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MEN OF CANADA.

Leopolg G. Van Egmond, of
Seaforth, Ont., was bore there
September loth, 1852, son of
A. G. Van Egmond and grandson of
the late Col. Van Egmond, Holland.
He received a limited education at
Egnlondville public school, and after-
wards continued his studies in private.
When only nine years of age he com-
menced work in his father's woollen
mill, and at fifteen had the manage-
ment of the same, in -which capacity he
remained until 1885, when he bought
his father's business. He then took
into partnership his brother, William
D., and they have since done an exten-

sive trade. They have taken diplomas and medals from national exhibitions, such as the Intercolonial Exhibition, London,Eng.,the Universal Exposition, Belgium, etc., and also from the Don1inion, Provincial and Toronto Exhibitions. The diploma and the Dominion silver inedal of 1885 are worthy of special mention. Mr. Vau Egnloitd was married August 17th, 1887, to Maggie E., daughter of Alderman Vanstone, of Stratford. He is an adherent of the English Church, and in politics is a Conservative. He is a Royal Arch Mason of the AIalloch Chapter No. 66, Clinton.

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