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Business Type: Butcher

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, […]

Findlay McDougall

The following paragraph appeared in the Canadian Post, and is the only early record I have been able to locate for Findlay McDougall. “Mr. McDougall, of the late firm of Moffatt and McDougall, has succeeded in compromising with his creditors and will open out in a few days. The cause of their failure was the […]

John McLeod

An application for a butcher’s license from a John McLeod was mentioned at a Council meeting of 24 October 1881 [FFG 29 Oct 1881; 2], but there was no further mention of the application, so McLeod must have moved elsewhere.`

S.W. (Walter) Metcalf

“The Fenelon Falls bakery and butchery have both recently changed hands, Mr. S.W. Metcalf having sold the former to Mr. A. Northey and bought the latter from Mr. Henry Austin” [FFG 15 Jan 1892; 4]. Metcalf does not appear to have lasted long as he vanishes from D&B after January 1893. Austin may have taken […]

Henry Austin

Born in Verulam Township about 1852, Henry Austin had a butcher shop in operation before 1876 as he was burned out in the McArthur block fire of March 29th (CP 31 March 1876; 2]. A butchering business under the name “Austin & Bros.” appears in the D&B directories from 1876 to 1878. Late in 1880 […]

Paul Ouellette

Ouellette began business in Fenelon Falls in partnership with another butcher named Paul Sova [Saveo in some sources]. Ouellette & Sova, “commenced butchering at the Falls about 18 months ago” [FFG 1 November 1895; 4], which dates their business opening to May 1894. Their first shop was south of the river, but they moved “to […]

Thomas Austin

Thomas Austin was listed as a 33 year-old grocer in the 1881 Assessor’s Roll of the village. Henry and Thomas Austin, and perhaps other members of the family, may have been as business together as early as December 1875. A butchering business under the name “Austin & Bros.” appears in the D&B directories from 1876 […]

James W. Bell

When the various sources and directories confuse the first names and initials of men with the same surname, chaos can ensue. James W. Bell and William Bell may be the same man with different careers in different decades. “J.W.” Bell was listed in D&B as a Tavern owner as early as January 1869. “William” Bell […]

Simon St. Michel

Simon St. Michel started in business sometime in the early 1870’s as he is listed as a 32 year-old, Quebec-born butcher in the 1871 Census, as well as in Lovell’s Province of Ontario Directory. By 1874 St. Michel formed a partnership with another butcher named Didace Grise and they operated a butcher and grocery store […]

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