Humphrey Deyman [ 1846 (Approx.) - 1896 (Approx.) ]

Humphrey Deyman is listed in the 1871 Census as a 25 year-old, English born, Methodist carpenter living in Mariposa. Most newspaper sources claim he set up business in Fenelon Falls in 1872 selling and making furniture, but he makes his first appearance in the directories in 1874. The first shop, according to local information, was on the north side of Francis Street East (just west of Clifton) . Deyman moved his “cabinet shop and furniture wareroom to the place lately occupied by Mr. J. Austin” [CP 1 Dec 1876; 1]. This may mark his move to Colborne Street, where, in partnership with his brother Lewis Deyman the business was transformed into an important local institution. He also did work in the Sash and Door Factory between 1879 and 1880 [CP 22 Aug 1897; 3]. He largely vanishes from the record after 1885.

Variant spelling: Daymen

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