Oct. 19, 1835. His parents 
removed to Toronto in 1836, and he was erlll- 
cated in private academies and the Toronto 
Academy, a branch of Knox College. In 1851 
he st.udied Jaw one year with MeRsrs. Mowat & 
Hel1iwp]J, in 18!}2 taking a ('lerkship in the 
Y{estern ASRllranCe Company, and Rince that 
time he has continued in his chosen hne, having' 
for many years acted as agent for the Hartford 
Fire Insurance Company. Aside from his busi- 
ness 1\T r. Maughan served the city as member 


of the council from St. George's \Vard for a 
period of nine years, a member of the boar,1 
of education for two years, and has been COD- 
nected with the militia since 1853, when he W,tS 
commissioned ensign. In 1865 he was ad vanceù 
to the rank of captain and adjutant. His mili- 
tary training was received at the Toronto 1\1ili- 
tary School, where his examination was passed. 
On June 18, 1863, Mr. Maughan married Miss 
Margaret E. Parks, born in Toronto, daughter 
of the late Charles G. Parks, of Palermo. To 
Mr. and Mrs. John 1\'Iaughan were born the fol- 
lowing children: Herbert J., deceased; Chad<'S 
F.. deceased; J olm, of Toronto, ornithologist to 
the Ontario Government; Harry, partner with 
his father in the insurance busin('ss; Walter, 
city passenger agent of the Canadian Pacific 
Railway Company, Toronto; Florence. the wife 
of T. C. Howard, of Hamilton; and Miss Min- 
nie. Mr. Maughan and his family are mem- 
bers of the Church of England. Fraternally 
he is connected with the Masonic order. 


TH01IAS J. .WILKIE, provincial secr
t.
ry 
of the Young Men's Christian Association for 
the Provinces of Ontario and Quehec, and one 
of the oldest Association workers in Canada, is 
a member of a family long- identified with 
County York. 
The Wilkie family is of Scoteh extraction, 
and was founded in Canada by Thomas Wilkie, 
grandfather of Thomas J., who was born in 
1784 in S('otland, son of James .Wilkie. In 1833 
Thomas Wilkie came to Canada and settled at 
Richmond Hill, where he died in 1840, and where 
he and his wife are buried. The latter w:ts 
Agnes HiUson, horn in 1784, who died in 1849. 
Mr. and 1\1rs. Wilkie \ had childrpn: John; 
Agnes, who married .Tames Newton; Jane, de- 
('eased, who married Peter McCall; Janet, who 
married Andrpw Burns; Margaret, who married 
William Brydon; and two who died In infancy. 
John Wilkie, father of Thomas J., was born 
in Scotland, and died in Toronto in 18R2. He 
was a veterinary surgeon, and also C'arried on 
a blacksmithing- business at Richmond Hill for 
a number of years. In 1857 he I'('moved to 
Barrie, where he carried on the same occupa- 
tion for 3. number of years, when he was "p- 
pointed to a position in the Boys' Reformatory 
at Penetanguishene, and there r{'mainpò until 
advaneed years and failing health made it 
necessary for him to resign. IIp then settlf'd in 
Toronto, which city was his home until his 
death. His wife, formerly 1\Iiss Elizaheth Bin
- 
ham, was horn in the South of England about 
1R13. daughter of William Bingham, the found- 
er of the family in Canada and an early settler 
of County York. To John and Elizab('th. 



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(Bingham) Wilkie were born three children: 
Thomas J.; John, deccased; and Mary M. 
Thomas J. Wilkie was born ::\iay 10, 1842, at 
Richmond Hill, County York, and was educated 
in the grammar school at Richmond Hill and 
the grammar school at Barrie, where his father 
had removed when he was fifteen years old. 
Aft"r completing his schooling 111'. Wilkie was 
employed at a general store in Barrie for a 
time, from which he became operator and <;ta- 
tion agent for the N"orthern Railway. In 1864 
he came to Toronto as manager for the Provin- 
cial Telegraph Company, and after one year 
this line passed into the hands of what is now 
the GI"('at Northwestern Telegraph Company, 
with which Mr. Wilkie remained until 1867. 
This year marks an important epoch in Mr. 
Wilkie's life. In 1867 he was converted to the 
Christian faith. and the entire trend of his Jjfe 
was changed. Hc became general secretary of 
the Young )'[en's Christian Association. of To- 
ronto, in 1869, which position he fì]led until 
1880. In 186R l\Ir. Wilkie, after returning 
from a Young ]\fen's Christian Association con- 
vention at Detroit, proposed the formin
 of a 
provincial committee to as:>ist in supel'vising 
thc various associations in the provinces of On- 
tario and Quebec, and this idea was taken up 
and the committee formed, since provin!! of 
much benefit to the ()rganization. Mr. \Vi!kie 
was made its first secretary, but on May 14, 
1R80. he relinquished the secretaryship at To- 
ronto, and went to Brooklyn. New York. where 
he was secretary until 1886. During this time 
the association made 
Teat material and spiritu- 
al advancement. TIe left Brooklyn with the 
largest and best equipped building in the world 
up to that time. The ardn0 1 ls duties of his po- 
sition began to tell llpon 1fr. .Wilkie's hea'th 
and his physician advised him to seek out-of- 
door work and a relaxing of mental strain. 
Accordingly l\Ir. \Vilkie retnrn('d to Canada 
and purchased a farm five miles west of 'ro- 
ronto, and converted it into a summer resort, 
,called "Long BI'aneh," which property has 
become very popula" "ith Toronto people. 
Roon after returning to Canada 1fr. \Vilkie in- 
terested himself with the Cllamberlain Invest- 
ment Company, of Denver, Colorado, and WflS 
the mana-l!er of this IJllsine<;s at Corpns Christi 
and San Antonio for three and one-half years. 
In 1893 he returned to Toronto, and in 189
 
wa.<; callpd to his present position. In 1871 .Mr. 
Wilkie organized the Young ]\Ien's Chri;;;tian 
Association movement under canvas, in connec- 
tion with the militia. This has proved a won- 
derful agent for good, hoth in the <,amp and 
on the field of battle. During the Routh Afri- 
('an war, Spanish-American war. and recent war 


between Japan and Russia, this branch of the 
work was most highly appreciated by such 
men as Lord Roberts, as well as the Emperor 
of Japan. who contributed $5,000 to its sup- 
port. This was the first instance of a contri- 
bution from the Mikado to the work of Chris- 
tianity, and this act alone speaks volumes for 
the military branch of the Young Men's Chris- 
tian Association. 
]\fl'. Wilkie has been twice married, first in 
18í4 to Charlotte Cornell, daughter of Charles 
Cornell, an early settler of Scarborough, whE're 
Mrs. Wilkie was born in 1844. She died in 
1884, leaving two sons: "William J., one of the 
secretaries of the Buffalo Young Men's Chris- 
tian Association; and Charles C., with the 
Kemp 1\Ianufachming Company, of Toronto., 
The present Mrs. \Vilkie was Miss Mary, 
daughter of Andrew 'ratlor McCord, for forty 
years treasurer of the city of 'l'oronto. 1fr. 
and Mrs. Wilkie are members of the Northern 
Congregational Church. He is a Reformer in 
politics. 


HENRY BUTV..' ELL. 
\mong the WèU- 
known and representative bm:iness men of 'fo- 
ronto may be mentioned Mr. Henry Butwell, 
who has been extensively engaged in the manu- 
facture of brick in the Queen City for a num- 
ber of years. Mr. Butwell was born in Ox- 
fordshire. England, in 1830. <;on of Richard and 
Prudence (Richard) ButweU, the former a 
brickmaker in the old country. 
Henry ButweU grew to manhood in his nat- 
ive country, and in 1857 came to Toronto, his 
first night in the city being spent at the old 
"Lennox Hotel" on Colborne street. 
fr. But- 
well at once startpd in to work, his first em- 
ployment being with a Mr. Davis, at splitting 
wood, this job lasting for half a month. On 
heing employed he agTeed to work for twelve 
dollars per month, hut as an appreciation of 
Mr. Butwell's good work, his employer paill 
him at the rate of fifteen donars for that period. 
MI'. Butwell next worked on a famn for :>ix 
months, the following winter taking a job 
threshing wheat with a flail at one-eighth roy- 
alty. His next employment was at cutting 
twenty-five cords of wood, this. he 8ays, being 
thp hardest joh of his life. After (',()mpleting 
this tedious task Mr. Butwell decided to re- 
sume the brickmaking husiness, whic'h he had 
learned in the old, country, and 8PlOordinQ'ly 
went to Y orkviHf', where he workpd at brick 
and tile making for Mrs. Townsley, continu- 
ing here fonr years. In 1878 Mr. Butwell re- 
turned to Toronto to. take charge of the brick 
yard at the Central Prison, where the prison- 
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the Provincial Government, while serving th2ir 
terms, and here he remained for sixteen years. 
During this time .!\Ir. Butwell rented the ::lId 
Crawford estate on College street, where h
 
started a brickyard on his own account, and 
after leaving thc prison work enlarged the 
plant until it had a capacit
. of 9,000,000 pel' 
year. When College streét was put through it 
ran through lVIr. Butwell's yard, one of hi., four 
machines being in the line of the street. He 
consequently removed to Xo. 721 Bloor 'itreet 
west, which is a part of the Bickford estate. 
In 1894 .1\11'. Butwell embarked in business 3.t 
Humber, where he owns about twenty-fivç 
acres of very valuable clay land and a number 
of houses. Here he carries on the extf'n<;ive 
brickmaking business. the clay being nearly ex- 
hausted at the Bloor plant. His annual output 
is about 5,000,000 brick, and in his work he em- 
ploys about forty men. .1\11'. Butwell began life 
in Toronto without a dollar to lùs name. and 
although he met \"ith many reverses in his 
early life he continued to persevere, and his 
harrl work has been rewarded by the gainin
 
of a handsome competence for his deplining 
years. 
In 1851 ]\[1'. Butwell was married to Miss 
Ann Coggins, anrl to this union there were born 
children as follows: Richard, who is in chat'ge 
of t.he Hnmber business; Mark, also a brick- 
maker; and Benjamin, Harry, James, Calèb. 
Ann and Elizabeth. In politif'al matters Mr. 
Butwell is a Reformer. 


WILLIA.I\I R. STEW ARD. The life of the 
late WiHiam R. Steward. a well-known drug- 
gist, covered the span of half a century, all 
spent in his native city, Toronto, where he was 
born in 1844, son of William and f'harIotte 
(Watson) Steward. 
Among the early settlers in Toronto was Wil- 
liam Steward, grandfather of Wi11iam R. He 
remained in business there for some years and 
there died. Twice married. his son. .WiHiam, 
was one of the children of the first union. The 
latter was in the saddlery business on Y onge 
street, corner of Temperance, for many years, 
but during his later years was in the Depart- 
ment of Crown Lands. HI' died in 1873. aged 
fifty-three years. leaving a widow, who died'. in 
November, 1905. Her maiden name was f'har- 
lotte Watson. 
William R. Steward was educated in thf' old 
grammar school and old Upper Canada Col- 
lege, and when he reached an age to choose 
his line of work decided t.o enter the drug 
business. He served the time of preliminary 
training. and after mastering the details of 
the business engaged in businf'ss for himself, 


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first on Y ong
 street, opposite Trinity square, 
and later on Spadina avenue, where he built a 
handsome block and established himself pcr- 
manently. He continued in active managcment 
up to his death. and made a name for himself 
by his upright and successful dealings. llls 
death occurred in Toronto in 1894. 
.1\11'. Steward was united in marriage, in 1876, 
to .J\Iiss Lucy Hornibrook. Her father, Thomas 
Hornibrook, was a native of Ireland. and came 
to Canada in 1850. He. died in Toronto in 187-:1:. 
To .1\11'. Steward and his wife was born one 
son, W"illiam, who died in October, 1906. While 
he never took an active part in politics. .1\11'. 
Steward was decided in his support of the Con- 
servative party. He was a membm' of the 
l\lethodist Church, and served as trustee for a 
number of years. The family residence is at 
No. 26 Wi1lpox street. and was built by )11'. 
Steward in 1889. 


PETER TRENOR. for many years one of the 
well-known lumber merchants of Toronto. died. 
in that city in 1887. He was one of three broth- 
ers who came to Toronto in 1832, the others 
being Dr. Patrick and Daniel. The doctor died 
unmarried, while Daniel left a family, and his 
sketch will be found elsewhere. 
Peter Trenor was born in County Derry, Ire- 
land, in 1802. In 1832 he settled in Toronto, 
on Sherbourne street (then Allan's Lane), and 
there continued to reside until his death. Soon 
after coming to Toronto. .1\[1'. Trcnor embarked 
in the lumber business, at the corner of what 
are now Duke and Jarvis streets. .\fter con- 
tinuing in business for many years. during 
which time he accumulated a handsome for- 
tune, he retired from active business life, and 
spent the rest of his days in the enjoyment of 
the fruits of his early labor. 
Mr. Trenor was twice married, his first wife 
be,ing a Miss Brett, sister of his hrother's wife. 
To this union were born: John Brett. who 
graduated in medicinc from the rniversity of 
Toronto. was practising in the Brooklyn City 
Hospital during the Civil war in the States. and 
there contracted lung trouble and died; Sarah 
is deceased; and Elizabeth married ,James 0, 
Donohue, anrl had four sons and one dau!!'hter, 
Christopher, 
\ugnstin Trenor. .James Austin, 
John and ]\[at'ie Terf'sa (who married C. r\. 
Smith, of Sault Ste. .J\Iarie). 1\11'. Trenor was 
married the second time to .l\li!'s Annie .J\Iona- 
han. born in Ireland. who died in Toronto some 
time prior to the death of her hushand. Their 
family consisted of four daughtel's: Maria; 
Rosalie; Agnes; and Theresa, the wife of John 
Clancy, by whom she has three sons-Aloysius 
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1\11'. and Mrs. Trenor were members of tha 
Roman Catholic Church, and highly esteemefl 
residents of the city in which they had spent 
so many years. 


JOHN H. DUNLOP. One of the conditions 
of success in life is the ability to recognize and 
embrace an opportunity when it is offered, and 
this quality, united with the courage to act on 
the promise of the future, has won John H. 
Dunlop, of Toronto, his present position as the 
most extensive florist of Canada. 
Mr. Dunlop comes of Scotch ancestry, some 
of whom settled in the North of Ireland. There 
Jackson Dunlop, father of John II.. was born 
in 1830. He emigrated to New York City, 
where he died when only twenty-nine years 
old, leaving a widow and two children, John 
H. and Martha Jackson, the latter dying in 
New York in 1875. Mrs. Dunlop moved to To- 
ronto in 1862, and from 1863 to 1870 carried 
on a millinery business at No. 54 RichmontÌ. 
street west, on the present site of the Temple 
building. TIer death occurred in this city in 
June, 1870, when she was aged thirty-eight 
years. 
John II. Dunlop was born in New York Cit
' 
in 1855, and was educated in Toronto, attend- 
ing the Louisa street public school. His school 
life only lasted, however, until he was twelve 
years old, when he was obliged to begin the 
battle of life for himself, and started in at the 
Wesleyan Book Rooms, where he remained 
about three years. From there he went to 
New York and spent a year with Lord & Tay- 
lor, after which he learned the carpenter's 
trade, and worked at it until 1875. when he 
left New York. This experience became of 
great value to him afterward in connection with 
his florist's business. 
Returning to Toronto Mr. Dunlop very soon 
established himself in charge of the news stand 
and telegraph office at the "Queen's Hotel." 
and conducted it for eleven years. It was dur- 
ing this period that his attention was first call- 
ed to the great demand for flowers. Many or- 
ders had to be filled by telegraph to Buffalo, 
Boston, New York. and other points, and the 
can for them increased so rapidly that Mr. 
Dunlop conceived the idea of starting a green- 
house himself. He built his first one in 1883 
on Grange avenue. It was only 6 bv 12 feet' 
but it sufficed to establish his' patr
nage ami 
convinced him of the wisdom of his enterprise. 
In 1885 he moved to Markham street. and 
starting with a greenhouse there 8 by 50 feet, 
soon increased it by an addition 4 feet in width. 
There he succeeded in forcing roses by the 
Bench system. which was being introduced at 


that time, and lilies of the valley for winter 
blossoming, being the pioneer in Canada in 
both lines. Up to 1888 Mr. Dunlop continued 
his business at the "Queen's Hotel," conduct- 
ing his florist establishment only as a side issue, 
but by that time the latter business was so 
flourishing that he determined to give it his 
whole attention. 
After selling out the hotel stand, in 1888, 
:\Ir. Dunlop purchased the first acre of his pre- 
sent place, and proceeded to erect a greenhouse 
21 by 100 feet, smaller ones being 16 by 60 
feet. This step was looked upon as being a 
fatal mistake from a business view, as most 
of his friends considered the trade was not 
large enough to warrant such an immense 
plant. 1\11'. Dunlop, however, felt assured that 
he was only laying the foundation for a still 
larger business and the outcome has proved the 
wisdom of his judgment. His property has in- 
creased until he has now over 1 ï5,000 square 
feet under glass, with a steam-heating plant in 
connection that keeps it all in a state of per- 
petual summer. His establishment embraces 
six acres, and gives employment to twenty-five 
or thirty men. He has also one retail shop in 
the city, at No. 96 Yonge street, at which place 
the retail part of the business is attenùed to, 
and where the largest retail florist business in 
Canada is conducted. This large retail trade 
has been secured by the care and selection of 
bloom, nothing but strictly fresh flowers being 
sold. 
Mr. Dunlop is connected with a large mUll- 
bel' of organizations both in the line of his 
business and otherwise. He is a member of 
the American Ruse Society; President of the 
American Carnation Society; state vice-presi- 
dent. 1906 and HJ07, of the Society of Ameri- 
can Florists; was one of the founders and first 
presidents of the Canadian Horticultural Asso- 
ciation; first sccretary and one of the early 
presidents of the Toronto Gardeners' anù Flor- 
ists' Association. The N orth- West Toronto 
Rate Payers' Association has honored him with 
a similar office. Fraternally he is connected 
with the I.O.F., the A.O.U.W., and the Can- 
adian Order of Chosen Friends. He also be- 
longs to the :Masonic Order, being a member of 
St. Andrew's Lodge, No. 16, G.R.C., Occident 
R. A. Chapter, No. 77, G.R.C.; an officer in 
Cyrene Preceptory, K. T., No. 29, G.R.C.; 
Rameses Temple A. A. O. N .1\1. S. ; Toronto 
T,odge of Perfeption, A. & A.S.n., Rose Croix 
Chapter, H.R.D.:\T.; Moore Com,istory, and is 
an honorary member of Damascus Command- 
ery, No. 42, K.T.. Detroit, Michigan. 
On :May 15., 1877, lVIr. Dunlop was united in 
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Robert and Alice (Lester) Montgomery. To 
this union were born the following children: 
)Iartha, 
Irs. E. W. Goulding, of Winnipeg; 
Mabel, ]\Irs. A. K. Butchart, of Winnipeg; J es- 
sie, 1\1rs. H. L. Graham, Toronto; Alice; ]\Iar- 
garet Baird, and Frank Lester. The mother of 
this family passed away Dec. 28, 1901. Mr. 
Dunlop again married, on Kov. 26, 1903, Urs. 
Eleanor Francis Farley, daughter of Isaae 
Pierce, of Nashua, New Hampshire, and it 
member of one of the oldest and most respect- 
ed families of that section. To this union has 
been born one daughter, Dorothy Eleanor. 


GEORGE PEARSALL, the oldest hardware 
merchant in the city of Toronto, comes from an 
old English military family which was founded 
in Canada by his grandfather, Benjamin Pear- 
sall. 
Benjamin Pearsall was born in England, and 
died at Barrie, Vespra township, County Sim- 
coe, Onto He served at the Battle of 'Vater- 
100, in 1815, shortly after which he came to 
Canada, and settled on a tract of land which 
was given him for his services in the Peninsular 
war. This section was then all covered with 
bush, entirely uncultivated and unimproved, 
but he developed a fine farm upon which he 
lived until his death. Hp. married in England, 
and his children were: Ann: ]\Iartha; - ; 
.John, a farmer in Simcoe, who was accidentally 
killed by the upsetting of his wagon; George; 
Luke. a resident of Simcoe; and Samuel. 
Samuel Pearsall, son of Benjamin, was born 
in 1818 in England, and was but a child when 
the family came to Canada. As soon as old 
enough he was apprenticed to the blacksmith's 
trade at Hogg's Hollow, not far from Toronto, 
in which city he subsequently settled. opening 
a shop on Duke street. his establishment ad- 
joining that of William Smith. Here Mr. Pear- 
sall did a large business, keeping four forges in 
operation, and this continued to be his occu- 
pation until he met his death by accident. in 
1855. With three. friends Mr. Pearsall had 
gone out on Toronto Bay. where they were 
drowned during a storm. He was a promÏI1f'nt 
and consistent member of the )fethodist 
Church and a member of the church choir. 
1\11'. Pearsall was married in Toronto to Ame- 
lia Lewis, born in 18:W in Bristol who died in 
Toronto. Their children were: A
nie, married 
Alfred Lailey, and died leaving one son, Thom- 
as, of Toronto; George is the subject of this 
sketch; Elizabeth, wife of Adam Bentley, re- 
sides at No. 61 Berkeley street. Toronto; Ben- 
jamin is engaged in a jewelry business; .T ane is 
the wife of Fred. Martin. of Duke street To- 
ronto; Samuel lives on DuelH'ss street, Tor
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George Pearsall was born in 1840, in Toronto. 
He served an apprenticeship at the safe manu- 
facturing business, beginning for himself as a 
jobber in 1870, on a corner of West Judge 
stre.et, in John Bogg's row of stores. He had 
scarcely any capital at this time, and soon 
finding himself obliged to go into other lines, 
began in a small way in the hardware trade. 
By careful management and judicious sales he 
soon increased his business, and by 1871 re- 
moved to the corner of 1\1cGill and Y onge 
streets where he has since been located. He 
now enjoys a large trade, doing a general hard- 
ware and repairing business. 
In 1862 MI'. Pearsall married Margaret 
Isabella lVIaysenhoelder, who was born 
near 1\1ontreal, daughter of Gibb and Sophia 
(Reinhardt) l\Iaysenhoelder. They have eight 
children: George, a commercial traveller, 
of Toronto, married. Marian McEachren, 
and their three children are Irene, Frank 
and Kenneth; Sophia, wife of William 
Sparrow, of Toronto, has two sons, Wil- 
liam and Charles; Isabella is the wife of T. 
R. 1\1orrow, a druggist, of British Columbia; 
Victoria, wife of H. R. Hamilton, of Montreal, 
has two daughters. Grace and Isobel; Samuel. 
who is with his father in Toronto, married Ann 
Ella Janes, and they have two children, Gor- 
don and Clifford; Annie, wife of Jack Townson, 
of Toronto, has one son, He,nry Hubert; Eliza- 
beth is unmarried; Louise is the wife of Addis 
Brady, of Chicago, and has one son, George 
Addis. 
1\1rs. Pearsall's mother was born in Quebec. 
Her mother's mother was of French extraction. 
1\1rs. Pearsall's parents died in Toronto. Her 
paternal grandfather was born in Germany and 
established the family in Canada. 


JACOB W ALTON. After thirty-eight years 
of efficient service as postmaster at Kettleby, 
and an equal period as merchant at that place, 
no one is more widely known through all the 
surrounding country than Jacob Walton. He 
belongs to a family that settled in Canada just 
afte,r the war of 1812, and he is of the third 
generation from the founder of the pioneer 
family of that name in Canada. His life covers 
nearly the whole period since that time, and he 
has been an integral part of the history of 
King township. 
Jesse Walton, grandfather of Jacob. was 
one of the United Empire Loyalists, and was a 
native of Pennsylvania. He served in the Eng- 
lish army during the war of 1776, and at its 
close settled in Kew Brunswick, where he died. 
With other loyalists the property in Pennsyl- 
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allegiance to the King. His widow and chil- 
dren moved to York County, where she ùied. 
They had three sons and two daughters, name- 
ly: John and William, who moved to "\Viscon- 
sin, and died there, leaving families; Jesse (2); 
Hannah, who married Phillip Bogart, of Whit- 
church township; and Elizabeth, who married 
Martin Bogart, of King township. 
Jesse Walton (2), was educated in New 
Brunswick, and was there married to Miss Eliza 
Buck. They came to York County in 1824, and 
at first made their home on a smaU place in 
East Gwillimbury, where he cleared up a farm, 
but in a few years hE' removed to Tecumseth 
township, and engaged there in agriculture nn- 
til 1840. In that year he bought a farm in 
Concession 4, Lot 29, King township, where he 
lived until his family had grown up. He then 
moved to Aurora and lived there until about 
1870. With a large number of others of the 
vicinity he went to Kansas and took up land 
near Garnett, and there his wife died. After 
about two years' residence in that State Mr. 
Walton returned to Kettleby and died at the 
age of seventy-six. Both he and his wife were 
members of the Christian Church. In politics 
he was a Reformer. His children-three sons 
and seven daughters-were: Jacob; Hannah, 
widow of Seth Heacock; George Ames, a resi- 
dent of Manitoba; Brooks Wakefield, of To- 
ronto; Caroline, deceased, wife of George 
Read; Mary, who married Charles B. l\Iajor, 
of Michigan, and has several children; and 
Elma Jane, wife of Rev. B. S. Mills. of :Michi- 
gan. The othE'r children died in infanc;\T. 
Jacob WaIton was ùorn in East Gwillim- 
bury, near Newmat'ket, Jan. 2, 1826. His 
father moved to Tecumseth and there the fam- 
ily lived tin 1840. when they came to King 
township. Jacob received his education in the 
public schools. He .leanlf'd the trade of black- 
smith and worked at it for some years, and in 
1852 he gave that up and went into an entirely 
different field. Moving to KettIeby, he open- 
ed a store there. and began the mercantile 
career that proved long and successful. Dur- 
ing the first year he secured the appointment 
of postmaster. and for thirty-eight years serv- 
ed the public in that capacity. In 1891 he re- 
tired from all active participation in business, 
and turned over the management of his store 
to his son, Jesse M. WaIton, who was appoint- 
ed his successor as postmaster. Although a 
strong Reformer. .Jacob Walton has never 
taken any active pa.rt in politics. In religious 
belief he has a.dhered to the faith of thE' Chris- 
tian Church. in which he was brought IIp. 
.Tapoh 'Valton was unitpd in ma.rriage to 
Mary Lloyd, daughter of Thomas and Sarah 


Lloyd, a pioneer family of York County. 
Throughout their married life Mr. and l\Irs. 
Walton have lived in Kettleby, and have rear- 
ed a family of seven children: (1) Ella lVI., 
born in 1869, is the wife of W. D. White, for- 
merly of King township, now in the hardware 
business in Collingwood. They have one 
daughter, Frances. (2) Elizabeth Adelaide, 
born in 1870, died in early womanhood. (3) 
Elma Jane, born in 1872, is the ,...ife of C. F. 
'V ebb, a merchant in Toronto. Kansas. (4) 
Clara Eliza was born in 1874. (5) Gertrude, 
born in 1876, died at the age of fourteen. (6) 
Frederick, born in 1878, is carrying on the old 
homestead in King township. He ma.rried Miss 
Minnie Hulse, of that locality, and they have 
two children, Mary and Charles. (7) Jesse 
.1\1. is mentioned below. 
JESSE M. WALTON was born in 1866, and as a 
boy was sent to the district schools. Later he 
went to the Friends' College at Pickering. In 
1891 he succeeded to the control of his father's 
store at Kettleby, and also served as postmas- 
ter. In 1900 he opened a banking office in the 
town of Aurora. and has built up an extensive 
business. In 1903 he sold the old Kettleby 
mercantile business which had been held by 
the family for over fifty years to W. C. Bogart, 
and since that time has confined himself entire- 
ly to banking. He is a Grand Scribe of the 
Sons of Temperance of Ontario, and editor of 
the Sons of Temperance Reconl, now in its 
eleventh year of pubJication. He has been 
treasurer of the township of King since 1889. 


RICHARD SW AIR who died at Brace- 
bridge, June 19, 1889, was at one time a l.'('si- 
dent of Toronto, where he was in business for 
a number of years. He was horn in Hertfor<l- 
shire, Engla.nd. Dec. 23. 1849. and there grew 
to manhood and received his education. 
In 1870 he came to Toronto and followed 
the blacksmithing business for about eight 
years, after which he went to Bt'a.cebridge, and 
there continued the same business until his 
death. "'While residing in Bracebridge .1\11'. 
Swain was prominent in municipal matters, 
and was for nine ;vears a member of the coun- 
cil of that place. 
In Toronto, .l\Iay 8, 1871, 
Ir. Swain married 
Miss Annie E. 
orwich. horn in I.1ondon, Eng- 
land, .T une :i0. 18;)1, daughter of Joseph and 
Maria Norwich, natives of that country anù 
founders of the family in Canada. To Mr. 
and .!\frs. Swain were born the follo,ving phil- 
dren: Frederick William. born .J an. 27. 187:3, 
at Toronto, who married Jane Appleton "Ma- 
tilda Norwich, and has three children. Freder- 
ick William, Richard Joseph and JE'nnie Nor- 



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wich. Richard Joseph, born Dec. 11, 1874, at 
Toronto, now of 'Winnipeg, Man., who married 
Bellareina Delema Bisson, and has three chil- 
dren, Annie Elizabeth l\Iatilda, Emma Pau]Ïne 
and Alice Ethel; Emma Louise, born Sept. 9, 
1876, at Toronto; John Henry, born Nov. 2.3, 
1878, at Toronto (Seaton village); Benjamin 
Oscar, born Feb. 23, 1881, at Bracebridge, Ont.; 
Annie l\Iabel, born Oct. 20, 1884, at Brace- 
ùridge, and Mary Ethel, born Nov. 23, 18ti6, at 
Bracebridge. The family were reared in the 
faith of the Church of England. Mr. Swain 
was a Conservative. Fraternally he belonged 
to the Freemasons and the Orangemen. 


EDLEY KYLE, who died in 1898, at his late 
home, No. 32 Hazelton avenue, Toronto, was 
one of the old and much respected residents of 
York, in which county he resided practically 
all his life. 
Edley Kyle was born in 1816. in New York 
State, where his parents were temporarily re- 
siding. He was the son of Robert and Eliza 
(Christie) Kyle, who came from County Ty- 
rone, Ireland. Robert Kyle, who was engaged 
in the export of square timber from Canada to 
Ireland, made frequent trips from Ireland to 
this country, though he did not permanently 
settle here. While prosecuting this business, 
which necessitated his visiting different parts 
of Canada. he 'was drowned in Lake Simcoe. 
when his son was still very young. His widow 
finally settled in the village of Thornhill, where 
she died. 
Thus Edley Kyle was left at an early age 
largely to his own resources, and had to take 
up the work of life when most lads are enjoying 
boyhood sports. In Thornhill, where he spent 
nearly seventy years of his life, he attended 
school, and learned the trade of builder, which 
he followed until failing health compelled him 
to retire from active work, when, in 1883. he 
removed to Toronto, where he died. 
1\1r. Kyle, who married Mrs. Hannah 1\IcLel- 
lan, of Thornhill, left two children: Charles 
Edley Kyle, now engaged in wholesale grocery 
brokerage in Toronto, and Miss Eliza Kyle, of 
this city, and also two step-children, James A. 
McLellan. l\I.A., LL.D., late principal of On- 
tario Norma] College, who resides in Hamilton. 
and Mrs. Gerard Wiley, of Richmond Hill. 
In religion Mr. Kyle was a consistent and 
faithful member of the Methodist Church. In 
politics, while taking no active part, he was :t 
staunch supporter of the Liberal party. 


