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MEN OF TO-DAY

1917

IN

THE

EASTERN TOWNSHIPS

Entered according to Act of Parliament of Canada,

in the

year one thou-

sand nine hundred and seventeen, by The Sherbrooke Record Co., of Sherbrooke, Que., at the Department of Agriculture, Ottawa.

C;BC

MEN OF TODAY

THE EASTERN TOWNSHIPS


IN

Introductory Chapters

By

V. E.

MORRILL.

Biographical Section Compiled

By ERASTUS

G.

PIERCE.

SHERBROOKE RECORD COMPANY


PUBLISHERS.

PAGE PRINTING & BINDING COMPANY,

Printers

the

memory of

the

pioneers,

men and Women of


ago who, with dauntless
the hardships

a century

spirit,

faced

and overcame

the obsta-

cles incidental to the early develop-

ment of the Eastern Townships, and


to

whom

the

Men
owe

of Today,

their

descendants,
forts

their present

comis

and

prosperity, this volume

dedicated.

PREFACE
which prompted the undertaking resulting in this volume suggested only a book of biography, bringing together in a comprehensive volume brief sketches of men who today are carrying on the affairs of the Eastern Townships, not in

The

idea

activities of this section public life alone, but in all the varied of Canada. Similar books have been published dealing with the whole of Canada, but in such only comparatively small attention is given to any particular section. The biographical section of the volume which is here submitted is wholly East-

ern Townships. To this is naturally added a chapter dealing with the material position which the Eastern Townships holds in the Dominion a position which is relatively important and offers opportunities which give promise of a still more prosperous
future.

The publishers felt that the volume would be incomplete without an historical chapter dealing with the early settlement and development of the townships and especially as important

material pertaining to the early history of the 'Eastern Townships has come to light in recent years. This volume seemed to offer an opportunity to preserve in permanent form these
data, not

found in earlier historical works. Lastly, the inspiring record of Eastern Townships services in the great war called for a place in the present historical vol-

No greater heroism in battle has been exhibited in this great struggle than that of Eastern Townships men in, defending the bloody salient of Ypres or at Vimy Ridge and in the
ume.
later struggle around Lens. No more devoted services have been rendered by the civilian population at home than

by the women of the Eastern Townships


patriotic organizations. Townships' part in the

in

their various

necessarily incomplete. the whole story will fall upon some future historian who will be able to write in the light of a completed event. The publishers believe, however, that the chapter devoted to the Eastern Townships and the war, incomplete as it is, will prove of interest not only now but more particuIt is hoped that the volume which is larly in years to come. herewith respectfully submitted will be found worthy of a place among the numerous volumes which have been devoted to one phase or another of Eastern Townships' history.

The chapter great war is

relating to the Eastern

The honor of recording

CONTENTS
Section I. The Eastern Townships Today An appreciation of the material prosperity of the Eastern Townships and the opportunities which this section of Canada offers.

A condensed review of Historical Section and including many hitherto unpublished records. pioneer days
Section
II.

The Eastern Townships and the Great War Section III. unfinished account of the Eastern Townships' contribution to the cause of Liberty.

An

Section IV. Biography Sketches of some twelve hundred representative men of the Eastern Townships.

ILLUSTRATIONS
Page
Colors of 117th Eastern Townships Regiment
Frontispiece

Map Map Map

of Eastern Townships

Today

10

of Eastern Townships in 1812

20
22 23

of Eastern Townships in 1834


'.

The Pioneer
Sherbrooke in the 30's

25 25 27
27

Kilborne Mills (Rock Island)

Old Woolen

Mill,

Sherbrooke

Copps Ferry, near Georgeville Outlet of Lake Memphremagog

29 29
31

Home
Magog

of an Eastern Townships Pioneer

Georgeville in

Early Settlement Days River at Sherbrooke, 1835


its

31

Lake Massawippi, 1835


Bolton Pass, 1835

33
33 37

Letter by Major Jesse Pennoyer

ILLUSTRATIONS
Cap Badge of 5th C.M.R
Late Lieut-Col. G. H. Baker,

(Continued).

M.P

Late Major N. C. Pilcher


Late Lieut. N. M. MacDonald

Late Lieut. Handsome Ball

Ruined City of Ypres 5th C. M. R., Sherbrooke


5th C. M. R. Marching

Brigadier-General F. O.
Lieut.-Col. E. B.
Lieut.-Col. B. B. Morrill Lieut.-Col. J. J. Penhale

W. Loomis

Worthington

>

Party of Returned Soldiers

Map

Group of 5th C. M. R. Officers of Western Front


Draper
R. H. Fletcher
C. K. Fraser

Lieut.-Col. D. C.

Major
Major

Lieut.-Col. F. C.

Bowen
E. T. Batt. Officers T. Batt

Group of 117th

Cap Badge, 117th E.


Lieut-Col.
Lieut-Col.

Lieut.-Col. L. J. Gilbert

W.
J.

J.

Ewing

H. Boutelle

Capt, the Rev. W. H. Moorehead


117th E. T. Batt at Valcartier Band of 117th E. T. Battalion
Portraits of Biographical Section
.

Classified

SECTION

I.

THE EASTERN TOWNSHIPS TODAY

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EASTERN TOWNSHIPS OF TODAY


The Eastern Townships
of

Quebec

is

one of the most

steadily prosperous sections of Canada and the reasons for this are not difficult to assign. In the first place, the Eastern Townships does not depend upon any one or any two industries for
It is the most important agricultural section of and farming is of that mixed character which ensures an annual result which is not assured where the one crop system prevails. It possesses great mining and lumbering industries, involving an annual output representing in

its

prosperity. the province,

value

many

million dollars.

Then

there are the

many

indus-

trial towns with extensive manufactories, employing thousands of hands, busy communities in themselves and affording ready markets for the farming districts. Therefore, it may be asserted at the outset, in considering the Eastern Townships today, that these southern counties of Quebec are, in a commercial sense, one of the best balanced sections of Canada. The census of 1911 showed the population of the Eastern Townships to be as follows: Male Female Total Brome 6,871 6,345 13,216 5,655 3,975 29,630 Compton Drummond-Arthabaska 21,233 20,357 41,590 16,439 14,875 31,314 Megantic 8,893 8,573 7,466 Missisquoi Richmond and Wolfe .. 20,230 19,261 39,491 Shefford 12,145 11,831 23,976 Sherbrooke 11 ,648 ,563 23,21 Stanstead 10,301 10,464 20,765
.

Totals

23,41 5
in

7,244

240,659

The Eastern Townships,

area,

comprises 4,314,882

acres and statistics indicate that only about 2,000,000 acres This fact is one of are, or have ever been, under cultivation. the most regrettable that one has to consider in connection with the Eastern Townships. The rural population is far less than the soil of these counties would support. Agriculture is

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the basic industry of this section of Canada as it is of the whole larger agricultural population the full development of the Eastern Townships cannot be accomplished. Hundreds of farmers, with splendid estates, are "land poor." They have more acres than they can cultivate. steady immigration to the rural sections is the Eastern Townships' greatest need. The Eastern Townships has scores of thriving towns and villages and the permancy of their prosperity, except for the fact that it is inseparable from that of the agricultural districts, seems more assured than that of the farming communities, owing to the drift of population from the land to the urban

Dominion and without a much

centres.

The Eastern Townships communities of 500 population or over are: Sherbrooke Thetford Mines ... 7,129 20,470 Victoriaville 5,033 4,477 Granby Farnham 4,193 3,766 Magog Coaticook 3,246 3,147 Megantic East Angus ...... Asbestos 2,500 2,288 Drummondville Black Lake 2,250 2,107 Richmond Windsor 2,100 2,024 Waterloo Bedford 2,000 1,405 Arthabaska ,350 Bromptonville .... 1 ,293 Plessisville Rock Island ,800 1,189 Danville .... Waterville ,132 1,052 Sutton Lennoxville ,000 ,400 North Hatley 600 ,000 Bury Cookshire 500 ,000 Ayer's Cliff Cowansville Scotstown 900 993
.
. . . .

Beebe
Stanstead Robertsonville
.
.
.

Compton
Sawyerville
. .

839 762 649 500 500

Warwick
Knowlton

Weedon
Marbleton

985 900 824


651
.

Eastman

Lyster other progressive and active village are Frelighsburg, Dunham, Stanbridge East, Clarenceville, Philipsburg, Mansonville, Sweetsburg, West Shefford, Roxton

Among

546 500 communities

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Falls,

13

Georgeville,
Mills,

Way's

Fitch Bay, Dixville, Barnston, Hatley, Melbourne, L'Avenir, Compton, Gould, Bishop's

Crossing, Leeds, Kinnear's Mills, etc.

Eastern Townships Agriculture


In the realm of agriculture, the Eastern Townships has of the Province," the picturesqueness of the rural sections and the productiveness of the soil combining to give to the farming sections of Southern Quebec an attractiveness surpassing that of perhaps any other part of the

won the title of "Garden

province. It is here that the maple sugar industry reaches

it

greatest

development with an annual production valued at no less than a million dollars. The fine water and excellent pasture lands have contributed to the success of the dairy industry, Eastern Townships butter and cheese having won an enviable reputation. Stock breeding, also, is receiving close attention from Eastern Townships farmers and the results are apparent in the splendid exhibits of thoroughbred horses, cattle, sheep, and swine at Canada's Great Eastern Exhibition, Sherbrooke, and the various county fairs. The statistical report for the whole province shows the following annual value of agricultural production in the province in 1914, namely, field crops, $99,279,000 domestic It is animals, $122,298,071 dairy products, $16,156,022. impossible to give exactly the Eastern Townships portion of these large sums, but it is undoubtedly considerably greater
; ;

than

its

relative area

would

indicate.
soil

of the Eastern Townpossibilities of the future are apmay be long delayed. Canada must gather to herself a great population before its density will approach that of England or of any of the older settled countries. Until there is a decided drift of the population to the land the full development of agriculture cannot take place. The stimulus of high prices for all agricultural products is present. This is offset to a great extent by the scarcity of farm labor. The hope of the immediate future lies in after-the-war

However, with

less

than half the

ships under cultivation, the This development parent.

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THE EASTERN TOWNSHIPS TODAY

immigration. If this section of Canada can attract sufficient rural population to solve the farm help problem and enable the full cultivation of lands at present cleared, and the gradual opening up of new fields, a splendid return, not surpassed in the wheat lands of the west, will be available.

Eastern Townships Manufactories

perhaps in the realm of the manufacturing industry may be expected in the Eastern Townships with the exception, it is hoped, of agriculIt is

that the greatest future expansion

ture.

development of some fifty thousand horse power is already applied to the wheels of industry in this territory. Undeveloped power of at least equal quantity remains to be Besides, the power lines of Shawinigan with their applied.
exhaustless current already penetrate this territory and vast prospective developments on the lower St. Francis will be available as required. The industrial outlook in the Eastern Townships is bright. All conditions are favorable, power, labor, geographical loca-

and railway facilities. Where in Canada is there a section with a more attractive list of industrial centres, large and small, than is possessed by the Eastern Townships ? The census of 1910 gave figures with regard to some of these towns as follows
tion,
:

No. of Establishments

Capital Invested

Value of
Products

Sherbrooke .... Thetford Mines Coaticook

39
6
12

Farnham Granby
L. Megantic ....

4
15
5 5
....

Magog Richmond
Victoriaville

3 16
11

Waterloo

Windsor

$3,701,463 73,200 380,594 226, 02 4,437,474 220,000 3,052,115 75,500 521,997 254,550 2,237,352
1

$3,934,510 172,885 900,000 45,070 3,910,548 297,548 3,781,018 116,302 688,540 218,266 989,500
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15

To these may be added such industrial centres, (some of which have been largely developed since the Dominion census year) as East Angus, Bromptonville, Rock Island, Waterville, Danville, Cookshire, Bedford and many others all of which have their busy industrial establishments.
Since 1910, there has been a steady growth in industrial activity in the towns noted above. When the war broke out in August, 1914, it looked as though a serious industrial depression might be at hand. In no section of Canada, however, were manufacturers quicker to seize the opportunities offered for the manufacture of munitions than in the Eastern Townships. The iron and woollen industries turned over to national orders and a period of unprecedented industrial activity followed. In Sherbrooke city the development along this line has been remarkable, Sherbrooke at the close of 1916 being credited with the largest output of munitions of any city of its size in Canada and, indeed, the largest in all Canada with four or five
exceptions.

When the storm of war has passed, Eastern Townships industries will answer the demands of peace and there is every reason to believe their position is secure in industrial Canada.

A great immigration
in

is

looked for and a period of develop-

ment

Canada

is

predicted that will outrival that of the de-

cade preceding the war. In the future development of the Dominion, the industries of the Eastern Townships may be depended upon to play their part.
Forest Industries

century ago the forests which spread throughout the Eastern Townships were regarded as an enemy to be destroyed rather than as an asset to be preserved or marketed. And this was the natural condition of that day. Consequently, thousands of acres were cleared and the timber burned, the only saleable part, indeed, being the pearl ash product. The forest industry of the Eastern Townships today is estimated at $6,000,000 annually, in lumber and pulp wood
products.

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Provincial statistics divide the forests of the province into five classes, as follows 6,000 acres Private forests 44,500,000 acres Forests leased as timber limits 1,300,000 acres Forests on lots under location ticket forest reserves 200,000 acres Township 78,000,000 acres Forests not in timber limits
:

Total

24,006,000 acres

The annual value of the forest products of the province is about $20,000,000 annually. Some of the most important pulp and paper mills of the Dominion are located within the Eastern Townships, such as those of the Canada Paper Company, at Windsor Mills, and of the Brompton Pulp & Paper Company, at East Angus and Bromptonville. The continual depletion of the forests in the Eastern Townships is cause for some concern. Already, the flow of the streams has been considerably affected by the reduction of the forest lands, the moisture passing down the rivers in the spring freshets as a result rather than being retained and distributed in a more even flow. Water powers have suffered as a consequence. If the land from which timber is cut passed under cultivation the compensation would be considerable, but this is not always the tendency. These lands often remain in a more or less waste condition. Serious consideration must be given to the subject of forest conservation and even to reforestation, if the Eastern Townships is to preserve its forest wealth and the permanency of a great industry is to be
ensured.

Eastern Townships Mining Industries

Eastern Townships fame has been enhanced by its great industries, particularly in the matter of asbestos and copper, while the gold and iron deposits have attracted a share of public attention. The Eastern Townships section of Quebec is the richest in the province in its mineral resources and

mining

these have been only partially explored and developed. The production of asbestos reached its highest mark in 1913, the year before the war, when the value of the production

was $13,1

19,81

and 9,925 workers were employed

in

THE EASTERN TOWNSHIPS TODAY


the industry.

17

All these mines are located within the Eastern and represent about 85 p.c. of the world's supply. Townships The copper production for the same year was $812,899. In building materials such as lime, brick and granite the Eastern Townships is rich, the annual output of these three products amounting in value to over two million dollars. The permancy of the great mining industry in the Eastern Townships would appear to be assured. The asbestos deposits show no signs of exhaustion. Many promising copper "mines" have not been explored beyond their surface showings, while there is convincing evidence of extensive deposits of gold and
iron.

day, when the allurements of distant fields have the Eastern capitalists, it may be hoped, will turn their passed, attention to riches at their doors and apply themselves to the development of wealth that lies within the hills and mountains of the Eastern Townships.

Some

Goodly Heritage Eastern Townships people have good reason to be well satisfied with their heritage. healthful, invigorating climate and picturesque surroundings, splendid educational institutions, the steady extension of good roads, railway facilities such as can be found only in the most prosperous sections of Eastern Canada, rural mail that penetrates to the remotest districts these are a few of the features which lend attractiveness to Eastern Townships life. These counties of Southern Quebec, there is every reason to believe, will hold a relatively important place in the commercial and industrial life of Canada in the years to come. The great natural resources and the vigor of the inhabitants ensure this. After the war Canada will be looked to as the brightest land of promise within the Empire. Almost at the gateway of the Dominion, is the Eastern Townships of Quebec, a dis-

tinct territory possessing

many

special advantages.

The men

and women, assisted by the new comers who will join them, may be depended upon to uphold the honor of their section of Canada in the commercial activities of coming years as they
are doing in the realm of patriotic endeavor during this period of world strife.

SECTION

II.

HISTORICAL

HISTORICAL SKETCH

21

On the opposite page is shown a reproduction of the Eastern Townships section of the map issued during the war of 1812-15 by the Provincial Government, protracted from Holland's large map with additions by Amos Lay. This is undoubtedly the most ancient existing map of the Eastern Townships, a well preserved copy being in the possession of Mr. G. H. St. Pierre, K.C., of Sherbrooke, to whom the publishers of this volume are indebted for the privilege of reproducing it. It will be noted that the only settlements shown are St. Armand, Ryler, Mock, Lawrence, Willard, Lay's Mills, Austin Mills (now Magog) Kilbourne Mills, (now Rock Island), Pennoyer Mills, (near Waterville), Hyatt Mill, (now Sherbrooke),. and Gushing. There was of course a scattered settlement throughout the townships, and no doubt a number of other small communities which are not shown. The townships are laid out practically the same as at present and these are not shown in the map as reproduced as practically no changes have taken It may be noted place, excepting in some which have since been divided. The township of Cleveland that Brome was originally spelled "Brpome." has since been formed from a subdivision of Kingsey. It is interesting to note that Missisquoi on the old map is spelled "Missiskuoi," and Tomifobia appears as "Tomefobi" and is the name applied to
Lake Massawippi. Apparently only one county subdivision had been established in the townships up to 1812, namely, that of Bedford, comprising the townships of Dunham, Stanbridge, Farnham, Noyan, and the seigniories of St. Armand, Sebrevois and Foucault. These latter appear to have been the only seignorial
grants within the present boundaries of the Eastern Townships. The map shows the Eastern Townships at that time to have been divided between the districts of Montreal, Richelieu, Three Rivers and Quebec. The original map shows the outline of numerous roads, the main highways being one starting from Kilborne's Mill (Rock Island) and extending through the townships of Stanstead, Barnston, Hatley, Compton, Ascot, Eaton, Westbury, Stoke, Dudswell, Ham, Wolfestown, Ireland, Leeds and on to Quebec, and known as Governor Craig's Road. Another highway prominently shown is that starting from a point in the township of Clifton, passing through a corner of Compton township, through Ascot and Hyatt's Mill (Sherbrooke) thence along the west side of the St. Francis River at Cushing's Mills, and thence on down the river to the junction of the St. Francis and St. Lawrence rivers, whence travellers and commerce could proceed by boat to Three Rivers and Quebec or continue by highway along the south shore of the St. Lawrence. The map, also, indicates main highways along the Richelieu line from the international boundary to Fort William Henry where the Richelieu unites with the St. Lawrence and from Chambly down the St. Francis to its mouth. From the site of the present village of Stanstead Plain, begins the main road uniting with Craig's Road as described above. Roads, also, were laid out through Barnston and Compton, across Stanstead and Hatley townships to Austin Mill (Magog) and also, across Stanstead township, to the present site of Georgeville, thence by ferry across the lake and on through Bolton and Shefford, joining roads to Chambly and Montreal. One of the oldest roads marked on the old map is termed "Bailey's Path" and runs from the present site of Lennoxville, through Ascot, Eaton, Newport, Hampden, Adstock, Whitton and thence on
to the

Chaudiere River.

Eastern Townships in 1834

HISTORICAL SKETCH

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HISTORICAL SKETCH
The settlement of the Eastern Townships divided into four periods.
I.

may

properly be

about

Immigration from the New England States, beginning 793, though a few families came before that date, and continuing for some twenty years.
I

II. Immigration from the Old Country by way of Quebec, beginning in 1814, following the Peninsular War and the first overthrow of Napoleon.

III.

British Immigration in the 30's, largely

promoted by

from Scotland, the British Am-

erican Land Company and other organizations. IV. The gradual influx of French-Canadians from the parishes bordering on the townships and from other parts of the Province. The real pioneers were the

men and women who came from the New England States. They penetrated an
hardy

unknown and
erness,

trackless wild-

abounding in wild animals, and inhabited by Indians

more or

less

Some came through


to live again flag

friendly. a desire

under the British but the greater portion


free

were attracted by the

The Pioneer
From
a model by G.
Sculptor.

W.

Hill,

the

noted Eastern Townships

lands available. The pioneers from the south settled in the border counties now known as Missisquoi, Brome, Stanstead and Compton. They nenetrated north into SJW tn mt Ct ,, rord and along the valley of
.

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HISTORICAL SKETCH

the St. Francis into Dudswell, Ascot,

Richmond, Melbourne,

Kingsey, and other sections. In 1814, an English immigration began, many of the newcomers being discharged soldiers who had fought in the Napoleonic Wars. Drummondville was founded from this source and Megantic County received its first settlers. Many

new arrivals came through as far as Sherbrooke and with the settlers from the south. joined In 1833 the organization of the British American Land Company took place and extensive land grants were secured by the company. With a view of improving its holdings, the
of the
to bring in settlers they located chiefly in the Eastern part of Compton County. The ill-fated Village of Victoria, about one and a half miles from the present village of Scotstown, was established in 1 836, and these early settlers

company began

whom

planted in the wilderness of Southern Quebec underwent many trying experiences. In 1 838, the first Scotch settlers* arrived in Lingwick from the Island of Lewis and for fifteen or twenty years there was a considerable immigration from
this source.

The French-Canadian immigration began


did not reach

in the 30's but

any great volume

until the latter half of the cen-

tury, following the construction of the

Grand Trunk Railway

and the development of town and

village settlements. Many of the townships originally laid out on the English plan were never really settled by English immigrants, except a few families but have been almost entirely developed by the descendants of old France. This applies particularly to the townships comprising the county of Arthabaska and parts of the Counties of Wolfe, Drummond and Megantic. The FrenchCanadian is more truly a son of the soil today than is the English Canadian, and the burden of clearing waste land in the townships for the extension of the farming districts is falling almost entirely upon him. The English pioneers of a century ago battled valiantly with their task of preparing the soil for
cultivation, a characteristic to have inherited.

which

their descendants

seem not

Sherbrooke

in the 30's,

reproduced from print in archives at Ottawa.

Kilborn's Mills (Rock Island) from print

now

in

Dominion archives

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HISTORICAL SKETCH
Organization of the Townships

The survey and organization of the Eastern Townships began as early as 793 and the tracts of land composing the several townships were in part embodied in grants made to individuals who in most cases comprised the first settlers. The first step towards the erection of a township was the issue of a warrant of survey. These warrants for some of the earliest townships bear the following dates
1
:

Dunham
Potton Bolton

Brome Farnham
Clifton

1795 797 797 1797 798 1799


1
1

Sutton

Ely Stoke

Windsor
Barford Ditton

Eaton
Stukely Stanstead Shefford

800 800 800

Lingwick

Roxton
Milton

Newport Brompton
Barnston Cleveland
Shipton

801 801 801 801 1801 801


1

Bury
Hereford

Granby
Ascot

Westbury Melbourne
Hatley Dudswell

Compton
Wolfstown

802 1802
1

802 1802 1802 1802 1802 1803 803 803 803 803 803 803 803 1804 805 803 1805
1
1
1

Population in 1805

The townships comprising


cis,

the present district of St. Fran-

according to records in the archives at Ottawa, had a population in 1805 of 4,831 souls. report by Joseph Bouchette,

Surveyor General, bearing date, March 9th, 1805, and based

on information given by Oliver Barker, of Compton, gives the


population of the various townships as follows
:

Families Males Females

Total

Stanstead (1803) 246 707 Additional number, 1803 to 1805

643
224

Hatley

88

224

1350 250 448

Old Woolen Mill, Sherbrooke, belonging to B. A. L. Co. From print in archives, Ottawa.

Copps Ferry, near

Georgeville.

This and following illustrations are reproduced from "Canadian Scenery, W. H. Brtrtlett, published about, 1835.

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HISTORICAL SKETCH
150

Additional, 1803 to 1805 Barnston Additional children born

58
1

241

202
179 123 139 49 65 25
16 10

803-1 805

Compton
Ascot Shipton

80
76
81

194
181

169

443 32 373 304 308


113 162

Brompton
Melbourne Dudswell Orford

30
31

64 97
39
14 10

13
5

Westbury Windsor
Shipton

4
10 2 2

36
7

Wendover
Eaton

22 4 6

64 30 20 58
11

12

350
150 175

Newport
Hereford Stoke
Total

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4831

Census of 1831

The development of the townships proceeded steadily and the census of 1831 shows a substantial growth in population. The boundaries of the counties comprising the Eastern Townships were very different in 1831 from what they are now, the whole territory being included in the Counties of Stanstead,
Sherbrooke, Shefford, Missisquoi, Drummond and Megantic. Some townships even at that date had very few inhabitants and no returns as to population were made. The census report for the Eastern Townships in the year referred to was as
follows
:

Stanstead County

Bolton ... 1 1 70 Barnston.. 2221

Barford.

Hatley

84 1600

Stanstead .... 4226 1005 Potton Total 10,306

Ascot Adstock ....

11

55

Sherbrooke County 242 Dudswell Drayton

Stanhope
Shipton
.

1313

Outlet of Lake

Memphremagog

at

Magog.

Home

of an Eastern

Townships Pioneer

in the forest

a century ago.

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HISTORICAL SKETCH
.

Auckland.

Brompton Bury Chesham


.

248

Eaton ....... 985 Emberton .... Garthby .....

Stoke
Stratford
.

Orford

230
67

Hamden .....
Hereford.
. . .

171

Weedon
Westbury
Whitten Windsor

Clifton.... Clinton
. . .

Croydon.

Lingwick. Marston .....


.

128

Compton
Ditton
.

1510

Melbourne ... 864 Newport ..... 120


Shefford County Granby ...... 797 Shefford ..... 1176

Woburn

Total 7033

Milton

148

Roxton
Ely

Farnham Brome

1314 239
1

25

Stukely ...... 388


Total

5087

Missisquoi County

Sutton .....
Stanbridge
.

2280 2330

St.

Dunham ____ 2220 Armand 3021


.
.

Total

9851

Drummond County
Aston
Bulstrode
. .

72

Wolton
Tingwick....
-Y/

Kingsey

97

180
12

Stanfold

Warwick

....

5^ Wickham
Upton Acton

am

'

Arthabaska

Horton .....
9

^ drantham
76 55
Total

879 746 378 620 434


3566

Chester ....

Wendover

...

Ham

Simpson ....
16

Nelson

Megantic County 440 Ireland


.
.
.

Dorset

Somerset
Halifax
.

Wolfstown
Thetford
71
.

Gayhurst
111
.

Inverness

Leeds

858 754
figures
1

Brompton
Coleraine

Winslow Oulney
Shonley

Tring

38

Total

2283

show the total population of the Eastern 831 as far as recorded, to have been 38,1 31 as Townships compared with 483 in 1805.
in
1

The above

Georgeville in

its

early settlement days.

Magog River at

Sherbrooke, 1835.

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Early Industry

The Eastern Townships pioneers lived a strenuous life. It was a continuous struggle for existence. The forests had to be cleared and the first preparation of the land for the crops involved heavy labor. The soil was rich and yielded bountiful crops of potatoes, corn and vegetables. There were, however, no markets available for such produce and ready cash for the purchase of such supplies as could not be produced was diffiThe ordinary provisions could be grown and cult to obtain. the heavier garments were home spun but a certain amount of cash was necessary for the purchase of many requisites. Pot and pearl ashes were the first marketable products of the early inhabitants, and the marketing was quite as strenuous an unThe available markets were dertaking as the production. Montreal, Three Rivers and Quebec and from ten to twenty days were required for the journey to and from these places. Ox teams were generally employed though from Sherbrooke the trip was often made by boat down the St. Francis. A serious attempt was made to develop the hemp industry in the Eastern Townships and the writings of Major Jesse Pennoyer tell of the efforts made to secure Government aid. Ihese undertakings appear to have begun in hope and ended
in failure.

Saw

mills

and

grist mills

were established
first

along the streams, these being the powers in the Eastern Townships.

at various points application of water

The

Life of the Pioneer

Portraits of pioneer ancestors are in the possession of many of the older families of the townships and they reveal, to a great extent, the early life of the inhabitants. The firm
set mouth tells of the determination necessary to cope with the constant difficulties of the situation and the stern features bear testimony to the serious view of life. The pioneers were largely of Puritan descent and brought with them to the wilds of Canada the strict religious principles of their ancestors. For six days they labored from sunrise till sunset and on the seventh they rested in accordance with the literal interpretation

Lake Massawippi, 1835

Bolton Pass, 1835.

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HISTORICAL SKETCH

of the commandment. In the face of privations and hardships which would be intolerable to the present generation they reared large families and gradually increased the acreage of their fields reclaiming from the wilderness the rich soil of the Eastern Townships and laying the foundation of present day prosperity. They have handed down a splendid heritage, and well would it be if the land had succeeded in holding the interest of a greater number of their descendants for the completion of their unfinished task of fully developing the agricultural wealth of this section of Canada.

Division of

Land

in

1815

Not all the lands of the townships which had been erected by Letters Patent were granted or leased to the inhabitants. A document in the Dominion Archives, signed by William Sax, deputy to the surveyor general, and bearing date, Quebec,

March

13th, 1815, classifies the lands in the townships of the

present district of St. Francis as follows:

Acres Granted Ascot


19,015

Crown
Reserves 8,118 7,800 8,547
7,571

Brompton
Clifton

43,400
41,771

Compton
Dudswell Eaton Hereford Melbourne Orford Shipton

38,122 1,1 32 30,600 22,000


1

16,301

Westbury Windsor
Total

13,388 56,900 11,576 51,007

7,340 8,800 8,800 5,775 10,613 11,167


2,571 10,135

Clergy Reserves 7,588 8,800 8,689 7,716 7,565 8,800 8,800 5,983 10,612 11,185 2,249 10,158

355,212

97,237

98,145

The report shows that 6,837 acres of the Crown reserves and 8,600 of the Clergy reserves had been leased.

HISTORICAL SKETCH
Judicial

35

The Province

of

Quebec was organized

cluded all the known Ontario and Quebec. Canada took place in

in 1 763, and inof the present Provinces of territory The division into Upper and Lower 792, and the organization of districts,

counties, townships, etc., began. The township surveys began the same year. The first Provincial Parliament was called in

793, Lord Dorchester being Governor-General. The County of Richelieu was organized in 1 792, and included the seignories of St. Ours and Rouville and all territory lying east of the Richelieu River and north of the parallel of 45 degrees. In 82 the Inferior District of St. Francis was established, Sherbrooke being the cheflieu. The term "Infe1
1 1 ,

was dropped in 831 829, the County of Richelieu was divided, and the counties of Stanstead and Sherbrooke organized, also, RicheIn the same year the County of Bedlieu and St. Hyacinthe. ford became the counties of Rouville and Missisquoi. Bolton and Potton townships in this organization belonged to Stanstead, the present Western boundary line of the county being
rior"
1
.

In

established in 1847. Prior to the establishment of the Inferior District of St. Francis, in 1821, and it would appear for some time afterwards, all serious cases were tried at Three Rivers. Minor
cases,

however, were brought before local Justices of the Peace and Major Jesse Pennoyer, in his interesting records, tells of sessions of these "courts" in 1808 and at subsequent

The disputes referred generally to money matters and the justices held their judicial inquiries often at private houses, going from point to point. In the later 20's and subsequently district courts were held and important cases were tried in the townships. Commissioners' courts were, also, established in the various centres. The surveying and establishing of roads were under the jurisdiction of the Grand Voyer, who resided in Montreal, visited the district from time to time, until 84 when district councils were organized and took over the laying out of roads as well as other matters. The district councils were composed
dates.
1 1 ,

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HISTORICAL SKETCH

of representatives chosen by the different townships. Township councils were introduced in .1845. The present county council system was formed in 847.
1

The
The pioneers

Earliest

Mail Routes

of the Eastern Townships had none of the

keeping in touch with world affairs. present day Great events of the Napoleonic wars were not heard of until months after their occurrence. The first mail route to Stan : stead or rather to Derby Line from Wells River was established in 1812. There were no regular mails between various All official points in the Eastern Townships prior to 1817. were brought by special couriers. In 81 7, a mail documents route from Stanstead to Quebec, via Melbourne, was estab824 a summer route was lished with weekly mails and in opened to Montreal. The first Eastern Townships newspaper was established in 1823, at Stanstead Plain, by Silas H. Dickenson, and was known as "The British Colonist." The Farmers' and Mechanics' Journal and St. Francis Gazette afterwards known as the Sherbrooke Gazette was founded by Joseph Walton in 838 and the Stanstead Journal by LeRoy Robinson in 845.
facilities for
1 1
1

Military

The geographical location of the Eastern Townships has saved it to a great extent from the ravages of war. The sturdy sons of the townships, however, have always shown their readiness to answer the call to arms in defence of their homes
or on behalf of the Empire. The most serious conflict actually taking place within the boundaries of the Eastern Townships antedates the arrival of the first settlers. It was in 759 that Rogers led his expedition from the New England colony against the St. Francis tribe of Indians and destroyed their village, located at the junction of the St. Francis and St. Lawrence rivers. This was in reprisal for attacks made on the English colonists. Rogers was pursued by the Indians and a bloody battle, according to early
1

HISTORICAL SKETCH

37

records, took place at or near the site of the present city of Sherbrooke. Rogers succeeded in beating off the Indians but his party was almost entirely lost through the privations of the
later retreat.

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letter written

by Major

Jessie Pennoyer.

War
The discovery
Jesse

of 1812-15
letter book of Major an interesting record of

a few years ago of the


to light

Pennoyer brought

events in the Eastern Townships during the British-American war of 1812-15. Nearly all the inhabitants of the townships at that time had come from the New England States and the question of their loyalty to the British cause might naturally have arisen. There appears, however, to have been no uncertainty in their attitude, but the people of the Eastern Townships then, as they have done on subsequent occasions, stood firmly by the flag under the protection of which they lived, the emblem of the freedom they enjoyed. The organization of an Eastern Townships militia began as early as 1805. Sir John Johnson, formerly major-general of militia for the northern district of New York, and after-

38

HISTORICAL SKETCH

wards Brigadier-General of Upper Canada, became com-

mander of the townships' militia, organized as three battalions. Of 'the first battalion no record is obtainable. The second was commanded by Major Philip Luke, of St. Armand, who had as captains under him, William Johnson Holt, Jonas Abbott, James Peel, and Christian Wehr, Jr. The third battalion was commanded by Major Cull, of Hatley. In 808, the 2nd and 3rd battalions were divided into the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th, with Col. Henry Ruiter, of St. Armand, in command of the 2nd Lt.-Col. Cull of the 3rd; Lt.-Col. Philip Luke of the 4th, and In 1812, Lt.-Col. Patrick Conroy, of Compton, of the 5th. shortly before the outbreak of the war, Col. Conroy died and Major Jesse Pennoyer succeeded to the command of the 5th
1
;

battalion.

This 5th Eastern Townships Battalion had twelve companies, two Compton, under Capt. Guy Mills and Ensign Page Bull; Shipton Company, Capt. Parkins; Hereford Company, Lieut. Benj. Rogers Dudswell Company, Capt. Napthali Melbourne Company, Capt. Daniel Miller; Eaton Bishop; Company, Lieut. Chas. Lothrop; Ascot Company, Lieut. Cornelius Hyatt; Orford Company, Ensign Bildad Hubbard; Newport Company, Capt. S. Hurd; Shipton Company, Capt. E. Cushing; Kingsey Company, Capt. Moore. There was, also, a Brompton company and another of indefinite location.
;

records show that immediately on the outbreak of hostilities, the work of organizing the local militia for active service was undertaken. Men were sent forward to join the
forces assembled at St. Johns.

The

The Eastern Townships men were as ready to fight in defence of their homes in 8 2 as they were in 1916 but they do not appear to have been quite as willing to volunteer for service overseas then as they have shown themselves to be a century later. The Napoleonic wars were then raging on the continent and the Eastern Townships militia men of that day sought assurances that their services were required in Canada and not upon the battlefields of Europe. The Napoleonic menace to the Empire and to Canada was less real than the Teutonic menace, else they would doubtless not have raised the question of destination.
1

HISTORICAL SKETCH

39

In November, 1812, raiding forces from the south crossed the boundary into the Eastern Townships.

A
command
,

Call to

Arms
company
officers

Major Jesse Pennoyer, under date of November 28th,


1812, issued the following stirring call to the

under

his

Captain
Sir,

The enemy has come

into our country.

The

battalions

west of Lake Memphremagog have voluntarily and manfully turned out to meet them and whenever called upon (which I expect every moment) I hope we shall follow their generous example. In preparation for which I have to request that you will order that all those of your command who can leave home immediately to make themselves ready with eight days' provisions, a blanket

and

suitable clothes, so that

when

called

upon they may be ready to march on the shortest notice. I am both ready and willing. It is proposed that a meeting of the magistrates and officers of militia should be held at Benjamin Stone's in Ascot, on the 25th of next month, when your presence and that of your commanding officers is desired. I hope we shall have done the business with the enemy previously. I remain with great respect, Sir, your most humble servant,
J.

PENNOYER.

Capt.

commanding

5th Battalion Royal Eastern Militia.

A week later, Capt. Pennoyer issued a further order calling


the

men
It is

out.

Chambly was

to

be the general place of rendez-

vous for the battalion.


to leave

recorded that by the 7th of December every man, able home, was in readiness to march. The day appointed for setting out for Chambly was the Oth. Three days before the troops were to move, however, information came which
1

40

HISTORICAL SKETCH

enabled Capt. Pennoyer to issue the following countermanding order: Compton, Dec. 7, 1812.
Captain,
Sir,

as I conceive correct information that the has withdrawn from this province, and that invading enemy we are not at present menaced with their approaches, in the

Having received

place I have to thank you for your particular attention to order of the 4th instant, which thanks I wish to extend to my every individual of every rank and class of people of your company who have shown a willingness to defend themselves and their country, and although our services do not at present seem to be wanted, I think it expedient to order that each and every man so turned out by orders of the 4th inst. to return to their several and respective homes and hold themselves in continual readiness to march at a moment's warning, when called upon. In the meantime I have the honor to remain, Sir,
first

Your most humble


J.

servant,

PENNOYER,
Captain, etc.

Though there were many alarms, there was no serious invasion of the Eastern Townships during the war of 1812-15, unless the attacks by way of Missisquoi Bay referred to below

may be

regarded as such.

from the States crossed the boundary into Compton County on several occasions but there were no engagements and no attempts to press further on. Only one man is known to have been killed in the border disturbance along the St. Francis district boundary, namely, David Morrill, of Stanstead, who was killed about Oct. 3th, 1814, in the township of Hereford, by raiders from the States and Nathaniel Morrill dangerously wounded. counter raid followed in which Samuel Hugh, believed to be responsible for the shooting of David Morrill, was taken prisoner and conveyed to Stanstead.
Patrols
1

HISTORICAL SKETCH
Attacks by

41

Way of

Missisquoi

Bay

of Lake Memphremagog, in the vicinity of Missisquoi Bay, there were more serious events.

West

American and from Plattsburg menaced Montreal. "But," says troops William F. Coffin, in his chronicles of the war, "The FrenchCanadian militia sprang to arms, the land bristled with bayonets." Major de Salaberry, in the infancy of his fame, had the command of the outposts, and under his inspiration, these undisciplined levies speedily showed that they were too much After some parade of demonin earnest to be trifled with. stration an attack was made on a picket at Lacolle by a force from Champlain town. The picket consisted of frontier militia and a few Indians under Col. McKay, of the Northwest Company. This gentleman so handled his small force, that the enemy, in the dark, fired upon their own people, killing several, and then much disconcerted, fell back on Champlain town from whence they came.
In 1812, General Dearborn assembled 10,000
st, 1813, an attack was made on the garrison at aux Noix, which bars the channel of the Richelieu about ten miles below the outlet of Lake Champlain. This was
1

On June

Isle

easily repulsed.

On
men
day the

July 29th a counter expedition of

left Isle

aux Noix

for

Lake Champlain.

,000 officers and On the following

reached Plattsburg, dispersed the garrison and destroyed the barracks and removed a large quantity of military and naval stores.
flotilla

Quoting again from "Chronicles of the War,"

"The
.
.

expedition then stood across the lake to Burlington. .captured and destroyed four vessels under the eyes of the very superior forces .... The barracks and stores at Swanton, on

Missisquoi Bay, were destroyed, as were also the barracks, block stores and buildings at Champlain town."
In the
this district.

autumn of 1813, further encounters occurred in An American force of 5,000 men had been pre-

pared for invasion of the district of Montreal. On September 29th, the enemy attempted to surprise the picket at Odelltown,

42

HISTORICAL SKETCH

but failed and the small garrison held their own until reinforced when the invaders were driven back. th of the In a raid in the vicinity of Philipsburg on Oct.
1
1

same

year, the

Americans were somewhat more successful.


Col. Luke's

Account

O.C. 4th Battalion of Eastern Townships Militia, thus describes the incident in a letter to the commander-in-chief.
Lt.-Col. Philip Luke,
St.

Armand, Philipsburg, Mississquoi Bay,


Oct. 16th, 1813.
in the

To

Sir

Roger Sheaffe, Commander-in-Chief of His Majesty's forces

District of Montreal: Sir:


I have the unhappiness to inform you of a melancholly incident which transpired at this place during my absence to Montreal, and having on my return collected the most prominent circumstances from the most correct sources of information, I have the honor to transmit to you the following particulars On the night of the llth inst., the enemy under the command of Col. Isaac Clark, entered Missisquoi Bay with one sloop and ten batteaux and two scows, with a six-pounder on each scow, and in all containing about four hundred men. A detachment of about one hundred and fifty riflemen, commanded by Col. Clark in person, landed about two or three miles south of The remaining boats landed on CaldwelPs Manor, plundered this village. the store of Mr. Joshua Healy, and some effects from the inhabitants and embarked from this place. At 4 o'clock on the morning of the 12th inst. we received an Express from Caldwell's Manor, that the enemy's troops were
:

Some arrangements were debarking there, and would probably visit us. making for defence, when Col. Clark's detachment at daylight came upon us from an unexpected quarter and after an unequal resistance made by a few
brave fellows they surrendered at discretion. During the engagement, we had one man killed and eight wounded, but none mortally. The prisoners taken were Major Joseph Powel, Capt. John Ruiter, Capt. James Pell, Lieut. Philip Luke, Jr., Lieut. John Richard, Ensign Snider, Ensign George Willis, Ensign John Waggoner; in all, one major, two captains, two lieutenants, three ensigns, five sergeants and ninety-one privates, making a total of one hundred men, including the officers and

wounded.
to Burlington.

The prisoners were immediately marched to Swanton and from thence At 10 o'clock the sloop, batteaux, etc., under the command of Major Roberts, of Plattsburg, entered the harbor, landed their men and one six-pounder without opposition, at which time Col. Clark returned by land, took the 76 stands of arms captured by Col. Clark on board the boats, robbed the store of C. G. Lester &Co. of property to the amount of $3,540 from an actual invoice, plundered the store of Day & Gelston of about one
thousand dollars in goods. After some small depredations of less moment they embarked, and left the place at 4 o'clock p.m., having driven off many horses and oxen. On the morning of the 13st inst. the boats left the bay, but many marauding parties straggled from the troops, committed incessant robberies on the inhabitants

HISTORICAL SKETCH

43

contiguous to the line, by driving off their cattle, horses, waggons, etc., and robbing the families of cloths, provisions, bedding, etc., to a very considerable amount. I have the honor to be with sentiment of esteem,

Your very humble


(Signed)

servant,

PHILIP LUKE,
Lieut.-Col. 4th Batt. E. Militia.

Peace came in 1814, and the inhabitants of the Eastern Townships laid aside their rifles, applying their undisturbed
attention to the cultivation of the soil, the clearing of land general development of the country.

and

Rebellion of 1837

The uprising in Canada in 837-38, resulted in a good deal of agitation in the Eastern Townships, though no serious con1

flict

occurred in this territory.

Many

"sympathizers" were

arrested and Sherbrooke jail as well as other places of detention were crowded with inmates. The local militia was placed on "war footing" and many new companies of loyalists were

organized. In an order dated April 4th, 839, placing these corps on a sedentery footing, the following units in the Eastern Townships are mentioned, namely, Missisquoi Borderers, Noyan Loyal Volunteers, Clarenceville Rangers, Barnston Volunteer
1

Company, Queen's Mounted Rangers, British American Rifle Company, Sherbrooke Troop of Cavalry, Hatley Loyal Volunteers, Stanstead Volunteer Cavalry, Eastern Townships Loyal
Volunteers.

The rebellion was followed in 1840 by the re-union of Upper and Lower Canada and the establishment of a greater
measure of responsible government.
First Parliamentary Elections

The first elections for parliament took place in the spring of 1841, the house meeting at Kingston, Ont. The members chosen in the Eastern Townships were: Megantic, Hon.
Dominick Daily; Drummond, R. H. Watts; Sherbrooke, J. Moore; Stanstead, Marcus Child; Shefford, Mr. Foster; Missisquoi, Hon. Mr. Jones.

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HISTORICAL SKETCH
Stirring

Days of the

Civil

War

of 1861-65 was not without effect on these border counties. Many Eastern Townships men fought in the armies of the Union and some were found under the Confederate banner. The women of the townships worked, as they have worked in the later great war, for the alleviation of the suffering of the soldiers. The townships were the haven of many Americans who sought to escape serAn extensive vice and who were known as "skedadlers." business was, also, done along the border by rushing Canadians across the line against their will as "substitutes" for mer, who had been drafted and who were willing to pay a handsome amount for a substitute. The only noteworthy disturbance on the Eastern Townships southern border during this period was the incident known as the St. Alban's Raid when Col. Young and a party of Southerners, mostly escaped prisoners, organized in Montreal and raided the town of St. Albans, Vt. This was on Oct. 19, 1864. The banking institutions were attacked and a considerable sum of money secured. Shots were exchanged and one man, a citizen of St. Albans, fatally

The American

Civil

War

It is related, however, that strangely enough he was what was known as a "copper head," the only one in the town,

injured.

The

or in other words, a Northern sympathizer with the South. St. Albans' raid proved a grave international incident.

The Fenian Raids


The Fenian Raids of 1866 and 1877 created a great deal of excitement in the Eastern Townships, and the men of the townships quickly organized to repel the threatened invasion. There were skirmishes at several points along the boundary, the most serious being at Eccles Hill, near St. Armand East, the Fenians being easily repulsed by the Home Guard. One of the raiders was killed and several wounded. The others quickly fled across the line and did not return.

A Century of
The
first

Development

half of the nineteenth century, in the Eastern

HISTORICAL SKETCH

45

Townships, was a struggle with the forest and the hardships


incidental to pioneer life. The second half of the century was a period of rapid development culminating in the prosperous years leading up to the present time, when improved roads have taken the place of

the forest trails


river

and railway transportation has replaced the

Smiling, cultivated navigation of the early days. fields have succeeded the difficult agriculture of the forest clearings and comfortable homes, with all modern conveniences, the rural mail, the telephone and the automobile have become the enjoyment of the descendants of those pioneers

who bid

the foundations of present day prosperity.

The most notable Eastern Townships historical publications are "Pioneers of the Eastern Townships," by Mrs. C. M. Day, 1863 "Geography and History of Lower Canada," by Zadock Thompson, A.M., (Published at "The Eastern Townships," C. Sherbrooke, Lower Canada, in 1835) Thomas, 1866; "History of Shefford," C. Thomas, 1877; "The Frontier School Master," C. Thomas, 1880; "Hunter's Eastern Townships Scenery," by W. S. Hunter, 1860; "History of the Eastern Townships," by Mrs. Day, 1869; "Forests and Clearings," by B. F. Hubbard, 1874; "History of Shefford," printed by John Lovell, 1877; "Donald Morrison," by Oscar Dhu; "History of Compton County," by L. S. Channell, 1895; "Annual Reports of Missisquoi and Brome Historical Societies"; "Early Shefford Pioneers,', by J. P. Noyes; "Brome County History," by Rev. E. M. Taylor, M.A. Historical Sketch Kingsey Pioneers; "Annals of Megantic Pioneers," D. M. McKillop, 1902; "History of Eaton," by C. M. Lebourveau; "Etymology of Missisquoi," by Dr. George McAleer; "Reminiscent and Otherwise," (pamphlet) by Dr. G. McAleer; "The Voice of the River (Pike River) by Mrs. Morgan, Bedford; "Academy Days in Old Missisquoi," by Julia H. S. Bugeia and Theodora Cornell Moore, 1910; "Early Settlement of Shipton Townships," by Cleveland, 1858; History of Drummond County, by St. Amant (French); "Canadian Wild Flowers," by Helen M. Johnson (1834-1863) edited by Rev. J. M. Orrock, 1884, being a book of poems, 200 pages, author lived near Magog, also published a book of religious poems; Letters of Major Jesse Pennoyer, 1812-21, published in Sherbrooke Record, 1906, original letter book now in possession of Rev. C. H. Pennoyer, typewritten copy in Archives at Ottawa; "Silver Lake," Dr. J. M. Harper; "A Book of Verse," 1912, Mrs. George Arkley; History of Golden Rule Lodge, Stan:

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HISTORICAL SKETCH
;

"The Grand Old Man of Dudsstead, 1803-1903, Rev. A. H. Moore, M.A. well," Mrs. W. H. Drummond, 1917. Among pamphlets, sectional and miscellaneous publications containing historical data which have been issued in the Eastern Townships there may
be mentioned, "Baptist Church, Abbott's Corner, 82nd Anniversary," Judge Lewis B. Hubbard, 1881, and "Abbott's Corner Centennial, Sept. 6th, 1899," by the same author; "Eastern Townships Bank, 1859-1912" "50th Anni"Sherbrooke," a booklet of versary Eastern Townships Bank, 1859-1909" "Protestant Schools of the Eastern Townships," Dept. Public 51 views "The Souvenir of Old Home Week, Coaticook, 1914" Instruction, 1913" Stanstead Cavalry," Major William Melrose, 1914; Book of Poems, by Rev. F. W. Fyles, D.C.L., 1907; "Abbottsford," J. M. Fish, 1916; Eastern Town; ; ; ;

ships Pathfinder, 1914.

Among books containing important references to the Eastern Townships but not wholly on this subject are, "Burt's Illustrated Connecticut Valley Guide," 1866, containing chapter relative to Lake Memphremagog and Uriah Skinner, the famous smuggler; also, the story of Runaway Pond, in 1810; Canadian Scenery, Bartlett, about 1838; Life of Rev. Alvah Sabin, 1793-1839, by Alvah S. Hobart, 1885; "Chronicles of Montreal and Canada," 1752-1893, by F. W. Terrill, 1893; "History of Huntingdon Chateauguy and Beauharnors,' 'Robert Seller, 1888; "History of Free Masonry in Quebec," Graham; "Waterpowers of Canada," (Ottawa), 1911; "Maple Sugar," J. B. Spencer, 1913; "Illustrated Atlas of Dominion," H. Belden & Co., 1881; History of Antiquities of New England, New York and New Jersey," J. W. Barber, 1841; "Buildings and Ornamental Stones of Canada," Vol. III., by W. A. Parks, 1914; "Canadian Rural Education," 1913, J. C. Sutherland; "Decorative Art of Indian Tribes of Connecticut; "Penobscot Tales, etc., F. G. Speck, 1915; "The Canadian Colony," a story of United Empire Loyalists, by Rev. W. B. Tucker; also, numerous Dominion Government publications referring largely to geological matters and containing interesting references to the Eastern Townships. Government publications of historical value include, "Eastern Townships of Quebec," Minister of Colonization, 1912; "Chrome, Iron Ore deposits in the Eastern Townships," F. Cirkel, 1909; "Chrysotile Asbestos," F. Cirkel, 1910; "Gold in Quebec," J. Obalski, 1898; "Copper in the Eastern Townships," J. A. Dresser, 1907; "Serpentine and Associated Rocks," J. A. Dresser, 1913; "Recent discoveries of gold near Lake Megantic," J. A. Dresser, 1908; "The Serpentine Belt of Southern Quebec," J. A. Dresser, 1910; "Geology and Petrography of Shefford Mountain," J. A. Dresser, 1902; "Geology of Brome Mountain," J. A. Dresser, 1906; also, numerous year books and departmental reports. Important unpublished records may be found in the Dominion Archives and the Brome County Historical Building, and a valuable collection of data pertaining to the Eastern Townships are in the possession of Dr. John Hayes, Richmond, Rev. George Allen, Montgomery, Vt., and of many descendants of pioneer families. The fyles of the Sherbrooke Record and of the various weekly newspapers of the townships contain many historical articles which have been published from time to time. NOTE.- The publishers, in compiling the above list, have been greatly assisted by Rev. George Allen, Montgomery, Vt., Dr. John Hayes, Richmond, and Rev. E. M. Taylor, Knowlton.

SECTION

HI.

EASTERN TOWNSHIPS AND THE

GREAT WAR

Realization.

So peaceful is the day in this So calm and still the night,

fair land,

Untroubled lives find hard to understand, This vital, awful fight.


Yet, through an agony of blood and pain,

The men who marched away


Strive that

humanity may not Reach upward to the Day.

in vain

For us they die

in this appalling strife

On Flanders' blood-stained sod, And in that last, supremest act of life


Pass onward to their God.

hour of danger at the flood, our lives should rise, Inspired Touched by the anointing chrism of their blood,
In this dread

To

nobler sacrifice.
pride, too

With holy Though

We

deep to be expressed, hero-souls have passed, glory that in this the final test Their shattered ranks held fast.

storm centre of infernal fire sleep the immortal Dead, Their dying hands upraised the standard higher! Who guards it in their stead? M. H. BOWEN. Sherbrooke,
In that

Where

1915.

EASTERN TOWNSHIPS AND THE GREAT

WAR

In years to come when the story of Canadian valor and Canadian service in the Great War is written, the Eastern Townships will hold an honorable place in those glorious records. The blood of Eastern Townships men has mingled with that of other khaki clad heroes from every part of the Dominion in the soil of war ravaged France and Belgium and fearlessly have the men from this part of Canada faced the enemy

of freedom.

When, on the 4th of August, 1914, the news flashed around the world that the British Empire had joined with France in accepting the challenge of German militarism, the Overseas Dominions sprang to arms. The menace to Canadian institutions was recognized to be as real as was the danger to the mother land herself and, in fact, evidence was not lacking that Canada was one of the chief prizes which Germany wished to attain. The first call for thirty thousand men found a quick response, and Eastern Townships voices mingled with the anIn that remarkable armada swer, "Ready, Aye, Ready." which sailed down the St. Lawrence and across the seas in early fall, were many Eastern Townships men, and the valiant sons of the Townships were to be found in every corps subsequently organized in the province. The Princess Pats had its quota of Eastern Townships men as did the Royal Scots (commanded by Brigadier-General F. O. W. Loomis, an Eastern Townships man), the 1th and
1

2th and every battalion of the early days. Then came the organization of the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles in the spring of 1915, the first distinctive Eastern Town7th Eastern Townships Batships corps, followed by the the 35th Battery, and the 78th French-Canadian Battalion,
1

talion.

In the meantime, the Grenadier Guards, the 5th Pioneers, the Irish Rangers, and Kitchener's with headquarters in

Own

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1 1

Montreal and the 7 st, of Quebec, found this territory a favorable field for recruits. complete record of enlistments from the Eastern Townis unobtainable but from figures available it may be ships stated that close to five thousand Eastern Townships men have joined the forces for overseas service. Some of the fiercest fighting has found them in the first battle line and no troops have manifested the qualities of steadfastness and sustained valor to a greater degree than those who joined the colors from these southern counties of Quebec. Many sleep beneath the sod beyond the seas, others will carry with them through life the scars of battle and all will hold a place of honor in their country's records because of their association with the grand army of Canada.

5th Canadian Mounted Rifles

Among Canadian units in overseas service, the story of the 5th C.M.R. is comparable with that of
the Princess Patricias and the Royal
Scots. They were called upon to meet the fiercest assaults of the enemy. They held their ground and made the supreme sacrifice for their

country's cause. The 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles were authorized early in the winter Cap Badge o f 91 5, with headquarters at Sher5th C. M. R. J brooke. Recruiting was carried on energetically though not exclusively in the Eastern Townships and the regiment received its preliminary training on the Exhibition grounds, Sherbrooke, where it occupied barracks. fine body of men, well officered and well mounted, the 5th C.M.R. was in excellent condition, about 600 strong, when the orders came, early in June, to proceed to Valcartier for further training before going overseas. About this time the officers and men manifested the strength of their patriotism in reaching a very trying decision. Nearly all the officers were cavalrymen, trained and attached
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Four Officers
in Eastern

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Townships Honor Roll

Lieut-Col. G. H. Baker, M.P., O.C. 5th C.M.R. Killed in Action


at Ypres

Major N.

C.M.R.

Pilcher, of the Killed in Action, May 19th, 1916.

C.

5th

Lieut. N. of the

Lieut. Randsome Ball, killed in acM. MacDonald, of Sutton, tion at 2nd Battle of Ypres, his re5th Canadian Mounted mains being brought home and laid Rifles. Killed in Action, to rest with military honors at StanMay 19th, 1916.
stead.

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branch of the service and the same applied to the rank and fyle as well, the Eastern Townships members being drawn largely from the local cavalry regiments. The war had settled down to a struggle from trenches and there was no immediate use for cavalry. The regiment was asked if it was
to this

prepared to go as infantry. Disappointing as the situation was, the response was prompt, unanimous and in the affirmative.

Eastern Townships Farewell


4th, 1915, will ever stand out as a stirring occasion that in connection with the early days of the 5th C.M.R.

June

On

day some 0,000 people from all parts of the Eastern Townships assembled in Sherbrooke to bid God speed to the gallant lads from the townships, the first distinctive Eastern TownThe day was ideal and the proships unit to go overseas. gramme consisted of march through the city and review on the parade ground in the morning, sports on the Exhibition grounds in the afternoon and concert given by talent from the
1

regiment, in the theatre in the evening. Many wives and sweethearts and children, as well as friends in general, on this day, saw for the last time on earth their loved ones who had responded to the call of duty. "Perhaps the war will be over before they reach the firing line," was the thought that consoled those who were left behind. "We hope we will not be too late to strike a blow for freedom," was the wish that inspired the lads in khaki as they bade good bye to friends with the cheery, "We'll be back soon from

our

trip to Berlin."

well, at

in expressing the official fareHis Majesty's Theatre in the evening, said: "To Lieut.-Col. G. H. Baker and the Officers and Men of the Fifth Mounted
Rifles:

Mayor James MacKinnon,

"I deem it an especial privilege, as well as a distinguished honor, to be entrusted by the Corporation of the City of Sherbrooke, as its Mayor, with the duty of conveying to you one and all, on this occasion, an expression of the feelings of admiration and esteem which the citizens of Sherbrooke, without exception, entertain towards the members of your gallant corps. "We believe sincerely that a finer body of men were never assembled in this or any other city, and certainly never for a nobler purpose, and your gentlemanly and soldierly bearing, since your coming amongst us, and throughout your too brief stay, has been viewed with feelings of peculiar pride by us all.

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"You have, with distinguished patriotism, and unselfish devotion to your country and the Empire, left your homes, your business and your professions, to take an active part in the greatest war that has ever devastated this fair earth, and to join on the firing line, your compatriots who have gone before you, and who have already, by their glorious deeds thrilled the hearts of all the people of all nations and countries. "Canadian soldiers have won undying fame on the fields of Flanders nnd France, not only in the eyes of the Allies and neutral nations, but they have inspired the enemy, trained to war for a generation, with feelings of involuntary admiration for their fighting qualities to such an extent that they have recently admitted that the Canadians are the best fighting men on the Continent of Europe today. "We are confident that you will maintain and add to the fame your countrymen have already acquired at Ypres and Langemarck and countless other blood-stained fields where Britain is battling side by side with her Allies, with unselfish devotion for honor and the rights of humanity, and with a courage and tenacity which baffle all obstacles a savage and unprincipled foe can oppose to them. "Your noble example will be an incentive to others to follow you, as long as the Mother Country needs the help of our brave sons, and we are confident that your gallantry and sturdy bravery at this critical time and in whatever positions you may be placed, will aid materially in bringing the war to a successful conclusion, and in putting an end forever to that barbarous militarism which has cast its black shadow over the world. "We shall pray constantly for your safety and success and with hearts full of confident trust in your intention and ability to maintain the noblest ideals of British freemen, we bid you Godspeed on your way to join the Armies of the Empire. "Signed on behalf of the Corporation and Citizens of Sherbrooke, this fourth day of June, 1915.

"JAMES MACKINNON,
"Mayor."

of Trade had arranged to present a and supply of tobacco to every man of the Regiment. pipe This was announced by the President, Mr. J. E. Poutre,

The Sherbrooke Board

who

said:
:

and Officers and Men of the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles "On behalf of the Board of Trade of Sherbrooke I desire to add a word to those of the Mayor in appreciation of the splendid regiment you command. It has been a source of very great satisfaction to us all that this Regiment has been organized in Sherbrooke and the Eastern Townships, and our very best wishes will go with you all as you follow the flag to victory. "The Sherbrooke Board of Trade wishes in some way to manifest its good-will and good wishes, and has directed me to ask you to accept for each man of the Regiment a slight token in the form of a pipe and supply of tobacco to be distributed at the camp at some convenient time to you. "With this slight token, 1 can assure you, go the heartiest good wishes of the business men of Sherbrooke."
"Col. Smart, Col. Baker, Col. Morrill

The Eastern Townships Associated Boards of Trade took occasion to present the Regiment with a large Union Jack on the eve of its departure in the name of the people of the Eastern Townships. The presentation was made at the concert

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The Ruined City of Ypres, Around Which Some of the Fiercest Fighting of the War Took Place.

given in the theatre on June 4th. The president, Mr. V. E. Morrill, in handing the token of good will and victory to Col. Baker, said
:

and I believe the people of this country realize, that the Canada upon the battlefields of Europe are fighting not only for the Mother Country, for the integrity of the Empire, and for the preserrealize soldiers of

"We

vation of human liberty in the world but that they are, also, at the sametime defending every individual home in their far away native land for the effects of this struggle must be profoundly felt in every part of the Empire. "In wishing the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles Godspeed and a safe return, the Associated Boards hope that you will accept this flag as a token of the admiration they feel for your splendid Regiment a plain, old-fashioned Union Jack which a million khaki-clad men are today fighting to defend, the flag of Empire, the flag of victory."

Col. G. H. Baker's Reply to Farewell Addresses Lieut. -Col. Baker, in responding to the addresses, said it was with a keen sense of satisfaction and pleasure that the happy duty fell to him to acknowledge on behalf of the regi-

ment the addresses and presentations. The city of Sherbrooke had become the military home of the 5th Mounted Rifles, recruited in the Eastern Townships and the Province, and now they were going forth in a little while backed by the good

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55

wishes of the people. It was for that reason they particularly

appreciated

the

very

warm words uttered on

behalf of the city and they would always carry the addresses with them, which he was sure would spur them on to things worthy of the people from whom they had

sprung. In accepting the pipes and tobacco from the Sherbrooke Board of Trade, he

wished to say that

later

on

M O
p

when home

W
T;

O
ft
.

5 M

they were far from as the rings of smoke went up into the air they would seem to be filled with many happy memories of their stay in Sherbrooke. And in accepting the flag from the Associated Boards of Trade, he wished to say that the old Union Jack was

good enough
if

for

them and

they only half

fulfilled the

traditions of the

men who

had gone before them they would not have lived in


O'

vain. Col.

s
c

Baker hoped he was

within hearing of some of the young men of the Eastern Townships when he said
that

owing
rigid

and
ation

to the very strict medical examin-

cruits, the

required of the reranks of the regi-

ment had been depleted to some extent and about one hundred more men were re-

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5th Canadian

Mounted

Rifles

marching through Sherbrooke before their


departure.

quired.
filled.

He

greetings and hoped

extended to the young men his very warmest it would not be long before the ranks were

The gatherings during the day, one after another, spoke volumes for the Eastern Townships and showed that the serious minded men and women were taking a deep interest in everything pertaining to this great conflict. The officers and men had been encouraged throughout the day by the presence of people from every hamlet and township in the Eastern Townships, and when the need for more men was known abroad he felt sure that before long they would have more good men than they wanted, "Remember, we only want good men," Col. Baker significantly added. "We have in the ranks of our regiment sons of the best families of this
have material to make a regiment that will fulfil the tradiI say that I am not unmindful of the undertaking nor of the example that has been set to us by our brothers who have gone before us. But their deeds and their achievements will make our duty and our accomplishments easier because we well know that the standard is set high and must be kept up, and those we leave behind in this military home of Sherbrooke expect us to do our duty."
country.
tions of

We

Canada and when

COL.

SMART EXPRESSES APPRECIATION.

Lieut. -Col. Smart, brigadier, followed and expressed his pleasure at being given the opportunity of publicly saying a

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57

few words expressive of his appreciation of the very great kindness extended to himself and the officers and men of the Fifth Mounted Rifles by the people of Sherbrooke. Col. Baker had said he only wanted good men he had a lot of good men.

He had spent twenty years


his heart

Canadian militia and most of that time with the Eastern Townships cavalry, and naturally
in the

went out to the Fifth Mounted Rifles in preference to any other. They were going out to fight in the cause of liberty and justice and what more fitting emblem could have been presented to Col. Baker than the Union Jack, the flag that had braved a thousand years the battle and the breeze; the flag which above all other flags in the world stood for liberty and justice. Those who were privileged to go and fight were going to fight in a noble cause. It was true every man who went sacrificed something men of rank, position and wealth were making great sacrifices in leaving their homes, but to his mind the poor man was the man who sacrificed most. Col. Smart said he felt that the greatest heroes of the war were the women who were left behind. Since the war broke out the women of the Empire had risen nobly to their duties, they had been indefatigable in working for the needs and comforts of the men who were training at home and fighting at the front and he took occasion to specially thank the ladies of Sherbrooke for their work in this direction which was so heartily

appreciated.

The regiment left Sherbrooke for Quebec early in June and a large crowd gathered at the station for the final send-off. The 5th C.M.R. sailed from Quebec on the Hesperian (a ship subsequently sunk by a submarine) in July and after an uneventful voyage landed at Plymouth and proceeded to
Shorncliffe for training. Field kitchens, subscribed for

by friends throughout the fund organized by the Sherbrooke townships, Record, were forwarded to the regiment and reached them for use while in training in England. The fund was greatly oversubscribed and as the demand for machine guns had become the urgent call of the hour, the surplus was forwarded to the Department of Militia for the purchase of a machine gun for
through a

the battalion.

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officers of the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles when entered upon active service overseas were as follows they Lt.-Colonel G. H. Baker, Major B. B. Morrill, Captain W. Staff

The

Rhoades, Lieut. A. A. Tritsch, Lieut. K. M. Campbell, (Hon.) Capt. E. A. Robinson, Captain H. R. Cleveland, Captain J. R. Goodall, Captain W. F. McConnell, Lieut. H. F. Meurling, Lieut. H. Foxwell. "A." Squadron Major D. C. Draper, Captain H. J. Pitts, Lieut. C. W. Hewson, Lieut. J. S. E. Todd, Lieut. K. L. Duggan, Lieut. L. K. Greene, Lieut. J. Tudhope. "B." Squadron Major N. C. Pilcher, Captain J. L. Smeaton, Lieut. E. Chauvin, Lieut. S. L. Craft, Lieut. L. W. Fish, Lieut. G. K. Hannah, Lieut. J. Sneath. "C." Squadron Major R. F. Stockwell, Captain J, R. MacLeod, Lieut. E. Gill, Lieut. G. D. Bishop, Lieut. H. H. Cotton, Lieut. W. H. Harton, Lieut.
T. R. Ker.

Extra
It

Lieut. G. H. Savage, Lieut. N.

M. Macdonald, Lieut. B. H. Wade.

should be mentioned here that one very efficient officer, Major J. R. Wilcox, of Magog, who had been in command of "A." Company was deprived of the privilege of going over-

owing to physical disability, greatly to the regret of himand of the regiment. The 5th C,M.R. proceeded to France on October 24th, 1915, and at once was moved forward, entering the trenches within a few days. The casualties during the fall and winter were exceedingly No officers were lost during this period and only a very light. few men. The regiment, however, bore its share of trench service during the long months of winter. Lt.-Col. B. B. Morrill, second in command, was obliged to return to England in December owing to serious illness and did not become convalescent for several months when he served for a time as
seas,
self

training officer of a reinforcing battalion in England, returning to France in October, 1916, as O.C. of the reinforcing camp of the 3rd Canadian Division, on the Somme front. During the winter the regiment was reorganized to more closely conform to the infantry establishment, Col. G. H. Baker being

re-appointed in

command

of the 5th C.M.R. as reorganized.

Death of Pilcher and MacDonald

The regiment sustained its first serious loss on May 9th, when Major N. C. Pilcher and Lieut. MacDonald were killed by a bursting shell. Both were gallant and efficient officers and the loss was severely felt.
1

1916,

Eastern Townships Officers in Overseas Service

Brig.-Gen. F. O. F. Loomis, O.C. Fifth

Lieut.-Col.

Royal Highlanders and later Brigadier General

E. B. Worthington, O.C. Canadian Reserve Depot, at

Havre, France.

Lieut.-Col. B. B. Morrill, 5th C.M.R., later O.C. Reinforcement Camp, 3rd C. D.

Lieut.-Col. J. J. Penhale, O.C. Divisional Canadian Ammunition

Column

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1916, a largely attended memorial service was held in St. Peter's Church, Sherbrooke, when a It bore tablet to the memory of Major Pilcher was unveiled. the following inscription "In memory of Major Norman Campbell Pilcher, (5th C.M.R.), killed in action at the battle of Ypres, on May 19th,

On November

19th,

1916.

"This tablet is erected by the non-coms, and 53rd Regiment."

men

of the

Third Battle of Ypres


It was in the third battle of Ypre~, when the Germans let loose their tremendous attack upon the Ypres salient, that the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles suffered their most serious casualties in common with other battalions engaged in holding this bloody angle of the allied line. The city of Ypres prior to the war contained a population of about 00,000 people. In its vicinity some of the fiercest fighting of the war took place and
1

none exceeded

when

the

enemy made

in ferocity that of June 2nd and 3rd, 1915, his last great effort to capture the much

coveted position. It began with an artillery attack, hurling high explosive shells from hundreds of guns. The Canadians held on, in spite of terrible casualties, and of the battalions engaged few suffered more or resisted more tenaciously than the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles. Less than one hundred of
the thousand
first

men

comprising the battalion responded at the

roll call

following the battle.

The

casualties included

Lieut. -Col. Baker, Capt. Pitts, killed; Major Draper, Capt. Rhodes, Lieut. Fish, Lieut. Chauvin, Lieut. Harton, as well as

nearly all the other officers, wounded, and a very large portion of the rank and fyle killed or wounded. But they held their ground. The story of this great fight, so far as it concerned the 5th C.M.R., is best told in the letter of Adjutant, Capt. Rhodes, to the Misses Baker, with special reference to Col. Baker. Capt. Rhodes wrote as follows
:

2 until 9.30 p.m. we were subjected to an intense fire from guns of all calibres. The battalion was in support about 580 yards in rear of the front line trenches, and in such a position that we could not 9 a.m.

"From

on June

get any adequate protection from the constant rain of heavy shells which seemed to search out every corner of

our

line.

"To keep a stout heart at such a time when you cannot see your enemy or get a chance to return any of his
fire is no easy task. For over twelve hours however your brother not only

made whatever

dispositions

were

re-

quired from time to time with cool ?nd calm judgment but by his cheerfulness and calmness set such an example to us that none could be otherwise than truly unafraid. "He always had a cheery word to each one as he passed along the line, and the answering smile was always forthcoming, indicating clearer than anything elso could have done tho love and perfect confidence each felt for his commanding officer. "Our casualties were very heavy, and abcut 8.30 p.m. the fire increased
its utmost intensity so much so that for the next hour all we could do was to sit with back to the parapet and do what little we could to heH those struck from time to time. "From the intensity of the fire we judged that an attack would shortly be made on this section of our line, jird had just decided that the few of us who were left seven was all we could not hope to could muster here

to

do very

much to stem it, when a shell burst, killing or wounding all of us,
the- force of the explosion. "Up to this time the

who were left, except Major Draper, who escaped with a bad shaking from
Colonel's

cheery voice had always been heard whenever a shell or bomb burst very near calling, Are you all right, Captain? I would answer, Yes, sir, are

you?
"I
out,

was not badly hurt and called Are you all right, Sir? Getting

no answer, I felt over for the Colonel and found him lying unconscious, but
breathing faintly. "I cannot attempt to tell you how we got our dearly loved commanding officer out of the trench and across the firing line to the wood for about 100 yards, till we got into a communication trench affording a little more shelter than the one we had left and where there was a chance of getting help; or how we escaped further injury on the way torn up as it was

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.

with bursting shells and littered with a tangled mass of falling trees, telephone wires and hundreds of shell holes. "Here we were able to render first aid, but though everything possible was done the Colonel never regained consciousness. He died just as we got to the nearest dressing station at about 12.15 on the morning of June 3. "The casket was made by the Pioneers and your brother was buried with military honors the same day at 5 p.m., in the new military cemetery at Poperinghe. The service was conducted by Major A. W. Woods, Chaplain. The few remaining officers of the regiment and those from the Brigade acted as pall-bearers, followed by every N.C.O. and man who could possibly be spared."

The Right Hon.

Sir

Robert Borden, Prime Minister,

in

an

interview, following the Canadians at Ypres said

news of the heroic


:

resistance of the

"I have read with the deepest regret the long list of casualties which has just been announced and which will bring sorrow to so many homes The Canadian forces held an important and honorable portion in Canada. of the British line, and it is evident they were subjected to an intense bombardment followed by an infantry attack in great force. The splendid gallantry with which their counter-attack was delivered and the lost ground recovered maintain the glorious record established in April of last year by the First Division. "Among so many gallant officers who are named in the list it would be impossible to particularize. I may, however, be permitted to mention one of my colleagues in the House of Commons, Lieut.-Col. G. H. Baker, M.P. He was a man of the highest ability, of fine character in every way and his death is. not only a great loss to his immediate friends and relatives, but to the public life of Canada, in which, if he had lived, he would certainly have Without distinction of party, all of his filled a very distinguished place. colleagues in the House will accord to his family and relatives deepest sympathy. I mourn his death as that of a very dear personal friend."

Tribute of Major General Sir Sam Hughes service held at Sweetsburg, on June 8th, for Col. Baker and other members of the 5th C.M.R. who had fallen, and at which the Minister of Militia was present, Sir

At a memorial

Sam Hughes

said in part

"When the war broke out, Col. Baker being a cavalry officer, volunteered to raise a cavalry regiment. But the government at that time was not asking for cavalry regiments. Later on it was my privilege and pleasure to commission Col. Baker to raise a regiment in the Eastern Townships, in which you all took a great interest, and which has so distinguished itself at such terrific cost in the last two weeks. Baker went to the front, but as no use was found for cavalry fighting, it being trench warfare, he was one of the first to volunteer to change his regiment from a cavalry regiment into A number of the younger officers could not find a position in infantry. consequence of doubling up the regiments by drafting the Mounted Rifles and others. Col. Baker was one of the junior commanding officers and not likely to get a regiment. I offered him a position (superior to the command of a regiment) on the headquarters staff where he would be free from danger, but his affection for his boys and his splendid soldier qualities would not allow him to accept it. He said he would .stick to the boys from the

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Eastern Townships and would not desert them. When it came to the final issue a few days ago he was in an entrenchment with no supports. The line was broken by an overwhelming bombardment, pur troops in the trenches were very few in number. The Germans, immediately their artillery ceased came on in large numbers and the opponents numbered twenty to one in some cases, and some had to fall back. Baker came to the relief but could not afford to fire without the risk of injuring our own men so he took the charge with the bayonet and the result was that many of his men beside himself were killed. His heart was in the Eastern Townships. I have heard many times of Sweetsburg, have often been invited by his many friends including Mr. Foster, but never visited his old home until today. His remains lie in Belgium but his spirit is I believe where the spirit of every man goes

who

spirits go. name will

safe in the place where all good lives his life for human liberty But his example will go down in the Eastern Townships and his be revered by the boys old and young, and the" men and women

of the Townships and the Dominion of Canada for many a long day. After the war we may have the privilege of bringing his body ho^e and laying his remains to rest in his native town of Sweetsburg, but his spirit is just as happy whether his body lies under the poppies and roses of Belgium or under the maples of Sweetsburg. I have no doubt, however, that the people of Sweetsburg and the surrounding country will erect some suitable memorial in honor of his memory later. My colleagues asked me to express their regret to his friends and family. Baker was one of the junior commanding He refused to take a position officers and not likely to get a regiment. where he would be safe at the headquarters. He stuck to his boys and has
fallen with them."

One

of Finest Incidents of This or

Any

Other Fight

The London Times referring to the defence of Maple Copse and Sanctuary Wood, a section of the line where the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles were engaged said
:

"At Sanctuary Wood next day, when our men pushed through in the counter attack, they found the ground covered with German dead, and the defence and successful holding of the position at Maple Copse was one of the finest incidents of this or any other fight."

Narrative of Glorious Stand by Canadians Until the historian, in after years, records the complete story of the heroic resistance of Canadians at Ypres on June 2nd and 3rd, the account of the Times, published some time after the battle, and based upon the stories of participants, will be accepted as the best narrative available. The following extracts may well be reproduced in this

volume

"How suddenly the attack began is shown by the fact that General Mercer and General Williams, who are among the missing, had gone into the front trenches because it was a clear and quiet morning, suitable for observation. When last seen by our men, General Mercer was suffering badly from shock, and was quite deaf, as a result of shells bursting near him, but he was, so far as is known, untouched. General Williams, with whom was Colonel Usher, had been slightly wounded in the head. Both had

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taken shelter in a well-protected dugout known as "The Tube," and they appear to have been there when the Germans came into the trench. "The narratives of all the battalions in the front line trenches agree as to the suddenness with which the bombardment began over the whole area attacked, and the terrible and, so far as this front is concerned, the unprecedented severity with which it continued, without interruption, for over four long hours before the infantry attack was made. The weapon which the Germans are now chiefly using is the 5.9, but every other sort of gun was employed, including heavy howitzers, naval guns, and trench mortars, with high explosive, shrapnel and lachrymatory shells. "In such a position as this, at the angle of a salient, the place attacked can be subjected to a concentrated fire from all sides, but, quite apart from this local condition, the immense weight of artillery now used, in proportion to their size, .in all attacks on this front has given the fighting of the last few weeks a new character. Artillery fire is not now used merely to demcr-

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alize the enemy or break up formations. It is used to annihilate, to obliterate every form of defensive work, and make life itself impossible on every yard of the ground attacked. I will not labour the point for the benefit of the makers of munitions at home. What I desire now is to make it thoroughly understood that this is the general rule, the formula, of all attacks nowadays, and that in this articular case, it was this kind of fire which the Canadians had to stand and take hour after hour, without any possibility of using a rifle in reply. There is no shadow of a difference of opinion as to the fact that no troops on earth could have behaved with, greater steadiness or more admirable gallantry than tbey did. "It is not desirable to mention regiments or brigades by name or to individualize battalions by their true numbers, beyond saying that the troops engaged including units of the Princess Patricia's Light Infantry, the Canadian Mounted Rifles, the Royal Canadian Regiment, and the Canadian InThe northern end of the line attacked, just south of Hooge, was fantry. held by the Patricias, and here, in the Sanctuary Wood, was fighting of the most desperate kind. The "wood" now is a mere ghost of what the name There is little greenery or shelter; nothing but a certain remnant implies. of ragged stumps and bits of splintered poles. To the south, occupying the middle of the % ground covered by the enemy's concentrated fire, were batHere the trenches are out on the talions of the 'Canadian Mounted Rifles. flat in a region where the soil a few feet below the surface becomes water, so that defensive works of any depth, capable of resisting modern shell fire, are impracticable. there is no other word for it over the whole line; hell "It was hell minute by minute and hour after hour, and not only over the front line itself, but in the region behind, where lay the places known as Maple Copse, Observatory Ridge, and Armagh Wood. Each one of these names will be written large in history. The lines in front of these were held then by a battalion of the Canadian Mounted Rifles, and other battalions came up later to assist them through the barrage, and few things finer, it is said, were ever seen in war than the way in which they came.

"It

is

not easy to convey to one who has not seen

it,

or the effects of

it,

what such a bombardment as was concentrated here implies. Most people in England now have some idea of a Zeppelin bomb. If you can imagine Zeppelin bombs dropping at a rate of scores to the minute over every acre of a given area, continuing unceasingly for hours, until before the end there is no spot where the holes in the ground do not coalesce and none where every sort of structure on the earth's surface is not a shapeless lump of ruin, you will have some idea of what the latest type of artillery bombardment
means.
"It is quite certain that the Germans had no idea that any human being When the infantry adcould have lived through their artillery attack. vanced they came, not charging, but with full kit and in regular formation, as if to occupy untenanted ground. They paid for it. This occurred in at in Sanctuary Wood and at Maple Copse. least two places At Sanctuary Wood next day, when our men pushed through in the counter-attack, they found the ground covered with German dead, and the defence and successful holding of the position at Maple Copse was one of the finest incidents of this or any other fight.

"There was a position here held by C. Company of a certain battalion. To the troops in reserve, no less than to the enemy, it seemed that the whole place must be obliterated, and that none of the defenders could survive. No shots came from it as the German infantry attack began, and an effort was made to send up another company to help, or rather, to take the ruined place
over.

"From

the other side the

Germans came on

to take possession, carrying

Eastern Townships Officers in Overseas Service

Lieut.-Col. D. C. Draper, D.S.O., Who Succeeded to Command 5th C.M.R. on Death of Col.
.

Maj. R. H. Fletcher, O.C. 35th Battery, Recruited in the Eastern

Townships

Baker

Major

C. K. Fraser, Who Served South African War and went with First Contingent for Overseas Service in Pres-

in

Lieut.-Col. F. C.

Bowen, Formerly

O.C. 53rd Regiment, Sherbrooke, in Overseas Service Since Beginning of the War.

ent War.

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bombs in case any shred of resistance remained. There was a shred. The defenders waited in silence until the enemy was almost within bombing distanc, and then, so deadly was the fire that at the first volley the enemy dropped their bombs and, fled. A second time they came on, and again were driven back. The place thereafter was battered by artillery and drenched with rifle fire; but when night fell C Company was still in possession and the ground is ours now. The captain who had led the defence at this point throughout the day was among those killed towards the end. "More hopeless, but even more splendidly dramatic, were some of the scenes enacted along the trenches. After the long bombardment, the enemy heralded his infantry attack by blowing up some mines, which besides the wreckage they wrought in our positions at that particular point also caused considerable loss of life. The actual advance of the infantry from the trenches was preceded and partially concealed by a smoke barrage. To the dazed and broken remnants of the men in our trenches; then, the enemy was not visible until he was close at hand. Of one battalion few of the men who remained had any rifles left that were fit for use even if the men had been fit to use them. But when they say the enemy coming and close at hand they climbed from the trenches to meet them and, some blind and deaf and staggering, they charged magnificently but pitifully to their deaths with no weapons but broken rifle butts, bits of entrenching tools, and in some cases their fists. I do not know where in war you will look for a more tragical or more thrilling episode. "It is of such men that the German communique foully says that the number of prisoners taken was small because the enemy ran away. The reason why few prisoners were taken was because the Canadians fought to the last with a pride of spirit which the Germans do not know, against guns and rifles and bombs, with broken rifles and bare hands. "There is the tale of a captain who, finding himself in command of a remnant, some slightly wounded, all dazed and deafened, and mostly without effective arms, ordered them to go back and, when they protested, made them go. He stayed till the last man was gone, and the others, looking back, saw him empty his revolver at the advancing enemy, then fling it in the faces of the Germans and himself leap after it. "Of one battalion only one officer, of the machine gun section, survived unwounded. The losses in the two supporting battalions were less heavy than those of the battalions which were in the front line from the first, and they say that the gallantry and steadiness with which the supports came up through the barrage, going through death, with nothing but death and the chance of helping a comrade beyond, was magnificent beyond words. "Nor does anyone claim that the officers behaved any better than the men. Whenever the higher officers were killed the N.C.O. took command with promptitude and coolness. Of a group of 20 stretcher bearers with one part of the force five were killed, and those ought to have been killed 50 times. The surviving officers give great praise to the signallers, who did their best to keep communication going, and the mortality among them was as heavy as among any other branch. "As for the innumerable gallant deeds done by men in the ranks, one deserves to be recorded. It was by a private. Under the awful artillery fire, to which there was no replying with rifles, he had busied himself in caring for the wounded, and had bandaged one officer, two non-commissioned officers and two privates, and was looking after them as well as he could behind a forlorn bit of battered sandbag breastwork out in the open, for the trenches were all gone. The fragment of his company was told to fall back, but he refused. He had got his private hospital there, and one of the wounded privates was a pal from his own small town in far Canada. So he stayed with his pal.

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"It is all a dreadful story to have to tell, but a splendid one. Long after the issues of minor engagements in this war are forgotten, and when everybody has ceased to care whether at any moment we gained or lost a hundred yards of ground or a mile of trench, the memory of how the Canadians

fought against hopeless odds near Hooge will be remembered, and Canada and the Empire will be proud, for generations to come, of the men whose deeds I have mentioned and of their no less gallant comrades."

5th C.M.R. Again Organized for Battle


of the gallant Fifth took but a brief time for rest and reorganization. Within a few weeks they were again ready for battle. Those who had suffered but slight wounds rejoined their battalion and drafts from other Canadian corps, brought the force up to its old strength. The ravages of war had been severe upon the list of officers

The remnant

and many changes were necessary in consequences. A few Eastern Townships names remained in the list. Major D. C. Draper, D.S.O., became lieutenant-colonel and commander of the battalion. The other officers who had trained at Sherbrooke and who continued with the battalion after the third battle of Ypres were Capt. W. Rhodes, Adjutant Capt. E. Gill, Capt. G. D. Bishop, Capt. C. W. Hewson (afterwards wounded), Capt. E. A. Robertson, (P.M.) Capt. A. A. Tritsch (Q.M.), Lieut. E. N. Chauvin, Lieut. Campbell (afterwards killed in action), Lieut. H. H. Cotton, while sergeants Gray, Eaton, Lewis and Gifford were promoted and
received commissions.
List of

Honors

number of honors were distributed among members of the battalion for conspicuous gallantry in the battle of June 2nd and 3rd, the list being as follows Major, now Lt.-Col. D. C. Distinguished Service Order
:

Draper. Capt. C. Military Cross Lieut. G. R. Barnes.

W. Hewson,

Capt.

W.

Rhoades,

C.S.M., Geo. Gill; C.S.M., Distinguished Conduct Medal B. Walton, Pte. J. E. Brayley, Pte. A. E. F. Hughes; Corp. H. Brown, Lieut. Harry R. Gifford. Sgt. T. E. Roe (since reported dead), Military Medal

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Corp. R. D. Mess, Corp. S. G. Semple, Pte. S. B. Reddin, Lance-Corp. W. G. Cuttle, Pte. C. P. Boutilier, Sergt. William J. King. An Eastern Townships Tribute

The feelings of the people of the Eastern Townships in connection with the heroic conduct of the men of the 5th C.M.R., and of Eastern Townships men in other battalions, was voiced in a resolution adopted by the Eastern Townships Associated Boards of Trade, at Ayer's Cliff, June 29th, 1916. The resolution, which was moved in an eloquent speech by Mr. R. C. Williams, of Farnham, and seconded by Mr. E. W. Farwell, of Sherbrooke, was as follows
:

"That the Eastern Townships Associated Boards of Trade in quarterly meeting assembled, hereby place upon record their profound admiration for the heroic men of the Eastern Townships who have given up their lives in the defence of the Empire in the present stupendous struggle for liberty, justice and the Christian civilization such as is enjoyed and understood by all people owing allegiance to the British flag. "May their names be emblazoned on our Roll of Honor in the hearts of the people of the Eastern Townships, and live from generation to generation, that their sublime heroism may be an inspiration to patriotism and
devotion to the

manhood

of the future.
until

"May
time
is

their

memories be the choicest heritage of their families

no more.
their families hour of sore

and relations, we offer our heartiest sympathy in bereavement and we pray Almighty God to soften their sorrow and console them with the thought that "Greater love hath no man than he who layeth down his life for his friend."

"To

this their

In Battle of the

Somme

The Mounted Rifles in the fall of 1916 were moved from the Ypres district and joined in the allied drive on the Somme where they sustained their fine reputation won in earlier fights and made further sacrifices for the cause. They took part in the successful attack on Regina trench and gallantly contributed their part in the great drive against the German lines. Some day the history of this gallant regiment will be written in greater detail than is possible at this time. The brave men of the Townships have maintained the best traditions of their race. The story of their deeds will be the heritage of their descendants.

Q
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(C

CQ
CD
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a
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117th Eastern Townships Battalion

The most
1

distinctly Eastern

Townships

military unit organized during the war was the 1 7th Eastern Townships Batit contained a larger proportion of Eastern Townships men than

talion because

any

other.
1 1

in the fall the call for service came most strongly to the native born young men of Canada. It was given a distinc-

The

7th

was authorized

of 1915

when

tive Eastern Townships name and officered almost wholly by Eastern TownCap Badge j t a pp ea l ecj di rec tly to nas k ips men L17 E. T. Battalion tiye born young men o f tne townships and they flocked to the standard. In spite of the fact that many other corps were turning to this section for recruits, the ranks of the 7th filled rapidly. During the winter recruiting proceeded. Groups of 25 or more men went into temporary training at various points in the townships while the headquarters and the general rallying point was established at Sherbrooke.

~vg~

The
officers
:

7th

The Officers was organized under


;

the following

list

of

O.C. Major W. J Ewing, W. W. Dunsmore, Major J. H. Boutelle, Major A. C. Major Hanson, Major E. H. Bowen, Capt. V. R. Spearing, Capt. A. Whitehead, Capt. E. E. Locke, Capt. B. W. Brock, Capt. Thos. Irving, Capt. W. H. Moorhead, (Chaplain) Capt. T. A. McCallum, Capt. R. Bartholomew, Capt. J. E. Smith, Lieut. T. Farnsworth, Lieut. J. St. G. Hall, Lieut. W. S. McCutcheon, Lieut. H. Edney, Lieut. D. Robertson, Lieut. G. Cook, Lieut. G. H. Hamilton, Lieut. W. S. Bailey, Lieut. M. Bready, Lieut. G. E. Morris, Lieut. J. E. Wilkins, Lieut. J. G. Pope, Lieut. R. D. Farley, Lieut. G. Blanche, Lieut. C. Watt, Lieut. W. E. Mclver, Lieut. J. Owen Jones, Lieut. W. S. Fry, Lieut. R. S. Tate, Lieut. E. C. Irvine, Lieut. A. G. Johnston, Lieut. D. E. Stewart, Lieut. H. G. Cowling, Lieut. T. S. C. Sanders, Lieut. D. R. Smith, Lieut. Goff Penny.
Lt.-Col. L. J. Gilbert,
;

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Eastern Townships Officers in Overseas Service

73

Lieut.-Col. L. J. Gilbert, O.C. E. T. Battalion

117th Lieut.-Col. W. J. Ewing, Secon.d in Command 117th E.T. Battalion

Lieut.-Col. J. H. Boutelle of the 117th E. T. Battalion

Capt.

the Rev. W. H. Moorhead, Chaplain 117th E.T. Battalion

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By May, 1916, the battalion had practically attained full Some eight hundred were encamped on the Exhistrength.
grounds in Sherbrooke while, small detachments conIn the latter part of May tinued training at outside towns. the Battalion entrained for St. Johns, Que., going into barracks lately occupied by the Grenadier Guards. This was a step towards Valcartier and made room at Sherbrooke for the 78th E. T. French-Canadian battalion which had been previbition
1

ously recruiting at Victoriaville.


the city from the camp to the C.P.R. station gave the public the last opportunity to view the splendid body of men who had been marshalled from all parts of the townships to fight for the cause of liberty. Sturdy lads from the farm and young men from the offices, in their khakiclad raiment, in full marching order, headed by the regimental band and led by Colonel Gilbert on his white charger, swung through the streets with the steady step of veterans. They were leaving their homes and loved ones for the uncertainties of the battle field, but those who lined the sidewalks knew

The march through

whatever position they might be placed they would a good account of themselves and uphold the honor of give the section of Canada they were to represent especially in the
that in

great conflict.

Colors Presented

An
of the

interesting incident in connection with the departure 7th Eastern Townships Battalion was the presen1

tation of a magnificent set of colors

from the people of the


E.

Townships.

The

presentation was organized by the Eastern

Farwell connection. Some three thousand citizens, representing almost every town and village and rural community in the Eastern Townships subscribed to the special address presented on the occasion. The presentation took place at His Majesty's Theatre, Sherbrooke, Monday evening, May 29th, following a concert His Lordship, Bishop given by talent from the battalion. Williams, of Quebec, was present to consecrate the colors; the
in this

Townships Associated Boards of Trade, Mr. acting as chairman of the special committee

W.

ceremony prescribed

in military ritual

being followed.

EASTERN TOWNSHIPS AND THE GREAT WAR


Address From Eastern Townships Citizens

75

After the colors had been dedicated, Mr. V. E. Morrill, President of the Associated Boards of Trade, received the King's Colors from the senior Major, Major Ewing, and the Regimental colors from Major Dunsmore, the junior Major, and handed them to Lieutenants Stewart and Edney, the senior and junior lieutenants, respectively. He then presented Col. Gilbert with a handsome volume bound in morocco containing an address signed by nearly 3000 residents of all parts of the Townships, a portrait of the officers and a number of Eastern Townships views. The address was as follows
:

Lieut.-Col. Gilbert, Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Men of the 117th Eastern Townships Battalion. "Soldiers of the Eastern Townships "We, the undersigned, have all viewed, with special interest, the organization of the 117th Battalion, and have noted with pride and satisfaction the rallying of the vigorous loyal sons of the townships to the banners of this Eastern Townships Corps. "Your faces are already turned toward the battle line beyond the seas. You are anxious to join the khaki clad legions who have gone before, and to strike your blow in defence of your Canadian homes, for the preservation of the Empire, and, indeed, on behalf of human liberty throughout the world. "The conduct of Canadian soldiers in France and Flanders has already shed undying lustre upon their native land, and won for themselves imperishable fame. Men of the Eastern Townships, and they are in almost every corps, have never been found wanting in the test of valor. "In name and composition, you will go forth as a distinct Eastern Towjnships Battalion, and will always be directly associated with your own section of Canada. Your career will be followed with the keenest interest. "The prayers and the thoughts of the people of the Eastern Townships There is little that we can offer in a tangible form. will be ever with you. We ask you, however, to accept these Colors as a permanent reminder of our constant interest in your welfare. May the justice of your cause and the banners under which you fight be your inspiration in the days of streriuous service. And, when you return, upon these Colors will be inscribed the record of your deeds in battle, for yourselves a reminder of glorious memories, for your friends a priceless treasure, for your children and your children's children their proudest heritage. "The people of the Eastern Townships wish you Godspeed as you go forth upon your glorious mission."

"To

Col. Gilbert's
Col. Gilbert received the
replied as follows "My Lord Bishop, Mr.
:

Reply

volume amid loud cheering and

Morrill, President of the Associated Boards of Trade of the Eastern Townships, Ladies and Gentlemen "In the name of the officers, Non-Commissioned Officers, and men of the 117th E. T. Battalion, I desire, tonight, to thank, in the heartiest manner, the people of the Eastern Townships, through your Associated Boards of
:

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Trade, for the Colors that have just been presented to our Battalion, accompanied by I appreciate in a manner your address. which words cannot express, the thoughtfulness of the people of the Eastern Townships
in

making

this

most suitable

gift. I feel truly

>

ft

proud, as an Eastern Townships man, to have the high honor of commanding a battalion that is peculiarly Eastern Townships in its composition, and it shall be my one determination, and the determination of the men under my command, to carry the Colors, you have so thoughtfully given us,

<u

Wherever duty calls, I trust, be found the boys from the Eastern Townships, and when the boys of
to victory. there will

pq

your own battalion come marching home, carrying, we hope, the Colors you have given us tonight, we wish for no grander words to be inscribed across them than the words "These banners were carried by a battalion that always tried to do its duty."
"I have also My Lord Bishop of Quebec, thank your Lordship for coming here tonight, to consecrate and set apart these
to

Colors. will carry them not only as Soldiers of King, but as Soldiers of the KING of kings.
"I also thank, with all my heart, the people of the Eastern Townships, for the everincreasing interest they are taking in the Battalion. It is and will ever be a source of great inspiration to us to know that the thoughts and good wishes of the people of this part of our Dominion are with us. "And too, I thank you who are here, tonight, for coming once more to wish us Godspeed. Your hearts will, I know, go with us, and while things may seem dark at times yet as you have heard the boys sing tonight

We

M
C

"There's a silver lining to the dark cloud


shining,

Turn the dark cloud

inside out

till

O
EH

COME HOME."

the boys

Col. Gilbert's speech drew forth a great outburst of cheering. On the

order of their commanding officer the guard presented arms, the general salute was given and the vast audience sang the National Anthem. The representatives of the Boards of Trade who accompanied the president of the Associated Boards on

EASTERN TOWNSHIPS AND THE GREAT WAR


;

77

the platform were: E. W. Farwell, (Sherbrooke) R. C. Wilkins (Farnham) P. C. Duboyce (Richmond) A. A. Woodman (Coaticook) J. E. Poutre, D. J. Steele, J. J. Fitzgerald, and W. M. Hillhouse (Sherbrooke.)
; ;

Victrolas

From Sherbrooke Board

of Trade

made
the

same occasion, a presentation of Victrolas was from the citizens of Sherbrooke, through Sherbrooke Board of Trade accompanied by the following
the
to the battalion
:

On

address
To

Sherbrooke,

May

29, 1916.

Lt.-Col. L. J. Gilbert, O.C., and to the Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers, and Men of the 117th Eastern Townships Overseas Battalion Sirs The citizens of Sherbrooke eagerly grasp the opportunity afforded by your visit here this evening to give expression to the earnest feelings they have in your regard. From the beginning of December to the beginning of May, while we were particularly favored with your presence in our midst, we watched your progress from day to day with the keenest interest. When, a few weeks ago,
: :

you marched away from us we could not help but remark with complete satisfaction the splendid results which had attended your close application
to

able training during those

From what we have


your valor and your and our city.

seen

we know

few months. that when the

firing line is reached,

skill will

swell the glory of our country, our townships

Please accept the humble gift of Victrolas which the citizens of Sherbrooke are offering through their Board of Trade to each Company of the 117th Eastern Townships Battalion. We hope that every one of you will regard them as a souvenir of the interest, the esteem, the pride and the love which the citizens of Sherbrooke feel for the noble sons of the Easternl Townships. We wish you Godspeed.

