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MEN Oe CANA7~A.   427

ALEX. STEWART, M.A., of

Orillia, Out., was born on the 3rd of

October, 1804, at Huntley, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. His father was Dr. John Stewart of that place. He was educated at the old town college of Aberdeen, and in January-, 1841, was ordained priest of the Church of England, in Canada, at the city of Halifax by the Lord Bishop of that day. Mr. Stewart then became curate of Trinity Church, St. John, N. B. In 1856 he removed to Upper Canada and settled in Toronto, where he be-came curate to Dr. James W. Dewolfe Gray. He was subsequently appointed over St. George's Church, Kingston, where he reinained for five and one half years, and ill 1,962 became rector of St. John's Trinity Church, Orillia, over which lie presided for the long period of twenty-seven years until iS89, when he resigned the charge and was succeeded by the present incumbent, the Rev. Canon R. 'W. F. Greene. Mr. Stewart was married to Hiss Maria Jarvis, of St. John, N.B., who died in 1S84. His family consists of three daughters and one son.

WILLIAM JAMES KNOWLES, of

Knowles & Nott, hardware merchants, Brantford, was born on the 20th of ,)larch, 1855, at Flora, Out. His father carried on a hardware business at Elora, Elmira and Toronto, and is now living retired at the latter place. The subject of our sketch received his education st the public and High schools of Flora. He commenced the hardware business with his father at Elmira, remaining there until twenty years of age, when he bought out the business and carried it on alone for two years. He then removed to Toronto, and in 13So he came to Brantford, taking a position in the hardware store of Goold & Agnew, and, on the death of the latter, entered into partnership with Mr. Goold. In 1887 he purchased the business in connection with his present partner. He is also largely interested in the Goold Bicycle Works, and is manager of the same. Mr. Knowles in religion is a Presbyterian, and in politics a Reformer. He is a member of the Brantford Board of Trade. He married Miss ,)Lana Kenning, of Elmira, on December 26th, 1875.

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