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ROBERT STARK, chemist, Hamilton, was

born in Dundas, April 8th, 1836, son

of the late Rev. M. Y. Stark, A.M.,

Glasgow University, Knox Church, Dundas, and A. G. Street, Devonshire, England. Mr. Stark's earliest instructors were his father and Hon. Robert Spence. He then attended Toronto Academy, and completed his studies in chemistry, etc., at Glasgow University, and in French with Mons. Havet, Glasgow. He learned his business with English chemists, and carried on a drug business in Woodstock from 1857 to 1890, and now manages the business of R. Stark & Co., chemists, 82 York street, Hamilton. Mr. Stark is an Episcopalian, has been church warden, and is also a lay reader by licence of the Bishop of Huron. He is a P.M. of Oxford Lodge, Woodstock, and Oak Branch Lodge, Innerkip, Past 1st Principal of Oxford Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, and Past Collector of Royal Arcanum, Woodstock. On the 15th of August, 1861, was married by the Bishop of Huron to S.

M. J. Revell, daughter of the late Rev. Henry Resell, A.M., T.C., Dublin, Rector of Ingersoll.

rector of St. Matthew's Church,
Toronto, was born in Toronto on
October 20th, 1856. He is the son of Allan
McLean Howard, Division Court Clerk, Toronto,
whose biography appears in this volume. Mr.
Howard was educated at Trinity College School,
Port Hope, and Trinity University, Toronto,
where he graduated in 1881, and took his degree
of M. A. On September 23rd, • 1882, he was
ordained deacon in the Church of England by
Bishop Sweatman, and on September 23rd, 1883,
ordained priest at St. James Cathedral, Toronto.
He was then appointed over the Church of St.
Matthew's, and still ministers to that congrega-
tion. He has been eminently successful in his
work, as is proved by the largely increased at-
tendance both at church and Sunday School.
Under his administration the congregation have
built one of the finest churches in Toronto, and
every department of the parochial work is in the
highest state of efficiency. The membership
and congregation of St. Matthew's are to be
congratulated on the great prosperity that has
attended the administration of the present rector.



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