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Business Type: Grain

Richard M. Butler

McDougall and Brandon sold out their grocery and provisions business at No. 3 McArthur’s Block to R.M. Butler of Barrie in April of 1884. He “will take possession in a few days” [FFG 12 April 1884; 2]. On May 1st Butler advertised that he had also purchased “Mr. Geo. Manning’s stock of boots & shoes […]

George Cunningham

The Dominion Telegraph had been “lately established” and “under the charge of George Cunningham” when it was noted in the Canadian Post [11 Sept 1874; 3]. There is no indication that the Company had an office in Fenelon, so it must have operated out of Cunningham’s business. In October 1881 the Montreal and Dominion Telegraph […]

Jordan & McArthur

William Jordan appears to have been in partnership with [Joseph?] McArthur from 1882 to 1885.

McArthur & Webster

Grain became an important commodity in the 1880s as the railway made it possible to transport bulk shipments, and Fenelon Falls became an active local terminal. Joseph McArthur and William Webster formed a partnership to deal in grain in October 18851 [FFG 17 Oct 1885; 2]. When the partners “found themselves without a suitable building” […]

A. Macauly

The following appeared in the Canadian Post in 1876 [13 Oct 1876; 3]: “A grain market has at last been opened here by a Mr. A. Macauly… [This is the] first real benefit received from the railway…” “The establishment of a grain market by Mr. Macauly is already making a little money move around, and […]

McIntosh & McFarland

This partnership between H.A. McIntosh and Joseph McFarland was created to sell grain. Even though Joseph McFarland died in 1911, the partnership of McIntosh & McFarland continued to be listed in D&B until 1913.

W. (William?) Webster

William Webster was a grain dealer in the mid-1880s. He worked with R.M. Butler and the Gazette described them as “on the [grain] market…” [FFG 3 Oct 1885; 2]. The 1890 Census of Fenelon Township lists Webster as a 31 year-old “Baptist drover and cattle buyer.” By the mid-1890s Webster was an Insurance Agent, acting […]

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