Edward Æmilius Jarvis (1860 - 1940)

‹ Back to Jarvis surname

4

Matches

0 3 1
Adds more complete death date, death place and burial place.

View Edward Æmilius Jarvis's complete profile:

  • See if you are related to Edward Æmilius Jarvis
  • Request to view Edward Æmilius Jarvis' family tree

Share

Related Projects

Nicknames: "The Commodore"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Newmarket, ON, Canada
Death: Died
Managed by: Karen Irving
Last Updated:
view all 13

Immediate Family

About Edward Æmilius Jarvis

ŝNORTH AMERICA'S GREATEST FRESH-WATER SAILOR - AEMILIUS JARVIS (1860-1940)

ACHIEVEMENTS;

He sailed alone around Lake Ontario in a tiny dinghy. He was 10 years old! He spent two years sailing the world in a square-rigger sailing vessel. He apprenticed as a banker, and became president of Trader's Bank of Canada. He designed and built numerous innoventive and successful racing sailboats. He founded the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club and the Royal Canadian Yacht Club. He was elected four times as Commodore of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club. He won over 100 international fresh-water sailing events while at R.C.Y.C. He founded the Steel Company of Canada, He built the King Edward Hotel. He created the British Columbia Salmon Canning Industry. He formed AEmilius Jarvis & Co. and earned the friendship and respect of such men as Lord Minto, Governor General of Canada, J.P. Morgan, financier, Sir Thomas Lipton, Lord Beaverbrook, Sir Henry Pellatt, and Ned Hanlan. He acted as a spy for King George V, visiting Czar Nicholas of Russia, 1915. He was instrumental in forming the Canadian Navy during the Great War. He was awarded S.S.D.(Special Service Decoration) for his wartime efforts. He operated a famously successful stud farm, breeding hunter-jumper horses.

Finally, he was charged, tried, convicted, and jailed, on a charge of conspiracy to defraud the government of the Province of Ontario, after having saved that government millions of dollars in the retirement of war bonds. For the remainder of his life he stoutly defended his innocence. The Premier of Ontario, E.C. Drury, labelled him "Canada's Dreyfus"

Source: Robert AEmilius Jarvis

view all

Edward Æmilius Jarvis's Timeline

1860
April 25, 1860
Newmarket, ON, Canada
1886
October 14, 1886
Age 26
Hamilton, ON, Canada
1892
March 31, 1892
Age 31
1894
February 16, 1894
Age 33
Ontario, Canada
1929
1929
Age 68
1940
1940
Age 79