MIKHL USISHKIN (MICHAEL USISKIN) (1886-1950)
He was born in the village of Loshvide, Byelorussia. He studied in religious elementary school. He lived later in Horodek, Vitebsk, and from 1906 to 1910 in London. At the end of 1910 he emigrated to Canada and took up farming. He wrote reportage pieces and stories drawn from the life of a Jewish farmer in Dos yidishe vort (The Yiddish word) in Winnipeg, Vokhnblat (Weekly newspaper) in Toronto, and Morgn frayhayt (Morning freedom) and Tog (Day) in New York, among others. In book form: Oksn un motorn, zikhroynes fun idishn farmer-pyoner (di geshikhte fun idnbridzh) (Oxen and motors, memoirs of a Jewish pioneer farmer, the history of Edenbridge) (Toronto, 1945), 195 pp.
Source: Kh. L. Fuks, Hundert yor yidishe un hebreishe literatur in kanade (A century of Yiddish and Hebrew literature in Canada) (Montreal, 1980).