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dress: Vancouver, B. C.

RITHET, Robert Patterson, ex-M. F.

— Merchant. 1117 Wharf St.. Victoria.
Born Dumfriesshire, Scotland, April 22,
1814. son of John and Jane Rithet. Edu-
cated Annan Academy, Scotland. Mer-
chant, Liverpool, 1859. Came to British
Columbia. 1862. President of California
& Hawaiian Sugar Refining Co., San
Francisco. Mayor, Victoria, 1885; mem-
ber House of Commons, 1891-1898. Mar-
ried Eliza .lane Munro, Victoria, 1875;
one son and one daughter. Clubs: Union;
Pacific Union (San Francisco). Recrea-
tion: motoring. Address: 952 Humboldt
St.. Victoria, B. C.

RIXON, Herbert lorne. — Barrister.
Born Milton, Ont., Oct. 22, 1872. son of
Rev. Thomas Rixon. Educated Collegi-
ate Institute, Toronto. Taught school
York County. Ontario. Came to Bran-
don, Man., 1892. Lieutenant Brandon
Infantry Company, 1896-1897. So-
ciety: A. F. & A. M. Conservative; An-
glican. Address: Holland, Man.

ROBARTS, Aldham Wilson — Manager,
Canadian Bank of Commerce, Port Arth-
ur; President Thunder Bay Rowing Club:
Vice-President Canadian Club, Port Ar-
thur: Director, Thunder Bay Country
Club; member Council, Port Arthur
Board of Trade; member Board of Ed-
ucation, Port Arthur. Born St. Cathar-
ines, Ont., July 3, 1863, son of Rev. Canon
Thomas Tempest and Sarah Elizabetli
Wilson Robarts. Educated: public and
high schools, Thorold, Ont. Junior, Ca-
nadian Bank of Commerce, Toronto, 1880;
teller and accountant. Thorold, 1881-
1883: branch and head office, Toronto,


1SS3-1892; discount clerk and account-
ant, Montreal, 1892-1898; manager, Wat-
erloo, 1898-1902; manager, Sault Ste
Marie, 1902-1905; manager. Port Arthur,
since 1905. Married Mary Montgomery
Campbell, 1896: has one son and two
daughters. Clubs: Port Arthur, Kam-
inistiquia; Fort Williain. Recreations:
golf, shooting, fishing, curling. Con-
servative; Anglican. Address: 105 Court
St., iVortli, Port Arthur, Ont.

ROBB, William Rowley. — Retired
Farmer. Born London, England, April
23, 1842, son of James and Isabella
Robb. Educated Hendon, near London,
England. In brewery business with his
father, Hendon, 1857. Came to Comox,
B. C, 1862; engaged farming, being one
of the first white settlers in British
Columbia. School Trustee Comox Dis-
trict, 1880 to 1908. President Comox
Agricultural Society. 1900-1901. Presi-
dent Liberal Association, 1906. Married
Jane Mitchell, Comox, B. C, 1894. Ad-
dress: Comox, B. C.

ROBERTS, Rev. Arthur Edward. —

Pastor Chilliwack Methodist Church.
Born London, England, April 27, 1866,
son of George Henry and Anna Robert's.
Educated Kingsland Middle Class School,
London, England; Wesley College, Win-
nipeg. jCame to Saltcoats, Sasks., 1889.
Came to British Columbia, 1899. Secre-
tary British Columbia Methodist Con-
ference, 1905-1911; president, 1912. Ad-
dress: Chilliwack, B. C.



ROBERTS, John Powell. — Superin-
tendent British Columbia branches of
Northern Crown Bank, Vancouver. Born
Ireland Island, Bermuda, May 11, 1S63,
son of William and Eliza Roberts. Edu-
cated Bermuda. With Federal Bank of
Canada, Toronto, 1881; subsequently en-
gaged with the Bank of British North
America, Toronto, 1888; Montreal, 1888-
1890; Vancouver, 1890-1906, when be-
came connected with present bank. Mar-
ried Catherine Alys Mitchell, 1893; has
three sons and one daughter. Clubs:
Vancouver; Terminal City; Jericho
Country; Canadian; Royal Vancouver
Yacht. Recreations: yachting, fishing.
Address: 1108 Nicola St. Vancouver,
B. C.

