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Business Type: Groceries & Provisions

John A. (Alexander) Ellis

John A. Ellis was a store and property owner in the village, who eventually became involved in the lumber trade. He purchased the grocery business of James J. Power in November 1880, made large additions to the stock, and moved into the store built by Grise and St. Michel [FFG 27 Nov 1880; 2]. Ellis […]

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 […]

A. & C. McFarland

Andrew McFarland was the nephew of Joseph McFarland, and Cliff was Joseph’s son. They continued to operate the business of Joseph McFarland after his death in 1911.

Joseph McFarland

According to his obituary Joseph McFarland was born in Verulam Township, and as a young man was first employed by the R.C. Smith Company. It states that he went into business for himself in 1873, having bought out the stock of Mr. Joseph Littleton [FFPL 11.16]. McFarland first appears in the directories in 1876. In […]

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