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ILLIAM MACLEAN, inanager in Scotland were spent as general au
of the Union Loan and Sav- ditor and chief traffic accountant of the ings Company, Toronto, Ont., was born Great North of Scotland Railway Comin Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1824, and pany. Mr. Maclean was sent out to this came to this country in 1856. He re- country by the London board of direcceived his education at the public and tors of the Buffalo and Lake Huron high schools in his native laud. Be- Railway, to fill the position of secretary tween 1839 and 1844 he received his and treasurer of that company, with early business and professional training headquarters at Brantford, Ontario. in a solicitor's office in Keith, an advo- He filled this position until 1867 and cate's office in Aberdeen, and in Sir greatly facilitated the amalgamation Archibald Alison's office, Glasgow. with the Grand Trunk Railway Co., Prior to coming to Canada he filled sev- which took place in that year. He was eral important positions in the head also a director of the B. & L. H. Ry. offices of the Aberdeen Railway during Co. and was mainly instrumental, with its construction. His three last years the late Hon. David Christie, Mr. Allan
Cleghorn and the Hon. E. B. Wood, late chief justice of Manitoba, in securing for the B. & L. H., control of the International Bridge Charter, of which company he was a provisional director, and for some time prior, secretary and treasurer. Immediately after the amalgamation, Mr. Maclean removed to Toronto and accepted the management of the Union Loan and Savings Company, then in its infancy, which he has now successfully conducted for over a quarter of a century. He is among the best known authorities on matters of finance in the Dominion of Canada. Mr. and Mrs. Maclean are, in religion, Methodists, having connected themselves with that body, under the late J. B. Howard in Brantford in 1857. They have been connected with Elm Street and latterly Carleton Street since they located in Toronto in 1867.
TOHN U. GREGORY, agent of He is also a most acceptable lecturer,
the Department of Marine and and a great treat and always a crowded
Fisheries, Quebec, Que., was house can be counted on when he is born in Troy, New York State, U.S.A., announced to lecture for the Literary in 1833. He is the third son of the and Historical Society. He has tralate Dr. S. Gregory, whose ancestor was velled extensively, and being a keen a retired British army officer. His observer of passing events, is not only mother was a French Canadian lady of a ready speaker, but a most enjoyable a distinguished family. Mr. Gregory conversationist. He is in religion a received his preliminary education in Roman Catholic. He has been marPoughkeepsie, N.Y., and when very ried twice; first to Miss Marie Louise, young returned with his parents to youngest daughter of the late Martial Montreal where he continued his Leprohon, and second to Miss Marie studies. He has been an officer of the Louise Letitia, youngest daughter of Government since 1863. Upon the or- the late John McCallum, Montreal, ganization of the Department of Marine Que. and Fisheries, after confederation, he was appointed head of the agency of Quebec, the most important branch of that department, and still occupies the position (1892), with a large increase in the duties, which has resulted from the success attending his nearly thirty years of service. He is a justice of the peace for the Province of Quebec, superintendent of Harbor Police, shipping master, and has been appointed by Government, on several occasions, commissioner to enquire into matters connected with wrecks and casualties at sea. Mr. Gregory declined to come forward as the independent candidate for parliamentary honors offered him by both sides in politics twice. He is well known in literary circles as an able contributor on various matters of public interest. Several of his articles were translated into French and published in book form.
