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JILLIAM FORSYTH ALLEN, Northumberland and Durham. He has
Mayor of Bowmanville, Ont., been elected mayor of Bowmanville by was born near Port Hope, Durham acclamation three successive times. county, June 27th, 1833. His parents Mr. Allen is a director of the Standard were William H. and Margaret (Fair) and Western Banks, and vice-president Allen, both natives of Ireland. He was of the Ontario Loan and Savings Co. educated at the public schools of the Few men have been the recipients of so township of Hope. Until his removal many public honors, and the sterling from Clarke to Bowmanville in 1878; qualities exhibited by him in filling he was engaged in farming, filling at the many responsible offices to which the same time various public offices; he was called are seldom seen. He was treasurer of the townships of Hope is an active, staunch Reformer, and and Clarke, held a seat at the Council a member of the Presbyterian Church. Board in the latter township nine years, In 1862, he was married to Lucy Lyall, and in the County Council six years. daughter of the late John Lyall, DurWas warden of the United Counties of ham county, Ontario.
HEODORE DOUCET, notary missioner for taking affidavits for Que
public, Montreal, Que., was born bec, Ontario and Manitoba. He took in that city June 18th, 1846. His fatlier, an active part in Militia matters, and the late Theodore Doucet, and his served as captain of No. 1 Battery, grandfather, Benjamin Doucet, were Montreal Garrison, and was under fire notaries public until their death, and in the second Fenian raid at Trout their large and important clientelles de- River, county of Huntingdon. His scended from father to son. Benjamin grandfather was major in the Canadian Doucet, a jurist of note, published sev- Militia, and obtained the Chateauguay eral important works on Canadian laws, Medal. Mr. Doucet was married Sepetc., and was otherwise known as an tember 26th, 1871, to Jessy Ann, able professional man. Our subject daughter of the late George Pascal was educated at the Jesuit College, sub- Desbarats, Queen's Printer, and great sequently devoted his time to notarial granddaughter of the late Col. Bruybusiness, and continues to merit and ères, of the Royal Engineers, A.D.C., enjoy public confidence. He is a com- in Quebec, to the Duke of Kent.
YEO. ALVA CARU SON, M.D., Collector of Customs, Whitby, Ont., was born in Prince Edward county, Ont., February 13, 1822. He is the son of William and Rachael (VanDusen) Carson, of U. E. Loyalist stock. Dr. Carson began his studies at the common schools, but is practically a self-educated man. He first studied medicine in Central Medical College, Rochester, N.Y., and graduated in 1852. He then attended McGill College, Montreal, for one year, subsequently graduated at Victoria College, Cobourg, in 1858, and was registered a member of the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1866. Dr. Carson has practiced medicine in several places since 1852, but has been in Whitby for the last thirty-five years. His name is familiar to the public as the inventor and manufacturer of patent medicines, notably amongst these is his “Liver Tonic and Blood age, is still active as class leader, trusPurifier,” which is now, probably, one tee and steward. His religious life has of the best and most widely known re- been marked by unusual liberality to medies on this continent. He has been all charitable purposes. For years he coroner of the county of Outario for gave one fifth of his income in this way, more than twenty years, and surgeon and latterly though advancing in age, of the Grand Trunk Railway Co. for continues to give one-tenth of all he a lengthened period. He takes a lively makes. Dr. Carson is a member of the interest in municipal matters and has A.F. and A.M.; I.O.O.F., I.O.F. and been a member of the Whitby town Sons of Temperance Societies, and, council for several years. In religion he being universally respected, has held is a Methodist and has been identified nearly all the important offices in with that body since childhood. He each order. He was married twice : has occupied nearly every office in the first in 1852 to Miss A. Vandervoort, of Church open to laymen, and although Hastings county, and second to Miss now (1892), more than seventy years of A. VanDusen in 1856.
and devoted himself to the study of the profession to which he has so long belonged. At the age of twenty-two he was called to the bar of Lower Canada, was appointed Q.C. in 1873, and named Crown prosecutor for the district in 1878, which position he has filled ever since, except between 1886 and 1890. In 1875 his colleagues of the Quebec bar elected him their Batonnier, and they have annually chosen him as a member of the Council of the bar for the past twenty-eight years. He has been registrar of the Admiralty Court since 1873. He is a churchman of broad views, has been a delegate to the diocesan and provincial Synods of the Church of England, and in that capacity has always given an able and valued representation. He has held high office in the Masonic order, being a past principal of the Grand Chapter of
Royal Arch Masous of CanAMES DUNBAR, Q.C., Quebec, ada, and past grand master of the Grand
Que., was born ioth April, 1833. Lodge of the Province of Quebec. Mr. @ His father was the late Ferguson Dunbar is a much esteemed and leading Dunbar, paymaster of Her Majesty's member of the Quebec bar, as evinced 74th Highlanders. Mr. Dunbar was by the distinguished offices, above educated at the Gosport Naval Aca- enumerated, he has been chosen to fill, demy, other well-known schools of the and has been a successful practitioner United Kingdom, and at the Quebec for more than thirty years, during which High School. In early life he turned his time he has been retained in many imattention to journalism, and for a time portant cases before all the courts of the was editor of the Quebec Morning Province. In politics he is a moderate Chronicle, still the leading daily of that Conservative. He was married in 1862, city. However, he always evinced a and his family consists of oue son and taste for law, and after occupying the two daughters; the former is a Quebec editorial chair of the Chronicle for about barrister, and an L. L. L., of Laval five years, he gave up newspaper life University.
EV. EDWARD HORAN MUR- was ordained in St. Mary's Cathedral,
RAY, rector of St. Michael's Kingston, December 30th, 1866, by his
o Church, Cobourg, Ont., was uncle the late Bishop Horan. His two born in the city of Quebec, March 27th, first years were spent as R. C. Chap1843. His parents were Hugh and lain to the British troops then stationed Henrietta (Horan) Murray. The for- at Kingston. In September 1869, he mer was a wholesale merchant, a mem- became rector of the parish of Wolfe of Quebec City Council and one of the Island where he erected a handsome founders of St. Patrick's Church of that and commodious church and remained place. Our subject received his prim- six years. In 1875 he was named to ary education from Englislı tutors at the pastorate of Kemptville and Mounprivate schools. He took Greek and tain, where he labored most acceptably Latin at Regiopolis College, Kingston; until 1879, when he was made rector Natural Science at Laval University of St. Michael's Churclı, Cobourg, his Quebec, and Theology at the Grand present field of labor. Father Murray Seminary in that city. Father Murray is a much respected divine.