Shillum Dairy Farm, Wayne and Brian Shillum with Bill and Mrs. Taylor
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- Rose and Robert Shillum bought the 100 acre dairy farm on the Back Concession (now 3133 Burnhamthorpe Rd. West), Palermo, from Fred Edwards and moved their family from Toronto in 1950. There, on "Rosemar Farms", they raised their three boys, Bob, Wayne and Brian. Robert Sr. was a sales representative for a paint company called Berry Brothers. His territory was Ontario. He continued this work even after purchasing the farm.
This photograph shows the two heavy work horses, named Frank and Laudie, who provided the power for the first three years of the farm. On the right is Mrs. Taylor, who was the babysitter of the boys from Toronto. The youngest brother, Brian, is standing in front of her. Wayne Shillum is between the horses and Bill Taylor, the son of Mrs. Taylor is to the left.
Wayne includes photographs of the farm work with detailed descriptions of haying, making sheaves, stooking, putting the hay into the hay mow of the barn and more in his book. (See "Notes" for the book citation.)
- Shillum, Wayne E. The Farmboy in 1950's Palermo Ontario. Publisher: WES Marketing, cJanuary 2018. ISBN 1987978064, 9781987978063 (Available from Amazon.ca)
- Personal Name(s):
- Robert Henry Shillum, called Bob, April 19, 1915-March 1999 ; Rose Violet Shillum, called Rose, March 14, 1914-April 1998 ; Sons: Robert Lloyd Shillum, called Bob, August 29, 1938-October 3, 1993 ; Wayne Edward Shillum, b. March 12, 1944 ; Brian David Shillum, b.October 6, 1947.
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- Trafalgar Township Historical Society
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- Shillum Dairy Farm, Wayne and Brian Shillum with Bill and Mrs. Taylor
Trafalgar Township Historical Society
Trafalgar Township Historical Society Sponsor: Jeff Knoll, Local & Regional Councillor for Oakville Ward 5 – Town of Oakville/Regional Municipality of Halton