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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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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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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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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