Biographical Sketch of Daniel Home Lizars
Daniel Home Lizars, Judge of the County of Perth, is a son of Daniel and Robina (Hutcheson) Lizars, and was born in the County of Renfrewshire, Scotland, February 11, 1822. When he was eleven years of age the family immigrated to Canada, and settled at Goderich, County of Huron, the father of our subject subsequently holding the office of Clerk of the Peace in that county for several years, dying in March, 1876. The son was educated in the Goderich Grammar School; studied law in that town with John Strachan; was called to the Bar at Hilary term in 1853; practiced at Goderich and Stratford in company with Mr. Strachan for five years; was appointed County Attorney in 1858 and County Judge in 1864, still holding the latter office. He is also Master in Chancery and Deputy Registrar.
Judge Lizars is an Episcopalian. When Stratford became an incorporated town, the friends of the Judge urged him to be a candidate for the first mayor; he consented to run, but was defeated by Col. J. C. W. Daly, the vote being very close. He has never been an office seeker.
In July, 1848, Miss Esther Longworth of Goderich, became the wife of Judge Lizars, and has had six children, only three of them now living. Robina is the wife of Robert Smith, LL.B., of Stratford; the others are single.