Nelson Monteith

Samuel Nelson Monteith (1862 - 1949)

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Hon. Samuel Nelson (Nelson) Monteith
Born in Stratford, Perth, Canada Westmap
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Husband of — married in Stratfordmap
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Died in Stratford, Ontario, Canadamap
Profile last modified | Created 8 May 2014
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Categories: Stratford, Canada West | Members of the Provincial Parliament of Ontario.


Nelson attended the Ontario Agricultural College and received a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. He farmed along the Embro Road in the Gore of Downie Township; his orchard was renowned. His political career was lengthy: he was councillor and reeve of Downie Township and Warden of Perth County before his service in the provincial government. He also was also president of the British Mortgage and Trust Company in Stratford for many years.[1]

Nelson Monteith is/was a significant Ontarian .

He represented Perth South in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1899 to 1902 and from 1905 to 1908. He served as Minister of Agriculture for three years.


  1. Jane A. Robertson, The Neilson Family: Pioneers, Aug. 1, 1924, an unpublished family record.


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On 13 May 2014 Marian (Jeffrey) MacLeod wrote:

N.Monteith, Gore of Downie was among the students in the honor list in the results of the Christmas examinations at the Agricultural College, Guelph.

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On 13 May 2014 Marian (Jeffrey) MacLeod wrote:

From Newspaper Death Notice of Nelson Monteith's mother (Annie) Mrs.Samuel Monteith

On September 23 1894. It states that Nelson was the Reeve of Downie Township. Also note that Nelson and Ida were wed in January 1894.

On 13 May 2014 Marian (Jeffrey) MacLeod wrote:

Creditable to Mr.Monteith ..(Goderich Signal Newspaper clipping ...1909.

Hon. Nelson Monteith, late Minister of Agriculture for Ontario, has shown a good example in sticking to the farm after his political defeat, instead of taking a Government office, as it was predicted he would do. The farm offers as fine a career as any Government job.

On 12 May 2014 Marian (Jeffrey) MacLeod wrote:

Honourable Nelson Monteith MPP for Perth North

Minister of Agriculture 1905-1908. Conservative Party .

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