Alfred Ernest Ames
Alfred Ernest Ames, investment dealer (b at Lambeth, CW 3 Sept 1866; d at Toronto 20 Sept 1934). He worked as a bank clerk, then moved to Toronto and established A.E. Ames Co, investment dealers, 1889, the same year he married Mary Cox, daughter of financier and senator George Cox. He was president of the Toronto Stock Exchange 1897-98 and the Toronto Board of Trade 1901-02, chairman of the Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway Commission 1902-04, and president of the Bond Dealers' Association of Canada 1917. He was a director of many companies, including the Home and Foreign Securities Co, F.N. Burt Co, Sterling Coal Co, Canada Life Assurance Co, Wm. A. Rogers Ltd, Moore Corp, Kelvinator of Canada, and International Milling Co. An important member of the Toronto business community, he built one of the oldest and most prominent investment houses in Canada.