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MEN OF' CANADA.   181

HUGH BLAIN is a native of Ontario and
was born on the 23rd of June, 1844, in
York County. His parents were
John Blain and Elizabeth McCutcheon. He re-
ceived his education in the public schools and in
the Normal School, Toronto. In 1866 he began
business as office manager for Nerlich & Co.,

JAMES E. SOUCH.

James E. SOUCH, manager

tario Bank, Newmarket, Ont., was born

Jon the 13th of June, 1838, at Bowmanville. He is descended from English parentage, his father having been born in Devonshire and his mother in Cornwall. After completing his education at the Bowmanville High School, he entered the Ontario Bank at Port Perry in 1877, rising to the position of teller. In 1881 he was promoted to the tellership at Guelph, and in 1883 became accountant in the same office. In 1884 he was appointed manager of the branch at Mount Forest, and finally in 1885 was appointed manager of the branch at Newmarket, which position he still occupies. Mr. Souch is a prominent member of the Methodist Church, and also of the Board of Management. He is also Court Deputy H. C. Ranger of the I.O.F., a director of the Mechanics' Institute, and occupies many other important positions in the community in which he resides, which is quite complimentary to his years. In politics he belongs to the Reform party. He was married in September, 1881, to Victoria D., daughter of Thomas Shaw, of Port Perry, Out.

and

was into

of the On-

HUGH SLAIN.

remained as such for nine years, when he taken into partnership. In 188o he entered partnership with Joseph F. Eby uuder the

name of Eby, Blain & Co. This is now one of the leading firms in Toronto. Mr. Blain was married on the 29th of June, 1887, to Miss Huldah Lee Jones, of Maryland, U.S. He at-tends the Presbyterian Church, and is vice-president of the Toronto Board of Trade. While active in business, he gives considerable attention to outside matters. He has been captain and paymaster of the Queen's Own Rifles, president of the Commercial Traveller's Association of Canada, and president of the National Club, Toronto, an institution to which we are largely

indebted for our Canadian national sentiment. Mr. Blain is one of the active and prominent business men of Canada.

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