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Business Type: Millinery

Hattie Borland

Hattie Borland appears only once in the July 1878 edition of D&B. She may have been the wife or sister of Edward B. Borland. We know little else about her.

Elizabeth Dewart

Elizabeth Dewart, the 19 year-old daughter of William Dewart, is listed as a milliner in the 1881 Census.

Agnes Loynd Heeley

Agnes Heeley was, according to some sources, the first resident photographer in Fenelon Falls, although in the 1871 Census it is William Heeley, her husband, who is listed as the photographer. Even as William’s assistant she was certainly one of the few women working in photography in the province. The photo studio was set up […]

Mrs. J.A. McDougall

D&B; Ontario Directory One source [FFPL 28:10A] claims that Mrs. J.A. McDougall and Mrs. R. McDougall were the same person.

Mrs. Jennie McDougall

Ontario Directory; Province of Ontario Gazetteer Although these two women [J.A and Jennie] may be the same person there is little evidence that can help us to identify them. One source [FFPL 28:10A] claims that Mrs. J.A. McDougall and Mrs. R. McDougall were the same person.

Mrs. R. McDougall

Mrs. R. McDougall was planning a business in October 1889, as she is recorded as “moving her household furniture to the rooms up stairs in Jordan’s block vacated by Mr. Nevison” [FFG 4 Oct 1889; 1]. Her plans, nonetheless, must have changed for by 1890 she was in a store “two doors north of the […]

Myrtle (M.A.) Washburn

In April 1897 the Gazette announced that “Miss Myrtle Washburn, a former resident of the Falls, is now one of Mrs. R. McDougall’s staff of milliners” [FFG 16 April 1897; 4]. “She arrived here from Guelph on Thursday of last week and her mother and brother will shortly come to the Falls with the intention […]

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