Jacob Erratt

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Jacob Erratt
Mayor of Ottawa
In office
1888 (acting) 1889 – 1890
Preceded by McLeod Stewart
Succeeded by Thomas Birkett
Personal details
Born 1848
Died April 1928
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

Jacob Erratt (ca. 1848 – April 1928) was mayor of the city of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada from 1889 to 1890.[1]

He was born in West Winchester, Ontario and came to Ottawa in 1869. He owned a furniture store in the city. He served on city council from 1882 to 1884. In 1888, he was named acting mayor. During his term as mayor, he served on the board of the Central Canada Exhibition Association. In 1902, he moved to Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, where he opened a real estate office; he died there in 1928.


  1. ^ Dave Mullington "Chain of Office: Biographic Sketches of Ottawa's Mayors (1847-1948)" (Renfrew, Ontario: General Store Publishing House, 2005)
  • Chain of Office: Biographical Sketches of the Early Mayors of Ottawa (1847-1948), Dave Mullington (ISBN 1-897113-17-X)
Preceded by
McLeod Stewart
Mayor of Ottawa
Succeeded by
Thomas Birkett