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Thomas Henry Stinson

  • February 09, 2023 10:27 AM
    Message # 13091064

    December 16th, 1860 – June 29th, 1892

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    Distinguished as:

    Largest land owner in Hamilton
    Elected alderman, and polled the largest vote ever recorded


    T. H. STINSON was born December 16, 1860, in Hamilton, Ontario. He was educated at Galt Collegiate Institute under the well-known Dr. Tassie. Studied law with Bruce, Walker and Burton, and enrolled in 1882. He is known throughout Canada as an enthusiastic sportsman, an excellent cricketer, and well up in football, racquet, and aquatic sports. He is one of the most popular young men in Hamilton, and has held the highest offices in the various athletic associations. He is also one of the largest property holders in the city, and kind and considerate to his tenants. In 1889 he was elected alderman, and polled the largest vote ever recorded. In 1890 he was candidate for the Ontario Legislature against the Hon. J. M. Gibson, Provincial Secretary, and returned by a majority of 86, being the first Conservative elected for Hamilton to that body since Confederation. This election was contested and Mr. Stinson unseated. At the Bye-election, after a plucky fight, his opponent was returned. Mr. Stinson was married on the 4th of October, 1882, to Agnes, daughter of the late Charles James Hope. In politics he is a Conservative, and in religion an Episcopalian.

    Source: “Stinson, T.H.” The Canadian Album Volume 1, originally published 1879, Date last updated: January 28 2013.

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