Frank Killam

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Frank Killam
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MP for Yarmouth
In office
Preceded by Thomas Killam
Succeeded by Joseph R. Kinney
Personal details
Born (1843-09-03)September 3, 1843
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
Died April 23, 1911(1911-04-23) (aged 67)
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Ellen Hood
Residence Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
Occupation Merchant & shipowner

Frank Killam (September 3, 1843 – April 23, 1911) was a Canadian politician and a member of the Canadian House of Commons for the riding of Yarmouth in Nova Scotia.[1]


He was born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia in 1843, the son of Thomas Killam[1] and Elizabeth Gale Dudman, and was educated in Yarmouth and Sackville, New Brunswick. Killam entered business in Yarmouth. In September 1867, he married Ellen Hood.[2] On September 21, 1867, he lost his left arm when a cannon prematurely detonated during an election celebration. The accident killed one person.[3] Following the death of his father, he ran for his father's former seat in the 1st Canadian Parliament in a by-election held on April 20, 1869. He was elected as a member of the Liberal Party.[1]

Like his father, he had worked as a merchant and a shipowner. He was re-elected three times before being defeated in the 1882 federal election.[1] In 1870, he was the president of the Western Counties Railway Company.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d Frank Killam – Parliament of Canada biography
  2. ^ Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada. 
  3. ^ Morning Chronicle - September 27, 1867
  4. ^ Pryke, K. G. (1976). "Thomas Killam". Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online. Retrieved 2009-09-12.