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Sir Richard Cartwright (1835–1912) by unknown photographer, 1881 National Archives of Canada / PA-025546

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Cartwright, Sir Richard (1835–1912), businessman and politician in Canada, born in Kingston, Upper Canada, on 4 December 1835, was the son of the Revd Robert David Cartwright (d. 1843) and his wife, Harriet Dobbs (1808–1887). His paternal grandfather, Richard Cartwright (1759–1815), the founder of the Canadian family, was a very wealthy man and one of the Conservative leaders of early ...

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Drummond, Sir George Alexander (1829–1910), entrepreneur and politician in Canada, was born in Edinburgh on 11 October 1829, the son of George Drummond, a contractor, and his wife, Margaret Pringle. He was educated at the high school and university in Edinburgh. In 1854 he emigrated to ...

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Galt, Sir Alexander Tilloch (1817–1893), businessman and politician in Canada, was born on 6 September 1817 in Chelsea, London, the youngest of the three sons of John Galt (1779–1839), author and colonizer, and his wife, Elizabeth (d. 1851), the daughter of the publisher ...

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Howland, Sir William Pearce (1811–1907), businessman and politician in Canada, was born at Pawling, New York, on 29 May 1811, the son of Jonathan Howland, a descendant of Henry Howland, a Quaker who migrated to New England in 1621, and his wife, Lydia Pearce...

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MacNab, Sir Allan Napier, baronet (1798–1862), politician and entrepreneur in Canada, was born on 19 February 1798 at Newark, Upper Canada (later Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario), the third and first surviving of the seven children of Lieutenant Allan MacNab, a half-pay officer formerly of the ...

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Mitchell, Peter (1824–1899), businessman and politician in Canada, was born at Newcastle, New Brunswick, on 4 January 1824, the son of Peter Mitchell (1795–1851), a hotel owner and tavern keeper, and his wife, Barbara, née Grant (1800–1869). Educated at the county grammar school, he studied law and was called to the ...

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Pope, James Colledge (1826–1885), entrepreneur and politician in Canada, was born on 11 June 1826 in Bedeque, Prince Edward Island, the second son of Joseph Pope (1803–1895), a businessman and politician, and his first wife, Lucy Colledge (d. 1828). His father, a native of ...

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Donald Alexander Smith, first Baron Strathcona and Mount Royal (1820–1914) by Alexander J. Ross, 1885 [centre, driving the last spike at Craigellachie, British Columbia, to mark the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway] Getty Images – A. J. Ross

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Smith, Donald Alexander, first Baron Strathcona and Mount Royal (1820–1914), businessman and politician in Canada, was born on 6 August 1820 at Forres, Moray, the second of three sons of Alexander Smith, a tradesman of Archieston, and his wife, Barbara, daughter of Donald Stuart...

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Young, John (1811–1878), entrepreneur and politician in Canada, was born at Ayr, Scotland, on 11 March 1811, the son of William Young, a cooper, and Janet Gibson. He finished his education at Ayr Academy in 1824, then taught briefly in the parish school at ...