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Business Type: Grocer

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 […]

John Henry Brandon

John Henry Brandon was born in 1857, the son of Andrew and Martha Brandon. In August 1879 John Brandon “purchased the grocery and provision business of McDougall and Kerr and removed to the McArthur Block” [CP 22 August 1879; 3]. What no doubt happened after this was that Brandon formed a partnership with Findlay McDougall, […]

Robson & Robson

Robson & Robson was made up of a partnership between Thomas and William L. Robson. William L. started in business in 1873, and around 1877 Thomas joined him in partnership. As Thomas was an Iron founder, he probably began to do foundry work in addition to running the store. William L.’s shop was among nine […]

Cornelius Curtis // Cornelius Curtis Jr.

Cornelius Curtis was a Verulam farmer in 1871. The Census lists him as a 48 year-old, Irish-born Baptist. There is some confusion about who opened a grocery store in Fenelon Falls about 1890, for both Curtis and Cornelius Curtis Junior are mentioned in the papers. D&B is more precise, listing a Cornelius Curtis from January […]

Curtis & Heatherington

The partnership between Cornelius Curtis and Isaac Hetherington, grocers and provision dealers was dissolved by mutual consent on September 25th, 1896 [FFG 2 Oct 1896; 5]. According to D&B this partnership lasted less than a year.

Robert Rutherford

Robert Rutherford was born in Smith Township, Peterborough County [FFPL 25.13]. By 1876 he opened a grocery store in the McArthur Block; “Mr. Robert Rutherford has a considerable portion of his opening stock here and is ready to open” when the painting is done in the almost completed McArthur Block [CP 3 Nov 1876; 3]. […]

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