THREE MONTREAL MEN---VICTIMS OF TITANIC TRAGEDY

The Toronto World

Mr. H. J. Allison, the junior member of the firm of Johnston, McConnell & Allison, financial brokers, was a young man in the early 30's, clean cut and ambitious.  His firm made remarkable progress during the past two or three years, no small proportion of their success being contributed by Mr. Allison.  He was born in Winchester, in Ontario, and was married four years ago to a young lady from Cleveland, who went to her death with him.

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Thornton Davidson of the firm of Thornton Davidson & Company, stock brokers, was a young man with a brillant future ahead of him.  He would be 31 years of age in May.  He was born in Montreal, and was the son of Chief Justice Davidson.  A brother, Mr. Peers Davidson, K. C., came into prominence through his defence of Mrs. Hebert in the famous ne temere case.  Thornton Davidson married in 1906 [sic] Clara, a daughter of Mr. C. M. Hays, and shortly after entered partnership with Mr. Hickson in a brokerage business under the name of Hickson & Davidson.  Later he bought out his partner, and for the past four years has conducted the business under the name of Thornton Davidson & Company.  He was regarded as one of the shrewdest and most progressive of the younger members of the Stock Exchange, and has done a great deal in promoting various financial undertakings.  As a young man he was prominent in amateur sport, being a member of the famous Victoria hockey team, and also a member of the famous crew which defended the Seawanhaka Cup so many years.  He was extremely popular with everyone, and owning to his good family connection and the prominent part he took in business affairs was probably one of the best known young men in the city of Montreal.

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Harry Markland Molson, born in Montreal on August 9, 1856, was educated in Montreal and in Germany and Paris.  He belonged to the famous Molson family, who have been prominent in shipping and banking circles in Montreal for upwards of a hundred years.  Mr. Molson was at the time of his death a director of the Molsons Bank and of the Canadian Transfer Company.  He was a man of wealth, but took a keen interest in civic affairs, serving for a number of years as an Alderman of the city.  A quiet, unassuming man, he was very popular with all who knew him.

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Montreal, Québéc, Canada

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