Roderick Cameron

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Sir Roderick W. Cameron
Born July 25, 1825
Glengarry County, Ontario, Canada
Died October 19, 1900
London, England
Resting place Williamstown, Ontario, Canada
Residence 149 Second Ave, New York City,
Rosebank, Staten Island, New York,
Tadoussac, Quebec
Occupation Businessman, statesman, racehorse owner/breeder
Board member of R. W. Cameron & Co.
Spouse(s) 1) not found
2) Anne Leavenworth (d. 1875)
Children Roderick McLeod, Duncan Ewen, Alice, Margaret, Annie Flemming, Katherine N., Isabelle, Daisy
Parent(s) Duncan Cameron & Margaret McLeod
Honors Knight Bachelor (1883)

Sir Roderick William Cameron (July 25, 1825 - October 19, 1900) was a Canadian and American businessman noted for co-founding the R. W. Cameron and Company shipping line in New York City, as well as for his role as an official representative of Canada and Australia at several international exhibitions during the 1870s and 1880s.

Roderick William Cameron was born in Glengarry County, Upper Canada to Duncan Cameron and Margaret McLeod.

Thoroughbred racing[edit]

Roderick Cameron owned a 130-acre (0.53 km2) estate at Rosebank on the south shore of Staten Island he named Clifton Berley. There, he established a stud farm which, according to his New York Times obituary, was "one of the most noted in the country." For his horse breeding operation, Cameron imported a number of stallions and broodmares from England, notably Leamington, the sire of Iroquois, which in 1881 became the first American horse to win England's prestigious Epsom Derby and St. Leger Stakes. Among the horses bred at Clifton Stud was Glenelg, the 1869 Travers Stakes winner and a four-time Leading sire in North America. [1]

The Canadian government recommended a Knighthood that was formally bestowed on Cameron on June 16, 1883. [2]

In declining health, Roderick Cameron was visiting England when he died on October 19, 1900 at the Hyde Park Hotel. [3] His body was returned to New York where funeral services were held before being sent to Williamstown, Ontario, Canada for burial. [4] [5]