A. & C. McFarland [ 1867 & 1885 - 1946 & 1931 ]

Andrew McFarland was the nephew of Joseph McFarland, and Cliff was Joseph’s son. They continued to operate the business of Joseph McFarland after his death in 1911.

526 The following notice is recorded in the FFPL (28.6A): A. & C. McFarland, Groceries, Boots and Shoes, Chinaware, Ready-Made Clothing, Fuel, Flour and Feed. In 1877 Mr. Joseph McFarland opened a grocery store on the west side of Colborne Street near the present site of the People's Produce Store and from this small beginning has grown to an extensive business now conducted by Messrs. A.&C. McFarland on the corner of Francis and Colborne streets. From its first location the business has moved to a frame building in the Cunningham Block and then Mr. McFarland entered into partnership with Mr. Moffatt in the grocery and bakery business and moved to a small shop on the grounds where Mr. McFarland's store is now located. After a few years the partnership was dissolved and Mr. McFarland located in the building now occupied by Copp's butcher shop. From there he moved to the Twomey Block where he remained till the fall of 1904 when the business was transferred to the fine, new buildings on the corner of Francis and Colborne Streets. After dissolving [the] partnership with Mr. Moffatt, Mr. McFarland added boots and shoes and ready-made clothing to his stock. Later chinaware, glassware, wallpaper, fuel, flower and seed were added. Since Mr. McFarland's death in November 1911, the business has been carried on by A. and C. McFarland, nephew and son of Mr. Jos. McFarland. Actively interested in the affairs of the village Mr. Jos. McFarland held the office of reeve for a number of years and also served several times as councillor and trustee. ... Mr. McFarland was born in Verulam Township and spent practically all of his life in this vicinity. Messrs. A. & C. McFarland employ a staff of six assistants and do an extensive trade in town and district. Mr. Wellington McFarland has been with the firm eleven years, Mr. Wm. Welsh in is his thirteenth year there, and John Fountain in his twelfth year. Mr. J.L. Welsh, who has been in business for himself in Toronto for the past year, was for over twenty years on the firm's employ. Mr. Andrew McFarland has served the town as reeve and is at present on the council. ... Mr. Cliff McFarland is a member of the United Church...

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