The Islands: Biographies: Garden Island Bio 1

Garden Island Biographies 1




Hiram Augustus Calvin

From The Canadian Men and Women of the Time: A Handbook of Canadian Biography
By Morgan, Henry James, Toronto: W. Briggs, 1898, page 140.

From Early Canadiana Online: Canadiana Institute
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Calvin, Hiram Augustus, merchant and legislator, is the s. of the late D. D. Calvin, who represented Frontenac in the Ont. Assembly for a considerable period, by his second wife Marion Breck. B. at Garden Island, Ont., April 6, 1851, he was ed. at the public sch. there, at the Woodstock Lit. Inst., and at Queen’s Univ., and commenced his business career under his father, whom he succeeded as a lumber merchant, ship-builder and forwarder. He has been Reeve of Garden Island continuously since 1884, and represented Frontenac in the Ho. of Commons, 1892-96, when he declined renomination. Although nominally a supporter of the Con. Party, he was throughout perfectly independent in his parliamentary course and voted against the Govt. on the tariff and on the Man. sch. question. Mr. C. was one of the promoters of the Kingston Foundry and Machinery Co., 1890. He is a gov. of the Kingston Hospital, a trustee of Queen’s Univ., and vice-Chairman of the Sch. of Mining and Agriculture, Kingston. A mem. Of the Presb. Ch., he m. Apl. 1879, Annie W., dau. of Rev. D. Marsh, Quebec. – Garden Island, Ont.





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