Colquhoun, William, 1814-1898

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Colquhoun, William, 1814-1898

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        1814-1898

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        William Colquhoun (1814-1898) was a businessman and politician in Stormont County, Ontario during the late nineteenth century.

        Colquhoun was born in Charlottenburgh, Stormont County, in 1814. In the early 1840's, he and partner, William D. Mattice, opened a general merchandise store on Dickinson's Landing near Osnabruck, Stormont County.

        In addition to his business interests, Colquhoun was active in both local and provincial politics. At various times, he served as treasurer, reeve, postmaster, and school trustee of Osnabruck Township. Colquhoun was also the Conservative member of the Ontario Legislative Assembly for Stormont, 1867- 1872.

        In the 1870's, Colquhoun retired from his Dickson's Landing business and moved to Cornwall. There, he was mayor in 1881, 1882 and 1883.

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