ROBERTS, I^ouis Melville, Iili. B., M.
1. A. — Of Roberts & Hunt, Real Estate
and Financial Agents, High River. Born
Iowa, United States, Dec. 15, 1878, son
of Israel T. and Lenora Roberts. Edu-
cated State University of Iowa. Legal
Department, Marshall Field & Co., Chi-
cago, 1902. Came to Alberta, 1904.
Served as Lieutenant Iowa tSate Militia.
Member of Alberta T^egislature for High
River. Married Helen Atkinson, Chat-
ham, Ont. ; has two sons. Clubs: High
River; Canadian; Calgary. Recreations:
riding, driving. Liberal; Anglican. Ad-
dress: High River, Alta.


ROBERTS, Thomas Joseph. — Proprie-
tor Grand Hotel. 2 4 "Water St., Vancou-
ver. Born Red Rapids, N. B., June 12,
1874, son of Charles and Jane C. Rob-
erts. Came to British Columbia, 1887.
Educated public schools; Westminster

College, Vancouver. Married Pauline
Roach, Brewer's Mills, Ont., 1904; has
two daughters. Recreation: fishing.
Liberal; Roman Catholic. Address: 16.35
Barclay St., Vancouver, B. C.


ROBERTS, W. P. — Real Estate Agent,
of Roberts, Meredith & Co., 437 Seymour
St., Vancouver. Born Dunster Somerset,
England, May 25, 1866, son of Dr.
Charles and Matilda Roberts. Educated
Felsted grammar school, England. Farm-
ing, Manitoba, 1894-1897; mining, Daw-
son, Y. T., 1898-1899. Came to British
Columbia, 1900, and engaged life insur-
ance until 1903, when founded present
business. Director Recreation Park &
Amusement Co., Vancouver. Alderman
in 1910. Served with Essex Volunteers.
Married Mary McKinnon, Oak Lake,
Man., 1889; has one son. Club: Western.
Society: A. F. & A. M. Recreations:
fishing, shooting. Address: Glencoe
Lodge, Vancouver. S. C.

ROBERTSOI7, Arthur James, J. F. —

Investment and Insurance Broker, Muni-
cipal Chambers, Davidson. Born Bowl-
ing, Dumbartonshire, Scotland, March
27, 1879, son of Margaret Arthur Govan
and Rev. David Doig Robertson, M. A.,
B. D. Educated Hamilton Crescent
school; Oban high school. Came to Can-
ada, 1896; returned to'~ Scotland after
attending Ontario Agricultural College,
1898. Stockbroker's clerk, H. B. John-
stone, Glasgow, 1898-1900; financial
representative Argyle Chemical Co.,
Oban, 1900-1904. Came to Saskatchewan
and established present business, 1904.
Town Clerk, Davidson, Sask., since
1907; secretary Board of Trade since
1905; secretary local branch Bible So-



ciety. Has visited Argentina, Brazil,
Portugal, Paraguay and U. S. A. Mar-
ried Christine McColI, Largs, Scotland.
1900. Club: Athenaeum (Glasgow). So-
ciety: A. F. & A. M. (secretary 1909-
1910-1911). Recreations: tennis, motor-
ing, traveling. Liberal; Presbyterian.
Address: Davidson, Sask., and Braeside
Bridge of Allan, Scotland.

ROBERTSON, David. — Of Robertson
& Hackett, Lumber Manufacturers, Van-
couver. Born Fife, Scotland, March 28,
1850, son of Alexander and Jane Rich'e
Robertson. Carpenter's apprentice, 1868-
1873; journeyman, Robert Neill & Sons,
Manchester, England, 1873-18SS. Came
to British Columbia. 1888, and estab-
lished present business, Vancouver. So-
cieties: A. F. & A. M.; S. O. S. (past
chief) ; St. Andrew's. Presbyterian.
Address: Vancouver, B. C.

