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Archer, Frank obituary

Event Date : Friday, September 12, 1952
Event Type : Death
Municipality : Burbank, California

Description : Died at his home in Burbank, California. Husband of May McKenzie; father of daughter Frances, and brother of the late Mrs. Ruth Saint. The deceased was born in Bradford and was first employed in the butcher business by Wm. Davey. On Jan. 1, 1906, he bought the business from Mr. Davey but later that year sold to Mr. James A. Webb and left town. Mr. Archer was an outstanding athlete, and being a member of Bradford's famous lacrosse team, played centre field with such well known team mates as Jas. Webb, R. McKinstry and the late Dr. Campbell.

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Barron's Hardware sold after 45 years

"Norm Barron, owner of Barron's Dominion Hardware, has retired after 32 years in the hardware business. The store was founded by Norm's father Harry Barron in 1932 in a location now occupied by John Gaus Interiors and N.S. Smith Real Estate. The elder Mr. Barron, a native of Brampton, had been a foreman at the Peace Foundry before making a move to Bradford and starting in the hardware business. Norm helped his father part-time in the store until the Second World War broke out and he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force. He was stationed in the western provinces during the war and taught aerial photography, and while out west met and married his wife Carol.After the war, Norm returned to Bradford and entered into full partnership with his father."

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Bradford Firemen Did Tremendous Service

"While not disparaging the splendid service and fine co-operation of the firemen from neighbouring municipalities, in the battle to save Bradford from more extensive damage from fire last Wednesday, the brunt of the long hours of the fight, and the strain of responsibility, fell upon the home brigade, and their magnificent effort and success merits the gratitude of every Bradford property owner." ...

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Bradford Landmark

Article about the history of Harvey's business - the Bradford Seed House building

Harvey Curry

Bradford's New Post Office is Now Nearing Completion

"Ready for Installation of Interior Fittings - Will Fill Long-Felt Need and Add Much to Appearance of Barrie Street and Business Section

Bradford's new Post Office building, construction of which was started late last fall, is now completed, inside and out, with the exception of the installing of interior fittings, the contract for which was let some time ago.
The new building, besides filling a long-felt need in this thriving and progressive village of over 1,000 population, is a most attractive addition to Bradford's business section. ..."

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Broughton, Henry P. obituary

Event Date : Thursday, November 14, 1957
Event Type : Death

Description : One of the Sault's earliest and most prominent businessmen, Henry P. Broughton, passed away at the Plummer Memorial Hospital late Thursday afternoon after a week's illness. Mr. Broughton, who had celebrated his 81st birthday last June, was born in Bradford, Ontario, and came to the Sault in 1900. He graduated in pharmacy from the University of Toronto in 1898. He worked in Montreal for a short time before coming to the Sault. His first business stand was a counter in a dry goods store, but with a short time he had purchased a business block and opened his own pharmacy. Broughton's Pharmacy has been in business in its present location, 482 Queen East, since 1901, and is the oldest established Sault business still going under the same name. A faithful member of Central United Church, Mr. Broughton joined 57 years ago when he first came to this city. He had been an elder of the church for many years. The late Mr. Broughton was always active in sports. During his younger days he played lacrosse at Bradford. After coming here he played tennis, winning the city championship many times. When he was 50 years old he defeated his son Alan for the city tennis championship. This was his last game of tennis. He then turned to golf and enjoyed that game until a year ago. Mr. Broughton was also an ardent curler, and has held practically every trophy in the Sault Curling Club.A prominent Mason, Mr. Broughton was a Past District Deputy Grand Master of the Masonic Lodge of Ontario, a Past Master of Keystone Lodge AF and AM, and was the Canadian representative to the Grand Lodge of Kansas. For many years he was president of the St. Mary's River Boat Club, chairman of the Parks Board, and a member of the Ontario Pharmaceutical Council. Mr. Broughton is survived by his wife, the former Mary Elizabeth Young; one son, Alan Y. Broughton; two granddaughters, Beverley and Barbara Broughton, all of this city; and a twin sister, Miss Ellen Broughton of Newmarket. He was predeceased by one brother, Robert, a druggist in Newmarket., and two sisters, Misses Vida and Jane Broughton. Funeral services will be conducted from Langstaff's Funeral Chapel at two o'clock Monday afternoon with Rev. E. L. Bishop and Rev. J. W. Dudgeon in charge. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

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Building Plans and Fire Losses Estimated

"Owners of businesses destroyed in last Wednesday's fire are making arrangements to carry on business in temporary quarters and are planning a building program. According to present plans, a fine new business block will rise this year on the site of the stores destroyed in last Wednesday's conflagration." ...

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C. Goode - Grain Merchant

Article describing the business and life of Mr. C. Goode, grain merchant and owner of the Goode Elevators. Article from 1906.

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C. Goode Grain Elevators

Article from the May 31, 1906 - special edition of the Bradford Witness and South Simcoe News featuring local businesses and members of the community. This article provides a history of the grain elevator business previously on the site of the current GO Train Station on Bridge Street. Farmers around town would bring in their grain to the elevators by wagon and sleighs in order to have their grains bought. The highest bidder would then direct the farmers to their specific grain mills to be processed. The building was demolished by the end of the Second World War.

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Compton, W. F. obituary

Event Date : Wednesday, March 29, 1967
Event Type : Death

Description : Death came with startling suddenness last Wednesday evening to one of Bradford's prominent business men, when Mr. William Francis Compton died at his home here. Mr. Compton had been at his place of business, Compton's IGA Groceteria, that day and came home around 6 p.m. He told Mrs. Compton that he was going to have a bath before having his dinner. Later he was found dead in the bathroom by his wife. Death is attributed to a blood clot reaching his heart.
Born in Morell, P.E.I., 67 years ago, Mr. Compton spent his early years in that province, going to U.S.A. in 1922, where he joined the A & P Stores Ltd. He returned in May, 1928, when A & P opened stores in Canada, and continued with that firm until coming to Bradford in 1944, when he purchased the long-established Sutherland's Grocery, operating the business during the first few years as Compton's Groceteria. In 1951 he joined Oshawa Wholesale as a charter member of the IGA in Canada. He continued to operate the business in the old stand until last year, when the beautiful new Compton's IGA was opened on John Street West. He was justly very proud of this fine new store, which was really the realization of a long anticipated plan. A good business man, exceptionally well trained in the food marketing business, Mr. Compton succeeded in his private business and also found time to devote energy to his municipality. He had served both as councillor and reeve of Bradford, in the years before the municipality gained town status, and had also served as president of Bradford Lions Club. Mr. Compton was married at Laggan, Ontario, in September, 1928, to Normanda MacNeil, who survives him with their family of two daughters, Joan (Mrs. K. L. Pond), Ottawa; Norma (Mrs. R. D. Duffy), Toronto; Gordon William, Bradford; sisters and brother, Esther (Mrs. V. H. Dockendorf), Charlottetown, P.E.I.; Frances (Mrs. A. R. Graham), Mussoorile, India; Lydia (deceased); Robbins, Morell, P.E.I. and Elizabeth (Mrs. W. H. Reich), Port Washington, N.Y.; and five grandchildren, who were the delight of his life, Dianne and David Compton and Janet, Allison and Christine Pond.
The funeral was held on Saturday, April 1, from his church, Bradford United, with Rev. D. J. Lute conducting the services. Temporary entombment was in the vault, with interment to be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Bradford. The pallbearers were Keith Collings, Robert Hanna, Robert Veale Jr., Joseph Alebeck, Wallace Holmes and George Allan.The flower bearers were James Patton, Harold Newns, Charles Davidson, Ronald James and Lester Woolven.

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