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New Hudson, MI 48165 
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The Canfield Family

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The Canfield farm, which was located where the Lyon Towne Center now stands, was taken up by William Goldy as a land grant in 1883.  It was inherited by his grandson, WIlliam Canfield, who married Elsie Harding. Their son John Canfield and his wife Mary continued to farm the property until it was sold in the 1990s.

John Canfield was a pioneer in the hybrid seed corn business and became one of the founders of Great Lakes Hybrids.  For many years, he was a major source of summer jobs (detassling corn) for area teens.

John served on the New Hudson DDA and the Wixom Co-op Board.

Mary Canfield was a 4-H leader for many years and taught sewing and cooking to a large number of local girls.  She became active in the Lyon Township Public LIbrary around 1967 and eventually became its director.  She also acted as Lyman Joslin's Assistant Township Clerk during this period.  When Joslin retired, Mary was elected Township Clerk and held the position until her retirement.

Mary and John were both active in the New Hudson United Methodist Church, and the family donated a large portion of the property where the church now stands.

Would you like to rent this pavilion? A rental form can be found below. If you have any questions, please contact Melanie Mullin by email or by calling 248-437-2240. 

 Pavilion Rental Form and Agreement

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