c.1780 - 1846
Toler Thompson is chiefly known for his work in draining and improving the Tantramar marshes.
Left: Grave stone in Four Corners Burying Ground , 137-163 Church Street, Middle Sackville, N.B..
OF THE LIFE AND WORKS OF
WHOSE SKILFUL SYSTEM OF
DRAINAGE CANALS AND
DYKES CHANGED THE
FROM A WASTELAND INTO A
PRODUCTIVE AREA FOR HIS
OWN AND SUCCEEDING
ERECTED BY THE
FAMILY OF ETHEL (THOMPSON) BERRIE
Marker placed by Thompson descendants, in 1972 on reverse of tombstone
| On Toler Thompson (1780-1846), and his contribution to the draining of the marshes, see
Milner, W.C., History of Sackville New Brunswick (Sackville, N.B.: The Tribune Press, 1934), pp. 166-169 (also available online at History of Sackville New Brunswick);
Cunningham, R.J., THOMPSON, TOLER , Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Vol. VII, pp.854-855.
Hamilton, Bill, "The Legacy of Toler Thompson," Sackville Tribune-Post, 22 November 2000, p.6.
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