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History of the County of Perth, 1825-1902
William Johnston, 1903

Samuel Whaley was born in Tyrone, Ireland, in 1818, and came to New York in 1840. In 1842 he came to Canada, settling in North Easthope. He married Margaret Trow, a sister of James Trow, settling in Mornington in 1848, being one of the first settlers. He was for many years a prominent public man, having been reeve and also township clerk for several years. He was also clerk of the fifth division court, holding that position till his death in 1876. He was a magistrate and commissioner in B.R. and a director of the Stratford & Huron railway. He was active as a politician, acting with the Liberal party, although not aggressive, which made him personally popular. Through his long life he was highly esteemed as one of Perth's public men.


Meg Fuller Perth County Coordinator

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The Townships of Perth County

Blanshard Township and town of St Marys
Downie Township
North Easthope
South Easthope
Ellice Township
Elma township
Fullarton Township
Hibbert Township
Logan Township
Mornington Township
City of Stratford
Wallace Township and town of Listowel

Outside Links (Not part of this site)

$ Perth County Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society

Stratford-Perth Archives
The Stratford Beacon-Herald the main newspaper for the area

The Listowel Banner is the main newspaper in the north part of the county

County of Perth
Museums of Perth County
Perth County Historical Foundation
Stratford Public Library
Town of North Perth
Township of Perth East
Township of West Perth
Hmm... North, East, West, where is a website for South Perth?

Historic Plaques of Perth County on Wayne Cook's Historic Plaque site

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