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William Canniff 1830-1910

William Canniff

Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted May, 2009

William Canniff

Plaque Location

The County of Hastings
The City of Belleville
On the front wall of the Hastings Heritage Centre
at 154 Cannifton Road North, north of Highway 401

Coordinates: N 44 12.162 W 77 23.514


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Plaque Text

Born at Thurlow, Upper Canada, and educated in medicine, Canniff served as Medical Officer with the Royal Artillery during the Crimean War. Returning to practice in Belleville and Toronto, he became professor at the University of Victoria College, sub-dean of the Toronto Medical School, and later Toronto's first Medical Health Officer (1883-91). A member of the Canada First Movement, he was deeply interested in the promotion of colonization of the North West. His writings include contributions to medical literature as well as the useful History of the Early Settlement of Upper Canada. He died at Belleville.

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