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Abbott, Dr. Anderson Ruffin b. April 6, 1837 d. December 29, 1913 Medical Pioneer. When he graduated in medicine from the University of Toronto at the age of 23, he became the first Canadian-born African-American surgeon. During the Civil War, he was one of the only eight African-American Doctors involved with the Union Army, serving from 1863 to 1866 as a civilian contract surgeon. His work in the soldier's hospitals in Washington, DC endeared him to President Abraham Lincoln, and First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln made a gift to him of the shepard plaid shawl...[Read More] Cause of death: Stroke Toronto Necropolis Cemetery and Crematorium, Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada Plot: VNG-75
Boyd, Sir. John Alexander b. April 23, 1837 d. November 23, 1916 Lawyer and Judge. The only child of John Boyd and Margaret MacCallum. He married Elizabeth Buchan, on August 31, 1863, and they had nine sons and three daughters. In 1856 he graduated from Upper Canada College. In 1860 he published in Toronto A summary of Canadian history, it also appeared with revisions by John as part of a series of textbooks produced in 1878. John's long legal career began in 1860. He attended Osgoode Hall and was called to the bar in 1863. Between October 1870 and November...[Read More] (Bio by: Shock) Toronto Necropolis Cemetery and Crematorium, Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada Plot: O-23
Brown, George b. November 29, 1818 d. May 9, 1880 Canadian Statesman, Journalist. In 1837 he emigrated from his native Scotland to New York City, New York, where after a five year stay he settled in Toronto, Ontario. In 1844 he founded The Toronto "Globe" and used the newspaper to promote his strong beliefs in representation based on population, and the separation of church and state. In 1851 after being elected to the Legislative Assembly he began to develop a plan that what unite the British colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the...[Read More] (Bio by: Bigwoo) Toronto Necropolis Cemetery and Crematorium, Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada Plot: E-85
Hanlan, Edward 'Ned' b. July 12, 1855 d. January 4, 1908 Professional Rower. Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, he was a 19th Century world class sculler, hotelier and alderman. In 1874, he won his first professional race at Burlington Bay followed by a championship win at Toronto Bay in 1875. From 1874 to 1893, he went on to compete in over 300 races winning World Championships to include Championship of USA 1878, US Titles (1879-80, 1886-88) and World Titles (1880-84, 1887-88). He died of pneumonia at 52 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and is a member...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Toronto Necropolis Cemetery and Crematorium, Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada Plot: C-40