Robert Taggart [ 1840 (Approx.) - ]

  • Tailor April 1894 - October 1894

Taggart was living in the village in 1891, but the Census gives no profession, stating only that he was 51 year-old member of the Church of England. “Robert Taggart, and a partner named [S.S.] Penhale from Toronto”, opened a merchant tailoring business in April of 1894 in one of William McArthur’s stores [FFG 30 March 1894; 4]. While J.J. Townley was engaged as a cutter in May [FFG 18 May 1894; 4] the business hardly lasted out the year. A notice to creditors, dated 19 October 1894, appeared in the Gazette declaring Taggart an insolvent [FFG 26 Oct 1894; 5]. A. Clark & Son bought out Taggart’s bankrupt stock of clothes at a great reduction sale in November 1894 [FFG 23 Nov 1894; 4] and his “old location” was taken over by Mrs. James Hamilton in June or July of 1895 [FFG 12 July 1895; 4].

748 Variant spelling: Taggert.

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