George Swanton [ 1847 (Approx.) - ]

  • Hotel 1871 (Approx.)
  • Grocer 1871 (Approx.) - 1874 (Approx.)

George Swanton, formerly a farmer in Fenelon, is listed in the 1871 Census as a 24 year-old Ontario-born merchant. Swanton first appears in D&B in July 1871 as he was in partnership with his brother John in the Quebec and Ottawa House. Afterwards George is listed as a grocer. His “entire stock of teas, crockery and groceries, etc.” was sold to John McGrane, “his being the highest tender” on the 27th of July 1874 [CP 31 July 1874; 3]. Swanton’s brother John sold his interest in the Quebec & Ottawa House hotel around the same time, and the brothers may have left the village soon afterwards. George’s old space was taken over by C.W. Moore in May 1874 [CP 15 May 1874; 4]. In 1882 George Swanton was living in Lockport, New York, and visited the village, “…nine years hav[ing] elapsed since he left the Falls” [FFG 5 Aug 1882; 2].

George Swanton, formerly a farmer in Fenelon, is listed in the 1871 Census as a 24 year-old Ontario-born merchant. Swanton first appears in D&B in July 1871 as he was in partnership with his brother John in the Quebec and Ottawa House. Afterwards George is listed as a grocer. His "entire stock of teas, crockery and groceries, etc." was sold to John McGrane, "his being the highest tender" on the 27th of July 1874 [CP 31 July 1874; 3]. Swanton's brother John sold his interest in the Quebec & Ottawa House hotel around the same time, and the brothers may have left the village soon afterwards. George’s old space was taken over by C.W. Moore in May 1874 [CP 15 May 1874; 4]. In 1882 George Swanton was living in Lockport, New York, and visited the village, "...nine years hav[ing] elapsed since he left the Falls" [FFG 5 Aug 1882; 2].

743 John Swanton is listed as a 34 year-old, Ontario-born farmer in Fenelon in the 1871 Census.

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