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MEN OF CANADA.   257

REV. JACOB E. HOWELL,
M. A., pastor of the 'North
Street Methodist Church,
Goderich, Out., and chairman of the
district, was born in the township of
Ameliasburg, Prince Edward County,
August ist, iS35. He received his
education at the public schools and
Victoria University, Cobourg. He
obtained a second-class certificate at
the age of i S, upon which he taught
three years. He graduated in zS63
and then taught a year in Albert
University. He joined the Methodist
Conference in iS64 on probation, and
before ordination, travelled Madoc and

Hungerford circuits. He

was ordained in 1868 in

Kingston by the late Dr.

Punshon, and since that

date has served the fol-

lowing circuits : Thurlow,

Bloomfield, Trenton, New-

castle, Aurora, Gwen Sound,

Seaforth, Berlin and Gode-

rich. He has been chair-

man of the following

districts : Bradford, Owen

Sound, Goderich (twice),

and Galt. For a goodly

number of years lie was

also financial secretary of

districts. He was secretary

of the Guelph Conference

in iSS7-SS, president in

iSS9-go, a member of the

General Conference in iSS6

and iSgo, and representative

from the General Conference

of 1890 to the Evangelical

Association. He is a mem-

ber of several important

committees, such as the

Book and Publishing and

the Church Property com-

mittees, and that on Church

Union. During his minis-

try Mr. Howell has built a number of churches, and, being a most excellent financier, has extinguished several heavy church debts. His ministry throughout has been evangelistic and marked by the ingathering of thousands of souls. He was married ill the city of Belleville on the ist of July, iS68, to Lucy, only daughter of the late James Jamieson, Esq., County Surveyor for Hastings County. His family consists of four sons and three daughters, his eldest son being employed in the establishment of T. Eaton & Co., Toronto, and the next is prosecuting his studies in the University of Toronto.

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