Biographical Sketch of William P. Chard
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Chard, William P.; real estate; born, Prince Albert, Ont., Oct. 28, 1846; son of James J. and Ann Parry Chard; very little education; obliged to go to work when 12 years of age; married, in 1892, to Miss Mary Hawkins; for 33 years an employee of the Lake Shore Railroad; now in the real estate business; treas. Brooklyn Building and Loan Ass’n; Republican; member of Council, one term, as alderman; when the board was established, member of fire committee in 2nd. District; deputy director of Public Works, for 4 years, under Robert E. McKisson; member Tippecanoe and Western Reserve Clubs, and Union League Club; member Syrian Lodge, No. 370, A. F. & A. M., and other Masonic bodies; member Memorial Post, G. A. R., and Elks Lodge, No. 18.