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Dew Drops, Vol. 37, No. 16, April 19, 1914


By Thomas Cowherd
Short Stories

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Emigrant Mechanic


By Thomas Cowherd
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Thomas Cowherd

Thomas C. Cowherd (March 20, 1817 – April 4, 1907) was a Canadian tinsmith and poet.

Cowherd was born in Kendal, Westmoreland, England. He apprenticed as a tinsmith from age 13 to 20. His family immigrated to Canada in 1837. Cowherd eventually settled on Colborne Street in Brantford, Ontario.

He was President of the Brantford Branch Bible Society, President of the Brantford Mechanic's Institute and Literary Association, a school trustee, and was a town councillor in 1869.

Muchy of his poetry appeared in newspapers. A collection, The Emigrant Mechanic and Other Tales in Verse", was published in 1884.

He had five children with his first wife, Ann Batty, and after her death, married her sister Ellen and had another eleven.

He died in Chatham, Ontario.



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