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Victoria County, Ontario Canada Biographies -C-
Cameron, William, (1838-1900.) Born
Argylshire, Scotland. Brought as boy to Mariposa. Held many
municipal appointments almost continuously from 1859 to 1900. Home
at Woodville after 1883. Seven children. Presbyterian. Liberal.
Campbell, John (1847-1914). Born on Fairview Farm, Mariposa.
Married daughter of John McKay of Woodville. No children.
International fame as farmer and stock breeder. 1884, gold medal for
having best farm in Ontario. Best sheep breeder on the continent.
Swept all exhibitions in U.S.A. and Canada. Independent Liberal.
Patrons of Industry candidate, 1894. Presbyterian elder.
Campbell, J. B. (1824-1891). Pioneer, surveyor, etc. Lived
chiefly at Port Perry and Kinmount. Unsuccessful Liberal opponent of
John Fell in East Victoria.
Carew, John (1862). Lumberman. Born Emily township, son of
John Carew and Jane Wilson. 1885, married Margaret Kelly of Red
Rock. Three sons, five daughters. President John Carew Lumber Co.
Ltd. President Lindsay Central Exhibition. Member for South Victoria
in Out. Legislature, 1914-1919.
Chrysler, John (1839-1916). Farmer. Born Pennsylvania. 1859,
settled in Carden. 1861, married Elizabeth Jane Plews of Carden.
Four sons, two daughters. 25 years on township council. Methodist.
Connolly, John (1827-1902). Ops farmer. Born near Baillieboro,
son of Nicholas Connolly of Tipperary. Many years reeve of Ops.
Unsuccessful Liberal candidate for Dominion elections. Seven sons,
nine daughters. Roman Catholic.
Cooper, Joseph (1826-1910). Printer and journalist. Born in
Killala county, Mayo, Ireland. 1847, crossed to U. S. A. 1856,
founded the Omemee Warder. 1866, transferred it to Lindsay as the
Victoria Warder. Sold to Edward Flood, 1877. Later, in 1889, founded
Lindsay Watchman, which he sold to George Lytle. 1852, married Jane
Baird. One son, two daughters.
Cornell, Samuel (1836-1894.) Insurance agent and
scientificapiarist. Born in Ops. Taught school in Ballyduff, Omemee
and Millbrook. 1868, settled in Lindsay. Conservative. Methodist.
Member Board of Education. President Ontario Beekeepers'
Association. Distinguished in apiarian research. Important
contributions to the technical literature of his day. Died suddenly
but peacefully while at work among the bees in his garden.
Cornwall, Vincent (1831-1915).Physician. Born in Trinidad.
Forty years a doctor in Omemee. Warden of Victoria County.
Crandell, George (1828-1904). Born at Crandell's Corners, now
Port Perry, son of Reuben Crandell. Life long connection with local
navigation. Built or owned 8 steamboats and 22 barges. For 33 years
on town council of Lindsay. Founder of summer village at Sturgeon
Point. Twice married, six children.
Cruess, John (1827-1897). Farmer. Born Ohio. 1837, came to
Mariposa. Married Eliza Betts of Pickering. Three sons, one
daughter. Conservative M.P.P. for South Victoria, 1886-90. Prominent
Currins, John (1840-1911). Born Monaghan, Ireland. 1857, came
to Canada. Resided near Islay for 41 years. Reformer, Presbyterian,
township councilor, school trustee, postmaster. Three sons, five
Carts, Robert (1871-1918). Surgeon. Son of Rev James Curts of
Oakwood. Educated Lindsay Collegiate and Toronto University. 1899,
married Clare Wilson of Sussex, N.J. Three sons. Settled in
Paterson, N.J. First president of the Surgical Society of New
Jersey. Fellow and governor of American College of Surgeons. One of
the most eminent surgeons of New Jersey. Head of great sewage
enterprise in the state.