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

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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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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