St. Thomas Temperance Society
“Too few men have been given such opportunity for worthy service, and fewer still have made of their sojourn here so useful an interlude between youth and age.”
Mr. Orville S. Kean
“As a businessman in several fields, a legislator, a Mason, a government employee holding every position of trust, Orville Kean won the esteem and confidence of all.
He was a friend of the poor and their unpaid trustee in many capacities.
As a great reader, the late Orville Kean could charm by his literary reminiscences; and his ready native wit was sharpened by apt quotation.
His familiarity with three or four languages made him at home in any company.
He never pointed a moral, yet he was scrupulous; he chose to believe good of everyone, although he lived in a town of changing fortunes.
St. Thomas has lost a good citizen, one who was courtly and had earned the rare title of gentleman.
To a very large extent, he made his life what it was and no other architect could have better reared such a splendid edifice.”
Here’s an interesting address Dr. Orville Kean presented for the St. Thomas Temperance Society on the virtues of abstaining from drinking alcohol.
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