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MEN OF CANADA.

WILLIAM CASE ADAMS,
L.D.S., practicing Dental Sur-
geon, Toronto, Ont., was born on the
18th of October, 1823, at Lundy's Lane,
Niagara, and is the son of the late Rev.
Ezra Adams, Methodist minister. In
1857 he married Matilda Osman,
daughter of John Osman, Esq., of
Seneca Falls, N.Y., by whom he has
one daughter. Dr. Adams' education
was carried on under difficulties, his
father being an itinerant minister. At
an early age he was left to make his
own living. AVhen only sixteen he left
home and commenced working at the
carpenter's trade, and soon earned

enough money to attend school ; he afterwards taught school, and finally attended Victoria College and was studying medicine, when he was advised by a dentist to turn his attention to dentistry. He took the advice and studied under the direction of an English practitioner. In 1852 he began practice and settled in Toronto in 1854. He is now the oldest practicing dental surgeon in the city. Dr. Adams is a member of the Methodist Church, and has been class leader for many years. He is also a member of the Masonic Order, and is Past Chaplain in the Royal Arcanum Lodge, Toronto.

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