- 10 Jun 1904 (Creation)
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Although, he grew up on a farm and was educated in Newburgh, Ontario.
At 18 years old, he was employed as a school teacher but later studied surveying. He was articled to A.B. Perry for three years before successfully receiving his certifications on November 8, 1861.
In September of 1863, William married Christianna Herchmer, the daughter of Col. John Herchmer.
For five years he surveyed private and government land.
He was then employed by the Rathburn company for 25 years as a surveyor.
In 1871, he was Reeve of Deseronto and in 1871, 1881 and 1893 Warden of Hastings County.
He died in Belleville on April 22, 1909.
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Map showing Grand Trunk railway extending from Belleville to Point Ann in Hastings County. Also shows different lots, with named proprietors and number of acres. Dated June 10, 1904. Scale: 1" : 400ft. Surveyed by R. Aylsworth, Ontario Land Surveyor.
Map copied from the Archives of Ontario.