ROBERTSON, Harold Bruce, B. A. —

Of Robertson & Heisterman, Barristers,
514 Fort St., Victoria. Born Victoria,
Feb. 26, 1875, son of Hon. Mr. Justice A.
Rocke Robertson, Judge Supreme Court,
British Columbia, and Margaret Bruce
Robertson. Educated Trinity College and
Osgoode Hall. Called to Ontario bar,
1897; practiced profession Victoria,
1898. Married Helen McGregor Rogers,
daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel H. C.
Rogers, Peterboro, Ont., 1903; has two
sons. Clubs: Union (Victoria); United
Empire (London, England). Society: A.
F. & A. M. Address: 510 Charles St.,
Victoria, B. C.

ROBERTSON, Harry Haveloclc. — Of

Robertson, Dickson & Macdonald, Barris-
ters. 135 Jasper Ave., E., Edmonton. Born
Seaforth, Ont., Oct. 6, 1870, son of Wal-
ter Scott and Harriet R. Doty Robert-
son. Educated public schools and Col-
legiate Institute, Seaforth, Ont. Came
to Alberta, 1882. Law student, S. S. &
H. C. Taylor, and with Brown & Rob-
ertson, Edmonton, 1892-1896; member
present firm. 1910. Unsuccessful candi-
date Alberta Legislature for Edmonton.
Married Annie Stewart Macfarlane, 1906;
has two sons and two daughters. Club:
Edmonton. Society: A. F. & A. M. Con-
servative; Presbyterian. Address: 272
Eleventh St., Edmonton, Alta.

ROBERTSON, Joliu Buff, M. !•. A. —

Druggist. Born Chesterfield. Oxford
County, Ont., March 26, 1873, son of late
Rev. Wm. and Elizabeth Robertson.
Educated Elora high school and Ontario
College of Pharmacy. First elected to
Saskatchewan Legislature for Canora,
1908. Presbyterian; Liberal. Address:
Canora, Sask.


ROBERTSON, John Palmerston. —

Provincial Librarian of Manitoba since
July 1, 1SS4. Born Fortingal, Perthshire,
Scotland, May 23, 1841, son of Donald
Robertson. Came to Ottawa, 1845. Edu-
cated Ottawa and Toronto Normal
School. Taught school; subsequently
engaged for some years journalism in
Ottawa; came to Winnipeg, 1879; on
staff of Free Press and agent Canadian
Associated Press; Provincial Librarian
since 18 84; School Trustee and Alderman
Ottawa; e.x-president of St. Andrew's So-
ciety, Winnipeg; deputy royal chief of
Order of Scottish Clans; secretary Mani-
toba Curling Association. Author of a
"Political Manual of Manitoba and North
West Territories," 1887. Married Jessie
Graham, Ottawa, 1869. Presbyterian.
Address: 15 Moxam Court, Winnipeg,

ROBERTSON, Mary Iiang-. — Pianiste
and Music Teacher. Born Belleville,
Ont., daughter of James Mitchell and
Amelia Neilson Robertson. Educated
Portage la Prairie schools; musical edu-
cation under Dr. Edward Fisher, To-
ronto; under Benno Schonberger, Lon-
don, England. Came to Manitoba, 1882.
Clubs: Women's Musical; Women's Can-
adian. Presbyterian. Address: 666 Ger-
trude Ave., Winnipeg, Man.




BOBEBTSON', James A. — President
and Managing Director Archer & Robert-
son, Ltd., Real Estate and Financial
Brokers, Dominion Bank Building, Cal-
gary; President and Managing Director
Robertson & Carlile, Ltd., Financial
Brokers. Born Rosshire, Scotland, April
1, 1887, son of James and Adeline Robert-
son. Educated Perse School, Cambridge,

England. Clerk Dominion Bank, Gren-
fell, Sask., 1906. Came to Alberta, 1908;
established present business, 1910. Lieu-
tenant 103d Regiment, Calgary. Mem-
ber of Calgary Board of Trade. Clubs:
Ranchmen's; Alberta; Golf and Country
(Calgary). Society: A. F. & A. M. An-
glican. Address: Ranchmen's Club, Cal-
gary, Alta.




