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1897-1898 - Edward Alexander Colquhoun

Edward Alexander Colquhoun
Edward Alexander Colquhoun

Colquhoun was educated at Berlin (Kitchener) and at age 19 began working in Ottawa for the Bank of Montreal. In 1872 he transferred to the Bank of Hamilton and became manager in 1882. He resigned in 1888 due to health problems and lived in retirement on the West Mountain at Barton Lodge. In 1894 Colquhoun entered politics serving as alderman of Ward 2 for two years. He was elected Mayor in 1897 and 1898. In 1898 he was elected as the Conservative Member of the Ontario Legislature, defeating John Morison Gibson. He was not renominated in 1902 so he ran as an independent, was defeated and retired permanently.


Born: September 14, 1844, Ayr, Ontario

Married: Evelyn Esther Elly Gourlay, 1881

Died: November 16, 1904

Buried: Hamilton Cemetery


Kenilworth Branch - Accessible Service Disruption Notice

The parking lot at the Kenilworth Branch is currently under construction, and is unavailable, including Kenilworth's accessible parking space. Street parking is available near the branch. ‚ÄčAs an alternative, the closest library locations with access to barrier free parking are the Barton Branch, located at 571 Barton St E, and the Red Hill Branch, located at 695 Queenston Rd. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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