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Ioo   MEN OF CANADA.

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ERNEST JOSEPH BEAUMONT, barrister,

Galt, Ont., was born on February 28th,

1855, at Mirfield, Yorkshire, England. He was educated at the Grammar School in Sheffield until he was fifteen years of age, when he left England for Canada on December 21st, 187 1. His subsequent education was chiefly acquired by private study, although in early life he was far more fond of outdoor exercise and athletic sports than of hooks. He was admitted as solicitor at Osgoode Hall, Toronto, in May, 1879, and came to Galt in 188o, and, after en-countering much adversity, was called to the Bar in May, 1885. Mr. Beaumont by religion is a member of the Church of England and served as vestry clerk for several years. He was for some time Major of the 29th Battalion, from which he retired with rank in 1888. He is at the present time secretary and trustee of the Galt Public School Board, solicitor for that town, and has held a number of minor offices in connection with literary societies, rifle associations, etc. Mr. Beaumont is still a young man, and, from his push and ability, much may be expected of him.

JAMES THOMAS DEWSON, manager of the Standard Bank, Bradford, Ont., was born on the 18th of June, 1833, at Fort Henry_, Kingston. His father was the late Colonel Dewson, of the 15th Foot, in the British army. He was educated at the public schools, and afterwards at the Bradford High School, and Oberlin College, Ohio, U.S. He spent his first five years of business life in a dry goods establishment, and in 18J4 was employed in the engineers office of the Great Western Railway. He then devoted several years to farming, and in 1868 began the grain business at Bradford. Upon the establishment of the St. Lawrence Bank in 1873, which afterward became the Standard Bank, he was appointed manager. Mr. Dewson is an Equal Righter in politics, and in religion a member of the Church of England. He also belongs to the Masonic Brotherhood, a member of the Royal Arch Chapter Cyrene Preceptor} 95 Egyptian Rite, of the I.O.O.F., of the A.O.U.W., and also a member of the York Pioneers. He

was married June 14th, 186o, to Mary, daughter of the late J. Lind, Esq., West Gwillimbury, Bondhead, Ont.

f. T. DEWSON.

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