JA1\1ES L. HUGHES. One of the best 
known men in educational circles in both Can- 
ada and the United States, is Chief Inspector 
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J. L. Hughes, of the Toronto Public Schools, 
who has spoken on educational topics in all 
the principal cities of the Dominion and the 
States, and whose writings on different lines 
of educational work are well-known to the 
teachers of both countries. 
The Hughes family, of which Inspector 
Hughes is a worthy representative, is of Welsh 
origin. From Wales, many years ago, memo 
bers of the family migrated to Ireland and 
thence to Canada. The family was founded in 
this country by John Hughes, father of the 
Inspector. He was born in County Tyrone, Ire- 
land, in 1822, and he died in Toronto in 1905. 
In his native land he received his education, 
and in 1845 came to Canada, settling in the 
County of Durham, where he engaged in farm- 
ing for a number of years, and then engaged in 
teaching in the public schools, continuing in 
the latter capacity for twenty.seven years. The 
latter part of bis life was spent in Toronto, 
wbere he became well and favorably known. 
.J ames L. Hugbes was born Feb. 20, 1846, in 
the County of Durham, and his education wag 
received in the scbools of his native place and 
the Normal School of Toronto, from which lat- 
ter institution he was graduated in 1866. Mr. 
Hughes be.gan teaching in 1864, at the age of 
eighteen years. and after graduating from the 
Normal school became head master of the 
Frankford (County Hastings) school, where 
he remained fo
 eight months. On his 
twenty-first birthday Mr. Hughes was tendered 
a position as teacher in the Provincial Model 
School. Toronto, where he accepted, and assum- 
ed the duties thereof at the opening of the 
scMol year. 1866-7. 
In entering this department, Mr. Hughes be- 
gan at the bottom of the ladder. He remained 
in the Model school seven years. during which 
time he had risen from the lowest position in 
the teaching staff of the school to that of prin- 
cipal. In 1874 Mr. Hughes was appointed 
Chief Inspector of schools for the city of To- 
ronto, which position he has since held. The 
rapid growth of the schools of Toronto for the 
past more than three decades, may be seen 
from the fact that in the first named year, when 
1\1r. Hughes became inspector, there were but 
sixty-seven teachers in the schools of the city, 
while in 1906 there were 687. The popularity 
of Inspector Hughes is not confined, however, 
to the city of Toronto, nor the Province of On- 
tario, nor even the Dominion of Canada. That 
he is a man: of international reputation will 
be seen from the fact that he has responded to 
calls to lecture on educational matters in such 
cities of the United States as Boston, New 
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kee, St. Louis, Peoria, Denver, Omaha. Buffalo, 
Cincinnati, Columbus, Kalamazoo, Rochester, 
Syracuse, Albany, Salem, Portland, Lowell, 
New Orleans, Des Moines, Kew Haven, Hart- 
ford, and many other cities of less population. 
Inspector Hughes is also the author of several 
works, among which may be mentioned "Froe- 
bel's Educational Laws," "Dickens as au Edu- 
cator," "l\Iistakes in Teaching," and "British 
and Canadian Histories." In 1878 Inspector 
Hughes taught the first lesson in the Chautau- 
qua course, Bishop Vincent delivering the ad- 
dress. 
Not only is Inspector Hughes a very promi- 
nent man in educational circles, but Mrs. 
Hughes, his wife, has also gained international 
reputation in educational fields. Mrs. Hughes, 
who was Miss Ada Marean, was born at l\Iaine, 
New York, in 1849, daughter of Chester and 
Arvilla Marean. She was graduate.d from the 
Albany (N.Y.) Normal school in 1871. and 
from the Kraus-Boelte school, New York City, 
June 18, 1876. Just thirty years thereafter, 
her daughter. Miss Laura C. Hughes, was grad- 
uated from the same school, Mrs. Hughes de- 
livering the commencement address. 1\1rs. 
Hughes was president of the World's Kinder- 
garten Congress at the "\V orld 's Fair, Chicago, 
1893, and was president of the International 
Kindergarten Union in 1905-6, and 1906-7. She 
is also president of the Household Economic 
Association of Canada, and it was she that in- 
troduced kindergarten work into Toronto. 
Inspector and l\Irs. Hughes have four chil- 
dren. namely: Helen 1'1.. a graduate of the Chi- 
cago Normal School, and of the University of 
Toronto (1900), with the degree of B.A., is a 
teacher in the schools of New York City; Ber- 
tha was educated in the Toronto public and 
high schools and the Rrhool of Expression of 
Toronto; Laura C. is a graduate of the Kraus- 
Boelte school, New York City, class 1906; and 
J. Chester is a member of the class of 1909, in 
engineering. University of Toronto. Inspector 
Hughes is a past master of St. Andrew's IJodge 
No. 16, A.F. & A.l\Ioo and past grand master of 
the Orange As
ociation of Ontario West. 


WILLIAl\I PETIT' HELLIWELIJ, who pass- 
ed away at his residence, No. 187 Carlton 
street. Toronto. Sept. 6. 1889, was born Nov. 
9, 1830. in the County of York, Onto He was a 
member of the pioneer family of that name of 
Northern Ontario, which was founded in Can- 
ada by Thomas Helliwell, the grandfather of 
William Petit Helliwell. 
Thomas Helliwell was born in 176!1, and died 
July 11, 1823. He was married in his native 
country to Sarah Lord, who was born in 1773, 


and died July 19, 1842. In 1817 Thomas Helli- 
well came to Uanada, settling at Drummond- 
ville, where he engaged in the distilling busi- 
ness. In the winter of 1820-21 the family went 
to East York township. County York, settling 
on the Don River, where Thomas Ilelliwell and 
his sons, Thomas (II.) and John, 
ngaged iIl. 
the brewing business until the father's death. 
After that the business was continued by the 
widow and sons. Thomas and Sarah (Lord) 
Helliwell, had the following named children: 
Elizabe.th, born in 17!:12, married John East- 
wood; Thomas (II.) was born in 1795; .Mary, 
born in 1797, married Colin Skinner, and had 
one son, Colin; John, born in 1799, married 
l\Iary Elliott; Joseph was born in 1802; Wil- 
liam, born in 1811, married Elizabeth Bright; 
Charles Lord, born May 13, 1816. died May 14, 
1906, in Toronto. 
Thomas Helliwell (II.), born in 1795, the eld- 
est son of his parents, was engaged during most 
of his life in the brewing business. His first 
wife was Mary Willson, of Stamford, by whom 
he had the following children: Sarah. .r ohn, 
Abigail, Thomas and William Petit. The sec- 
ond wife of Thomas Helliwell was Ann Ash- 
worth, who became the mother of these chil- 
dren: Edward, Christopher, Gor(lon. Elliott 
and Alexander. 
From the foregoing record it wiB be seen 
that "William Petit HeHiwell was a member of 
an old family of the County of York. Com- 
ple.ting his studies at Fpper Canada College, 
Toronto, he engaged in the hardware business 
on reaching his majority and carried it on for 
a number of years. After his marriage. to 
Sophia Ann Wood, he retired and moved to his 
estate on Don Mills road, living there until a 
few years prior to his death, when, having solù 
part of the estate. he located at his residence, 
Ko, 187 Carlton street, Toronto. His widow 
and some of their children continue to reside 
there. 
In August, 1865. William Petit Helliwell 
married Sophia Ann Wood, whose parents, 
John and Elizabeth (Steers) Wood. were both 
born in Kent. England. In 1843 1\11'. and 1\Irs. 
Wood located in Toronto, settling on Isabella 
street. where 1'11'. Wood and his Rons engaged 
in the planing. box manufacturing nnd lumber 
husiness for a numher of years. 1\1rs. Wood 
died in Toronto Nov. 12, 1892, find 1\'[1'. Wood 
die,d in London. Ont., Aug. 11. 1898. and was 
buried in the family plot in St. James ceme- 
tery. Toronto. They attended the English 
Church, and in latpr years the Baptist (;hurch. 
They were thp parents of the following named 
rhil(lren: Emily, ?llfrs. A. Parrinton, of Toron- 
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died in 1844; 11rs. William Petit Helliwell; 
James E., of Toronto; John A., who died in 
\u- 
gust, 1873; Correna E.; Mahala. who died in 
1857: Philip B., of Toronto; and Amos B.. of 
Toronto. 
1\11'. and 1\1rs. Helliwell were the pal'pnts of 
the following named children: Edith 1\1., the 
wife of Abiel S. Bowers, who haf? one daughter, 
Phyllis; Gertrude E., who married Thomas 
Rowan. and has two children. Donald and 
Kathleen: Carrie Louise, the wife of 
\.rchibald 

\Jlan, of Xew York; Ida S., the wife of Thomas 
Wardell. who has one daughter. Helen; E. Abi- 
g-ail. thp wife of Allen C. Her; Thomas W., of 
Toronto; Gordon V\T.. of Toronto; and Frank 
R.. of Toronto. 
In religious faith )11'. Ilelliwell was a mem- 
ber of the Chmch of Eng-hmd. In politics he 
was a Consen'ati\"e. 


HEi\RY R. FRAXKLA:\TD, collector of in- 
land reWllne at Toronto, and a well-known 
man of the County of York is a member of a 
famil;\" which has long been identified with the 
yarious interests in this section of Ontario. 
The Frankland family is of English e
trac- 
tion and was founded in Canada b
' Garrett 
Frankland, the father of Henry R. Garreti 
Frankland was born in England in 183.1. a son 
of John Frankland. who died in his native 
land. In England. Garrett Frankland grew to 
manhood and there received his educational 
training. In 1854 he came to Canada. settling 
in Toronto. where for some time he was asso- 
ciated with a :Mr. Xightingale in business 
Later 1\11'. Frankland purchased the property 
on which his son Henry now resides. and there 
engaged in a wholpsale butchering business. 
al&o exporting cattle to England: he was the 
pioneer here in the latter line. and his efforts 
in the development of this industry were high- 
ly appreciated by the Agricultural Society. 
which expressed its estimation of his services 
in substantial form l)y presenting him a hand- 
some marble clock and a testimonial signed by 
Philip Armstrong and James King. During 
his long business experience as a shipper of 
cattle )[1'. Frankland had mnny impediments 
to overcome, among them the "Embargo Act." 
which he fought rigorously and almost single- 
handed, and not without success. The citizens 
of Toronto showed their high appreciation of 
his efforts rpgnròing this mea!'urp nt a banquet 
in his honor. held at the "(
ueen 's Hotel," 
when, in an appropriate speech. the
T presented 
him a handsome gold watch and chain. 
As ahove stated. Mr. Frankland settled ou 
the property now owned by his son. soon after 
coming to Canada. It is situated in York 


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township, whence he moved prior to his death, 
in 1900, into Toronto. He was twice married. 
first to Jane Nelson, who was born in 'l'oronto. 
daughter of Thomas Xelson, an early settler 
of Toronto and a native of Ireland. 11rs. .Jane 
Frankland died in 1883. leaving children as 
follows: Henry R.: Annie, wife of George L. 
Kavanagh; Herbert P., of Toronto; FI'ances 
C., widow of Alfred S. Dixon: and Arthur 
Hope, of the Assessment Department. Toronto, 
who married Anna :\1ullin. All the childr('1J 
were born in York township. )[1'. Frauklaud 
married after the death of his first wife. but 
there were no children by the second union. 
Hpnry R. Franklnnd was born on the old 
homestead in York township, Sept. 1. 18;)8. and 
was educated in a private school at Colling- 
,,"ood and the public schools of York, amI hp is 
now a trustee of the latter schools. sen'ing since 
lR86. In the year 18í-! he crossed thp 
\tIantic 
with the first consignment of ('attle that left 
from the "\Vest, passing through Toronto; he 
took full charge of them nnd landpd them in 
Liverpool. from which place they were sent on 
to London and they realized the enormous stUn 
of f:42 per head. Xever before or since haye 
such figures been realized on a cargo of cattIp. 
)[1'. Frankland began his business career un- 
der his father's dirpction. and C'ontinued in 
the same line Imtil }!JOO, when he was madp 
collector of inland rennne. in which capacit,\, 
he has served ever since. Prior to this he had 
been connected with municipal matters. and 
also with county public affairs. having for fiye 
years served as deputy reevp and reeve of 
York township. and as such being a member of 
the county council; for four years he was an 
alderman of the city of Toronto. and in 1896 
he contested East York for the Dominion 
House. to which he was elected by a majority 
of 80. Since 18
;) he has been a justice of the 
peace. 
In 190;) 1\11'. Frankland was elected president 
of the Toronto Horticultural Society; is a mem- 
ber of the Agricultural Society of Toronto Dis- 
trict: is vice-president of the Ontario Horticul- 
tural Exhibition: and a director of the Indus- 
trial Exhibition and a member of the executive 
board thereof. 
In 1883 1\11'. Frankland was mnrried to :Miss 
ì\Inry Catherine Smith. daughter of the late 
William Smith, of Toronto. whose sketch ap- 
pears elsewhere. and two children have been 
born to this union. viz.: Gertrude and Beatrice 
Olivier. )[1'. and 1\[rs. Frankland are consist- 
ent members of the Church of England. in 
which he has been warden for twenty years 
and has also officiated as superintendent of the 
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In fraternal life Mr. Frankland is a Free- 
mason, belongs to St. George's Society, to the 
Royal Arcanum, and to the A.O.U."W. For ten 

-ears he was vice-president of the Children's 
Aid Society of Toronto, and he was manager 
of the House of Industry also of this city. [t 
will thus be seen that wherever valuable ser- 
vice was to be. given, or public spirit to be 
shown, 
Ir. Frankland has been prominent in 
this section for a long period. 


CHARLES CLARKRO
, B.A. (deceased). 
Among the well-known educators and text-book 
authors of Ontario was the late Charles Clark- 
son, who died March 17, 1902. in Toronto. 
::\11'. f'larkson was born in 1845, in Yorkshire, 
England. son of Reuben and Hannah (Dale) 
Clarkson, who in 1833 came to Canada and set- 
tled at St. Mary's, where the father followed 
farming for a number of years; there he died. 
In St. Mary's grammar school Charles Clark- 
son began his literary training under Dr. 1\1c- 
Lellen. Later he attended the Toronto Nor- 
mal School, and there qualified for teaching, 
which he followed for a time before entering 
upon his classical course at Toronto Univer- 
sit
T. from which he was graduated in 1876. 
with the degree of B.A. After graduation 1\[1'. 
Clarkson went to Dundas, where he was head 
master of the boys' college. He then went to 
Seaforth, being head master of the Collegiate 
Institute there for seventeen years, during 
which time he also got up the Clarkson Arith- 
metic and the Clarkson Algebra, both of which 
were adopted in Manitoba. 1\11'. Clarkson fin- 
ally settled in 'foronto, where he became an 
editor and reviewer of text-books, being thus 
engaged until his death. lIe also wrote the 
"Lay of the Last Minstrels." 
In 1872 1\11'. Clarkson married Amelia Ar- 
nold, who was born at Paris, Ont.. daughter of 
Charles and Agnes (Taylor) Arnold. who were 
born in Bedfordshire, England, the former in 
1819, the latter in 1820. Charles Arnold's 
father, Isal1c Arnold, came to Canada in 183l. 
settling Ht Paris. where he died. His wife was 
Amelia Cook also a native of England. 
Charles Arnold, the father of Mrs. Clarkson, 
was educated in Paris, and there went into :he 
nursery business, in which he continued until 
his (leath, which occurred in 1888. He and his 
wife had the following children: Goorg-e, I)f 
Winnipeg; Ida, the widow of William Nisbet, 
of Hamilton: Ella, the wife of Edward Moyle; 
anò Mrs. Clarkson. 
Mr. and }irs. Clarkson had three sons, all. 
well-known professional men of Toronto: Dr. 
Fred Arnold Clarkson, a well-known medical 
praetitionf'r, who married Bessie Bastedo; 


Charles Hl1rold Clarkson, D.D.S.; and Percy 
Edward Clarkson, D.D.S. The fami1.)" are 
Methodist"!. 1\11'. Clarkson was a Reformer in 
politics, and fraternally he was connected with 
the LO.O.F. 


REV. WILLIAM BEE was well known 
throughout Ontario for the great and good 
work he performed as a minister of the Gos- 
pel. He was born Nov. L 1827, at WeÌl'dale, 
County of Durham, England, and passed away 
at his late residence, No. 16 Birch avenue, To- 
ronto, Jan. 7, 1905. When a young man Mr. 
Bee was converted to the Christian faith. On 
reaching manhood he entered the Methodist 
ministry. and from that time until his com- 
ing to Canada there was scarcely a Sabbath 
that he did not occupy a pulpit in his native 
country. 
In 1852, in England, Rev. Mr. Bee was mar- 
ried to Jane Martindale, daughter of John and 
Sarah (Armstrong) Martindale, and in 1856 
they came to Canada. for a short time resid- 
ing in the County of Esspx. 
rr. Bee was sub- 
sequently pastor of the Primitive l\fethodist 
Churches at Grand R,iver, DTI1mbo, Collin's 
Bay, Albion, Reach and other places, and in 
1871 was appointed general ann missionary 
secretary and book steward of the Primitive 
1Vfethodi
t Church. in which capacity he served 
until the Union, in 1884. At the time of the 
Union of the churches Mr. Bee retired from the 
pulpit ann went to the North-Vrpst, where he 
resided for eleven years, then returning to To- 
ronto, where he bought his late residence at 
No. 16 Birch avenue. Mrs. Bee, who survives 
her husbHnd. resides with her daughter, Mrs. 
H. R. Gibson, in Kentucky. In political mat- 
tf'rs Rev. Mr. Bee was a Reformer. 
To Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Bee were born these 
C'hildren: John, who died on the trip to Can- 
ada; William, who died young; Sarah Ann, 
who died in June, 1883: Mary Jane, wife of 
Rev. 'William Booth, who has one daught
r, 
Ethel; Elizabeth R. wife of John Herron, who 
has six children, Horace, Dorothy, Ida. George, 
.Tack and Jean; Wilhelmina. who is the wife of 
Rev. BenjHmin Ririe, of the China Inland Mis- 
sion, and has three ('hildren, William, Harold 
and Mary; William Garner, of New York. who 
married Ida .Jameson. and has had two children, 
George and Minnie; Thomas Martindale, of 
J.emher!!. Ra<;katchewan, who married 1\Tm'
. 
Harper, I1nd has four children, Emily Jane, 
'Yilliam. Ethel and Eric; and Ida, the wife of 
Harold H. Gibson, who has two children, An- 
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ELI H. HILBORN, who died at his resi- 
den
e at No. 7-1 Brunswick avenue, Toronto, 
May 17, 1906, after an illness of about a yea.r, 
was a member of one of the pioneer families of 
York County, founded in Canada by his grand- 
father, Thomas Hilborn, in 1806. 
Thomas Hilborn emigrated from Pennsyl- 
vania, and settled in Newmarket for a short 
time, later removing to the COlmty of Ontario, 
Ont., near Uxbridg'f', at what is known a
 Quak- 
er Hill. Here hoth he and hi'i wife died, tllPii' 
children being: :\lrs. .Jonathan Gould, who dipd 
in Pennsyh'ania: .J ohn ; Amos; Rachel, who 
married .William Gould; Phoebe, who 
married .John James; Stephen; and Joseph. who 
died in the County of Lambton, Ontario. 
Stephen Hilborn was horn in Wrightstown, 
Bucks County. Penns
rh'ania. in liS;). and came 
to Canada in 1806. .with the family. He re- 
mained at Xe,,'market for a time after his 
father had located at {"bridge. and later 1'1'- 
mowd to Whitchurch tomHihip, Coun
' .)f 
York, where he married Hannah Hambleton, 
a native of Penn<;yh ania, anò daug-hter of 
Moses Hamhleton, who came to the Connt\. of 
York aDout 1806. During the war of 181
 his 
son Aaron Hambleton was drafted, but bein
 
a Quaker in religion he refused to engage in 
any st.ruggle at arms, and was therefore. with 
thirty others. thrown into prison. at Toront
, 
where he died. This action on the part of ::he 
Canadian Government caused :Moses Hambl.'- 
ton to return at once to the rnited States. set.- 
tling in 
ew York State. where he spent the 
remainder of his life. 
.After marriagf' Stephen Hilborn settled at 
Uxbridge, where the remainder of hi<; life was 
spent. His (.hildren were; Jo!';hua, who .1ied 
in 1882: .Annie, wha married .J ames Rus<;{'ll, 
and who died in Michigau; Rarah, who married 
Anthon
' A very. and had several sons, one of 
whom. Linf'oln. is conector of customs at Port. 
Huron, another, Alpxander. postmaster at that 
point for some time r.nd later coJlpctor of cus- 
toms. and still anot.hpr. Joseph. at one tim2 
Count.y .Tndge of St. Clair Count
., :ðIichigan; 
Elizaheth, ,,'ho married Elijah Rose; lIIoses, who 
died at thc age of six years: Ramt1Pl, a mech- 
anic, who died in 1859: Edwin. also a mechani(', 
who died in Applpton. Wis.; John, of Korth 
Dakota; .JrlTIe, who marripò Daniel Gould. a 
brother of .Joseph Gould, :\LP.: Priscilla. who 
(lien at the age of ten years; Eli H.; and Abi- 
gail. who marriefl David Hall. 
Eli n. Hilhorn was educated at the high 
school of {'xhridgc and the normal school of 
Toronto, after graduating from which he "n- 
gaged in teaching school for four years. H,> 
thrn engag{'t! in manufaeturing lumher. oper- 


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ating a sawmill at Cambra
', also following the 
tanning business and engaging in farmmg. He 
later sold out these businesses and purchased 
the old homestead at {T\.bridgp, where he "e- 
sidcd until removing to Toronto in 1889. In 
18:58 he married Sarah Widdifield, a member 
of an earl

 settled family, and to this union 
have been born two daughters: Elcetta, widow 
of "\Yilliam T. FOl'far, of Toronto Junction, and 
mother of four children. Florence. How-anl 
Lillian and Gordon; and Florence, who mar: 
ried Charles Forfar. B.A., a Ì(tacher in the Har- 
bord Collegiate Institute, Toronto, and has two 
chilnren,-Russell and Lolita. 
During :\11'. Hilborn's residence in Uxbridae 
he was clerk for si"\":t.een years, and a memb
r 
of the high school board for some time. He 
was a member of the Ontario Agricultural 
Commission in 1880, at whif'h time he was 
president of the Dominion Grange. In poli- 
tics he was a RefQrmer, and took a great in- 
terest in the success of that party. He ,,'as 
fraternall;\" affiliated with the I.O.O.F. In hi.,; 
religious faith he was a Methodist, and all his 
family are memners of the church of that .1e- 
nomination in Toronto. 


HORATIO WILLIAM XELSON, who died 
at his late residence. 1\0. 70 St. Alban street, 
Toronto. Nov. 22, 1901, was born in )Iontr
al 
in July, 1846. son of Horatio Admiral and 
Maria (Davison) Nelson. Horatio Admiral 
:\'"elson, l\'LP.P., was born in New Hampshir.:>, 
F.S.A.. ann was the founder of this branch of 
the family in Canada. The first of the family 
in America was Capt. Char]e
 Xelson, who took 
an active part in the American Revolution. 
The Xelsons are of English e"\":traction, and ha,'e 
for many years b
n connected with the com- 
mercial interests of Canada. 
Horatio Admiral Nelson settled in 
Iontreal 
in an early day and there engaged in the manu- 
facture of woodenware and fanc
' goods, etc. 
There his business life was spent, and there he 
and his wife died. For SDme time Mr. Nelson 
was a member of the Quebec Parliament. Tn 
politif'al affiliation he was a Reformer. He a.nd 
his wife wer(' memhers of thl' American Pres- 
byterian Church. They hRd children as fo
- 
lows; Andrew David, 
\lhert Daniel, Horatio 
William, Emily, Charles Henry, Harriet Ame- 
lia, Frederick Eaton, John, and )Iarie I1Ot1Ïsc. 
Horatio "\Yilliam Nelson was educated in Bur. 
lington, Vermont. In 1861' he began hi
 busi- 
ness life in Toronto, estahlishing' -a branch of 
the :\Iontreal business on York street, whence 
he removed to Front street west. JÆt.er the 
husiness was closed out in Toronto, and 1fr. 
Xp]son removed to :\Iontreal. where he remained 



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for three years, during which time the Mont- 
real business was burned out. He then took 
over the business. removed it to Toronto, and 
founded the firm of n. W. Nelson & Co. Lim- 
ited. at the head of which 1\1r. Nelson remained 
until his death. Since that time Sidney .Wharin 
has conducted it vel',\-- successfully, Mrs. Nelson 
still retaining her husband's interest. 
On Feh. 11, 18ï3, in Toronto, 1\Ir. Nelson 
married :l\liss Isabella Christie, who was born 
at Old 
iagara-On-the-Lake, daughter of the 
late Alexander Ritchie Christie, a well-known 
lumberman of Nïagarn. and n native of Perth, 
Scotland. 1\1r. Christie married 1\lnrgaret Kil- 
gour, who was born in Kent, England, of Scot.ch 
pnrentage, her father being a member of Wel- 
lington 's arm
'. with which he serwd nt the 
battle of Waterloo. Both 1\Ir. Christie and ?lEss 
Kilgour settled in Montreal prior to their mal"- 
ringe, were there married, and immediatel,\-' 
thereafter settled in Old Niagara-on-the-Lake, 
where 1\lr. Christie pÁmtinued in the lumber busi- 
ness for a numher of year<;. On aecollnt I)f 
better railroad facilities. howevcr, in connf'p- 
tion with the Middle West, he removed in 1860 
to Toronto. where f{lr a number of years he was 
a leading husiness man. In this city he died 
in 1895, and his wife in 1870. Their children, 
aU born at 
iagara, were: Janet R., decea.<;pd; 
11argaret K., who married 'Villiam K('IT, of 
Toronto; Peter. deceased; Helen R.. who mnr- 
ried Henry 'V. Darling, treasurer of the Gen- 
,'ral Elef'tric Company. of Schenectady, New 
York: and Isabella, "!\Irs. Nelson. 
Mr. and Mrs. Nelson had one daughter, 
Helen Georgie, who married Dr. Donald 111'- 
Gillinay, of Toronto. 111'. Kelson was a Pr
s- 
byterian, and 1\lrs. Xelson and her daughter 
adhere to the same faith. In politics he was a 
Reformer'. In fratf'rn[ll pirple8 he was COnI]('('t- 
('el with thf' 1lasons. 


GEORGE BENNETT, whl) died in Toronto 
Junction, Oct. 20, 1898, was wen known 
throughout \Yestprn Ontario. III' was horn at 
'l'ecums('h, Ont., Def'. 18, 18:)1. son of .William 
and Isa hell a (1\Iitf'he11) Bpnnett. natives üf 
"Belfast. Ir"eland. 
'William "Bennett was thp founder of the fam- 
il,\' in Canadn. and on coming first to the coun- 
try settled at Tecnmseh, wh('re he engaged in 
farming for many years, nnd when' he and 
:;\1 ri'i. Bennett died. 
George Bennett was educated. at Tecumsf'h, 
and when eighteen years old went into the lum- 
her business at Tidmouth, where he owned flUd 
operated a sawmill. From there he moved his 
husiness to Routh Riwr. [lnd thence to what i;;; 
now ('hplm<;fore1. whirh place he founded. Hprr> 


1\lr. Bennett carried on an extensive lumber 
business for a number of years, and then )'e- 
moved the business to Fl,>sherton, wher.> he 
operated a large veneering'mill and lumber bu"i- 
ness for some time. From Flesherton he went 
to Toronto Junction, where he continued until 
his death. For some time pr('vious to his death 
1\Ir. Bennett had been engagerl in mining, hav- 
ing quite extensive interests in that linp. His 
death occurred while he was l'ngineering a large 
land deal. which promised large dividend" hacl 
he heen able to carry it through. He was an 
active and progre,;;sive business man. well 
known and highly esteemed. 
In April. 1
!10. 
Ir. Bennett and 1\Iiss Caro- 
Jine Calvert Cross were unitpc1 in marriage. 
Rhe was born in El1!ðand, dl1ughter of William 
Henry and l\1ar
' Ann (Calvert) Cross. To .1\1r. 
and 1\1rs. Bennett were born two sons, Geor!
e 
Folkingham and Reginald Calvert. lVIr. Ben- 
nett was a prominent member of the English 
Church. In politics he was a Conservative. 


'rH01IA
 BRTTNSKILL, M..D., of 
o. 259 
'V eHesley street, Tor(,nto, comes of a family 
who were among the carly settlers of the Coun- 
ty of York, and i<; descewled from Englis'b 
ancestry. 
The first Brunskill, of whom there is any 
data was John, the great-great-grandfather of 
Dr. Thomas. He was born at Winston. County 
Durham. Bngland. in 1690. The next in line 
was Wharton. born in Bngland, in 1729, and 
b
' occupation a "licensed victualler," or hotel 
keeper. He never left his native land. but his 
son, Robert, horn at Soul by. County \Vestmore- 
land. England, in 1783, was the founder of the 
family in Canada. wherc he settled in 1831. tit 
Oak Ridges. County York. Hp cleared a farm 
in Conce",.,ion 1. Lot 
. and tllf're passed the rest 
of his life. His death opcnrred in 1865. llUd his 
",ifp, whose mniden name wns Tamar Hein,;pn, 
l1ied in 1868. Rohert Brunskill was a mf'l1l- 
her of the Church of England. To him and his 
wife the following children Wf're horn. all he- 
fore thf' fHmily Ipft Englallll. and of whom till 
hut two dil'd in Count,\-' Y orl\:. Thf'Y were: 
.Tohn, Thomas. Rohert. :\Iatthew. Wharton, 
.Tamps (who died on th!' ocean). Elizabf'th. 
:\ll1rgar('t. .Ann and Mary. 
.Tohn Brunskill was horn in Enl!land in lRll, 
and was just reaehing- manhood whcH he came 
to Canada with his parents. TIe 'HIS a farmer 
and miller by occupation. and his operations 
werp on a large spall'. His property was situ- 
atf'd at Thorne Hin. [lnd his mill. known [IS the 
"Pomona 1\'Iilh
." hl1d a worll1 wio(' reputation 
for the flour mad(' there. lIe was onc of the 
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his section, "as a member of the Church of 
England, and in his political views was a Con- 
servative. In 1839, he married 1\1iss EIÜ,:abeth 
Cooper, born in lIull, York!'hire, England. in 
1811, daughter of Jonathan Cooper, who came 
to C;mada in htn, and settled on a farm in the 
County of York. 
Ir. Brunskill's death wa,> 
very sudden anò entirely unexpected. It oc- 
curred 
Iarch 1. 18ïO, when his wife, on awak- 
ing', found her husband lying dead beside her. 
So great was the shock that she lingered on
y 
a few days, and on the following Sunda
7, 

Iarch 6, 1hïO. followed him. . 
The following e"\":cerpt from the Daily TeTe- 
graph, of 
\lardl 
lld. not onl
' pays a tribute to 
1\11'. Brunskill, but refl"rs to a disaster coinci- 
dent with his death: "Mr. Brunskill was well 
and widel
' known. II e was the proprietor t)f 
the Pomona flour antI saw milk He has been 
for years one of our leading operators in grain 
and flour, and was a heavy loser by the bllrn- 
ing of the Xorthern elevator last night. fIe 
however could not have been aware of his loss 
at the time of his death." The Globe of March 
3rd. also bore testimony to )11'. Brunskill's 3(1- 
mirable character in the following words: "Mr. 
Brunskill. t11e owner of the Pomona flour mm", 
who has resided at Thome Hill for over thirty- 
five years. had an extensive cir{'le of friends 
and ae(IUaintances. He was well liked by an 
who knew him, and had also borne the repu- 
tation of being most bonest and straightforward 
in his dealings." 
The family born to John Brunskill and his 
wife wert> as follows: (1) James, born at Rich- 
mond TIill. in 1MO, a commission merchant of 
Toronto. died unmarried ;n 18ï4. (2"1 Dr. 
Thoma
. (3) William. born in 18;)
, die.l in 
1
96, the proprietor of the" Olcott Hotel." Hc 
married 
[iss Cathp!'il1e Dow. and had three 
ehildren, Ale"\":ander. Ross and Fred. (4) "!\[;n.y 
Clarkson. wife of Dr. T. C. 
cholfield, died in 
1896. (5) Frances married Simon Fraspr, of 
the CQStoms Department in Ottawa. 
Dr. Thomas Brunskill wac;; born in 1M:), and 
received his early education in the Richmond 
Hill grammar school (two of bis classmates 
being His Honor. (,hipf ,JustiC(' Fall'onbrillge 
and the Rev. Father Teefy), and at another 
school in Hami1ton conducted by the Rev. .J. G. 
D. McKenzie. He:1t first went into the mill- 
ing business with his father, nut later his taste 
for medicine asserted itself. and hI' prepared 
himself for that profession. IIis first rcaòing 
was done with Dr. ']'. C. :-:cbolfipld. of Bond 
Hpad. and in 1868 hI' was graduated from the 
Rolph 
fediral Colle!:r p of Toronto. He located 
at Stroud and practiced there until 1880, when 
hp w('nt West to the Rocky Mountains. 
nr1 


spent :five years on '}. ranch in the cattle busi- 
ness. His first bunch of cattle was sold 
to Hon. M. H. Cochran. a pioneer in the busi- 
ness in the immediate vicinity. In 188ã Dr. 
Brunskill returned to Stroud, and, resuming his 
practice, continued it until 1892. Then 
he was in the drug business for some years, 
and since 1897 has made Toronto his home. Hill 
interests branch out in various lines and his 
name is to be found on the rosters of the Ma- 
sonic Ilodge and the A.O.U.W. In politics he is 
a Reformer, and in religious belief a l\Iethodist. 
Dr. Brunskill was united in marriage in 1869 
to )Iiss Jane 1.\1arr, born in ;\larkham township, 
daughter of Joseph and Luc:' (Crosby) :\larr. 
Her father was one of the early settlers of the 
to" nship, whither he had come from Penn- 
sylvania in 1801. He died in ]885. aged eighty- 
seven years. Mrs. Brunski'l has borne her 
husband four children, namely: Persee "R., a 
stock broker in Toronto; Arthur Dudley, 8. 
travelling man; Morley, a butcher in Toront,,; 
and Frances, wife of 1\11'. John S. McKay, of tbe 
Canadian Pacific Railway Company's staff in 
Winnipeg. The family rank high in tbe Pg- 
teem of their acquaintances, and Dr. Brunskill 
bas won considerable reputation locally in the 
practice of his profession. 


