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62   MEN OF' CANADA.

STEWART MUNN THO\ISO\.

Stewart Munn Thomson, merchant tailor, Brantford, Out., was

~-~ born in Dumbartonshire, Scotland, on December 21st, 1844. Mr. Thomson learned the business of a tailor with his father. He then went to Glasgow and followed his trade until the death of his father in 1867, when he returned to his native place to take charge of the business there. In 1871 he came to Canada, and, after remaining a short time at Hamilton and Paris, came to Brantford and entered the establishment of I. Cockshutt, where he remained as cutter until 1882, when he started business for himself, in which he has been eminently successful. He was married on the 26th of May, 1873, to Mary Gentles, a native of Scotland. Mr. Thomson is an active member and elder of Zion Presbyterian Church, and an earnest Sabbath School worker. He was president of the Y. M. C. A. from 1888 to 189o, has been president of the Bible Society, and a member of the Board of School Trustees for ten years, and chairman for two years. He is a member of the I.0.0.F. and kindred organizations.

IRAM GEE, farmer, FisheAprville, Ont_ '   was born on the i 6th of   ril; 1835

in the township of Rainham. County of Haldimand, and was married on the ist of June, 18J7, to Miss Mary Ann Hall. Mr. Gee spent his first twenty-four years on the farm with his parents. He is a direct descendant of F.E. Loyalists, and is well known as one of the largest and most successful farmers in the vicinity where he resides. In religion he is a member of the Methodist Church. He has held important civic offices, having been councillor for thirteen years for the township of Rainham, and reeve for three years. He is now license inspector for the County of Haldimand. He is also a justice of the Peace, director of the Farmers' Institute of Haldimand, and ex-president of the Haldimand Agricultural Society. Mr. Gee is a self-made man, and has reached his present prominent position by indomitable perseverance. The positions which he holds indicate the respect in which he is held.

 

 

I) WIN HOOVER, farmer, Selkirk, Ont.,

was born on the loth of December,

185o, in the township of Rainham. He was educated at the public school, and was married on the 1st of January, 1878, to Miss Charlotte Moyer. Mr. Hoover • was brought up on the farm where he resides, and has steadily applied himself to agricultural pursuits during his entire life. He is held in the highest esteem by the farmers of the district by whom he has been elected to important civic positions. He was a member of the municipal council for four years, reeve for eight years, and, in 1890, was elected warden of the County of Haldimand. Mr. Hoover is president of the Erie Mutual Insurance Company, a director of the County Agricultural Society, and an ex-president of the Township Agricultural Society. By political convictions he is a Reformer. He is a public-spirited man in the highest sense of the word. The services of such men as Mr. Hoover to Ontario are of inestimable value.

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