The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Rattray, William Jordan
RATTRAY, răt'rā, William Jordan, Canadian journalist: b. London, England, 1835; d. Toronto, Canada, 26 Sept. 1883. He went to Canada with his parents in 1848, was graduated from the University of Toronto in 1858 and engaged in journalism as an editorial writer on the Toronto Mail. He also contributed to the Canadian Monthly and other periodicals and established a reputation as an able defender of Christianity against agnosticism. Author of ‘The Scot in British North America’ (4 vols., 1883).