BOBEBTSON, Thomas, D. D. S. — ^Of

McEwen, Amos & Robertson, Real Estate
and Financial Agents, Central Ave.,
Prince Albert; Director, North Saskat-
chewan Investment Co., Ltd.; Director,
Great West Life Co. Born Prince Ed-
ward Island, Feb. 23, 1873, son of John
and Isabel Robertson. Educated public
schools. Prince Edward Island; Balti-
more, Md., University (D. S. S., 1901).
Accountant, Prince Edward Island, 1893-
1898. Came to Prince Albert, 1898; prac-

ticed dentistry. Prince Albert, 1898-
1909; present partnership formed, 1909.
Member Executive Board, Prince Albert
Board of Trade; Alderman, Prince Al-
bert, 1912; director, Victoria Hospital
Board. Married Myrtle Hillson, Prince
Edward Island, 18 94; has one daughter.
Societies: A. F. & A. M.; K. P.; I. O.
O. F. ; I. O. F. Recreations: motoring
and out loor sports. Liberal; Presbyter-
ian. Address: 118 E. 11th St., Prince
Albert, Sask.



ROBERTSON, William — - Assistant
General Manager, The Rat Portage Lum-
ber Co. Ltd., 1S15 Granville St., Van-
couver. Born Cuoar, Fifeshire, Scot-
land, Nov. 8, 1863, son of John and Mary
Robertson. Educated: Madras Academy,
Cupar; Madras College, St. Andrews.
Came to Canada, 1885: farmed, Sas-
katchewan, 1885-1892; with Cameron &
Kennedy, lumbermen. Rat Portage, 1892;
business incorporated as Ontario &
Western Lumber Co., 1893; later changed
to The Rat Portage Lumber Co. Ltd.;
appointed Secretary-Treasurer, 1896; As-
sistant General Manager, 1909. Married
Bertha Louisa Thompson, Liverpool,
1884; has four sons and six daughters.
Club: "Vancouver. Societies: A. F. &. A.
M. ; St. Andrew's; Caledonian. Recrea-
tions: shooting, fishing, curling. Lib-
eral Baptist. Address: Pine Crescent,
Shaughnessy Heights, Vancouver, B. C.

ROBINSON, Edward Milward. — Of

Robinson & Black, Financial and Real
Estate Agents, Winnipeg. Born Fawk-
ham, Kent, England, Feb. 5, 1868, son of
Rev. Thomas Robinson and Frances E.
Robinson. Is a brother of Admiral C. G.
Robinson, C. V. O. Educated Bath, E'hg-
land. Came to Winnipeg, 1887. Married
Caroline Isabel Armstrong, St. Paul,
Minn., 1898; has one son and one daugh-
ter. Clubs: Manitoba; St. Charles Coun-
try; Canadian. Recreations: golf, yacht-
ing. Conservative; Anglican: Address:
238 Roslyn Road, Winnipeg, Man.

ROBINSON, Pranklin Joseph, C. E.—

Managing Director Saskatchewan Gen-
eral Investment & Agency Co., Ltd.,
Kerr Block, Regina. Born St. Thomas
Ont., Oct. 20, 1870, son of Jabel Rob-
inson, farmer and politician, ex-Mem-
ber of Parliament for West Elgin,
and Caroline Robinson. Educated pub-
lic schools Elgin County; Collegiate
Institute, St. Thomas; School of Practi-
cal Science, Toronto. Assistant to J. S.
O'Dwyer, Department Railways and
Canals, Ottawa, 1897; civil engineer,
Barrie, Ont., 1898-1899; returned to Do-
minion Government Service and Sta-
tioned Kirkfield on No. 2 section, Bal-
sam Lake Division, Trent Valley Canal,
1899; District Surveyor Engineer, North
West Government Department of Public
Works, MacLeod, Alta., 1900-1903; Dis-
trict Surveyor and later Director of Sur-
veys, inside staff. North West Terri-
tories Government Department of Pub-
lic Works, Regina, 1904-1905; Deputy
Minister of Public Works, Province of
Saskatchewan, 1905-1910. Married Eme-
lina Scott, Qu'Appelle, 1906; has two
daughters. Society: A. F. & A. M. (Royal
Arch). Recreation: football. Liberal;
Anglican. Address: 2839 Angus St., Re-
gina, Sask.