SHERBROOKE BOARD OF TRADE,


D.
J.

Steele, President.
J. Fitzgerald,

John

Secretary.

The
At an
fine set of

Battalion

Band

earlier date the Battalion

very H. C. Wilson & Sons, Sherbrooke. This enabled the battalion to organize an efficient band as there was ample talent.

had received a gift of a band instruments from the firm of Messrs.

At
The
early in

Valcartier

Battalion proceeded from St. Johns to Valcartier June and continued there in training until July

camp
1

2th,

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it

when

overseas. The best corps that

entrained at Levis for Halifax, proceeding thence 7th Battalion was regarded as one of the left the shores of Canada during the year.
1 1

The 117th Overseas

On
talion

7th Eastern Townships Batarrival in England, the into training at Bramshot Camp. went Owing to the
1 1

France or about to leave for the front. A portion of the 7th went forward in November to reinforce the 5th C.M.R., and there joined their brothers from the Eastern Townships who had escaped death in the fierce battles of the past year.
1
1

by Canadian divisions in France, it became necessary to break up the organization of the battalions arriving in England and send them forward as reinforcements for various corps at the front. The 7th, therefore, was unable In companies or plato proceed to the firing line as a unit. toons they separated from their own battalion in the fall of 1916 and took the places assigned them in various corps in
losses sustained
1 1

7th Battalion, following these changes, established headquarters at Seaford, Eng., serving as a reinforcing battalion through which troops passed on their way to the units at the front. In January, 1917, it merged with the 23rd Battalion, as reserve, with headquarters at Shoreham, Sussex, England. By this time nearly all of the original 7th had crossed the channel and taken their places as reinforcements with the veteran fighting units at the front. The people of the Eastern Townships feel a just pride in the splendid body of men sent forward to the Motherland under the banner of the 7th Battalion. Wherever and whenever called upon they will give a good account of themselves as have their brothers who preceded them to the battlescarred land of France.
1 1

The

its

35th Battery

During the summer of 1915, Major R. H. Fletcher, of Sherbrooke, received commission to organize the 35th Battery with headquarters at Sherbrooke and the unit was quickly recruited. Major Fletcher enlisted among his officers, Capt. H. B. Miller, Lieuts. Eldridge Cate, Lieut. McLean and Lieut.

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Fleet. The battery after training in Canada through the early winter proceeded overseas in 1916. It passed most creditably the tests made on its arrival in England and after a very brief period of training there was sent to France and assigned to

the Somme front where the guns of this gallant Sherbrooke unit helped to batter the German lines. The 35th did not the price of the victorious advance and in the escape paying casualty lists the names of Major Fletcher and Lieut. Gate appeared during the second week of November, 1916, but fortunately their wounds were not of a serious nature and

they soon rejoined their battery.

178th Overseas Battalion


Lieut. -Col. R. de la Bruere Girouard

saw

active service

during the

year of the war as an officer of the famous 22nd Battalion. He himself was wounded in the fierce enfirst

gagements in which this corps participated and returning to Canada conceived the idea of raising a French-Canadian bat-

The 78th known locally as the 78th Eastern TownFrench-Canadian Battalion, was the result. Recruiting ships was begun in Montreal and continued at Arthabaska, Drummondville and Sherbrooke. The battalion occupied quarters on the exhibition grounds at Sherbrooke during June and a
talion.
1

and was then mobilized at Valcartier where it was merged with another battalion. Col. Girouard has done splendid service in recruiting work in the province and it has been stated that no less than eighteen hundred men joined the
part of July
later

colors as a result of his efforts.

Eastern Townships Does

Its

Part

The Eastern Townships has proven the most fruitful ground for recruiting in the province and Eastern Townships men have found their way into every corps organized in Quebec. Aside from those already referred to whose headquarters during the period of organization were in the townships, many Eastern Townships men went overseas with the following military units
:

Princess Patricias, 5th, 3rd, 4th,

0th,

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81

12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 23rd, 24th, 27th, 43rd, 48th, 49th, 60th, 73rd, 87th, 98th, 169th, 171st, 245th, 2 C.F.A., 22nd

and many others. Among the officers from the Eastern Townships who responded to the call of the Empire in the above corps or in Briothers not having headquarters here were the following F. O. W. Loomis, Lieut. -Col. E. B. Worthinggadier-General ton, Lieut. -Col. J. J. Penhale, Lieut. -Col. F. C. Bowen, Lieut. Col. J. Bruce Payne, Major C. K. Eraser, Capt. H. G. Tate, Capt. M. K. Adams, Capt. Kenneth Kennedy, Capt. Harry Sampson, Capt. E. J. Griffith, Capt. G. T. Dodge, Capt. Basil Irwin, Capt. R. M. Griffith, (Montreal staff), Capt. V. A.
Battery, University Corps,
:

Ol'vier, Lieut. Palmer, Lieut. Parkes, Lieut. Forbes Hale, Lieut. iViackinnon, Lieut. Carroll Cate, Lieut. Eldridge Cate, Lieut.

Albert Webster, Lieut. Routledge, Lieut. R. Somers, Lieut. R. Dupuy, Lieut. R. Macfarlane, Lieut. Hugo, Lieut. Tyndall,
Lieut. E. C. Fraser.

Nor has service for the cause beyond the seas, so far as the Eastern Townships is concerned, been confined to the men. Equally brave and devoted, and deserving of no less recognition, are a number of Eastern Townships young women who are engaged in Red Cross or other hospital work. Among these are Miss Rose Griffith, Sherbrooke, at the American Hospital, near Paris; Miss E. F. Jones, service in Serbia,
Greece and Belgium; Miss Lilian Davignon (Knowlton) Miss Baird (Scotstown) Miss Day, service in Malta; Miss Miss Johnson, Miss Armitage, Miss Mary Gwynn, Miss Nicol, Etchenberg, Miss Olive Palmer, Sherbrooke.
; ;

The Eastern Townships

has, also, sent

men who have

rendered and

splendid work in repairing, ravages of war. This list includes Dr. (Major) C.
services in

many among

its quota of medical of them are still doing the heroic soldiery, the

J. Edgar, North Hatley, and France and more particularly in the England

East in connection with the Dardannelles expedition; Dr. (Colonel) E. J. Williams, France and latterly at Salonika and the island of Lemnos; Dr. Parisseau, in France; Dr. Gerald Griffith, England and India; Dr. F. H. Bradley, dental ser-

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vice; Dr. Herbert McCrea, Dr. (Capt.) Allen Edgar Thompson, Dr. Geo. E. Millette, Dr. (Capt.) B. W. Brock and others. number of the overseas corps have drawn their chap-

lains

from Eastern Township

clergy,

the cloth of the pulpit for the khaki of the

among those changing army being Rev.

W.

H. Moorhead, Rev. Channell Hepburn, Rev. Belfort and Rev. Harold Laws, all with the rank of captain, and major, the Rev. A. H. Moore, as chief recruiting officer in the town-

ships.

The

Women

of the Eastern Townships

If the chief honor in this great struggle for the preservation of human liberty in the world belongs to the khaki clad soldiers in the firing line, the next and almost equal tribute must assuredly go to the women, the workers, the daughters, the sweethearts and all who, because of their sex being unable to don the uniform and march away to war, have consecrated themselves so entirely to the service of their country at home. In the Eastern Townships the spectacle in this regard has been quite as inspiring as in any part of Canada or elsewhere. Space permits only a general reference in this volume. No community has been without its Red Cross or Patriotic Society and in the larger centres such as Sherbrooke there are such co-operating organizations as the Daughters of the Empire, Belgian, Serbian, Polish and Prisoners of War relief com-

mittees,

and numerous contributory organizations

all

working

incessantly for the great patriotic cause. Many thousand dollars have been raised and tons upon tons of supplies for

the soldiers at the front and the hospitals have been prepared and forwarded. The labor involved cannot be estimated and the devoted workers seek no recognition, being content with

the thought that they are doing their bit according to their The homes in the remote rural communities opportunities. as well as in the towns and cities have participated in this great
knit, hospital supplies have been the call for service has been answered with a selfsacrifice that is not excelled by the fighting men themselves. All honor to Eastern Townships women in this great world crisis. Courageously have they faced the terrible anx-

service.

Socks have been

made and

EASTERN TOWNSHIPS AND THE GREAT WAR


Thousands of mothers and sisters with with loved ones beyond the seas are laboraway thoughts ing on at home doing such tasks for the national service as comes within their reach.
ieties

of the time.
far

great work of Canadian women has attracted attention writer not only in the Old Country but in neutral nations. York World, after reviewing at length the services in the New

The

of Canadian

women

for the cause, concludes with this

sum-

mary

"Equally efficient to meet the demands of war at home and the front have been Canadian women. Vast sums of money have they helped to collect. By ingenuity of resource and novel plans they have kept the money flowing into ever-needy and ever-empty coffers. Hospital staffs in strange lands they have manned with expert nurses. Men's places in the office and the counting-houses they have assumed calmly, and the duties have been The liquor-traffic has felt their might, and in half efficiently performed. of the whole Dominion the open bars have been swept away. To suffering soldiers and foreign non-combatants have they rushed colossal mountains Fresh fruit they have canned in thousands of food and clothing-supplies. of quarts for the fighters at the front. And at home, eternally vigilant, always alert to fight, they have beaten food-combines and driven prices down. Even into the great factories, where come the things of death, they have gone and worked and become experts in the art of munition-making. In no no single call have they left unanswered. single thing have they failed Greatly they have striven and greatly achieved."
;

Precious, indeed,
live their lives free

is

Liberty.

The

right of the people to

easily

won.

from the heel of oppression has never been All through the ages rivers of blood have been

Its defense flowing for the sacred cause of human liberty. has often been as costly as the struggle for its attainment, but, the cause has always been worthy of the sacrifice.

The Eastern Townships,

in

common

with every

commun-

Amid the ity of the far flung Empire, mourns its heroic dead. storm of battle, their souls have passed from earthly tribulation. And they are not dead for they will for ever live in the memories of their grateful countrymen who, through their sacrifice, will continue to enjoy the liberty guaranteed by the flag they have shed their blood to defend.
The touching

memory

lines of Dr. R. Stanley Weir, penned in of one Eastern Townships lad (Lieut. Allan Rut-

84

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ledge) may be taken as in memoriam of all the brave boys from the townships who have made the supreme sacrifice for their country's cause.

Red for the blood his body shed, White for his body's soul,
Blue for the heaven above his head
.That shrines the Muster-roll.

Cheers for the old Red, White and Blue And cheers, dear lad, brave lad, for you Cheers
!

for the blood his body shed, White for the shining scroll That lists him with the undying Dead

Red

Forever great of soul. Cheers for the old Red, White and Blue But tears, dear lad, brave lad, for you.
Tears.

SECTION

IV.

BIOGRAPHICAL

MEN OF TODAY

IN

THE EASTERN TOWNSHIPS


Adventist. Married Julia E. Foster, daughter of E. M. Foster, Springfield, Mass., Feb. 6, 1901. Children: Ar-

ABBOTT,

William

Harvey,

Born at Lennoxville, noxville, Que. Que., May 30, 1862. Son of Ephraim W. Abbott and Elizabeth L. Harvey, English, father born in Groton, Vt. Educated at Bishop's College School, and Private Schools; Postmaster since exSchool Commissioner, 1900; Mayor, 9 years in Council; two term's

Len- nard

dice A., 1902; Ivan E., 1904;


T., 1906.

May-

ADAMS, Henry Joseph, Eaton, Que. Born at Lachute, Que., April 5th, 1860. Son of Alexander and Eleanor
(Trinnur) Adams; Scotch. Educated:

Lachute
general
cattle

High School.
farming,

Engaged

in

breeding
;

Durham

Mayor

and Leicester sheep. AppointSchool of Peace 1905 Married Commissioner 1909; member Compdaughter of Robinson Oughtred, Len- ton County Agricultural Society noxville, Que., Sept. 4, 1888. Married Carrie Liberal; Methodist. M. Chute, daughter of Curtis Chute, ADAMS, George Abel, Adamsville, at Eaton, Jan. 30th, 1901. Born at Pigeon Hill, Jan. 13, Que. 1847, son of George and Jane (Kraus) Adams; E. Adamsvile Academy and Lennoxville Grammar School; Mr. Adams has been one of the most active business men of the townships; for a period of about 20
C.O.F. Congregationalist. R. Elizabeth Oughtred,

ed Justice

years he conducted general store at Adamsville and for fifty years his been engaged in sawmill and lumbe~ business, as well as interested in farming and real estate business, ho also conducted a grist mill several Postmaster of Adamsville vears; about 30 years; Councillor some 40 years and Mayor several years; Liberal, Anglican; married, first, Sarah V. Douglas, daughter of J. Douglas, second, Sarah Granby (deceased) Jane Finley, Feb. 5, 1902, daughter of Edward Finley, Dunham; children, Jane Laura, Aug. 15, 1868, died March 4, 1896; George James, Oct. 26, 1871; Byron Abel, July 18, 1879, died 19, 1901; Earnestine Sept. Mary, Oct. 25, 1883.
;

ELWIN
AKHURST,

E.

AKHURST

ADAMS,
Born
at

Geo. W., Danville, Que. cook, Que.


Que.,

Aug. 23, 8, 1880. and Belinda (Hunt) Akhurst; descent English; Adams. English, father born in New family coming from Kent County, Hampshire, and mother in Canada England, about 1868 and settled at E. Danville, Boston and Montreal. Coaticook. Educated: Coaticook AcaDegree, L.D.S., practising dentistry demy, subsequently taking electrical since 1886. Danville School Commis- course with International Correspond15 years; Danville Town ence School. With M. J. McNamara, sioner, Councillor four years, which office he jeweller, two years; also, for a time now holds. Engaged in dentistry with Z. P. Cormier, and Sleeper and Liberal continuously since 1886 Akhurst; 1904 to 1906 engaged in
Castlebar,

Elwin Eugene, CoatiBorn at Coaticook, Oct. Son of Robert and Alice

1863.

Son of Thos.

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tive
;

Protestant. Married Edith Grant, daughter of Elwell R. Grant, business with Sleeper and Akhurst, of Boston, Mass., April 24, 1901. subsequently taking position as sup- Children: Herbert E., Feb. 27, 1902, erintendent of Electric Light and and Ruth E., Oct. 12, 1908. Power plant for town of Coaticook; AKIN, Walter Henry, Beebe, Que. Secretary Coaticook Board of Trade; Born at Stanstead, Que., Dec. 28, Married Methodist; Conservative. Jan. 3, 1904, Gertrude A. Scott, Hill- 1870, son of Henry and Eliza (Peebhurst, Que.; children, Cecil G., 1906- les) Akin, English, father came from Kenneth S., 1908; Leonard H., 1912. New Glasgow, Que., to Stanstead in Educated at Public 1852; farmer. Schools. Conservative. Methodist. Married Daisy E. Anderson, Newport, Vt., Jan. 4, 1905.

electrical work in Toronto; returned to Coaticook in 1907, and entered

ALBEE,

Bushnell B., Beebe, Que.

Born at Holland, Vt., Feb. 19, 1847. Son of Lewis and Julia E. (Kent) Albee, English. Educated at Public Schools; Beebe Council, 1913; Board of Valuators 1909 to 1913;
I.

O.

O.

F.

Conservative;

Baptist.

Married Jeannette Martin (deceased 1898). Married Carrie Taylor, Beebe,


Que., Jan.
1,

1900.

EDWARD
AKHURST,

A.

AKHURST
Adolphus,

Edward

Born at Coaticook, Coaticook, Que. Que., Oct. 12, 1872, son of Edward W. and Florence A. Akhurst. Mr. Akhurst's father, the late E. W. Akhurst, came from England in 1869 and settled in Coaticook. Educated at Coaticook Academy, Iberville Col-

President and Manlege, (French) aging Director of Sleeper & Akhurst, Ltd., established in 1873, the original members being Mr. Akhurst's grandfather, the late Wright Sleeper and the late E. W. Akhurst, father, who carried on the business until the death of Mr. Sleeper in 1893. In 1901 Mr. Akhurst was taken into partnership with his father and since the death of the latter has continued the business under the same name; P.G.M. Oddfellows, 1912-13; Masonic; Conserva;

GEORGE J. ALEXANDER ALEXANDER, George James,


Richmond, Que.
Que., 1868, son of
line

Born Ulverton, James and Caro;

de(Wentworth) Alexander Scotch grandson late Capt George Alexander, R.N., who came to Drummond County in 1820. Educat-

scent

MEN OF TODAY

IN

THE EASTERN TOWNSHIPS


December

89

ed: Ulverton Model School and St. Francis College, Richmond. Secretary Richmond Board of Trade; President Canadian Ticket Agents' Association; Past Master St. Francis Lodge, A.F. & A.M., past D. D. G. M., member of Holyrood Chapter, R.A.M.; Ind.

7th, 1914, entered into partnership with A. A. Hall, in hard

ware and plumbing business, under

Conservative Congregational i.st married 1900, Susie Fenton McMcDonald, of Sherbrooke. Children, George Morveau, Brian Redmond and James Ross. Mr. Alexander entered business with his father in 1884, as general merchants, at Richmond, continuing till 1897, in which year he opened general insurance office at Richmond; appointed district manager Manufacturers' Life, in 1898; appointed City Ticket Agent G.T.R., at Richmond, 1902; has developed extensive general insurance business throughout country. Mr. Alexander has taken much interest in the good roads movement, E. T. Associated Boards' matters, immigration and other public undertakings.
; ;

ALGER, Alvan Bertrand, Eaton, Born Eaton, May 16th, 1858, Que. of Hall & Allard. Bought son of Henry and Sarepta (Heard) firm name out business of W. C. Webster & Alger. English, his grandfather, Asa Son, one of the oldest in the townAlger, coming from Massachusetts as Is a director of Westbury Elecone of the first settlers in Eaton. ship. Power Co., Cookshire, Que. Educated Eaton and St. tric and
:

GEORGE W. ALLARD

Academy

Johnsbury
Baptist.

1884. Children: Geo. W., 1888; Har1907. William, Coati- old L., 1901; Bertha M., cook, Que. L Born at Coaticook, June 9th, 1884, son of Joseph and Mary ALLEN, Rev. George William. (Keenan) Allard. French and Irish Born at Coaticook, Que., Sept. 27, descent. Educated Public Schools and 1888. Son of William H. and EdOntario Business College. Catho- wina M. Allen; Huguenot on father's lic. Entered Bank of Montreal at side and on mother's side descent Sawyerville, spent four years there from Putman and Wentworth famiand at Grand Falls, N.B., 1904 to lies of New England. Educated, Coati1908. Associated with his father in cook Academy and Feller Institute, lumber business 1908 to 1910; with Grand Ligne, and McMaster UniverF. B. McCurdy & Co., stock brokers, sity, Toronto. Always been in work as manager Richmond, Rock Island of Baptist ministry, first pastorate and Cookshire offices 1910 to 1914: being at Abbot's Corner, Que. Mem-

Born Smithfield, Me., Feb. 2, 1862. a merchant at Coaticook he has been Son of Hiram E. and Lucy A. Allen, a successful farmer. Durham and English. Educated: Lewiston, Me., Hereford cattle and pure bred swine I.O.O.F., A.F. & A.M. Liberal; Baprnd sheer* are his specialties. Married tist. Married Edwina M. Richardson, Nellie Lindsay, daughter of E. N. daughter of Thomas H. and Hannah Richardson, Norway, Me., Nov. 23. Lindsay, Bulwer.
years

Academy. Conservative; With the excepiton of two


carried on business as

$>i

ALLEN,

William H., Coaticook, Que.

when he

ALLARD, George

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and has written many poems which have appeared in the townships press. Conservative 28 years but left party on reciprocity question; Liberal since. First married Achsah ville Board of Trade and Feller Insti- Methodist. Chester tute Alumni Association. Independ- Jane (deceased 1897), ent politics. Baptist. Married Irene daughter of William Chester, 1889. of Charles Children: Florence Hortense, 1890; Agnes Ward, daughter John Reginald (now Captain in BritWard at Coaticook, Dec. 31, 1906. ish army), 1891; Clifford Robinson, (now overseas with 117th E.T.B.), 1893. Second marriage, Caroline Victoria Bloomfield, daughter of Thomas
her Golden Link Lodge No. 56, I. O. O. F., at Frelighsburg and King Edward Encampment, No. 7, I.O.O.F., at Coaticook; also, member MansonBloomfield,

Rawdon, Que., 1900.

JOHN ANDREWS,
op's Crossing. Dec. 26, 1861.

R.

ANDREWS
GEORGE ARMITAGE
George, Sherbrooke, Trenholmville, Que., Jan. 30, 1851. Son of Joseph and Hannah (Smith) Armitage. English. Educated: Public Schools and High School, Quebec City. SecretaryTreasurer Stanstead Alderman, Sherfive years; Secretary-Treasbrooke, urer and manager Stanstead and Sherbrooke Mutual Fire Ins. Co., Sherbrooke. Taught school several years; Bookkeeper Coaticook Mills Co., three years; conducted insurance business Stanstead, two years; came to Sherbrooke, 1879, to accept position of Secretary-Treasurer, S. & S. Ins. Co. appointed manager of said company, 1906. Much interested in
Que.

John Robinson, BishBorn Dudswell, Que., Son of Samuel Rolfe and Rachael Gavin Andrews, descent,
father's side, U. E. Loyalist, mother's side, Scotch-Irish. Educated: Schools of district; sixteen years ago built present fine store and dwelling at Bishop's Crossing, developing extensive trade ; previously held various positions in townships; also, spent year in Boston, as salesman with Jordan Marsh Co., 1st ass't. postmaster, Bishop's Crossing; 1st Mayor village municipality of Marbleton; auditor of township of Dudswell. Various church offices; treasurer Bishop's Crossing Methodist Church. One of the organizers of Lakeside Cemetery and its secretary since 1907. Mr. Andrews has gained quite an extensive repu-

ARMITAGE,
Born

tation by his talent for versification

MEN OF TODAY
music.
ried

IN

THE EASTERN TOWNSHIPS


;

91

PresiIndependent; Methodist. Mar- Serbrooke Pure Milk Co. of dent Sherbrooke County AgriculturJ. M. Daigneau, (now of Montreal), al President Society two years Dec. 28, 1881. Children, G. Guelph, of the Sherbrooke County Stock born 1882; J. Gordon, born 1884; Breeding Syndicate; Director LenErnest M., born 1885; Florence M., born 1887; Alice L., born 1889 Helen S., born 1894; Francis D., bom 1898; Clifford D., born 1902.

Alma H. Daigneau, daughter

ARMITAGE,

Richard, Terrill Ave.,


-

East Sherbrooke, Que.

Born

at

Trenholmville, Que., May 12, 1845, son of Jos. and Hannah (Smith) Armitage; English. Educated: Public Schools; for some years farmer and live stock dealer in Cleveland

Township, Richmond Co., later went Montreal and conducted large dairy farm; in 1898 came to East Sherbrooke and purchased the Preston Terrill farm, sold said property in 1917 and retired from active farming; sold present golf links and rifle range from farm mentioned; breeder and dealer of fancy driving horses; judge many years of live stock and horses at various county fairs in the Eastern ex-Councillor Townships; WALTER S. ARMITAGE Cleveland Township, Richmond, Que. Liberal; Methodist. Married Margaret Director A. Trenholm, daughter of the late noxville Farmers' Club; Lennoxville Wool Growers' AssociJas. Trenhplm, of Trenholmville, ex-Pres. and Director Sherto
;

Que., Dec. 30, 1872. Children: Howard J., 1878; Grace V., 1880; Russell J., 1882; Marcus T., 1884; Beatrice L., 1886; Nellie M., 1888, and Arthur M., 1892.

ation;

brooke Plowman Association; VicePres. Associated School Board; Justice of the Peace; appointed 1897; Pres. Sherbrooke County Liberal As-

ARMITAGE,

Walter Scott,

Born at Durbrooke, Que., farmer. ham, Que., May 23, 1861. Son of Henry and Anna M. (Smith) ArmiEducated at Model tage English. Cookshire AcadSchool, Ulverton 1882 came to Sherbrooke, emy. formed partnership with father and G. H. Armitage, under name of H. Armitage & Sons, milk dealers, five years later G. H. Armitage retired; 1892 became sole owner of the business, also purchased large farm outside city limits where he now resides; breeder and dealer of fancy driving horses, successful exhibitor Sherbrooke and Provincial Exhibitions, also Montreal ex-President Annual Horse Show
; ;

sociation; Chairman and Commissioner Protestant School Board; exSher- Mayor and Councillor, Ascot; ex-

Governor Sherbrooke Protestant Hospital; Liberal; I.O.F., I.O.O.F.

Methodist;

Member

Married Precilla J. Berry, daughter Mark Berry, Lachute, Que., June 4, 1890. Children, Aurelia Genevieve, born 1891; deceas 1912; Reginald S., born 1892; Wendell H., born 1900.

ARMITAGE, Philip Henry, CoatiBorn at cook, Que., manufacturer. Trenholmville, Que., 1855, son of Joseph and Hannah (Smith) Armitage; English. Educated: Public School; in 1878 formed partnership with the late Henry Trenholm, Montreal, and purchased the Sir Geo. Cartier farm at

92

MEN OF TODAY

IN

THE EASTERN TOWNSHIPS


olic.

Longue Point; conducting a large

Married

Rose

Alba

Morin,

dairy; sold interest in property 1885 daughter of Joseph Morin, Ascot, Oct. and came to Coaticook same year, :0, 1908. Children, Louis Joffre, borr, purchasing two-thirds interest in the June 26,- 1916. Woollen Mills Co., forming partnership with the late R. G. Trenholm, doing business under name of Coati1889 purcook Woollen Mills Co. chased partner's interest; 1900 took Edgar Taf e into partnership member Coaticook Board of Trade; I.O.F.,
;
;

Royal

Guardian,

Royal

Arcanium

Liberal; Methodist. Married Christina J. Holmes, daughter of William HolChildren: Frederic mes,, Montreal. H., Charles H., Isabella C.

LOUIS

A.

AUDET

Louis Avila, Magog, Que. Cesaire, Que., Jan. 4, 1857. Son of Jean and Adelaide (Colin) Audet French, ancestors settled on Isle of Orleans in 1667. Educated Commercial College at St. Cesaire and St. Hyacinthe College. Secretary-Treasurer town and" township of Magog, and School Boards of

AUDET,
Born

St.

J.

H.

AUBIN

same place; Mayor of Magog; Justice of Peace; Vice-President Board of Trade. I.O.F., Catholic Order of Foresters,

gus, Que.

Hilaire, East AnMills, April 16, 1885, son of Hilaire and Emilie (Desaulniers) Aubin, French; E. St.

AUBIN, Joseph

C.M.B.A.

Conservative

Ro-

Born Windsor

Charles Seminary, Sherbrooke. Aftor leaving college in 1903 entered employ as clerk in general store, conducted by father, H. Aubir.. In 1910 purchased said business and since that date has carried on general store. In favor of macadamizing streets under loan of Good Roads Act, 1912. Elected member of East Angus Coun1916. Societies: Knights of cil in Columbus, C.O.F., A.C.F. Member of E. T. Automobile Club. Roman Cath-

Catholic. Studied notarial profession with Notary Tache, St. Hyacinthe, and J. H. Lefevbre, Waterloo. Admitted to profession in 1882 and first practiced at Mansonville began practice in Magog, 1883; has charge of Government Fish Hatchery at Magog. Constructed and owned
;

man

first

waterworks

in

Magog.

Always

interested in good roads, recreation, music, boating and gardening. Married Marie Louise Dorval, daughter of J. H. Dorval, Montreal, Oct. 21, 1882. Children, Jean Louis, 1884 Frederic Emile, 1887.
;

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93

AUSTIN, Frederick J., 32 Dufferin Dunn his mill property, installing - - Born at electric light for the village and has Ave., Sherbrooke, Que. Limerick, Ireland, Oct. 1, 1840. Son now a grain and feed store; Counof Wm. Austin, Scotch on father's cillor for five years and elected Mayor
side, Irish on mother's side. Educated at Bishop's College School, Lennoxville; High School, Montreal; Private Medical Faculty, School, Montreal University of McGill, M.D.C.M. McGill; Licentiate of Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh; Licentiate of Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh; Physician to Sherbrooke Jail; Member Dominion Medical Association; College of Physicians and Surgeons; Church of England. Married Henrietta Clark, daughter of E. Clark, Sherbrooke, June 15, 1869. Children, Ethel, born June 5, 1873.
;

AVER, D. W., Waterville. Born Compton, Nov. 4, 1873. Son of D. J. and Elizabeth Bellam Ayer; descent, English and American. Educated district schools; Postmaster Moe's River

14 years; Secretary-Treasurer Township of Compton, 2 years. Entered

partnership with father and brother 1896 in glove manufacturing business; general store Moe's River, 1902; proprietor Riverside Garage, 1916. Liberal, Universalist. Married Bertha Mabel Walsh, daughter of Wm. Henry Walsh, Liverpool, Eng., Feb. 18, 1892. Children, Alice Evelyn, 1893; Fred William, 1899; Frances Elizabeth, 1909.

FRED

A.

AYER

for village of Frelighsburg in 1916; re-elected Mayor by acclamation in 1917; member Masons, Montreal A. A. Ass., life member Conservative Baptist. Married Emma A. Spencer, daughter of E. E. Spencer, of Frelighsburg, Que., Feb. 20, 1907.
;

AYER, Fred

A., Frelighsburg, Que.

Born at Montreal, Feb. 2, 1879. Son of A. A. Ayer; grandfather, George Ayer, one of the early setEdutlers in County of Missisquoi. cated Montreal High School and at Grand Ligne. Settled in Frelighsburg Sept. 1, 1905; from 1905 to 1913 operated one of largest and best known creamery businesses in the
Eastern

Townships, known as the Missisquoi creameries; in 1910 helped foim a company which bought the old site of the power plant at Bedford, Que. erected a new plant and joint prothy. District of St. Francis, furnished the town of Bedford with 1898; sheriff 1900, office at Sherelectric light until 1916, when town brooke Supt. training camp, Petabought the plant. In 1911 purchased wawa, 1909; organized Richmond from the estate of the late Mr. J. A. Field Battery 1876 and held command
; ;

Hon. Henry, LennoxQue, 2nd son 7th Baron Aylmer and Mary Aylmer, daughter of Edward Journeaux. Born at Melbourne, Que., April 25, 1843; E. at High School, Montreal, and Royal Naval College, Portsmouth, England; married, Oct. 1871, Louisa Blanche Fannie, daughter of late H. A. Howe, LL.D., Montreal; served in Canada militia during Fenian Raid; Lieut. Royal Marine Artillery, for 12 yearsadvocate 1882, successfully practised as such at Melbourne for many years;
ville,

AYLMER,

94

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irand, Sherbrooke, Que., 1878; RoCatholic. Children, Joseph-Denouville, born 1881; Charles-Emile,

man

1883; Leonidas, born in 1890.

HON. HENRY
of same
till

AYLMER

tired with

Nov., 1887, when he rerank of Lieut.-Col.; com-

rifle team, DR. L. C. BACHAND 1877; received long service decoration, 1902; was Pres. local branch BACHAND, Leonidas, Sherbrooke, Soc. for Prev. C. to A. and a trustee Que. Born at Coaticook, Oct. 13, Lennoxville, and of 1890, son of Dr. L. C. Bachand and Bishop's College, King's Hall, Compton; M.P. for Rich- M. A. Georgine Camirand; Frenchmond and Wolfe, 1874-78; Liberal, Canadian. Educated: Classical course, St. Charles Seminary, L.B., law Anglican. course, one year at McGill; two at Laval; LL.B. Laval; Notary Public; member of the "Choeur de la Cathedrale de Sherbrooke" honorary member of the 54th's mess; Liberal;

manded Can Wimbledon

Roman
Leonidas Charles, M.D., Physician, Sherbrooke, Qua. Born at St. Pie, Que., Oct. 6, 1854, son of late J. C. Bachand, N.P., Registrar County Bagot, Que. Educated: College, St. Hyacinthe; Victoria College, Cobourg, (M.D. 1878), practised, Coaticook; some time Mayor of Coaticook; ex-President Board of Trade; ex-Chairman School Commissioners; Mayor of Sherbrooke, 1908; appointed Coroner District of St. Francis; co-proprietor L'Etoile de L'Est; came to Sherbrooke, 1899. Married Marie Agnes Georgine Camirand, daughter of late H. 0. Cam-

Catholic.

BACHAND,

Chs.-Emile, 38 LaurBorn at Sherbrooke, Que. Coaticook, Que., Sept. 10, 1884, son of Dr. L. C. Bachand and GeorFrenchgine (Camirand) Bachand Canadian. Educated at St. Charles Seminary, Sherbrooke; Ste. Marie's College, Montreal; Laval University, Montreal; B.S. and L.L.M.; advocate; Pres. Sherbrooke Real Estate Co., Sherbrooke; Director of the Cie. d'Immeubles du Plateau Camirand, Sherbrooke; officer 54th Regiment, rank, Captain; Joint Prothonotary of the Superior Court and clerk of the
ier Ave.,
;

BACHAND,

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peace; Commissioner of the Superior F., born 1900; Arthur R., born 1902; Court; member Catholic School Com- Nellie B., born 1912. missioners; member City Board of member 54th Regiment Kevisors, BAKER, Joel Homer, Frelighsburg, Mess; Liberal; Roman Catholic. Mar- Que. Born at Dunham, Que., Jan. ried Jeanne Emilie Codere, daughter 19, 1862, son of William C. and of Eugene Codere, of Sherbrooke, Mary A. (Clement) Baker; English; May 3, 1910. Children: Pierre, born ancestors came from Massachusetts in 1911; Francoise, born in 1912; and settled at Dunham, Que., in 1799; Jacques, born 1914. his grandfather William Baker being in his 12th year; family stood by BACHAND, Dr. J. Denonville, St. British cause in the Revolution and Johnsbury, Vt. Born at Coaticook, came to Canada as U. E. Loyalists. Que., Nov. 15, 1882, son of Dr. L. C. Educated: Dunham Academy and uachand; French. Educated: Coati- Military College, Kingston, Ont.; cook, Sherbrooke, Boston, Mass., Captain; Collector of Customs and I.O.O.F. Inspector; Philadelphia, Pa.; dentist, Tuff's Col- Immigration Dental School, Peeso's Post Conservative; Anglican. lege Graduate School; appointed member of Vermont Dental State Board and BAKER, Charles Edward, Dunham, riygiene, 1913-14 and as Vermont Born at Dunham, Que., Feb. delegate to the Province of Quebec; Que. 1916 appointed delegate to the State 15, 1842, son of Edward (Eliza Dunof 1913, ning) Baker; English, U. E. Loyalist; elected, Massachusetts; rftate Chief Ranger for N. Y. and grandfather, Joseph Baker, was born Vermont C.O.F. ; President of the in Massachusetts and came with his Franco-American Club of Vermont; family to Vermont, and shortly honorary member of the Lafayette moved to Dunham; when he died he Club of St. Alban's and the Club Can- donated land to the Episcopal Church adien of Rutland member of the and cemetery at Dunham. Educated: Commercial Club of St. Johnsbury; Dunham Academy; succeeded father honorary member of the Society as farmer on homestead property in d'Odontologie French-Canadian; Re- Dunham village, consisting of 200 publican; Roman Catholic. Married acres of tillable land, paying special Juliette C. Cormier, daughter of Z. attention to breeding registered HoiP. Cormier, Sherbrooke, Que. Child- stein dairy cattle and general farmren: Gaston, 12 years; Yvette, 8 ing; one of Missisquoi County's well known and prosperous farmers, alyears. ways a strong supporter of the Conservative party, temperance reform BAILEY, Harry Clyde, Cookshire, and all matters pertaining to local Born at Roxbury, Vt., Dec. 22, improvements, advocate of better Que. 1868, son of Orin Dudley, legally highways and more advanced methods adopted by Seth M. Bailey, grand- of education, etc. was member of father, when a child; English. Edu- Home Guards during Fenian Raid in cated: Public School and Bury Acad- 1871, taking part in battle at Eccles emy; general farming, specializing in Hill, in 1871; certificate from MonJersey cattle, Shropshire and Dorset treal Military College; Asst. Postsheep; Captain (Acting Major) D. master at Dunham; School CommisSquadron 7th Hussars; member Agri- sioner Dunham, retired director Miscultural Society Compton County; sissquoi Co. Agricultural Society A.F. & A.M.; Civilian Rifle Associ- Conservative Methodist. Married ation Conservative Protestant. Helen C. Ford, daughter of Trueman Married Beatrice Bowen, daughter of Ford, of Dunham, Que., Oct. 14, A. F. Bowen, of Lennoxville, June 1869. Children: Edward F., born 18, 1890. Children: Reginald C., born 1871; Anna B., born 1875; Carrie E., 1891; Edna M., born 1895; Vivian H., born 1878; Mary C. and Marion E. born 1898, (deceased 1908), Orin (twins) 1880; Charles H., born 1883.
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William

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ville;

Wayman, Len-

- - Born in England, noxville, Que. Aug. 12, 1853, son of John and Susan

English, parents Lennoxville in 1854; E. at public schools; for some years en-

(Wayman) Baker,
to

coming

gaged in farming at Compton, later was employed as telegraph operator, G.T.R., resigned in 1891 and accepted
;

Lennoxville secretaryship in 1892 Councillor at Lennoxville 5 years Sec.-Treas. Lennoxville and Ascot since 1892; societies, A.F. & A.M., Anglican Conservative, I.O.O.F., married Ida Thompson in 1883; children, Florence, John, Reginald, Robert, Basil and Helen.
; ;

engaged in the civil service, educational work and in rearing pure bred jersey cattle, having at present one of the largest herds in Canada; Married Spiritualist. Independent. Alice M. French, daughter of John French, Flanders, May 22, 1889 children, Blanche, March 10, 1894, at Dixville, and died in Paris, Aug. 8, 1912.

BALDWIN, Porter Lloyd, CoatiBorn March 26, 1868, cook, Que. son of Parker T. and Annie M. (Norton) Baldwin; English descent. Educated: Coaticook Academy; conducted hardware business in Nashville, Mich., t\\o years, afterwards cashier in Newell bank, Newell, Iowa; entered business in Coaticook with his father under firm name, P. T. Baldwin & Son, wholesale grain and feed; formed firm of Baldwin and Paige, Coaticook, wholesale and retail grocers; sold out and entered partnership with T. Rowell & Sons in Sherbrooke under name of Rowell, Son & Co., in 1907 wholesale confectioners; bought interest in firm of A. H. Cummings & Sons, forming limited company under name of A. H. Cummings & Son, Ltd., lumber manufacturers of which firm he is at present secretary and treasurer; Councillor Municipality of Coaticook; trustee Coaticook School Board; Past Grand Master I.O.O.F., A.F. & A.M.; Knight Templar; P.G.P., Knights of Pythias; Anglican, Liberal; married, Oct. 6, 1891, Susie E. Miller, of Newell, Iowa; children, Paul T., Allan M., Elizabeth Kenneth and Norton,
Lloyd.

EUGENE

O.

BALDWIN

Orson, CoatiBorn at Barford, Que., cook, Que. July 1, 1866, son of Orzo O. (exM.L.A.) and Nancy J. (Piper) BaldSherburn win, daughter of Rev. Piper; English; ancestors traced back to A.D. 672 and even earlier on the continent and connected by marriage with William the Conqueror and the daughter of Alfred the Great, coming from Bucks Co., England, to Connecticut, about 1638 and later to Vermont, finally settling in Barnston, 1799; E. at Bishop's College, Lennox-

BALDWIN, Eugene

BALDWIN, Bruce Robert, Dixville, Born Dixville, May 24, 1842, Que. son of Iva and Susan (Glover) Baldwin English served twenty years on Dixville Council; Mayor several terms, also Warden; School Commissioner and Justice of the Peace Postmaster since 1890; Independent; Anglican. Purchased store from J. Mayhew in 1887. Married Armiellah Humphrey, Dec. 29, 1863. Children: Helen M., born 1865.
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Lyster Fish and Game Club; Mountain Fish and Game Club. Methodist; Liberal. Married Lilla A. Stokes, of Bury, Que., Nov. 11, 1885. Children: Louise M., 1889; Hilda C., 1894 Dora C., 1900.
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CHAS.

E.

BALDWIN

BALDWIN, Chas. Edgar, CoatiBorn at Coaticook, April cook, Que. 27, 1861, son of Isaac and Lucretia (Glover) Baldwin; English, ancestors came from Connecticut in 1799, and
settled
in

originally
in 1638.

The Baldwins came from England and


Barnston.

WILLIS

K.

BALDWIN
Born at

John Baldwin

settled in Connecticut His son was Nathaniel and then came Samuel, and his son Levi was the first of family to come to Eastern Townships in 1799. His son was Richard, grandfather of the sub-

BALDWIN,

Willis Keith.

ject of this sketch.

Educated: Coaticook Academy. Engaged in farming near Coaticook many years, specialized in live stock raising and dairying; farm took 2nd prize in Stan stead

Dominion farm competiproperty to George W. Paige and was appointed Collector of

County
tion
;

in

sold

Baldwin's Mills, Que., March 17, 1857, son of John P. and Jeannette M. (Baker) Baldwin; English; U. E. Loyalists; grandfather, Levi Baldwin came from Connecticut and settled in Educated Barnston about 1800. Stanstead Wesleyan College; appointed Justice of the Peace 1913; Postmaster many years; succeeded father in business as mill owner, said mill having been in the Baldwin family for upwards of one hundred years;, merchant, capitalist; Director
:

Customs, Coaticook, 1908; twelve customs officers at local branch report to this port of entry; Mr. Baldwin won Daily Record contest 1898 for most popular farmer in Eastern TownsMps; many years member Barford Council; served as Mayor 15 years; Warden Stanstead County, 1900; Chairman Industrial Committee Coaticook Board of Trade; member A.F. & A.M., also I.O.O.F.; Lake

Canadian Crocker Wheeler Co.; Director Southern Canada Power Co. and various smaller concerns both in Canada and U. S. large real estate owner in the Eastern Townships and Northern Vermont, largely timber
;

limits,

12,000 acres (freehold)

made

generous offers to municipalities for macadam road building, donated $1,000 when road was built from Baldwin's Mills to Stanstead; socie-

ties,

I.O;O.F. and I.O.F., life gov. VerIndependent ConHospital servative; Congregationalist. Married Lill Mead Ferrin, daughter of Mar-

BALL,
Man.
Feb.
7,
-

William

Lee,

Winnipeg,

dun
tin

at Sherbrooke, Que., 1851, son of Albert P. and

Born

Mary (Lee)

Ferrin, Holland, Vt., March 17, 1881. Childrep: Harold F., born 1886; Mead H., born 1891.

Address: Baldwin's Mills, Que.

BALDWIN,

Pardon Wilcox.

Born

at Stanstead, Que., Sept. 29, son of Eugene A. and Adele

1877, (Wilcox) Baldwin. Educated: Stanstead Wesleyan College; Councillor; A.F. & A.M., Conservative; Methodist. Married Ethel F. Peck, daughter of Geo. Peck, Beebe, Que., Oct. 5, 1898. Children: Beatrice M., 1899; Eugene C., 1901; Richard E., 1907; Mary E.. born 1906. Address: Stanstead, Que.

Ball, English; all four branches of the family Ball, Pomrov, Lee and Phelps came from N. E. States some time after the rev. war; E. at Stanstead Academy and Grammar School, Chelsea, Mass.; entered the service of the Eastern Townships Bank in 1871 continuing with that bank till amalgamation with the Can. Bank of Commerce in 1912, remaining with the latter one year, rounding out 42 years service in Canadian banking; later with the Finance Dent,

the Dominion Government for some time in charge of "Advances to banks on grain securities" and at of

present Inspector of Taxation "Business Profits War Tax" for Western Ontario and Manitoba; Manitoba Club, St. Charles County Club; Conchildren, Sidservative, Protestant ney Haskell, b. 1879; Mary Pomroy, BALL, Joseph Hugill, Knowlton b. 1881; Frank Lee, b. 1883; Albert Born at East Bolton, April Ransome, b. 1891. Landing. 30, 1858, son of Ezra G. and Lucv H. (Rexford) Ball; English, grandfather came to Barnston from Connecticut about 1805, later settling BALL, Erastus Phelps, D.V.S. near point now known as Knowlton's Born at Stanstead, Aug. 2, 1863, son Landing. Educated: Public Schools; of Albert P. and Mary L. (Pomeroy) as young man purchased present farm Ball; English. Educated: Stanstead property overlooking Sargent's Bay; College, Montreal Veterinary College, many years councillor East Bolton; McGill University; upon graduation member Brome Agricultural Society; 1884 opened veterinary office at Lee Liberal; Methodist. Married Ella J. Farm, Rock Island; on decease of his daughter of Wm. Oliver. Barnston, father, took over Lee Farm, giving Dec. 20, 1888. Children: Eva H. K., special attention to pure bred stock, standard bred trotters, Jersey and 1906; Chas. R., 1908.
;

Guernsey

cattle,

owned

first

regis-

BALL, Benjamin Pomeroy.

Born

Sherbrooke, Que., March 7, 1860, son of Albert Phelps and Mary Lee (Pomeroy) Ball; English. Educated: Stanstead

College;

proprietor

of

The

Globe Suspender Co., Rock Island, which does an extensive business throughout the country; member Golden Rule Lodge, A.F. & A.M., StanMarried sttad; Liberal; Methodist. Anna Priscilla, daughter of Rev. Sheldon Young, of Belleville, Ont., May 20, 1896. Address: Rock Island, Que.

tered Kentucky bred trotting stallion, the Lee Farm stock having gained a \vide reputation Justice of the Peace Councillor Rock Island Trustee S. W. College; Trustee Haskell Free LibDirector E.T.A.A.; Trustee rary; Crystal Lake Cemetery, etc. Member Golden Rule Lodge, A.F. & A.M., C.O.F. Liberal; Congregationalist. Married Florence Caswell, deceased. 1909. Married Georgia A. Jordan, daughter of Geo. E. Adams, Coaticook, 1913; one daughter, Florence Phelps Ball, 1909.
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Address: Rock Island, Que.

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(Cloutier) Barrington; English. Educated: Friar's Nat. School, Bristol came to Canada in 1871, became apprenticed to Henry Sweet, a leading house decorator; built his present store in 1904, dealing exclusively in house decorating goods; gives special attention to remodelling and decorating churches and public buildings,

BALL, Henry Tenney, Rock Island, Que. -- Born at Rock Island, Que., July 18, 1871, son of Albert P. and
(Pomeroy) Ball; English. Educated Stanstead College Collector of Customs at Rock Island, Que., for seven years, 1905 to 1912; A.F. & A.M. and R.A.M., K.T. Congregationalist. Married Mary T. Crocker,
:

Mary

L.

Newcastle, N.B., Sept. 7, 1910. Children: Henrietta E., and May E.

BARLOW,
gog, Que.

Nov. 11, Rachel (Glidden) Barlow; English; father was born at North Stratford,

Horace Frederick, MaBorn at Waterville, Que., 1849, son of Horace M. and

came to Canada when a young man, settling at Waterville,


N.H., and

Educated: Public Schools, Quo. Cookshire Academy; general merchant, formerly in business at Lennoxville and Hatley. Independent Protestant. Married Alice F. Parker, of Joel Parker, at Hatley, daughter
Que., Sept.
2,

1888.

BARNETT, Edgar
nett'

C.

Born at

Dunkin, Que., Feb. 21, 1865, son of Charles W. and Luann (Brown) Barancestor, John Scotch-Irish, of Londonderry, Ireland, came to Londonderry, N.H., 1720. first Canadian ancestor, Capt. Benj Barnett, who settled at Sutton, 1796.

Barnett,

FREDERICK BARRINGTON

Nov. 22, 1876. Children: Frederick daughter of Alfred S. Turner. West Bolton, Nov. 20, 1889. Child- H., 1878: John H., 1880; Mary Pearl Grace L., 1885. ren: Chas. A., 1890; Mildred A., 1882; 1892; Lena G., 1894; Eric V., 1897; Lillis A., 1899; Merle E., 1901; John BARTER, Andrew, Marbleton, Que A., 1903; Lome E., 1904; Ben. M., Born at Bury, Que., March 30, 1906; Lucetta K., 1907; Errol L. 1865, son of Henry and Jane (Ellis) 1909; Thelma W., 1912. Barter; English; came from Salsbury, Eng., 1837, and settled in Address: Highwater, Que. Fury; member School Commissioner; Board of Trade; dealer in pulpwood and lumber member C.O.F. AngliBARRINGTON, Frederick, Water- can. Married Cora J. Westmnn, MarBorn at Bristol, England, bleton, Aug. 23, 1895. Children loo, Que. June 20, 1854, son of John and Eliza Freda A.,, Kathleen, Doris.
E.,
;
;
:

and is one of the best known men in Province of Quebec Model his line in the Elementary and Ontario; Member of Waterloo at present Inspector of ImSchools; Board of Trade; A.F. & A.M., I.O.F., migration; taught school; author; R.T. of T.; Methodist; Con- C.O.F., and farmer; member Town Council; Liberal. Married Melinda V. Holland, servative Adventist. Married Rose
Educated:

and

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BARTHOLOMEW, William John, teen years; A.F. & A.M.; I.O.O.F.; Born at Framp- Independent; Advent. Married Helen Sawyerville, Que. ton, Que., Sept., 1872, son of John Robinson, daughter of the late Capand Agnes (Ross) Bartholomew; tain Robinson, at Dunham, June 30, Irish and Scotch descent. Educated: 1885. Children, Hazel E. R., 1896. Public Schools; some years engaged and in railroad work with C.P.R. G.T.R., Montreal, later establishing at Sawyerville as barber; Secretary School of Sawyerville; Village Commissioner 1913, re-elected 1914; charter member Eaton Valley Lodge, I.O.O.F.; Court Sawyerville, I.O.F., Court Sunbeam, C.O.F. acted in capacity of secretary for all three lodges; Anglican, Conservative. Married, Sept., 1902, to Bertha M. Harper, of St. Malachie, Que. Children: Cora W., Ulan H. and Aubrey R.
;

BARTLETT, Russel Hawker, SherBorn at Sherbrooke, brooke, Que. Que., July 1, 1887, son of Henry and Martha (Hawker) Bartlett; English, Educated: father born in England. Sherbrooke High School; after leaving school was with R. Johnston, grocer, for three years; with Sherbrooke St. Ry. Co. for four years; with the Dominion Express Co. (Montreal) for one year. In 1911 entered into partnership with J. D. Bush, manufacturers of house furnishings,
etc.,

LT.-COL. L. A.

BAYLEY

BAYLEY,

Lewis Albert, Lieut.-Col.

Dry Goods Merchant, 105-107 Wellington St., Sherbrooke, Que.; Director Nova Scotia Minin? Co. Born at Compton, Que., Feb. 11, 1863, son of

Wellington St.; member I.O.O.F., Knights Pythias; East Sherbrooke Snowshoe Club; Independent Conservative; Protestant. Married Lillie M. Shoarn, daughter of John Shearn, Sherbrooke, Oct. 14, 1913. Children: John Russell, born Aug. 28, 1914.

BATES, Hiram, George, Sutton, Que. Born at Sutton, Feb. 3, 1852, son of Orrin and Aurilla (Hawley) Bates; English; grandfather, Eben Bates, came from Massachusetts and settled at Sutton about 1814. Educated: Public Schools; many years with C. P. JR. as bridge and building foreman; since 1911 in charge bridge and road work for Sutton Township Council; member Sutton Township Council, nine years; Mayor, 1909- Hospital, and former chairman of 1910, resigned 1911; Postmaster at Executive Board; joined 53rd RegiAlva, Que., till office was closed; ment, Sherbrooke, 1889; Captain, President Brome County Agr. Soc., April, 1908; Major, 1911; Lieut.1909 Director of said society for six- Col., O.C., 1915. Married Malkena
;

Phineas Josiah and Margaret (BurEducated: Hatley beck) Bayley. Academy; Coaticook and Derby Centre; in dry goods store Lowell, Mass., 1883-1886; with Shepherd & Norwell, Boston, two years; came to Sherbrooke, 1888, and entered employ of R. D. Morkill & Co., dry goods merchants; succeeded this firm in business, 1890, but changed name to L. A. Bayley; his establishment is now one of the largest of its kind in the Eastern Townships; completed a large commodious building to accommodate his rapidly growing business, 1912; incorporated as Bayley's Ltd., 1917; ex-President Moore Carpet Co., Sherbrooke; member Sherbrooke Board of Trade; President, 1902-1904; President E.T.A.A., 1914-1915; delegate to 5th Congress Chambers of Commerce of the Empire, Montreal, 1903, a Governor Sherbrooke Protestant

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years old. Educated: Public Schools, general farming, specialty, Durham cattle and Clydesdale horses; member Lingwick Council for six years; member Agricultural Society and No. 2 Company 58th Battalion of Infantry Conservative ector fifteen years) Madawaska Fish (now disbanded) and Game (Director since 1910) Presbyterian. Married Maggie McAnglo-American Fish and Game. An- Crea, daughter of Alex. McCrea, at glican (Warden St. Peter's Church.) Gould, Jan. 5, 1875. Children: Alexander G. S., 1877; Murdoch, 1879; BAYLEY, Clayton Foster, Beebe, Ann J., 1880. Born at Newport, Vt., Jan. 22, Que. 1858, son of Joshua and Orilla R. BEATTIE, R. Wilson, Inverness, (Day) Bayley, English. Educated: Que. Born at Leeds, Que., April 25, Stanstead Wesleyan College; Post- 1883, son of Robt. and Sarah (Gulmaster Smith's Mills; later Postmas- liri) Beattie; Irish; grandfather, John ter Beebe, Que., and Beebe, Vt. Beattie, came from North of Ireland Justice of the Peace Orleans County, and settled in Leeds, where he died. Vt. conducted general business as Educated: Common Schools; after J. Bayley & Son. Member C.O.F. leaving school entered the lumber busConservative ; Angli- iness, erected saw-mill at Leeds and Frontier Club can. Married Lamia Wood, of Leeds, conducted the business for seven Eng., April 1883. Children: Latta 0., yearsj Sold mill in 1911; moved to Grover C. (deceased 1903), Grace Inverness and engaged as travelling Ruth (deceased 1892). salesman for International Harvester Co., of Hamilton, Ont. Independent BEACH, George Mason, Cowans- Liberal; Anglican. Married Emma Born at Cowansville, Church (died in 1907), 2nd wife, ville, Que. Annie Cox, daughter of John F. Cox, Que., Nov. 24, 1860, son of Johnathan and Susan (Brown) Beach; Eng- of Lysander, Que., March 1, 1910. Children: Lloyd C., b. 1907; Francis lish; grandfather, William Beach, born in Connecticut, he settled on H., b. 1911. the Beach homestead in 1805, before that date, built and operated the first BEATTY, Harvey, Stanbridge East, wool mill at Cowansville. Educated: Que. Born at Stanbridge East, Que., Cowansville Academy, Poughkeepsie Sept. 5, 1849, son of Andrew and Business College; member Council, Aurelia (Denis) Beatty; Irish, father Mayor 1916; Chairman School Board, born in North of Ireland, came with President Missisquoi County Agri- his parents and settled in the Towncultural Society; societies, A.F. & ship of Stanstead. Educated: StanA.M., I.O.O.F., I.O.F.; Conservative; bridge East Academy; as young Married ElizaCongregationalist. bought hemlock bark for American beth A. Johnston, daughter of Her- markets and later was manufacturer man Johnston, Clarenceville, Que., of cheese boxes on large scale and Oct. 17, 1888. Children: William R., lumber business; dealer in butter and b. 1890; Ruth A., b. 1891; Frank J., cheese; bought from different cheese b. 1892; George J., b. 1895 Ella V., boards in the Province during all thisb. 1897; Constance E., b. 1898; Helen time was engaged in farming near b. 1902; Norman H., b. 1904; IsaN., Stanbridge; always a strong supportb. 1908. bell, er of the Conservative party; in favor of improving the highways of rural BEATON, Neil, Gould, Que. Born sections by funds rightly expended; at Cape Breton Island, June, 1845, advocate of more practical system of son of Murdo and Ann (McDonald) education in rural sections, always acBeaton Scotch. Came to Township tive in matters concerning agriculof Lingwick with parents when six ture; President of Stanbridge East

McKechnie, daughter of Malcolm McKechnie, for many years a prominent 30, April merchant, Sherbrooke, 1889; one son, Allan, born 1894. Clubs: St. George's, Sherbrooke Curling Club (President three years; Dir;

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Educated: Public School its name. and Academy at Derby, Vt. appointed U.S. Consular Agent, June 1,
;

Board of Trade; Vice-Pres. of and Rouville Insurance Co. Mayor of Stanbridge Township some years ago before the division of said Township; Chairman and School commissioner at one time; Pres. of Missisquoi Agricultural Society, 1914 Vice-President in 1915; County Regquoi
;

istrar,

succeeded the late R. N. Dick-

1893; Frontier Club, Beebe, Que. Methodist. Married Clara A. Morrill, Derby, Vt., Dec. 24, 1873. Children: Annie L., Austin J., John A., Carroll Helen W., Cheney (deceased R., 1905.)
;

BEERWORTH, Herbert A., Staninto power; Conservative; Anglican. Married Auriolia Chandler, daughter stead, Que. Born at Clarenceville, of E. Chandler of Stanbridge East, Que., Oct. 11, 1854, son of FrederBeerworth and Eliza Terry Oct. 9, 1872. Children: Minnie, b. ick and grand1885; Harry C., b. 1889; three child- Dutch, great grandfather ren died under the age of four years, mother, John Beerworth and Barbara to Canada from Gerduring diptheria epidemic of 1876-77. Snytler, coming Educated: Clarenceville Dis;

moved upon

inson; held said office for years, rethe Liberal party cominp.

many.
trict

School

and Academy; second

Cookshire, Que. -- Born at Beloeil, Que., Nov. 21, 1839, son of Henri and Cesarie (Hamel) Beauchemin; French. Educated: Beloeil Model School and College, also course at English School; admitted to practice of notarial profession, Oct. 15, 1866, practiced in Huntingdon, Montreal, Sweetsburg and Cookshire, where he has been since 1899; for seven years of deputy registrar Huntingdon County; Methodist.

BEAUCHEMIN,

Joseph,

N. P.,

oldest agent on Passumpsic Division of Boston and Maine Ry., having acted in that capacity for 36 years; Conservative Methodist. Married Ida Schoolcraft, daughter of Geo. Schoolcraft, of Stanstead, Que., May 31, 1881. One daughter and two sons, Edna, Ray and Earle.
;

Knowlton, Que. June 12, 1860, sort of Abram H. and Sally (Bulle) Bedee; English. Educated: Public Schools and Adamsville AcadH.,

BEDEE, Moses
Born

at Adamsville, Que.,

BEAUDOIN, Emile, B.A., L.L.B., Born at St. Elzear Scotstown, Que. de Beauce, Jan. 13, 1889, son of Romuald and Camille (Lessard) EduBeaudoin; French-Canadian. cated: College Sainte Anne de La Pocatiere, Kamouraska, and Laval University, Quebec; B.A. (1909) and L.L.B., (1912) Laval; member Catholic Order of Foresters; Roman Catholic; passed exams before Board of Notaries, July, 1912; is successor to J. R. Tartre, N.P., Scotstown, Que.; Lieutenant in "G." Company, 92nd

emy; established jewelry business

at

Knowlton, 1886; Pres. E. T. Optical member Knowlton Ass'n., 1915; Board of Trade; School Commissioner 1911 to date; President Knowlton Cemetery; I.O.O.F.; C.O.F.; Protestant. Married Martha M. Hunt, at Knowlton, Jan. 4, 1910.

BEGIN, Omer
Levis,

A., L.L.L.

Born at

Nov. 7, 1882, son of Pierre and Emelie Begin; FrenchCanadian. Educated: Sacred Heart Brothers School, St. Charles SeminRegiment of Infantry, commissioned ary, Laval University; Notary Pub1910. lic; member St. Jean Baptiste Society and Knights of Columbus; LibBEEBE, H. S., Beebe Jet., Que. eral; Roman Catholic. Married JuliBorn at Derby, Vt., March 4, 1851, ette, daughter of D. 0. E. Denault, son of Anson and Betsey (.Bodwell) Sherbrooke, May 15, 1913. One son, Beebe; English, came from New Benoit Guy, Jan. 23, 1915; one dauYork, among the original settlers of ghter, Elizabeth Cecile, Nov. 19, Beebe, from which the place derives 1916.
Que.,

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also,

Wilfrid, M.D., Sherbrooke, at St. George de Windsor, Jan. 3, 1872, son of Odule Begin

1874 they,

Born

and Dina Letourneau.

Educated:

St.

published a French weekly "Le Progres" until 1878 when the paper was amalgamated with the Pionnier; in 1881 he went to Worcester, Mass., where in company with his late brother, Victor Belanger, he published "Le Courrier de Worcester" returning to Sherbrooke in January, 1884, he acquired an interest in Le Progres de L'Est which had been started during the year before on Jan. 25, 1890, the printing office was destroyed by fire; since that date he is the sole publisher of the paper past president E. T. Press Ass'n and member C.P.A. was Sergeant in No. 4 Company 53rd Batt., in active service during Fenian Raid of 1870, joined the Volunteers in 1867 when
; ; ;

DR.

WILFRID BEGIN

Charles Seminary, Sherbrooke, Laval University, post graduate N.Y., deex-alderman of the town gree," M.D. of Windsor; ex-School Commissioner Windsor; C.O.F., Artisans, Alliance Nationale, etc.; Gaiete Club; Liberal; Roman Catholic Married Georgette
;

I. Forest, Oct. 1903. Children: 6, Jeanne, Gabrielle, Marcelle, Rolland,

Forest,

daughter of Dr.

Wotton,

Maurice, Simonne.

BELANGER,
Montreal Born at
Que.,
St.,

Louis Arthur, 18 Sherbrooke, Que. Rosalie,

Ste.
19,

Bagot

Co.,

son of Chas. Belanger and Angelique Blanchard;


1850,
started as a printer in 1865 with the Sherbrooke Freeman and the year after (1866) he pulled off from an Adam's hand press the first number of "Le Pionnier de Sherbrooke," the first French newspaper ever printed in this part of the country; in 1873, in company with his brother, L. C. Belanger, he published the Sher-

May

LOUIS

A.

BELANGER

E. at Ste. Rosalie's parochial schools the 53rd went to Cookshire for the and English Academy, Sherbrooke; celebration of the first Dominion day

member Alliance Nationale, Cercle d'Youville and Knights of Columbus, one of the first members of the Tuque-Rouge Snowshoe Club, Columbian Club, Independent Liberal, Roman Catholic; married Mary Isabel Griffith, daughter of the late John Griffith, Sherbrooke, Que., Oct. 2, 1889.

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BELANGER, Louis Charles, K.C., lawyer, Sherbrooke, Que., son of and Chas. (RenaultAngelique
Blanchard) Hyacinthe,
at College the oldest district bar;

BELANGER, P. Edmund, 4 London St., Sherbrooke, Que. Born at Quebec, Sept. 5, 1877, son of Gedeon Belanger; born at St. and M. (Roy) Belanger, French; E. Que., May 19, 1840; E. at St. Michael's College and Quebec of St. Hyacinthe; one of Seminary; representative in the Eastmembers of St. Francis ern Townships of the Alphonse Racine Co., Ltd., of Montreal; Capt. in 54th Regt. of Sherbrooke, Que., VicePres. for the Province of Quebec of the United Commercial Travellers of America; member of the Board of Trade of Sherbrooke, and Portland,

created K. C., 1893; has been engaged in many important cases, pleading before the Judicial Committee of Privy Council in cases of Mathieu and Wentworth many years member Sherbrooke City Council, Aid. and afterwards Mayor, 1895, and also, in 1900; was honored by the Duke of Connaught who spent a short time at his cottage at Rock Forest, June 18, 1908; unsuccessfully contested Richmond and Wolfe, 1874, and Sherbrooke with the late Judge Hall, Dom. g. e. 1887, and same consituency 1890, and again 1897; has
;

Me.; societies, Royal Guardians, C. U.C.T. of Me., Portland, O.F., Knights of Columbus, St. Francis Club, 54th Officers' Mess; Liberal, Catholic; married Anna Thivierge, daughter of Dr. N. Thiverge, of
'

Biddeford, Me., April 25, 1904.

travelled extensively in Europe; married, Oct., 1865,

Margaret Henrietta Bradshaw, deceased, January, 1899.

pioneer journalist of E.T. establishing Pioneer de Sherbrooke, 1866, and Progress de L'Est, 1882; founded P. of Q. Press Ass'n, 1876, and was first president.

JOHN
Que.
17,

H.

BELL

BELL, John Henry, Sherbrooke,


Born at Lakefield, Ont., Aug. 1874, son of Christopher and Fanny (Galbraith) Bell; Irish-Canadian. Educated: Stanstead Wesleyan College and McGill; after leaving school started in the wood and coal business, sold out and went on the road for 12 years, covering all Can-

P. E.

BELANGER

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105

ada; went into real estate business under name J. H. Bell Realty Co., with offices in Vancouver, Ottawa, Sherbropke, and London, Eng. formed B. and L. Mfg. Co., Sherbrooke, of which he is manager; I.O.F., and K. P.; St. George's, Sherbrooke, and Motor Club, London, Eng.; Wolfe Co. Fish and Game Club; Protestant Married Iva Maud Long, daughter of Edward Long, Sherbrooke, April 14, 1897; children, Phyllis Bell, b. Aug. 17, 1902.
;

ada and settling in Compton County 1837. Educated: Public Schools; engaged in farming several years and later in lumbering; went to Brandon. Man., in 1887 and returned to Compton County in 1 890, remaining in Bury till 1893 when he went to Beecher Falls, Vt., returning in 1896; connected for 17 years with St. Maurice Lumber Co.; Councillor Newport Township. 1887; Councillor, Bury, 1901-7; Mayor, 1906-7; Sec.Treas Bury 1891 to 1893, and again resumed office in 1910, succeeding

late C. H. Tambs; also, Sec.-Treas. Richard Stephen, West for School Commissioners since 1910; Married Conservative. Born at West Shef- Anglican Shefford, Que. ford, Que July 31, 1857, son of Louisa Murray, of Bury, June, 1879.

BELL,

Major

Lie-hard

E.

and

Isabella

(Hayes) Bell; Irish. Educated: Public School and Knowlton Academy; BERNARD, Edward S., Col., Richgeneral farming; elected Councillor mond, Que. Born at Shipton, June West Shefford, 1915; Pres. Shefford 2, 1846, son of Ralph Mountague County Farmers' Club member West James Bernard and Elizabeth Oldfield Shefford Board of Trade; member Wells. Educated: St. Francis College; Shefford County Agricultural Society; former President of Peoples' TeleLiberal; Anglican. Married Sarah E. phon Company; ex-Pres. Richmond Cunningham, at Granby, Que., Feb. Co. Agricultural Society; Councillor
;

1880. Children: Nevada 1885; Jean O., b. 1890.


10,

S.,

b.

BENHAM, Clinton Jesse, Sweetsburg, Que. - - Born at Sweetsburg, Oct. 17, 1869, son of Jesse and Delilah (Jennings) Benham; English; grandfather, born in New York State, came to Sweetsburg when a young
man and
ville.

settled

by Mr. Benham.

on farm now owned Educated: Cowans-

and Mayor of town of Richmond; past President of Richmond Board of Trade Quebec Land Surveyor Lieut.-Colonel, Hon. Lieut.-Col. of 171st Regiment, C.E.F. Hon. President Patriotic Society, Richmond; Hon. Chairman, Red Cross; ConserMarried Francis vative; Anglican. Dorothea Cleeve, daughter of F. C. Cleeve, of Richmond, July 31, 1894.
;
;

Academy; Councillor since 1900, BERTRAND, Jean Athanase, FarnMayor 1910, re-elected Mayor 1915; Born at Iberville, Que., appointed J. P., 1909; member Agr'l ham, Que.
Society, pres. 1907; succeeded father on homestead, situated three miles from Sweetsburg, Que.; a leading dairy farmer and successful business

man;

I.O.O.F., I.O.F.; Liberal; Anglican. Married Rebecca Millar, daughter of James Millar, West Brome, Que., Oct. 23, 1895. One daughter,

Pansy

L., b.

1898.

BENNETT, John William, Bury, Born at Bury, Feb. 4, 1851, Que. son of Thomas and Jane (Fields) Bennett; Irish, father coming to Can-

Jan. 20, 1874, son of Joseph and Eliza Edu(Bouchard) Bertrand. cated: Iberville College and St. Alban's (Vt.) College; C.P.R. agent at various points being appointed freight and passenger agent, Farnham, in 1912; member Farnham Board of Trade Council; Knights of Columbus; Order of Railroad Telegraphers; Liberal; Roman Catholic. Married Alice Lamoureux, of Stanbridge Station, at Bedford, Que., Jan. 20th, 1903. Children: Charlotte, b. 1905; Marguerite, b. 1908; Catherine, b. 1909; Ruth, b. 1910; Paul-Roch, b. 1912.

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BERTRAND, Dr. Fred, Sherbrooke, Born at Isle Verte, Oct. 9, Que. 1881, son of Achille Bertrand and Elizabeth Mignault; French-Canadian. Educated: Levis and Ste. Marie Colleges, Montreal; Laval University, Montreal; M.D. and Surgeon; gradu-

HIRAM
DR. FRED.

A.

BEST

BERTRAND

ated at Laval, 1905; followed post graduate courses for surgery in the post graduate school and hospital, New York, for term in 1912, and again in 1915; in 1909 appointed a member of the staff of the St. Vincent de Paul Hospital; Sherbrooke Board of Trade; Alliance Nationale, Ass'n. Can. American, St. Joseph du Canada; St. Joseph de Sherbrooke, C.O.O.F.; Roman Catholic. Married Stella Gamache, daughter of E. Gamache, Ottawa, Oct. 3, 1907. Children: Guy, b. July 15, 1908.

name to "The Best Paint Company," Mr. Best has been Chairman Bedford School Board since 1911; President Board of Trade, 1914-15; Anglican; Conservative. Married Myrtle Hitchcock, daughter of James HitchOne cock, Bedford, Sept. 1, 1898. daughter, Evelyn M., b. 1912.

BIEBER, Herbert Egmont,


mond, Que.

Rich-

BEST, Hiram Alexander, Bedford,


Born at Sutton, Que., May 17, Que. 1866, son of Charles J. and Susan ancestors (Seale) Best; Scotch;

first settlers at St. Armand, Que., great grandfather, Jacob Best, being first E. T. ancestor. Educated Montreal, Quebec, Victoriaville, SimPublic Schools, Dunham Academy, coe, Ont. ; 1907 came to Richmond as business college, Montreal; as young manager branch of The Molson's man entered employ Gilmour Paint Bank; director Richmond Co. Agr'l. Co., Bedford, as salesman for Eastern Soc. member St. Francis Lodge, No. Townships and Province; 1896, pur- 15, A.F. & A.M.; Anglican, Liberal; chased stock, name and goodwill and married Edith M. Henry, daughter of leased the plant; conducted business J. W. Henry, of Quebec, June 5, 1901. till 1912 when he purchased the plant Children: Arthur H., 1902; Mar jorie located at Upper Bedford, changing E., 1904; Ernest Tobin, 1906; Eleanor M., 1912.
: ;

among

April 16, E. (Lyall) Bieber; English, father born in London, Eng., 1845, came to Lennoxville, 1881, mother English, born in England, 1853. Educated Bishop's College School, Lennoxville, and Lincoln College, Sorel, Que. 1889-1890, with Edison General Electric Co., Sherbrooke; 1891, entered The Molson Bank, Montreal, transferred to Sorel, Brockville, Sorel,

Born at Lincoln, Eng., 1874, son of Herbert E. and

May

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BISHOP, Milan
Crossing,
lish.

107
Bishop's

Curtis,

March

11, 1864, son of Sid-

ney and Mary (Rich) Bishop; EngEducated: Public Schools; elected to Dudswell Township Council, 1908, and served until 1914; proMayor, also School Commissioner
real

valuator, etc. Methodist. Independent;

estate

I.O.O.F.,

Married Margaret McAulay, East Dudswell, Nov. 16, 1893. One son, Archie W.
Cornelius, MaBorn at Que. Bishop's Crossing, 1870, son of Hollis and Corrinne (Daigneau) Bishop. Educated: Public Schools; Major commanding A. Squadron, 7th Hussars;

BISHOP, Frederick

jor, Bishop's Crossing,

HERBERT

E.

BIEBER

Conservative; Methodist; connected for many years with various lumber concerns as millwright, etc., and later with Bishop & Evans, Bishop's Married Bessie H. McCrossing. Cubbin, Bury, Que., Sept. 4, 1900. Children: Verlie E., Dalton M.

BISHOP, William Mauser, MarbleBorn at Marbleton, Nov. 1852, son of J. B. and Matilda (Hart) Bishop; English. Educated: Public Schools; member Wolfe Co. Postmaster Society Agricultural since 1892; Bailiff Superior Court; C.O.F. Conservative; Anglican. Married Florence M. Hunt, Bury, Que., 1882. Children: Austin W., Beatrice
ton, Que.
5,
; ;

BISHOP,
Que.
21,

Curtis Guy, Marbleton, Born at Marbleton, Que., Aug. 1886, son of Curtis and Ellen

F.,

Blanche

E.,

Raymond

D.,

Syl-

via G.

(Armitage) Bishop; English. .Educated: Model School; member Board of Board of Trade, Councillors, County Agricultural Society; Director Farmers' Club; importer and dealer of registered Durham cattle; A.F. & A.M. Conservative Anglican. Married Ida H. Bailey, Leeds One Village, Que., Oct. 31, 1907. son, Dean Roberts.
;
;

BISHOP, Homer Grovener, MarbleBorn at Marbleton, Que., ton, Que. Sept. 28, 1848, son of Amos P. and
Allennetta (Ward) Bishop; appointed Sec.-Treas. Dudswell Township, 1880; upon incorporation of Marbleton village, 1896, appointed Sec.Treas. of Village and School Board, holding office since; member of Board of Trade, and also Board of Health; Conservative Methodist. Married, Annette Saunders, deceased, first, 1883; second, Mrs. Christina Morrison (nee Christina Nicholson), Gould, Que., 1891. Children: Gertrude M., Albert H., Lee S., E. S., L. E.,
;

BISHOP, Austin W., Marbleton,


Born at Marbleton, Que., Sept. 1883, son of Wm. M. and Florence M. (Hunt) Bishop; English descent, New England ancestry coming
Que.
30,
to

Dudswell as pioneers. Educated: Public Schools of district; for several years carried on extensive business as dealer in pulp, lumber, etc., buying along Quebec and Maine Central and shipping to American market member firm of Barter & Bishop,
;

lumber dealers, Marbleton; purchaser


of large timber limits in various seetions of Southern Quebec; member

Kenneth

E., Neil J. R.,

Ruby

R. J.

Marbleton Board of Trade

officer

108
C.O.F.,

MEN OF TODAY

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member

Court Triumph, Marbleton; of Hollis and Corrine (Daigneau) Nicolet Fish and Game. Club; Bishop, descent, English. First settled in Connecticut, then in BurlingAnglican; Independent in politics.

BISHOP, Barnabus
Que.

R.,

Marbleton,

Born at Marbleton, Que., Aug. 20, 1844, son of Amos P. and Allenetta (Ward) Bishop; English de-

ton, Vt., came to Canada in 1800, settling in the wilderness at place now known as Bishop's Crossing. Edu-

through pioneer Bishop family coming to townships from New England in 1800. Educated: Public Schools; engaged for several years in general farming and stock raising later formed partnership with Osscent,
;

mond Parker, of Franconia, N.H., firm known as Parker & Bishop, continuing many "years and dissolved in
1911; since that date engaged as lumber dealer, supplying mills and shipping largely to American market
;

cated: Public Schools; Captain "A," Squadron, 7th Hussars, having qualified at St. Johns Military School; Li. --tenant, 1909; Captain, 1913 field officers' certificate at Ottawa, 1914; Conservative; Anglican; for several years engaged in farming at Dudswell, later (1910) entered into business at Ottawa in artistic sign painting, lettering, etc. Volunteered for overseas service and Went to front as Captain in 5th C.M.R. (See military section.)
;

Council, 1898 to 1912; Mayoi 1902; Commissioner of Commissioners' Court, Township of Dudswell for 28 years; member Victoria Lodge, A.F. & A.M., Sherbrooke; Methodist; Liberal. Married, June 28, 1870, Amanda Carr, CookChildren: Stewart W., shire, Que. Lewis P., Leslie C.

member Marbleton

Alfred Prosper, ex. Born at Sherbrooke, Que. St. Charles, Que., July 2, 1851, son of Jerome Bissonnet and Josepte Courtemanche. Educated: St. Hyacinthe's Seminary; Collector Provincial Revenue; M.L.A. for Stanstead from 1904 until 1913; Councillor for Stanstead Plain, for 20 years, and church warden for 15 years; C.M.B.A., Knights of Columbus and Alliance Club, St. Francis Whist Club, StanM.L.A.,
stead Reading Club, and Madawaska Fishing Club and Pinnacle Fishing Club: Liberal; Roman Catholic. Married Elizabeth J. Mullins, daughter of John Mullins, of Stanstead Plain, Nov. 5, 1876. One son and three daughters.

BISSONNET,

L.A.,

Island, Que. - - Born at Stanstead Plain, Que., Dec. 14, 1880,

BISSONNET,
Rock

Alfred

Joseph,

M.

son of Prosner Alfred and Elizabeth (Mullins) Bissonnet. Canadian. Educated: St. Charles Seminary, Sherafter leaving school brooke, Que. was clerk in his father's general store, at Stanstead Plain for 8 years; opened general store in Rock Island in July, 1904; commenced present manufacturing business in Rock IsCAPT. GUY D. BISHOP land in partnership with Chas. R. Jenkins, in spring of 1907, under BISHOP, Captain Guy D., Bishop's name of Peerless Overall Co. elected Born at Bishep's by acclamation to Provincial LegisCrossing, Que. Crossing, Que., March 8, 1876, son lature, Jan. 16, 1913, and re-elected
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109

May

bus; bian

22, 1916; Knights of Colum- M.D., C.M., McGill, 1906; practiced Reform Club, Montreal; Colum- for some time at Frelighsburg, over in took 1913, pracClub, Rock Island; Liberal; and
tice of Dr.
S.

Catholic. Married Josephine Pike, daughter of Wm. Pike, Derby Line, Vt., June 9, 1909. Children: Mary Elizabeth, b. March 22, 1910; Alfred Pike, b. Aug. 14, 1914.

Roman

H. Martin, Waterloo;
Associ-

member Canadian Medical


ation, also, Shett'ord
;

Association; A.F. & A.M., also, I.O. O.F. Methodist; Conservative. Married Ethel M. Marston, Warden, Que., July 17, 1907. One son, Earl M., b. 1909, and daughter, Laura E., 1917.

County Medical

BLINN, Charles Manly, farmer, Born at StanStanbridge East, Que. bridge East, Que., June 29, 1875, son of Charles and Charlotte (Briggs) Blinn; English. Educated: Stanbridge East Academy; Councillor, member Board of Trade, Board of Health, etc. Owner large dairy farm; A.F. & A.M. Liberal; Anglican. Married E. Ethel Chandler, daughter of Joseph Chandler, Stanbridge East, Oct. 18, 1899. Children: Harold C., b. 1902; Donald C., b. 1904; Beulah G., b. 1907; Mildred E., b. 1909.
;

BLINN, Hiram Chester (deceased


A.
J.

BISSONNET, M.L.A.

Sept. 26, 1916), Frelighsburg, Que. Born at Stanbridge East, Que., May 30, 1840, son of Nathan M. and Adeline

(Lock)
;

Blinn; English; grand-

John, Scotstown, Que. Born at Rothesay, Island of Bute, Scotland, July 20, 1849, son of Colin and Margaret (Barbour) Black; Scotch. Educated: Public School, Scotland Mayor and Councillor for Scotstown for years; Sec.-Treas. of Hampden and Scotstown; C. 0. F., I.O.O.F. Independent; Presbyterian. Married Annie McAlpine, Feb. 16, 1871. Children: Margaret B., John, Angus C., Elizabeth A., Colinea.
; ;

BLACK,

father,

James Blinn, was born in Vermoved to St. Armand, mont, 1770 later resided at Dunham moved to Stanbridge where he died. Educated: Stanbridge Academy and Bur;

lington, Vt.; Justice of Peace, 1888;

Commissioner of Circuit Court, member County Agr'l. Society; early engaged in agriculture near Stanbridge
East, largely interested in dairying,

BLAKE,

Waterloo, Que.

Edson Andrew, M.D., Born South Stukely,

Que., June 30, 1880, son of Andrew and Henrietta (Hills) Blake; English; grandfather came from New England and settled in Orford Township, Brome County. Educated: Public Schools, So. Lancaster, Mass., Academy, and McGill University; degree

Richford Manufacturing Co., Bedford, Que., later retired to Frelighsburg, engaged in managing his real estate and other business interests; a successful public spirited business man; member A.F. & A.M. (since 1868), D.D.G.M., P.G. Jr. W.; Liberal; Anglican. Married Mary M. Whitman, daughter of H. N. Whitman, Stanbridge East, Sept. 7, 1863. Children: Gertrude A., b. 1865, deceased 1885; Grace A., b. 1867; Geneva M., b. 1878.
also, traveller for the

110 BLISS, L. Q., Compton, Que. Born at Compton, Que., Sept. 3, 1861, son of Quartus and Ellen (Pomroy) Bliss; English; grandfather came from New England and settled in
pioneers. Educated: Public Schools; engaged in farming near Compton village in raising of beef cattle for local and British markets; has made several trips to England with shipments of beef one shmment consisting of over 200 head extensive breeder of Durhams; farm one of best in townshios, comprising 550 acres, pleasantly situated, carrying about 75 head of cattle, 11 horses, etc.; member Compton Village Coun-

1897 Yvonne, Rene, 1898; Philippe, 1900; Joachim, 1902 Germaine, 1903; Cecile, 1906; RobTherese, 1911; Lucien, ert, 1910; 1913; Jeanne, 1915.
Children:
;

Compton among

BLUNT,
Granby, Que.
Que.,

Henry Born
1870,

Walter,
at

Dr.,

West Bolton,

May

30,

son of

Abram

and Emily (Pibus) Blunt; English, Educated: Knowlton and Waterloo Academies and McGill University began practice of medicine at Mansonville but later moved to Granby:
;

since 1899; Mayor, 1909 to 1911; School Commissioner since 1911 Married, Methodist; Conservative. Dec. 26, 18S5, Dorothy Farnsworth, of Eaton, Que. Children: Quartus, 1902; Dorothy M., 1905.
cil

BLOSSOM, Bertram Almond, North

Born at Compton, Hatley. Que. Que., Aug. 16, 1876, son of Albert G. and Abbie (Byron) Blossom; English; BOCKUS Herbert, Dunham, Que. came from New England States to Feb ? Ig54 ti B t Q Compton County about 1880. Edu- s(m f Henr N an*d R ^ chel (Vaueh . / * cated: Pubic Schools; Sec.-Treas. of Educated: Bocku > English. * North Hatley School Board Sec.b fe and cheege g h ^ p bu Treas. Village of North Hatley. Que membe r No. 5 Co. Asst. Postmaster 1891 to 1912; Lib- manufacturer; 6Qth Battalio n (now disbanded); Married Maud May eraljUniversahst. , t d t Dunham Council in 1912 North Hatley, May 24, 1898. Jackson, and re . elected in 19l 4 A F & A.M., I.O.O.F. Conservative Anglican. BLOUIN, Arthur, Sherbrooke, Que. Married Sarah Williams, daughter of Born at Lambton, Que., July 22, Thos. Williams, at Ormstown, Que., 1872, son of Charles and Leonie March 12, 1888. Children: Ethel E., (Ouellette) Blouin; French. Educat- 1889; Mabel V., 1891; Charlotte M., ed: Public Schools, St. Charles Sem- 1897, (deceased 1908.) inary, Sherbrooke, (commercial diploma) Lieut. 54th Reg., Sherbrooke: after leaving school in 1893 entered BOCKUS, Wellington, Bedford, the employ of G. A. LeBaron, music Que. Born at Stanbridge, Que., Dec. dealer, Sherbrooke; in 1904 the busi- 12, 1834, son of John J. and Gatherness was sold to W. B. LeBaron and ine (Weir) Bochus; English. EduMr. Blouin remained with the pur- cated: Common schools; No. 5 Co. chaser until 1909 when he resigned 60th Battalion at Battle of Eccles and established present business, Hill, Que., May 24, 1870; School conducting music store; I.O.F., St Commissioner; Conservative; AngliMarried Martha Pendlebury, Joseph, St. Francis Snowshoe; 54th can. Officers' Club, La Gaiete; Liberal; daughter of Henry Pendlebury, StanCatholic. Married Ernestine Roud- bury, Feb. 17, 1868. Children Amity reault, daughter of Philippe Boud- B., 1871; Elizabeth R., 1878; Alice reault, Nicolet, Que., Oct. 6, 1896. C., 1885; Charles H., 1887.

M.D., C.M., 1893; Medical Officer of Health at Granby for several years; examiner at Medical Faculty of McGill University for College of Physicians and Surgeons; member and ex-president Shefford Medical Society; member Yamaska Lodge A.F. & A.M., for nearly twenty years; I.O.O.F. Liberal, Methodist; married Francis J.Corneille, Oct., 1896. Children: H Walton
;
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BOIVIN, Geo. Henry, B.A., M.P., (Shefford), Granby, Que., son of Henri Boivin, French-Canadian, and Sarah Bray of Irish-Canadian origin, both deceased. - - Born at Granby, Shefford Co., Que., Dec. 26, 1882;
educated
Joseph's
at Granby Academy, St. College, Granby Mannoir

a majority of 26 votes over Jas. DavRoman Cathoidson, Conservative


lic;

Liberal.

BORIGHT,
cial

Franklin C., commer-

New

Born at traveller, Sutton, v^ue. York City, N.Y., July 3, 1853,

son of George H. and Elizabeth (Githens) Boright; English; the Boright family are amongst the oldest settlers of the Eastern Townships. Educated: Public Schools; A.F. & A.M.; member Sutton Conservative Club: Conservative; Anglican. Married Elizabeth Allen, at Sutton, Que., 1878. Children: George Oct. 15, Henry, 1893.

BORIGHT, Curtis Spencer, SweetsBorn at East Farnham, burg, Que. Que., April 12, 1847, son of Geo. and Ruth (Spencer) Boright, English; E. at District School in the Township of East Farnham and Academy at
Sweetsburg and Cowansville; came to Sweetsburg in 1862 as clerk for brother, C, H. Boright, and assistant P. M. for six years; entered into partnership with C. H. Boright in general store for two years, then bought his interest, and continued the general store for six years; in 1866 be-

GEO. A. BOIVIN, M.P.


College,
Marieville,

came manager of the Mutual Teleand Laval Uni- phone Co., later known as G.N.W. Tel. Co. was appointed Postmaster in versity, Montreal, took degree of Bachelor of Arts at Laval University 1871, and manager C. P. Telegraph in 1874; carried on extensive busiin July, 1902, studied law in the offiin groceries, feed, butter and ces of Messrs. Greenshields, Heneker ness & Mitchell, Montreal, and was ad- cheese; has small farm stocked with A.F mitted to the bar of the Province of thoroughbred Jerseys; member & A.M.; Anglican; married Elida D. Quebec on July 4, 1907; married, of E. D. Fuller, CowOct. 29, 1908, Helen Comeau, of Fuller, daughter Oct. one
;

Sabrevpis,

Sarah
1911;,
b.

Que. Marguerite,
;

three

children,
4,

b.

Nov.

ansville, Que., 5, 1870; Grace Winnifred, Dec. 18, 1909; daughter,

James Joseph
ter,

Born at Durham, firm McKeown & East Angus, Que. Boivin, Sweetsburg, Que., from 1908 Que., Aug. 15, 1871, son of Albert to 1912; President of Liberal law and Laura (Yale) Bothwell; Scotch students' assn. at Laval University on father's side and English on mothin 1905; Crown Prosecutor for the er's side; E. at St. Francis College, started work at District of Bedford since Oct., 1907; Richmond, Que. has taken active part in politics in age of 11 years, at the R. L. Lewis in Shefford Co. since 1904, chosen as & Co. saw mill at Danby, Que. Liberal candidate Aug. 23, 1911, and 1887 started scaling lumber for the elected at G.e. Sept. 21, 1911, with old lumber firm of Church, Mitchell

Henry, b. April 4, and Marcel George Wilfrid, Nov. 2, 1912; advocate and barris-

1884.

BOTHWELL,

Joseph

Alexander,

member

of

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&
til

IN

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Fee, remaining with this firm un- Pulp & Paper Ass'ji in 1916 and retheir operations were completed in elected in 1917; Liberal, Congrega1893; in 1893 took position with the tionalist; married Sadie Edith MitDrummond Lumber Co. at Forestdale, chell, daughter of Thos. Mitchell, one Que., as sawmill foreman remaining' Durham, Que., Oct. 8, 1895; with this firm until 1898; in 1898 child, Eleanor L., b. Nov. 15, 1896. took position as woods' manager for Burges Sulphite Fibre Co., Berlin, N.H., remaining there until 1908

when he moved to Sherbrooke as BOUCHER, Phileas, Sherbrooke. Born July 4, 1862, son .of local manager for the firm remain- Que. ing there until Dec., 1909, when he Cyprien and Elmire (Bourque) Boupurchased an interest in the Bromp- cher. Educated: St. Charles Seminton Pulp & Paper Co. of East Angus ary; organized clothing business in 1900 under firm name of Boucher and Lacroix, the firm being extended in 1910 to include Mr. Fisette, one
of the leading merchant firms in townships in men's clothing; member St. Joseph Society, L'Alliance National; Knights of Columbus; Roman Married Anna Lacroix. Catholic. Children: Lucien, 1897; and Teresese,

1913.

BOULANGER,

Joseph Oscar Le-

Born at St febre, Cowansville, Que. Charles, Bellechasse Co., Nov. 3,


1888, son of Joseph L. and Elizabeth (Pare) Boulanger; French; ancestors
to Canada in year 1639 EduPointoise, near Paris. cated: St. Charles Primary School, Quebec Seminary, Laval University, and McGill University; advocate, barrister and solicitor; admitted to the

came

from

Bar, July, 1912; first practised law in Quebec City in partnership with ArJOS. A. thur Lachance, M.P., and M. J. Ahern; secretary of Public Utilities Commission; member of the law firm taking charge of above firm as gen- of McKeown & Boulanger of Sweetseral manager, Jan. 1, 1910, and was burg, Que., since April, 1914; enelected director in 1911; was elected gaged in newspaper work in Montreal director of the Remington Paper and 1909-12; reporter of the Civil Court Power Co., Watertown, N.Y., on its news for Montreal Gazette; news edifoundation in 1914 and remained on tor of "La Patrie" for two years; 1917 when the private recretary to Hon. C. F. De the board until company changed ownership; pur- iage, of Legislative Assembly during chased quarter interest in Etchemin 1913-14; Bachelor of Arts, Laval River Lumber Co. in 1910 and Bachelor of Civil Law, McGill secwas treasurer and secretary until retary Bedford Bar Association. 1912 when he sold his interest to B. Knights of Columbus (Granby CounC. Howard; was elected to the execu- cil), Catholic O.O.F. (Quebec Lodge) tive committee and chairman of the Montreal Reform Club, Cowansville mechanical division of the Canadian Club; Liberal; Catholic.

BOTHWELL

MEN OF TODAY
BOURN, Leonard
Que.
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training
Col.

113

Jarvis, MansonBorn at Mansonville, June 19, 1851, son of Roswell and Julia (Blanchard) Bourn; English; grandfather, Rev. Roswell Bourn, was born in the New England States, came to the township of Potton in
ville,

camp with the rank of Lt.where he remained for some time, but voluntarily had his rank reduced to that of Major in order to get on the firing line,

Born at SherSherbrooke, Que. brooke Q ue ., June 2, 1880, son of served twelve years in Mu- F Schools; and Sarah j (Hall) Bo wen; rncipal CouncTl, four years as Mayor, great g randson of H on. Edward BoWarden Brome County one year wen and gra ndson of the late Lt.-Col. School Commissioner several years; Geo Fred erick Bowen. Educated engaged in agriculture until 1889, Sherbrooke High School; some years removed to Mansonville, devoting was attached as a Lieutenant to time to insurance business strong R al Canadian Dragoons, Toronto; temperance advocate; I O.F.; Liberal; when war broke out enlisted as a Methodist. Married Eliza L Mewas quickprivate j n the 53rd Batt. Clafin, daughter of Lucias McClafin. } promoted through the different Mansonville, Que Sept. 12, 1876. grades of the Non.-Com. Officers and One daughter, Ethel M., 1888. was finally offe red a comission in the 9th Regt. of Quebec, and went with them to England; in France Jame. Hebert, Lieut.- transferred into the 15th BOUTELLE, Highlanders Col., Danville, Que. (see also Military and was promoted to Captain in the

i ??' Bedford
,

ne

district.

the e r iest s ettl rs n j uVEducated: .Public


,

B OWEN,

Major

Edward

Hugh,

w w

Commanding XI Hussars; Major 117th E. T. Batt.; commanding No. 2 Co. C.E.F. took active part in the organization of this battalion and went with it overseas. Societies' P.M. Doric Lodge, A.F. & A.M.; ConservaMarried tive; Church of England. Alice Lovina Stockwell, daughter of Mrs. W. H. Stockwell, Danville, Que.
Col.
;
;

Born at Danville Que., field as invalid was sent home on fur1878 son of Mr. and Mrs. lough when he exchanged into the Chas. Boutelle, .Danville; Canadian. 117th E T Batt under Lt .. Col Lt.Educated: Danville Academy Gilbert, with the rank of
Section).
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Aug. 5

Major.

BOWEN, George Austin, M.D., Born at CompC.M., Magog, Que. ton, Que., Oct. 19, 1867, son of Frederick F. and Mary E. (Martin) Bowen; English; grandfather, Peter Bowen, coming from
tied in

New

England,

set-

Oct. 11, 1915.

Compton County about 1800. Educated: Coaticook Academy and


McGill, graduating 1892, M.D.C.M., and began practice at Magog; Coun;

Frederick dllor of BOWEN, Magog, 1908 to 1912 Chamberlain, Sherbrooke, Que. (See Mayor, 1912-14; joint coroner St. British Exp. Francis District since also military section) 1902; Pres. Born at Sherbrooke, M agog Board of Trade; A.F. & A.M., Force, France. Que., July 8, 1876, son of F. W. W. C .O.F., R.A., member Dominion Texand Sarah F. (Hall) Bowen; great tile Club Anglican Liberal. Married grandson of Hon Edward Bowen and Susan Francis Hubbard, of Magog, grandson of the late Lieut.-Col Q ue Oct. 5, 1894. George Frederick Bowen, Sheriff of District of St. Francis for over 50 Educated: Sherbrooke High years. BOWEN, Arthur Milton, North Born at Hatley, Que., School; worked up by successive Hatley, Que. stages to O.C. in command of the Aug. 13, 1882, son of John P ~nH 53rd Sherbrooke Regt., and joined Louisa (Bachelder) Bowen, his father thp Montreal Overseas Regt. as Sen- John P. Bowen, deceased 1914, being
Lieut.-Col.
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ior Major under England placed

Lt.-Col.
in

command

Fisher; in of a

one of the best known and most highly respected men of the Eastern

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Barnabas Church North Hat- Educated: Public Schools; 'merchant Agri- member of Granb Board of Trade cultural Society North Hatley Board and Shefford Horticultural Society; of Trade, Court Good Cheer, I.O.F. T n O F A *1V1. ofYa i V/. \-J.P ., A F \,X: Oi. Ul 1 f\ A.aiKL -TT1 ^11 Massawippi Fish and Game Club; magka Lod No 21 L O<F memb er Eastern Townships Auto Club; Angh- Qranb Curli Qo]f and Qran b V S Mar e n; ( The ) Granby Club; Liberal; Qn 1Q nT Grace M ir ii. Hat- a1so 1904 p North S !- Methodist Married Francis B. John30, McKay Children: Rogers M.; Sma L. son ley. daughter of Jonat han Johnson, (deceased 1914); John S. and Flor- at K nowlton, Que., Oct. 15, 1903.
den
St.

of chased property near Lennoxville 1906, erected plant and organized Standard Box Co., mfg. butter boxes; Mayor, Councillor, School Commissioner of Township of Bury; CounEducated: Public cillor and Mayor (1916) of Lennoxwidely mourned. Mar Schools and Hatley Model School ville; Conservative; Anglican. engaged in farming at Hatley till ried Mary C. Herring, daughter of 1906, when he purchased Hatley Wm. Herring, Bury, Que., Dec. 30, Creamery which he carried on for 1874. Children: W. Arthur, 1875; three years; 1909, conducted temper- Mary E., 1877; Arnold W., 1889 ance hotel at Hatley, purchasing Val- E. Roy, 1893. ley House, North Hatley, in 1910, which he now conducts successfully BRADFORD, Charle Henry, Gran at this noted summer resort; elected b Born at Granby, Que., Q ue to North Hatley Council 1913; WarJune 6 1863 gon of R and Eli/a den St. James Church, Hatley; War- beth Bradford ( Baird ) English

Townships, holding

offices

trust at Hatley, his native town, and in the County, being especially identified with the Stanstead County AgHis death was ricultural Society.
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member Stanstead County


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BOWMAN,
town, Que.

