|HISTORY OF THE CORNWALL CHEESE AND BUTTER BOARD|
|ATHAN COPELAND, the popular former Reeve of Cornwall Township, was born at Eamer's Corners, forty-six years ago. He now owns and operates Grey's Creek farm, the large 200-acre farm on the East Front Road, part of which is in Glengarry County and part in the County of Stormont. He has served many years as County councillor. |
He has been a patron of the Glen Walter Cheese Factory for many years but has disposed of most of his large herd of over 60 cattle. He has one of the largest droves of Shropshire sheep in this vicinity numbering over a half hundred.
Mr. Copeland has been farming for upwards of thirty years, and his splendidly cultivated farm annually yields large crops of grain and hay. He has been a consistent prize winner at the Cornwall Fair.
Mr. Copeland's father's name was John Copeland and his mother Mary Ann Tait. His wife's name was Emma Gardner. He has three sons and one daughter living. His oldest son, John, lost a leg at the battle of the Somme and another son, Newell, was at the front in France. Mr. Copeland is particularly proud of his sons for the part they have taken in the war.
Mr. Copeland is a Presbyterian in religion, a Liberal in politics and of Scotch descent. He is generally recognized as one of the influential farmers of the community.
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