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.