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Business Type: Blacksmith

Jerry Concamon

“Jerry” Concamon operated a log blacksmith shop owned by Green and Ellis’s Mill. The shop was destroyed by fire when the Victoria Hotel burned early Sunday morning, January 6th, 1878 [CP 11 Jan 1878; 3]. Concamon was able to get “everything out of the shop”, but he must have left the village soon afterwards as […]

George Connell

Connell is listed in the 1851 Census of Fenelon Township as a 33 year-old Scottish-born Presbyterian blacksmith, living in a one-storey log house. He is also listed in the Canada Directory for the same year.

Henry Puley

Puley first appears in the Ontario Directory of 1886/87, and regularly in D&B after 1890. His name is often spelled incorrectly, but is listed as above in the 1891 Census where he is recorded as a 42 year-old Methodist blacksmith. This spelling also appears on his gravestone. Puley’s shop was near the canal in 1891 […]

Simon Corrier

Simon Corrier drowned in the Fenelon River in July of 1885 while fishing with A. Laliberte. He was either 21 or 24 [both were reported in the papers]. “For about two years he had been employed in the canal blacksmith shop by Mr. McDonald, and bore an excellent character in every respect.” [FFG 11 July […]

William Roberts

William Roberts commenced business in February 1891, in an old building owned by E. Fitzgerald on the west side of Colborne Street, just north of Bond (opposite the residence of Dr. A. Wilson). A month later, in early March he lost everything in a fire [FFG 6 March 1891; 4]. Luckily his tools were insured […]

William Deyman

William Deyman was born in Devonshire, England, but came to Canada as a boy . His first years were spent in Bowmanville but he travelled considerably before settling in Little Britain. There he married Annie Antis, and resided there until he moved to Fenelon Falls around 1873 [FFPL 23:15]. Deyman is listed as a blacksmith […]

Thomas Robson

Thomas Robson was born in Middlesboro, Yorkshire on July 2nd, 1839, where he was admitted as a member of the “Middlebro’ Branch of the Friendly Society of Iron Founders of England, Ireland and Wales” on the 11th of January 18591. He arrived in Fenelon Falls sometime before 1877 and joined his brother William L., who […]

Thomas Howarth

Thomas Howarth bought the blacksmith business “carried on for the last four years by W.R. McDonald, who removed to Kinmount” [CP 7 April 1876; 1]. Howarth was mentioned again in the Canadian Post in November [17 Nov 1876; 1], but vanishes from the directories after January 1877. The business does not appear to have lasted […]

Jeremiah Twomey Sr.

Jeremiah Twomey [Sr.] was born in County Cork, Ireland, about 1820, where he learned the blacksmithing trade. He emigrated to Canada in 1853, and after working for some time in Peterborough, arrived in Fenelon Falls about 1854 and “became the blacksmith for the Wallis mill” and for Wallis’ steamboat Ogemah. He went into business on […]

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