|HISTORY OF THE CORNWALL CHEESE AND BUTTER BOARD|
| Edwin Groves|
DWIN GROVES was born on his farm, Lots 15 and 16, Second Concession, Cornwall Township, July 21st, 1861. His parents were Oliver Groves and Susanna Eastman. He is unmarried, a Presbyterian and a Conservative.
He has a farm of 98 acres and a stock of 15 cattle, 4 horses, 15 swine and 50 fowl on the same. His farm yields yearly 1,000 bushels grain, 50 tons hay, 3 acres corn, about 70 bushels potatoes and some fruit. He sends 250 pounds milk daily to the White Rose Cheese Factory, and has been a patron of the Cheese Board for twenty-one years.
Mr. Groves has experienced fifty-six years of farm life. His parents are both deceased, his father having attained the great age of ninety-three years.
JOHN H. FICKES
| John H. Fickes|
OHN H. FICKES was born on his farm, West 1/2 Lot 20, Fourth Concession, Cornwall Township, January 20th, 1868. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Fickes, and by his wife, Minnie A. Eastman, has two sons and three daughters. He is a Methodist in religion, and an Independent in politics. His farm consists of 88 acres, and has a stock of 15 cattle, 3 horses, 20 swine, and 25 fowl, producing 800 bushels grain, 25 tons hay, 15 tons corn, 1 1/2 acres fruit, 400 bushels potatoes annually. He is an exhibitor of grain, vegetables, honey, syrup, fancy work and cooking at the Cornwall Fair, and a prize winner. He sends 175 pounds of milk daily to the White Rose Factory, and has been a patron of the Cheese Board for twenty-one years.
Mr. Fickes makes a specialty of bee keeping and obtains in the neighborhood of the large amount of five tons of honey from his bees. His life work has been farming.
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