William Findley, ScotsBaillieton, Scot-

Born at

Jane (Findley) Bowman; Scotch. 24,1847, son of William andfather (Johnston) Bradley; Irish Educated: Parish School, Scotland lan and Councillor of Hampden, five years; cam,e / r om T1th * nortj of Durham Township ^ Drumserved in Council, Scotstown, since settled mond County, 1832 Educated: Pubincorporated, 1892; Mayor several Schoob; early life farmer later terms; Societies: I.O.O.F., Charter member Strathcona Lodge, No. 34, millwright, contractor and builder with the late William Scotstown; Conservative; Presbyter- Partnership ian. Married Mary M. MacMaster, Bradley (brother) erected Hyndman blo Sherbrooke, and other large Glasgow, Scotland, Nov. 6, 1879. ?J.' Children: Annie F., William W., Mar- Buildings, partner with the late Geo. A er marble and gra " lt ! deale s garet M., two daughters (deceased) ^ u T Sherbrooke; upon the death of MT. Elizabeth and Mary. took over business also, real Ayer estate owner; engaged in looking afBOWN, William, Lennoxville, Que. ter various business interests; I.O.F. Born at Bury, Que., March 17, Methodist. Married Alta L. Ayer, 1848, son of Thomas and Mary Ann daughter of late Geo. Ayer, Hatley, (Sherman) Bown; English, father Que., Nov. 12, 1891. Children: Paucoming from England, 1817, settling line A., 1893; A. Evelyn, 1901. first at Brompton. Educated: Public Schools; engaged for number years in farming, contracting and building; BRADSHAW, Rev. John Mclntyre, purchased 6,000 acres timber limits Lake Megantic. - - Born at Dublin, which he sold to Bury Pulpwood & Ireland, Dec. 25, 1862, son of Rev. Lumber Co., in 1905; same year pur- William B. and Rebecca (Mclntyre)

land, Sept., 1842, son of William

Ann

DOAIMC-V Robt. BRADLEY DI E., Sherbrooke, n ue * orn at Jan Q, and ^ ^S*' Que T
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Schools; many years engaged in genBradshaw; Irish; A. F. & A. M. Church of England. Married Alice eral farming at Birchton, now reElizabeth Smith, Port aux-Basques, tired, greatly interested in good Newfoundland, Oct. 29, 1887. Child- roads; member Birchton Farmers' Married ren: Alice, William B., Clara, Julia Club; Liberal; Methodist.

Emma,
Mary.

Violet

Crawford,

Josephine

Persis Taylor, daughter of Joseph Taylor, at Birchton, Que., March 26, 1895. Children: Curtis A., 1899.

BRAINERD, Timothy

E.

Born

at

Boynton, Que., July 29, 1850, son of Timothy D. and Sophronia (Brown) Brainerd; English, grandfather, Israel Brainerd, born in Compton, N. H., in 1778, and settled in Stanstead County in the year 1804; E. Public Schools; member Stanstead Township Council for six years; Liberal Congregationalist. Married, first, to Nellie V Ticehurst, died 1910; second, Julia E. Walker, Rock Island, Que., 1911. Children: Ward L., 1881; Clyde E., 1886, died 1912; Harold T., 1897 (died in infancy). Address:
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Thomas, D.V.M., Born Roden, Eng., April 13, 1877, son of Enoch and Betsy (Higginson) Brazenall English came to Canada in 1889, locating at Sherbrooke, Que., later removed to Bury.
Bury, Que.
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BRAZENALL

Educated: English schools, Academy nf Sherbrooke, graduate of Grand Rapids, Mich., Veterinary College
;

Conservative; Anglican. Married Jane E. Hamilton, of Bury, Que., June 8, 1904. Children: Francis Allan.
C.O.F., I.O.O.F.;

Boynton, Que.

BRAY, Nicholas Gilbert, SherBorn at Port Stanley, brooke, Que. Ont., May 9, 1860, son of Richard and Nanny (Gilbert) Bray; English. tra\Educated: Port Stanley, Cnt. salesman for Forbes Pros., elliny wholnsale grocers, Montreal; I.O.O.F., St. George's, Sherbrooke; Cutting, Wolfe County Fish and Game; LibMarried Mary M. eral; Anglican. Etherington, daughter of John Ether ington, Lacolle, Que., Dec. 1, 1880. Children: Dallas G., 1882; Brenchley Vivian, 1884; Nancy K. G., 1895.
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5r ""'T Thomas, Ont


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B enJami n
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rn T June 14, 1867, son

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Richard and Nanny (Gilbert) Educated in SherBray; English brooke, Que.; Capt. Quarter Master 53rd Regt.; A.F. & A.M., St. George's j.nd Sherbrooke Snowshoe; Conserveof
tive; Episcopal.

BRENT, William Henry Born at Sherbrooke, Que., Sept. 16, 1883, son of J. H. and Alberta May (Hall) Brent; English. Educated: Sherbrooke High School; first entered office Fraser & Rugg, advocates, and later office of G. E. & C. K. Fraser, general insurance, entering into partnership with the latter in 1914, conducting business in absence of Major Fraser, overseas; has been lessee of Sherbrooke Stadium four years K. of P., has served at Pres. Sherbrooke Hockey Club and of Sherbrooke Lacrosse Club, Sec.-Treas. E. T. Baseball League and of Sherbrooke Baseball Club vice-president Inter. Prov. A.H.U. Conservative; Married Frances Pearl, Methodist. da hter of Manuel Foster> at Law . M s t 2 4, 1908. Childre ren Dorothy Alberta, 1910; Gerald nmio-las 1Q11
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ton,

Allan
1871,

son of Robert (Moran) Bridgette Born at Birchton, Que., Irish; grandfather, John Bridgette, ville, Que. Aug. 24, 1855, son of William and came from Ireland and settled at New Public Educated: Sarah (Knights) Brazel Irish grand- Armah, Que. father, John Brazel, came from Ire- Schools; member 7th Hussars (now School Commissioner; land when a young man and settled disbanded) at Birchton. Educated Public 1914, purchased present farm prop2,

Que. Que., Nov.

Born at

Ermme BirchNew Armah,


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Alton Steven,

Sawyer- and

Suanna

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BROCK, George
Que.
Ralph, Stanstead,

rty and established stock farm; A.F. A.M.; Conservative; Methodist. Married Allie Cass, daughter of Orville Cass, Martinville, Jan. 12, 1898. Children: Orville R., 1907; Donald A., 1911.

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Born at Leeds, Que., Jan. 23, 1862, son of Frederick and Sarah J. (McKee) Brock; English; grandfather, Steven Brock, came from England when a young man and settled at Leeds, Que. Educated, Public

Schools; general farming; member Birchton, Robert, Barnston Council five years, resigned at St. Sylvestre, Feb. 10, Born Que. 1911; Mayor 1910; Conservative 1846, son of John and Amia (Bain) Methodist; married Ethel A. Corliss, Bridgette, father was born in Ireland of Jas. Corliss, at Barnston, and came to St. Sylvestre in 1829 at daughter Que., Dec. 28, 1886. Children: Ida E., age of 29; Robert Bridgette came to Harold G., 1891; Hazel M., Eaton in 1878. Educated: Common 1888; Erie V., 1907. served with St. Sylvestre 1899; schools;

BRIDGETTE,

Volunteer Infantry Company under King during Fenian Raid in 1866 r and in 1912 received $100 grant from Government for his sei vices; School Commissioner St. SylCapt.
vestre,

Councillor Eaton Township


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Postmaster at Birchton, 1888; Conservative Anglican engaged in farming until 1887 when he purchased general store at Birchton from J. A. McKnight, and continued in business until 1900 when his store was badly damaged by fire. At that time Mr.
Brideette retired from business, retaining the post office. Married Susanah Moran, daughter of James Moran, Leeds, March 30, 1869. Children: Eliza J., 1870; A. Allan, 1871;

Susan
S.,

A., 1876; Eva L., 1877; Edna 1880; Mary A. L., 1883; Pearl M.,

1885.

BRIDGETTE,

Albert

Edward,

Born at Lotbiniere Birchton, Que. County, Que., June 15, 1860, son of John W. and Maria (Orr) Bridgette; Irish; grandfather, John Bridgette, came from Ireland when a young man in 1820 and settled in Lotbiniere Educated Public County, Que. Schools; general farming, specialty, beef raising; member of Eaton School Board fourteen years, twelve vears chairman of said board, retiring, 1907; Secretary-Treasurer of School Board since 1912; member Agricultural No. Society, 1, Compton County; Liberal; Methodist. Married Arabella Todd, daughter of Alonzo Todd, at Birchton, Jan. 12, 1893. Children, Marjorie T., 1893; Doris S., 1899; Phyllis, 1903.
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B.

W. BROCK

BROCK, Burton W., Capt., Richmond, Que., (see also Military SecBorn at Dalling, Que., Dec. tion). 25, 1878, son of Noah Brock. Educated St. Francis College and Bish:

op's College, Montreal;

D.D.S

L.D.

S,; Councillor for five years at Rich-

mond, Que., and Mayor during 19141915; volunteered for overseas serand became Captain in C.A.D.C. Overseas Forces. Mason ConservaMarried Alice tive; Presbyterian. Maud McElroy, daughter of S. H. McElroy, Waterloo. Children: Carl H. and Dorothy Evelyn.
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William J., Saw- Bar, 1886; created K.C., 1899; orBorn at Manchester, ganized present firm, of which he is Que. N. H., 1881, son of Raphael and head, 1907; batonnier, Montreal Bar, Philomene Helie Brouilette; French and of Province of Quebec, 1911 married Josephine Home, daughter of descent. Educated: Waterloo, Que. associated with A. Brouillette, mer- Joseph W. Home, Quebec, Dec. 27, chant tailor, Bury, Que., 1897 to 1888; clubs, Mount Royal, St. James', 1901; established business at Sawyer- Forest and Stream, Montreal, Royal ville as merchant tailor and gents' Montreal Golf, M.A.A.A., Montreal the Garrison (Quebec) furnishing store in 1901, a business Jockey, which he still continues; C.O.F. in York (Toronto), St. George's, Sherpolitics, independent; Roman Catho- brooke; Presbyterian; residence, 710 Mountain St., Montreal, Que., and lic. Windsor, Que.
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dore, Que.,

Farnham, Que. Born at Alwin, March 26, 1870, son of Rev. W. Ross and Eliza (Ballard) Brown Scotch, grandfather, J. Brown, came from Belfast, Ireland, when a young man and settled in Montreal. Edu;
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BROWN,

Francis

Fulford

Theo-

ALBERT
BROWN,

J.

BROWN,

K.C.
B.A.,

cated: St. John's School, Montreal for several years engaged in mercantile business in Montreal and Kingston; came to Farnham in 1901 in employ of C.P.R. became conductor 1903; in 1907 met with serious accident at Gould while in discharge of his duties, suffering loss of a limb in 1908, entered into partnership with H. D. Keast in jewelry business in Farnham, buying out interest of his partner in 1914 and continuing the business as sole proprietor; watch inspector for C.P.R.' and C.V.R. at Farnham; some years ago took much interest in military matters, being
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member 52nd
Albert
Joseph,
later

Batt.,

Brome

Co.,

and
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B.C.L., K.C., of Brown, Montgomery & Michael, advocates, Dominion Express Bldg., Montreal; Vice-President

Montreal Trust Co., Vice-President The Canadian Trust Co., Director Married Frances M, Royal Bank of Canada, Dominion Independent. Bridge Co., Ltd., Steel Co. of Can- Porter, at Kingston, Ont., Jan., 1894. Governor McGill Univer- Children: Muriel B., 1895; C. FulCo., Ltd. Montreal General Hospital, ford, 1897; Hugh P., 1905. sity,
Protestant Hospital for the Insane, Born Children's Memorial Hospital. at Windsor, Que., July 8, 1861, son of Shepard Joseph and JenBrown; ,E. at St. net (Shanks) Francis College, Richmond, Que?, Morrin College, Quebec, McGill University (B.A., 1883, B.G.L. and Gold Medallist, 1886) called to the Quebec
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of Victoria Rifles, Montreal also, at one time of garrison artillery, Montreal, and of Military Band, 14th Batt., Kingston, Ont. member Farnham Board of Trade; School Trustee; P.G. of I.O.O.F., Anglican;
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BROWN,
Que. 1858,

Charles

C.,

Danville,

Born at Danville, Que., Jan. 4, son of Joseph and Sarah (Towne) Brown; descent, father born

in Belfast, Ireland, of Scotch parents. Educated: Danville Academy

and

Stanstead Wesleyan College Postmaster of Danville since June 25,

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1905; Secretary-Treasurer municipal- Hatley Board of Trade, Stanstead Co. village of Danville, since Nov. Agr'l Soc.; Sec.-Treas. Stanstead Co. 26, 1891, and Township of Shipton, Horticultural Soc.; I.O.O.F., Alexansince Nov. 26, 1891, also, of School dria Lodge, No. 59; Anglican; LibBoards of said municipalities since eral. Married Myrtle E. Ives, of Hatsame date and of the Agricultural ley, Jan. 1, 1901. Children: Dorothy, Society since Aug. 27, 1881, and Herbert A. (deceased). Shipton Creamery, Ltd., since April,
ities,

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^TM A.M.,
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Married, March m^TLf.SOn of r wi?Ut nf C. Wright and * d 1 846, in 18SQ TTrvirYia TWlnr Haiio-Vitpr nf Shurtleff > Brown English; J. UtP cl'n S Tavlor Children J NanCy ( late Geo Taylor Ca t John Br grandfath George Oct 7, 1884 Herbert S born at m &nd came e Stanstead County in 1805, and setF8 90. Henry E Nov 14, 1892 and 14 1 >Z; 1890, Henrv in Townshi of Stanstead. EduGrace L., Oct. 8, 1 cated Stanstead Academy; Councillor and School Commissioner of Stanstead Tp BROWN, Cecil Lome, B.A., M.D. Farmers Club;many years; member Independent; ConAver's Cliff Born at MontIn 1866 went to Am1871 son of Robert and gregationalist. encan West and was engaged Anabella (Campbell) Brown; Scotch, a & e " cv rocerv business and farming ancestor came to Canada, 1820, and f twelve years; returned to Smith settled on shores of Lake St. Francis, *'. Mllls ln 1 71 P urch ased farm Co. Educated HuntingHuntingdon near h me ad later acquiring farm don Academy and McGill University; ?^ P le Croft whlch was Ma graduated B.A., 1893; medicine, ESffJ*on . **** by his grandparents in in Ayer's 1897; practicing profession 5 Lizzie L. Smith, dau6 Cavalry Field ^f Cliff; Captain No. ier M^ned S m ' th C B Carro 11, Ambulance, Sherbrooke; Councillor, { 2 1 7 9 Ayer's Cliff, 1909-13; School Commis- M 8 r 1 :' sioner, 1909-15; Chairman, 1913-15; 5 i^^ ased ;fU?:^?* Carroll B., 1889 (desocieties: British Medical/Canadian ceased JJJB > Bvron 1904 " 1891 Medical, I.O.O.F., Alexander Lodge, No. 59; Presbyterian; Liberal. MarI.O.F.; Methodist; Liberal.
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BROWNE, Lome Edmund Burges, BRYANT,-Aaron Plummer, George- Born at East Bolton, druggist and optometrist, Granby, ville, Que. Eorn at Montreal, Feb. 25, Que., April 17, 1869, son of Moses Que. 1876, son of George and Ada (Bur- and Lucy W. (Philips) Bryant; EngEducated: lish; father born in Enfield, N.H., ges) Browne English. St. John the Evangelist School, Mon- came to Magog, 1820, later moving to Edutreal, Que.; merchant; A.F. & A.M.; East Bolton, where he died. Conservative Married cated: Public Schools; Municipal Anglican. Jessie May Raymond, at Waterloo, Council, 1912, re-elected, 1915; spent some years in the New England States 1906. Children Que., June 21, George Raymond, May 3, 1907. returning to East Bolton in 1890 and
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engaged in farming; later purchased present property near Georgeville, Que., on shore of Lake Memphremaeog. He has also carried on contracting and building to quite an extent. Local representative P. T. Legare of Quebec and Montreal; one of Stanstead County's successful and enterprising
r'ist.

young men; Liberal; MethoMarried Lizzie F. Thompson, daughter of Richard Thompson, Tuftonboro, N.H., Aug. 26, 1891. Children: Erwin P., 1893; Lena F., 1895; Alton E., 1898; Warren A., 1900 Loren B, 1906.
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EDGAR BROWNING

BROWNING, Dr. Edgar, SherBorn at London, Eng.. brooke, Que. Oct. 3, 1868, son of Edward and Louisa (Fox) Browning; English. Educated Cambridge University and St. George's Hospital, London, Eng.; degrees, A. A., Oxford; M.D. and M.A. Cambridge; M.A., Bishop's University, Lennoxville; M.R.C.S., England, clubs St. L.R.C.P., London, Eng. George's, Sherbrooke; E. T. Automobile Anglican. Married Elizabeth M. Craig, daughter of George Craig, Glasgow and Greenock, Scotland, April 19, 1897; one son, William Edgar.
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F.

BRYANT

BRYANT, John Fletcher. Born at East Bolton, Que., son of Christopher C. and Sarepta (Geer) Bryant, Oct. 26, 1851; English, father coming
from Grafton, N.H.,
in 1817. Educated Public Schools and Knowlton

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in
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Academy;

young man engaged

farm

general farming and stock raising conducted general store at East Bolton which he sold 1880; since en-

He

consists of four hundred acres, carries on mixed farming and dairying, as well as raising Durham cattle; elected to Barnston Council

in 1900, and is serving second term as Mayor; 1915, President Stanstead County Agricultural Society for two shipping to Montreal market; butter years and at present a director. Marand cheese buyer; since 1904, chief ried Sarah E. Buckland, daughter of road and bridge inspector for Town- Henry C. Buckland, Barnston, Que., ship of East Bolton; executor of Sept. 17, 1890. Children: Muriel J., many estates, valuator, etc.; Coun- 1891; Mildred G., 1893; William B., cillor, Mayor, School Commissioner, 1896; Clara R., 1902.

gaged

in

farming and lumbering

licensed auctioneer; for years did extensive business as live stock dealer,

Secretary-Treasurer
odist.

East
E.,

Bolton

since 1895; Ind. Conservative; Meth-

DRichard John, Sutton N k En Mark S. Taylor, Oct. 26, 1876. Child- 2 , <h A 7 1884 *"L of A lf d and Adelaide ren: John M., 1878; Susie E., 1886; ( Hazen C., 1887; Emma S., 1891; /Thurman) Buckle; English; came to Canada with parents at age of 13 Essie J 1900

Married Jennie

daughter of

DH^VI r BUCKLE,
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BUCKLAND, Charle. Stewart, Born at Barnston, Barnston, Que. Que., Jan. 22, 1839, son of Erastus
and Pheobe (Bailey) Buckland; English; ancestors were U.S. Loyalists coming from Connecticut and settling at Barnston in 1&06. Educated: Public Schools; as young man went to Lowell, Mass., later returned to Barnston and engaged in farming for some years proprietor of Highland House, temperance hotel, at Barnston, retiring from active business in 1916; member School Board of Barnston Township; A.F. & A.M.; Good Templars of Temperance; ConservaMarried Mary E. tive; Methodist. Faldwin, (deceased) second, Alice J. (Miner) Thornton, daughter of Jude Miner, at Barnston, March 13, 1894. Children Winnifred I. M., 1873 Charles Percy, 1896.
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Eduyears and settled at Sutton. cated: Public Schools, England, and Sutt n Academy; merchant; in 1911 Purchased business of Dyer & Son; eml> er Brome County Agricultural Society; A.F. & A.M.; 1.0.0 F. An* lcan Married Myrtle L MeCarty at Sutton, Que., *y 10, 1904.
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Jan
Jct
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30)

1841; Pos tmaster at Beebe

Episcopalian. Married Lucinda Ray, of Granby, Que., May 6, 1889 children: Merilla Lucy, March jg 1896
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Educated: Common School, Feller InMcGill Normal School, McGill BUCKLAND, Pardon Bennett, University; complete course in TheBorn at Barnston, ology at Newton Theological College, Barnston, Que. Que., June 2, 1868, son of Erastus Newton Centre, Mass.; was ordained A. and Clara (Wilcox) Buckland to the Baptist ministry in Montreal, English; great grandfather, Walter Feb. 18, 1892; held pastorates in BosBuckland, came from New England ton, Mass., Ottawa, Ont., MaskiStates. Educated Public Schools and nonge, and lastly in native town, Stanstead Wesleyan College; at the Roxton Pond; resigned pastorate in age of twenty-one Mr Buckland pur- 1907 to organize and manage the chased the homestead farm from his Roxton Tool and Mill Co., of which father, considered one of the best he is still Sec.-Treas. and manager; farms in Stanstead County. The was a member of Roxton Pond village
stitute,
;
:

BULLOCK, William Stephen, Roxton Pond, Shefford Co., Que. Born at Roxton Pond, Que., Aug. 3, 1865, son of William H. Bullock; English (Loyalist descent) and Hannah CharFrench. tier, half English and half

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council from 1907 to 1913; member of the Montreal Reform Club; wae elected M.P.P. for Shefford County in 1912 and re-elected by acclamation

don O.

(deceased) 1894; Gerald J. and Gor(twins), 1884; Wright W., 1889; Mavis E., 1897; Milton A., 1898; Oliv^ A., 1899.

on

May

15,

1916; Baptist.

Married

Ellen E. Therrien (daughter of Rev. L. A. Therrien, D.D.. of Montreal, May 27, 890. Children: Leonore S., 1891; Wilfrid H., 1902; Theodore L., 1901; Chas. M., 1903.
I

BURBANK,
Dunham, Que.

Everett
- -

Augustus,

Born at Danville,

BULLOCK,
ville,

Albert Wales, George-

Born at Georgeviiie, 1876, son of D. Albert and Ada E. (Perkins) .Bullock; English; great grandfather, Wm. Bullock, born in Vermont, 1770, and settled i.ear Georgeviiie, in 1801, at BURNS, John, Island Brook, Que. which place he died in 1828. EduBorn at Morin Heights, Que., Dec. cated: Geo-rgeville appointed J. P., 3, 1862, son of John and Ellen (Rod1905, and Commissioner of the Sugers) Burns; Irish; grandfather, Wm. perior Court, 1907; Councillor Towncame from Ireland and settled of Stanstead, 1909-1911, and Burns, ship Educated: in County of Argenteuil School Commissioner, Georgeviiie. Public Schools; appointed Justice of I.O.O.F. Liberal; (chairman) 1911; 1910; member Board of Married Lela H. Davis, Peace, Anglican. Independent Conservative. of Granite- Health; daughter of A. B. Davis, Married Naomi Millar, daughter of ville, Que., Nov., 1905. James Millar, of Island Brook, Que., Jan. 4, 1887. Children: Edna L. M., BULLOCK, Warren Benjamin, R. 1898; Eleanor G., 1908; Ruth R., M, D., Beebe, Que. Born at Clar- 1910. enceville, Que., July 14, 1856, son of James O. and Emily (Wait) BulBURRAGE, Robert R., Sherbrooke, lock; English; in 1635 three brothers, Henry, Edward and Richard Bullock, Que. Born at Hatley, Que., Oct. 13, emigrated from England and settled 1861, son of Rev. H. G. and (Mrs.) in Salem, Mass. Descendants of Rich- Burrage English. Educated Bishop's ard Bullock are supposed to have set- College, Lennoxville, Que.; insurance tled in Clarenceville about 1800 and and real estate business; St. George's, were the ancestors of the subject of Sherbrooke, Showshoe, Sherbrooke this sketch. Educated Public Schools. Curling; Conservative; Anglican. Postmaster Marlington, 1909-15 (office School Commissioner closed) BUTLER, Edwin, Martinville, Que. many years; engaged in farming and cheese making excepting two years Born at Lennoxville, March 9, with the Boston & Maine Railway 1865, sen of John and Elizabeth >lso general merchant at Marlington; (Latcham) Butler; English; father as School Commissioner favored con- born at Staffordshire, England; came solidation of schools and the payment to Quebec in 1858 where he served of higher salaries for qualified teach- sixteen years in British Regulars. ers. One of Stanstead County's pro- Educated: Public Schools; Councillor gressive and successful business men Township of Clifton, 1910; Mayor, societies: I.O.O.F. Metho- 1911-12-13-14-15; School CommisLiberal dist. Married Almira E. Rediker, sioner for many years; successful daughter of Simon Rediker, Granite- farmer, operating large farm near ville, Que., Sept. 26, 1877. Children: Martinville, Que.; ardent supporter Goldie W., 1879; Homer A., 1880, of good roads movement; President
Que.
-

Que.,

May

6,

Que., Sept. 30, 1886, son of W. Austin and Ella F. (Lee) Burbank. EduA.F. & cated: Danville Academy A.M., I.O.O.F., Royal Guardians; Independent; Congregationalist. Married Pearl L. Sheppard, daughter of J. S. C. Sheppard, Sorel, Que., Dec. 2, 1913.
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Clifton Farmers' Club; Anglican Conservative. Married Anna M. BurAdelaide 1904) (deceased, ton, Walker daughter of Thomas Walker, Clapham, Que., Sept. 25, 1907. Children: Mabel E., 1893; Clifford S., 1895; John W., 1900.
;

Alexander, CookBorn at Inverness, Que., March 19, 1873, son of James Butler and Catherine Curry; English and Scotch; settled in Megantic County, 1884; father served as a marine on the Cossock, in Crimean War, and a battleship built for Russia, seized by the British Government as it was dropping down the Thames; won the

BUTLER, John
Que.

1907, first three years in Sherbrooke Coaticook, coming to 1910; member K. of T., Club Gaiete, Tuque Rouge; Conservative, Roman married Marie Jeanne, Catholic; daughter of J. O. Lanctot, Sherbrooke, Que., Oct. 7, 1907; children, Marie Jeanne, 1908; Joseph Hubert, 1910.
practice

shire,

V.C. for gallantry during action on the Peninsula. Educated: Inverness Academy and Bishop's Medical College, Montreal; Doctor of Dental Surgery, and Licentiate of Dental Surgery; School Commissioner; I.O.O.F. Protestant. Married Stella M. MacRae, of Cookshire, Que., June 8, 1902. Children: Rita Gertrude.

CABANA,

Dr. Hubert C.

Born

at

Sherbrccke, Que., July 1, 1884, son of Hubert C. and Mariette Carr Cabana, French and English; E. at St. Charles College and Laval, degrees, B.A., M.D.. graduated 1907; took special course Montreal Maternity Hospital 1913; began practice in Sherbrooke 1907; past Pres. Medical Faculty, Laval Quebec; Sec.-Treas. St. Francis Med. Ass'n; attached to staff General Hospital, St. Vincent de Paul, member Tuque Rouge; Conservative, Roman Catholic; married Marguerite Clara, daughter of C. Delisle, Que., Oct. 14, 1908; children, Yvan, 1909; Charles Andrew, 1911 Marguerite, 1913.
;

CHAS.

C.

CABANA

Charles Clement, advo85 Melbourne St., Sherbrooke. Born at Sherbrooke, July 29, 1873, son of Hubert C. Cabana and Marietta Carr. French an'l English; E. at the Brothers' School, St. Charles Seminary and Laval University, Quebec *-nd Montreal; after one year of medical in studies Laval University, Montreal, abandoning the same, v-as admitted to the Bar in July, 1899, after 4 years' study with S. N. Parent, ex-Premier of Quebec, Chas. Fitzpatrick, Chief Justice Supreme Court and Judge I. Belleau of Quecate,

CABANA,

C., L.D.S., D.D. Born at SherSherbrooke, Que. brooke, Que., June 4, 1882, son of Hubert C. and Mariette (Carr) Cabana, French and English; E. at St. Charles College, Brothers' School, Sherbrooke, and Laval; admitted to
S.,

CABANA, Thomas

bec,

and opened his

office in

Septem-

ber in Sherbrooke; has taken an active part in politics as a public speaker and made a success of the practice of law specially as criminalist; sportsman at his hours of leisure; he was president Canadian Snowshoe

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boro, Oct. 10, Lula, 1896.

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Union, Governor of A.A.U.C., hon. president and member M.A.A.A. Casquette Champetre, Montreal; Champlain, St. John and three or four of Quebec leading sporting clubs; Conmarried servative, Roman Catholic Cecile Baril, daughter of Rosalie Panet Baril, L'Islet, July 22, 1902; children, Yvonne and Cecile, July 17, 1904; John, Jan. 13, 1905; and Juliette, Feb. 10, 1906.
;

1892; one daughter,

CAIRNS,
ton, Que.

Hollis Alphus, East Clif-

Born at Sawyerville, Que., Jan. 1, 1858, son of Hugh E. and Sarah (Waldron) Cairns, Irish, father born in Ireland, and came to Clifton in 1843, and was secretary-treasurer for the Township of East Clif-

ton for forty-nine years; E. at public schools; member of East Clifton Council for period of twenty-eight years, Mayor for twenty-seven years; Postmaster at East Clifton for fortyone years; I.O.F., L.O.L. went to California in 1876 and for three years was engaged in lumbering; reMOSES H. CAIRNS turned to East Clifton in 1879, and entered into partnership with his CAIRNS, Horace Robert, Sawyerbrother, E. E. Cairns, for the purBorn Jan. 27, 1870, at chase of the homestead from his fath- ville, Que. 1891 Sawyerville, Que., son of James and er, partnership existed until when he purchased partner's interest, Melinda (Eastman) Cairns, Irish, and continued general farming and father located in Sawyerville when a lumbering; Liberal; Methodist; mar- boy; E. public schools; elected to ried Sarah Harkness, daughter of Council Tp. Newport 1914, School James Harkness, Compton, Que., Commissioner 1906-12; chairman for July 9, 1884; children, Blanche G., two years; after leaving school went 1885; Ralph C., 1890; Gussie A., to Boston, Mass., where he followed the building trade for four years 1897 (deceased 1915.) spent the summer of 1894 in the Canadian West, returning to SawyerMoses Hugh, Sawyerville, CAIRNS, ville in 1897, where he has since been Born at Sawyerville, Nov. 23, Que. engaged in farming; Liberal, Metho1862, son of James and Malanda dist; married Agnes F. Marlin, daugh(Eastman) Cairns, Irish, father com- ter of Samuel Marlin, Randboro, ing to Sawyerville from Ireland; E. Oct. 21, 1896; children, Newel E., at public schools, elected East ClifHelen E., 1906; Lloyd S., ton Council 1907, also, May, 1913- 1899; 1908; Wilda M., 1910; Hugh D., 14-15; engaged in lumbering and 1913. milling in New Hampshire for three years; returning to Sawyerville purchased the farm where he now resides CALL, Wolfred, Nelson, Waterloo, Born at Magog, Que., Nov. 14, in the Township of Clifton, gives par- Que. attention to the raising of 1837, son of Richard and Venia (Turticular beef cattle; Independent Liberal, ner) Call; Scotch; served at Counmarried Lucia Rand, cillor fifteen years, Mayor three Methodist; daughter of Stilman Rand, Rand- terms, Commissioner Superior Court,
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years, Ass't. Postmaster Adarnsville twenty years many years general merchant, now engaged in farming.
;

general insurance agent, in partnership with C. E. Harvey; member A.F. & A.M., I.O.O.F.; Liberal, Methodist; married Susan M. Lincoln (de;

CAMPBELL, Frederick J., general ceased 1895) married, second, MarCanada Paper Co., Windsor ion A. Clark, Waterloo, Sept. 21, manager Born at Toronto, Ont., Mills, Que. 1898. 1864, son of W. C. Campbell and his father, James CALL, Herman James, Dixville, Emily Lee, aScotch, known well publisher, Born at Magog, Que., Jan. 9, Campbell, Que. coming to Canada from Edinburgh 1875, son of Whiting and Hannah about 1840; E. at Upper Canada Col(Garfield) Call, English; E. at pubentered
lic

ada Paper Co., 1881, manager Torvarious places in St. Francis district, onto house, 1891; made general manthe Capt. Martin farm, purchased on taking charge moved carries on extensive ager, 1902, Dixville, 1911; head office from Montreal to Windelected member Dixdairy farming; all the company's mills have since ville Council 1915, member Stanstead sor, been rebuilt artd the output more than I.O.O.F., Agr'l Society, C.O.F., doubled, the financial position of the Knights of Maccabees; Universalist; one of the strongest Liberal; married Mabel Poole, Hat- comoany being in the country; Mayor of Windsor, ley, Que., Sept] 20, 1898. 1908-09, school trustee and chairman
Leroy, North HatBorn at North Hatley, Que. Que., Aug. 22, 1882, son of Burton and F. D. (Presby) Call, English, among the very earliest settlers in Stansteod; Councillor North Hatley; A.F. & A.M., Liberal, Universalist married Georgina Lebaron, North Hatley, Que., Jan. 12, 1904; one son, Russell Burton.
ley,
;

schools;

engaged

in

farming

at

lege,

Toronto;

employ Can-

CALL, Herbert

George's

Windsor Patriotic Fund, member St. Club, Sherbrooke, Hermitage Country Club, Magog, St. James and Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Club, Montreal, Royal Can. Yacht Club,
; ;

Toronto Independent, Anglican married Elizabeth Van Vliet, daughter of W. H. Van Vliet, Lacolle, Que.

CALL, Frank Oliver, Bishop's Born at College, Lennoxville, Que. West Brome, Que., April 11, 1878, son of Lorenzo Call and Sarah Hungerford. Scotch-English; E. at Sutton Academy, Stanstead College. Bishop's College, Paris, France, and Marburg, Germany; Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, Bishop's College,
Modern Language Master, Westmount Academy, Modern Language Master,
Bishop's College School, Professor of

Modern Languages, Bishop's College;


contributor (chiefly verse) to various magazines, author of "In a Belgian Garden," and other poems, published 1917, by MacDonald, London, Eng. Independent, Anglican.
;

CAMERON,
ville,

Que.

George Abner, AdamsBorn at Farnham Cen1866, son of Stev(Taber) Cameron,

CHAS. CAMPBELL

ter, Que., Oct. 10,

en M. and Mary Scotch; School Commissioner

CAMPBELL,
turer,

Charles,

many

Richmond, Que.

manufacBorn at Mel-

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bourne, June 18, 1852, son of D. and which passed a few months in Paris (Beattie) Campbell. Scotch; studying; City Councillor in 1898 for E. St. Francis College; began business term, chairman Board of Trade in life 'first as clerk and deputy P. M. 1900, twice Mayor Sherbrooke, twice with G. K. Foster, later as partner Pres. of St. John Baptist Society, with his son as Foster & Campbell, established District St. Francis Med. buying out partner's interest and con- Assn. in 1887 of which he was later tinuing business alone for 12 years. a president, member St. John Baptist Ten years ago became manager for Society, Union St. Joseph of SherBoston Last Co., in Richmond, having trooke, Monument National; estabcharge of Canadian business of this lished first Medical Board Sacred industry which commenced here in Heart Hospital and was first president 190t> by maKing the rough maple of said board until opening of St. blocks used in manufacture of hne Vincent de Paul Hospital of which boot lasts, and later developed into board he is president; Conservative, manufacture of finished lasts and are Roman Catholic; married Albertine now the principal and largest manu- Dion, of St. Joseph de Beauce, July facturers of fine lasts in Canada. Mr. 21, 1910; children, M. A. Clorinde, Campbell has held many public ott'i- March 7, 1911; Louis Gerard, Feb. ces including, Postmaster of Rich- 22, 1912. mond 12 years, Councillor 10 years, Mayor one term, Sec'y Richmond Co.

Grace

Soc. 8 years, Pres. Board of Trade four years, Vice-Pres. E. T. Associated Boards one year; Conmarried servative, Presbyterian; Jessie Dunton, daughter of George Uunton, Richmond, Sept. 3, 1888;
Arg'l.

children, four daughters, A. Grace, Alice, Roberta, and Islay, two sons, C. Colin and Grant S., both of whom enlisted and went overseas with C. E. F.

CAMIRAND, Jude-Olivier, M.D., 23 Brooks Street, Sherbrooke, Que. Born at Sherbrooke, Que., Oct. 25, 1847, son of Hercule Olivier and Ther&ile (Gauthier) Camirand, ancestors came from Normandy, France, and settled at La Pointe du Lac, nine miles above Three Rivers; E. Sherbrooke and St. Joseph Seminary, Three Rivers, Que. as a hobby, aside
;

from his profession is interested in farming and owns a large farm on

Or- erloo, Que. Born at Lisgar, Que., 29, 1874, son of William and (Atkinson) Candlish, Scotch, which he is a director, member of the grandfather, Charles Candlish, comBoard of Administration of Laval nig from Scotland about 1840, first University, Montreal, Vice-President settled at Sherbrooke, later in Drumof the Canadian Medical Protective mond County, some years afterwards Assn. since its establishment; studied moving to Longueil where he died, medicine at PEccle de Medicine et de interred Elmwood Cemetery, SherChirurgie at Montreal and took de- brooke; E. public schools and St. gree of M.D. at Victoria University, Francis College, Richmond; several Cobourg, Ont., in May, 1871, after years manager general store, L'Avinas

meaux"; shareholder in the St. Law- May rence Lumber and Industrial Co. of F.liza

Magog road known

CHAS. W. CANDLISH CANDLISH, Charles William, Wat-

"Les

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penter, English, family coming from as U. E. Loyalists, in 1795, settling in Stanstead County, grandmother being the first white fe-

charge of route between Montreal male child born in Stanstead Townand Waterloo over C.V.R. Shefford ship; E. at public schools and StanLodge, No. 18, A.F. & A.M., Sussex stead College; spent some years in Preceptory, No. 9, I.O.F., C.O.F., Lowell, and Boston, Mass.; prop. R.T. of T.; Anglican; married Emma Smith's Mills Hotel, manager for 9 C. Shepard, died 1905; married Jes- years of hotel at Lake Megantic, later purchased farm in Stanstead sie E. Macfarlane, June 14, 1910. County; member Stanstead Township School Commissioners, 1911-14; sucCAPSEY, George, Bedford, Que. ceeded late C. A. Jenkins as secretary Born at Bedford, Que., Nov. 21, of Stanstead. 1915. member 1847, son of Thos. and Elizabeth township A.F. & A.M., Lake Meerantic Rifle (Betham) Capsey, English, father was born in England, first came to Ass'n, competing in matches at QueCanada in 1832, later came to reside bec and Ottawa Universalist, Libmarried Carrie Lunderville. eral; and in 1835 settled at Mystic, Que. Mills. Que., Dec. 10, 1902; E. at Bedford Academy and McGill Smith's one son, Gordon K. University, B.C.L. McGill in 1877, after graduation was admitted to the CARRE, Eric Forsythe. Born at Bar in 1878, in that year opened office at Bedford and has practised law Keewatiri, Ont., June 6, 1880, son of ever since later bought farm at Mys- Henry Carre and Louisa de Quincv Lundy, Irish manager Molsons Bank tic, and has always taken an active interest in agriculture; Sec.-Treas. branch at Sutton; A.F. & AM.. Conand revising barrister for Missis- servative, Anglican; married Shirley quoi since 1878, Mayor of Bedford Marie Parke of Amherstburg. Ont., for two years; I.O.F., Conservative, April 10, 1912; children, Mary Louise, Methodist; married Myria F. Hinley, 1913; John Francis, 1914. daughter of Geo. Hinley of Montreal. one daughter, MarApril 3, 1880 CASCADDEN, Nelson David, Sherion L., b. 1880. brooke. Que. -- Born at Melbourne. Que., May 6, 1875, son of David and CARMICHAEL, Rev. Canon James Elizabeth (Crawford) Cascadden, Saumarcz, St. Paul's Church, Knowl- Irish, grandfather born in north of - Born at Dublin, Ireland, IreHnd, came to Canada when a ton, Que. son of Rt. Rev. Jas. Carmichael, young man and settled in Megantic Bishop of Montreal, and Emma Du- Co., Que.; E. at St. Francis College. bondieu. Irish; E. at High School, Richmond; member Sherbrooke Board Montreal, Upper Canada College, Tor- of Trade, director Y.M.C.A.; after onto, McGill University, Montreal leaving school was connected with Diocesan Theo. College, Canon Christ various Eastern Townships newspapChurch Cathedral^ Montreal; Socie- ers including Compton County ChronFreemasons, Oddfellows and icle, Magog Enterprise and Sherties, conducted retail Gazette; Foresters; Church of England; mar- brooke ried E. Isabella Hunter, daughter of fruit store, Windsor Mills, about five W. C. Hunter, Brome, Que. children, years; 1903 established Sherbroo' o Jas. Saumarez, Jessie Dubondieu, Fruit Co., wholesale fruit and co*" Emma, William Brome (deceased) mission merchants; member A.F. & Henry Hugh Hunter. A.M., I.O.O.F., Sherbrooke S?iowshoe; Methodist; married Wilimina ArmCARPENTER, Lucius Edward, strong, daughter of the late Andrew Smith's Mills, Que. Born at Stan- Armstrong, Melbourne, July 4, 1901; stead, Que., June 11, 1867, son of children, Arlington A., 1902; DoroCumfort and Ann E. (Kilburn) Car- tea, 1908.
;
; ; ; ;

Que.; in 1897 passed civil service examinations and was appointed railway mail clerk one year later, Montreal, being in headquarters

New Hampshire

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CASS, Irving Arthur, general mer-- Born at chant, Martinville, Que. Martinville, Que., Jan. 7, 1871, son of Oryille and Ellen (Sunbury) Cass, English, grandfather, John T. Cass, came from Vermont to Stanstead, and E. at later moved to Martinville public schools and Coaticook Academy; engaged for several years in mill and lumber business with father, arid in 1903 erected building where he now carries on business; served six years as Councillor for Clifton, elected member School Board 1911, le-elected 1914, appointed Postmaster 1903; Methodist, Liberal; married Alma Bridgette, daughter of John Bridgette, July 14, 1897; children,
;

Bangs, Newell, Iowa, 1882; children, Carroll Lee, 1886; Eldridge, 1896.

E., 1898; Carol G., 1901; Elizabeth M., 1911.

Lawrence

CASS, John Wesley, Ayer's


Que.

Cliff,

Born at Stanstead, Que., July 26, 1839, son of Carlton and Electa (Heath) Cass, English, came from New Hampshire, settled in Stanstead

C.

W. GATE, K.C.

the very earliest settlers; Councillor Stanstead Township for 10 years, also school commissioner, Conservative, Methodist; married Anna Cass, Stanstead, Que., Nov. 11, 1880; one daughter, Maria B.

among

GATE, Charles Walter, K.C., Sherbrooke, Que. - - Born at Stanstead, Que., April 4, 1855, son of Nathaniel and Harriet Wright Gate; E. at Stanstead Wesleyan College, senior member law firm Gate, Wells & White, King's Counsel, was Batonnier St. Francis Bar in 1897 and again in 1906, for seven years a member SherGATE, Lieut. Eldridge, in overseas brooke City Council and Chairman service, officer of 35th Battery. Finance Committee; Mayor of Sher- Born at Sherbrooke, Que., Feb. 5, Governor Sher- 1896, son of C. W. Gate, K.C., and brooke, 1910-11, brooke Protestant Hospital, President Mary M. Bangs, English; E. at StanMassawippi Valley Railway, Chair- stead Wesleyan College, McGill Uniman Board of Trustees Stanstead versity, was provisional Lieut, in College, Chairman Board Trustees 22nd F. A. Battery, took a trainingSherbrooke Y. M. C. A., Chairman course at Kingston in August, 1915, Committee, Sherbrooke now Lieut, in the 35th Battery, C. Legislative Board of Trade; St. George's Club, E.F., 8 F. A. Brigade, went to France Sherbrooke Curling Club; Conserva- in July, 1916; member Theta Delta tive, Methodist; married Mary Ma- Chi; Conservative, Methodist. rilla Bangs, daughter of Leonard L.

Carroll L., Born at Sheroverseas service. brooke, Que., Oct. 4, 1886, son of Chas. Walter Gate and Mary M. Bangs, English; E. at McGill University; B.S.C. McGill, general manager of Galbraith & Gate, Ltd., contracting engineers; Canadian Society of Civil Engineers; Conservative, Methodist; married Maida A. Lebaron, daughter of W. B. Lebaron, of Sherbrooke, Que., Aug. 31, 1911: children, John L., Oct. 17, 1912.
in

GATE, Sub-Lieutenant

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George David, Bury, Knights of Columbus, hon. member Born at Marlow, Que., May 25, Cercle Larocque, member St. Francis 1878, son of David and Alice J. Medical Ass'n; Roman Catholic; mar-

CATHCART,

E. public ried Georgiana, daughter of Jos. TruCathcart; Stanstead College; en- deau, Napierville, Que., Feb. 8, 1898; gaged in lumber contracting for Great children, Rudolphe, 1902; Paul, 1905. Northern Paper Co., Bangor, Me., conencted with John Breaky Co., lumber firm, several years, also, with Chaudiere Lumber Co.; in 1912 purchased stock of general merchandise from Saunders and Dunsmore, Bury, conducting business under name of Cathcart Bros., Bury, Que.; School Commissioner, Marlow, licensed Prov. Crown Land timber surveyor; A.F. & A.M., also, I.O.F., Presbyterian; mar-

(Cathcart) schools and

ried

Emma Lulu Duff, of Inverness, Que., deceased 1908; one daughter,

Verna Marion.

MGR.

H. O.

CHALIFOUX
Hubert
Olivier,

CHALIFOUX,

Bishop of Aureliopolis, and Auxiliary of Bishop LaRocque, Sherbrooke, Born at St. Hyacinthe, Que., Que. June 2, 1850, son of Olivier and Odile (Sentenne) Chalifoux, of St. HyaE. Classical course in cinthe, Que. the Seminary of St. Hyacinthe and Theological course in the Grand Seminary, Montreal; came to Sherbrooke in 1874; was ten years Chancellor of the Diocese of Sherbrooke, 7 years Rector of St. John the Baptist Church at East Sherbrooke, Vicar DR. M. CHAGNON since consecrated General 1892, of Aureliopolis, the 29th of CHAGNON, Dr. Maximilien, Sher- Bishop December, 1914. Born at St. Bazil, Que., July brooke. son of Joseph and Delima 21, 1871, CHANNELL, Willard Allen, R.M. Born at (Rocheleau) Chagnon; E. at St. Hya- D., No. 4, Magog, Que. cinthe Academy; degree from Laval Eastman, Que., Oct. 14, 1859, son of 1896; for two years practiced at St. Francis P. and Almedia Sargent descent Gregoire d'Iberville and eight yei,rs at Channell, Scotch, great St. Liboire; in 1905 established pres grandfather, Abraham Channell, was ent drug store business in Sher- born in London, coming to Boston brooke; member Board of Trade, when young man and interested as
;

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of an American Privateer, in service till close of revolution, came to Georgeville 1810, where he died 1858, aged 110 years; E. at public schools, Magog; member E. Bolton school board many years (chairman), auditor, member Magog Board of Trade, director Brome Co. Agrl. Soc., I.O.O.F.; spent several years in New England in shoe manufacturing business, returning to Cani'da 1894, purchased present farm west of Lake Memphremagog, 1895; advocate of good roads, consolidated schools, etc.; Conservative, Methodist; married Arvilla Lewis, daughter of Stewart Lewis, Waterloo, Que., Oct. 2, 1895; one son, Harold Allan, 1897.

Chapman
;

Bros., continuing

since member Brome Council several years, Postmaster Brome 34 years; I.O.F., George V. Fish and Game Club; Anglican, Liberal; married Carrie H. Stinehour, Cowansville, Nov. 13, 1883; children, Carrie B., 1885; Edgar S., 1890, deceased 1897; MacDonald P., 1896.

same

CHAPMAN,
Brome, Que.

William

Madison,

Born at Brome, Que., March 20, 1866, son of Thomas and Eliza (Bigelow) Chapman, English, merchant; member firm E. S. and Wm. Chapman, Sutton, member of Knowlton Board of Trade, I.O.F.,

Liberal, Anglican; married Bertha N Hulbert, at Frelighsburg, Que., May 31, 1894; children, Gladys E., 1896.

CHANNELL,

Charles

Llewellyn,

R.M.D. No. 4, Magog, Que. Born at Bolton Forest, July 5, 1871, son of CHARBONNEL, Louis Eugene, Francis P. and Almedia Sargeant LL.B., Cookshire, Que. Born, Feb. Channel, Scotch, grandson, Abraham 11, 1863, son of Thomas and Lydia Channel!, who came from New Eng- (Payan) Charbonnel; parents came land; E. public schools and Magog from France in 1854; E. Sherbrooke Academy; member East Bolton Coun- Academy; began practice of law in cil since 1900, Mayor, 1914, Post- 1884 at Sherbrooke; removed to master at Channel! 20 years; pur- Cookshire in 1896 and purchased the chased present fine farm west shore Compton County Chronicle which he Lake Memphremagog, 1892 general published till 1907 when he sold out farming and stock raising, interested continuing the practice of law in in general public improvements; Con- Cookshire Past that time; since servative, Methodist: married Mary Grand Master, I.O.O.F., 1900; AngliAlma Manning, daughter of Austin can; Independent; married Harriet T. Manning, Warden, Que Sept. 14, Taylor, Sept. 6, 1902; one daughter, 1892; children, Lera E., 1894; Ellis, Louise, April 21, 1904. Aug. 29, 1904. deceased Oct. 9, 1904; Jennie F., 1899. CHEVALIER, Arthur, Sherbrooke, CHAPMAN, Edgar S., merchant, Que. Born at St. Vincent de Paul, Born at Brome, Que., Laval Co., Sept. 20, 1868, son of Brome, Que. Sept. 13, 1853, son of Thomas and Isaie Chevalier and Justine Labelle; Eliza A. (Bigelow) Chapman, Eng- French; E. St. Vincent de Paul Collish, grandfather, William, coming lege, Commissioner of Township of from England to New York, later to Ascot, Commissioner Court; City Montreal and settled in Brome about Valuator, member of Board of Trade, 1840; E. Knowlton Academy and Artisans' Canadien Francais, C.O.F., Ploughkeepsie, N.Y., Commercial Col- Knights of Columbus, Tuque Rouge lege; first entered store of Chandler S.S., La Gaiete S.S. Club, St. Francis and Lawrence, Cowansville, 1884 W. Club; Liberal, Roman Catholic; formed partnership ith Wm. Pharaoh, married Exilia Mathieu, daughter of Brome, dissolved 1887, continued P. Mathieu, of St. Aime, Richelieu business alone till 1893 when formed Co.; children, Beatrice, 19 years old; 16 partnership of Chapman, Chandler & Leopold, 17 years; Adrienne, Co., on death of Mr. Chandler in years> Cecile, 14 years; Anne-Marie,
,
(

1895,

formed partnership with

his

8 years.

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leaving college entered Farnham post office as assistant postmaster; upon death of his father, 1895, appointed to succeed him as postmaster of Farnham has assisted materially in extension of rural mail routes in Farnham district; active supporter of good roads and other public movements, member Farnham Board of Trade; Vice-Pres. of E. T. Associated Boards and of E. T. Immigration Society, member several benefit soRoman cieties, Financial Sec. I.O.F.
;

CHILDS, Harba Watson,

Dixville,

Que.- Born at. Dixville, Que., July 15, 1862, son of Marcus and Rosetta (Straw) Childs; English, grandparents came from Massachusetts and settled at Barnston, later moving to Barford; E. public schools; engaged in lumber and mill business; later en-gaged in farming at Dixville; conducted creamery and cheese factory, also, blacksmith business at Dixville; letired from active business in 1913, having sold farm and other business interests; served in Dixville Council, member School Board since 190 7 member Stanstead Co. Agr'l Soc., I.O.O.F., C.O.F., Averill Fish and Game; Anglican, Conservative; marriec Annie A. Damon, Dixville, March 31, 1886; children, Bessie V., 1884; Seth S., 1890; Lee W., 1893; Hazel R., 1899; Annie Bernice, 1900; George W., 1904.
,

Catholic.

A. John, Farnham, Born at Farnham, Que., Feb. 13, 1887; Irish and French; E. at Holy Cross College, Farnham manager Hochelaga Bank, Farnham, Executive Committee of Farnham Board of Trade, Fin. Sec. and D. D. of Knights of Columbus, Farnham; President of Eastern Hockey League and Fainham Baseball Club; Catholic.

CHOQUETTE,

Que.

CHOQUETTE, M. J. Born Farnham, Que., June 14, 1878, son of Edouard and Corine (Roy) Choquette; French; E. Holy Cross College, Farnham; came to Sherbrooke and first entered employ L. H. Olivier
years, then with L. A. Coyears, and with H. C. Wilson & Sons, 8 years; bought boot <;nd shoe store of H. H. Morency in

for dere, 2

4%

1909 which he now conducts; Commissioner of Com. Court, Dist. St. F,.

member Sherbrooke Board


St.

of Trade K. of C., A.C.F., Alliance National,


Ass'n,

W.

F.

CHOQUETTE
William Frederick,

Joseph Society, Com. Travellers' Tuque Rouge Snowshoe Club; Roman Catholic; married Ernestine Chevalier, daughter of Felix Chevalier, Pointe du Lac, April 31, 1901; children, Gaston, 1903; Lionel, 1904; 1907 1908 Marcelle, Fabienn, Roger, 1912; Jacques, 1914. Address, Sherbrooke, Que.
;
;

Farnham. - - Born at Postmaster, Farnham, Que., Sept. 24, 1871, son of Louis Eugene Solyme and Mary Ann (Donahue) Choquette; French and Irish E. Holy Cross and Commercial College, Farnham, Que. on
; ;

CHOQUETTE,

CHRISTIE, Frank Fernando, Coaticook, Que. - - Born at Manchester, N.H., Nov. 5, 1872, son of Thomas and Anna (Barns) Christie; Scotch, grandparents coming from the north of Ireland to Quebec, settled in Megantic County, later returned to Quebec City, father, U.S. veteran of

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131

to the present date member Hatley; I.O.O.F., being P.G.R. of Grand EnE. Charleston Acad. and Stanstead campment of Quebec, 1915-16, also, Commercial College; entered the em- member A.F. & A.M.; Conservative; ploy of C. A. Fox, Coaticook, in 1892, rPotestant; married Edna Luella and with the firm of Fox and Nunns Que., Oct. 4, 1905; which followed; engaged as commer- Parker, Hatley, children, A. Marion, 1908; Romen V., cial salesman, 1900, with J. G. Mc1913. Kenzie and Co., Montreal, then with

War

of 1861,

Canada

in 1874, settled in

who returned such un

Hodgson, Summer and Co., three years, and afterwards for eight years with the W. R. Brock Co., Ltd., resigned in 1911 to enter partnership with C. A. Fox, Coaticook, as Fox

Born Brome, facturer, Sutton, Que. Que., March 26, 1861, son of Daniel
lish,

CLARK, George Edmund, manu-

and Christie; member Coaticook Board of Trade, also A.F. & A.M. and Golden Rule Chapter, Masons, Sherbrooke Conservative married Katye M. McCutcheon, daughter of W. B. McCutcheon, Coaticook, June 18, 1903; one daughter, Katherine
;

and Betsey (Chapman) Clark; Engancestors coming from New England about 1804 and settling in Shefford County; E. public schools and Knowlton Academy; as young man in employ S. E. Ry. and later continued with C.P.R. till 1900 when he formed

M., 1906.

CHRISTIE, James

Swail,

Island

Born at Dunany, Que., Brook, Que. July 11, 1861, son of William and Irish, Margaret J. Swail Christie father came from County of Antrim, Ireland, in 1824, to Dunany, Argen;

teuil, and later moved to Compton; E. in public schools, member of llth Battalion of Infantry, now disbanded, member Board of School Commissioners, Tp. of Newport, 1909, re-elected

1912; began farming in Argenteuil County, in 1893 sold out and moved to Island Brook, Que., since that time has been engaged in general farming, specializing in registered cattle: Liberal, Methodist;

partnership with Wm. C. Clark, as Clark Bros., mfg. of butter tubs, which business was conducted till 1914 when machinery was sold; member Sutton Council 10 years, Mayor two years, resigned 1913, member Sutton School Board, resigned 1913, member Sutton Rifle Ass'n, Brome Co. Horticultural Soc., A.F. & A.M. (P.D.D.G.M. and P.G. Supt. Grand Chapter of Quebec), member Sutton Conservative Club; Methodist, Conservative; married Emma L. Vernal, Brome Center, Que., June 11, 1884; children. George V., 1886; Leslie E., 1891; Horton D. and Halton A., twins, born 1901.

Durham
married

Matilda E.
Seale,

Seale, daughter of Jas. Island Brook, Que., Oct. 24,

George, Rock Island, Que. Born at Compton, Que., April 27, 1857, son of Peter and Sophia

CLARK,

(Snucier)

Clark,
;

Irish;

1900.

Rock Island Council, 1914,


valuator, etc.
Liberal,
lic-

elected to real estate

Roman

CathoSt.

CHRISTIE, Chas. Edward,

Born at cook, Que. 21, 1878, son of Thos. M. and Anna M. Christie; E. Hatley Model School and Montreal Business College; after leaving school in 1896 entered the employ of Parker and Knight, Hatley, ue., as clerk for two years; removed to Coaticook, Que., and accepted position as book-keeper for firm of Sleeper and Akhurst; upon death of
late

CoatiHatley, April

married Alma Mercier, widge, Que., Aug. 12, 1889.

Ed-

man and commercial trabought out the business of organization of company, was elected White & Wiggett, flour and feed mertreasurer of new firm of Sleeper and chants, in 1914, entered into partnerAkhurst, Ltd., and has continued as ship with Jas. Stewart the same year,
as
office

CLARKE, William, Lennoxville, Born at Cheshire, Eng., Feb. Que. 8, 1865, son of Daniel C. Clarke and Martha Clarke, English; E. at public Councillor schools, Cheshire, Eng. Municipality of Lennoxville, for over 20 years with C. R. Clough & Co.
;

Edward W. Akhurst,

Sr.,

and

re-

veller,

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F.

doing business under the name of Clarke and Stewart; member I.O.F., Sons of England, Masons; ConservaChristian Scientist; married, tive, first, Mary Jane Stuart; second, Abbie J. Porteous, daughter of J. Porteous; children, Leonard, Malcolm, Roy, Bruce.

Master, P.G.S.W. Grand Lodge, I.O. Conservative, Anglican: married Mary Isabel MacDonald of Danville, Dec. 27, 1897; one son, Harry Roland.
;

CLEMENT,

Joseph Francis, Wat-

Homer Leslie, BarnBorn at Barnston, Que., ston, Que. Dec. 12, 1853, son of Levi and Zilpha

CLEVELAND,

Born at St. Johns, Que., erloo, Que. Aug. 26, 1861, son of Oliver G. and Adelaide (Besaillon) Clement; E. St.
;

as young man began Johns, Que. business as clerk in his father's store at St. Johns; in 1883 established general dry goods store at Waterloo where he carries on an extensive business; elected to Waterloo Council in

1900, served as Mayor in 1912, still a member of Council having been successively re-elected by acclamaSchool Chairman Catholic tion, Board since 1903, member Waterloo Board of Trade; Roman Catholic,

married Marie C. Conservative; Hudon, Waterloo, Sept. 22, 1885; children, Marie A., 1887; Clementine B., 1889; Gertrude F., 1901; Jules E.,

CLEVELAND,
S.,

Harry Roland, D.V.

(Baldwin) Cleveland, English, grandfather came from Vermont and settled in Barnston in 1800; E. public schools and Barnston Academy; member of Barnston Council for nine years, resigning in 1914, School Commissioner for nine years; Warden Stanstead County, 1913, Mayor for three years, appointed Justice of the Peace 1890, member Dubois Fish and Game Club, I.O.F. after leaving school succeeded his father on the homestead, which has been occupied by the Cleveland family lor over one hundred years; on his 250-acre farm he follows general farming and stock raising; was Mayor of the Township when application was made for loan to build good roads; Conservative, Methodist; married Julia A. Oliver, daughter of William L. Oliver, Barn ston, Que., Jan. 1, 1877; children,
;

Born at Danville, Danville, Que. Que., Aug. 16, 1873, son of C. C. Cleveland and Fluvia E. Cleveland, cx-M.P. for Richmond and Wolfe Co.; English, family came from U.S. about 1800 from whom Township of Cleveland, Richmond Co., derives its name; E. at Danville Academy and High Schools at So. Natick, Mass., and Burlington, Vt., and McGill College; member of Danville Village Council,

William L., 1879; Mary E., 1881 Orson W., 1884; Mira R., 1891 (died in infancy) Leonard A., 1894; Mabel
;

G., 1896.

CLOUGH, Aaron
Cliff,

Greenleaf, Ayer's
Vt.,

Que.

Born at North Troy,

1906 to 1915, Mayor 1910 and 1911, New Hampshire; E. public schools School Commissioner, 1902-05, prac- and Derby (Vt.) Academy; estabtised veterinary surgery at Maiden, lished business at Ayer's Cliff in Mass., and Danville, Que., from 1894 1892, as general merchant, developto 1912; Vice-Pres. of J. L. Goodhue ing an extensive trade with surround& Co., leather belting mfg. for sev- ing district, also, interested in lumber eral years, becoming president of said and pulpwool business, and in varicompany in 1912; managed for sev- ous industrial concerns throughout eral years the stock farm known as the province; elected to Ayer's Cliff Rock Farm of which afterwards be- Council, 1909 to 1915, Mayor 1913; came owner, specially interested in Sec.-Treas. Stanstead Agr'l Soc., the raising of fancy horses having im- member Ayer's Cliff Board of Trade Conservative President ported some of the best blood to be Batist found in the American trotter from Stanstead Co. Conservative Ass'n. the U.S.; member A.F. & A.M., Past 1912-13.
;

Aug. 30, 1869, son of Jedediah and Lucy (Cutts) Clough; Scotch, family among early settlers of Vermont and

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133

and School Commissioner; Bap-

Liberal; married Alma Barter, of Bury, Que., March 13, 1888; children, Winnifred P., Guy S., and May O.

COATES,

Barlow, Bury, Que.

Born at Eaton, Que., Sept. 13, 1852, son of Prosper H. and Mary (Moulton) Coates; English, family coming to Eaton from New England, among
first settlers of townships; E. public schools; engaged in farming and stock raising; stock dealer, shipping to

English and Montreal markets; purchased general store of A. L. Brown & Son, Lennoxville, 1906; in 1907 retired from mercantile business and bought timber limits at Bury where he is engaged in general lumber and pulpwood business; Councillor Eaton Township 12 years, member Bury CLOUTIER ROMULUS School Board 1911-14; I.O.F.; Anglican, Conservative married Miranda daughter of John Coates, of CLOUTIER, Romulus, B.A., L.L.L., Coates, Dec. 3, 1874; children, PerBorn at St. Joseph Eaton, Waterloo, Que. sis A., 1882, and Georgie E., 1887. de Beauce, Nov. 4, 1879, son of A. and D. (Bisson) Cloutier, of French descent; E. at College of Ste. Anne de la Pocatiere, in Kamouraska, and Laval University, Quebec; B.A. in COCKERLINE, John William M, 1901, L.L.L., 1904, admitted to Bar P rn at HerrvsQue. in 1904; practised profession at Wat- Bedford, erloo since Jan., 1905; an examiner burgh, Que., June 20, 1870, son of at the Bar; School Commissioner of William and Janet (Gray) CockerWaterloo member Waterloo Board line; English, father born in England, 1836, of. Trade, St. Jean Baptiste Society 1829, and came to Canada, and Knights of Columbus; Roman settling in Henrysbury, Que., died at E. public schools; Catholic, Conservative; married Al- Bedford, 1912; bertine Foisy, at Ottawa, Nov. 29, learned house and carriage painting trade at Clarenceville engaged in 1906 children, Marguerite, 1908 trade at Lowell, Mass., returned and Beatrice, 1912. entered business at Clarenceville as undertaker and furniture dealer COATES, Orange Scott, Bury, Que. went to Chicopee Falls, Mass., 1895, Born at Bulwer, Que., Jan. 9, 1858, taking position with Overman Wheel son of Benjamin and F. (Colby) Co., returning after four years; purCoates; English, grandparents com- chased successively furniture and uning from England and settling in dertaking business of L. J. Reed and erected Compton Co.; E. public schools; in- Henry N. Corey, Bedford terested in farming and stock rais- present store and residence in 1900; Conservative married ing; dealer in live stock, shipping to Methodist, English market; also, interested in Anna Elliott, of Henryville, Que., pulp and lumber business; proprietor Nov. 1, 1899; children, Jessie G., of general store at Bury, established 1903; Helen M., 1906; John E., 1913; in 1900; Councillor of Eaton Town- Floyd M., 1914.
; ; ; ; ; ;

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Louis Joseph and Josephine (Bourque) Codere; E. Sacred Heart Academy and St. Charles Seminary;
of received degree of B.S. from Laval; as professor of English at St. Charles Seminary for a few years; has been Assistant Pursar .since March, 1907; was ordained priest by His Lordship, Bishop Larocque, June 29, 1910.

Louis Francois, ShftrBorn at Sherbrooke. Que. Nov. 15, 1886, son of L. J. and Josephine (Bourque) Codere, French; E. Sherbrooke Brothers' School and St. Charles Seminary, de.zree B.A., member La Cie Codere Fils, Inc., dir I.a Cie Mutuelle d'Immeubles, des Cantons de 1'Est; treas. St. Joseph Society; Conservative, R.C.; married Annette, daughter of Louis A. Desbrooke,
noyers, Sept. 19, 1911.
L. J.

CODERE,

CODERE

CODERE, Louis Joseph, 119 Sanborn St., Sherbrooke, Que. Born at St. Hyacinthe, Que., Sept. 5, 1860, son of Frs. Codere and Emelie (Brunelle) Codere; French; E. at Sherbrooke and Three Rivers; after leaving school in 1876 went into the hardware business with his father till 1891, then taken into partnership with his brother Eugene, business carried on under the name of Codere Fils & Cie., company incorporated in 1908, L. J. Codere becoming vicepresident and manager, name of new firm being La Cie Codere & Fils Inc. director of the E.T.A.A. since 1910; member St. Joseph, Knights of Columbus, St. Vincent Paul, Columbian Club; Conservative, Catholic married Josephine Alphonsine Bourque, Sherbrooke, daughter of Bernard Bourque; children, Emelie B., 1882, died 1884; Augustine, 1883; J. Napoleon, 1885; Louis F. G., 1886; 1888 Eugenie, 1889 Corrine, Yvonne, 1892 1894 Gertrude, 1896 Aurelie, 1898 Josephine, Joseph Henri, 1899 Bernadette, 3901; Cecile, 1905.
; ;
; ; ; ; ;

COLBY, Charles William, 560 Pine Ave. West, Montreal, Que. Born at Stanstead, Que., March 25, 1867, son of Hon. Chas. C. Colby and Harriet Child Colby, grandson of Moses F. E. Stanstead Colby, M.A., M.D. Wesleyan College, McGill University, and Harvard University, B.A. (McGill), M.A. and PhD. (Harvard), D.C.L. Fellow of the (Bishop's) Royal Historical Society, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Professor of History, McGill University; Director of Canadian Bank of ComPresident of the Noisemerce, less Typewriter Co., Vice-President of the Goulds Mfg. Co., Director Dominion Wire Rope Co., Asbestos Corporation of Canada, W. A. Rogers Co., J. H. Sherrard Co., Carter Grume
;

Co.,

The McClure Publications,

etc.;

President of Graduates Society of McGill, member of the Historical Manuscripts Commission of Canada; author of "Canadian Types of the Old Regime," "Selections From the sources of English History,"

"Champlain," and "Frontenac"


of

English Historical Review, the American Historical Review and other


periodicals; clubs,

many

; also articles in the Nation, the

Mount Royal and

University, Montreal, York of TorCODERE, Rev. Napoleon Born at onto; Conservative; married Emma Sherbrooke, Que., April 30, 1885, son Frances Cobb, daughter of Walter B.

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Cobb, Stanstead, June 23, 1897; children, Charles Carroll, 1905; Mary Pierce, 1909.

Waterville, Que. houn, Ont., Aug. 11, 1865, son of Alexander and Harriet (Munro) Colquhoun; Scotch; E. Morrisburg, Ont., Collegiate Institute and McGill, Arts CONVERSE, John Leslie, Way's 1892, med., 1896; after graduation Mills, Que. Born Sept. 14, 1875, began practice at Waterville; 1898 son of John and Persis (Buckland) appointed surgeon to Eustis Mining Converse; English; E. Barnston and Co., Eustis, Que., and later in same Coaticook Academies; as young man capacity to Nichols Chemical Co., spent year and half in Grand Rapids, Capelton; Municipal Council and Mich., and Chicago, 111.; in 1895 took School Waterville; course at St. Hyacinthe Dairy School; Commissioner,
;

COLQUHOUN, -Philip, -

B.A., M.D.,

Born at Colqu-

D.R.A. match, 1906, and as member Can. team and took part in matches for shield at Bisley, Eng., 1907; I.O. F. Conservative. Methodist. Married Mary C. Thornton, daughter of J. L. Thornton, Barnston, Sept. 4, 1894 children, Clemmer, 1896; Hazen E. and Hazel A. (twins) 1898.
;

G., 1908.

I.O.O.F.; Congregationalist; Liberal; engaged in butter manufacturing at married Annie Mclntosh, Waterville, Way's Mills till 1908 when he purJune 11, 1901; children, Doris, 1902; chased plant and added to it flour Philip A., 1903; Marian, 1905; Jean and feed business, developing an ex-

CONNER,
Que.
ril

Daniel Henry, Bedford,

15, 1865, son of Daniel

Born at Henryville, Que., Apand Mary


Conner,
Irish,

Ann

(Henry)

his

father coming from Ireland when a young man and settled at Henryville, Que., later moved to Bedford about 1875; E. Bedford Academy; as youngman went to Manchester, N.H., as agent and collector for Metropolitan Life, two years later with Lawrence, Lowell and Haverhill Street Railway;
later

tensive trade; general manager of E. T. Dairy Produce Co. during the year of its operation, with headquarters at Ayer's Cliff; Methodist, Conservative; married Sadie Clara Bell Horn, daughter of Norman Horn, Dec. 29, 1897; children, John Douglas, 1906, and Norma Lucy, 1912.

went

to

Boston and engaged

in

wholesale produce business; in 1899, returned to Bedford and purchased grocery store from his father; appointed Postmaster Upper Bedford ten years ago member Bedford Board of Trade, also, of A.O.U.W.; Anglican, Liberal; married Pruella Gardner, of Stanbridge East, April 12, 1888. CONVERSE, Burton Eugene, BarnBorn at Barnston, Oct. ston, Que. 24, 1871, son of John and Persis Converse (Buckland) English grandfather among early settlers of
; ; ;

Barnston who came from Vermont;


E. Barrston Academy; School Commissioner; engaged in farming. In

1902 purchased creamery, also agency for farm implements; mem. Stanstead Cavalry, later 7th Hussars; graduate Toronto Military College with certifi-

F.

W. COLWILL
Frederick William, 16

COLWILL,

cate of Lieutenant, placed reserve of Magog St., Sherbrooke, Que. officers retaining rank; qualified at at Shepherd's Bush, London,

Born
Eng.,

136
July

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COOPER, Samuel, East Angus, 2, 1878, son of James and Maria Boucher Colwill; E. Latimer College, Que. Born at St. Sylvester, Que., Hammersmith, London, Eng. came Dec. 26, 1857, son of John and Ellen to Canada as buyer of art furnishings (Calvin) Cooper, Irish; grandparents and draperies for Mahon Bros., Ltd., came from Ireland about 1820, setHalifax, 1901, two years later joined tled in Quebec, later farmed at St.
;

I.C.S. as assistant representative, appointed local representative at expiration of first year, and manager six months later; in 1912 came to Sherbrooke for same company; Masons, Sons of England, Buffalos, Druids, St. George's; married Effie I. White, daughter of J. N. White at Coaticook, Aug. 12, 1913; children, Grayden White, July 9, 1914.

Sylvester, then moved to Clifton; E. at Eaton Academy; entered employ of H. C. Libby & Co., Littleton, N.H., as bookkeeper and lumber clerk for about 4 years; returned to Cookshire in 1883 and entered into partnership with T. Macrae & Co.; in 1888 retired from said firm to accept position with Cookshire Mill Co. as salesman until 1896; retired and accepted position with Royal Paper Mill at East Angus as foreman and lumber clerk; elected Councillor in 1901, re-elected since; Mayor of Westbury, 1905-07, pro-

Mayor East Angus 1916;


I.O.O.F., A.F.

societies,

A.M., R.A.M.; Conse'rvative, Methodist; married Marof garet Montgomery, daughter


E. Montgomery, at SawyerQue., June 28, 1887; children. Claude, 1891; Mildred, 1897; Anita, 1899.

&

Major
ville,

COURTNEY,
ton,

Que.

Samuel Uriah, KnowlBorn at West Brome,


1845, son of Clarence

Que., Oct.

7,

and Catherine (Donaway) Courtney, coming from Dublin, Ireland, with


settled

parents at age of 19 years who first in Montreal, later at West

Brome
LT. G.

E.

Knowlton

Academy

COOK

School Commissioner many years, (chairman two terms; Justice of Peace, member Brome County Agr'l. Society for 25 years, President of

COOK, Lieut. Geo. E. W., Bury, said society three years, Board of Born at Trade, several years manager of the Que., (in overseas service). Knowlton Farm, afterwards Bury, Que., Nov. 6, 1887, son of Col.
John
and

Mary

(Bennett)

Cook

Bury; farmer; enlisted in the 7th Hussars in 1903 as a private and served in every rank; in 1901 went to King George V. Coronation representing the 7th Hussars as a sargeantj appointed Lieut, and took a course at St. Johns, Que., and qualified Sept. 17, 1912; the next April qualified as Captain; was one of the first to enlist in the 117th E.T.O.S.

Irish; E. at

owned by Judge Duncan, Mr. Courtney remaining as manager for six


years,

afterwards

purchasing
;

the

Lynch property and carried on general farmnig and stock raising at present retired from active farming; for years Supt. of Corporation work Knowlton, having charge of macada;

mizing streets of said village in 1912; member A.F. & A.M. clubs, Knowlton Fish and Game; Conservative, Batt. as a Lieut.; C.O.F.; Liberal, Anglican; married Mary Inglis, Frost Methodist. Village, Que., Feb. 27, 1871; children,

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first to

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Charles W., 1873; Carlton S., 1877! Eva, 1879; Ethel K., 1882; Hazel, 1886.
95 WeiBorn lington St., Sherbrooke, Que. at St. Romuald, Que., Sept. 8, 1891, son of Louis and Marie (Leclerc) French; E. Sacred Heart School, St. Charles Seminary, and Laval University of Quebec; graduated in Law, L.L.M. at Laval University of Quebec, in June 1915, and entered in partnership with Jacob Nicol, K.C.,

farming

in

develop Lingwick; for


;

COUTURE,

Jos. Sylfrid,

and W. Lazure as Nicol, Lazure and Couture, Advocates and Barristers; children, Katie, Gertrude and Anmember St. John Baptist Society, St. gus W. Francis Snowshoe Club; Liberal; Sec. of the Young Men's Liberal AssociCOWAN, George Franklyn, ScotsBorn at Gould, Que., ation of Quebec, in 1913-14; Catholic, town, Que. Dec. 15, 1864, son of Randall and COWAN, John Newton, Gould, Susan (Bennett) Cowan; Irish, famBorn at Gould, June 11, 1857, ily coming to Canada from north of Que. son of Henry and Katie (McKay) Ireland about 1832, locating in LingCowan, Irish; after number years in wick; E. public schools; 1882 to 1891 west, engaged in general farming at ,engaged in cattle and sheep ranching Gould, also, interested in lumbering ;ftin Western States; returned to Gould member Company No. 2, 58th Bat-land engaged in farming till 1900 talion of Infantry, (now disbanded) ;",vhen he formed partnership with Dr. School Commissioner of Lingwick Mooney as Cowan & Mooney, and Township for twelve years, resigned engaged in lumber, mill and cream;

twenty years extensive cattle dealer, shipping to local and foreign markets three years in Dominion Immigration Dept. at Lake Megantic; several years member Lingwick Township CounciJ, also, of Compton County Agr'l Soc., No. 2, serving as president of latter; president for four years of Compton County Liberal Association and now honorary President; Presbyterian, Liberal; married Jennett Fyfe, deceased 1910; married Gertrude M. 1912 Bishop, Bishop's Crossing,

1911; Director Agricultural Society No. 2, Compton County; Secretary Board of Health; Independent, Presbyterian married Anne Jane Murraydaughter of Norman Murray, at Gould, April 4, 1883; children, Harold W., 1884; Gladys C., 1886; Eliza J., 1892.
;

COWAN,
ing,

Angus, Bishop's Cross-

Born at Gould, (LingQue. wick), Feb. 18, 1852, son of Henry and Katie (McKay) Cowan; ScotchIrish descent, father born in Ireland came to Quebec at age of 15 years and with brothers John and Randall settled in Leeds, Que. later were employed by B.A. Land Co., building roads from Sherbrooke to Scotstown and were induced to settle in township of Lingwick, the three Cowan brothers thus becoming the pioneer settlers of the township; E. public schools; engaged in farming, also, in lumbering for C. S. Clarke Co., who sold to Brompton Pulp & Paper Co. extensive breeder of beef cattle for
;
;

ery business; joined 7th Hussars, 1905, and commissioned as Lieutenant; had charge "C" squadron three years at training camp as acting major; President several years Compton Co. Agr'l. Soc. No. 2; member Scotstown Board of Trade; Sec-Treas. 1895-1915 Township Lingwick, charter member Gould Lodge I.O. marO.F. Anglican, Conservative ried Belinda Hanright, of Gould, Oct. 22, 1892, died 1901; one daughter, Belinda R.
;
; ;

Granby, Que. -- Born at Clarendon,


Que., Oct.
16,

COWLEY,

Dr.

Daniel

Key worth,

1856, son of Daniel

and Mary (McJanet) Cowley; Enghis father, Daniel Keyworth lish, Cowley born in Westminster, England, coming to Canada with his parents at age of eight years and setin Montreal; E. public schools of Ontario and Ottawa Collegiate Institute and McGill University, (M.D. C.M., McGill in 1880) practiced in Granby, 1881 to 1910 when he be-

tied

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came medical director of Protective School, 1911-14, Chairman Compton Association of Canada, head office, Village and Township Board of Granby, Que; School Commissioner Health; member I.O.O.F. and C.O.F.; Granby and chairman School Board; Presbyterian, Liberal; married FranMedical Officer of Township Granby ces Harding, Montreal, June 21,
and

Board of Trade; A.F. & A.M., Knight Templar, Sussex Precep. and Shriner, Karnak Temple, Montreal, I.O.O.F., C.O.F., I.O.F., Royal Arcanum, Granby Amateur Athletic Association, Lake Dumont Fish and Game Club; Conservative, Pres-

village

for

15

years;

member 1905;

children, Francis E. T., 1907;

Granby

Ralph A. V., 1909.

Mills,

Adam, Way's Born at Way's Mills, June 23, 1870, son of William Que., A. and Emmeline (Miller) Cramer,
Willis

CRAMER,
Que.

English;
tive;

byterian; married Hattie J. Wallace, Granby, Que., June 8, 1886; children, Helen Wallace, 1896; Keyworth A.,

I.O.F. ConservaElizabeth Davidson, Way's Mills, Que., July, 1891.


;

member

married

1898

COWLING,
Angus, Que.

Robert Charles, East

May

28,

Born at London, Eng., 1851, son of Robert and

(Francis Biss) Cowling, English, parents c>me to Canada 1858 and settled at Bury, Que.; E. Model School, Bury; Justice of the Peace, Com. Sec-Treas. Commissioners' Court; Township and School Board of Westbury School and Village East Angus; Director Westbury Light and Power (Liberal-ConCo., member I.O.F. ; servative); Anglican; married Emma D. French, daughter of John D. French, Eaton, Que., Sept. 6, 1876 John (deceased 1900) children, Arthur, Esther M., Francis E., Constance H., Herbert G., Edward M.
; ;

COWLING, Lieutenant Herbert Born at George, East Angus, Que. East Angus, May 9, 1893, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Cowling, East Angus, Que., English; E. East Angus and Cookshire Academies, St. Joseph's College, St. Ferdinand de Halifax; Lieut, in 117th E.T. Battalion,
C.E.F.
land.
;

J.

H.

CREPEAU

CREPEAU,
St.

Joseph Hermenegilde,

Conservative, Church of EngIsaac E., B.A., M.D.C.M.,


Oct.

Compton, Que. -- Born at Nicolet


Falls,
lish,

CRACK,

Arthur and

6, 1874, son of (Healy) Crack; Enggrandfather, Robert Crack, com-

Que.,

Ann

ing from England about

1840 and

settling in Richmond County; E. St. Francis College, Richmond, and McGill University, Montreal; Gill), 1900; M.D.C.M.,

B.A. (Mc(McGill),
Village

1904;

Chairman

Compton

Born Camille, Wolfe Co., Que. at Pierreville, Que., March 28, 1858, son of Theodore Cote and Julie Grenier Cote, adopted in 1859 by Guillaume Crepeau of St. Zephirin, French; E. at Seminary of Nicolet, Seminary of Sherbrooke, Que. general merchant and breeder of registered Shorthorn cattle; Mayor of St. Camille from 1892 to 1917, Warden Wolfe 1900 and 1917 President of E.T. Liberal-Conservative Ass'n, director E.T. 1911, Agricultural Ass'n, vice-president Dairy Board of member the Province of Quebec,
;

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139

Knights of Columbus, Catholic ForConL'Alliance Nationale servative, Roman Catholic; married Elodie Miquelon, daughter of Z. C. Miquelon, of St. Camille, Que., Nov. 5, 1883; children, Armand, Henri, de Louis Genzague, Marguerite,
;

Aline, Cecile.

M. G.

CROMBIE

CROMBIE, Marcus George, Richmond, Que., lumber and mill owner. Born at Melbourne, Que., Jan. 18, 1846, son of William and Mary J. (Montgomery) Crombie; Irish, father born in Ireland, coming to Canada
when
A. C.

Richmond; member Melbourne Volunteer Co.. 54th Batt. (now disbanded), CREPEAU, Armand Charles, 47 took part in Fenian Raids, 1866Born 1870; Mayor five years of Melbourne Gillespie St., Sherbrooke, Que. at St. Camille, Nov. 4, 1884, son of and Brompton Gore, Warden, RichJ. H. Crepeau and Elodie Miquelon mond County, 1900-2, 1908-9, memCrepeau, French; E. at St. Charles ber Protestant Committee of Public Seminary, Sherbrooke, Seminary of Instruction, Quebec, Mayor of village Philosophy, Montreal, Laval Univers- Kingsbury since incorporation, 1896ity of Quebec; graduated in land sur- 1914, vice-president Richmond Board veying at Laval University, June 10, of Trade, Councillor Eastern Town1909, opening an office in Sherbrooke ships Associated Boards of Trade, exthe same year, assistant to the chief pres. Richmond County Liberal Asand director engineer for the location of the Que- sociation, vice-pres. bec Eastern Railway, Sherbrooke to Richmond Agricultural Society, memin ber board of management St, Anpractising Quebec, (1911-12) Sherbrooke since, Provincial Land drew's Church; for some time enSurveyor, member Board of Trade, gaged in farming; manager KingsSherbrooke, Canadian Society of Civil bury Slate Quarry 1886, resigned, Engineers, Corporation of Quebec went to Illinois, engaged in railway Land Surveyors; Conservative, Rom- construction, returning to Kingsbury an Catholic; married Irene Sylvestre, 1869 and entered into partnership daughter of C. A. Sylvestre, Mont- with the late Major Williamson, unreal, Que., Feb. 7, 1910; children, der name of Williamson and CromMadelene, July 3, 1913; Richard, bie, lumber manufacturers, until 1890 when he acquired partner's interest, March 3, 1917.

CREPEAU

a boy; E. St. Francis College,

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Compton Co., Que., April 21, 1896; children, Cyril C., Oliver T. H., Grace E., E. Freda, Lottie, Evelyn, Francis, Rufus E., Patricia M.

being sole roprietor until 1902; that year he took into partnership his son, George, and son-in-law, T. G. Torranee, firm's name remaining the same, with mills, railway sidings and water power at Kingsbury, also, including over seventeen thousand acres of timber limits along Salmon Creek and shores of Brompton Lake; Mr. ^rombie has given very substantial support to the Sherbrooke Hospital
;

CROMWELL,
Que.

James, Sawyerville,
St.

Born at

Sylvester, Que.,
J.

1858, son of

Thomas and Elizabeth

(Kinnear) Cromwell, English and Scotch; Councillor Sawyerville, 1900 to 1909; member I.O.O.F., C.O.F. and to other institutions, also, to the Conservative, Presbyterian; married Lib- Mary MacKay, various patriotic undertakings Sawyerville, Que., eral, Presbyterian; married Jane 1883; children, Mabel E., Harry R. Trenholm, daughter of the late James Trenholm, Trenholmville, June 14, CROMWELL, Ayton, Cookshire, Born at St. Sylvester, Que., 1876; children, Winnifred M., George Q ue W., Ethel M. Sept. 17, 1860, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Jane (Kinnear) Cromwell;
;
.

public school; Councillor and Mayor, town Cookshire, Que., member I.O.O.F. Conservative, Methomarried Adams, Margaret dist;
E.
;

Eaton, Que., Jan., Ellen E., Howard Maud E. A. Ross.

1884;
R.

children,

(deceased),

CROTHERS, Dr. William, StanBorn at Clarencebridge East, Que. Que., Feb. 7, 1846, son of ville, Robert and Mary (Forman) Crothers, Irish, father came to Canada from Ireland about 1837 and settled at Clarenceville E. Clarenceville Academy and McGill "University; began practice of medicine 1876, M.D.C.M.; member Board of Trade, I.O.F.; Conservative, Anglican; married Mary J. Beattie, daughter of Porter Beattie at Stanbury, Que., June 11, 1882.
;

CROWELL,
F.

Robert Gilman, mer-

R.

CROMWELL,

M.P.

CROMWELL, Frederick Robt., M.P., Cookshire, Que. - - Born at Leeds, Megantic Co., Que., May 13, 1872, son of Thos. and Elizabeth (Kinnear) Cromwell; E. at public schools; elected, House of Commons for Compton Co., 1911, Mayor of Clifton, 1902, Councillor Eaton 1907, Councillor Cookshire, 1909-12; societies, C.O.F., Court Sunbeam, of Que. Sawyerville, Conservative, Presbyterian; married Martha Ellen MacKay, daughter of Hugh MacKay,
;

Born at Dunkin, chant, Sutton, Que. Que., March 1, 1870, son of Harvey and Jane (Potter) Crowell, English, family coming from England to
Massachusetts and later settling in Potton, 1860; E. public schools and North Troy Academy; conducted general store at Dunkin 15 years till 1904, also, cheese factory and creamery; 1907 purchased general store at Highwater, 1913 purchased general store of C. O. Smith, at Sutton, which he has conducted since; interested in agriculture, for many years conducting farm with general line of stock raising; supporter of good roads

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141

and other public movements; Postmaster Dunkin, 1897 till 1904; customs' officer Highwater, 1914 till

member Potton Council, 191213; C.O.F.. Mansonville Rifle Ass'n; Methodist, Liberal married Palma L.
1912;
;

(deceased 1911); married Lilenore Miltmore. Glen Sutton, Que. Nov. 12, 1913; children, Clinton R., 1892; Gordon H.. 1894; Isabel P. 1897; Nina E.. 1899; Ardis C., 1901: Ethan L., 1903; Rotus G., 1909; Sidney E., 1910.

Truax,

Michael, Dunham, Que. Born at Dunham, Que., Feb. 28, 1852, son of William and Catherine (Newton) Curley, Irish, father came from Ireland about 1835 to the United States and later settled at

CURLEY,

Dunham, Que.; E. public schools; extensive farmer, specially dairying Councillor for Dunham village, chair;

man
tor

coming from New England about 1812 and settling in Stanbridge, GUSHING, Charles Jackson, BarnE. Stanbridge Acad- ston, Que. Born at Barnston, Feb. Missisquoi Co. emy; entered employ Mullarkey & 1, 1850, son of Manda and Patty E. Co., wholesale boot and shoe dealers, (Abbott) Gushing, English, father Montreal, as commercial traveller in born at Lyndonville, Vt., later setEastern Townships continuing for 12 tled in Stanstead Co. E. Barnston years, resigning in 1889; established Academy; served as councillor about flour, feed and lumber business at fifteen years, Mayor three terms, Bedford in 1888, with M. F. Rice as school succeeded commissioner; Currie & Rice; in 1890 purchased father on homestead, retired 1914, partner's interest and continued busi- spent that year in California; active ness as sole proprietor since that in educational matters; Liberal, Bapdate takes special interest in agricul- tist; married Amelia Carr, daughter ture, good roads and civic improve- of Francis Carr, Compton, Que., June ment; appointed Missisquoi County 17, 1885. registrar, 1898. member of Bedford Council since 1908, nro-Mayor, 1912GUSHING, John Nelson, CoatiBorn at Coaticook, June 13, chairman School Commissioners cook, Que. several vears resigning in 1910, mem- 23, 1874, son of Adson B. and E. ber Bedford Board of Trade, member (Martin) Gushing, English, grandExecutive E.T. Associated Boards, father, M. T. Gushing, coming from president Missisquoi Agr'l Society, Vermont, settled at Stanstead Plain, 1913, sec.-treas. Missisquoi Co. Lib- 1820; E. public schools, Michigan
; ;
; ;

E. F. CURRIE School Board, member and direcCounty Agricultural Society married eral Association, 1896-7-8; member Conservative, Anglican Sarah C. Best, daughter of C. J. Best, A.F. & A.M., I.O.O.F.; vice-president Bedford Light and Power Co.; Anat Sutton, Que., Dec. 28, 1895. married Elma A. glican, Liberal CURRIE, Edwin Francis. Bedford, Reed, 1889, deceased 1909; married Born North Stanbridge. Que.. Cora M. Hulburd, of Bedford, Oct. Que. June 17. 1855, son of Horatio N. and 1912; children, Mary E., 1891; FranMary E. (Phelps) Currie, Scotch, ces R., 1893 John E., 1894 Lewis N., grandfather, Capt. Francis Currie. 1898; Isabel H., 1914.
: ;

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DAMON Edgar William, Dixville, Born at Dixville, Dec. 4, 1879, Que. son of Albert E. and Annie (Fenton) Damon; English and Scotch, Mr.
Damon,
Sr.,

coming from Vermont

about 1855 and settling near Dixville on a farm where he died in 1894; E. public schools; entered employ G.T.R. 1897 as brakeman and appointed conductor 1900; sustained serious injury in accident at Portland terminal, Feb. 2, 1901; retired from railway service, 1903, t.nd took up farming at Dixville elected Councillor of Municipality Dixville 1912, and re-elected 1915; member Stanstead Co. Agr'l Soc. and C.O.F. Anglican; Conservative; married Cora Howe, Dixville, Nov. 13, 1903.
;
;

Louis P. Auguste, SawBorn at Que., merchant. Henryville, Que., 1864, son of Frs.
yerville,
J.

DARCHE,

N.

GUSHING

in farming, in registered Guernsey dairy cattle, later became associated with F. B. McCurdy Co., brokers, as manager of Coaticook office; mem-

engaged for several years

specializing

&

ber Coaticook Board of Trade, A.F. & A.M., I.O.O.F., also, Mountaineer Fish and Game Club; Conservative married Bertha Sweeney, deceased 1905; married Lillian Rose Allard, deceased, 1914.
;

Xavier and Emerence (Simard) Darche; French, family coming from France in 1760, ancestor being officer in French army at Chambly; E. St. Hyacinthe College; general store at South Ham, Que., 1887; moved to Sawyerville, 1907, where he has conducted business as general merchant since; J.P. and Com. Superior Court; Liberal Conservative Ass'n, pres. Compton Council 1911, Knights of Columbus; Roman Catholic; married Josephine Demers, of St. Pierre, Que., 1888; children, Leopold, Stanislas, Jeanne, Lucien and Clovis.

D
DAKIN,
Que.,

contractor,

Frederick W., Sherbrooke, member firm of


- -

Loomis-Dakin Co., Ltd.


Ibervilel, Que.,

Born

at

July 19, 1888, son of Frederick Bruce Dakin and Florence L. Connolly; E. St. Johns' High
Gill

DARCHE, Dr. Joseph Aime, M.D., C.M., 49 King Street, Sherbrooke, Born at Danville, Aug. 31, Que. 1872, son of F. X. Darche and Emerence Simard, French; E. St. Charles Seminary, M.D., C.M., McGill; member, Societe Francaise d'OphthalD'Oto-Rhino-Laryngologie, molpgie, Paris, France; Roman Catholic; married Lucy Dubrule, daughter of J. N. Dubrule, St. Hyacinthe, Sept. 18, 1900.
J. Omer, 65-67 King Sherbrooke, Que., general merchant Botii at Danville, Que., April 29, 1883, son of G. Arthur Darche and Marie Pomela Poirier, of St. Cyrille de Wendover, descendant of
St.,

School, Westmount Academy, McUniversity, B.Sc. ; member St. George's Club: Independent; Anglican; mprried Freda Birks, daughter of Fred. Birks, of Montreal, May, 1913; children, John Kenneth, Aug., 1914.

DARCHE,

MEN OF TODAY
F.

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143

X. Darche who settled in Sherbrooke in 1884 with very large family; E. St. Charles Seminary, Sherbrooke; active member Sherbrooke Board of Trade, Alderman City of Sherbrooke 1915-17, appointed director of the E.T.A.A. in 1915, member C.O.F., Knights of Columbus, St. Francis and Tuque Rouge Clubs Conservative; Roman Catholic; married Juliette Duchesneau, daughter of H. Duchesneau, of Montreal, Oct. 19, 1908; children, Jeanette, 1909; Armand, 1911; and Aline, 1913.
;

French and Scotch; E. Seminary of Rimouski, Normal School, Quebec, St.


Patrick's Academy and Quebec Seminary; started general store at Ri-

manager

Franklin Howard, West Born at Sutton Junction, Feb. 19, 1881, son of Warren R. and Jane (Westover) Darrah; merchant; assistant Postmaster Sutton Junction and West Brome; member

DARRAH,

Brome, Que.

mouski, 1881; accountant and then five years for J. H. Gendron, Sherbrooke; 1890, founded firm of Dastous, Farwell & Co., flour and grain brokers; in 1894 bought out with his father Macfarlane Milling Co., Sherbrooke; 1898, formed firm of Dastous & Co., general brokers 1913, appointed Postoffice inspector of Sherbrooke division, comprising 9 counties; member K. of C.; Roman married Dorilda Catholic; Alix, daughter of E. Leblanc, Ottawa, Aug. 2, 1893; children, Marguerite, 1894; Graciense, 1895; Pauline, 1899; Roger, 1906; George, 1911.
;

Brome County
I.O.O.F.
;

Horticultural Society, Liberal; Anglican; married Lydia P. Draper, daughter of J. C. Draper, at Sutton Junction, Jan. 30, 1903; one daughter, Dorothy Alma, 1906.

DAVIDSON,
Cliff,

Que.

William Hugh, Ayer's Born County of Antrim,

Ireland, Sept. 6, 1848, Scotch; general farming at Libbytown, specialty,

Durham

cattle; appointed J.P.,

1908;

director of Stanstead Agricultural Society, president one year, member Barnston Farmers' Club; Liberal, married Jane Anglican; Keeler, daughter of H. Keeler, at St. Raymond, Que., April 1, 1873; children,
J.,

David, 1874; Pheobe E., 1877; Sarah 1879, (deceased 1903) Ellen J., 1882; Minnie A., 1883, (deceased 1908); Amy B., 1886; Christina M., 1889; T. Ernest J., 1891.
;

DAVINGNON,
Knowlton, Que.

Joseph

Narcisse,
St.

Alexander, Que., Oct. 21, 1859, son of Narcisse and Marie (Messier) Davingnon, French; E. public schools elected first council of Knowlton, served nine years, Mayor 1894, pres. Board of Trade, past-pres. E. T. Immigration Society; entered employ of the late Mrs. D. C. Rodden & Co., general merchants, Waterloo, 1878; in 1881 said firm opened branch at Knowlton of which he was appointed manager; 1884, purchased stock from L. E. DASTOUS said company entering into business DASTOUS, Louis Emmanuel Mur- under name of "Davingnon & Pratt," Post Office Inspector, Sher- general merchants; since that date ray, Born at Quebec, Aug. very considerably increased the busibrooke, Que. 2, 1863, son of Louis Antoine and ness, owner of farm and deeply inMargaret Jane (Murray) Dastous terested in agriculture and maple
; ;

Born at

144

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James, 1885; Thomas, 1886; Rosa, 1889; Melvina, 1893; Eva, 1898.

sugar industry; moved resolution of pure maple product law at E. T. Board of Trade annual meeting 1913; active in good roads movement, educational and all matters pertaining to the advancement of the Eastern Townships; sold out store 1916 and has opened office as real estate and insurance broker; Catholic; married Nellie D. Pratt, Stanbridge East, Que., Feb. 9, 1884; children, Lillian M., Pearl A., Cyrille E., Leslie E.,
Stella.

James W., Bury, Que. Born at Rawsendale, Eng., June 24, 1866, son of George and Elizabeth Cuncliffe Dawson, English; E. in England; elected Bury Council, 1913; member Bury Board of Health; I.O.O.F. Independent Liberal, Angli;

DAWSON,

can; learned the building trade

in

DAWSON, Edward, Compton, hotel proprietor Born at Lachute, Que., Feb. 20, 1863, son of Richard and Elizabeth (Moody) Dawson; Scotch, grandfather, Richard Dawson, Sr., coming from Scotland to Canada when a young man; E. public schools; spent some time in New England States; in 1885 engaged in farming and stock raising in Compton County; sold out in 1910 and moved to Compton village; 1912 purchased Saultry James P., 1904. block and opened new Compton hotel which he continues to conduct together with livery; member of Newport Township Council for 15 years from 1894; school commissioner 9 years; Postmaster New Mexico, Que., 21 years; School Com. Compton village since 1912; Anglican, Conservative; married Florence M. Austin, 3, Sawyerville, Sept. 1885; one daughter, Edna Florence H., 1910.

England, came to Canada when twenty years of age, where he followed his trade for several years; he succeeded his father as a farmer, where he has been most successful, he is also interested in lumbering while in the council he was a strong advocate of good roads, and took a keen interest in municipal matters married Sarah Parsons, daughter of Thomas Parsons, Bury, Que., July, 1892; children, Thomas G., 1894; Guy H., 1897; Clarence W., 1899 Blanche M., 1901; Elizabeth J., 1903;
; ; ;

DAWSON,
Born
at

William, Ives, Que.