REV. THOMAS GOLDS:\lITH, deceased. 
Broad as are the opportunities for usefulnes
 
offered by the ministerial car(>er, therl> are ,'ew 
men in that profession who have taken 8 deeper 
hold upon the hearts of their fellows, or achiev- 
ed a more marked influence for good upon nIl 
with whom they came in contact, than did Rev. 
Thomas Goldsmith, who passed from bis labors 
in this world to his Heavenly reward April 14, 
19m. He was horn in Hallowell. Prince Ed. 
ward County. Feb. '27, 1823, son of David 
Goldsmith. 
The Goldsmith family is of U. E. Loyalist 
stock, and was founded in Canada by Capt. 
Thomac;; Goldsmith, a British officer who cnme 
to Canada from the State of Kew York, soon 
a.fter the cl()se of the American Revolution. He 
was giwn a grant of land in Prince Edward 
County, and spent the rest of his life tbere in 
retirement. His wife was ;t 1\1i<;s Conger. 
David Goldsmith, son of Capt. Thomas, mar- 
!'ied a Miss Johnson. who was of Irish f'xtrac- 
tion. 
Rev. Thomas Goldsmith bl'l-!an early to shHw 
the trait-8 which made him so surcessful in the 
ministry. Aft.('r receiving wbat eduration the 
schools of his native rounty afforded. he ('on- 
tinued to rf'ad and 
tudy ny himself. llecom- 
ing a proficipnt student not only in Latin and 
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nineteen he began his work as a minister and 
became known as the "boy preachpr." For 
some years he was connected with the :\letho- 
dist denomination. and was oyer the Ne\\ Con- 
nexion Church, hut later accepted the creed of 
the Presbyterian Church. In 1865 he was of- 
fered a position as agent for the Upper Canada 
Bible Society, and remained there for five 
'ears, 
when he resumed th work of the ministry. Tn 
1870 he became pastor of the Presbyterian 
Church at Seaforth, and during his seven years 
and a half there he built up a large member- 
ship. From that charge he WRS caUed, in 18'77. 
to St. John's Church, in Hamilton, continuing 
his successful ministry there until 1889. _\.1 
thRt time his heRlth began to fail, and hI' was 
thenceforward unable to assume the duties of a 
regular pastorate. From that time nntil his 
death he resided in Toronto, retired from heavy 
responsibilities, but neverthp.lfss he freqnengy 
officiated in various churche;;; for short periorls 
of time, and for one entire year filled the Iml. 
pit of St. Paul's Church, Peterboro, and for six 
months in St. Andrew's, Toronto. His last c:;er- 
mon was preached in the Bloor Street Pre<;h
7- 
terian Church, in August, 1900, although hI' 
lived for a considerable time afterward. His 
illness was a lingering one, extending i)ver 
eighteen months, but he retained his keen mind 
and accurate memory to the end. 
In 1849 Rev. Thomas Goldf<mith was united 
in marriage to Miss Jane Cosford, daughter of 
Thomas and Anne (Pearson) Cosford. ITer 
parents were Quakers and came from Pennsyl- 
vania to County York in the pioneer days, <.;et- 
tling in Whitchurch township. Thomas C08- 
ford was a wealthy man, owning at one time 
eleven farms, a sawmill and a blacksmith shop. 
Mrs. Goldsmith had an elder sister, Mary .\nn. 
who married Joseph Hartman, for many years 
IJiberal member for Nc-rth York. and a younger 
brother, Thomas, who died in 1903. Rev. and 
\1,.0.;. l:oldsmith were the parents of four ehil- 
dren, nRmp1y: 
nsanna CatherÏ1w. decea<;ed; 
Alfaretta and Annette, of Toronto; and Fred. 
dereaserl. 
Rev. Thomas Goldsmith was an eminent:y 
broad-minded man, willing to apcept the truth 
in whatever guise or from whatever source it 
came. Being thns liberal in his attitude, hè 
commanded the respect of aU who enjoyed his 
acquaintance. and he was highly esteem
d 
among Catholics as well as Prntesbmts. III' was 
always a great reader, not only along theologi- 
cal lines, hut in literature nnd sf'ience equn ny. 
As minister he combined rarp eloquence in 
speaking with the utmost di'yotion to the p::ti')- 
toral sidp of his work, particulnrly among the 
sipk in his congregation. His influence was 


widely felt, nnd throughout his long life hI' was 
always a power for good. He upheld the Re- 
form party. 


JOHN IRWIN. late of Toronto, was one of 
the weJl-to-do men of the city, in which he had 
been an important factor in business circles for 
a number of years. He was born in 1825, at 
the village of Lurganboy, near the town of 
Manor Hamilton, County IJeitrim. Irpland, son 
of William and Martha (Robinson) Irwin, na- 
tives of t
e Emerald Isle, where the mother 
died. 
In 1850 John Irwin came to Canada, and 
after spending some time in Quebec, during p3-rt 
of which he was connected with government 
matters. he located in Toronto, where he engag- 
ed in the hotel busineßS for a while as the pro- 
prietor of the " General Wolfe House." Mr. 
Irwin also owned a fine farm near Toronto, 
which he carried on for some time in connection 
with his other business. For a numher of years 
he fnrnished horses for the Toronto Fire De- 
partment. He owned much real estate in To- 
ronto, owning the huildings from No. 15 to No. 
21 Grenville street (including his home at 
o. 
17 Grenville street). also fifteen or twt'nty 
homcs on Berkeley street, the Gill house on 
Y onge street, and others. Mr. Irwin had a fine 
snmmer home on the Island, near Toronto, and 
in connection t}wrewith a finc fruit orchard, and 
there he and 'his family spent the summer 
months. 
From 1880 to 1890 Mr. Irwin sprverl his city 
as Blderman and proved as thorough and con- 
scientious in public life as he did in hllsines;;;. 
From the time he began l)Usiness in Toronto 
until his retirement he was very successful, ac- 
cumulating by his own efforts the large fortulll' 
which he enjoyed in his old age. 
Ahout 1R54- !\Jr. Irwin married 
1iss ,Jam' 
Henry, of County Sligo, Irela.nd. There were 
no childrpn born t.o this union. but they adopted 
two, a boy and a girl. The girl is now Mrs. 
Arthur Ardagh, of No. 18 College street, and 
the boy, .J ohn A. Irwin. late of the Asspssment 
Com.missioner's office, at the City Hall. now of 
Bnffalo. New York. Thc SUhj0ct of this sketch 
died Sept. 22, 1904: his wife died ahout fiv
 
months hefore. Roth are hnri{'d in the famil
' 
plot in thp Npcropolis. 


JOlIN RER1'RA1\I, for many years one of 
Canada's leading captains of industry, and onp 
who always took a depp intcr0st in puhlic 
f- 
fairs. died at his resirlence, No. 19 'WalnlPr 
road. Toronto. Nov. 28, 1904-. Rorn in East 
Lothian. Rcotland. OPt. 16, lR
7, 1\Tr. Bertram 
came to Canada in ]860. and settled at Peter- 



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borough. He carried on the retail hardwar'3 
business for some years, anti it was while he 
was living in Peterborough that he represented 
West Peterborough in the Dominion Parlia- 
ment. 
As president of the Collins' Inlet Lumber 
CompanJ', president of th
 Bertram Engine 
,V orks, chairman of the Dominion Commission 
on Transportation, anò (in 1897) member of 
the Ontario Forestry Commission, 111'. Bertram 
was widely known. From 1872 to ISiS he aat 
in the House of Commons as a supporter of 
Alexander :Mackenzie. In lð
8 he located in. 
Toronto, continuing in the retail haròware busi- 
ness and taking up the wholesale trade as well. 
:Mr. Bertram was principally engaged, how- 
ever, in the lumber business, with which he was 
identified for a period of twenty-five 
'ears, and 
he was regarded as probably the best authority 
on forestry in Canada. lIe practiced the prin- 
ciples of reforestration on his own limits. anf\. 
his knowledge of the subject proved of great 
service to the Province when. in the year 1897, 
he became a member of the Ontario ForestJ
v 
Commission, along with the late E. W. Rath- 
bun, of Deseronto j the late Alexander Kir1{- 
wood, of the Crown Lands department, and Mr. 
.J. ß. :\Ic"\"\ïJIiams, of Peterborough. As one 
resnlt of the Commission's work some 3,000,000 
or 4,000.000 acres of forest hmd, unsuitable for 
a
ricuJture, have been set aside as reserves. It 
was also as the result' of :Mr. Bertram's repeated 
represpntations that the export duty on logs 
was imposed by the Ontario government, a 
change which has given such an impetus to the 
lumber manufaduring industry on thp Can- 
adian side of the Gre1\1 Ilakes. 

fr. Bertram's active interest in the eng-ine 
anù shipbuilding industry began in 1900. with 
the death of 
Ir. George H. Bertram. whom he 
succeeded as head of the Bertram Enoine 
Works Company, remaining in that positio'l 
until his death. Mr. Bertram was chairman 
of the Dominion Commission on Transporta- 
tion, which had the work of investioatinD' mean"! 
of improving' Canadian channets of tra
sporta- 
tion by land and water. It was his illness which 
cut short thp tour he was making of Canl'lda 
during June, 1904, in company with his fellow 
memberR, namely: :\fessrs. Robert Reford, MO::Jt-- 
real, and E. C. Fry, Quebec. 
To quote the words of another: "In character 
Mr. Bertram was known as a man of stron
 
common sensp, firmness amI positiveness )f 
ideas. Great thoroughness marked all of his 
operations." In religion he was a Unitarian. 
Mr. Bertram marrled Miss Helen Shiells. who 
survives him with seven children. 


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DR. GEORGE BRA W :\IARTIN, manag
r 
of the International Denta] .à<Ianufacturing 
Company, with office at No. 20 Temperanee 
street, Toronto. i.<; a member of an old and hon- 
ored family long identified with Canada. 
The :Martin family, which is of English ex- 
traction, was founded in Cfmada by Geol'ge 
:Martin, father of the Doctor, who was born Dec. 
5. 1819, in the parish of Abbey IJanercost, 
County of Cumberland, England, son of James 
and :Margaret (Elliott) Martin, the former of 
whom died in England. 'rhe latter came to 
Canada and is buried at Lundy's Lane. In 
184'0 George l\Iartin and his two brothers, Wi]- 
liam and :Matthew, came to Canada. WllIiam 
settlin
 near London, Ont., Matthpw at Ni- 
agara Falls, and George in the township I)f 
:Mono. County Dufferin. .When George :Martin 
settled in 
Iono township thc country was ;;ov- 
ered with dense timber, but he managed to cle:tr 
a farm from the bush and maò.e his home in 
that locality lmtil his dl'ath, in 1904. He m.tr- 
ried .Jane Shaw, who was horn in Sligo, Ire- 
land, daughter of Allen and Margaret (Brett) 
Shaw, and to this union were born children as 
follows: :Margaret, the wife of Wmiam 'l'ho.mn- 
son. of Countv Duffcrinl: James a farm('
' 
Jane, who m;rried Andrew :Mn;'phy: Mary: 
who married .William Arnold; IsabeIIa, who 
married Daniel Nesbitt. of 
Ianltoba; Sarah, 
who married Frank Cowan; Robert, a farmer 
on the old homestead in Dufferin County; 
Fmnces: I'Ind Dr. George Shaw :Ml'lrtin. 
George Shaw Martin was born at the oLd 
homestead in County Dufferin in 1867 and re- 
ceived hls literary education at the Coli-inQWûOd 
'. 
 
CoJIeglate InstItute and the Oran o evllIe hicrh 
school. In 1888 he entered the R
yal CoIIe;e 
of Dental Surgery of Ontario, at Toronto, and 
graduated therefrom in 1891 with the degrees 
of L.D.R. and D.D.S., at once settling in ih!' 
practice of his profession at the .J unction, 
where he C'ontinued until 190i'í. At that. timp 
he .was the oldest dentist in the plaC'e in point 
of years of practice. Dr. Martin has always 
taken a deep interest in the welfare of his p;o- 
fession. having filled successively every office in 
the gift of the Ontario Dental SoC'ietJ
 and also 
of the Toronto Dental Society. He was twi('e 
honored with the presidency of the latter so"i. 
ety. He was a1!m for nparlv ten vearR assoC'i. 
atp eò.itor of the Dominion D('ntal i olll'lIal. 
In 190!) the International Dental Manufactur- 
ing Company WIIS founded, by thf' union of the 
R R Chan(lIer Dental Df'pot, Limitpd. and the 
Davis Dpntal 
raJ1ufa('tUl'in'! Company. Lim- 
ited. with Dr. W. Cecil Trotter. of Toronto. 
president, and Dr. George Shaw Martin. man- 
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while it has a branch office in Ruffalo, and 
nUlllufactures, as the name implies, special lines 
of dental goods and supplies. In assuming the 
manag-enll'nt of this husiness Dr. 
\Iartin retired 
from the practice of his profession, transferring 
his offi(.e to the city, and renting his residence 
at tIll' .function, where he had for fOUl.teen 
ycars heen a leadil1!!" dental surgeon. 
In 1904 Dr. Martin was married to 1Iatilda 

\ùmlls, daughter of Dr. J. G. Adams, a well- 
known dt'ntist of Toronto, a record of whose 
life will bc found elsewhere. Dr. and 1\1rs. Mar- 
tin are members of the :Methodist Church. He 
is a Reformer in political sentiment, and is fra. 
h'rnally affiliated with the Masons, being a past 
JlIl1stpr of Rtanley Lodge, A.F. & A. lVL, No. 
4
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'VILLI AM H. MOORE, on,
 of the most hOll- 
est. gpnial gentleman of the City of Toronto, l,nd 
one of the Queen City;s oldest grocers, was born 
in Count.'" l\lonaghl1n, Ireland. Rept. 12, 1825, 
son of Alexander Moore, a well-known farm('r 
of the county. 
William II. 
\1oore grew to man'hood on his 
father's farm, where he learned the habits or 
industry and intelZrity which have charactcrizefl 
him tllroughout hif' active husiness life. ')n 
Wpdnesday, July 22, 18;)2. 1\11'. Moore landed 
on the wharf at Toronto, and since that time 
has heen an honest resident of the Queen City. 
On landing in Toronto Mr. Moore at olll
e 
sought employment, and engaged with 'Valter 
MacFarlanrl, with whom he reml1inC'rl finef'n 
months anrl fonr rlays. Ill' then learned clock- 
making, which he followf'd five years, at the end 
of which time lw turnC'rl his attention to the 
mercantile business. On going out of the clock 
husiness Mr. Moore found his health i>omewha.t 
impaired, and for the next seVf'n years he tra..- 
pIled in various parts of Cl1nada. In 1863 he 
embarked in the gro('ery business on Qnet>n 
street west, where he remained until I\1ay 6, 
1876. transferring his business at that time to 
No. 54 Grange avmne, wher'
 he has since heen 
located. Resides his lmsineRs r.Ir. Moore is an 
pxtpnsive property owner in this section of the 
city. 
1\1:1'. r.loore has made his own way in th,' 
world. and is numhered among the well-to-do 
husiness men of Toronto. He has the reputa- 
tion of heing a man whose word is as good ns 
his hondo and has never had trouble with I'Iny 
one in a husiness way. Althoug'h past th(' 
pightipth milestone in life's j0urney, he has th( 
full retentiou of his facultie." and with the Pl{- 
ception of an occl'lsional attac.k of rheumatism 
is ItS well as he has ever beeu. 
Mr. and Mrs. MO'Jre are Presbyterians. Tn 


politics he is couuected with the C(Jnservative 
party. 


JOHN FARLEY, a contractor of Toronto for 
many years, who died in that city March 31, 
1893. was born in County 
I[ona!!,"han, Ireland, 
in 1850, son of John and Margaret (Corbet) 
Farley, both of whom died in Ireland. 
In 1871 John Farìey, the subject of thi" 
sketch, left his native couutry for the Cnitr
d 
States, and. settlig in New York State, re- 
mained thf're two years. Tn 1873 he located 
in Toronto, where he was engaged as a sewer- 
pipe contractor during his twenty years' resi- 
dence in the C'ity. TIc was very well knowo, 
as his business broug-ht him in contact with mu- 
nicipal work, and he became acquainted with 
many men prominent in public affairs. He 
was a man who could be relied upon in all his 
business lmdf'rtakings, and the fact that !\fL'. 
Farley was given a contract was assurance that 
the city would get all that was due valll
 re- 
ceived. as his work was of the best and accord- 
ing to agreement. 
111'. Farley was married in New Yúrì\: Stl'lte, 
iu 1873. to :\Tiss r.laggie A. Latimer, a native ('f 
II'I>land: daughter of WilJia,m :tnd Eliz1Dcth 
CWillimnson) I.atimer, the former of whom 
rlied in Ireland in 1882. Tn 1887 Mrs. IJati- 
mer, who was born in Ireland in 1799, came to 
Toronto. where she died in 1896. Mr. and Mrs. 
Farley 'had four children: William George, of 
'roronto; Rohert John. a veterinary surgeon of 
Winuipeg; Elizabeth; aud Francis Joseph. :\11'. 
Farley was a member of the Church of Englani1, 
amI in politiC'al faith he was a Conservati ve. 
Fraternally he was connected with the Orauge- 
men. Ris late residence: where ';\/Irs. Farl
y 
now lives, was erected by him in 1884, and is 
situaterl at No. 43 TJo
-ther I'Ivenue. 


WILLIAM 'r. MA
ON. who died Nov. 6, 
1882, was a well-known and most highly es- 
tcemf'd citizen of Toronto. His hirth occurred 
.Tan. 5, 1824. at Ivy Rl'idge. Deyonshire, Eng- 
lanrl. where Thomas Mason. his father, carrilJd 
on au extensive milling husiness. 
.Wi1Jiam T. Uason was ('ducatei1 in the home 
Rehool and in the grammar school ::I.t 
Plymouth, where his father was a local 
prea('her and a leading Methodist. Tn ]842 
he came to Canada, locating at Montreal 
for a year. and thpn removed to Toronto, where 
hI' bpcamp accountant and cashier in the well- 
\mown wholesale house of Taylor & Stephen- 
son, rf'maining a number of years. He then 
turned his attention to thf' handling of '"Cal 
estnte and the adjustment of esw.tes, many of 
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of chancery. This and other outside work W38 
a heavy tax on 
[r. Mason, and his 'health be- 
gan to fail under the severe mentaL strain. He 
quite recovered from the illness, however, :md 
his death occuITed Nov. 6, 1882. 1\11'. l\Iason 
\Va.'> one of the prominent members of the Metro- 
politan Methodist Church, in which he was a 
Local preacher. On coming to 'I'm'onto he a<;- 
sisted greatly in church work. During his 
short stay at Thol'llhill he was equally active in 
religious work, and on returning to Toronto 
in 1852 was one of the number appointed by 
the Quarterly Board of the Richmond Street 
Church to establish a Methodist cause, of which 
the beginning had been formed in St. John'!; 
\Yard, and this led to the Elm Street Church. 
In speaking of :\11'. i\Iason, the late Hon. John 
l\Iacdonald, with whom he was first acquainted 
on cQIlling to Canada, said, after citing many 
of :Mr. :Mason's qualities: "I cannot say muph 
more. It is enough to add that among all the 
good and loving and devoted brethren whom I 
have ever known. it has never been my lot to 
know a brother more earnest, having- mol'.. 
singleness of purpose. nor showing- more de- 
votedness in all branches of God's work, than 
\Y. T. 
1ason." 
On Nov. ]0, 18:)6, :Mr. :\la.,on and l\Iiss l\Iary 
Lawrence were united in marriage. 
[rs. 1\[a- 
son is a daughter of Major Peter Lawrence, an 
early settler of the County of York, who was 
born in Fredericton, '\ew Brnnswick, Nov. 
21. 178
. son of .John I.J8\\Tence, of English 
parentage. In 1812 Peter IJawrence came to 
Toronto, and engaged in the tannin!S busines;; a 
few miles from the city, and he also ownpd 
much property. He took a great interest in 
military matters. was a major in the militia, 
and participated in the war of 18]
-14. and in 
the Rebellion of 1
37-38. TIe married Eliz
. 
beth Cummer. born in Pennsylvania, }Jov. 20. 
1793, and they had these chilrlren: l\IarQ'art't, 
dCl'ea.'H'-d, who marripd .John -Wilson: .John, 'Vil- 
liam. Peter and .Jacoh. <lPtPRsc<l: Elizabeth, 
widow of .John 'Yalker: :Unry. M,'s. 1[<1':on; 
Nancy Catherine, widow of Henry Pete,'man, 
of Aurora. Ont.; and Sarah Jane, deceased, who 
married Frank Novel'rp. 
lVIr. and 1\1rs. 
[ason had these phildrf>u: 
Lieut.-Co!. Perpival L.. of the Queen's Own 
Rifles, married Miss Luella 'Iitchpl1. ane} had 
ëhildren, BeJ.tha L. and Ail('
n: A1frpd E., of 
Vancouver, B.C.. married :Miss Clara Dack, imd 
hacl one daughtpr. Edith; Arthur II.. of To- 
ronto. married. Miss l\Tinnip Davirlson, and had 
five C'hiJdren, Islay, Edna. ('arroll. Wi11iam Imd 
Donalrl: Miss Bertha, of Toronto: .WiIliam E., 
of Rrg-ina, Bask., marriro l\Iiss Ne11ie Cock- 
hurn. and has phildrpn, Harold, Ed!!ar, Helen 


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and Herbert; and Thomas Harold, of Toronto. 
In the death of r.Ir. Mason Toronto lost one 
of her most able and highl
' respected men. 


REV. WALTER MILTJAR, who laborerL long 
I'\nd faithfully as a minister of the Gospel in 
Count
T York, died at North Arthur, Ont.. in 
un
. He was born in 18
1. in Perthshire, Scot- 
land. son of Hev. .James :Mi1lar, who died in the 
old countr
T. 
Rpv. ,ralter 
Iillar recpived his early liter- 
flry training in his nati,'e country, and on 
rea('hing his majorit,r came to Canl'\da, spenù- 
ing four 
'pars in Toronto as a gardcner. While 
here he deeided to study to become a member 
of the ministry of the Baptist Church, and, reo 
turning to Scotland. pursued his ðtudies with 
that end in view. On the completion thereof 
the TIe,-. :\11'. 11ilIar Dga.Ín came to this coun- 
try, and, being ord.ained, for two years enga
ed 
in prea('hing the Gospel in King town!';hip. but 
in 18:)7 he- settled on a farm in Arthur town- 
ship, .continuing- his preaehing on Sunrlll\"s, 
however. There he resided until his rlC'ath. 
In 1
:)3 thp Rev. Mr. Millar was married to 
.'\liss Sarah Ann Campbell, born in Brooklyn, 
XY.. in 1
34. daug-htpr of Neil and :Mary (Bea- 
ton) Campbell, natives of Scotland. Neil Camp- 
bell located in 
ew York in 1834, but two years 
later removed to King township, sptt1ing on a 
farm. when. he continued to re!';ide until his 
death in 1841. :\[1'<;. Campbell died at the home 
of her daughter, Mrs. Millar, in 1
78. Shl;' and 
hpr husband had three children: Duncan, Mrs. 
:\lillar and Flora. To the Rev. 'Walter and Mrs. 
:'IIillar five ehildren were horn: J\Iary Ella. who 
married David Todd. hl'\s one daughter, Eva; 
.} ames. d.eceased, left two childre-n, Wal- 
tpr and I.Jois: Flora, wife of William 
rmh:u-h, had two children. Sara'h and 'Val- 
tel': :'IIa.g-gie is the wife of Philip Umhach; 
and XciI C. is a stationer lit No. 996 Qu{'en 
street. Toronto. In politipal mattprs Mr. Mil. 
lar was a Rpformpr. 


BEX.T.\:\rIX ELMORE IT.A WKK !\I.D., of 

o. 21 "'ellpsley street. Toronto. is one of tIll' 
\"f>11-p<;1I1hlished physicians of that city, and one 
whpse professional prpparation hl'\s heen un- 
usually complpte, a flU't which. in conneption 
with his agreeahle personality and close 
tten- 
tion to his work. account<; fully for the supcess 
which he hils attained. 
The Hawke family was originally of English 
extraption, but migrated to the New World he- 
fore the American Rpvolution and settled in 
Pennsylvania. In 1811 Bpnjamin Hawkp, 
grandfather of the Doctor. left the "Pnite.l 
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York, on Yonge street, about twenty miles from 
Toronto, then called York. lIe had charge of 
building the Yonge street road, through what 
is now lmo\\n as lIogg's HoHow. A.bout 1B35 
he moved with his family to County Waterloo, 
'VeHesley to\\ nship, where he settled on a farm 
and remained until his death, in 1866, at the age 
of eighty-four years. HawkesviIle. in the 
County of 'Vaterloo, ,'as named for thp family, 
some of whom wpre its first ;;ettlers. They W'!l'e 
prominent men in their localities, and in the 
first council for the township of We-llesley there 
were four members of the name of Hawke. Ben- 
jamin Hawke married Miss :;\Iary Lount, 'm 
aunt of the late .rudge 'William Lount. so '."pIl 
known in Ontario. Mrs. Hawke wa.,> bol'll in 
Pennsylvania and died in ,VeHesley. 
'Villi am Hawke, !;On of Benjamin, was born 
in County York. in the Yongc E,treet home, in 
1R28. He was a farmer and stock raiser by 
occnpation and became one of the prominent 
men of his locality. His tleath occurred in 
1889, in the Toronto General Hospital, as the 
result of an operation, an event the more to be 
deplored as he was but just past the very prime 
of life. :\11'. Uawkè was twice married. His 
first wife was Miss .Jane :\lonkman, who l,e- 
longed to one of the old 
amilies of County 
York, and by this union there were four chil- 
dren. namely: Erastus, an implement dealer; 
I
avinia, wife of Pierce Petf'h: Rachel. ,,,ife of 
Dayid Harrow; and Edgar, }Ielfort. Sask. By 
his second marriage :\'11'. Hawke was united to 
Miss Isabella Harrow, who was born in Scot- 
land in 1841. daughter of ,Yilliam and Jane 
Harrow. The Harrow family came to Canaùa 
when :\lrs. Hawke was nine 
'ears old, and 8et- 
tlcrl in County WaterJoo on a farm. where her 
father dierl later. To Bmjamin and Isab211a. 
Hawke ten childrm were born, as fonow
: 
George. of Aurora: Alhert. a physician in Galt; 
Henry: Benjamin E.: Calvin: Janet, wife of 
Rt'Y. A. .T. Johnston: Frank: 
\gnes, re
iding 
in Galt: Harvey anrl 'Val tel', also of Galt. 
Dr. Bpnjamin E. Hawke was horn in "'ell
s- 
lpy in 1866. His general education was receiv- 
ed in the Berlin schools, after which he entered 
upon thp study of medicine in Trinity Medical 
CoJIege. of Toronto, from which he graduated 
in 1887. As he was desirous of still furth
r 
study along his chosen lines Dr. 'Hawke then 
proceerled to New York City. where he entered 
the 
ew York Polyelinic :md Post-Graduate 
Rehool, from which institntion, a year later, he 
received a dpgree also. Thus equipped for his 
profession. he retnrned to his native township 
and hegan practi,>im! in the viII age of 'Velles- 
ley. After two 
vears he removM. to Stratford, 
where he was located for ten yean;, and then in 


1901 settled in Toronto, \\
here he quickly built 
up a good practice. Dr. Hawke was married 
in 1893, to :!.\1iss :Mayme Trow, daughter of th
 
latp Hon. .Iames Trow, of Stratforcl, who was 
for twenty-five years a member of the Domin- 
ion Parliament. In political faith Dr. Hawke 
is a Rpformer, while fraternaIIy he belongs to 
the Masons. 
The Hawke family are very proud of their 
flespent and carefully ehprish certain heirkoms 
in their possession. Dr. Hawke's mother, who 
now resides in Galt. is Yf'Q' proud. of a. chair 
which Benjamin Hawke bronght with him to 
Canada in 1811. while another valned article :s 
the seat from the first carriage in Toronto; 
this seat Mrs. Hawke ha.'> had upholstered an,l 
placed in a corner of her sitting-room in Galt. 
The Doctor esteems very hÜrhly a pair of old- 
fashioned tongs made by Samuel Lount, a 
blacksmith at Holland's Landing, and who was 
hanged in Toronto in the year 1838 for par- 
ticipating in the rebellion of 18
7-38. Samu
l 
Lonnt Wa.'> a brother of the Doctor's grand- 
mother. 


RON. SIR ADA
I WILSON, in \\Those death, 
in December, 1891, the Dominion of Canada 
lost one of her ablest and most erudite prae- 
titioners and wise and kindly justices. was of 
the highest type of citizen, npright, honora 1 )le 
and hlameless, alike in public and private life. 
Sir Adam was horn in Edinhurgh, Scotland. 
Sept. 22, 1814. His father. Andrew Wilson. 
Esq., of Glasgow. had four sons and four 
daughters: Henry; Andrew: Adam; George: 
Jane, who married :Mr. Hay 'Vright, of Glas- 
gow: Jessie, who married 1\11'. 'Vestwater, of 
Glasgow; Helen, who married ::\[1'. Elkanllh 
Billings, a notecl geologist of l\'1ontreal; and 
Grace, who died unmarried. He came to Can- 
ada in 1830 anrl for a time lived in the town- 
ship of Trafalgar with an nncle. Colonel Chal- 
merS. who at one time was a member of Pa.r- 
liament, -and who was engaged in milling and 
merchandising. Shortly after Sir Adam's com- 
ing to Canada. his father's family followed. Tn 
January, 1834, Sir Adam was artieled to the 
law in the office of Baldwin and SuIIivan. íIp 
proved a diligent student, and Wa.'> called to the 
Bar at the Trinity term, in 1839. For some 
months thereafter he remained at his old place 
in the management of the office, and in J anu- 
ary. 18-1-0, he formed a pat.tncrship with the 
Hon. Robert Baldwin, a relationship that ;va,> 
maintained until 1849, when l\[r. Baldwin re- 
tired from practice. In 1850 Sir Adam was 
appointed Queen's Counsel: in the same y
ar 
he formed a partnership with Dr. JJaITatt W. 
Smith, and in 18:)6 a partnership was fornwd 



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with Hon. Justice Patterson and .i\Ir. .Tames 
Beaty, Q.C. Sir Adam applied himself to 
counsel business only. and though client'! were 
numerous he still found time to be actively in- 
terested in public affairs, and was allied with 
the party led by his friend and former par't- 
ner, .i\Ir. Baldwin. In 1839 and lö60 he sat 
as ma
'or of the city of Toronto, being the first 
mayor elected by a general vote, and he may 
be said to have been the first practical munici- 
pal reformer Toronto ever had. lIe ellten'd 
with zeal into all matters pertaining to the 
city's interests, and bravely met and faced the 
usual conflicts, bein
 sustained by the people 
at large. During his ma)'oralty term he had the 
honor of receiving in 1860 His Royal Highness, 
the Prince of \\T ales, now King Edward VII. 
In 1860 he was elected member for the North 
Riding of York in the Parliament of Old Can- 
ada, representing that constituency until, in 
1863, he was appointed to the Bench. During 
1862 he held the office of Solicitor-Gpneral and 
E
ecutive Counselor in the .John S. Macdon- 
ald administration. He was appointed to the 
Queen's Bench in 1868, and took his :seat in th,
 
latter Court. In 1878 he became Chief .J ustice 
of the Common Pleas, 
md in 1884 of the 
Queen's Bench. and was always looked npon as 
a sound and able lawyer. He was painstaking 
and industrious in the study and preparation ol' 
all cases entrusted to him, and while on the 
Bcnch was fearless and conscientious in his cle- 
cisions, and ever distinguished for his uniform 
courtrsy. His dignity and self-possession newr 
forsook him, and his receptive as well as alert 
mind made him ever ready for the unexpectf'il 
but important points that came within b.is 
jurisrliction and required immediate aetion tha.t 
must, nevertheless, stand the test of time. Be- 
fore his resignation as Chief Justice was ae>- 
cepted he was Knip-hted b
' Her )Iajesty, Que
n 
Victoria, an honor. it is believed, he had formerly 
once if not twice refused. His merits need no 
commendation. rntiring industry, unselfish 
devotion to duty and unblemished integrity wpre 
the well-known characteristics of his pub1ic 
life. 
The "Canada Law .1 ournal" refers to the 
late Sir Arlam Wilson as follows: 
"We took ocrasion to refer at some length 
to Sir Adam's history and puhlic career. on his 
retirement from the Bench. in our issue of D
c. 
1st, 1887. Since his withdrawal from his posi- 
tion as Chief of the Queen's Bench Division and 
President of th/' High Court of .Justice, his 
well-known fip-ure has hern almost daily <;een 
in Our streets. It was always fi plea<;ure to meet 
him. His greetinp- was uniformly sympathetic, 
and there has seldom lived among us one at 


once so kindly and guileless in his disposition, 
so honorable in his dealings, and with surh de- 
votion to duty. His mind was undimmed anrl 
I'Icti ve to the last. 
., Soon after his retirement Sir Adam 'ml 
Lady \Vilson spent some months abroad. \Vhen 
at home, his residence was at his comfortable 
homestead in Spadina Crescent. The warm 
months of summer were for several years spent 
at his Balm
' Beaeh Cottage, a few miles 
a:;t 
of the cit;y, where, in full view of Lake On- 
tario. and with romantic rural surroundings, 
the activp form of the Knight might be seen 
dil'ecting workmen, or himself often lending a 
not lID skilful hand to their labors. It was 
pleasant here to meet him in the mellow after- 
noon of an August day. 
"Sir Adam was well read in current litera- 
ture. He often gave 'his guests interesting (11'- 
tails of men with whom he had been familia
, 
such as his old friends thf' Baldwins. Sir Louis 
Lafontaine, Sir Francis Hincks, Sir George Car- 
tier, Sandficld ],[al'donald, and Sir John Mac- 
donald. In looking back on his experience of 
life, as a lawyer. and in the exercise of muni- 
cipal, executive and judicial functions, th
re 
were few of his contemporaries whom he could 
not measnre accurately, but in a kindly spirit. 
He shunned all ostentation and accepted the 
honors of Knighthood only on the repeated 1'('- 
quest of Sir .J ohn Macdonald. 
".When, under Hon. R. Ba1dwin, as treasurer 
of the Law Society in 1856-57, the present main 
building was erected, Mr. Wilson was chair- 
man of the building committee. His energ:{ 
there had much to do in establishing the society 
on its present broad basis, and confirming Oð- 
goode lIall 8S the judicial and professional cen- 
ter of the Province. This result he used to refer 
to with satisfaction. On his retirement from 
the judicial bench, Sir Adam resumed his <;(,8t 
among the henrhers, and his work on commit- 
tees of conyocation, with an energy only now 
expected from represenÌ<'ltives of the junior 
Bal'. 
"TIe tool{ a warm interest in the Homoeopathic 
Hospital and the Home for Incurables, m
l 
many other useful rharitics, which found in 
Sir .Adam a wise and generous benefactor. He 
had always a. lively interest in scientific dis- 
covery and discussions, and was a member nf 
the Toronto Astronomical and Physical Soci- 
ety. His literary memorial will be found in the 
numerous able and learned judgments in the 
law reports, man
' of them being exhaustive 
treatises on the subjC-<'ts under discussion. 
"It may be inferred how pleasant and profit- 
aNe a companion Rir Adam was to those whosa 
happiness it was to mEet with him." 



