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88   MEN OF CANADA

JESSE CHAPMAN, undertaker and embalmer, Hamilton, Out., was born on the 6th of February, 1849, at St. Johns Antigua. He was educated at the Central School, Hamilton, after which, in 1865, he went to the United States, and in 187o returned to Hamilton as assistant to his father, who was then doing the largest business in the city. His father died in 1872, when the management devolved upon him until his mother's death, in 1875, when the business was divided between himself and his brother Joshua. In 1878 he bought out his brother, and has since carried on the business under the title of W. M. Chapman's Sons. Mr. Chapman's father was the first on the continent to dispense with the use of ice for that of chemicals in embalming the dead. Mr. Chap-man is a member of the Methodist Church, and in politics a Reformer. He is a member of the following societies : Free Masons, I.O.O.F., I.O.F. and A.O.F., Royal Arcanum A.O.U.W., Past Commander of the Select Knights, Orange

Order, Sons of England, and Knights of Pythias. He was married on the 23rd of May, 1870.

J. CHAPMAN.

JOHN J. VAUGHAN.

JOHN J. VAUGHAN, Chief of Police, Brantford, Ont., was born at Bally-Shannon, County of Donegal, Ireland, on August 22nd, 1851. He was educated at the National schools and Grammar School of his native place. In early life he worked on his father's farm, and was afterwards appointed land agent on the Donegal estate of the late Thomas Connolly, M.P. for Donegal in 1872. In 1874 he came to Toronto with his father and mother, five brothers and five sisters, and in April of that year joined the Toronto police force, and after-wards filled various offices, such as patrol sergeant, acting detective, etc. In November, 1885, he was appointed Chief of Police of the city of Brantford. Under his direction the department has been completely reorganized, every member of which is, not only thoroughly efficient, but members of churches and all of them total abstainers. Mr. Vaughan was married October 1st, 1884, to Nellie S., second daughter of the late William N. Cruise, of Toronto. Chief Vaughan is a member of the Brant Avenue Methodist Church, and also of the local Board of Health.

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