||Colonel Thomas Robert Atkinson
"Born Ancaster Township, August 24th, 1855. Learned stone cutting, was
foreman of McCoombs Works, Hamilton, for a time. Brought the business of Samuel Gardner,
Simcoe, about 1874. Studied late in life at Simcoe High School and Queen's University.
Received degree of L.L.B. and was called to the bar. Unsuccessful Liberal candidate in
South Norfolk in 1900. Elected member of Parliament in 1905, for North Norfolk.
in 1908. Elected again in 1911, and sat until 1919. Mayor of Simcoe 1895-1896.
29th Battalion, Norfolk Rifles 1902-1908.
Past D.D.G.M. Wilson
1907 Simcoe's First Automobile,
1909 Boy Scouts