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Business Type: Livery

E.R. (Edward Robert) Edwards

Edward Edwards appears as a 25 year-old, Ontario-born labourer in the 1871 Census. The following year “E.R. Edwards” started a livery business in partnership with Robert Cain . The firm of Cain and Edwards lasted until 1876, when E.R. became its sole owner [CP 3 Nov 1876; 3]. The Edwards home, drive shed and livery […]

Angus Fountain

The Gazette records that “Mr. Angus Fountain, the well known bartender of the McArthur House” [FFG 6 Sept 1889; 4] left for Sarnia on Saturday August 31st for new employment. His exile does not appear to have lasted, for an “Anges W” [sic] Fountain is listed in the 1891 Census as a 22 year-old Methodist […]

William Golden

“Benjamin Heaslip has purchased J.J. Nevison’s half interest in the new livery stable started here a few weeks ago, and the firm is now Heaslip and Golden” [FFG 20 June 1890; 4]. The directories list Golden on his own by 1891. In October 1892 Golden purchased a house on Francis Street and built a new […]

George Goodhand

George Goodhand was born in Port Hope in 1854 and lived successively at Cameron, Fenelon Falls and Baddow. He purchased the livery business of William Routley in the spring of 1889 [FFG 1 March 1889: 8]. Goodhand’s stables, located on Francis Street East, were burned in a fire on July 31st 1890 [FFG 1 Aug […]

George Martin

The name George Martin first appears in 1876 (D&B) as the owner of a livery stable. His name is mentioned again in 1881 as he was paid $3.00 for storing the village fire engine in one of his buildings [FFG 29 Jan 1881; 2]. George Martin was also in partnership with Alexander McArthur and John […]

Joseph Welsh

Mr. Joseph Welch [sic] has commenced the livery business on Francis Street East…[FFG 9 Feb 1884; 2]. He entered into a partnership with a Mr. Horton in 1885 and opened a new livery stable in “Brooks old stand” [FFG 28 Nov 1885; 2]. Their intention was to run a daily stage between Fenelon Falls and […]

John J. Wilson

John Wilson began business in partnership with George Whissle as a butcher; that business was dissolved in December 1884, and the Gazette reported that the business would be carried on by Mr. Wilson [FFG 3 Jan 1885; 2]. Wilson, who apparently was only 16, was not a success as a butcher, as he next appears […]

Aaron Brooks

25 year-old Aaron Brooks, an Ontario-born cooper of Irish background, was living in Lindsay in 1871. Aaron, along with his brother Henry, was certainly in the village by the early 1880s. In November 1882 Aaron and Henry leased the operation of the newly built North American Hotel from William Routley [FFG 25 Nov 1882; 1], […]

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