John White. Farmer, lumber dealer, member of parliament. 1811-1897.


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Photographs
Notes:
John White was born in Ireland in 1811. He came to Canada with his mother and step-father in 1823 eventually moving to Halton County. He married Mehitabel Post in 1836 and they had one son. He married a second time in 1849 to Louisa Knight and they had two sons and three daughters. He was a member of parliament, prominent in the Militia, had extensive farm holdings and also involved in the lumber business. He, with his brother, was a prominent horse breeder and their entry won the first ever running the the Queen's Plate. By 1886 Whites' horses had twelve Plate victories.This photograph was taken from "Milton Semi-Centennial 1857-1907". For further information regarding John White please consult "Milton Area Biographies Vol. I" by Alex Cooke.
Date of Original:
c.1860-70s.
Dimensions:
Oval 6 1/2 cm. x 11 cm.
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
1698
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.51681 Longitude: -79.88294
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John White.  Farmer, lumber dealer, member of parliament. 1811-1897.
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John White. Farmer, lumber dealer, member of parliament. 1811-1897.