History of the County of Perth, 1825-1902
William Johnston, 1903
George Leversage, of Fullarton, a pioneer of that township, and for many years a prominent man in this county, was born in England, in 1830. At an early age he came to Fullarton, settling near where is now the village of Carlingford, and entered on the laborious work of clearing a farm. He was a person of great public spirit, and while still a young man began his public career in being elected to the first council of Fullarton, in 1850. In 1866 he sat as deputy-reeve, and became clerk in 1873. In 1879 he succeeded Mr William Davidson as reeve, till he was appointed county treasurer in 1896. He was a Conservative in politics, and opposed Hon. Thos. Ballantyne on two occasions, being defeated in both contests. Mr Leversage was a consistent advocate of temperance during his whole life. As a Methodist he was long a prominent man, and few men of any denomination were more loyal in their conduct to the faith they supported. He was a conscientious and honest man, ind and affable to all, and by his death in 1900 this county lost a faithful old servant, society an exemplary man, and his church a well-tried and devoted member.
Meg Fuller Perth County Coordinator
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