"Famous People" Brantford Favorite Tip by lovemycacti

Brantford General: 6 reviews and 3 photos

Favorite thing: Little Known Facts:
People who have lived or otherwise had significant involvement in Brantford & Area:

Adelaide Hunter Hoodless (Activist - first president of the YMCA)

Wayne Gretzky (Hockey Player - Born and raised here)

Alexander Graham Bell (Inventor of the telephone - Homestead here)

Jay Silverheels (Tonto on the Lone Ranger)

Joseph Brant (Native Mohawk leader)

Phil Hartman (Actor-http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/6422/phcredit.html)

Emily Pauline Johnson ( Poet )

Lawren Stewart Harris (Artist - Group of Seven born in Brantford)

Emily Howard Jennings Stowe (First woman to openly practice medicine in Canada)

Tom Longboat (Athlete - Won the Boston Marathon in 1907)

James Hillier - (Inventor noted for his contributions to the development of the electron microscope)

Graham Greene (Actor - http://www149.pair.com/marilynn/greene.htm)

Among many others. Not bad for a little city that today, still has under 85,000 residents.

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  • Written Feb 6, 2004
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