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Victoria County, Ontario Canada Biographies -F-G-

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Fairbairn, Charles M. (1837-1911). Farmer. Born near Lakefield Early moved to Verulam. 1879, Warden of Victoria county. 1890-96, M. P. (Con.) for South Victoria. Three sons, four daughters.

Ferguson, Alexander (1853-1911). Surgeon. Born in Eldon township. 1882, married Sarah Jane Thomas of Nassagaweya, Out. Two sons. Practised Buffalo, Winnipeg, and Chicago. Founded Manitoba Medical College. Professor of clinical surgery, Illinois State University. President, Chicago Medical Society. Surgeon-in-chief, Chicago General Hospital. Pronounced by American, Journal of Surgery to be "the cleanest and cleverest surgeon on the western continent." Devised many operations known by his name. Awarded Commandership of the Order of Christ of Portugal, the highest honor that that country could bestow on anyone outside of royalty.

Fidler, Joshua (1815-1887). Physician. Born Sussex, England. 1846, settled in Lindsay. 1852, married Laura Jellett of Cobourg. Eight children. Gaol surgeon for 22 years. 1866-67, Chairman Lindsay Board of Education.

Flavelle, John D. (1850). Born near Peterboro, son of John Flavelle and Dorothea Dundas. 1873, married Minnie Cooper of Lindsay. Three daughters. 1864, settled in Lindsay and entered into business in Dundas and Flavelle Bros. dry goods firm. 1884, became manager of milling interests of the firm. Has a reputation in two hemispheres for superlative skill in curling. 1911, President Canada Cereal Co., a big milling merger. 1915-21, Chairman of Board of License Commissioners for Ontario. Chairman, Board of Governors, Ross Memorial Hospital. Chairman, Lindsay Waterworks Commission.

Flavelle, William M. (1853). Brother of J. D. F. Settled early in Lindsay. 1886, married Mary Helen Aird. Four sons, two daughters. Pioneer in cold storage business in Canada. President, Flavelles' Ltd. (cold storage and creamery). President, Dundas and Flavelles, Ltd., (dry goods business). President, Victoria Loan .and Savings Co. President, Lindsay Cemetery Co. Methodist. Conservative.

Fox, Samuel J. (1854-1911). Born near Bowmanville, Ont., of English and Scotch descent. 1871, moved to Ops. Worked at printing and in his father's brickyards, south of Lindsay, where he ultimately assumed control. 1877, married Rosanna Free. 1898-1911, M. P. P. (Conservative) for South Victoria.

Graham, Alex. C. (1848-1919). Born near Beaverton,, Ont. 1855, brought to Eldon. Married Annie Stephens, of Beech Lake. One son, two daughters. Taught school for 21 years, chiefly in Victoria county. Clerk of 7th Division Court for 30 years, and postmaster at Victoria Road for 20 years. Also a Police Magistrate and Secretary of North Victoria Agricultural Society. Presbyterian.

Graham, Henry (1832-1907). Merchant. Born Quebec. Lived in Bobcaygeon, Fenelon Falls, and (principally) Kinmount. Married Elizabeth Taylor of Bobcaygeon. Six children. General store at Kinmount. Commissioner and Justice of the Peace for over 25 years. Liberal. Prominent Baptist.

Graham, John (1807-1880). Born Westport, Mayo, Ireland, 1830, settled in Ops, first on Lot 18, Con. I, later on Lot 13, Con. II. Colonel in the militia. Methodist, and one of the first board of trustees of Lindsay church.

Greener, James (1813-1897). Methodist minister. Born in North of England. Pastor main Lindsay Methodist church, 1857, 1867-69. Founded East Ward Methodist Church, 1878.

Gregory, Edmund (1830-1892). Born in South of England. 1851, settled in Millbrook, Out. 1857, came to Lindsay with John Knowlson and founded drug store. Methodist. Liberal. Five sons, one daughter.

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