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Charles Irwin – 52 Ancestors

February 23, 2014

Recently I found this note in a Scottish newspaper.

“A farmer at Newdale, Manitoba, possesses a magnificent herd of cattle. Their owner, after having received unsatisfactory results from the erection of expensive barns for stabling his stock, had tried the experiment of feeding in a coulee, and leaving the cattle out all through the winter, with wonderful results. The stock were more healthy and put on flesh more quickly when the new grass appeared than those that had been stabled.”

I wondered if the farmer mentioned had been my grandmother’s brother, Charles Irwin, but I’m looking for confirmation. If anyone knows about this, please let me know.

The Evening Telegraph and Post, Dundee, Scotland, Thursday, 2 September 1909, from a section on ‘Notes, Mainly Personal’, page 4. Almost the same note appeared the same day in The Aberdeen Journal on page 7.

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