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The following transcription is of a page 9 article in the 30 Mar 1936 issue of Simcoe Reformer.

Historic Charlton Home at Lynedoch is Sold
(Observer Correspondence)

Lynedoch: A real estate deal that has interest for many persons living outside the immediate neighborhood of Lynedoch is the purchase recently made by Mr. James A. Reid of "Twins Oaks," the former residence of the late Hon. John Charlton.

"Twin Oaks" was built some 60 years ago by Mr. Charlton, who was the son of Adam Charlton of Newcastle-on-Tyne, England. The latter and his family came to New York State, and on February 2, 1829, John Charlton was born at Wheatland, N.Y. Later the family removed to Canada about 1849, and settled near Ayr. In 1853 John Charlton came to Lynedoch and opened a store on Big Creek. His partner was Mr. George Gray, whose daughter Ella became the first Mrs. Charlton.

In 1859 he went into the lumber business, first as a member of the staff of Smith and Westover, and later for himself. Mr. Charlton was elected a member of the House of Commons in 1872 as representative for North Norfolk in the interest of the Liberal party. He continued to fill this position until 1904.

He erected "Twin Oaks" between 1872 and 1879. In 1905 Mrs. Charlton died, and some years after he married Cora Owen, daughter of Anson Owen. Six years after his retirement from active political life, on February 11, 1910, Mr. Charlton died at his home. His widow continued to live in the house for some time, afterwards removing to Delhi. Of late years the fine old place has been occurpied only occasionally by tenants.

Mr. Reid has sold the east half of the lot and part of the house to Leslie Greenland, who will move his part to the lot and there make a home for himself and family,

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