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Business Type: Carpenter

Duncan McDermid

Duncan McDermid made the local papers when he constructed a dog tread mill for churning butter for Mr. William Jordan [CP 12 Dec 1879; 1]. He and Henry McDermid may have been brothers? His name appears in D&B from 1878 to 1887.

Robert Rutherford

Robert Rutherford was born in Smith Township, Peterborough County [FFPL 25.13]. By 1876 he opened a grocery store in the McArthur Block; “Mr. Robert Rutherford has a considerable portion of his opening stock here and is ready to open” when the painting is done in the almost completed McArthur Block [CP 3 Nov 1876; 3]. […]

William Taylor

“Carpenter Taylor” was a frequent visitor to the Fenelon area in its early years although he probably never lived in the village. Anne Langton records that Taylor made furniture for them [LR1 14 Dec 1839; 179 : 12 April 1846; 357], built fences for their garden [LR 20 May 1841; 276], and repaired a larder […]

John T. Thompson Jr.

John T. Thompson Jr. had a carpenter shop for himself underway on Lindsay Street [near the railway station] in the fall of 1894 [FFG 19 Oct 1894; 4]. Hand described him as “the youngest man in his line in the Village, where he has lived nearly all his lifeā€¦” [FFG 1 Feb 1895; 5]. The […]

Wilson & Eade

The Victoria Warder makes a brief mention of Wilson & Eade [first names not known] who appear to have been building barns in the Fenelon area. “Messrs. Wilson and Eade’s Business is rushing in this part [VW 27 May 1887; 2]. Apart from this brief reference they do not appear in any other source.

Charles Adams

A Charles Adams appears in the Canada Directory for 1857/58.

Edward Chambers

An Edward Chambers is listed in the 1871 Lovell’s Province of Ontario Directory as a carpenter, but there are no other listings. He may have worked in the village but not actually lived here. There is an Edward Chambers (1833-1908) buried in the Fenelon Falls Cemetery.

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 […]

James A. Kennedy

James A. Kennedy was active in the village as a builder and carpenter throughout most of the 1870s. There is a James Kennedy listed as a 37 year-old Irish-born, Presbyterian carpenter in the 1871 Census, as well as in Lovell’s 1871 directory. We know very little about him except that he appears in the D&B […]

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