John Wycliffe Lowes Forster, 1892
July 7, 1827 - July 22, 1915
Surveyor, engineer, author and inventor of standard time zones, Fleming emigrated to Quebec from Scotland, on April 24, 1845.
One of the foremost railway engineers of his time, he was in charge of the initial survey for the Canadian Pacific Railway, the first Canadian railway to span the continent. He designed the first Canadian postage stamp, the
threepenny beaver, issued in 1851, was knighted by Queen Victoria in 1897 and, from 1881 until his death in 1915, he served as Chancellor of Queen's University.
Initiated: May 9, 1854|
Passed: November 14, 1854
St. Andrew's Lodge No. 1, York
Source: Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario records.