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1862-1864 - Robert McElroy

Robert McElroy
Robert McElroy

A contractor by profession, McElroy owned a stone quarry on the mountain. He lived in a stone house on Mohawk Road East near Upper James. He had encouraged city investment in railway stock after his election as an alderman for St. Mary's Ward. He served as alderman in 1849-1851, 1853-1855 and 1861. He subsequently served as mayor of the city from 1862 to 1864 during the time the city of Hamilton was facing bankruptcy.


Born: ca 1810, Ireland

Married: Catherine Hess

Died: July 21, 1881