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Ireland House at Oakridge Farm
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Nom de l'objet : PHOTOGRAPH
Classification de l'objet : DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Catégorie de l'objet : COMMUNICATION ARTIFACTS
Discipline : Local History
Matériaux : paper
Numéro d'accession : 995.3.5
Nom de la collection : ARCHIVAL
Province d'origine : Ontario
Pays d'origine : Canada
Date de début de production : 1963
Description :

A black and white photograph of George Ireland standing outside of Ireland House. He is wearing a sweater and pants, with brown coloured shoes. The picture has a white border, with black type at the top reading, _JUN . 63_. The reverse has ink handwriting reading, _George (Ireland) in June '63_.

Fonctions :

George Ireland (1885-1972) was the 10th child of 12 born to John and Eliza Ireland. After his father's death in 1904, George bought Oakridge farm from his siblings who were still living at home. He was a farmer, businessman and a member of the Holstein Breeders' Association.

In 1917, George took over the farm. That same year he married Lucy Davis Springer, the youngest of 14 children born to David Springer and Elizabeth Ghent, who lived nearby on Dundas Street. George and Lucy had one child, Lucie Marie, born in 1923.

During the 1960s, George retired from farming. Before his death, portions of the farm had gradually been sold. M.M. Robinson High School and the Halton Board of Education are approximate locations of where the farm fields were. The remaining acreage was sold for housing developments. George kept the house and about four acres of the remaining land. George passed away in 1972, leaving the farmhouse and property to his only child, Marie.

Hauteur : 9
Largeur : 9
Unité de mesure linéaire : CM
Sujet ou image : George Ireland
Établissement : Ireland House at Oakridge Farm
Ville de l'établissement : Burlington
Province de l'établissement : Ontario
Site web de l'établissement : http://museumsofburlington.ca/ireland-house  

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