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Somerville Agricultural Show
Fenelon Falls Gazette, 9 Oct 1880, p. 2, column 2-3
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The fall show of the township of Somerville Agricultural society was held at Coboconk on the first inst., and was quite as good as usual, although the day was cloudy and threatened rain, which, however, did not fall under after dark. There was a marked improvement in short horn cattle and pigs, which were more numerous and of better quality than at previous exhibition, and the roots and vegetables were remarkably good. As this Society offers three prizes for almost everything, the list is a very long one and in order to save space, which is precious, we omit the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, merely giving the names of the successful competitors in the order in which they took prizes, which will be just as easily understood.


Class A--Horses. General purpose horses: W. Copp; D. Heard; M. Watson. Draught horse: G. White. Carriage horses: (no first) A. H. Carl; J. E. Gold. Horse in harness; W. Brokenshire: J. Ham; W. Wellwood. Saddle horse: C. Macdonald; B. Burchill; W. Read. Brood mare, general purpose: H. Sutheren; W. Read; J. Wakeland. Brood mare, draught: J. White. Filly, 2 years old: Wm. Staples; High Read; J. Watson. Yearling colt: 1st & 2nd, J. White; H. Sutheren. Foal of 1880: J. R. Moore; Hugh Read. D. Heard's year old stallion was recommended for a special prize.

Class B--Cattle. Devon bull: H. Read. No other entries. Durhams. Bull: D. Heard; J. Bailey. Milch cow: E. Lytle. Heifer, 2 years old: E. Lytle. Bull calf: E. Lytle. Grade cow giving milk: G. Rumney; F. Robe; Mrs. Baily. Heifer, 2 years old: 1st & 2nd, E. Lytle; B. Burchill. Year old heifer: Mrs. Baily; Wm. Staples; D. McIntyre. Heifer calf: T. Howie; A. H. Carl; G. Rumney. Working oxen: W. Hugill. Fat cow: M. Watson; A. H. Carl; H. Read.

