John Brockenshire is listed in the 1871 Census as a 24 year-old, Ontario-born, Methodist labourer. In 1878 he “occupied” the Victoria Hotel, south of the river (then owned by William Routley) when it burned on 5 January 1878 [CP 11 Jan. 1878; 3]. Brockenshire may have been the manager. Apart from this brief notice, there […]
Business Type: Tavern
The Fenelon Council granted Evans Edwards a license to keep a tavern at Fenelon Falls on March 30th, 1874 and again in 1875 and 1876. The tavern in the Victoria Hotel was listed in the directories until 1876, and then disappears.
Alexander McArthur apparently arrived in the village about 1869 from Ops and stayed for 20 years. Lovell’s Province of Ontario Directory for 1871 states that Alexander “bds” [sic, i.e. boards] at the McArthur Hotel1 while the 1871 Census states he was 272 years old. Alexander, the brother3 of Joseph McArthur, acted as the proprietor of […]
The 1871 census lists a 40 year-old William Routly [sic] “living private”, yet he also appears as a tavern keeper in Lovell’s Province of Ontario Directory for 1871. He was the owner of the “roughly kept” Victoria Hotel when it burned in January 1878. By 1882 Routley began construction of another hotel on the same […]
James Wallis is considered one of the founders of Fenelon Falls as his speculations and investments were of vital importance to its early development. His business operations in partnership with Robert Jameson carved the village out of the wilderness. Originally from County Cork, Ireland, James Wallis arrived in Montreal from Glasgow in 1832, aged 26. […]