of County Jail Dies
Governor of Norfolk County Jail
from 1906 to 1929, Oliver Robertson passed away at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. W. A. Johnston, St. Thomas, in his 90th year.
Mr. Robertson was born at
Windham Centre, a son of Charles and Jean
Robertson. He attended S.S.
No. 10, Windham, and was engaged in farming for many years.
In 1906 he was appointed
Governor of Norfolk County Jail, holding that office until 1929 when he
was succeeded by George Boughner. He then returned to farming, after
which he retired and moved to St. Thomas with his daughter.
He took an active part in
municipal politics and served many years on the Windham Council. For
five years he was a member of Norfolk County Council.
He also was the last surviving
member of the famed "Windham Wranglers," a baseball team which
gained a wide reputation in earlier days.
Prior to his death, Mr.
Robertson was one of the two "Old Boys" living, whose picture
was taken in Simcoe at the time of the Old Boys' Reunion in 1924. John
H. Madden of Simcoe is now the sole surviving member of that group.
He married the former Martha
Shaver, who passed away about seven years ago. Surviving is one
daughter, Mrs. W. A. Johnston, of St. Thomas.
The remains are resting at Mott
Brothers' Funeral Home, Waterford, where the service will be held on
Wesdnesday afternoon at two o'clock. Interment will be in Windham Centre