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MEN OF CANADA.

JOHN ELGIN TOM, Inspector
of Public Schools, Goderich,
'Z~ j Ont., was born in Darlington,
Durham Count-, on the 19th October,
1852, of English parents. In 1553 his
parents moved to S. S. No. 5, Usborne,
County of Huron, -where he received
his public school education. At the
Normal School, Toronto, in 1871, he
obtained a second-class certificate. In
1875, returning to the Formal School,
11e obtained a first-class grade "A" cer-
tificate. He was then appointed princi-
pal of the Georgetown public school,
which lie resigned to accept the position
of science master in St. Mary's Colle-

giate Institute ill January, 1877. He remained in St. Mary's until July, iS85, when he was appointed science master in Strathroy Collegiate Institute, and in January, iSS6, was made Inspector of Schools for West Huron and Goderich. Mr. Tom is a member of the Presbyterian Church, a Liberal-Conservative in politics, a Select Councillor of the Royal Tenlplars of Temperance and a member of the I.O.O.F. He teas married in August, 1676, to Miss Mary L. Haynes, who died in June, 1886, and again March 28th, iSSS, to Maggie C., daughter of James Dickson, Registrar of Huron County.

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