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In 18H Sir Adam Wilson married a sister of 
the late Robert G. Dalton, Q.C., Emma, the 
estimable daug-IIter of Thomas Dalton, editor 
and proprietor of the Patriot, a Conservative 
organ. and one of the first newspapers pub- 
lished in Toronto. Lady Wilson dierl at her 
home in Toronto, Dec. 22, 1906. 
Of Sir Adam we may say that lie wore the 
white flower of a blameless life. and his death 
was mourned sincerely in many circles. Up- 
right and honorable, he was always aetuaterl 
by honest motives, a trait so well rpcognizpd 
that he was as much respected for his many 
virtues as he was admired for his comprehens- 
iw legal learning. .Nevl'rtheless. in spite of the 
prominent position he occupied for so many 
years, one of his most notable characteristics was 
his simplicity. his love for the humble thing", of 
life. In his decisions he was governed by kind- 
ness and sympathy, and his memory is cher- 
isherl tenderly by all who knew him, rich or 
poor, for he had the same smile and hearty 
handshake for an. The sincerity of his good 
will was so evident, so devoid of affectation, 
that he won men to him in the pursuit of his 
most ordinary duties, and retained their friend- 

hip as long as he lived. He leaves behind him 
a record of usefulness that might well sr'l've 
those wh;' fono" him as a standard of emnìa- 
tion. 


ROBERT GLÄDSTONE DALTON, (
.C., 
was one of the best known legal men not only 
in Toronto, but throughout the Province of 
Ontario, as he was for over fifty years a dis- 
tinguished member of the profession of his 
choice. lIe was born at Kingston, Canada, 
May 8, 1819, and bpcame a student at Upper 
Canada College soon after the founding- of that 
educational institution, whicll has produced so 
many men of whom Canada is jm,tly proud. 
After 1\11'. Dalton was caned to the har he 
practised law in Toronto until 1868, when he 
was appointed clerk of the Crown and Pleas 
in the Court of Queen's Bench. In 1871 he was 
appointed by the .John Sandfield Macdonald 
government clerk in Chambers, and was au- 
thorized to hear C'hamber m
tions. sllC'h as 
C'ould be heard by a judge. He acted in this 
capacity until the .Judicature Act was passed 
in 1881, when he was made ::\Iaster in Cham- 
bers with increased jurisdiction. His duties 
when clerk in Chambers pertained only to 
common law cases, but wlIen the .Judicature 
Act came into force he took aU Chamher mo- 
tions. Before he took the position of ::\1 a ster, 
and when he was a praC'tising harrister. hc was 
at one time in partnership with :Mr. Gilbert, 
who subsequently became sheriff of Chicago. 


It did not signify who was arguing before 
Mr. Dalton, whether the most obnoxious bar- 
rister or the most learned Q.C., he gave a most 
patient hearing. but when the argument was 
concluded the :Master's decision was a.s a rule 
soon given. so keen was his insight and so 
quick his grasp of details. lIe was a model of 
juùicial fairness, and his method of heal'in
 
cases was instructive, and many were the 
notes, mental and otherwise, which rising 
scions of the law took of his rulings. So much 
confidence had members of the Bar in his abil- 
ity to grasp the points submitted for his con- 
sideration that they often presented their cases 
orally instead of in manuscript form. His 
court was looked upon as a model one, particu- 
larly in its dealings with municipal cases, such 
as those testing the rights of mayors-elect, etc., 
to occupy their seats. His knowledge of mu- 
nicipal law was extensive and many members 
of the Bar elected to take their cases before him 
when they might have gone before the judges. 
When his decisions we,re given they were 
generally accepted without dissent by both 
parties to the case. and they were seldom over- 
ruled by the higher courts. He was a steady 
and persistent worker, and after office hours 
might oftf>l) be seen wending his way home 
with a bundl
 of papers on which he would 
spend many hours of the night in writing up 
judgments. Then again, in the morning, be- 
fore office hours. he might be found busy at 
work in Osgoode Hall Library. His judgments 
when delivered were models of brevity. a trait 
which probably descended to him from his 
father, 'rhomas Dalton, who established one of 
the first newspapers in Toronto, the Patriot. 
In political sentiment Mr. Dalton was a Con- 
servative; he sympathized with the English 
rnionists, and was a careful reader of the IJon- 
don Times. 
For some years, while Mr. Dalton occupied 
the position of chief clerk of Queen's Bench, 
there were associated with him Mr. John 
Small and Mr. Alexander l\Iacdonell. "It wa!'J 
a peculiarly pleasant office to do business with 
in thosp days," remarked a weB-known mem- 
ber of the Bar, "in fact. it was a veritable 
happy family." The :Minister of .Justice, in a 
speech to the County of York IJaw Association, 
on Nov. 23rd, 1906, stated tha.t much of the 
good feeling prevailing in UIP profession was 
due to the late Robert G. Dalton, l\Iaster in 
Chambers, who always discouraged sharp 
practice. 
'Ur. Dalton's grandfather was honored with 
the Freedom of the city of Birmingham, Eng- 
land; and the city of l\-Ianchester has preserv- 
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John Dalton, the celebrated physicist and foun- 
der of the atomic theory of ehemistry, by 
a life-size statue placed in the vicinity of the 
street that bears his name. 
Mr. Dalton married Ophelia Harriet lIen- 
nah, who was born in Cornwall. England. of 
a family connected for generations with the 
British Navy. Hcr grandfather. Captain Hen- 
nah. commanded H.1\I.S. "
Iars" at tlw bat- 
tle of Trafalgar. 1\11'. Dalton had thref' daugh- 
ters and two sons: I<
lorence Emma, who took 
the M.A. degree at the Universitv of Toronto 
and who resided with her aunt, Lady Wilson: 
nntil the latter's death. Dec. 2
, 1906; Sophia 
Frances, now l\Irs. Reginald Denison; 
\1Iary 
Gertrude, wife. of Walter R. -:\Iorson; Robert 
Wilson Gladstone; and Edward Hennah. Mr. 
Dalton had four sisters: Sophia, wife of Wil- 
liam Bartlett. of the Indian Department: Em- 
ma, wife of the lIon. Sir Adam Wilson. presi- 
dent of the High Court of Justice for Ontario; 
Harriet. who died unmarried; and Mary, wife 
of Daniel McMichael. LL.D., Q.C. 
Robert G. Dalton was a manly man His 
was a genial and sunshiny disposition. 
lways 
looking on the. bright side, and for many years 
his pacific principles and finely developed 
sense of justice won for him a high reputation 
as an arbiter. He had all the gifts of percep- 
tion and decision required for the jurist, and 
what might have terminated in mam' a tedious 
lawsuit was adjusted amicably, to' the satis- 
faction of all parties concerned, by this pro- 
fessional peacemaker. The world knew him 
as modest and retiring. caring nothing for the 
bauble of popularity, but his finer nature was 
revealed to those of more intimate acquaint- 
ance. A gifted conversationalist, an eloquent 
pleader for many rights to man, a shining ex- 
ample of a beautiful life lived in strict accord- 
ance with the Golden Rule, his kindly advice 
and expressions of sympathy gave to many a 
struggling unfortunate an impetus to a higher 
and better life. !Ill'. Dalton died at Toronto 
on July 24. 1892. 


JOSEPII FARR was for a number of vears 
one of the energetic business men and highly 
esteemed citizens of Toronto. where he died 
Feb. 22, 1904. He was born in 1846, at Que- 
bec, a son of Henry and Helen Farr. 
Henry Farr, best known as Sergeant Farr, 
came to Quebec from Ireland manv veal'S acro 
His ancestors, however, were Ènglish. H
 
owned a large farm near Quehee. at IJake St. 
Charles, where he died, after which his widow 
came to live with her son, the late .Joseph Farr 
who dieô at Toronto in 1896. They had chil: 


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dren as follows: Joseph, John A., Sarah. Isa- 
bella A. and. Henry, deceased. 
The late Joseph Farr was educated in Que- 
bec and entered into business with Robert 
Mitchell, an e'\:tensive contractor with whom he 
remained some time. He then became a trav- 
elling salesman for the Queen City Oil Com- 
pany, making a decided success as such and 
subsequently going into business for himself, 
in the same line, organizing the Farr Oil Com- 
pan
T varnish business, now known as the Im- 
perial Varnish Company. With this concern 
1\11'. Farr continued until his death, the partner 
attending to the business at the home office, 
while 1\11'. Farr did the travelling for the firm. 
IT e made many friends by his honorable busi- 
ness representations and his many sterlin c ' 
traits of personality. .'" 
In 1873 !\Ir. Farr was mal'lied to Isabella J. 
Anderson, who was born in Scotland in 185:; 
daughter of Alexanòer and Jean (McIntosh) 
Anderson, the former of wh(.m came with his 
family to Toronto in 1872 and now resides in 
Boston, :\Iassachusetts, with a son. He h:1;; 
reached a venerable age, having been burn in 
1816. His wife was born in 1822, and died 
n 
1904. Their children were: Mrs. Farr, Mary 
A., 1\1a
gie, and George. 
To 1\h'. and l\Irs. Fan wpre born the follow- 
ing named children: Lucy A

nes, wife of \\'il- 
liam McConock, who has children-Isabel, 
George, Alexander and Frank 
 Adelaide Emilv 
Alice, wife of Frederick H. G. Pole, of T
- 
ronto, who has two rhildren, Freda and How- 
ard; Isabella Jane; Ellen Margaret Am
lia ; 
Joseph Henry Alexander; Sarah Louisa; Georg-e 
Gordon; .Joseph Frederick' Lvdia l\Iav a
ù 
.Tessie, deceased. '. . , 
}Ir. and Mrs. Farr were yalued members of 
the social circle to whieh they belonged, and 
many outside his family and business connec- 
tion were affected hy his dpath. For mmlY 
years he wa
 a member of thl' :Endish Churcl
, 
of which he served a,> treasureJ' and warden. In 
political faith he was a Conservative and fra- 
ternally a Freemason and a member of the 
Shrine. He belonged also to the Toronto Board 
of Trade. In 1887 he built a beautiful home at 
Xo. 14 Birch avenue, whieh is still the fami1v 
residence. ' 


WILLIAM WIlARIN, a substantial bu
iness 
m.an of Toronto. now situated at No. 441 Spa- 
dllla avenue, enjoys thr distinction of being 
the oldest jeweler of the Qnef'n City, whpl'e he 
has been in continuous business since 1852. 
The Wbarin family was founded in Canada 
in 1830 by WiUiam Wharin, father o
 om' "uh- 
ject, who was born in England in 1800. Early 



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in hfe he joined the military, and in tllÍs ca- 
pacity came tD Canada and resided at Kingston 
for some time. He npxt resided in Quebec for 
a few years, and then acceptéd the position of 
lockmaster on the Grenville Canal. He died 
in Kingston in 1887. l\Ir. Wharin married 

arah Butterworth, n native of England, '1nd 
to them were born the fo]]owing ehildren: 
)Ial'
-, who died unmarried; .William j Sarnh, 
deceased; 
\nn; Frances, deceased. 
William 'Vharin was bom in 1829, in Eng- 
land, and was but one 
"ear old when the fam- 
ily came tD Canada, in which eountry his educa- 
tion was secured. He then served his time Lo 
the jewellery business in Toronto, and in 113.32 
embarked in his chos<:-n occupation on ChUl'ch 
street, just south of King, where he remained, 
until I%S. At this time he removed tD the 
"Rossin House" bloek, where he continued 
until 1R62, the time of the fire. The next t.wo 
years were spent at the place now occupied by 
Stockwell, Henderson & Co., and then he re- 
moved tD No. 11 King street east. In 1869 he 
went to the Old Globe buildir.g, then to Ko. 47 
King street west, and in 1892 to his pres2nt 
lo('ation. 1\0. 441 Spadina avenue. Probably 
not half a dozen men are in business to-day in 
'I','ronto who were thus engaged in 1852, and 
Mr. 'Yharin is at least one of the oldest, if not 
the oldest, business men in the Queen City. 
In 1854 Mr. Wharin was married to 1\fary .J. 
Dunn, who died in 1902, at the age of sixty-six 
years. 'I'hf'ir rhildren were: Fanny: Mabel ; 
'William Jarvis, an accountant in 'I'01'onto, who 
married Amy Phillips and has four chiLdren- 
Mary, Ellen, Philip and .Tohn; Herhert, also an 
accountant, who married l\1aude Hauter, ,md 
had two Sons- "\Vinston and Douglas; and Sid- 
ney J., manager for Nelson & 
on, Toronto, 
who marrif'd Kate Semple, and has two ehildren 
-Kathleen and Rohert. Mr. Wharin is a mem- 
ber of the :\Iethodist Church. lIe is a Reformer 
in political principle. 


ADAM BEA TTY. Among the men who 
have been prominent hoth in husiness and puh- 
lic circles of the Queen City is the late Adam 
Beatty, who was born in County Fermana
h, 
Ireland, in 1810, son of Luke Beatty. 
1\11'. Beatty had three brothers who came to 
Canada. namely: Alexander, who died in To- 
ronto. leaving three children, .Tohn and .Alex- 
ander, both deceased, and a dau
hter who '1tiil 
resides in 'I'01'onto; John. who lorated in To- 
ronto, and later settled at Tecnmseh. where he 
owned a large farm at the time of his death' 
and Luke, who located in Toronto. where h
 
dif'ò, leaving one son, Alexandpl". 
.\dam Beatty located in Toronto shortly 


after the Rebellion of 1837-38. He at once em- 
barked in the grain and produce business in 
which he made a financial success, and then ('n- 
gaged in mercantile pursuits at the corner of 
Queen and Parliament streets. During his 
business life, 1\11'. Beatty purchased largely of 
real estate, and among his purchases in this iine 
may be mentioned the whole block in which his 
store was situated on Queen and Parliament 
streets. This property is now {)wned by his 
widow. After closing out his mercantile busi- 
ness, .Mr. Beatty settled on Queen street east, 
where he lived retired for about eighteen years, 
looking after his invB'>tments, and in Septem- 
ber, 1881, he moved to No. 147 Sherbourne 
street, where on the 
Oth day of the follow- 
ing March, 1882, he died. Not only as a. SlIC- 
cessful business man was 1\11'. Beattv well 
known. but his public life brought him strongly 
before the people. F'or many years he was as- 
sessor of Toronto, in which <-apacity he served 
his city faithfully and well,. and with credit to 
his business ability. lIe also filled the office of 
<-tl<lerman for many years, and in his death To- 
ronto lost not only a sucee.:;sful business man, 
hut a popular and efficient city cfficial. and a 
genial Christian gentleman. 
Before leaving Ireland, Adam Beatty was 
united in marriage with Miss Mary Jane Johns- 
ton, a native of the Emerald Isle, daughter of 
William and Mary Armstrong JohnstDn, both 
natives of Ireland. where they died. Mrs. Beatty 
was the only member of the Johnston family to 
locate in Toronto, where she still resides, one 
of the respected and honored ladies of that city. 
'1'0 Mr. and l\frs. Beatty the following chi1rlren 
Wf're horn: 'Villiam married and had one dan
h- 
tpr, .Josephine: _" dam Jives in Toronto: l\'Ia
'- 
garet married '1'. Dockray, and became the 
mother of Minnie, Adam and Herbert: .Mar- 

aret; Luke marriecl and has one son, Charles; 
Mary Ann resides at ?\o. 147 
herbourne street, 
with her mother: Christopher, deceased, mar- 
ried and at his death left two childrf'n, Fred 
and Ethel; Alhl'rt. deceased. marr'ipd 
and at his death left one daughter. May; 
Jane. the wife of J oseph 
mith. has one son, 
Frank: Alexander F. married and has thr"e 
children. A big-ail, Ada and Alexander: awl 
Elizabeth Beatrice, deceased. married Thomas 
Worts. 
Politica]]y Mr. Bea.tty was a pronounceò Con- 
servative. In his religious views he adhered to 
the teachings of the Church of En!!'land. 


WALTER H. BLIGHT. of Toronto, city 
agent for the Ocean Accident and Guarantee 
Corporation. Limited, of London. England. is 
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founded in England in the days of William 
the Conqueror. 
The first of the family who came to Canada. 
was William Blight, father of Walter II. He 
was a son of William and Mary (Selby) Blight, 
both of whom spent their lives in England. 
William Blight was born at St. Germans, Corn- 
wan, England, and was baptized in the church 
there. There he was educated and served an 
apprenticeship to the hardware business. In 
1835 he came to Quebec to take charge of a 
hardware concern th
re. Mter coming to Que- 
bec he married Kathleen Blaiklock, who was 
born in London, England, in March, 1819, daugh- 
ter of Captain Henry Musgrave Blaiklock. a 
native of England, who was in the army for 
some years, and was captain of militia during 
the rebellion of 1837. Both Captain Blaiklock 
and his wife died in Quebec, leaving children 
as follows: George, Frederick William, Louisa, 
Kathleen, Elizabeth, Edwin, and Henry 1\1. Of 
these Henry 1\1. participated in the Crimean 
war, and died in India. George was a contrac- 
tor and built the fortifications at Ha]ifax; he 
left one son, Frederick, who was accidentally 
killed at Halifax. Frederick William was a 
Provincial land surveyor and lived at Mon- 
treal j he left children as follows: Stansfield, 
an engineer for the Grand Trunk Railway Com- 
pany, who, under 1\11'. Hobson, built the St. 
Clair tunnel, the terra firm a link between the 
Canadian and American shores; Harry, of 
Montreal; William, deceased; Mary. and 
Emma. 
William Blight came with his family to To- 
ronto in 1852 and shortly afterwards founded. 
the hardware firm of Markel & Blight, locat- 
ing on the northwest corner of Toronto street 
and King street east. where the Quebec Bank 
now stands. In 18;}ï they sold out the business 
and Mr. Blight went into the insurance business 
as manager of the old Phoenix Company, after- 
ward the Western Insurance Company, and still 
later as manager of the Lancashire Company. 
He was in the latter position at the time of his 
death, Nov. 2, 1891. 
The following children were born to William 
Blight and his wife: William, who is a retired 
manufacturer at Bridgeport, Connecticut; 
Mary Elizabeth, wife of John Landers, of To- 
ronto; Kathleen Blaiklock, wife of William 
Webb, of Toronto; W alter Henr
'; Charlotte 
Louise; Henry Musgrave, with Rolph, Clark 
& Co., Toronto; Phebe, wife of George 1\le- 
gloughlin; Francis Thomas Morris, with the 
Toronto Railroad Company; Ada Caroline, wife 
of John Ross, of Toronto; and Alfred Wiman, 
10 


who is in the fishing tackle business at 
Toronto. 
Walter Henry Blight was born in 1848, at 
Quebec, and was four years old when his par- 
ents settled at Toronto. His education was ac- 
quired mainly at the Bartlett Academy, and he 
began his business life with Charles Doan, with 
whom he served one year. He was then en- 
gaged as a clerk in the hardware house of 
.William Hewitt, on the corner of Y onge anù 
Adelaide streets, where he remained for a year 
and a half. He next went to Milwaukee, Wis- 
consin, where he became a commercial sales- 
man for a cutlery firm, with which he remaineù 
until 1866. When the Fenian troubles arose 
1\Ir. Blight was in the United States and he 
served his own land in a meritorious manner. 
In the city of Chicago he organized a body of 
stalwart young men under the name of the Chi- 
cago Volunteers, and with them returned to 
Canada in 1866, and assisted in repressing the 
Fenian raiders. 
At the close of the Fenian troubles Mr. Blight 
settled at Toronto and engaged with the firm 
of Rice, Lewis & Sons, with whom he continued 
until 1896, when he became interested in insur- 
ance, accepting his present position: as city 
agent of the great corporation mentioned in 
the opening of this sketch. His services are 
highly appreciated by his employers and he 
has the merited reputation of being an able'" 
business man and honorable gentleman. 
In 1876 Mr. Blight was married to Miss Eli. 
zabeth Lorondsrough, who was born at Toron- 
to, daughter of William Lorondsrough, former- 
ly a boot and shoe merchant here, who died in 
1875. Mrs. Blight died in 1889, the mother of 
one son and three daughters, the latter being: 
Edith, wife of Arthur Hawkins; Ida Kathleen; 
and Retta. The only son went out with the 
first contingent to South Africa and died there 
April 15, 1900, of fever, and his remains were 
laid away in the cemetery at Bloomfontein. 
This was a sad blow to his family. 
1\11'. Blight is a member of St. Paul's Metho- 
dist Church, as was the late Mrs. Blight. In 
politics he is a Reformer. In Masonic circles 
he is a past master of Rehoboam Lodge; past 
first principal of St. Andrew's and St. John's 
Chapter, Royal Arch l\lasons; past preceptor, 
Geoffrey St. Aldemar; and is a thirty-second- 
degree Scottish Rite Mason. He is also an Odd- 
fellow, an Orangeman, and a member of the 
Sons of England, and has passed through all 
the chairs of th
se different bodies. Mr. Blight 
is a past president of the Veterans' '66 Associa- 
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the use of the British and Canadian flags for 
business purposes. In 1906 lVIr. Blight sent the 
following notice to every editor in the Domin- 
ion of Canada: 


Toronto, Feb. 17. 1906. 


To the Editor: 
Sir,-Believing that the press will be thp l!1ost ef- 
fective means of accomplishing what our Association 
aims at, I desire to direct your attention to the fo]- 
lowing resolution passed at thp recent annual meeting 
of the Vetprans of 1866 Association: 
The flag of our country being the emblem of Bri- 
tain's might and glory, it ought, whenever anù wher- 
ever displayed, to evoke feelings of patriotic pride 
in every British subject, but this Association views 
with regret the prevalent and increasing custom of 
making it the medium of calling attention to auction 
sales and otherwise using it for advertising purposes, 
demeaning the flag and taking from it the respcct with 
which it ought to be vieweù. 
Resolved, therefore, that the president appoint a 
committee to act with kindred associations or other- 
wise, in endeavoring to secure a discontinuance of the 
practice of using the British or Canadian flags for 
sucb purposes. 
If you sympathize with our object. will you, through 
your paper, urge the discontinuance of this practice 
now thoughtlessly indulged in' If the press generally 
would take the matter up we would soon have such a 
public sentiment of respect for the flag that it would 
no longer be put to the indignity of calling attention 
to the sale of some poor man's furniture or his cow. 
There is no doubt that this matter will be 
speedil
' corrected and 1\11'. Blight's most rea- 
sonable position sustained. 


JOHN KERR was born III Glasgow. Scot- 
land, in 1820, and was a descendant of the 
Kerrs, well-known on the Scottish Border. His 
father. William Kerr, a Scotch merchant, came 
to Canada in 183;) with his wife. one son (the 
subject of this sketch) and two daughters. and 
took up his residence at Hunting-don. near 
Montreal, where many of his old eonntry 
friends had bought farms. John Kerr was 
only fifteen years old when he came to Canada. 
He was educated at the Glasgow high school 
where he carried away several prizes. Two 
years after his coming to Canada the Rpùellion 
of 1837 broke out. and the boy of seventeen 
joined the volunteers in defence of his newly 
adopted country and remained under arms till 
the close of the. war. A year or two later he 
entered the employment of a large luml!pr firm 
in Three Rivers, as accountant, and saw much 
of life in the unexplored forest. In 18GO he 
came to Toronto, where he began business as 
an accountant and assignee, first in the firm of 
Kerr & Anderson, and then in Kerr & .Jen. 
kins. :\11'. Kerr was a Reformer in politics. 
and a devout member of the Presbyterian 
Church. He was a trustee and elder of Knox 
Church for many years. For several years 
before his death he was an invalid. He died in 
1893, greatly beloved by all who knew him and 
universally respected as a man of honor and 


integrity. His widow, formerly Miss Elizabeth 
Anderson. of Three Rivers, survived him until 
1904. 


JOSEPH R. LEE, uf 409 King street east. 
bears the distinction of being the oldest drug- 
gist in Toronto. Mr. Lee is a native of the 
Queen City, and a son of one of her pioneers- 
the late Samuel Lee. 
Samuel Lee was born Dec. 2:5, 1795, at En- 
lliscorthy, County \Vexford. and receind his 
education at Dublin. lIe entered the East In- 
dia Company's artillery service, and in 1813 
sailed for Madras, where his battery, Xo. 3. 
was in active service six years, during which 
period Mr. Lee visited the greater portion of 
the Indian Penimmla. :\11'. I
ee occupied the 
chair of worshipful master of Lodge "Cour- 
age with Humanity," while stationed at. Dum 
Dum, being associated with the A.F. & A.M., 
and was also a companion of the Honorable 
and Ancient. Order of Red Cross Knights. :\11'. 
Lee's son, Philip Taylor Lee, a prominent 1\la- 
son of Toronto, is in possession of certificat.es 
received from the aboye lodges by his father, 
bearing the date of 182ï. After leayiug' :\lad- 
ras. Samuel l..ee returned to England. and 
thence to Canada. arriving in 1833. at :New 
York. in company with his sisters. 
Samuel Lee was married in 183:5 to Jane 
Alicia Taylor. born at Carlow, Ireland. daugh- 
ter of William Taylor. She came in 1831 with 
her brother .Joseph to Toronto. Hw latter of 
whom went to New York. .After marriage, 
:\-11'. and 11rs. Samuel Lee seUled at what is 
now Nos. 163-165 (
ueen street west. the pro- 
perty now owned hy Philip Taylor Lee, in To- 
ronto. After settling in Toronto. Samuel Lee 
was for thirty years the manager for .John 
Richey, the builder, and under his direction 
many of tlw principal huildings of Toronto 
were preeted, amon/Z which may be mentioned 
the 'l'rinity Co]]e/Ze. the Corn Exchange. St. 
George '8 Church. IIoly Trinity Church. the 
original rpper Canada Co]]ege, the Provincial 
Lunatic 
\s.vlum and many others. :\11'. Lee's 
death occurred ,Jan. 18. 1RR2. while his wife 
passed away in 1R72. For many years prior to 
his death 1'11'. Lee \\'as secretary and treasurer 
of thf> "Leader." In lSß7 he joined the volun- 
tee.rs under Colonel l\IcI,ean to defend Toron- 
to against the irregulars under \Villiam Lyon 
Mackenzie. 1\[1'. and Mrs. Lee wel'e the pnrents 
of six children: Philip Ta
T]or; .Joseph R; :\Irs. 
E. C. Pomeroy: and WÏ]]iam. Samuel and .John. 
deceaspd. 
.Joseph R. Lee was burn in Toronto in lR45. 
and received his lit
rary education at the Fp- 
per Canada Co]]ege. TIl' sen-ed his apprentice- 



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ship to tlw drug business with Dr. Howsun. anù 
April 26. 1868. he embarked in that business 
at No. -109 King street east. where for more 
than a third of a century he has been actively 
engaged. In 187
 .Mr. Lee opened a drug busi- 
ness at Xo. 
J6 Queen street east. which he has 
also conducted ever since. 
Ir. Lee's whole 
time and attention has been given to his busi- 
ness, in whieh he has l)pen eminentl
. success- 
ful. 
In 1.--;/) )11'. Lpp malTipd )Iiss :\Iarthê\ .Tê\ne 
Ritche.\". horn in ISH. dê\u
htt'1' of William 
Ritchey. and granddaughter of .John Ritehe.". 
)[rs. Lee died in lK90. leaving the following- 
children: )h's. IT. W. Beatt,\": "'iIliam II.. a 
druggist at the corner of Church and 'Welles- 
ley streets; 
[rs. R. .J. {'hristie: Joseph S.. a 
rancher of the Xorth- West; anù Lillian Duf- 
ferin. at home. 
Ir. Lee is a communicant of 
the Church of England. His political princi- 
ples coincide with the policies of the Cunserva- 
tive party. He has long been a member of tlw 
Toronto Board of Trade. 


EDW ARD TIIO)[AS CARTER. \\"ho was 
for over forty years one of Toronto's well- 
known business men. continued his active busi- 
ness career up to the very time of his death. 
which sad event oecurred 
f arch 2. 190-1. 
.James Carter. father of Edward '1'.. was born 
in England. IUld the greater part of his life 
was spent in Beamsville. Ont., where he was 
engaged in the harness business for many 
years. His wife's maiden name was Susannah 
O'Connor. and she was horn in Ireland. Both 
were members of the Chnreh of England. 
James Carter died in 189-1. 
Edward T. Carter was born at Berlin. Ont., 
Sept. 3, 1847. hut passed his boyhood at Beams- 
ville. At the age of eighteen he left school 
and coming to Toronto took a position with the 
late .J ohn Hallam. a dealer in hides and wooL 
Later. and on the death of Mr. Hallam, :\11'. 
Carter bought out the business and formed a 
partnt'rship with his two sons. IIenr,\" .J ames 
and F./lward 'Wright. The latter died shortly 
after, and another son. \Vi1\iam E. fl.. took his 
place in the business which the two brothers. 
since their father's death. have been eonduct- 
ing for themselves. 
1\11'. ('arter married 
\Iiss Louisa ('arr Hall. 
their nuptials occurring on 
ept. 26. 1872. l\Trs. 
Carter was horn in Cleveland, Ohio. in 18-18. 
daughter of Dr. .John and Alice (Wrig-ht) Hall. 
Dr. Hall was an En
lishman. born in Lincoln- 
shire. England, and was educated in his native 
land and in the Pnited States. fIt' eame to To- 
ronto when a YOlmg man, and became one of 
the well-known physicians and surgeons of 


that eit.'" \\'here his son, Dr. .John B. HalL nO\
 
holds an even more prominent position ;n the 
medical fraternity. Dr. John Hall died in 
189-1, and his wife in 1896. To the union of 
Edward T. Carter and his wife children were 
born as follows: lIenry James; "
iIliam E. II.; 
Edward Wright. deceased; J. Beatrice. wife of 
E. S. Wellington. of Toronto: and A. L. :Made- 
line. In religious faith 
Ir. Carter was a mem- 
ber of the Chur('h of England. His close atten- 
tion to busine:.s left him little time for active 
participation in political affairs. but he always 
supportl'd the Reform party. For a number of 
years prior to his death he had bren a 
Iason. 
During the long period when he was a figure 
in the city's business life. :\11'. Carter had for 
some time a seat on the Torunto Board of 
Trade. He was a man of much real ability. 
eommanded general esteem for his upright 
methor]i'>. and made many friends by his man,) 
admirahle traits of charadeI'. 


