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Emo named after Irish town

In Gaelic, Emo means “Edge of the Plain.” In English, it means “The Place our First Reeve was From.”

Alexander Luttrell was born Feb. 14, 1845 near Emo, Ireland (which is spelled Ioma in Gaelic). After the potato famine, his mother and father, with their eight children in tow, came to Canada and settled in eastern Ontario.

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