Luke Gardiner

Luke Gardiner
Mr. Gardiner is considered by the people of Arran once of the most useful men who ever settled with in its limits.

"Luke Gardiner of the Township of Arran, is a native of Northumberland, England, where he was born, September 5th, 1809.  His father came to Canada and located at Little York (Toronto) in 1818, and in 1819 purchased the lot on which at present stand the splendid new city Port office. In 1820 he brought his family to this country. He carried on the manufacture of boots and shoes till 1822, when he removed with his family to Toronto Township and engaged in farming. To each of his large family of sons he gave a farm of 200 acres, and died himself of December 27th, 1877.

The subject of this sketch retired from farming in 1854 and removed to Owen Sound, but being a man of means, and realizing the wants of the settlers for mill facilities, he was induced by friends to Arran, now owned by Cummins Bros. he has resided in the township since 1856, at which time he purchased about 1,000 acres of land, of which he still owns about 400.

Mr. Gardiner is considered by the people of Arran one of the most useful men who ever settled within its limits, having invariably given his warmest support to all matters of public weal, both as a private citizen and as a member of the Council Board, at which he sat a number of years. He has also been an earnest advocate of every species of moral reform, being a life-long member of the Methodist Church and a warm supporter of the temperance cause.

While gliding pleasantly down the plane of departing years, comfortably enjoying the rewards of industry and well-spent life, he devotes himself to literature and the study of such subjects as interest a mind of intelligence and culture."

Belden 1880 Atlas of the County of Bruce

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