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TIEUT.-COL. J. BELL
O of Customs, Quebec, was born in Quebec, June, 1830. He is the son of the late James Bell Forsyth, for many years a prominent merchant of Quebec, who was born in Kingston, Ont., and whose father, Joseph Forsyth, came from Huntly, Aberdeenshire (where the family has resided for centuries), about the year 1809. His mother was Fanny Bell, second daughter of the Hon. Matthew Bell, of Three Rivers, Que., and of Samson, Northumberland, Eng., who also came to this country about the same year. Col. Forsyth was educated at Dr. Lundy's Quebec Classical School, and at Lennoxville. He also spent a short time in Paris. He was for many years previous to becoming collector of Customs, a commission merchant and broker, confining his attentions almost exclusively to the timber trade. At the same time, he ever took an resided for many years at“Redclyffe,'' active interest in all public affairs, civil, he was elected mayor again and again political, military and religious. As a by his French friends. In military president or director of a horticultural matters, he has always taken a deep or an agricultural society, a bridge, interest, and for years has commanded railway company or club, we find his the Queen's Own Canadian Hussars, name in every part of a Quebec direc- originally raised and commanded by tory. He has been a consistent Con- his grandfather, the Hon. Matthew servative, as his father and grand- Bell, in 1810-'11. He is a member of fathers were, and on more than one the Church of England, and takes his occasion in stirring times, he was earn- seat in both the Provincial and Dioceestly solicited to stand for the county san Synods. Colonel Forsyth married of Quebec, for, we are told, “he is as Elizabeth Magdalene, only daughter popular with the French Canadians as of the late Thomas B. Anderson, of with the old countrymen,” and in the Montreal, for many years president French parish of Cap Rouge, where he of the Bank of Montreal.
TW. WANLESS, M.C.R. agent, Life in Siberia.” The work was aban
Courtright, Ont., was born doned on receiving news that the
June 15th, 1839, in Blairgow- atlantic cable was a success. After rie, Scotland. He is the eldest son of three years farming, Mr. Wanless enDr. J. Wanless, a prominent physician tered the employ of the M. C. R., first at present of Montreal, but also well at Fletcher, then a Cayuga, and for the known in London and Toronto. Dr. past eighteen years at Courtright, to Wanless and his wife, Margaret Mac- leave which pleasant summer resort, donald, natives of Dundee, Scotland, repeated offers of promotion have no have always taken a deep interest in charm for him. On January 19th, every worthy cause in the different 1869, he married Miss Elizabeth, cities in which they have resided. daughter of J. D. Anderson, of WardsThey have had three sons and two ville, Ont. He has four children. In daughters, viz.: Violet now Mrs. A. A. politics, Mr. Wanless is a staunch Dickson, of Montreal, Wm. Macdonald Liberal and a firm believer in Free Wanless, of St. Catharines; the subject Trade. He is also a member of the I.O.F. of this sketch, the late Dr. John R. Wanless, who died in 1889 in New Zealand, and Agnina, at home with her parents. After completing his education Mr. Wanless entered the service of Mr. H. P. Dwight, as telegraph operator, and after filling various responsible positions in Canada and California, he was selected as one of the expedition sent out by the Russo-American Telegraph Company, to build a line from Victoria, B.C., to existing lines in Russia, by way of the Behring Straits, and the shores of the Behring and Okhotsk seas. They sailed from Frisco, touched at Victoria, and in three months landed at Petropaulovski, Kamtchatka. After eighteen months' hardship and adventure in the Siberian wilds, during which Mr. Wanless met and became the intimate friend of Geo. Kennan and his artist Geo. Frost in his “Exile Prison
INCENT HOWARD MOORE, geons of Kingston, conferred the fel
physician and surgeon, Brock- lowship of that body upon him. In ville, Ont., was born in the township 1884, he was elected a member of the of Elizabethtown, Leeds county, Ont., Council of the College of Physicians February 4th, 1848. His father, Rich- and Surgeons of Ontario, by Queen's ard Moore, was a native of Wexford College, re-elected twice since. In county, Ireland, and came to Canada 1889, he was vice-president of the Colwhen a mere lad, and died at the age of lege of Physicians and Surgeons, and 85 years. His mother is still living at president in 1890. During that year the age of 91 years (1893), in remark- he went abroad, visiting European cenably good health. Dr. Moore was edu- tres of medical education, and was precated in the public schools and at the sent at Berlin at the meeting of the old Brockville Grammar School. He International Medical Congress. He obtained the degree of M. D. from was also present at the ninth meeting Queen's College in 1870. In 1890, the of the Congress held at Washington in Royal College of Physicians and Sur- 1887. He is a member of Queen's
University Council, and was examiner in surgery for the same institution in 1887 and 1888, and examiner in anatomy for the same in 1888 and 1889, and examiner in surgery in 1889 and 1890. Dr. Moore has been for several years a member of the Brockville Collegiate Institute Board, and is surgeon of the 41st Battalion of Rifles, and vice-president for Ontario of the Association of Military Medical Officers for the Dominion of Canada. He has been vicepresident of the Ontario Medical Association, and is a member of the Masonic body, and has held every office in the lodge, and also in the Chapter and Knight Templars. He is an adherherent of the Presbyterian Church, and a Conservative in politics, taking an active interest in the welfare of the party. He was married to Margaret O. Burnhamn, May 12th, 1874. His family consists of two children.
