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F;I'. JAMES WEBB, Northfield Centre,
Out., was born on the 21st of April,
7 1846, in London township, County
of Middlesex. He was educated at the public
schools, and graduated at the Commercial College,
London, taking grade " A " diploma. After-
wards he took a first-class teacher's certificate
and taught four years before entering the minis-
try. He united with the DI.E. Church in 186,
was licensed as a local preacher in 18i3, and
joined the Niagara Conference in 187,5. Two
years afterwards he was ordained deacon, and
in 18i9 was ordained elder by Bishop Carman.
Mr. Webb has served the following circuits :
London township, Southwold, Norwich, Mount
Elgin, Charlotteville, Troy, Barton, Oakland,
and Kelvin. He was statistical secretary for the
Niagara Conference for seven years. He belongs
to the A.O.U.W., is a member of the Grand
Lodge, and a Master Workman, and also a Royal
Templar. He has been very successful in his
ministerial work. Mr. Webb was married to

Ida A. Moyer, daughter of Ryerson

   GEORGE SMITH, M.A., barrister, Wood-   Moyer, County of Oxford, on the 23th

   stock, Out., was born at Glasgow, Scot-   of December, 1877.

land, in 182, and in very early youth came to Canada, and located at Shakspeare, Perth County, Out. He was educated at the Normal School, Toronto, and afterwards while teaching studied classics under the late Rev. Wm. Robertson, A.M., at Chesterfield, Out. After this he at-tended the Hamilton Collegiate Institute a short time, and then Toronto University, where he held the first Blake Scholarship in constitutional law and civil polity in 1878, obtained the degree of B.A. in 1879, and while Latin master of the Canadian Literary Institute, Woodstock, in 188o, obtained the degree of Dl. A. He then studied law at Osgoode Hall, Toronto, from 1881 to 1884, and commenced the practice of law at Woodstock in 1884, where he has since remained, having succeeded in gaining the confidence of his clients, and building up a steadily in-creasing and lucrative practice. '\Ir. Smith is a Liberal in politics, and an ardent Free Trader. He is a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, and secretary of the Woodstock Mechanics' Institute.


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