HARRY P. BOYER, senior member of the firm of Boyer & Bray, publishers of the Toronto Daily and Weekly Tribune and general printers and engravers at Toronto, was born at Steubenville, Ohio, January 10, 1872 and is a son ofIntrepid and Mary Ann (Corbett) Boyer. Mr. Boyer's mother died in 1903, but his father still survives and resides at Toronto.
Harry P. Boyer was reared in his native place where he completed the high school course. He then entered the office of the old Steubenville Herlad and learned his trade during the time that that journal was owned by P. B. Conn. During his apprenticeship he worked for a short time in an office at Pittsburg and also worked in a job office. He was identified with the firm of Sprague & Carnahan, and the H. C. Cook Company, who succeeded them, for ten years as a printer and for three years was general manager and one of the stock holders. He then came to Toronto and in partnership with John M Bray, succeeded Frank Stokes in the ownership of the Toronto publication and interests, the new firm taking charge November 1, 1908. This journal was established in 1879 and is independent Republican in its policy. Mr. Boyer is a Thirty-second Degree Mason and belongs to the Consistory at Cleveland and the Mystic Shrine at Columbus. He is Past Master of Steubenville Lodge No. 45, Pat High Priest of Union Chapter No. 15, and is identified also with the Knights of Pythias. He is also president of the Toronto Board of Trade.
Mr. Boyer married Miss Sarah E. Knowles, a daughter of John Knowles, of Maryland, and they have one daughter, Clara.