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1890-1891 - David McLellan

David McLellan
David McLellan

McLellan's family settled in Toronto where he was educated. At age 14 he went to work for Robert Walker & Sons. He also worked for a time in Buffalo and Louisville, Kentucky. In 1861 he returned to Canada. In 1871 he was employed in Robert H. Gary's Co. and was made a partner. He was sent to Hamilton to open a branch and stayed here. He retired from the company in 1877 and became an agent of the Royal Insurance Co. In 1875 he was elected to the school board and later that same year was elected alderman. He held that post for three years. In 1879 he returned to the Board of Education, becoming Chairman in 1883. In 1888 and 1889 he was again elected as an alderman. In 1889 McLellan was elected Mayor and in 1890 was returned to the post by acclamation. During his term the Hamilton & Barton Incline Railway project was initiated. He was very active in local Freemasonry and in 1886 was made a 33rd degree Mason.

 

Born: January 11, 1841, Toronto

Married: Elizabeth Dittey, July 1864

Died: March 16, 1892

Buried: Hamilton Cemetery

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