John Wallace [ 1844 (Approx.) - 1890 ]

John Wallace appears in the directories and newspapers as a waggon-maker, blacksmith and carpenter, but most references to him in the local press call him a waggon-maker. His business first appears in D&B in 1881, and in the 1881 census he is listed as a 37 year-old, Ontario-born Irishman. His shop was on the SW corner of Colborne and Bond Streets until September 1884, when he was ordered to move by McDougall and Brandon who wished to commence building their new mill on the site [FFG 2 Aug 1884; 2]. Wallace died suddenly on 15 February 1890 at the age of 44 years. His body was found in the front room of his house on Bond Street. The verdict was suicide. His wife had fled to the neighbours to escape his “drunken violence” [FFG 21 Feb 1890; 4].

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