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HARLES MCDOWELL, B. A., ville High School, and in January, 1879, principal of the High School, he took charge of the Renfrew High

Ə Renfrew, Ontario, was born School, which position he has held September 17th, 1850, in the township ever since, with credit to the institution. of West Gwillimbury, Simcoe county, Many of his pupils are now holding Ont. His parents were Wildridge and important positions in the professions Catherine (Sturgeon) McDowell, both and business institutions throughout natives of Ireland. Mr. McDowell re- the country. In religion, Mr. McDowceived his early education in the pub- ell is a member of the Presbyterian lic schools of Simcoe county, and the Church, and a C.D.H.C.D. of the I.O.F. Grammar School of Bradford, Ontario. In politics, he is an Independent. He He then taught school for four years, was married, August 25th, 1880, to and entered Queen's University, King- Miss Ida, daughter of John Smith, of ston, in the Fall of 1873, and graduated Renfrew. His family consists of three in the Spring of 1877. In 1878, he was children living, and one daughter assistant head master in the Orange- deceased.


PORTE, of the firm

lo of Laporte, Martin & Co., wholesale grocers, 2548 Notre Dame St., Montreal, Que., was born November 7th, 1850, at Lachine, Que., and his parents removed to Sault-aux-Récollets the following year. He is the son of Jean-Baptiste Laporte and Marie Berthiaume dit Jubinville. The only education he received was at the village school, so he is a self-made made. In 1866, he came to Montreal to work in a nail factory, and at nights attended Moffatt's School. After four years of hard work, he was strongly inclined to com mercial business, and in the Spring of 1870, he left wages of twelve dollars a week, to take a position as clerk in a retail grocery with a salary of ten dollars a month. Having a natural disposition for his new calling, he made rapid progress, and during the Fall of the same year, he started a grocery since its organization, and past treaon his own account. In 1881, he sold surer and president of the “ Association out his retail business and started a St. Jean-Baptiste.” He is a member of wholesale grocery and provision estab- the Board of Trade and of the Wholesale lishment, which increased so rapidly, Grocers' Association, vice-president that in 1888, he called in as partners J. of the Chamber of Commerce, and has B. A. Martin and J. O. Boucher, and been a director of the Mutual Fire the firm has since erected the building Insurance Co., and since 1885, Justice they now occupy. In religion, Mr. of the Peace. He is also director of the Laporte is a Roman Catholic. He has National Mutual Building Association, been for years treasurer, president and and councillor of Dorionville, where he warden of the congregation and the has his summer residence. He is a different charitable institutions of the staunch Conservative. He was married, parish of St. Joseph. He is past presi- January 14th, 1874, to Mirza Onesime, dent of the Union St. Vincent, the pre- daughter of Pierre Gervais. His family sident of the “ Alliance Nationale, consists of two children living.


TEWIS HENRY DICKSON, bar- Company of the 33rd Battalion of T rister at law, solicitor, and notary volunteers. In politics, he is a Con

V public, Exeter, Ont., was born servative, and president of the Y. M. August 16th, 1860, in the village of L. C. A. of Exeter, and takes an acPakenham, Lanark county, Ont. His tive part in the interest of that party, parents are James B. Dickson and An- giving to it much of his time, but nie E. McAdam. His grandfather he does his own thinking on public came to Canada from Antrim, Ireland, questions, and is by no means a main 1826. His father was born in the chine politician. On July 21st, 1868, village of Pakenham. The latter was he was married to Janet McDonell, successfully engaged in the business fourth daughter of John McDonell, of lumbering for many years, and is of Exeter, and grand daughter of the now retired and living in Pembroke. late lieutenant-colonel McDonell, of His mother is the third daughter of the Metcalf. They have one daughter, late Lieut.-Col. McAdam, who came to Dolly Kathleen Dickson, born June Cavada from the county of Mayo, Ire- 23rd, 1887. land, in the year 1826, and who was well-known throughout the counties of Carletori, Renfrew and Lanark. Mr. Dickson was educated at Pembroke High School, and Kingston Collegiate Institute. He studied law with Thomas Deacon, Q.C., of Pembroke, and for a short time, with Hector Cameron, Q. C., Toronto. He began the practice of law in 1883, at Seaforth, removing to Exeter in 1884, and has since continued there. He enjoys the confidence of all classes of the community, not only in his undoubted ability as a professional man, but in his integrity as a man and a citizen. In religion, Mr. Dickson is an adherent of the Presbyterian Church. He is the W.M. in Orange Lodge, No. 924, also a member of the I.O.F., 1.0.O.F., and of the Select Kuights of Canada. He is also solicitor for the municipality of the village of Exeter, and captain of No. 6


EV. W. A. READ, Rector, Holy following, he was made deacon by the

Trinity Episcopal Church, Pem- Lord Bishop of Ontario, at Canterbury.

lo broke, Ont., was born in Mer. After this, he returned to Canada, and rickville, February roth, 1853. He is was made curate at Kemptville, remaindescended from U. E. Loyalist stock, ing two years. On the division of the although his ancestors have lived in parish in 1880, he became incumbent the vicinity of Merrickville for more at Oxford Mills, having been priested than one hundred years. His parents June 29th, where he remained ten were William Case and Margaret (Mac- years, much to the pleasure and profit kenzie) Read. After passing through of his parishioners. He took charge the public schools, Mr. Read attended at Pembroke, February 2nd, 1890. He the Kemptville High School, and sub- is a member of, and chaplain to the sequently Trinity College School, Port 1.O.O.F., and member of the A.O.U.W. Hope, for three years ; St. Augustine He was married, November 21st, 1882, College, Canterbury, Eng., three years, to Catherine Louisa, daughter of W. R. graduating June 29th, 1878. The day Wright, of the Civil Service, Ottawa.

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