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John A. Mackie - importer of dry goods, groceries, hats, caps Kitchener
1853 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Birth  1852-1853  Kitchener, Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Unknown 
    Died  Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID  I53  Businesses
    Last Modified  8 Sep 2012 

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    • John A. Mackie, Importer of Dry Goods, Groceries, Hats, Caps, etc., Victoria Buildings - The history of the business house of Mr. John A. Mackie is one full of interest, and redounding in credit to the gentleman who so ably conducts it. Mr. Mackie is the oldest established merchant in Waterloo county, having first commenced his business career more than 37 years ago in Bridgeport, Ontario, from whence he removed to Berlin, and for the past 34 years has been doing business continuously in his present location. The premises occupied by him are 20x100 feet in dimensions, and well arranged for the proper display of the stock carried, which consists of dry goods, groceries, glassware and crockery, hats, caps, etc. Mr. Mackie imports his goods direct and handles nothing but the best quality, and buying largely, gets the advantages of trade discounts, which he gives to his customers in selling at the lowest possible prices. He does an excellent business in town and country, and gives employment to three careful and courteous assistants. Mr. Mackie is a native of Scotland, and possesses all those sterling qualities which have made the name of Scotchman synonymous with business integrity, sterling honesty and success in all undertakings. Mr. Mackie has served in the school board, and has been a police magistrate for the past 26 years; he is a gentleman held in the highest respect and esteem in the community where he has so long resided and done business.1a

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