William Hamilton Merritt
William Hamilton Merritt, soldier, businessman, politician (b at Bedford, NY 3 July 1793; d at Cornwall, Canada W 5 July 1862). "A Projector," as he styled himself, he epitomized what John Beverley ROBINSON called the defining characteristic of American society, the "anticipating spirit.
William Harrison Cook
A natural engineer, Cook worked as a young scientist on constant-condition chambers (ie, refrigerated greenhouses to simulate prairie farming conditions). This led to unusual war work such as the overnight conversion of freighters into refrigerated food ships.
William Henry Anderson
W.H. (William Henry) Anderson. Composer, choir director, tenor, voice teacher, b London 21 Apr 1882, d Winnipeg 12 Apr 1955. He studied in London, first with Battistini and Garcia, then at the GSM on scholarship.
William Henry Bartlett
From this time until his death, Bartlett travelled widely in the Middle East, Europe and America, making hundreds of sketches for engravings in more than 40 books, 13 of which he wrote and illustrated himself.
William Henry Clapp
Living in Montréal from 1908 to 1915, Clapp exhibited some of the most advanced impressionist canvases in Canada. Almost a pointillist in touch, his surfaces vibrate with broken colour and dappled light.
William Henry Drummond
William Henry Drummond, poet (b at Mohill, County Leitrim, Ire 13 Apr 1854; d at Cobalt, Ont 6 Apr 1907). Drummond arrived in Canada with his parents in 1864. He studied at Bishop's and practised as a general physician in Montréal and Brome County, Qué.
William Henry Steeves
William Henry Steeves, senator (1867–73), politician, merchant, lumberman (born 20 May 1814 in Hillsborough, NB; died 9 December 1873 in Saint John, NB).
William Henry Warren
William Henry Warren. Organist, teacher, composer, b USA, d Montreal 19 Dec 1856. He emigrated to Toronto, becoming organist at St James' Cathedral in 1834.
William Herbert Dray
William Herbert Dray, philosopher, professor (born at Montréal PQ 23 June 1921; died at Toronto ON 6 Aug 2009). After serving as a navigator in the RCAF (SeeMILITARY AVIATION) during the SECOND WORLD WAR, William H.
William Herbert New
William Herbert New, literary critic, professor, editor, poet, children's writer, (born at Vancouver, BC 28 Mar 1938). New studied at the UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA and the University of Leeds.
William (Henry) Hewlett. Teacher, organist, choir conductor, composer, b Batheaston, England, 16 Jan 1873, d Bronte, Ont, 13 Jun 1940; B MUS (Toronto) 1902, honorary D MUS (Toronto) 1936. He was a choirboy at Bath Abbey before emigrating to Canada with his family in 1884.
William Howard Rapson
William Howard Rapson, chemical engineer, professor, consultant (b at Toronto 15 Sept 1912). After 12 years of research at the Canadian International Paper Co, Hawkesbury, Ont, he returned to U of T, where he had received his doctorate in chemical engineering in 1941.
William Howe Mulcaster
William Howe Mulcaster, Royal Navy officer, military figure in the WAR OF 1812 (b 1785; d at Dover, Kent, England, 2 Mar 1837). William Mulcaster joined the Royal Navy as a midshipman when he was 10 years old and immediately saw action against the French.
William Hugh Kenner
William Hugh Kenner, literary critic (born 7 January 1923 in Peterborough, ON; died 24 November 2003 in Athens, Georgia).
William Ian deWitt Hutt
Hutt joined the STRATFORD FESTIVAL in its inaugural 1953 season and was the first to win the Tyrone GUTHRIE Award the following summer.
William Jackman, sealing captain, sailing master (b at Renews, Nfld 20 May 1837; d at St John's 25 Feb 1877). William, like his famous brother, Capt Arthur JACKMAN, was at an early age involved in the Labrador cod fishery and in the seal hunt.
William James Richardson
William James Richardson, author, humorist, radio host (b at Winnipeg 11 Aug 1955). Bill Richardson was raised in Winnipeg and graduated from Silver Heights Collegiate. He attended the University of Winnipeg and received a Bachelor of Arts in French Studies in 1976.
William James Topley
William James Topley, photographer (b at Montréal 13 Feb 1845; d at Vancouver 16 Nov 1930). He learned photography from his mother. In 1864 he joined the studio of William NOTMAN in Montréal. Three years later he opened Notman's new Ottawa studio and purchased the business in 1872.
William John Bennett
William John Bennett, businessman (b at Schreiber, Ont 3 Nov 1911; d at Montréal, Qué 23 Apr 1991). A graduate of the University of Toronto, Bennett became private secretary to C.D. HOWE in 1935 and served as Howe's executive assistant in the Department of Munitions and Supply during WWII.