JOSEPH ÉMILE VANIER, of the late mayor of Montreal, to go to
Montreal, Que., was born at Los Angeles, Cal., to assist in the
Terrebonne, P.Q., on 20th of construction of the water works of that January, 1858. His father was Émilien city. He returned to Montreal in 1879, Vanier, and his mother Lucie Soucy. and has since practiced there as a He was educated at the Jacques Cartier civil engineer. He has had charge of Normal School, in Montreal, then went all the municipal works, such as water, through the commercial course of the sewerage, paving, electric lighting, Catholic Commercial Academy. He and nearly everything connected with afterwards graduated as a Civil Engi- the municipalities which surround neer at the Polytechnic School. After Montreal, as well as most of the other graduation, he started in Montreal at small towns in the Province of Quebec. municipal work, especially in the line Mr. Vanier is a late member of the of street paving, and also on the Hoche- Council of the Canadian Society of Civil laga system of sewerage. In 1878, he Engineers, professor of geodesy and was called by Mr. P. Beaudry, brother hydrography in the engineering de
partment of Laval University, an expert in hydraulic machinery, late vice-president of the Society of Hygiene of the Province of Quebec. He is the chief engineer and promoter of the Montreal Water and Power Company, who are building a system of water works to cost a little over two million dollars, the object being to supply the towns and villages immediately surrounding Montreal, with water. Fourteen assistants are now working in his office in Montreal. Mr. Vanier has a continental reputation as an expert engineer, and the extensive works constructed by him, aggregate many millions of dollars. He is a Conservative in politics, but his numerous occupations prevent him from taking an active part in political matters. He was married in 1881, to Marie Olivine Pariseau. His family consists of two children.
HOMAS TRIVITT, J.P. and clerk while the chime of ten bells was inaug. 1 of the 5th Division Court of urated on the first Sunday in AdHuron county, Exeter, Ont., was born vent, 1890. In addition to the above September 2nd, 1813, at Langaller, gifts, he proposes to build a new rectory Somerset County, England. Many house, a vestry and school-house, and centuries ago, his ancestors were among at his death endow the church in the the great men of Europe, and liave sum of $6,000. A notable event hapfurnished commanders-in-chief of the pened on the day of the consecration of army of France, Jurists and Lord Chan- the church; namely the burial of the escellors, of England, and learned histor- teemed wife of Mr. Trivitt, beneath the ians, but for some hundred of years chancel of the church, in the building they have been quiet country gentle- of which she had taken such a lively men of Somerset. In 1848, Mr. Tri- interest. It is to be devoutly desired vitt married, and the same year came to that Mr. and Mrs. Trivitt's example, Upper Canada, settling upon the site may be copied by many Canadians who of the present village of Centralia, have means at their disposal. which in 1868, was founded by him. He was the first clerk of Stephen township, holding that office for many years. When the 5th Division Court of the County was organized at Centralia, in 1852, Mr. Trivitt was appointed its clerk, and has so continued, going to Exeter when the Court was removed there. In 1857, he was commissioned as a Justice of the Peace. Inheriting an ample fortune, which has been added to, he has been in a position in a variety of ways, to gratify his benevolent disposition. The crowning work of his life, however, was the erection and endowment of the magnificent English Church at Exeter, “The Trivitt Memorial Church," costing over $30,000, and in subsequently donating a beautiful chime of bells, costing about $3,000. The church was consecrated by the Lord Bishop of Huron, on Decenīber 31st, 1888,