Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
February 2006

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia


John Howard Toynbee Falk


Lecturer, Department of Social Service, McGill University; Executive Secretary, Montreal Council of Social Agencies, 207 St. Catherine Street W., Montreal. Born Liverpool, England, July 22, 1881, son of Herman John Falk and Rachel Russel Everard Falk, both of Thorshill, West Kirby, Cheshire, England. Educated: Rugby Schools, England; Oxford University. Came to Canada, Aug., 1906; came to Quebec, August, 1918; Apprentice, Ross T. Smyth & Co., Grain Merchants, Liverpool, 1901; Assistant, Odessa, South Russia, Branch, Ross T. Smyth & Co., South Russia, 1903-05; Sales Department, Ross T. Smyth & Co., Liverpool, 1905-06; Northern Grain Co., Winnipeg, 1906; Director of Boys' Work, Christodora House & N. Y. C. O. S., New York, 1906-8; Secretary, Assoc. Charities, Winnipeg, 1908-16; Secretary Social Welfare Commission, City of Winnipeg, 1916-18; Chief of Staff, Rehabilitation Committee, Halifax Disaster, 1917-18; Secretary, Manitoba Government Mothers' Allowance Commission, Winnipeg, 1916-18; Adviser, Manitoba Government Public Welfare Commission, Winnipeg, 1917-18; Director, Department of Social Service, McGill University, Montreal, 1918; also Executive Secretary, Council of Social Agencies, Montreal, 1920. Married Olive Meredith Nicholls, daughter of W. G. Nicholls, May 25, 1910; has one son and three daughters. Clubs: Royal Liverpool Golf; Senneville Golf. Recreations: Golf, tennis, swimming. Independent. Unitarian. Address: Ste. Anne de Bellevue, Que.


Source: Prominent People of the Province of Quebec, 1923-24, Montreal, Biographical Society of Canada, Limited, undated and unpaginated.



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