|HISTORY OF THE CORNWALL CHEESE AND BUTTER BOARD|
SAMUEL J. McDONELL
VICE-PRESIDENT CORNWALL CHEESE AND BUTTER BOARD
|AMUEL J. McDONELL is Vice-President of the Cornwall Cheese and Butter Board. He is sixty-nine years of age and enjoys the distinction of being the oldest cheese salesman in point of service on the Cheese Board. Mr. McDonell is the largest shareholder in the Strathmore Cheese Factory. He has a splendid 170-acre farm located Lot D. First Concession, Roxborough Township, Stormont County. He owns 20 fine head of cattle, 6 horses, 55 sheep, 9 swine and over 100 fowl. |
His farm produces annually 900 bushels of grain, 35 tons of hay, 5 acres of corn and 150 bushels of potatoes. He has a sugar bush of 800 trees, also 8 colonies of bees. Mr. McDonell, who has been farming all his life, has been a patron of the Cornwall Cheese Board for twenty-one years. He sends to the Strathmore Factory an average of 500 pounds of milk per day during the season.
Mr. McDonell has been a director of the Avonmore Agricultural Association for a number of years, Vice-President of the Cornwall Cheese and Butter Board for twenty-one years, salesman for the Strathmore Factory for twenty-two years and Secretary-Treasurer of this Factory for the same length of time. He was Reeve of Roxborough for four years, 1910-11-12-13. One of the most important positions he has held was that of commissioner under a Federal Government appointment in conjunction with Mr. R. A. Pringle, K.C., to investigate the weighing of cheese.
Mr. McDonell's father's name was John R. McDonell and his mother's maiden name Margaret McMillan. He is the father of three sons. Mr. McDonell is a Catholic in religion, a Conservative in politics and of Scotch extraction.
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