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40   MIEN ON CANADA.

NORMAN BETHUNE, M.D.

REV. CHENEY BURDETT, superannu

ated Methodist minister of Ridgetown, G> Out., was born on May 1st, 1826, in

England. He lost his parents in very early life, and was left entirely to his own unaided exertions, not only to gain a livelihood, but to pro-cure his education. Notwithstanding, however, all these drawbacks, by diligence, perseverance, and force of character, he acquired solid attainments in the departments of science, theology, ecclesiastical history, and other departments of study. During the thirty-three years of his active ministry he was the stationed superintendent of eighteen different circuits. Mr. Burdett is an exceedingly forcible speaker, and has been unusually successful in revival services, and in the great camp meetings of former years in Canada. He was married on May 2nd, 1852, to Nancy Rouse, who died in 1881, leaving four children, one of whom is Mrs. Dr. Brien, of the County of Essex, and afterwards was married to Mrs. Emily McTavish, on November 14th,

1882. Men of Mr. Burdett's stamp have done much to mould the moral and religious life of this country.

NORMAN BETHUNE, M.D., M.R.C.S., London, and F. R.C.S. , Edinburgh, practicing physician, Toronto, was born August 13th, 1822, at Moose Factory, Hudson's Bay. In 1851 he married Janet Nicolson, of Edinburgh, Scotland. His eldest son was drowned by the foundering of the State of Florida in 1884. His youngest son is in the ministry of the Presbyterian Church. Dr. Bethune was educated by his uncle, the Rev. Alexander N. Bethune, rector of Cobourg, and latterly Bishop of Toronto, in Cobourg, and at Upper Canada College. In 1842 he entered King's College, now Toronto University, and graduated in 1845. He then attended King's College Medical School, and in 1846 went to England and studied at King's College and Guy's Hospital. In 1848 he received the diploma of M. R. C. S. London, and in 1850 the degree of M.D. from Edinburgh. He then returned to Canada, and has been a teacher in Toronto School of Medicine and Victoria College, and is the sole survivor of the original members of the faculty of Trinity Medical School Dr. Bethune is a member of the Presbyterian Church and a Royal Arch Mason.

REV. CHENEY BURDETT.

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