JOSEPH HARGROVE, Hamilton, Ont., was horn December 24th, 1830, near Maryborough, Queen's County, Ire-land. He was educated at Maryborough and worked with his father sixteen years on the farm. He then joined the British army, enlisting in the Third or Prince of Wales Royal Dragoon Guards, where he remained four years and one-half. Having purchased his discharge, he married Mary, daughter of the late William Mills, County Carlow, Ireland, and grand-daughter of the late John Millbank, of Tuolle, County Carlow. He then entered the wholesale shipping house of Kennedy, Sholes & Co., and, after two years, took the management of the shipping department of William Graham & Co., Manchester, Eng. After remaining in this position five years, he cane to Hamilton in 1863, and has remained there ever since, having been for the past five years manager of the Singer Manufacturing Company in that city. Mr. Hargrove was brought up an Anglican, but is now a Methodist. He is a 11E_mber of the Masonic body, is a Royal Arch Mason and Knight Templar, and in politics is an active Conservative.