Biggar, Emerson Benson (Died)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 8 Jun 1921, p. 5
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Emerson Benson Biggar, widely known publisher and writer, died very suddenly last Tuesday at his home at 471 West Marion Street, Toronto. He had reached the age of 67 and up to a year ago was exceedingly healthy. A hemorrhage of the lungs following an attack of bronchitis, however, carried him quickly away. Born in the little village of Winona, near Grimsby, in 1853, he spent his boyhood on the farm. After receiving his early education, he became a school teacher, and from that drifted into news... Mr. Biggar went to London, and from then on devoted himself to the publishing of trade journals, with the idea of stimulating Canadian trade, and to his own literary inclinations. In addition to this work, he found time to write the "Anecdotal Life of Sir John A. MacDonald", which was very well received, "A sketch of the Battle of Stoney Creek", "A history of Canadian Journalism", and several other books. He was a hard worker and took delight in his work. Mr. Biggar was a prominent layman in the Church of the Epiphany, and devoted a great deal of his time to the Upper Canada Bible Society, instituting what is known as "Bible Sunday".

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Date of Publication
8 Jun 1921
Date Of Event
31 May 1921
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Biggar, Emerson Benson (Died)