1865 – Born on the 2nd of April in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.
1887 – He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Ottawa.
1888 – Studied law at the Law Society of Upper Canada (which in those days taught law) and was called to the bar establishing a practice in Toronto.
1896 – He became Clerk of the Surrogate Court of Ontario.
1904 – He was appointed to the Exchequer Division of the High Court of Justice of Ontario.
1909 – Appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada.
1924 – 1933 – He was Chief Justice of Canada.
1933 – Died on the 2nd of March.