This Day in History

January 6, 1917

Death: Sir Frederick William Borden, minister of militia and defence 1896-1911, at Canning, Nova Scotia; Base Borden named for him

January 5, 1904

Death: Samuel Lount Soules, Innisfil pioneer

January 4, 1836

Third town meeting of Orillia, formerly known as Newtown

January 3, 1867

Barrie Northern Advance enlarged to seven-column, four-page format

January 2, 1884

Thomas Milbee sold Dalston store to John Jory who ran it until 1922

January 1, 1850

Townships of Adjala, Essa, Innisfil, Medonte, Mono, South Orillia, St. Vincent, Tecumseth, Vespra and West Gwillimbury incorporated

December 31, 1857

Oro station boasted a population of 126 inhabitants

December 30, 1873

D'Arcy Edward Boulton elected MPP for Simcoe South

December 29, 1894

Death: Basil Robert Rowe, long-time South Orillia Clerk; the Rowe farm at Bass Lake now part of Bass Lake Provincial Park

December 28, 1821

Andrew Borland and William Roe patented 2,900 acres in Orillia North and 1, 300 acres in Orillia South