Sir William Glenholme Falconbridge

Sir William Glenholme Falconbridge

Birth
Niagara Falls, Niagara Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Death 8 Feb 1920 (aged 73)
Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Burial Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Plot Section 7, C Lot 69
Memorial ID 95889963 · View Source
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Sir William Glenholme Falconbridge-He was a Canadian lawyer and judge in Ontario. Born in Drummondville (now Niagara Falls, Ontario), Upper Canada, he was the son of John Kennedy Falconbridge, an Irish immigrant, and Sarah Fralick. Falconbridge studied at the Richmond Hill grammar school, Barrie grammar school, and at the Model Grammar School in Toronto. He received a BA degree in 1866 from University College, University of Toronto. He served as the chair of modern languages at Yarmouth Seminary in Nova Scotia for his health and then returned to Toronto where he was a lecturer in Spanish and Italian at University College. At the same time, he studied law with the law firm firm Morphy, Sullivan, and Fenton. He also studied with the firm of Patton, Osler, and Moss before being called to the Ontario Bar in 1871. He practiced law in the firm of Harrison, Osler, and Moss. In 1879, he was made a partner of the firm. In 1870, he received an MA degree from the University of Toronto and was registrar of the University from 1872 to 1881. In 1873, he married Mary Phoebe, the daughter of Robert Baldwin Sullivan. He was made a bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada and created a Queen's Counsel in 1885. In 1887, he was appointed a judge in the Queen's Bench division of Ontario's High Court of Justice. In 1900, he was appointed Chief Justice of the King's Bench, High Court of Justice of the Province of Ontario. In 1908, he was made a Knight Bachelor. Falconbridge died of pneumonia in Toronto at the age of 73. The geographic township of Falconbridge was named in his honour.


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  • Created by: Peterborough K
  • Added: 24 Aug 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 95889963
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sir William Glenholme Falconbridge (12 May 1846–8 Feb 1920), Find A Grave Memorial no. 95889963, citing Saint James Cemetery, Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by Peterborough K (contributor 46537737) .