County of Brant Public Library Digital Collections
Samuel Gordon Hunter Family Portrait, 1903, Scotland, Ontario
Description
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Photographs
Description
This 1903 photograph depicts Samuel Gordon Hunter and several family members. The people in this photo are, from left to right: Samuel Hunter; Lena Edwin, Charles's sister; Charles Dean Hunter; Emily Hunter, Samuel's first wife.

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.
Date of Publication
1903
Subject(s)
Local identifier
2010MH004
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.0168 Longitude: -80.36637
Donor
Provided by Charles and Margaret Hunter
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Copyright Date
1903
Recommended Citation
Samuel Gordon Hunter Family Portrait, [1903], Charles and Margaret Hunter personal collection
Contact
County of Brant Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address
County of Brant Public Library (Paris Branch)
12 William Street
Paris, ON
N3L 1K7 | @brantlibrary
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Samuel Gordon Hunter Family Portrait, 1903, Scotland, Ontario


This 1903 photograph depicts Samuel Gordon Hunter and several family members. The people in this photo are, from left to right: Samuel Hunter; Lena Edwin, Charles's sister; Charles Dean Hunter; Emily Hunter, Samuel's first wife.

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.