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Victoria County, Ontario Canada Biographies -H-I-J-
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Hale, George (1816-1916). Journalist. Born in
Omemee. 1870, together with his brother, W. M. Hale, founded the
Orillia Packet. Prohibitionist, Anglican, Conservative. 1874,
married Marion Gow. Two sons, two daughters.
Harstone, J. C. (1858-1911) Educationist. B. A. and honor
graduate, Toronto University. Principal of Lindsay Collegiate
Institute, 1888-1908. A noble and lovable character and an
inspiration to his whole student constituency. Secretary of Lindsay
Curling Club for many years.
Head, John (1848-1895). Born Stowmarket, Eng. Elder of
Lindsay Presbyterian Church. Secretary of Tract Society and of
Central Charity Committee. President Lindsay Teachers' Association.
President Horticultural Society. Member town council.
Heaslip, Nelson (1841-1890). Bexley pioneer, coming from
Niagara district. Presbyterian. Conservative. Warden of Victoria
county, 1883 and 1886.
Herriman Weston Leroy (1831-1908). Physician. Born in
township of Haldimand, Ont. Prizeman of first graduating class in
medicine at Queen's University, 1855. Served in American Civil War
and practised at Orono, Port Hope, and Lindsay. Authority on
scientific agriculture. First secretary, Children's Aid Society.
Horn, Andrew (1850-1892). Born Ollon, Scotland, son of Alex.
Horn. 1852, came with parents to Mariposa. With father in woollen
mill enterprise. Director Mariposa Agr. Soc. and Lindsay Central Ex.
Hudspeth, Adam, Q. C. (1836-1890). Lawyer. Born Cobourg. M.
P. (Conservative) for South Victoria, 1887-90.
Hughes, Josiah Charles (1848-1886). Born Omemee. 1862, went
to British Columbia. 1871, member of first legislature of B.C. 1878,
appointed by Dominion Govt. as Indian Agent for the northwest coast.
Hughes, Lt. Gen. Sir Samuel, M. P. (1853-1921). Born
Darlington township, Durham co., son of John Hughes and Caroline
Laughlin. Twice married: (1). to Caroline Preston (deceased), and
(2) in 1875, to Mary, eldest daughter of H. W. Burk, ex-M. P. for
West Durham. One son, two daughters. Teacher of English and History,
Toronto Collegiate Institute, till 1885, when he bought the Lindsay
Warder, which he edited till 1897. 1872, champion of America in mile
race in rowing. 1897, Lieut-colonel commanding 45th Regiment. Served
with Imperial forces in South African War. 1892-1904, M. P.
(Conservative) for North Victoria. Since 1904, M. P. for Victoria
and Haliburton. Prominent Orangeman. 1911-16, Minister of Militia
and Defense in Conservative Cabinet. Foresaw the Great War and
forced some measures of preparation on an unbelieving country.
Responsible for the astounding rapidity with which early contingents
were mobilized. Lieut.-General, 1916.
Hunter, John (1825-1892). Born Dumfriesshire, Scotland. 1845,
came to Canada. Owned grist mill and sawmill at Kinmount. Postmaster
and J. P. there for many years. Several times reeve of Somerville.
Ingle, George (1837-1913). Builder and
lumber merchant. Born at Port Hope. 1853, settled in Lindsay.
Planing mill, 1872-1913. Married Miss Matthews, of Millbrook. Mayor
of Lindsay, 1901-02.
Jordan, William (1826-1909). Born Cavan,
Ireland. 1834 brought to Canada and settled on shore of Sturgeon
Lake. Member of first councils of Fenelon township, and of Fenelon
Junkin, John (1820-1904). Born at Kest, Ireland. At 19,
married a wife of same age, and sailed for Canada the following
year, with wife and baby girl. Settled in Verulam. Seven boys, five
girls. Liberal. Methodist.
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