David Boyle, blacksmith, teacher, archaeologist, museologist, historian (b at Greenock, Scot 1 May 1842; d at Toronto, Ont 14 Feb 1911). Although apprenticed as a blacksmith on arriving in Canada in 1856, Boyle became internationally prominent as Canada's premier archaeologist before WWI. Motivated by the artisan self-improvement ethic, he became a rural Ontario teacher in 1865 and a principal in Elora (1871-81). He was a practitioner of the radical child-centered theories and methods of Swiss educator Johann Pestalozzi.
Subsequently, Boyle became curator-archaeologist of the Canadian Institute Museum (1884-96) and the Ontario Provincial Museum