he succeeded his brother, John H., in the management of his father's business. In the year 1575 his father re-tired, leaving the entire business in his hands, and it has so continued. In addition to his large wholesale drug business, 'Ir. Stratford has had other outlets for his energies. He holds the position of captain and quarter-master in 38th Battalion Dufferin Rifles, is a meznber of Doric Masonic Lodge 121, Sons of England Salisbury Lodge 42, and Ancient Order United Workmen No. 71. In 18Si he built the beautiful structure known as Stratford's Opera House, a perfect gem of architectural beauty. He also took over single-handed Brant-ford Curling and Skating Rink, an acre of ice under cover, systematizing and making one of the finest rinks in America. Both of these enterprises were subsequently organized into j oint stock companies, of which
he has ever since been the president.
At the death of his brother, he succeed-
ed to the Board of Managers of the
John H. Stratford Hospital for life, a
position generally acknowledged well
held. Since that time he has been an-
nually elected president of the Board.
He is now (iSgi) retiring from mercatl-
tile business, being interested in three
of the largest stock farms in Ontario.
Mr. Stratford married, May 24, 1,981,
Mary E. Killinaster, daughter of B.
Killmaster, Esq., of Port Rowan, and
with their six children they occupy that
beautiful home, known as "Glenhyrst,"
about i% Z miles from the city.