Etc. -- Oliver Robertson's 1943 obituary
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An unedited transcription of a page 1 article from the 25 Jan 1943 Simcoe Reformer newspaper.  
[Most paragraph breaks inserted by the transcriber.]

Former Governor 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 Cemetery.

Oliver Robertson

Also see:
Oliver's 1924 bio

Also see:
his Mother's

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