DR. XEf
SOX ". SRIGLEY. who died at 
Schomberg, Ont.. in 18í7. was a member of a 
pioneer family of County Y urk. He was born 
in Xewmarket in 18:3:
. i'>on of .Jesse and Phoebe 
(W ray) Srigley, both nativei'> of County York. 
where J esse 
rigler was a farmer in King 
towni'>hip for many years. lIe and his wife dieù 
there. They had children as follows: James. 
Enoch. Robert. Richard, Caroline. Amelia, Nel- 
son Y.. Sarah Ann and Arletta. In religious 
faith 
Ir. and Mrs. Srigley were Quakers. 
Dr. Srigley received his early education in 
the schools of his localit,\". and began to read 
medicine at Xewmarket. III' then entered the 
Toronto srhool of l\Iedicine. where he complet- 
ed his medical course. after which he entered 
Bellevue Hospital. Xew York Cit,)'. from which 
he was also graduated. Dr. Srigler at this 
time enlisted in the American army. with which 
he served as surgeon for some time. anù on 
returning to Canada settled at "
ingham. where 
he remained four and a half years. At the end 
of that period he ei'>tablisherl himself at ScllOm- 
bcrg. continuing to praetisp there until his 
death. 
Dr. Srigley married :\[iss .Margaret Jane 
Beatty. daughter of Andrew and Margaret 
(Verner) neatty. natives of Ireland, who, on 
coming to Canada settled for five years in 

Iontreal, and then came to Toronto. where the 
remainder of their lives was spent. To Dr. 
and 
'[rs. Srigley were born the following nam- 
ed children: .John W. a druggist with the T. 
Eaton Company. married 11rs. Violet (Kaake) 
Srigley; ('aroline (deceased) married .r. J. 
Henderson. by whom she had one daughter, 
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(deceased) married C. B. Edwards, and left 
three children, 'Villie, Harvey and Lillian. Dr. 
Sriglcy was a Methodist. In politics his sym- 
pathies were with the Conservative party, and 
fraternally he was connected with the Orange- 
men. 


JOlIN STEW ART, a retired business man 
now living at No. 179 Sherbourne street, Toron- 
to, is a native of that city, where he was bor:::J. 
in 1829, son of Robert Stewart. 
The first of the family to come to Canada 
was John, who left Perthshire, Scotland, to 
settle in County Halton. Canada, about 1820. 
There he and his wife, who was before mar- 
riage a Miss Lamont, both died. Their chil- 
dren were: Alexander, a builder in Toronto, 
who has two children living, a daughter and a 
son, William, of Hamilton; Robert; Duncan, 
deceased, a farmer of County Halton ; John, 
who was also a farmer there, but is now de- 
ceased; Mary, who married Dr. Russell, and 
lived to be ninety years old; Eli
abeth, who 
married a 1\11'. Stewart, of County Halton. anù 
has one. son, Robert. of Guelph. 
Robert Stewart was born in Perthshire in 
1799 and died Dec. 21, 1883. When the family 
came to America Robert remained but a short 
time in County Halton, and then went to To- 
ronto where he followed contracting and build- 
ing all of his life. He married Miss Elizabeth 
Purkiss, born in England, daughter of John 
Purkiss, who was for many years a ship build- 
er in Toronto. 1\1rs. Stewart died in Toronto 
the mother of four children, namely : John; 
Elizabeth, Mrs. Jolm Duncan; and Jane and 
Margaret, of Toronto. The family were Pres- 
byterians, and in politics Robert Stewart was a 
Reformer. 
John Stewart was educated in the city of 
his birth, but on reaching maturity went to 
Milton, and pstablished himself there in a gen- 
eral mercantile business. continuing for a num- 
ber of years, when he returned to Toronto to 
take charge of the estate of his father, and 
has resided there ever since. 
Mr. Stewart was married in 1854 to Miss 
Christina Duncan, who was born in Glasgow 
in 1828. To this union two sons have been 
born, Robert, in business in Hamilton, married 
Miss Jennie Young of that city, and has four 
children, Roy, William, Leslie, and Jessie. Wil- 
liam is the manager of the Adams Company, of 
Toronto, and is unmarried. John Stewart has 
adhere,d to the faith of his fathers, the Presby- 
terian, and in political matters is a Reformer. 
Mrs. Stewart is a daughter of John Duncan, 
who was born in Glasgow, Scotland, Aug. 6, 
1805, came to Canada at the age of thirty-seven 


years, and very soon thereafter settled at 
Thornhill. The Northern Railroad Company 
gave him the position of station agent there, 
in 1852, and he filled the position until he re- 
tired. On that occasion Mr. Dtmcan was pre- 
sented a lifù pass, engraved on ivory ana 
hound in gold. Before leaving Scotland Mr. 
Duncan had married l\Iiss Charlotte 1\1cDou- 
gal, of Glasgow, daughter of John McDougal. 
The latter came to Canada the same year as 
his daughter and son-in-law, but soon returned 
to Scotland and there died. Mrs. Duncan died 
in Thornhill. She was the mother of eight chil- 
dren: Christina, Mrs. Stewart; Charlotte, de- 
ceased; John. of Toronto; Miss Ellison, of 
Thornhill; Helen, Mrs. T. Davis, of London; 
Isabella, the widow of John P. Sheers; Wil- 
liam, deceased; and Miss Elizabeth. 


JOSEPH HI
D, contractor and builder of 
East Toronto, was born in King township, 
County York, Aug. 14. 1848, son of 'l'homas 
and l\Iary (Watson) Hind. 
Thomas Hind and his wife were born in 
England and crossed to Canada on the same 
vessel, when they were aged twelve and seven 
ye.ars, respectively, but their acquaintance real- 
ly began after reaching Canada. After their 
marriage they settled in King township, on a 
farm. In 1851 they moved to a farm in 'Val- 
pole township, County Haldimand, near J ar- 
vis. and there they both died. They were de- 
vout members of the Methodist Church. Of 
their family, eleven children lived to maturity, 
namely: James, a contractor, who died in De- 
troit; Elizabeth, Mrs. C. 1\1arr, of Walpole; 
:Margaret; Mary, Mrs. Harris, of Hagersville; 
John, a lumber merchant, of Mooseman, N.W. 
T., who is married and has one son; Thomas, 
a contractor and builder, of Atlanta, Georgia, 
who has a wife and family; William, a teacher 
in Hamilton. with a wife and family; Watson, 
who lives with his wife and son on a farm in 
ITag-ersville. Ont.; Joseph; Edward, who died 
unmarri
d at the homestead in County Haldi- 
mand; and Christian, a farmer in the County 
of Haldimand, who died leaving a family. 
Joseph IIind remained in the County of Hal- 
dimand until 1863. For a year thereafter he 
worked on a farm, and then went to Wallace- 
town and engaged with his brother, Thomas, 
who was a plow manufacturer, for three years. 
Again resuming farming, he continued that 
until his marriage, after that event buying a 
pump factory in Jarvis, which he operated for 
six months. when fire destroyed the plant. 
After following teaming for six years, Mr. Hind 
began to learn carpentering with William 
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has followed up to the present time, doing con- 
tracting and building for three years in Hag- 
ersville, Ont., before coming to East Toronto 
in 1887. In 1898 he went to l\looseman, X.W. 
T., and remained there three years engaged in 
contracting and building, returning to East 
Toronto at the end of that time. Mr. Hind has 
also done considerable investing in real estate. 
After purchasing land he has built houses on 
it for sale, and has been very successful in all 
his enterprises of this kind. He has also erect- 
ed a fine brick house, for his OW11 occupancy 
on 1lain Street. 
In his earlier life :!\lr. Hind was a strong Re- 
former, but of late years he has joined the 
ranks of the independent voters, thinking that 
course the best means for securing the best 
welfare of the town. He has always been act- 
ive in public affairs. and was elected by accla- 
mation to the first council of East Toronto 
town. His son Edmund succeeded him shortly, 
but in 1905 he was again elected to that body. 
Previous to his western trip he was road com- 
missioner for eight years. In 1906 he ran as 
an independent candidate for mayor, but was 
defeated by Mr. Richardson. 
On Feb. 28. 1873, Mr. Hind married Miss 
1\larv Brock, who was born in Ireland in 1844, 
daughter of John and Catherine Brock. On 
first coming to Canada the Brock familÿ set- 
tled in Scarborough township, County York, 
but later moved to the County of Haldimand, 
where Mrs. Hind grew to womanhood. Of the 
nine children born to Joseph and Mary Hind. 
only six are living, namely: (1) Emalina died 
at the age of three months. (2) William H., 
born in Jarvis. who married Miss Nettie Kess, 
of Barrie, is a conductor on the Canadian Pa- 
cific Railway. (3) Edmund. born in County 
Haldimand, married Miss Etta May, of East 
Toronto, and has one son, Arthur W.; he is a 
lumber merchant in Tonawanda, New York. 
(4) Edwin. Twin brother to Edmund, married 
Miss Lois l\Iorden. of l\Iooseman. and has one 
daughter, 1\1ary J.; he is a contractor and 
builder of the North-West Territory. (5) Mag- 
gie 1\1. and (6) Kellie B., twins, died at the 
age of fifteen months. (7) Lillie E., (8) Car- 
rie L. and (9) Alice :!\l. are at home, the lat- 
ter being a stenographer in Toronto. Mrs. 
Hind and her children are members of the 
Methodist Church. while her husband is a lo- 
yal supporter of the church work. though not a 
member. He is prominent in the East Toronto 
Lodge, A.O.CW., and has served as its repre- 
sentative in the Grand Lodge three or four 
times. 1\1r. Hind is a man of many fine traits 
of character, and is a citizen whose value has 
been thoroughly proved. 


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RICHARD WICKENS, now living retired 
at No. 450 Sherbourne street, Toronto, is of 
English extraction, and belongs to a family 
founded in Canada by his father, Joel Wickens, 
who was born in Berkshire. England. in 178-1. 
1\1r. 'Vickens was born in England Aug. 13, 
1826, and was ten years old when he came to 
Canada with his parents. He received his edu- 
cation in Quebec, and then went into business 
with his brother-in-law, 1\Ir. Helherington. at 
Quebec, remaining with him eight years. He 
then went to another business house, with 
which he continued until l\Iay, 1854, when he 
located in Toronto, and entered the employ 
of the British American Association Compan
', 
After nineteen 
'ears with that concern he was 
made general agent for the CommerC'ial Union 
Assurance Company, a position he held for 
nearlx twenty-seven years, when he retired from 
active business. III' purchased his residence. 
at Xo. 450 Sherbourne street, in 1877. When 
he came to Toronto Sherbourne street was a 
wilderness. 


ROBERT BLOKG, who is now living retired 
from active cares except what is involved in 
looking after his investments, is one of the suc- 
cessful business men of Toronto, and a member 
of an old family of the County of York. On- 
tario. 
The Blong family was founded in Canada by 
the father of Robert Blong, Henry Blong. who 
was born in lR05 in Ireland. of French Hugue. 
not ancestry. He malTied Aldred Easton, who 
was born in 1819 in Ireland. and died in To- 
ronto in 1902. In 1843 Henry Blong came to 
Toronto and engaged in the butchering busi- 
ness at the old market, where he continued un- 
til his death, which occurred in 1861. 
He ,vas one of the well-known men of 
Toronto and the surrounding country and 
was ver
' successful as a business man. He 
and his wife were members of the Church of 
England. In political sentiment he was a Con- 
servative. He and his wife had the following 
children: Henry, deceased, who was in the 
butchering business in Toronto for some time; 
Richard, who was also in the butchering busi- 
ness until his death; Catherine, deceased. who 
was the wife of John Craig: Maria. of Toronto j 
Sarah. the wife of Peter McDonald, of Rose- 
dale; Edward. whose sketch appears elsewhere; 
George, deceased; Robert j and J onat.han, a 
well-to-do business man of Port Perry, who 
was at one time in the meat business in Toronto 
and is now looking after his investments. The 
last named has a family of three children, I
il- 
lie, Henry and Robert. 
Robert Blong was born in Toronto in :&lay, 



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1859. and on reaching manhood went into the 
hutehering business in his native city, continu- 
ing to follow that line until the year 1890, when 
he retired from active participation in business 
affairs. Like his father. he met with substan- 
tial success in his commercial pursuits, and wa
 
an honorable dealer throughout his career. He 
is a member of the Church of England. and in 
political opinion he is a Conservative. 



1ARTIX .T. Ron.\RT is one of the fe\\" resi- 
dents of York Count
.. whose family is of old 
Dutch stock. but whose ancestors. who origin- 
allv came from Holland. were at first establish- 
ed' in Xew York CiÌ\T. and then in time one 
branch mOYed to Canada. and founded the 
family, which, for much more than a centur
- 
has heen idpntified with thl' sterling IZrowth 
and prugress of York County. 
)lartin Bogart. grandfather of )1artin J.. 
was born in the Stab> of Xew Jersey, just op- 
posite Xew York City. \Yhen the family mov- 
ed to Canada they lo{'ated in :\'I'wmarket for 
some years, and then settled permanently in 
King township. There )1artin Bogart and his 
wife died. the fOl'1l1l'l' in 18;)4. Their tlm>e chil- 
dren were: ('omaehy. who married Peter Lock- 
har(1. and died at their home on ('oncession 6, 
King township. leaving- a large family; Peter. 
who died when a young' man; and .Martin. 
)lartin Bogart (2) was born in Xewmarket 
in 180:3. His wife was also of American par- 
entage. her family having ('ome from Bucks 
county. Pennsylvania. ::\1rs. Bogart. ,,'hose 
maiden name was Elizabeth ". alton. was the 
daughter of Jesse' 
\lld Hannah \Valton. (
uak- 
er1>. and W
JS born in lS00, after the famil.\T ha.l 
come to Canada and settled in "Kew Brunswick. 
In 18
6 thcy mond to York County. and m
Hle 
their home near Newmarket. on Y onge street. 
There tlw daughter was mllrried two years hlter 
to 1\1artin Bugart. and the yuung couple began 
life together on the farm on Concession 5. Lot 


. whieh "'as to }w their lifelong home. 'I'h!' 
brick house now owned by )[artin .f. Bogart. 
was built by his father. and there both par- 
ents died. he in 18ïï. and she in 186:30 They 
were chm'eh me-mbeJ's of the Christian dl'- 
nomination. and vel'.'T active workers in their 
church. Five sons and a daughter were horn 
to them, as follows. )[artin: Ferdinand. a fat.- 
mer in King township. .who died in 
I'ptember, 
IBO;). leaving a family: Peter, who for some 
years was a farn1l'r in King township. but later 
moved to Toronto. and there died in 189;). leav- 
ing a famil
T: George; Elias. who moved to tlw 
State of Kansas and there died: and Man 
\.. 
wife of Richard Rowell of York rOlwÌ\' . both 
of whom are now decea
ed. leaving child
en. 


Martin J. Bogart, only surviving member of 
the father's family, was born on the homestead 
:-:\ept. 3, 1829. As a boy he went to school in 
King township. and later continued his studies 
in the Kewmarket high school. He fitted him- 
self to be a teacher, and for four years was an 
instructor in the public schools. After his 
marriage he devoted his attention entirelv to 
farming, and after some ten years on an
ther 
farm in Concession 4, he purchase,d his father's 
homestead from a brother who then owned it, 
and has ever since made his home there. The 
place includes 100 acres of land. in a good state 
of cultivation, and is one of the valuable farms 
of the locality. ::\11'. Bogart has now given up 
active work on his property, and is passing his 
later veal'S in well earned ease. Ill' has alwav"! 
been 'very fond of travel, and earlier in life 
journeyed quite extensively over a large part 
of the United States and also throngh New 
Brunswick and Nova Scotia; while in the sum- 
mer of 1860, before his marriage, he made a 
trip to Scotland, Ireland. England, and other 
European countries. 
::\11'. Bogart chose for his companion through 
life :l\Iiss 
lary Lemon. who was born in King 
township in 1829. daughter of Jacob and Cath- 
erine Lemoll, of one of the old York County 
families. They were married in IH60, and spent 
more than forty years of happy wedded life. 
)[rs. Bogart passed from this world Feb. 21. 
l!IO;). leaving the record of a most usefnl life. 
and the example of a beautiful Christian char- 
a.cter. She bore her husband five children. 
name.ly: ('aroline, born in 1862, wife of Dr. 'V. 
f:. Dodds, of Canandaigua, New York, and 
mother of Olle son. Granb,\'; Harlan. horn in 
1866. who received a high school education, is 
a railroad man. ]ocatell near Parry Sound. and 
has one fo.un. Grant: Dr. Edgar A.. a veterinary 
surgeon at Seattle. \Vashington. is unmarried; 
('atherine E., born in 1870. is tl1e wife of Dr. 
.James E. Duncan, of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, 
and mother of one son. .James E.; and Hiram, 
horn in 1874. unmarried. is a guld miner in 
,\laska. 
From an eady age I'llI'. Bugart has been an 
enthusiastic and untiring church worker. He 
iiI'st became a eonununicallt of the ('hristia11 
Church in lS-1ï. and during all these ensuing 

'ears has bN>n one of its most valuable mem- 
hers. Be,sides serving as treasurer. 1\[1'. Bogart 
has for thirt,\'-two yrars tilled the office of sup- 
erintendent of the Sunday-school and on several 
occasions the people of the church have ex- 
pressed their appreciation of his lung s"1'vi('e 
b.'T presenting him with handsome gifts, a Bible, 
a lamp. and t\VO be.autiful upholstered chairs. 
1[1'. Bogart has chosen to do his work for the 




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public good along these lines of effort and has 
confined himself to them, instead of engaging 
also in political affairs, although he is a staunch 
Liberal in llÏs views and always supports that 
partr. 


ALBERT Dt:mL\
T 'S AT:::;O
. :M.D., of 
;\u. 10 Euclid avenue. Toronto, is a well-known 
and successful physician. He is a Canadian, 
the family having been residents of Ontario 
since the year 1819. Dr. 'Watson is the only 
surviving son of William Y oule 'Watson, and 
was born in Peel County, Jan. 8, 1859. 
The family was founded in Canada ùy "\Vil- 
liam Watson, the Doctor's grandfather, who 
was born in Lincoln, England. in 1786, married 
in 1812 Miss Y oule, and in 1819 brought his 
wife and family to this country and settled in 
what was then a part of York County, but since 
known as the township of Toronto Gore, a part 
of Peel County. On arrival in Toronto )Irs. 
'Vatson died, and was buried in the gra veyard 
of S1. James' Cathedral. l\Ir. Watson after- 
wards married :\Iiss Elizabeth Gale, and was 
engaged in agriculture until his death, in the 
year 1857. Two sons. Henry, who died early. 
and 'William Youle-were burn of the first 
union. Four children were horn by the second 
wife: John. deceased; Jesse. now rf'sident in 
Brmllpton. Ont.: Hannah. wiff' of the late Wil- 
liam Herald. deceased; and James. deceased. 
William Y ouk 'V at
on, father of the DoC'tor, 
was born in England in .\..D. 1815, and was 
four years of age when bron
ht to Canada. He 
adopted the shoe trade as a calling. ,Vhen the 
rebellion broke out. in 1887. 
Ir. 'Vatson en- 
listed and served under his country's flag. In 
politics he was a Reformer, in religiun a :\Ietho- 
dist. hut in every way was more or less inde- 
pe,mIent in thought and action. His entire life 
on this C'ontinent \\"<lS spent in Peel County. 
where his death took place at Dixie in .A.D. 
18!18. 
!\II'. 'Vatson married. in 1
36. l\Ian Ann Al- 
dred. who was born in England in A.D. 1818, 
Hnd died at Toronto in A.D. 1905. Their eight 
('hildren are: Ezekiel. deceased; Henn', deceas- 
ed: Elizabeth, wife of .fohn Sandf'rson
 of Shan- 
ty Bay, Ont.; .Jesse. deceased: :\Il1rv Lovina 
wife of H. H. Shaver. poliee magis'tratp ami 
Division Court clerk at Couksville; Eliza R., 
wiff' of l\Iiles Vokes, hardware merchant, To- 
ronto; Albert Durrant; and Adelaide Y oule, 
wife of R. H. Graham (alderman), Toronto. 
The maternal grandparents of Dr. Watson 
werp James Aldl'pd and his wife, i\Iary Ann 
Durrant. James Aldred was born in Suffolk 
England. in A.D., lï73. Early last C'entury h
 
enlisted in 'Veil ington's cavalry and seneel 


both in Spain and at 'Vaterloo. Coming to 
Canada in 1836, he settled in York County but 
afterwards moved witb his wife to Port Elgin, 
where a small monument may still be seen to 
mark the last resting-place of these pioneers. 
Their family were: Eliza, deceased, wife 01' 
Captain Cheyne; JHmes, deceased; Mary AnY 
de,ceased 190.3; Capt. William, of Windsor; 
Samuel of Pueblo, Colorado; Frances H., wife 
of John Ribey, of Korth Bruce; and John. of 

ova Scotia. 
Dr. Albert D. 'Yatson received his early edu- 
cation in the public schools of Peel ('ounty, 
and afterwards in Toronto Xormal school. He 
tanght for a short time at :!'ITalton and OakvilIe 
and in 1879 entered the medical department of 
Toronto University. After receiving his de- 
gree, he made a prolonged visit to Great Bri- 
tain and the continent. where he attended the 
hospitals of Edinburgh, London and Paris. 
Returning to Toronto in 
\..D. 1884, he estab- 
lished himself in that city. He Î'S a member of 
the medical staff of the 'Vestern Hospital and 
is eonnected with the British and other l\fedieal 
Associations. 
Dr. Watson possesses literary abilities of a 
!:i;..rh order, having been a wide reader, especial- 
l
' along the line of psychology and ethics. He 
has made substantial contributions to Canadian 
literatnre. One very original and ingenious 
paper, entitled "The Reformation and Simpli- 
fication of the Calendar," was read in 1896 be- 
fore the Royal Astronomical Society of Toronto, 
of which Dr. ,'Tatson is a member. It was re- 
ceiyed very favorably by the society and pnb- 
lished in full in their transactions. He is the 
author of three books entitled" ::5overeignty of 
Ideals." "Sovereignty of Character," and 
.. Sovereignty of Service." Besides these books 
Dr. 'Yatson has published articles in the medi- 
cal and other magazines. and written poems. 
few of which, however, have been published. 
In Septembe.r, 1885, Dr. 'Vatson married l\Iiss 
Sarah G. Clare, daughter of Samuel Clare, of 
Toronto, who was for eighteen years writin LP 
master in the Normal and model'schools ther:' 
:Mrs. Watson was born in Rheffield, Ont., in 
1861. Their family consists of five children: 
William V.; Harry Waldo: l\Iyrtle E.; E. Clare 
(twins); and Edna Enlalie. Botl1 parents are 
members of Euclid Avenue l\Iethodist (,hurch. 
and are prominent figures in the work of that 
church and of the denomination at large. Dr. 
'Vatson has lwen a member of the generl'll con- 
ference for some years, has served on the Gen- 
eral Board of l\Iissiuns and thf' executive of the 
Methodist Social Union. and is prominent in the 
ethiC'al and sociological work of the church. lIe 
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Moral Reform department and a member of the 
General Conference Special Committee. 
Politically Dr. Watson is not a partisan, but 
is a friend of every government that does not 
forfeit his confidence by breaking faith with 
the people, whom he regards as the rightful 
sovereigns in every land. He is a boundless 
optimist and hopes to see this country lay the 
whole world under tribute by giving to it thosc 
ideals of human conduct and character which 
are, he thinks, the chief glory of any nation. 
His only fear is that the wonderful material 
prosperity of the people may blind them to the 
nation's real sources of strength and greatness, 
which he holds to be the virtue and honor of its 
citizens. 
Dr. Watson is a well-known reformer in the 
moral field, being the president and founder of 
the Ethological Association of Canada, presi- 
dent of the Canadian Purity-Education Associa- 
tion and a recognized teacher and leader in 
ethical ideals. To these ideals in relation to 
the life of Canada he devotes the best powers 
and resources of an acute intellect, a ripe cul- 
ture, a lofty enthusiasm, and untiring energy 
and a kind and sympathetic heart. 
JOH
 HOWARD, in whose death in Toron- 
to, in 1872, the city lost one of its progressive 
and substantial business men, as well as a high- 
ly esteemed reside.nt. was born in London, Eng- 
land, in 1796. He grew to manhood in his na- 
tive country, where he received his education. 
After some years he emigrated to New York 
City, where he became engaged in silk manu- 
facturing. He came to Canada from New Yor:6:: 
about 1841, and locating in the city of Toronto, 
resumed his silk manufacturing operations, 
continuing successfully in that line until 
his death. Mr. Howard married Miss 
Mary Bloss, born in London, England, in 1800, 
and she passed away in 1884, aged eighty-four 
years. The only child of this union, a daugh- 
ter, Miss Mary Howard, makes her home in To- 
ronto, at No. 16 Oxford street, where her 
mother died. 
Mr. and Mrs. Howard were members of the 
Church of England. In his political sympa- 
thies he was connected with the Conservative 
party. Fraternally an Orangeman, he was very 
popular in that order, and in his death the so- 
ciety lost one of its most ardent supporters. 
John Howard came to Toronto with a reputa- 
tion for honesty and integrity. and during his 
many years of business life in the Queen City, 
he added to his honors, and he died as he lived, 
true to his God and his neighbour. 
WILLIAM MINTO, for many years a we])- 
known resident of Toronto. engaged in busi- 


ness as a tea merchant, passed away Jan. 
3, 
1905, at his late residence, No. 110 Conduit 
street, Toronto Junction. Mr. Minto was a 
native of Scotland, born in 1846, son of Alex- 
ander and l\Iargaret l\Iinto, who came to Can- 
ada in 1832, Mr. Minto dying the next year. 
WiHiam Minto's educational advantages 
were secured in the schools of Lower Canada, 
but his business life was spent in Toronto, 
where he settled in 1
76. With his brother, 
John Minto, he engaged in the tea business, 
the first location being on Colborne street, 
where they continued for many years, later 
removing to Front street, and continuing at 
the latter location until William Minto's death. 
Mr. l\Iinto had a large acquaintance among 
the business men of the Queen City, and the 
firm was well and favorably known through- 
out the Dominion. 
In 1877 Mr. l\Iinto was united in marriage 
with l\Iiss Annie Shaw, born in Birmingham, 
England, in 1857, daughter of Ambrose and Re- 
becca (Atkins) Shaw. In 1871 Mr. and Mrd. 
Shaw came to Canada, settling in 1\lontreal, 
where 
r r. Shaw followed his trade of gun- 
smith. He subsequently removed to Calgary, 
where he was engaged in business on his own 
account until his death, after which his widow 
located in Toronto, and there passed away. 
1\11'. and 1\1rs William l\Iinto had these chil- 
dren; Annie E.; Alexander Henry, who mar- 
ried Helena Wicks, and had two children, Gert- 
rude and William; Alice, deceased; :Margaret, 
who married Royden T. Cowan; William, de- 
ceased; Celia; James E.; Helen Jane; Mary; 
Andrew; Catherine, and Beatrice. 1\11'. Minto 
belonged to the P
mouth Brethren. In poli- 
tics he was a Conservative. In 1896 he re- 
moved his residence to Toronto Junction, but 
carried the business on in the city until his 
death. 


JAMES DEACON. who was for many years 
engaged successfully in a number of business 
enterprises throughout the Dominion, and who 
met his death by drowning at Three Forks. B. 
C., where he was engaged in mining. was born 
near Barrie. Ont., in 18:
8. The family is of 
Irish extraction. and was founded in Canada 
by the father of James, who was a member oÎ 
Her Majesty 's arm
'. for services in which he 
received a grant of land from the Crown. H
 
settled near Barrie, Ont., and there he and his 
wife died, the parents of four children. 
James Deacon received his education in Bar- 
rie, and there engaged to learn the blacksmith 
business, which. however, he followed but a 
short time. it not proving congenial. He was 
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\PHICAL RECORD 


in Brandon, Man, thence went to Calgary, 
where for a time he was engaged in the lum- 
ber business, later removing to the coast, where 
be was following mining as an occupation when 
be met his death. 
Mr. Deacon was united in marriage with 
Miss Eliza Henderson, daughter of Charles M. 
and Charlotte (Ames) Henderson, the former 
born in Ireland in 1812. Mr. Henderson left 
the old country in 1822, and went to Kentucky, 
where he was prepared for the ministry, a call- 
ing, however, which he never followed. On 
completing his education he came to Canada, 
and engaged in civil engineering and survey- 
ing. He also owned land in North Gwillim- 
bury. County York, where he was living at 
the time of his death in 1875. His wife, Char- 
lotte Ames Sprague, was the daughter of Silas 
Ames, an United Empire Loyalist and an early 
settler of the County of York, where both he 
and his wife, who was a native of Nova Scotia, 
died. The children of Charles 1\1. and Char- 
lotte Henderson were: Silas, of Rossland, B. 
C.; and Mrs. Deacon. 
Mr. and Mrs. James Deacon were the par- 
ents of two daughters: Charlotte Henderson 
and Anna. Mr. Deacon was a faithful member 
of the English Church, and to this faith his 
widow and children also adhere. In politics 
he was a Reformer, and he was fraternally af- 
filiated with the 1\[asonic Order. Since the 
death of 1\11'. Deacon Mrs. Deacon and her 
daughters have made their home in Toronto, 
where they are most highly esteemed. 


LYl\IAN GEORGE JACKSON was born on 
the 23rd of l\Iay, 1856, next door to his father's 
printing office, being the only son of Erastus 
Jackson, who was at that time the editor and 
proprietor of the Era, the only paper then 
published in Newmarket. 
Erastus Jackson was born in the village of 
1\[errickville, County Grenville, Ont., Aug. 29, 
1829, and received his education in his native 
county. He started life as a printer, in J anu- 
ary, 1845, at Cobourg. Three years later he 
removed to Toronto, following his trade till 
the spring of 1850, when he accepted a situa- 
tion in a printing office in Guelph. Returning 
to Toronto in the year 1852 he connected 
himself with the old North American, publisb- 
ed by Hon. William McDougall. where he con- 
tinued till the following year. 185
. when he 
came to Newmarket, purchasing the Era, which 
he published successfully until 18B,j when he 
retired from business and turned the paper 
ove,r to his son. For nearly thirty years 1\[1'. 
Jackson held a seat in the local council, repre- 
sented the town in the county council for many 


15:3 


years, and has also filled the warden's chair. 
He has always acted in the interests of the 
town, and has filled acceptably many positions 
of trust and honor. 
1\11'. Erastus Jackson was married (first) to 
Mahalah 'Wright. Mr. Jackson then married 
(second) 1\liss Sophia Wright, daughter of 
James Wright, deceased, of County 'Velling- 
ton, and seven children were born to this 
union, the eldest of whom died quite young. 
1\11'. Jackson is a liberal in politics, and has 
taken an active part in nearly all of the great 
conventions of his party in this section. He is 
greatly esteemed in York County, where his 
many sterling qualities are recognized and ap- 
preciated. 
Lyman George Jackson received his educa- 
tion at Mrs. Bayly's private school, at the pub- 
lic school under Mr. Robert Alexander, and at 
the village grammar school. Owing to ill 
health he was obliged to abandon his studies 
for a time, and, after a few weeks' holidays, 
entered his father's printing office to complete 
the trade at which he had worked more or le,;;!,1 
since early boyhood. Mter becoming a jour- 
neyman printer, he assumed the position of 
bookkeeper and manager for a period of seven 
:rears. and, in 188.), after !III'. Erastus Jackson 
had made a success of the Era for over thirty 
years, his Son succeeded as editor and proprie- 
tor, the former retaining a financial and edi- 
torial interest. Under the capable management 
of 1\11'. Lyman George Jackson, the Era has 
continued to hold first place in the estimation 
of the, people. and has been thoroughly alive 
to the interests of the town which it so ably 
represents. 
In 1878, 1\11'. L. G. Jackson married Miss Em- 
ily Louise Weddel, daughter of the late Calvin 
Weddel, of East Gwillimbury township, anù 
four sons were born to this union: Edgar, Wal- 
ter, Leslie and Garnet, the youngest of whom 
departed this life in 189
, when nearly five 
years of age. 
When a young man, :Mr. Lyman George 
Jackson took an active interest in the game of 
lacrosse. and for a bout fifteen years was a 
member of the town band. For twelve years 
or more he acted as librarian of the old 
Ie- 
chanics' Institute, was afterwards elected on 
the board of management. and for over fifteen 
years took an active interest in its affairs, fill- 
ing the office of president with much accept- 
ance. Ever since his youth 1\[1'. Jackson has 
been a staunch abstainer. and is connected 
with several temperance organizations. Dur- 
ing the Ontario Plebiscite he was secretary or 
the York County or
anization. In religion he 
is a 
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superintendent of the Sunday-school. On sev- 
eral occasions he has been chosen representa- 
tive to conferences, and for foul' years was on 
the advisory board of the Methodist Book 
Room. For some -,"e<l}'1'; he was on the execu- 
tin> ('ommittee of the Canadian Press 
\
socia- 
tiön. Ill' is also ex-president of the 1\orth 
lork 
abbath School _\ssociation. and he now 
holds the office of the secretar
r-treasurer of 
the Lord's Day 
\lliance, and is also treasurer 
of A.O.n.W. Lodge Xo 81. Ill' is always fore- 
most in any enterprise proposed for the bene- 
fit of the town. 
:.\11'. Jackson has tnn'dled a great deal, and 
his letters to the Era while touring the Britisn 
Isles ê\lld France. during the summer of 190;). 
\\"ere interesting and instructive. and greatly 
appreciated by his readers. 


