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1903-1904 - Wellington Jeffers Morden

Wellington Jeffers Morden
Wellington Jeffers Morden

Morden attended local schools and then helped on the family homestead until 1862 when he moved to Hamilton to work as a grain buyer. Three years later he and his brother established W. & J. Morden, a flour and seed business. Later they went into the real estate and insurance brokerage business. Morden had a long and active career in municipal politics serving for 13 years. He was alderman for Ward 4 from 1882 to 1889 and from 1891 until he was elected Mayor in 1903 with a slim majority of only 335 votes over James Dixon. He was returned the next year by acclamation. He had served longer than any previously elected politician. From 1907 to 1917 he was the provincially appointed Burlington Beach Commissioner and oversaw vast improvements to the area.


Born: September 28, 1837, East Flamborough

Married: Eliza Jane Patten, 1862

Died: December 26, 1928

Buried: Hamilton Cemetery


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