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MEN OF' CANADA.   67

J AMES BRANSTON

WILLMOTT, L.D.

S., D.D.S., M.D.S., Toronto, Out., son of the late \Vm. Willmott, was born in the County of Halton, Out., June 15th, 1837. He spent his early years on the farm, receiving his education at the public school. In 1854 he entered Victoria College, but failing health prevented his taking the full arts course. In 1858 he commenced the study of dentistry, and in 186o began practice in the town of Milton. Taking an active part in municipal affairs, he was for three years a member of the Town Council, and for two years chairman of the Finance Committee. In 1863 he was appointed a Justice of the Peace. In 1868 Dr. Willmott assisted in securing the incorporation of the dentists of Ontario as the Royal College of Dental Surgeons. Since 1870 he has been continu-

ously a member of the Board of Directors and Examiners of the College and secretary of the Board. In 1871 he graduated from the Philadelphia Dental College. Removing to Toronto, he was requested in 1875, in association with Dr. Teskev, to undertake the organization of a dental school. Since that date he has been Dean of the Faculty, filling the chairs of Operative Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics. When, in 1888, the Dental College was affiliated with Toronto University, the doctor was appointed to represent it oil the senate, a position which he still retains. Dr. Willmott is connected with

the Metropolitan Methodist Church, and has filled nearly every office open to laymen. He was a member of the Toronto Methodist Conference in 1885, 1886 and 1890, and a member of the General Conference of the Methodist Church which met in Toronto in 1886 and in Montreal in 189o. In 1864 Dr. Willmott married Margaret Bowes, niece of the late Mayor Bowes, of Toronto. Since 1888 he has associated with him in his extensive practice his son, Dr. W. Earl Willmott, L.D.S., a recent graduate of the Philadelphia Dental College and of the Dental Department of Toronto University.

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