WAurER RIDOLT. In the untimely death. 
in 1890, of the late Walter Ridout. at the age 
of thirty-three. there was suddenly cut short 
a career which had promised to be one of 
marked success. and to refiect new lustre on a 
name alread;\' well known and honored not 
alone in Canada, but {'ven more in England. 
where the Ridouts have been prominent for 
genera tions. 
Thp first record of the Ridout family is found 
in Hutchins' "Visitation of the Somerset," 
now in thp College of Arms, London, in which 
mention is made of the granting of a coat of 
arms in 15;)1, to Thomas Ridout. of the parish 
of Hensbridge, Somerset. England. The Rid- 
outs have resided principally in Blandford. 
Sherborne. Dorsetshire. after which Sherhourne 
street. Toronto, was named by lIon. Thomas 
Ridout, surveyor general of Canada, who was 
born at the old family seat. There is men- 
tion in Hutchins also of the Bristol Rillouts. 
first referred tu in connection with tlw mar- 
riage in 16í4 of Susannah. daughter of John 
Ridout. of Bristol. to Thomas Strongwa;\'s. of 
:\Iilbury, Dorsetshire. Their granddaughter. 
Elizabeth. married 
te'phen Fox. who was cre- 
ated Earl of Ilchester in 1741. 
The immediate hranch of the family to which 
Walter Ridout belonged was founded in Can- 
mla by George Ridout, his grandfather, who 
erossed the ocean in 1820. III' was bol'll in 
BI'istol in 1783. a son of 
icudemus. elder 
hrother of Hon. Thomas Ridout. the surveyor 
general of Upper Cëwaùa, the latter of whom 
Iwd already settled in the Dominion when his 
nephpw came there. George Ridout had mar- 
ried long bpfore leaving England l\Iiss Mary 
Ann Knight, and they were al'companied to 
America by their two sons. George Percival 
and Joseph D., who remained for some time in 


the Cnited States, one in New York and the 
other in Philadelphia. The parents settled first 
in the latter city, hut in ]826, on the recom- 
mendation of Hon. Thomas Ridout, rame to 
Little York. and there remained till the death 
c'Í George Ridout, Rept. 3. 1835. His wife sur- 
vived him exactly one month. Mr. Ridout hall 
received. very soon a!ter coming- to Canada, a 
government position Ilnd retained it for thf' 
rest of his life. 
The two sons mentioned abo,-e subsequently 
alsL' came to Canada. The elder, George Per- 
cival, "as born in Bristol, England, in 1807. 
HI' came t.o Toronto prior to the rebellion of 
] 83ï -38, and durin!:' that strug'g-Ie was in RCi- 
ive service for the (jrown, so distinguishing 
himself that he retired with tile l'ank of cap- 
tain in the Seventh Battalion of the 
York Volunteers. He became a very prom- 
inent man in Toronto in both politi. 
('al and business circle;;, representing 
tlll' eity in the Dominion Parliament in 18:)1-:52- 
;j:
; was one of the founders of the Toronto 
Board of Trade, whieh was crganized in 1843, 
and of which he was president from then till 
1R;)2. when he was surceeded by a ì\ir. Clark- 
son r see the Toronto Board of Trade book for 
1
0-l or 19O:J]; and 'he was president of St. 
neorge's R('ciety in 1
4:ï-4ö--I-ï. Ill' dil'd in 
l
ï
. unmarried. 
.Joseph D. Hidont was horn in Bristol m 
1809. His business l'nreer began in New York, 
where he was in the branch house of the firm 
of l\Iessrs. Tarratt. of "\Volverhampton. En!!- 
land. From Xew York he was sent when on!y 
nineteen years of age, to open another branr:h 
of the firm in Boston. TIll' ability thus in- 
dicated and the ronfidenl'e reposed in him h
' 
11)s employers, or thosp ('onnf'rted with him, 
wpre features that marked his entire hnsines.-: 
Cat'epr. In 18:n he ('a me to Toronto anò in thp 
following year forml,d a. partnership with his 
brother and the :.\k!'srs. Tarratt. Aftpr hi" 
hl'Othel' 's n>tirement from the hnsÏlll'ss, .Joseph 
D. Ridout took into the filõm .1 ames Aikenhead 
awl Alexander Crownbie, and finalIy in lR76 
himself withdrpw from all future firtiw rfln- 
npr-tiolJ with tIll-' honst'. lIe hall hel'n vil'!'- 
presidl-'nt of the Farmers' and 
Iechani,'s' 
Building Roeiety. anI! when it was merged into 
the Canada 'Permanent Loan and Savings 
Company, he herame president of the Ill'\\" or- 
ganization. and retained the office until his 
rcsignation in 1lay, 184-1, Hn accuunt of j;l 
health. JJikl' his bruther he lwei helped to found 
tlw Toronto Board of Trade. UP was a melll- 
hpr of St. <1eorge's Sl'ciety. and served as presi- 
dent from 18:ïl to 18;-)4, inclusive. He Wê1S a 
man of varied interests, belong:ed hI the 1.0.0. 



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F.. in which we was at one time Grand l\Iaster, 
was a founder of the l\lechanics Institute. and 
held rank as an offi('er in the East York militia 
from 183
 to 1867, retiring ,vith the rank of 
major. During the rebellion of 18:37-38, he ,;aw 
active service. 
Joseph D. Ridout was twice married, 
Lis 
first wife being )Iiss Julia Elizabeth Gold. a 
sister of l\Irs. F. W. Cumberland. His seconll 
wifc was a sister of Co!. F, \Y. Cumberland, 
named Caroline. To them were horn two ;;ons, 
Percival F. and Walter L. 1\11'. Ridout passed 
a way from this world June 4, 1884: his widow 
still survives and lives in Toront.o. 
\Valter Ridout was born in Toronto in 18;),. 
and was educated at ['pper Canada Colleg
. 
His literaQ' training- was but preliminary to tht' 
study of arl'hitecture. and he made his prac- 
tical ëlC(llIaintance with the work of that PI")- 
fession in the office of Stewart and Strick- 
land. a firm with which he later became asso- 
ciated as a partn<'r. He was admirably adapt- 
I'd for the calling- he had chosen, <md was rap- 
idly making a name for himself whell his ('a- 
reel' was cut short by death. That sad event 
occurred at his country home in Colborne. Ont., 
in 1890. He was a member of the {'hu('(.h 
of Englanrl, anrl in his political views was a 
Conservati VI'. 
In ] 881 was solewnized the marriage of 
"'alter Ridout and Miss Alice Boyer, to whom 
were born three sons. Fl'ederick \Valter Boyer 
(captain, Army Service Corps, stationed in 
South Africa), Rohert .Joseph and l..ionel Cum- 
berland. l\Irs. Ridout was a daughter of Rev. 
R. C. Boyer, a clef.gyman in the Chureh o! 
England. Born in 1826. Rev. :\[1'. Bo)'er waR 
educated at Oxford. and came to Canada in 
1848. lIe spent his active lifp in till-' service of 
his ('hurch, and his ministrations wer(' pmh..d 
h)' his death in ]
7;). His widow. whose mai(l- 
en name was Grace Parr)'. now livps with )virs. 
Ridout in San Dil'go. California. 


ED\} A R 1\1. (,OOK, :\1.D., of No. 90 Colleg-t' 
stI'eet, 'l'oronto, hecame one of that city's m..di- 
I'al praf'titioners in 1893. awl in the interven- 
ing years has gained an assured p0sition thf"l't'. 
huilt up a large practil'e and made <m envi- 
ahle reputation for himself. HI' carne to To- 
I'onto from Rellpvilk County Hëlstings. wl1(>I'(' 
he was born :\Iar('h 11. lR54, son of \Villíam 
:\IpDonald and Rusanna (Clark) Cook. 
The Cook family was originally of II-ish 
extraction, and was fountled in th p western 
world by Wil1iam Cook, great-grandfather of 
Dr. Cook. William Cook It'ft Irt'hmd in the 
latter part of thl' eight('('nth century. and 10 
('atpd in the Statl' of VemlOnt. wher(' Ill' died. 


Hi;; 


His son .John. dissatisfied with the condition!'; 
in \'t'rmont, (,èllne to Canada and settled in 
Count)' Hastings. which becmne th(> perman- 
ent home of the family. .J ohn Cook died there. 
tIll' father of elewn childr(>n. Of thC'se only 
ont' is living', David. who re8ides in l\IichÌ!;an. 
\Villiam )1(' Donald Cook was born in Coun- 
ty Hastings, in 1824, and his whole I if I" v. a<; 
passed in the vicinity of Belleville, where his 
father had loeated. 01'0\\ ing up under the ('on- 
ditions of pioneer life as he did. his oppor- 
tunities for education were limited. ,md tIlt' 
calling of a farmer offered the most promisin!! 
('iil'per for him. HI' married Susanna, (lalll!h- 
11'1' of .Jamt's Clark, born in Snffolk. England. 
Her fathel' was one of the pioneer8 who brought 
their fnmilies to County Hastings at an earl\" 
day. )[r'. Cook and his wife were both Metho- 
dists and prominent for years in ehnrch work 
They \\'pre the part'nts of three 80ns and four 
daughters, but onl)- four are living. The eld(>st 
dau!!,hter. ;\1ary. mal'rit'd \ViUiam Drew, of 
County lIëtstings; her thrpe children all lh'd 
in childhood. One son, .John E. Cook, born in 
l
(il. after rompleting the course of study in 
the county s('hools became a teacher there, 
mJ 
suhsequently eontinued his studies in the To- 
muto Xorl1lal: he is now a barristel' in To- 
ronto. comnll1nding a large law practice, and 
reeentl
' took in 
\[r'. Bond as partner. 
1r. 
C'O{)k is very prominent in 
Iasoni(' circles, 
hping a past master of Doric Lodge. A.F. & 
\. 

1.: pa<;t master of King Solomon Chapter. R 

\.1\I.: past eminent preceptor of Cyrene Com- 
mandery. Knights Templar: and a Noble of the 
'[ysti,' Shrine. He married }Iiss Ella Imke, of 
Toronto. Herbert Cook, horn in 1867, mar- 
J'ied Sarah .Jnhy, of County Hastin
rs. and they 
oceupy the old homestead. )11'. ('ook's mother 
makes hel' home there with them. but the father' 
!,<lsserl away there in 1876. 
Dr. Edgm' }I. Cook was the eldest son in his 
father's family. During his hoyhood he stud- 
il'd in the eounty schools. and thence was sent 
to the Toronto Xormal, where he ('omplptpd 
his edul'ation. By that time hi" amhition to 
beeomp a physician was already strong enou!!h 
to 1w the dptpl'milling fa('tor in his life. and in 
order to seeure the means for his medical stud- 
ies tht' young num turnt'd to traching. For 
fî\"l' y('<lrs he held a 110sition in the school in hi" 
hon1/' town. in that time saving enong-h to ('ar'I',\' 
ont his ehel'iHlwd purpost'. In 1881 he wcnt to 
Cinoimmti, Ohio, and t'nterpd. tht' Homnpo- 
pathic Colleg'c there. g-radnating in 1
S:1. lIe 
then rl'tnrne(l to ('ana(h1. and att<'nded. Trinity 
I\ledira.l ('ol1t'l!e. fro,m whil'h institution 'he 1'1"- 
cpivell hiH diploma. in 1 RS-t-. passing thp exam- 
illations (If tht' ('ol1e
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goons of Ontario, and becoming a licentiate in 
March, 1884. Dr. Cook first established himself 
in Belleville, and in the nine years he prac- 
tised there built up a large and lucrative pat- 
ronage. But the demands of sllC'h a large prac- 
tice in a country district are excessive, anrl 
Dr. Cook decided in 1893, to establish himself 
in Toronto instead. The change has pNved a 
wise one, for he has been even more successful 
in his new environment than in Belleville. 
In June, 1898, Dr. Cook was joined in ma- 
trimony to Miss Edith Hoskin, a daughter of 
Thomas Hoskin, one of Toronto's leading blL,>i- 
ness men. Mrs. Cook was one of a family of 
four, and was reared and educated in Toronto. 
She is a woman of true culture and beauty of 
chara(>ter, and a devoted wife. Both Dr. Cook 
and his wife are members of the Church of 
England. The Doctor has been active in fra- 
ternal work, belonging to both the Odd Ff'l- 
lows and the Masons, and in the latter frater- 
nity is a member of Cyrene Preceptory, of To- 
ronto, and has taken the various degrees of the 
BJue IJooge, the Royal Arch Chapter and the 
Knights Templar. In politics he is a Liberal- 
Conservative, but always stands for principles 
which he deems in the best interest of the 
country in preference to party. Dr. Cook's 
reputation as a physician is high, while per- 
sonally he is popular and held in great con- 
sideration. 


CAPT. THOMAS BROWN (deceased), for 
twenty-one years a member of the "Queen '8 
Own Rifles." a native of Toronto, born Oct. 
8, 1849, and for many years a business man 
of the Quæn City, was a member of one of th-- 
pionær families of that place. 
The Brown family is of English extraction 
and was founded in Canada by Thomas Brown, 
the grandfather of Capt. Thomas. He and his 
wife, Ann Spoor, came to Toronto in 1846, and 
it was he who started the well-known whole- 
sale stationery and bookbinding busines,> of 
Brown Brothers, with which he was identitit'd 
until his death, in 1863. His children were: 
Thomas, deceased; Robert s., a retired I'itizen 
of Toronto, who is mentioned elsewhere; Major 
John, deceased; Richard. who is mentioned 
elsewhere; \Villiam, who has been in the hard. 
ware business in Toronto for some time; Rpv. 
George 1\1., of the County of York, who is ex- 
president of the Methodist Conference; Charles 
s., deceased; Annie, deceased, who married B. B. 
Toye; and Maria, del' cased. 
Of this family Thomas Bro"\\Jl was the father 
of the subject of this sketch. He was born at 
Newcastle-upon-T
'ne, England, and came to 
Cllnada in 1846, in young manhood, marryin
 


in Toronto Ann Parry, a native of England, 
daughter of Henry and Esther Parry. Thomas 
Brown was for many years 11 member of the- 
firm of Brown Brothers. He died in 'foronto 
in 1866, and his wife now resides there. She 
is a member of the Methodist Church. to which 
1\11'. Brown also belonged. Their children werp: 
Capt. Thomas; IT enr.\' .1., of Brown Brothers, 
Ltd.; Annie 1\1.; Emma II., the wife of Wil- 
liam Ewens, of Owen Sound; Minnie, the wif... 
of Dr. W. II. J eft's, of EgEnton, Ont.: Wil- 
liam G., of Toronto; and Harriet E., the wife 
of George H. Ilugsdin, of Minneapolis, l\Iin- 
nesota. 
Capt. Thomas Brown was educated in priv- 
ate schools and the model school of Toronto. 
and for three years thereafter was with the late 
Senator J olm Macdonald in a wholesale dn' 
goods house. He then w
nt into bu.siness with 
his father, who was a member of the firm of 
Brown Brothers, with which the Captain con- 
tinued until his death. 
On Feb. 2, 1870, Captain Brown was united 
in marriage with Miss Jennie Irwin, daughter' 
of Capt. Thomas and Margaret (Robb) Irwin, 
natives of Ireland, the former of whom 
wa.,> a son of Thomas Irwin, who died 
in Ireland. In Ireland Captain and Mrs. 
Irwin were married, and in an early da
r 
they removed to Montreal, where he .lied in 
1855. He was for many years a captain in the 
Royal 
avy. His wife died in 1859. Their 
children were: Mrs. Brown and Mary Eliza- 
beth, the latter residing with Mrs. Brown in 
Toronto. Capt. Thomas and Mrs. Brown had 
ehildren as follows: 'fhomas Arthur, born in 
Toronto in 1871, who died the same year; 
Thomas Henry, born in 1872, who died in 1887: 
Myrtle Winifred; Olive LiUian, wife of Thomas 
Russell. of Toronto; Alberta and Muriel, twim, 
the latter dereasedj and Irwin Arthur, of To- 
ronto. 
Captain Brown was a Methodist. In political 
sentiment he wa.<; a Reformer. Fraternally he 
associated with the Royal Arcanum, and social- 
ly he was connected with the National Cluh of 
Toronto and the Granite Curling Club. From 
1866 to 1887 he was a member of the <<Queen's 
Own," and with this regiment serveù in the 
Northwest Rebellion. He was a thorough busi- 
ness man and a Christian gentleman, and' was 
very highly esteemed in the city in whirh all 
his life was spent. 


THOUAS BRYCE was one of tne best 
known and most highly respected citizens of 
Toronto, where he passed away at his late resi- 
dence, No. 95 Woodlawn avenue, On Nov. 6, 
1905. Mr. Bryce was born in 1843, in Syming- 



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ton, Scotland, son of John and .Jane Bryce, 
who came to Canada in 1867, settling first in 
Toronto. Later they removed to St. l\IaJ'v's. 
from which place they subsequently rf'turned 
to Toronto, where they dìed. Their childt'ell 
were; Thomas; Á
nes, who married James 
Fraser, of Stratford; Marion, Mrs. .William 
Long; J olm, deceased; Annie, Mrs. Robert 

I('arn5: Alexander, deceased; William; and 
Elizabeth, l\Irs. H. H. Williams, of Toronto. 
Thomas Bryce was educated in his native 
fand, but his entire busine!';s and public life 
was spent in Canada. He came to Toronto 
with the family and soon thereafter eng-a!!ed in 
contraf'ting and building, occupations whirh hI' 
followed for many years, during which time he 
erected hundreds of dwellings in the city. 1\11'. 
Bryce's business methGds were such as to com- 
mand the highest appreciation of those with 
whom lle dealt, and his warm friends were as 
numerous as his acquaintances. He was always 
readv to assist the sick or needy, and also took 
a g;eat interest in all matters for the publir 
good. In 1898 l\Ir. Bryce was appointed Jmlge 
of the Court of Revision, an office in which he 
was serving at the time of his death. 
In 1871 1\11'. Bryce was married to Mrs. 
Louisa Turreff, widow of John Turreff. She 
is a native of Toronto, and daughter of Mr. 
William Hill, a pioneer settler of the Queen 
City. who was born in London, En
land, anrl 
located in Toronto about 1830. He married 
1\1iss _I\Iary Achland, born in England in 1817, 
who survives her hushand, residing- in Toronto. 
To :\11'. and 1\1rs. Hill were born these children: 
:\1rs. J olm Wilson, Wi!liam B., Mrs. Bryce, 
h'g. 
J. B. Fitz Simons, 
Irs. Robert .Woodward, 

1rs. Frank Rolph. and Mrs. Alexander Bryce. 
)11'. and Mrs. Thomas Bryce had two rohil- 
dren: Arthur. who married Vera K. Coxwell, 
and has three children, Kathleen, Thomas and 
:\Iary; and 1\1rs. Harry W. Gain. 


ROBERT WILLIAM ABEIJL, who pas-)pd 
away in Toronto in 1899, was one of the well- 
known men. not only of that city, but in all the 
leading places of Ontario, whieh he had vis. 
ited in the establishment of the Ancient Order 
of Foresters. Mr. Abell was born in Gloucester- 
shire, EnQ'land, in 1834, son of David Abell, 
who died in that country. 
Robert William Abell grew to manhood in 
Eng-Iand, and for a time prior to cominQ' to 
Canada had engaged in a mercantile business. 
In 1871 he settled in Toronto, where he en- 

aged in the hotel business, at the corner of 
Queen and Parliament streets. As above men- 
tioned 1\[1'. AbC'll was prominently identified 
with thf' ..:\neient Order of Foresters. He es- 


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tablished the first tent in Toronto, thi!'; being 
in 1871, the location being at the corner of 
King and Berkeley streets. In connection with 
the order, Mr. Abell travelled over a large por- 
tion of Ontario, and founded many tents. A 
few years before his death Mr. Abell retired 
from business, and spent his remaining days 
in the enjoyment of his home at No. 75 McGee 
street. whieh he had built, and whieh is n0W 
occupied by his widow. 
In 18;);) )11'. Abell was united in marriage 
with 1\1iss Emily Hyatt, born in England, in 
1831, daughter of James and Hannah (Hook) 
Hyatt, and to this union were born the 
following ehildren: Fanny, who married Fran- 
eis Consler, and has two children. Annie and 
Baldwin; Annie, who married Robert Williams 
( deceased) and has two children, Emily (wife 
of Alfred G. Snook, has two children, Eileen 
and Howard) and Fred,crick (who married 
Edith Keat, has one son, Robert); Lucy. who 
married Robert Fair, a hardware merchant of 
'T'oronto, and has children, 1fay (who married 
Ernest All ward, and has one child, Dorothy 
?lfay), Winnie, Gertrude, Alberta., Harvey (de- 
ceased) and Lucy; Rowland David, deceased, 
v.ho married Ella French and left one dalU:
h- 
tel'. Bessie; Emily, wife of Frank Barclev: 
and Alice, deceased, who married Harry Lant. 
In politics :\11'. Abell was a Reformer. He 
was a member of the Baptist Church. 
Robert 'Villiams. mf'ntioned in the forp- 

!'Oing, was born .in Toronto in 1859, son of 
George Williams, a well-known citizen, and was 
there educated. After his marri8J!'e to Annie 
.\bell he kept a hotel in Toronto for a few 
years. By trade he was a machinist. He died 
:\Iay 17, 1904. 


DR. JOlIN KE)JNEDY OLIVER. who died 
in Kingston, Ont.. ,Jan. 1, 1881, was onp of the 
most popular men of that city. He was born 
in Scotland in 1837. and came to Canada when 
a young- man, being educated at the Q'leen '8 
rniversity of Kingston, from which he gradu- 
ated in 1863, M.D., and JJ.R.C.P. & S. in lR()8. 
After graduation Dr. Oliver settled in prac- 
tice in Kingston, where he became vcr,v prom. 
inent in medieal, military and Mason i.! {.ir- 
rles. The Dortor's residence was near St. 
Georg-e's Cathedral, Kingston. From the time 
of his graduation he was in constant practice 
at this location, and became well known 
throughout the city. He was frequently re- 
quested to accept the mayoralty of the city, nnd 
finally accepted the nomination in the elections 
of 18RO-81, but his sudden death prevented his 
assuming thp duties of that office. The Doctor 
!';('rvpd his rity. hO\\"ever. in the ('ounei!. "Ind 



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his country in the Fenian raid. hf>ing surgeOrl- 
major of the 14t.h Bat.talion for some time. HI' 
was a :\[aster 1\[mmn, high up in the order, 
which, with the military, had rharge of his fun- 
eral, which was several miles in length. 
Dr. Oliver married Mary Ellen Town, who 
was born on the Isle of .J ersey in 1848, daugh- 
ter of Richard Town, who built and owned 
thp .Masonic building in Kingston. To Dr. a.nd 
Mrs. Oliver were horn: :\[ay Hossmore, wife 
of Frank Gordon, a commercial traveller. who 
has one daughter. Edna l..orraine; Ethel Gert- 
rude; and one son, deceased. The Doctor had 
three brothers and two sisters, Olle of whom, 
l\Tary, married 8ir .Tames McIntyre, of Liver- 
pool, England. 
1\11'0;. Oliver, some years after her husband's 
dea.th, settled in Toronto. purchasing the 110use 
at Xo. 217 Dunn avenue, South Parkdalp, where 
she now resides. In Dr. Oliver's death King- 
stOn lo!;t a prominent and useful ('itizpn. the 
rnediral fraternity an able member. and his 
family a kind and loving husband a11f1 fath
r. 


GEORGE WILLIAM BEYNOK, decpased, 
who was a weH-known lawyer of Portage 
a 
Prairie. .Man., was an unusual personality, and 
during his lifetime exerted more power for good 
than most men. A thorough srholar and born 
teacher, he was fm'ther gifted with the power 
over his feHows that marks a leader of men, 
and while his lot was not cast in stirring 
srenes or times hp was yet a guiding' and deter- 
mining influence in the lives of man
Y. 
1\11'. Be
'non was horn near -:\Iontreal in lti48, 
and was a son of Rev. George Beynon, a prom- 
inent 1\[pthodist divine. HI' wa!; a graduate of 
the {'niversity of Toronto, and later wa
 a law 
stm1f'nt in that rity, where. in lR79, he was duly 
C'alled to the Bar. TIp first est.ahlished him- 
self in l\[innpdosa. Man., wllC're h., practiced 
law for ten years, and then went to Portage la 
Prairie, where there were more promising oppn- 
ings. He hecame district registrar th
're and 
was still filling the dutiC's of that offi('e at the 
time of his death, in 1902. His political af- 
filiation was with the Rpform party. Besides 
att.ending to his business and profession a I in- 
ter-ests 
Ir. Bpynon was always actively en- 
gaged in rhurrh work, and was one of the noted 
Sunday-srhool teaehers of the 1\[ethodi
t de- 
nomination. He was speciaHy drawn to young 
people and his Bible class was composed of 
Sllf''h. His OWll genuine Christian chal'a('ter 
and his deep personal interest. in his pupils 
mart.. him very successful in his work, and num- 
hers of them were firmly settled in right prin- 
('iples of living through his tea('hings. 
In lS81l\Ir. Beynon and )[i8." Edith William. 


son, of Brampt.on, Ont., were unit.ed in mar- 
riage, and five children came to hless their 
home: George \\ïlliam. Jr., of Petrolia. who 
married :ì\Iiss Ida "r alker, of Toronto; Edith 
1\IaudC', who is the wife of Alexander Garner, 
of Stratford, and ha!; ()np daughter, Doris. 
Gareta. wife of lIenry l\[('Fad."pn, of Duluth. 
hy whom she has had two sons, Douglas and 
Harry; and two younger sons, Frank Pel'ci- 
val and John. who reside with their mother in 
Toront.o. 1\1rs. Beynon, who survives her 11118- 
band. and liws at No. 494 Euclid avenue. bears 
an enviable reputation as an authoress, having 
not only contributed a number of articles to 
thp leading magazines, but also written several 
novels, a.mong which "Saint'!, Sinnel'}; and 
Queen People" has been especially popular and 
has attained a wide circulation. 


)[R. AND :\fRS. JOSEPH USTER NICH- 
OLS, of Toronto, enjoy the distinction of hav- 
ing been identified with two of the prominent 
movements of the city from their inception: :\[1'. 
Xi('hols laid the first concrete '!idewalk in To- 
ronto, it being in front of the Y.l\LC.A. build- 
ing, on Yonge street, while 
Irs. Nichol" wa" a 
mC'mber of the first faculty of the Toronto Con- 
servatory of )[usic, with which she is still iden- 
tified. 1\11'. and Mrs. :-\iC'l1Ols arc of Leed,>, Eng- 
land, where he was born in ISfí1, SOn of David 
Nichols. a contractor of wide rC'putation in that 
country. 
In his native city :;\[1'. NiC'hols rerpivf'd his 
education and there learned the contrading .111d 
building business, whi('h he followed in Leeds 
for some time befol"e coming' to Canada. He 
had contracts for many of the principal build- 
ing'S of LeC'ds, and with his father built the now 
famous LpC'ds Bridge and I,eeds Town Hall. In 
1
S7 Mr. and 1\Irs. Nichol<; and thrir faTPil
' 
came to Toronto, where 1\[1'. Nichols l'C'sumed his 
contracting husiness, giving special attention to 
concrete walks. in which line he was thC' pioneer; 
he also built the conrrete swimming' haths for 
the Y.
I.C.A. and Ppper Canadn College. In 
] 8!)a 'hP wpnt out of tllP contracting' husin,'ss 
and turnp<1 his attention to the work of a rom- 
mf'r('ial salpsman. in whieh he was eJlgaged for 
some time. Pl'Ohahly no man is hetter known in 
Canada than is 1\11'. Xichols, for hC' hm; travellpd 
the Dominion from ocean to ocean, visting ewry 
principal ('ity and town. For some time he wao; 
conne('ted with an Endish house. Iu recent 

vpars he }W8 again turned his attention to thp 
huilding and contraeting business, and is no\\" 
engaged in forming a general roneretp eonst.ruc'- 
tion hn<;iness in the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba. 
l\'1rs. Nichols, who is well known in mnsica 1 
cirf'lps in 'I'0I'ont0, was also horn in Englan(I, 



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daughter of Thomas and Isabella (Swan) Cork- 
burn. well-known resident<; of that country, 
where :\11'. Cockburn was a manufacturer of 
blocks and sails. In Leeds .\Irs. Nichols re- 
ceived her literary and musical education. and 
on c(lming to Toronto continued to follow the 
musical profession. In September, 1887. the 
Toronto C011servator.,- of l\Iusie was opened, and 
in February. 1888, Mrs. Nirhols became a mem- 
ber (If the faculty of that institution, with which 
she has sinre been identified as a tea ('her of the 
piano forte. 
To 1\'11'. and ) Irs. Nichols have been born thr0e 
sons: David. an architect of 'Vinnipeg, was edu- 
catpd in Toronto, and inherits the musical taste 
of his mother; James hand .1 ark are in busi- 
ness in Toronto, and like their parents are pio- 
neers in a line of in<1ustry, having founded the 
York 1\Ietal Polish business. They manufacture 
both metal polish and "Grimo." having pur- 
chased the latter from another company. 
Ir. 
and )1 rs. Nichols are consistent members of the 
Congregational Church. In political sentiment 
he is a Reformer. 


