William Sumner Maynard (April 25, 1802 – June 18, 1866) served as mayor of Ann Arbor from 1856-1858 and again from 1865-1866. Maynard was born in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. He suffered from severe depression and committed suicide by an overdose of morphine. Maynard owned a drug and dry-goods store and was said to be the wealthiest man in Ann Arbor at the time of his suicide. His grave is in Forest Hill Cemetery in Ann Arbor.
William's father, Ezra Maynard, settled in Pittsfield Township on land that is now Cobblestone Farm.
- Mayors of Ann Arbor page at PoliticalGraveyard.com
- Wikipedia: William S. Maynard
- William S. Maynard's elegant estate at Main and William Streets, Ann Arbor Founders Gallery, Ann Arbor District Library