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R. McKnight, 19th century Canadian horticulturist and bee keeper
Posted by: Michael Fordon (ID *****7673) Date: July 29, 2008 at 09:20:36
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In case this is of interest to anyone, there is a nice portrait of R. McKnight posted on deadfred.com:

http://www.deadfred.com/surnamePersR_05.php?ID=85013

This portrait of Mr. R. McKnight appears on page 153 of The Canadian Horticulturist, vol.XII, no.6, June 1889. There is a biographical sketch of him on pages 152-154 of that volume. Mr. R. McKnight came to Canada in 1836 at the age of 19. In 1860 he became a school teacher, later he was in the mercantile business in Markdale, Cookstown. Later he lived in Owen Sound. He became very involved in horticulture, fruit growing and bee keeping.


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