Early Listing of Waterdown 1851 Businesses and Trades

This Heritage Paper looks at an early listing of persons engaged in business and trade in the Waterdown area. The list is taken from the “Canada West List of Trades and Professions 1851” — a wonderful book covering many of the small towns and villages of Canada West that were suddenly beginning to grow with the influx of immigrants.

BAKER, LEWISagricultural implement maker
COCKBURN, JOHNgrocer and provision dealer
GRIFFIN, JAMESconveyancer and general patent agent, and agent for Gore Mutual, Equitable Fire Insurance, and National Loan Fund Life Insurance Companies
HOPKINS, R.N.general merchant and provision dealer
LILLY & SAUNDERScabinet and chairmakers
LOTTRIDGE, ROBERTgeneral merchant and postmaster
LOTTRIDGE & CUMMERmillers and sawmill
ANDERSON, ABRAHAMmiller and sawmill
ANDERSON, SAMUELinnkeeper
ASHBURY, JOHNblacksmith
BROWN, EDWARDblacksmith
BILLINGS, WILLIAM, M.D.
CARSON, HUGHmason
DORNAN, PATRICKshoemaker
DUNHAM, H.blacksmith and temperance hotel
EDWARDS, HENRYmason
ELLIS, WILLIAMbaker
GARVIN, JOHNshoemaker
GRAHAM, H.F.tanner
GRIEVE, WALTERmason
HENDERSON, GEORGEshoemaker
HOPKINS, R.saddler
HEADLY, J.waggonmaker
HUGILL, REV. JOSEPHWesleyan Methodist
LARDY, GEORGEcooper
LILLY, DANIELtailor
McGLENNAN, PATRICKbaker
MURRAT, J.J., M.D.
REID, WILLIAMweaver
STEWART, WILLIAMblacksmith
THOMPSON, HUGHsaddler

Originally published in Heritage Happenings, October 1982.

© The Waterdown-East Flamborough Heritage Society 1982, 2020

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