Noah Anthony Timmins

  Noah Anthony Timmins, mining executive (b at Mattawa, Canada W 31 Mar 1867; d at Palm Beach, Fla 23 Jan 1936). In association with his brother Henry, David DUNLAP and John and Duncan McMartin, Timmins acquired the LaRose silver mine at COBALT and, in 1909, properties in the Porcupine district which formed the basis of Hollinger Consolidated Gold Mines, of which he was president. During the 1920s and 1930s he continued to play a major role in Canadian mining development, most notably by bringing together the principals of the Hollinger and NORANDA mining companies to finance the start-up costs of Noranda's copper operations in northern Québec. The town of TIMMINS, Ont, is named after him.