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MaTTHEW BEATTY , Welland, Ont. ,

was born in Ireland in the year 1815,

and moved with his parents to the United States in 1818. He came to Canada in 1842 and settled in St. Catharines. In 186o he removed to Welland and started a machine shop. From a very small beginning, Mr. Beatty has built up a very large trade, and the firm are now shipping their machinery to all parts of the Dominion, from Nova Scotia to British Columbia. He has now retired from business, which is carried on by his three sons—William L., Harvey L. and Alvin O. Beatty. In politics he is a pronounced Reformer, and although a manufacturer, favors reciprocity between Canada and the United States. Mr. Beatty belongs to that re-liable class of Canadian pioneers who have done so much during the past fifty years in making the country what it is to-day. His distinguished business career has been marked from its inception by keen foresight, unusual ability, untiring energy sterling integrity, and a thorough know-

ledge of the requirements of his trade.

He was married in 1838 to Miss Mary Leverton, of England.




ness, and for ten years was in the dry goods establishment of T. S. McConkey, when he was taken into partnership, which existed for ten years. After carrying on this business for a number of years, he retired and engaged in his present business, that of private hanker. His keen interest in public questions, and his intelligent grasp of matters affecting the welfare of the community, have made him prominent in public life, as he has been for fifteen years a member of the Council, during ten of which he was Reeve and Deputy Reeve. He was first elected Mayor of Barrie in 1886. In 1891 he received the appointment of Police Magistrate. In religion Mr. Ross is a Presbyterian. He was married in 1858 to Mary Cowan George, of Ireland.


Magistrate, Barrie, Out., was born on the

17th of February, 1828, in Hull,

England. When seven years of age he came to
America, and lived for eight years at Staten
Island, N.Y., where he received his education.
After this he lived with his father on the farm in
Innisfil township, County of Simcoe, for two

He then engaged in the mercantile busi-


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