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MIEN OF' CANADA_   113

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WIILLIAM WATT, Jr., B.A., LL.B.,

Sheriff of Brant County, was born aL Brantford, September 29th, 1845, educated in the Brantford schools and Toronto University, graduating in 1866 a silver medalist in modern languages. I-Ie was a member of the University Rifles, Queens Own, and participated in the engagement with the Fenians at Ridgeway in June, 1866. He studied in the offices of Mr. Hugh (now Hon. Justice) MacMahon and Strong, Edgar and Grahame, Toronto, and was called to the Bar in 1869. In 1874 he became proprietor of the Brantford E.lpositor. On severing this connection, he was in April, 1890, tendered a public banquet and laudatory address by the citizens of Brant-ford and Brant County in recognition of his public services. An ex-president of the Canadian Press Association and for several years secretary of the Board of Trade. Latterly of the law firm of Watt & Hewitt, an alderman of Brantford and secretary of the Liberal Association for South Brant. Appointed sheriff April 20, 1891. Married November 1o, 1875, Becca, daughter of Robert Balmer, Esq., Oakville.

HILIP GEORGE GODARD, Toronto,

Out., was born on June 4th, 1843, in

Brighton, England, the son of Philip

Godard, contractor, there. He was married on the 31st of October, 1867, to Mary Ann Peacey, daughter of Charles Peacey, Cheltenham, Eng. Mr. Godard was educated in the public schools of Brighton. At the early age of fifteen he became apprenticed to a cabinet-maker and upholsterer, in which capacity he served seven years. He then went to the city of London and worked for a time with the firms of Grace & Co. and Banting & Co., upholsterers to the royal family of England. In 187o Mr. Godard came to Canada and settled in Toronto, where he was employed for three years by the well known firm of Jacques & Hay. He then began business for himself, and for seventeen years has enjoyed a large public patronage, which is steadily increasing. Mr. Godard is an Anglican by religious profession, and a member of Grace Episcopal Church, Toronto.

RTHUR SIMENTON, farmer, Black-

heath, Out., was born in Westport,

) County of Mayo, Ireland, on September 28th, 1833, and was married on the 14th of August, 1855, to Eliza Ramsay. He was educated in the public schools in Seneca township and in Caledonia, County of Haldimand. The first six years of Mr. Simenton's life was spent in Ireland at which time he came to this country with his parents and was brought up on the farm on which they settled in the township of Seneca. He is one of the largest farmers of the district and has made a specialty of raising Southdown sheep, in which he has been very successful, and is a noble example of what may be done to raise the grade of Canadian cattle, for which there is constant demand in the markets of the Old World. Mr. Simenton is a member of the Presbyterian Church and chairman of the board of management. He has been assessor, col-lector and councillor for the period of thirty-one years in the township of Seneca.

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