Ipswich, Mass., March 23, 1850, son of Frederick and Martha U. (Wallace) Dawson, English, father
first settled

coming from England and


in

Massachusetts, later moved to Wolfe County, Que.; E. public schools; served as Councillor and School Commissioner many years, appointed Postmaster Ives, Que., when office was established; early in life entered lumber business, erecting the first cir. saw mill in Dudswell; owner of large timber limits and other land
properties; in 1913 retired from business and succeeded by his sons; Liberal,

G. L.

DE LOTINVILLE

DELOTTINVILLE, Gustave L., 58 Anglican; married Lucy Berton, Montreal St., Sherbrooke, Que. daughter of Joseph Berton, Ives, Born at Three Rivers, Que., Nov. 18, Que., Nov. 27, 1877; children, Ira W., 1857, son of Octave DeLottinville 1879; Charles, 1880; Mary, 1883 and M. Lucie Beaudry, ancestors
;

MEN OF TODAY
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145

Picardie, a province of France; E. at St. Joseph Seminary, Three Rivers, admitted at the Bar Jan. 12, 1884; appointed Clerk of the Crown and Clerk of the Circuit Court

surgeon; much interested in autos, having agency for McLaughlin School Com. since 1912; member, K. of C., C.M.B.A., C.O.F., George Fish and Game Club; Independent; Roman for the District of St. Francis, Aug. Catholic married Delmeria, daughter Louis Marcou, Richelieu, Que., 3, 1897; has been president of many of of local French institutions of Sher- Aug. 26, 1902; has three sons. brooke; Grand Knight of Sherbrooke DEMERS, Yves Emelien, N.P., Council, No. 530, K. of C.; takes - - Born at Farnham, great interest in civic and patriotic Granby, Que. Oct. 20, 1890, son of P. E. Demers organizations; from 1884 to 1897 took active part in politics and fought and Emma Depeltrault; E. Holy Cross in all the battles of his party in the College, Farnham, Monoir Seminary, Eastern Townships, where he was Marieville, St. Charles Seminary, known as a strong speaker, a hard Sherbrooke, and Laval, Montreal, B.S. and LL.B. degrees, Notary Pubworker and a valuable organizer
;
;

Joseph, St. John Bap- lic; Catholic. tist, Royal Guardians, Knights of DESEVE, Rev. Henri Oscar, DixColumbus, Mess of 54th, Tuque Born at Sherbrooke, Nov. ville, Que. S.S. Club, Sherbrooke, AutoRouge 11, 1880, son of Oscar and Catherine mobile Club; Liberal, Roman Catho(Curran) Deseve; French-Irish; anlic; married Marie Emilie Gauthier, cestors came from Isle de France daughter of Ed. Gauthier, Three about 1670, first settling in Quebec Rivers, May 18, 1885; one son, and then in Montreal; grandfather Maurice, Jan. 10, 1895. came to Sherbrooke about 60 years ago; E. St. Charles College, Sherbrooke,and Grand Seminary, Montreal; appointed Curate at Windsor Mills, 1906; Curate at Richmond, 1907; Parish Priest at Bury, 1908; Parish Priest, Dixville, 1916.
societies,
St.

DESNOYERS, James, Farnham, Born at St. Alexander, Jan. Que. 15, 1862, son of Serephin and Orelie French, Desnoyers; (Narbonne) grandfather coming from France when a young man, served in war of 1812; E. Normal School, J. C., Montreal; as young man taught school for time and, also, spent one year in
Rhode Island; came to Farnham in 1882; in 1900, formed partnership with Mr. G. E. Loud, firm being Loud and Desnoyer, general merchants; in 1910, formed partnership with Mr. L. E. Beauchemin and bought out Mr.
DR. O.

DEMERS
Olivier,

Loud's interest; firm has developed

an extensive trade
district; vice-pres.

in the

town and
of
;

Farnham Board
C.

Que. -- Born at St. Bridgide, Que., Roman Catholic, Liberal; married 1877, son of Olivier and Celina (Te- Marie L. St. Armand, Jan. 31, 1887; brault) Demers, French and English; children, Frederick, 1889; Alberta, E. St. Hyacinthe College, Laval Uni- 1891; Wilfrid, 1895; Henri, 1897 versity; graduated 1902 and opened Ernest, 1899; Willie, 1900; Juliette, office at Farnham, appointed C.P.R. 1904.
;

DEMERS,

Dr.

Farnham, Trade; member K. of

and C.O.F.

146

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man, Que. -- Born at Potton, Que., June 5, 1863, son of Alvin and Harriet (Homer) Dingman; Councillor,

appointed sec.-treas. 1907, sec.-treas. school commissioners, member Board of Trade; Liberal, Methodist; married Myrtle Hall, daughter of Andrew Hall, Iron Hill, Que., June 2, 1897 Roman Catholic; after leaving school children, Ernest H., 1898, (deceased) he engaged in various kinds of work 1905; Erie, 1906, (deceased) 1908. for seven years; returning to Inverness he succeeded his father as DINNING, Wm. Henry, Maple farmer and hotel keeper, the Devaney Grove, Que. Born at Maple Grove, hotel has been open to the public Que., Aug. 5, 1853, son of Geo. and since 1847; Mr. Devaney has always Margaret (Humphrey) Dinning, Irish, taken a keen interest in every move- father born in Ireland, came to Quement tending towards the betterment bee City, later lived in Ontario, finof agriculture; married Maria H. Me- ally settled in Megantic Co. in 1860; Avee, daughter of Bernard McAvee, E. public schools; engaged in farmQuebec City, Jan. 18, 1888; one son, ing, one of the largest dealers in live Thomas B., Nov. 14, 1888. stock in Southern Quebec; dealer in timber and real estate in Quebec and Canadian West; in favor of taking of Good Roads Act, 1912, DICK, Robert S., North Hatley, advantage Born at Thurso, Scotland, for improvement of roads; Councillor Que. June 25, 1869, Scotch; Councillor at of Municipality of S. Ireland for , North Hatley, Que., conducts store at vears Mav Tr *? r I2 y ears f ne te rm Jus tlc e of Peace School Lennoxville; Masonic; Liberal, BapT married Marion Leith, of Thurso, Commissioner S. Ireland for 25 years, tist; chairman 15 years; Ind ConservaScotland, Nov. 20, 1894; children, d Florence N. William J. Donald, Robert and ArY e Angllc *f mar Ward, daughter of Rev. R. G. Ward, t y. 1ir T Inverness, Dec. 27, 1883; children, George G., 1885; M. Anna, 1887 JasniiMriuAM N. Darwin TJ f Born at Ethel, 1888; THarry H., 1890; W.R^r-f DINGMAN, M r \QQ-I wniioJi iea<?. North Potton, Que., Oct. 15, 1858, ^ er ', i,89 U<i fef i aa Florence 1899 rand G " 1895 son of Niram D and Ann M. (TayMatthew Porter, Beebe, lor) Dingman, English, parents comDIXON, Born at Beebe, Sept. 6, 1876, ing from Berkshire, Vt., in fall of Que. E. in public schools and South son of Matthew and Amelia (House) 1854; Lancaster, Mass. general farming Dixon, English, his father, Matthew formerly for some years engaged in Dixon, of Northumberland Co., cornextensive lumbering operations, also, ing to Canada, 1832, serving in volgeneral agent for the International unteer forces in 1837 as lieutenant, Tract and Missionary Society, trav- and later being appointed preventa;

James Alexander, In-- Born at Inverness, Nov. 17, 1847, son of Thomas and Mary (Brown) Devaney, Irish, father came to Quebec from Ireland in 1831 and moved to Inverness one year later, where he died; E. public schools and St. Johnsbury Academy; member County Agricultural Society; Liberal,
verness, Que.

DEVANEY,

DINGMAN,

Herbert Alvin, East-

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elling extensively in Quebec and Ontario in the interests of that society; for several years secretary and treas-

tive officer stationed successively at

urer of the Seventh Day Adventist Conference of Q.uebec served several terms as councillor and school commisssioner for the township of Potton; Independent, Seventh Day Adventist; married Emma A., daughter of the late Samuel Drew, of Knowlton's Landing, Que., Sept. 24, 1883.
;

Stanstead, St. Regis, Geprgeville and Lineboro and, also, serving as Mayor of Stanstead and Beebe Plain; E. at Stanstead College entered employ B. & M. 1899 and is at present agent of company at Beebe Jet.; appointed Postmaster of Beebe, 1912; sec.treas. Municipal Council and School Commission, Beebe, since 1902; member I.O.O.F., organist and choir leader
;

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147

Methodist Church since 1900; married Ethel M. House at Beebe, June 17, 1902; children, Miriam P., 1908; Georgian S., 1905 (deceased 1907)
;

acres, specializing breeding Holstein

and Ayrshire cattle, Leicester sheep; advocate of good roads and improvement of educational advantages in
rural
sections;
in

Margaret

E., 1911.

member

of

Home

1871 taking part in Eccles DOAK, James Henry, bank man- Hill battle, June 22, 1871; elected to Born at Sutton Township Council 1868 and ager, Thetford Mines, Que. Coaticook, June 17, 1874, son of served continually since, Mayor two Geo. O. Doak, B.C.L., and Catherine terms, commissioner 18 years, past E. Sleeper; ancestors came from west pres. Co. Agr'l Soc. J.P. for past 20 of Scotland and north of Ireland, years, member Council of Agriculseven brothers coming to America in ture, Quebec Farmers' Club; Liberal, 18th century, some settling in Quebec Methodist A. married Harriett and New Brunswick and other in U.S. Downs, daughter of John B. Downs, Grandfather was a pioneer in Comp- of Sutton vie., Que., March 23, 1869; ton Co. and father a prominent law- children, Lydia P., 1870; Denis C., yer and batonnier of Bar of St. Fran- (Lieut.-Col. and O.C. 5 C.M.R., overcis; E. Coaticook High School and seas, see Military Section) 1872 HarUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore; riet A., 1874. 1890-95 paymaster Penman Mfg. Co., Coaticook; 1907-9 manager E. T. DRAPER, Dr. Frank Erie, M.D. Bank, Farnham; 1904-7 manager E. C.M., Bedford. - - Born at Sutton, T. Bank, Magog; 1909-1915 man- Que., Jan. 28, 1887, son of Frank P. ager C. B. of Commerce at Danville; and Emma (Swett) Draper; gradusince 1915 Thetford Mines, A.F. ated McGill University 1912; mem& A.M. Anglican, Conservative^ mar- ber Canadian Medical, A.F. & A.M., ried Grace B. Boyle, daughter of Rev. Bedford Rifle; Independent, MethoF. J. Boyle, of Frampton. Oct. 16, dist; married Mary Eliza Currie, 1901; children, Malcolm H.. 1904; daughter of E. F. Currie, Bedford, Marguerite C., 1905; Geo. Kenneth Que., Nov. 19, 1914. L., 1909; Douglas K., 1911; Jas. Basil, 1913; Beatrice M., 1914. DRESSER, Warren Sydney, SherBorn at Richmond, brooke, Que. DONAGHY, William Joseoh, Cran- Que., March 30, 1852, son of John F. Born at St. Ferdinand and Catherine (Adams) Dresser, berry, Que. de Halifax, March 18. 1857, son of English were ancestors descent,
; ; ; ;

Guards

John and Mary (Ellis) Donaghy; among early settlers in Connecticut, Commissioner South Ireland, 1914, his father, born at Fryeburg, Me., Postmaster for ten years at Cran- coming to Stanstead about 1812, later berry; Liberal, Anglican; married located at Richmond; brought up on Harriet Amadon, daughter of Chas. a farm E. public school and St. FranAmadon, New Ireland, June 29, cis College; after leaving college en1880; four sons and three daughters, gaged as clerk in Danville, later for four years in shop wood-working line DRAPER, John Colburn, Sutton came to Sherbrooke 1874 and after Born at Dunham, Que., being engaged several years as acJet., Que. July 3, 1839, son of John and Zoa countant, in 1883 opened a general (Smith) Draper, Scotch, father was insurance office, Sherbrooke; 1887 born in Mass., came with his mother became partner in the insurance busiand settled in townshirj of Dunham, ness of W. C. Lyford, which had been
; ;

later
lie

moved

to Sutton Jet.; E. at pub-

established in 1875, purchasing part-

High Schol, West Brome. ner's interest 1889, continuing the Que.; when young man was engaged enlarged business under the firm as traveller for Hoskins Josleyn, Bed- name of W. S. Dresser & Co., this
schools,

Que., for 7 years; later pur- firm now consists of W. S. Dresser, chased farm at Brome and later lo- manager, H. A. Hyndman, Capt. H. cated on farm at Sutton of about 300 A. Sampson and J. R. Simms; the
ford,

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Woodward, 1877, (deceased 1902); children, Walter W., Clara, Florence, Eva and John W.; married Alice M. Hitchcock, widow late A. W. Hyndman, L.D.S., and 1904 (deceased 1915) no children.
late Capt. J.
;

DREW,

Laurin, Lindsay, Dixville,

Born at Barnston, Que., Nov. 14, 1876, son of Alonzo and Mary (White) Drew; farmer; member Dixville Council, 1913 and 1914; Liberal,
lin.

Baptist; married Rosella Perry, BerN.H., 1907; one son, Darrold A., 1914.

WARREN

S.

DRESSER

firm transacts all branches of insurance and is well and favorably known throughout the province in earlier years Mr. Dresser was very active in all matters pertaining to the betterment of Sherbrooke, an ex-alderman,
;

Stanstead Colleges, McGill, B.A., Lamanaging-director and val LL.B.; Board of Notaries, N.P. treasurer Crown Real Estate Co. Inc. Principal Bedford Academy, 1897-9; and director North American Acci- practiced as notary at Cowansville, dent Ins. Co., Montreal; director Do- 1902-12 and at Richmond since latter minion Lime Co., Ltd., and Galbraith date; 1905-12 sec.-tre'as. Cowansville & Gate, Ltd., Sherbrooke; member St. School Board, Dunham tp. Council, George's Club, Sherbrooke; Indepen- Dunham tp. School Board, Dunham dent Conservative, Protestant; mar- village Council and School Board ried Hannah E. Woodward, daughter since 1912 sec'y Cleveland tp. school
ties,

a charter member and active worker in the Board of Trade, one of the organizers and an ex-president of the Y.M.C.A., member of Curling Club, Snowshoe Club, Skating Club, a director several years of the E. T. Agricultural Association and of several industrial concerns in and about Sherbrooke; in 1900, acting as special representative of City of Sherbrooke, ht presented in person, in London, Eng., a memorial to Lord Strathcona, which by further action on part of the city, resulted in formation of Strathcona Square, Sherbrooke; one of the original governors Sherbrooke Hospital, is president Improved RealLtd.,

DROUIN, Joseph Arthur, N.P., Granby, Que. Born at La Baie, Yamaska, Jan. 8, 1885, son of Charles and Louise (Allard) Drouin, French, ancestors came to Canada in 1636; first marriage contract in Canada was drawn for Robert Drouin by Jean Guyon, N.P., 1636, at Beauport, Que.; E. Nicolet Seminary, B.S. degree member Artisans; Catholic; graduated from Laval; 1906-11 siudied in office of J. A. Lemire, N.P., Three Rivers; admitted to practice notarial profession, July, 1911, same year formed partnership with H. L. Cardin, N.P., St. Aime; 1912 went to Windsor Mills where he remained two years; March, 1915, bought no;

tarial

practice
;

of

J.

R.

Tartre,

Granby, Que. married Bella Bellefeuille, Three Rivers, Sept. 23, 1912.

DUBOYCE, Percy Clare, B.A., Born LL.B., N.P., Richmond, Que. at West Bolton, Que., Dec. 27, 1875, son of Rotus Parmelee and Blanche (Mooney) Duboyce; great grandtler

father, Jonothan Duboyce, first setWest Bolton, coming from Rhode Island, to which his ancestors came

E.

from England with Roger Williams; Knowlton Academy, Joliette and


;

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149

P.
r -*-.--

C.

DUBOYCE
;

odist; pres. Missisquoi Dist. S.S. Union, member executive S.S. Ass'n of Prov., delegate to Meth. Conference several

board and Richmond Co. Council Richmond County Circuit Clerk Court; trustee Stanstead College; Cleveland tp. sec.-treas. 1912-15 Council, treas. Good Roads Congress Committee; Sec. Finance Com.. Meth. P. H. DUBUC Church, Richmond; pres. Richmond and Melbourne Branch Can. Red C.F. member club de chasse et peche, Cross, vice-pres. 1916-17 E.T. Assoc- C.C.S. district of St. Francis; Libiated Boards, member executive E.T. eral, Roman Catholic; married EuImmigration Soc. and one of organof Joseph izers thereof; pres. McGill Grad. Soc. genie Paradis, daughter St. Andre, Kamouraska, of class 1897, vice-pres. Anti- Alco- Paradis, Marie Gerard holic League of P.Q., Royal Arcanum, May 1, 1912; children, Marcel, 1913; Marie Therese Lucille, sec. Yamaska Council; Liberal, MethMarie Gisele Mireille, 1916. Co. S.S. Union 1914;
;

and Richmond Co.

DUKE, Erwin Archer, LennoxBorn at Hartford, Conn. ville, Que. married Jessie Edith, daughter years; managing director and sec.-treas. Thomas Haig Halladay, at Bed- Eastern Townships Brick and Manuof ford, June 15, 1904; one son, Roslyn facturing Co.; A.F. & A.M.; Ind. M. H., April 30, 1907. Con., Anglican; married Florence B. Perry, daughter of S. W. Perry, LenDUBUC, M. Hector Philippe Born noxville, March 26, 1913; one son, W. at Sherbrooke, Que., Aug. 2. 1884, Harrison, 1914. son of Louis and Marie Blandine (Auger) Dubuc, French; E. Sherbrooke Seminary and Laval UniDUNBAR, Robert Gilbert, KingsBorn at Melbourne, Que. versity, graduated 1909, degree LL.L. bury, Que. Opened office as notary at Sher- Mayor of Township of Melbourne and brooke, 1909, secretary and director Brompton Gore, 1916, president Rich"La Cie Mutuelle D'Immeubles Des mond Co. Wool Growers and Sheep Cantons De L'Est, manager La C. P. Breeders' Ass'n; president of Farmof Sherbrooke local secretary Union ers' Club of Township of Melbourne St. Fieri e of Montreal, La Caisse des and Brompton Gore; Independent, families of Quebec, and member Presbyterian; married Myrtle GreenUnion St. Joseph of Sherbrooke, pres- wood, daughter of T. M. Greenwood; ident of Cercle Larocque de 1'A.C.J., children, Percy H. M. and Mary M.
; ;

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R., Sherbrooke, has had long experience as cheese Born at Dundee, Scotland, manufacturer, being engaged as manOct. 4, 1872, son of Chas. and Jane ager of factories at various places in Duncan, Scotch, family coming to Ontario; in 1902 came to CowansSherbrooke in 1879 with British ville as superintendent of the DoAmerican Land Co.; E. at the public minion Government cheese curing schools in Sherbrooke and Pennsyl- room, when this was closed four years

DUNCAN, James

Que.

College, Philadelphia, DD.S., F.P.D.S. upon completion of College course, entered into active business with brother, John O. Duncan, on the death of John O. Duncan, the business was incorporated (1914) with Jas. R. Duncan as pres. and general manager; was also one of the founders of the Duncan Electric Co., Ltd., Montreal; Gov. of Sherbrooke Hospital, associate director E.T.A.A., Capt. 53rd Regt. Justice of the Peace; life member Prince of Wales Lodge, A.F. & A.M., St. George's Club, ex-pres. Sherbrooke Snowshoe Club; Liberal, Presbyterian.
;

vania

later, in

connection with H.
Z.

and others formed the

J. S.

Allen

Law-

rence Dairy Co., of West Shefford, acting as sec.-treas., and two years later taking over the Cowansville end, of the business and retiring from the

Lawrence Co., director and vicepresident E.T. Dairy Exchange for many years; I.O.F.; Presbyterian, Liberal; married Adeline M. Johnstone, of St. Marys, Ont., March 2, 1882; children, Stanley, Edna, Ross, Gladys, William.
L. S.

William Walker, Lt.Bury, Que. (see also military Born at Lanarkshire, Scotsection) land, June 7, 1862, son of Peter C.
Col.j

DUNSMORE,

and Margaret
Scotch,

(Brodie)

Dunsmore,

in 1879, where his parents settled; Lt.-Co.l. in com-

came

to

Bury

of 7th Hussars headquarters, Bury, volunteered for overseas service, firoing to England as major, 117th E.T.'B.; elected Bury Council, 1908, Mayor, 1908-09-10; A.F. & A.M., I.O. O.F., I.O.F.; Conservative, Methodist; married Jane Evans, daughter of John F. Evans at Motherwell. Scot'-nd. Feb. 3, 1882; children, William W., 1883; Geo. E., 1885; Robert D., 1886; Margaret B., 1890; Charles, 1892; Andrew. 1894; Grace V., 1896; Arthur B., 1899; Allen N., 1902.

mand

DUPUIS,
Que.

Alexis Louis, Coaticook,

Born at Henrwille, Qpe., Dec.

25, 1868, son of Calixte and" Adeline

(Boyer) Dupuis, French, the first representative of the family coming from France several generations ago and are descendants of Capt. Dupuis T. W. who was made warden of the first parish formed in Montreal in 1600; DUNN, Thomas Weir, Cowansville, descendants afterwards located in Born at Ingersoll, Ont., Aug. Acadia where they experienced the Que. 24, 1856, son of William and Annie hardships of 1775 E. at District (Reid) Dunn, Scotch, family coming School, Iberville, Que.; in 1888 entto Canada from Scotland in 1842 and ered partnership with the late Samuel settling in Ingersoll, Ont.; E. public Cleveland as general merchants at schools and Woodstock, Ont., College; North Coaticook; in 1890 removed to

DUNN

MEN OF TODAY

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151

Coaticook proper and continued business until 1891, May, 1891, purchased partner's interest and continued general store until 1912, in 1913 established at Coaticook store and ware rooms carrying carriage

and hardware lines; elected alderman for Coaticook, 1906-12; Judge Commissioner's Court, J.P., and president of the Board of Trade, member Nat-onal

Alliance,

Jean Baptiste;

first

Royal Museum, St. French-Canadian

E. P.

DUPUIS

A. L.

DUPUIS

in office of H. D. Mould dealers; in 1892 came to St. Hyacinthe as head clerk in D. Beauvais' store; 1896, located in Coaticook and established business as general merchant which he has conducted C.P.R. very successfully; ticket agent at Coaticook since 1902; 1906 in company with the late S. Bachand established creamery No. 1 and which became one of largest

New York & Co., ice

creameries in
elected by acclamation as Regent of Royal Arcanum in Province of Quebec; Liberal, Roman Catholic; married Catherine G. Martin (deceased Dec., 1894), daughter of Thos. Martin, Coaticook, April 26, 1892; second, Sophia L. Daunt, Boston, Mass., Jan. 18, 1899; one daughter, Catherine Grace, Dec. 25, 1894.
prize
tion,

province

taking

first

and medal at Dominion Exhibi-

DUPUIS, Edmond Pierre, CoatiDURKEE, Franklin Judson, West cook, Que. - - Born at St. Luc, St. Johns Co., Que., Aug. 12, 1870, son Brome, Que. Born at West Brome, of Pierre and Edesse (Beauvais) Du- April 27, 1865, son of George and puis, French, family coming from Sarah (Lockey) Durkee, English, anFrance several generations ago; E. cestors coming from Vermont and public schools, Commerc'.al College, settled in Brome County; E. public Iberville, and St. Johns High School; schools; merchant, established presentered store as clerk with J. A. ent general store in 1913; J.P., memLomme, St. Johns; in 1890 went to ber Brome Co. Agr'l Soc., A.O.F. ;

Sherbrooke, 1907; president Coaticook Board of Trade 1915; president Stanstead Co. Liberal Ass'n, 1915; member Knights of Columbus, Alliance National, Senior C.O.F., Zouaves; Roman Catholic, Liberal married Diana Bachand, Coaticook, Que., Sept. 22, 1896; children; Stanislas E., Denise D., Pierre L.
;

152

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IN

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;

married Gertrude F. Liberal, Methodist; married Isabelle (deceased) Fermandez, daughter of John Fer- Knuckey, Aug. 3, 1909; children, mandez, Montreal, Aug. 1, 1889; Frederick Eugene, Charles Edward, children, Gladys S., 1890; George A., (killed in action overseas; Elizabeth 1894. Jessie, Ola Genevieve, Gertrude and , Allyn Leon Knuckey, Hollis, and DUSSAULT, Napoleon T., Sher- Royce Coleman (adopted) (in overBorn at Sherbrooke, seas service.) brooke, Que. Dec. 21, 1842, son of Germain and Geniveve Dussault, (Chainard) DYER, Herman Horace, Sutton, French; ex-president E.T.A.A. estab- Que. Born at Sutton, Nov. 17, 1869, lished business as merchant tailor in son of Eugene A. and Addeline (Car1866, occupying present store, 65 penter) Dyer; E. Sutton Academy; Wellington St., Odell block, since it engaged in early life in general farmwas built, 1877; member, Knights of ing and stock raising, later in reai Roman estate business and acting as assistConservative, Columbus; Catholic; married Malvina Deseve, ant to his father, the late E. A. Dyer, daughter of Francis H. Deseve, Sher- at whose death he was appointed brooke, Feb. 20, 1869; children, N. joint curator of estate; chairman Arthur, J. C. Hector, Blanche, Alice, Sutton Village School Board for some and Eva. years; prominent in Masonry, being
' .
!

member Sutton Lodge,

Mt. Sutton Sussex and Preceptory Chapter, Anglican, Shrine; member C.O.F. Conservative; married Kathleen F. O'Regan, Sutton, Sept. 14, 1893 children, Harry O'R, 1896; Dorothy T., 1898; Emily C., 1903.
; ;

LEON

E.

DYER
Sutton, Que.

DYER, Leon Eugene,

Born at Sutton, April 15, 1861, son of Eugene A. and Harriet (Jackson) Dyer; E. public schools, McGill

and Brothers Normal School, ROBT. S. DYSON Chambly; sec.-treas. School Corns. 20 years, 1886 to 1906 and since then member Council, retired from busiDYSON, Robert Emery, Richmond, Born at Richness as merchant in 1911; I.O.F. and Que., lumber dealer I.O.O.F. mond, Feb. 16, 1859, son of George Conservative, Anglican married Mae E. Cutter, Aug. 8, 1883 and Ellen (Harriman) Dyson, Eng; ;

MEN OF TODAY
lish,

IN

THE EASTERN TOWNSHIPS


cinthe,

153

grandfather coming from North Cove, Yorkshire, Eng., 1831; E. public schools; lived many years St. Cyr, Cleveland being postmaster Tp.,

twenty years, Mayor, Councillor, exwarden Richmond County, ex-Mayor and Councillor town of Richmond, member Board of Trade; for a long period manager of lumber mills for the late John Greenshields, later managed same business for Montreal Lumber Co.; came to Richmond 1903 graber, of Sutzava, Austria, Feb. 17, where he has been extensively en- 1902; children, Henry, 1899; Clara, gaged in lumber and pulpwood busi- 1897; Lizzie, 1900.
;

opened a clothing store at St. Hyaand in 1899 removed to Sherbrooke present firm of Echenberg Bros., furniture dealers, formed in 1902, purchased present business block in 1910, carries on an extensive business; member C.O.F., Sherbrooke Board of Trade; married, first, Rebecca Lehrea (deceased Aug. 19, 1900) second, Eva Etta Holdengraber, daughter of Moses Holden;

ness, contracting for large delivery to American paper mills ; a strong Moses, Sherbrooke, supporter of good roads, instrumental Born in Russia, Sept. 5, 1863, in macadamizing streets of Richmond, Que. in town and pub- son of Sampson and Clara Echenberg, always progressive lic matters; I.O.F. ; Liberal, Metho- Jewish, came to Canada in 1886, lodist; married Ida L. Porter, daughter cated in Montreal, came to Sher-

ECHENBERG,

William Porter, Danville, Que., June brooke 1892, conducts extensive furn7, 1887; children, Archie E., 1889; iture business in Sherbrooke in partnership with his brother under firm Myrtle E., 1891; Pearl I., 1904. name of Echenberg Bros; Liberal, DYSON, Albert Henry, Way's Jewish; married Leah Smith, daughBorn at Langholm, Scot- ter of Jos. Smith, Nov. 16, 1888; chilMills, Que. land, Dec., 1865, son of William dren, Abraham D., 1889; Rebecca, Henry and Emma (Stevenson) Dy- 1892; Bertha, 1895; Samuel, 1897; son, English, parents natives of York- Bessie, 1900.
.

shire,

Eng., came to Canada


in

1873,

Eastern Townships, Mr. Dyson, Sr., being for many years with Paton Mfg. Co., Sherbrooke; E.
settling

private

school;
Mills,

manager Trenholm
Trenholmville,
for

Woolen

became manager Barnston Woolen Mills, Way's Mills, becoming partner and superintendseveral years; 1890

ent in concern in 1903, sold to Telford & Chapman, 1914, continuing as supt. of woolen mill and becoming pres of company; Methodist, Libmarried Elizabeth Johnson, eral; Danville, Que., Dec., 1887; children, Harry S., Emma A., A. Roy, G. William, G. Ruth, Gordon D.

J.

KEITH EDWARDS

Menassa B., 132 Sherbrooke, Que. Born in Russia, July 4, 1871, son of Sampson and Clara Echenberg, Jewish, came to Canada July 4, 1894, locating in Sherbrooke; in 1895
Wellington
St.,

ECHENBERG,

EDWARDS, James Keith, SherBorn at Huntingdon, brooke, Que. Que., son of John and Agnes Muir Edwards, Scotch; E. Sherbrooke Academy, Montreal Business College and Paris, France; one of the organ-

154

MEN OF TODAY

IN

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member of Eaton Council in 1914; Conservative, Anglican; moved to Westbury with his parents in 1872 and later to Sawyerville; followed
elected
the lumber business for many years, contracting for the Cookshire Chemical Co.; succeeded his father on the farm, consisting of four hundred acres; married Esther Lowery, daughter of Thomas Lowery, Sawyervilse, Dec 26, 1893; children, Harold O., 1895 Blanche M., 1901; Garner W.
5

izers of and for fifteen years with Edwards' Furniture Co., now conducting Edwards' Realty Co.; Alderman City of Sherbrooke, pro-Mayor, 1916, member Council of Board of Trade several years, Sherbrooke representative on Returned Soldiers' Commission, President Liberal As-

sociation; Presbyterian.

i7ru/ADrc n i MI EDWARDS, Gordon Nelson.


in

Sherbrooke, Feb. 22, 1884, son of

Born Q

1902

John and Agnes (Muir) Edwards, Scotch; E. Sherbrooke High School and O. B. College; member Edwards EMBURY, William Hutchinson, Furniture Co. and Edwards Land Born at Adamsville, Magog, Que. Co., member Board of Trade, Sher- Q ue ., April 27, 1846, son of Peter brooke Snowshoe Club; Liberal, and Clarinda (Chadsey) Embury, Presbyterian. Irish> gran dfather, Samuel Embury, born in New York City and moved to
St.

Armand, Que., following war of


5

.tered to Bytoln, now Edinburgh Uni. t ut at close p C \ War, returned to Ottawa, as teacher and later locating Ma succeeded father on homeog in Stanstead, teaching at Marlow and se ce du " n F an Raid Stanstead Academy; E. public school ****'* f | 870 Deceiving medal, $100 grant and Derby Academy; 1880 appointed ) customs officer at Beebe Jet., resigned ^r services; advocate of consoli* schools, supporter dat 1O Proym1912 School 1896, re-appointed a G d Roads Conservative; Commissioner 1905 to ?. present Methodl st PlarJ ied Lucmda Re mick elected to Beebe Council 1913, Q deceased second Susan 1888; 2 years, warden Stanstead Co 2 associated with his father, years Oct 14 1891; children filH. W. Elder and were first own^ ^atley, 8 82 ' S Frances 1894 S ers of Stanstead Granite Co. fej* *"i a member I.O.F. and Frontier Club; J en X

Wallace, Customs Born at Beebe, Officer, Beebe, Que. Jan. 22, 1862, son of Hugh W. and Susan M. (Watson) Elder, Scotch; Elder comine trrandfather H from Edinburgh, (being a graduate

ELDER, John

Battalion C." 53rd P^jc


J,

776

'

schools; Capt. No. 5 of Infantry (re-

years, !lgned) ' .Councillor ars Sch o1 Commisy r S1X Sloner several years, sec.-treas. school b ard; 18 5 joined Batt assa ? , ; ch et f ts heav y ar * llerv

twelve

Ma

'

'

^ m
'.

'

MaW
;

^'

'

SSH^iifFI^Mif'M^W
'

'

'

"

'

married Helen Bacon, Anglican of 1889 Beebe, Que., Oct. 8, Helene Vera children, (deceased 1913, aged 19); Mary Jeane and Arnold B.
;

ELLIOTT, Samuel James, SawyerIsle, Que., 27, 1871, son of Richard and Maria (Moore) Elliott, Irish, grandville,

Que.

Born at Mille

March

father,

Andrew

Elliott,

coming from

Yi s nford Bright, Ayer s Born at North Hatley, Que. Dec. 22, 1852, son of Lucius and Esther (Haws) Emery, English, family among early settlers of Stanstead Co. E. public schools and Hatley Academy; engaged with B. & M. R'y. since 1885; member Ayer's Cliff Council, 1911 to 1914; I.O.F. Congregationalist Liberal; married Edna
-,S
Cliff,
;

Ireland in 1830 and located in F. Ellis, of Stanstead, Que., Dec. 25, Argenteuil County; E. public schools; 1889.

155

EMERSON,
Jet.,

Nelson Pettes, Sutton ford,

Que.

Born at Sutton

Jet.,

March 1, 1840, son of Charles and Jane (Pettes) Emerson, English, ancestors came from New England
States; E. Sutton

Geo. later Que., England was admitted into the (brother) name F. G. and P. Engfirm under carried on for land, business was over thirty years, selling out in 1881,

farmer of county, thoroughbred stock;

leading he removed to Dunham, engaging in in farming and other business interests; J.P., Postmaster a most successful business man; Libat Sutton Junction since 1872, direc- eral, Methodist; married Margaret tor Brome County Agr'l Spc., etc.; M. Ruiter, daughter of Philip Ruiter, Conservative, Advent; married Mild- Cowansville, Feb., 1860; children, red Jackson, daughter of James Jack- Maud M., 1862; Emerson, 1866; son, Brome, 1866; children, Charles Clarence P., 1870; Clinton P., 1873, N., 1868; May J., 1870; John J., (drowned 1878.) 1873; Samuel J., 1876, (deceased

Academy

specializing

1877); William H., 1878; Jessie

E.,

ENGLAND, James
ham, Que.

Nov. 17, garet M. (Ruiter) England, English; at Waterloo Academy, Stanstead Wesleyan College; engaged in farming near Dunham, later went to
!.

Emerson, DunBorn at Fulford, Que., 1866, son of Philo and Mar-

Knowlton and established meat business which he conducted for about Bervative, Catholic; married Blanche six years, later sold to O. J. Soles and Hillman, daughter of E. W. Hillman, returned to Dunham; entered into Montreal, June 7, 1898, (deceased merchant at Dec 6> 1910); children, Armand, business as general Dunham in 1900; Councillor village 1899; Yv on, 1900; Simonne, 1903; of Dunham, Postmaster Dunham Jean Luce> 1904; M arie Marthe, 1897 to 1912, School Commissioner, 1906; j u H en 1907; Marcel, 1908;
,

ETH I E R, Dr. Jo.. Alexi, Calixte, Born M.D., 45 King St., Sherbrooke at Curran, Ont., Feb. 20, 1873, son of Calixte and Aglaei (Contant) gthier; E. at College of Montreal and Laval University ex-inside Doctor of Notre Dame Hospital, Montreal, and St Michael Hospital, Paris, C.P.R. and local Surgeon physician mem ber Urological Society of parig) France, Knights of Columbus, Military Club of 154th Reg.; Con;

Methodist; Lucienne, 1910; second, married Hormarried Ada Smith, (deceased in tense Olivier in 1916. 1905) married Jessie Muriel Small, daughter of Jas. Small, Dunham, Que., Oct. 28, 1909; one son, AlexEWING, Lt.-CoI. Wm. John, Richander B., 1911. mond, Que. (See Military Section)
J.P.;

I.O.O.F.;

Liberal;

ENGLAND,
and

Born at Melbourne, Que., Aug. 1877, son of John and Mary


Philo, (deceased 1916)

26, L.
St.

Born at Westford, Francis College, M.A.C. Michigan, Dunham, Que. Vt., March 27, 1833, son of Frederick Olivet College of Olivet, Mich.; apEng- pointed Clerk Circuit Court at Richcoming to Dun- mond in 1899; entered insurance ham when young; Councillor Dunham business 1899 and carried on fire invillage many years, Postmaster Ful- surance agency at Richmond until the
Elizabeth

(Armitage) Ewing, Scotch; E. at

(Richardson)

land, English, father

present time, appointed Registrar of for Missisquoi County (local House) Richmond Co. in 1908; Lt.-Col. in Canadian Militia, going overseas as being defeated by E. E. Spencer served apprenticeship with I. England Major and 2nd in command 117th & Sons, tanners, Knowlton, later E. T. Batt. C.E.F. Registrar, Justice engaged in same line in Rhode Island, of Peace, member A.F. & A.M., Holy returning to Cowansville forming Rood Chapter, R.A.M., K.T, A. & A. partnership with Francis England, Scottish Rite; Methodist; married brother, establishing business at Ful- Adele Grace Atkinson, daughter of
; ;

ford, Que., Liberal standard bearer

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E.
C.

MEN OF TODAY
Atkinson,

IN

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17, 1890); 2nd, Harriet Scott, 1893; one daughter, C. I. Mildred, nurse in

Melbourne,

Que.,

June

24, 1909; children, Mary Aliison, Nov. 30, 1910; Muriel Frances, Sept. 11, 1913.

overseas service.

Joseph Armitage, Montreal. Born at Coaticook, Que., July 16, 1872, son of John and Mary (Armitage) Ewing, Scotch and English; E. at St. Francis College, Richmond, and McGill University, Montreal, B.C.L. of McGill, created K.C. in 1909; Major in Canadian Volunteer Artillery; formed law partnership with Hon. Henry Aylmer, at Richmond, in 1908, under name of Aylmer and Ewing, later in that same year entered into partnership in Montreal with late G. B. Cramp, K.C., and practised law together under name of Cramp & Ewing; in 1910, Mr. Geo. McFadden of Sherbrooke, joined the firm, in 1913 Mr. Cramp died and the business has since been carried on by the surviving parties

EWING,

EWING, George Edwin, Taber, Born at Melbourne, Que., June 23 1879 son of John and Mar y (Armitage) Ewing, Scotch; E. public sch o1 and St. Francis College, Richmond; after leaving school was two years wi tn H. P. Wales, general merchant, Richmond; entered the Eastern Townships Bank at Richmond, 18 ". ln 1901 was transferred to Phoenix, B.C., later at Grand Forks and Winnipeg; was appointed man906, ager at Coleman, Alta., in transferred to Taber, Alta., as manager, May, 1909, of branch where he has been since; ex-member school Board of Trade, board, ex-pres.
Alberta.

& A.M., Liberal, Presbyterian; married Lillian Amos, daughter of


A.F.
the late Dr. Thos. Amos, Exeter, Ont., Sinclair, children, one son, John 1916.

under the name of Ewing

& McFad-

den, solicitor for a number of important financial corporations, direcEWING, Francis Frederick, Bedtor of many companies, chiefly those f or d, Q U e. Born at Pike River, Que., in which the Sun Life Assurance Co. j u i y ig, 1865, son of Francis and has interests, being the legal adviser j ane t (McDonald) Ewing, Scotch; of that institution; member St. And- E. public schools and Bedford Acadrews and Caledonian Societies. Royal eTny; Conservative: Methodist; travMontreal Golf Club, Montreal Reform e n er f or Bedford Store Co. elected Club; Liberal. Methodist; married me mber Bedford school board. 1913, Henrietta M. Smith, daughter of the member Bedford Board of Trade late Henry Smith, Oct., 17, 1906. married Mary E. Percy, Pike River, Que., Feb. 19, 1896; children, Ada Aileen, 1898; Dorothy Jane, 1906.
; ;

EWING,

Robert A., lumber mer-

chant, Sherbrooke, Que. - - Born at Durham, Que.. Jan. 29, 1855, son of Andrew and Eleanor (Lyster) Ewing, Scotch; E. Durham public Alderman North Ward, schools; Sherbrooke several terms, senior member of Ewing & Cross, lumber merchants, he owns extensive timber treasurer St. Lawrence interests, Lumber Industrial Co., director of Sherbrooke Lumber Co., director Improved Realties Co.. president WorthT.
;
;

EVANS, Edward,
Born
to in

Sawyerville, Que.
Co.,

Dorchester
Irish,

May,

1854, son of John and

Mary A. (Mcfather coming

Govern) Evans,

1840: engaged in farming in Dorchester Co., 1877 till 1885, when he came to Sawyerville, engaging in farming near the village sec'y Prot. School, St. Bernardo. Q.. 1875 to 1880; member Sawyerville School Board, 1904 to 1907; elected to Sawin
; ;

Canada

ington Land Co., Winnipeg; societies, yerville Village Council, 1914;MethoO. O. F. Conservative President dist, Ind. Liberal married Elizabeth E. T. Conservative J. Lowry. Dorchester, June, 1877 Association Congregationalist married Martha E. children, Hattie V.. Henry E.. Iva M., Hogue, July 15, 1884 (deceased Aug. Hollis L., Horace E., Myrtle I.
; ;

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cillor

157

Tp. Newport 1888-1897, Mayor 1891-1897, resigning to become secCo.,

retary-treasurer, pres. Canadian Tele-

FAIRFIELD,
Farnham.

Richard

Harvey,

phone

Warden Compton County

Iberville, Que.; Oct. 24, 1855, son of James and Margaret (Bird) Fairfield, English and Irish, father, James Fairfield, born in Belfast, Ireland, came to Canada as young man and settled in Iberville; E. public schools; as young lad spent some time at St. Albans, Vt., during Civil War, learning trade of saddler; returned tc Iberville and established

Born at

1895, Secretary Tp. Newport School Board; Liberal, Methodist; began farming when a young man; agent for the British American Land Co. for fifteen years; as a member of the Council was always interested in good roads; married Luvia A. Bowker, daughter of Lewis L. Bowker, Sawyerville, Oct. 9, 1884; children, B., 1886; C. Albert, 1887

Lewis
(died

business 1868; 1871 to 1878 engaged in dairying in Iberville and Nicolet; engaged in harness business in Farnham since 1878; elected to Farnham Council, 1915; Chief Farnham Fire Dept. 30 years, J.P., Commissioner of Commissioners' Court, etc. A.F. & A.M., I.O.O.F., K. of P.; President many years of Farnham Band, also, I.O.O.F. band and orchestra; Anglican, Liberal; married Susie Fairfield, of Farnham, July 14, 1877.
;

1910); Agnes S., 1890; Henry A., 1892; Luvia M., 1895; Dorothy M.,
1898.

FARLEY, Lieut. Ralph Dearborn, (In overseas service with 117th E. T. B.), C.P.R. agent, Scotstown, Que. Born at Victoriaville, Nov. 2, 1883,
son of William and Emily (Lawrence) Farley; English, grandfather, William Farley, coming from Isle of

Wight in 1836 and settling in Victoriaville; E. public schools; entered


employ of C.P.R. at age of 18 and
served as agent at various points appointed agent at Scotstown, 1906; Chairman Scotstown School Corns. 3 years, member Scotstown Council; C.O.F., I.O.O.F.; member Scotstown Board of Trade; Anglican (church
;

LIEUT.

T. O.

FARNSWORTH

warden)

qualified

as lieutenant ,in

117th E.T.B. in course held at Sherbrooke, 1916; married Persis A. Ward, Bury, Que., Sept. 20, 1905 children, Glendolyn, 1906; Lawrence W., 19CO; Randolphe Dearborn, 1915.
;

FARNSWORTH, Lieut. Thos. O., Born Eaton, farmer, Bulwer, Que. Que., June 22, 1868, son of Albert and Nancy (Stevens) Farnsworth;
moved
to

Canadian West

in

1890 and

FARNSWORTH, Artemus Stevens, Born at Eaton, Sawyerville, Que. Dec. 3, 1855, son of David and Nancy Farnsworth (Stevens) English, grandfather, David Farnsworth, came from New England States; E. public schools and Eaton Academy; Coun;

for five years followed farming in Manitoba; returning to Cookshire he purchased farm in Flanders neighborin 1901 he purchased farm hood; near Bulwer where he now carries on mixed farming; strong advocate of higher education in rural sections; E. Cookshire Academy; Lieutenant D. 7th Elected Squadron, Hussars; Board of School Commissioners,

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Governor for the Protestant Hospital for the insane, Montreal, formerly V.P. Drummond Co. Ry. and St. Francis League for Prevention of Tuberculosis; was a trustee South Eastern Ry. and director Empire Trust Co.; Mayor Sherbrooke 1903 and 1907-8; Conservative, Anglican; married, Oct., 1860, Elizabeth Jane, daughter of late Timothy Winn, Stanstead.

Townships of Eaton 1912; I.O.O.F., married Methodist, Independent Elizabeth French, daughter of Win. French, Newport, Nov. 1, 1899; children, Esther L., 1901; Donald A.,
1904; Lieutenant Farnsworth went
overseas with 117th E.T.B.

FARWELL,

William,

Sherbrooke,

Que., son of late William and Harriett (Carr) Farwell, Compton, Que. Born there, Sept. 20, 1835; E.

Sherbrooke and Hatley Academies,


D.C.L. (Hon.) Lennoxville University 1907; commenced business career under late Thos. Tait, Melbourne, Que., and was afterwards with the firm of Kilborn and Morrill, wholesale and retail general merchants, Stanstead and Derby Line, Vt. entered service People's Bank, now the National Bank of Derby Line, as ass't cashier, 1859; appointed ass't cashier E. T. Bank, 1860; promoted general
;

FARWELL, Edward

Winn, man-

ager Canadian Bank of Commerce, Sherbrooke, son of William and Elizabeth Jane (Winn) Farwell; many years in service of E. T. Bank and
later

of

Canadian

Bank

of

Com-

merce, manager Sherbrooke office since 1909; gazetted 2nd Lieut. 53rd Regt. 1885, Capt. 1889, Lieut. Signalling Corps 1904, now Brigade10th Major Infantry Brigade interested in sports, being for many
;

E.

WINN FARWELL

years one of chief supporters of Sherbrooke Hockey, Snowshoe and other


charter member and first president of Eastern Townships Associated Boards of Trade and Eastern Townships Immigration Society, WILLIAM FARWELL past president Sherbrooke Board of manager 1861 and president 1902; Trade, and at present member of director Canadian Bank of Com- Council of Board; Vice-President E. merce since amalgamation; Hon. Life T. Agricultural Association, Pres. President Sherbrooke Protestant Hos- Sherbrooke Clearing Houso Ass'n pital; director Canadian Rand Drill takes an active interest in all public Co., Jenckes Machine Co., a trustee matters concerning the interests of Bishop's College, Lennoxville, and a city and district; Conservative, Angliclubs;
;

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159

(Alin and can; married, Jan., 1888, Henrietta, overseas); Muriel E. daughter of Henry Macfarlane, Tor- Charles N. deceased in infancy, also Helen G., aged 19 years, died 1913.) onto, Ont. have one daughter.
;

ton, Que.

B.C.L., KnowlFISH, Wellington Leonard, JohnBorn at No. Hatley, Que., at Sutton, Aug. 30, ville, Que. 1853, son of Robert and Caroline Dec. 20, 1850, son of Leonard and (Krans) Fay; Irish, grandfather, Cynthia (Elliott) Fish, English; Lib-

FAY, John Edward,


Born

John Fay, came from Ireland when a eral, Methodist; married Addie Fowyoung man and settled at St. Ar- ler, daughter of Lowell Fowler, Melmand, Que.; E. Sutton Academy, St. bourne, Que., May 12, 1873; children, Francis College, Richford, Vt., and Arthur E., 1877; Hattie A., 1884.
McGill University, Montreal, Que. member law firm Lynch, Amyrauld and Fay, Sweetsburg and Knowlton;
;

secretary-treasurer County of Brome, Village of Knowlton and School Commissioner for past twenty-five years; A.F. & A.M., I.O.O.F., I.O.F.,

Brome Lake Boating Club; ConservaAnglican; married F. Carrie Pettes, at Knowlton, Sept. 2, 1885; children, Norman P. (deceased 1906,
tive,

FISHER, Hon. Sydney Arthur, Knowlton, Que., son of Arthur F., M.D., L.R.C.S. (Edin.), and Susanna (Corse) F., Montreal; born there, June 12, 1850; E. Montreal High School; (Davidson med. and "Dux" of the school, 1866), McGill Univ., Montreal, and Trin. Coll., Cambridge (B.A., 1871); unm.; devoted himself to farming; Alva Farm, Knowlton,

age 19 years)
% .

Leonard W., 1889.

FISETTE.Xouis, Sherbrooke, Que. Born Aug 18, 1875; E. Brothers'


of firm of Boucher, School; Lacroix arid Fisette, merchants; member C.O.F., Alliance National, St. Joseph Society, Knights of Columbus Conservative, Roman Catholic; married Heloise, daughter of C. Boucher; has six sons and one daughter.
;

member

FISH, Albertus
Ayer's
Cliff,

Elliott,

merchant,

Que.

Que., June 23, and Cynthia (Elliott) Fish; English,

Born at Minton, 1855, son of Leonard


(great

Joseph

Fish
to

grandfather)

coming

Canada from

New Hampmem-

Hatley about 1796; E. at public schools and Charleston


shire, settling in

Academy;
ber
first

Justice of the Peace,

board of Councillors village Ayer's Cliff; School Commissioner; first established mercantile business at North Hatley in 1888, HON. S. A. FISHER later in partnership with E. R. Webster, Ayer's Cliff, firm of A. E. Fish owned and cultivated by him, has & Co. formed in 1902, his present been long known as among the finest associates in business being his two farms in the Province of Quebec; one sons George G. and Lieut. L. W. of the founders of the Provl. Fruit carrying on flour, feed and milling Growers' Assn., and has been V.-P. of business; owner of creamery 1906- that body; is also closely identified 1914; Independent, Advent; married with the Can. Nat. Live Stock Assn., Betsy Sampson, Hatley, Que., Dec. Montreal Ensilage and Stock-Feed23, 1879; children, George G., Leon- ing Assn., Prov. Dairy Assn. and ard W., (served with 5th C. M. R. Brome Agricul. Assn. apptd. a mem.
;

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FITZGERALD, John Joseph, secretary Sherbrooke Board of Trade, Born at Sherdo., 1901; mem. Extve. Council, Can. Sherbrooke, Que. Assn. for Prevention of Tubercul., brooke, March 28, 1892, son of Mich1902; elected hon. presdt. Montreal ael and Marie (Wolfe) Fitzgerald, Indust. Exbn., 1904; is V.-P. Alliance Irish; E. at St. Charles College, SherFrancaise, Ottawa; pres. Dom. For- brooke, and Loyola College, Montestry Assn. a gov. Prot. Hosp. for In- real; engaged in real estate business sane, Montreal, and Montreal Boys' 1913; appointed secretary Sherbrooke Home; apptd. a mem. Royal Con- Board of Trade, 1914; member servation Comn., 1909; do. do. Can. Knights of Columbus; Liberal, Roman
Council of Agricul., P.G., 1891; do. do. do. Prot. sec., Public Instruction,
;

Hist.

tion of natural resources of Am. conWashington, B.C., 1909; a del. Imp. Copyright Conf., London, Eng., 1910; a prominent temp, worker; formerly V.-P. Quebec branch, Dom. Altinent,

Manuscripts Comn., 1907; chair- Catholic. Bd. of Commrs., Paris Exbn., 1900; Can. commr. to Intern. Exhbn., FLEMING, Matthew John, CoatiOsaka, Japan, 1903; elected 1st V.-P. cook, Que. Born Melbourne, Que., Genl. Assembly, Intern. Institution of April 12, 1866, son of Henry and Agricul., Rome, Italy, 1908; a Can. Eliza (Monteith) Fleming, Irish, commr. to conf. to consider conserva- grandfather born in Ireland and came

man

when

young

man

to

Shefford

County; E. at St. Francis College; employed by lumber dealers in Kingsbury, later railway station agent; in 1901 established flour and feed store at Bishop's Crossing, Que.; in 1908 purchased water system and farm at

ber I.O.O.F., Independent, Anglican; married Maud A. Burt, daughter of successfully contested Brome (H.C.) Robt. Burt, Melbourne, Oct. 24, 1894; 1880; sat for same constituency children, Robert H., 1895; William (do.), 1882-91 (when defeated by a R., Io96; Hilda M., 1898; Lucy L., majority of one), 1896-1911 Minr. 1901; Mildred R., 1904; Ona C., of Agricul. in the Laurier Admn. 1905. He has delivered addresses on "Some Economic Aspects of Agricul. FLETCHER, Charles Haynes, 75 in Can.," "Can. and its Position in re- Dufferin Ave., Sherbrooke, Que. to the Brit. Empire," "Canadian Born at gard Lyndon, Vt., Dec. 3, 1840, "Conservation of our Nat- son of Joel Fletcher, English, descent Agricul.," ural Resources," "Rural Education of Capt. Joel Fletcher of Lyndon, in P. Q.," "Japan, its History, Cus- Vt. E. at St. Johnsbury Academy, toms, Art and Trade," etc. author and Bryant & Stratton Commercial of much useful, important and benecommenced College, Boston, Mass. ficial legislation, and has founded business in Sherbrooke, 1862, as
f

liance; lunched with the late King Edward and Queen Alexandra, Dublin Irel., 1907; presented to King Victor Emmanuel, Rome, 19Q8; attended (officially) funeral of King Edward, London, 1910; a Lib.; un-

North Coaticook; 1912 entered mercantile business at Barnston; mem-

several public institutions, including the Nat. Art Gallery and the Archives Bureau, at Ottawa; believes that "all

manufacturer of
tionery, after

and operating the Spring Brewery; natural resources should be available retired from business in 1902, but is by the whole people and should not member of firm of Fletcher Bros., President of the be controlled by or given away to Minneapolis, Minn.; Fletcher Pulp & Paper Co., Sheran private corporations"; Ang. brooke, Que.; Pres. of E. T. TeleRange Road, Ottawa; "Alva Farm," phone Co., Pres. Sherbrooke Library Knowlton, P.Q.; Rideau Club; Ottawa and Art Assn., Director S. & S. MutHunt Club, Ottawa; University Club; ual Ins. Co., Gov. Sherbrooke Hospital, member St. Reform Club, Montreal, University Conservative, George's, Sherbrooke; married Anglican Emma Fuller, daughter of Capt. J. Club, Montreal.
;

and confecfew years purchasing


biscuits

161

Harold Bruce, 20 Born Sherbrooke, Que. at Sherbrooke, Aug. 20, 1884, son of Chas. H. Fletcher and Emma F. Fletcher; E. at Sherbrooke High School, Bishop's College School and Phillip's Andover-Andover, Mass. Major of 53rd Regt. Director and Sec-'ireas. of the Fletcher Pulp & Lumber Co., Ltd. Pres. Can. Box and Shook Mill Limited; director E. T. A. Associmanaging director of the ation;

FLETCHER,
St.,

Queen

CHAS.
Weymouth,

H.

FLETCHER
1878;

Clinton, Mass.; children,

Major Ralph Hayne,


Harold Bruce, 1884.

Major

FLETCHER, Major R. H., 75 Dufferin Ave., Sherbrooke, Que. (See Born at also Military Section.) Sherbrooke, Que., Aug. 11, 1878, son of Chas. H. and Emma F. Fletcher; E. at Bishop's College School and Bishop's College, Lennoxville, Que. Gen. Mgr. of the Fletcher Pulp & Lumber Co., Ltd.; served in the 53rd Regt. as a private during the years 1898 and 1900; on the formation of the 22nd Battery 7th Brigade C.F.A., was given a commission and later appointed Captain; in 1911 he was given command of the battery and promoted Major; shortly after the outbreak of the war he volunteered for active service and in turn was entrusted with the formation of an overseas battery, the 35th, which unit he is now commanding at the front; director E.T.A.A., Sherbrooke Curling Club; Conservative, Anglican married Alice M. Davidson, daughter of Jas. Davidson, Montreal, Dec., 1915; one daughter, Alice Barbara Maud, Oct. 24, 1916.
; ;

H.

BRUCE FLETCHER
;

Beaurivage Lumber Co. manager Temiscouta District Quebec and St. Maurice Industrial Co., Governor Sherbrooke Hospital; member A.U.V. Andover, Mass. Junior Army and Navy Club, London, Eng., St. George's and St. Francis Golf, etc.; Conservative, Anglican; married Isabelle Jean Mitchell, daughter of J. S. Mitchell, Sherbrooke, Feb. 12, 1913; one son, Harold Bruce, April 4, 1916.
;

FLEURY,

Ernest, Notary, Knowl-

ton, Que. - - Born at St. Ambroise, Joliette, Aug. 9, 1860, son of Ephrem

and Lucy Dalphond Fleury; family came from Normandy, France, and
first settled at Maskinonge, Que.; E. Jolliette College admitted to practice
;

162
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MEN OF TODAY

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;

sold out in 1905 Notary Public, Oct. 28, 1885; eral store of Knowlton for years 1899- owing to ill-health but repurchased 1900-1901-1908-1909-1911-1915.; 20 business in 1909; carries on extensive years member of Knowlton Council, general trade following strictly the Warden Brome County, 1901, 1909, cash and one price plan; Alderman of 1915, School Commissioner Knowlton Coaticook 1910-11; School Commis1897 to 1911 and Chairman of Board

Mayor

H. C.

FONTAINE

sioner 1910 to present, Chairman since 1908; J. P. 1908; member Royal several times; member L'Alliance Arcanum, Union St. Joseph, Artisans Nationale, Les Artisans Canadiens Society of Montreal, Treas. St. Jean Francais ; C.M.B.A., I.O.F., High Baptiste Soc., Coaticook, Lake Lester Chief Ranger, H. Court Quebec Fish and Game Soc. ; Roman Catholic, South, 1916; Roman Catholic, Con- Liberal; married Marie Milette, servative married Maria A. Lavallee, Cookshire, April 12, 1880; children, July 24, 1889; children, Juliette, Louisella, 1882; Evariste T., 1884; 1894; Annette, 1899. Henri
;

ERNEST FLEURY,

N.P.

Adelard, 1888; Aldei L., 1897.

J.,

1890;

FONTAINE, Henri
chant, Coaticook, Que.

Clovis,

mer-

Born at St. FOREST, Lionel, Sherbrooke, Que. Born at Wotton, Que., Feb. 28, Angele de Monnoir, June 13, 1857, of Edouard and Eulalie M. 1885, son of L. Forest, M.D., and son (Menard) Fontaine; E. at public Dame Hortense Fortier; E. at St. schools; entered mercantile business Charles Seminary, Sherbrooke, and
at Laval University, Montreal, B.A. and Licentiate Advocate of Bar of St. Francis; member Gaiete Club; Liberal, Catholic married Alice Denault, Alexandre, Iberville and later with daughter of D. O. ^E. Denault, Shersame company as manager at Notre brooke, June 13, 1912. Dame de Stanbridge for several years',

1871 as clerk for J. B. Desautils, St. Cesaire; 1874 to 1877 with H. E. Gleason, merchant, Cowansville; 1887 manager Frs. Gosselin's store, St.

1890 came to Coaticook and FOREST, Ludger, Sherbrooke. purchased stock of Quevillon and Born, Nov. 10, 1878, son of Dr. Isaie Lamoureux and established gen- Forest and (Hortense Fortier) Forin

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163

French; E. St. Charles Borromee Seminary, Sherbrooke; received degree of Licentiate in Dental Surgery; Alderman City of Sherbrooke, chairman Road Department, 1915-17; Governor of the Dental College of the Province of Quebec; director of the

Born at Castle, Knowlton, Que. Knowlton, January 21, 1860, son of Samuel Willard Foster and Ellen S. Greene; E. at Knowlton and McGill College, B.C.L. 1881, K.C. 1896 Mr. Foster is the senior member

of firm of Foster, Martin, Mann, Beauce Electric Co., Director of the Mackinnon, Hackett and Mulvena, Eastern Townships Exhibition; mem- Advocates, Solicitors, etc., Montreal; ber of the Knights of Columbus, So- he is president Stanstead, Shefford ciete d' O'Doutologie de Montreal, and Chambly Railway, -Vice-President Montreal Reform Club; Liberal, be- Orford Mountain Railway, Vice-Presiing President of Liberal Association dent Armstrong, Whitworth of Canof Sherbrooke; Catholic. ada, Ltd., Vice-President George Hall Coal Company, Director Canadian FORGRAVE, William Henry, Saw- Bank of Commerce, Montreal TramBorn at Sawyerville, ways Co., Dominion Gresham Guaranyerville, Que. Feb. 10, 1879, son of David and Sarah tee Co., and Canadian Light & Power Forgrave, Irish, father born on voy- Co.; Mount Royal Club, Hunt Club, age across the ocean in 1831 and for Montreal Club and Rideau Club
;

married Mary Maude a time lived at Leeds, Que., later in Anglican 1871 settled near Sawyerville; elected Buchanan, daughter of Judge G. C. V. Clifton Council 1910-17; followed Buchanan, Jan. 1, 1896; children, farming and breeding of registered George Buchanan, Aug. 19, 1897 Conservative, stock; Presbyterian; Ruth Elizabeth, Sept. 6, 1899. married Myrtle Worby, daughter of George Worby, Cookshire, June 5, 1907; one daughter, M. Isabell, 1913, and one son, Gordon W., 1917.
;

LATE

S.

W. FOSTER
Samuel Willard, S. F., an early

GEORGE

FOSTER,
G.

the late

FOSTER,

K.C.

son late

Dr.,

Stephen

Green, K.C., 8 Shefford Edgehill Ave., Montreal, and Blarney 1841-17.

FOSTER, George

settler in the E. T. who represented in the Can. Parliament,

Born at Shefford, April

164

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22, 1827; E. Shefford Academy, Concord, Mass., and University of Ver-

mont; married Ellen S. Green of Windsor, Vt., 1857 (formerly pres. W.C.T.U., Quebec.) Studied law under H. B. Terrill and late Judge Sicotte, and after his call to the Bar,
practised for a considerable period in the district of Bedford; for 8 years, up to Aug., 1877, was Dist. Magistrate and Judge of the Sessions for the District of Bedford and devoted later years of his life as a railway organizer and promoter; took an active part in securing the construction Shefford and of the Stanstead, Chambly Ry. of which he was president at his death and in association with his brother, the late Hon. A. B. Foster, did much to promote the construction of the South Eastern Ry., also obtained a charter and constructed the Montreal and Champlain Junction Ry. and the Beauharnois Junction Ry. was President, Mont;

HIRAM SEWELL FOSTER


County of Brome since 1884; member of Brome Lake Lodge A.F. &
A.M.; Anglican.

and Champlain Junction Ry. President and managing director of the Orford Mountain Ry. and V.-P. of the U. S. and Can. Ry. which he also constructed and was presented with his portrait in oils by the citizens of Knowlton in acknowledgment of his valuable services 1904 Conservative, Anglican and delegate to the Synod; died at Knowlton on May 30, 1915.
real
; ;

FOSTER,

George

K.,

Danville,

Born at Richmond, Que., 1843, Que. son of George K. and Elvira (Cleveland) Foster; English, family coming from Montpelier, Vt., about 1838; E. St. Francis College, Richmond; general merchant at Richmond, as member firm of Foster and MacLeay several years; 1865 to 1885 engaged in stock breeding, particularly of thoroughbred Morgan horses and Ayrshire

FOSTER, Hiram
Que.
7,

Sewell, Knowlton,

and Durham cattle; 1884 to 1886 at Natick, Mass., breeding standard horses; 1887 bought farm 1890 property at Burlington, Vt. came to Danville and established breeding and stock stables at Rock Farm, known as producing some of best blood in Dominion; member Danville Council 1892 till 1907 and Mayor for 10 years; Anglican, Conservative married Cynthia E. Clevea considerable sum of money to estab- land, June 26, 1873; one son, George lish it; he has been energetic in other F., died at age of 7 years in 1882. ways to advance the interests of agriculture in the province has served as FOSTER, Asa Belknap, merchant, Councillor in the village and was Bedford, Que. Born at West ShefMayor of Knowlton in 1897 and in ford, Sept. 13, 1872, son of Dr. H. 1898; in 1898 elected Warden of Sewell pnd Juliet (Sanborn) Foster; County of Brome; Registrar of the English, grandfather, Stephen Sewell
(Knowlton) Foster; United Empire Loyalist on the mother's side, grandson of Dr. Stephen Sewell Foster, M.P.P. for Shefford Co.; E. at Knowlton; one of the founders of the Dairymen's Assn. for the District of Bedford and was its first president in 1885, re-elected year after year and in 1890 originated factory inspection in the Province of Quebec, and spent
Sarah
;
; ;

Born Knowlton, Que., March 1856, son of Hiram Sewell and

MEN OF TODAY
Foster, born in

IN

THE EASTERN TOWNSHIPS

165

Oakham, Mass., 1791, Page, 1853; Martha, 1859; Wheeler, Co. among first set- 1863; Anna, 1869; Keziah, 1873. tlers, died 1868; E. Waterloo and FOWLER, Page P., Valcourt, Que. Bedford Academies; at age of 14 Born at Melbourne, Nov. 8, 1853, went to reside with uncle, Richard FranDickinson, Bedford; learned jewelry son of Henry J. Fowler E. St. 1897 cis Grammar School, Richmond business with W. W. Kenham Methodist purchased present .business block and local preacher of the has conducted jewelry business since; Church; served in school board and interested in outdoor sports and in for many years director of the Shefmovements on behalf of good roads ford Co. Agr. Society; Liberal, Methand agriculture; owner of Waldo T., odist; married Anna A. Cramer,

came

to

Brome

daughter of R. J. Cramer, No. Ely, Dec. 18, 1879; children, William, Oct. 7, 1880; Helena, Sept. 10, 1882; Schuyler, Aug. 24, 1884.

FOX, Charles Amos, merchant, Born at Coaticook, April Coaticook. 7, 1856, son of Capt. Amos K. and Huldah (Baldwin) Fox; English, descended from Uriah Fox (great grandfather) who was born in Campton, N.H., Sept. 15, 1760; served in American army and came to Stanstead 1803; E. public schools and Coaticook Academy; entered mercantile business with his father who was one of Coaticook's first merchants took over business about 1890 and formed partnership with F. H. Nunns, 1894 firm suffered heavy loss by fire same years but rebuilt and continued in partnership till 1907 when he purchased Mr. Nunn's interest forming with F. F. a partnership in 1912 Christie; firm carries on extensive A. B. FOSTER trade in district; Mr. Fox has large noted racing stallion; School Com- real estate interests; Anglican, Conmissioner Bedford since 1913; mem- servative; married Dorothy Humphber Bedford Board of Trade A.F. & rey, daughter of S. B. Humphrey, Edith L., A.M., I.O.O.F. Anglican, Conserva- April 7, 1881; children, Charles A., tive; married Mary E. Chester, Mer- 1882; George A., 1884; chil- 1886; Dorothy G., 1892. Oct.
;
:

rickville,

18, 1900] Ont., dren, Richard D., 1902; Ernest W., 1905; Mary E., 1909.

Jonathan Henry, ValQue. -- Born at Melbourne Ridge, March 8, 1830, son of Wm. Fowler and Catherine Cramer; Justice of the Peace, Councillor of No. Ely for 27 years in succession, Mayor of the town for 5 years; Liberal, Methodist; married Keziah Lewis, daughter of Richard Lewis, of Melbourne, Dec. 21, 1852; children,
court,

FOWLER,

Lieutenant - Colonel Redfern, K.C., LL.B., of Fraser and Rugg, Advocates, Q.C.R. Born at Sherbuilding, Sherbrooke. brooke, Sept. 12, 1859, son of late John Dupont and Ellen Stott (Redfern) Fraser; E. Sherbrooke, Bishop's College, Lennoxville, Que., (LL.B.) called to Quebec Bar 1883, created K.C. 1906; successively treasurer and batonnier Quebec Bar; Solicitor Canadian Bank of Commerce, Quebec Central Railway, G. T. R., Maine

ERASER,

Harry

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Chapter No. 15 R.A.M., Sussex Preceptory, No. 9, K. T., also, I.O.F. ; married Conservative, Anglican Ellen Marguerite Bruce, daughter of late D. Bruce, New Rockland, Oct. 4, 1889; children, H. G., April 21, 1891; Annie G., Nov. 17, 1894; Robt. A., Feb. 17, 1895, (went overseas 171st Regiment) W. D. and F. G. (twins) Nov. 13, 1901.
;

Central Railway, Sherbrooke Railway & Power Co., Secretary and Solicitor Director and Hereford Railway, Solicitor Dominion Lime Co., Secretary and Solicitor Chaleur Bay Mills;
dir.

member Mayor

Sherbrooke Loan and Mtge. Co., City Council many years; of Sherbrooke, 1898, reelected by people 1900; Trustee
Bishop's College, Director Bishop's College School; in military service

Arthur F., Rock Island. Born at Lawrenceville, Que., Mar. 12, 1853, son of Flavien and O. (Messier) Fregeau; E. public school and Waterloo Academy; as young man engaged as clerk with L. H. Brooks, Waterloo, and subsequently spent one year at Woonsochet, R.I. in 1872 came to Rock Island and accepted

FREGEAU,

position with C. H. Kathan, general merchant, continuing with firm and its successor, Kathan & Hopkins, as head salesman making a record of 44 years; Roman Catholic, Conservative.

FRENCH,

Clyde W., mill owner,

LT.-COL. H. R.
thirty

FRASER

Born Cookshire, Que., Sawyerville. 1861, son of Luther and Margaret (Stevenson) French, English; family coming from New England States about 1820; E. public schools for nine years with Cookshire Mills Co. in 1890 came to Sawyerville as manager of sawmill and lumber business of William Sawyer which he subse;

quently purchased; member SawyerCouncil 1897 to 1914; Mayor 1900 to 1914; Warden Compton Co., married Harriet Helen M. Simpson, 1915; A.F. & A.M., R.A.M., I.O.O.F.; Lennoxville, Que., Aug. 25, 1902 Anglican; Conservative; married Anmember St. George's, Sherbrooke nie J. Macfarlane, Gould, Que., 1892; Sherbrooke Curling, Wolfe children, Donald R., (deceased) ArGolf, County Fish & Game, Massawippi thur Harold G. Canoe; Conservative, Anglican. FRENCH, Cyrus Alexander, SherFRASER, Samuel H., New Rock- brooke, Que. - - Born at Cookshire, Born at Fontenoy, April July 28, 1858, son of John L. and land, Que. 24, 1860, son of late Robt. S. Fraser, Esther M. (Ward) French; E. at Irish; manager and Vice-President of Cookshire Academy; entered office New Rockland Slate Co., President of Ives & Brown as law student in of Glendyne Slate and Roofing Co., June, 1877, admitted to Bar of ProvLtd. Mayor of New Rockland, ex- ince June, 1881, and practised law Warden of the County of Richmond in Sherbrooke as member of law firm Director of Richmond Co. Agricul- of Ives, Brown & French for a period tural Society; member St. Francis of about ten years; discontinued his Lodge No. 15, A.F, & A.M., Holyrood profession in May, 1891, and entered

command

years, rising from ranks to of 53rd Regiment; R. O. 1906, holds long service decoration;
;

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and Bloomfield, Vt, Oct. 31, 1893; chilmerchant; gave up business dren, Thomas C., 1898; Harry J., in spring of 1912 and was appointed 1904; Elsie G., 1909. Collector of Customs for the port of Sherbrocke in May, 1912, which FRENCH, Robert Foster, Cookoffice he still holds; Conservative, shire, R.M.D. No. 1. Born, Dec. 4, 1866, son of William and Elizabeth Anglican.
into business as wholesale wine

(McGee) French. English;

E. public

Cook- schools; elected to Newport Council -- Born at Eaton, Que., 1913; member Compton County Agrishire, Que. Nov. 17, 1852, son of Luther and cultural Society and Farmers' Club; Margaret (Stevenson) French. Eng- Conservative, Baptist; succeeded his father on the homestead farm, near lish, grandfather, Levi French, came to Canada in 1791, when 17 years of Cookshire and has since been engaged in mixed farming, dairying and beef age, and helped to clear land in Eaton Township; E. Cookshire Academy; raising; a strong advocate of higher member of Cookshire Cavalry for education in rural districts, also, in married Mary E. LeBourtwenty-five years, retiring with rank good roads; of Sergeant; with Capt. Learned, of veau, daughter of Henry LeBourveau, Cookshire, formed No. 5 Company, Eaton, Nov. 29, 1893; children, James 5th Dragoons, retiring wifti rank of H., 1894, in overseas service, 1st with Lieutenant; served as Councillor for 117th E.T.B., then with 5th C.M.R.; Newport for twenty-one years, School Archie W., 1897; Elena E. P., 1902; Commissioner for eighteen years, act- Lloyd Robert, 1910. ing as chairman for seventeen years; FROST, Clifford Samuel, Beebe, member Eaton Council 1909-15, Born at Stanstead, Aug. 1, Mayor 1914-15, Justice of the Peace Que. 1895; Director Compton County Ar- 1869, son of Sam. and Cecilia Woodricultural Society for nine years; A. man Frost; English, father coming F. & A.M., I.O.F. Conservative, from Bridgewater, Eng., in 1869 and Anglican; managed farm for late Alden Learned for three years, later bought mill and farm at Island Brook where he conducted the business for twenty-three years; in 1905 bought present farm four miles from Cookshire, where he raises Durham cattle; married Ida J. Willard, (deceased married Mary L. Lothrop, 1880) daughter of Horace Lothrop, Dudswell, Aug. 24, 1887.

FRENCH, George W.

L.,

FRENCH, James
Que.

William, Eaton,

Born Township of Newport, April 20, 1862, son of William and Elizabeth (McGee) French; English, father born in England, and came to

Compton in 1847; E. public schools; elected Councillor for Eaton 1914; I.O.O.F., Conservative; Baptist; went to New England States where he engaged in farming and lumbering for several years, purchasing a farm at Bloomfield, Vt.; in 1903 settled on

CLIFFORD S. FROST present property near Eaton village where he carries on general farming settling in Stanstead; E. public and stock raising; married Bertha J. schools; in 1887 took over the marble Scott, daughter of Mark T. Scott, and granite business of his father

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specialty, diseases of children
;

in established Danville 1873, continuing till 1893 when he went to California for a year; 1898 formed partnership with Geo. Moir, under firm name of Frost & Moir, marble and granite dealers, with works at North Derby and Beebe; Councillor of Beebe 1904 till 1912; member Beebe Board of Trade, A.F. & A.M., also, Chapter Mason, I.Q.O.F., Frontier Club, Beebe Anglican, Conservative; married Margaret J. Elder, of Beebe, Aug. 18, 1898.
;

Roman

Catholic; married Anita Grandbois, daughter of Dr. P. E. Grandbois, Fraserville, Que., July 28, 1902; four children.

GAGE, Alonzo

Ernest, Hatley, Que.,

Granby, Hatley Village, 1911, re-elected 1914, Mayor 1915; member Hatley Board of Trade; owner of property known as the Maloney Farm; breeder of Ayshire cattle; Liberal, Methodist; married Ida Hurlbut, Sutton, Que., E. public schools; as Feb. early settlers; one 22, 1880; daughter, young man engaged in farming, later Maud M. in general insurance; 1903 entered employ Bank of Ottawa serving in GALE, Francis Gilbert, Waterville, various branches in Ontario, return- Que. Born at Stanstead, Que., 'June ing to Granby in 1909 as manager of 12, 1855, son of Geo. and Dorothy that branch; on Jan. 1, 1916, resigned Gale; family founded Watertown, from Bank of Ottawa to enter head now Waltham, Mass., 1641; E. at

FULLER, James

Gibbs,

Born at Granby, Que., 20th June, 1861, son of William and Adelia (Kent) Gage; English, grandfather, William Gage, coming with his parents from N. H. to Shefford County in 1811; E. public schools and Hatley Academy; member of first council of

Born at Adamsville, Que., son of Damon and Eliza (Chalmers) Fuller, English, grandfather coming from New England States and settled in Eastern Townships as one of the
Que.

Board of Trade, A.F. & A.M., I.O.O. mem. Granby Club; interested in curling and golf; Independent Liberal, CongTst; married Alice Nunns,
F.,

office of Protective Ass'n of as ass't mgr. ; Secretary

Canada Granby

at Coaticook, Sept. 3, 1910; children, twin daughters, Alice C. and Mary E., Dec. 28, 1913.

FULLER, William Henry, SherBorn at Sherbrooke, brooke, Que. Aug. 18, 1853, son of James and Susan (Brown) Fuller; English; proprietor of Fuller & Wiggett, flour and feed dealers; member A.F. & A.M., Sherbrooke Curling; Conservative married Barbara M. Anglican; Parker, daughter of R. L. Parker, Sherbrooke, Que., Sept. 25, 1877
;

children, Robert H., Ernest B., N-, Wilbur H.

James

GADBOIS, Dr. Alfred Frederic, 51 King St., Sherbrooke, Que. Born in Sherbrooke, Oct. 26, 1876, son of Alfred Gadbois, Sherbrooke, Que. E. at St. Charles Seminary, Sherbrooke, and McGill University, M.D.C.M.,
;

FRANCIS

G.

GALE

&

Hatley Academy and Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., taking degree B. A. 1876; entered firm of Geo. Gale
Sons, Oct. 1877, became proprietor 1895; sold the business in Feb.,

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1914; since latter date has been acengaged in developing stock farm and standardizing manufacture of steel bedsteads, wire mattresses by use of electricity; for about 25 years Mayor of Waterville; many years chairman Board of Trustees of Congregational Church; chairman Board of School Commissioners for about 30 years; member Theta Delta Chi, College

1913; member A.F. & A.M., Past Master; Conservative, Presbyterian; married Mildred Hazel Sanborn, daughter of the late J. R. Sanborn, of ttouin Koxton, July, 1909; children, .Meivina Ruth, 1910; Jas. Sanborn,

and Field Inspection staff in Montreal and Moose Jaw, Sask., for several months; moved to Sherbrooke in May,

1915. Fraternity, Dartmouth College Alumni Assn.; Liberal, GENDRON, Norbert Charles, merCongreBorn North Stukely, gationalist; married Olivia lola La- chant, Magog. beree, daughter of B. R. Laberee of Dec. 18, 18V2, son of Laurent and Eaton, Que., Dec. 31, 1885; children, Epheme (Dufresne) Gendron; E. Ethel lola, born Aug. 26, 1888, died public schools and St. Charles SeminJan. 20, 1891; Francis Geo., born ary; 1908 purchased boot and shoe March 15, 1890; died Sept. 2, 1890; store of J. N. Normandin which he Royce Laberee, Aug. 12, 1892; Fran- has since conducted, also, interested cis Gilbert, Jr., born Dec. 1, 1894, in farming; member Magog Council died Aug. 27, 1912; Mary Lillian, 11 years; instrumental in bringing born Dec. 21, 1899; died Dec. 23, about municipal ownership of waterworks which has proven profitable; 1899. member Magog Board of Trade; ap-

GAW,

James, R.M.D. No.

3,

Born at Montreal, Oct. 6, 1852, son of Z. C. and Elizabeth (Reid) Gaw; Scotch and Irish, father born in Ireland, came to Canada 1842, settled in Montreal, later removed to Iberville Co., engaged in farming; E. at McGill, Montreal; as young man employed by the Murphy Bros., Montreal, later removed to Shefford and purchased present farm 2% miles from So. Roxton, Que.; general farmer and breeder of Ayrshire cattle
;

Gfanby. pointed Postmaster Magog 1912; Conservative candidate in Stanstead County for provincial election 1908;

member

I.O.F., Alliance Nationale, C.O.F., Union St. Peter; Roman married Catholic, Conservative; Marie Girard, at Eastman, Oct. 1(5, 1893; children, Marie A., 1894; Marceil,

1895; Gertrude, 1906; Genuine,

1910.

GENDREAU, Jean-Bapti>te, Notary Public, Coaticook. Born, Feb. for dairy purposes selling to farmers 25, 1850, at St. Hyacinthe, son of j. fi. Gendreau and Sophie Daudethroughout the Eastern Townships Lieut. Shefford Field Battery, retired ii n; E. College of St. Hyacinthe and in 1897; Councillor, Sec.-Treas. Prot- j n the Jesuits' novitiate; came to estant School Board 20 years; A.F. & Coaticook and entered service of Rev. A.M.; Conservative, Presbyterian; j. 3. Chartier, as clerk in store; in married Margaret J. Irwin, daughter May, 1874, began study of notarial of John Irwin, of N. Shefford, Que., profession; served as clerk in offices Oct. 31, 1877; children, Elmore C., of i ate notaries F. X. Desrosiers, H. 1878; and Myrtle M., 1885. c. H. Chagnon and Gedeon Durocher; was admitted a Notary May, 1878 GAW, Dr. Elmore Chambers, Sher- always resided in Coaticook; SecreBorn at Rollins Hill, Que., tary-Treasurer Catholic School Board brooke. Sept. 29, 1878, son of Jas. and Mar- since 1875; thirty yeais in Municipal garet J. (Irwin) Gaw; Scotch-Irish; Council, always elected by acclamaE. Waterloo Academy, Ontario Vet- tion, from 1881 to 1912; first mayor erinary College, Toronto, and Post of the newly incorporated town of Graduate McKillup Veterniary Col- Coaticook in 1884 and 1885; warden lege, Chicago, 111., M.D.V. McKillip of County of Stanstead for same V. C., (V. S. Diploma Ont. Vet. years; twice president of St. JeanCollege) was on government Meat Baptiste Society; President of Coati;

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cook Building Society in 1882; direc- Marie-Rose Durocher, in 1879, detor of a French society of coloniza- ceased in 1907; had six children, only tion at Lake Megantic, from 1882 to three living, Ernest, prof, in Jesuit 1888; justice of peace since 1883; re- Col., Montreal; Marie, nun in Good vising officer for County of Stan- Shepherd Convent, Montreal, and Alstead under "The Franchise Act" bert, bank teller, La Banque Nationale, Coaticook; second marriage in 1911 to Mrs. Clara Benoit, widow of the late Thomas Lafond.

GENEST, Joseph Wenceslas, SherBorn at St. Julie, Mebrooke, Que. gantic Co., Dec. 6, 1873, son of C. O. Genest and Celina Roberge; E. at St. Charles Seminary; has been member of firm of C. 0. Gesent & Fils for 32 yerrs; member St. John Baptist, Knights of Culumbus; Conservative, Roman Catholic; married Lea Corinne Michon, daughter of Anselme Michon, Coaticook, Que., Oct. 18, 1899.
GERIN,
(Lajoie) August L.,

known

Born as A. Gerin, Coaticook, Que. at Ottawa, Ont., Sept. 29, 1867, son of Antoine Gerin-Lajoie and Josephine Parent, French-Canadian ; E.
Ottawa College and Montreal BusiJ.

B.

GENDREAU

to 1896; one of the principal promotors of project and bill in legislature of Quebec in 1888, causing the annexation to Coaticook for judicial and registration purposes of Hereford and part of Clifton Townships; was one of the directors of the projected railroad "Massawippi Junction R. R.", between Coaticook and

from 1885

Magog, in 1890; Banque du Peuple,

in Coaticook,

manager of La from

director; member of Provincial Board of Notaries, 1903 to 1906; church warden of parish of St. Edmond of Coaticook for several years and now chief warden of new church of St. Jean L'Evangeliste of Coaticook twice elected High Vice Chief Ranger of C.O.F., from 1903 to 1907, attended fifty monthly meetings of High Board of Directors at Chicago ; is now practising profession in partnership with his nephew, -Pierre Edmond
;

Water Company

1889 to 1893; organizer of Coaticook in 1882 and still a

A. L.

GERIN

Durocher,

Notary;

married,

first,

ness College; Alderman of Coaticook, 1910 and Mayor 1912-13; member Board of Trade and School Commis-

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GILBERT, James
Levi,

171

sioners; C.O.F., St. Jean Baptiste Society; Conservative; unsuccessful candidate in provincial elections 1912 Roman Catholic; came to Coaticook from Montreal in 1888; built several cheese factories near Coaticook, being the first to manufacture cheese in this vicinity; later built a creamery in
;

Dunham,

Born at Dunham, Aug. 31, Que. 1864, son of Josiah and Saphronia (Bush) Gilbert; English; Councillor and School Commissioner; Postmaster since 1913; member County Agricultural Society; A.F. & A.M., R.A.M.; married Conservative, Anglican; Coaticook, which is one of the largest Myra Aldrich, daughter of Ira Aidin the province; in partnership with rich, at Barnston, Que., March 21, F. Boulay conducts general store 1894; one son, Harry A., 1895. married Louise Boulay, St. Edwidge, GILBERT, Lt.-Col. Levi Jerome, Sept. 27, 1892; children, Denis, Yvonne, Berthe, Maurice, Henri, Bishop's Crossing, Que. (See also Born at Bishop's Marie Etienne, Blanche, Rachel, Military Section) Crossing, June 2, 1870, son of Levi Louise, Antoine, Marcel, Jeanne. and Sabinia (Hall) Gilbert; English, GIBSON, Weldon Edward, Stan- ancestors located at Dudswell about Born at Wolford, Ont., 1804; E. Cookshire Academy; Officer stead, Que. Feb. 14, 1870, son of James and Mar- Commanding 7th Hussars, headquartgaret J. (Kirkland) Gibson; Irish, ers at Bishop's Crossing; Col. Gilbert father coming to Ontario with his in 1915 was appointed O.C. 117th parents when a child; E. public E. T. Battalion which he organized and took overseas (see Military Secschools;; elected to Stanstead Village member Dudswell Council Council 1913; member Stanstead tion) Board of Trade, etc., member C.O. 1898-1904, member A.F. & A.M.; married Anglican F. en- Conservative Conservative; Methodist; gaged in farming and general stock Malinda Weyland, daughter of late raising in Ontario for some years, Major Weyland, April 8, 1896; chillater in Chicago; returned to Ontario dren, Pearl L. and Irma E.
; ; ;
;

engaged in manufacture of cheese; in 1894 came to Cassville and followed cheese making for three years; later took up farming in same vicinity continuing in agriculture for eight years; in 1905 purchased livery business connected with Stanstead Hotel; married Nellie B. Hart, Brockville, Ont., Feb. 23, 1898; children, Bernice W. and Mansell E.
A., Scotstown. England, 1853, son of Rev. Joseph and Charlotte (Hodges) Gif-

and

GILFILLAN, Dr. Jonah Carpenter, Born at Barnet, Vt., Beebe, Que. Oct. 8, 1878, son of Henry A. and

GIFFORD, Joseph
in

Born

ford;

public schools; Council, A.F: & A.M., 1728 Temple Bar, Eng., Junior Constitutional Club, London, Eng. Anglican; managing director Guelph Patent Cask Co., of which he was one of promotors when organized in 1884.

member Scotstown

English;

E.

Mgr. American Branch Wolverine, March, 1887-1910, when he was sent to manage Scotstown branch; they control about 50,000 acres of timber limits; married Adelaide M. Spon. London, 1893; children, Honor and
Joseph.

DR.

J.

C.

GILFILLAN

172
(Morrison) Gilfillan; Scotch; E. St. Johnsbury Academy, Boston University and University of Ohio; degrees, Bachelor of Surgery, Doctor of Medicine and Surgery; commenced practice of profession at Beebe, Que., and removed to South Dakota in 1905, returning to Beebe in 1909, re-establishing former practice member Montreal College HomeSurgeons, opathic Physicians and 1899, American Institute of Homeopathy, Vermont Homeopathic Soc., Vermont Medical Soc., So. Dakota Med. Soc., N. W. Med. Soc.; Conservative; married, 1908, Helen E. Ayer, daughter of James Ayer, Ayer's
;

Margaret

appointed inspector of public schools; Councillor of Center Ward, Cowansville and church warden St. Paul's

Aylmer, 5 years; inspector Ottawa and Pontiac, 1897-1907; inspector Huntingdon and Beauharnois since 1907; A.F. & A.M., I.O.F., Independent Liberal, Episcopal; married Effie M. Strite, adopted daughter of Mrs. Peter Cowan, in 1888; one daughter, Jesmine May.
Archie, MansonBorn at Potton, Que., Jan. 10, 1867, son of Chase and Susan (Orcutt) Gilman; English; served as councillor and school commissioner; appointed custom officer, 1899, and
ville.

GILMAN, Henry

Cliff.

GILLANDER,

Samuel,

Bury. -

art) Gillander; Scotch; member 1.0. F., I.O.O.F. married Francis Ross, at
;

Born at Broughton, Que., Aug. 5, member I.O.F., A.F. & A.M., Liberal; 1864, son of David and Alice (Rhyn- Baptist; married Anna Elkins, daugh5,

collector at Mansonville, 1907; conducted general store since 1892; largely interested in lumber business;

Frampton, Que., Sept.

1894;

chil-

ter of W. G. Elkins, North Troy, Vt., Oct. 15, 1895; children, William C.,

dren, Lionel M., Irwin W., Colin C.

1896; Carlton, Lawrence, 1898; 1903; Mary, 1905; Frederick, 1907.

GILLIES, Peter G., Bury, Que. Born at Gould, Oct. 14, 1859, son of Peter and Margaret (McLean) Gillies; Scotch, father coming from Island of Lewis; E. public schools; Independent, Presbyterian; engaged in

GILMORE, James
Island,

Albert,

Rock
Island,

Que.

Born

at

Rock

farming and running hotel; went to


S. West in 1883, returning in 1889; joined No. 2 Co., 58th Battal ion; Captain in 1890, graduating St. Johns, Que. purchased Imperial Hotel, Bury, 1910; married Lillie Ella of William Eccles Eccles, daughter Dec. 22, 1893, (deceased April 1C 1908) children, Orvis W., Wallace two sons and two B., Mildred L. daughters, deceased.

U.

Luther, CowansBorn at Lawrenceville, Que. July 11, 1857, son of Dudley and Rosetta (Davis) Gilman; English and U.E. Loyalist; E. Shefford Irish; Acad. and McGill Normal School Principal Dunham Acad. 1881-82 JAS. A. GILMORE Cowansville, 1883-88; editor and proprietor of Cowansville and Granby Observers 1889-92, and subsequently Feb. 23, 1860, son of Albert and principal at Three Rivers, Knowlton Ellen (Powers) Gilmore; Frenchand Sutton up to 1897 when he was Irish descent; E. Stanstead College
ville,
;

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Hyacinthe
;

Seminary; com- Sweetsburg, school commissioner, ba-

menced business as general grocer, tonnier of Bedford district, vice-pres. Eock Island entered partnership with Missisquoi Historical Society; adE. T. Fregeau, 1891, in Rock Island mitted to Bar 1890 and has always
Overall Co., selling out to Mr. Fregeau 1893; founded Globe Suspender Co., 1894; formed partnership with B. P. Ball selling out to him 1910; began present business 1910 under name James A. Gilmore Co., mfg. overalls and shirts; "Everright" Mayor three terms, J. P., Com. Sup. Court; school trustee, warden 01 church, mun. valuator; 4th degree K. of C., I.O.F.; clubs, Columbian and Three Villages Men's Assn. Consermarried Edith Alice, vative, R.C. daughter of Francis Failey, Sweetsburg, Que., Aug. 28, 1883; children, Walter J., 1890; Harold F., 1894;
;

practiced in Bedford district being retained in nearly all important cases in the district; active in all public affairs, municipal, educational, polititwice contested the Missiscal, etc. quoi seat for the Legislative As;

sembly; has taken deep interest in

Guy

A., 1896; Edith Alice, 1899.

GINGRAS,

Francis Cleophase, Mar-

Born Gentilly, Chambleton, Que. plain Co., Que., March 28, 1852, son
Cleophase and Zoa (Nault) Gingras; French; E. at Laconia and Tilton, N.H. served as councillor at St. Camille and Marbleton, also school commissioner; Postmaster St. Camille 16
;

years; pres. Wolfe Co Liberal Assn. since 1890; delegate representing at liberal municipality St. Camille caucus called by Sir Wilfrid Laurier at Ottawa, 1893; spent childhood in Littleton, later travelled in western

F. X. A.

GIROUX,

K.C.

returning to Canada 1886 establishing general mercantile business at St. Camille, conducting the same until 1912 when he purchased store of W. T. Oughtred, Marbleton, where he is in business; member Nicolet Fish and Game; Liberal, Roman Catholic married. Herline Nault, St. Camille, April 5, 1880; children, Ernest O., Leo L.. Joseph E., Antoinette C., Alina F., Emile J.
states,
;

journalism, as editor, contributor and shareholder; staunch supporter of fraternal societies, often delegate to large conventions; member Royal Guardians, Knights of Columbus, Canadian Foresters, St. Jean Baptiste; clubs,

Lafontaine

Catholic; married Eugenie Lafond, Ste. Bridgide, Iberville, June, 1892; one son, Ar-

Conservative,

Roman

(Montreal);

thur.

GIROUX, Francis Xavier Arthur, GLEASON, Ellsworth Snow, SherBorn at Farnham, brooke, Que. Born at East Dunham, Sweetsburg, Que. Que., March 3, 1866, son of Louis Que., Sept. 3, 1868, son of Dr. Ebeand Elmira (Poulin) Giroux; grand- nezer V| and Mary A. (Snow) Gleasparents came from France in 1735, on; Dutch-English, United Empire
Loyalist; E. at district school, Dunham, and Moon's Business College, Farnham, St. Hyacinthe College and Montreal, B.B.A. nine years engaged Laval University, LL.D. in 1890, K.C. in commercial life; in 1903 Mr. councillor and mayor of Gleason established his well known 1913;
first

moved

settled in Quebec City, later to the Richelieu Valley; E. at

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and established general store which
he sold out 1898; during this time accepted position as district agent for North American Life Insurance business; in 1907 was one of the incorporators of the Protective Assoc-

business college, known as Gleason's Business College, Sherbrooke, of which he is president and principal; Mr. Gleason was one of the first exponents of the Boyd Syllabic shorthand, an original and all-Canadian shorthand system; member A.F. &

E. S.

GLEASON
iation
;

EUGENE

E.

GLEASON

A.M., Curling, Golf, Sherbrooke Y.M. Conservative C.A. Independent Christian Scientist; married Florence Elizabeth Clement, daughter of the late Levi and Zilpha (Hungerford) Clement, West Brome, Que., Nov. 16 1898.
;

of Canada for Masons, appointed secretary and general manager at time of organization which position he has held since; married Alice E. Clark, Brome, June 14, 1895; children, Irma A., 1896; Donna M., 1900; Anna F., 1906.
F., Waterloo Aug. 18, 1865, son of Charles Anson Goddard and Colista Almyra Lawrence; member

A.F. & A.M., R.A.M., Sussex Preceptory, Karnak Temple; Grand Junior Warden, Grand Lodge, Quebec, 1910, D. D.G.M. Brome and Shefford Counties, 1911; Independent in politics; Anglican; after leaving school entered employ of G. C. Dyer & Co., Sutton; in 1880 came to Granby as clerk for H. G. Frost, merchant; in 1885 engaged with Savage, McKenna & Co., upon dissolution of this firm continued with Savage & Vittie until 1892; that year went to West Brome
E.

Granby, Born at Dunham, Que., Sept. 26, 1859, son of Dr. E. V. and Mary A. (Snow) Gleason; Irish; Dr. Gleason was born at Fairfield, Vt., and came to Dunham when a young man;
Que.
public
schools;

GLEASON, Eugene E M

GODDARD, Myron
So. Stukely,

Born at

member

A.F. & A.M., I.O.F.; Liberal, Anglican; was sent to St. Louis by Canadian Government in charge of maple exhibit at the fair and had charge of agricultural exhibit during last six months of the fair; organized Maple Tree Products and was manager and vice-president for four years; opened feed and grain store which he now operates in 1912; was Instrumental in organizing the Pure

Maple Sugar and Syrup Co-OperaAssociation of Quebec, being president for two years; married in 1884 and again in 1904; no children.
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Albert N., St. Johns, ployed and that machinery is propBorn at Nicolet Falls, Que., erly guarded; member C.O.F., I.O.F., Aug. 6, 1875, son of James R. and Royal Arcanum, Royal Guardian, ReEmily (Willey) Golden; engaged first form Club, Montreal, Lake Lister

farming, later insurance proprieHouse for nine years; purchased Windsor Hotel, at St. Johns, 1911; A.F. & A.M., I.O.O.F.; Liberal; Anglican; married Mabel Armstrong at Shawville, Que., July 11, 1906; children, Harold, 1907; Marjorie, 1908; Gerald, 1912.
in

tor Danville

GOODENOUGH,

Isaac,

R.

M.

D.,

Cookshire, Township of Newport, Born at South Ham, Feb. 4, Que. 1849, son of George and Elizabeth (Palmer) Goodenough; English;

went to Colorado in 1872 where he was engaged in silver mining for two
years,

returning to South Ham in 1874 and engaged in farming; was councillor for South Ham twenty-five years and school commissioner twelve years, resigning both offices when he sold his farm in 1902; while in the
council was a strong supporter of good roads; moved to the Township of Newport July 1, 1902, and purchased farm two miles from village of Bury; elected school commissioner for Newport 1904, resigning in 1910; director for Compton Co. Agr'l Soc., No. 2, for 6 years; member of Bury Farmers' Club; belongs to the I.O.F. ; Liberal; Anglican; married Sarah J. Stevenson, daughter of

RICHARD
Fish
E.,

H.
;

GOOLEY

& Game Club married Florence daughter of W. S. Dresser, Sherbrooke, Aug. 2, 1905; one son, Warren Lloyd, 1907.

