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1853 - William G. Kerr

William G. Kerr
William G. Kerr

Kerr was a grocer with a store on King Street West. He served on the Board of Trustees for Common Schools in 1855 and 1858. He ran for office and was elected alderman of St. George's Ward for 1853. When the previous mayor, Nehemiah Ford, refused to stand for a second term, Milton Davis moved Kerr be mayor, seconded by Kerr himself. The tie vote was decided by Andrew Miller and Kerr served as mayor of Hamilton in 1853 the first and only year he served on council. He died May 20, 1861 in his 45th year.


Born: ca 1816, United States


Died: May 20, 1861