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Horne, Sir William Cornelius Van (1843–1915), railway builder and financier in Canada

W. L. Grant

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/36628

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Horne, Sir William Cornelius Van (1843–1915), railway builder and financier in Canada, was born on 3 February 1843 at Chelsea, Will county, Illinois, USA, the eldest son of Cornelius Covenhoven Van Horne, lawyer, and his second wife, Mary Minier Richards. His father's ancestors had emigrated from the ...

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Subjects: Manufacturing ; History of Manufacturing and Construction ; Construction ; Banking ; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building ; Transport Technology and Trades ; Transport

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