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William Baker - general merchant Ayr
1846 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Birth  1846  Ayr, Waterloo Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Unknown 
    Business  1846  William Baker - General Merchant, Northumberland St., Ayr, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William Baker - general merchant 
    Died  Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID  I100  Businesses of Waterloo Region
    Last Modified  9 Sep 2012 

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    • William Baker, General Merchant, Northumberland Street - In a town of the size of Ayr the carrying on of a trade in general merchandise is of great importance, and constitutes the principal feature in the mercantile resources of a town not yet dignified into a city. Foremost among those engaged in such a trade here is Mr. William Baker. This gentleman commenced business in 1846, having since built up a splendid trade, which is now by far the largest of its kind carried on in Ayr. Mr. Baker carries a complete line of groceries, of fine quality, country produce, all kinds of garden and agricultural seeds. A large and general stock of hardware is carried, paints and oils; as also of dry goods and boots and shoes. The stock is of excellent quality throughout, and being bought on the most favorable terms, special advantages are afforded to the customer. A specialty is made by this house in the exporting of first-class dairy butter. The large trade carried on by Mr. Baker is constantly increasing, as this house is in a position to offer inducements to the customer which no other house in Ayr can. Mr. Baker, who is a native of Glasgow, Scotland, came out to Canada in 1846, having commenced business almost immediately after his arrival. He is an energetic and thorough man of business, and he is widely known in this community, and is held in high esteem, his business career having been unblemished.1a

      1aIndustries of Canada Historcial and Commercial Sketches Hamilton and Environs 1886

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