Honourable Ernest Charles Drury, The

A descendant of one of this area's pioneer families, Drury was born on this farm in 1878. His father, the Hon. Charles Drury, had served (1888-1890) as Ontario's first minister of agriculture. A graduate of the Ontario Agricultural College, E.C. Drury was appointed secretary of the Canadian Council of Agriculture in 1909, and became first president of the United Farmers of Ontario in 1914. The U.F.O. formed a political party in 1918, and with support from labour, won the general election of 1919. Returned as member for Halton, Drury became Ontario's eighth prime minister. Following his party's defeat in 1923, he retired from provincial politics, but later held various public offices in Simcoe County.


On the grounds of his former farm, Highway 93, Crown Hill about 8 km northeast of Barrie

Region: Central Ontario

County/District: County of Simcoe

Municipality: Township of Oro-Medonte