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Business Type: Butcher

Copp & Oullette

“Mr. Samuel H. Copp [1875-1921], son of Mr. John Copp [1846-1929] of Fenelon, has bought out Mr. Paul Ouellette’s butchering business, and solicits a share of public patronage in an advertisement that will be found in another column [FFG 21 May 1897; 5]. The entry in D&B implies, however, that this was a partnership instead […]

E.B. (Ewebank Benson) Whytall

E.B. Whytall was the son of Benson Whytall of Verulam. He was 19 years-old in the 1871 Census. He set up a butcher shop in the premises vacated by Thomas Nevison (opposite Moffatt & McFarlands’ grocery on Colborne Street) in November 1880 [FFG 27 Nov 1880; 2]. His first advertisement in the Gazette was dated […]

William Davis

Davis first appears in the 1881 Census of the village as a 27 year-old butcher although he soon took up other pursuits. In his obituary it states that he was a carpenter by trade and built several houses in the village. According to an ad dated 18 June 1884 , Davis was selling the “atmospheric […]

John J. Wilson

John Wilson began business in partnership with George Whissle as a butcher; that business was dissolved in December 1884, and the Gazette reported that the business would be carried on by Mr. Wilson [FFG 3 Jan 1885; 2]. Wilson, who apparently was only 16, was not a success as a butcher, as he next appears […]

Daniel D. Duggan

Daniel Duggan rented his farm in Verulam and moved to Fenelon Falls in October 1887 [CP 28 Oct 1887; 1]. He opened up a grocery store in November having been taken into partnership with William Waffle [CP 11 Nov 1887; 1]. The partnership was dissolved by 1889 when the Gazette announced, “Daniel Duggan is butchering […]

William Wilson

Apart from this brief entry in D&B I have not been able to identify this butcher from 1885. He may have some connection to John Wilson’s butcher shop in operation at the same time. The wife of a William Wilson died May 4th 1893 (Mary Margaret Wray), aged 31, but there is no record of […]

E. Findley

Findley owned or operated a butcher shop in the Newman Block on Colborne Street. The shop was burnt out on the morning of Friday November 18th, 1892 with the loss of “a stock of meat, some shop furniture and clothing, no insurance.” [FFG 18 Nov 1892: 4]. The entire Newman Block was destroyed along with […]

Didace Grise

Didace Grise, age 32 is listed in the 1871 Census of Fenelon as a Quebec born butcher. He appears under his own name in D&B in the July 1873 issue. He was soon to form a partnership with Simon St. Michel, and it was certainly in place by the following January.

Grise & St. Michel

Didace Grise and Simon St. Michel operated a butcher and grocery store throughout most of the 1870’s. Grise appears to have begun the business about 1873, and made St. Michel a partner by 1874. Their store was burnt out in the McArthur Block fire of March 1876, but by May the foundation and walls of […]

William Hawkins

A “new butcher shop is just established in this village” noted the Canadian Post in April 1875 [CP 2 April 1875; 3]. In the July 1875 edition of D&B a William Hawkins is recorded as opening a butcher shop, so this may well be the same business. Unfortunately, there are no further references to Hawkins, […]

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