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168   MEN OF CANADA.

AI,EXANDER SCOTT CRUICKSHANK

is essentially a self-made man. He was

`7 born in Banffshire, Scotland, in 1832, and left the parish school at thirteen to assist on his father's farm. At twenty he emigrated to Canada, where he was first employed as carpenter, then as book-keeper, music master, and public school teacher. Entering the profession with a second-class certificate, three months at Hillsdale College, Michigan, qualified him for a first, under which he taught in Princeton, Oak-land, Brantford and Ancaster. In 187o he was engaged to train, iii practical subjects, a division of unclassified youths in the Central School, Hamilton. This position he held till 188o, when he was appointed principal of the Hess Street School, and head master of a district now comprising thirty teachers and fifteen hundred pupils. In 1883 he married Annie, only daughter of T. Chalmers, merchant, Cornhill, Banffshire. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church, and is at present vice-president of the Hamilton Teacher's

Association. Mr. Cruikshank has been an

extensive traveller, and a frequent contributor to local and educational journals.

A. S. CRLIKSIIANIi.

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IX. ROBERT WALLACE, Presbyterian

Church, Toronto, was born at Castle-

blaney, Ireland, April 25th, 1820.

His ancestors came originally from Ayrshire, Scotland. He studied during 1838, 1839 and 1840 at Hamilton under Dr. Rae, and during 1841 with Rev. William Rintoul at Streetsville. He entered Queen's College in 1842, and, at the disruption in Scotland, left that institution and joined the Free Church of Canada, formed in June, 1844. He then studied theology under Dr. King and Mr. Esson the first year of Knox College, Toronto. He labored in the mission field during 1845, and in July, 1846, was settled at Keene, then ministered to the church at Niagara during the summer of 1848, and afterwards was settled in Ingersoll in January, 1849. In 1862 he accepted a call to Thorold and Drunnnondville, and in 186'7 to the VVest Church, Toronto, retiring in 1890. His pastorate in Toronto was singularly successful, the membership under his care having reached seven hundred and sixty. Mr. Wallace is a strong temperance reformer and a frequent writer for the press. He was married September 3rd, 1850, to Mary Annie Barker, of Ingersoll.

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