Lewis Wigle

Lewis Wigle

Lewis Wigle (March 10 1845 – July 30 1934) was an Ontario farmer, businessman and political figure. He represented Essex South in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1875 to 1882 and in the Canadian House of Commons from 1882 to 1887 as a Conservative member.

He was born in Gosfield Township, Essex County, Canada West in 1845, the son of Solomon Wigle. He owned a general store at Leamington and served as reeve of Mersea from 1867 to 1875. Wigle married Rebecca Hairaine in 1868. He was president of the Leamington and St. Clair Railway and a tobacco buyer for the Empire Tobacco Company. After the death of his first wife in 1898, Wigle married Bertha Smith, the widow of a Doctor Wray. After 1887, he ran unsuccessfully four times for the Essex South seat in the House of Commons. Wigle served as mayor of Leamington from 1902 to 1904.

His daughter Edith married Seger McKay, mayor of Kingsville.

External links

* [http://www.parl.gc.ca/information/about/people/key/bio.asp?Language=E&query=8190&s=M Synopsis of federal political experience from the Library of Parliament]
* [http://www.canadiana.org/ECO/mtq?doc=32951 "The Canadian parliamentary companion and annual register, 1877" CH Mackintosh ]
* [http://www.ontla.on.ca/web/members/members_all_detail.do?locale=en&ID=1972 Member's parliamentary history for the Legislative Assembly of Ontario]
* [http://www.canadiana.org/ECO/mtq?doc=91595 "A Cyclopæedia of Canadian biography : being chiefly men of the time " GM Rose (1886)]
* [http://www.ourroots.ca/e/toc.aspx?id=3107 "Commemorative biographical record of the county of Essex, Ontario ..." (1905)]

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