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Victoria County, Ontario Canada Biographies -D-

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Daly, Herbert  (1883). Son of late F. J. Daly, of Lindsay. In 1918, Vice-Pres. National Cash Register Co., and general manager in Toronto. Director of the Home Bank. President, H. J. Daly Co., Ottawa, (big departmental store). President, United Brass and Lead Co. Vice.Pres., J .H. Ogilvie Co., Montreal. First Chairman, Dominion Labor Appeal Board. Director of Repatriation and Employment.

Davidson, Edward (1795-1887). Army officer and pioneer. Born Armagh, Ireland. Served in Nova Scotia Fencibles in War of 1812; later in H. M. 16th Foot. 1832, retired and settled in Omemee. Ultimately lieut-colonel of local militia battalion. Married Elizabeth Strowbridge. Twelve children.

Dean, William Warren (1830-1905). Judge. Born London, Ont., 5th son of Rev. Horace Dean, pioneer U.E.L. Methodist minister. 1858, called to the bar. Deputy Minister of Justice for Ontario under Hon. Edward Blake. 1874, appointed Judge of the County Court of Victoria. Married eldest daughter of Gilbert Bogart of Belleville. Two sons, two daughters.

Dewart, William (18,36-1912). Born Dummer, Ont., 1860, opened store in Fenelon Falls. Student of economics, whose articles, first published in the Can. Illustrated News and later promulgated by the Manufacturers Association, played important part in shaping the "National Policy" of. the Conservative party. Married Jessie Graham, of Smith tp. Eleven children. 1880, moved to Rochester.

Doyell, John (1820-1911). Ops pioneer, son of John Deyell, of Cavan, Ireland. Married Letitia Stinson. Six sons, one daughter. Methodist. Conservative.

Dobson, John Hon. (1812-19O7). Born Fermanagh, Ireland, 1861, settled in Lindsay. Grocer and liquor merchant. 1874, mayor of Lindsay. An intense Conservative. 1892, appointed to Dominion Senate. Anglican. Married Catherine Graham, of Cavan, Ireland.

Dormer, George (1838-1875). Born Kingston, Out., son of Dr. John Dormer, an eminent physician. B. A. from Laval University at 17. Three years in theology; then turned to law. Two years in partnership with Sir John A. Macdonald, Kingston. Opened practice in Lindsay, first as partner of A. Lacourse, then, after 1864, alone. 1861, married Sarah Marsh, of Pert Hope. Five children. 1871-72, mayor of Lindsay. 1872-74, Conservative M. P. for South Victoria. Roman Catholic. Died of consumption.

Douglas, George (1839-1915). Postmaster. Born Peterboro. 1844, brought to Manilla, where his father had been made postmaster. On his father's death in 1850, he succeeded him, first as assistant to his mother and later in full charge. J. P. for many years. General store for 60 years. Liberal. Post office still in the family, after 77 years.

Duffus, William (1835-1892) Architect. Born in Otonabee tp., of Scotch parents. 1857, came to Lindsay. A carpenter, who qualified as an architect by spare time study. St. Joseph's Convent, St. Andrew's Church, St. Paul's Church, and the Collegiate Institute are his handiwork. Roman Catholic, Liberal, town councillor, assessor. Eight children.

Dundas, John R. (1835-1896). Merchant. Born, Drum, Ireland. 1847, came to Canada. 1864, married Miss Jones of Rochester. Six sons, four daughters. 1865, purchased interest in Needler and Sadler mill, Lindsay. 1882-87, represented South Victoria in House of Commons. President, Toronto Savings and Loan Co.; Vice-President, Central Loan Co.

Dunsford, Hartley (1814-1891). Born in England, son of Rev. J. H. Dunsford. 1837, came to Canada. Deputy registrar of United Counties of Peterborough and Victoria. 1861, became first registrar of Victoria county. Anglican. Four sons, five daughters.

Dunsford, James W. (1814-1883). Brother of H. D. Long reeve of Verulam. Liberal. 1861-67, member for Victoria county in the old parliament of the united Canadas. For many years police magistrate of Lindsay.

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