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Business Type: Contractor

Nelson Courtemanche

Lovell’s Province of Ontario Directory (1871) lists Courtemanche as a contractor, while the 1871 Census describes him as a 34 year-old, Qu├ębec-born, Catholic farmer. There is no other listing to help us out and he vanishes from the record soon afterwards.

Thomas Marrs

Thomas Marrs, contractor, was appointed manager of the Sash and Door Factory (also known as the Planing Mill or Planing Factory) by January 1879 [CP 31 Jan 1879; 3]. Marrs first appears in the directories in 1878, and the factory may have begun in that year. Certainly he was instrumental in getting the business up […]

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