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MEN OF CANADA.   I51

GEORGE E. PATTISON, Electric Street
Car manufacturer, St. Catharines,
Ont., was horn September 16th, 1838, at Perth,
Lanark County. He commenced his educa-
tion at the public school, Perth, and finished
at the township of Drummond. After leaving
school lie was apprenticed four years to car-
riage making, and afterwards followed that
business as foreman of a carriage factory until
1874, when he entered into partnership with
W. W. V. Corbin, under the title of Pattison
& Corbin. Their place of business is situated
at Nos. I. and 6 Queenston street. In 1890
they abandoned the manufacture of carriages,
etc., and are now making a specialty of
electric tram cars, which are fast gaining a
wide reputation, being used in British Colum-
bia, the North-West, and the principal cities
of Ontario. In religion Mr. Pattison is a
Presbyterian. In politics he is a Reformer.
Ile is a member of the Masonic body, of the
1.0.0.F., and Home Circle. He was alderman
for nine years and school trustee fifteen years.
He was married on February i9th, 1863, to
Ann, daughter of Jas. Harris, St. Catharines.

W.W. V. CORBIN. Electric Street Car

• manufacturer, St. Catharines, Ont., was born October 14th, 1838, in New York State, U.S.A. He received his education at the public schools of St. Catharines. After leaving school he decided to follow- the mechanical line and was apprenticed four years to the business of carriage making, and continued in the same as journeyman and foreman until 1865, when he began business on his own account. In 1874 he formed a partner-ship with G. E. Pattison, under the title of Pattison & Corbin. In 1890 they gave up carriage building for the manufacture of electric tram cars, which they have now made a specialty. Their business, which is now very large, extends to British Columbia, where their cars are used, and also in prominent cities in Ontario. Mr. Corbin is in religion a Methodist, and in politics a Reformer. He is a member of the Masonic Brotherhood, also of the Odd Fellow's, and numerous other societies. He was married on May 28th, 1866, to Hannah, eldest daughter of J. Potts, of St. Catharines, Ontario.

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