Charles Sparrow


Charles Sparrow (1808 – January 26, 1897) was the fifth mayor of Bytown.[1][2]

Charles Sparrow
Mayor of Bytown
In office
1851–1851
Preceded byJohn Scott
Succeeded byRichard William Scott
Personal details
Born1808
Quebec, Quebec
DiedJanuary 26, 1897 (aged 87)
Ottawa, Ontario

He was born in Quebec in 1808 and moved to Bytown while still young. Sparrow owned a general store and tannery on Sussex Street in the Lower Town part of Bytown. He was elected to municipal council in 1850 and became mayor in 1851. He is buried at Notre-Dame Cemetery.[3]

References


  1. Dave Mullington "Chain of Office: Biographic Sketches of Ottawa's Mayors (1847–1948)" (Renfrew, Ontario: General Store Publishing House, 2005)
  2. Mullington, D. (2005). Chain of Office: Biographical Sketches of the Early Mayors of Ottawa (1847-1948). General Store Publishing House. p. 12. ISBN 9781897113172. Retrieved 2015-07-07.
  3. Mullington, Dave (2005). Chain of Office: Biographical Sketches of the Early Mayors of Ottawa (1847-1948). ISBN 9781897113172.
  • Bytown: The early days of Ottawa, Nick and Helma Mika