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Business Type: Jeweler

R.J. (Robert) Frost

R.J. Frost was from Orillia . He purchased the jewellry business of J.A. Todd and opened a store in the Jordan Block directly opposite the Post Office in June of 1889 [FFG 14 June 1889; 5]. He advertised a full stock of watches, clocks and other articles. The Gazette recorded that Frost left the Falls […]

Alex Moore

Alex Moore had purchased the watch-making business of R.J. Frost by April of 1891, when Frost left the Falls for Vancouver. The Gazette proudly announced that Alex Moore had succeeded Frost in the advertising columns of the Gazette as well as in the McArthur Block [FFG 1 May 1891; 4], just opposite the post office. […]

John Slater

John Slater was born in England, and arrived in Canada in 1869. He was living for some time in Oakwood and later Toronto, before moving to his farm in Verulam. He commenced business as a watchmaker in Mr. McArthur’s building directly opposite the post office about the first of July 1880 [FFG 10 July 1880; […]

James A. Todd

Todd, a watchmaker and jeweler from Barrie, opened a shop in November 1886, in the newly constructed McArthur Block [CP 5 Nov 1886; 6]. A year later “our popular jeweller” moved his business across the street, next door to the Post Office [CP 23 Dec 1887; 8]. R.J. Frost of Orillia purchased J.A. Todd’s jewelry […]

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