|Colonel The Hon. David
"Born Township of Charlotteville, 1825. Son of Ephraim Tisdale and Hannah
Price, both of U. E. Loyalist stock. Attended 'Kitchen's,' Forestville, St. Williams,
Vittoria and Simcoe Grammar Schools. Commenced study of law, 1852, in office of G. R. Van
Norman, Simcoe. Called to the Bar, 1858. Appointed Q.C. 1872. Practised law in Simcoe
until the time of his death. Elected to the House of Commons 1887 and was a member of that
body for some 17 years. Appointed Minister of Militia and Defense 1896.
Served on Niagara
Frontier during Trent affair 1861, as captain of rifle company formed in
again, as above, during Fenian Raid, 1866. Gazetted Lieut.-Colonel of 39th
Norfolk Rifles upon formation of that
battalion, 1866. Retired from command, retaining rank, 1876. Died 1911."
1864 Battalion Band,
1865 Village Band
22 Past Masters of Wilson Lodge,
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