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MEN OF CANADA.   385

REV. JOHN REYNOLDS,
Highgate, Out., was born ill
Cornwall, Eng., January
30th, 1837. When six years old his
father's family came to Canada—first
settling in Cobourg, and, after several
changes, finally locating in Kent
County. When very young he at-
tended school in England, and after-
wards in Cobourg, but he never took a
complete course in any institution be-
yond the public schools. Mr. Reynolds
is a self-educated matt in the true sense
of the word, and is well read in the
highest branches of literature, in addi-
tion to his theological attainments.

During the short period he was at school he made rapid progress in know-ledge, and in i859 was able to take out a teacher's certificate, and taught from 1859 to 1865. In 1865, at Strathrov, he entered the Methodist ntinistrv, having been received on probation, with ten others, by Niagara Conference of the M. E. Church in Canada. He has served the following circuits from 1865 to 1891, namely: Sombra, Enniskillen, Sandwich, Wallaceburg, Park Hill, Embro, Pelham, Barton, Smithville, Brant, Ingersoll, Avon, Vienna and Highgate. He vas ordained as deacon in the M. E. Church by Bishop

Smith in 1867, and received

ordination as elder by

Bishop Richardson in 1869.

During his professional life

of thirty years he has held

many important positions

on committees, was a dele-

gate to all the General Con-

ferences of the late M. E.

Church, held after he was

eligible thereto, and to the

Union General Conference

of 1883. He was also elect-

ed a reserve delegate to the

General Conference of the

Methodist Church held since

the union. 'Mr. Reynolds

was contributing editor

for years to the Canada

Christian A(Ivocatc. He is

now P. C. and representa-

tive to the Grand Council

of R. T. & T., also overseer

of A.O.U.W., chaplain ill

I.O.F'., etc. He was married

oil the 18th of September,

1861, to Miss Lowes, of

Romney, Ont., and has a

family of four sons and four

daughters, who will do well

to emulate his energetic

spirit.

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