Rowley, Owsley Robert, 1868-1949

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Owsley Robert Rowley, 1868-1949 - banker, churchman and author 12 Jan 1868 Born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, the son of John William Horsley Rowley and Miriam (Walsh) Rowley 24 Nov 1949 Died in Toronto General Hospital from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on the Queen Elizabeth Way at Oakville, Ontario; survived by wife, daughter, and sister, Helen B. Rowley. Education Educated in Yarmouth public schools and Yarmouth Academy, Nova Scotia Family 1905 Married Mabel Treacher, daughter of the late D. Johnstone Richardson, H.M. Customs, Windsor, Ontario, on June 7 One daughter, Grace (Mrs. R. M. Thomson) 1930s Resided at 25 Rose Park Drive, Toronto 1940s Resided at Alexandra Palace Hotel, 600 University Avenue, Toronto 2, at time of death Banking career 1884-1886 Bank of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia 1886-1889 Merchants Bank of Canada, Brampton, Toronto, Ottawa, Chatham, Ontario 1889-1900 Bank of British North America, Montreal, Paris, Woodstock, Brantford, London, Hamilton, Sydney, Nova Scotia, New York and San Francisco 1900-1902 Accountant, Halifax, Nova Scotia 1902 Inspector of branch returns, Montreal 1912 Chief inspector of branch returns 1916-1918 Chief Inspector and Superintendent of eastern branches, Bank of British North America, Montreal 1918-1932 Inspector, Bank of Montreal [which took over Bank of British North America in 1918]; was Inspector of Special Debts at head office on retirement in 1932 Canadian Militia 1880s Lieutenant, 77th Wentworth Battalion, Canadian Militia, Dundas, Ontario 13th Royal Regiment, Hamilton, Ontario 1887-1902 66th Princess Louise Fusiliers, Halifax, Nova Scotia 1903-1904 Captain, 5th Royal Scots of Canada, Montreal 1905-1909 Honorary captain and paymaster, 2nd Regiment, Canadian Artillery, Montreal Awarded Colonial Auxiliary Forces officers' long service medal Anglican Church involvement 1905-1906 People's warden, Church of St. James the Apostle, Montreal 1911-1912 Rector's warden, Church of St. James the Apostle 1905-1932 Lay delegate to Synod, Anglican Diocese of Montreal 1933-1935 Honorary secretary, Diocese of the Arctic 1934-1935 Lay delegate to General Synod of the Anglican Church in Canada, Diocese of the Arctic 1934-194? Member of executive council, General Synod of the Anglican Church in Canada Publications 1907 The House of Bishops: portraits of the living archbishops and bishops of the Church of England in Canada, in order of consecration, with short historical notes concerning them and their dioceses, together with the portraits of the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, the Lord Bishop of London and the first colonial bishop, compiled by Owsley Robert Rowley. Montreal : Morton, Phillips. 1928 The Anglican episcopate of Canada and Newfoundland. Milwaukee : Morehouse. This landmark treatise has had three supplements, the most recent published in 2008. Contributed numerous pen pictures of well-known persons to Saturday Night [magazine] and other publications. Political affiliation: Conservative Recreation: Golf Clubs: Royal Montreal Golf Club; St. James' Club, Montreal; Toronto Hunt Club

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