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Falconer, Sir Robert Alexander (1867–1943), university principal and biblical scholar in Canada, was born on 10 February 1867 at the manse, Zion Church, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, the eldest of the three children (Robert, James, and Jean) of the Revd Alexander Falconer (1838–1911)...

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Sir Robert Alexander Falconer (1867–1943) by unknown photographer, 1908 courtesy University of Toronto Archives B1976-0005/P

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Flavelle, Sir Joseph Wesley, first baronet (1858–1939), businessman and philanthropist in Canada, was born on 15 February 1858 in Peterborough, Canada, the fifth and youngest child of John Flavelle (1823–1882), a clerk, and his wife, Dorothea Dundas (1823–1908), a teacher, who on their marriage in 1847 emigrated from ...

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Gordon, Charles William [pseud. Ralph Connor] (1860–1937), clergyman and author, was born at Indian Lands, Glengarry county, Canada West, on 13 September 1860, the fourth son of Daniel Gordon (1822–1912), a Free Church minister who had emigrated to Canada from Blair Atholl...

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Macphail, Agnes Campbell (1890–1954), schoolteacher and politician in Canada, was born on 24 March 1890 in a log farmhouse in Proton township in south-western Ontario, Canada, the first of three girls of Dougald MacPhail (1864–1929), a farmer and auctioneer, and his wife, Henrietta Campbell (...

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McClung [née Mooney], Nellie Letitia (1873–1951), suffragist and writer, was born at Chatsworth, Grey county, Ontario, Canada, on 20 October 1873, the youngest of seven children and the third daughter of John Mooney (c.1813–1893), an Irish immigrant farmer and his Scottish-born wife, ...

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Nellie Letitia McClung (1873–1951) by C. Jessop National Archives of Canada / PA-030212

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Pearson, Lester Bowles (1897–1972), diplomatist and prime minister of Canada, was born on 23 April 1897 at Newtonbrook (later North York), Ontario, the second of three children of the Revd Edwin Arthur Pearson, a Methodist minister, and his wife, Annie Sarah, the daughter of ...

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Lester Bowles Pearson (1897–1972) by Yousuf Karsh, 1944 Karsh / Camera Press, London

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Smallwood, Joseph Roberts [Joey] (1900–1991), journalist and politician in Newfoundland and Canada, was born on 24 December 1900 in Gambo, Newfoundland, the eldest of thirteen children (six sons and seven daughters) of Charles William Smallwood (1873–1956) and his wife, Mary Ellen (Minnie), née...