Business Type: Shoes
G.M. Pearce bought out his brother Henry Pearce in April of 1891 and opened out a choice lot of ready made boots & shoes in Mr. S. Newman’s brick block [FFG 10 April 1891; 4]. The shop does not appear to have lasted very long; his brother Henry was back to running the shoe business […]
Henry Pearce was a shoemaker in the village for many years. He first appears in the directories in 1887, and he remained in business until about 1919. His brother took over the business for a brief period after April 18911, but Henry was certainly operating the store in November 1892 when most of the stock […]
D&B [Jan & July 1872 editions].
Andrew Torrance was born in Glasgow and came to Canada with his parents at the age of 13, settling in Fenelon Township. According to the directories, Torrance set up shop in Fenelon Falls in the spring or early summer of 1881, perhaps with this father. About a year later, he left for Winnipeg, but returned […]
Thomas Torrance is listed as a 55 year-old, Scottish-born shoemaker in the 1871 census. An entry in the business section of the 1871 Census states his shop was open 12 months a year and employed two men (probably Torrance and his son Andrew [see above]), but that they kept no strict accounts of how many […]
“Mr. Cullen has just opened his new shop on Colborne Street” announced the Canadian Post in March 1875 [26 March 1875; 3]. Two years later, in October 1877, Cullen moved his store into the “hotel block” (beside the new Mansion House hotel) [CP 12 Oct 1877; 3]. D&B lists a John Cullen from July 1875 […]
William Dewart and [Henry?] Graham are listed as partners selling shoes for these dates. They are also listed in Fuller’s County of Peterborough & Victoria Directory as “General Merchants”.
John Finn’s shoe shop first appears in the directories during the summer of 1875 . In 1877 Finn’s business shared a house on Colborne Street with McFarland’s grocery store and the dwelling of M.H. Cochrane . The 1881 Census lists him as a 34 year-old Irish-born Catholic. Apart from this there is little information about […]
In 1871, Robert Hall was a 26 year-old, Ontario-born shoemaker from an Irish background. He is listed in the 1871 census of the County, and his name first appears in the D&B directories in July of that year. He made and sold boots and shoes throughout most of the 1870’s. Hall may have formed a […]