Grimsby Newspapers
Greenwood, Alfred (Birthday: 91 on 14 Jan 1934)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 17 Jan 1934, p. 1

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It is not often that a man lives to celebrate his 91st birthday anniversary. Mr. Alfred Greenwood, of Grimsby Beach, celebrated this happy event on Sunday last, January 14th, at his home in the company of his family and a few friends. Born in Yorkshire in 1843, he came to Canada at an early age, and was educated for a teacher. His interest in education led him to the book shops and it was not long till he was on the road as a commercial traveller representing several publishing firms. His travels from Halifax to Winnipeg gave him an opportunity to inspect other industries, climates and products and when he retired from the road with a competence he showed his wisdom in selecting a spot in the Garden of Canada at Grimsby Beach where he purchased and operated several fruit farms and still lives on one at the Beach. He is frail in body, clear in mind and is able to say that his life is like the end of a Perfect Day. Travelling, fruit growing, literature, especially poetry, have given him health, comfort and inspiration. May his health continue and his tribe increase is the wish of his friends.

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17 Jan 1934
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14 Jan 1934
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Greenwood, Alfred (Birthday: 91 on 14 Jan 1934)