Edward Rogers Wood
Edward Rogers Wood, financier (b at Peterborough, Canada W 14 May 1866; d at Toronto 16 June 1941). Originally a telegraph operator, Wood joined the Central Canada Loan and Savings Company in 1884. He later became managing director and vice-president, and was elected president in 1914. Out of Central Canada came Dominion Securities Corp, one of the largest investment houses in Canada, incorporated in 1901 by Senator George A. COX, Henry PELLATT and Wood, who eventually became its president. He was also a vice-president of National Trust; Brazilian Traction, Light and Power; Canada Life Assurance; and the Canadian Bank of Commerce; and a director of Massey-Harris; Mexican Light and Power; Canadian Barcelona Traction, Light and Power; International Paper; Toronto Savings and Loan; and Canada Northern Power Corp.