“Mr. John Jarvis, merchant tailor” is noted in the Canada Post in 1879 [CP 11 July 1879; 1], and this may mark his entry into business in Fenelon Falls. By the following year he was in partnership with Hugh McDougall to form Jarvis & McDougall.
Business Type: Merchant Tailor
Thomas Taggart appears in the 1895 Ontario Gazetteer and Directory; but the entry is possibly a printing error resulting from the appearance of Robert Taggart’s tailor shop in 1894. Certainly there is no other record of a Thomas Taggart either in the directories or in any of the Census records.