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S. FRANKLIN LAZIER.

MEN OF CANADA.   39

RFC". R. HARRISON.

REV. RICHARD HARRISON, M A.,

rector of St. Matthias Church, Toronto,

was born in that city February 25th, 1842. His father was Richard Harrison, formerly of Skegarvey, County of Monaghan, Ireland. He was educated at Trinity University, where he graduated in 1861, taking high class honors, in classics and mathematics. He received the degree of M.A. in 1864, was ordained deacon in the Church of England in 1865, and priest in 1866. In 1867 he was appointed assistant curate at St. George's, Toronto, and in 1867 went to England, and became assistant curate of the Anglican Church at Stratton, St. Margaret's. Returning to Canada in 1868, he became missionary successively at Beverley, Woodbridge and Vaughan, where he remained five years. In 1873 he came to Toronto and took charge of the mission parish of St. Matthias —since the " mother " of several churches. In 1877 he was delegate to the Provincial Synod at Montreal. Mr. Harrison was married to Cealia Maria, daughter of William Leslie, of Puslinch, Out., in 187o. He wrote " The British Catholic Church " and other tractates.

STEPHEN FRANKLIN LAZIER, Q.C.,

Hamilton, Ont., was born in Picton,

Prince Edward County, Out., on the 1st of July, 1841, and is descended from a U.E. Loyalist. He was married on the 22nd August, 1871 to Alice Maud Mary, eldest daughter of Joseph Lister, Hamilton. He was educated at the public and private schools, and entered Victoria College when 14 years of age, and graduated B.A. at 18. Afterwards he obtained the degrees of LL.B. and M.A. He entered the profession of law at 18, became attorney at 21, and barrister at 22. In 1890 he was appointed Q. C. by both the Ontario and Dominion Governments. Mr. Lazier has been leader and trustee in the Centenary Methodist Church, Hamilton, and member of two General Conferences. He is Past Master of Temple Lodge of A.F. and A. Masons, has been trustee and chairman of the Board of Education, is a director of the Y.M. C.A., director of the Grimsby Park Association, and president of the Hamilton Bible Society.

In all good works Mr. Lazier occupies a foremost place, and he is extending his influence as the years go by.

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