- David Reesor
Senator for King's, Ontario In office
October 23, 1867 – January 1, 1901
Appointed by Royal Proclamation Personal details Born January 18, 1823
Markham, Upper Canada
Died April 28, 1902(aged 79)
Political party Liberal Children William David Reesor, Marion Reesor, Jessie Reesor, Annette Reesor and Nellie Reesor Occupation politician, publisher Religion Methodist
He was born in Reesorville (later the Village of Markham), Upper Canada in 1823 to parents Abraham Reesor (1755-1823) and Anna Dettwiler (d. 1857), descended from Pennsylvania Dutch Mennonite immigrants who first settled in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. David was the nephew of Abraham Stouffer, founder of Stouffville, and of Peter Reesor, co-founder of Reesorville (later Markham) and Cedar Valley. In 1848, he married Emily McDougall, who was the sister of politician William McDougall. Reesor was editor of the Markham Economist. He was also a magistrate and notary public, reeve of Markham, Ontario (1851, 1856-57 and 1859-1860) and served as warden for York and Peel counties. Though Reesor came from a pacifist Mennonite background, he became a lieutenant-colonel in the local militia. He was elected to the Legislative Council of the Province of Canada for King's division in 1860 and served until Confederation, when he was named to the Senate. During the debates preceding Confederation, Reesor supported an elected Senate. He resigned in 1901.
- David Reesor - Parliament of Canada biography
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