If your family was at all prominent in the Niagara Peninsula area you may find them listed in one of the following books.
LHC 971.351 G865
"Annals of the Forty". Grimsby Historical Society Papers and Records, No. 1-10.
Coombs, A.E. History of the Niagara Peninsula.
2nd ed. located at: LHC 971.339 C775H
Ref 920.071 Dic
Dictionary of Canadian Biography, 12 volumes,(1000-1900).
LHC 920.0713 Dic
Dictionary of Hamilton Biography.
LHC 929.3713 Ell
Elliot, Noel Montgomery. People of Ontario 1600 - 1900 : alphabetized directory of the people, places and vital dates, 3 Volumes.
LHC 920.071 Can
Morgan, Henry James. The Canadian men and women of the time, (1898).
REF 920 M821
Morgan, Henry James. The Canadian men and women of the time. (1912).
LHC 929.2 059G
The Ontario Genealogist and Family Historian 1891- 1901, Volumes
1 - 12.
LHC 929.37133 Rei
Reive, Dr. W.G. Historical and Genealogical Notes.
LHC 920 R796
Rose, George Maclean. A Cyclopaedia of Canadian biography, being chiefly men of the time.