Greenock Township, ON

Greenock Township was settled more slowly than its surrounding townships because of the difficulty building roads through its swamplands. Its first known settlers settled in the Riversdale area in 1850. Lots along the Durham Road were surveyed first and settled in 1851. With its survey complete in 1852, it was the last township, south of the Bruce Peninsula, to be surveyed.

In 1853, when the United Townships of the County of Bruce was dissolved, the townships of Greenock and Culross remained united, with Greenock being the senior township. On January 1, 1856, the union was dissolved and the Township of Greenock existed as a separate and independent township.

Lands were not ideal for farming, the preferred occupation of most of Bruce County’s early settlers. During a large land sale in 1871, Henry Cargill purchased much of the land and built a lumber empire. The community of Cargill sprang up around him.

The Municipality of Brockton was formed on January 1, 1999, by amalgamating the township of Brant, township of Greenock and the town of Walkerton. Brockton’s name was formed as a portmanteau of the three merged municipalities (Brant Greenock Walkerton).


Adair, Nelson
Alexander, Harold Cameron
Archer, Thomas
Atkinson, Elwood D.
Austin, George Thomas
Bester, Charles Frederick
Bester, Gordon C.
Bester, Lawrence E.
Brindley, Gerald
Brindley, James ‘Everett’
Bruder, Lloyd Francis
Cameron, Arthur ’Bruce’
Campbell, Edgar Allan
Campbell, Hugh Richard
Campbell, Malcolm Hugh
Cassidy, Clarence Albert
Cassidy, Elmer Alphonus
Cassidy, Wilfred James ‘Biff’
Clancy, John Joseph
Clark, Horace ‘Edgar’
Clark, John Harvey
Condy, Horace Nathaniel
Cottrill, James Douglas
Craig, Arnold Woodrow
Craig, Robert Elroy
Cunningham, Wallace Herbert
Dales, Harold Andrew
Dales, Patrick Vincent
Dales, Thomas Joseph
Daniels, Gordon Jackson Kerr
Davey, William Thomas
Dietrich, Joseph Anthony
Ditner, Clarence
Dobson, John
Donnelly, John ‘Clare’
Dryden, John Wilbert ‘Jack’
Ernewein, George Joseph
Fisk, Norman Edward
Fitzsimmons, Charles McAfee ‘Mac’
Fitzsimmons, Hugh John
Fitzsimmons, Nathaniel
Fletcher, Mary Elizabeth
Forsyth, Thomas Edwin
Gottschalk, Lloyd William
Greer, Arthur Ernest
Grubb, Gerald Norbert
Halk, Harvey John
Halliday, Hardy Reid
Hargreaves, Mason Hand
Hehn, Lawrence Andrew
Hettrick, Norman Gilbert
Hoath, Carman George
Hoath, Perry Llewellyn
Houston, John Bruce Fisher
Houston, William "Hugh"
Howe, Emerson Crawford
Huffman, Elmer Ernest
Kloepfer, Gregory
Kloepfer, Henry Gregory
Kraemer, William Joseph
Kramer / Kraemer, Albert William
Lamont, Bert
Last, Daniel
Lehman, Eleanor
Lehman, Raphael Ralph ‘James’ Nicholas
MacKee, Carl William
MacKinnon, Donald Langell
McAfee, Bertha E.
McAfee, Edgar Joseph
McDermid, Neil
McKerracher, Duncan George
McKinnon, John B. ‘Jack’
McLaren, Stewart Alexander
McLeod, John Edwin
McTeer, "Lloyd" William John
McTeer, Cecil Clarence
Mooney, Alfred Henry
Mutrie, Willoughby "Cameron"
Nicholls, John Wilfred Harper
Nicoll, George "Arthur"
Nicoll, Harold "Nelson"
O"Neil / ONeil, John Hewitt
O'Hagan, Midford
O'Hagan, Patrick Wimmer
Osborne, William Henry
O”Hagan, Bernard Terry
O”Hagan, Thomas Patrick
Parker, Harold Elwood
Pepper, Garland Rae
Pinkerton, Gordon Leigh
Pinkerton, Ronald Henry
Powers, Richard Martin
Raper, Gerald Armand
Reid, Samuel Lorne
Ross, Fred
Rowe, John Medcalf
Rowe, Kenneth Medcalfe "Blackie"
Rowe, Thomas Nelson
Russell, Wendell Ramsay
Sawyer, Frank Adolphus
Sawyer, John Clifford
Schildroth, Clarence Frederick
Schmidt, Leonard Francis
Schurter, Raymond
Spitzig, Carl Francis
Spitzig, Herbert H.
Stanley, Samuel Davidson
Stanley, William Benjamin
Stark, James Neilson
Stark, James Wallace "Curly"
Stark, Lawrence Gordon
Steffler, Elmer Daniel
Steffler, Matthew Albin
Stewart, George Sawyer
Symon, James ("Jim") Sherman
Thompson, James "Jim"
Thompson, John "Jack"
Thompson, William Alexander
Valad, Gordon Edward
Valad, Thomas Joseph
Waechter, Harold Jacob
Wagner, Andrew Jacob
Wardrop, Norman
Watson, Frank
Weathersby, Sydney John
Webb, Willard
Wilhelm, Edward John
Wilhelm, Phyllis
Wilhelm, Wilma
Willi, Victor
Wilson, Gordon Edgar
Wittman, Elmer
Wittman, Harold Siegfried
Yates, Eldon Hodgson
Zettler, Alexander Leo
Ziegler, Arnott Emmerton
Zizter / Zister, William Louis, a.k.a. Guilhelmus Ludwig