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

Died: May 27, 1960, To­ron­to, Can­a­da.

Buried: Fort Mac­le­od, Al­ber­ta, Can­a­da.

Son of a Meth­od­ist min­is­ter, Mid­dle­ton at­tend­ed Dut­ton High School and the Strath­roy Col­le­gi­ate In­sti­tute, then taught school for three years. He then worked for three years as a proof­read­er for a pub­lish­er in Cleve­land, Ohio, and 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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