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MEN OF CANADA.REV. WM. COCHRANE, D. D.,
minister of Zion Presbyterian
Church, Brantford, Out., was
born in Paisley, Scotland, February 9,
1831. His father was from Dalry,
Ayrshire, and the family sprung from
the renowned seamen Thos. Cochrane,
Earl of Dundonald, or Lord Cochrane.
His mother was from Arran. He began
his education at the age of four and
continued until twelve, when he entered
the publishing house of Murray cS.
Stewart, and remained ten and a half
years. He possessed indomitable ener-
gy and devoted his leisure hours to
study. In his twenty-first year he e15-

tered Glasgow University, going from
Paisley to attend classes at five a.m.
In his twenty-third year, two gentlemen
in Cincinnati, Ohio, offered him means
to enter the ministry. Accepting the
proposal, he entered Hanover College,
Indiana, in 1854, and graduated with
the highest honours in 18J7. After-
wards he studied theology, under Drs.
Hodge and Alexander, at Princeton,
N. J., and in 1859 was ordained as
pastor in Jersey City. In 1562 he ac-
cepted the call to Brantford, where he
has since remained, in spite of invita-
tions to Boston, New York, Chicago,
Detroit,Toronto, Newburyport and other

great cities. In 1874 he
founded Brantford Ladies'
College, of which he is go-
vernor and lecturer in phil-
osophy. For fourteen years
he was clerk of Paris pres-
bytery ; for twenty years he
has been clerk of the Hamil-
ton and London Synod, and
for about the same period,
convener of the Home Mis-
sion Committee. For twenty
years he has been president
or chairman of the Mech-
anics' Institute and Public
Library. He has had his
full share of honours. Han-
over College gave him the
degrees of M .A. and D.D.
In 1869 he represented his
church at the British As-
semblies ; in 1873 and 1SS2
he went as deputy to the
North-West and British Co-
lumbia ; in 1SS2 he was mo-
derator of assembly, and in
1884 and 1889 delegate to
the Pan-Presbyterian Alli-
ances in Belfast and Lon-
don. In addition to platform
and press coptributions he
has published six volumes.

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