Carnegie, John, 1837-1910

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Carnegie, John, 1837-1910

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1837-1910

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John Carnegie (1837-1910) was a municipal and provincial politician representing Peterboro West, Director of the County Agricultural Society, Director of the Ontario Mutual Assurance Company, and joint editor and proprietor of two newpapers.

He was born in Douro Township, Peterborough County, to John Carnegie and Charlotte Thompson. He attended Peterborough Grammar School and High School in Brantford, Ontario. After relocating to Peterborough he married Eleanor Hilliard in 1858, and had a single son John (1865-1937), and a daughter Catherine Charlotte Carnegie (1859-1910).

Carnegie was first elected to the Douro Township Municipal Council in 1859, serving on council from 1859-1866, the final three years as Reeve. From 1867-1871 and in 1883 he sat in the Ontario Legislature as Member for Peterboro West. He was the Secretary-Treasurer of the County Agricultural Society, later becoming a Director from 1859 to ca. 1871. As well, Carnegie was joint editor and proprietor of the Peterborough "Review" and of the Canada "Lumberman." He served as a Director of the Ontario Mutual Assurance Company, and had an interest in the Auburn Woolen Mills. He died in 1910 in Guelph, Ontario.

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