ROBERT LA'l'IL\l\[ :1\IcCORI\f ACK. secre- 
tary of the Conger Coal Company, Limitpd. and 
otherwise prominently identified with th,' busi- 
ness interests of Toronto, makes his home in To- 
ronto Junction, of which place he has heen a 
resident since it wa." a small village. He has not 
only seen the rapid dcvelopment thereof. but has 
been one of the principal factors in hringing 
about present conditions. 
The 1IcCormack family is of Scotch extrac- 
tion. the founder of tIle family in America hav- 
ing bpen reared near Dundee, Scotlanrl. from 
which country 
\lexallder )IrCormack, the great- 
grandfather of Hobf'rt L., emigrated to North- 
umberland county, Pennsylvania, about the 
year 1783. The maiden name of Alexander Mc- 
Cornnaek's wife was .Tane Carson. Thry both 
died in Pennsylvania. leaving four sons and 
four daughters. namely: 'Villiam, 
amuel, 
.J ames. Xathaniel, Mrs. Xancy DlUWHlI, )[1'8. 
Mary Thomas. ::\11'8. Margaret Smith, and ::\Irs. 
Jane Jeffords. 
Of the foregoing family Nathaniel :\fr('or- 
mack. the !!randfather of Robert Latham, was 
born in 1778, and (lied in New York State in 
183!). He and his brother, William, and their 
sister. :\[rs. .Jane Jeffords, settled in New York, 
where the brothers became wealthy farmel's and 
where both died. Nathaniel 1\IcCorrmh'ì{ mar- 
ricd Helen Camphpll. who died in lR7G, at the 
age of about ninety Yl'ars. Rhe was the mother 
of children a.<; follows: James. who settled in 
Michigan and thcre dicd; Alexander. who set- 
tled in South ('arolina, and there dif>d; Rob- 


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ert: Samuel, who died in St. Louis, :\Iissonri; 
William, who settled in Missouri, went to Cali. 
fornia at the time of the gold fever in 1849, 
and has not heen heard from since; Gem'ge, who 
died at Ransomville, New York; Nathaniel, who 
died in Alaùama; and one daughter, Mrs. Jane 
Smith, who died in Michigan in 1885. 
Rolwrt .l\h'Cornla.rk was born in 1818 in Kew 
York Rtate, 
nd was the only son of the famil
' 
to settle in Canada, being therefore the prageni- 
tor of the 
[cCormacks in the Dominion. In 
1838 he settled in Toronto, on the Don, and I'n- 
gaged in the manufacture of lumber and in the 
building of sawmills. From the Don ]\fr. 1'[('- 
Cormack went to C'ashpl, where he rented for 
about two 
;ears, mO\"f'd thf'nce to l\larkhmn 
township, where he was in the mercantile and 
lumber business, and from there to Vivian. in 
the township of \Vhitchurch, where he was en- 
gaged in tllf' lumber business. There he dil'd 
July 29, 1906, in the eighty-ninth year of his 
age. Robert McCormack married Elizabèth 
Latham, who wa!' born at. Castleblayney. in the 
North of Ireland, in lR25, and died at Vivian 
in 1900. in the faith of the Presbyterian (,hurch. 
To Rohert and Elizabeth (Latham) McCormack 
came the following named children: Ellen, the 
wife of \Yilliam Simpson, of Balhmtrae, Ont.; 
Elizabeth, who married Michael Jackson, of To- 
ronto Junction; Mary, the wi<1ow of Samuel :1\[,,- 
Mullin, of Ballantrae, Ont.; William Alex- 
ander. of Manitoba; Hobert Latham, of 'l'oronto 
Junction; and Nathaniel and George, or ViviRn. 
All of this family were born in the County of 
York. Ontario. 
Robert Latham Mc('ormacl, wa;:; born in 
Cashel, :Markham township. in 18!'í4, and com- 
pleted his education in the 
ewrnarket high 
school. From lR77 to lRH:J he was with hj
 
father in the lumher business, and with this ex- 
perience he came in the latter year to Toronto 
J unction, then a mere hamlet, engaging in the 
coal 
nd lumber business On his own acconnt. 
A ftpr rontinuing- tlms for ahont fi,re year;; he 
sold out and purchased a half interest in the 
('()n
er ('oal Company of 'I'm'onto. IJimited, 
Dpf'. 24, lR90. He and :1\11'. Ralph E. Gibson, 
the presidpnt of the company. are now sole 
proprietors, and they condurt an extensive lmsi- 
upss a<; dpalers in all kinds of hard and Boft 
cORl, wood and coke. Though the concern is 
now such an important One it was established 
upon a very modest srale, and at the t.ime Mr. 
l\fr('0rmark purchaspd his ha If interest it '\'as 
still a small hut promising industry. It has de- 
veloped, however. beyond the most san!!uinp 
hopI's of thl' propriptOl's, as thp volume of their 
annual husiness shows, 17;J,OOO tons of coal 
alone bping handled 
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given to two hundred people, and one hundred 
horses are required constantly. The company 
maintains eleven offices in Toronto besides the 
main office at No.6 King street east, and one in 
Toronto .function, has a private d()('k on Esplan- 
ade street east, at the foot of Church street. 
three bl'anch yards in the city and a fourth in 
Toronto Junction. These accommodations have 
been aCfJuired from time to time as the growth 
of the business demanded increased facilities 
for handling and more room for storing, as well 
as convenient points from which to deliver and 
ship, find the thoroughly systematic manner 
in which the trade is supplied is ample reason 
in itself for the substantial growth of the com- 
pany. Its standing- in commercial circles testi- 
fies sufficiently as to the general confidence in 
the ability of the proprietors. Both are men of 
upright character and irreproachable integrity, 
commanding- as much respect for worthy per- 
sonal traits as for business responsibility. They 
have other important interests, for the most part 
in the same line. In 1902, when the Toronto 
.Junction Lumber Company was formed. 
Ir. 
}1cCormack became vice-president of that com- 
pany, which position he still holds, 
1r. R. E 
{}ibson being the president. 1\11'. McCormack 
is also vÏC'e-president of the Gravel Construction 
Company. established in 1899 (Mr. Archy 
Campbpll, )LP., being president), and a director 
of the Crown Life Insurance Company, To- 
ronto. 
On Dec. 20, 1882, 1\11'. McCormack married 
Miss Amelia Sharpe, who was born in 'Vhit- 
ehurch to\VI1ship, County of York, daughter of 
George and Maryann (Simpson) Sharpe. To 
this union have been born children as follows: 
Carson; Olad
rs; Grace; Rufh; Robert; Hope; 
l\Iary. and three deceased. In 1899 ]\11'. 11c- 
Cormack purchased his beautiful home, "Oak- 
lands." at No. 336 Annette strpet, Toront.o 
.Junetion. to which he has added both in value 
and attr:J(,tiveness during his occup:Jncy of the 
nl:JC'P. Mr. :mcl )frs. ]VlcCormack are members 
of Victoria Presbyterian Ohurch. 
)fr. "McCormack has always taken an active 
part in church matters. In 188
 he was chair- 
man of the building committee which had in 
charge the erection of the First Presbyterian 
Churt'h at the .Junction. The lmilding- kno'.vn 
as the ViC'toria Preshyterian Church, sincp sold 
to the Roman C:Jtholics, is on Pacific aVPß1I". 
and was built at a cost of $3,000. In 1891 the 
present edifice was erected, at the corner qf 

fidland and Annette streets, at a cost of $-1'1,- 
000, and :\11'. McCormack acted as chairman of 
the building committee for this structure also; 
hI' is now one of the managers of the church. 
In his politieal opinions )fr. l\TcCorm:Jck is It 


Conservative, and fraternally he is a member 
of the A.O.U.W., the C.O.F., and the Masonic 
Fraternity, in an of which he has passed all t.he 
chairs. He W:JS the founder of Rtanley Lod
, 
No. 426. A.F. & A.M., as well as of other fra- 
ternal organizations at the Junction. Socially 
he hoWs membership in the Toronto Albany 
Club and the Canadian Club, and he is a mem- 
ber of the Toronto Board of Trade. Mr. Mc- 
Cormack was a member of the council of Whit. 
church township when he was but twenty-one 
years old. He was also a member of the first 
council of Toronto Junction, and for some time 
was a member of the Junction Collegiate Insti- 
tute Board. His superior personality has made 
him a man of note among his business associ- 
ates and in the community in which he has so 
l.ong resided, and the confidence and estepm 
which his fellow men feel for him are well shown 
in his popularity a
 a candidate for various 
honors. He has carried himself with credit in 
every relation of life. 


ANDREW TELFER, whose death occurred 
in Toronto April 28, 1897, was for many years 
a well-known business man of that city. Hð 
was born in 1829, in Roxburghshire, Scotland, 
son of Andrew and Christina (Murray) Telf
r. 
hoth of whom passed away in Scotland. 
Andrew Telfer, our subject, Was educated in 
his native shire in Scotland, and came to Can- 
:Jela in 1854. settling in Quebec. For thirtei'n 
years he was a member of the firm of Laird & 
Telfer, of that city. From Quebec, Mr. Telfrr 
went to 1\Iontrea], where he was in th(' wholp- 
sale dry goods business for a time, and in 1871 
he became a resident of Toronto, and was first 
engaged as buyer for a large Wholesale honse. 
and then fornned n partnership with Mr. 
Crompton undpr the firm name of Crompton & 
1'('lfer. to carryon the corset business. On the 
dissolution of this partnership 1\11'. 'reIfel' 
founded the Telfer Manufacturing Company. 
for the manufacture of paper boxes, and in 
this business he continued until his death. 
On .June 30, 1867, Mr. Telfer returned to 
Scotland, and marri
d Miss Agnes Dobie, born 
in the SOl1th of Scotland, daug-hter of the late 
Rev. John and .Janet (Somerville) Dohie. both 
of whom died in Scotland. To 
rr. and Mrs. 
Telfer were born two daughters: .J :Jnet 8.. 
widow of the late Rev. John MacGillivray, of 
Westmount, l\fontreal; and Mrs. .John Turn- 
bull, of Toronto. Mr. Telfer was an eldC'r in 
S;t. .J ames' Rquare Presbytf'rian Church, To- 
ronto, for many years. In politics he was a RC'- 
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JOHN HUNTER, M.D., is not only well 
known through Ontario as a physician and sur- 
geon of skill, and as a writer whose contribu, 
tions are gladly accepted by the leading peri- 
odicals of the profession throughout the coun- 
try, but also as a leading politician, education- 
alist and churchman. 
The Doctor comes of Irish ancestry, the fam- 
ily having been founded in Canada by his 
father, David Hunter, who was born in Ireland, 
and who came to this country about 1814, set- 
tling in the County of Peel. There he engaged 
in farming until about 1854, when he moved to 
the County of Brant. His wife was Jane Ham- 
ilton. The father died when the Doctor was a 
child, but the mother lived until 1888. In re- 
ligion Mr. and Mrs. Hunter were Presbyterians. 
He was a Reformer. They had twelve chil- 
dren. Of these, David H., B.A., was for some 
years principal of the Woodstock Collegiate In- 
stitute; and Adelaide, now Mrs. John Hood- 
less, of Hamilton, is well-known all over the 
Dominion as founder of the first college of 
domestic scieñce in Canada, located in Hamil- 
ton, and of which she was for many years pre- 
sident. She has made this subject very popu- 
lar by addresses delivered throughout the Do- 
minion, the United States and Europe, before 
large and appreciative audiences of the most 
intelligent people of these countries. 
Dr. John Hunter was born in the County of 
Peel in 1850. His literary education was re-' 
ceived at the Galt Collegiate Institute, but be- 
fore entering that institution he had been en- 
gaged in teaching for three years. In 18ï2 he 
entered the Toronto School of Medicine, and 
graduated from the University of Toronto with 
the degree of M.D.. in 1875. The Doctor sub- 
sequently (1888) visited the large hospitals of 
England. Ireland, Scotland, Germany. Austria, 
Italy, France and the United States, his post- 
graduate work being the very best that could 
be obtained in Europe or America. In 1875 
he began the active practice of his profession 
at Millbrook, County Durham, where he resid- 
ed for seven years. In 1882, he located in To- 
ronto, where he has since been engaged in gen- 
eral practice. For the past six or eight years 
he has been giving special attention to diseases 
of the ear, nose and throat. 
Dr. Hunter is a contributor to the leading 
medical journals of the day, having become a 
writer through being a close student. He is a 
very prominent member of the various medical 
societies of the Dominion, is an ex-president of 
the Toronto Medical Society, and has held var- 
ious positions of trust in these associations. He 
is one of the founders of the Western Hospital 
and a member on its staff. In the years 1894 
II 


and 1895 he was a member of the Public School 
Board of Toronto, and was one of the original 
promoters of manual training and domestic sci- 
ence in the schools, as well as of the amalgama- 
tion of the school boards. He was elected to 
the Board of Education on Jan. 1. 1907, by a 
very large vote over the whole city. IIis plat- 
form was: "Weed out disability from any 
cause; efficient inspection of our schools; ade- 
quate salaries for all our teachers; that the 
Government and municipalities should make 
our mines. timber limits and public utilities 
contribute liberall.y for the education of the 
children. " 
For some time Dr. Hunter was president of 
the Liberal Association of West Toronto. and 
in 1905 was the Independent Liberal candidate 
for this riding, on a special platform declaring 
against "the Saloon, the Bar and the Treating 
System. " This was the year of the great land- 
slide in politics. when the Conservatives, under 
the leadership of Mr. Whitney, defeated by a 
large majority the Reformers under Premier 
G. W. Ross. In the contest Dr. Hunter polled 
nearly two thousand votes-an excellent show- 
ing under the circumstances then existing. as 
the Liberals had been in power for about thirty- 
three years. 

 11 18ïï Dr. Hunter and :
\Iiss Lizzie Renwick, 
daughtel ",f Ü,p latp J ùhll Renwick, of Orono, 
County Durham, were united in marriag-e, and 
to this union the following children were born
 
Williston M., assistant inspector of gas and 
electric meters for the Government; Edith -:\1. 
and Mar
'; and ::\fabel and Herbert. both de- 
ceased. Dr. Hunter and his estimable wife 
are members of the Dunn Avenue Presbyterian 
Church, in which the Doctor is an elder ntH} 
assistant superintendent of the Sunday-school, 
find prior to his affiliation with this church he 
was for eighteen years an elder in Chalmers 
Church. Dr. Hunter has gained the confidence 
and good-will of the people of Toronto. and 
has enjoyed a lucrat;ive practice. He is at 
home in every line-a close student. a careful 
practitioner and a steady-handed surgeon in 
his special work. 
The Doctor spent the winter of 1897-98 In 
Redlands, California. as medical attendant to 
his brother, the late principal of the Woodstock 
Collegiate Institute. He has made frequent 
trips to Npw York. Philadelphia, Boston. Balti- 
more, Washington, Chicago, St. Louis and De- 
troit, to visit their hospitals, and to investigate 
their educational systems. as pursued in their 
universitips. high and public schools. 


JOSEPHI:-;E WELLS, D.D.S.. a well-known 
dental practitioner of the cit
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offices at No. 653 Spadina avenue, was born in 
August, 1856, at Aurora, County York, daugh- 
ter of Charles and Catherine (Tyson) Irwin 
the former born near Newmarket. County York, 
in 1
31 and the latter at Holland IJlmdinQ'. 
younge
t daughter of Isaiah and Catherine Ty- 
son. 
Robert Irwin, the grandfather of Dr. Wells, 
came to Canada from Pennsylvania in 1800, 
and spttled with his wife, Sarah (Cummer), at 
Xewmarket, where he was engaged as a me- 
(.hanic. To thrm were born five children, of 
whom Charles was; the only survivor. 
Charles Irwin was born near Newmarl{pt, 
County York, in 1831. His early life was "pent 
in carpentering. hut he later became engaged 
in the work at his father's gristmill at Aurora, 
whirh he managed for a number of years. In 
1855 he married Catherine Tyson, who was 
horn at Holland Landing, youngest daughter of 
Isaiah and CatlIerinp Tyson, and died May 4-, 
1905. She was thr mother of five children: 
 1) 
Josephinp is mC'ntioned farther on. (2) Minnie 
II., born in Aurora in 1860, is the wifc of 
Th0mas Hamme]], of Beeton. Ont., and has four 
children, Esther, Charles H., Katie and Mar- 
garet. (3) Katie. horn in 1866, died in young 
womanhood. (4-) Courtwright. born Jan. 1 
1870, in Aurora, now the manager of p .''HC 
store in Londop, Out., marripG. 
Iiss Evelyn 
Brown, and they have one son, Pearson. (5) 
YÙJliam, born Nov. Hi, 1872, was educated in 
the IJloydtown public school and Newmark2t 
high school, taught in the public schools for 
twelve years, and is at present a student in Vic- 
toria College. preparing for the ministry. He 
married Miss JJillian Richardson, and they re- 
sidp in Toronto: they have two ehildren, 1\Iuriel 
and Vera. 
In 1892 1\11'. Charles Irwin came from Schom- 
berg to Toronto, and there he has lived retired 
to the present time. He is connected with thp 
Methodist Church, and has held various official 
positions therpin. In politi!'s he is a member 
of the Reform party, and while in Aurora 
J!erved a.. a member of the school hoard, as conn. 
cillor for the township of King and as count
r 
councillor for the County of York (for about 
ten years-.1874 to 1882), and as justice of the 
ppace (for thirty years). 
Josephine Irwin was edu!'atC'd in t]le'schools 
of Aurora, at which plaf'e she was reared to 
womanhood. In March, 1R76, she was marrie,l 
to .John 'WeBs. D.D.S., who was born in .Janu- 
ary, ]8:>4. eldC'st son of J. P. Wells. .John Wells 
taught school for somp time, and in 1882 gradl1- 
ated from the Royal Dental College. lIe prac- 
tised four ypars at ::\feaforrl. Ont., and four 

rears at AUI'ora, :md in 1889 located in Toronto, 


giving up his profession on account of ill health. 
He eliI'd in April, 1904. To Dr. and Mrs. Wells 
"'erC' born five chil<lren: Mab!'l, born in Aurora 
in 18S0, rpceived a high school education; 
0harl('s P., horn in King in 1882, is sin
le and 
C'mployed at th(' post officI', Toronto; Arthnr 
Tvson born in 1882, died in childhood; Edith 
r.i., b
rn in ] RR4, died in 1896; Dalton C. was 
born in 1900. 
:Mrs. Wells first took up the study of dp.ntistry 
with IH'r husband. and entered the Royal Dental 
CoUp!!'e in 1891, graduating therefrom in 1893- 
the first woman dentist to graduate from that 
institution. Rhe has since attended to a very 
successfnl practice in Toronto, having takcn 
(''barge of her husband's entire business. She 
residps in her own home in the Queen City. 'Irs. 
Wells is a mpmber of the Church of Christ, and 
1\fr. Wl'lls died in the same faith. 
Mrs. \Vells tracC's her ancestry bark to par- 
ti!'ipants of the Revolutionary war in the Fnited 
States, some of whom removed afterward to 
Pennsylvania and became identified with the 
Society of Friends. From Pennsvlvania they 
made'their way to Canada prior 
 the war dr 
1812, and this has hcC'n the home of the family 
to the pI'Pspnt time. 


'l'HOUAS WINNING DY AS, who passed 
away at his summer home on Toronto Island, 
.J une 22, 1899, was for many years. and up to 
the time of his death, advertising and circulat- 
ing manager of the Mail and EmpÌ1'e, Toronto, 
and one of the best known figures in the pub- 
lishing world of Canada. 1\11'. Dyas was born 
at "Clonturken," the old family residence in 
County Cavan, Ireland, Sept. 2, 184.5, son of 
John and E
lpn (Warrm) Dyas, natives of the 
EmC'rald Isle. He was educated in the pub- 
lic schools at New Orleans, and thp Collegiate 
Institute of London, Ont.,' and at the age of 
eiO'hteen veal'S began life as a civil pngineer and 
s,;rveyor: and for SO'lle time practised his pro- 
fpssion hut latC'r found his vocation in news- 
paper 
v0rk his first duty being editorial work 
on the FannC1"s Ad'l'ocate, of London. In 1874 
he C'ame to Toronto, and was at first on the staff 
of the Globe. In 1877 Mr. Dyas was appointed 
to the head of the advprtising department of the 
Jlail, Hnd this position he filled to the timp of his 
death. 
In 1871, in IJondon, Mr. Dyas married Miss 
Emma 'Vilder Ball, a native of Boston, 1\Iaisa- 
chm;etts. 1\11'. Dyas was a member of the Eng- 
lish Churrh. In politics he was a Consprvative. 
IIp was fraternally connected with the I.nO.F. 
and th(' A.O.U.W. 



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:/I;"ERIAH J. ROADHOUSE, ex-mayor of 
Newmarket, Count
. York, and a well known 
business man of this place, engaged as an under- 
taker and large furniture dealer, was born at 
Kewmarket Kov. 27, 1832, a son of Samuel and 
Frances (Elvidge) Roadhouse. The Roadhouse 
family is an old one in Canada, the founder of 
the family here bein
 
William Roadhouse (1) was one of the 
very first settlers in County Peel. The children 
of this pioneer were: 'Yilliam, the grandfather 
of our subject; Sarah. born in England, the 
widow of David Donnie, resides in County 
Peel and has two sons; Henry died in County 
Peel: .Jonathan died in Ontario; John died '11 
California, one of the gold 8eekers of IS!!): 
Joseph became a prominent man and died at the 
old home in County Peel; James lived until 
1904, in County Peel. 
1\lìliam Roadhouse (2) was born in Eng- 
land, and came to America, sailing from Eng- 
land the day that Queen Victoria was born. lIe 
was located for a time in Ott8.wa, and in 1886 
he settled in County York, living a while in To- 
ronto, where he worked. at his trade of stone en- 
graver. Later he mad.e a permanent home in 
Albion township, "here he cleared. up a farm 
and there 'he died in 1878, one of the successful 
farmers of that locality. He married Sarah 
Cass, and they 118d three sons and three daugh- 
tel's: Samuel was the eldest son j Jane, deceased, 
was the wife of George 1Honkm an , who died in 
the 
orthwest Territory; Neriah. born in Coun- 
t.y York, followed the trade of a blacksmith and 
died near Toronto; Sarah, deceased., was the wife 
of 1\'L Stephenson. of Milroy, Ont.; Elizabeth is 
the wifp of Wa1ter Brown, who resid.es in To- 
ronto: 1\ T ilIiam married. liwd on the old homl'- 
stead. until a few years ago, and then moved to 
Owen Sound. 
Saf11ue] Roadhouse was born in Counh- Peel 
Ont.. in .Jul
-. 11'24. and was reared. On the hom
 
farm, attending the common schools. In 18aR 
he came to Newmarket, and learned the cabinet- 
making trade with John Botsford. He re- 
mained with him one year. when Mr. Bot
ford 
died, and then Mr. Roadhouse succeeded him in 
the husiness, continuing it until his death. In 
184-:>, at (\"ewmarket, he married Miss France;; 
Elvidg-p. born in England in 1823, daughter of 
HenQ' and. Elizabeth Elvidge. Mr. and 
Irs. 
Elvidge came from England in the year 1824 
on a sailing \'Pssel by way of Quebec. They re- 
mained in that rity until H!:
ô, whpn they came 
to Newmarket, County York, as early setUpr<;. 
JIf'Dr
- Elvid.ge was a millwright, earppnter and 
farmer. and. he found plenty of emploympnt 
among the early settlers. His children were: 
.Joseph, deceased, of Xewmarketj Elizabeth, tle- 


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ceased. wife of ,Y. 'Veightman, of County York; 
Edward, formerly a millwright at Newmarket; 
:\Iary, deceased, wife of John Atkinson, of 
County York; Jane, deceased, wife of Henry 
Fryatt, a retired farmer of County York; ]'ran- 
ces, the mother of our subject; William, a resi- 
dent of l'\cwmarket. who has one son, Herbert; 
Charles, a business man of Oakland. California; 
and George, "ho resides with his family at 
Brantford. Onto Samuel Roadhouse died at his 
home in Newmarket in Am;ust, 1890, leaving 
an ample fortune and an honorable name. His 
estimable wife survived untit May, 1904. In 
religious faith they were members of the :\Ieth- 
odist Church. In poEtics he was a Reformer 
until he supported thi
 national policy, when he 
became a Conservative. 
The children of Samuel Roadhouse and his 
wife were: Charles H., born in 1847, was reared 
at Newmarket, where he married; he is now a 
rp"ident of m
 the. Sarah, born in 1849, is the 
wife of James S. Spiers, who is chief clerk of 
tIll' Grand Trunk railroad. and is located at 
Montreal; they have two sons. Charles A. and. 
Harold A. Emma, horn in .1855, now deceased. 
wa
 the "ife of Jesse Doan, also deceased; they 
left one son, Frank. Annie E., born in 1858, 
is the wife of Thoma..<< H. Hacking of Detroit. 
and. they have two children, Jessie (wife of 
William Kirton, of Detroit) and Mabel. Ella, 
born in 1860, is the wife of W. S. McClintock, a 
druggist of Galva. Illinois, and they haV"e chil- 
dren. Gladys, Francis and Ross. William, born 
in ]R63, married and resides at North Bay, 
Onto Neriah J. is mentioned below. 
Neriah J. Roadhouse is the third member of 
the above family. He was reared at Newmar- 
ket where he attended school, completing the 
rourse in the grammar school. He was seven- 
tppn years oM when he entered his father's fur- 
niture store, and, learning the business, becrone 
manager while still young, on account of his 
father's failing health. In order to prepare 
himself thoroughly for all the duties of his busi- 
ness, :\fr. Roadhouse attend.ed a private embalm- 
ing' school at Toronto, learning the most im- 
proved sanitary methods of that profession. 
Since ]890 he has carried on the business alone 
and is one of the city's most reliable and repre- 
sentative business men. 
:\fr. Roadhouse is equally præninent in public 
life, voting with fue Conservative party on im- 
portant matters. For a period of twelve years 
he was a member of the t.own council, his father 
having served a number of years before him as 
counl'illor and reeve. In 1904 his popularity 
among his feHow citizens was shown by his elec- 
tion to the honorable position of mayor of New- 



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market, one which he filled with dignity and 
efficiency. 
On July 20, 1886, 1\11'. Roadhouse was marrie.l 
to Miss Emily Millard. born in County York, 
daughter of Mordecai and :Martha Millard, 
members of prominent families of the county. 
Mrs. Roadhouse died at Newmarket, Nov. 24, 
1896, leaving three children, namely: Mildred, 
born in 1888, 'Who is well educated; Geraldine, 
born in 1890, a student in the Newmarket high 
school; and Constance. born in 1893. 
On June 28, 1897, Mr. Roadhouse was mar- 
ried (second) to Miss Mary Bogart, who belongs 
to one of the leading families of the county and 
is a daughtpr of J. W. and Elizabeth Bogart. 
She was reared and educated in this city, and 
is a lady of many social attractions. The hos- 
pitable home of Mr. and Mrs. Roadhouse is the 
scene of many pleasant gatherin
s. Mrs. Road- 
house is a member of the Christian Church, 
while Mr. Roadhouse is a Methodist. 


.JA
,IER CROCKER, who passed away at his 
late residence, No. 490 Jarvis street, Toront.o, 
Dec. 23, 1905, was one of the cit
T 's most c;uc- 
cessful business men and highly esteemed citi- 
zens. Mr. Crocker was born in Cornwall, Eng- 
land. Aug. 31, 1828. After receiving his educa- 
tion in his native country he came to Canada at. 
the age of twenty years, and soon thereafter set- 
tled in Etobicoke township, County York, where 
he engaged in farming. In about 184R he lo- 
cated in Toronto, where his business abi1ity soon 
became apparent to his fellow citizens. who 
elected him to represent St. Patrick's ward in 
the city council in the year 187;:;, by acclama- 
tion. After the subdivision of St. Patrick'f! 
ward, ,,-hich was brought about largely through 
the efforts of Mr. Crocker, and the formation 
of St. Stephen's ward, he was ('lected to repre- 
sent the latter in municipal offices. He was first 
elected from this ward in 1876 and sat in the 
city council in 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879. 1880, 
1881, 1883, 1884. 1886 and 1889, when he with- 
drew from municipal life. During these ten 
years in the council he served the city ably and 
well, with honor to himself and satisfaction to 
his constituents. 
Mr. Crocker was largely interef!ted in various 
enterprises in the city, being a director on the 
board of the Industrial Exhibition Association 
for twenty-one years and a director of the Union 
IJoan Company. He was also interestcd in and 
the owner of valuable real estate in the city. It 
was larg-ely through his influence-in associa- 
tion with thp late Mayor Morrison and Mr. I, T. 
Withrow-that the Massey M
mufacturing Com- 
pany was induced to move from Newcastle to 
Toronto, and this is only One of the ways in 


which he advanced t.he interests of the city, the 
welfare of w'hich he always had at heart. His 
politics were those of a lifelong Conservative. 
He was a member of the St. George Society and 
the York Pioneers' Association, and in religion 
was a consistent member of the Methodi'3t 
Church. 
In 18;:;0 :Mr. Crocker was married to :Mary 
Steele. who was born in Scotland in 1832 and 
came to Canada when but a child. She survives 
her husband and resides at 490 .Jarvis street, To 
Mr. and Mrs. Crocker were born these childrcn: 
Mrs. C. E. Kyle, of Toronto; William, well 
lmown in fimmcial circles in Toronto: and .J Oh11, 
deceased. 


JOHN SMITH, reeve of East Gwillimbury, is 
also a leading agriculturist of the 4th Conces- 
sion, J.Jot 22, and was born in that concession, 
on Lot 27, Sept. 13, 1851, son of John and Isa- 
bella (Fenton) Smith. 
John Smith, Sr.. was born in Yorkshire. Eng- 
land, and came to Canada in 1828. After mar- 
riage he settled in East Gwillimbury, and there 
spent the remainder of his life, clearing a farm. 
His death occurred in 1865. He was the fath::!r 
of eleven children, as follows: Mary, widow of 
George Coltman, residing in East Gwillimbury, 
had a family of eleven children, of whom ei
ht 
are still living. William, Thomas, George. Mil- 
ton, Wilmot, Jane, Minnie and Lidy; William 
married IvEss Gregg, and has six children, Rev. 
William (a Presbyterian minister), :Maggie, 
Elizabeth, John, Belle and Fred: Sarah, the wife 
of Benjamin Eves. of East Gwillimbury, has six: 
children, Isabella, Willia.m, Julia. Sarah, l\1iunie 

md Walter: .Tulia is the wife of John Hicks, of 
Bay City, Michigan: Thomas married .Miss 
Sophie Drury, and settled in Toronto, Where he 
died in lR90, leaving two children, Everett and 
Fred; Elizabeth, widow of Robert KelIitlgtol1, 
of Gwillimbury. has three children. Isabel, .T,)hn 
IInd :\fary: l\Iargaret, wife of George Smith, of 
Whitchurch. has a family of six children: 
George married l\1iss Annie Boag, and first set- 
tled in Gwillimbury. later removing to Toronto, 
wn
re hI' died in .Tune, 1905. leaving children 
---Julia, V.-Ïifred, Maud, 'Vatter. Alice
 Flo... 
"ncf' and EJ'Jlef.t: Annie. the wife of ,Tames Boag', 
lives in East Gwillimbury, and has a family of 
h'o. Ralph and Roy: Isabella, the wife of John 
Graham, resides on the American side of Sault 
Ste. l\Tarie, wherp Mr. Graham is an en!!ineer: 
.Tohn is the subject proper of this sketch. 
John Smith received a district school educa- 
tion, and, his father having died when he was 
youn
, he was obliged at an early age to begin 
to help care for the younger members of the 
family. In 1R75 he married Miss Mary A. 



CO)IßlE1\IORA TIVE BIOaR
\PHICAL RECORD 


Johnston, who was born in East Gwillimbury 
in April, 1856, daughter of John and Mary 
(Woods) Johnston. They first settled on the 
honw where his father died, his mother li,'in
 
with them for e!e,'en :rears. In 1888 1\11'. Smith 
purcha<;ed the John Fletcher estate. his present 
farm home, where he has erected new buildings 
and made many improvements. He also pur- 
chased a farm on the 4th Concession, where his 
eldest son, Albert J., resides, and owns fifty 
acres in another part of the township. Mr. and 
1\1rs. Rmith have seven children: A]bert J., born 
in lS76, married 1\liss Louie Lundy, daughter 
of Joseph Lund
T, of County York, and has four 
('hi]dl'en, .:\filfred. Mi]dred G., Roy G. and Ross 
.A.; Elmer E.. born in 1878, is bookKeeper for 
a large lumber firm in 1\1uskoka, Ont.; Norman 
A., born in 1880, lives at the old homestead; 
Ethe] E., born in 1883, married Jan..es Crann, 
a resident of Newmarket, and has one son, 
Ethan .T.: Li]y 1\1., born in 1885, lives at borne; 
Frank 'Y., born in 1889, is a shldent at the 
Xewmarket high school; and Gertrude, born in 
1891. is a student in the home school. 
1\11'. and Mrs. Smith are members of the Chris- 
tian Chur('h. In political faith 1\fr. Smith has 
always been identified with the Reform party, 
and he was elected in 190n a member of the 
eounci], to which he was re-e]ected five times 
in succession. At the present time he is filling 
the position of Reeve of East Gwillimbury, hav- 
ing been e]eeted to that office in 1906. He has 
also been a memþer of the school board fOl' a 
number of years. Fraternally he is connecterl 
with the Order of Forestp!,s at Newmarket. 
111'. Smith is self-made. Early in life h,
 
started out to make his own way in the world, 
and he has hppn wrv successful. He is a kind 
]y, Christian man, one who can trust and be 
trusted. 


EDWIX I3L::\"CE \YRInHT, editor and part 
Iwoprietor of tlIP l'Ol'Outo JUllction Tribulle. ,m 
influpntial news sheet of this section of Ùn- 
tario. was born at Collingwood, Ont.. Sept. 
), 
1879, son of Charles \Yright, of the .Junction, 
whose sketch appears elspwhere. 
Edwin B. Wright securp(l his preliminary 
pducation in the schools of Collin
wood nnrl 
Toronto Junction, and in IS!)5 he entered the 
offi('e of the Tribune as an employee, :\fr. A. B. 
Rice being 1hpn the owner and erlitor. Here hc 
remained for two years. tlwn becomin
 assist:mt 
editor of the Lrader lllld Recordrr, of Toronto 
.Tunction. for two p'<lrs. The next yrar was 
spent at the office of the Telegram. and afte'
 a 
few months in Manitoba, Mr. Wright returned to 
'roronto .Tunetion to take charge of the Junction 
pdition of th(' Tiuu's "lid Guide ()f 1Vf'stol/. a 1'0- 


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sition in which he continued for eight months. 
In February, 1904, learning that the Tribune 
was for sale, he intervie\\ ed 1\11'. A. 13. Rice and 
purchased the plant. The paper is a Liberal 
sheet, founded in 1882 by Dr. J. T. Gilmour, 
the present warden of the Central Prison, To- 
ronto, who sold it to 
T. T. Jackson, Ur. A. B. 
Rice of His Majesty's Customs purchasing it 
from the latter, and in turn selling it to )lr. 
Wright. ..An uncle of 1\11'. Wright's, :VIr. J. 
Thackray Bunce, was part owner and. editor of 
the Birmingham Daily and Weekly Post for 
forty years, up to the time of his death in 1899. 
He was formerly an employee of the paper. 
While 1\11'. Edwin 13. Wright publishes the pio- 
neer newspaper of the Junction. one of his 
brothers, J. G. 'V right, owns the drug store first 
here, and another, C. F., the pioneer news 
agency. They are all up-to-date, hustling busi- 
ness men, and leaders in their various lines in 
the Junction. Mr. \\
right is an enthusiastic 
lacrosse man, and held for several years the po- 
sitions of manager and vice-president I)f the 
Toronto Junction "Shamrocks," a leading Ca.'1- 
adian team, and is athletic correspondent to a 
number of the Toronto publications. as well as 
being suburban correspondent of the Toronto 
]læil and Empire. In political belief he is a Re- 
former, and for some time he has been secretary 
of the .Junction Liberal Cluh. 
On June 6. 1904, Mr. .Wright married 1liss 
1\Iar,v Downey, of St. Catharine'S, Ont., and to 
this union was horn one daughter, .Tean. 


