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Victoria County, Ontario Canada Biographies -D-
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.
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,
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.
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