GOSSELIN, Jos. J. B., M.L.A. for Missisquoi, son of Francois Gosselin, William Stevenson, Learned Plain, Sr., and Onesime Nadeau. Born at Sept. 28, 1875; children, William G., St. Alexandre d'Iberville, Nov. 22, 1876; Austin E. and Alton I. (twins) 1848; E. at the parish school of St. 1881; Wright E., 1887 (Alton de- Alexandre d'Iberville; married, Oct. ceased 1902.) 3, 1878, Rose Delima Gauthier; was merrber of municipal council and GOOLEY, Richard Henry, Coati- mayor of Notre Dame de Stanbridge, Born at Barnston, Que., chairman of the school board; elected cook, Que. Oct. 8, 1874, son of Peter and Mary to Legislature for Missisquoi Dec. 7, (Dezand) Gooley; French; E. at 1900, re-elected at gen. elec. 1904, Stanstead College and St. Charles 1908, 1912. Seminary; inspector of public buildGOUGH, Thomas Matthew, Bedings for P. Q. since 1903 for Dist. St. Born at Bedford, Dec., Francis, Arthabasca and Bedford has ford, Que. done much to improve conditions and 1848, son of John and Catherine bring about compliance with the law (Smith) Gough; Irish; Clerk Circuit relating to sanitary conditions, fire Court for County of Missisquoi at escapes, etc., for schools and indus- Bedford; Clerk of Commissioners, trial establishments, seeing that chil- Stanbridge Township; Liberal; Cathodren under legal age are not em- lic.
;

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village Sutton 1913,

GOULD, Arthur Thomas, Bedford, Born at Montreal, Feb. 20, 1876 came to Bedford in Ang., 1903, and purchased printing plant from C. H. Nye was sec.-treas. of Missisquoi Co. Agr'l Soc. from 1908 to 1911; sec.treas. town of Bedford and Protes; ;

1914 and 1915;

tant School Commissioners for 191213; member A.F. & A.M., I.O.O.F. and I.O.F. ; married L. Ellison Shields, Vankleek Hill, Ont., Sept. 22, 1898; children, Lyall, 1899; Grisdale, 1903;

Helen, 1905; Ellison, 1908; Herbert, 1910.

school com. several years; many years in Brome troop cavalry which formed part of the 5th Dragoons, holding rank of Lieut, at time it was disbanded; member firm of Greeley Bros, and Thompson, general merchants and lumber dealers for many when firm dissolved Mr. years; Greeley remained in store until 1913, when sold to G. A. Morrison and retired; Conservative; married Jessie May Wyatt, of Sutton, Feb. 22,1899; one son living, Alton J., 1903.

Born at AdamsCowansville, Que. of ville, Que., April 11, 1881, son Pierre Goyette; French; E. Holy Cross College, St. Hyacinthe, Que.; after leaving college was for some time engaged as clerk in general store, late? established business in Cowansville and since has steadily increased and enlarged store doing a retail and wholesale trade in many lines, today has one of the leading stores in the Eastern Townships; School Commissioner.
T.. Dixvile Que Born at Leeds, Que April 1, 1862 son of Thomas and Susan (Reid) Grady; English Parents came to Canada in 182} and settled in Leeds, removing to Barnstonm 1867; E pubhe schools; for some years with Parker & Wheeler manufacturers Dixville; for twenty-eight years head clerk and manager for Bruce Baldwin, general merchant, Dixville; has general insurance agency, fire and coul cill or of D ixY me 1907 t ? Voik 1 1910; school commissioner several years; president Dixville Butter and Cheese Association, 1904 to date; A.F. nt Postmaster I.O.O .F & A.M., C.O.F.; Anglican; Independent; married Helen M^..Baldwin, Sept. Ch lldr n Ted Maud L " I'Q ? P ^r )8, Bernice M., 1
.

GOYETTE,

Edouard,

merchant,

GREEN, Harry
*Z* r
bee,
>

West
Feb.

Ernest, bank manShefford. Born at Que-

GRADY,

Tho,

J.,

1880, son of James Arabella (Fraser) r een; Scotch; E. Quebec High g entered service of Quebec School; Bank in Sept., 1899 at Quebec; 1904 entered service E T. Bank at Thetford Mines as teller ; emp oyed successi }y at Granby, Waterloo Windr Ml " s ap ' n ed La e l n 7; J f. " e ,f nch 1912 ie b i a *t ^ af <J nd ._ tWest Shefford 1 , 1915; member | Shefford Lodge A.F. & A.M., much interested in outdoor sports, hunting, etc.; Presbyterian; Independent; married Luc * A PlatK of Bucking-

14

Harkness

and

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f ^ ,^
;

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'

/g

M
t

19Q9

Bolt

GREENEf Horace Steward, South June 14 Que ._ Born Bolt


'

William and phila (HanS on) Greene; English, ' grandfather comin from ^ e w England as one of first settlerg Sta *_

1856

gon

of

Major

gtead Co
in
.

ton f armer ?e n era (Greendale Farm) specializing in registered Durhams and Leicester sheep; previously
i

fathe
earl

Qr Green
.
.

'

be .

settlerg

Tp Bol .

for a time engaeed in

civil

engineer-

f T^

'

GREELEY,

Elwin Bernard.

Bolton Schoo] Board ^ chairman member Commissioners' Court since 1900; fishery overseer and game warden since 1895; mem . ber Brome Co. Agl. Soc., Knowlton Born Board of Trade; active member recruiting association;

in work and from 1894 to 18 <f7 e ral merchant at So. Bolton; member

at Sutton, Que., Feb. 23, 1859, son of

F.

&

A.M.,

Adolphus and Mary Greeley; grand- R. A.M.; Independent; Anglican; marparents came from New England ried Hattie L., daughter of Daniel States; E. public schools; Mayor of Taylor, So. Bolton, Jan. 24, 1877 ;

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director

177

HORACE

S.

GREENE

children, Charles G., 1877; H. Guy.,

1883, deceased 1908; H. Lena, 1887; G. Clare, 1891.

Hubert, LennoxBorn at Lennoxville, April 6, 1888, son of Wm. Henry Greene and Alice Mitchell; English; E. Lennoxville Academy, St. Charles

GREENE,
Que.

Geo.

ville,

Co.; director Travellers' Life Assurance Co. director Quebec Gas Co. director Wabasso Cotton Co.; director P. Lyall & Sons Construction Co., Ltd. director Wallace Sandstone Quarries, Ltd. Born at Danville, Que., Aug. 7, 1852, son of John and Margaret Greenshields; E. St. Francis College, Richmond, Que., McGill University (B.C.L. and Elizabeth Torrance Gold Medal, 1876) called to the Quebec Bar, 1877; created K.C. ((Earl of Derby), 1889; created K.C. (Quebec), 1899; successfully defended Annie Eastman, Donald Morrison, Hooper and Shortis, each for murder; Prosecuting Attortrial, ney, Fahey-Neagle-Bureau otherwise known as the Grand Trunk Railway robbery trial; counsel for liquidators against the directors of the defunct Exchange Bank; counsel for Gale against the Equitable Life Assurance Co., when the company was obliged to settle with the plairvtiff for over $100,000; Chief Counsel for a committee of citizens in the matter of the police investigation, Montreal, 1894; Chief Counsel for
;
;

& Power

Quebec Railway, Light, Heat

Gleason's Sherbrooke, Seminary, Business College; entered E. T. Bank June 15, 1907; entered service of

Bank of Quebec Jan. 21, 1914, and opened Lennoxville branch as manager, resigned from service Aug. 30,
1916,

accepting

treas. B.

&

position
enlist,

as

sec.-

L.

Mfg. Co.,

Ltd., Sher-

brooke; wanted to

was refused

as physically unfit; member Lennoxville Board of Trade, I.O.O.F., A.F.

&

A.M.

Conservative

Anglican.
Naismith,

GREENSHIELDS, James

K.C., Hon. Lieut.-Col. 117th Battalion C.E.F., of Greenshields, Greenshields, Languedoc & Parkins, 120

James St., Montreal, Que. president Quebec Savings & Trust Co., president Wayagamack Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd. president Shawinigan CotJ. N. GREENSHIELDS, K.C. ton Co., Ltd.; president National Brick Co. Ltd., of Laprairie; pres. On- Louis Riel, tried for high treason, tario National Brick Co., Ltd.; presi- Regina, 1385; Chief Counsel for Hon. dent City Central Real Estate Co.; H. Mercier, 1892; ex-president ShawSt.
;

178
inigan Lizzie

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Water & Power Co. married Montreal; Major Robert M., in miliThomson Glass, daughter of tary service, hdq. Montreal; Capt. E.
in overseas service, C. Co. 24th Battalion; Rose E., nurse with American Ambulance Hospital, Neuilly, Sur Seine, in France; Dr. Gerald T., with Royal Army Med. Corps, service Europe and India; Eugene F., student in architecture, Pennsylvania UniJ.,

Rev. Charles G. Glass, M.A., SpringDec., 1878; has one daughter, -Mrs. Hugh MacKay; three sons, Lieut. Gordon Greenshields (117th Battalion), Lieut. Chas. G. Greenshields (24th Battalion) and Capt. Melville Greenshields (13th Highlanders), all serving overseas; clubs, St. James', Canada, Montreal Jockey, Rideau (Ottawa), Garrison (Quebec); Liberal; Presbyterian; residence, 9 MacGregor St., Montreal, summer residence, Isaleigh Que., Grange, Danville, Que.
field, N.S.,

versity.

GREGOIRE, Wilfrid J., Born at St. SylSherbrooke, Que. vester East, Feb. 8, 1880, son of Jos. and Elmire Vaillancourt; came to Sherbrooke in 1898; E. Levis College and studied architecture in Sherbrooke; member K. of T., St. Francis Club, Tuque Rouge; Liberal; Catholic.

GRIGGS, Carl Deforest, Sutton, Born at Sutton, Dec. 8, 1877, Que. son of Charles H. and Julia C. (Longeway) Griggs; conducts store and printing shop; assistant postmaster at Sutton, 1897 to 1911; Nov., architect. 1911, was appointed Collector Provincial

Revenue for the

district

of

A.F. & A.M., I.O.O.F., I.O.F., and C.O.F.; Liberal; Methodist; married Jessie A. Call, at Sutton, Aug. 1, 1901; one daughter, Glenna Gertrude, 1903.

Bedford;

Jos. Eugene, DanBorn at Stanfold, Que., Que. GREGOIRE, Homer E., Sawyer- Sept. 8, 1868, son of Delphis and Born Napierville, Que., Melanie (Champoux) Guilmette; ville, Que. March 20, 1870, son of Joseph and member of Danville village council, (Celina Bourgois) Gregoire; French, 1910-14, Mayor 1912-13, Warden family came to Canada about 1814; County, Richmond, 1913, director E. at public schools in Napierville, Board of Trade; member E. T. Immiville,

GUILMETTE,

trustee Catholic Society, Que., and at Academie Commercial gration Catholic de Montreal; elected to Saw- school board 1910-14; Conservative; yerville Council 1907, holding office Roman Catholic; married Eliza Chagat present date; in 1899 became non of Danville, Que., July 8, 1888; agent M. C. Railway, Beecher Falls, children, Jeanne, Germaine, Marie Vt. in 1902 was transferred to Saw- Paule. yerville as Station Agent, holding same position at present date; member M. C. Railway Relief Association and Order Railroad Telegraph; LibHACKETT, Michael Felix, B.C.L., eral; Catholic; married Alvary Ray- Cowansville, Judge of Superior Court mond, Cohoes, N.Y., Jan. 30, 1900; of Quebec for District of Bedford. one son, Raymond Gregoire. Born at Granby, Que., Aug. 23, 1854, son of Patrick and Mary (Griffin) GRIFFITH, John J., 54 Montreal Hackett; Irish; E. Granby Academy, St., accountant, liquidator, auction- College of St. Marie de Monnoir, ColBorn at lege of St. Hyacinthe, McGill Unieer, etc., Sherbrooke, Que. Eaton, Que., son of Jos. Griffith and versity; admitted to Bar 1875, creatBridget Bryan; Irish; E. at Sher- ed Q. C. 1890; he became a Captain brooke Academy and St. Francis Col- in Militia and holds a medal for serlege, Richmond, Que. Roman Catho- vice during the Fenian Raid of 1870; lic; married Julia M. Groome, daugh- he was president of Stanstead County ter of Thos. M. Groome, Montreal, Farmers' Institute; Mayor village of June 19, 1877; children, Elizabeth Stanstead Plain for fifteen years, H., married to Dr. J. J. McGovern, chairman of Board of School TniSr
;

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1915; Catholic;
Conservative;

179

for same period Warden of Stanstead County five years; director and vice-president of Stanstead and Sherbrcoke Mutual Fire Insurance Co., president of St. Joseph's Society, and Grand President of the Catholic Mutual Benefit Association of Canada from 1895 to 1916; member Board of Examiners for School Teachers of Eastern Townships for six years; Batonnier for District of St. Francis 1892-93 and 1900-01; president of E. T. Liberal-Conservative Party in Province of Quebec; he

mar-

ried, Sept. 4, 1883, Florence Alberta, daughter of late Albert Knight, M.P.,

for Stanstead, Mrs. H., died Dec.

1,

1913; children, John Thomas, Advocate, Montreal, 1884; Sybil Rose, 1886; F. Winfield, advocate, 1890; Florence Julia (deceased, 1912), 1891; Mary Griffin, 1896.

John Thomas, B.L., 636 Belmont Ave., Westmount, Que. - - Born at Stanstead, Que., June 12, 1884, son of the Hon. M. F. and Florence Alberta (Knight) Hackett; Canadian; E. St. Charles Seminary, Sherbrooke; Loyola College, Montreal; McGill Montreal; graduated from McGill Law Faculty 1909 with honors, and admitted to Bar July same year; as an undergraduate he was interested in student
B.C.L.,

HACKETT,

was first president of the Students' Council, which now adminaffairs;


isters
all under-graduate activities began practice of profession in Montreal in Sept., 1909; entered civil service at Ottawa in January, 1912, as
;

secretary to Minister of Justice, returning to the practice of his profession in Montreal two years later; a member of legal firm of Foster, Martin, Mann, Mackinnon, Hackett and Mulvena; on the Executive Board of

HON. JUSTICE M.
was
tive
first

F.

HACKETT

Feb. 28, 1895, he entered the Taillon Administration as president of Executive Council; when Hon. E. J. Flynn became Premier on March 12, 1896, he became Provincial Secretary, and retained office until retirement of Government in May, 1897; he was re-

returned to Quebec LegislaAssembly at G. E. of 1892; on

Charitv Organization Society; of the Catholic Social Service Guild, and the Loyola Convalescent Home; joined the 55th Regiment, Irish Canadian Rangers; holds a Lieutenant's commission; president of the Junior Bar Association 1916-17; University and Canada Clubs, Montreal; Roman Catholic; Conservative; married, September, 21, 1912, to Linda Harding, daughter of late David Harding; children, Florence Knight, July 24, 1913; Ann Kidder, Sept. 21, 1914; Linda Mary, Nov. 20, 1916 (died June 12,
1917.)

HADLOCK, George Amos, Assistelected on his appointment to office ant Postmaster Barnston, Que. Born and again at the general election of at Compton, 8. 1876, son of Sept. 1897; he was an unsuccessful candi- Wellington Merrill and Emilv Amelia date for seat in Legislature in general (Heath) Hadlock; conducted general election of 1900, and in House of store at Barnston since 1904 Liberal; Commons in 1904; appointed to Su- Methodist; married Irene S. Thornperior Court Bench on the 3rd Dec., ton, daughter of J. L. Thorntoix, at
;

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family Barnston, Sept. 2, 1908; children, England in 1777, to Sorel, Douglas Wellington Thornton, Sept. originally from Dundee, Scotland; E. B. C. S., Lennoxville; 1866 engaged 26, 1910. with Capt. T. E. Chamberlain, KnowlHAINES, John Henry, Hatley, Que. ton, to learn farming; three years Born at Martinville, Jan. 23, 1868, later went to North West, returning son of Justin and Matilda (Hitch- to Brome in 1871 and purchased L. L. 1906 sold farm propcock) Haines; English; great grand- Chandler farm; father (Haines) came from N. H. erty and engaged in secretarial work; among first settlers of Stanstead Co. has always taken great interest in E. public schools and Charleston educational, agricultural and good Academy, Hatley went to Western roads matters and largely instrumen-

Brome County Fair to leading position among county exhicattle ranching; went to Oklahoma bitions; 1890, appointed sec'y Brome among first settlers, engaging in gen- Township; in 1892 sec'y of school eral farming till 1908 when he sold board and in 1899 sec'y of Brome Co. out and returned to Hatley; elected Agrl. Soc. 1890, Justice of Peace; re- member Knowlton Board of Trade. to Hatley School Board 1912, elected in 1914, chairman of said A.F. & A.M., I.O.F.; Anglican (Peoboard; in 1913 elected Hatley Board Pie's Warden) Liberal; married Adeof Trade, etc., pres. Hatley Volunteer Hah V. Chamberlain, daughter of Fire Company, pres. Hatley Village Capt. T. E. Chamberlain, Knowlton, Water Company; A.F. & A.M.; Inde- March 2, 1871, deceased June, 1906. pendent; Christian Science; married Millie Emery, Hatley, Que., Feb. 3, _
States in 1889, spending some five years in Kansas, chiefly engaged in
tal in raising
; ;

HALL

George

W lliam>
;

Rock

Is

HALL,
Que.

Charles Loring, Lennoxville,

Born at Richmond, Que., Sept. 8, 1885, son of Charles and Mary (Weed) Hall; English; grandparents coming from Vermont and settled in Melbourne; E. Charleston, Mass., High School and Barton Academy, Barton, Vt. engaged as shipping clerk for Peerless Mfg. Co., Barton, Vt., from 1902-1904; book-keeper for same company for one year and for Bottom and Torrence, Bennington, Vt., for one year; manager of manufacturing floor, Peerless Mfg. Co. for one year; entered business at Lennoxville in 1907 in firm Murray & Hall; member Board of Sch. Com., Len11 A 17 e A T> * n/r A noxville; A.F. & A.M., R.A.M.; Anij o jT M- u ghcan; married Sadie Jane McMurray, daughter John McMurray Wind;

Que. Born at Dunham, May 14, 1857, son of William and Mary (Doncaster) Hall, England; E. publie schools, A.F. & A.M.; Conservative; Anglican; engaged in livery business at Knowlton, then purchased Lakeview Hotel from Wm. Albee; sold to J. N. Robinson and went to
land,

Waterloo as manage%f the Hall Hotel; farmed for two years at Brome, and in 1903 purchased Stanstead
Hotel; five years later sold to C. F.

Whitcher and same year bought Rock Island Hotel from Albert Cooper, with late Charles Nettleton; married Jessie Miller, Nov. 7, 1880; children, Nellie M. (Mrs. C. Nettleton.)

i\/r

Que.

UAII Ernest * HALL, r r>

T TK,,!, *A Lyster, KlChmond, 07 1 Q Born v^ A il r> Kirkdale, Dec. Zl, 1870,

Francis College, Richmond; member Kingsey Council 1900-12; I.O.F.; Conservative; Anglican; engaged in dairy farming at Trenholm until HALL, George F., Brome, Que. 1912; now resides at Richmond and Born at Hull, Que., Aug. 17, 1849, handles machinery and farm impleson of John S. and Emma R. (Brig- ments; married Lena M. Lyster, ham) Hall; English, great grand- Cleveland, Sept., 1898; one daughter, father, Major John Hall, coming from deceased. rh.r5Ji
foril

WP

Vain

M 6n>

1913

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in

181
still
.

1899, re-elected 1911, and


;

refused appointment as member J. P.; member Stanstead Co. Agrl. Soc., E. T. Auto Club; was member

Stanstead Cavalry twenty-five years, retiring with rank of lieutenant; an enthusiastic rifleman, having taken
part in rifle matches in Quebec and Ontario; Liberal; Universalist; in 1891 purchased maple sugar business from W. H. Lovell, and later purrh"sed cheese factory from Charles Wilkins; purchased several cheese
factories in vicinity, later equipping them as skimming stations for central factory at Barnston: in 1898 erected creamery which he sold in 1902 to B. E. Converse since that time has been engaged in maple products business, also acts as representative for John Deering Agency and W. F. Vilas still owns and operates farm of 375 acres one mile south of Barnston village as a side line; married Jennie E. Baldwin, daughter of F. W. Baldwin, Barnston, March 2. 1882; children, Mabel E., 1885, died in infancy; Francis B., 1887; Clara, 1894.
; ;

A. A.

HALL

HALL, Aaron
Born, Dec.
1,

and Annie ancestors coming from New Hampshire to Sherbrooke in 1845, and to
Stanstead in 1869; E. Coaticook Acad. and Commercial Acad. aiderman town of Coaticook, chairman finance committee; elected by acclamation 1911-13; Justice of Peace; P. M. Ashlar Lodge, A.F. & A.M., I.O.O.F., C.O.F. member Massawippi Fish and Game Club and Twanaka Club, Ayer's Cliff; Conservative; began business with father in 1889; formed partnership under name of A. Hall & Son in 1901; bought his father's interest in 1911; 1914 formed partnership with G. W. Allard and bought out business of W. C. Webster & Son, Coaticook, one of oldest establishments in the Townships; married Rose A. Hanson, Sept. 1, 1897; children, H. Edesse, Donna K., Ola A., and Grace E.
; ;

A., Coaticook, Que. 1873, son of Aaron (Smith) Hall; English,

Frederick Ernest, CookBorn at Halifax, N.S., Que. Jan. 6, 1867. son of Geo. W. Halls. Halifax, N.S. manager Bank of Montreal, Cookshire; Conservative; Anglican; married Muriel R. Terrill. daughter of T. B. Terrill, Sherbrooke', Que., July 20. 1900: children. Dorothea T., 1903; Ethel Joan, 1909.
shire,
;

HALLS,

Lieut.-Col. Albert CurBorn Barnston, Coaticook, Que. May 26. 1870, son of Walter C. and Orissa (Sprague) Hanson; E. Barnston, McGill Normal School and McGill Universitv; B.A. 1895, B.C.L.
tis,

HANSON,

1896; admitted to Bar 1896; Lieut.Colonel 1911; O.C. 26th Stanstead Drasroons; O.C. Stanstead Company 117th E. T. Battalion; went overseas as O.C. Stanstead Company 117th E. T. B.; Crown Prosecutor District St. Francis; editor and nrop. HALL, George Benjamin, Barn- Coaticock Observer: member A.F. & Born Barnston, Dec. 21, A.M., I.O.O.F., C.O.F., Maccabees; ston, Que. 1852, son Joseph and Elsie (Fletcher) Liberal; Methodist: married Luna Hall; English; E. Barnston and Coati- Estella Edwards, July 25. 1895; chilcoo^; elected to Barnston Council in dren, Orissa Helen. John Claude, 1887, where he served as mayor and Henry Walter, Blanche Edith, Albert councillor for twelve years, resigning Osmond.

182

HAWLEY,

Chas.
- -

William,

St.

Crysostome, Que.

Born at Bury,

Que., Feb. 18, 1875, son of

Amos

A.

Bank nt Cowansville, later accountant at Magog; in 1907 appointed manager blanch Bank of Commerce at
Eastman, and
is

and Mellissa (Farwell) Hawley; E. at Bury Academy; after leaving school entered the employ of C.P.R. as operator, later station agent at Bury, Que., for five years; in 1896 resigned position with C.P.R. and entered employ of Eastern Townships

now manager

at St.

Crysostome, Que., president Eastman Board of Trade; Ind. Conservative; Anglican; married Edith Boright, daughter of Geo. W. Boright, Cowansville, April, 1899; children, Ruth W., 1900; Glenna M., 1902; Eric F., 1905; Rupert, 1908; Patricia, 1915.
E.

HARGRAVE

HAY,
Que. -

Edward

Wm.,

Stanstead,

Born at Sydney, Australia, HARGRAVE, Edward, Sherbrooke, May 17, 1863, son of Rev. Jas. Hay; Que. - - Born at So. Shields, Eng., Scotch; E. at Brockville, Ont., High Nov. 6, 1832, son of Joseph and Mary School and Coaticook Academy; resi(Fletcher) Hargrave; English; E. at dent of Stanstead for 25 years; at

York School and Tulketh Hall Treas. present and for many years past conChurch Soc., Dist. Francis; hon. sec.- ducting successful real estate busitreas. of Sherbrooke Protestant Hosp. ness throughout County of Stanstead, 21 years; Life Gov. of Hospital; War- and in other parts of Eastern Townden St. Peter's Church Commissioner ships; Conservative; Church of Eng;
;

of Superior Court; over 40 years city land. auditor; auditor for manv large local Conservative HAYES, Dr. John, M.D., Richmond, corporations AngliBorn, July 14, 1866, in Quebec can; married Mary Campbell, daugh- Que. ter of John Campbell, Perth, Scot- City, son of Wm. Hayes and Mary land, Aug. 24, 1865; six daughters Ellen Kenny; Irish, all ancestors comand two sons. ing from Ireland has been a resident of Richmond for 45 years; E. St. HASELTON, William Munroe, Francis College, Richmond, F+ Beebe Jet. Born at Beebe Jet., July Charles College, Sherbrooke, Laval 25, 1869, son of J. and Elizabeth and McGill Universities: received de(Cole) Haselton; parents came from gree B.A., Laval, and Morin, PrizeNew Hampshire in 1864; E. public man 1888; D.C.M., McGill, graduschools and Beebe Acad. member ating with honors 1890; Councillor Beebe Council 1909 and 1915; School town of Richmond for many years Commissioner since 1905; I.O.O.F. and 3 terms as Mayor; vice-pres. Ind. Liberal: Justice of Peace 1910; sanitary services of Province of QueMethodist; 1896-1910 member firm bec; district surgeon Grand Trunk of Haselton Bros., mfrs. monumental Rv. member Catholic Foresters, and building granite: in 1900 bought Richmond Board of Trade, Hon. Patout brother's interest and is now sole ron Richmond Agr'l Soc.; pres. of owner; married Grace Goold, Water- St. Patrick's Society; president Richbranch Canadian Patriotic loo, June, 1894; children, Marion E., mond Robert C., Helen M., Dorothy E., Wil- Fund Conservative unsuccessfully helmina I., William B. contested counties of Richmond and
;
; ;

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E. H.

HEATH

Hermenegilde, merchant, Sherbrooke, Que. -- Born St. Aime, County Richelieu, Sept. 8, Wolfe general election, 1911; has 1861, son J. B. and Genevieve (Trubeen pres. Eastern Townships Lib- deau) Hebert; French, descended

DR.

JOHN HAYES

HEBERT,

Felix

Denault and in latter year founded Highway Congress; a frequent contributor to press on sanitary, eco- with Thos. Fortier, firm of Hebert & nomic and Eastern Townships histori- Fortier; in 1884 at age of 23, member Ste. Edwidge de Clifton Council, cal subjects; married Agnes C. Dohan, five years, when he came to daughter late Edward Dohan, Feb. 10, serving member City Council 1902; children, Harold, Redmond, Sherbrooke; 1897; elected Mayor 1912, the city Leslie, Jerome and Monica. offices being reorganized during his regime; Mr. Hebert is strong beHEATH, Ezra Herbert, Way's liever in municipal control of public Born Fitch Bay, Jan. 20, utilities; Conservative; unsuccessful Mills, Que. 1861, son of Abel and Ruth (Aldrich) candidate for local Legislature in Heath; English; E. public schools; 1912; member Union St. Joseph, AlPostmaster Way's Mills, 1912: School liance Nationale, I.O.F., Maccabees, Commissioner; Conservative; Angli- Board of Trade, La Chambre de Comcan; a prosperous farmer and busi- merce, Knights of Columbus, St. ness man; spent several years in mer- Francois S.S., Library and Art Union; cantile business in Minnesota; return- past pres. St. Jean Baptiste Soc., also ing to Way's Mills he bought out E. of Union St. Joseph Society; Church O. Webster and since that time has Warden of St. J. Bte. Church; V.P. conducted business as general mer- Federation des Chambre de Comchant; married Annie Kerkow, Min- merce, and of Union Can. Municipalineapolis, Minn., Oct. 26, 1891, (de- ties; pres. Ligue du bon parler Franceased 1900) one daughter, Tavie cis; prominent member committee of Ruth. Bonne Entente movement: V.P. local
real
;

from oldest Canadian families; E. at eral-Conservative Association and is now pres. of Great trans-province public schools, both French and English; 1891 to 1906 with Gendron & - Richmond- Sherbrooke - MontQuebec

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taught two years Huntingdon Acad., then entered McGill Med. School, graduating with honors, 1905; spent one year in Royal Victoria Hospital; took N. Y. State Board license exams, and practiced medicine for year at Champlain, N.Y., then located at Mansonville; obtained M. Sc. degree 1905 for original research work in biology on osteroid development; Mayor of Potton, 1914; warden of Brome County in 1917; pres. Mansonville Board of Trade; A.F. & A.M. R.A M., D.D.G.M., Shefford and Brome 1915; Conservative; Presbyterian; married Carola M., daughter Frank A. Cautwell, Franklin Center, Oct. 14, 1908; one son, Ernest Row-

branch Can Patriotic Fund; honorary member several literary, sporting and social organizations, etc.; for time ass't editor Le Pionier and ediLe Peuple; forceful public tor speaker in both French and English; Roman Catholic; married Rose Delima, daughter Geo. Therriault, Sherbrooke, Jan. 31, 1887; children, living are, Marie Antoinette, 1893; Lucien, 1899; Palmyre, 1901; Diogene, 1903; Armand, 1905.

HEBERT, Jules Danville, Que.


Aug.
zetie
14,

Euclide

(Rev.),

Born Sherbrooke, 1872, son Alphonse and Ar-

(Gendron) Hebert; French; E. Sherbrooke Seminary, of which he was director 1898-1900; assistant at land, 1912. Coaticook 1900-1902; secretary to HIBBARD, John Nelson, Ayer's Bishop 1902-04; appointed parish Born Fitch Bay, Que., priest at Danville 1904; Roman Cath- Cliff, Que. March, 1881, son David and Harriett olic. (Terwilligar) Hibbard; English, David Hibbard, father, veteran of

Civil War; E. public schools and Magog Acad., School Commissioner, Mayor 1912; P.G. of I.O.O.F.; Lib-

eral; Anglican; engaged in farming; employed by B. & M. since 1902;

married Gertie M. Bacon, 'Ayer's Cliff, June, 1901; one son, Kenneth
Maitland.

HILL, George Maunder, Hatley, Born Crewy's Morchara, DevQue


onshire, Eng., April 17, 1891, son of

George M. and Rhoda Louise Hill; E. English; Polytechnic, London,


Eng.;

Lieutenant

26th

Dragoons,

certificate St. John's Military School 1914; ass't postmaster at

awarded

E. H.

HENDERSON

Conservative; Anglican in 1907, and was engaged in farming, later employed in store of M. W. LeBaron, which he bought out later; volunteered for active service with first contingent, 1914.
;

Hatley;

came from England

Ernest Henry, B.A., M.D.C.M., Mansonville, Que. Born Rockburn, Que., July 17, 1874, son William and Margaret (Rowe) Henderson; Scotch, great grandfather came from Ireland and settled in Huntingdon about 1825; E. Huntingdon Acad and McGlll, graduated B.A. 1899 and Academy Diploma
M.Sc.,
;

HENDERSON,

HILL, James Monroe, St. Armand, Born at St. Johnsbury, Vt., Que. July 3, 1855, son of Jas. Monroe and Louisa P. (Morse) Hill; English; E. at Lamoille Central Academy, at Hyde Park, Vt. entered the mercantile business in 1877 at Morse's Line and has continued in the same busi;

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ness at the same place, organizing in 1916 a stock company known as J. M. Hill is presiHill, Inc., of which J. dent; in 1907 commenced building i'el. system connecting his Morse Line business with store at St. Armand, Que., which he purchased in 1905 known as the Joseph Guerin Estate, later selling interest in latter to be able to give his time to telephone systern and his Morse's Line business; has built upwards of 110 miles of line known as the Hill telephone line, and had nearly 400 subscribers in 1912, and sold same out to Lanoue & Trahan; interested in real estate building several houses for rent, also interested in farming; bought butter for several years on Bedford Market for Montreal houses; has been an active director of Missisquoi Co. Agr'l Soc. for upwards of 20 years, and has held the office of president of same; elected councillor Jan. 13, 1890, reelected continually up to 1917, elected Mayor 1893, '94, 1915-16 and elected Mayor under 1917 new municipal code by acclamation for 1917 and 1918, elected warden for Co. of Missisquoi 1894-1916 and again in 1917; member I.O.O.F., A.F. & A.M., W. of America; ConservaR.A.M., tive; Methodist; married Mary Fuller, daughter of Loyal Fuller, of Franklin,

of Peace; member A.F. & A.M., Y.M.C.A.; Liberal; Anglican; married Annie A. Inglis, daughter of Chas. Inglis, Waterloo, Que., Sept. 26, 1883; children, Percival G., 1892; Eva A., 1901.

Alvin Percival, FosBorn Bondville, Nov. 9, Que. 1866, son William P. and Elizabeth R (Pibus) Hillhouse; Scotch; father born in Ayrshire, Scotland; E. Knowlton High School; farmer and poultry breeder; manager Dominion Government Poultry Station, Bondville, Que., 1898-1907; managing director of the Eastern Townships Poultry Farms, 1909-14; interested in poultry and produce business; known throughout the province as an expert poultry judge having acted in this
ter,

HILLHOUSE,

for Dominion Government at many of the large shows held in the Dominion; Liberal; Anglican; married Lena Soles, daughter 0. J. Soles, Knowlton, Que., Oct. 11, 1897; children, 1899; Beatrice, Agnes,

capacity

1903; Margaret, 1908; William 1909; Dorina, 1915.

P.,

HILLS, William Edgar, Waterloo, Born Waterloo, Que., Jan. 17, Que. 1873, son Horace and Francis (Ginnis) Hills; elected to Waterloo CounVt.; children, Estelle B., 1878; Mabel cil 1912; pro Mayor 1914; treasurer A.F. & A.M.; Liberal; Methodist A., 1880. married Alice E. Drew, Way's Mills, HILLHOUSE, William Mills, Sher- Oct., 1897; one son, Reginald H. W., Born Bondville, Dec. 1899. brooke, Que. 22, 1859, son of Wm. P. and Elizabeth Scotch, HODGE, James Alton, Eaton, Que Hillhouse; (Pibus) father born in Ayr, Scotland, Jan. 29, Born at Eaton, April 11, 1846, son of 1833, came to Canada at age of 16 James and Almeda (Colby) Hodge; years, resided at Frost Village for English; grandfather came from Versome years and finally settled in mont and settled in Eaton in 1800; Brome Co.; E. at Cowansville and E. at Eaton Academy; twelve years

Knowlton High Schools; after com- member of Eaton Council,


education taught school in Brome Co. for three years, was also C.P.R. Ry. agent at Knowlton and Foster for two years; prop, of
pleting
resort at Bondville, Brome Lake, for 2Q years; Dominion Fruit Inspector at Montreal 1908 to 1913; appointed sec -treas. E. T. Immigration Society and E. T. Associated Boards of Trade, Sherbrooke, April 1, 1914 ;

Mayor

four years, resigning in 1912 ;director Compton Co. Agrl. Soc. 51 years, president since 1905; Conservative;
Congregationalist; successfully ope*of over three hundred acres; specializes in Percheron horses and Durham cattle; a strong supporter of good roads movement, and educational advancement; married Jerusha A. Williams, daughter of Hiram Williams, Cookshire, March

"Maplewood," well known summer ates farm

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and M.W.A.; Liberal; Anglican; married Mary Gertrude Barney, Edith G., 1887. daughter of Augustus Barney at Freiighsburg, Que., Feb 25, 1885; chilHODGE, Volney F., Eaton, Que. dren, Nellie Gertrude, 1886 .A A. Born at Eaton, Nov. 18, 1880, son of Leland, 1889; Merrill H., 1894; David E. and Ann (Gamsby) Hodge; George W., 1897. English; grandfather, David Hodge, came from Vermont to Eaton in 1800 HOLMES, George Washington, and cut the first tree where the vil- Mansonville, Que. Born Berkshire, lage of Cookshire now stands; E. Vt., March 23, 1865 son of N. W. public schools and Eaton Academy; and Celia (Ross) Holmes; English; member No. 10 Company, 58th Batt., E. public schools and Sutton and under Capt. Hodge; Fenian Raid vet- Dunham Academies; ten years in eran of 1870, receiving $100 grant store in Boston, Mass., with Wm. Fefrom government in 1912; member line & Co. as buyer in cloak dept. two Eaton Council and Mayor for nine years; returned to Canada 1892 and years; vice-president Canadian Tele- established business as general merphone Co.; A.F. & A M.; Conserva- chant Mansonville, where he has detive; Methodist; when a young man veloped extensive trade; school cornsucceeded his father on farm near missioner; Postmaster Mansonville Eaton village, where he gave special 1893 to 1896; asst. P.M 1911; A.F. attention to raising beef cattle; car- & A.M.; Conservative; Anglican; ried on extensive lumber operations married Miss Manson, daughter D. A. other sec- Manson, Mansonville, Oct. 16, 1894; in Dorchester County and tions; retired from farming in 1912 children, Dorothy K., 1895; Colin M., and is now engaged in looking after 1897; Majory R., 1900; George F., farm property and his other business 1902. interests; married Mary E. Clough, daughter of Wm. Clough, SawyerHOLMES, Thomas Robert, DixBorn at Kingsbury, Que., ville, May 21, 1873; children, Cora ville, Que A., 1876; Eva M., 1901. Sept. 25, 1870, son of John A. and Sarah (Patrick) Holmes; English, HODGE, William Alexander, mer- grandfather came from Plymouth, Born Jing., when a young man and settled chant, Stanbridge East, Que. Stanbridge East, Jan. 6, 1850, son of in Township of Durham, Drummond Abram and Mary (Proper) Hodge; County; E. public schools; as young Councillor (Mayor one year) munici- man engaged with Henry Belrose, pality of Stanbridge, school commis- general blacksmith, Averill, Vt., later sioner, etc.; Liberal; Methodist; mar- carried on blacksmith business at Isried Eva Jenkins, (deceased 1881) land Pond, Vt., also at Baldwin's second, Eva Bedard, daughter P. Be- Mills; for some time with G.T.R. and dard, Bedford, Que., May 31, 1884; B. & M., as car foreman; came to Dixville in 1903, erecting shop and carrychildren, Edmund L. and Nellie A. ing on general blacksmith business; HOLDEN, Artemas Homer, Frel- elected school commissioner 1913; Born at St. Armand member I.O.O.F., C.O.F., 1.0 F, A.O. ighsburg, Que. Centre, Que., March 8, 1859, son of UiW., Lake Lyster Fish and Game Artemas and Helen L. (Whitney) Club; Anglican; Conservative; marHolden; English; Frelighsburg High ried Mabel F. Drew, Coaticook, Nov. School and Eastman National Busi- 30, 1891; children, Edward F., 1893; ness College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. sec- Doris D. retary of village of Frelighsburg for seventeen years; secretary-treasurer HOSKINS, John Edwin, merchant, Born at Stanbridge, April Missisquoi and Rouville Mutual Fire Sutton. Insurance Co. since Oct. 28, 1887; 21, 1870, son of Leander and Jane 30 yrs. councillor village of Frelighs- (Scott) Hoskins; English, family burg; R.A.M., R.G., K.O.T.M., I.O.F. coming from New England and set21, 1867, who died in 1908; children, Nellie M., 1872; Archie A., 1875
;

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near Adamsville, later at Stanbridge and finally at Sutton about 1880; E. public schools; employed in mercantile trade successively at Knowlton, Sutton and Montreal; 1903 established business at Sutton as general merchant, at first in partnership with Mr. H. O'Regan and latterly alone; I O.O.F. Anglimarried Delia can Conservative Scofield, of Sutton, Sept. 9, 1896, deceased 1907; children, Grace E., 1899; Stewart L., 1901; Alta, 1904; Delia, 1907.
; ; ;

Mary E. McDonald, daughter of Angus McDonald, Sherbrooke, Que., Oct. 18, 1898; children, Marion, 1899; Margaret, 1905.

HOUSE, George Howard, Beebe, Que. -- Born at Stanstead, June 2, 1857, son of John L. and Mary Ann English, grand(White) House.; father coming from Massachusetts to Beebe in 1800; E. St. Francis College, Richmond, and Stanstead College; served many terms as councillor and school commissioner, also as mayor and chairman, always being elected by acclamation; succeeded father as postmaster in 1896, resigned 1912 and made ass't same year; I.O.O. F., member Frontier C.O.F., and I.O.F Club; Liberal; Methodist; in mercantile business with Charles McClintock, later formed partnership with E. G. Miller under name of Miller & House, owners of large nurseries at Beebe; one of five who formed Moir Granite Co. at Beebe and Graniteville. This company was instrumental in constructing railroad Beebe to Graniteville. Although partner is deceased
;

under old name Canadian and American post offices are located in same room, Mr. House being ass't postmaster of Canadian and clerk in American; married Clara Hinman, Derby. Vt., April
carries on business
;

both

3,

P.,

1880; children, Ethel M., Lyman Gracia I., Olive E., Claire H.
,

F. P.

HOULAHAN

Forrest P., 71 LonBorn at Sherbrooke, Que. Sherbrooke, Sept. 13, 1875, son of Thomas and Margaret (Parker) Houlahanj English; E. at Sherbrooke High School; after leaving school entered employ of W. H. Fuller & Co., grocers, Sherbrooke, 1893; in 1898 remained with T. W. Fuller & Son who purchased said business; in 1903 in partnership with E. H. May purchased the interest of said firm doing business under name of May & Houlahan, one of the largest grocers in the Eastern Townships; member I.O.O F being Past Grand Master, also member Sherbrooke Snowshoe Club; Conservative married Presbyterian

HOULAHAN,
St.,

don

HOVEY, Philip A., 34 Quebec St Born at Hatley, Que., Sherbrooke. April 30, 1857, son of A. and Amanda (Flanders) Hovey; English; tradition says that Hovey ancestors were among the early pioneers of Conn., great grandfather, Capt. E. Hovey, and wife came to Hatley among earliest settlers; E. at public schools; af-

ter leaving school entered

employ of

Smith

& Adams,

wholesale meat deal-

ers, Springfield, Mass., which position he held for 12 years; returning to No. Hatley in 1887 purchased farm which he conducted until forming brother Fred partnership with his

Hovey
in

as

Hovey

Bros.,

meat

dealers:

1894 removed to Sherbrooke and formed stock co. known as Hovey Bros. Packing Co. this firm has been
;

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owners of large farms in vicinity of Works, Ltd., dir. Sherbrooke Tile and Sherbrooke and always much inter- Brick Co., dir. S. & S. Mutual, pres. ested in agricultural matters, also im- Sherbrooke Real Estate Co., etc. He provement of live stock; served as has extensive land interests both in councillor Township of Hatley; mem- West and in Sherbrooke. Was di*v ber St. George's Club; Conservative; E. T. Bank and opposed sale to Canmarried Frances J. Clapp, daughter Bank of Commerce is member adof Wm. Clapp, of Springfield, Mass., visory board for E. T. of C. B. of Dec 24, 1881; children, Frank A., C. Mr. Howard has shown much in1883; Rexford W., 1893; Waldo C., terest in general welfare of Sher1894. brooke and to his munificence the Y. W. C. A. owes its present fine home which he donated. He is now devel;

oping

fine residential property known as Howard's Park to which general public have access; Liberal; Methodist:

married Helen

Sails,

daughter

of Stephen Sails, Stanstead; one son, Charles B., 1886. HOWARD, Chas. Benjamin, SherBorn at Smith Mills, brooke, Que. Sept. 27, 1886. son of Benjamin C. and Helen (Sails) Howard; E. Sherbrooke High School, Stanstead College and Bugbee Business College; member firm B. C. Howard & Co.,

B.

C.

HOWARD

Alderman Little Lake Magog, chairman Road Committee; Gov Sherbrooke Hospital
;

Trustee

Stanstead

Benjamin Gate, SherBorn Stanstead, Dec., brooke, Que. and Clarinda 1865, son of James Howard; Scotch and Irish descent;
E.

HOWARD,

Wesleyan
national

College;

Lumber

Mfg. Co., pres.


St.

Inter-Co., Dir. of B. & L. Sherbrooke Tile &

member

Brick Co., dir and sec'y Sherbrooke Iron Works Ltd. and has interests in

Stanstead; served nine years as

Lawrence Lumber

Co.,

Normount

alderman of Sherbrooke; president Sherbrooke formulating Hospital, plans and being instrumental in carrying through to completion new hospital; chairman executive board of management Stanstead Wesleyan College; Mr. Howard is one of the pioneers of the pulpwood and lumber business in the province and has extensive interests. Twenty years ago he formed partnership with T. M. Craig, as Howard and Craig. They shipped first car of pulpwood off Q. C. R. and shipments in one year have reached 9200 carloads. Firm of B. C. Howard & Co. was formed in 1906, Chas B. Howard and David J. Sails
entering firm. Mills operated at several points. Mr. Howard is also presi-

Realty Co., Quebec, etc.; has been associated with his father in extensive lumber operations since 1904, becoming partner in B. C. Howard & Co., in 1906; was president Stanstead Alumni Ass'n, 1912-13; member Y. M. C. A.: Liberal; Methodist; married Alberta M., daughter of A. G. Campbell, Sherbrooke. June 3, 1908; children, Benjamin C., 1910; Douglas S., 1912; Harold A., 1914 HOWE, Edwin, Hatley. Born at Barnston, in 1841, son of Jonas and Patience (Hollister) Howe; English descent, ancestors coming from New England among early settlers of Stanstead County; Mr. Howe's great

grandmother was the famous Jermina Howe who was cantured by the Indent and general manager St. Law- dians at Vernon, Vt.. and taken to rence Lumber Industrial Co. and di- the Indian village of St. Francois rector International Lumber Co. He from which she subsequently made is Sherbrooke Iron her escape, her story being among the vice-president

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189

1912 and 1916; school commissioner since 1902; J. P.j C.O.F., Knights of Columbus; Liberal; Roman Catholic;
married Rosemary Donnelly, daughter of late

Andrew
,

mond, Que
children.

Donnelly, RichJuly 27, 1891; has six

HUGHES,

Lewis Adolphus, Bish-

Born in Loniere, op's Crossing, Que. Beauce Co., July 17, 1883, son of Robert J. and Christina (Hillsinger) Hughes; Irish, grandfather settling in
Beauce, 1820; E. public school and Gray's Business College, Portland, Me.; member Dudswell Rifle Assn.; Independent; Presbyterian; engaged in farming for several years in Beauce Co. carried on pulp and lumber business in vicinity and in Maine in 1908 he and his brother purchased general store from M. J. Flemming, Bishop's Crossing, under firm name
;

EDWIN HOWE
most thrilling of pioneer tales; E. Barnston Academy; took out license at auctioneer 41 years ago and previous to that was for five years auctioneer at Lawrence, Mass. has conducted more sales than any other auctioneer in this section of Canada;
;

of

Hughes Bros.

Councillor, sec'y-treas. Hatley 17 years; school com., Mayor Hatley village A.F. & A.M. in politics independent; Baptist; married Inez L. Perry, daughter of Joshua and Marion B. (Oliver) Perry, Stanstead, 1866; children, Ralph E. and Minnie M., Nina E. and Kenneth R. (deceased.) HOWE, Eber, Dixville, Que. Born at Barnston, Jan. 31, 1846, son of
; ;

Jonas

(Hollister) Dixville Council about 25 years ago, and served several terms since; Mayor four times;

and

Prudence
to

Howe;

elected

married Artimissa Lovell (deceased G. R. HULBURD 1915) at Bamston, Dec. 25, 1874 ; children, Annie J., 1875; Julia A., Cora M., HULBURD, Gordon Richard, Bed1877, (deceased 1899) Born at Cowansville, 1880; Hector H., 1885; Helen H., ford, Que. 1887. July 4, 1882, son of Heman and Deborah (Gilbert) Hurlburd; English; HUDON, Alfred Joseph, Richmond, Born at Sherbrooke, Qce., Oct. grandfather, Henry Hulburd, coming Que. 12, 1858, son of Jos. and Mary-Ann from Vermont in 1827, died at Cow(Camirand) Hudon; French; Coun- ansville, 1913, age 93 years; E. Bed cillor Richmond since 1900, Mayor ford Acad. member Bedford Council
; ;

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house surgeon, Montreal Gen. Hospital, 1905-06; practiced at Compton 1906-09; studied at Edinburgh and Glasgow 1909-10; began practice in Sherbrooke in 1910; post graduate work at Chicago, Rochester and New York; School Commissioner, Compton; member A.F. & A.M., St. Francis Golf, Curling Club, St. George's Club; Conservative; Anglican; married Olive Lee, daughter of F. W. Lee, Augusta, Me., June 8, 1914.

member Board of Trade and Missisquoi Agr'l Soc. A.F. & A.M. Liberal Anglican half owner of Bedford Stove Co since 1905; married Corinne Gilmour, youngest
since 1913;
; ; ;

daughter of late Col. Gilmour, Stanbridge East. June 26, 1906; children, Janet D. (deceased) Margaret G.,
;

1912.

HULBURD, Heman,

Bedford, Que.

HUME, William Lyman, M.D C.M., Born at Leeds, July 15, Leeds, Que. 1850, son of John and Ellen (Craig) Hume; Scotch-Irish, parents coming to Leeds about 1822, being among the early settlers of the county; E. Gordon R. Liberal married Deborah Leeds, Quebec High School, Morin A. deceased College, McGill University; degree Gilbert, Adamsville, 1907; 2nd, Deborah Beattie, Stan- M.D.C.M., graduated 1875 and estabbridge East, Jan. 13, 1914; children, lished office at Leeds; unsuccessful Cora R., 1879; Gordon R., 1882; candidate for Prov. Leg. 1884; comHarry S., 1886, deceased March 26, missioner Superior Court; I.O.F., Leeds Rifle Club; Conservative; An1912; Henry Arthur, 1915.
ansville several years, also elected to board of councillors, Bedford; purchased interest in Bedford Stove Co., 1895, became sole owner 1905, and later sold one-half interest to his son,
; ;

Born at East Farnham, Que., Sept. 8, 1853; English, father came from Vermont 1827; member Council at Cow-

glican; married Amelia E. Aylwin, Leeds Village, Que. daughter of James Aylwin, Leeds, Born at Leeds Village, Que., Dec 4, Dec. 23, 1878; children, Helen A., 1842, son of Wm. and Maria (Lan- 1882; Elizabeth G., 1884.

HUME, Wm.,
Hume;

caster)

Scotch;

Sec.-Treas.

Leeds Municipal Council since 1880; sec.-treas. school board for seventeen years; Conservative; Methodist: married Alice Jamieson, daughter of Wm. Jamieson, Leeds, Que., Dec. 25, 1866; Children. Geo. L., 1868; Mary. 1872; Gordon M., 1883; Lucy H., 1876, deceased 1912.

HUME, Dr
Oue.

Geo.

L.,

Sherbrooke,
8,

1868, son of Wm. Hume: Scotch: E. at McGill University, M.D.C.M., Fellow American College of Surgeons; School Commissioner City of Sherbrooke; Conservative; married Elizabeth S. Smith, of Leeds, Oct., 1894; children. Marjorie A., William E., John Polwarth.

Born at Leeds, Que., Sent.

HUME, Dr. Gordon Mackenzie, Born at Leeds. Sherbrooke, Que. Sept. 4, 1883, son of William and Alice (Jamieson) Hume; Scotch; E.
at Leeds and Compton Model Schools, Danville Academy, McGill University,

A. B.

HUNT
Byron,
ex-M.P.,

HUNT, Aylmer
Bury, Que
-

M.D.C.M.,

graduated

McGill

1905, April 26,

Born at Bury, Que., 1864, son of James and

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Jane (Stokes) Hunt; English, father servative; Anglican; married Eva E. coming to Canada in 1838; E. Bury R. Hillhouse, daughter of W. P. HillModel School. Trader and lumber house, Bondville, Oct. 24, 1899. unsuccessful merchant; Anglican;
provincial elecHouse of Commons 1904, defeating R. H. Pope by 295; election was contested, and in by-election, Jan. 4, 1906, again won, this time by 350. Re-elected 1908, defeated by F. R. Cromwell, 1911, by majority of 76; director International Land and Lumber Co., British Canadian Industrial Co., Ottawa South Realty Co., Ottawa, and Pres. Mt.

Liberal

candidate,

HUNTER, Thomas
'Que.

tions, 1900, elected to

Born at Hereford, Compton


April
11,

Daniel, Hatley,

Royal Annex Realty Co., Montreal; member of firm of Chadburn & Hunt,
real estate, Montreal; married Annie Dawson, England, Nov. 10, 1892 Walter G., Arthur J., children,
E.,
;

Gladys I., Fern Ernest A.

E.,

Jennie M., Lena

HUNT,
ville,

Herbert

Henry,

Sawyer-

HURD, Alonzo George, SawyerBorn at Randboro, Feb. ber Sawyerville Council, 1890-1915, ville, Que. Mayor 1910; pres. Can. Tel. Co., 12, 1882, son of George G. and Ach1902-1907; postmaster Sawyerville, sah (Hodge) Kurd; English, grand1899-1911; I.O.O.F., I.O.F.; Liberal; father, Luke Hurd, coming from VerAnglican; began business as general mont and originally settled in Stanmerchant in 1887; dealer in pulp- stead, moving to ownship of Newport wood, farm implements, carriages, in 1838; E. High School and Ontario Business College, Belleville, Ont. etc,, also interested in agriculture married Henrietta Goodenough, Bury, Sec.-Treas. Village of Sawyerville, Que children, Lloyd H. and Blanche Sec.-Treas. Canadian Telephone Co., M. I.O.O.F., Conservative; Anglican. After leaving college succeeded his HUNTER, Archibald M., merchant, father as a farmer at Randboro on Born at Brome, Que., the homestead owned by his family Foster, Que. Nov. 9, 1863, son of William C. and for nearly eighty years; later he sold Jane P. (Clark) Hunter; Scotch; the farm and moving to Sawyerville father born in Montreal and mother and bought out electric light plant, in Ayr, Scotland; E. at Missisquoi which he now owns; married Evelyn was F. Robinson, daughter of late James School, High Sweetsburg Agent for C.P.R. at Brome from 1888 Robinson, Eaton, Aug. 28, 1912; one to 1897; built store in Brome in com- son, George, Aug. 12, 1913; one pany with his brother, A. A. Hunter, daughter, Bertha Evelyn, May 15, and carried on gen. store as Hunter 1915.
;

Que. son 1861,

Born at Bury, April 8, of James and Jane (Stokes) Hunt; E. Bury, Que.; mem-

son of (Heath) Hunter; Scotch, grandfather, John Hunter, coming from Scotland and settled in Compton County about 1825; E. in public schools; in 18951903 engaged in ice business, Boston; returned to Compton and engaged in general farming and stock raising; sold farm property in 1907 and purchased Hatley House, Hatley, in same year from A. Pelleron; conducted hotel business until 1912; established flour, feed and grain business at Hatley that year, conducting same since member I.O.O.F., Victoria Lodge, No. 16, Coaticook, Que.; Conservative; Anglican; married Jennie M. Carr, Massawippi, Que., Nov. 27, 1901.

County,

Thomas W. and Esther

1872,
R.

Bros,

from 1889

to

1902 when his


;

brother retired and business was carHURD, Albert Elijah, Ayer's Cliff, Born at Massawippi, June 5, ried on for two years alone came to Que. Foster in 1902 and bought present 1878; English; E. public schools; business from E. C. Inglis; ass't post- Councillor 1912-13, sec'y Stanstead master at Foster since 1901; member County Conservative Assn I.O.O.F. A F. & A.M., charter member Knowl- Conservative; Anglican; with B. & M. ton Lodge No. 28, I.O.O.F.; Con- Ry. at Sherbrooke 1898-1900, Itele; ;

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operator and ticket agent, 1901-04, resigned and formed partnership with A. E. Fish & Son; in 1907 bought out A. E. Fish & Son, and now conducts general mercantile business; married Bessie F. Davis, Ayer's Cliff, Que., Oct. 12, 1904>el*ildren, Albert Stanley, Malcolm F.

graph

untarily reducing in rank in order to get to front; joined 53rd Sherbrooke Regiment Can. Militia in 1908 as private. Sergeant 1909-1914, Lieut 1914-15 at Sherbrooke; qualified as
Lieut. Dec., 1914; qualified as Captain at Halifax Royal School of Infantry, June, 1915; qualified as Field Officer at Halifax Royal School of Infantry, Jan., 1916; enlisted for overseas service in 35th Battery in Nov., 1915, and transferred to 117th E. T. Batt. Dec. 4, 1915, as Captain and 2nd in command of Sherbrooke Cornpany. Later, reverted to Lieut, in order to get to firing line,

HUTCHINS, Horace
"Cloverly,"

Albert, K.C.,

Rosemount Ave., Westmount, Que. Born at East Farnham, Que., Oct. 9, 1859, son of Rodney Hutchins and Harriett Hulburt; E. at East Farnham, St Francis Business College, Richmond and McGill University; B.C.L. and K.C.; Liberal; Anglican;

married Arvilla L. Moran, IRWIN, Lieut. Basil, 60th Batt. daughter of Jas. Moran, St. Johns, C.E.F., 9th Brigade, 3rd Can. Div., France. Born at Kincardine, Ont., N.B., Nov., 1892. June 22, 1893, son of H. and M. W. one year with the Merchant's Bank and three years with the Fletcher Pulp & Lumber Co.; joined IRVINE, Lieut. Eldon Coulter, the 60th Infantry Batt. at Montreal, Stanstead, Que. - - Born at Huron June, 1915, as signalling officer, went Co., Sept. 17, 1876, son of Henry and to Bramshott in Nov., 1915, and to Dorothy Irvine; Scotch and Irish; E the front Feb 19, 1916; previous to

Ilrwin;

at St. Mary's, Ont. Collegiate Institute and Toronto University, B.A. 1903 and M.A. for 1904; obtained a commission in 53rd Regt. 1910, took a course in signalling in 1912; on Dec. 20, 1915, was given a com. in 117th E. T. Batt. as signal officer; most of the members of the Signal Corps of this Batt. were his old students; went overseas in summer of 1916, previously professor of Math. and Science in Stanstead College from 1903 to 1908; was principal of

joining the 60th Batt. was a Lieut, in the 53rd Regt. and also held a firstclass qualification as signaller,

IRWIN, Johnson J., Waterloo, Born at Shefford Vale, July 7, Que. 1872, son of John and Maria J. (Purdy) Irwin; graduate Toronto
elected Waterloo Coun1909 and 1912; A.F. & A.M., I.O. O.F. Conservative; Methodist; Captain C.A.V.S married Laura I. Baxter, Bedford, Que., who died in 1909;
;

Vet. College
cil
;

Sherbrooke High School 1908-11; children, L. Pearl, 1898. P.M. Golden Rule Lodge, No. 5, A.F. & A.M P.F.P. Lively Stone Chapter, i Royal Arch Masons; Methodist; marJ ried Alice Clarke Hutchison, daughter of C. B. Hutchison of LyndonJACK MAN, Orvis Harrison, Born at Abbottsford, ville, Vt., June 24, 1908; children, Granby. Que. Dorothy Alice, 1909; Esther Hutchi- Que., Dec. 25, 1858, son of Elman
;

son, 1910.

and

Thos., 12 Magog Born at LangSherbrooke, Que. holm, Scotland, Feb. 14, 1890, son of James and Lilian (Johnston) Irving; E. at Langholm Academy, Scotland; Capt. 117th E. T. Batt. C.E.F., going overseas with battalion and later volSt.,

IRVING, Capt.

Jeanette (Rowell) Jackman; family came from N. H and settled in Abbotsford among earliest in that
section; E. public schools; member A.F. & A.M., Sussex Preceptory, Sherbrooke, Karnak Temple, Montreal, P.D.D.G.M. for Shefford and Brome; president Granby Fish and Game Club Conservative ; Methodist
;
;

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after leaving school farmed for several years near Granby, later took up residence in Granby village and en-

Scott Fish

& A.M., I.O.O F., member & Game Club; Stanstead


.

Rifle Ciub and Columbian Club; Libtered employ of the Granby Rubber eral; Methodist; member of firm of Co.; in 1892 resigned said position Jenkins Bros., general merchants; and in 1892 took up life assurance Charles R. Jenkins withdrew from work; one of the chief promoters in firm in 1904, and since that time he organizing Protective Ass'n of Can- has carried on the business alone. He ada for masons only; sold interest in also operates grist mill and is interass'n in 1909 and entered into part- ested in lumber business; married nership with W. S. Dresser & Co. Grace E. Pike, Derby Line, Vt., June mgr. North Am. Life Assurance Co. 24, 1908; children, Henry Lee and in Eastern Townships; in 1910 re- Florence Pike. tired from said firm and accepted position with same company as inspecJENKINS, Chas. Ruiter, Rock Istor for P. Q resigned in 1913 ac- land, Que. - - Born at Smith Mills, cepting salaried position with the Sun Que., June 18, 1881, son of Chas. Life as travelling solicitor in Quebec and Clora A. Jenkins; English; E. at store qualified for membership in the Mac- Stanstead College; general Auley 100,000 Club with the Sun Life business at Smith Mills, sold out and now the distinction of went into lumber business with H. W. Co. and has being the largest personal producer Merrill as firm of Merrill and Jenof life assurance in the Eastern kins, sold out and went into overall Townships and won the silver cup in business with A. J Bissonnett under 6 months contest in 1915 for greatest style of Peerless Overall Co. mgr. amount of personal business produced Stanstead Farming Co., Ltd., direcin his district; 1916 elected councillor tor of Royalty Silver Black Fox Co., Granby, married Sybil E. Rowell, director Fur Breeders, Ltd., Mayor of Abbotsford, Que., Nov. 12, 1884; Rock Island, trustee of Stanstead children, George W., 1885; Helen M., College; A.F. & A.M.; Liberal; Meth1887; Mabel E., 1888; Alberta M., odist; married Anna K. Spalding, 1893; Orince R., 1902. daughter of Wm. Spalding, Derby Line, Vt, June 24, 1903; children, Bed- Chas. S., 1909; Wm. Francis, 1913. JAMESON, Claude Brigham, -- Born at Clarenceville, ford, Que. Que., March 9, 1858, son of Captain JENKINS, Harry Charles, commerHenry and Elizabeth (Deuel) Jame- cial traveller, Beebe, Que. Born at son; many years extensive exporter Stanstead, Que Feb. 5, 1859, son of of hay; Major Canadian Militia; for J. Thomas and Lydia M. (House) several years Mayor of Clarenceville: Jenkins English grandfather, for two years warden of Missisquoi (Thomas P. Jenkins) came from Clarenceville Portsmouth and settled in Stanstead chairman County; Board of Trade for several years; Co. about 1820; E. public schools and president Missisquoi County Liberal Stanstead College; elected to Beebe Association from 1912 to date; I.O. Council 1898, and served since with O.F. I.O.F. Liberal; Methodist; mar- exception of one year; was Mayor in ried Jane Hawley at Clarenceville, 1914 and delegate to County Council "ue.. Feb. 28, 1883; children, Arthur etc. as a young man was with Hugh Buchanan, general merchant, C., Harry W., Mary E., D'Arcy D., W. Murray C., 1896, (deceased 1913); Sheffield, Vt., later at Lyndonville, Lillias E., 1901. Vt., as clerk for Wm. Young; in 1883 accepted position with Ames Holden JENKINS, Clarence Lee, merchant, & Co., Montreal, represented said Smith's Mills, Que. -- Born Smith's firm in Huntingdon district and EastMills, March 1, 1883, son of Charles ern Townships until 1896; in 1896 A. and Clara (Ruiter) Jenkins; Eng- accepted position in same territory lish; E. Stanstead College and Bug- for Whitham Shoe Co., Montreal, unPostmaster Smith's til this firm closed out their business bee College;
;
;

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roads, and overseer when the Valley Road was cut through forest from

Barnston to Coaticook thirty-five years ago married Catherine S. C. Cole, daughter of William Cole, Montreal, Sept. 23, 1902; children, John D. L., 1909; W. Wallace T., 1911
;

JENNE, Lewis
Que.

Llewellyn, Sutton,

Born at North Pinnacle, Que., April 2, 1868, son of Lorenzo D. and Mary Ann (Hope) Jenne; manufacturer syrup cans and piece tinware,
also

conducts undertaking business;

member Sutton

HARRY

C.

JENKINS

Council, school commissioner for several years; Mason, Oddfellow; Conservative?; Methodist; married Olive M. Reid, at Sutton, Dec. 23, 1889; children, Reid, Frank L., Kenneth, Mabel A., Olive R., Gordon B., Mary H.

in 1901; that year accepted position with James Robinson, wholesale boot and shoe dealer, Montreal, which position he holds at date. Mr. Jenkins has covered same territory since 1883, carrying same line of goods and is one of the best known commercial travellers in Southern Quebec; 1892-5 v.p. Eastern V t. Breeders' Assn. Liberal; Methodist; married Agnes L. Worth, Stanstead, Que May, 1888, deceased May 10, 1913.
;

JENKS, John Nathaniel, Barnston, Que. -- Born at Barnston, July 18, 1848, son of Dr. Nathaniel Jenks and Lucy (Thornton) Jenks; English; E. Barnston Academy, St. Francis ColJohnsbury AcadCollege commissioner Barnston School Board and chairman for two years; resigned as Justice of Peace; A.F. & A.M.; Conservative; after leaving Dartmouth in 1870 accepted position as principal of L. J. JODIN Barnston Academy, which position he held for ten years; went to farming JODOIN, Louis Joseph, N.P., Watfor short period, after which he again erloo,, Que. Born at Waterloo, Sept. became principal, this time for four 28, 1885, son of Louis Jodoin and years; appointed Custom Officer at Josephine (Comtors) Jodoin; FrenchCoaticook in 1892, resigning in 1896. Canadian; E. Marist College, St. Since that date has been engaged in Charles Seminary, Sherbrooke, Laval B.L., general farming and stock raising on University, Montreal, Que., farm near Barnston village. Always L L.B., Mayor Waterloo, sec.-treas. interested in the question of good Board of Trade, managing director
lege,

Richmond,

St.

emy and Dartmouth

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St.,

195

chairman Le Club Canadian; Conservative; Roman Catholic; practicing notary public at Waterloo, Que.

Sherbrooke; 1912 owing

to increase in business

moved
;

to pres-

Austin, bank Born at Lennoxville, Que., Oct. 23, 1876, son of Willard and Mary (Mitchell) Johnston; Scotch and Irish descent; E. Lennoxville Academy and Ontario Business College, Belleville, Ont. manager Canadian Bank of Commerce, Ayer's Cliff, and Past President Ayer's Cliff Board of Trade member I.O.O.F., C.O.F.; Methodist; married Ella A. McFadden, daughte ~ of Robert McFadden, Sr., at Lennox ville, May 22, 1906.

JOHNSTON, Frank
Cliff,

manager, Ayer's

Que.

ent premises, 24 King St. member of Photographers' Ass'n of America; interested in athletic sports, many years a member of Sherbrooke lacrosse and hockey teams; A.F. & A.M., K.T., I.O.O.F., Y M.C.A.; Independent; Presbyterian; married Violet Hopkinson, daughter of Wm. Hopkinson, Sherbrooke, Que., Nov. 3, 1897; one daughter, Veda V.

DR.

C. R.

JONES

Dr. Charles Rhodes, HatBorn Hatley, Que., Oct. 1, Que. 1852, son of John M. and Caroline (Rhodes) Jones; Welsh; grandfather, John Jones, came from Wales to Hatley, Stanstead Co., Que., about 1815, served in Rebellion of 1837; was 1st GEO. JOHNSTON Pres of S. & S. Mutual Fire Ins. Co. JOHNSTON, George, 27 Walton E. High School, Montreal, and McGill Ave., Sherbrooke, Que. - - Born at College: received degree M.D.C.M. of Sherbrooke, Que., Jan 26, 1871, son McGill 1874; president Hatley Board of William and Jane (Sangster) of Trade since organization member Johnston; Scotch; father was born in Stanstead Agricultural and HorticulAberdeen, Scotland, came to Sher- tural Societies; A.F. & A.M., (P.M. P.D.D. St. brooke, 1870; E. at Sherbrooke; Golden Rule No. 5) with the late Francis District; Conservative; Anlearned photography Geo. H. Presby, Sherbrooke, later glican; after graduating in 1874 In went to Windsor, N.S., and for some started practice at Bury, Que time had charge of studios in that 1876 removed to Hatley where he has place, also Quebec city; in 1895 pur- been in active practice since, being chased business of L. Mayhew, Wel- one of the oldest practitioners in the
ley,
;
;

JONES,

196

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Townships; married Margaret A. Macdougall, Montreal, Dec. 14, 1880; children, H. Montgomery and Helen Ruth.

V
1*

JONES, George Edson, Waterloo,


Que.

- - Born at Waterloo, Feb. 5, 1865, son of Joseph H. and Amelia (Booth) Jones; Welsh; grandfather, Thomas Jones, came from Wales in 1833, locating at Dunham, Que.; E. Waterloo Acad., Newton, Mass., High School and Montreal Business Col- quoi in 1913 and 1914; organized lege: member Waterloo Board of Missisquoi branch of Canadian PatTrade; A.F. & A.M., I.O.O.F., C O.F., riotic Fund in Sept., 1914, and was R. T. of T. Liberal; Episcopal; as appointed chairman and treasurer, young man engaged in farming near which offices he still holds; in 1903 Waterloo; secretary for Normantum went into the breeding of pure bred Mills Co., Boston, for two years; em- live stock, establishing Ravensdale ployed by C.P.R. as clerk at Sher- Stock Farm at Philipsburg, where he brooke and Waterloo; in 1893 entered breeds Ayrshire cattle and ClydesC.V.R. service and appointed resident dale horses. The Ayrshire herd is well agent C.V R. and Dom. Exp. Co., and favorably known, being considWaterloo; married Emma E. Booth, ered one of the leading herds of that Waterloo, Que., Sept. 20, 1893; chil- breed in the province; was president dren, George Eric, 1898; Donald of Missisquoi Agr'l Assn. in 1907 Beebe Booth, 1901. and 1908; was elected to represent Missisquoi in the Federal House at the general elections in 1911; LibJONES, Charles Owen, Bedford, eral; Anglican. Born at Bedford, March 17, Que. 1870, son of George and Harriett KEEN AN, William Henry, Rich(Macdonald) Jones; hardware mer- mon d, Que. Born at Gould, Lingchant; chairman Prot. S. C. 1910-11- w i c k, July 8, 1861, son of John and 12; twice pres. Missisquoi Historical R os i e (Donaghue) Keenan; Irish;
;

KAY, William Frederic, M.P., B.C.L., Philipsburg, Missisquoi Co: Born at Montreal, May 18, 1876, son of W. F. Kay and Harriette N. Jenkins; English; E. in England and McGill University, degrees B.C.L. McGill University; farmer; Lieut. 13th Scottish Light Dragoons in June, 1905; has been Mayor of Phillipsburg since 1905; Warden of Missis-

came to Compton County 1831; 1912; sec.-treas. Missisquoi Agricul- Mayor, Councillor and School Comtural Society 1910 to date; sec. Mis- missioner in Township of Lingwick sisquoi Lib. Ass'n; Liberal; Metho- for about 25 years; E. high schools of married Nellye M. Albee, of Compton County; societies, C.O.F., dist; Champlain, N.Y June 20, 1907: one Wolfe County Fish and Game Club; daughter, Eleanor and one son, Conservative; Roman Catholic; enCharles, gaged in hotel business at Spring Hill. Que., 1883-85; from 1885-1888 conducted hotel at Gould, Lingwick, Que. JUTRAS, Philip Wilfrid, Farnham. 1885-1888 engaged in farming. ownBorn at Windsor Mills, June. 1879, ing dairy and stock farm at Gould; son of Leopold and Mary J. (Maher) 1889-1894 worked at Sawyerville Jutras; French; E. at Richmond; Hotel for L. Willard; 1895 conducted Richmond postoffice 1896 to 1905: hotel and restaurant at Beecher Falls, 1906 with C.P.R. at Farnham; 1908 N.H.: 1896 purchased hotel at Sawopened general insurance office Farn- yerville, Que., and eight years later ham. doing extensive business; mem- sold property and acquired St. Jacobs ber Farnham Board of Trade one of Hotel, Richmond, Que. enlarged and organizers E. T. Associated Board* improved this property and made it and Immigration. Soc. member "K. of second to none in Southern Quebec. Mr. Keenan is very widely known to C.; Conservative; Roman Catholic.
, ;

Soc.; postmaster at Bedford 1905 to

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and no man the travelling public could be more deservedly popular;


married

Martina McDermott,

New-

port, Sept., 1895.

KERRIDGE, Frederick Ernest, Born at LiverCowansville, Que. pool, Eng., Nov. 22, 1870, son Samuel G. Kerridge and Sarah (Turner) ; English; E. at Cambridge House School, Seaforth, Lane.; arrived in
in 1892; returned to England 1895 and came back to Canada the same year; entered employ of L. Gnaedinger Son & Co., wholesale furriers until 1901; entered service of E. T. Bank, Granby, Que., in 1901; after being transferred to Montreal in 1902 was appointed teller in Cowansville in 1904; became manager in Frelighsburg closing Sovereign Bank and opening for E. T. Bank in 1908; he was appointed manager at West and manager at Shefford in 1910 Cowansville in 1914, succeeding Mr.

Canada

in

J.

P.

KILBURN

H. F. Williams; member I.O.O.F.; Conservative; Anglican; married Jennie Gertrude Reynolds, Montreal, April 29, 1896; children, S. Marguerite, Arthur W., Isabel, Dorothy.

KEZAR,
Que.
April 22,

Albert Scott, No. Hatley,

Born at Massawippi, Que,. 1878, son of Albert H. and

(Griffin) Kezar; E. No. Hatley Academy; elected to No. Hatley council 1914; appointed postmaster of Reed's Crossing, Nov. 1, 1914; C.O.F., I.O.F.; Conservative; Uni-

Laurena

(Bonner) Kilburn; English ;-E. Coaticook Acad. entered his father's studio and on his death in 1909 took over his business and conducted it when he moved to St. until 1912 Johnsbury, Vt., and followed various After leaving St. lines of work. Johnsbury he went to Claremont, N.H., later returning to Coaticook where again took up photography in Married Gladys E. all its branches. McCrillis, St. Johnsbury, Vt., April 7, 1913; one son, J. Elmore.
;

versalist; married Kathleen Shean Oct. 22, 1902; children, Kathleen B. and Evelyn L.

Austin, SawBorn at Eaton, Que., Feb. 24, 1860, son of Henry 0. and Adeline (Leavitt) Kingsley; English; family came to Canada from New England States about 1830 and KIDD, Robert, Stanbridge East, Born at Cupar, Scotland, Feb. settled in Compton County; E. public Que. 13, 1860, son of George and Jean schools; elected school commissioner,

KINGSLEY, Edgar
Que.

yerville,

chairman Sawyerville, 1894-1904; school commissioners, 1904-1908; councillor Sawyerville 1909 to date; charter member I.O.F. Conservativej Methodist; engaged in contracting and building, 1880-1887; general merchant, Dixville, Que., 1888; merL. chant Bulwer for five years; purchased business of J. R. Cunningham, KILBURN, John Prmdle, Coati- general merchant, Sawyerville, 1893, Born at Coaticook, July continuing and extending business as cook, Que. 4, 1886, son of Marcellus and Jane well as dealing in pulp and lumber;
(Smith) Kidd; served as councillor in Stanbridge East, Mayor of said town several times; postmaster 1905 to 1912; Liberal; Methodist; married Lucy F. Palmer, daughter of Lyman K. Palmer, at Stanbridge East, Feb. 22. 1883; children, Annie G., George
;

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largely

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in interested agriculture, eral farming having purchased propowning a large stock farm near Saw- erty near West Shefford and later exyerville, breeding Clydesdale horses changed for present farm property and registered Shorthorn, Durham within corporation of West Shefford cattle, specializing in thoroughbred village; as councillor favored and stock only, producing some of the worked for obtaining loan for purbest blood in the province married pose of improvement of highways unErmina M. Williams, Bulwer, Que., der the good roads act of 1912; Dec. 20, 1887; one son, Earle Gordon, strong advocate of improvement of
;

Nov. 10, 1892.

KINNEAR, John
Que.

L.,

Inverness,
Mills, Dec.

Born at Kinnear's

15, 1845, eldest of family of fourteen, son of James and Harriet (Wil-

son) Kinnear; Scotch and English; father born in Edinburg, came to Quebec 1830, and to Kinnear's Mills 1840; E. public schools, spent some time in Montreal learning trade of millwright; conducted saw and flour mill at Kinnear's removing to Inverness 1869; engaged in mill operations along Q.C.R. till 1880 when he erected carding flour and saw mill 2% miles fi'om Inverness; retired from active business 1904 in favor of his sons; Conservative; Presbyterian; married Susan M., daughter of Adam Bailey, Leeds Village, Jan. 22, 1867;

education facilities in rural sections; councillor for West Shefford village for many years; Mayor two terms; Liberal Anglican married Mary Ann Miner, daughter of Harlow Miner, of West Shefford, Que., Oct. 27, 1880; children, Cora R., 1883; Homer J., 1885.
; ;

KNOWLTON, Frederick Augustus Kinney, Knowlton, Que. - - Born at Knowlton. June 10, 1855, son of Luke M. and Emma C. Knowlton; family among earliest settlers in townships; Postmaster 1896-1911; School Cornmissioner; Knowlton Board of Trade; president Brome County Liberal Association 1894-1896; health officer, I.O.F., etc.; member A.F. & A.M., Knowlton Fish and Game Club; Liberal; Anglican; married Sarah A. J. children, Arthur A., 1868; James A., Corey, deceased 1897; second, Minnie 1876; Hattie W., 1872; William A., M. Morse, of Hatley, May 15, 1901;
1878.
children, Fred L., guerite, 1889.

Brenda

C.,

Mar-

KIRW1N, Henry Gunn, Beebe, Que. Born at Quebec City, Jan. 6, 1875, son of William and Elizabeth (Gunn) Kirwin; Irish, parents coming to Quebec in 1850; E. Bishop's College School, Lennoxville; member A.F. & A.M.; entered Merchants Bank, at Sherbrooke, 1892; resigned in. 1902 and joined E. T. Bank; accountant Rock Island 1907; manager of Beebe, Que., branch when opened; Anglican; married I. Grace Mathewson, Lennoxville, Dec., 1902; one son,
John William.

KNOWLTON, Wm.
-

Keen*. South

KNOTT, Charles Henry, West Born at West Shef- children, Shefford, Que. ford, Que., April 17, 1858, son of | Chas. and Catherine (Taylor) Knott; L Irish, father was born in Ireland and came to West Shefford when a young LACHAMBRE, Ovila, Brome, Que. man where he lived all his life and Born at St. Marcelles, Aug. 21, 1857, where he died; E. common schools; son of Antoine and P. (Dalpe) LaMr. Knott has always followed gen- chambre; French, grandfather, An-

Born at So Stukely, Stukely, Que. Que., March 27, 1842, son of Stephen p Knowlton and Elizabeth Hilhker; from Kent, grandfather English, among associate taking up land in Canada in 1800, and settled in So. Stukely, Que.; sec.-treas. of school municipality, South Stukely, also sec.treas. for council of said municipality for man y years; Liberal; Church of England; married Pameha A. P. Day, daughter of W. H. and C. M. Day (the latter the Townships historian) of Chambly, Que., May 17th, 1870.1 five

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Justice of Peace 1905; A.F. & A.M.; Liberal; AngliQue. E. public schools; 1888 entered can; married Milend Westover, deemploy C.P.R., promoted to freight ceased 1893; 2nd, Hattie Westover, and then passenger conductor; 1902 at Sutton; eight children, purchased Central House, Brome, which he has since conducted; chairLAJOIE, Felix Irene, Coaticook, man R. C. School Board, Brome, for Que. Born at St. Liboire, Que., July 8 years, resigning 1913; member 18, 1880, son of F. X. and Delphine Brome Co. Agr'l Soc. and Knowlton (Trembly) Lajoie; French; member Board of Trade St. Joseph Union and Coaticook Board of Trade, Knights of O.R.C., Knowlton Fish and Game Columbus, C.O.F., St. Jean Baptiste Club; Roman Catholic; Liberal; mar- Soc., Alliance Nationale, etc.; Conried Hermine Morel, deceased 1905; servative; R. C.; after leaving school with D. Beauvais, dry Virgine Morel, deceased 1913; mar- engaged ried Militde Gingras, Feb. 10, 1915; goods merchant, St. Hyacinthe, and in 1896 with E. P. Dupuis, merchant, one son, Victor R., 1881. Coaticook, continuing for eight years; Born Sher- on account of ill health retired from LACROIX, William. brooke, May 10, 1865, son of Jean dry goods store and for one year enE. gaged with A. Gerin, grocer, Coatiand Felicite (Sevigny) Lacroix Sherbrooke Academy; started busi- cook; in 1905 established dry goods ness in 1900 in firm of Boucher and business in partnership with his Lacroix; since 1910, firm organized brother, Alexander Lajoie; in 1913 as Boucher, Lacroix and Fisette, .gen- purchased partner's interest and coneral clothing merchants; member ducted a very successful business C.O.F., St. Joseph Soc., Alliance Na- since; 1913 purchased fruit ranch in tional, Knights of Columbus; Liberal; Okanagan Valley, B.C., also interestRoman Catholic; married, 1st, Delina ed in Queen City_Realty Co., Quebec; Fisette (deceased 1910; 2nd, Geor- married Maria Dionne, Coaticook, giana, daughter of Alfred Gadbois, Nov. 4, 1902; children, Rodolphe, Sherbrooke; children, Medora Roger, 1907; Gustave, 1913. 1894; Gaston, 1905; Gabriel, 1906. LAKE, Alvin Lockhart, Cookshire, LACROIX, Jos. Emile, 13B. Gil- Que. - - Born at Cookshire, July 5, Born at 1859, son of Samuel and Mary (Hall) lespie St., Sherbrooke, Que. Wotton, Que., April 13, 1885, son of Lake; engaged in mill and lumber Adolphe D. and Aurelie (Gervais) business since 1883, also farming, Lacroix; French; E. at St. Charles breeder of Durham cattle; member Sherbrooke; for some Cookshire Farmers' Club; ConservaSeminary, married Congregationalist; years was clerk for J. M. Nault; in tive; 1911 entered into partnership with Emma of Lebourveau, daughter Mr. Nault doing business as Nault & Henry Lebourveau, at Cookshire, 30, Lacroix, proprietors of the New Sher- March 1884; children, Roy, brooke Clothing Store, also share- Ada M., Henry A., (deceased) Elizabeth L. holder and director of the J. M. Nault Ltd. member of Sherbrooke Board of LAMBLY, William Harvard, RegTrade, Knights of Columbus, C.O.F., etc. Roman Catholic married Jeanne istrar, Inverness, Que. Born at HaliLacroix, daughter of Jean Lacroix, fax, Que., Dec. 1, 1839, son of John R. and Ann (Mackie) Lambly; grandSherbrooke, Que., July 31, 1909. father was Capt. John Lambly, harbor LAFLEUR, James, merchant, Sut- master, Quebec, and great grandBorn at Collins Manor, father, John Lambly, Ipswich, Eng. ton, Que. Que., April 4, 1845, son of Amable E. Newbury Seminary, Vt., and Vicand Jane (Sails) Lafleur; member toria Univ., Cobourg, Ont. Registrar Sutton Township Council some years Megantic Co. for over 53 years, beago; member Sutton Township School ing appointed 22 Nov., 1862, and is

Lachambre, France and settling


;

coming

from Board; appointed

in St. Marcelles,

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Inverness
legiate Institute

Academy, Cobourg Coland McGill Univers-

ity, M.D. C.M., Dist. Med. Officer for the Grand Trunk Ry. at St. Henry, Montreal; societies, A.F. & A.M., S.O.E.B., I.O.O.F.; Liberal; Metho-

Isabella Mcdist; married Jennie Kelvie, daughter of Wm. McKelvie, Inverness, Que., Dec. 23, 1897; chilComrie Marion dren, Stewart, Edythe, Leslie Harvard, Jean Nelson, Russell McLennan.

Island, Que. - -

LANCTOT,
March
;

Louis Agaphte,

Rock

Born at La

Prairie,

Que.,

3,

1846, son of Theophile

and Harriett (Hachin) Lanctot; French great grandfather came from France and settled near St. Johns,
Que.; E. public schools;
served in

Rock Island Council since 1898; Mayor of said council 1906-08; school

W. H.
oldest

LAMBLY
in

registrar

province;

sec'y-

and school com. for 48 years; councillor, mayor, J. P.; Good Templar, being Grand Chief Templar
treas. council

for 31 years, has attended conventions of order both in America and Europe, including those at Hamburg, 1911, and Christiania, 1914; ardent advocate of having prohibition, fought the traffic relentlessly all his life, an orator of power, his stirring eloquence having inspired to action thousands of citizens in the fight for prohibition; Odd Fellow, Forester; neutral in politics; Methodist, having held many offices both at home and in the church conferences; supt. Inverness Meth. Sunday School over fifty Isabella Davidson years; married Brown, (deceased Oct. 5, 1909), daughter of Rev. W. D. Brown, Lachute, Que., 25th June, 1863; children, Marion Isabella, 1864; William Davidson, 1867; Morley Osborn,
Elliot,

commissioner 1890-95; charter member St. Joseph Benevolent Society; Conservative; Roman Catholic; married E. Goulet, of La Prairie, Que., Oct. 10, 1870; children, Oscar T., Angelina, Maria, Corrine, Clovis H., Clara and Joseph.
Lieut.-Colonel the B.C.L., Director Mutual Life Assurance Co. Born St. Lin, Que., Nov. 20, 1841, son of Carolus Laurier, P.L.S., and Marcelle E. (Martineau) Laurier; public
Sir Right Hon. Wilfrid, C.M.G., D.C.L., LL.D., K.C.

LAURIER, Hon.

school, St. Lin

New

Glasgow, Que.

College; McGill University (B.C.L., 1864; LL.D., honors, Toronto University (LL.D., 1898) honors, 1897); Oxford (D.C.L., honors, 1897); Cambridge, (D.C.L., honors, 1897) Queen's University (D.C. L., 1898) Edinburgh University (D. C.L., 1902); Laval University (D.C.

L'Assomption
;

1868; Ernest Harvard, 1870; Norman 1874; Annie Agnes, 1880.

LAMBLY, Dr. Wm. Davidson, 139 Laporte Ave., Montreal. Born Inverness, March 14, 1867, son of W. H.
D. (Brown) Lambly; was born in Canada and mother was born in Scotland; E. at
Isabella

and

father

1902; Lit.D., 1902); Glasgow University (LL.D., 1911). Read law with the late Hon. R. Laflamme, 1860; called to the Quebec Bar; created K.C. (Marquis of Lome), 1880; successfully practised his profession in Montreal, where he was partner late Mederic Lanctot; subsequently practised Arthabaskaville, where he was partner present Judge Lavergne and late E. E. Richard Batonnier of Bar (Arthabaska, 1889;
L.,
;

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RT. HON. SIR

WILFRID LAURIER

was for a short time engaged in journalistic work in his earlier years; in
;

addition to his law practice married, 13, 1868, Miss Zoe Lafontaine; El. to Legis. Assembly for Drummond and Arthabaska, 1871. ResignLARKIN, John Joseph, Eastman, Born at Kinsington, P.E.I., ed to contest same riding for Ho. of Que. Commons at g.e., 1874, and was Aug. 25, 1869, son of Thomas and elected. Sworn of Privy Council and Louise (Dunn) Larkin; Irish; E. pubapptd. Minister of Inland Revenue in lic schools; member Eastman council, the Mackenzie Admn., Oct. 1877. Board of Trade and pres. Breeders' On going back for re-electioii was Association; employed by C.P.R. for defeated by D. O. Bourbeau, who ob- some years; held position of conductained a majority of 40. I. Thibau- tor with said co. eight years, resigned deau, mem. for Quebec East, resign- 1900; for some time farming, later

May

Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George. Presented by Pres. of France with the Star of a Grand Officer of the Legion of Honour, at Havre, July 29, 1897, the highest rank but one of the national order. Received in audience by His Holiness the Pope, Aug. A mem. Joint High 1897. 12, Commn., which met at Quebec, Aug. 23, 1898, to discuss questions affecting jointly Great Britain, Canada and the United States. Welcomed the Duke of Cornwall and York to Canada, Sept., 1901, and accompanied the Royal party during the progress Attended through the Dominion. Colonial Conference, which began in London, June 30. In 1907 attended the Imperial Conference at London. In 1911 attended the Imperial Conference in England and represented Canada at the coronation of Their Majesties King George V. and Queen Mary. Following the defeat of his party at the polls September 21, 1911, on October 6th tendered the resignation of himself and Cabinet to Earl Grey, and advised His Excellency to call upon Mr. R. L. Borden, leader of the Opposition, to form a Cabinet.

ed and Mr. Laurier was el. in his Re-el, for Quebec East at g.e., 1878, 1882, 1887, 1891, 1896 and 1900. Re-el, to Ho. of Commons at g.e., 1904, 1908, 1911, for Quebec East. El. leader of the Opposition, Ho. of Commons, 1887. On defeat of the Tupper Ministry at g.e., June 23, 1896, was called on by Lord Aberdeen, Governor-General, to form a Ministry, July 8, 1896. Represented Canada on the occasion of the celeplace.

with O.M.R., C.N.R. and Algoma Railways in capacity of conductor; Conservative; Roman Catholic; married Emma Vaughan, daughter of John Vaughan, Mystic, Que., 1896.

LAROCHE,
cook, Que.
25,

Joseph Aime, CoatiBorn at Coaticook, June 1888, son of Francois and Lucie

(Biron) Laroche; French; E. Coaticook Acad. and Commercial College;


-

anointed Joint Registrar in 1914, Her Majesty Queen Vic- also T oint Clerk of Circuit Court, suctoria's Diamond Jubilee at London, ceeding late Otis Shurtleff and ComJune, 1897, when created a Knight missioner Superior Court, District of
bration of

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LA ROCQUE, The Rt. Rev. Paul, R. C. Bishop of Sherbrooke, son of late Albert and Genevieve (Daigneault). - - Born at Ste. Marie-deMannoir, Que., Oct. 28, 1846; E.
Colleges Ste. Therese and St. Hyacinthe, Que., Oct., 1869; Vicar, Key West, Florida, 1869-75; Cure 187580; studied theology and canon law, Rome 1880-83, granted D. D. and D.C.L. there; visited Europe and the Holy Land; 1883-84 Rector Cathedral St. Hyacinthe; 1884-93, Canon; consecrated Bishop of Sherbrooke Nov. 30, 1893; commenced the erection of a new cathedral, 1915 ; the third member of his family to be appointed to the Canadian Episcopate; attended the Plenary Council, Quebec, 1909, and the Eucharistic Congress, Montreal, 1910.

J. A. LAROCHE Francis; member Union St. Joseph and C.O.F. ; Liberal; Catholic; travelled for C. S. Hyman & Co., London, Ont., 1911-14; with hardware firm of W. C. Webster & Son, Coaticook, for some time; married Bernadette Jalbert, Coaticook, June 21, 1909; children, Hector L., Therese,

St.

Dr. Joseph Hormisdas, Born at VerShefford, Que. cheres, Que., April 13, 1878, son of

LAROSE,

West

Timothy and Esther (Guertin) LaRose French began practice at West


; ;

Leopold and Carmen.

Shefford, 1903; Mayor of West Shefford for two years; C.O.F., Alliance Nationale; K. of C.; Catholic; married Victoria Carrow, at Lachenaie, Que., Oct. 20, 1903; children, Marguerite, Leopold, Madeleine.

Lars, Waterville, Que. Oct. 22, 1851; Swedish; E. public schools; Liberal; Congregationalist; came to Canada from Sweden in the year 1875; shortly after coming to Canada went to Sherbrooke and resided there for six years, employed in different lines of work; in 1882 he returned to Waterville and for twenty-three years was in the employ of Geo. Gale & Sons, retiring in 1905; he was school commissioner for many years and secretary-treasurer of both council and school board of Waterville which post he still continues to hold; member of R. T. of T. married Josephine Anderson, Sweden, April 19, 1881 one son, Lars Victor, 1882.

LARSON,
at

Born

Sweden,

LAWRENCE,
2

Henry Daniel, K.C.,


Sherbrooke, Que.

Bellevue

Ave.,

Born at Windsor, Vt., Jan. 26, 1851, son of L. W. and Elizabeth Lawrence;

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203

several estates; member St. George's Canadian Mining Institute, Club, Sherbrooke Curling and Sherb. Golf Club, trustee Gibbs' Home; Conservative; Anglican; married Ellen Brooks Sanborn, daughter of Hon. J. S. Sanborn, Montreal, Oct. 15, 1879; children, Helen E., wife of Capt. the Rev. C. G. Hepburn; Henry Sanborn, Gunner 3rd Canadian Siege Battery, France Kate Wardner, wife of W. L. Cassels, Lieut. Can. Engineers.
;

LAZURE,

Wilfrid, Sherbrooke

Born at St. Michel, Que., 1888, son of Alexander Lazure; French descent;
E. at St. Charles Seminary, Sherbrooke, and McGill Univ. degree B.A. of Laval; admitted to bar 1915; member legal firm of Nicol, Lazure & Couture; was editor of La Tribune in
;

1911 and 1912; married Yvonne RoH. D.

LAWRENCE,

K.C.

bidoux, daughter of H. X. Robidoux, Granby, Sept. 16, 1916.

English; E. at Windsor High School, Dartmouth College, Bishop's College


University, M.A., L.L.B., K.C., firm,

Lawrence, Morris and Mclver, Advocates, Sherbrooke; formerly U. S. Coast Survey; U.S. Bureau of Education, Washing-ton; in charge U.S. Educational Exhibit Centennial Philadelphia, 1876; U.S. Consul, Sherbrooke,
3

years;

Principal

Sher-

brooke Academy five years; Board of Protestant School Commissioners, Sherbrooke, 26 years; chairman of board 21 years; warden St. Peter's Church; director E. T. Agricultural
Ass'n; trustee Compton Ladies' College; trustee Bishop's College University; treasurer St. Francis Bar; Batonnier St. Francis Bar; Registrar Law Faculty, B. C. now, hon. counsel, B.C.U. advisory board St. John Ambulance Ass'n; board Y.W. C.A.; trustee Y.M.C.A. trustee and president of Library and Art Union; trustee and vice-pres. of Elmwood Cemetery Co.; hon. life gov. and vicepres. Sherbrooke Hospital; director of Walter Blue & Co.; director of Sherbrooke Machinery Co. Ltd.; director and solicitor Can. Ingersoll Rand Co., Ltd.; director and vicepresident Rock-a-Rack Co. solicitor Merchants Bank of Canada; executor
; ; ;

W.

E.

LEARNED

LEARNED, Wm. Edwin, Cookshire, Que. -- Born at Cookshire, Aug. 2, 1882, son of Wm. Henry and Alwilda E. (Fisher) Learned; family among early settlers; E. at Cookshire Academy and
Que.
;

Bishop's School, Lennoxville,

manager of the Eastern Town-

sMps Bank, Ayer's Cliff, Sept., 1907, to Nov., 1911; manager at Cookshire at the time of the amalgamation with Canadian Bank of Commerce, now manager at Cookshire of later institution; one of the first councillors of the village of Ayer's Cliff, Que.,

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settlers of Stanstead Co. Elizabeth Beattie, daughter of Wil- early liam Beattie, at Bromptonville, Sept. Educated at public schools and Stancouncillor North College; 21, 1880; children, Jeanie H., W. Gor- stead Hatley sever?J years, member first don, Ronald B., Frank B. of North Hatley, school board also chairman for many years, in 1914 was instruresigned mental in forming Board of Trade at North Hatley; president in 1913 and re-elected in 1914; hon. director of Stanstead Agr'l Soc. Independent; Universalist married Nellie L. Blos.North Hatley, Que., Dec. 17, som, 1889; engaged in stock raising and general farming; largely interested in fattening stock for Montreal market; retired from farming in 1914.
; ; ;
;

of same 1911; president Cook- servative; Anglican; engaged in genBoard of Trade 1913-1914; eral farming and breeder of registermember A.F. & A.M. Conservative ed shorthorn Durham cattle; purAnglican; married Emma N. Robin- chased Learned's Hotel from estate of son Forrest at Waterloo, Que., Oct. late Alden Learned in 1912, which hotel has been established over sixty 21, 1908 years; married Emma A. Cook, CookLEARNED, Homer Brown, Cook- shire; children, Edith T., Mildred E., Born at Learned Plain, Gladys E. shire, Que. Que., May 27, 1857, son of Ebenezer LEBARON, Wilford Eugene, North and Helen E. (Brown) Learned; engaged in general farming, specialty Hatley, Que. Born at North Hatley, beef raising; councillor of Newport March 23, 1857, son of Chauncey and (Hitchcock) LeBaron, Township for five years, Mayor for Eunice C. seven years; school commissioner for who were descendants of Dr. Francis seven years, chairman for four years LeBaron, who landed at Plymouth, Warden of Compton County 2 years; Mass., from the Mayflower in the 1620 family among the married year Conservative; Methodist;

Mayor
shire

LEBARON,

Matthew

Wadleigh,

Born at Hatley, Jan. 6, Hatley, Que. 1852, son of Japheth (born 1817)
and Lucy (Wadleigh) LeBaron; grandfather (Japheth LeBaron) came from New Hampshire and settled on lake shore in 1795 and later removed to east part of Hatley; E. at public school, Hatley Academy and Montreal Business College; Postmaster Hatley, appointed in 1895; Justice of the Peace; member Hatley Board of Trade; Stanstead Agricultural Society; A.F. & A.M., I.O.O.F., I.O.F.; Independent Liberal; Anglican; engaged with A. F. Adams, Coaticook, for eight years as bookkeeper; in 1880 went to Wisconsin with McMillan Bros., lumber dealers; in 1885 returned to Stanstead County and en-

J. F.

LEARNED

John Francis, CookQue. Born Cookshire, Nov. 17, 1857, son of William and Margaret (Keenan) Learned, U.E. Loyalists; E. Cookshire public schools; chairman school commissioners, mayor and councillor several years; Colonel 5th Regiment of Cavalry (retired) P.M. tered into business at Hatley, Que., A.F. & A.M., Knight Templar; Con- as general merchant, conducting
shire,
;

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205

same successfully for 29 years;

sold

business to Geo. M. Hill in 1909 and retired; married Dora E. Moody, Waison, Wis., April 27, 1887; children, Ashley M., Charles I. (died in infancy), Thomas Scott, 1895, (deceased 1912.
Dr. Jo*. Omer, Sherbrooke Born at Ste. Rosalie, July 5, 1871, son of Jos. and Philomene

LEBOURVEAU,
1,

Benjamin, R.M.D.

