Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | October 28, 2017

Elma, Dundas County, Ontario.

2005 Road Sign.

A century earlier Elma has a population of 125, which included Edwin Beach, blacksmith and postmaster George Durant.

In 1912, E. Beach was listed as a wagon maker, M. Thom operated the general store, and J.H. McMillan was the postmaster.

It is possible that the place was named after Lady Elma Bruce, daughter of James Bruce, aka Lord Elgin, the governor for the Province of Canada, 1847 to 1854.

Frank Wilson, John Sawtell, W. Ambrose Moore, Wm. J. Featherstone, Andre W.E. McKeever, Harry J. Johnson, Joseph Hanna, James C. McKeever, Roy A. Schotts, Lawrence Marshall, Lloyd Schaefer, W. Edward Nuck, Walter W. Saywell, William Danby, Oscar Mousley, Charles Hales, Arthur Spendley, Fred Wakefield, Jack E. Smales, Earnest Metherall, Willam Perkins, Frank Funnel, Arnold W. Nevill.


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