|HISTORY OF THE CORNWALL CHEESE AND BUTTER BOARD|
|The Late Wm. Colquhoun|
ILLIAM COLQUHOUN, ex- M.P.P., Cornwall, was born December 23rd, 1814, at Charlottenburg, Glengarry Co., Ont. He was a student of the Cornwall Grammar School during the years 1825-26, and at the age of thirteen commenced a mercantile life in Montreal. He was afterwards in business at Dickinson's Landing, where, in 1841, he was appointed first postmaster, and was also first treasurer of Osnabruck Township. In 1855, he was made warden of the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry. In 1867, he was elected for the County of Stormont, for the first legislature of Ontario, and in 1871 was again returned. In 1876, he removed to Cornwall, where, in 1878, he was elected president of the Conservative Association. In 1879, he was a member of the Municipal Council, and during the years 1881, 1882 and 1883, filled the mayor's chair. He was also president of the Electric Light and Gas Company of the town, a Justice of the Peace, etc., etc. In religion, Mr. Colquhoun was a Presbyterian. In 1852, he married Hester Bailey, of Iroquois, Ont. One daughter survives him. Mr. Colquhoun died on September 2nd, 1898.
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