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Business Type: Grain Dealer

William Jordan Sr.

The Jordans were a prominent local family of early settlers. The family came to Canada when William was a small boy and they were the neighbours of John Langton in 1834 [Kirkconnell; 45]. Their descendants remained prominent in the agricultural, business and political communities of the village and surrounding townships. In 1860 the family purchased […]

Joseph McArthur

Joseph McArthur was a land owner, and a man of many business interests and projects, all of which were of major importance to the village from the late 1860s until his premature death in 1892. He began his career as a tavern-keeper and first appears in D&B in January 1869; He was also issued a […]

A.A. (Alexander) McDonald

There are few references to A.A. McDonald in the press; only one has been found to date. “Mr. A.A. McDonald’s is also nearly ready for occupation” [CP 22 Sept 1876; 3]. Nonetheless he was an influential solicitor in the village. A.A. McDonald left the village in October 1883 for Belleville. He had lived in Fenelon […]

McDougall & Brandon

In August of 1879 John Brandon “purchased the grocery and provision business of Kerr & McDougall and removed to the McArthur Block” [CP 22 Aug 1879; 3]. We can only speculate that John Brandon quickly formed a partnership with Findlay McDougall to operate the store, for their business was soon afterwards known as McDougall and […]

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 […]

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