Ontario County, Out. He was educated at the public and High schools, where he pre-pared for matriculation in Toronto University. He became a probationer of the Methodist Church in 1873, and in 1877 was ordained, receiving the degree of B.D. from Chatauqua University in 1891. Mr. Dobson spent his early years on a farm, during which time he %vas converted to God, and spent several years as a local preacher, being greatly blessed in his work. He has occupied the following pastoral charges :—Selkirk, County Haldimand, Albion West, Prince Albert, Claremont, and the People's Methodist Church, Toronto. Mr. Dobson has been examiner on the Board for probationers, and has been secretary of Districts, and on Conference committees. He has never aspired to the higher positions in the church, being thoroughly devoted to pastoral and congregational work. He was married June 30th, 1877, to Jennie H., daughter of David Hopper, of Victoria Square.