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L.R.C.P. London, 1NI.R.C.S.
and L.II. England, Ingersoll,
Ont., was born February 21st, 1837, at
Queenston, Ontario. His parents were
James and Rebecca (Sinith) Williams.
Dr. Williams came to Oxford County
in his boyhood, where he was educated
at the common schools and also by pri-
vate tutors. Like many professional
men of Canada, he spent his early life
oil his father's farm. In 1S6o he en-
tered the Toronto School of Medicine,
and subsequently the Medical Depart-
ment of Victoria University, Cobourg,
and graduated ALD. in 1563. Two

vears after he received the appointment of demonstrator of Anatomy in Victoria College, holding that position until 1567. He spent some time in New York in the special study of the eye and ear, and subsequently visited England, attending the leading hospitals and passing the examinations for the degrees above mentioned. Resigning his position in Victoria College, he commenced practicing his profession in Ingersoll, where he still lives in the enjoyment of a large practice. Dr. Williams has been a member of the Ontario Medical Council since 1SSo, representing the Gore and Thames electoral division, and is now its president. In 1869 he was appointed a trustee of the High School and a member of the Board of Education, which position he held until i SS9. He was a member of the Council in 1876 and 1578, and has been reeve of the town

continuously since 1SS7. In politics

he is a Liberal-Conservative, and was

for a time president of the local Liberal-

Conservative Association. In 1882 he

contested the South Riding of Oxford

Nvith Hon. Adam Crooks, being defeated

by a small majority. In 1SS5 he con-

tested the riding again with Dr. McKay,

and, after a gallant fight, was again

defeated, which is not a matter for

wonder, as it is well known that South

Oxford is a strong Reform constitu-

ency. In religion he is a Methodist.

He was married first in 1871, and again

in iSSo to Aliss Fullerton, of South

Dorchester, by whom he has one son.


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