SAI\IrEL l\lc
\LLISTER, a well-known edu- 
cator of Toronto. was born in Portaferry, Coun- 
ty Down, Ire]and, in 1834, son of George amI 
)lary .\nne .:\TcAlIister, also natives of Ireland, 
and grandson of George McAllister, who was 
horn in Scotland. Four members of the family 
of ne(lrg'e and Mary Anne McAllister came to 
Canada and the United States, namely: ""il- 
liam, a retired business man of Philadelphi
l. 
P!'llll"yh'ania; Alexander, for many years a well- 
known husiness man of \Yinnipcg, where he died 
in l!)O:>; Mrs. Flanigan, of Philadelphia. who 
dipd in 1906; and Samuel. 
Smnuel 1\f('.\ lIister wa.,> educaterl in his native 
place and at Liverpool, to which city his par- 
ents had removed from Ireland. On completing 
his literary training Mr. McAllister in 185-1 be- 
gan his life work in an evening school in Liver- 
pool. Tn 18.:;7 he came to Canada !lnd settle.} 
in Toronto, for one year working as a clerk in a 
mercantile house on King street west. ('on- 
ducted by l\1r. Henry Graham. In 1838 he be- 
pame a teacher in Bartlett's Academy, ()n Queen 
street west. and in the fall of 1859 entererl puh- 
lie school work. in which he was rngaged to the 



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enrl of 1906, having been a teacher-during his 
more than forty-sevcn years of service-under 
the chairman of every school boaI'll of Toronto 
except Dr. Workman, the first chairman of the 
first school board of the city. In 1877. when 
the RYE'rson school was opened, Mr. McAllister 
was made principal thereof, a position hp ably 
fillE'd till his rE'tiremE'nt. in December, 1906, 
being then the senior educator of the city. 
In 1861l\fr. McAIJister was married to :Marion 
Emery. who was bOl'n in London, England, in 
184
, daughter of George and Sophia Emma 
Emery, who came with their famil" to Toronto 
in 1835. To this union have hee
 born four 
children: GE'orge Dumerque, of Toronto, who 
is married to Adeline V. Lewis, and ha<; tìve 
I'hildren, l\Iary Doris, Samuel LE'wis, George 
William Kattress, Emma ,Jean Dover and Helen 
Isobel; Alexander Laughton, a I'ivil engineer of 
l'\ew York: .Tohn Ed
ar. a. civil engineE'l', man- 
ager of the works of the British Columbia Cop- 
per Company, at Greenwood, B.C., who marriNl 
Isobel Gray, and has two children, Donald G. 
and Ramuel: and Emma Hardy, wife of David 
Evans, of Chicago, who has two children, Ches- 
ley :McAllister and :\Iary Elizabeth. Mr. and 
Mrs. 1\1(' Allister are memhers of the (,hur('h of 
England. Frat
rna]]y he is connectE'd with the 
A.O.F.W. 


DR.. B. F. PEARSON, one of County York's 
prominent physicians and surgeons, has chùsen 
for his fiel<l of practice the village of Queens- 
viHe, East Gwillilllbury. Dr. Pearson was born 
on Lot 86, King township, Aug. 
2, 1839, son 
of Nathaniel and l\Iartha (\V atson) Pearson. 
Benjamin Pearson, grandfather of the Doc- 
tor, was born in Pennsylvania of Englbh par- 
entage, as wa<; also his wife, Susannah Pentz. 
'rhey came to Canada in 1797, 'and settled on 
Lot 86, King township, on wild land. In those 
days Y onge street was only a blazed tra il lead- 
ing into Toronto. Mr. and Mrs. Pearson made 
this farm their permanent homE', and there 
reared their three sons anù three daughters: 
Charlotte, who married Eli Hollingsheact; Nan- 
cy, who married Thomas Cosford; Mary, who 
married Peter Rush, of Concession 3, King 
township j Peter, who married and settled on 
Lot 90, Whitchurch township; Benjamin, who 
married and settled on Lot 81, Concession 2 
King township, and who also engaged in teach
 
ing j and Nathaniel. 
Kathaniel Pearson was born on Y onge street. 
King township. in December. 1803, and settled 
on his father's old home after his marriage. 
He engaged in agricultural pursuits the greater 
part of his life, and for a few years prior to his 
death in 1882, he made his home with his son 


the Doctor, and there his death occurred. Na- 
thaniel Pearson was a magistrate, and also 
served as assessor of King township for a num- 
ber of years. He married Martha \Vatson, who 
was born in Pennsylvania in 1802, daughter of 
William Watson, who moved from Pennsyl- 
vania to Aurora, \Vhitchurch township, and 
there passed the remainder of his da
rs. Both 
the Watsons and Pearsons had been followers 
of Wil1iam Penn, settling in LuzernE' county, 
Pennsylvania. Nathaniel Pearson and his wife 
always attended the Old Friends' Meeting. She 
died in 1869, the mother of children as follows: 
(1) 'rhomas settled on Ùle old homestead, 
where he engaged in farming until his death in 
1866. Hc married a Miss Phelps, of Holland 
Landing, and left two sons. Thomas and Elijah, 
residents of the Western States. (2) Hiram 
lived for some ycars in the old home in King 
township, and then removed to Osceola, Iowa, 
where he now lives retired. He married a 
Miss Ashton, of ",Vhitchurch, and has four 
daughters, all of whom are married and spttled 
in Iowa. (3) Elizabeth "'V., deceased, marrierl 
Rev. ,Tames Caswell, and settled at London. 
where both died: they left two sons. Nathaniel 
F., living in Montreal; and T. Edward, of the 
Methodist Book Room, Toronto. (4) William, 
who was a miller, died young. (5) Charles 
was killed during the building of Y onge street, 
when he was fourteen years of age. (6) Su- 
sannah married Rev. Samuel B. Gundy, a min- 
ister of the Methodist Church, who settled in 
Toronto, where he died, and where his widow 
and family still reside. Their children were: 
William P., Free1. and Samuel n., aU in busi- 
ness in Toronto j Harry \V., teacher of classics 
in Toronto Collegiate Institute; Susanna, widow 
of T. C. ::\lilligan. a barrister of Toronto; Eliza- 
beth. wife of J. H. Denton. a barrister of To- 
ronto; and Pattie. widow of Fred. \V. Rcott, of 
Toronto. (7) Dr. R. F. is mentioned below. 
(8) Jennie died at Sharon in young woman- 
hood. 
Dr. B. F. Pearson received his early educa- 
tional training in the district schools of King 
township. and in the grammar school of New- 
market. For some four ycars he taught schools 
in County 'Vaterloo. and in 1863 entered Dr. 
Nelles' office in London, remaining one year. 
He then entered the medical department of 
Victoria rniversity, and in 1R6ï g-raduated 
from the mcdical department of Toronto rni- 
versity. He began the practice of his profes- 
sion at Queensville, where he has sinee continu- 
ed. with the exception of nine years spent in 
Sharon. 
Dr. Pearson was married in October. 1871), 
to Miss Mary 'Villson, born in 1849, daughter 



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of William II. Willson and Sarah Harrison, 
who came from New York State among the 
early settlers. In 1879 Dr. Pearson purchased 
real estate in Queensville, and erected a fine 
brick home, with e\'ery modern improvement, 
and here l\[rs. Pearson died in 1896. Six chil- 
dren were born to Dr. and Mrs. Pearson, name- 
ly: (1) Ethel Stuart, married John T. Large, of 
Boston, Massachusetts, representing George B. 
Hurd & Son, New York; they have two chil- 
dren, Pearson and Gladys. (2) Evelyn married 
Theodore G. Empie, E. E., of Wilmington, 
North Carolina. (3) Marjorie married Thomas 
P. Stewart, of Toronto. (4) Frederick N. spent 
four years in South Africa and is now in the 
service of the Canadian Pacific Railway. (5) 
Frank \V. has been for some time engaged as a 
resident engineer on the Trans-Continental 
road. (6) Blanche is a graduate of Kewmar- 
ket high school. 
In politics Dr. Pearson is a Reformer, and has 
for fifteen years been a member of the school 
board of East Gwillimbury. He is a member 
of the Masonic Lodge at Sharon. being secre- 
tary thereof; and of the United Workmen of 
Queensville. 
I 
JA
IES WILLL\l\1 1\IC)IICHAEL, now liv- 
ing retired at :\0. 160 Borden street, Toronto, 
is a member of a family long identified with 
Western Ontario, and a resident of thc Queen 
City for many years. 
The 1\[(':\Tichael family is of Scotch extl'ac- 
tion, and was foundt'd in Canada by Geor
e 
1\'fc1\lichael, thp grandfather of our subject. He 
was born in Glasgow, and when a yonng man 
came to Canada, settling' in County Norfolk, 
where he had a government grant of 640 acres 
of land. Shortly after locating- on this land l\1r-. 
1\Ic"
1ichael returned to Scotland, from which 
pOlmtry he went to Pennsylvania, U.S.A., and 
there married a 1'Iiss Del\Iott. During his resi- 
dence in Pennsylvania ten children were born 
t.o him and his wife. Returning to Canada hQ 
settled in the bush, his nearest neighhors being 
eighteen miles distant. Thc journey from 
Penm:yh'ania to Ontario was made with two 
yoke of oxen. The couple also owned six cows, 
which were milked. and thp milk placed in a 
churn, the latter being' put into the wagon, the 
joltings of whirh churned th<, cream into but- 
ter. 1\11'. 1\Jc"
Ii('hael was obliged to go eighteen 
miles to miU, rarrying the rorn on his back. 
SUbs<'fJIH'nt1y the top of an oak stump wus 
ground out, and thc rorn was ground (really 
pounded) in this. '''hen they reached Hamilton 
there was but one building th<,r<,. that being a 
lOt:( tavern. Aftpr locating on the bush farm 
mentioned above they proceeded to hew a homl' 


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out of the forest, but Mr. l\IclVlichael soon died, 
and his widow was left alone to rear her fam- 
ily of chÜdren. They were: Mary, George, 
Richard, James, .Tohn, Jacob and Daniel 
(twins), \Villiam, Isaac and Aaron. 
Of the foregoing family, Richard McMichael 
was the father of our subject. He was born in 
1807, and he died in 'Vaterford, Oct. 1\ 1F8
1. 
He was a farmer of Norfolk County for many 
years, cultivating the old home farm settled by 
his father, and was a man prominent in town- 
ship affairs, being a member of t11e township 
and county councils and reeve of the township 
of Townsend. He was a Reformer in politics, 
and he and his wife were ardent members of 
the Baptist Church, which they attended regu- 
larly. Richard l\[c1\[ichael married Mahala Per- 
ney, who wns born in 1811, and who died April 
10, 189:3. Their children were: Letitia, deceas- 
ed, married 'Varner Nellis, and left three chil- 
dren, Richard, 1\Iary and Lena; Charity is the 
widow of Stephen Fairchild, and has children. 
l\Ielvin, Anna, May, Harry, and Charlie; James 
W.; Jonathan lives at Kalamazoo, Michigan. 
Alexander makes his home at Waterford; Cal- 
vin is decea"ed; Elizabeth is the wife of Alex- 
ander 1\IcKirlie; .Josephine, deceased, married 
Robert Lutes; and Orpha died unmarried. 
.James V,T. l\lc)Iichael was born in Norfolk 
County, ,July 4, 18:34. and there grew to man- 
hood and receiverl his education. He married 

Iiss l\latilda Barber. who was born in Norfolk 
County in 18:36. daughter of ì\Io"es and Nancy 
Barber, and after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. 
:\Icl\'Tichael settled on a farm in Norfolk County, 
which 1\11'. 1\Tr1\Iic>hael conducted for many year
. 
He also sold organs and pianos find taught 
mnsic, and in 1872 located in Toronto, where for 
some time he was engaged in huilding and in 
!;p]]jng property, also conducting a real estate of- 
fice, hut he is now retired from active business. 
l\Tr. and l\Irs. l\Icl\'Iirhael have no children. They 
are member" of the Presbyterian Church, which 
they attend reg'ularly and support liherally. In 
political matters 1\[1'. McMichael is connected 
with the Reform party. Fraterna]]y he is iden- 
tifì<,d with the Masons. 


1lfOSES B:\RBER, for many years a farmer 
of Norfolk County, Ont., and a Christian work- 
er whose usefulness extended over a long period, 
is still held in loving memory in the locality 
where most of his liff> was spent. He was a 
native of the State of New Jersey, born Dec. 
29, 1789, at School
y's Mountain, in 1\lorri
 
county, and was a son of Samuel Barber. The 
father was horn .Jan. 29, 175iJ. and brought his 
family to Canada in the year 1800. They set- 
tled on a farm near the village of ''IT aterford, 



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and Samuel Barber purchased the \Vaterford 
MilL'S. He hall been a mer('hant in his old home 
in Xe\\" Jersey, whither he returned to settle up 
his account, and having finished his business he 
started back to Canada. He was last seen near 
. Xiag-ara, and nothing was ever afterward heard 
of him. Travelling in those days was attended 
"ith danger as well as hardship, and travellers 
known to have money in their possession were 
IW\'er safe on the road. As 1\11'. Barber must 
ha\'e had considerable, it is supposed that he 
was murdered and robbed. In consequence of 
his untimely death the family, a large one, were 
obliged to give up the mill, and they had to 
battle unaided against privation amid unfa- 
.niliar scenes. Samuel Barber married Aba- 
gail Cosad, who was born J ul
' J 1, 1758, and to 
them were born Ì\wlve childl'en, as follows: 
Elizabeth, Feb. 8. 1778; :Mathias, Dec. 14, 1779: 
.Tohn. April 19, 1781; Daniel, Dec. 2, 1782; 
.Jane, Sept. :!7, 1iM: UaQ', Jan. 16, 1786; 
Aaron, Dec. 9, 1787; l\Ioses, Dec. 29, 1789; 
)Iiriam, April 8. 1792; Elisha, May 11, 179J: 

amuel, l\1ay 26,1796: .Jacob, July 2,1797. 
Moses Barber was a boy when the famil \' 
moved to Canada. On July 7, 1811. he married 
Kan('v Xelles, who was born 1\1ay 18, 1792, in 
the 
illage of York, and died Feb. 27, 1873, 
aged eighty years, nine months, nine days. They 
raised a large family, six of whom, three sons 
and three daughters, survived them. 1\11'. Bar- 
ber passed away March 27, 1881, at the age of 
ninety-one years, two months, twenty-nine days, 
at the residence of one of his sons, in Townsend 
Centre, and he w&;; laid to rest in the burying 
g-rouml nt Boston, Ont., on March 29th. 
:\11'. Rarher was long notf'd for his interest 
in religious enterprises. He was liheral in his 
views, but rigid in his own conduct, and he sup- 
ported Christian institutions of all kinds. B('- 
fore there were missionary and Bible societies in 
Canada he aided those in the United States, 
having been hrought to a saving knowledge of 
Christ in the summer of 18()6, through the in- 
strumentalitv of missionaries from thr Shaftes- 
hury Assoei
tion of the Stab' of New York. On 
Oct: 21, 1R06, he was baptized hy the Rev. David 
Irish and received into the fellowship of the 
Boston Church, in \\hich he held memhership 
until his death. HI' was both active and eifi- 
f'ient in the work of that church. "Like a soli- 
tary trep when all the forest has gone he stood 
alonr, a reminder of a gem'ration gone from 
earth. On the farms around him he has seen 
his fe)]o\\,s successive1y hold posscssion an,l 
pass away, till those who now possess the soil 
al'e only connrcted with thp past by a few such 
links as these. In the church hc could go back be- 
yowl any living, and tell us that the tria]" nnd 


triumphs of the past should encourage us to 
meet with courage present difficulties, and ulti- 
mately share in the final victory. While he 
lived, the church, though old for the country, 
might justly claim to still maintain her youth, 
for our brother was admitted a member in the 
second year of her existence. Now he has de- 
parted, she flies back into the past by many gen- 
eratio:!1s, and at once becomes venerable with 
age." 
1\1rs. l\fary Johnston, who died Sept. 8, 1859, 
at Boston, Ont., in the eighty-eighth year of h('r 
age, had a remarkable experience as a prisoner 
among the Indians in her earl v life an account 
of which was puhlished at the time 
f her death. 
"Mary Sitts was born of pious parents, at 
Fort Plain, New York, in :May, 1772. At the age 
of seven years she was captured by a band of 
hostile Indians, taken from her home and 
friends, and by them brought to the forests of 
Canada, bordering upon the Grand river, her 
fripnds, at the time of her capture, barely escap- 
ing with their lives. She was held by them a 
number of years, during which time ;,me fre- 
quently came near stan'ing to death. On one 
occasion they threatened to kill hrr, and inflict- 
ed a deep gash in her head, the pains and marks 
of which foJIo.n'ed her to the gTave. After years 
of suffering and privation, never expecting to 
see home or friends again, she was at length 
,'eseued from captivity by Captain Nelles, then 
li\'in!l near the Grand river, where she once 
more found a home and friends. In 1795 she 
wa" married to George Cunningham, and settled 
at Boston. then a dense forest. Her husband 
,vas accidentally killed while niding a neighbor 
in raising a building, and Mary was left to 
.,rrng!..de alone with six small children to sup- 
J!n)'t. But bein!:! a woman of strong eonstitu- 
lion, untÜ'ing' industry, and indomitable will, 
aided with thp hlessing- of li-od. she surmounted 
all ohstaeles. and saw her l'hildren grow to ma,n- 
hnod llOnored and respected. Her SOn Henry 
,,'as, for many years, a useful and ze1110us mini- 
stpr nf thp gosprl in thrse parts. Her son 'Vil- 
limn \\'as nn efficient and pious deacon. B(\th 
hnw gOlle to rest. Two of her remaining sons 
still holel the same office in the church of her 
('hoicof'. It was in her widowhood, in November, 
1809. shr songht the IJord with all her heart, 
nnd lIe drlivered her from all her fears-she 
sOl1!.!ht nnd foullIl a place among the little band 
of Christ '8 followers in this place, and was bap- 
tized into the fellowship of the dmrch by Elder 
Fairc,hild. 
llf' maintained a Chri"tian walk, 
and k('pt IH'r placp with God's people till called 
to join the f'hurch ahove. IIer home Was long 
the home of nod's people, for there they met 
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praise. Being a person of remarkable sympathy 
.\Dd kindness, she spent much time in visiting 
the sick and dying. and was not un frequently 
instrumental in restoring them to hea]th again. 
During that dark day when our shores were in- 
vaded and plundered by a foreign foe she 
cheered the hearts of both officers and men b
y 
providing for their bodily wants. She was even 
per.mitted to revisit the home of her childhood- 
not more to the astonislunent of her friends than 
as though one had arisen from the grave to be 
their guest and child. TIll' meeting was touch- 
ing indeed. and the kind providence of Gvd 
al'knowledged both in her deliveranre and pres- 
ervation. She married her second hushand, 
.John .John!'òton, about the year 1810. He \HIS 
a humhle, pious Christian, by whom she had 
one son, \,ho has long been an honored office- 
bearer among his brethren. In Christian re- 
lationship, what a striking contrast hetween the 
little captive maid of se\'en years and the agoecl 
'mother in 1<;rae1.' surrounded with more than 
a hundred relatives-even down to the fifth 
generation-all respectable and mostly wealth
' 
members of society; and. better than this, th
 
most of them trying to walk in the fear of nod 
and in the comfort of the Holy <1host. Þ\nd 
"hat a striking illustration of the words of 
the Psalmist: 'I have been young, but now I am 
old; yet ha\re I not seen the rightrous forsaken. 
nor his seed hegging bread. . ' A crowd 
followed her remains to the grave. All felt that 
they had lost a friend: and of her. as of Mary 
of 
ld. it shall be said, 
he hath done what sh0 
could. " 

rrs. .J ohnston was a member of the Boston 
Baptist Church, referred to several times in 
the preceding article. 


,TOH)I E. HUGHES, town clerk of New- 
market, County York, was born in 'l'ecumseth. 
County Simcoe, Oct. 20, 1836, a son of Elwood 
amI Sarah (Bogart) Hughes, members of pio- 
neer families of County York. The parents of 
1\11'. Hughes were both born in Count
T York, the 
father in 1820 and the mother in 1821. Elwood 
ITughC's was a son of Ellis and l\Iary Hughrs. 
both of whom were born in 1782, at Cape May, 
New.Jersey. Ellis Hughes came to Canada with 
his parents in 1819. after residing in Penns,vl- 
'Vania for some years. 
On the maternal side the grandparents were 
.John and Catlwrinc (Wilson) Bogart. the for. 
mer of whom was 'born in 1789 and the latter 
in 1790. In 1800 they came to County York and 
settlrd in Whitrhurch township, near the present 
town of N"ewmarket, on Crown lands, where 
th('y lived out their days, becoming identified 
with the progress and development of this sec- 


tion. After many years of hard work John 
TIOgal't retirerl. and he died in old age at New- 
market, respected by all who knew him. 
Ellis Hughes, the paternal grandfather, emi- 
grated to Canada with his family and household 
goods in a great covered wagon. By trade he 
\\ as a hatmaker, but he doubtless found in th" 
new home that he could work at his trade as a side 
issue and meantime acquire a large lauded prop- 
erty by turning his attention to agriculture. He 
purchased land in King township and made 
there a permanent llOme, on which he died in 
]
m. His wife died in 1877. They were the 
parents of twelve ('hildren who lived to reach 
maturity, namely: Spth. born in Pennsylvania. 
died in )Iiehigan. Whilden, born in Pennsyl- 
rania. was reared in Canada; hc married and 
moved to .Janesville, 'Visconsin., where he be- 
came a prosperous stock farmer and died. leav- 
ing a wife and family. James P., born in Can- 
ada, married and settled as a sl1ddler at New- 
market, then studied denti!;try and removed to 
Bloomfield, Iowa. whew' he practÏeed until his 
<h'ath in 1904; he left two children, Dr. Ern- 
t'st, of DC's )Ioines, and Ada, who is the wife of 
.J. F. .Tolmston. of Bloomfield, Iowa. William 
C. was born and married in County York, 
where he engaged in busine!;S for some years, 
but later removed to Toronto, where he lived 
retired until his death, in 1904. Charles W., 
horn in County York, married and settled on 
the old homestead until 1874. whC'n he moved 
to Niles. Michigan; there he followed farming 
until his death, in 1885; he left a wife and 
family, and two of his granddaughters were vic- 
tims of the hoquois theatre fire in Chicago--the 
children of Dr. Oakey. of that city, who also 
perished. Georg'e IJ.. a saddler by trade. !;et- 
tlrd in King township, where he died in 1902, 
leaving one daughter. Etha is unmarried. Su- 
sannah. horn in Pennsylvania in 1814, was the 
wife of Samuel Kilhun, and settled at Lansing. 
)Iiehi!!an. where she died. leaving four children, 
one of whom. Samuel. is a very prominent law- 
yer there. Jane. horn in 1817. was the wife 
of Rohert T rwin. of \ ul'ora. ,,'here he was a 
flour miller. Elwood, horn in 18
O, is mentioned 
helow. Melissa. horn in 18
S, died at Rloom- 
fipld, Iowa.' Harriet, horn in 1833, died at 
nIoomfield. in 1884. 
Elwood Hughes, father of John E.. was the 
third son and sixth mf'mher of the above fam- 
ily. He left home when qnite 
rOlmg and en- 
tered the emplo
' of the late Charles Doan. of 
Aurora, who was then engaged in a mercantil
 
husiness at Sharon. T.Jater he had char
e of 
a store at Mono Mills for James Smith, and for 
some time officiat<,d as d<,puty sheriff for Coun- 
ty Rimcor, under Sheriff "Talker Smith. After 



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his marriage he opened a store at Penville, from 
which place he removed to Newmarket in the 
spring of 1853, and there conducted a general 
store on Prospect avenue. In 1860 1\11'. Hughe.;; 
moved down to l\lain street, occupying the build- 
ing next door south of Broughton's drug store. 
Four years later he sold out. and he lived re- 
tired thereafter until his death, Nov. 28, 1895, 
at his town residence. He was a man of sterl- 
ing integrity and of quiet disposition, and was 
respected by everybody. For over forty years 
he was a useful and worthy member of the 
Methodist Church and for ;rears was a devoted 
class-leader. His standing was so good in his 
religious connection that he was chosen for re- 
sponsible office. He was a member of the board 
of trustees during the building of the present 
edifice and the other members of the board testi- 
fied to their appreciation of his help when they 
reverently laid a beautiful wreath on his coffin. 
For a period of seventeen years he was pew 
steward. was financial secretary for a long 
time, for the Quarterly board, and at all times 
was liberal, charitable and just. No less was 
he valued in public life. For eighteen con- 
secutive years he was town collector, and he 
held other offices of trust. and his fellow offi- 
cials, meeting in sorrow after his death. frameù 
resolutions of esteem, l'pspect and ('onfiden{'e. 
In 1851 Mr. Hughes married Miss Sarah 
Bogart, daughter of J ohll Bogart, Esq., of 
\Yhitehm'('h township. She still survives, re- 
siding with their only child, .John E. Hughes, 
in the comfortable family home in Newmarket. 
Her health is not of th
 best. 
Juhn E. lIughes attended tht" town schools, 
his education including a high school course. 
lIe very early began to. make himself useful in 
his fnther's store. hut when he entered upon ;l, 
regulnr business pareer he enga!rcd with thf' 
Harrison & Davidson Company, general merch- 
ants, with whom he continued several years. He 
then engaged with Danford, Roach & Co., and 
rpmained with that firm for ten years. In 1902 
Mr. Hughes engaged at office work with the firm 
of 'Villiam Cane & Sons, manufacturers of 
woodenware, and remained with them until 
1904, when hI' was appointed clerk of Newmar- 
ket, in which position he is still serving with 
ability. In 1897 he was elected a member of the 
council of Newmarket and filled the duties of 
that office until his appointment as clerk. and 
he also acts as town treasurer. He is one of 
Newmarket's most popular as wen as enterpris- 
ing citizens and is a worthy representative of 
the two honorable old families from which he 
came. 

rr. Hng'hes belongs to the 
lasonic fraternity, 
being a member of Tuscan Lodge, No. 99. and 


Doric Chapter, No. 60, at Newmarket, a 
Knight Templar and a Shriner. He belongs also 
to the I.O.O.F-Pyramid Lodge, No. 156; New- 
market Encampment, No. 32; and Newmarket 
Canton, No.3, Uniform Rank. 


.JOHN JA:\IES :MAGEE, B.A.. well known 
as an educator of Ontario for many years, died 
at Xapanee, April 4, 1891. He was born in 
County Cavan, Ireland. in 1844, son of James 
and l\Iary (Kellett) l\!agee, also natives of Ire- 
land, who were the founders of this family in 
Canada, coming hither in the lattf'r part of 1844. 
and settling in Bradford. :Mr. Magee was en- 
gaged in farming there, and there he and his 
wife died in the faith of the Presbyterian 
Church. Their children were: Charles. de- 
ceased; Thomas, of Toronto; and John James. 
John James l\Iagee was less than one year 
old when his parents came to Canada, and in 
Bradford 11(' received his early literary train- 
ing. Later he graduated with the gold medal 
from the Barrie grammar school, and after com- 
pletin!! his studies he began teaching, first in 
the B;'adford high school, and later at New- 
hurp-h, where he remained until 1869. In that 
Veal' he removed to Toronto in order to oomplete 
iÜs studies, and entered the TTniversity of To- 
ronto, from whir-h he was graduated. with hon- 
ors in mathemati('s. in 1871, with the degree of 
B.A. Mr. Magee then went to Napanee, where 
he taught for a number of years, and later re- 
moved - to r"bridge and thence to Port Hope. 
.\t dIP latter place his health failed and he went 
back to Toronto, where he remained hut a short 
time. however, returning to Napanee, where he 
continued until his death. 
In lR8
 Mr. :Magee married I\1iss Mary Caton. 
hurn in Hngerford, Ont., a. descendant of a 
United Empire Loyalist. William Caton. who 
fonnded the family in ('anada, coming hither 
from the States at the time of the Ameri('an 
Revolution and settl
ng at Kingston. where hfJ 
died. Here his son, Archibald Caton. was 
born, he being the first white child born in 
Kingston. He was the grandfather of :Mrs. 'Ma. 
gee. _\rchibald Caton and his wife, Mary Mc- 
Kim, had the following children: William. Mile" 
and Allan. Of this family William Caton. the 
father of -;\Irs. Magee, was born at Napanee in 
1811. and was there engaged in farming all of 
his life. 1\11'. Caton was a prominent man in 
municipal matters in his township and county 
for a number of years. serving as reeve and 
cOlIDcillor for a long period. He married :\Iiss 
Phoebe Denison, anrl their children were: 
Nathan, of Napanee; :\Iaria. wife of Rev. W. .J. 
Young'; IJydia. wife of .James Bowerman; Hes- 
ter, wife of .J ames Weeks; and :Mrs. Magee. 



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[r. and .i\Irs. Magee were the parent'> of two 
daughters: Kellett, of Toronto; and Phoebe :\la- 
gee, B._'L, University of Toronto. 1905. In re- 
ligious matters 1\11'. :Magee was a Presbyterian. 
In politics he was in sympathy with the Reform 
party. 


ALEXAXDER McCLEI,T..AXD (deceased). 
Among the names of the pioneer teachers of To- 
ronto may be mentiom'd that of the late Alex- 
ander J\lcClelland, '" ho was born in 1819, in 
County Tyrone, Ireland. son of Thomas and Jane 
DIp IÜ>o!!n) 1IcClelland. natives of the Emerald 
Isle. in which country they died. 
Alexander l\IcClelland was educated for the 
ministry, but on locating in Toronto, in 18-14, 
enga!!eJ in teaching. which calling he pursued 
for a number of years, during which time he 
invested and became largely interested in real 
estate in Toronto. After giving up teachin.g' :\11'. 
)IcCiel1and ser,'ed the city of Toromo as city 
assessor for some time, and after his term of ser- 
vice was over he retired from active life to look 
after his own interests. lIe was a leading memo 
bel' of the Presbyterian Chlli'ch. In politics he 
was a Conservative. His death occurred in 
1886, in Toronto, where his entire active life 
had been spent, and where he had made warm 
and lasting friends. 
1\[1'. :\IcCleliand and 
Iiss Elizabeth :\IcClel- 
land '\ere united in marriage in Toronto. 111'8. 
l\IcClelland was born in County Tyrone. Ire- 
land, in 1818, and came to Toronto in 1849. She 
was well educated in her native land, an,} on 
coming to Toronto beea.me a teacher, following 
the profession for a number of )'ears. :\Irs.l\Ic- 
Clelland. ,\
ho is still residing in Toronto. is the 
oldest living teacher of the Queen City. am} al- 
though past the eighty-ninth milestone in life's 
journEY is in full possession of all of her facul- 
ties. After the death of her husband she took 
the management of his city property. and like 
her hushand sold and bought, and built and re- 
paired buildings and property. So carefull;\' 
rlid ..he follow the execution of his plans that 
on an occasion, when a contractor had gone con- 
trary to her desires. she ordered the work taken 
down and put up according to stipulations. and 
the contractor, seeing t.hat she was fully ac- 
quaintf'd with her business, made no further 
move or attempt. to dodge the letter of the con- 
tract. 
To ::\fl'. and 1\1rs. l\IcClelland were born the 
following children: Rev. Thomas .Tames. born 
in Toronto, was a well-h--nown Presbyterian 
preacher. and died in lR91: he marriedl\Iatilda 
Arthur, by whom he had one son, Arthur. Alpx- 
ander. of Toronto, married Lizzie Bailey. and 
has four children, Alexander. Donald, Flore11ce 


. and James. Lizzie is the widow of James 
O'Hara, of Toronto. Sarah L. cares for her 
mother. 1\[rs. 
Il'Clelland is a member of the 
Presbyterian Church. She is one of the oldest 
ladies of the Queen City, in which she has spent 
sO many years, and through her kind. gentle 
heart has won .many friends. 


EDWARD TERRY waR born in 18-10 in the 
village of Wye. Kent, England, and died in To- 
ronto Oct. 19, 1903. He was descended from an- 
cestors "ho fOlH!ht under Cromwell. 
Althou!!h onlr sixtcfn years of age when l
mY- 
hi,> native countr;\' l\lr. Terry retained many 
of the characteristics of a t.ypical Englishman üf 
the better class. He was plain and outspoken. 
but of a genial and kindly disposition, which en- 
dearetl him to all with whom he came in con- 
tact, as one who never turned his back on a 
friend. however humble, and who 
ave freely of 
his counsel and substance to the poor and needy. 
He \\"as a splendid specimen of physical man- 
hood, who did not spare himself in his effort.:; to 
uplift his fellmrnwn. 
In religion :\11'. Terry was a stauneh Metho- 
dist, and brought his great business abilitv to 
bear in the interests of that church. He. was 
a local preacher of note, on t.he .West York C'ir- 
cuit, and ably filled positions on the Quarterly 
Board and as superintendent of Sunday-school 
for years and t.rustee of thp Spadina 'Avenue 
Church, now h--nown as the Broadway Taber- 
nacle. In l


 Mr. Terry removed to Pa rkdale. 
and in 1899, associated with his brother-in-law, 
]\[1'. R g. Kinzing-er, and others, he was mainly 
instmmental in the foundation of the St. Al- 
ban's Church, in North Parkdale, and took an 
active interest in its welfare to the end. 
In politics Mr. Terry had strong Liberal lean- 
ings. but. the sturdy, independent spirit of bis 
Puritan ancestors tbat was in him prevented him 
from supporting any measure that had not his 
unqualified apprO\'al. He was a prominent 
memb