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ILLIAM HENRY WILKI- of the courts of the county above named,
V SON, Napanee, Ont., Judge and was succeeded as County Crown of the county of Lennox and Adding- Attorney by W. A. Reeve, now of the ton, was born in the city of Kingston, Law School, Toronto. The judge, Ontario, in 1838. He is the son of although one of the youngest on the William and Mary (O'Reilly) Wilki- bench, brought to the discharge of the son. Judge Wilkison received his duties of his office not only a well trained education in Kingston. He entered judicial mind, but also that ability and upon the study of law at Kingston and dignity so essential to the position. In was admitted to the Bar in 1861, hav- religion he is an active and influential ing made rapid progress in completing member of the Church of England, his course. He located at Napanee having been church warden, and is now where he was appointed County Crown a lay delegate to the Provincial Synod. Attorney and Clerk of the Peace. He Judge Wilkison was married, in 1863, was also Deputy Reeve of the town for to Isabella Allan, daughter of the late one year. În 1869 he was made judge Wm. Allen Geddes, Hamilton, Ont.
EV. FRS.-XAVIER FAGUY, in the last named parish. On the K Parish Priest of the Basilica of breaking out of the North-West insur
lo Notre Dame, Quebec, Que., rection, Father Faguy was appointed was born in St. Jean-Baptiste, Quebec, Chaplain to the 9tlı Voltigeurs de QueOctober 15th, 1853. He is the son of bec, and served with the battalion until François Faguy and Marguerite Voyer. the close of the troubles, receiving a The Rev. Mr. Faguy was educated in medal for services rendered during the Quebec Seminary and graduated in campaign. The reverend gentleman is Laval University. He was ordained president of the Quebec School compriest Juie 7th, 1879, and was profes- mission and one of the judges of the sor of literature in Quebec Seminary ecclesiastical court for the Archdiocese. for eight years. He entered the paro- The Rev. Mr. Faguy has made an imchial ministry, acting as curate at pression on his people and country at Charlesbourg, St. Jean-Baptiste and a very early age, and as he is yet in St. Rochs, Quebec, successively. He the early prime of his manliood, has a was also Chaplain to the Congregation splendid future before him.
PTAIN ALEX. FARLINGER, “Lord Elgin” from Kingston to Mout-
© Dundee, Huntingdon Co., Crane & Co. and Hooker & Holton, Que., June 1st, 1824. His father, which position he held for seven years James Farlinger, was of German U. E. without an accident of any kind. DurLoyalist descent, and his niother, Bar- ing the next two years he was engaged bara Gardiner, was a native of Ayrshire, in the forwarding and general merchant Scotland. Captain Farlinger had the business in Prescott. On June 1st, advantage of a few years in the public 1854, he was married to Isabella F., schools, but is practically a self-edu- daughter of the late Capt. Wm. Kyle, cated man. When he was about nine- of Morrisburg, Ont. Mrs. Farlinger teen years of age, he entered the em- was possessed of very extensive farm ploy of Mason & Farlinger, forward- lands, which being added to his own ers, Montreal, with whom he remained already large possessions, compelled for about two and a half years, when he him to give up all other business and took charge of the royal mail steamer the devote his undivided attention to the
management of this estate of nearly 20,000 acres of valuable farm lands, besides other village and town property, all in Eastern Ontario. He has taken an active interest in a number of railway enterprises, one of which was the originating of the scheme to run a railway from Ottawa to New York (bridging the St. Lawrence at Morrisburg), and which was chartered in 1882 under the name of the Ottawa, Waddington and New York Railway and Bridge Company. The press of private business always prevented him from accepting many public honors in the way of important offices which were frequently tendered him. He owes much of his success, in a business way, to his qualities of keen observation and quick decision. In religion he is a Presbyterian, and in politics a Conservative and enjoyed theintimate friendship of the late Sir John A. Macdonald. HE LATE REV. JOHN COOK, principal. The High School, justly re1 D.D., LL.D., Presbyterian min- garded as one of the best schools in the ister, Quebec, Que., was born in San- country, was established mainly through quhar, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, April his exertions in 1843. He was for 13th, 1805. He was educated at the many years chairman of the Board of Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, Directors, and took a warm interest in where he studied under Dr. Chalmers its struggles and success. Dr. Cook of distinguished memory. Dr. Cook was named by the late Dr. Morrin, as was ordained a clergyman of the Church principal of the college then about to of Scotland in 1835, and came to Can- be established in Quebec, and since ada in the following year. He always 1861, until his death in 1892, he filled took a prominent part in the affairs of the office of principal. In 1880, the the Presbyterian Church of Canada in degree of LL.D. was conferred upon connection with the Church of Scot- him by Queen's University; that of land, and after the general union of D.D. he held from the University of Presbyterians in 1875, was equally Glasgow. loyal to the United Church. After the departure of the Free Church party, Dr. Cook was twice elected moderator of the Synod. He opposed the division of the Canadian Church, maintaining that it was the duty of Canadian Presbyterians to remain united. While still laboring to promote the extension of the old branch of the Presbyterian Church, he remained consistent with his opinions of 1844. At the Synod of 1861, Dr. Cook moved a resolution to promote the union of all the Presbyterians of the province. This resolution failed, but in 1875, the union so manifestly desirable was brought about, and he was chosen first moderator of the Presbyterian Church of the Dominion. He was also one of the delegates sent to obtain a royal charter for the University of Queen's College, Kingston, of which he was for a long period a trustee, and for some time
once to prepare for that calling, and entered as a probationer in 1860. During the twelve years Mr. Demill remained in the active work, his career was marked by most signal success in the conversion of sinners, the strengthening of believers, and the enlarging, beautifying and building of churches. In 1874, his long cherished hope of founding a ladies' college assumed practical shape. He purchased a beautiful site, comprising twenty-eight acres of ground, in the town of Oshawa, and erected the present beautiful and substantial college. This he accomplished without any denominational help, financially or socially, and to-day Demill Ladies' College, Oshawa, stands high in the esteem of the Protestant public throughout the Dominion. In 1890, he opened his Residential Academy in Toronto, and is already
(1892) meeting with much D EV. A. B. DEMILL, president encouragement in his object of providK of Demill Ladies' College, Osh- ing a series of schools which will ob
To awa, Ont., and principal of viate the necessity of Protestant girls Demill Residential Academy, Toronto, attending Roman Catholic convents. was born in Northport, Prince Edward His efforts to sustain this good work county, Ontario, July roth, 1831. His are simply herculean, and too much parents were Isaac and Amelia (Mills) credit cannot be given him for the sucDemill. Up to the time of his man- cess he has achieved. Mr. Demill is hood, Mr. Demill's education was con- publishing a monthly paper called The fined to the common schools, but he Protestant, which is full of information subsequently attended Victoria College, on the superiority and necessity of ProCobourg, until failing health, forced testant institutions for our Canadian him to abandon his studies and enter girls. He was married in 1854 to Miss mercantile life. In 1856, he had strong Hurd, daughter of E. Hurd, Esq., of convictions that God required him for Whitby. His family consists of one the work of the ministry, and began at daughter, who is an art graduate of 1891.