Thomas Killam died (b. 1802), a prominent Yarmouth merchant (trade and insurance), a ship-owner and politician. Between 1839 and 1865 he owned over sixty vessels, twenty-five of which were eventually lost at sea. He entered politics as an MLA for the Township of Yarmouth in 1847, serving for twenty years. In 1867, he was elected as an MP to the first Parliament. (Photo: Canadian MP Thomas Killam.)