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Business Type: Grocer

John D. Lamb

In the 1871 Census John Lamb is listed as a 35 year-old English carpenter living in Fenelon. By 1876 a John D. Lamb appears in D&B as a grocer, but the business vanishes from the record by 1878.

John Austin

John Austin’s first appearance is in the 1871 Census as a 22 year-old, Ontario-born, grocer. His grocery store was burned in the March 1876 McArthur Block fire, but was soon opened out in other premises [CP 31 March 1876; 2]. The business relocated to the newly completed McArthur Block by November [CP 3 Nov 1876; […]

Duncan A. McDonald

Duncan A. McDonald appears to have enjoyed a number of professions in the few years he was in Fenelon Falls (1861-1868). A 36 year-old Duncan McDonald is listed as a shoemaker in the 1861 Census; the value of his “annual production” is given as $400. He is recorded as a “boot and shoemaker” in Mitchell’s […]

Frank Bell

A Frank Bell is listed in Fuller’s Counties of Peterborough and Victoria Directory (1865/66) as a grocer. Thomas Bell (senior) was also a grocer from 1868 to around 1871[?]. Is this the same man? A father and son? Were they in partnership? Whatever connection there was between the two remains undiscovered to date.

Thomas Bell, Sr.

Thomas Bell is listed as a grocer in D&B from July 1868 to after January 1869. A Thomas Bell senior is listed in Lovell’s Directory for 1871, but a profession is not given. There is also a Frank Bell listed as a grocer in 1865/1866. If there is any connection between the two, it has […]

James J. Power

James J. Power(s) is listed as a 30 year-old bailiff in the 1871 Census of Fenelon. He first appears as a grocer in the July 1873 edition of D&B, but he vanishes immediately afterwards. He may have been working for someone else. His reappearance in the July 1878 edition was short-lived for he retired from […]

Whitney W. Blott

W.W. Blott was certainly in business in a small way before April 21st, 1884, as he lost his restaurant and dwelling (valued at $300) in the great fire that burned out the west side of Colborne Street between Bond and Francis. Blott had been renting a wooden building owned by John A. Ellis [FFG 26 […]

W.L. (William Lithgow) Robson

William Robson, according to the 1904 Souvenir arrived in Fenelon Falls “40 years ago”, i.e. 18641. He set up shop selling groceries around 1873. William L.’s shop was among nine others that were destroyed by fire in March 1876 [CP 31 March 1876; 2], but he was back up in business the following month [CP […]

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