Class C--Sheep. Leicesters. Shearling Ram: R. Staples; H. Read; B. Burchill. Ram lamb: T. Isaac; H. Read; J. R. Moore. Ewes that raised lambs this season: G. Rumney; B. Burchill; J. R. Moore. Shearling ewes: T. Isaac; B. Burchill; Hugh Read/ Ewe lambs: J. R. Moore; T. Isaac; D. Heard. Costwolds. Aged ram: T. Howie; 2nd & 3rd, D. Heard. Ewes that raised lambs this season: D. Heard; T. Howie; D. Heard. Shearling ewes: T. Isaac; T. Howie; D. Heard. Ram lamb: P. Cameron; T. Isaac; T. Howie. Ewe lambs: P. Cameron; D. Heard; P. Cameron. Class D--Pigs. Aged Boar: D. Heard; H. Read; D. Heard. Spring Boar: B. Burchill;. H. Read; W. J. Smitheram. Spring sow: H. Sutheren; A. H. Carl; H. Read. Class E--Fowls. Geese: Wm. Batty; D. Murry. Turkeys: B. Burchill; G. Rumney. Ducks: 2nd, R. Andrews. Spanish fowls: J. Eade. Brahmas: J. Eade. Cochin China: J. Eade. Class F--Grain & Roots. Fall wheat; N. Haislip; T. Isaac. Spring wheat. Club: J. Eade; E. Lytle; G. Rumney. Spring wheat, bearded: J. R. Moore; H. Sutheren; H. Read. Russian wheat, white: J. Eade; J. White; Hugh Read. Scotch wheat: E. Lytle. Other wheat: G. Rumney; H. Read; D. Murray. Buckwheat: J. Wakeland. Pease, large: W. Staples. Pease, small: Wm. Read; H. Read; J. White. Black oats: W. Batty; G. Rumney; Wm. Read. White oats: H. Read: G. Rumney; Wm. Batty. Timothy seed: E. Lytle; W. Staples; D. Murry. Potatoes. Early Rose: N. Haislip; G. White; Wm. Read. Snow Flake: J. Eade. Variety: J. Eade; W. J. Smitheram. Turnips, Swede: Wm. Copp; M. Watson, J. Eade. Turnips, Aberdeen: N. Haislip; J. Wakeland; M. Watson. Blood beets: A. H. Carl; W. Copp; D. Murray. Turnip beets: W. Batty; V. Petch; B. Burchill. Orange carrots: V. Petch; H. Sutheren; D. Murry. White Carrots: W. Copp; D. Murray; J. Bailey. Parsnips: J. R. Moore; V. Petch; A. H. Carl. Mangel Worzels; N. Haislip; W. Copp; M. Watson. Cabbage: J. Rumney; A. H. Carl; D. Heard. Cauliflowers: A. H. Carl. Corn: J. White; A. H. Carl; H. Sutheran. Onions from seed: W. J. Smitheram; Wm. Copp; R. Staples. Onions from tops: C. Bowen; J. Wakeland; G. Rumney. Small potato to onions: W. J. Smitheram; J. White; C. Bowen. Large potato onions: G. Rumney; J. Eade; D. Murry. Onions, top seed: W. J. Smitheram; W. Copp; D. Murry. Beans, large: Hugh Read. Beans, small: J. White; V. Petch; C. Bowen. Tomatoes: J. White; A. H. Carl; W. Staples. Pumpkins: D. Heard; W. Staples. Squashes: J. White; B. Burchill. Citrons: A. H. Carl; B. Burchill. Water melons: J. White; W. Smitheram; A. H. Carl. Red peppers: W. J. Smitheram; J. King; N. Haislip. Class G.--Manufactures. Maple sugar: D. Murry; J. White; W. Staples. Bread: N. Haislip; W. Batty; J. White. Tub of butter: Mrs. J. R. Moore; Mrs. W. Staples; Mrs. G. Rumney. Roll butter: Mrs. D. Murry; Mrs. W. Staples; Mrs. Hugill. Cheese: E. Lytle; D. Murry. Full cloth: B. Burchill. Flannel, all wool: W. Staples. Flannel, union: W. Hugill; W. Staples; J. R. Moore. Woollen socks: W. Staples; D. Murry; J. Rumney. Woollen mitts: W. Hamilton; W. Staples; J. R. Moore. Woollen yarn: G. Rumney; W. Batty; W. Hugill. Men's boots: W. Wellwood. Women's boots highly recommended. Horse shoes: G. Graham. Flour, 50 lbs.: A. H. Carl. Scuffler, Robson & Robson. Wood bean plough: Robson & Robson. Fanning mill: Robson & Robson. Straw cutter: Robson & Robson. Class H--Fancy Work. Rag mat: J. King; Mrs. Morris. Hair flowers: Mrs. McLaughlin. Log cabin quilt: P. Cameron; Miss A. Smyth; G. Graham. Quilt, quilted: D. McIntyre. Quilt, unquilted: J. King; Mrs. H. McLaughlin; A. A. McLaughlin. Muslin embroidery: Mrs. Morris; Mrs. H. McLaughlin: Mrs. Hamilton. Braid work: Mrs. Morris; Mrs. H. McLaughlin. Card board work: Mrs. Morris; Mrs. White; Miss Copp. Berlin wool work, flat: Miss Wakeland; Miss Burchill. Berlin wool work, raised: Mrs. H. McLaughlin; Mrs. McIntyre. Crochet work: Mrs. Bowen; B. Burchill; Miss Wakeland. Fancy knitting: Mrs. J. Baily; Miss Umphries. Bead work: Miss Smyth; Mrs. Moore. Cone work: Miss Murry. Shell work: Miss Murry. Fine shirt: Mrs. Morris; Mrs. Moore; Miss Murry. Carpet: J. King; Mrs. Morris. Straw hat: Miss Read. Class J--Fruit. Hony in comb: B. Burchill; W. Copp. Maple syrup: W. Batty; W. Staples; Mrs. Baily. Preserved wild fruit: A. H. Carl; Mrs. A. A. McLaughlin. Preserved tame fruit: Mrs. A. A. McLaughlin; Mrs. Morris; Mrs. Copp. Cucumbers, pickled: Mrs. A. A. McLaughlin; Mrs. Staples; W. Smitheram. Mixed pickled: (no first) Mrs Staples; W. Smitheram. Catsup: Mrs. A. A. McLaughlin; Mrs. Staples; Mrs. Murry. Standard apples: George Eade: W. Brokenshire; J. Eade. Crab apples: Wm. Read; D. Murry; George Eade. Tame grapes: John Eade. Class K--Fine Arts. Water colour painting; E. Leroy. Pencil drawing: E. Leroy. Wax flowers: Mrs. McIntyre; Mrs. Baily. Wax flowers: D. McIntyre.

Media Type
Genealogical Resource
Item Type
Overview of the Somerville Agricultural Show and Prize List.
Date of Publication
9 Oct 1880
Personal Name(s)
Copp, W. ; Heard, D. ; Watson, M. ; White, G. ; Carl, A. H. ; Gold, J. E. ; Brokenshire, W. ; Ham, J. ; Wellwood, W. ; Macdonald, C. ; Burchill, B. ; Read, W. ; Sutheren, H. ; Wakeland, J. ; White, J. ; Staples, Wm. ; Read, Hugh ; Watson, J. ; Moore, J. R. ; Bailey, J. ; Lytle, E. ; Rumney, G. ; Robe, F. ; Baily, Mrs. ; McIntyre, D. ; Howie, T. ; Hugill, W. ; Staples, R. ; Isaac, T. ; Cameron, P. ; Smitheram, W.J. ; Batty, Wm. ; Murry, D. ; Andrews, R. ; Eade, J. ; Haislip, N. ; Petch, V. ; Bowen, C. ; Moore, J. R., Mrs. ; Staples, W., Mrs. ; Rumney, G., Mrs. ; Murry, D., Mrs. ; Hugill, Mrs. ; Rumney, J. ; Hamilton, W. ; Graham, G. ; Morris, Mrs. ; McLaughlin, H., Mrs. ; Smyth, A., Mrs. ; King, J. ; McLaughlin, A. A. ; Hamilton, Mrs. ; White, Mrs. ; Copp, Miss ; Wakeland, Miss ; Burchill, Miss ; McIntyre, Mrs. ; Bowen, Mrs. ; Baily, J., Mrs. ; Umphries, Miss ; Smyth, Miss ; Moore, Mrs. ; Murry, Miss ; Read, Miss ; Eade, George ; Leroy, E.
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Robson & Robson
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Somerville Agricultural Show

Overview of the Somerville Agricultural Show and Prize List.