Halliday Family Portrait, Scotland, Ontario
- Walker, Photographer
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- This portrait taken c. 1909 shows several members of the Halliday family from Scotland, Ontario, which was related to the Hunter family. Depicted are Melvin Halliday, Kate Halliday and Mary Jane Halliday. Melvin was a school teacher who moved to Scotland around 1897. He was on the Scotland school board, and also established a local harness shop.
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.
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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.
- The photo was taken by Walker of Brantford, Ontario. The Walker studio was a prolific photo studio that produced a large number of portrait photographs in this time period.
- Date of Original:
- [ca. 1909]
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- 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.
- Recommended Citation:
- Halliday Family Portrait, [ca. 1909], Charles and Margaret Hunter personal collection
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