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1851 St. Mary’s Canada Directory

A Village situated in the Township of Blanchard, County of Perth, C. W. distant from Stratford, 12 miles from London, 25 miles. Population about 800. In the following Directory the names which appear in CAPITALS are those of subscribers to the work. Alphabetical List Of Professions, Trades, &C. Christie, THOMAS, J. P., general storekeeper and postmaster. Anderson, Douglas, Farmers’ house. Atkinson, George, wagonmaker. Avery, Cornelius, tanner. Babcock, George, miller. Babcock, George, Perth hotel. Bannerman. Alexander, stonecutter. Barron, William, cooper. Bell, Francis, shoemaker. Bodman & Levy, chairmakers. Coleman, Dr. James, coroner, notary and clerk of division court. Colerich, Samuel, fuller. Crittenden & Nichol, manufacturers of potash, &c. Dawson, Archibald & Neil, blacksmiths. Eastman, Rev. Sandford, Episcopal Methodist. Fawcett, Rev. Thomas, Wesleyan. Forrester, Andrew, carpenter. Freligh, Samuel, hotelkeeper. Germain, A. M., livery stable. Guest, Thomas B., township reeve, manufacturer of potash, &c. Harrison, Milner, storekeeper. Hunter, George F., storekeeper and manufacturer of potash, &c. Hunter, William, innkeeper. Jones, Thomas, cabinetmaker. Lampman, Rev. Archibald, Church of England. Legair, James, storekeeper and manufacturer of potash, &c. Lenox. William, shoemaker. Long, Edward, manufacturer of potash, &c. McCallum, Malcolm, carpenter. McDonald, Alexander & George, stonecutters. McDonald, John, storekeeper. McIntosh, Gilbert, wool factory. McIntyre, James, tailor. McIntyre, George, shoemaker. McLean, Dr. Lachlin, physician and surgeon. Moscrip, William, tinsmith. Murphy, Edmund, shoemaker. Nellis, Dr. Alexander A., physician and surgeon. Nichol & Crittenden, millers. Sanderson, John, carpenter. Shane, Robert, tailor. Smith, James, innkeeper. Stevens, Charles, shoemaker. Switzer, Christopher, wagonmaker. Township Council Thomas B. Guest, reeve; Henry Willis, A. Hill, George Adair, and William Chambers,...

Biography of Albert E. Mayhew

Albert E. Mayhew, who had lived in Kansas since early boyhood, had built up the leading hardware business at Effingham in Atchison County, is also a banker there, and is now serving his second term as a representative in the State Legislature. Mr. Mayhew was born at St. Mary’s, Canada, March 17, 1866, and was brought to Kansas by his parents when he was four years of age. He grew up at Centralia, was educated there in the public schools, graduating from high school in 1883, and for one year was a student in the State Normal School at Emporia. Before engaging in business he taught three years in Nemaha County, Kansas. His business experience began as clerk in different stores. After two years he went into merchandising for himself at Vermillion, Kansas, and was profitably established there until 1899. In that year Mr. Mayhew came to Effingham and built and founded his present hardware store, which is the largest in this section of Atchison County. His two-story building is located on Main Street, and he had extended his trade relations over all that part of the county and draws some trade which normally would go to the City of Atchison. Mr. Mayhew’s father, William Mayhew, was a Kansas pioneer. He was born in Lancastershire, England, in 1832, and at the age of thirteen ran away from home, erossed the ocean, and located at St. Mary’s, Canada, where he grew to manhood and married. He became a farmer and stock man, and in 1870 came to kansas, locating at Centralia in June of that year. He resumed farming in...

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