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William Templeton
Birth: 1853
Death: Jan. 16, 1898

Vancouver Mayor. Templeton arrived from Bellville, Ontario to Vancouver, BC in 1886. He was a butcher by profession and received a land grant from the Canadian Pacific Railway in exchange for helping make Vancouver its terminus. He had failed a bid for mayor in 1882 but he served as an alderman and later as school trustee. He had an aggressive personality and was said to be a bad political strategist. Despite the suspicions of the working class due to his ties with CPR, he was elected Mayor in 1897. He died after losing his seat the James Garden. It is believed that he committed suicide by taking an overdose of a sleeping potion.
 (bio by: SusanR) 
 
Burial:
Mountain View Cemetery
Vancouver
Greater Vancouver Regional District
British Columbia, Canada
Plot: OLD/4/01/007/0001
 
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Record added: Mar 13, 2004
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William Templeton
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- Bling Blinky of TEXAS
 Added: Nov. 25, 2013
I'm sorry you could not find a reason to stay with us, William. Rest in Peace. See you in Heaven.
- Mary
 Added: Jun. 3, 2012
~~REMEMBER ME~GODSPEED//REST WELL~
- Jeannie
 Added: Oct. 4, 2011
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