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MEN OF CANADA.   109

DR. JOHN S. KING, Toronto, was born on the 26th of April,

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1843, at Georgetown, Out. He is the son of Stephen King and Margaret Hess. His father, still living, came from Wiltshire, Eng., in 1833 his mother was descended from a U. E. Loyalist family. Dr. King at the age of seventeen began his life of self-reliance, studied and engaged in teaching, graduating from the Normal School with a first-class certificate. Subsequently he engaged in newspaper and literary work, and was for years a paid contributor to several leading periodicals in Canada and the United States. He

was for three years on the

editorial staff of the Toronto Globe under the Hon. George Brown. He was also Canadian correspondent for the Chicago Tribune for three years. Dr. King is a graduate of Victoria University, Cobourg, and an M.D. of the University of Toronto. He has been surgeon to the Andrew Mercer Reformatory for Females and the Industrial Refuge for Girls since the opening of both institutions. He has secured a large and lucrative practice in both city and province. He is a Free Mason of 27 years' standing, a Knight of Pythias, in which he was Grand Chancellor four different years, and Supreme Prelate of the Supreme Lodge of the World for four years. He has also been a member of the I.O.O.F. and of the A.O.U.W. He assisted in establishing the first lodge of the latter organization in Toronto, and was the first

grand medical examiner of that body. Dr. King was a member of the first Grand Council of the Royal Arcanum. He has been connected with the Sons of England many years, and is well known as the compiler of the early history as well as Ritual and Ceremonies of the Society. He has also been grand medical examiner to the Select Knights of Canada since its first organization, and director in several companies. Dr. King's religion is Presbyterian and politics Liberal. A man of honor, of unbounded energy and great force of character, and to these qualities he owes his signal success.

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