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Edward Henry Horsey

Edward Henry Horsey, M.D. (March 7, 1867 – July 23, 1902) was a physician, businessman and politician.

Born in Ottawa, the son of Henry Hodge Horsey and Amey Ann Rose,[1] Horsey was a graduate of Queen's University where he studied medicine. After working for several years as a physician, he joined the Sun Life Insurance Company becoming their manager for Asia. He then went into business on his own in Owen Sound, Ontario.[2]

In 1890, Horsey married Leila Ada Macdonald.[1]

Horsey entered politics in the 1891 federal election when he contested the riding of Grey North as the Liberal candidate losing by 300 votes. He ran again in the 1900 election and won by a margin of 19 votes.[2]

Horsey was killed in an industrial accident. A metal fragment from a burst flywheel struck him in the head and fractured his skull while he was visiting a cement factory that he owned. He was the founder and chief shareholder of the Sun Portland Cement Works where the accident occurred.[2]

His brother Henry Herbert served in the Canadian senate.[3]


  1. ^ a b Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada.
  2. ^ a b c "Sudden Death of Dr. Horsey, MP", Toronto Daily Star, July 24, 1902
  3. ^ Edward Henry Horsey – Parliament of Canada biography

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