Aireborough Historical Society

Cawthra, Joseph




Title
Joseph Cawthra
Date 2016
Location Toronto
Photo ID
Z338
Comment

A photo taken along the highway in Toronto by Mrs J M Glanville in the summer of 2016.

    Joseph Cawthra was once owner of the Old Dog Mill, his business floundered following a dispute with his neighbours who objected to him altering the course of the town's water and bankruptcy followed.

He emigrated with his large family to Canada in 1803.

He was granted land in Mississauga where he, his children and descendants prospered, becoming influential in the Toronto area.

A school, park and roads were given the name Cawthra after the family.

 

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