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MEN OF CANADA.   375

LACHLAN E. MCKINNON

St. Catharines,

Out., was boric on the 19th of September, IS54, at Owen Sound, Ont. His father was the late Rev. John McKinnon, Presbyterian minister, who served the church at Carleton Place and Oven Sound for a number of years. He died whets the subject of our sketch was but ten years of age, and the faiiiily were kept together and educated b5-the mother, with the help of the eldest son, who is now superintendent of the Industrial School at 1\Iimico. Mr. McKinnon received his education at the Grammar School, Carleton Place, and Owen Sound High School, and at the age of fourteen commenced work at the hardware business with Mr. Kough, of Owen Sound. After serving a term of four years there, lie removed to St. Catharines and engaged in the same business with Mr. Jeffrey, with whont lie

remained three years. A partnership was then entered into under the firm name of 1\IcKittnon S,_ Co., which took its the carriage hardware department of Mr. Jeffrey's business. In the year iS7S Mr. McKinnon bought out Mr. Jeffrey's interest, and formed a partner-ship with Mr. Mitchell under the name of McKinnon c- Mitchell. This firm existed for tell rears, when it -vas dissolved, Mr. McKinnon taking the manufacturing department, which had been commenced in iSSi. The business is still carried oil by him alone under the name of McKinnon, Dash & Hardware Co., whicli is also the name of a branch

company in Buffalo, N.Y., which he established in ISSN. Both of these concerns have been eminently successful, owing largely to several patents on articles manufactured by them, issued to Mr. McKinnon in Canada and the United States. The extensive business now controlled by him is the result of his thorough knowledge of the requirements of his trade, the marked ability displayed iii conducting it, and the in-creasing energy so noticeable in his whole career. Mr. McKinnon was married in February, i S, S, to 1\Iiss Emma E. Armstrong, and lie is blessed with a happy home and family.

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