ILLIAM PATRICK INNES, known all throughout the Dominion,
Simcoe, Norfolk Co., Ontario, and shipments are occasionally made to Canada, was born at Speyside, Inver- Great Britain and South America. Mr. druie, Inverness Shire, Scotland, Nov. Innes is now sole proprietor of the busi6th, 1832. He is a son of Robert Innes, ness, and employs a large number of and a grandson of Alexander Innes, operatives. He purchases locally and both of whom were accounted leading imports large quantities of fruits, etc. mechanical engineers in the north of He has been a member of the Simcoe Scotland. The subject of this sketch, school board for a number of years, and after receiving the best education prac- takes an active interest in all enterticable in the part of the country in prises for the good of the town. In which he was born, went to Glasgow politics he is a Conservative, and in reand accepted a position in the office of ligion a Presbyterian. He was married J. & P. Stewart, iron merchants and in 1868 to Marion, daughter of the manufacturers, remaining with them late Reverend M. W. Livingstone, for one year, when he removed to Dal- Simcoe. keith, near Edinburgh, and engaged with Mr. David Pursell as cashier, and afterwards became manager of the Elmfield Iron Works, which position he held for a number of years. Eventually, having resolved to come to Canada, he gave up his position in Dalkeith and left Scotland in August, 1857, and shortly afterwards landed in Quebec. For more than twenty-five years, prior to the establishment of his present business, he was engaged in various parts of the province of Ontario, in conducting important and successful business enterprises. In 1881, Mr. Innes, along with three other residents of Simcoe, started the business now known as the Simcoe Canning Co., which is one of the largest of its kind at present in the Dominion, and has branches at Hamilton and Cedar Springs. Goods with the Simcoe Canning Co.'s labels are well and favorably
EV. FRANÇOIS NARCISSE cal training. He was ordained priest
FORTIER, president of Lévis February 23rd, 1862. He performed the
lo College, actually professor duties of his sacred ministry, first, durof Dogmatic and Moral Theology in the ing four years, as assistant priest at St. same institution, was born July 31st, Joseph de Lévis, and afterwards, during 1835, at Ste. Claire, county of Dorches- seventeen years, as parish priest in the ter, P.Q. His father was Simon For- parish of St. François, on the Island of tier, farmer, and his mother, Louise Orleans, two of the oldest Canadian Fournier. After a few years of private parishes. He entered Lévis College in tuition at the hands of the late Right September 1882, as president, an office Reverend Jean Langevin, Bishop of that he has held ever since, besides perRimouski, then Parish Priest of Ste. forming duty as director of the students Claire, he completed his full course of and successively teaching intellectual studies, classical and philosophical, in and moral philosophy, natural philthree years at the Seminary of Quebec, osophy, mathematics, astronomy, rhewhere he likewise received his theologi- toric and history. The actual president
of Lévis College is a boru pedagogue. The store of learning amassed by him during the many long hours daily saved from his laborious parochial ministration, and his deep experience of men and events, have providentially fitted him for his present office as a trainer and instructor of youth. Rising at all seasons at halfpast three, and retiring at half-past nine, his mathematically regulated and well filled day, leaves him but little time for “idle words." A rigid observer of discipline for himself, he enforces it in others with a firm, though fatherly hand, while his love of work always apportions to him the lion's share in the distribution of educational labor. Faithful to principles of truth and order that can never change, he is nevertheless an ardent lover and promoter of progress. He is respected and beloved by both teachers and students.
| AMES KENDREY, managing- July 1879 became manager of the Au
director of the Auburu Woollen burn Woollen Mills, Peterborough, and
Company, Peterborough, Ont., one year later obtained an interest in was born in Oshawa, Ontario, March the business. Under his able manage29th, 1845. After finishing his educa- ment the business has steadily increased tion at the public schools, Mr. Kendrey and is now known as one of the best served his apprenticeship with his equipped woollen mills in Canada. Mr. father in the Toronto Woollen Mills at Kendrey has had a full share of muniStreetsville, Ont., remaining there until cipal honors and has ably represented seventeen years of age, when he left his fellow-citizens in the offices to which Streetsville and spent some time in var- they elected him. He was for many ious parts of Ontario and the United years a member of the town council and States, finally returning to Peter- was elected mayor in 1892. In religion borough in 1866. He subsequently he is a Methodist; in politics a Conservheld positions in several of the leading ative. He also belongs to the A. F. & woollen mills in this country, and in A.M., C.O.F., and S.O.E., Societies.