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Victoria County, Ontario Canada Biographies -T-V-W-
Twomey, Jeremiah (1820-1895). Born Cork co.,
Ireland. 1853, established blacksmithing business in Fenelon Falls.
Large real estate holdings. 1855, married eldest daughter of P.
Power. Eleven children.
Vrooman, Adam Edward (1847). Born Brock
township, son of James Vrooman and Rhoda Johnston. Educated Lindsay
Grammar School and Trinity University. Degree of M. D. Practiced as
physician in Little Britain and Lindsay. 1873, married Mary,
daughter of R. F. Whiteside, of Little Britain. One son, one
daughter. 1900, elected Conservative M. P. for South Victoria.
1911-15, M.P.P. for West Victoria. Methodist. Conservative.
Walker, David (1838-1908). Born in Ops,
son of John Walker and Catherine McDonough. 1868, married Mary
O'Connell. Four sons. Reeve of Ops, 1874-1897.
Walker, Frank (1840-1889). Brother of D. W. Lawyer. Ten years
at Regiopolis College, Kingston, in classics, philosophy, and
literature. 1865, settled in Dubuque, Iowa. Married Nellie Leyden of
Dubuque. Three sons, six daughters. 1873, partner in firm of Walker
& Rhomberg. Law, loans, real estate. Many large enterprises. Died at
Walker, John (1796-1880). Born Tyrone, Ireland. 1817, married
Catherine, McDonough. May 1831, came to Canada and settled on Lot
15, Con. VII, Ops. At his death his descendants numbered 137.
Wallis, James (1810-1898). Born Glasgow, Scotland. 1832, came
to Canada. Built up big lumbering business at Fenelon Falls and so
helped to found the village. Built and owned steamer "Ogemah." Later
retired to Peterboro.
Walters, Thomas (1838-1904). Born Blackdown, Devonshire, Eng.
1853, brought to Portsmouth, Out. Served apprenticeship in local
shipyard and became master ship builder. 1865, settled in Lindsay.
Built steamers "Champion," "Commodore," "Victoria," "Nipissing,"
etc. Many dredging operations and other contracting for Dominion
Govt. 1880, appointed Superintendent of Public Works for Ontario.
1887-90, mayor of Lindsay. Twice married. Seven children.
Weldon, Jesse (1810-1891). Born near Ottawa, of English
parentage. 1834, settled on Lot 19, Con. X, Mariposa. First
president of first temperance society in Mariposa. Methodist.
Whiteside, Jacob L. (1887-1888). Born near Holland Landing,
Ont. 1842, brought to Mariposa. 1871, married Harriet Grace Power
and moved to Toronto to study law. 1876, became barrister. 1879,
took degree of Bachelor of Laws. 1880, appointed stipendiary
magistrate in Haliburton county.
Whiteside, William N. (1840-1888). Physician. Brother of J.
L. W. and 3rd son of R. F. Whiteside. 1863, graduated with honors
from Toronto Medical College. Served as army surgeon with northern
U. S. .army in Virginia. Finally settled at Beeton, Ont. 1874,
married Joanna Prior, of Mariposa. Two children.
Wilkinson, Joseph (1817-1891). Born Northumberland, Eng.
1853, carriage maker at Lindsay. 1855, settled on site of Cambray
and founded saw and shingle mill. Married Sarah Jarvis. Three
Wood, Samuel Casey Hon. (1830-1913). Born Bath, Ont. Taught
school. Then kept store at Taylor's Corners, Oakwood, and Port
Hoover. First clerk and treasurer of Victoria county, 1861. Liberal.
1871, elected M.P.P. for South Victoria. 1875, entered Mowat
Cabinet. Successively Provincial Secretary and Registrar,
Commissioner of Agriculture, and Provincial Treasurer. 1883, left
legislature to become manager of Freehold Loan and Savings Co.,
Toronto. Later director of many other corporations. 1854, married
Maria Parkinson, of Mariposa. Three sons, two daughters.
Workman, Hugh (1832-1895). Born near Mt. Pleasant. 1853,
married Margaret Henderson Two sons, five daughters. Came to Lindsay
and secured mail contracts. Large livery business. 1889, large mills
Wylie, Thomas (1841-1915). Physician. Bred in Mariposa. 1866,
graduated as M. D. Practiced in Manilla, Duntroon, Stayner, and
Toronto. Twice Conservative M.P.P. for West Simcoe.