Death: Aug. 21, 1899 Ontario, Canada
John and Jessie started their family in Peterborough, Canada West, where John was a timber merchant. In 1867 at an action in Toronto, John purchased the whole township of Longford, Victoria County, Ontario, (north east of Rama Twp.) for $30,000.00, as it had a large quantity of quality virgin timber. In 1868 he became a shareholder in the Rama Timber Transportation Company, which built a canal from the Black River to Lake St. John. This allowed him to float logs down the Black River from Longford Township, and across Lake St. John to the mills he built in along the lake. This gave birth to the community known as Longford Mills. John and his family lived in Longford Mills for years, even after his untimely death in 1881.
His son William continued to run the family business, in 1900 he sold Longford Township to the Standard Chemical Company, which subsequently purchased the Longford Lumber Company, from the Thomson family.
....................Bio courtesy Mike crosby
Family links: Spouse: John Thomson (1830 - 1881)*
Children: Evelina Thomson (1856 - 1858)*
Evalina Thomson (1859 - 1937)*
William Thomson (1860 - 1928)*
George Thomson (1862 - 1934)*
Margaret Thomson Peuchen (1867 - 1951)*
John Thomson (1869 - 1893)*
Burial: Saint Andrews and Saint James Cemetery Orillia Simcoe County Ontario, Canada
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