Richard Jackson [ 1837 (Approx.) - 1903 ]

  • Tailor 1861-1878, 1881-1883, 1886/1887 (Approx.) - N/A

Richard Jackson is listed as a 24 year-old tailor in the 1861 Census. He had invested $200.00 in the business and expected a return of $300. He first appears in Mitchell’s Canada Gazetteer in 1864/1865. Of Irish background he was born in Ontario and again appeared in the 1871 Census as a 33 year-old merchant tailor; he continued in business until the late 1870’s.

At some point Jackson left for Haliburton (probably 1878) 1, but returned to Fenelon in September 1881 to set up shop again [FFG 17 Sept 1881; 2, 3]. In 1882 he “removed to his old stand, one door south of the Mechanics’ Institute” [FFG 18 Feb 1882; 2]. He married Susannah Belch (widow of Francis Belch) on 15 January 1883. Jackson may have left the village later that year as his “property” on Colborne street was bought by John A. Ellis for $560.00 [FFG 10 Nov 1883; 2]. Jackson vanishes from the directories as well, but makes one last appearance in the Ontario Directory for 1886/87. He died at Portage La Prairie, on May 26th, 1903, aged 65 years, 10 months and 18 days [FFPL 1903:06].

384 Jackson disappears from the directories from 1879 to 1880.

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