This Day In Guelph History: October 7, 1920

To commemorate Canada’s sesquicentennial and Guelph’s 190th anniversary, Guelph Museums and the University of Guelph have teamed up to present This Day in Guelph, Ontario, Canada History – Old news gets a modern twist as we revisit news stories from the past 150 years.

October 7, 1920

“Popular Pastor to Leave Guelph.” Reverend Edwin Arthur Pearson of Norfolk Methodist church moves to Walkerville.

“Norfolk Street Methodist Church will lose one of the most popular ministers who ever held the pastorate there, and Guelph will lose a citizen who is highly esteemed by all classes, next summer when Rev. E.A. Pearson B.A., will leave this city to become pastor of the Methodist Church at Walkerville. Next June Mr. Pearson will have completed a four year term as pastor of Norfolk Street Church, and although it is the general will of the congregation that his pastorate here should continue, the rules of the church will not allow a longer term than four years.” – Guelph Mercury October 7, 1920

He was born on May 21, 1868 in Uxbridge, Ontario and was the son of Rev. Marmaduke Louis Pearson and Catherine Pritchard. His son, Lester Bowles Pearson was the Nobel Peace Prize winner in 1957 and Prime Minister of Canada 1963-1967.

Photo: Norfolk Street Methodist Church Service Program |

Norfolk Street Methodist Church Service Program

Posted by Dawn Owen on October 7, 2017

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