Honour Puslinch Reeve, 90th Warden of
McMillan, on the left in the picture, Reeve of Puslinch Township, was today
announced as 1964 Warden for
The selection of the 1964 Warden for
We have no doubt that he will retain the prestige of the office that has been exemplified by those outstanding persons who have served before him. He demonstrated a keen knowledge of county affairs and capable business ability in the conduct of the first session.
The inaugural address delivered a short time after his election indicated that 1964 may be one of the most active years in county history. Tribute to his discernment was paid by a former warden, who termed the address the most provocative of any warden’s address in present memory.
He is only the second warden to serve from Puslinch township in the present century and the fifth Reeve of Puslinch ever to hold the highest elective office in the county. That even dates back to the creation of the District of Wellington, which occurred 123 years ago, in 1842.
All Puslinch wardens have served in
Warden McMillan is not only a native of
According to the 1906 Historical Atlas of
Wellington County, Angus McMillan, his paternal great grandfather, was born
in Kintyre, Scotland in 1776 and at the age of 71 came with his family to
Canada in 1847, settling on lot 13 of Gore District. The farm homestead was taken over, by his
son, Lauchlan, who had also been born in
On the Paddock side of the warden’s family,
Capt. Thomas Paddock was born in
Mr. Paddock was a pensioner and received
Horses for Settlers
Richard Paddock, the warden’s grandfather, was about three years of age when the family arrived here. He became a gentleman farmer and kept fine horses that were in great demand by American settlers. He was the father of 12 children, most of whom remained in the area. It was his daughter, Sarah Paddock. who married Donald McMillan and the Warden was one of four boys and two girls born to this couple. The Warden’s family consists of three sons and one daughter.
Warden McMillan has been a member of
The 1964 warden is the 90th person to be
honoured with the wardenship of
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