|HISTORY OF THE CORNWALL CHEESE AND BUTTER BOARD|
|JOHN D. McDERMID|
|OHN D. McDERMID, who is now fifty-eight years of age, is the son of Hugh M. McDermid. He is a Canadian of Scotch descent, a Presbyterian in religion and an Independent Liberal in politics. His mother's maiden name was Elizabeth Cameron. |
His farm, consisting of 211 acres, is located Lots 9 and 10, Sixth Concession, Indian Lands, Charlottenburg Township. It has a stock composed of 33 cattle — all graded Holsteins with a pure-bred Holstein bull, 11 horses, which are thoroughbred and graded hackneys, 10 sheep, 13 swine and 75 fowl. The products each year are 1,200 bushels grain, 100 tons hay, 120 tons corn, 150 bushels potatoes with vegetables for own use.
J. D. McDermid and His Home
Mr. McDermid is an exhibitor and prize winner of carriage horses and purebred hackneys at Williamstown and Cornwall Fairs. He has been a patron of the Cheese Board for twenty-one years — ever since its organization.
He sends daily 350 pounds of milk to the Burn Brae Factory.
Mr. McDermid is regarded as one of the most substantial farmers of the county. He is assisted in the operation of the farm by his brother, D. R. McDermid, who stays with him and also has an interest in the property.
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