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MEN OP CANADA.

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REV BENJAMIN D. THOMAS,

D.D., pastor of Jarvis Street

Baptist Church, Toronto, was born oil the 2 th of January, 1843, near Narberth, South AUales. His father -%ms pastor of the Baptist Cliurch in the latter place for over forty years. The subject of our sketch received his education at Craig House Academy, Swansea, and Haverford Nest Baptist College, Wales. He was ordained in Neath, Glainorganshire. In iS6S lie came to America. His first settlement in this country was with the Baptist Church in Pittston, Penn. In October, I,72, he assumed charge of one of the

leading churches of the denomination in the city of Philadelphia, and niaiiitained a successful pastorate for eleven years. In October, rS82, lie removed to Toronto, where he still continues ministering to the largest church of the denoniinatioii in Canada. Dr. Thomas is the author of several small booklets, which have had an extensive circulation. He was married in Wales in i S64 to i\Iary Jones, who died in i SS6, leaving six children. His present wife, to whom lie was married in 1\Iarch, iSS7, was hiss Mariana Bevan, datighter of the late Ebenezer Bevan, Esq., Pittston, Penn.

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