Born at CookCookshire, Que. shire, Dec. 20, 1868, son of Henry and Pbebe (Currier) Lebourveau; ancestors came from France and settled
lic

in

New England
to

States,

later

moving

schools

LEDOUX,

Compton County; E. puband Cookshire Academy;

(Fournier)
ian;

Ledoux; French-Canad-

E.

Laval ated in 1896, B.A. and M.D. and Surgeon general practice at Upton from one year in Paris, 1896 to 1901; France, for special courses in surgery LEFEBVRE, Joseph Ephrem, B.A., in 1901; established in Sherbrooke L.L.B., Advocate, Farnham, Que., since 1902; at different times has fol- sec'y-treas. Farnham -- Born at St. lowed post-graduate in New York, Hughes, Bagot Co., June 17, 1876, son of Olivier and C. M. (Tremblay) Lefebvre; French; E. St. Hyacinthe Seminary and Laval University, taking degrees B.A. 1898, and L.L.B., 1902; opened law office in Farnham, appointed sec'y-treas. town 1907;
;

at St. Hyacinthe Seminary, University, Montreal, gradu-

general farming and stock raising,member Eaton Township Council 1898-1909; Mayor 1905-1907; secretary-treasurer since 1909; I.O.F. Conservative; Baptist; married Sarah H. of Eben Learned, daughter Learned, at Learned Plain, Dec. 18, 1895; one son, Homer B.
;

member
Liberal;

K. of C., Union

St.

Pierre;

Roman

Catholic.

LEGGE,
beth

George, Granby, Que.


,

Born at Sibford, Oxon, Eng 16, 1861, son of Edward and


(Hunt) Legge;
E.

June

ElizaBritish

A.F. Conservative; Methodist; came to Canada 1888; mechanical supt. Southam Press, Montreal, 18891900; since that year editor and publisher of Granby Leader Mail; marDR. J. 0. LEDOUX ried Sarah Jane Carter, Aylesbury, Eng., April 12, 1888; one son, Walter Baltimore; Roadknight, 1891. Chicago, Rochester and chief Hospital surgeon of Gen. in Sherbrooke, since 1905, practice LEMAY, Joseph-Henri, Advocate, limited to surgery; alderman of city Sherbrooke - - Born at Ste. Croix, of Sherbrooke 1907 to 1913; member Lotbiniere, Dec. 31, 1885, son of of the Board of Trade director of Samuel and Arthemise (Lachance) the E.T. A.A., Sherbrooke member of Lemay; E. public school, Thetford American Association of Surgeons; Mines, St. Charles College and Laval, Knights of Columbus; Conservative; B.L. 1905, B.S., B.A. at St. Charles Roman Catholic; married Marie College, 1907; L.L.B. Laval, 1910; Louise Hebert, daughter of Alphonse admitted to the bar, 1910; entered Hebert, Sherbrooke, Que., June 2, partnership with C. E. Bachand and 1896; children, Jeannette, Germaine, A. Pigeon, Sherbrooke practised proJuliette, Gaston, Lucienne, Gabriel, fession alone since 1914; has devoted Armand. much time to newspaper work, being
School, Banbury, Eng.

member

&

A.M.;

206

John Francis and Marie A. C. (Gendreau) Leonard; Irish-French; grandfather, Leonard, came from Ireland, County Meath, and settled in Wickham, Que., in 1832; E. Waterloo Academy, St. Hyacinthe College and Ottawa University; received degree B.A. Ottawa University, June, 1889; Commissioner Super. Court, District
of Bedford; held the offices of Deputy Prothonotary S. C. and Deputy Clerk District of Bedford from Sept., 1889, to July, 1895, when admitted
to the

Bar of that province; studied

J.

H.

LEMAY

law with the Hon. J. C. McCorkill and the late Hon. H. T. Duffy; on the Board of Law Examiners for the province from 1904 to 1910, Batonnier of the Bedford Bar from 1910 to 1912; Conservative; R. C.; married to Alice Helena Jones, Sweetsburg, Jan. 9, 1905; children, Marjorie Alice, Norma Genevieve, Marie Olive, Vincent de Loufdres.

head of La Tribune, Sherbrooke, two years; is author of successful plays "L'Espionne Boche," represented for
His Majesty's, Sher1916; "Le Volontaire," first given Feb. 1, 1917 dir. La Cie Mutuele d'Immeubles; pres. St. Jean-Baptiste Society; pres. Union Regionale A.C.C.J.C. ; vicepres Cercle Larocque; director Club de Chasse et peche d'Orford; secretary .Liberal Ass'n of Sherbrooke; member of K. of G. Artisans Canadiens-Fr. Liberal; R. C.; married Lumina, daughter of Alfred Gagne, Sherbrooke, Feb. 13, 1912; children, Henri-Paul, 1912; Marcelle, 1914.
time at brooke, Feb.
first

2,

LEONARD, Edward Philip, BishBorn at Brookop's Crossing, Que. bury, Dec. 29, 1879, son of James H. and Ann E. (Duffield) Leonard; E. Bury Academy; general farming, also
lumber

member Dudswell

interests,

implement agent; Council 1908-1914;

Justice of Peace 1907; Liberal; Anglican; married Sarah M. Wheeler, daughter of Edmond H. Wheeler, at Birchton, Que., June 14, 1905.

JOHN LEONARD,

K.C.

LEONARD, John, K.C., Sherbrooke, Que. Born at Stornaway, May 15, 1855, son of Thomas and Mary LEONARD, A. J. Ernest, Advo- (Henry) Leonard; Irish extraction; Born at E. Nicolet College, St. Francis Colcate, Sweetsburg, Que. Waterloo, Que., Oct. 7, 1868, son of lege, Richmond, L.L.B., Bishop's Col-

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LEWIS,
St.

207

lege; created K. C. 1900; was admitted to bar, July 9, 1884; entered into partnership with G. L. de Lottinville which was dissolved after one year; practiced alone till 1900; partnership with J. Nicol 1900-2; with P. A. Juneau, 1902-15; with J. Roy appointed 1915; on Nov. 5, 1915, Prothonotary of Superior Court for St. Francis district; during law practice has been connected with -many prominent cases, was one of attorneys to defend Donald Morrison, known as the Megantic Outlaw; Mayor of Sherbrooke 1905 Batonnier of St. Francis district bar, 1908, Catholic school com., since 1908; commissioner for erection of parishes for diocese since 1899; revenue att'y for fifteen years; member C.M.B.A., C.O.F., K. of C., Sherbrooke Fish & Game Club, Tuque Rouge S.S. Liberal, having been candidate in general election of 1908 against late Dr. Worthington, losing by small margin; Roman Catholic; married Margaret Joanna, daughter of late William Griffith, Aug. 8, 1893; Kathleen Margaret and children, Norah Helena.
;

Rev. William Pheris Roy,

Paul's Rectory, Lachine, Que. Born at Sabrevois, Que., Dec. 7, 1870, son of Benj. P. and Josephine

(Roy) Lewis; United Empire Loyalemigrated from Wales, settled at Poughkepsie, N.Y., and removed to Lacolle, Que., at time of American
ists,

St. Johns, Que., McGill University, Montreal Diocesan Theological College, McGill B.A.; Rural Dean of Bedford 1907-17; member of Corporation of Bishop's Lennoxville; College, member A.F. & A.M.; Conservative; Anglican; married Ethel Hudson Hiam, daughter of Thomas Hiam, Montreal, 1897; children, Doris Ethel 1898, and Esther Eileen, 1899.

Revolution; E.
School,

at

High

LINDSAY, Edward Newton,


wer,

Born

BulQue., farmer and dairyman at Bulwer, July 4, 1841, son of

Ralph and Susan (Colby) Lindsay; father born at Guildhall, Vt., came to Bulwer when twenty years of age; E.
at public schools; councillor for Tp. of Eaton for twelve years, also valuator; Anglican; Conservative; married Ellen Garvin, daughter of John Garvin, Cookshire, Oct. 21, 1862; children, Nellie S., 1867; Anna G., 1869, (died 1897); Mabel L., 1879; Newton E., 1882.

LEONARD, Wm.
Que.
16,

Henry, Cookshire,

Born at Winslow, Que., Sept. 1861, son of Thos. Leonard and

E. Nicolet College, St. Charles Borromee, Sherbrooke, and St. Francis College, Rich-

Mary (Henry) Leonard;

mond, Que.; in 1885 obtained degree of L.L.B. from the faculty of law,
Bishop's College, Lennoxville, subsequently followed a business course, was appointed Registrar for the Co. of Compton in 1899.

LEONARD, Jas. Hugh, Bury, Que. Born at Bury, Que., Feb. 11, 1855, son of Edward and Mary (Kenney) Leonard; Irish; father came to Canada in 1845 from Ireland, settled in Bury on farm, now occupied by Willis D. Francis; elected to Bury Council
continuous since; several years; chairman Bury, school commisisoner 1907 to date; Justice of Peace; appointed commissioner of town court eight years; R. C.; married Elizabeth Ann Duffield, Bury, Que., April 15, 1879;
in

1893,

served

Mayor for

one son, Edward

Philip.

Charles Augustus, CookBorn at Cookshire, April Que. 1, 1860, son of John and Sarah (Swett) Locke; English; father came with parents from England, and settled in Tp. of Eaton; E. public schools; C.O.F. ; Liberal; Anglican; was engaged for a short time in building old International Railway from Sherbrooke to Lake Megantic; in 1880 he purchased farm where he now resides, and carries on general farming; he is one of most successful farmers in Township of Eaton; married Mary J. Sample, daughter of John Sample, Cranbourne, Que., Oct. 10, 1882; children, George H., 1883 (deceased) Alice M., 1884 (deceasEdwin J., 1886; Charles R., ed) 1888, deceased 1889; Mildred M., 1890, deceased 1911; William A., 1890; Gladys M., 1893; Winnifred P., 1895; Ernest C., 1897, deceased
shire,
;
;

LOCKE,

208
1900;

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Harold
E.

IN

THE EASTERN TOWNSHIPS


C.
in Montreal; distinguished services in France; mentioned in de-

and

Howard

ganized

(twins), 1899.

spatches by General Haig; created C. M. G. by King, June, 1917; member Junior Army and Navy Club, London, Eng., St. James' Club, Montreal, St. George's Club, Sherbrooke; Conservative; married Margaret M. Mundell, daughter of Jas. Mundell, Kingston, Ont. seven children.
;

LOVELL, Howard Bush, Coaticook, Born at Coaticook, Que., July Que. 10, 1883, son of late Chas. H. Lovell, M.P.. and Ada Bush; E. at CoaticooV
firm of Lovell Bros. senior member of firm of LovelFs Garage alderman town of Coaticook; A.F. & A.M., I.O.O.F.

Academy; senior me_mber of


;
;

Liberal; Anglican; married Fannie J. Kilburn, daughter of late M. D. Kilburn, Coaticook, Que., Aug. 7, 1907; Ruth Geraldine, June 10, children, 1908; Chas. Sydney, Oct. 22, 1910.

H.

LOGIE

LOGIE, Henry, Sherbrooke, Que.

Born Elgin, Scotland, March 7, 1870, son of George and Margaret (McBain) Logie; E. High School, Elgin, Scotland; engaged in newspaper work in Scotland till 1894; on staff of Mc- Lovell & Sons, lumber dealers; presiLean Pub. Co., Toronto, 1895-7; with dent Crocker-Wheeler Co. of St. Sherbrooke Examiner 1897-1904; Catharines; Mayor of Coaticook
;

LOVELL, Fritz Ernest, Coaticook, Born at Coaticook, Sept. 3, Que. 1866, son of Henry and Artemesia Merriman Lovell; Scotch and American descent; E. at Philips College, Andover, Mass., and Williams' College, Williamstown, Mass., receiving degree of B.A. member of firm of H.

since that date member editorial staff of Daily Record, now news editor and a director of the company; past pres. E. T. Press Ass'n; P.M. Victoria Lodge, A.F. & A.M.; Past Pres.

1914-15 Knight Templar; Liberal; married Jean Norton, Anglican; daughter of E. V. Norton, at New York City; one daughter, Vevian

Sherbrooke Burns Club; member Board of Trade, Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke Curling Club, C.P.A., etc. Presbyterian married Lovina, daughter of Henry Thornton, Sherbrooke, Nov. 15, 1899; children, Audry W., 1905; George H., 1910, and Marjory
;
;

Norwood

Lovell.

LOWERY, James A., East Clifton, Born at St. Sylvestre, Aug. 12, Que. 1874; grandfather came from Iresec.-treas. land; E. public schools; school commissioners, East Clifton,

J.,

1913.

from 1902 to 1915; sec.-treas. municipality Clifton 1906; assistant postmaster 1906-14; postmaster 1914; Into

LOOMIS, Brig. Gen., F.O.W., 34 Lincoln Ave., Montreal, Canada. Born at Sherbrooke, Que., son of D. G. Loomis; English; E. at Sherbrooke High School and Bishop's College, Lennoxville, Que.; D.S.O. and Legion d'Honor; O.C. 5th Royal Highlanders, one of the early battalions or-

dependent Liberal; Methodist; moved New England States when young man; returned to Clifton in 1900 and
with his brother, R. E. Lowery, purchased homestead from father, and operated farm for four years; purchased general store at East Clifton in 1905; in 1915 sold
in partnership

MEN OF TODAY
store
ley,

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209

yerville

and purchased grist mill at Sawmarried Bertha Laura Hurdaughter of Geo. S. Hurley, East
;

Clifton, Sept. 25, 1907.

LYNCH,

Walter,

St.

Johns, Que.

Born at Bedford, March 7, 1847, son of Thomas and Charlotte (Williams) Lynch; E. Knowlton Academy; merchant at Waterloo, 1875-9; collector customs. Port Mansonville, 1879 to 1912; 1st local mgr. Bell Tel. Co. at 1st local mgr. E. T. Mansonville; Bank, Mansonville, 1904-12; ap. special officer of customs 1912, serving some months at Rock Island, then

W.
Montreal

H.

LYNCH,

K.C.

High School and McGill University; graduated in law as Bachelor of Civil Law and Elizabeth Torrance Gold Medalist, April, 1899; admitted to Bar of P. of Quebec July, 1899; created King's Council 1914; Mayor of Sweetsburg 1910-11-12 Warden County of Missisquoi in 1911; coun. village of Sweetsburg chairman Protestant since 1908; of School Commissioner, village Sweetsburg; Batonnier Bar Dist. of Bedford 1914-15; Conservative; An;

glican

married

Editha

Angeline

Thompson, daughter of John Thompson, North Stanbridge, Que., Sept. 2, WALTER LYNCH 1903; two sons, Walter, Oct. 20, transferred to St. Johns; served as 1909, and D'Arcey, 1916. sergeant in Knowlton Volunteers durLYNCH, Leslie Gordon, Lennoxing Fenian excitement; was one of promoters of Mansonville Aqueduct ville. Que. Born at Mansonvi^e, son Co. and sec'y-treas. for 20 years; of Walter and M. C. (Tarbell) Lynch; chairman Mansonville Model School Irish descent; E. Mansonville AcadBoard, 18 years; I.O.F. Anglican; emy; was six years with Gault Bros. married Charlotte M. TarbelL Chel- Ltd., Montreal; one year with Sovsea, Vt., Aug. 5, 1873; children, Ethel ereign Bank; entered service of E. T. Bank May 3, 1903; continued with C., 1874, died 1888; Walter H., 1876; Nellie B., 1879, dec. 1892; Leslie Canadian Bank of Commerce at amalGordon T., 1881; Mary F. M., 1892. gamation. Feb., 1912; manager at No.
;

Harold, SweetsBorn at Waterloo, Que., burg, Que. Dec. 4, 1876, son of Walter and Melvina (Tarbell) Lynch; Irish; E. at

LYNCH, Walter

Hatley, March, 1910, to Dec., 1914; at Lennoxville Dec., 1914: sec'y Board of Trade; A.F. & A.M.; Conservative; Anglican; married Gertrude Foster Stevens, daughter of

manager

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IN

THE EASTERN TOWNSHIPS


ary, 1887; in acknowledgment of his public services, was presented by the

Gardner Stevens, at Waterloo, Que., Oct. 20, 1909; children, Mar-

jorie Gertrude, Oct. 31, 1910; Gardner Stevens, June 28, 1912.

Conservative party with a handsome

money testimonial, September, 1887; member County Council and Warden


of Brome, several years; appointed a Protestant section, Board of Public Instruction, 1897; resigned, 1900; Governor, Protestant Hospital for the Insane, Verdun; twice President, Provincial Association of Protestant Teachers; has devoted much attention to the promotion of good roads association in Quebec; President, Bedford Good Roads Association, 1907; was instrumental in founding the Brome County Historical Society, 1897, and was elected first president McGill Graduates' Society of District of Bedford, 1898; Vice-President, Quebec Sunday School Union. Gazetted Lieutenant 52nd Regiment, 1867; served in Fenian Raid, 1870 (medal). Married Ellen Florence Pettes, daughter of J. C. Pettes, Knowlton, Que., May. 1874; has two sons. Anglican. DeDeceased 1916.

member

LATE JUDGE LYNCH


LYNCH, the late Hon. William. Judge, Superior Court of Quebec. Born Bedford, Que., Sept. 30, 1845, son of Thomas and Charlotte R. (Williams) Lynch. E. Stanbridge Academy; McGill University (B.C.L., with Elizabeth Torrance gold medal for proficiency in Roman law, 1868; L.L. honors D.C.L., Bishop's D., 1904) College University, Lennoxville, 1913; University of Vermont. Called to Quebec Bar, 1868; created K.C. (Quebec). 1879; K.C. (Marquis of Lome) 1881; practised Sweetsburg Knowlton and Montreal; received present appointment, 1889; Editor, Cowansville "Observer" for a short time; member Quebec Legislature for Brome, 1871-1889; Solicitor-General, Chapleau Administration, 1879-1882, and held the Commissionership of Crown Lands in the three following Conservative administrations, led successively by Mousseau, Ross and
;

DR. W. W.

LYNCH

LYNCH, Dr. William Warren, Born at KnowlSherbrooke, Que. ton, Feb. 19, 1876, son of Judge William Warren and Ellen Florence

(Pettes) Lynch; E. Knowlton Academy, Collegiate Institute, Montreal, McGill Medical School and London, Eng.; degrees, M.D.C.M., McGill; (LonTaillon; retired from official life on M.R.C.S. (Eng.); L.R.C.P. the resignation of Mr. Taillon, Janu- don) F.A.C.S. Member St. George's
;

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Club, Sherbrooke, and The Univer- Lieut. Norman Macleod, born 1890, (Montreal). Conservative; An- killed in action May 19, 1916 (see glican; married Lottie Orilla Bayley, Military Section) Douglas Ogilvie, daughter of C. F. Bayley, Beebe, Vt., born 1895, with No. 3 Can. Gen. HosMarch 25, 1908. pital, France, since May, 1915; Colin Campbell, born 1897, with 87th LYSTER, Christopher Nelson, Rich- Grenadier Guards in France. Killed mond, Que. Born at Kirkdale, Que., in action July 29, 1917. May 11, 1850, son of Richard and Elliora (Smillie) Lyster, father born
sity
;

in Queen's Co., Ireland, came to Canada when 10 years old; mother born in Ayrshire, Scotland, came to Canada when 2 years old E. Elementary school; engaged as farmer, winning gold medal for good farming; Provincial Immigration Agent to Scotland 1913-14; chairman of school commissioners at Ulverton; director of E.T.A.A. and agricultural societies of Drummond Co. and Richmond Co. I.O.O.F. and R. T. of T., Farmers' Club; Conservative; Anglican; married Marion Eliza Ewing, daughter of John Ewing, Melbourne, Que.; children, A. J. and Archer, Horace, Chester and Jessie R.
;

M
MacAULAY,
Kenneth, Gould, Que.

Born at Winslow, Que., Oct. 31st, 1870; engaged in general farming; has served as councillor and school
commissioner of Lingwick;

DR. ALEX.

MACDONALD
Alexander,
M.D.,

married

MACDONALD,

Lena McLean, daughter of Hugh Mc- Bury, Que. Born at Winslow, Que., Lean at Lake Megantic, Oct. 12, July 28, 1876, son of Rev. John and Marion (McLean) McDonald. Scotch. 1892; have eight children. Father, who was M.D. and B.A., MACDONALD, Lieut.-Col. Robert Edinburgh University, took charge of Born at Brock- Presbyterian church on arrival in Tyre, Sutton, Que. ville, Ont., Aug. 1, 1856, son of Nor- Canada; E. public schools, St. Franman Macleod and Elizabeth (Ogilvie) cis College and Bishop's University, Macdonald; Scotch. E. McGill Univ., Montreal (M.D.C.M.) Councillor and grad. M.D.C.M., 1881; Lt.-Col. R. O. School Commissioner, Bury Tp. A.F. was A.D.M.S.M.D. No. 5, before it & A.M., I.O.O.F.; Liberal; Methodist; was merged into No. 4 division. Is a 1900-02 house surgeon Western Gen; ;

justice of peace for ties, P. G. Junior


;

Brome Co. SocieWarden Masonic

eral Hospital; 1902-06 Supt. General

Hospital;

1906-08
S.

practiced

with

McDonald, at MarChapter R.A.M.; D.D.G.M. for Shef- bleton, Que.; 1908 took over pracford and Brome; Conservative; An- tice of Dr. Wales, Bury. Capt. No. 6 Field glican; married Annie E. Boright, Cavalry Ambulance, headdaughter of G. H. Boright, Sutton, quarters, Sherbrooke; Presbyterian; Que., April 24, 1889; have three sons, Liberal; married Mrs. Ivy Walsh, nee all of whom joined overseas service. Ivy Hunt.

Grand Lodge, Que. P.G. Supt. Grand brother, Dr. M.

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American Civil War as musician in 80th Vermont Regt. for 3 years was bandmaster of 60th Battalion; for 3 years at St. Armand, Pigeon Hill and L'Aprone; married Caroline Gleason of Cowansville, daughter late Hiram Gleason; children, one son, Wm. G., and one daughter, later deceased in 1890.
in
;

DR. M.

S.

MACDONALD
Malcolm
Stuart,

MACDONALD,

Born M.D.C.M., Sherbrooke, Que. at Stornoway, May 31, 1866, son of Rev. John Macdonald and Marion McLean Macdonald Scotch E. Morin College and McGill Univ., graduated McGill, 1890, located at Scotstown; 1893 moved to Marbleton, practicing there till 1915 when he came to Sherbrooke; member Marbleton Council 20 years; Mayor 10 years; A.F. & J. I. MACKIE A.M., I.O.O.F.; Liberal; Methodist; married Maria S., daughter of John MACK1E, Joseph Ignace, N.P., McFadden, Bishop's Crossing, Aug. Cookshire, Que. -- Born at St. Pie, 2, 1900; children, Stuart, 1902; Mar- Que., Dec. 20, 1843, son of Ignace and Elizabeth ion. 1907. (Chicoine Mackie; Scotch and French. E. Jacques CarMACFARLANE, William Henry, tier Normal School, Montreal; NotBorn at L'Acadie, ary Public; Revising Officer for Cowansville, Que. son of John Que., Feb. 21, 1842, Compton County; Deputy Registrar Macfarlane and Elizabeth (Cousins) for Compton County; Conservative; Macfarlane; father born in Strath- Catholic Married daughter of late aven, Scotland, mother born in Lon- Joseph Lantagne, North Stukely, don, Eng. E. Montreal and Knowl- Que., April 12, 1868. Have nine studied music under Aug. ton; children, two of whom are deceased. Haenel in Military Band, 1862-18631864 and followed music teaching in MACKINNON, James, D.C.L., Sherand vicinity; station brooke and Bondville, ex-mayor SherCowansville agent Cowansville for nearly eight brooke director Imperial Life Assuryears; served as ledger-keeper in E. ance Co., vice-president Empire T. Bank for five years; sec'y-treas. of Trust Co. Born at Londonderry, IreCowansville from 1908; secretary- land, June 30th, 1850, son of James treasurer of School Board commenc- and Mary (Allen) Mackinnon; E. St. ing 1913; Congregationalist; served Francis College, Richmond, Que.
; ; ; ;

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213

JAMES MacKINNON

GEO.

D.

MacKINNON

mechanical manager Eastern Townships Bank, 1898-99; engineering Cowansville, 1876-1900,' manager with several companies in United Grand Forks, B.C., 1900; ass't gen. States 1899-1901; with Midvale Steel manager 1900-1902, gen. manager Co., Philadelphia, in ordinance and 1902; ex-president Sherbrooke Board steel forging and machinery work of Trade, 1907-08; Councillor Can- 1901-1904; with Jenckes Machine Co. adian Bankers' Ass'n; Mayor Cow- Ltd., Sherbrooke, 1904-09; in 1909 ansville three years; Warden Missis- founded MacKinnon, Holmes & Co. quoi one year; president Sherbrooke Ltd., becoming gen. manager, retainLibrary and Art Union, 1907; treas. ing this position to date; company King's Hall School, Compton, chair- has been very successful in the buildman of trustees, University of ing of steel bridges and general steel Bishop's College, Lennoxville; chair- works as well as in the forging of man executive committee, Dunham shells for the Imperial Government;
served during Fenian in 1917 purchased the holdings of A. Raid (medal) married Emily S. Rob- R. Holmes, thereby securing control inson, daughter of Jonathan Robin- of the company; societies, A.F. & son, Waterloo, Que. one son, Lieut. A.M. and I.O.O.F., Sherbrooke SnowC. G. MacKinnon, K.C., now in over- shoe Club; Independent; Presbyterseas service; clubs, St. George's, St. ian; married Mary Louise Bowman, James, Montreal, University, Mont- daughter of Jos. Chas. Bowman, Lacolle, Que., Sept. 9, 1902; children, real; Conservative; Anglican. Grace L., 1903; Joseph B., 1908; Jean MacKINNON, Geo. Douglas, Sher- D. and Eleanor K., 1910. Born Charlotte town, brooke, Que. P.E.I., June 8, 1874, son of AlexanMacKINNON, Capt. Cecil Gordon, der and Grace A. (Douglas) Mac- K.C., Montreal. -- Born at CowansKinnon; Scotch; E. Prince of Wales ville, Que., May 11, 1879, son of Jas. College, Charlottetown, graduating and Emily S. MacKinnon; E. at Bishwith 1st class teachers' license, 1892; op's College School, McGill UniverMcGill University, Montreal, 1897 sity (B.A. and B.C.S.) created K.. (Bachelor of Applied Science in Me- in 1914, a member of the law firm of chanical Engineering course) Engi- Foster, Martin, Mann, MacKinnon, neering and contracting sewer work Hackett and Mulvena; Capt. 2nd
Ladies' College
; ; ;

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which trade he Perth for year; in 1898 moved to Lysander, Megantic Co., where he acts as agent for Frost & Wood farm machinery; married Clementine J. Wark, daughter of Fmdlay Wark, Lysander, Que., May 23 19 P; children, W. Findlay, )1; Wmnifred S., 1902; Hazel, ] )07 Bernice G., 1910.
smith
business,
in

Division Army Service Corps in overseas service; clubs, University, St.

worked at

James and Montreal, Montreal; Conservative; Anglican.

MacLEAY, Alex. Munro, Danville, Born at Rosshire, Dec. 4, Q ue 1836, son of Laughlan & Margaret
.

>

(Munro) MacLeay; Scotch; E. at

St.

Francis College. Clerked seven years Foster and Macin Richmond for Leay, went to California in 1852; explored gold mines for 9 years; returned in 1861, was partner in gen. under business at Castlebar, Que., name of R. & A. MacLeay for 11 years; from 1872 to date in business under name A. MacLeay and Riddle
Bros.,
St.

MALTMAN,
Que.

James,

Graniteville,

Born at Kirhcudbrightshire,

an d

lumber merchants and

rail'y

contractors;

member

A.F.

&

A.M.,

Andrew's Society; Liberal; Presbyterian; married Rosanna Riddle, daughter of Robt. Riddle of Shipton, Que., Nov. 20, 1867; one son, Dr. Alfred A. MacLeay, Oct. 8, 1869.
..

Scotland, Feb. 25, 1870, son of Jas. Mary (Forteath) Maltman; Scotch; came to Canada in 1899, loE. in eating at Graniteville, Que. Scotland Postmaster at Graniteville societies: I.O.O.F., A.F. & A.M.; ConMarried Presbyterian. servative; Jannet M., daughter of Jas. Brodie, of Graniteville, Que., April 29, 1897; one daughter, Florence, 1905.
; ;

Cookshire, eb a Ma y ( l Scotch; (Mackay) MacRae; Q f I E. Cookelected councillor shire Academy; Cookshire; several terms as mayor; chairman school commissioners member A.F. & A.M., I.O.O.F., C.O.F. Black River Valley in member whose interest he v i sRailway Co>> in Conservative; Methodist; i te d England firm of T MacRae & Co., Cookshire, 1882 direc tor of Canada AgriculCromwell and MacRae, lumber deal- tural Fire Ins Co of E T Ingur . ers; director Westbury Light, Heat ance Co Missisquoi and Rouville & Power Co., vice-pres. Chronicle Mutual Fire Ins. Co.; is collector of Press, Incorporated; sec. Lib.-Con. customs at port of Mansonville; was Assn of Compton, sec.-treas. Cook- postmaster several years and filled Union Cemetery Co.; pres. various shire municipal offices; director of local sporting clubs etc.; pres. E T. Brome Co Historical Society; memAuto Club; married Georgia Bailey, b er Masonic Order and was Grand Cookshire, May 22, 1901; children, Master of Grand Lod of Que bec, Shirley E., Brenton and Pauline. 1905 and 1907; mem ber of Old Boys' Club of Brome Co. Conservative MAJAURY, Alexander, Lysander, sat for Brome in House of Commons Born at Hopetown, Ont., Nov. 1880-82; unsuccessfully contested Que. 9, 1876, son of William and Spencer same in local election 1903; Angli(Horn) Majaury; Irish, grandfather, can; married Mary Eliza Manson, William Majaury, born in Ireland daughter of Hiram Manson, Mansonand settled in Lanark County, Ont., ville> Q ue-> 1866; children, Hattie . when a young man; E. public schools; , D Mabel /,, of Mrs ir ^ ,, -,
M.,
-77,Jl

MacRAE,

_ Cyrus
>

0rn at n

9 Sshire T m

'

Qu !!"

'

<

A Ames, MansonBorn at Mansonville, Que Dec 2 4, 1842, son of Jas. Manson and Martha Perkins, an old Scotch familv after whom the town was name d; E. at the high schools of Knowlton, Waterloo, Stanstead and Varennes; merchant from 1865 to 1891 dire ctor of the Missisquoi and
ville,

MAMQOM MANSON,
Que.

r -j David

ass't

at Lysander; I.O. O.F., L.D.L.; Liberal; Presbyterian; when a young man learned the black-

postmaster

<

'

W
-,

,.

"

"

McGregor)

Victoriaville,

B.C.,

Alice

Constance

(Mrs G. W. Holmes), Dora Agnes.

MEN OF TODAY
MARCHESSAULT,
West

IN

THE EASTERN TOWNSHIPS


Phebe Susan
J.,

215

MARSTON, Reuben Sylvender, (Buzin) Marchessault; general merBorn at Warden, chant; Warden of Shefford County Warden, Que. for one year; Mayor of Shefford vil- Que,. Oct. 27, 1855, son of Samuel lage for. several years; secrteary- and Laura (Bowker) Marston; Engtreasurer of said village for five lish; Father, Samuel Marston, born years; member Council E. T. Associ- at St. Johnsbury, Vt., settled at Watated Boards; J.P., etc.; married erloo when a young man; E. at public Eugenie Pelletier, at Valcourt, Que., schools and Warden model school; AssociLiberal-Conservative in 1890; have six children. pres. ation for County of Shefford 1903; MAROIS, Chas., Beebe Jet., Que. member A.F. & A.M., R.A.M.; MethoBorn at St. Johnsbury, Que., April 4, dist; as young man entered into lumand Rebecca ber business; 1885 purchased saw 1854, son of Francis (Lamere) Marois; French; grand- mill from his father near Warden father came from France, settled at where present mill is erected re-built Belleville, Que. E. at public schools, and added to former plant shingle
; ;

Luc Victor, -- Born at St. Shefford, Que. Ours, Que., son of Louis and Hermine

L.,

1883; William A., 1885; 1886; Maggie E., 1888.

Johnsbury, Vt.; engaged in various lines of business at Lawrence, Lowell and Boston, Mass., later in Montreal; 1908 to 1910 farmed in Stanstead Co.; 1910 established meat business at Beebe Jet., Que.; elected to Beebe Council in 1914; Justice of Elizabeth's St. Warden Peace;
St.

mill

saw installing machinery to laths, clapboards, etc.; in mercantile

Church; first French-Canadian elected to Beebe Council; shareholder

American
C.O.F.
;

Asbestos Co.; Societies: Independent; Roman Catholic; married Mathilde Couillard, Chateaugy, Que., Sept. 24, 1877; children, Chas. O. Paula, Joseph F.

business at Warden for fourteen years; owner of limits in connection for about fifteen with mill plant; wholesale dealer in lumber years interested in agriculture, also good a successful mill roads movement; owner and lumber dealer; married Charlotte Solomon, daughter of late Richard Solomon, West Ely, Que., April 2, 1877; children, Frederick C., 1879 (deceased 1882); Ethel M., 1881; Albert E., 1887.

Mathilda,

Blesila,

MARSHALL,
Que.

James,
St.

Eastman,

Bridgette, Que., Aug. 4, 1852, son of William J. and


Irish; Sarah Marshall; (Purdy) grandfather was born in Ireland and

Born at

came to St. Bridgette, Que., when a young man; E. public schools; member No. 4 Co. 60th Batt. (now disbanded) 15th C.F.A., Granby; Councillor and School Commissioner several years; Eastman Board of Trade; with Huntington Mining Co., Eastman, for some years, later farming; connected with bridge and building dept., C.P.R., some time; always active in local matters pertaining to school and macadamizing highways, etc. Conservative Anglican married Susan Armstrong, daughter of Jas. Armstrong, Waterloo, Que., March 1, Sarah E., 1877; 1876; children, James W., 1879; Carrie E., 1881;
; ;
; ;

REV.

OCTAVE MARTIN

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MARTIN, Rev. Coaticook Born at Jan. 5, 1868, son Sophie Martin E. Quebec; teacher at
;

nK of Capt. in 1900; on disbandJoseph Octave, Champlain, Que., ment of batt. in 1904 was appointed of Zephirin and Q.M. 13th Scottish Light Dragoons; at Seminary of Major in 1910; volunteered for acSt. Charles Sem- tive service at outbreak of war 1914, parish priest later offered position of Q.M. (with inary of Sherbroo'-e; successively at St. Etienne de Bolton, rank of Major) of 5th C.M.R., but and at Coati- failed to pass medical examination; Lennoxville, Sutton which is his present field of has taken a keen interest in rifle cook, labor among a large and growing shooting for years; has long service parish. medal; began business career in 1895 in Waterloo, Que.; in 1910 growth of business brought about partnership MARTIN, Earle Aaron, Magog. Born at Waterloo. Que May 30, of Martin & Stewart and removal of to Montreal 1872, son of Aaron and Sarah (Tib- hide and fur business bitts) Martin; English; E. rublic where it is now located at 177-179 schools, Magog Acad., Stanstaad Col- Duke St. with branch still at Waterlege; Independent; Anglican; in 1907 loo: member Canadian Club of Montentered partnership with his fither, real; Conservative; Anglican; marhouse furnishings, riad Phillis Winnall, daughter of Mrs. manufacturing sash and doors, etc.; in 1911 H. E. G. Winnall, London, Eng., April 6, Wallace purchased his father's inter- 1916. est and since that time he and Mr. Wallace have carried on business unMARTIN, Wm. Henry, Warden, der name of Martin and Wallace Born at Warden, Que., Jan. Que. of 25, 1852, son of Elijah W. and H. married Grace Wallace, daughter William Wallace, Magog, Aug. 15, (McLaughlin) Martin; Councillor 16
,

1905.

years, also

Mayor and warden

school

commissioner, chairman, sec'y-treas.. MARTIN, Dr. Simeon Henry, 285 school board some years; J. P.; mar- - Born at Havard Ave., Montreal. ried, 1st, Charlotte M. Berry, died Warden, Que., Aug. 28, 1867, son of 1904; 2nd, Rebecca Standish; have Cone B. and Martha (McLaughlin) four children. Martin; Irish-Am. E. Waterloo Academy, McGill University; M.D.C.M.; ex-Mayor town of Waterloo, 1911; ex-pres. Shefford Co. Med. Society; societies, Montreal Medico-Chirugical Society; Masonic P.M., A.F. & A.M., P.Z. Royal Arch, K. T., Karnak Templar, Canadian Club, Montreal; married Conservative Anglican Caroline L. Jameson, daughter of B. R. Jameson, M.D., Waterloo, Que., Oct. 10, 1894; children, Constance V. C., 1898; Simson Jameson, 1904; Albert Henry, 1906.
;

Marcus Cone, 214 Born at WarMontreal. den, Que., Oct. 30, 1873, son of Cone B. and Martha (McLaughlin) Martin; grandfather was one of 100 associ-

MARTIN,
St.,

Bishop

ates who came from New England States and settled in Township of Shefford; mother of Irish descent; E.
at Waterloo Academy; entered Can. Militia in 1890, Q.M. 79th Batt. with

E. H.

MAY

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217

came from Ireland and settled in Missisquoi in early fifties; E. public school and Cowansville Academy; member of I.O.O.F., Grand Master in 1912; grand rep. at Minneapolis in 1913 and at Atlantic City in 1914; A.F. & A.M. and Royal Guardians; entered service of E. T. Bank at Coaticook in 1902, and served at several branches; appointed manager at Scotstown 1913; later at Clar1006. enceville and Marbleton and now at MAYHEW, William George, Dix- Windsor Mills; Liberal; Anglican; Born at Dixville, Que., married Martha Holden Chandler, ville, Que. Nov. 10, 1868 son of Joseph B. and Cowansville, June 29, 1904; children, Susan E. (Neill) Mayhew; grand- Russell I. and Ethel L. father came to Bury from England when nineteen; E. public schools; school commissioner at Dixville 1909; I.O.O.F. Liberal; eight years in employ of Averill Lumber Co. as millwright; 1893-96 was connected with various lumber concerns in Northern Vermont; 1896-1899 with A. M. Stetson Co. of Boston, Mass., at Norton in 1899 bought the Mills, Vt.; "straw" farm where he is now engaged in dairying and specializes in Jerseys and Tamworth swine; Baptist; married Laura A. Drew, Sept.
; ; ;

MAY, Ernest Harry, Sherbrooke, Born in England, Aug. 30, Que. 1868, son of John and Catherine (Motton) May; father came to Ontario in 1873 and moved to Melbourne 1878; E. at St. Francis College, Richmond, Que. was employed for seven years by Williamson and Crombie at Kingsbury, later at Baldreturned to Canada winville, Mass. in 1894 accepting position with A. J. Whitehead, Eastman, Que. one year at Coaticook; in 1898 clerk with T. W. Fuller; 1904 in partnership with F. P. Houlahan, under name of May & Houlahan, general grocers; member Board of Trade; I.O.O.F.; I.O.F.; Sherbrooke Snowshoe Club; Conservative married Siniade Anglican Desrocher, daughter of S. Desrocher, Thompsonville, Conn., June 7, 1895; children, Beatrice C., 1904; Lola S.,
; ; ;

beef cattle for home and foreign but later took up dairy markets, farming; married Lizzie Johnson, Dixville, Que., Aug. 31, 1898; children, Ruby M., 1899; Clinton J., 1909.

McCABE, John
Mills,

Irving,

Windsor

Born at Stanbury, Que., Que. Dec. 17, 1883, son of John McCabe and Phoebe S. Marshall; Scotch and Irish; grandfather, John McCabe,

1893; children. Reginald A., 1896; Stanley J., 1898; Gordon L., 1899; Vivian J., 1908.

19.

MAYHEW,
ville,

William Thomas, Dix-

Dixville, Que.. 1862, son of George and Maria (Major) Mayhew; English; father located first at Bury, Que. E. elected to Dixville public schools; Council in 1898, re-elected 1912; one term as school commissioner; acted as pro-Mayor in 1915; Liberal; Anglican; succeeded his father as sue-

Que.
30,

Born at

Sept.

CAPT.
bald,
ville,

J.

A.

McCALLUM
James ArchiBorn at Dan-

McCALLUM,
Feb.
10,

Capt.

cessful farmer on homestead; at first he paid special attention to raising

Danville, Que.

1868, son of Archi-

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burg, Vt. in 1893, established business as dealer in marble and granite at Sutton which he has successfully conducted since; I.O.O.F., A.F. & A.M., member Karnak Temple; A. A.
;

bald and Eleanor (Moir) McCallum; Scotch; E. Danville Academy; hon. rank of Captain in llth Hussars Quarter Master E. T. 117th Batt., overseas; school commissioner 19021914; councillor 1907-15; Mayor 1915; A.F. & A.M., Grand Lodge Officer 1910; Conservative; Presbyterian; general merchant at Leeds Village 1888-1893; succeeded father in dairy business and has extensive agricultural and dairy interests; manager of Shipton Creamery; business
;

O.W.M.S., Montreal; Anglican; Conservative; married Sarah S. Westone over, Dunham, Feb. 3, 1890; daughter, Beatrice A. M., 1892.

McCLATCHIE,
Ayer's
Cliff,

Robert

Henry,

up by his -father, who made first creamery butter in this section; mar- Scotch; E. public schools, member ried Lillian Lodge, Kingsey, Que., A.F. & A.M., Royal Arch and K. T., Nov., 1893; children, Ruth Eleanor also I.O.O.F.; Liberal; Methodist; enand Bessie C. gaged in tin and plumbing business
built

Born at Burk, N.Y., April 6, 1869, son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Mason) McClatchie;
Que.

John, Inverness, Born at Inverness, Que., July, Que. son of James and 1863, Margaret (Hall) McCammon, North of Ireland, came to Inverness 1849, resided there his life time; E. at Inverness Academy; 5 years with R. and J. McKenzie, general merchants, Inverness, Que. one year with Glover & Fry, Quebec City; started general store in Inverness 1884 and built present store in 1895; extensive fire insurance business; councillor and school
;

McCAMMON,

with father at Hemmingford until 1898; with his brothers, J. C. and A. L. McClatchie, established large hardware business at Cowansville under name of McClatchie Bros. when
;

store burned in 1910 withdrew from firm and moved to Ayer's Cliff where he carries on the same line of business; married Martha Tennison, Roxham, Que., Dec. 28, 1892; children, Mary E., Raymond, Clarence R.

manager;
eral;

member

I.O.O.F.

Lib-

of John Whyte, Leeds Village, Sept., 1887; children, John Whyte, Margaret A., George D., Alexander M., Andrew D., Harriett M.

Ann Whyte, daughter

Presbyterian;

married

Mary

McCASKILL, Kenneth,

Keith, Que.

Born at Keith, Feb., 1865; general farming with particular attention to beef raising; elected to Bury Council
Postmaster at Keith since 1899; 1897; married Lottie Wilson, daughter of Wm. Wilson, at Gould, Que., Oct. 24, 1899; have two sons.

McCLARTY, Lucius Lyman, Sutton Born at West Brome, July 18, and Harriet 1869, son of William (Garfield) McClarty; Scotch; his father William McCarty coming from Scotland about 1840 and settling in Eastern Townships; several years in

W.

S.

McCORKILL
Philip Winfield Scott

Keaney, Farnham, Que. -- Born at first at Farnham, Oct. 1, 1860, son of Robemploy of marble dealer, Stanbridge Sta. and then at Middle- ert and Margaret (Meehan) McCor-

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receiving present appointment; Mayor of Cowansville several years; has taken an active interest in educational matters; member of the ing; 1880 took up farming on own Protestrnt Committee of the Council behalf and continued until 1905; re- of Public Instruction of the Province moved to Farnham and became inter- of Quebec; was interested in local active member and some ested in municipal affairs and real history; Grand time president of the Missisquoi societies, I.O.O.F., estate; Master of Quebec 1909-1910; Lib- County Historical Society; held a Miss commission in the 5th Royal Scots eral; Presbyterian; married Royal Highlanders), April, Scott, youngest daughter of Sylvester (now and Ann (Hawthorne) Scott, Farn- 1879; retired with rank of Major, ham, Dec. 6, 1882; children, C. Carl- Nov., 1887; married Apphia Mary, second daughter of late Hon. Elijah ton and James S. S. Leonard, of London, Ont., May 21, McCORKILL, Hon. John Charles, 1884; clubs, Garrison, Quebec; St. B.C.L., LL.D., D.C.L.; puisne judge James', Montreal; societies, I.O.O.F., of the Superior Court, Province of C.O.F., Quebec Literary and HistoriQuebec, Court House, Quebec Born cal Society (president 1914) Protat Farnham, Que., Aug. 31, 1854, son estant. Address: Braeside, 189 Grand of Robert and Margaret (Meehan) Allee, Quebec. McCorkill; E. Farnham and St. Johns McCRACKEN, George, Danville, Academies, McGill model and normal - - Born at schools, McGill University; assistant Que. Huntingdon, Que., to the principal and afterwards prin- April, 1865, son of Robert and Marunder the Protestant School garet McCracken; Scotch and Irish; cipal, Commissioners, Montreal; called to E. Huntingdon Academy; conducts the Quebec Bar 1878; practiced flour and feed business at Danville; Montreal and district of Bedford member Danville Council 1909-1915; he received his present appoint- School Commissioner, 1906-1910; ment 1906; prepared the leg- chairman School Commissioners member Danville Board of islation revising the taxation laws re- 1909; pres. of St. lating to banks, corporations and suc- Trade; A.F. & A.M.; cessions, etc., whereby the revenue Andrew's Society 1910; Richmond for the year 1906-07 was so improved County Club; Liberal; married Helen there was a surplus of half a million E. Morrill, Nicolet Falls, Que., Sept., dollars, without the usual receipts 1889; children, Merrick Rennie, Geo. from the leasing of timber lands; was Arthur. appointed commissioner, with Hon. M. Mathieu, of the Superior Court, McCREA, Frank N., M.P., Sherand L. J. Gauthier, K.C., M.P., both brooke, Que., president Brompton of Montreal, for the revision of the Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd., Montreal, municipal code of the Province of Que. president Sherbrooke Lumber Quebec, 1910; completed and re- Co.; president the Devon Lumber Co. ported 1912; unsuccessful candidate Ltd., president Stanstead & Sherto Legislative Assembly for the brooke Mutual Fire Insurance Co., County of Missisquoi, 1886 and president Federal Asbestos Co., vice1888; elected M.L.A. County of Mis- president Urban Land Co., Ltd., Fort sisquoi 1897; appointed member of William, Ont., director Massawippi the Quebec Legislative Council for Vflley Railway Co., vice-president the District of Bedford, 1898; re- Lotbiniere Lumber Co., Ltd. Born in signed 1903 to accept office of pro- South Durham, Que., Jan. 14, 1852,
;
;

Scotch-Irish; E. Model and High schools, Montreal; Councillor, Farnham, 1906 to 1914, Mayor 1914; after leaving school entered the employ of S. Carsley & Co., Montreal, two years, later accepted position with Ligget & Hamilton of that city; in 1879 interested with John R. Rutherford of Chatauguay County in farm-

vincial treasurer; elected to Quebec Legislature for the County of Brome, re-elected by acclamation 1903; 1904; resigned both his portfolio and his seat in the Legislature 1906, upon

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from South Durham to Sherbrooke in 1901; Alderman North Ward, 19021910; Governor Sherbrooke Protestant
Hospital;
Liberal;

Methodist.

Married Judith Fannie Ella Wakefield, daughter of Edwin Wakefield, South Durham, Nov. 11, 1882; has four sons and four daughters.

McCULLOUGH, David, Inverness, Born at Inverness, Que., Jan. Que. 31, 1870, son of William J. and Margaret (McGill) McCullough; member Inverness Village Council 1906. Mayor since 1912; Conservative; Presbyterian; married Harriet W. Kinnear, daughter of John L. Kinnear: have two children.
McCURDY, Dr. Thomas, (M.D. C.M. McGill), Coaticook, Que. Born at Ormstown, Aug. 1, 1867, son of Alexander McCurdy and Helen Liggett, member of Coaticook Council
; ;

F. N.

McCREA

son of Francis and Elisa (Nelson) f r 3 years Conservative PresbyterMcCrea. E. in South Durham public i'in; married Olla E. Knight, Coatischool: lemained on his father's farm cook.
until the age of twenty-one, then en-

gaged in bark and lumber business in South Durham; with his associates he purchased the Lotbiniere Lumber Co. which also included the Lotbiniere & (railway since Megantic Railway in 1902 became president of sold) the railway and vice-president of the lumber company. This purchase included sixty thousand acres of freehold timber limits and thirty miles of railway fully equipped and in operWith his associates bought ation. five hundred miles of Government timber limits and organized the Sherbrooke Lumber Co., of which he was
;

McDERMOTT, Patrick George, Born at Randboro, Cookshire, Que. Que., Dec. 14, 1853, son of Martin
and Margaret McCafferty McDermott; Irish; father came from Ireland

appointed president in 1904, took the of part in the reorganization Brompton Pulp & Paper Co. which took over the Royal Paper Mills Company's plant at East Angus and their vast timber limits on the St. Francis Has resided in SherRiver, 1907. brooke since 1901; unsuccessful candidate to Quebec Legislature for Drummond, 1900, elected to the House of Commons for Sherbrooke 1911; Councillor for Durham for four years and also served as Mayor eleven .years, Warden for County of Drummond for two years; moved

young man and settled at Randboro, Compton County; E. at Eaton public schools; elected to Council 1911, re-elected 1914; Conservative; Roman Catholic; in 1875 went to Carson City, in the American West, where he was engaged in lumber business; returned to Cookshire in 1884, and purchased farm at Flanders, near Cookshire, from H. E. Taylor since that time he has followed mixed farming; married Annie Gray, daughter of Patrick Gray, Randboro, Que., Nov. 23, 1885; children, Charles G., 1888; Bryan F. C.,

when

1901.

McELROY,

Robert, Richford, Vt.

Born at Adamsville, Que., July 25, and Eleanor 1863, son of James (Johnson) McElroy; Scotch; father came from Ireland when a boy and settled at Durham; E. public school and Dunham Academy; after leaving
school

served

aprpenticeship

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Lingwick
15,

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Charles Brown, Dunham, Que.; in 1886 purchased the business of O. R. Anderson, Stanbridge East, and conducted plumbing and tinsmith business for six years; 1892 sold out and went to Boston for about one year; 1893 travelled in the American West, then returned to Knowlton and established tinsmith-plumbing business conducting same till 1912, when he sold out business and went to Canadian West with his family, returning he formed partnership with E. C. Whitcomb and bought out Small Bros., business in U. S., manufacturers of lightning evaporator and sugar utensils; member Knowlton Council seven years, also, school commissioner; Conservative; Methodist; married Blanche Phelps at Stanbridge East, March 2, 1891; children, Elsie E., 1898.

1906,

re-elected

Mayor since 1910; Warden Compton County 1913 and 1917; Sec'yTreas. School Board since 1904; vicepres. Compton Agricultural Society;

Census County County


;

Commissioner
1911;

Compton

Liberal; Secretary Liberal I.O. Association;

O.F. Presbyterian; succeeded his father as successful farmer, payingparticular attention to Durham beef cattle for domestic and foreign markets; always a strong supporter of good roads movement and the betterment of rural education married Mabel McVetty, daughter of Wm. McVetty, Inverness, Que., Sept. 29,
;

G.,

1909; children, Isabel N., 1911; 1913; Kenneth W., 1914.

Anna

McKay, Smith Alex., No. Hatley. Born at Sherrington, Que., Jan. 1, 1848, son of Wm. and Sina (Smith) McKay; elected to No. Hatley Coun1902; Mayor seven years; school commissioner for tp. of Hatley 16 years, also member of No. Hatley school board 12 years; member and director of Stanstead Co. Agr'l Soc. Conservative Presbyterian married Nettie Ramsdell, Jan. 1, 1880; have four children.
cil
;
; ;

McKEE, John
Que.

Wesley, Sherbrooke,

Born at Coaticook, Oct. 20, 1867, son of George W. and Mar-

garat (Lloyd) McKee; Scotch; his father being born near Belfast, Ireland, and came to Canada with his parents at age of 7 years, settling at Leeds, Que.; E. Coaticook Acad. after leaving school was bookkeeper three years at J. S. Mitchell & Co.'s and three years for McFarlane Milling Co.; 1893 purchased interest in W. S. Dresser & Co.; for past 12 years engaged in present business of K. N. McIVER carriages, farm implements, leather goods, etc., recently adding line of and now doing business toKenneth McIVER, Nicholson, autos Born at Gould, Oct. 3, gether with his son, Lloyd R. McKee, Gould, Que. 1871, son of Kenneth A. and Ann under firm name of McKee Sales & (Nicholson) Mclver; Scotch; father Service Co., member Council Board was born on Isle of Lewis, Scotland, of Trade; pres. Sherbrooke Liberal and came to Lingwick in 1841 with Ass'n, 1912, and of Sherbrooke Curlhis parents, where he lived until he ing Club, 1915-16; past pres. Y.M. was 68 years of age. E. at public C.A. Liberal; Methodist; married schools; Councillor municipality of Mary Eliza, daughter of Clark Gor;
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don, Sept. 10, 1889; children, Clark Gordon, b. 1890, died 1904; Lloyd Rankin, 1893; Allan Lancaster, 1906.

McKENZIE, Angus M., Scotstown, Born at Dell, Compton Co., Que. Dec. 22, 1878, son of Murdock and Annie (Morrison) McKenzie; Scotch; McKenzie) (Charles grandfather came from Island of Lewis about Ont. later 1850, first settling in
;

came

to

Compton
elected

schools;

to

1911-13, Mayor 1915; school commissioner; vice-pres. Compton County Conservative As-

E. Co.; public council 1908, councillor 1914;

engaged in farming and 1904 established general store at Scotstown; dealer pulpwood, railway ties, etc.; pres. Scotstown Manufacturing Co.; member Otter
sociation;

lumber;

D. executive E. T. Associated Board of Trade; societies, I.O.O.F., movement in Sherbrooke resultI.O.F.; C.O.F.; Conservative; Presby- ship married Lilly M. Morrison, ing in acquisition by city of waterterian; Gould Station, Que., June 24, 1908; works and electric power; showed his faith in Sherbrooke by buying from children, Doris C. and Arnold M. B. A. Land Co. large tract of land in and McMAHON, James Patrick, West south ward now opening it up for setbeing most populous Shefford Born at St. Joachim, Que., tlement, it July 17, 1879, son of Thomas and section of city; after retiring from Mary J. (Dunlavey) McMahon; Irish, council continued to take keen interest in civic affairs, taking out at his grandfather, Michael McMahon, comand settling in personal expense several injunctions ing from Ireland North Shefford about 1845; E. public against council to restrain that body schools; engaged in farming and from carrying out works which he stock raising at West Shefford; in considered detrimental to city inter1906 purchased meat and grocery ests ;Justice of Peace for many years business of Edward Poirier, at West societies, Knights of Columbus; St. interested in good roads Francis Club; Liberal; Catholic; marShefford; movement and general matters per- ried Ann Cahill. taining to agricultural; elected to West Shefford council 1910; member McMANUS, William John, SherWest Shefford Board of Trade; brooke, Que. Born at Danville, Roman Que., Oct. 10, 1863, son of John and C.O.F., 'Alliance National; married Clara Elizabeth Catholic; Liberal; (Caldbeck) McManus; Harvey, of Granby, Sept. 11, 1908. Irish; E. Danville Academy, St. Charles Seminary, Sherbrooke; for McMANAMY, Daniel, Sherbrooke, some time conducted store at SherQue. Born at Quebec, 1839; Irish; brooke under name of Brosseau and E. at Christian Brothers and private McManus, grocers; 1895 to 1903 with schools; began general store keeping W. R. Webster & Co., cigar manuin 1868; Mayor of Sherbrooke 1893; facturers, Sherbrooke; 1903 accepted member of the city council 1882 to position with Sherbrooke Cigar Co.; 1913; served many years as chair- now sec's-treas. for said company; man of Finance Committee; origin- secretaries, C.O.F., I.O.F., Knights of ator and leader of municipal owner- Columbus; clubs, St. George's (Sher-

Brook Lumber Co. member Board of


;

Trade;

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brooke) Conservative; Roman Cath- Priory of Canada for the District of married Kathleen Shea, daugh- Quebec; Liberal; Presbyterian, ter of John Shea, Sherbrooke, June McMURRAY, Robert, Lennoxville, 18, 1888, (deceased June, 1903) one Que. Born at Windsor Mills, Nov. daughter, Mary E. Norine, 1900. 25,, 1876, son of John and Elizabeth (Cassidy) McMurray; Scotch; grandparents came from Scotland and setolic;
;

tled in Drummond County; E. Windand Montreal sor Mills Academy

Business College; engaged for some years as clerk for A. Trudeau, Windsor Mills, Que., Canada Ffeper Co., Windsor Mills, and A. L. Brown and Son, Lennoxville, and succeeded to latter firm, May 1, 1906, in partnership with Chas. Hall, under name of McMurray and Hall, general merchants; Mayor of Lennoxville. 1914Warden Sherbrooke County, 15; 1915; Councillor village of Lennoxville; A.F. & A.M., I.O.O.F., C.O.F., married I.O.F. Liberal; Anglican; Persis Adelyne Coates, daughter of Barlow Coates, Bury, Que., June 22, 1904; children, Robert Dallas, 1905; Gordon Alymer, 1913; Eileen Margaret, 1915.
;

J.

McMORINE

McVETTY,

Alfred

Alexander,

Born at St. SylSawyerville, Que. McMORINE, John, merchant, Rich- vestre, Que., July 11, 1867, son of mond, Que. Born at Melboro, Que., William and Ruth (Lowery) McAug. 5, 1862, son of John and Mar- Vetty; English, family came to Cangaret (Munroe) McMorine; Scotch; ada in 1830, and settled in Megantic parents came from Scotland in 1842; County; E. public schools; school E. common school and St. Francis commissioner at East Clifton for six College, Richmond, Que.; member years; councillor at same T>lace for firm of McMorine Bros., general mer- three years; Conservative; Methodist; chants, one of leading retail firms of engaged in general farming, stock until the district; director and secretary- raising and lumber business treasurer Glendyne Slate & Roofing 1911. when he purchased general Co., Limited, quarry at Glendyne, merchandise stock of late R. Cun1912 in Temiscouata; elected councillor of ningham. Sawyerville; town of Richmond by acclamation, bought the Sawyerville House from 1893, re-elected 1896, 1899, 1905- E. Bouchard; married Lucy Lindsay, during that time was Clifton. Que., Sept. 8, 1896; chil1908-11-14; elected Mayor for four terms; presi- dren, William L., George E., Irwin dent of Richmond County Agr'l Soc. and Rufus H. Past Master of St. Francis Lodge, No. McVEAY, John Francis, Stanstead, 15, Q.R., A.F. & A.M.; first principal of Holyrood Chapter, No. 15, R.A.M.; Que. Born at Clydes Corner. Que., Past Preceptor, Sussex Preceptpry, Nov. 3, 1876, son of John and Eliza No. 9, Sherbrooke; member Ancient (Bridges) McVeay; Irish, grandAccepted Scottish Rite, Montreal; father (Michael McVeay) came from Past Grand Senior Warden of the north of Irelend and settled in HuntGrand Lodge of Quebec; Past Pro- ingdon County when about twenty vincial Grajid Prior of the Great years old; E. Huntingdon Academy;
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lish;

elected to Stanstead County Council 1909, re-elected 1910 and 1913; Mayor 1913-1914, re-elected Mayor 1915; member Agr'l Soc. director of Farmers' Club; Liberal; Methodist, As young man succeeded father on
;

Hampshire

grandfather came from New with first settlers of Stanstead Co.; E. public schools and Stanstead followed conCollege;

tracting and building for 17 years;


later with J. H. Merrill,

Smith

Mills,

homestead in Huntingdon County; in 1902 sold said property and purchased present farm at Cassville, Que., near Ayer's Cliff; breeder to considerable extent of Holstein cattle; as councillor and mayor has taken a very active part in advocating improved highways, also advanced education in rural sections; married Fannie M. Bangs, daghter of Lucius Bangs, Cassville, Que., Aug. 28, 1906.
;

Que.; in 1904 in company with Chas. R. Jenkins, purchased business of J. H. Merrill; in 1908 bought partner's interest in business and conducted general lumber and mill business as sole owner; in 1912 formed partnership with Mr. Raymond taking over mill; I.O.O.F., C.O.F. Liberal; Methodist; married Lizzie Fadden, Stanstead, Que.; two sons, Harold H. and Ralph C.
;

MIDDLETON,
Michael, Bedford, Born at Bedford, Que., May Que. 28, 1859, son of Michael and Gather-

McNAMARA,

Waterloo, Que.

Harry Herbert, Born at Brampton,

Ont., May 6, 1873, son of Rev. I. Middleton and E. Middleton; Irish;

ine (McGarey) McNamara; Irish, E. Oshawa public school and Trinity father was born in Ireland and came College School, Port Hope; member to this country about 1854, settled Waterloo Board of Trade; A.F. & at Bedford where he died in 1871; E. A.M.; Dorchester Chapter, Waterat public schools and Bedford Acad- loo; Knights Templar; Anglican; enemy; first engaged in farming and tered Molson's Bank at St. Thomas local milk dealer; later in company in 1890 and has since held positions with W. A. Sheltus extensive dealer at Aylmer, Toronto, Morrisburg, in bankrupt stock, also conducted Brockville and Alvinston in Ontario store at Bedford for some and Waterloo, Que.; first appointed general years, formed partnership with C. O. manager in 1906 at Alvinston; transJones as general hardware dealers, ferred to Waterloo Jan., 1913; marBedford, disposing of his interests to ried Esther W. O'Callaghan, Cork, partner in 1912; is one of largest Ireland, Sept., 1897; children, Ernreal estate owners in Missisquoi Co.. est, Oct., 1900. owning several farms consisting of over two thousand acres of land in MIGNAULT, Jos. O'Callaghan, 17 high state of cultivation and over Sanborn St., Sherbrooke, Que. Born three hundred cattle mostly dairy at Worcester, Mass., Oct. 31, 1862, cows; conducted considerable lumber son of Dr. Pierre Basil and Catherine business and other business enter- (O'Callaghan) Mignault; French and prises; advocate of municipalities im- Irish; born in United States but of and consequently a proving highways by taking advant- British father age of Good Roads Act; School Com- British subject; E. at St. Mary's ColRoman lege, Montreal, Fordham University, missioner; I.O.F. Liberal; Catholic: married A. Pigeon, daugh- New York. McGill University, Montter of N. Pigeon. New York City, real, and Ecole des Fonts et ChausOct. 20. 1885; children, M. Alice, sees, Paris, France; made profes1886; Corrine K., 1887; Luella A., sional studies as civil engineer at the 1889; M. Guy, 1890; Violet. 1894; two latter institutions; corporate member of the Canadian Society of Walter, 1897; Gwendoline, 1898. Civil Engineers, Quebec Land SurMERRILL, Herbert Wesley, Smith veyor; as civil engineer Mr. Mignault Born at Fitch Bay, Que., has been mainly identified with muniMills, Que. Dec. 4, 1864, son of Moses P. and cipal work, among works constructed P. :gusta (Thompson) Merrill; Eng- under his superintendence are water;

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St. Paul, Hunting-ton, Megantic, Perth, Ont., St. Jerome,

Rimouski, Magog, Black Lake, Ville Ste. Agathe and Marie, Asbestos, E. Angus and systems of sewerage and drainage for most of the above towns; he has also installed or reported upon a number of hydraulic developments; before going into priSherMILLER, Capt. Howard B., Q vate practice was employed for about Born at Woonsocket, 10 vears as consulting engineer by Brooke Que L Ma5;. 28 188 7 * on of Edwm the Dominion Dept. of Public Works; g11 Mlll r P rte and Emma T Louise Past Grand Knight and District DeE B s ton ubl1 ' Gr an J En f. puty, Knights of Columbus; ConserV f f hools '. Institute Grand Roman Catholic; married vative; feller Blanche Henriette Tache, daughter Ligne, Bishop s College and McGill 22nd Battery of Louis Tache, N. P. Sheriff of St. University; Captain volunteered for service and Hvacinthe, Que., June 14, 1887; chil- C.F.A.; unwent overseas with 35t h B att dr'en, Louis (Q.L.S.) Charles, Law Fletcher, serving in France; student; Alexandre, Marie (deceas- derMajSec'y-Treas. Canada's Great Eastern ed) and Paule Exhibition Sec'y-Treas. Sherbrooke of Agricultural Society; Richard G., Sherbrooke, County MILFORD, Born in England, Feb. 6, 1863, Knights of Pythias ;A.F & A.M., St. Que. Snowson of John and Emma (Barter) Mil- George s Club; Curling Club; shoe Club; Massawippi Canoe Club ford, English; came to Canada 1868; UmverE. Sherbrooke public and private an d Y.M.C.A. Conservative; salist; married Amy Henrietta Anderschools; fifteen years supt. of large n Sherbrooke, July 1, 1909; chilestate in North Carolina 1906 returned to Sherbrooke and entered dre n L Tulse Anderson and Howard J into partnership with father under name of John Milford & Son, florist; MILLER, James, Island Brook, upon the death of father he became Que. Born at Lakefield, Que., May sole owner of present business; office 8, 1844, son of Levi and Elizabeth and store Strathcona Square; green- (Kerr) Miller; English; father was house and nursery, East Sherbrooke; born in New Hampshire and came to the business was established by the Argenteuil County after war of 1812. late John Milford in 1869; A.F. & Member of Newport Township Board A.M., C.O.F. Conservative; Baptist; of Health; Independent; Methodist; married Ella Pittman, Greenville, farmed for four years at Lakefield, S.C., Aug. 1, 1890; children, Bessie Que.; sold out in 1867 and moved to Island Brook, where he has since folM., Mabel A., May E. lowed general and mixed farming; MILLER, Willard Herbert, Smith served with No. 5 Co., Argenteuil - Born at Smith Mills, Mills, Que. Rangers, in Fenian Raid, and receivQue., March 21, 1867, son of Willard ed medal; given grant of one hundred and Lucinda (Hunt) Miller; English; and sixty acres by Ontario Governgrandfather came from New Hamp- ment for service; mail carrier under shire, as U. E. Loyalist and settled at contract with Dominion Government Marlow, Stanstead Co.; E. at public for 34 years, covering 22 miles per schools and Stanstead College; en- day between Island Brook, Learned gaged in farming and stock raising at Plain and Cookshire, only missing Smith Mills, Que., for several years; four trips during the 34 years; mar1908 formed partnership with L. O. ried Mary Henderson, daughter of Cass and established business at Wm. Henderson, Lachute, April 28, Smith Mills, Que., as flour and feed 1864; children, Alexander, 1865; merchants, also installing mill along Naomi. 1869; Charlotte J., 1874; B. & M. Ry.; added to this stock of Ethel E., 1881.
; , > ' . ,
,

hardware, groceries, July, 1914; purchased partner's interest and carries business as sole owner; appointed postmaster at Smith Mills, Que., 1912; I.O.F. Conservative; Universalist; married Aza L. Cass, Magog, Que., Dec. 18, 1895; children, WilHard O., Leon W., Mary L., Esther B.

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23 years;
dir.

MILLER, Robert Edmund, Brome, master Brome Center


Que.
(Robinson)
Miller;

Born at Henryville, Dec. 26, Agr'l Society, pres. 1911; valuator; 1852, son of David and Margaret A. judge of county crops; bridge inspecScotch;
father,
tor,
etc.
;

after leaving school spent

facturer; returning to Brome Center 1875 purchased present property; has always taken active part in matters pertaining to agriculture, improved highways, better schools and civic improvements; one of best known and Soc. conducts general insurance successful farmers in Brome County; agency he furnished a free rifle Liberal; Methodist; married Ada M. at Beerwort, daughter of Harvey Beerand athletic grounds range Brome; president Brome Co. S. P. wort, Clarenceville, Feb. 9, 1876; C. A.; president Brome Co. No-Li- children, Harvey H., 1878; Lillie M., cence League ; councillor Township of 1880; Myrtle L., 1883; Ethel M., Brome six years, Mayor one year; 1885; Marshall W., 1890; Gordon T., 1900 appointed J.P.; Methodist; Lib- 1893. eral. Married Lydia E. Sawyer, ClarMINER, H. H., Dunham, Que. enceville, Oct. 20, 1880; children, Born at Selby Lake, Nov. 3, 1870, Grace L., 1881; Mildred A., 1888. son of George Miner and Pruella M.LLER, Willard, Griffin, Que. Haynes; E. Dunham Academy; after Born at Stanstead, Que., May 27, some years farming, entered mercanand Esther tile business in Dunham buying first 1839, son of Willard (Gustin) Miller; Welsh, grandfather stock of E. A. Gear and later buying (Ira Miller) born in Marlow, N.H., property of D. Guillet, where he deand came to Stanstead in 1803 ; E. veloped an extensive general store Stanstead Academy; at one time business, building a new block school councillor of Stai. stead commissioner, councillor; Liberal; Township member A.F. & A.M. since 1864; Methodist; married Amelia B. Patch, E. J. Patch, Millington; when daughter of Conservative; Universalist; young man went to States and en- six sons and two daughters. gaged in teaching, returning to Stanstead one year after outbreak of the MINER, William H., Granby, Que. Civil War; purchased farm and made Born at Granby, 1879, son of Wilfarming his chief occupation but con- liam W. and Orpha A. Leet, grandson tinued teaching at intervals for of Harlow Miner, whose father, Dr. many years; at one time was princi- Allen Miner, came to St. Armand pal of Beebe model school; also from New Hampshire, he being a owned farm property and conducted direct descendant of Thomas Miner farming to some extent, now retired who was one of foremost men of New and living at Griffin, Que.; married London, Ct, in early 1600; E. Lucinda Hunt, daughter of A. Hunt, Granby high school; began business Stanstead, Nov. 10, 1862, deceased with Granby Rubber Co., 1898; in 1889; children, Mary A., 1864; Wil- 1908 left to take present position lard H., 1867; Martha, 1873. with Miner Rubber Co., organized
; ; ;

David Miller, born in County Antrim, Ireland, and came when a young man to Ottawa, later settling at Henryville, Que.; engaged in farming and stock raising till 1890 when he removed to Brome and bought Thomas Chapman farm; 1890 sold property for exhibition grounds of Brome Agl.

some time in Vermont farming and engaged with W. W. Marshall, manu-

by late S. H. C. Miner, who had built Nathaniel White, Brome, and owned the Granby Rubber Co.; Que. Born at Belfast, Ireland, June member Granby Council; Governor 25, 1849, son of Henry C. and Jane Montreal Col., Cong'l vice-pres. (White) Miller; Scotch, came to Granby Elastic Web Co., president Clarenceville with his parents when a Miner Shoe Co., Ltd., Montreal; Enchild who landed at Quebec City af- gineers' Club and Canada Club, ter a voyage of nine weeks crossing Montreal; Liberal, Congregationalist; the Atlantic; E. public schools; post- married Mabel E. Chambers, daugh-

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and Nancy Burning; Miquelon French-Canadian and Irish E. St. Camille Elementary school; councillor
;

1915; Justice of Peace 1899; Knights of Columbus; Independent; Roman Catholic; carries on general lumber business at Lac des Ecorces, Labelle Co., 150 miles north of Montreal, also at Danat Danville
since

owns half interest in firm of and Miquelon, lumber dealers, Chemin Jouin, Que., senior
ville;

Painchaud

member

of firm of Miquelon, Richard

and Painchaud, general merchants of same place; in 1879 appointed rail-

way

mail clerk, serving eleven years in 1890 was appointed assistant postmaster at Sherbrooke; resigned in 1901 owing to ill health, married after 22 years in service; Marie Eveline Picard, July 26, 1893; ten children living.

on Q.C.R.

William, DrumSenator for Wellington Mitchell and ter of John Chambers, Montreal, Division, son of Thos. his wife, both of Sept. 20, 1905; children, Elizabeth, Margaret Patrick, whom came from the north of Ire1912; Eleanor, 1913; John, 1915. Born March 14, 1851, land in 1841. at the Tp. of Durham; E. at the public schools there; when a youth went to Maine in employ of a railway co., returned to Durham and engaged in

W.

H.

MINER

MITCHELL, Hon.

mondville,

the lumber business; went to Drummondville, Que., where he became interested in the same business; married, Nov. 1, 1876, Dora A., daughter of George H. Goddard, of Danville, Que. is gen. mgr. and dir. of the Drummond Co. Ry., pres. Drummond Lumber Co., president Drummond;

ville

Bridge

Co.,

dir.

Richmond,
;

Fire Ins. Co. is chairman of Protestant Board of school commrs. and a J. P.; sum. to the Senate, March 5, 1904; Liberal.

Drummond, Yamaska

MITCHELL, Hon. Walter


Richmond, Que.
- -

George,

Born at Danby, Que., May 30, 1877, son of Hon. Wm. Mitchell (Senator) and Dora Goddard, Canadian; E. at Montreal High
A. C.

MIQUELON

MIQUELON, Ansene
ville,

Que.
Co.,

Wolfe

Cyr, DanBorn at St. Camille, June 25, 1862, son of Zoel


- -

School, Bishop's College School, Lenand McGill University, Montreal, B.C.L., K.C., M.P.P.; admitted to Bar in July, 1901, and became connected with law firm of Messrs. Greenshields, Greenshields,
noxville,

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HON. W.

G.

MITCHELL
later

ROBERT MITCHELL

with N. K. Laflamme, partnership K.C., of Montreal, under name of Laflamme & Mitchell, firm being presently known as Laflamme, Mitchell and Callaghan; appointed treasurer of the Province of Quebec on the llth Nov., 1914; represented County of Richmond in Quebec Legislature since Nov. 21, 1914; treasurer of the Province of Quebec, member of the Quebec Legislature for Richmond Co., Montreal Reform Club, member University Club, St. James' Club, Mount Royal Club, Montreal, St. George's Club, Sherbrooke, Que., Garrison Club, Quebec; Liberal; An-

iation; member Farmers' Club; delegate to Quebec, 1913, on good roads question; Fenian Raid veteran, served 1866, Co. No. 1 Lennoxville Rifles; 1870 with Sherbrooke Cavalry under late Major Stevens; purchased present homestead in 1872; Mr. Mitchell is one of progressive farmers for which Eastern Townships is not9d, always active in all matters pertaining to agriculture, also municipal school and public affairs; Conservative; Anglican; married Mary McClaren, daughter of Wm. McClaren, Scotland, Dec. 17, 1873; children, William H., 1874, deceased 1895; Francis R., 1876; Chas. W., married Antonia Pelletier, 1878; Robert N., 1880; James G., glican; 1882; Alexander B., 1884; George M. daughter of E. Pelletier, Quebec. and Mary A. (twins) 1887; four died MITCHELL, Robert, Lennoxville, in 1889 of diphtheria: Annie M., Born at Lennoxville, 1889; Mabel M., 1891. Que., farmer April 21, 1845, son of William and Annie (Wood) Mitchell; Scotch; parMITCHELL, Jas. Simpson, Sherents came to Sherbrooke in 1835; E. brooke, Que., proprietor of J. S. Mitpublic schools; warden Sherbrooke chell & Co., wholesale iron, hardware County; Mayor Ascot Township 33 and coal merchants, 73-77 Wellington Member of years councillor of said municipality; St., Sherbrooke, Que. commissioner school thirty-eight firm, Thompson & Co., manufacturyears; dir. Sherbrooke County Agr'l ers of bobbins and spools; dir. East40 Soc. charter member ern Townships Bank; dir. Stanstead years; Plowman's Association formed in and Sherbrooke Fire Insurance Co. 1880; member Wool Growers' Assoc- dir. Eastern Townships Brick Mfg.

Heneker and Mitchell;

formed

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229

and Granby Academy; general mer-

chant, Nelson Mitchell & Co., Ltd., V.-Pres. Wholesale and Retail Merchants' Ass'n, Granby, vice-pres. Protective Ass'n of Canada; vice-pres. S. and S., Mutual; president Granby Board of Trade; A.F. & A.M., I.O. O.F. Anglican; married Liberal; Marion S. Roberts, daughter of the late Wm. Roberts, Granby, Que. one son, Nelson B., 1901.
; ;

"

Que. 1866,
J.

S.

MITCHELL

Charles, Magog, Magog, Sept. 23, son of George and Mary J. (Adams) Mitson; English, father

MITSON,

Alvin
at

Born

born

in

Ellingim,

Norfolk,

Eng.

Co.; born at Ascot, Que., April 21, 1852, son of William and Anne (Wood) Mitchell; E. district schools Ascot, Sherbrooke Academy; a partner Lucke & Mitchell, 1877; on death of Col. Lucke 1894, firm dissolved and he continued business under the firm name of J. S. Mitchell & Co., which is now one of the largest businesses in any line in Quebec, outside of Montreal, with four warehouses on the railroad; one of the pioneers in the asbestos mining industries; vicepres. Beaver Asbestos Co. which sold

came to Compton Co. 1836, later moved to Magog, was accidentally


killed

at

Hardwick,

Vt.,

1906; E.

Magog Academy; municipal councillor 1907-1914, Mayor 1915; member


board several years, (chair1914-1915; president County Agr'l Society 1914; followed farming for some years; with Coaticook Woollen Mills later; two years at Worcester, Mass.; returning to Magog, 1892, an d entered employ of C.P.R. resigned in 1895 and succeeded father O n homestead farm; following general farming, lumbering, also owner of saw mill, timber limits; advocate o f improved highways in rural sections; as school commissioner opposed consolidation of schools, but beschool

man)

out to Amalgamated Asbestos Corporation; one of organizers of Sherbrooke Board of Trade, pres. 189596; one of original promoters and Townships ex-vice-pres. of Eastern Agricultural Ass'n (dir. 12 years); vice-pres. of Sherbrooke Protestant Hospital; member Protestant school commissioners, 1884-1890; one of orClub Golf Sherbrooke ganizers, (elected first president) one of promoters, Sherbrooke Curling Club (ex-president) married Isabella MeKechnie, daughter of Malcolm MeKechnie, Sherbrooke, May 8, 1878, two has one son and daughters;
; ;

that only qualified teachers should be employed; Conservative; Methodist; married Gertrude Norton, daughter of George Norton, Magog, Jan. 24, 1903; children, Margaret G., 1904; Alton A., 1907; Inez C., 1911.
lieving

clubs,

St,

George's,

ex-vice-pres.

broofe Golf, Wolfe Co. Fish & Game, A.F. & A.M. Caledonian Conservative; Congregationalist.
;
;

Sherbrooke Curling (ex-pres.) Sher-

MITCHELL,

Nelson, Granby, Que.

Born at Granby, Aug. 14, 1864, son of Augustus and T. (Wetherbee)


Mitchell ; Scotch
;

E. public schools

MOIR, David Walter, Graniteville, Born at Graniteville, Que., Que. July 20, 1842, son of John and Sophia Moir; Scotch, father born in Scotland; E. public school; councillor and school commissioner for TownConservative ships of Stanstead; Methodist; when a young man entered granite business as member of Moir Granite Co.; later business was conducted as David Moir & Sons; some time later sold to Stanstead Granite Co.; was also owner of private stone quarry which he worked for some time later engaged in farm;

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Montreal Light Heat & Power Co. 1905-07; proprietor Lakeside Stock Farm, Philipsburg, Que., Ayrshires and Clydesdales; clubs, Mount Royal, St. James, University and Montreal,

ing at Graniteville, Que. always a supporter of temperance reform; married Betsey Magoon, daughter of Erastus Magoon, Georgeville, Que., Jan. 11, 1865; children, George E., 1867; Carrie S., 1874.

Anglican.

Quebec Garrison; Conservative; Married Guendoline M. Baptist, daughter of John Baptist, Three Rivers, Que., June 18, 1909; children, George Hugh, 1912; Alice

Enid, 1914.

MOONEY, Samuel W., 15 Bigger Born at InverAve., Toronto, Ont. ness, Que., April 17, 1865, son of John and Eunice T. (Wright) Mooney; Irish, father born in County Armagh, Ireland, and came to Canada in 1835 at age of 17 and was one of five men to purchase property of
Thetford Mines from Government, opening up asbestos industry; E. public schools and at Stanstead Wesleyan College; school commissioner, Township of Inverness; dir. Megantic Peoples' Telephone Co. president Megantic County Agricultural Society for many years; I.O.O.F., also I.O.F. ; Conservative; Methodist; carried on business as general merchant for five years at Inverness; disposing of his business he devoted his entire time to dealing in live stock; in 1916 Mr. Mooney disposed of his interests and removed to Toronto; married Edith E. Brouard, daughter of James Brouard, Sept. 12, 1894; children, Charles W. D., 1897; C. Eric, 1905; J. Reginald, 1908.
;

WM. MONTGOMERIE
MONTGOMERIE,
mond, Que.
William,
Rich-

Born at Island of Bute,

Scotland; E. Port-Bannatyne public


school, Rotheray Academy and University of Glasgow, Scotland; solicitor before courts in Scotland; Sec.-

Treas.

member

of Township of Cleveland; of council of Richmond Board of Trade; sec'y of Canadian Patriotic Fund, Richmond Branch; life member of Canadian Red Cross Society; auditor Richmond Co. Agr'l Society; Presbyterian.

George F., Inverness, Born at Inverness, March 15, Eunice 1859, son of John and (Wright) Mooney; Irish; father born in County Armagh, Ireland, and setQue.
;

MOONEY,

tled in Inverness in 1835; E. public Geo. H. A., K.C., schools one of first councillors of the and Montreal, township of Inverness; I.O.O.F. ConPhilipsburg, Que., member law firm Brown, Montgom- servative; Methodist; when a young Born at Philips- man purchased farm and carried on ery and McMichael. burg, Que., Feb. 5, 1874, son of Rev. mixed farming until 1905, when he Hugh and E. M. (Slack) Montgom- disposed of his property and removed ery; E. at Bishop's College School, to Inverness village, where he erected Lennoxville, Que., B.A. Bishop's Col- residence. Mr. Mooney has always 1893, B.C.L. McGill, 1897; been strong temperance worker as lege, member firm Smith, Markey & Mont- well as church worker. Better edugomery 1898-1905; special counsel cational facilities and roads have also

MONTGOMERY,

MEN OF TODAY
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MOORE,
bridge

231

received his strong suoport; married of Thomas Lowery, June 1, 1886. ,,___., B v />!. vii hurchl11

Charles StanStone, East, Que. - - Born at St. Armand, Que., Aug. 14, 1872, son of William A. and Theodora (Cornell) ' Moore; English; scientific farmer; A n n Born at Economy, established illustration station in Ayer'sChff Que N.S., Sept. 28 1854, son of John W. Bachelor of Science in icul . and Margaret (McLellan) Moore; tu re ex-councillor and school cornIrish; great grandfather came from missi oner Township of Stanbridge; Londonderry, Ireland and settled in member Board o f Trade; ex-secreNova Scotia, 1770; E at public Historical Society; Missisquoi schools at Economy, N.S., McGill Lib; ral Anglican; married Bernice University and Congregational Colmin d hter of H A. Blinn, lege Montreal holding an honor cerDec. 7, 1910; t stanbridge East, tificate from American Institute of E| ther Miriam, Oct. 20, child a red H eart Literature, Chicago, ret Bernice, April 20, ?T ,o n U.S 1900; graduated from C C.C., 1914 Theo^ ora Cornell ChrisMontreal, in 1890; ordained to

S&

m5

' ;

'

m2

faf

tian ministry

Kingsport
"'

N.S

??-7 ^ i?n" , Ridge, N.B. and in 1906 was called


to
Cliff,

wn

MOOREHEAD, Henry, Capt. KeSW 1(* Rev Born at Sherbrooke, Que.


-,

1890;

Wm.

Congregational Church, Ayer s Que.; chairman of CongregaUonal Union of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, also chairman of the QueS C ega ^" u , 1901-02 ches io n 1910; iQ?in? school commissioner of school municipality of Ayer's Cliff; member I.O.O.F.; Independent Liberal; Congregationalist; West married Mary M. McDonald Gore N.S 1894; children, Churchill

April 7, 1884, son * Cath rine (Woo d S ) M oorehead; Irish; E. at St. Mary's College Co / of Longford, University of Bishop s College, Lennoxville, M A L ST -; Anglican clergyman; |ntered came to Canada fn 1906 Bishop s College in Sept. and gradue P
f

Lon ford
A]ex

i re l an d,

and
>

'

ae

'

SS

'

the degre Q f B A (firstin 1909 receiving the title of in 19n proceedt d to A 1912 ordained in the d of 1911 by Bishop of Quebec appointed

ated

dags honors)

^
>

LST

Immigration Chaplain and


Rev. Arthur Major, Henry, M.A., St. Johns, Que. Born at Kingsey, Que., May 25, 1869, son of John C. and Victoria (Abercrombie) Moore; E. St. Francis College and Bishop's College, Lennoxville; Rector of St. Johns, Que.; editor Montreal Churchman; member of A. F. & A.M., R.A.M. and Kt. Templar; Conservative; Anglican; in the summer of 1916, was annointed chief recruiting officer for the Eastern Townships with honorary rank of major, taking an active part in the recruiting work in Southern Quebec; author of a History of Golden Rule Lodge, No. 5, A.F. & A.M., which deals not only with the story of that lodge but with Masonry in Canada; married Mary L. T. Wurtele, daughter of Rev. Louis G. Wurtele. at Actonvale, Oct. 21, 1896; children, Arthur Louis, Reginald John and James Gordon.

in

1913

MOORE,

became curate of St. Peter's, Sherbrooke; on Feb. 19, was appointed


chaplain to 117th E. T. Batt., remaining with regiment until it was disbanded and continuing serving as chaplain in overseas service.

Joseph Alex, Eastman, Born at Laprairie, Que., Oct. son of Alexis and Matilde 9, 1866, (Racine) Moquin; French; E. public
Que.

MOQUIN,

man

schools ; several years


council,

member

East-

commissioner Catholic school board, etc.; com. of Commissioners Court; appointed postmaster, 1911; member Board of Trade; dir. County Arg'l Society; for some time employed by D. C. Rodden & Co., Waterloo; later clerk in Montreal; came to Eastman 1889 and established business as general merchant which he has conducted since; advocate of good roads;; Conservative; Roman Catholic; married Adelia

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William and Elizabeth (Martin) Morgan; English, grandfather came from England in 1837; E. Bedford Acad., Dufferin Grammar School, Brigham, Que., and Montreal Business College;

Archambault, daughter of E. Archambault, Stanbridge, Que., Oct. 29. children, Raymond, 1894; 1893; Catherine, 1896; May, 1897; Alice, 1898; Yvonne, 1899; Jeannie, 1900;
Gabrielle, 1901.

member Knowlton Fish and Club; Conservative; Anglican; entered service of E. T. Bank, March teller at St. Hyacinthe, 23, 1903; 1905; accountant at Ormstown 190610; Granby 1910-14; manager Knowlton. Jan. 1, 1915; recreation, curling, golf and outdoor sports; married Mildred Swan Baird, Ormstown, June 8,
I.O.O.F.,

Game

1910.

MORIN, Philip Emile, South Born at St. Urbain, Stukely, Que. Que., son of Louis and H. (Gagne) Morin; French; E. High School, Montreal; served in council since 1900; Mayor several terms; appointed Justice of Peace 1890; for some
time bookkeeper in Montreal; 1883

removed to Stukely, engaged in mill and lumber business since; one of


the strongest advocates of bettering

highways under the provincial good roads act; delegate at good roads convention Richmond, Que., 1913; Liberal; married Miranda Poirier, S. F. MOREY daughter of John Poirier, St. Remi, 1881; children, one MOREY, Samuel Foote, 56 Duffer- Que., Feb.M.28, Eva, born 1882 (deB. in Ave., Sherbrooke, Que. Born at daughter. ceased 1888). Eaton, Compton Co., Que., Nov. 13, 1845, son of Thos. Slade and Hildah Jane (Foote) Morey; American and MORKILL, James Falshaw, SherPuritan ancestry; at first in commer- brooke. Que. Born at Sherbrooke, cial business in Sherbrooke; entered Que., Anril 23, 1852. son of Richard Eastern Township Bank in 1873, re- D. and Louvia D. (Os^ood) Morkill; tired in 1909, during most of the per- father English and mother American; iod holding office of chief inspector E. at Sherbrooke Academy, Bishop's until his retirement; active in church College r-nd G^mm^r School; one of and temperance work; interested in firm of R. D. Morkill <& Son, general civic improvement; original pro- merchants, for several years; collecmotor of Sherbrooke Public Library tor of Provincial Revenue for the and Art Gallery, and also of Elm- past 30 years; Captain of No. 2 Trooo wood Cemetery; Independent; Con- 5th Regt. of Cavalry; member A.F. gregationalist; married Lily Louise A A.M.. St George's, Wolfe County Dver, daughter of Horace Dyer, Fish and Game, Sherbrooke SnowWhitestown, New York State, 1877; shoe, St. Francis Golf; Anglican; children, Lily Louise, wife of A. married M^ry L. Lebaron (deceased) 2nd wife .Ethel M. Merriman, daughAbercromby Bowman of Toronto. ter of John Merriman, of Bombay, MORGAN, Frederick Arthur, India, Aug. 7, 1912; children, Rupert Born at Bedford, Falshaw, June 7, 1876; Maud M. C., Knowlton, Que. Que., Nov. 19, 1883, son of Edward 1877.

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233

Scotia, New Brunswick, On Quebec, Brazil Mining Oper California, Nevada, Idaho, ations, British Columbia; chief engineer Quebec Central Ry. 1905 to date; married Maud Murilla Johnston, daughter of E. R. Johnston, Dec. 27, 1907; one son, John Edwin, Oct. 15,

MORKILL, John Thomas, SherBorn at Sherbrooke, brooke, Que. Que., June 10, 1856, son of Richard D. and Louvia D. (Osgood) Morkill; York, family came from Bardsey, England, 1836; one of first settlers in Sherbrooke descent from Thos. Morkill of Ashley House in Co. of York, Eng. and earlier from Morkill of Normenton, Co. of York, in 13th century; E. at McGill, member C. S. Civil Engineer; Conservative; Anglican; engaged in railway construction and location and superintendence,
;

ing Camp, 3rd Can. Div., France; married Jessie, daughter of C. W.

Humphrey,

Dec., 1896.

Nova

tario,

1910.

Benj. Benton, Lieut. (See also Military Section) Born at Stanstead, Nov. 9, 1869, son of Eugene William and Harriet Pomroy (Benton) Morrill; English, anCol.

MORRILL,

V. E.

MORRILL

cestors coming from New England in 1803 among first settlers; E. Stanstead Wesleyan College; manufacturer, being member firm of Three Villages Building Society; early took an interest in military matters, being oldest cavalry officer in Eastern active service; Townships, now in joined Stanstead Troop of 5th Dragoons in 1886 at age of 17, qualified for commission at Quebec and was gazetted lieutenant 1892; O.C. Stanstead Squadron 1898; major 1901 in command C. Squadron after amalgamation of 5th Dragoons and 6th Hussars; 1904 O.C. A. Squadron 13th S. L. D's; 1908 to 1913 LieutenantColonel commanding 13th Scottish Light Dragoons; 1913 acting brigadier 2nd Cavalry Division; Turner Shield was won four years in succession during his term of command, General Williams in a letter stating that his regiment was best he had inspected in Dominion; on outbreak of war, 1914, volunteered his services; became associated with late Col. Baker in organizing 5th C.M.R. as 2nd in command; later O.C. Reinforc-

MORRILL, Victor Eugene, SherBorn at Stanstead, brooke, Que. May 17, 1874, son of Eugene William and Harriet Pomroy (Benton) Morrill; English; E. Stanstead Wesleyan College taught school two years then became associated with late L. S. Channell in the starting of Sherbrooke Daily Record, first issue Feb.
;

1897; from city reporter, became and succeeded to position of president and general manager Sherbrooke Record Co., on death of Mr. Channell which occurred July 17, 1909; past president E. T. Press Canadian Ass'n; member executive Press Ass'n, being chairman Daily Section 1914 and chairman Ontario
9,

editor

and Quebec

division

and

vice-pres. of

general association, 1916; president E. T. Associated Boards of Tradje, 1916 and charter 1915, 1917,

member
past

of E. T. Immigration Soc. Sherbrooke Board of pres. Trade; I.O.O.F., past Grand Master;
;

A.M.; member St. George's Sherbrooke Snowshoe Club, Wolfe Co. Fish & Game, Sherbrooke Chess Club; married Grace Emily, daughter of C. E. Channell, April 25,
A.F. Club,

&

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1906; children, Marion E., 1907; Married Margaret Cecelia Scarthe, Eleanor L., 1911; Katherine B., daughter of Rev. Canon Scarthe, D.C.L., Dec. 15, 1898; has one son 1913; Isobel G., 1916. one Clubs: and St. daughter. Sherbrooke (Governor) George's Sherbrooke Snowshoe Curling
;
;

Wolfe County Fish & Game (Directive


;

tor).

Recreation: fishing. Anglican.

Conserva-

WM. MORRIS
MORRIS, William, K.C., B.A., LL.D., Sherbrooke, Que., of Lawrence, Morris & Mclver, Barristers and Solicitors, 67 Wellington St., Sherbrooke. Born Sherbrooke, Que., Jan. 25, 1862, son of Livingston Edward and Isabella M. (Felton) Morris; E. University of Bishop's College (B.A., 1882, honors in mathematics; LL.B.). Called to the Quebec Bar, 1884; partner, Lawrence & Morris, 1885; W. Evan Mclver, K.C., admitted to firm, 1900; successfully defended MacDoherty, charged with murder, 1911; Examiner, Province of Quebec Bar Association, 1891Bar St. Frances, 1905; Batonnier, 1906; also interested in matters pertaining to farming; Promoter, Sherbrooke Street Railway, and Director, for some time; Mayor, Township of Ascot, 1893-1901; Warden, County of Sherbrooke, 1897-1901; Chairman, Board of Trustees, Bishop's College,
since

THOS.

MORROW

MORROW, Thomas, Bury, Que. Born at Frampton, July 22, 1875, son of James Morrow; Irish; E. Bury Model School; Councillor for about ten years; C.O.F. Conservative; An;

glican. went to

eleven years of age work for his uncle, late William Morrow; on his uncle's death bought the business and has carried it on successfully since was one of first
;

When

form company to install water system at Bury; was also instrumenin securing an electric light tal eldest plant; married Cora Hodge, daughter of V. F. Hodge, Eaton, Dec.
to
14, 1904.

1900; Governor, Sherbrooke Protestant Hospital; Director, Eastern Townships Agricultural Association, past fifteen years; president four years; member Civic Improvement Association (ex-president).

MOULTON, Luther Gilbert, CoatiBorn at Coaticook, Que., cook, Que. July 29, 1873, son of Gilbert M. and Martha Hall Moulton; English; descendants of Wm. Moulton who came

MEN OF TODAY
to

IN

THE EASTERN TOWNSHIPS

at Bunker 187"; William, 1875; Hawley Vaughsettled Boston; among early settlers of an, 1876; James Herbert, 1879; RobStanstead about 1810; E. at public ert Clarence, 1882; Reuben Kenneth, Coaticook Academy and 1835. schools,

America and

Hill,

Commercial Academy; went to Iowa 1891 and engaged in mercantile business; returned to Coaticook 1895 with father, G. M. Moulton, as dealers in musical instruments and carin

NAULT,

Jos. M., Sherbrooke, Que.

riages; continued until 1912, business of G. M. Moulton & Son when he sold and went into partnership with L. H. insurance and real estate; Nunns, erected Moulton block, Coaticook, 1903; member Coaticook Board of Trade; I.O.O.F., A.F. & A.M.; LibMarried Maud E. eral; Methodist.

Born at Wotton, Que., Jan., 1879, son of Esdras Nault. Opened busiin Sherness as general merchant Irooke in 1902; in 1911 formed part-

nership with J. E. Lacroix as "Nault & Lacroix," proprietors of New Sherbrooke Clothing Store; same year opened a gent's furnishing and dry goods store at 20 King St.; in 1912 the company J. M. Nault Ltd. was formed; is the pres. of the company; member Sherbrooke Board of Trade, Heath, Stanstead, Que., April 5, Knights of Columbus; Conservative; one son, Reginald. 1900; Roman Catholic. Married Eva Darche, daughter of G. Arthur Darche, SherMOULTON, Gilbert M., Coaticook, brooke, Oct. 19, 1905. Born at Stanstead, April 20, Que. NEIL, Henry, West Shefford, Que. 1838, son of Rev. Abial and Fannie member Born at Granby, March 1, 1850. Moulton; (Wallingford) Board of Trade, I.O.O.F.; Liberal; Extensive dealer in live stock; carand farm implement dealer Baptist; as contractor built a number riage Married Anglican. of leading blocks in Coaticook; in Conservative 1892 engaged in business under name Eliza Bull, deceased 1901; married of G. M. Moulton & Son, dealers in Susan McFarlane of Knowlton, 1903; (deceased musical instruments. Married Martha children, Walter, 1879, W. Hall, Holland, Vt., March 22, 1899) Ethel, 1882; Edith, 1884; Iva, 1870; children, Alfred L., Annie D., 1897. Luther G. NEILSON, Robert, District Sup't Born Bell Telephone Co., Montreal. at Toronto, 1877, son of Hugh and Kate (Carmichael) Neilson, Scotch. E. Toronto public schools and Upper NAYLOR, Rev. Wm. Herbert, Phil- Canada College; 1895-1899 with Bell Born Noyan, Que., May 5, Co. in Toronto; 1899-1900, with lipsburg 1846, son of Henry and Elizabeth Northern Electric Co., Montreal, '.Vaughan) Naylor. Father English since 1900, with Bell Tel. Co., Sherand mother U. E. Loyalist. E. at brooke, becoming district superinClarenceville Academy and McGill tendent Bell Co. offices in Eastern University (B. A. McGill 1872, M.A. Townships; in 1917 appointed disMcGill, 1885) Prince of Wales Gold trict supt. Montreal; director E. T. Medalist 1872. Ordained Deacon by Tel. Co., member St. George's Club, Bp. Oxenden, 1873; priest 1874, Rec- Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke Snowshoe tor of St. Armand West 1874-76, In- Club, Y.M.C.A.; Liberal; Congrecumbent and Rector parish of Clar- gationalist. Married Marion, daughendon 1876-1907, Rector St. James' ter of J. R. Walker, Westmount, in Church, Farnham, 1907 to 1917, now 1902; children, Kathrine A., 1903; superannuated rural Dean of Claren- James Robert, 1904; Betty, 1906; don 1883-94; Archdeacon of Claren- Janet Mae, 1910; Alisa, 1917. don 1894 to the present time; deleto Provincial and General NICOL, Jacob, K.C., Sherbrooke, gate Synods: Anglican; married, Miss Que. -- Born Roxton Pond, Que., Jennie Struthers, of Noyan, Que., 1876, son of Philip and Sophie June 5, 1872; children, Henry Alfred, (Cloutier) Nicol; French descent. E.
; ;

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MacMaster UniFeller Institute, versity, Toronto, (B.A., 1900), Laval


University, Quebec, B.A. and LL.M., 1904, admitted to Bar of Province, 1904; created K.C. 1912; Crown Prosecutor dist. of St. Francis since 1906; senior member legal firm Nicol, Lazure & Couture; Liberal; Protestant.

