Biography of Andrew Chalmers
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Andrew Chalmers was born in Perthshire, Scotland, Nov. 15, 1828, and is a son of John Chalmers, who emigrated to Quebec in 1845, and to Canada West in 1848. Andrew came to Algoma in 1865 and settled on sec. 32, where he engaged in farming and lumbering. He was married Jan. 19, 1858, to Miss Catharine Doyle, by whom he has had 10 children; eight are living, viz.: James, Wm. W., Annie, Andrew B., Thomas, Isabella, Mary acd Agnes F. Mr. Chalmers is the present Justice of the Peace for Algoma, and has held several important offices in the Algoma Good Templars' Lodge. James is Deputy W. C. T. for this county, and is Deputy at large, and is engaged in the work of organizing lodges. He is a bright young man and an able temperance lecturer. He is also a teacher of some repute in this county. William W. has taught since 16 years old, and Annie has taught since 15 years old; i. e., they teach and attend school alternately.

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