ROBINSON, Jerry. — Of Robinson &
Co. Department Store, 398 Main St.,
Winnipeg. Born Quebec. Clerk dry goods
store, London, Ont.; subsequently dry
goods business on his own account,
Mitchell, Ont. Came to Emerson, Man.,
1878, and Winnipeg, 1881, when opened
a general department store; director
Northern Trust Co. Club: Carlton. Con-
servative. Address: 282 Broadway, Win-
nipeg, Man.

ROBINSON, J. T. — Real Estate Agent;
Director B. C. Fruit Lands Co.; Director
Royal Inland Hospital; Director Anti-
Tuberculosis Society; Director Tender-
foot Mining Co., Ltd. Born Elma, Ont.,
May 24, 1868, son of Alexander and
Elizabeth Robinson. Educated public
schools; graduate Military Academy,
Toronto. Part owner and editor, Gleaner,
Cannington, Ont.; Daily News, Berlin,
Ont.; came to British Columbia, 1897,
and established Kamloops Standard;
founded present business, 1898. Served
as Alderman, 1904-1906, and as Mayor,
Kamloops, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912.
Member of Board of Investigation of
Water Rights, Province of British Co-
lumbia. Married Maggie S. Thorold, Can-
nington, Ont.; has two daughters. So-
cieties: I. O. O. F.; K. of P.; I. O. F.
Recreations: shooting, fishing, motoring.
Conservative; Anglican. Address: Kam-
loops, B. C.




ROBINSON, Isaac Alvin — Bank of
Hamilton, Chambers, Brandon. Born
Blenheim, Kent County, Ont., June 6,
I860, son of Henry and Julia Ann Burtt
Robinson. Educated Blenheim High
School and private school, London, Ont.
(.'lerk Merchants' Bank of Canada, 1881-
1897, being stationed at Toronto, Hamil-
ton, Winnipeg and other points; came
to Brandon, 1891; opened Bank of Ham-
ilton, Brandon, 1898; organized Empire
Brewing Co., Ltd., and was Vice-Presi-
dent and Managing Director, 1899-1906;

established present business, 1906; put
on first subdivision to Brandon, 1910.
Holds Life Governorship of Brandon
General Hospital; charter ineinber and
member executive, Brandon Club; mem-
ber executive, Brandon Commercial Bu-
reau; Fellow and Honorary Correspond-
ing Secretary Royal Colonial Institute,
London, England. Married Mabel Mary
Evans, daughter of ex-Mayor B. Evans,
Brandon, 1906; has two sons. Conserva-
tive; Anglican. Address: Villa Louise,
Brandon, Man.


ROBINSON, Samuel. — Master Mari-
ner, Commanding R. M. S., Empress of
Japan. Born Hull, Yorkshire, England,
May 8, 1870, son of Henry and Susan
Pearson Robinson. Educated grammar
school, Hull. Went to sea as apprentice,
1884; served various shipping companies
until 1895, when joined C. P. R. service,
as junior officer on Empress of Japan;
appointed to command R. M. S., "Athen-
ian," 1903; subsequently command of R.
M. S. Monteagle and Empress of India.
Married Jessie Benton Nichols, 1901.
Recreation: cricket. Conservative; An-
glican. Address: 1991 Nelson St., Van-
couver, B. C.

ROBINSON, Capt. -William. — Of Wm.

