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 William Templeton

William Templeton

Birth
Belleville, Hastings County, Ontario, Canada
Death 16 Jan 1898 (aged 44)
Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
Burial Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
Plot OLD/4/01/007/0001
Memorial ID 8503452 · View Source
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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.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Peterborough K
  • Added: 13 Mar 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8503452
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Templeton (27 Mar 1853–16 Jan 1898), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8503452, citing Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .