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William Francis Romain

In office
Preceded by George King Chisholm
Succeeded by Robert Kerr Chisholm

Born July 15, 1818(1818-07-15)
Quebec City

William Francis Romain (July 15, 1818[1] – after 1869) was a Canadian businessman and politician. He was a grain merchant[2] and served as reeve of Trafalgar Township as well as serving on the town council and as mayor of Oakville, Ontario.[1]

Romain was born in Quebec City to parents Pere and Elizabeth Romain and was one of eight children in the family.[1] He became the first postmaster of Brampton where he was also was a grain dealer.[1] He then moved to Oakville, and in 1847 married Esther Ann Chisolm, the daughter of William Chisholm.[2] Romain purchased land from George King Chisholm for development but kept some lakefront property for his own home which he lost in 1869 due to bankruptcy.[2] His home eventually became the Lakehurst Sanitarium in 1895.[3]

Romain served for two years as the reeve of Trafalgar Township, and then served on the Oakville town council. He was elected as mayor of Oakville from 1863 to 1865.[4]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d Mulvany, Charles Pelham; Graeme Mercer Adam, Christopher Blackett Robinson (1885). History of Toronto and county of York, Ontario. 2. C.B. Robinson. p. 141. Retrieved 2009-09-15. 
  2. ^ a b c "History of Houses from Romain Smith". Oakville Lakeside Residents' Association. p. 1. Archived from the original on 2009-09-15. Retrieved 2009-09-15. 
  3. ^ "Health Care As It Was - cont'd:". Oakville Historical Society. Archived from the original on 2009-09-15. Retrieved 2009-09-15. 
  4. ^ "Chronology of Oakville Mayors Since 1857". Town of Oakville. Archived from the original on 2009-09-15. Retrieved 2009-09-15. 


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