Married

Emilie

Couture,

1909.

NOBLE, Frederick Alexander, Born Stornoway, Cookshire, Que. Que., June 9, 1866, son of Major Noble and Myria Colin (Hunt) Noble; Scotch, father, Major Noble, coming to Canada in 1836, and was a pioneer merchant of Eastern Townships, also serving at time of Fenian Raid as commanding officer of 58th E. Battalion located at Cookshire. public schools, Cookshire Academy and Sherbrooke Business College; entered business with father at Stornoway; in 1890 purchased general stock of J. Osgood & Son, Cookshire; in 1898 purchased lumber business of late C. H. Adams, Marbleton; returned to Cookshire in 1895 and represented C. R. Cousins & Co., St. Johns; in 1910 was appointed sole agent for Ogilvie Flour Mills Co. in

A. A.

NORCROSS

Eastern

Anglican.

Townships; Conservative; Married Mary Lydia Adams, Compton, Jan. 24, 1894; children, Lucy Lydia, George Merrill (deceased) Muriel Gladys (deceased 1914, aged 14 years) Lottie L.
;

NOEL,
priest,

Rev. Edward Alfred, parish

North Hatley, Que.

Born at

Norcross; Scotch and American. E. Lennoxville and Sherbrooke High Schools; Jan. 1, 1888, entered employ late S. J. Foss, Postmaster, Sherbrooke, having charge of office after his death until it came under civil service regulations in 1800; assistant postmaster until death of Col. Morehouse, 1914, and since that date acting postmaster; member I.O.F. and Y.M.C.A. Anglican. Married May Landis, daughter of Fred T. Elliott, Hatley, Aug. 19, 1890; children, Arlington E., 1892; Maxwell A., 1897; Ashley C., 1899.
;

Marlboro, N.Y., Oct. 7, 1877, son of Alfred and Rose-de-Lima (Therrien) Noel. French-Canadian, family coming to Quebec from France among the early settlers. E. St. Charles Seminary, Sherbrooke, B. L. degree; appointed as curate at St. Edmond of Coaticook on July 12, 1906-1910; succeeded Rev. J. M. W. Beaudry,

NORRIS, William Wardner,


ville,

Dix-

Que. Born Dixville, July 29, 1884, son of Hollis and Dinah Norris. (Byron) English, grandfather settled in Barnston when a

young

man.

E.

public

schools.

22nd May as parish priest of Elizabeth, North Hatley, Que.

St.

Elected to Dixville Council 1913 for three years; I.O.O.F., C.O.F., Independent; Baptist. Engaged in general farming and stock raising at Dixville;

Alton Arlington, actBorn ing postmaster, Sherbrooke at Lennoxville, Aug. 20, 1863, son of Christopher T. and Jean (Glenday)

NORCROSS,

from

in 1912 purchased homestead his father. Married Clara A. O'Donnell, Averill, Vt., Oct. 21,

1909; one daughter, Verian Mabel,


1915.

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Boston; Conservative; Episcopalian. Married Helen M. Richardson, daughter of H. R. Richardson, Coaticook, 14, Sept. 1870; children, Henry

Arunah, 1872; Mary Helen, 1876.

A. O.

NORTON

NORTON, Harry Arunah, Ayer's a country store at the age of 16. Cliff Born Coaticook, Nov. 8, 1872, About the year 1875 he entered the son of Arthur O. and Helen M. wholesale and retail jewelry business (Richardson) Norton; English CanIn 1888, started the adian. at Coaticook. E. Coaticook Academy and manufacture of the Norton Ball Bishop's College; started in business Bearing Lifting Jacks, designed es- at age of 18 with his father in manupecially for railroad work, and the facture of ball bearing lifting jacks, only jack of its kind then known. In devoting special attention to the pub1891 he established a branch in Bos- licity and foreign trade departments; In 1906 he incorporated has made many trips abroad and ton, Mass. as A. O. Norton, Inc. In 1912 the established business connections and factory at Coaticook was destroyed introduced the Norton jacks into by fire, and in 1913 a fine new steel many foreign countries; upon incorand concrete factory was built. In poration of the business he became this year, also, the Canadian business vice-president and treasurer of A. O. was incorporated as A. O. Norton, Norton, Ltd. and A. O. Norton, Inc., Limited, Mr. Norton being president U.S.A.; member Canadian Club, Bosof both companies. Many improve- ton; Conservative; Episcopalian; Mr. ments have been made in the original Norton is greatly interested in floriHe has the distinction of be- culture, his gardens at his summer jacks. ing the leading manufacturer of ball home at Ayer's Cliff being among the bearing lifting jacks in the world, finest in the province and containing and his product is known the world many rare plants imported from forover; Masonic (Blue Lodge, Knights eign countries. Married Sidney ElizaTemplar and Shrine), St. George's beth Austin, daughter of E. B. M. Canadian Club, Austin, Coaticook, Nov. 9, 1907. Club, Sherbrooke,

Arthur Osmore, CoatiBorn Kingscroft, Que., Feb. 17, 1845, son of Arunah and Fannie (Huntoon) Norton; English Canadian, grandparents came from New England; E. district schools and Barnston Academy; Mr. Norton began his business career as a clerk in
cook

NORTON,

HARRY

A.

NORTON

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Jet.

Bennett, Beebe Born Stanstead, March 28, 1856, son of John and Lena A. (Bui-

NORTON, Samuel

lard) Norton; English, family early E. settlers in Eastern Townships. public schools; elected councillor at Beebe; Mayor six years; Warden of

Stanstead

County; School Commis-

sioner and chairman Beebe, Que., for many years, resigning in 1913; 1.0. O.F. Conservative; Adventist. MarBrodie ried Florence (deceased) 2nd, Hattie J. Hand, Stanstead, Que., Feb., 1883; children, Edith L., Flora He M., Gertrude M., Kathrine A. was carpenter, builder and contractor for many years in Stanstead County, Que. Later was one of the four local men who formed the Stanstead GranHe was a member of ite Company. D. W. Moir, Son & Co. in granite This combusiness for three years. pany being dissolved by mutual consent, he entered business as S. B. Norton, owner of private quarries, dealer in rough stock, monumental bases and rock face work, etc., paying out about $25,000 per annum for
; ;

JOHN

P.

NOYES

labor.

Township of Shefford and village of Waterloo for some years and first Mayor of town of Waterloo; chairman of Waterloo School Commissioners for many years; secretarytreasurer of S. S. & Co. Ry. and still a director of company; Grand Master of Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. and Grand 1st Principal of Grand Chapter of R.A.M. of Quebec; is connected with Missisquoi Historical Society and was for a time its president; author of "Canadian Loyalists and District of BedEarly Settlers in ford," also "Some Pioneers of Shefford," included in which are biograHon. L. S. phical sketches of late Huntington and late Hon. Asa B. Married Lucy A. Merry, Foster. Magog, Nov. 15, 1857; six children,

NOYES, John
Que.
15,

Powell, Sweetsburg,

Born Potton, Brome


1842, son of

Herman

Co., Sept. B. Noyes

and Sarah Powell; first American ancestor was Nicholas Noyes, son of
Rev.

Wm.

ton, Wiltshire,

Noyes, Rector of ChaldorEng. ; Nicholas settled

at Newburyport, Mass., in 1634, being the first of the party to leave the ship, a commemoration stone markE. Fort Covington, ing the spot. N.Y., Academy and St. Mary's ColProthonotary Clerk of lege; K.C. Circuit Court; Clerk of the Crown and Peace, District of B'edford; A.F. & A.M.; Liberal; Anglican. Admitted four living. to Bar in Oct., 1866, a partner of
; ;

late L. S. Huntington in 1878; Batonnier of Bedford and BatonnierGeneral of the Province in 1887; appointed Joint Prothonotary of the Superior Court, Clerk of Circuit Court and of Crown and Peace in 1891, and sole occupant of these offices in 1912; editor and joint publisher of Waterloo Advertiser 18641870, and its editor for some years afterwards of secretary-treasurer
;

NUNNS, The late Francis Henry, Coaticook, deceased June 29, 1915 Born at Trenholmville, Que., Aug. of son William and 1846, 24, Jane (Trenholm) Nunns; English; to from father came England Montreal 1832 and engaged as head engineer on boats plying between Montreal and Quebec for sixteen years, later moved to Trenholmville, built mills, engaged in farming, etc.

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ary, Sherbrooke, Laval University, Montreal, B.A., LL.B., K.C.; Councillor and Commissioner, village of Danville for many years; Knights of Columbus; St. Francis Club; Confor Federal candidate servative House in 1904; admitted to Bar in 1892 he entered into partnership with the late Lawrence McDonald at in 1893 went to St. Johns, Que.; Danville where he remained until 1904 when he moved to Sherbrooke; is attorney for the corporations of Danville, Shipton, Asbestos, Wotton, St. Camille and Magog, also for the Chaleur Bay Mills Co., etc. Married Georgiana Bazin in Haverill, Mass., June 30, 1897; children, Juliette, Mariette, Hertel, Rollande and Re-

jane.

LATE

F. H.

NUNNS

O'HALLORAN,
Rock

Joseph

Marcus,

Born at CowansIsland, Que. ville, April 26, 1876, son of James

Early in life was and Mary Ann (Finley) O'Halloran. Council for several E. Cowansville Academy; entered of C.P.R. in treasury departyears; later on many occasions re- employ fused all public offices offered; mem- ment, in 1893, remaining there until ber Coaticook Board of Trade; 1895, when he entered the Eastern he was manager of I.O.F.; Liberal; Methodist; interested Townships Bank; in manufacturing woollen goods and Knowlton Branch from 1907-1915, of Canfarming at Trenholmville, Que. in when he was made manager 1882 removed to Coaticook and or- adian Bank of Commerce at Rock Married Margaret ganized Coaticook Woollen Mills Co.; Island; Anglican. in 1888 engaged in tailoring and var- W. Fuller, daughter of late Dr. Leroy was also partner Fuller, Sweetsburg, June 29, 1905; ious other lines; with G. M. Moulton, dealers in musi- two daughters, Alice and Eleanor. cal instruments; in 1895 formed partOLIVER, William Robert, Mannership with C. A. Fox, known as Fox and Nunns until 1909; also interested sonville Born at Mansonville, May in manufacturing woollen goods at 29, 1873, son of William and Mary A. Oliver; Scotch, grandWay's Mills about 1900; in recent (Hunter) coming to years exclusively in the insurance father, William Oliver, man and business; large real estate owner in Montreal when a young Married later settling in Farnham Centre. E. Coaticook and elsewhere. Mary Stevens, Trenholmville, Que., public schools and business college, Dec., 1870; children, Alice M., Jane Montreal; in partnership with his Frederick L., Winnifred M., brother, succeeding their father, as E., general merchants, at Mansonville, George S. also real estate and timber limit owners in township of Potton; Postmaster Mansonville 1896 to 1911; School Commissioner since 1900; Councillor O'BREADY, Moise, K.C., Advo- Potton Tp. member I.O.F. Liberal; Born at Wottpn, Methodist. cate, Sherbrooke Que., Jan. 5, 1864, son of Patrick OLIVIER, Louis Hubert, 63 Moore O'Bready and Odile Pelletier; Irish and French. E. St. Charles Semin- St., Sherbrooke, Que. Born CompE. public schools.

member Kingsey

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Born at Cookshire, Cookshire, Que. Aug. 20, 1862, son of Hollis and Sarah (Garvin) Osgood; English. E. public schools, Cookshire; A.F. and A.M.; Conservative; Anglican. Went to Canadian West at time of Riel Rebellion 1885; interested in ranching near Brandon returned east same year and engaged in various lines of business until 1888 when he bought the American House from M. Knight;
;

Que., Sept. 20, 1859, son of Prosper and C. (Chavenel) Olivier; French. E. at Three Rivers and St. Hyacinthe; started as bookkeeper for 0. Gendron, in Sherbrooke, Que., in 1876 until 1878, then kept hotel in Lennoxville until 1880 and returned to Sherbrooke as head accountant for after being with him J. H. Gendron four years went to Coaticook in grain and flour store two years; 1886 took over business of his father, consisting of grocery and liquor business, Sherbrooke; ex-pres. Board of Trade; about 25 years pres. Harmony Band; ex-Alderman in Sherbrooke L'Alliance Artisan; Tuque Nationale; Rouge Snowshoe; Maple Leaf Fish & Game Club; Conservative; Catholie. Married Marie Louise C. Camirand, daughter of Olivier Camirand, Sherbrooke, Que., June 9, 1884; six sons and four daughters.
; ;

built

the New Osgoode House in 1903, one of the best known hotels in

Southern Quebec; has farming and lumber interests; conducts large live ry and sales stable purchased horses for British Government during Boer War. Married Laura Alice Bailey, Cookshire, June 14, 1883.
;

. . OLMSTEAD, Frederick Albyn, merchant, Sutton Born at Sutton, Jan. 16, 1862, son of Alden and Harnet (Jackman) Olmstead; English,

ancestors coming from England to Conn., in 1636, grandHartford, father, Lewis Olmstead, born in Vermont, 1795, settling later at St. Armand, Que. E. public schools and Sutton Academy; 1878 entered employ of S. N. Boright, general merchant, Sutton; 1881 formed partnership with Mr. Boright and later, on the latter's retirement, with Mr. John Paintin who retired from the business in 1898, and the present firm of Olmstead and Boright was formed; Mr. Olmstead has conducted general store in Sutton for 37 years and does an extensive trade; he is a leading Conservative of the townships and has twice contested the County of Brome in the party interest; first Mayor of Sutton village, 1896-7-8; chairman Sutton School Board; A.F. & A.M., I.O.F.; Anglican. Married Wealthy V. French, of Sutton, Sept. H. Frederica, 1, children, 1885; 1891; H. Gertrude, 1897; Frederick A., 1899; Welland F., 1905.

Stephen, CookCookshire, Que., March 29, 1873, son of Stephen Jonas and Mary Jane (Taylor) Osd u E Loyalist descent. E. Cookshire Academy, Poughkeepsie Bus i nes s College; partner in firm of g j Qsgood & Sons; served as Councillor Mayor and Postmaster; Societies> Masonic, Odd Fellows, C.O.F., Wo jf e County Fish and Game Club; Married Anglican. Conservative; ciara Maude Maria Bailey, daughter Ward Bailey, Cookshire, of Que June 14> 1899>
shire>

QSGOOD, Henry Q ue Born at


.

Wm

D B
f

,,r*w,iT>T?T\ KI,** R OU <* HT ? E D oA A " Xf^ftJ? . Marbleton, Aug. 22 1867,


-\/r
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'

son

William Wallace and Jane Hart h sh a ht ed E E, f* "? , E Marbleton Model and Sher' an member council 15 brooke H. S. y earsA Ma y r 3 . y ea r s P res J^ *? o. Agr'l Soc for 14 years; Mason,

9u

"Vf
:
.

'

'

Odd

Fellow, Forester, St. Club, Sherbrooke; engaged g and live stock business

m
'

Georges
farmIS

till

when he went
,

lumber business, Sh bro e 1 ned ?V? V? ?* .^ T Liberal; Methodist. Married Jemima Macdonald (deceased) daughter of Rev J Macdonald, Scotstown, Que. Married Annie Bentley, Dudswell,
into

OSGOOD,

Frederick

Ellsworth,

Jan. 5, 1898; children, Cecil M., Vivian M., Jean J. and Verlie.

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Mansonville

241

and

Sutton

model

schools and McGill Normal; McGill chairman M.D.C.M., University, Knowlton school board 1913 to date;

McGill normal diploma 1894; principal Mansonville school 1894-95-96; graduated in medicine at McGill 1900: opened office at Mansonville that year and practiced until 1908; removed to Regina, Sask., 1908, and for one year was engaged principally
in hospital work; owing to illness of health officer took charge of smallpox

epidemic raging at Conora and vicinity, Sask., in the spring of 1909; returned to Knowlton same year and practiced medicine since; societies, A. F. & A.M., C.O.F.; Conservative; Methodist. Married Hannah ShepEDWIN J. PAGE ard, Lachute, Que., Sept. 12, 1906. PAGE, Edwin John Little Born Has one son, Rolfe S., 1907. Melbourne, Que., Sept. 24, 1870, son of Dr. Henry Little and Letitia (Armstrong) Page; descended from Pilgrims, landing at Plymouth, 1620, and Puritans, landing at Massachusetts Bay in 1636. E. Sherbrooke and Boston; five years in Toronto with R. G. McLean Co. ten years in Boston with Youth's Companion; established job printing plant in Sherbrooke 1902, buying the Tomlinson bindery and adding this to his business in 1903; established the Page Printing and Binding Company, the business now occupying its own fine building on Albert Street and is conceded to be one of most up-to-date plants in Canada; vice-pres. Sherbrooke Board of Trade; director E.T.A.A. chairman executive com. Sherbrooke HosSherbrooke Snowshoe pital; pres. Club, 1915; pres. Children's Playground Association; Masonic, member St. John Lodge, Boston, oldest in GEORGE W. PAIGE America; St. George's Club, Sherbrooke S. S. Club; Conservative; PAIGE, George Waldo, Major, Married Edna Congregationalist. -- Born Waterville, Blanche, daughter of A. E. Richard- Coaticook, Que. Que., June 17, 1873, son of Thomas son, Boston, Mass., Dec. 12, 1901. R. and Isabella (Whitcher) Paige; PAINTIN, Alfred Cookman, M.D. English, great grandfather, Thos. Born Holland, Paige, coming to Compton in 1812 C.M., Knowlton, Que. son of Rev. from Hardwick, Vt. E. Waterville Vt., March 13, 1872, Richard and Esther (Boright) Pain- and Coaticook Academy; O.C. 35th tin; English, father came to Canada Battery, C.F.A. Alderman Coaticook. when a young man settling in On- 1905-11; Postmaster 1913; member tario as a Methodist Missionary. E. Board of Trade; president Mount
; ; ;

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Forest Cemetery; pres. Stanstead Co. Agr'l Soc., pres. 1907 Liberal-Conservative Ass'n, Stanstead Co.; pres. Sheep Breeders' and Wool Growers' Ass'n, Stanstead Co. vice-pres. CoOperative Society, Barford; director Barford Farmers' Club; director E. T. Townships Agr'l Ass'n; dir. Westbury Light & Power Co.; Conservative; Anglican. Clerked for W. C. Webster and B. J. Smith, then went to Boston in 1890, where he remained two years, moving to Chicago in 1892, where he was employed by Swift & Co.; in 1894 returned to Coaticook and formed partnership with late Thomas R. Paige, his father; in 1902 went into flour, feed and grocery business with P. L. Baldwin; sold out to partner in 1906 and in 1907 bought business and carried it on successfully until 1912, when he sold to Lovell Bros. since that time has conducted "Blue Ribbon Stocl Farm," and imports and breeds registered Clydesdale horses, Shorthorn cattle, Shropshire and Dorset sheep and swine; unsuccessful Conservative candidate for Federal House 1908-1911. Married Emma G. Baldwin (deceased 1905); Nellie L. AlMarch 30, 1910; children, lard, Waldo A., 1899; Morton B., 1901; Emmerson G., 1905; Bruce A., 1914; Maurice R., 1915.
; ;

JOSEPH
first,

E.

PALMER
Gibson, daughter

Mary Emelie

James Gibson, of Levis, May 7, 1894, and second wife, Eugenie Beaudoin, daughter of A. T. Beaudoin of Cowansville, Que., Aug. 23, 1904; children, Alice, 1895; Edward, 1896; Eva, 1900; James, 1903; Thomas,
1905; Pauline, 1907; Georgina, 1908; Genevice, 1910; Mary, 1912; Charles, 1913; Bernard, 1915; Philip D., 1917.

PALMER, Joseph Edward, East Angus, Que. Born at St. Julie Stn., June 18, 1869, son of Edward George Palmer; English. E. at Arthabasca College; agent for Hall & Price, Quebec, from 1891 to 1895; bookkeeper for Royal Paper Mills Co., East Angus, from 1895 to 1900 and Sec'yTreas. from 1900 to 1907; when co. sold out to Brompton Pulp & Paper Co. remained as head accountant and
in same position; Sec'y-Treas. of Catholic School Commissioners since June 1, 1898; Councillor in municistill

PANNETON, Hon. Louis Edmond, Judge of the Superior Court, 492 Strathcona Ave., Westmount Born "La Banlieue," Three Rivers, Que., July 6, 1848, son of Andre and Marie E. Seminary (Blondin) Panneton. Three Rivers; Bishop University (L. L.M., 1886), called to the Quebec
Bar, 1870; practised Sherbrooke; created K. C. 1887; City Attorney, Sherbrooke, 1906; appeared before Privy Council, Egnland, 1899 and 1908; Batonnier, District Bar 1886, 1889, 1896, 1898, 1905 and 1907; Batonnier-General, 1908-09; received present appointment Dec. 7, 1912 editor and proprietor Le Peuple Newspaper, for some years; elected to Quebec Legislature for Sherbrooke, 1892; re-elected 1897; president Eastern Townships Liberal-Con;

pality Westbury from 1900 to 1912 and served as Mayor two terms dur-

ing that time;

Mayor

of East

Angus

since 1912; Commissioner of Superior Court; Knights of Columbus, Catholic

ters;

Foresters and Canadian ForesWolfe Co. Fish and Game Club; Conservative Catholic. Married,
;

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HON. JUSTICE

L. E.

PANNETON
Mar-

servative Association 1897; ex-Alder-

man and Mayor

Sherbrooke.

ried Corrine Dorais, daughter of L. T. Dorais, M.P.P., St. Gregoire, July, 1886; Conservative; Roman Catholic.

J.

H. M.

PARKER

Roderique Dor&is, Advocate, Sherbrooke, Que. Born at Sherbrooke, Que., July 9, 1887, son of Hon. L. E. Panneton and Corrine (Dorais) Panneton. E. St. Ste. Mary's College, Montreal, Charles Seminary, Sherbrooke, Laval

PANNETON,

Jos.

University,
tiate

Lawyer, with distinction, Laval; Advocate, law firm of O'Bready and Panneton; director St. Lawrence Lumber and Industrial Co., Ltd.; Attorney for Chaleurs' Bay Mills Co., Ltd.; pres. of St. Denis Club; Sec'y

Dominion Government Agr'l Licen- the Dept. with registered stock; member of Dominion and Provincial Lecturing Staff on agriculture; strong supporter of good roads; Councillor member St. George's Club, SherConservative brooke, Que. AngliMarried Katherine E. Wilson, of E. T. Conservative Ass'n; Sec'y can. Sherbrooke Conservative Ass'n; Con- daughter of John Wilson, LennoxMarried ville, Que., Aug., 1888; children, servative; Roman Catholic. Isabella Champoux, daughter of John Gladys M., 1889; Violet F., 1892; Champoux, Quebec, lumber dealer, Kathleen, 1894; Frank H., 1897; Feb. 10, 1914; children, Martha Isa- Constance, 1899; Cecil T., 1902; Dorothy W., 1904; Gordon D., 1908. belle, 1914.
Montreal,
B.A.,
; ;

1901; in 1907 returned to Lennoxand purchased the "Willowdale" Farm; engaged in importing and blood breeding pure Clydesdale horses and Durham cattle, shipping largely to the U. S. also, furnishing
ville

PARKER, Josiah B., Dixville, Que. PARKER, James Herbert Murray, Born at Water- Born Barnston, July 13, 1851, son of Lennoxville, Que. son of Alpheus and Susan (Crocker) Parville, Que., July 16, 1865, (Wilson) ker; English, grandfather, Joshua Capt. W. E. and Mary E. at Waterville Parker, coming from Massachusetts Parker; English. Academy. Went to Canadian West and locating in Barnston. E. Barnin 1885 for three member ston Acad. Warden Stanstead Counyears; North West Mounted Police 1888; re- ty one term; member Dixville Counturned to Townships 1889; appointed cil 24 years; Mayor several years; Canadian Immigration agent at Du- School Commissioner; engaged in luth, Minn., holding position until farming in Barnston until 1883 when
;

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B.

PARKER
emy,
versity,

JOHN PARKER
Inverness,

he moved to Dixville and bought inwith J. J. business terest in mill Parker and C. A. Wheeler, the firm being known as J. J. Parker & Co.; continued with the firm for six years, when he bought out business and formed partnership with Eber Howe, of Dixville; in 1906 purchased Howe's interest and has run the business ever Mr. Parker owns 3500 acres since. of timber limits and 400 acres of ex-

and McGill UniB.A. McGill; Inspector of elementary schools, 1890-1904; inspector superior schools, 1904; Mason; Liberal; Presbyterian. Married Christina Thompson, daughter of Robert Thompson at Leeds, Que., Sept. 24, 1890; children, Chester Thompson, 1914; Leslie Hunter, 1895, Flight Lieut. R.N.A.S., killed in action somewhere in France, June cellent farm land, and is interested 14, 1917; Keith Donaldson, 1909; in dairy farming and sheep raising; John Ronald, 1901, died Nov. 11, I.O.O.F. Independent Liberal; Bap- 1913. tist. Married Clara H. Willey, Derby, Vt., March 15, 1878; children, Willey PARKER, Albert Llewellyn, 7 T., 1882; Helen Alice, 1885. Portland Ave., Sherbrooke, Que. PARKER, Willey Turner, Dixville, Born at East Hatley, Que., May 3, Que. Born June 5, 1882, son of J. 1871, son of Edwin W. and Adella B. Parker; Councillor Dixville 1915; Hill (Gordon) Parker; Scotch and descent. E. Charlstown I.O.O.F., C.O.F.; Ind. Liberal; Bap- English tist. Has half interest with his father Academy, Hatley, and Young Men's in large farm. Married Helen Har- Academy, Sherbrooke, Qua.; took riet Howe, Oct., 1908; children, Fran- matriculation from Sherpapers ces Artie, 1912; Guelph Edward, brooke Academy; Associate in Arts, 1914. certificate from Sir Wm. Dawson and Dr. Adams of Bishop's College, LenPARKER, John, School Inspector, noxville, Que.; I.O.O.F.; member Leeds Village, Que. Born at Leeds, Sherbrooke Snowshoe Club; IndeMarried Jor-eQue., 1858, son of Daniel and Agnes pendent; Methodist. (Hunter) Parker, Scotch-Irish, an- nhine Moffat Woodward, daughter of cestors coming from Ulster, Ireland. Capt. John Woodward, at Sherbrooke, E. Model School, Leeds, Que., Acad- Que., Sept. 10, 1895; children, Mar;

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sociation, addressing many meetings or. behalf of recruiting; member ex-

ecutive Underwriters' Ass'n of Can.; St. Club; non-partisan; George's Methodist; children, G. Muriel, Capt.

A. John R., Can. Machine Gun Co., O.E.F.; Gunner G. Eric H., 72nd (Overseas) Battery and Phyllis, married to Warren. Grand.

A. L.
ion

PARKER

Gordon, Fenwick Woodward, Gault Llewellyn and Maurice Albert.

PARKES, Thomas
Sherbrooke

J.,

"lakotira,"

Born Stockport, Eng.,

Jan. 18, 1852, son of Alfred Parkes, J.P., English, Cheshire and WarwickE. King Edward shire families. Grammar School, Stockport; was seven years in bank at Stockport, took charge of financial affairs and travelled in Northern England for a hardware merchant; his father, came to Canada 1883, joined staff Sun Life about 14 years ago; appointed mgr. E. T. Div., 1908; elected rep. Dom. Life Underwriters, appeared before Royal Commission to present case of agents; named as pres. Dom. Ass'n, but declined to act;

J.

D.

PARMELEE

brooke

John David, SherBorn at Waterloo, Sept. .1, 1862, son of William Grannis and

PARMELEE,

Marcella A. (Whitney) Parmelee; descent, English, family settling in Bethlehem, Conn., 1635; grandfather, Rotus Parmelee, M.D., born at Fairfax, Vt., April 1, 1802, came to Hatpres. local ass'n; through his initia- ley, 1826, and settled in Waterloo, tive parent ass'n was formed in Mont- 1829. E. Waterloo Acad. and Centfirst rep. to ral School, Ottawa; engaged in railreal many years ago; ass'n in U.S.A.; author of several in- way and com. institutions, entered surance pamphlets, essays and art- civil service, customs dept., Nov. 1, icles, for some of which has been 1890, served in different branches, awarded first prizes in competition; inside and outside service, ap. inspecAlderman city of Sherbrooke, resign- tor of customs ports, Dist. No. 3, sub. in 1917; J.P., C.L.M., Com. Sup. div. C., headqtrs. at Sherbrooke, July treas. Can. Patriotic 1, 1908; Royal Arcanum; Civil SerCourt, hon. Fund, Sherbrooke, executive Associ- vice Club, Ottawa; Anglican. Marated Boards and Im. Soc., chairman ried Ida Belle Mitchell, daughter of executive Sherbrooke Home Guard; L. A. Mitchell, Caro, Mich., May 28, member Sherbrooke Recruiting As- 1898, at Boston, Mass.

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New Hampshire and
settled first at

Frelighsburg and later at Sutton. E. Sutton Academy; as young man engaged in teaching several years; in Western States 1877 till 1883; Sec'yTreas. Township of Sutton 25 years, retiring Feb., 1915; appointed sec'y Sutton Township and village school tered service of the E. T. Bank in boards, 1910; A.F. & A.M.; member 1901 and has served in different ca- Sutton Conservative Club; Methodist; pacities in several branches; was ap- interested in agriculture, good roads, Jennie Sanborn, Sutton, pointed manager of Frelighsburg Marriec branch in 1911 and upon the amal- April 23, 1883. gamation with Canadian Bank of Commerce continued in the service; PARTINGTON, William, Magog, was appointed manager of East An- Que. Born Castleton, Eng., Feb. 18, gus branch in May, 1912, and has 1870, son of Moses and Elizabeth since been stationed at that point; (Hulton) Partington; English, came member A.F. & A.M.. Wolfe Co. Fish to Canada 1882, settled at Magog and Game Club; Anglican. Married same year. E. in England; elected Charlotte Dean Eastman, daughter of councillor 1899, resigned 1914; memChas. Eastman, Waterloo, Sept. 20, ber agricultural society; parents pur1911; one son, David Herbert, 1915. chased property known as the Isaac Ives farm on east shore Lake MemPARRY, Horace Western, Foster, phremagog. This and an adjoining Que. Born at Weybridge, Eng., Dec. property was later acquired by Mr. 7, 1873, son of Henry A. and Rachel Partington making total of nearly A. (Hawdon) Parry; Welsh, came five hundred acres of productive from England 1890. E. Blackheath land; one of successful and prosperand Seaford Colleges and Tamworth ous farmers in the county; I.O.F. Married Agricultural College, England; Sec- Conservative; Anglican. retary-Treasurer council and school Alice M. Allen, daughter of James board West Bolton; went to Cook- Allen, Magog, Que., Dec. 28, 1904 shire and spent several years with children, Annie E., 1906; Charles W., Senator Pope learning farming; man- 1909; James N., 1912; Clara H., ager Provincial Government cream- 1916. ery Compton Model Farm for ten later PAUL, Dwight Lee, Ayer's Cliff, years ; manager creamery, Born Barnston, Que., Feb. 3, Princeton, Ont. ; bookkeeper Stand- Que. ard Chemical Co., Cookshire, Que., 1858, son of Erastus Lee and Nancy manager Adams' Creamery. Adarns- A. (McClary) Paul; Irish. E. publater purchased the Foster lie schools; Councillor Ayer's Cliff ville; Creamery, 1912; is graduate Guelph 1913; Conservative; Anglican; enDairy School; has qualified' as inspec- gaged in general farming and stock tor St. Hyacinthe Dairy School; raising in Stanstead County until member A.F. & A.M., C.O.F. Con- 1910, when he retired and now reservative; Anglican; licensed lay sides in Ayer's Cliff. Married Ada E. reader of Anglican Church Married Libby, Ayer's Cliff, Que., June 8 Florence Elizabeth Baker, daughter 1880; children, Grace B., Flora H. of Major Baker, Cookshire, May 20, and Ena (deceased 1902.) one daughter, Helen Annie, 1896; 1897. PAYNE, Lt.-Col. Josiah Bruce, Born manufacturer, Granby, Que. PARSONS, Hermon A., Secretary, at Granby, Que., April 7, 1865, son Sutton Born at Sutton, June 20, of Josiah and Margaret (Brack) E. at Granby Acad1854, son of Hermon and Fannie M. Payne; Irish. (Durkee) Parsons; English, grand- emy, St. Cesaire College and BusiExtensive father, Chester Parsons, came from ness College, Montreal.
1
;

PARMELEE, David Herbert, East Angus, Que. - - Born at Waterloo, Que., Aug. 12, 1883, son of Rufus E. and Eliza Jane (MacVicar) Parmeke; English, grandfather, Rufus C. Parmelee, was born in Vermont, and came to the County of Shefford in 1830. E. at Waterloo Academy. En-

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cattle, also ships

247

cream Married Laura~ "E. den; Municipal Councillor 18 years; Phelps, Waterloo, June 8, 1887; chilMagistrate and Judge of Com. Court dren, L. Lyle, 1889; Sidney L., 1895. 22 years; pres. Dom. Gig. Mfgs' Assn.; vice-pres. and director of Good dir. Dunham Ladies' Roads Ass'n College; School Commissioner; pres
manufacturer of cigars; president Holstein dairy Pharoah Asbestos Ltd.; Game War- to Montreal.
;

Liberal Ass'n Co. Shefford; Mason; Past Grand Z., Royal Arch Masons of Quebec; Granby Club; Granby Curling Club; pres. Granby Am. Athletic Ass'n; O.C. 7th Brig. C.F.A.; O.C. 27th Battery Overseas; Liberal; Episcopalian. Married Eva May Hoadly, 1890 (died 1903) 2nd, Clara A. Mc;

Mahon, 1905

1891; Helen 1897; Sigmund T., 1906; J. J. Bruce, 1908; Albert M., 1910; M. M. Ida, 1911; Clara Eileen, 1913.

children, C. Mortimer, M., 1893; Ruth H.,

PEARDON,
man, Que.
1886,

Richard Henry, East-

son

Born Eastman, July 18, of Harry and Ellen


in

English; (Maddeford) Peardon; father was born in England and came


to

Eastman when a young man

elected E. public schools; councillor 1909 and Mayor 1915; School Commissioner; member Agricultural Society; after leaving school

1863.

HON.

P.

PELLETIER

PELLETIER, Hon. Dr. P., Lieut.was employed by Huntington Mining of Quebec later with Phelps and Eldridge Colonel, agent general Co.; Province in London; as young man manufacturers; in 1884 with Capt. Dr. Pelletier established medical Warne, Eastman; 1887, entered empractice in Sherbrooke; elected first ploy of E. J. Esty and entered part- Liberal M.L.A. from Sherbrooke; benership in 1904 under name E. J. came speaker of Legislature and late Esty and Co.; upon death of Mr. Esty 1909 took over business as R. H. agent general of province in London
;

first Lieut.-Col. of 54th Regiment, Peardon, general merchant; Conser- Sherbrooke. Married Elizavative; Methodist. beth Spinney, daughter of Levi SpinEastman, Aug., 1879; one ney, PELLETIER, Rev. E. E., parish daughter (adopted) Alice, 1887. priest, West Shefford - - Born Ste. Rosalie, Que., March 25, 1871, son PEARSON, William James, Water- of Guillaume and Eloise (Cabana) Born Waterloo, Feb. 11, Pelletier. E. St. Hyacinth Seminary loo, Cjue. ordained in 1857, son of William Pearson and and Laval University; Mary J. Dunlop; Scotch and Irish, 1896 in church of Ste. Rosalie by grandfather coming from Ireland, Bishop Decelles; Professor of English 1825. E. public schools. Elected to and leader of choir and of band at council Tp. of Shefford, 1910; re- Seminary St. Hyacinthe, 1896-8; apelected 1913; Mayor 1914 and 1915; pointed curate at Roxton Falls, Oct., member Shefford Agr'l Soc. Liberal; 1898, being there 9 years: from 1907 Anglican when young man took over till 1911 parish priest in Sweetsburg; homestead farm, three miles from since 1911 Rector of West Shefford Waterloo, where he specializes in parish: founded educational convent
;
;

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IN

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PERRY, Edgar W.,
Que.
- -

Ayer's

Cliff,

Born Ayer's Cliff, Dec. 2, 1873, son of Oliver and Achsa (Mc-

Cleary) Perry, English, family among E. High early settlers in county. School; School Commissioner; hon. vice-pres. Co. Agr'l Soc., Farmers' Club; eight years with J. E. Blake, New York City, returning to Ayer's Cliff 1901, purchasing homestead farm; engaged in general farming and breeder of pure bred Jersey Conservacattle; member I.O.O.F. Married Mattie R. tive; Methodist. Wheeler, daughter of H O. Wheeler, Barnston, Que., March 27, 1895; one daughter, Marion Achsa, b. Nov. 27, 1905.
;

REV.
in

E. E.

PELLETIER

1914

at

West Shefford; member


;

Alliance Nationale.

PERKINS, Frances Henry, Mansonville,

Que.
9,

Born at Mansonville,

1849, son of Levi Allen and Abigail C. (Nott) PerE. at Stanstead and kins; English. Waterloo High School; served as 1st and 2nd Lieut. Capt. of No. 5 Co. 52, Batt. Brome Light Infantry; for many years senior major of same also with his batt. at Eccles batt. Hill, during Fenian Raid; Clerk of Commissioners Court for 45 years; commissioner of Superior Court for
Que.,
;

March

District of Bedford Justice of Peace local agent of S. and S. Mutual over 25 years, which position he resigned
; ;

J. C.

PETTES

on being appointed Inspector of Immigration at Mansonville; prominent member of several temperance societies; Past Master A.F. & A.M., also a P.D.D.G.M. of Grand Lodge; Conservative; Anglicrn. Married, Sept. 25, 1871, Fanny Catherine Mousell, daughter of Dr. Wm. and Elizabeth Augustine (Parker) Mousell; children, David F. M., 1872; Levi A., 1874; Gertrude A., 1877; Frederick H., 1880; Florence Beatrice, 1883 Wm. Chas., 1885; Henry E., 1892.
;

PETTES,
Brome, Que.

James Clinton, West Born at West Brome,

Que., Sept. 22, 1845, son of Jas. N. and Louise M. (Dyer) Pettes; English, grandfather, Jas. Pettes, born in

New

York,

first

went

to

Nova

Scotia,

1798 located in Township of Brome where he died in 1853. E. at Cowansville High School. First engaged in farming near West Brome; later entered into cheese mfg. in 1872 and conducted this business, also farming for a number of years;
later in

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in

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1915.

249

1885 established manufacture of brick; in 1887 succeeded J. N. Gales, general merchant, at West Brome, which business he has conducted from that date ; specialized in breeding registered Holstein dairy cattle; in 1912 sold stock farm and started general store and other business interests; interested in agricultural matters;

1901; Heber A., 1902; Kathryn L,

won
cial

silver medal awarded by ProvinGovernment in 1911 for agricul-

tural merit; Capt. of Militia under bill of Sir George E. Cartier in the early 70's; graduate of Quebec Military College, holding first and sec-

ond

certificates; School Commissioner; Justice of Peace; Post Master since 1912; member of Agr'l Soc. ;

Married Anglican. Boright, daughter of Geo. Boright, East Farnham, Que., Oct. 2,
Conservative

Emma
Dean

1866; children, Frederick C., 1867; H., 1874; Wm. S., 1878.

ton, Que.

Austin Wheeler, KnowlBorn Knowlton, July 10, 1858, son of Jeremiah C. and Susan

PETTES,

(Wheeler)
E.

Pettes;

Scotch;

U.

E.

Loyalists, first settling in Nova Scotia, later came to West Brome, Que.

PIBUS, Luther Henry, Knowlton, Que. - - Born Knowlton, April 22, 1875, son of John and Sarah (Blunt) Pibus; English, father came from England with his parents at age of eight years, first settling in Montreal, later came to Brome County. E. Knowlton Academy. Has served as school commissioner; member Board of Trade, County Agr'l Society; appointed Postmaster Knowlton 1912; as young man held position with the Walker Ice Co., Worcester, Mass., also at Boston for some time; returned to Knowlton 1901 and purchased business of F. A. Knowlton, since that date general merchant; conducted mercantile business, specializing in the boot and shoe line; said (Wood property purchased Block) in 1905; member A.F. & Married A.M., R.A.M.; Anglican. Eva O. Eldridge (deceased) 1906; 2nd, Belle M. Hodsmyth, St. Martins, N.B., May 12, 1913; children, Hugh A., 1899; Evelyn M., 1903; Harry A.,
1914.

Knowlton Academy, Stanstead Wesleyan College, also French School

at Marieville, Que.; member of first board of councillors, Knowlton, servtwice Mayor; ing seventeen years, School Commissioner; Justice of the formed partnership with Peace; father in mercantile business under name "J. C. Pettes & Son," dissolving said partnership in 1899; same year,
in

tered
tric

company with Ernest Mills, regisas "Knowlton Electric Light Company" and installed the first eleclight

plant in Knowlton; later

purchased partner's interest and conducted business until 1905 when he


sold to

"Brome Lake Electric Power Company" and was manager of said company until 1910 when he took

over and closed the business of J. C. Pettes; for many years member of Knowlton Band; A.F. & A.M., I.O. O.F. Married Liberal; Anglican. Mary Wilson, deceased 1889; 2nd, May Curtis, Knowlton, Dec. 20, 1893; children, Mary L., 1889; Jerry C., 1896; Florence M., 1899; Evelyn M.,
;

F. H.

PERKINS

250

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IN

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and director; circulation manager of Canadian Press Ass'n; pres. Eastern Townships Press Ass'n
;

PICARD, Chenier Born Wotton, July 14, 1881, son of Jacques and E. St. Orpha (Genereux) Picard. Mary's College, St. Charles Seminary, Laval University; degrees, B.L. and L.L.L. practiced at Sherbrooke as notary since 1906, being now in partnership with E. Sylvestre Roman Married Marie, daughter Catholic. of A. J. Gouin, Three Rivers, Jan. 12,
;
;

member

1910-11; member I.O.O.F., Sherbrooke Club, Curling Y.M.C.A.; Methodist. Married H. Mabel Ev.-ing, Melbourne, Que., Sept. 22, 1915, daughter of the late John Ewing, for

many

years Registrar Richmond Co.

1911.

PLANCHE, Bertram Allan, D.D.S., Farnham, Que. Born St. Sylvester, Aug. 20, 1876, son of John Paul and Jane (Mclntyre) Planche; ScotchE. Cookshire Acad., BishEnglish. op's College, Lennoxville and Montreal, and Medico-Chirugical College, Philadelphia, degrees, B.A., D.D.S., L.D.S. began practice of dentistry Coaticook, 1902; in 1904 removed to Farnham where he has built up an extensive practice; Anglican. Married
;

Evelyn Adamson, daughter late Farquhar Fraser, Perth, Ont., April 26, 1905; one son, Donald, Feb. 21, 1906.

PLANCHE,

North Hatley, Que.

E. G.

PIERCE

PIERCE, Erastus Gardner, Sherbrooke, Que. -- Born at Melbourne, Que., May 27, 1871, son of Edward and Sarah E. (Lyster) Pierce; English; great grandfather, Oliver Pierce of New York, fought under British during revolution 1776, was taken prisoner and given over to the Indians, threatened to be burned, suffered terrible hardships, released by exchange of prisoners, later moved to Melbourne, and settled there as E. Model the third family in 1801. Some years engaged in meschool. chanical work; two years with the Union Traction Co., Philadelphia; in 1903 accepted position with L. S. Channell & Co., publishers of the Record, Sherbrooke, Que. Daily upon formation of Sherbrooke Record Co. in 1907 became shareholder
;

Feb. 20, Harriet T. (Taylor) Planche; English, great grandfather, John Paul Planche, coming to Megantic County as government teacher of public E. Cookshire schools about 1800. McAcad., Westmount Academy, Gill University and Royal Victoria Hospital; M.D.C.M. 1912; L.M.C.C. 1914; member Canadian Medical Association and College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia; Anglican; house surgeon Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, 1912-13; Supt. Hospital at Van Ande, B. C., June to Sept., 1913, Supt. Rock Bay Hospital, Rock Bay, B.C., 1913-14; located at No. Hatley, Nov., 1914. served as medical officer Dardanelles, 1915. Married, 1914, Constance A. Best, Sheffield, Eng. one daughter.
;

Henry Howard, Born Cookshire, 1889, son of Harry A. and

Dr.

W., SawyerBorn Sawyerville, Oct. 26, 1853, son of William G. and Janette (Hurd) Planche; English; father born in England and came to Canada at age of nine; located at Leeds, Megantic County, and later
ville,

PLANCHE, Henry
Que.

moved

to

Newport, Compton County,

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251

in 1840. E. public schools; ConservaWhen twenty years tive; Methodist. East Bridgewater, of age went to

Mass., where he was employed by the Samuel Shaw Co. for eighteen years; then moved to Salem, N.H., where he spent two years in the employ of F. P. Woodbury & Co.; returning to

Randboro in 1897 began farming, and has continued ever since. Married Jennie Grant, deceased 1896. Married Milada Smiley, daughter of

Samuel Smiley, Lennoxville, Jan. 18, 1900; children, Roy S., 1883; Leon
R.,

1885;

Ada

R. H., 1902.

POCOCK,
Que.

Herbert Sidney, Beebe,


Aldershot,

Born

England.,

and Annie (James) Pocock; English; came to Canada with parents when a E. child, and located at Georgeville. Stanstead College; member Beebe Board of Trade, Frontier Club; Con25, 1880, son of Francis

March

SENATOR

R. H.

POPE

servative; Methodist. Started out as clerk for Rock Island Hardware Co., later traveller and bookkeeper for Globe Suspender Co.; in 1908 started business at Beebe, manufacturing canvas gloves; is sole proprietor of the B. B. Glove & Mitt Co.; factory and office at Beebe, Que. Married Kathryn House, Beebe, Que., Oct., 1903; one son, Allan James.

POPE, Hon. Rufus Henry, Senator


for Bedford District, Ottawa and Cookshire, Que., son of the late Hon. J. H. Pope, once Minister of Railways and Canals Born at Cookshire, E. at CookQuo., Sept. 13, 1857.
shire

Acad. and

Sherbrooke

High

POOLE, George

Curtis,

Hatley,

Born Hatley, Jan. 29, 1877, Que. son of Charles and Lydia (McAllister) Poole; English. E. public schools and Charlston Acad., Hatley; elected Hatley Council when village was incorporated in 1912; re-elected 1913; cial companies; is engaged in farmpro-Mayor 1915; elected Mayor 1916 ing and stock raising. Married Lucy, of Major C. Noble, Compvillage of Hatley; member Stanstead daughter
;

School; on his father's death, May, 1899, was elected to House of Commons for Compton by accl. re-el, at g. e. 1891, 1896 and 1900; defeated summoned to Senate 1904, 1908; Nov. 17, 1911 was president of Eastern Township Con. Ass'n, 1896 is a member of the Advisory Board British Empire Financial Corp. and a dir. of several other mining and commer;

County
O.F.
;

Agricultural

Society;

I.O.

ton

Conservative.

Independent; Anglican.

After

POPE, Herbert Franklin, Hatley, working in Springfield, Mass., returned and bought homestead farm from Que. Born Eaton, Que., Nov. 14, his father, and since that date has 1857, son of David H. and Lucinda carried on general farming, paying Todd Pope; English descent, grandspecial attention to Durham cattle father, John Pope, coming from New in 1912 took up dairying, purchasing England States, settled in Clifton herd of Jerseys. Married Annie Al- township, Compton Co., among earlimedia Perkins, Massawippi, Que., est families. E. public schools and Nov. 5, 1899; one daughter, Edna J. Hatley Academy. Elected councillor
;

252
Hatley

MEN OF TODAY
township,
also

IN

THE EASTERN TOWNSHIPS


as
ville

served

Mayor; first mayor Hatley village upon incorporation 1912; re-elected


1915;

Bus. Col., supplemented by technical and practical training in chemical and mining engineering. Joined
staff of Nichols

Chemical Co., CapelMarch, 1891, becoming analyst Conserva- of company in 1894, and gen'l supt. Trade; I.O.O.F., I.O.F. Married Julia Ives, Capelton plant 1899, retaining positive; Anglican. Hatley, Dec. 25, 1879; two daugh- tion until January, 1907, when apBusi- pointed manager of company's mine ters, Lola J. and Mildred F. ness connections, with C. E. Ken- at Sulphide, Ontario, constructing nedy, tinsmith and plumber, Hatley, that year for Nichols Chemical Co., several years; formed partnership, large sulphuric and nitric acid plant 1830, with Aaron Hall, firm of Hall at that place; resigned connection and Pope, Coaticook; in 1883 sold with the Nicholls Chemical Company interest to Aaron Hall and purchased Jan. 1, 1908; located in Sherbrooke business of Chas. E. Kennedy, Hat- May, 1908, giving attention to certain ley, carrying on general trade in chemical and mining interests; liquidated the Sherbrooke Daily News for plumbing line from that date. creditors, and made foundation for r ent F ren L a Tri * he dailv POUPART, J. Hector, Sher- buneP August, 1909, appointed man, oko Que Bom Lanrairie Dec a er Richmond & Drummond Fire InS i BSI i T^ii H. (5ros,. 1881, son of .Louis and w V Rrn' surance Co., of which he was a direcE. Mount seau) Poupart; French. tor a nd me mber of its executive com St. Louis Institute, Montreal; 1907 said company for bookkeeper for Jos. Bedard & Sons, mittee; liquidated 1911 accepted position shareholders completing work AugRichmond; ust * 912 at this time his attention with J. M. Nault, Sherbrooke, becomm. * ul1 as given to the development ing sec'y-treas. and director of J. M. f e Dominion Metal Co., of which N?ult, Ltd., when formed in 1912; ? member K. of C., Board of Trade, he 1S manager, and sole owner, a
Co.

member Stanstead
Hatley
;

Society and of

Board

Agr'l of

ton,

>

^
.

'.

.-,

,.

'

* ^
.

L'Alliance National, Treas. La Gaiete Club; Liberal; Roman Catholic. Married Alma Dubois, daughter of T. Dubois, Richmond, Oct 31, 1909; children, Marcil, 1912; Cecile, 1914 Mare-uerite 1916 l lte
'

fompany organized some years

POUTRE, Joseph Edward, SherBorn St. Johns, Que., brooke, Que. Dec. 2 1876, son of Edward Poutre and F. (Nolin) French-Canadian. E. public schools St. Johns, Que.; director E.T.A.A., president Sherbrooke Boardof Trade, 1915; Knights of Columbus, St. Francis Club, Tuque Rouge S. S. Club; Roman Catholic. Came to Sherbrooke in 1905 and has
;

prevlous lv to manufacture white metals, , ch a now widely odud* f . D ' kno un der th e , , trade m& , , r T) f me ko Pritchard has taken an active interest in Sunday School, Y. M.C.A. and Board of Trade work. At Present w chairman Board of Truses e Congregational Jf, t Superintendent of Plymouth

"

/l

Wy>^

7 p^TpT^ Smf*member K Y.M.C A. and


Church,
J?r nci1 ou
,

'

^Sf' of the

Sherbrooke Board of ? Trade; r Conservative; Congregationof


allst

da

ht

"f Zeal>

f^! ham " of Wilr Burgovne


Eng>
> '

Ma

Amanda Melvema
12>

Aug>

1896

South one

Olive

ness.

Married E. Desaulniers, Feb.

27, 1900.

D
Norman
Bruce
-

K
PRICHARD,
Born at Jellyby, Ont., Oct. 14, 1871, RAIMBACH, Alfred S., Richmond, son of Joseph and Rebekah Prichard, Que. Born in Birmingham, England, Scotch and Welsh on father's side, Sept. 26, 1862; Swiss. E. in BirmIrish and English on mother's side, ingham, England, Grammar School. E. Brockville High School and Brock- Came to Canada in 1883 entered ser;

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253

A. S.

RAIMBACH

REV.

G. E.

READ

vice of Eastern Townships Bank in Sept., 1883, located at Sherbrooke,

upon his duties the first Sunday in June of that year; in 1912 was elected chairman of the Cong. Union of Cowansville and Stanstead; appointed A.F. & Canada for the manager at Richmond Branch, Feb. A.M. Mr. Read ensuing year; has taken active part member Board of
1,

1903;

Trade,

Richmond Agr'l
Anglican.

Soc.; A.F.

&

A.M.;

in patriotic

work

incidental to the

READ, Rev. Geo. Ellery, 37 Melbourne St., Sherbrooke, Que. Born at Romsey, Eng., Aug. 5, 1865, son of Alfred Merritt and Mary Ann (Ellery) Read. E. at Osborne House School, McGill University and Cong.
Coll. of Can.,

Montreal.

Came

to

war, addressing many public meeton behalf of recruiting and ings other causes. Married Florence Ross Douglas, daughter of Alex. Douglas, Montreal, June 27, 1893; -children, in Douglas Ellery, July 25, 1897, overseas service with McGill Siege Battery) Stanley Merritt Ellery, Feb., 1900, Mary Gwendolen Ellery,
;

Canada in 1887 and settled in Toronto. In 1888 entered Cong. ColREED, James Birt, North Hatley, lege of Canada and McGill UniversBorn at Hatley, August 21, ity; owing to ill-health did not grad- Que. and Almira uate from the University, but took 1874, son of Wilder course in philosophy, literature, He- (Bean) Reed; Scotch and English. brew and other subjects; in 1893 E. at public schools and Hatley graduated in theology, winning Bar- Academy, Hatley. Vicepres. North bour Gold Medal for high excellence Hatley Board of Trade 1914-15; C. in his general standing; immediately O.F. Conservative Universalist. Enafter graduation settled as pastor of gaged in lumber business with T. V. Cong. Church, Fitch Bay, Stanstead Reed at Spring Hill, Que. built first Co., being ordained May 18, 1893; North Hatley creamery which he opin 1895 was called to pastorate of erated several years; later purStanstead South Church, Rock Island, chased grist mill from his father at in which charge he continued until Reed's Crossing; sold out to B. & M. called to Plymouth Sher- Ry. in 1895 and moved to North HatChurch, brooke, in 1905, where he entered ley in 1906 where he carries on flour
; ; ;

1903.

254

and feed business. Married Ruth M.

Cliff; spent several years in Boston, after which he returned to Canada children, Eulah A., Clifford J., Gor- and engaged in farming and stock don T., Ronald L., Rosamond D., raising; later engaged in lumber busiHelen E. ness; member 53rd Battalion, No. 5 Company; Fenian Raid veteran 1870, REID, John Thompson, Sher- stationed at Magog under Lt.-Col. Born Leeds, Aug. 20, Bo wen; received grant in 1914 from brooke, Que. 1869, son of John P. and Mary Federal Government. Married Carrie (Thompson) Reed; Scotch, grand- M. Hodges, Ayer's Cliff, Oct. 28, parents coming from Scotland and 1898. settling in Leeds about 1845. E. public schools; entered employ of Q.C.R REYNOLDS, Benjamin Albert, in 1888, holding successively posiBorn at St. ArFrelighsburg, Que. tions of operator, relieving agent, mand East, Que., Dec. 22, 1845, son station agent, ticket agent, train deof Chas. S. and Jemima (Lagrange) spatcher, ass't supt., and in 1914 was Reynolds; English, grandfather was appointed' superintendent of Q.C.R. born in Vermont and was the

Little, Hatley, Que., Sept. 12, 1899.;

Com. Sherbrooke system; School Prot. Board; C.O.F., A.F. & A.M.; Married Janet D., Presbyterian. daughter of Robert Thompson, Leeds, Que., Oct. 10, 1896; one daughter, Jean D., 1906.

among

U. E. Loyalists who settled in St. Armand. E. at public schools. Went to California and was engaged in agriculture and different kinds of work during 6 years; returned to Canada in 1874 and again went to California in 1875, returning in 1879 to FrelREMICK, Cassius Henry, Postmas- ighsburg, succeeding father on homeBarnston Born at Barnston, stead property in general farming ter, Nov. 23, 1873, son of Cassius N. and and stock raising; retiring from acElizabeth R. (Wheeler) Remick; tive farming in 1896 and removed to English; grandfather, Paige Remick, Frelighsburg where he has been enborn at Hatley Township, one of the gaged in looking after his various oldest families in the townships. E. lines of business since; Sec'y-Treas. Barnston Model School, Stanstead of the Board of Trade; School ComWesleyan College; insurance and real missioner; Sec'y-Treas. village of estate business; for several years enFrelighsburg; Postmaster Frelighsgaged in printing business; Postmas- burg 1898 to 1912; Clerk Commister at Barnston since 1903 member sioner's Court; I.O.O.F. Liberal; and chairman Township School Board Anglican. Married Ida L. Smith, 1904-1907, resigned to accept secre- daughter of A. Smith, Odeltown, Que. taryship of same board and of Muni- Sept. 27, 188J cipal Council, which office he held from 1907 to 1913; resigned; Census RICHEY, Matthew Henry, DanCommissioner Stanstead County; Born at Halifax, N.S., ville, Que. dir. and agent M. & R. Fire Ins. March 11, 1857, son of Hon. Matthew Co.; Commissioner Superior Court Lieut.-Governor Nova Married Katie Henry Richey, Liberal; Methodist. Scotia 1883-8, and Sarah L. (AnderE. Converse, daughter of John Conson) Richey; descent, father's side, verse, at Barnston, Dec. 25, 1894 Rev. Matthew Richey, D.D., Irish; 1896 children, Frances Victoria, mother's side, Hon. John H. AnderCassius Nathan Hoyt, 1900. son, called to Senate at ConfederE. ation. at Halifax Grammar REXFORD, George Moore, Ayer's School, Mount Allison Academy; enBorn Ayer's Cliff, Aug. tered service of People's Bank at Cliff, Que. 8, 1849, son of Chester and Assenath Halifax, Aug., 1877 and that of Bank (Moore) Rexford; English, U. E. of Montreal when People's was E. public schools; School bought out July, 1905; entered PeoLoyalists. Commissioner and Councillor, Ayer's ple's as junior, rose to position of
;

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RIDER, Frederick Hamilton,
Bay,

255
Fitch

inspector in Danville since 1898; present position as manager Danville Branch of Montreal Bank since July, 1905; was pioneer banker in this district; ex-pres. St. Andrew's Society of Richmond Co.; ex-pres. Board of Trade, Danville; appointed J. P. in June, 1917; hon. president Danville and Shipton Patriotic Fund director Danville Cemetery Co.; Corresponding Sec'y and Fellow Royal Colonial ConservaInstitute, London, Eng. Married Blanche tive; Presbyterian. Sarah Sutcliffe, daughter of late E.
;

W.

1883; three sons and

Sutcliffe, Halifax, N.S., Oct. 11, five daughters,

RIDDELL, Joseph, Sawyerville -Born Sawyerville, 1873, son of James and Mary J. (Doherty) Riddell; parents came to Canada from Ireland to ROBINS, Robin Morris,, SherBorn Drummnodville, Argenteuil Co. in 1846 and to Comp- brooke, Que. ton County in 1873. E. public Que., Aug. 21, 1858, son of William (Trent) Robins; schools; member Sawyerville Council S. and Maria D.
1915; LO.O.F.; ConservaPresbyterian; with Dudswell Lumber Co., Dudswell, Que., 190408; sold interest to partners and engaged in contracting for Pejebscot Co., Brunswick, Me., for five years; in 1912 purchased extensive lumber limits with A. B. Hunt, ex-M.P. engaged in farming and stock raising. Married Jessie M. Hurd, Sawyerville, Que., 1902.
tive;
;

Que. Born Fitch Bay, Sept. 24, 1878, son of Hamilton M. and Abbie L. (Foss) Rider; English, grandfather (Ezra B. Rider) born in the United States, settled in Stanstead County about 1830. "E. Stanstead College, Montreal Business College Councillor several years Mayor 1909; member Agr'l Society; succeeded father as mill owner, flour and feed business, Fitch Bay; approved of and consolidation of supported schools; advocate of better highways in municipalities; Liberal; Congregationalist. Married Minnie White, daughter of L. M. White, Griffin, Que., Dec. 11, 1901; children, Madelyn M., 1904; Hamilton M., 1906.
;

1910 to

English,

grandfather,
E.

Capt.

Robins,
School.

came
1814.

to

Drummondville, Que., about


Bishop's College

Accountant Paton Manufacturing Co.

six years; Sec'y Adam Lomas & Son, thirteen years; Sec'y electrical dept.,

Co.,

Sherbrooke Power, Light and Heat, Sherbrooke, ten years; cashier

RIDER, Timothy Byron, Fitch Bay, Que. Born Fitch Bay, Jan. 8, 1848, son of Ezra B. and Dorothy A. (Lee) Rider; English; father born in N. E. States, settled in Stanstead County about 1830. E. public school; Justice of the Peace; P. M. resigned; Councillor for Stanstead Township 24 years; Mayor 20 years continuously; Warden for County of Stanstead for one year; member A.F. & A.M.; Liberal engaged in farming, lumber mill owner and general merchant. Elected member for Stanstead County Federal House 1891, defeating late Hon. C. C. Colby; unsuccessful candidate in 1896. Married Mary E. Shaw, daughter of Jacob Shaw, Stanstead, Que., Nov. 30, 1871; children, Burton H., 1873; Oral K., 1877; Lena M., 1880; Ezra B., 1883; Claude P.,
;

City Gas and Electric Dept., Sherbrooke; local mgr. for F. B. McCurdy & Co. several years; HOW mgr. Sherbrooke Tile and Brick Co., Ascot; A.F. & A.M., C.O.F., St. George's, Sherbrooke Snowshoe, Y. M. C. A.; Married Conservative; Anglican. Georgie White, daughter of George White, New York, Aug. 31, 1887, at Sherbrooke; children, Marjory L., 1889; Norris W., 1890; Philip McF.,
1892.

ROBINSON, Thomas James, Sweetsburg, Que. Born at Myria, N.Y., April 29, 1860, son of Thomas and Samy (Quinn) Robinson; father born in England, came with his parents when a child snd first settled in Montreal,
later in New York, and then moved to Granby. E. public school; School

Commissioner; for some time engaged in the manufacture of brick at West Shefford; in 1897 purchased
present farm property; active in all matters pertaining to local improve-

1889.

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ment; strong supporter of temper- School, Lennoxville; Military Schools, ance reform and more advanced Montreal, (Infantry, 1st Class CertiLiberal schools for rural sections ficate, 1865), (School Gunnery, 1st President Canadian Married Agnes Scott, Class, 1869). Anglican. daughter of P. H. Scott, West Shef- Consolidated Rubber Co. Ltd., Montford, Que., Nov. 29, 1884; children, real; vice-pres. Granby Consolidated Thomas H., 1885; Lora E., 1896. Mining, Smelting & Power Co.; dir; ;

Charles Henry, Ayer's Born Ayer's Cliff, June Cliff, Que. 20, 1857, son of John and Rosetta (Ellsworth) Robinson; Irish. E. public schools; Mayor Ayer's Cliff, 1914; School Commissioner; ex-pres. Stanstead County Agr'l Assn. ConservaFor several tive; Congregational. years was engaged in various lines of work at Wakefield and Boston, Mass. returning to Stanstead engaged in farming and stock raising for ten years; retired from farming and followed contracting and building at Ayar's Cliff. Married Flora E. Blair (deceased 1892) Lillie Turner, Ayer's Cliff, April 3, 1894; children, Rose
; ;

ROBINSON,

ector Stanstead, Shefford & Chambly Railway Co. director Crows' Nest Pass Coal Co. director Granby Printing & Publishing Co. director Mor; ; ;

Fernie & Michel Railway. Clerk in general store, "Old Stone Store," Waterloo, Que., 1867-1870; bought out same business and became head of firm known as Robinson Bros. & Stevens, Waterloo, 18701874; accountant, Eastern Townships Bank, 1876-1877, at Waterloo, Que., and manager, Granby, Que., Huntand Granby, ington 1877-1908; chartered member and director Orford Mountain Railway, 1888-1899;
rissey,
St. Lawrence Adirondack Railway, 1891-1896. Served as Ensign, No. 1 Waterloo Company, on active service during Fenian Raids, 1866; Captain and Paymaster, 79th Battalion, Shefford Highlanders, 1871; Honorary Major, retiring 1879. Clubs: British Empire Club, London, England; Engineers' Club, Montreal, St. James, Montreal. Society: A.F. & A.M. (Master, Shefford Lodge, No. 52, 1874-1875)

Government Director,

M.,

James

&

B.;

2nd wife, Elsie C.

(Waterloo.) Conservative; Anglican.

Married Julia M. Reynolds, daughter of Captain Zenas Reynolds, Waterloo, Que., Sept. 20, 1871; had three sons of whom one survives, W. Wynne R., Captain in Canadian Officers' Training Corps. The eldest, 1888 Charles died in Aubrey, and the youngest, F. Reginald R., Lieut. 73rd Battalion Royal Highlanders of

Canada

Overseas,

was

killed in action

Aug. 19, 1916, near

Ypres, Flanders.

W. H. ROBINSON

ROBINSON, William Hezekiah, Born WaterMajor, Granby, Que. loo, Que., April 17, 1848, son of Jonathan and Emma Jane (Dampier) E. Robinson. Shefford Academy, Waterloo, Que. Bishop's College ator
;

Nathan O., WaterBorn Sutton, Que., April 7, 1857, son of John E. and ElizaRockwell. beth Sec'y(Hawley) Treas. Township of Shefford School Commissioners; Township of Shefford and Shefford County Agr'l Society; Com. of Commissioners' Court; valuloo,

ROCKWELL,
Que.

Town

of Waterloo; A.F.

&

A.M.,

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R.A.M., I.O.O.F., I.O.F. Liberal; Methodist. Married Kate L. Clarke, May 11, 1881; one daughter, Jessie L., 1889.

of Mirror Lake; served as Councillor and School Commissioner for Corporation of Marbleton for many years;
pres.

Farmers'

Club;

dir.

Agricul-

tural Society No. II.; C.O.F., Dudswell Fish and Game Club; Conservative;
J.

Methodist. Married Elizabeth Oughtred, daughter of W. W. Oughtred, Marbleton, Dec. 21, 1887; children, Guy O., 1890 (deceased 1900); Mabel M., 1895; Elsie J.,

1897.

ROLFE, George Saunders, Bishop's Born at Dudswell, Crossing, Que. Que., April 12, 1873, son of Cyrus C. and Charlotte (Shepherd) Rolfe; English, great grandfather came
from England and
first settled in

Me-

DR. D. A.

RODGER

RODGER,

David Alexander, M.D.

Born at Lachute, C.M., Cowansville July 23, 1868, son of William Rodger and Annie Robertson; Scotch. E. Lachute Academy, McGill and 1897; children, Maud D., 1898; MarBishop's College School; degree M.D. jorie E., 1899; Hiram J., 1901. C.M.; member Municipal Council; Mason, Odd Fellow; Liberal; Presbyterian. Married Mabel Alice Boright, ROLFE, Albert Charles, Lime daughter of S. N. Boright, Sutton, Ridge, Que. Born South Ham, Que., Que., 1903; one son, William Sher- Jan. 19, 1859, son of G. and Betsy (Rice) Rolfe; English, grandfather man, Feb. 9, 1904.

gantic County, later at South Ham, Que. E. public schools; member A. Squadron, 7th Hussars; Councillor, for elected 1912, re-elected 1915; some time in pulp wood business; in 1907 purchased present property, engaged in stock raising and general farming; as Councillor in favor of advantage of municipalities taking Provincial Good Roads Act; clubs, Dudswell Fish & Game; ConservaMarried Ada C. tive; Methodist. Jenkins (deceased 1913) daughter of Silas Jenkins, Eaton, Que., Sept. 8,

was born
Warrington, MarBorn Dudswell, Que., bleton, Que. Sept. 26, 1856, son of Gershorn and Betsy (Rice) Rolfe; English, grandfather, born in England and came when a young man to Megantic Co., later locating at South Ham, Que. E. at public school spent some time in New England States; later in 1880 went to Montana and for two years engaged in lumber business; 1882 returning to Dudswell and succeeded father on homestead; later sold property to Dominion Lime Co. and purchased present property on east side

in

England; settled

in

Me-

ROLFE,

Israel

gantic County, later located at South

Ham.

E. Dudswell Academy; membeb of Megantic battalion; served as

Councillor many years; director County Agr'l Society; as young man spent several years lumbering in Montana, returning to Lime Ridge 1882, engaging in farming, breeding registered Durham cattle; I.O.O.F. Married Conservative; Anglican. Flora Hooker, (deceased 1895); 2nd Elva Chaddock, daughter of Henry Chaddock, Eaton, Que., Jan. 12, 1898; children, Lora B., 1884; Austin H., 1886 (deceased 1892).
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and Mary Young; Dutch. E. at ClarLacolle and Coaticook enceville, Academies. In 1893 bought out stock of general merchandise known as the J. W. Dean store on the border between Clarenceville and Alburg, Vt. sold and came to Waterville in April, 1896, and formed partnership with Willis C. Rowe as Rowe & Rowe, gen.

merchants; partnership existed until 1907 when F. A. Burton purchased interests of Willis C. Rowe and was partner for about two years; 1909 took over business as sole proprietor under name of F. H. Rowe; I.O.O.F.; Conservative Married Anglican. Frances Rosilla, daughter of Clark U. 2nd and Jane Miller (deceased) Rosalind, 1912. wife, Edith Kathleen Wells, daughter ROSS, Alexander, Cookshire, Que. of late Geo. Wells, Waterville; chilBorn Gould, Que., Aug. 1, 1850, son dren, Mary Beatrice, 1896; Frank Dorothea Jane, of James and Marianne 1900; (Brown) Harcourt, E. public 1904. Ross; Scotch and Irish. schools; Lt. and Capt., No. 2 Co., ROWELL, Albert Eugene, 45 Lon55th Battalion, Senior Major, 58th Born at Batt. Sec'y-Treas. School Commis- don St., Sherbrooke, Que. sioners from age of 16 to 21 years; Hatley, Que., Oct. 6, 1875, son of Mayor of Lingwick for 17 years; Thomas and Jennie (Whitcomb) Warden Compton Co., 2 yrs. Sec'y- Rowell; English; grandfather (NathTreas. Compton Co. since 1891; col- an Rowel) came from New Bedford, lector of customs since Jan. 1, 1891; Mass., and settled at Hatley. E. HatMaster Mason, R.A.M., Knight Temp- ley and Ontario Business College, lar and Karnak Templar, Montreal, Belleville, Ont. member Sherbrooke St. C.O.F., George's Club, Sher- Board of Trade; began business cabrooke, Victoria Club, Cookshire; reer at Lynn, Mass.; in 1903, in partnership with his father under name Conservative; Presbyterian. of Rowell, Son & Co., purchased the ROTHERA, William Henry, Inver- business of C. H. Fletcher at SherBorn Kughley, England, brooke, consisting of wholesale bisness, Que. Dec., 1880, son of Rev. Joseph Roth- cuit and confectionery manufactory; era and Sarah Halpsworth; English; member Sherbrooke Curling; ConserMarried father came from England in 1888, vative; Christian Science. family following in 1889, settling Josephine M. Todd, daughter of Silas first at Capelton and later at Leeds. Todd, Compton, Que., Sept. 13, 1899; E. Leeds Academy and Montreal; children, Alberta Josephine, 1903; I.O.O.F. Entered employ of Quebec Gerald Eugene, 1906. Bank in 1902 at Victoriaville acted as clerk, teller and accountant at ROY, Rev. P. Rufus, Scotstown, Shawinigan, Sturgeon Falls, Quebec Que. Born Sabrevois, Que., Dec. 2, City and other places; appointed 1883, son of John James and Lydia manager at Inverness in 1910; Angli- (Rondeau) Roy; Huguenot. E. Mccan. Married Elizabeth G. Hume, Gill University, 1901-05; Bishop's 1905-07 Lennoxville, daughter of Dr. W. L. Hume, Leeds University, B.A., McGill, 1905 B.A., ad eundem, Village, June 5, 1913.
;

Rosenbloom, Joseph R., merchant, Born in Poland, Sherbrooke, Que. 1868, son of Isaac Rosenbloom; came to Canada with his parents at age of two years, his father being engaged in mercantile business at Monckland, Ont. E. public schools; came to Sherbrooke in 1885; in 1897 established clothing business which has steadily grown to be one of the largest men's wear stores in the Eastern Townships; member A.F. & A.M., I.O. Sherbrooke Board of Trade, O.F., Governor Sherbrooke Hospital; Jewish. Married Leah Anna Vineberg, March 1, 1905; children, Lewis Isaac, 1906; William Jacob, 1907; Dorothy

ROWE, Frank

Holden, Waterville,

Born at Clarenceville, Que., Que. Dec. 19, 1862, son of Geo. J. Rowe

Bishop's University, 1906, and L.S.T., 1907; won prize for Hebrew, McGill, 1903; Semitic Languages, 1904; at Bishop's University won Principal's

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member
St.

250

prize for Church History and VicePrincipal's prize for Hebrew in 1907; obtained first class aggregate prize in L.S.T. in 1907; Incumbent of Melbourne, Que., before coming to

Scotstown in 1914; A.F.


O.F., C.O.F.; Anglican.

&

A.M., I.O.

Francois Godfroi, Scotstown, St. Foye, Que., Oct. 25, 1859, son of Joseph and Emelie E. public (Huot) Roy; French. schools; Councillor Scotstown, 1898; Mayor 1916-17, also, 1909-10; Sec'yTreas. Catholic School Board since 1888; organized and charter member Court Catholic Order of Foresters, 1892; Artisans Canadian Francais and Alliance Nationale; ConservaClerked in tive; Roman Catholic. general store for several years established general store, Windsor Mills, 1880-84 erected building and opened store in Scotstown 1886; sold to L. J. Lotbiniere, in Miller, 1912; also Married Honorine dealt in lumber. Noel, Lothbiniere, June 20, 1892..

ROY,

C.O.F., Alliance Nationale, Joseph, Knights of Columbus; Married Liberal; Roman Catholic. Georgina Boutin, daughter of John Boutin, Sherbrooke, Sept. 22, 1896; children, Edelbert, 1898; Sylva, 1899; Fredolin, 1900; Andre, 1910; Marcel, 1917.

Que.

Born

RUGG, Frederick S., Sherbrooke, Q ue Born Sept. 29, 1879, at Perth, Qnt., son of Dr. H. C. Rugg and Ellen
.

(Kurd) Rugg. E. Stanstead Coland McGill University, where he graduated in law with degree of B.C.
c.

lege
L.;

St. George's Club, Sherbrooke, Curling Club, St. Francis Golf Club, Sherbrooke Snowshoe Club, Massawippi Canoe Club; Conservative; Congrcgationalist. After leaving colentered law firm of Hurd & lege Fraser, subsequently Hurd, Fraser,

Macdonald & Rugg. The firm is now composed of Lt.-Col. H. R. Fraser, Married CarK.C., and F. S. Rugg. r ie H. Hovey, Sherbrooke, June 6,
1911.

ROY,
Que. Nov.
lina
2,

Rev. Louis Ephreme, Bury, Born at Bridgewater, Ont., 1861, son of Beloni and Deat

j
L., Sutton, Que. Sutton j unct ion, Que., 1875 &on of Garrett and Audrey (Spencer) Safford; English. E blic gchool and Sutt on | cad . in 1895 became member of Bo . ri h { & Safford b general stor ini Partner's interest in 1911; CounSutton village, Mayor 2 terms, chairman Sutton School Board; A.F. & A.M., R.A.M. Conservative; AngliC an. Married Minnie F. Curley, at Sutton, Sept. 16, 1896; children, Francis C., 1898; Alice K., 1900;
'

^- E. P^ench Metibodist faatitute, _ Born Montreal, Wesleyan Theological Col- M 25 Montreal and Victoria Universlege

(Sympere) Roy; French-Canad-

SAFFO RD, Frank

MarOnt.; Protestant ried Louise Georgina Demers, daughter of Charles Demers at North Ely, Ue 189 U1Se dl Yo^ Y T?I ySS6S ;A " ?S5^' A Ur re 89 9 J ?'V 1 T U>

ityCobourg

'

1U

3w

Joseph Octave, 64 King Born at Ste. St., Sherbrooke, Que. Malachie, Que., July 15, 1876, son of Ignace and Flavie (Ruel) Royer French. E. at Brothers' School, Sherbrooke; after leaving school entered employ of the F. X. Darche & Sons, general merchants, Sherbrooke; with said firm 12 years; accepted position as clerk with L. H. Guay, Sherbrooke, in 1900; formed partnership with H. Fisette as Royer & Fisette,
;

ROYER,

Nellie

M. 1901.

Jet.,

grocers and furniture dealers, Sherbrooke; 1912 sold interest and engaged in real estate, doing business in

Sherbrooke and Eastern Townships;

Garrett, Sutton Que. Born at Sutton Jet. June 8, 1863, son of Garrett and Andrea (Spencer) Saiford; English; grandfather, J. Safford, was born in Conn, and came to Sutton Township as one of U. E. Loyalists and first settled in township. E. Sutton Academy. Was engaged in farming at Sutton Jet. and in partnership established wholesale and retail hide business which

SAFFORD, Myron

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later grew to be one of largest in Depot Staff, Havre, France, July 14, conducted by Mr. 1916. Married Yvonne Caroline Birprovince, being Garret Safford and Sons, Myron and tin, London, Eng., July 7, 1916. Wesley under business name of Garret Safford; in 1885 went to Bethel, Born at SANGSTER, James R. Vt., and took charge of tannery for Sherbrooke, Que., Nov., 1871, son of Alley Bros. & Place, which position James and Isabella (Michie) Sanghe held for about 15 years; returned ster; Scotch. E. Sherbrooke High to Sutton Jet. in 1900 and since that School; spent several years in law date has been in business with W. R. office of Gate, Wells and White offiand S. P. Safford, dealers in hides, cial Court Stenographer until 1911 into etc.; A.F. & A.M., R.A.M., Knight when he entered partnership Anglican, with E. J. Page in the business of Conservative; Templar; Married Penelope Hamilton, daughter Page Printing and Binding Co. Marof Dr. R. S. Hamilton, of Sutton, ried Jennie Kurd, daughter of Dr. H. Que., Sept. 3, 1888; children, Harry C. Rugg, Sept., 1898; three children, H., 1889 (deceased 1910); Marion two of whom are living, Frederick M., 1891; Penelope S., 1897; Doro- James, and Alice Jean. thy M., 1901; Andrea B., 1903. SAUNDERS, Frederick Charles, Bedford, Que. -- Born at Montreal, son of John in May, 18&0, CAIIC r\ -j i u GV,^I Sher- Que., SALLS, David Johnson Elizabeth &nd Stretch (Liddle ) Born at Stanstead, brooke, Que. vice-ores O S 1879 son of Stephen and Oct. 21 Francis (Derick) Sails E. Stanstead, Mf drector Bedford Light & c Derby, Vt. and Sherbrooke schools. p j p chairman of Prot. Q Howard and Co egtant Sch ool Commissioners for a Member firm which firm handles about 10,000,00 ident rg twQ number f feet sawn lumber and 30 to 50,000 f Bedfor Board of Trade; Liberal; cords of pu pwood yearly, also inter- A Married Evelyn Eliza * lican ested in companies: Sher- Mu t Philipsburg> Que>> * Deck following B & L. brooke Iron Works, Ltd
; '

BC.

'

Mfg. Co.,
dustrial

St.

Co,

Brick Co

Vendome M T IOQC Co., Realty Boulevard Co., etc.; Liberal; Methodist. Married Eveline Pozer, daughSAVAGE, Robert Alfred, South ter late John A. Pozer, St. George, Stukely, Que. Born Shefford, Nov. Beauce, July 4, 1906; one daughter, 28, 1852, son of John and Margaret Edna S., April 25, 1908. (Todd) Savage; Irish, Capt. John Savage (grandfather) served in the war of 1776 and came to Shefford SAMPSON, Capt. H. A., Sher- County from the States in 1792, beBorn at ing one of the first settlers and a brooke, in overseas service Quebec, July 2, 1881. Joined 53rd leading associate of the township of Can. Exp. Shefford. E. public schools. Fifteen Regt. in 1899; joined councillor; Mayor several Force, Aug. 10, 1914; left Canada years with 1st Canadian Contingent in years; president county agricultural Sept., 1914, as Capt. in the 12th Can. society; succeeded father as farmer Batt. transferred to 1st Can. Batt. on homestead and later entered live July 10, 1915, as Capt. and Com- stock business and real estate, formpany Commander; wounded, March ing partnership with Geo. Roberts, owners of farm property, 14, 1916; returned to duty March 18, Granby, 1916, sent to hospital May 18, 1916, timber limits, etc.; 1912 purchased suffering from shell shock and strain- general store, South Stukely, under ed heart; transferred to Can. Base firm name R. A. Savage & Sons; LibNormount
' ,
;

6 18?9 children> Edith Anna g t InDe cker, 1880; Walter Reuben, 1883; and Brant Murray, 1886; Douglas Escott, International Lumber Co., 188g Frederick Wi H iam> 1892; Har,

Lawrence Lumber
Sherbrooke
Tile

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SCOTT,
Born

261

Married Miranda E. Knowlton, daughter of S. Parker, Knowlton, South Stukely, Que., Jan. 5, 1875; children, Maud E., 1880; Mabel J., 1883; Henry H. and James J. (twins) 1885; Blanche A., 1891.

Robert, Scotstown, Que. Lanark, Scotland, Jan. 18, 1860, son of John and Martha (Murdock) Scott; Scotch; his father, John was sent from Scotland in Scott, 1871 by Glasgow Canadian Land Co.,
to locate lands, etc.; was influenced Sawyer and Colin Noble, by late

Wm.

Irwin Academy of Music, Sherbrooke, Que. -- Born at son of Robert Leeds, Eng., 1872. Sawdon and Martha Rose. E. at Leeds Technical School, Licentiate of commenced piano study at Music; seven years of age commenced serious study on piano with Alfred Christenson, R.A.M.; violin, John Mulloy, R.A.M. and John Dunn, the great English violinist and lastly organ and harmony under Dr. Spark, Leeds
;

SAWDON,

City, organist, making debut as a solo violinist in conjunction with Dr. Sparks' organ recital; 1st violin Har-

rogate Municipal Orchestra and was engaged for principal oratorios per-

formance from Trent to Tweed;. left the Harrogate appointment to come to Sherbrooke in 1908; has worked Married Mary C. McDonald, June 20, primarily for the uplift of musical 1888; children, J. Dewar, Marion, Eleanor and Kathleen, art, bringing to Sherbrooke such, as Stewart, New York Symphony, late Madame Leslie. Nordica, David Bispham and others; principal Sherbrooke Academy of SELBY, Oscar C., Dunham, Que. Music, Music Master Bishop's ColBorn at East Dunham, Jan. 10, 1876, lege School; organist and choir masand Ruth Gleason ter Methodist Church, Coaticook, son of Thomas conductor Sherbrooke Symphony Or- Selby; English; grandfather born in Sub- England, came to Canada with parchestra, director Sherbrooke ents. E. at Dunham Academy. C. scription Concerts; A.F. & A.M. Married E. J. Evans, daughter of T. p R telegraph operator about three Feb. 28, years; clerk in general store for 7 Evans, Pembroke, Wales, 1898; one son, Chas. Irwin, April 7, years; later bought stock and merchandise of Mrs. F. F. Wood at Dun1908. ham; conducted general store business for 10 years, retiring in 1911
-

after travelling over much of Canada, to settle at Scotstown, receiving large tract of land from government for bringing out settlers; he also bought large tracts bringing the total up to 35,000 acres; this territory was all a wilderness and Scott was one of the first settlers, the town of Scotstown being named after him. Subsketch has served as ject of this chairman school board 12 years; Sec'y-Treas., Scotstown, 15 years; appointed postmaster 1911; Independent; Presbyterian; I.O.O.F. and C.O.F.; 1875-1887 in dry goods business, Montreal; 1887-1890 in partnership with his brother John at Scotstown; in 1890 bought out brother's interest and has owned store since,

SCOTT, Nathaniel George, M.L.A., Scotstown Born Dec. 25, 1880, at Scotstown, Que., son of Robt. B. and E. Scotstown Pierrette (Boy) Scott and Stanstead College. Director of Scotstown Manufacturing Co. and Scotstown Electric Light Co.; Librepresenting County in Quebec Legislature; Presbyterian. Married, Sept. 5, 1906, Louise Mclver, daughter of John S. Mclver, of Galson, Que.; children, Irene L., Robt. B., Reita M., and Grant J.
eral,

taking over part interest in Citizens Tel. Co.; 1913 purchased partner's interest, extending system completely covering counties of Missisquoi and Brome, connecting with Bell Telephone Co. of Canada for long distance connection; councillor, school commissioner, secretary-treasurer for village and township of Dunham; A. F. & A.M.; Conservative; Anglican, Married Mary Ernestine Stevens, daughter of- S. Stevens, Dunham, June 10, 1905; children, Rowland S.,

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20, 1894; children, Warren E., 1895; George F., 1900.

1907; Evelyn Donna, 1914.

1910;

Ruth Sept.

SEALE, Alfred Joseph, Major, Granby, Que. Born at Granby, May 2, 1873, son of Richard and Eliza (Gray) Seale. Many years manager electric light station, Granby; served in local militia 1888 till 1910 when he retired with rank of Major; A.F. & A.M. Conservative Anglican. Married Mary Norris at Minton, June
; ;

30, 1896.

SEARLES, George Edward, R.M.


D., Stanstead

Born Barnston, Aug.

24, 1863, son of Harry and Susan J. (Blake) Searles; English; grandfather came to Stanstead from Connecticut when a young man. E. public schools; elected municipal council

1904; Mayor 1910; School Commissioner; member County Agr'l Soc. ; first in early engaged in farming;

W. A. SHELTUS and Yukon territory; 1903 purchased present dairy farm represented munSHELTUS, William Ashley, Bedicipality Barnston at good roads conBorn Bedford, Nov. 11, ford, Que. gress, Montreal, 1914; A.F. & A.M. Married Annie E. Burnet, daughter 1850, son of Hannable and Prudence father late Robt. Burnet, Farnham, Que., (Stinehour) Sheltus; English, VerDec. 3, 1896; one daughter, Susan E., (Hannable Sheltus) was born in mont 1815 and came to Canada 1850 1902. settling 'at Bedford he died at Bedford 1888. E. public school and BedSHAW, Royal Fred, Waterloo, ford Academy; entered Bedford Born Kingsey Falls, Aug. 27, C Que. 1904, re-elected 1906; Mayor 1861, son of Edwin and Catherine 1908, re-elected 1909, also 1916-17; (Wilcox) Shaw; Scotch. United Em- School Commissioner 1899-1911, E. Waterloo pire Loyalist stock. chairman 1911; appointed CommisAcademy, Secretary-Treasurer Wat- sioner Com. Court, Bedford, in 1904; erloo School Board, member Board Justice of Peace; member Bedford of Trade, A.F. & I.O.O.F., Board of A.M., Trade; pres. Liberal Assoc;
;

province to put condensed milk on the market, shipments sent to west

<

I.O.F.,

After leaving school entered employ of F. M. Carpenter, Waterloo, where he remained for three years; later with A. S. Sewell & Co., druggists, Boston; in 1886 accepted position as traveller for Davis & Lawrence Co., Montreal, where he remained four years; in 1890 came to Waterloo and entered his father's jewelry store; on his father's death in 1910 took over business; also carries on an extensive insurance business. Married Gertrude A. Eager, Waterloo, Que.,

C.p.F.;

Liberal;

Methodist.

1907County, Missisquoi 1912; A.F. & A.M.; Masonic D.D. G.M., Bedford District; R.A.M., I.O. Married O.F. Liberal; Anglican. Minnie Brown, Dunham, Jan. 13, 1896; children, Cathleen P., 1898;
iation,
;

Hannable

A.,,

1900.

SHEPARD,

Arthur

Janes,

Frel-

ighsburg Born Frelighsburg, April 16, 1881, son of Thomas and Sophia Shepard; general mer(Spencer) chant; Secretary-Treasurer Frelighs-

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burg village 1905-1915; member Board of Trade; A.F. & A.M.; Sec'yTreas. Frontier Fish and Game Club; Married Conservative Anglican. Geneva M. Blinn, daughter of Hir;

SIMPSON, Arthur Fisher, collector Inland Revenue, Sherbrooke, Que. Born Montreal, July 31, 1848, son of and Catherine William (Fisher) Scotch-Irish, grandfather Simpson
;

man

Blinn at Frelighsburg, April 29, 1902; one daughter, Dorothy H., 1913.

Simpson) was ensign under the Duke of Wellington at battle of


(John
Waterloo, later came to Canada setE. Montreal tling at Kingston, Ont.

SHEPARD, Edward

High School; Councillor and Mayor


After of Lennoxville several years. leaving school entered employ of Lymans Clare and Co., Montreal; of ac1870 accepted position

Born burg, Que. 3, 1875, son of Thomas and Sophia (Spencer) Shepard; English descent. Grammar School; E. Frelighsburg Commissioner School (chairman) A.F. & A.M.; hotel proprietor conducting American House, also interested in farming; takes interest in general public improvements; member Frontier Fish & Game Club Conservative; Anglican. Married. Blanche Phelps, daughter of Nelson Phelps, Stanbridge East, Feb. 4, 1897; children, Thomas N., Clyde M., Walter E., Edeline L.
;

M., FrelighsFrelighsburg, Oct.

Paton Mills Co., countant with 1877 cashier InterSherbrocke; national Railway (Sherbrooke to Lake Megantic) now C.P.R., 1884; now collector Inland Revenue and inspector of gas and electricity with offices at Sherbrooke; member Victoria Rifles, Montreal, and with said troops Fenian raid, 1866; in 1870 with Col. King's staff, second Fenian raid; received medals; member Montreal lacrosse team and played cham-

SHERMAN,
ville,

Que. 1845; served in council since 1890; Mayor three terms; school commissioner twenty-five years; a very Conservative ; farmer successful Methodist. Married Amada Stevens, Compton, Que., 1874; children, Edwin, 1875; Bertha, 1882; Walter,
22,
;

pionship match against Caughnawaga Indians on first Dominion Day, 1867, James Alfred, Martinmember A.F. & A.M., Born Eaton, Que., Dec. Montreal; St.
I.O.F.,

George's

(Sherbrooke).

Married Elizabeth H. Mears, daughter of Henry Mears, Sussex, Eng., 1872; children, Arthur H. M. (deceased 1906) Harriet H. M., Edward G. W., deceased 1903; Florence G.
;

SHURTLEFF, William Lewis, Born CoatiLL.D., Coaticook, Que. cook, March 29, 1864, son of Lyman and Ruth E. Shurtleff; English. E. SHERMAN, William, Martinville Born Eaton, Que., April 10, 1850. Coaticook High School and Bishop's also College University; Doctor of Laws; Served as councillor
1880.

many years, school commissioner; always engaged admitted to Bar in 1886; appointed elected Batonin farming; Conservative; Methodist. King's Counsel 1903; Married Julia Goodwin, daughter of niar of St. Francis Bar in 1913; electTownHenry Goodwin, Scotstown, Feb. 2, ed representative of Eastern Bar on Executive Committee 1882 1902); children, ships' (deceased of the Dominion Bar Ass'n at its orFrank L. and Sarah F. ganization in 1914; first Can. Counsel engaged by Harry K. Thaw and AtSIMONS, Howard John, Bury torney of Record in court proceedBorn at Bury, March 11, 1891, son of ings taken by Thaw; has been Town John Albro and Amelia (Barter) Attorney since his admission to the Simons; English. E. at Bury Model Bar 30 years ago; purchased CoatiSchool. Manager of the Merchants' cook Observer in 1890 in partnership Bank at Bury; member C.O.F., Ma- with late L. S. Channell, whose intersonic, Odd Fellows; Church of Eng- est he acquired a year later and continued as editor and proprietor of the land.

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DR. W.

L.

SHURTLEFF

DR.

GEORGE

F.

SLACK

chairman of Coati paper op's College School, Lennoxville, B.A. cook School Board for many years; McGill member Royal Colmember of Protestant Committee of lege ofCollege, Surgeons, England; M.D. the Council of Public Instruction for C.M. house surgeon Charing Cross Province of Quebec; representative C.P.R. Co. Hospital, London, Eng. of Protestant Committee on Teacher Surgeon at Farnham; Surgeon C. V. and Training Committee of MacdonRy. Co., Farnham; Ry. examiner for ald College; trustee of Strathcona Engineers, Firemen and Conductors' Trust; Conservative, elected organ- Brotherhoods; Conservative; Angliizer of Conservative party in E. T. can. Married Miss Acton Lichfield, when it came into power in 1911; 1870; children, Frederick William, Government as Commis- Beatrice appointed by Marie, Isabella, nurse in sioner for Quebec Province, to inCanadian forces, England; Malcolm into charge of political partiquire Ross. M.D. C.M. in overseas Can. Forsanship; Methodist; Superintendent ces in France; Rosa Frances. Methodist School
until 1908;
;
;

Sunday

many

years; elected twice as pres. for SunSMALL, Reid Paig, Dunham, Que. day School Union for Province; Born at Dunham, Que., April 19, served as pres. of the Prov. C. E. son of Jas. S. and Lucinda Union and as vice-pres. for the C.E. 1865, (Brooks) Small; Scotch, father came Union for Dom. of Canada. Married, from Scotland with his father at the June 20, 1887, Edna L. Alger, daughage of 12 years, settling at Dunham. ter of Henry and Serepta Alger of E. at Dunham Academy. Engaged in one daughter, Nellie Eaton, Que. farming and later with S. J. Small, Blanche. formed partnership under name of Small Bros. Mfg. of maple sugar SLACK, Dr. George Frederick, makers' supplies, and improved lightBorn Granby, Que., ning evaporator in Canada and New Farnham, Que March 2, 1847, son of Rural Dean England States; interested in agriculSlack and I. Johnston, daughter of ture, owner of real estate; prominent for late Rev. Thos. Johnston, first S.P.G. Liberal, refusing nomination missionary at Halifax and afterwards Missisquoi Co. Councillor of Dunat Abbotsford; English. E. at Bish- ham village several years; Mayor
;

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Warden Missisquoi Co. 1910-15; 1915; School Commissioner Dunham of Justice appointed Township; Peace; I.O.O.F. Liberal; Methodist.
;

J.

D.

SMITH

A. C.

SMITH

SMITH, John Denison, merchant, Richmond, Que. Born at Richmond, Que., Nov. 7, 1875, son of John H. Smith and Malvina C. Denison, father born in Alloa, Scotland, mother born
in

Cleveland,

Que.

