Warden Adam Oliver is wearing an interesting combination of facial hair that includes both a goatee with an incorporated chin strap running along his jaw line. It seems that this Warden may have been ahead of his time.
Adam Oliver – 1862 (Ingersoll)
Born in Queens County, New Brunswick on December 11, 1823, Adam Oliver arrived in London, Upper Canada in 1836, where he became a carpenter. He moved to Ingersoll in 1850 and established a construction business and later a lumber yard. He was elected to the first village school board in 1852, and served on the Village Council starting in 1855. He would serve as reeve from 1859 to 1862, and would be elected Warden in 1862. He would serve as the first mayor of Ingersoll from 1865 to 1866. While reeve and later mayor, he also served Ingersoll as magistrate. Mr. Barwick was at one time, captain of the volunteer Ingersoll Infantry Company and a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He was elected to represent Oxford South in the Ontario Legislature, as a Liberal, from 1867 to 1876 and would pass away on October 9, 1882.