William Black (Ontario politician)
Portrait by Edmund Wyly Grier
|Preceded by||William James Paul|
|Succeeded by||John Pringle|
October 17, 1867|
Dundas County, Ontario
|Died||October 24, 1944
|Spouse(s)||Georgia R. Griffith|
He was born in Dundas County, Ontario, the son of William Black. After leaving the family farm, Black worked as a trackman for the Canadian Pacific Railway. In 1892, he married Georgia R. Griffith. Black moved to Parham in 1894, where he operated a general store and worked as a contractor. He was also involved in lumbering and contracting in the Temagami region. Black served on the municipal council for Parham and was a justice of the peace and an issuer of marriage licenses. He also served as secretary-treasurer of the Agricultural Society.
He retired from politics in 1943 due to health problems. Black died in Ottawa the following year at the age of 76.
- Chambers, E J (1915). Canadian Parliamentary Guide.
- Dale, Clare A (1992). Whose servant I am" : speakers of the assemblies of the province of Upper Canada, Canada and Ontario, 1792-1992. Toronto: Ontario Legislative Library. pp. 222–24.
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