REV. JAMES ASHFIELD KEAY, Dundas,
Ont., eldest son of the late Adam Keay,
of Toronto, was born December 26th, 1861, at Toronto. He connnenced his education at the public schools, Toronto, and finished at Stratford. He first engaged in farming. He then learned the carriage making business, at which he served three years, and afterwards worked as journeyman at Manitowaning, Manitoulin Island. In 1885 he decided to enter the ministry of the Baptist Church, and in the fall of that year commenced his theological studies at Woodstock College. In 1888 he entered Mac-Master University, from which he graduated in the spring of 1391 with honors. During the summer months of his college course he took charge of several churches, much to the pleasure of the different congregations. In the summer of 1889 he was at Rapid City, Manitoba, where he did very successful work for his denomination. On graduating Mr. Keay received a call to Dundas, which the accepted, and has just entered upon his work there. He was married August 12th, 1891, to Eugenie Millard, only daughter of the late Isaiah Becker, of Port Rowan.