W.T. (William Thomas) Junkin [ 1867 - 1940 ]

W.T. Junkin began business in Fenelon Falls as a druggist in 1888 with David Kilgour. By January 1890 he is listed in D&B with his own business on the west side of Colborne Street. The stock of Junkin’s store was purchased by H.J. Lytle in 1895, and by August, Lytle was moving into Junkin’s former premises [FFG 16 Aug 1895; 4].

According to the Junkin family history W.T. continued to operate the business after this date, but there is no evidence that this actually happened. In 1892/93 and 1895 Junkin was listed as the agent for Confederation Life Association, and in 1901/02 as the agent for the Commercial Union Assurance Company. By 1904 “W.T. Junkin has been Clerk of the Village for 11 years and Secretary of the School Board for 8. He is also lock-master of the Fenelon Falls Canal”[Souvenir of FF]. Junkin left with his family for Toronto in 1911.

416 Variant spelling: T. Junkins. For further biographical information on William Thomas Junkin see The Junkin Families ... (1998), p. 41. 417 See also under Junkin & Co.

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