Robinson Co., Ltd, 603 Builders Ex-
change, "Winnipeg; Vice-President North-
ern Crown Bank; Director Crown Life
Insurance Co. ; Director Northern Mort-
gage Co.; Director Northern Trusts Co.;
Director Great West Permanent Loan
Co.; President Canadian National Fire
Insurance Co. Born Rawdon, Que., Dec.
22, 1849, son of William and Jane A.
Paton Robinson. Educated Montreal pub-
lic schools; Fergus grammar school. On
railway construction, 1868; came to Win-
nipeg, 1875; was engaged on C. P. R.
construction between Winnipeg and Rat
Portage, Ont. ; began build'ng steam-
boats, 1878; was first man to place a
steamer on Lake Winnipeg; was one
of the founders of Northwest Navigation
Co., of which he became manager and
is now president. Is steamboat owner
and largely interested in lumber, gen-
eral store and fish business. Lake Win-
nipeg. Consolidated all flsh companies
doing business on Lake Winnipeg under
name Dominion Fish Co., of which is
president, 1898. Married Katherine Ann
Easton, Winnipeg, 1886; has two sons
and one daughter. Clubs: Manitoba; St.
Charles Country. Society: A. F. & A.
M. Recreations: golf, motoring, riding,
driving. Independent; Methodist. Ad-
dress: 264 Roslyn Road, Winnipeg, Man.


Herbert Edward. — Barris-
ter. Born Consecon, Prince Edward
County, Ont., March 19, 1879, son of
William A. and Mary Elisabeth Robison.
Educated high school, Picton, Ont.;
Manitoba Normal school. Taught school
Prince Edward County, 1886; came to
Manitoba, 1890; Councillor, town of Car-
man; Mayor, 1912; member executive and
ex-president Carman Board of Trade
Treasurer, Dufferin Municipality, 1900-
1902; Town Solicitor for many years.
Farms 2,500 acres, Red River Valley.
Married^ Anna Falconer, Belleville, Ont.,
1900; has three sons and one daughter.
Club: Carleton. Societies: A. F. & A. M.
(32d dgeree); A. O. U. W.; C. O. F.;
K. of P. President Dufferin Conserva-
tive Association past Ave years. Recrea-
tions: motoring, hunting, shooting. Con-
servative; Methodist. Address: Carman,

ROBITAII>IiB, G. S. P. — Manager Que-
bec Bank, 530 G-ranville St., Vancouver.
Born Three Rivers, Que., June 19, 1871,
son of Louis J. and Sarah Wark Robi-
taille. Educated high school. Three
Rivers. Junior, Quebec Bank, Three
Rivers, 1888; subsequently Montreal;
manager Shawenegan Falls, Que., 1900-
1905; manager St. Roche, Que., 1905-1911.
, Married Lynn Ward, daughter of Hon.
J. K. Ward, Montreal, 1908; has one son.
Clubs: Garrison, Quebec. Recreations:
tennis, squash ball. Anglican. Address:
Vancouver, B. C.

ROBI^IN, Adelaide. — (Wife of Hon. R.
P. Roblin, Premier of Manitoba.) Born
Prince Edward County, Ont., daughter
of Nathaniel and Weltha DeMille. Edu-
cated Albert College, Belleville, Ont.
Came to Manitoba, 1880. Married Hon.
R. P. Roblin, 1875; has four sons.
Protestant. Address: Garry St., Winni-
peg, Man.




ROBIiIN, Sir Rodmoud Falen, M. 3^.
A. — Farmer. Premier, Provincial Sec-
retary and Railway Commissioner
for Province of Manitoba since
1900. Born Sophiasburg, Prince Ed-
ward County, Ont., Feb. 15, 1853, son
of James Piatt and Deborah Roblin.
Educated Albert College. Belleville, Ont.
Came to Winnipeg, 1877; general store,
Carman, Man., 1880-1886. Reeve five
years, warden two years and scliool trus-
tee of Dufferin. Contested Dufferin
for Manitoba Degislature unsuccessfully,
1886 and was an imsuccessful candidate
for Morden. Elected Manitoba Legisla-
ture for Dufferin, 1888, and afterwards
for Woodlands; was leader of the Op-
position in Assembly; formed a govern-

ment, Oct. 29, 1900, with Mr. Roblin as
Premier and President of the Council.
Sworn as Commissioner of Railways,
Nov. 3, 1900; and as Minister of Agri-
culture, Dec. 22, 1900; re-elected, 1903-
07-10. Aim of his policy to secure to the
farmers and mercantile community pro-
tection against excessive freight charges.
Promoted Northern Elevator Co., 1893;
Northwest Publishing Co., 1894; Domin-
ion Elevator Co., 1897; Manitoba Ranch-
ing and Graingrowing Co., 1893; Director
Northern Crown Bank; attended coro-
nation of King Edward, 1902; presented
to King George and Queen Mary. 1911;
attended coronation of King George,
1911; member of the Interprovincial Con-
ference, 1906: opposed reciprocity, 1911;