E.

at

common

Elgin

SMITH, Alexander Cambray, 47 -- Born in Mayor St., Granby, Que.

schools, St. Francis College, MontBusiness real Montreal; College,

London, Eng., Aug. 22, 1877, son of late W. Bickerton Smith; English. E. at Granby High School and privatt Entered service of Mertuition. chants' Bank of Canada at Montreal in May, 1895; served four years in Sherbrooke and finally becoming accountant of Ste. Catherine Street Branch; resigned Sept., 1901, to enter service of Eastern Townships Bank, Montreal; moved to Granby,

of Richmond, 1917; Town Councillor for four years; Liberal; Past Master St. Francis Lodge A.F. & A.M.; P.G.S.W. Grand Lodge; Past Principal Holyrood Chapter R.A.M.; Dist. Sup. R.A.M.; Sussex Preceptory and Priory No. 9, K. T., Sherbrooke-

Karnak Temple A.A.O.N.M.S., Montreal; Pioneer Lodge, No. 7, I.O.O.F.,

Richmond; Union Encampment, No. 3, Sherbrooke; Olive Branch No. 9 D.R.; C.O.F.; Past Pres. St. Andrew's Methodist. Jan., 1903; appointed manager of Society, Richmond Co. Violet Pauline Palmer, Granby Branch E. T. Bank, Sept., Married 1908, which position held until amal- daughter of M. J. Palmer, Richmond, gamation with C. B. of Commerce, Que., Oct. 26, 1910; children, Helen and has filled same position for C. B. Malvina. 1911; John Earle Dennison,
;

Commerce since; member Council 1912; Pauline Eunice E., 1915. Board of Trade; Treas. Can. Pat. SMITH, Capt. John Ernest, SherFund; Granby Club, Granby Golf Born Megantic, Feb. Club; Conservative; Anglican. Mar- brooke, Que. ried Mary E. Gilmour, daughter of 27, 1887, son of Malcolm and Marlate Geo. W. Gilmour, Waterloo; garet (McLeod) Smith; Scotch. E. Oct., Que., 1908; one daughter, at Megantic public school, Stanstead Katharine E. Wesleyan College. For several years
of

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was connected with Sherbrooke Record Co. as city editor and later as advertising solicitor; resigned to go overseas with 117th Eastern TownBatt., upon this batt. being broken up was transferred to 22nd Reserve Batt. as Adjutant; later

ships

joined the Forestry Division; member Sherbrooke A.F. & A.M., C.O.F., Snowshoe Club, Sherbrooke Curling Presbyterian. Conservative; Club;

Married Bertha M. Edwards, daughter of John Edwards, Sherbrooke, Que., June 7, 1910; one daughter, Marjorie Muir, Nov. 20, 1914.

stead, Que. -- Born Cassville, Que., Jan. 20, 1858, son of Wm. A. and

SMITH,

Henry

Havelock,

Stan-

Jane

Scotch, Smith; (Boynton) father born in Banffshire, Scotland, coming to Stanstead about 1830. E. S. C. SMITH public school and Stanstead Wesleyan College; member of Company No. 3, 5th Regiment of Cavalry (now dis- ware, groceries, feed, etc. member banded) elected Councillor of Stan- Coaticook Board of Trade; A.F. & stead Township in 1910, re-elected A.M., I.O.O.F., Mountaineer Hunting Liberal. Married 1914; Mayor in 1916; member Farm- Club; Methodist; Lovell ers' Club; Conservative; Methodist. June 10, 1908, Mary Wellman Mr. Smith succeeded father on home- Coaticook; children, Wellman S., stead farm near Cassville until 1906 1910; Helen Barbara, 1911; Roger when he disposed of that property Lovewell, 1912. and bought farm known as the "iYlansur Property"; as farmer Mr. SMITH, Dr. Charles M., Scotstown, Smith has followed mixed farming Que. Born Red Mountain, Oct. 13, and later breeder of registered Dur- 1878, son of Charles and Catherine ham cattle; as councillor supported (Buchanan) Smith. Family came E. public good roads policy; Sec'y-Treas. for from Scotland in 1841. the Fairfax Butter and Cheese Ass'n schools; M.D.C.M. McGill University, during 1911 and 1912 and president chairman of School Commissioners, from January, 1913, to January, Scotstown; Past Grand I.O.O.F.; P. 1914; Sec'y-Treas. of Cassville Ceme- W.M., A.F. & A.M.; president of Married Lilla D. Compton Co. Agr'l Society; Contery since 1900. Graduated Bartlett, daughter of Sanborn Bart- servative Presbyterian. lett, Cassville, Que., Sept. 13, 1886; from McGill in 1904 and located in Married Margaret Malchildren, Harold B., 1887; Maria S., Scotstown. 1888; Walter A., 1889; Agnes G., vina McKay, Aug. 25, 1902; children, Miriam Ross and Jean Catherine. 1891; Nelson R., 1893.
;
;

SMITH,
Que.

Stewart

C.,

Coaticook,

SMYTH,

Late William John, Inver-

partner in firm of B. J. Smith & Son, later settling in Kingston; served wholesale and retail dealers in hard- three years in militia during rebellion

Born April 17, 1884, son of ness, Que. (Deceased Aug. 9, 1917.) Bryant and Etta (Frost) Smith. E. Born at Kingston, Ont., Sept. 15, Coaticook Academy; after leaving 1838, son of John Smyth and Mary school entered employ of his father, (McCracken) Smyth; Irish; father B. J. Smith, and in 1907, became came to Lotbiniere County, Quebec,

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1837, and came again to Megantic County in 1849 where he died in


E. public schools; Elected 1893. Sec'y-Treas. for School Board; Sec'yTreas. for Council for municipality of Nelson for twenty years; first councillor for Inverness, serving for about ten years; appointed Justice of Peace about thirty years ago; Postmaster for many years of East Magdala, Que.; member I.O.O.F. and L. For O.L. Independent; Anglican.
;

many

years followed farming in of Nelson in Megantic also engaged in insurance County, business; in 1885 disposed of farm property and removed to Inverness village devoting entire time to general insurance work, also acting as executor for estates, valuator, etc. Mr. Smyth has always been a staunch supporter of improvement of rural highways and betterment of schools, in fact all matters pertaining to the improving of life in rural sections; he is one of Megantic County's successMarried ful and widely known men. Jane McCutcheon, daughter of Robert McCutcheon, Township of Nelson, Megantic, Nov. 13, 1860; children, John, 1864; William, 1866; Annie M., 1868; Andrew and Louise, (latter deceased Dec., 1872); Harriet, 1874, (deceased 1898) Frederick T., 1876; Louise J., 1878; Beatrice, 1884.

Township

J. B.

SMYTHE

SOLES, Charles Edward, Sherbrooke, Que. - - Born at Knowlton, Brome Co., Feb. 8, 1879, son Orlando John and Henrietta E. (Dow) Soles. U. E. Loyalist from Vermont. E. at
Knowlton and Sutton Academies and

SMYTHE, Joseph Burton, CoatiBorn East Boston, Mass.. cook, Que. son of Hugh and Sept. 29, 1873, Martha (Brown) Smythe; Scotch. E.
Lowell Grammar School and Boston High School; holds first-class engineer's license; member Coaticook Board of Trade, chairman Industrial Committee, 1915; Mason, Odd Fellow, P.G., Encampment, P.C.P., Macabee, P.C.; Conservative; Methodist. Employed by Carter, Dinsmore, 1888,

Jordan, Marsh & Co., 1889; apprenticed to J. H. Long, machinist, Fort Hill Square, Boston, 1890; employed by A. O. Norton, 1893; foreman of Boston shop 1901 to 1906; appointed C. E. SOLES superintendent Canadian shop of A. O. Norton, Ltd., 1906, at Coaticook. Married Edith Marie Vara, Oct. 8, Berthier (en haut) Grammar School. 1902; children, Hilma Marie, 1904; Assistant Post Office Inspector, SherPearle Marguerite, 1906. brooke Assistant PostDivision;

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:

master, Knowlton, Que., 1897-8; ap- school, Bishop's College School and pointed railway mail clerk, Montreal Bishop's College Mayor of LennoxDivision, May, 1900 to 1909, pro- ville in 1914; vice-pres. of Board of moted to Assistant P. 0. Inspector Trade Conservative Anglican. Marwith headquarters at Montreal until ried Mary E. White, daughter of C. 1913, then transferred to Sherbrooke S. White, Lennoxville, Que., June 19, upon the opening of the Sherbrooke 1912; one daughter. Division, comprising the Eastern Townships. Member A.F. & A.M., Sherbrooke Snowshoe Club; Methodist. Married Nina Mae (Carter) Soles, Knowlton, Que., Nov. 7, 1908; one son, Maitland C.
; ;

SOLES, William Dow, West Brome,


Born at Bondville, Que., Aug. 1876, son of Orlando and Henrietta E. (Dow) Soles; extensive farmer and breeder of registered Hoistein cattle and Clydesdale horses School Commissioner Brome Town ship; director Brome County Agr'l Society; I.O.O.F. Liberal; Anglican. Married Donna A. Drew, daughter of David C. Drew, at Bondville, Que., March 29, 1899; children, Flavia H.,
Que.
8,
; ;

1901; Orlando D., 1908; Frank E., 1910; Jessie I., 1913.

SOLES, Clinton England, Scotstown, Que. - - Born Dunham, Que., Dec. 31, 1884, son of Charles R. and Maud (England) Soles; English. E. Cowansville Stanstea Academy, Wesleyan College, A.F. & A.M., R. Entered service of A.M., I.O.O.F. E. T. Bank 1902; served in different branches in Townships and at Winniaccountant at Rock Ispeg, Man. land, 1911; manager Canadian Bank of Commerce, Scotstown, 1913. Married Ruth Evelyn Bailey, Cookshire, Que., Sept. 28, 1911; children, William E. and Sylvia E.
1
;

E. E.

SPENCER

Elijah E., Frelighsburg, St. Armand East, April 19, 1846, son of Ambrose S. and Mary Thomas Spencer; English; ancestors, U. E. Loyalists from New York and Rhode Island. E. at Frelighsburg Grammar School and at Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Was member of Missisquoi in Provincial Parliament

SPENCER,
- -

Que.

Born at

from 1881 to 1897; has been Mayor, Chairman school commissioners, War-

den of Co. of Missisquoi, pres. of Brandon, Agricultural Society, Missisquoi Co. Born at Danville, and pres and mgr. Missisquoi and Sherbrooke, Que. Que., March 22, 1882, son of Dr. and Rouville Mutual Fire Insurance Co. Mrs. A. M. Speer; Canadian. E. at Conservative Unitarian. Married Danville Academy. Bishop's College, Frances S. Galer, daughter of R. L. McGill College; M.D. McGill; Epis- Galer, of Dunham, Que. children, Emma A., wife of F. A. Ayer, Edcopal. mund H., 1890; Muriel F., 1891. SPEID, Arthur Theodore, LennoxBorn at Montreal, Jan. ville, Que. SPENCER, Dr. Hazleton, 31 DufBorn 10, 1882, son of Henry and Helen ferin Ave., Sherbrooke, Que. Catherine (Sivewright) Speid, Nor- Chicago, 111., May 24, 1869, son of and Helen ton, N.B. E. at Lennoxville public Hazleton (Simmons)

SPEER,

Dr.

Robert

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Spencer; English; grandfather, Col. of life works of J. B. E. Dorion Richard Spencer, came from England (L'Enfant Terrible) is also included and settled at Brighton, Ont., where in this book; this book has been conhe died. E. at Albert College, Belle- sulted by all writers of local history ville, Homeopathic Medical College, in Eastern Townships; has also conNew York, M.D.H.M.C., services Met- tributed many essays in reviews and ropolitan Hospital, Blackwell's Island, newspapers; Mr. St-Amant was the and Flower Hospital, New York City; promoter of proposed L'Avenir and came to Sherbrooke 1898 and prac- Melbourne Railway and it is due to ticed medicine since; member A.F. & his energy and tenacity that a charA.M., I.O.O.F., K. of P.; Methodist. ter was secured. Though many times Married Elizabeth Frye, daughter of urgently solicited. Mr. St-Amant has Geo. Fry, Belleville, Ont., Dec. 1, always kept himself out of political
1898.
field;

Notary Public; Sec'y-Treas. of


;

Municipal Council of L'Avenir and STAGEY, William Henry, Bishop's School Commissioner since 1889 Born Ascot, Que., Sec'y-Treas. of Drummond Co. Agr'l Crossing, Que. June 20, 1870, son of Lancelot A. Society; Clerk of Commissioners' and Phebe J. (Winslow) Stacey; Court; C.O.F., Artisans, Alliance English: grandfather came from Eng- Nationale, C.M.B.A. Ind. Conservaland and first settled at Sherbrooke, tive; Catholic. Married Marie Dionne, later locating at Ascot, Que. E. pubdaughter of L. E. Dionne, L'Avenir, lic schools; member Eaton Township Que., Sept. 8, 1889; children, Maria, School Annette, Marie-Paule, Conrad, Yo(now disbanded) Cavalry mill owner and lum- lande. Commissioner; ber dealer; farmer, one of Dudswell's STANDISH, Charles Edgar, Ayer's prosperous young men; Independent; Married Cliff, Que. Born Rougemont, Que., Conservative Anglican. Jessie D. Jenkins, daughter of Silas Sept. 26, 1870, son of Robert and Jenkins, Ascot, Que., Feb. 6, 1895; Mary C. (Bachelder) Standish; Engone child, Feme, 1900. lish, grandfather one of first settlers in Rougemont. E. Frelighsburg Acad. ST-AMANT, Jos. Charles, L'Ave- and Business College, Montreal; enBorn gaged in butter and cheese business nir, Co. of Drummond, Que. at Deschambault, June 1, 1859, son at West Shefford, Bolton, Fulford of Leon St-Amant, N.P., Seigneur of and No. Stukely; graduate Gov. Dairy Lachevrotiere and Mary Bouille. School, St. Hyacinthe, 1894; Guelph French. E. at Seminary of Quebec Agr'l Col., 1898; appointed Gov. Inand Laval University, B.A. and LL.B. spector cheese and butter counties of Has established and organized St. St. Hyacinthe, Vircheres and St. Pierre of Durham Mutual Fire Ins. Johns, Rouville, 1894; Bagot County, Co., which is doing very good busi- 1896; appointed by Quebec Gov. Inness since 1894 and has always been spector for fifteen counties, including its Sec'y-Treas.; has started prosper- Gaspe; 1st gen. inspector appointed ous butter factory under name of to, look after butter and cheese facL'Avenir Co. Co-operative Creamery tories not under syndicate inspection; Ass'n and was connected with all co first one to import Brown Swiss cattle acres operative societies in municipality to Canada; owns 700 dairy and in country; has also organized farm at Ayer's Cliff. Elected to L'Avenir Telephone Co. after having Ayer's Cliff Council 1914; vice-pres. helped in organization of St. Felix de Board of Trade; member Stanstead Kingsey Waterworks and Telephone County Agr'l and Horticultural SoCo.; published in 1898 under title of cieties; I.O.O.F. Independent; An"L'Avenir," a valuable history of glican. County of Drummond with historical notes on early STEELE, Daniel James, Sherdays of Richmond, Sherbrooke and other Eastern Town- brooke Born Stanbury, Que., Oct. ships settlements; an extensive study 6, 1868, son of Daniel and B. Kenny
; ; ; ;

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Steele ;

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IN

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;

father coming from lor Dunham village Justice of Peace 1861. School Commissioner; Commissioner E. St. Hyacinthe and Farnham Col- of Com. Court; chairman School Libleges; entered employ South Eastern Board; A.F. & A.M., R.A.M. Married Myria A. Ry. (afterwards taken over by C. P. eral; Methodist. R.) at Farnham, 1886, as clerk in Pettee (deceased 1914) daughter of freight dept.; ticket agent, 1888; ap- late C. Pettee, St. Johns, Que., Feb. pointed agent at Farnham, 1891, and 1, I860- children, Mary A., 1860 (deat Sherbrooke 1894; pres. Sherbrooke ceased 1886), Frederick M., 1866, Board of Trade, 1916; Knights of (deceased 1899); Caroline J., 1868; Columbus; St. George's Club; Roman Duff George, 1862, died in infancy; deceased Married Mary A., daugh- Charles Orlando, Catholic. 1871, ter of John Kelly, Farnham, Sept. 8, 1873; Angus P., 1876. 1891; children, M. Lorette, 1892; D. John, 1894; Marcus J. G., 1895; WilSTEVENSON, Herman Alton, liam F., 1897; Irene J., 1900; Charles Born at Learned Cookshire, Que. D., 1902; Bertha E., 1906. Plain, June 6, 1867, son of Wm. and STENNING, William A., M.D.C.M., Matilda (Kurd) Stevenson; English;

Vermont

settled at Stanbury,

Sherbrooke Born Leeds, Que., Oct. 1866, son of Rev. George Stenning and Adelaide Ives, of English desscent. E. at Coaticook Academy and McGill University, graduated 1894, M.D.C.M., and began practice at In 1907 studied abroad, Coaticook.
principally at Rotunda Hospital, Dub1m, and iA London and Edinburgh; in 1902 passed examination and received license from state board of Massachusetts; in 1907 opened private sanitorium in Coaticook, specializing in electric therapeutics, and later established in Sherbrooke; Conservative:

Irish

Grandfather Stevenson

from Ireland and settled la er at Learned Plain


j schools.

came

Hereford,

E. at public
;

Succeeded father on home 8 acstead farm near Cookshire 1 cepted position as travelling salesman ** Ca ?* da Ingot * ro n Co " Guel P h On t-5 1913 appointed manager for of Quebec with sa d co f <> r j ^ovince oi ices at Sherbrooke; School Corn? niissioner; elected Councillor L904 and later Mayor and Warden of
' .

Conservative; Married Llla K. Hodge Anglican. Co^I.O.OF; daughter of Steven Hodge of CookQue Sept. 27 1893; Beulah Married s A.F. & A.M. Anglican; ^re, n* H Catherine Bush, May, 1900; one E " # * nce E " 1899; Evelyn, 1903: Adelaide B., 1901. daughter, n Jf. Doris T L., Dorothy G., 1906.

Compton

^^

V^i^nT

Dunham, Que. -- Born

STEVENS,

Que., Feb. 1, ens and Mary (Wing) Stevens; EngCapt. Nathaniel lish; grandfather, Stevens, born at Danbury, Conn, and came with U.E. Loyalists who settled at Dunham; was Capt. in militia in war of 1812, ordered to Missisquoi Bay (Philipsburg), taken prisoner by Americans and sent to Greenbush, near Albany, N.Y., escaped from two attendants and returned home in a short time. E. at Dunham Academy, Woodstock Vermont University, Medical College, Castletown Medical College, Bishop's College, Lennoxville, McGill University, M.A., M.D. C.M.; served as Mayor and Council-

Duff, at Dunham, Levi Stev1832, son of

Dr.

Alexander

STEWART,
Killop)

James, Lennoxville

Born at Inverness, July 24, 1874. son of Duncan and Marjorie (McE. InverStewart; Scotch. ness Academy; in 1902 entered into partnership with D. H. Pennington in lumber business at Lyster Station; 1904 lumber interests were sold out to Quebec St. Maurice Industrial Co., Berlin, N.H., 1905 moved to Lennoxville forming partnership with William Clarke in flour and feed business under name of Clarke & StewMarried E. J. art; Presbyterian. Chamberlain, daughter of W. Chamberlain, of Norwich, Eng., Nov. 26, 1902; children, Doreen M. I., 1905, and Walter D., 1909.

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ber of firm of Thos. Stokes

271

STEWART, Harry Brown, Beebe, Que. -- Born Beebe, Sept. 7, 1873, son of Rufus P. and Annie (Brown) Stewart; Scotch; ancestors came to America in 1650 and settled in Connecticut, and came to Derby in 1800. E. public schools and Stanstead College; member Beebe Council 1905; Mayor 1910-14; School CommisWarden Stanstead County sioner; 1911 and 1913; A.F. & A.M.; member Scott Fish and Game Club, Society of Colonial Wars. Engaged in farming and dairying at Beebe for several years, sold out in 1913; director of Massawippi Valley R.R. Independent; Anglican. Married Florence M. Stewart, Auburndale, Mass., Jan. 14, 1903; children, Horace H., John R., Katherine F., Charles H.

&

Sons,

manufacturers of carriages, house finishing and dealers in implements; appointed postmaster in 1908. Married Isabel Stokes, 1885, (deceased).

Married Margaret 1902; children, Eva

Bagley,
L.,

Bury,
G.

Thomas

STOCKWELL, Dr. Henry P., Stanstead Plain, Que. -- Born Danville, Que., Sept. 13, 1875, son of Wm. H. Stockwell and Mary L. Goodhue, English. E. Danville Academy, St. Francis College, Richmond, McGill University; M.D.C.M. 1898; School Commissioner, Stanstead; P.M. Golden Rule Lodge A.F. & A.M., R.A., Lively Stone Chapter No. 16, Stanstead; Liberal; Congregational. Graduated 1898 and was house surgeon at
Royal
Victoria
;

Charles David, SawyerQue. -- Born Randboro, Que., son of David and July 26, 1879, E. Louise (Cable) Stone; English. public schools; A.F. & A.M.; Con1900 to 1904 servative; Methodist. was engaged in lumber contracting for Wm. A. Cromwell and A. J. Moore; erected sawmill at Randboro in 1905 and since that time has been engaged in pulp and lumber business, Marshipping to foreign markets. ried Harriet Hamilton, Randboro, Que., Oct. 13, 1903; one son, Chesville,

STONE,

ter C.

STURGEON, William, Farnham, Que. Born Missisquoi County, Que., Jan. 2, 1858, son of Richard and Elizabeth (Bronson) Sturgeon; Scotch, grandfather (John Sturgeon) came from Ireland when young man
and
settled in

New

England; father,

Richard

War
E.
lor

Sturgeon,

as

Union

Hospital,

Washington,

Montreal, for 18 mos. came to Derby Line in 1901 and practiced there two years; took post graduate course in New York and came to Stanstead in 1904; joined Army Medical Corps, 1911, and attached to 26th Dragoons as Medical Officer with rank of Captain. Married Mabel A. Miller, Dundee, Que., June 3, 1903; children, Henry P. Jr., Herman Goodhue, Ivan Walter Chipman, William Miller, Gordon.
William, Bury, Born Bury, Jan. 6, 1861, son Que. of Thomas and Louise (Herring) Stokes; English, father located in Bury in 1837. E. public schools; School Commissioner Bury Township nine years; chairman when Bury Model School was erected; C.O.F. and I.O.O.F. Methodist. Independent; Engaged in general farming and stock raising for many years; mem;

Academy,

Farnham

served in Civil soldier and died at fever, 1861. D.C., of Richf ord, Vt. Councilmany years; director
;

Missisquoi Agr'l Society; Farnham Board of Trade; Justice of Peace.

Entered employ South Eastern Railway, 1877; when railway shops were
erected at Farnham, 1881, was assigned to car department; 1885 yard foreman with auxiliary and wrecking

work from Montreal to Lake Megantic, Farnham, Newport, Vt., having at times one hundred and fifty men
in his employ; closely associated with late Col. Foster in constructing division Sutton Jet. to Sorel. Mr. Stur-

STOKES, George

one of the best known C.P.R. Quebec Province; member A. F. & A.M. Anglican. Married Miss J. Brown, Sutton, Que. children, Clare D., 1884; Clyde H., 1887; Ray

men

geon

is

in

B., 1888.

SUNBURY, Fred. Island Brook, Que.

Herman Walter,
Born Learned

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Marie Marguerite, daughter of Norbert Rochette, St. Barthelemy, July 17, 1893; has five sons and three
daughters,

20, 1864, son of Her-

man and Roxana (Gamsby) Sunbury. English. E. Eaton Academy. Member Cookshire Cavalry for many
years, also 7th Hussars. Township of Newport 1908, re-elected 1911

Elected to Council in and 1914.

Followed Methodist; Conservative. building trade for some years, then took up farming; buyer of live stock for Boston and Montreal markets. Married Mary Hammond, daughter of Henry Hammond, Lachute, Jan. 2, 1895.

P. C.

TABER
Walter,

Farnham, Que. -- Born Adamsville,


Que.,

TABER,

Percival
7,

East

May

1879, son of Philip

W.

and Margaret F.
English.
schools,

(Duncan)

Taber;

U. E. Loyalists. E. public Ontario Business College, E. SYLVESTRE Elected Councillor Belleville, Ont. village of East Farnham upon incorSYLVESTRE, Ernest, N.P., Mayor poration 1914; Postmaster E. FarnBorn St. Barthelemy, ham for six years; hon. dir. Brome of Sherbrooke March 22, 1867, son of P. G. and County Agr'l Society; pres. of RiverEmerence (Malboeuf) Sylvestre. E. side Cemetery Society, E. Farnham; Joliette College, Laval University, I.O.O.F.; Liberal; Anglican. In 1903 degrees, B.S., and B.L.L., Notary purchased general store of East Public, opened office in Sherbrooke, Farnham from E. N. Thompson, for1892; 1913 formed partnership with merly of Hudson Heights, Que.; conC. Picard, under firm name Sylvestre ducted said business until store and & Picard; dir. Strathcona Fire Ins. goods were burned in 1904; in 1905 Co., Le Credit Canadian; organist St. represented firm of Wm. Galbraith & Michael's Cathedral, 1892-1902; choir Son, wholesale grocers, Montreal, master St. Michael's Cathedral; mem- Qve., covering Eastern Townships; ber Sherbrooke Council, 1904 to interested in general farming and 1907, elected Mayor 1916; member stock raising; owner of large farm at Canadian Club, Sherbrooke Curling Adamsville, also at E. Farnham, payClub; Conservative; R. C. Married ing special attention to importing

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from Ontario and United States and and Jane (Shaw) Tanner; Scotch. breeding registered Holstein Fresian E. Windsor Mills Acad., Williamsalso Entered cattle, thoroughbred horses, town, Ont., High School.
largely of Clydesdale type; for years very successful exhibitor at county and provincial fairs. Married Harriet M. Hutchins, East Farnham, June 12, 1901; children, Rodney H., Margaret L., Katherine D., 1910.
service of E. T. Bank 1902, stationed at Richmond, Windsor Mills, St. HyaThetford Mines, manager cinthe, Roxton Falls, Que., 1907-08, mgr. Acton Vale 1908-16, that year transferred to Drummondville as manager July 19; A.F. & A.M.; Presbyterian.

N. P.

TANGUAY,

M.L.A.

Napoleon Pierre, M. Weedon, Que., son of Charles TAYLOR, Edgar Erwin, Birchton, Tanguay and Zephine Pariseau. Born Que. Born Birchton, Jan. 7, 1873, Nov. 8, 1862, at Weedon. Lumber son of Joseph and T. (Laberee) Taymerchant and general storekeeper. lor; English. Member D. Squadron Has been Mayor of Weedon since 7th Hussars (now disbanded) served
L.A.,
;

TANGUAY,

TARTRE, Charles Ulric Raphael, Born Waterloo, Que., Sutton, Que. Nov. 27, 1866, son of J. Raphael Tartre, N.P., and Malvina Hubert; French. E. St. Hyacinthe Seminary and Waterloo Schools. Admitted to Notarial profession, Oct. 18, 1892; Sec'y-Treas. village of Sutton, Township of Sutton and Catholic Schools; C.M.B.A. and C.O.F. Conservative; Catholic. Located in Sutton in 1892, succeeding late J. T. Langlois, N.P. when Sutton was incorporated as village in 1896 became Sec'y-Treas. and still holds office; in 1913 acquired notarial business of P. C. Duboyce, N.P., at Cowansville and Dunham, and has office weekly at Cowansville; District of Bedford representative on Board of Notaries 1912-1915, 19151918. Married M. F. B. Dulude, (deceased April 10, 1910); children, Juliette, 1900; Cecile, 1901; Albert, 1902; Estelle, 1903; Sabin, 1906; Roland, 1908.
; ;

first elected to Legislature at dren, Edgar A., Edyth F. (deceased), 1904, by majority of 562 over Stanley J., Shirley T. A. C. Miquelon of Wotton; re-el, at g. e. 1908 by a majority of 509 over TAYLOR, John Walter, West J. A. LeBlanc, Sherbrooke, re-el, g. e. Shefford Born at Waterloo, July 1, 1912, over Dr. Thibault, of Wotton; 1874, son of Samuel R. and Rebecca Liberal. (Jones) Taylor; Irish, father coming from Ireland to New York as boy and TANNER, Edward Richard, Drum- later coming to Shefford about 1860, Born at Scarboro, died 1906. E. public schools; learned mondville, Que. Ont., April 17, 1884, son of Charles trade as carriage manufacturer with
;

Beauce
g. e.

Wolfe, as councillor for many years; sucfrom mgr. of ceeded father on homestead at BirchSt. Francis Hydraulic and Electric Marton; Conservative; Methodist. Co. of D'Israeli, Que., also dir. of St. ried Etta F. Todd, daughter Alonzo George Electric Co. of St. George de Todd, Birchton, May 23, 1894; chilpres. Agr'l Society, 1887 to 1901; dir. and

1880;

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Henry Edwin, Sawyerville, Born Eaton, Que., 1845, son of James and Martha (Taylor) Taylor; Irish, father came to Eaton in 1820, walking entire distance from
Taylor,

established

carriage

Quebec, along spotted trail, distance of 120 miles; member Sawyerville Married Council, 1890-96; chairman School A.M.; Anglican; Liberal. Maud M. Woodard, Fulford, Feb. 10, Commissioners six years; valuator 1897; children, Katie A., 1902; Gula thrae years; A.F. & A.M., I.O.F.; M., 1904; Sylva J., 1906; Naida M., Conservative; Anglican. Engaged in farming and stock raising; large 1907; Beatrice F., 1909. dealer in horses and cattle; public auctioneer veterinary practiced science many years; judge at various E. T. fairs; conducted and owned hotels at Scotstown, Lake Megantic and Sawyerville. Married Mary E. Rowe, Bury, Que., 1869; children, Alice M., Jessie, Grace, Charles E., Henry K., Gladys, Pansy, Marion, 1917.
;

making and blacksmith business at Fulford and moved to West Shefford 1907; erected new shop and plant in 1911; interested in agriculture and civic improvement; member West Shefford Board of Trade; A.F. &

Que.

JOHN

P.

TAYLOR
Peasley,
Milling-

ton, Que. - -

TAYLOR, John

Born Millington, Que., Feb. 9, 1885, son of Mark S. and Ella M. (Channell) Taylor; English,

great grandfather, Daniel Tay-

lor,

came

from

Danville,

Vt.,

E. 1789, and settled at E. Bolton. public schools and Stanstead College; father on homestead; succeeded elected member E. Bolton Council 1914; member Brome Co. Agr'l Soc. Methodist. Married Conservative Ethel, daughter of David H. Ingalls, Farnam's Corners, Sept. 23, 1908; children, Erma A., 1909; Keith N., 1910; M. Frances, 1912; Olive K., 1914.
;
;

TAYLOR, Frank Edwin, Waterloo, Que. Born Waterloo, Que., May 22, 1865; son of Edwin A. and Ellen M. (Lawrence) Taylor; English, grandfather (Daniel Taylor) came to Waterloo about 1830 from Vermont, one of founders of iron business established at Waterloo under firm name of Allen & Taylor Co. E. Waterloo Academy. Elected School Commissioner Waterloo Board 1914; member Waterloo Board of Trade.; I.O.F.; Upon decease of Liberal; Anglican. father (Edwin Taylor) took over interest in firm of Allen & Taylor as assistant manager which consisted of foundry, machine shop, general store, etc.; later in 1911 closed and sold out foundry; in 1912, Mr. Taylor and J. A. Porier purchased interest of Danstore and iel and Henry Allen in goods, forming partnership under the name of Taylor & Porier, dealers in hardware and general store. Married Laura Roberts (deceased 1896) 2nd Susan Hill, Waterloo, Que., Dec. 4, 1900; children, Edwin L., 1902; Wilfred C., 1905; Gerald H., 1908; Rup;

ert A., 1915.

TAYLOR, Rev. Ernest Manley, Born Potton M.A., Knowlton, Que. Township, Brome County, Jan. 29, 1848, son of Daniel Taylor and Christina (Bresee) Taylor; great great grandson of Eleazar Taylor of Ips-

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wich, M,ass., and great grandson of Daniel Taylor I. who was one of associates to whom Government deeded the Township of Bolton in 1797. E. Mansonville Model School, Waterloo

Brome County" and edited two volumes of transaction of the Brome

County Historical Society of which society as well as the Knowlton Conference he was one of the original Academy, McGill Normal School and foundries; edited the transactions of McGill University; Methodist minis- the Dominion Educational Associter and inspector of schools; winner ation, first sessions held in Montreal, Prince of Wales medal and prize in 1892. He has been a frequent conMcGill Normal School 1870; B.A., tributor to newspapers and maga1875 and M.A. 1882 McGill Univershas served as protem principal Stanste&d St. College, principal Francis College, Richmond, principal of French Methodist Institute, Montreal; is now school commissioner, Knowlton, member of Corner Stone Lodge, A.F. & A.M., and was Grand Chaplain several years; Recording Sec'y Knowlton Conference; treas. Knowlton Board of Trade; Sec'yity;

Married Margaret Louisa Woolls, daughter of the late Col. A. L. Stanstead Woolls, Marlington, County, July 24, 1877; children, Aubrey L. T., Ethel G. L., Helen Emma, Harold E. J., Alfred Reginald Bresee. First wife died Dec. 29, 1911. Married 2nd, Miss Miriam M. Frost, daughter of late Daniel Taylor Frost, June 7, 1913.
zines.

Treas.

ciety, etc.,

Brome County Historical Somember Knowlton Fish &


of Knowlton

Game Club and

Boat

J. F.

TELFORD

Franklin, Rock Born at Merrickville, REV. E. M. TAYLOR, M.A. 1864, son of Walter W. Telford and Armanella (Smith) Club; Methodist; appointed Govern- Telford. Descendants of James Telment Inspector of schools for district ford and Sarah Robinson who came of Bedford, June 4, 1889; resided in to Canada from England over a hunCowansville for seven years where he dred years ago, settling first at Byserved as chairman of School Board Town, (Ottawa). E. at common and for several years; removed to Knowl- High Schools of Ontario and National ton in autumn of 1896 where he has Business College of Ottawa; Justice

TELFORD, James

Island, Que. Ont., June 11,

since resided; author of "History of

of Peace for District of St. Francis;

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TETREAULT,
Sherbrooke
- -

and Secretary of Trustee Board of Stanstead Wesleyan College; member C.O.F. and I.O.F.; LibCame to Rock Island Feb. 1, eral. 1887, entering employ of Jondro & Goodhue, mfgrs. of boots and shoes as traveller and bookkeeper; on Mr. Goodhue's retirement, eight years later, became practical manager during balance of twelve years connected with the shoe business; in 1899 together with T. O. Chapman started the Dominion Specialty Co., which later developed into the Telford & Chapman Mfg. Co., mfrs. of horse
blankets, sheepskin-lined coats, etc. This business continued to 1913 when was organized into Telford & it Chapman, Ltd., J. F. Telford retaining presidency of incorporated com-

Joseph
St.

S.,

Born

Notary, Madeleine,

Feb. 9, 1877, son of Napoleon and Omebeline (Durocher) Tetreault. E. St. Hyacinthe College and Laval Unireceiving degree the 54th Regiment Carabiniers of Sherbrooke of L'Union St. president general Joseph du Canada, with head office in Ottawa; practising since 1900 in Sherbrooke; Alderman since 1915, representing West Ward; Sec'y of, Chambre de Commerce, Canadienne Francaise du District de St. Francois; Conservative; Roman Catholic. Married Lena Caron, daughter of S. J. Caron, Sept. 4, 1906; have three
versity,

Montreal,

of B.A.

Major

in

children,

pany.

man, Sept.

Married Jennie May ChapTHERRIEN, Calixte Emile, M.L. 1, 1891; children, James A-> Sherbrooke, Que. Born Feb. 1, Clara Armanella. Wilbur, 1863, at Notre Dame des Anges, son of Alexandre and Louise (Senecal) TENNY, Charles Edgar, Waterloo, Therrien; French-Canadian. E. at Born Jan. 2, 1853, son of John Marlborough, Mass., High School and Que. Tenny and Flavis (Bullock) Tenny; Sherbrooke Seminary. Married, Sept. English, U. E. Loyalists, coming from 3> 1883> to Alpnonsine daughter of E. public Norbert New England States. Bourque, of Sherbrooke, School Commissioner 1912- Que schools. Firgt elected to Legis at a bye . 1913; band master 1895; member of election, Aug. 17, 1910, re-el, at g. e. Waterloo Board of Trade Royal 1912 Roman Catholic LiberaL Arch Mason, I.O.O.F. and I.O.F.; Married Anglican. Conservative; TurkMAC /-u M Charles Metcalfe, N.P., TH Maud Lindsay, daughter of Vener- Stanstead Plain Q ?**Sx Born Melbourne able Archdeacon Lindsay, for fifty ue " F e b 2 1847, son of Daniel and years rector of St. Luke's Church, Elizabeth Ann g K f A (Armstrong) Thomas; Oct. 22, 1889; chilWaterloo, Que., E St. Francis College Rachel M., gnglish dren, Mary L., 1891; Richmond. Notary Public, School 1895. As a young man came to WatA.F. & R. A.M., erloo and engaged with E. D. Law- Commissioner; for four Sussex Preceptory Knight Templars, rence, general merchant, Kamak Temple; Conservative; Notyears from 1879-1889 engaged with H. L. Robinson & Son, Waterloo, as |ry Public, Registrar Division of 1882-1891. Married manager dry goods department in Stanstead, Bennetts Williams Sept. 6, general store; in 1889 went to Am- Emily erican West and conducted dry goods !866; children Ernest S., (deceased), and gent's furnishing business at Charles W. and Alfred R. Port Townsend, Wash.; in 1892 returned to Waterloo and formed partTHOMAS, Leon Montague, CoatiBorn Coaticook, Feb. 27, nership with George E. Robinson, COOK, Que. firm known as Robinson and Tenny, 1875, son of Newell and Katie general merchants, Waterloo, Que.; (Barry) Thomas; English, parents from New settlers in 1912 partner Robinson withdrew, among early E. Coaticook Acad. later went into partnership with T. Hampshire. E. Boudreau, firm now known as Pres. Coaticook Board of Trade 1914. Tenny & Boudreau, general mer- In dry goods business at Coaticook with N. W. Thomas, 1895-1903; enchants.
,

..

MD

'

AM

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Bank

at Coati-

cook 1903; appointed manager of the Eastern Townships Bank, Coaticook, in 1911. Married Winnifred B.
Fraser, Coaticook, Sept. 29, 1897.

John Telfer, Waterville, Born Melbourne, Que., April 16, 1871, son of Leonard and Helen E. at (Walker) Thomas; English. EnSt. Francis College, Richmond.
Que.

THOMAS,

mond,

tered service of E. T. Bank at RichJan., 1888; served in different

offices throughout Eastern Townships until appointed manager Waterville office when opened in 1905; A.F. &

A.M.

Married Muriel daughter of Mure Steel, of Melbourne, Que., July 4, 1906; one son, T. Mure, 1907.
;

Presbyterian.

W.

Steel,

THOMPSON,
Kathleen

William

Darwin,

Born Brome, Que., Stanstead, Que. April 14, 1881, son of Alexander and
(Murray)

Thompson;

A. N.

THOMPSON

Stanstead Township, 1913; member County Agr'l Society and Farmers' Club; Ind. Conservative; Methodist. For some years was engaged in cheese manufacturing; later purchased farm property two miles from Ayer's Cliff and engaged in breeding Ayrshire

Irish parents came to Canada 1856. E. Stanstead Acad. and Stanstead College Mayor Stanstead Plain 1917-18 Registrar of Registration Division of Stanstead since 1891; Clerk of Circuit and Magistrate's Stanstead County; Secretarycattle and dairying. Married Edna Courts, Treasurer Co. fo Stanstead; viceLibby, daughter of Lyman Libby, pres. International Water Co., Derby Stanstead, Que., Oct. 9, 1904; chilLine, Vt.; trustee Stanstead Wesleydren, Miles Alex, July 17, 1905, died an College; School Commissioner, Dec. 27, 1907; Blake Murray, Nov. Stanstead Plain treasurer and one of 17, 1910. trustees of Golden Rule Lodge, A.F. THOMPSON, Charles Gilman, & A.M., Stanstead Plain; ConservaBorn at Lisbon, tive; Anglican. Sherbrooke, Que. N.H., Nov. 19, 1857, son of Ira and THOMPSON, James Edmund, WatMary (Gilman) Thompson; English. E. at Lisbon, N.H., and Sherbrooke. erloo, Que. Born Leeds, Que., April Manager of Thompson & Co., manu- 12, 1877, son of late Lt.-Col. Wm. facturers of bobbins and spools; Thompson and Maria Kinnear, daughMethodist. Married Nellie F. Schu- ter of James Kinnear. E. Coaticook make, April 12, 1883. Represented Acad. and McGill University where Center Ward in City Council for he obtained degree of Bachelor of Member Waterloo twelve years; member I.O.O.F., St. Arts in 1899. George's Club, Curling Club, Gun Board of Trade, A.F. & A.M., I.O. Club, Wolfe Co. F. & G. Club, and O.F. Entered service of E. T. Bank Masonic. at Coaticook in 1899; transferred

Scotch, grandfather (Andrew Thompson) was born in Glasgow, Scotland, THOMPSON, Alfred Neville, Stanand came to Missisquoi County, near Born Stanstead, Jan. 1, stead Plain Farnham, where he died. E. public Jane 1859, son of Rev. Wm. and school; member of school board, Eliza (Mortimer) Thompson; Scotch

and

in

278
successively to Ormstown, Montreal, Gill; graduated in 1913 after which Bedford, Sherbrooke; filled position he spent a year in the General Protof manager at St. Joseph de Beauce estant Hospital, Ottawa; left there to and Thetford Mines; on amalgama- accept position as ship's surgeon on tion of E. T. Bank with Can. Bank. of transport vessel crossing Atlantic to Commerce was appointed manager at and from England; after crossing the Fort Frances, Ont., and later at Wat- Atlantic nine times enlisted in LonMarried Edith don in May, 1915, and was attached erloo, Que., in 1913. Sherbrooke, Que., Oct. 9, to the British Regt. York & LancasFuller, 1912. ter with rank of Lieut, as medical officer and in June was made a memTHOMPSON, Dr. James Albert, ber of Royal Army Medical Corps; Born Kinnear's Mills, at battle of Coillers. he won Military Sawyerville, Que., Nov. 4, 1874, son of Dr. Wm. Cross on 1st July, 1916.

and

Harriet

(Kinnear)

Thompson;

E. at Inverness Academy English. and McGill, Montreal, M.D.C.M.; LO. THURBER, Geo. R., Danville, Que. Married Sarah Born Tingwick, Que., Aug. 20, 1863, O.F. ; Presbyterian. Montgomery, daughter of Wm. Mont- son of Chas. R. and Mary Jane (Stevgomery, Maple Hill, Que., Jan. 25, ens) Thurber; English. E. at DanAfter leaving school 1899; children, Howard, March 30, ville Acad. Went into business with his father, 1900; Vera, Aug. 19, 1909. later forming partnership as C. R. Thurber & Son, carriage makers, and is still known by same name; A.F. & A.M., P.G.J.W. Grand Lodge of Quebec,, al&o R.A.M.; Conservative; AnLodge, daughglican. Married ter of John Lodge, of Shipton, Que.,

Emma

May
1907.

10,

Roy. Nov.

1868; one son, Lawrence died Aug. 8, 16, 1903,

Mills,

Albert, Smith Born Smith Mills, Oct. Que. 4, 1865, son of Caleb and Rosemond (Brainard) Ticehurst; English, his father born in Sussex, England, and came with his parents to Stanstead

TICEHURST, Erwin

Member

County

in

1841.

E. public schools.

D.

Squadron 7th Hussars.

LIEUT.

ALLEN EDGAR THOMPSON

THOMPSON, Allen Edgar, CoatiBorn at Kinnear's Mills, cook, Que. Que., June 29, 1888, son of William
and
Maria (Kinnear) Thompson; Scotch and English, Canadian born. E. at Coaticook Academy and McGill College, taking two years in Arts and five years in medical course at Mc-

Elected Municipal Council 1913; dir. Farmers' Club; for eight years was engaged in mercantile and other lines of business in New England States returning to Canada 1893, and settled on farm at Smith Mills; extensive breeder of registered stock; strong advocate of good roads and improvement of schools in rural sections Liberal Congregationalist. Married Jennie House (deceased 1906) 2nd, Eva A. Buchanan, Feb. 26, 1908; children, Oval F., 1896; Grace E., 1897; Harrison A., 1899; Austin C., 1901; Leslie E., 1906; Bessie F. and Jessie F., twins, 1909.
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TIFFIN, Albert Henry, Stanstead, Born Chambly, May 29, 1877, Que. son of George and Elizabeth (Stevenson) Tiffin; English, grandfather came to Montreal from England when young man. E. Stanstead College. Member Stanstead Council 1915;
Sec'y Crystal Lake Cemetery; memPostmaster ber Board of Trade; 1904-09; A.F. & A.M.j Liberal; Anglican; owns large farm within limits of corporation of Stanstead village, interested in retail dairy business at Stanstead; he retired owing to illMarried Minnie A. Miles, health. Leeds, Que., March 12, 1900; children, Bertha E. and Cecil G.

grandfather, Nathaniel Tilton, came from Gilmanton, N.H., and settled in Stanstead among earliest settlers. E. In partnership Granby Academy. with father as mill owner and lumber dealer; later for some years at Garthby, contractor for Quebec Central Ry., also

lumbering to consider-

able

after this farmed at Granby 1903; removed to Stanstead County acquiring Benton property at

extent;

Stanstead Plain; Liberal; Methodist. Married Maud A. Clement, daughter of Levi Clement, West Brome, Que., Oct., 1876, deceased 1914; children, Harry L., 1877; Homer E., 1879, (deceased 1887); Ernest A., 1881; Mabel A., 1884 (deceased 1888); TILTON, John Albert, Stanstead, Charlotte, 1886 (deceased 1892) Born Smith Mills, Que., March Felecia E., 1889; Howard C., 1892; Que. 19, 1872, son of John and Mary Walter H., 1895; Donald G., 1897. (Gale) Tilton; English, grandfather came from Tilton, N.H., about 1800, settling at Smith Mills, Que. E. pub;

lic

schools.

Elected School Commis-

sioner for Township of Stanstead and chairman of said board 1910 and 1911; elected member Stanstead Village Council 1914; vice-pres. Stanstead Board of Trade; A.F. & A.M., I.O.O.F.; Liberal; Methodist; 1895 purchased lumber mill at Smith Mills, Que., operating same as sole owner until 1905, when he formed partnership with M. Raymond of Smith Mills, firm known as Tilton & Raymond, dealers in pulpwood and lumber; in 1912 sold interest in business aj.d formed partnership with Lt.Col. B. B. Morrill of Rock Island, Que., as Rock Island Mfg. Co.; two years later stock company was formed as the Three Villages Building Association, Rock Island, Que., John

vice-pres. ager of said firm.

Tilton,

and general manMarried Henrietta


1911);
G.,

M. Goold, Waterloo, Que., Sept. 22,


1896,
Cecil

(deceased
G.,

TOBIN, Edmund William, M.P., Lawrence, Constance Born Bromp(deceased.) Married 2nd, Ber- Bromptonville, Que. tha E. Clark, Stanstead, June 30, tonville, Que., Sept. 14, 1865, son of Patrick and Helen (Hanley) Tobin; 1914; one son, John Albert. Irish, parents came from Limerick, TILTON, Levi Henry, Stanstead, Ireland. First located in Montreal, Born Granby, Que., March 18, 1851. lived for short period at St. Que. 1852, son of George and Sophronia Hyacmthe and Upton, settled at (Hungerford) Tilton; English, great Bromptonville in 1859. E. common
Olivia, Francis

Andrew

children, Ellison M.,

E.

W. TOBIN, M.P.

Mary

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Entered in business as genmerchant, Bromptonville, Que.; engaged in pulp and lumber business very extensively; organized and beschools.
ei'al

Sec'y-Treas.

from 1875

O f village of Granby until August, 1917, when

came president of Lotbiniere Lbr. Co.; formed Brompton Pulp & Paper
Co., interesting Americans to invest capital in this organization which now owns also extensive water

he resigned; Liberal; Methodist; general merchant at Granby from 18691884; engaged in financial, real estate and insurance broker business. Married Elizabeth Howson, Ulverton, no children Que. (deceased 1907)
;

living.

powers

all along the St. Francis River, with large mills at Bromptonville and East Angus; dir. Trois Pistoles Pulp & Lbr. -Co.; dir. Capital

Trust Corporations; dir. Federal Asbestos Co. and other industrial conCouncillor and Mayor of Brompton and Bromptonville many years; Warden Richmond Co. several years; elected to House of Commons
cerns;

1900, re-elected 1904-08-11; Liberal; Married Elizabeth J. Nott, Catholic. Devonshire, England, April 24, 1893; children, Pearl M., 1895; Kathleen, 1896; Beatrice, 1897; Ashton, 1902.

E.

F.

TOMKINS

J.

A.

TOMKINS

TOMKINS, James Albert, Granby, Que. Born Odelltown, June 8, 1846, son of Rev. John Tomkins and Maria (Whitcher) Tomkins; English; American missionary from England, 1829. E. High School, Dunham, Que.

TOMKINS, Edwin Francis, CoatiBorn at Compton, Que., cook, Que. Nov. 9, 1844, son of Rev. John and Maria (Whitcher) Tomkins; English. E. at the public schools and commercial education in City of Montreal associated with late Lewis Sleeper of Coaticook in lumber business; member of firm Thornton & Co.; in 1878 at formation of Coaticook Cotton Co. was shareholder and first Sec'yTreas.; in 1886 purchased land and water power and erected mill building and purchased machinery for the manufacture of braid; afterwards formed company known as Cascade Narrow Fabric Co. which was amalgamated with the Belding Paul Silk Co. under firm name of Belding Paul Corticelli Co., Ltd. shareholder and manager of this business from its inception ; original building was erected
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1886 contained 2,700 square feet of floor space, while the present; buildings contain 40,000 square feet floor space; in 1886 had 50 braiders, this number having steadily increased and three large to 1,000 braiders floors of narrow fabric looms; Mayor of town of Coaticook; chairman of Board of School Commissioners and school trustee for many years; A.F. & A.M. and I.O.O.F. Conservative; Methodist. Married Hannah M. Armitage, daughter of Jos. Armitage, Trenholmville, Que., Nov. 10, 1875; children, Edwin A. Tomkins, M.D., at Richmond; Edith A. and Amy E.
;

Tomkins; in 1911 Dr. Moffatt retired from firm and located in B. C.; same year partnership was formed with Dr. De L. Johnston, as Tomkins and Johnston, physicians and surgeons, with private hospital at Richmond;
graduation has taken post graduate courses in New York and Montreal; specialty eye, ear, nose and throat; School Commissioner; member St. Francis Med. Society, also A.F. & A.M.; Methodist. Married Hattie Alice Thompson, daughsince
ter of late Lt.-Ool. Thompson, Coaticook, Que., May 20, 1903; children,

Howard, 1905; Lyman, 1911.

TOWELL, v\lfred, Knowlton, Que. Born Bromley, Kent, Eng., Sept. 30, 1869, son of George and Harriet (Pearce) Towell; English, came to Canada in 1907 and settled in Montreal, later in 1909 removed to KnowlE. public schools, England; Afton. ter leaving school served apprenticeship with George Weeks & Sons, and domestic engineers, sanitary Bromley, Eng.; entered employ of

Robert McElroy,

plumber and

tin-

smith, Knowlton; remained with D. J. McClary who purchased business; in 1914 bought said business, also real estate connected therewith. Member

A.F.

gationalist.

A.M.; Independent; CongreMarried Hannah Davis, (deceased 1906) 2nd, Clara Butler, Oct. 24, 1910, Leicester, Eng.; one
;

&

daughter, Mabel D., 1905.

DR. E. A.

TOMKINS

Edwin Armitage, Born at Coaticook, Que., Sept. 30, 1876, son of Edwin F. and Hannah (Armitage) Tomkins; E. Coaticook Academy, English. Stanstead Wesleyan College, Uni-

TOMKINS,

Dr.

Richmond, Que.

Bishop's College, Montreal, M.D.C.M., graduated 1901, final year prizeman after serving as house surgeon Western Hospital and resident
versity
;

physician
real,

Women's Hospital, Montand as surgeon abroad transliner,


;

atlantic

he

located

at

Rich-

mond, Que.
with
Dr.

formed partnership Moffatt, as Moffatt and


later

TRACY, William Cahill, SherBorn at Sherbrooke, brooke, Que. Que., March 13, 1875, son of James and Ellen Elizabeth (Murphy) TraE. at Brothers' School cy; Irish. and St. Charles' Seminary, Sherbrooke, and Laval University, Montreal. Admitted to the Bar in 1910 and opened office in Sherbrooke. Gained prominence before Court of King's Bench in several important criminal cases, notably that of Rafaello in 1912 when he succeeded in having the death sentence commuted to life imprisonment and that of Mrs. Boisvert in 1914 acquitted of murder of her husband, also the case of Care, one of Italians accused of Capelton murder, who was acquitted at his sec-

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overseas service; Gertrude L., Jan., 1894, married Lieut. S. S. Kearns, with C. H. Artillery, overseas; Robert G., Jne 23, 1895, Royal Flying Corps.

ond trial official interpreter at Court House since 1900; Knights of Columbus; pres. and choir master of St. Patrick's Church choir; founder and director of St. Patrick's Dramatic Club; president Sherbrooke County
Liberal Ass'n
lic.
;

Liberal

Roman

Catho8,

TRUELL, Newton
real,

Theodo*e, MontCan. Born at Barnston, May 1866, son of Valorous and Caro-

line (Hollister) Truell; English. E. at Country School, Stanstead College, St. Francis College, Bishop's Uni-

versity; Principal

Dunham Academy

1888-89, St. John's High School, 1889-92, Lachute Academy, 18921903, Sherbrooke High School 19031908. Entered employ of Sun Life Co. at Winnipeg, Man., and in 1909 appointed manager for Province of

Saskatchewan

till

1916;

was

vice-

president of Life Underwriters of Canada 1911-12; appointed mgr. for Manufacturers' Life Ins. Co. in 1916 with headquarters in Montreal, which position he now holds. Member A.F. & A.M., Assiniboia Club, Waseana Club; Conservative; Anglican.

TUCK, John Fritz, Knowlton's Landing Que. Born at Georgeville, Que., April 26, 1835, son of John C. and Susan (Channell) Tuck; English, father was born in Parsonsfield,
DR. G. A.

TRENHOLME
Dr.

TRENHOLME,
cook, Que.

March
lish.

G. A., Coatiat Kingsey, Que., 24, 1876, son of Capt. G. and

Born

Ann (Armitage) Trenholme; EngE. at Coaticook High School, University of Bishop's College, M.D. C.M.; Lieut. C.A.M.C., qualified services rejected having offered 4 times for overseas; Gov. of College of Physicians and Surgeons Prov. of Queexaminer in bec, 1915-16-17-18; medicine for McGill graduates presenting diplomas for Quebec licences; medical health officer town of Coaticook 1916-17; ass't quarantine officer Dominion Quarantine Station, at Grosse Isle, 1906; Liberal; Metho-

Maine, settled at Stanstead when a young man, later removed to Georgeville. Many years member municipal council, County Agr'l Society, Canadian Custom Officer, Postmaster 1870 to 1900, reappointed 1912; settled at Knowlton's Landing 1862 and engaged in general farming and stock raising; residence, "Woodbirie Cottage," well

spend
ried

known to city folk who summer at Lake Memphre-

magog; Conservative; Anglican. MarCynthia A. George, (deceased 1877); 2nd, Alzina E. Stone, daughter of David Stone, Iron Hill, Que., Jan. 13, 1880; children, Gertrude E. Edmund (deceased age (deceased) 5 years, 1864) Nettie B., (deceased 1893); Martha E., 1865.
;
;

Married Myrtle Bell Thomas, daughter of J. P. Thomas, Compton, Que., Sept. 30, 1891; children, Marion Bell, Aug., 1892, married Lieut. Alex. Fraser, 4th Royal Scots, in
dist.

TURNER,

J.

H.,

Beebe, Que.

Born No. Hatley, July 6, 1881, son of Lewis and Clara (Rexford) Turner; English. E. public schools and Stanstead College; A.F. & A.M.; Conser-

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vative; Anglican. In 1911 established Snag Proof Ltd., at Beebe, manufacturing overalls, shirts, coats and dusters, selling to the trade through-

ried Harriet Florence, daughter of June 7, C. M. Willey, Abercorn, 1911; children, Gerald E., 1913; Gwendolyn Elizabeth, 1915.

out

Canada and

employing

about

hands. Married Permillia A. Reed, North Hatley, Dec. 4, 1901.


sixty-five

K. R.
sonville,

TURNER
Cliff,

C.

W.

VAUGHAN

TURNER, Kenneth Raymond, ManCharles W., Ayer's Born at Barnston, Feb. Que. 19, 1842, son of Hiram and Elizabeth and Irish grandparents on father's (George) Scotch his Vaughan; side came from North Ireland to Ver- mother native of Canada, his father mont and then to Canada; grandpar- came from Vermont, in 1834. E. ents on mother's side came from On- public schools at Hatley. Married tario, great grandfather being retired Nellie A. Truell, of Barnston, Que., who received larpe May 22, 1865; children, Frank Truell, English officer land grant in Prescott, Ont. grand- Arthur Elias (Albert Charles, Fredmother was a Pennoyer, member of erick Walter deceased). Engaged in E. Cow- mechanical work at Coaticook three well known E. T. family. ansville Acad. entered employ E. T. years; conducted business as blackBank, 1905, promoted to manager smith at Ayer's Cliff for 24 years reCan. Bank Commerce branch, Man- tiring in 1903; instrumental in getsonville, 1913; member I.O.O.F., ting Ayer's Cliff set off into a village A.F. & A.M. Mr. Turner has always municipality from town of Hatley in taken a great interest in all branches year 1909 and was chosen first Mayor of sport, and in the past has been a of village, an office which he held prominent figure in the amateur two years, also from 1909 to 1911 sporting circles of Eastern Town- was chairman of the school board ships, having filled many offices took and has held office of school com. an active part in recruiting work in from 1909 to 1916 and prior to 1909 his district; Sec'y-Treas. Red Cross held office of school com. in the town Mar- of Hatley 12 years and from 1906 to Potton Ind. Con. Anglican.
Feb.
9,
;

Que. Born at Cowansville, 1884, son of James T. and Susanna (Ogden) Turner; English

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284
1909 was councillor for township of tionalist. Married Emily F., daughHatley; Conservative; Congregation- ter of Isaac Foss, E. Farnham, Jan. alist, being deacon of Congregational 14, 1888; children, Fanny F., 1890; Harold F., 1891, in overseas service. Church Ayer's Cliff.

H. VERRETT, K.C. VERRET, Hector, K.C., Barrister,

F V ILAS, M.L.A.

Born at Quebec, of Coaticook, Que. VINCENT, Narcisse Louis, CoatiAug. 17, 1872, son of A. H. Verret, cook, Que. Born at Lapresentation, E. at Quebec St. Hyacinthe County, Que., Oct. 2, Provincial Auditor. Seminary; graduate of Laval University, B.C.L. in 1894; admitted to Bar in July, 1895; made King's Counsel in 1910; was solicitor for State of New York in the Thaw case in 1913; Batonnier of the Bar of St. Francis Married M. Mathilde Lein 1916. mieux, daughter of Chief Justice, Hon. Sir Francis Lemieux, in 1900.

VILAS,

Hon.

William

F.,

Cow-

Born East Farnham, ansville, Que. July 15, 1853, son of Rev. Aaron and
C. Kent, ancestors coming from the United States. E. E. Farnham High School; established manu-

Fanny

factory of agricultural implements and school furniture at Cowansville, 1877, where he carries on an extensive Brome business; represents

County in Quebec Legislature, first elected in 1906; ap. Legislative Councillor October, 1917; Mayor of Cowschool com. mem. Council ansville Arts & Mfgs. ; Liberal; Congrega; ;

N.

L.

VINCENT

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WALLACE,
loo,

285

1862, son of Ovila and Marie (Charancestors Vincent; French, came from France, settling in ProvE. public schools in ince in 1668. Coaticook. Elected alderman for town of Coaticok in 1912, also 1914 without opposition, Mayor in 1916; member Catholic Board School Commissioners; member Coaticook Board of Trade; J.P., pres. Alliance NaCircle St. Edmond, Coatitionale, cook, Que.; ex. pres. of La Societe St. Jean Baptiste de Coaticook; came to Coaticook with parents in 1866; established business as harness, saddlery and horse furnishing at Coaticook in 1883; sold business in 1892 and went to American west, returning in 1895 and opened store and repair shop along lines mentioned, carrying on a successful trade; Lib-

Lorenzo Dow, Water-

Born Granby, Que., April Que. 23, 1853, son of Jacob W. and Elizabeth (Shufelt) Wallace; Scotch, grandfather came from Scotland. E.
public schools; Councillor and Mayor of Waterloo several terms; also school commissioner; Justice of Peace; I.O. F. Liberal; Anglican. For eighteen
;

years bought butter and cheese for A. A. Ayer Co., Montreal; 1889-99 buyer for James Dalrymple & Sons; later engaged in farming and lumbering; in 1908 went into partnership with A. Foster Robinson, under name of Wallace & Robinson, lumber and pulp dealers, owning saw mills at So. Stukely and Waterloo, with timber limits in Matipedia Valley, Que. Married Alice Catchpole, Waterloo, Que., Feb. 28, 1884; children, Florence, Married Lea Tru- 1887; Kenneth M., 1890; Aubrey L., eral; Catholic. deau, Chambly, Que., Sept. 11, 1888; 1892; Earl W., 1897; Marjorie, 1894; children, Victor, Arthur J., Wilfred, Aileen, 1901. Erine. WALKER, Jonathan, Lysander, VINEBERG, Thomas, merchant, Que. Born Lysander, Que., Feb. 18, Sherbrooke Born in Russian Poland, 1861, son of John and Margaret May 16, 1870, Jewish descent. E. (Miles) Walker; Scotch, grandfather, commercial schools, early entered John Walker, came from Scotland mercantile business and for some when a young man with wife and E. schools, years has conducted general clothing two children. public store in Sherbrooke. Married Sarah, Elected school commissioner, 1915, daughter of I. Rosenbloom, Montreal, for municipality of Inverness; Ind. Purchased Aug. 11, 1896; children, Rena, Flor- Conservative; Anglican. and conducted farm near Inverness ence and Elka. for about ten years; later disposed oi' said property and established liverv at Inverness village for about three years; sold out and moved to Sherbrooke for short period, returning to WALLACE, Herbert Elwin, Ma- Megantic County and established Born at Magog, Feb. 19, general store at Lysander Falls in gog, Que. 1874, son of William and Nancy 1904 which business he conducts at Married, 1st, Jose(Turner) Wallace. E. public school present date. and Magog Model School; member phine Royer (deceased); 2nd, Lilly I.O.O.F. and K.P.; Conservative; Walker, (deceased 1903) 3rd, Mary Methodist. Employed in Boston Ele- E. McKillop, daughter of James Mcvated Railway for 14% years, re- Killop, Inverness, Que., June 15, signing in 1911; returned to Magog 1905; children, J. F. Rene, 1886; M. same year and bought interest of A. Emile, 1887; Eric, 1892; May, 1894 D. Martin in firm of A. D. Martin & (deceased 1900); Mabel E., 1896; Son, house finishing buliders and sup- Bertha, 1898; Annie L., 1902. plies, etc., carrying on business with E. A. Martin under name of Martin WALLIS, Calvin Fullam, Dixville, & Wallace. Married Eva Taylor, Que. -- Born Berlin, Vt., April 11, daughter of John Taylor, March 24, 1845, son of William and Dorothy 1915 (Mosher) Wallis; English, grand-

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bee Railway, Jan.
auditor,
1 jto June 1, 1881; Quebec Central Railway, 1881-1885 ^general freight and pas-

ton

senger agent, 1885-1905; general manager, Quebec Central Railway, since January, 1906; director, Quebec Central Railway Co., March, 1913; elected vice-president, Temiscouta Railway, September, 1901; moved to Dixville and purchased farm president, Temiscouta Railway, Jan., which he carried on until 1902 when 1911; member Sherbrooke Board of he sold out and took up his residence Trade; director, Eastern Townships
joined Company K., 10th Vermont Volunteers, and served in the American army for two years and 11 months; returned to Holland, Vt., and engaged in farming; in 1870, rein the village of Dixville;

came to Compfrom New Hampshire when a young man. E. public schools in Vermont; in 1862, at age of 17 years,
father, David Wallis,

member

of Agricultural

Association

member

1896 to 1902 when Canadian Mining Institute. Married he resigned to become secretary- Mary Hawkins, daughter of Thomas treasurer of the municipality, also of Hawkins, Quebec, June 20, 1887; has school board; served as school com- three sons and four daughters. Clubs, missioner for number of years; Bap- St. George's, Garrison (Quebec) Married Julia LeBaron, Canadian Railway Societies; K. of C.; tist; Liberal. Recreations: snowshoeing, of Holland, Vt., Nov. 26, 1866; chil- C.O.F. Address: dren, Jennie B., 1867; Ida, 1870; fishing; Roman Catholic. Orson, 1877; Alfred, 1880; William 165 Bowen Ave., Sherbrooke, Que.
Dixville Council,
;

A.,

1882.

J.

H.

WALSH

WALSH,
Que.

John Henry, Sherbrooke, Director and General Manager Quebec Central Railway; president, J. F. D. Temiscouta Railway Co. vice-pres. Hereford Railway Co. Born Quebec, WALSH, James Francis D'Urban, May 12, 1860, son of Thomas and Bedford, Que. Born Roscrea, IreMary (Deegan) Walsh. E. Quebec land, Nov. 25, 1868, son of Lieut. Commercial Academy. E.ntered ser- John A. and Ida (Hackett) Walsh; vice Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa and Irish. Parents came from Ireland in Occidental Railway, now part of C. 1871 and settled in Sherbrooke. E. P. R., September, 1876, as junior Bishop's College School, Lennoxville. clerk in contractor's office in freight School Commissioner since 1912; and ticket office, Quebec, 1879-1880; Mayor 1913; president Missisquoi travelling auditor, Levis and Kenne- Agr'l Society 1915-1916; pres. Mis-

WALSH

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WARD,
Born
Lt.-Col.
in

287

County Conservative Ass'n, 1913-14-15-16; received Hon. R. I,. Borden on occasion of his visit to Bedford 1911; past warden of St. James' Church which office he filled for eight years; A.F. & A.M., R.A.M.: pres. Bedford Athletic Ass'n; pres. hockey, baseball and past president tennis club; Conservative; Anglican, Started as clerk and foreman with Furbish Mfg. Co., Berlin Falls, N.H.; five years with Wm. Angus Co., East Angus, Que. six years with Dominion Express Co.; in 1896 joined staff of Bedford Mfg. Co. as accountant and has been manager and director since 1905; when plant was burned down in 1913 was instrumental in getting company to rebuild present up-todate plant, where axes, scythes, handles and farming tools are manfactured. Was organizer and president of the rifle club which has been very energetic in assisting to recruit in this district. Married Sidney M. Burrage, Oct. 11, 1892.
;

W. J., Lennoxville Kingston, Ont., June 6, 1839, son of Rev. R. G. and Mary Ann (Turriff) Ward; parents came from Scotland in 1841, Rev. Mr. Ward teaching high school at Kingston for a number of years, then came to Quebec and studied under late Bishop Stewart for ministry in Church of England and was appointed to mission of Upper and Lower Ireland, Megantic Co., continuing there till his death in 1870. They had a family of eight sons and four daughters. The subject of this sketch, Lt.-Col. Ward, served forty years in
Militia from 1859 until 1899; got medals for Fenian Raids of 1866, also 1870, again long service medal granted by late Queen Victoria

Canadian

George Sidney, Cowans- that Abraham Lincoln was assassinBorn at Newton Abbott, ated before ville, Que. moving to Lennoxville Ada ns d Ida Mr. Ward resided at g "i 1^ of Clapham, Que., ^ 7 ,?: ,?" T (Hackett) Walsh; English-Irish; in Megantic Co., over sixty-six years, grandparents were among first set- was Mayor of council, school commistlers between Sherbrooke and Lensioner? Magistrate and commissioner noxville E. After evidence for Circuit Bishop^ College. entered for taki studying pharmacy for a time Court -Married Caroline Kinnear, E. T. Bank; served in several capaciA 15< They had nine chu . ties m this institution, also with Sovd Rev j G Ward cloquet) e e an d M ls B nk J Minn.; A. E. Ward, manager Canadj ^?or? '* u ? staff 1908 and est branch at Waterian Bank of Comme r C e, St. Ferdinand est. Molson Bank branch Cowloo; ^Halifax, Que.; Hattie W. Ward, which he presently married in Wi ii iams ansville, 1913 Montana; Rev. interval in his banking manages; at H Ward Philadelphia, Pa.; Rev. career he built up Gilmour paint N R Ward Sawyerville, Que.; Marf rd was P rov director "?"J? B/ dMfg. -Co., becoming v.p. ion T Ward married living in East of Bedford Angus; c Lawrence Ward, farmer, and then pres. also conducted gen'- M anson, Montana; Emily L. Ward, store for time
.
.

WALSH,

Canadian Militia; was also in comof 55th Megantic Light Infantry Regiment for 15 years; was on active service in Sherbrooke for four months at close of Civil War in year 1865 when he was one of company of 55 men who were quartered in four different hotels. He left for home day
to

mand

im

Tl

T
-

at Stanbridge East; E. T. Dairymen's Exchange; councillor chairman Cowansville;


pres.

livi

Ward

in in

Lennoxville,

Que.;

C.

L.

France with the 14gth Bat .

School Com., Governor Bedford Dist. Hospital; A.F. & A.M., R.A.. Mason,
K.T., Shrine, I.O.O.F. and Encamp.,

Cowansville Club; Conservative; AnMarried Dora, daughter late glican. Col. A. H. Gilmour, Stanbridge East, April 9, 1890; children, Annie and Dorothy.

WARD, Alfred Edwin, St. Ferdinand D'Halifax, Que. Born at Clapham, Que., Dec. 9, 1880, son of Lt.Col. W. J. and Caroline (Kinnear) Ward; Scotch. Entered Quebec Bank at Thetford Mines, Que., in Aug.,

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came
to

1902, was transferred Montreal, where he remained continually until Feb. 15, 1906; Mr. Ward resigned on his own accord with strong recommendations from Mr. B. B. Stevenson the present gen. man. as well as from Mr. R. L. Y. Jones (Inspector) in Feb., 1906, Mr. Ward joined the E. T. Bank and was immediately sent to Thetford Mines as accountant; two months later appointed manager at Black Lake; in 1906 appointed mgr. at St. Ferdinand d'Halifax, Que., where he has remained since; Anglican. Married Hester Mary Cowling, daughter of Mr. R. C. Cowling, East Angus,

1900; Nov.,

Dunham

at age of 17 years

to

main

and engaged with late Col. Stephen Baker. E. at London, England. After leaving Col. Baker's employ started farming on own behalf and successfully conducted farming since travelled considerably and crossed
;

Rome twice. Father was Dr Seth Benj. Watson, physician Radcliffe Infirmary of Oxford, England, one of best known physicians in his time. Has served as Mayor and Councillor of Dunham village several years; Conservative Married Anglican. Clara Charsley (died 1872) second children, Cecil Edwin wife, Harriett Baker, Sept., 1907; daughter of and Duncan Alfred, 1909; Sylvia Jos. Baker, Dunham, Que., Nov. 20, Hester, 1910; Evelyn Frances, 1915. 1873; one son, Benjamin, 1874.
;

Atlantic 17 times visiting all parts of British Isles and Europe, visiting

WARD,

Charles Henry, Bury, Que.

Born Bury, Aug. 12, 1850, son of George P. and Elizabeth (Sherman) Ward; English; parents coming from New England States in 1812, father served in Rebellion of 1837 and was
later officer in Cookshire Cavalry, reE. pubtiring with rank of captain.

schools; commissioner of Com. Court, valuator, etc.; Conservative; Anglican. Engaged in contracting and building trade; exporter of lumber and pulpwood and cattle to American markets; eight years member Cookshire Cavalry serving under Captains Winder, Taylor and French; served with cavalry in Fenian Raid 1879, being stationed at Frelighsburg and Eccles' Hill; connected with Col. Smith's despatch staff at time Fenians crossed to Eccles Hill and while battle was being fought his troops were at Dunham en route to scene of battle; arrived in time to see body of Wm. Rowe, Fenian, who was shot, handed over to his mother by the Canadian authorities. Married, 1st, Ann Ellis (deceased 1888) 2nd, Eunice Ann Paquet; children, Gertrude E., Lottie L., Bernice H., Persis A., George P., Ella M., Reginald
lic
;

JOHN G. WATSON WATSON, John Greener,


brooke, Que.

Sher-

Born at North Sydney,

N.S., May 24, 1893, son of Robert and Isabel (Greener) Watson; English and Scotch. E. at High School, North Sydney, N.S. Left High

C.,

Ronald W., Arthur

G.,

Merle E.

School at 17 years of age; entered


into telegraph business as telegraph operator at Woodstock, N.B., later at

ham, Que.

Lister, DunBorn Maidenhead, Eng., Fredericton, St. John, N.B., Toronto Nov. 12, 1841, son of Dr. B. and Isa- and Montreal; went into stock brokbella (Goolden) Watson; Scotch; erage business for F. B. McCurdy Co.
'

WATSON, Edmund

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wick

289 1907
;

at Kingston, Ont., later went into life insurance business at Kingston with the Mutual Life Ass n Co of Canada; was given the district manage-

Montreal

O ct.

17,

d Donald Fenwick Elizabeth Mar Se t- 2

chil-

1910;

mentship for this company in Eastern Townships with headquarters at Record Bldg., Sherbrooke, office, Wellington St. member Sherbrooke Snowshce and Sherbrooke Curling Club; Conservative; Anglican. Married Gladys Mae White, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. White, Lennoxville, Que., Sept. 17, 1913.
;

W.

R.

WEBSTER

WEBSTER,

William Robert, manu-

Born at facturer, Sherbrooke, Que. North Hatley, Aug. 23, 1850, son of
Orrin and Elizabeth (Jenkerson) E. at common Webster; English. clerk in general store North schools, traveller for C. H. Hatley, 1870; 1871-1884; Sherbrooke, Fletcher,
started present cigar business 1885, with ten employees, developing .extensive trade throughout Dominion; erected present up-to-date cigar factory 1908, run under strictly hygienic lines; now employs 135 people; pres.

JAS.

P.

WATSON

WATSON, James Patterson. SherBorn Cornwall, Ont., brooke, Que. May 7, 1881, son of James and Mary (Patterson) Watson; Scotch, father born in Scotland, mother in Canada of Scotch parents. E. Cornwall Academy; employed at office work for 10 years in Montreal, leaving the Allan Line offices to become secretarytreasurer of Sherbrooke Record Company in Sherbrooke which position he held until Feb., 1917, when he joined the Smith-Wilson Motor Sales Co., Sherbrooke; member A.F. & A.M., St. George's Club; past pres. Sherbrooke Snowshoe and Curling Club; sec'y E. T. Press Ass'n; ConservaMarried Edith tive; Presbyterian. Fenwick, daughter of James Fen-

W. R. Webster Co., Ltd.; pres. E. T. Brick and Mfg. Co., charter member Sherbrooke Board of Trade, pres.
1901-1904, director Great Eastern Exhibition for 20 years, vice-pres. three years, then elected president;

&

Governor Sherbrooke
ber
St.

Hospital";

mem-

George's Club, A.F. & A.M.; recreations, fishing, hunting, horses, automobiling; Conservative: Congregationalist. Married Mary Ellen Jane Shorey, daughter of J. B. Shorey, Feb. 9, 1876, has five sons and five daughters, Jennie Maude, Edith May, Louise, Ellen Elizabeth, Clara Gene-

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Frederick William Shorey, 1914, succeeding the late Otis ShurtHubert, Orrin Ralph, Albert leff; member I.O.O.F., A.F. & A.M., Claude (in overseas service) Robert C.O.F., R.A. and R.G.; Liberal; AnAberdeen. Was in hardware business glican. with father as W. C. Webster and WEBSTER, Frederick Oscar, Hat- Son from 1895 until July 1, 1914, Born at Hatley, Aug. 29, then took business over himself until ley, Que. 1874, son of Mortimer and Clara Ann his appointment as Registrar, Nov. (Gage) Webster; English. E. Hatley 16, 1914. Married on Sept. 26 Mabel Acad. Elected to Hatley Council C. Cleveland. when village was incorporated; reelected 1915; sec'y-treas. Board of WEDGE, Jerome David Born at Trade; director Hatley Village Water So. Bolton, May 7, 1863, son of Ami I.O. and Co. sec'y Volunteer Fire Co. Maryetta (Powers) Wedge; EngO.F. (Alexandria, No. 59) Conserva- lish, father coming from New Engin farming tive; Anglican. Engaged E. public schools; in land, 1861. in Tp. of Hatley, also carriage maker 1911 built store and engaged in genand painter; 1905-07 employed in eral mercantile business at So. Bo-1hotel at Poland Springs, Me., later ton; previously farming and lumber with Quimster & Co., Boston, Mass., business; member Brome Co. Agr'l mfg. of automobile bodies; in 1908 Soc. Liberal; Anglican. Married Lilreturned to Hatley and resumed his lian Wing (deceased) 1899). Marformer business. Married Sadie M. ried Helen, daughter of John Smith, Emery, Hatley, Que., June 19, 1897. So. Bolton, Jan. 2, 1901; one child, Addie, 1893, deceased 1915.

John

Perley, K.C., 21 Ave., Sherbrooke, member law firm of Gate, Wells & White. Born Acton Vale, Que., July 10, 1867, son of George B. and Mary A. Wells; father from State of Maine, English descent; mother Canadian, Scotch descent. E. Coaticook Acad. batonnier St. Francis Bar, 1917; elected alderman North Ward, 1917; member St. George's Club, Sher-

WELLS, John

Dominion

brooke Snowshoe Club Conservative Married Kathleen W. Anglican. Ashe, Dec. 7, 1904.
;

Charles Frank, StanBorn Stanstead, Que., Que. Dec. 1, 1855, son of Erasmus D. and Rachel (Chamberlain) Whitcher; English; grandfather, Dr. Isaac Whitstead,

WHITCHER,

O. G. G.

WEBSTER
Gran-

cher,

came from Methuen, Mass.,

to

WEBSTER,
ville,

Oscar George

Coaticook, Que., in military service. - - Born in Barnston, Aug. 3, 1869, son of Walter C. and Adella (Kennedy) Webster; Scotch. E. at Coaticook and Montreal Business College; appointed Joint Registrar and Clerk of the Circuit Court in

E. Stanstead Stanstead in 1799. Acad., has served as school commisStanstead Board of sioner; pres. Trade, Columbian and E. T. Auto Clubs; I. O.F. Conservative; Anglican; 1870-71 clerked for Chas. Channell, Derby, Vt.; 1871-74 with Cass and Jendro; 1874-76 with Pike Bros.; went to Boston in 1876 and returned to Stanstead 1880; 1880-82 trav;

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elled for Hall & Gondro; 1882-1904 WHITCOMB, Mark Rus Born at mail clerk between Sherbrooke and Waterloo, Aug. 31, 1879, son of Stanstead; 1904 bought Union House Charles and Mary Jane (Roberts) with P. Gilmore; sold out in 1908 Whitcomb English, grandparents and bought Stanstead Hotel. Married coming from New England. E. WatJ. Nellie Lampron, Rock Island, erloo Acad. and Montreal Business March 12, 1884; children, Lenora A., College; Ass't Postmaster Waterloo Lida M., Charles D., Dorotha A., three years; employed Sovereign Bank 1903, appointed mgr. at FrelOlive J. 1908 joined E. T. ighsburg, 1907; Bank and later Can. Bank of Commerce and was appointed manager at Frelighsburg in 1914; Anglican. Married Nellie Gertrude, daughter of Homer Holden, Frelighsburg, Feb. 6,
;

1906; one son, L. Raymond, 1907.

Cliff,

cestors came from New York and settled in Stanstead County among earliest settlers. E. public schools; sec'y-treas. Ayer's Cliff Board of

Ralph Roger, Ayer's Que. Born Hatley, Que., Sept. son of Wesley and Ella 28, ^884, (Baehelder) Whitcomb; English, an-

WHITCOMB,

H. B.

WHITCOMB

Trade; entered store of Parker and Knight, Hatley; later with Whitcomb and Whitcomb, general merchants, North Hatley, Que. represented American Ins. Co. clerked at Ayer's Cliff and later in partnership with M. L. Leavitt; purchased stock of E. H. Whitcomb, merchant, doing business as Whitcomb and Leavitt, merchants; member Massawippi Fish and Game; Liberal; Anglican.
;
;

WHITCOMB, Harry Bachelder, Born Hatley, Jan. 29, Hatley, Que. 1878, son of Ira W. and Ella R. (Bachelder) Whitcomb; English; parents came from U.S. E. public schools, Hatley Acad. and Stanstead College; sec'y-treas. Hatley Council and school commissioners; secretary Board of Trade; Ind. Anglican; For several years clerked for Parker & Knight, Hatley; spent winter 190304 in California; returned to Hatley and engaged in various lines of business until 1909 when he formed partnership with A. J. Whitcomb under name of Whitcomb and Whitcomb, gen'l merchants; bought partner's interest in 1912 and still continues business under his own name. Married Margaret J. Morrison, Sherbrooke, Que., Oct. 20, 1909.
;

Joseph N., Coaticook, in Vermont, June 9, 1858, son of Cyrus and Clarisse White; is a direct descendant of Perry Greene White who came over in Mayflower in 1621. E. at Craftsbury, Vermont; received degree of Oph.D. (Doctor of physical and Apis a P.D.D.G.M. of plied Optics)
Que.
- -

WHITE,

Born

I.O.O.F. Optical

first president of E. T. Association, organized in

was

Sherbrooke in 1911; Methodist; in 1881 he came to Coaticook and embarked in the jewellry business in a small way, extending until today he is possessor of one of the finest jewellry establishments in the Eastern Townships; in 1899 became interested in optical matters and took a
course
at

Detroit

Optical

Institute

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J.

N.

WHITE

JOHN WHYTE

later completed a post graduate ian; had charge of choir for fifty course at Canadian Ophthalmic Col- years. Married Harriett Donaldson, of Duncan Donaldson, lege of Toronto his success in the daughter optical field has been marked, his op- Leeds, Que., June 22, 1859; children, tical department being among best in Mary Ann, 1860; John D., 1862; Peter D., 1889; province. Mr. White is a member of Andrew, 1865; all the prominent optical organiza- Georga, 1871; Effe, 1880. tions and his equipment is equal to Married Emma A. his enthusiasm. Statton, Coaticook, Oct. 15, 1884; children, Mrs. F. W. Colwill, Sherbrooke, and Jay N. White, Coaticook.
;

and

John, Leeds Village, Que. Born at Wellwood, Dunfermline, Scotland, Jan. 4, 1838, son of John and Elizabeth (Simpson) Whyte. E. at Beath Parish School. Went to the Carriboo gold diggings in 1862 and was also on Antler Creek and Jack O. Clubs' Creek; returned to Leeds in 1863; was manager of copper mine in North Sutton for a year; in 1865 came to Leeds Village and began business as general merchant doing a business for large and flourishing

WHYTE,

member of Leeds' Council 1883-84; elected member of Quebec Legislature for County of Megan tic 1884; chairman of School Commission for 33 years and member of council of public instruction for the last 20 years; Liberal; Presbyterforty-eight years;

CHAS.

D.

WHITE,

K.C.

MEN OF TODAY
WHITE,
lawyer,

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293

Charles Dickinson, K.C., Born at Sherbrooke, Que. son of Sherbrooke, Sept. 6, 1871, Hon. Wm. and Mary C. (Dickinson) White; Irish and Scotch. E. Sherbrooke Academy, Bishop's College School, Lennoxville, and McGill UniB.C.L. of McGill, 1896; versity; King's Counsel, 1912; Sherbrooke Alderman, 1909-1912; member St. George's Club; Conservative; EpiscoMarried Elizabeth Oram palian. Woods, daughter of late Alex. Woods of Quebec, April 13, 1903; two children.

WIGGETT, Albert Egbert, 2 FulBorn at ton Ave., Sherbrooke, Que. Waterville, Que., Jan. 28, 1874, son of C. Fred and A. (Gilbert) Wiggett; English. E. at Lennoxville Academy and Ontario Business College, Belleville; in 1895 accepted position with S. C. Nutter, Sherbrooke, Que.; two years later business was taken over by J. H. Bryant and has remained with the business as bookkeeper to present date; interested in sports and was for several years pres. of hockey club; A.F. & A.M., K.P., S.O.E., Sherbrooke Curling Club, C.O.F., Snowshoe Club, Y.M.C.A. ConservaMarried Ellen A. tive; Anglican. McFadden, daughter of S. A. McFad4, den,, Lennoxville, Que., Aug. 1898.
;

ROBERT

C.

WILKINS
?

British in 1783; Capt. Wilkins was wounded at Bunker Hill and was one of the forlorn hope at White Plains in the American Revolution, Col. Wilkins, grandfather of subject of this

sketch, commanded Prince Edward Militia during 1812, American General Scott being a prisoner at his house for a week when on way to

WIGGETT, Walter Johns, SherBorn at Sherbrooke, brooke, Que. 1869, son of J. W. and Eliza (Johns)
Wiggett;
English.
E.

Sherbrooke

High School; proprietor of Electrical Repair and Supply Co., Sherbrooke, which does an extensive electrical
business throughout the district; St. George's Club; Conservative; Anglican. Married Gertrude May, daughter of A. G. Heath, Watertown, N.Y.

WILKINS, Robert Charles, manuBorn Dec. facturer, Farnham, Que. 25, 1860, son of Captain E. D. S. Wilgrandfather was Col. Hon. RobWilkins; great grandfather, Captain Robert Wilkins, of the 17th Lancers, was a United Empire Loyalkins,

ert

C.

ist, coming to Canada from New York when it was evacuated by the

Quebec after Queenston Heights, repPrince Edward for many resented years in old Upper Canada LegislaE. Levis College, Quebec; ture. president of Robert C. Wilkins Co., manufacturers of "Rooster Ltd., Brand" shirts, pants and white coats and "I Crow Over All" Overalls; company has factory at Farnham and does an extensive business throughout Canada, being represented by twelve travellers in the Dominion; four sons of Mr. Wilkins are associated with him in the business; Mr. Wilkins has taken much interest in matters pertaining to Eastern Townships advancement, being one of the founders of the E. T. Associated Boards of Trade and its president for 1914; for several years president of Farnham Board of Trade; prominent member of Canadian Manufacturers' Association, serving five years on the board also of Dominion Commercial
;

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Travellers' Association, years as a director and

serving two Sept. 1, 1892; children, Erie H. and two years as Eric A.

Assn; gt t ih n E L Ute lists Catholic Married Bessie d c ton c Quebe*. E d r n aP at public schools. Some ylars as far/??V? T James FOX, of Halifax, N.S., June i, 15, k manap-pr of 1886; children four sons, Robert ToTelsfn k'trn T^nships

chairman

Farnham

Con

Roman

^Lpnv

M?

Gertrude o

and
late

Helena Lady- owner

Tommy, W.

Lieut. John Fox, or W., Born at Montreal 217 1/4, Prince Rupert, 215^, PeerWest, Que., Sept. 24, 1896, son of less Hal, 209*4, The Comet, 214 Robt. C. and Bessie (Fox) Wilkins. Hal Perkins, 214%, and many others; Connected for 5 years with Robt. C. member A.F. & A.M., I.O.O.F., Wolfe Wilkins Co. Ltd., Farnham, Que. Ga- Co. Fish and Game, Sherbrooke Fish zetted Provisional Lieut, in the Can- and Game Club; Conservative; Angliadian Militia in June, 1915, and can. Married Eleanor McDermitt, joined the 117th Eastern Townships (deceased 1912), daughter of Martin Batt., Jan. 23, 1916, qualifying as a McDermitt, Randboro, Que., April Lieut, one month later, went over- 25, 1881; children, Luvia M., Mabel seas with 117th and when this was E., Gertrude A. (deceased 1911) broken up was transferred to 23rd Hazel E. a a er he w ! transf erred WILSON, Walter Hiram, 14 Queen 1" 24th R fl to ?Hv! Batt. v * Victoria Rifles and was Sherbrooke ; Que ._Born Compgt killed m action on Aug. 15, 1917. Que ^ gept ^f g5g> gon of Hira^ WILKINSON, Frederick Jacob, C. and Sarah E. (Bucknam) Wilson; Way's Mills, Que. Born at Smith's father Scotch and mother English. Mills, March 16, 1872, son of Richard E. at Compton Academy and Sherand Marilla (Shaw) Wilkinson; Eng- brooke High School. Commenced lish, ancestors settled in Clarenceville business in pianos and organs in 1875 in 1830. E. public schools and Beebe with late H. C. Wilson and has conAcad. School Commissioner Barn- tinued since in same business now

WILKINS,

such race anima]s ag Parnell, Red Bird, EleanBaron Wedgewood, 2.15,

Farnham, Que.

'

ston Tp. 1909-14; chairman 1912-14;

known

Barnston Farmers' Club; ConFor several servative; Universalist. years sold farm implements as general agent for Frost & Wood; later with St. Lawrence Dairy Supply Co., Montreal; 1912 appointed by Federal Gov't as dairy recorder for Stanstead County, to co-operate with owners of dairy herds in keeping complete record of each individual animal. Married Effie A. Heath, Heathton, Que.,
pres.

as H. C. Wilson & Sons, Ltd.; 10 years in council of Sherbrooke


vice-pres.

Board of Trade and

one

year; city council 3 years; warden of St. Peter's Church 4 years; school commissioner 6 years; Y.M.C.A., vice-pres. 1915-16; member Victoria Lodge, A.F. & A.M., C.O.F., Dom. Sherbrooke St. C.T.A., George's, Curling and Sherbrooke Automobile Club; Conservative; Anglican. Married Clara M. Bryant, daughter of

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Club Conservative Anglican. Married Annie M. Greene, daughter of Wm. H. Greene Lennoxviile, Que., Oct. 1, 1890; children, Meredith W., Francis Lennox, Alice Elizabeth. WILSON, John Arthur, Farnham, Born Farnham, July 7, 1872, Que. son of John and Christiana (Kirk)
Wilson;
colle.

Scotch;

from Ireland and


ber

grandfc-.thsr came settled near La-

E Farnham Academy; memFarnham School Commissioner,

Board of Trade and Board of Health;


After I.O.O.F.; Liberal; Methodist. leaving school entered business with his father, John Wi.son, in leather business, operating a tannery and harness shop; in 1901 formed partnership with his brother, D. M. Wilson, and purchased Lu?ine3s which father established in loul; firm lost heavily by fire in 1903 and 1911; after last fire they built new b]o:<,

WALTER
Geo.

H.

WILSON

G. Bryant, Sherbrooke, Que., Oct. 25, 1882; children, Geo. B., July 29, 1890; Edith E., May 10, 1893;

Mabel, June 11, 1895; Dora 26, 1898.

B.,

Feb.

where they carry on a i.:r;je busi. >."< In 1912 they added an electrical ju Married Mabel Westwoo:!, ply dept. Buckingham, Que., June 8, 190J; children, Carl L., 1905; M. Beryl, 1903; John W., 1909. WOOD, Hannibal Whitney, M.D.
.>

C.M.,

St.

Johns,

Que.

(deceased

FRANK
Que.

B.

WILSON
B.,

Born at DunSeptember 27, 1917) ham, July 10, 1840, son of Thomas and Jane Stevens Wood; English. E. Dunham Academy, University Vermont, McGill Univ., degrees B.A., M.D.C.M., practiced medicine Knowlton and St. Johns; collector customs St. John; customs officer, Ottawa, at
Masonic, present superannuated; Blue, R.A.M., Preceptory and Priory; I.O.O.F., Royal Guardians; ConservaMarried Jane Martive; Anglican. garet Barton, daughter of John Barton, Montreal, Oct. 17, 1867; children, Helen Elizabeth, 1868; Arthur Percival Stevens, Barton, 1870; 1878; Alice Edith, 1880; Harold Whitney, 1885. WOODARD, William Green, SherBorn Capelton, son of brooke, Que. Nelson E. and Elizabeth Woodard;
E. at Sherbrooke public English. schools; three years with Can. Express Co., Sherbrooke; spent some time in States and in Montreal, returning to Sherbrooke to enter con-

WILSON, Frank

Sherbrooke,

Born at Compton, Que., Jan. 27, 1866, son of Hiram C. and Elizabeth (Bucknam) Wilson. E. at Sherbrooke Central School and Sherbrooke High School; vice-pres. H. C.

Wilson & Sons, Ltd., Sherbrooke, pianos and musical goods, the oldest (with perhaps one exception) musical instrument house in Canada, having been established over 60 years; director E. T. Agr'l Ass'n, member SherVictoria brooke Board of Trade, Lodge, A.F. & A.M., life member of Sherbrooke Snowshoe Club, member St. George's Club, Sherbrooke Curl-

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fectionery business with M. E. Wood- Mass., in 1623. The first of the famard, being treasurer of Woodard's, ily to settle in Canada was great Ltd.; I.O.O.F., Sherbrooke S.S. Club; grandfather of subject of this ske+".h, Married Edith F. Rugg, Benjamin Woodman, who was Methodist. "n daughter of William Rugg, Compton, in 1779 and moved to East Hatlejrin Oct. 7, 1914. 1827, dying in 1835. Joshua Sawyer Woodman, 6th generation, grandWOODARD, Milford Elliott, Sher- father, married Mary (Polly) SturteBorn Hatley, June 8, vant in 1811, a direct descendant of brooke, Que. 1871, son of Nelson E. and Elizabeth Pilgrim ancestor who came to Ply(MacAtee C.) Woodard; English, an- mouth in 1620. J.P., C.S.C., vicecestors coming from New England. E. T. Immigration Society; pres. E. schools. After leaving public Board of Trade, pres. Coaticook school accepted position with C. H. 1915; pres. Coaticook Liberal Ass'n. seven years later went to Formed Fletcher; partnership with his brotherLynn, Mass., for eleven years; 1904 in-law, F. C. McKee, as general merentered into partnership with C. W. chants, buying out partner's interest selling out interest after four years later. Eldridge, He has since contwo years and returning to North tinued business under same name. confectioners' Married Hatley; 1907 opened Emily M. McKee, Oct. 8, store in Sherbrooke, organizing in 1890; children, Milton A., John B. 1914 present firm of Woodard's, Ltd., of which he is president; I.O.O.F., K. of P.; Independent Liberal; BapWRIGHT, Carlos Judson, Shertist. Born at Dixville, Nov. brooke, Que. 15, 1867, son Sophia WOODMAN, Joseph Forsythe, F. (Baldwin) of Lewis W. andDixville Wright. E. at Born Hatley, Aug. 12, Hatley, Que. Model School and Int. Correspon1866, son of Horace and Eleanor dence School, Scranton, Pa., as elec(Forsythe) Woodman; English, trical engineer. In business with his Calvin Woodman, was grandfather, born in New Hampshire and came to father at Dixville, Que. number of in gen. store; farmed for two Stanstead County when young man; years at Dixville; entered employancestors came over about 1620. E. years ment of Peoples' Tel. Co. at Sherpublic schools and Charleston Acad., brooke, June 21, 1896, as lineman, Hatley; present Mayor of Hatley vil- advanced to supt. in 1900 and to sec.lage; chairman school board, mem- treas. 5 years later and gen. mgr. on ber Board of Trade and dir. Stanretirement of Carlos S. Skinner in stead County Agr'l Society; I.O.O.F., two years later the Peoples' R.T. of T.; Liberal; Methodist. After 1912; Co. went under the control of the spending two years in New England, Bell Tel. Co. as Eastern Townships returning to Hatley in 1895 he was one of first to breed Holstein cattle Telephone Co. now travelling representative for Dawson & Co., Ltd., of in Stanstead County, bringing his Montreal and Winnipeg; Justice of first registered animal from Michigan member I.O.F., I.O.O.F., S. His farm, Glen- Peace; twenty years ago. of E., Sherbrooke Curling Club, Y.M. brook, is well known throughout Can- C.A. Liberal; Baptist. Married Susie ada. Married Minnie Ayer, Hatley, G. Bean, daughter of Luther Bean, Que., May 29, 1901. Dixville, Que., Sept. 15, 1887; chilWOODMAN, Albert Alonzo, Coati- dren, Blanche, Jessie Mildred, HowBorn Moe's River, Aug. ard Stanley, Pearl Evangeline, Gorcook, Que. 10, 1868, son of Albert Alonzo and don Parker, Rolland, Vivian Kathleen Mary J. (Sanborn) Woodman; Eng. Gertrude. The genealogy of the Woodman family is very complete and dates back WRIGHT, George Luke, Dixville, ten generations to Edward Woodman Que. Born Dixville, Aug. 2, 1850, who emigrated from Wiltshire, Eng., son of John and Elizabeth (Major) and became citizen of Newbury, Wright; English, parents born in
; ;

MEN OF TODAY
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later

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297

moved

ools.

to Bury, Que., 1836, Dixville. E. public Served in municipal council

to

Has served as school comJerseys. missioner, valuator, councillor; member Oddfellows and Foresters; Meth-

Married Margaret King, wenty-five years and as Mayor one odist. Windsor term, resigned 1903; school commis- daughter of T. A. King, sioner; succeeded father on home- Mills, March 18, 1897; children, Walstead, following mixed farming; al- lace Young, 1898 (died 1913) Hazel, ways active in educational and all 1900; Curtis, 1902; Gertrude, 1905; local affairs; member I.O.F., A.F. & Willard, 1907; Douglas, 1909; DorMarried othy, 1914. A.M.; Liberal; Anglican. Mary R. Howe, Jan. 21, 1880; children, Edward E., 1881; Georgina L., 1894.
;

Frederick, P., SawyerQue. - - Born at Douglastown, N.B., March 27, 1870, son of Wm. Yorston and Isabelle Henderson Scotch; father came from Kirkwell, Orkney Islands, to Miramichi, N.B.,
ville,
;

YORSTON,

1843, and engaged in shipbuilding; mother came from Aberdeen to

ham High

E. at ChatMiramichi, N.B., 1832. School, University of N.B., 1892, Fredericton, Harvard and McGill 1904 (B.A. 1892, M.A. 1894, was engaged in M.D.C.M. 1904) teaching for 10 years from 1892 to
;

1902 as principal of Newcastle High School. Graduated in medicine at McGill in 1904 and after some three months in Western Hospital in Montreal

came

to Sawyerville to practice.

always interested in military matters; joined the 73rd Northumberland Regt. as private in 1888 and retired with rank of Capt. in 1904; chairman of School Sawyerville Board; A.F. & A.M.; Conservative; Presbyterian. Married Susan A. Harrison of Newcastle, N.B., niece of the late Sir Samuel Leonard Tilley, 1899; one son, Fred Harrison, 1901.

Was

FRED YOUNG
YOUNG,
Que.
Frederick,

Wolcott, Vt. Que., July 21, Served as 1876, son of Faye-tt and Ella Young. E. at Stanstead College. since 1904. E. at Coaticook, Que. After mar- councillor Member riage settled on farm at Barford and Board of Trade. In the early eighties from there moved into Hereford on travelled considerably in Western father's old farm as breeder of thor- States returning to Stanstead 1887 Oxford and engaged in breeding registered and shorthorn oughbred In 1907 sold out and moved Jersey and Ayrshire cattle. Later sheep. to Ayer's Cliff as manager for H. A. entered coal business, also repreNorton on Edgewater farm; with I. senting farm implement manufacturMarH. C. Co. as travelling salesman two ers; Conservative; Anglican. years; at E. T. Experimental Farm ried Elizabeth House, Derby, Vt., till 1916, when bought large farm in June 25, 1895; children, Martha A., thoroughbred Margaret M., Albert L. Vermont, breeding
C.,

YOUNG,
at

Geo.

Born

Compton,

Born at Stanstead, Aug. 15, 1865, son of Albert and Martha (Lewis) Young; Scotch; grandfather, Andrew Young, came from Scotland and settled in Stanstead and was associated with late Col. Kilburn who was first to utilize water power on Tomofobia river at Rock Island.

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