History of the County of Perth, 1825-1902
William Johnston, 1903
John SANDERSON, a St Marys pioneer, was born in County Cavan, Ireland, in 1823. Coming to Canada with his parents he settled near Port Hope. In 1848 he removed to St Marys, as yet a hamlet on the River Thames, entering into business as a lumber merchant. In this department of trade he continued during the whole period of his active life, retiring a number of years ago with a competency. Mr Sanderson was a quiet, unassuming man, honest, reliable, and a good citizen. He is a strict Presbyterian, and took an active part in founding that denomination in St Marys. When their present edifice, which crowns the hill on Widder street, was erected, he took an active part as one of the construction committee. He is now one of the few remaining pioneers of the town, nearly all the others having passed away.
Meg Fuller Perth County Coordinator
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