1872–1960

Introduction

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Born: No­vem­ber 3, 1872, Pilk­ing­ton, On­tar­io, Ca­na­da.

Died: May 27, 1960, To­ron­to, Ca­na­da.

Buried: Fort Mac­le­od, Al­ber­ta, Ca­na­da.

Biography

Son of a Me­thod­ist min­is­ter, Jesse at­tend­ed Dut­ton High School and the Strath­roy Col­le­gi­ate In­sti­tute

He taught school for three years, then worked for three years as a proof­read­er for a pub­lish­er in Cleve­land, Ohio. He lat­er be­came mu­sic cri­tic for the Mail and Em­pire. In 1904, he joined The News.

He al­so led the choir at the Cen­ten­ni­al Me­thod­ist Church, and sang in the Men­dels­sohn Choir.

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