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 Francis Henry Chrysler

Francis Henry Chrysler

Birth
Kingston, Frontenac County, Ontario, Canada
Death 27 Jul 1935 (aged 86)
Ottawa, Ottawa Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Burial Ottawa, Ottawa Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Plot Sec. 24, Lot 19 NE
Memorial ID 23001749 · View Source
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Canadian Man of the Time, school teacher and headmaster, lawyer, barrister, author. He was born in Kingston, Ontario, grandson of Col. John Crysler, Jr. of Crysler's Farm. He received his Bachelor of Arts at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario in 1866, and taught school near Hamilton, Ontario, becoming headmaster (principal) of the Grammar school. In April 1869 he resigned his appointment, returned to university and matriculated in law at Osgoode Hall. He set up practice in Canada's capital, Ottawa, Ontario, where he was the principal legal agent for the Government of Canada. He was appointed King's Council (K.C.) in 1890 (those in the legal profession who are authorised to speak on behalf of the King of England – today it would be Q.C., or Queen's Council). Being Presbyterian in religion, he was one of the most determined professional men in the defence of the Presbyterian denomination at the time of the discussion of union between the Presbyterian, Methodist and Congregational churches. He was counsel for the Presbyterian Church in Canada before the Private Bills committee in Parliament, and he won at that time the lasting gratitude of his church members for his able presentation of their case. He was chief solicitor for many corporations, a trustee of Queen's University for many years, and president of the Carleton Law Association, the Ottawa Young Men's Liberal Association, the Ottawa Lawn Tennis Club, the Ottawa Orchestral Society, to name of few. The Toronto Globe newspaper, in 1912, described him as "A man with an intimate knowledge of every branch of the law."

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  • Originally Created by: Lorraine Sherren, U.E.
  • Added: 20 Nov 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23001749
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Francis Henry Chrysler (28 May 1849–27 Jul 1935), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23001749, citing Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa, Ottawa Municipality, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .