James McIntyre [The Cheese Poet] (25 May 1828 – 31 March 1906 / Forres, Scotland)
James McIntyre (baptised 25 May 1828 – 31 March 1906), called The Cheese Poet, was a Canadian poet.
McIntyre was born in Forres, Scotland and came to Canada in 1841 at the age of 14. He worked as a hired hand to begin with, performing pioneer chores that formed the basis of a number of his works. Later, he settled in St. Catharines, Ontario, where he dealt in furniture. There he married and had a daughter and son. He later moved to Ingersoll, Ontario, then a town of 5,000 on the banks of the Thames in Oxford County, the then-heart of Canadian dairy country. He opened a furniture factory on the river as well as a store which sold furniture, along with such items as pianos and ... more »
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- A Christmas Tree
- A Civic Holiday Trip
- A Concert İnvitation
- A Concert-Impromptu
- A Crooked Looking Glass
- A Providential Escape
- A Romance of Canada
- Abundant Harvest
- Adventure on a Raft
- Agricultural, Implements and Machinery
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