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382   MEN OF CANADA

A BRAHAM FULLER ATKINSON , D.C.L., late rector of St. George's Church, St. Catharines, Out., soli of Aaron Atkinson, Esq., of Moate, County Westmeath, Ireland, was born at the latter place April 27th, 1803. Having completed his education at Trinity College, Dublin, he came to Canada in 1827, and -,vas soon after-wards ordained by Bishop Stewart, of Quebec. For eight years he was assistant minister of Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal, which he left, amid universal regret, to take charge of Bath, near Kingston, where he remained four years. In 184o he removed to St. Catharines, vvhere for nearly twenty-five years he was rector of St. George's Church and parish. Dr. Atkinson was one of the most eloquent preachers of his day, gifted with a voice of great compass and sweetness, which made him prominent as a reader in pathos, fen•ency and dramatic power. He received the honorary degree of D.C.L. from the University of Trinity College, Toronto. In 1833 he married Anne, daughter of Amos Ansley, Esq., of Kingston. He died February 24th, 1866.

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M, PRYOR ATKINSON, M.A., bar-

rister, Toronto, was born o11 17th February, 1836, at Montreal. He is the son of the late rector of St. George's Church, St. Catharines, whose biography appears on this page. Having graduated in 1857 at Trinity University, Mr. Atkinson entered the law office of Richard -Miller, Q.C., St. Catharines, and subsequently that of Messrs. Cameron & McMichael, Toronto. He was called to the Bar in 1860. In 1869 he gave up the practice of law and became secretary-treasurer of the Incorporated Synod of the diocese of Toronto, which he held fifteen years. He has been Bursar of Trinity College for the past ten years, was secretary of West York Liberal-Conservative Association, and in 1880 organized the Parkdale Liberal-Conservative Association, of which he was president. He has also been a member of the Parkdale Mu11icipal Council, and in 1891 was elected alder-man in Toronto. In 1877 Mr. Atkia:.on married Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Rw. George Maynard. He is a member of the Anglican Church and of the A. F. and A. __NI.

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