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JOHN HAGUE.

MEN OF' CANADA.   49

JOSEPH HARGROVE.

JOSEPH HARGROVE, Hamilton, Ont., was horn December 24th, 1830, near Maryborough, Queen's County, Ire-land. He was educated at Maryborough and worked with his father sixteen years on the farm. He then joined the British army, enlisting in the Third or Prince of Wales Royal Dragoon Guards, where he remained four years and one-half. Having purchased his discharge, he married Mary, daughter of the late William Mills, County Carlow, Ireland, and grand-daughter of the late John Millbank, of Tuolle, County Carlow. He then entered the wholesale shipping house of Kennedy, Sholes & Co., and, after two years, took the management of the shipping department of William Graham & Co., Manchester, Eng. After remaining in this position five years, he cane to Hamilton in 1863, and has remained there ever since, having been for the past five years manager of the Singer Manufacturing Company in that city. Mr. Hargrove was brought up an Anglican, but is now a Methodist. He is a 11E_mber of the Masonic body, is a Royal Arch Mason and Knight Templar, and in politics is an active Conservative.

JOHN HAGUE, Fellow of the Royal

Statistical Society, England, was born

at Rotherham, Yorkshire, in 1829,

where he was educated at the Grammar School, and engaged some years in a local hank. Mr Hague helped to start the Sheffield Free Press, for which he wrote many editorials. At the age of twenty-two he left business in order to prepare for Oxford, and read two years with Dr. Moore-house, now Bishop of Manchester. He won a scholarship, but being beyond the statutory age, he went back to business as sub-manager of a private bank near Wolverhampton. He has been delegate to Ruri-Decimal Conferences and Diocesan Synods of the Church of England, and has ever been all enthusiastic supporter of social reforms, universal education, and all efforts to ameliorate the lot of the poor. He came to Canada in 1871, and since then has contributed largely to the press of the Dominion on finance and social topics, and is the author of well-known pamphlets. Mr. Hague founded the Philhar

monic Society and the Order of Foresters in Toronto, of which he was many years the moving spirit.

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