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Victoria County, Ontario Canada Biographies -K-L-
Kains, Thomas (1850-1901). Civil engineer.
Surveyed line of Victoria Railway. In partnership with Hogg, issued
first complete map of Victoria County. Went west in eighties and
became Surveyor-General of British Columbia.
Keenan, Thomas (1812-1883). Merchant. Born Tyrone, Ireland.
Came to Lindsay about 1840, and opened general store. After fire of
1861, built several fine brick blocks on Kent Street. Extensive
landowner. One of Lindsay's first magistrates. An uncompromising
teetotaler. Liberal. Roman Catholic. Thrice married. Father of 21
Kempt, George (1822-1885). Born Cromarty, Scotland. In
business at Keene, Belleville, Kingston, and Newcastle. 18-53,
settled in Lindsay. General store, lumbering, milling, grain buying.
1867, M.P. (Liberal) for South Victoria. Sat for 5 years, but
refused re-nomination. 1872, appointed sheriff of Victoria county.
Kennedy, John (1835-1908). Born Tipperary. 1857, opened store
in Lindsay. For 34' years treasurer of Ops. Five sons, two
Kennedy, William (1838-1921). Born Shercock, Cavan, Ireland.
Came to Canada as a boy and spent most of his life in Bobcaygeon. In
government service for half a century and Superintendent of Public
Works for Ontario for 17 years. Anglican. Two sons, three daughters.
Kirkconnell, Thomas Allison (1862). Educationist. Born
Prescott county, Ont., of Scotch-Canadian parentage. 1895, B.A.
degree from Queen's University in Mathematics and Science.
1879-1894, taught at Port Elgin, Vankleek Hill, Madoc, and Port
Hope. 1895-1908, principal, Port Hope High School. Since 1908,
principal Lindsay Collegiate Institute. 1906-09, member Advisory
Council of Education for Ontario. 1919, honored with LL. D by
Toronto University. Baptist. 1889, married Bertha Watson of Port
Hope. Four sons, Walter, Watson, John, and Herbert; and one
Kirkconnell, Walter (1893-1918). Eldest son of T. A. K. In
1913-14, student in law at Osgoode Hall. Captain 45th Regt. and 14th
Battn., C.E.F. Member of First Canadian Contingent, August 1914.
Killed in action, battle of Amiens, August 8, 1918.
Knight, James Henry (1831-1910). Teacher and inspector. Born
at Cowes, Isle of Wight. Taught at Dunsford and Millbrook 1871,
apptd. Public School Inspector for East Victoria. Held appointment
over 39 years. Treasurer, Upper Canada Bible Society. Head of C. of
E. Temperance Society. President Children's Aid Society. Anglican.
Organist, choir leader, and hymn writer. Four of his hymns in the
Anglican Hymnal. Married Margaret Jane Noble of Sunderland. Two
sons, one daughter.
Knowlson, Christopher (1804-1880). Pioneer. As young man
settled in Omemee. Conservative. Anglican. Lieut-colonel in militia.
Held many municipal appointments.
Knowlson, John (1803-1886). Merchant. Born in Yorkshire,
England. 1817, settled in Cavan tp., Ont. Thrice married. 1830,
appointed first postmaster of Cavan and held position till 1855,
when he moved to Lindsay. 1840, an active temperance worker. 1852,
retired from militia with rank of major. 18.56, one of founders of
the Lindsay Land Co., which placed the Purdy Tract on the market.
Opened drug store in partnership with Edmund Gregory. Soon withdrew,
and went into the building business. Chiefly instrumental in
organizing first horticultural society in Lindsay. Developed grape
culture at Sturgeon Point.
Kylie, Edward J. (1881-1916) . Scholar, professor,
imperialist, publicist, author. Born in Lindsay, son of Richard
Kylie. Educated Lindsay Separate School, Lindsay Collegiate
Institute, Toronto University, and Oxford University. On
matriculation from L. C. I. secured first class honors in Classics
and English and History and Mary Mulock scholarship in Classics. On
graduation from Toronto University won the gold medals in Classics
and in General Proficiency and the Flavelle Traveling Scholarship of
$750 per year for two years at Oxford. After a very distinguished
course at Balliol College, Oxford, returned to Canada as lecturer
and later Associate Professor of Modern History at Toronto
University. Prominent imperialist, and Canadian secretary of the
Round Table groups. Interested in town planning, and associated with
the Toronto Housing Company. Author of "Life and Letters of
Boniface" and a contributor to Shortt and Doughty's "Canada and Its
Provinces." During the Great War became Captain and Adjutant, 147th
Battalion, C.E.F. Died of typhoid and pneumonia, 1916. Roman
Laidlaw, George (1828-1889). Born in
Highlands of Scotland. Went to sea and visited Australia, Canada,
etc. Grain buyer in Toronto. Leading promoter of Toronto, Grey and
Bruce, Credit Valley, Victoria, and other railways, thus tending to
focus the trade of the province in Toronto. 1871, bought a ranch in
Bexley, on Balsam Lake, to which he retired in 1881. Four sons,
three daughters. At his death, the Toronto press referred to him
thus: "One of the strongest characters of his day. One of the epoch
making men in the commercial growth of Canada. No man of his
generation did as much for the material progress of Toronto as he.
He came out of his railway enterprises a poor man."
Langton, John (1808-1894). Born in Lancashire, England. M. A
of Cambridge University. 1833, settled in Fenelon township. M. P.
first for the United Counties and later for Peterborough. 1856-1878,
Auditor-General of Canada. 1856, laid corner stone of present
University of Toronto building. At Confederation, organized a system
of public accounts for the Dominion. 1878, superannuated.
Leonard, James W. (1858-1919). Born Epsom, Ont. 1872-77,
Midland Railway agent at Lindsay. 1877-78, agent of Victoria Ry.,
Lindsay. 1878-80, asst. manager of Victoria Ry. Later with C. P. R.
1903-08, Asst. Gen. Manager, Eastern Lines. 1908-11, General
Manager, Eastern Lines. 1911-19, Assistant Vice-President, C.P.R.
Lownsbrough, William (1838-1919). Born Unionville, Ont. Many
years farmer in Mariposa. Member township council for 27 years.
Twice unsuccessful Liberal candidate in South Victoria. Customs
officer at Lindsay, 15 years. Methodist. Three sons, three
Lynch, William V. (1855-1897). Physician. Born Belleville,
Ont. Married Agnes McGuirk of Barrie. One son. Educated St. Basil's
College and Trinity College. 1885, began practice in Lindsay.
Medical Health Officer. Organized local branch C.M.B.A.
Lytle, Herbert John (1850). Born Mariposa, 1878, self taught
graduate in Pharmacy. Merchant in Cameron and Cambray. Member Hogg &
Lytle grain firm. 1877-98, Clerk and treasurer of Fenelon Township.
Past manager Lindsay branch Ontario Bank and Bank of Montreal.
Auditor of Lindsay. Has published manual of municipal rate tables.