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Wolfred Nelson, (July 10, 1791June 17, 1863) was from 18541856 the mayor of Montreal, Quebec. Nelson was born in Montreal and also died there. He was the older brother of Robert Nelson, known for his role in the Lower Canada Rebellion. July 10 is the 191st day (192nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 174 days remaining. ... 1791 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... June 17 is the 168th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (169th in leap years), with 197 days remaining. ... 1863 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1854 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1856 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... A mayor (from the Latin maīor, meaning larger,greater) is the politician who serves as chief executive official of some types of municipalities. ... This article needs cleanup. ... ... Robert Nelson (born August 8, 1794 - died March 1, 1873) was a physician and a notable figure in the Patriotes Rebellion in 19th century Quebec (Lower Canada). ... Flag used by the Patriotes between 1832 and 1838 The Lower Canada Rebellion is the name given to the armed conflict between the rebels of Lower Canada (now Quebec) and the British colonial power of that province. ...



Nelson studied medicine at the school of his father in William Henry (today Sorel, Quebec). He became doctor in January 1811, and subsequently served in that capacity with the British troops in the War of 1812. Sorel Town in central Quebec at the confluence of the Richelieu River and the St. ... 1811 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The War of 1812 was a conflict fought in North America between the United States and Great Britain from 1812 to 1815. ...


He moved to St-Denis where he opened a distillery. He entered politics when elected in William Henry in 1827. He supported the Parti Patriote. 1827 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The Parti canadien (also Parti patriote) was a political party in what is now Quebec, Canada, that was founded by members of the liberal elite of French Canada at the beginning of the 19th century. ...


In 1827, he was elected Member of Parliament, but gave up active politics in 1830, without disavowing his reformist allegiance. He became a Patriote leader in the region of the Richelieu River valley, and supported the use of arms at the Assemblée des Six-Comtés in 1837. He led the Patriotes of St-Denis to victory, and was arrested soon after. (See Patriotes Rebellion.) 1827 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1830 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The Richelieu River in Quebec, Canada flows about 130 km north to drain Lake Champlain into the St. ... 1837 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Flag used by the Patriotes between 1832 and 1838 The Lower Canada Rebellion is the name given to the armed conflict between the rebels of Lower Canada (now Quebec) and the British colonial power of that province. ...


Exiled to Bermuda in 1838, he came back to Montreal in 1842, and in 1844 was elected to the new Parliament of Canada. In 1854, he became mayor of Montreal, and he died in June 1863. He is interred in the Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery in Montreal. 1838 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1842 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1844 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1854 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1863 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Front entrance, Cimetière Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Founded in 1854, Cimetière Notre-Dame-des-Neiges is a 343-acre (1. ...


External links

  • Biography at the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online (http://www.biographi.ca/EN/ShowBio.asp?BioId=38746)


Preceded by:
Charles Wilson
Mayor of Montreal
1854–1856
Succeeded by:
Henry Starnes


Charles Wilson (April 1808 – May 4, 1877) was a Canadian businessman and polictician. ... This is a list of mayors of Montreal, Quebec. ...


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Robert Nelson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (424 words)
Robert Nelson (August 8, 1794 – March 1, 1873) was a physician and a notable figure in the Lower Canada Rebellion in 19th century Quebec (Lower Canada).
Nelson was born in Montreal, the son of William Nelson, a teacher, and Jane Dies, daughter of an important land owner in the New York area.
Robert Nelson died in 1873 and was interred in the Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery in Montreal.
Wolfred Nelson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (258 words)
Wolfred Nelson, (July 10, 1791 – June 17, 1863) was from 1854 1856 the mayor of Montreal, Quebec.
He was the older brother of Robert Nelson, known for his role in the Lower Canada Rebellion.
Nelson studied medicine at the school of his father in William Henry (today Sorel, Quebec).
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