John C. Ray [Lindsay] [ 1867 - ]

Occasionally errors occur in the newspapers and this entry under Fenelon Falls is one of them. “Mr. J.C. Ray’s dry goods and ready-made clothing establishment is booming. Mr. Ray keeps a full stock of everything in the dry goods line” [CP 16 Dec 1892; 1]. The Ray’s were an established Lindsay family business trading under the name Ray & Co., and there are no references to a branch in Fenelon Falls in the local papers, in advertisements, or in the directories. Obviously this notice was placed in the wrong column.

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