Bef 1874 - Yes, date unknown
||Cowan and Cameron Galt |
||Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario
||Cowan and Cameron, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario
|Cowan and Cameron |
||Yes, date unknown
||22 Sep 2012 |
|Born - Bef 1874 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario
- Galt Post Office
Thomas Cowan, Esq.
Galt's respected postmaster is a typical Canadian, first opening his eyes to the light of day at "Clochmohr," still the family residence, near Galt; and in his earlier years he acquired a thorough knowledge of farming, at the same time acquiring a good public education, which was subsequently supplemented by a course of study in a commercial college. While yet a young man he abandoned the farm and became a successful commercial traveller for the firm of Messrs. Lutz & Co., manufacturers of stoves and implements. Being a lover of home and its comforts, the hard tack of the road was sometimes more than he contracted for, and he sometimes felt like what is expressed in "As you like it."
"When I was at home, I was in a better place;
But Travellers must be content."
His extensive travelling helped him, as a quick observer, to see the requirements of the people. This acquired knowledge in after life served him a good purpose. In 1874 Mr. Cowan became connected in business with Mr. Cameron, under the firm name of Cowan & Cameron, acquiring the business of his old employers, giving the name of the new firm, The Galt Foundry and Machine Works, which under the skill and management as senior partner the firm enjoyed uninterrupted prosperity.
As a public man, few have enjoyed greater esteem than Thomas Cowan. And now in his declining years he enjoys the quiet life of postmaster of Galt, his native town and is deserving of the emoluments.1a
1aJubilee Souvenir of Galt 1897