knighted, 1911. Married Adelaide De-
Mille, 1875; has four sons. Clubs: Man-
itoba; Carleton; St. Charles Country.
Conservative; Methodist. Address: 211
Uarry St., Winnipeg, Man.


ROBSON, Hon. Hugh Amos — Born
Barrow-in-Furness, England, Sept. 9,
1871, son of Robert and .Jane Robson.
Came to Canada, 1882; called to bar
N. W. T., 1892; practised law Arms of
Scott, Hamilton & Robson, and Haultain
& Robson. In 1896 appointed Deputy
Attorney-General of N. W. T : joined
firm of Aikins, Culver & Co., Winnipeg,
1899, being called to bar of Manitoba;
appointed K. C, for Manitoba, 1909; con-
tinued in practice, Aikins, Robson & Co.
till 1910; appointed Judge of Court of
King's Bench, June 23, 1910; resigned
June, 1912, to take office as Pviblic Utili-
ties Commissioner for Manitoba. Mar-
ried Fannie Laidlaw, 1897; has two sons
and four daughters. Presbyterian. Ad-
dress: 82 Balmoral Place, Winnipeg,

BOBSON, James Goodfellow — Presi-
dent and Managing Director, Timberla^d
Lumber Co. Ltd., Westminster Trust
Bldg., New Westminster. Born Ayr,
Ont,. April 20, 1887, son of Michael and
Jennie Robson. Educated public schools,
Ayr; National Business College, Port-
age la Prairie, Man.; grain buyer, Ogil-
vie Flour Mills Co., on the Prairie, 1903-
1905; shingle business, in liis own name,
Tynehead, B. C, 1908-1910; present com-
pany since 1910. Chairman, Lumber
Committee of the Board of Trade, 1912.
Married Jeannie Law, Vancouver, 1911.


Club: Westminster. Societies: Hoo Hoo.
Recreation: hunting. Libei-al; Presby-
terian. Address: 713 Hamilton St., New
Westminster, B. C.

BOBSON, James Wells, ex-M. Xi. A. —

Farmer. Born Calcutta, India, March 1,
1867,' son of Jane and William Robson,
M. D. Educated Edinburgh, Scotland;
Ontario Agr-cultural College. Came to
Manitoba and engaged farming at Port-
age la Prairie, 1891; came to Swan River,
Man., 1900. Member of Manitoba Leg-
islature for Swan R'ver, 1903-1907;
ex-Reeve. Staunch advocate of gov-
ernment ownership and operation; In
this he disagreed with Manitoba Grain
Growers' Association, they stand-ng for
administration by independent commis-
sion; he was defeated by the power he
was responsible for creating in his
own constituency upon this disagree-
ment as to procedure. Married Jane
Balmer, Ridgetown, Ont., 1892; has one
son and four daughters. Recreation:
study of economics as they affect the
farmer. Conservative; Presbyterian. Ad-
dress: Benito, Man.

BOCHE, The Hon. William James,
M. D., C. M., M. P. — Minister of the In-
terior. Born Clandeboye, Ont., Nov. 30,
1859. Educated: public schools, Lucan,
Ont.; high school. London, Ont.; Trinity
Medical College, Toronto; Western Uni-
versity. London. Came to Minnedosa,
1883; Territorial Representative. Mani-
toba Medical Council, 1885-1901. Un-
successful candidate to Manitoba Legis-
lature, 1892. Elected to House of Com-
mons, general election. 1896: re-elected,
1900, 1904, 1908 and 1911. Elected Con-



servative Whip for the West, 1901; ap-
pointed Minister of the Interior, 1912.
Married Annie E. Coolt, Toronto, 1883.
Society: I. O. O. F. (Grand Representa-

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