Samuel Gordon Hunter and family in front of Hawthorne Place, Scotland, Ontario
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- This photograph depicts Samuel Gordon Hunter and several of his family members in front of Hawthorne Place, the family home. The people in this photo are, from left to right: Charles Dean; Samuel; Emily; Lena J. Bronson (Charles Dean's sister); Rollo Bronson; Edwin Bronson. Hawthorne Place still stands today on the corner of Simcoe and Brant St.
The Hunter family is an early, prominent Scotland family. Samuel Gordon Hunter first came to Scotland with his first wife Emily in 1869. He was a horticulturist and established his farm on Simcoe St. The farm primarily grew the flowers that he sold for a living; he was particularly fond of dahlias. He also kept bees, and raised chickens, cows and geese. During the winter, he would often walk from Scotland to other communities such as Paris and Simcoe to take orders; in the spring, he would bicycle out to deliver the flowers.
This photograph was provided by Charles and Margaret Hunter during a Digitization Day event held by the County of Brant Public Library. Do you have any historical items and are interested in helping preserve our county's history online? Contact the library at (519) 442-2433 for more information.
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- [1905 - 1910]
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- Provided by Charles and Margaret Hunter
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- Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
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- Samuel Gordon Hunter and family in front of Hawthorne Place, [1903 - 1914], Charles and Margaret Hunter personal collection
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