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1\IEN OF' CANADA.   133

REV. GEORGE WM.

CALVERT, pas-

tor of the Metho

dist Church, Paris, Out., was born in Yorkshire, England, March 3rd, 1846. When four years old he came to Canada with his parents, and the family settled near Toronto. In 1855 his father died, and after two years spent at Thornhill, young Calvert found himself on a farm in the township of Walpole. Ten years of his life were spent here, working on the farm and going to school. By the ambition and energy which has always characterized him, he secured a second and first-class certicate, on which he taught for three years. Mr. Calvert was now an earnest Christian, and began to show signs of the pulpit ability which he in after years developed in such a marked degree. He began to exercise his gifts, first as a local preacher, and then

he felt the Divine call to the sacred ministry. The church, recognizing his gifts and graces, he was duly received as a probationer by the Wesleyan Methodist Church in the year 1869. The next six years were spent on Cainsville, Aylmer and Port Stanley circuits, and at Victoria University, and in 1875 he was received into full connection in the Conference and ordained. Since ordination he has served the following churches—Acton, London East, St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, Port Dover, Norwich, and Paris. He received his education at the public schools, as above intimated, also at

Cobourg Collegiate Institute and Victoria University. On May 13th, 188, he married Miss Louie Riddle, of St. Catharines, a lady of fine accomplishments and a beautiful Christian character, who died September 14th, 1887. Mr. Calvert is one of the able preachers of the Methodist Church, and wherever he is stationed attracts large congregations to his ministry. He also excels as a worker among the young people of the church, and possesses in a marked degree the rare quality of being able to preach to children to their delight and profit. He is also an able and out-spoken advocate of temperance.

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