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Business Type: Drugs

F.O. Gamsby

Listed in Phillips’ Ontario Drug Store and Druggist List 1851-1930.

W.T. (William Thomas) Junkin

W.T. Junkin began business in Fenelon Falls as a druggist in 1888 with David Kilgour. By January 1890 he is listed in D&B with his own business on the west side of Colborne Street. The stock of Junkin’s store was purchased by H.J. Lytle in 1895, and by August, Lytle was moving into Junkin’s former […]

Junkin & Co.

Junkin & Co. was created by a partnership between David F. Kilgour and W.T. Junkin around 1888 [Ontario Directory 1888/1889]. It does not appear to have lasted later than 1889, as W.T. Junkin is listed in business on his own after January 1890.

H.J. Lytle (Herbert John), ([1840?]-1939

H.J. Lytle, of Cambray, purchased the business of W.R. Madill in February of 1894 [CP 16 Feb 1894; 8].  He moved his family from Cambray (where he had lived for many years) on March 2nd, and moved into “the brick house near the railway station” [FFG 9 March 1894; 4].  Early employees in his new […]

Walter R. Madill

Walter R. Madill, a “young man” from Whitby, purchased the drug and book store business of William E. Ellis in February 1892 [FFG 19 Feb 1892; 4]. The store was in the McArthur Block. Madill left the village a year later on February 14th, 1893 “having been offered a tempting salary to travel for a […]

M.W. (Martin) Minthorne

Although he began as a teacher at the age of 17 in Verulam Township, Martin Minthorne opened a drug store sometime during 1871. He is listed in the 1871 Census of Victoria County as a 23 year-old, Ontario-born druggist. James Dickson recorded in his diary that he bought a book at Minthorne’s store on February […]

John Nugent

John Nugent, who came from Lindsay, opened his drug store in March of 1876 [CP 10 March 1876; 3]. Almost immediately, on March 29th he was burnt out along with 7 or 8 other businesses [CP 31 March 1876; 2]; but by November he moved into the newly completed McArthur Block (rebuilt after the fire). […]

William Henry (Harry) Robson

W.H. Robson was the son of William L. Robson. “Harry Robson, who has been about two years at the drug business” left for Toronto in May of 1894, after working in Mr. H.J. Lytle’s store [FFG 18 May 1894; 4]. Three years later it was announced that “Mr. Harry Robson has purchased a stock of […]

William E. Everest

Lovell’s Province of Ontario Directory lists Everest as a druggist, clerk of the division court, and agent for the Montreal Telegraph Co. and Reliance Mutual Life Assurance Company. The 1871 census records him as a year-old, Ontario-born chemist. His business disappears from the directories after 1872.

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