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Thomas A. Mara
Male 1844 - 1893


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  • Birth  23 Mar 1844  Toronto, York Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Merchant 
    Religion  1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Methodist 
    Misfortune  1893  Toronto, York Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    accidently killed by morphine 
    Name  T. A. Mara 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-58120 
    Died  7 Nov 1893  Toronto, York Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried  Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London, Middlesex Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I58120  Generations
    Last Modified  30 Apr 2017 

    Family  Clarissa "Clara" Long,   b. 1 Mar 1850, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1927 
    Married  8 Dec 1869  , Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Edward Mara,   b. 1870, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Wilfred Mara,   b. 1874, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Clifford Long Mara,   b. 10 Dec 1880, Milton, Halton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Henry Mara,   b. 1883, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Mary Irene Mara,   b. 8 Jun 1889, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F14996  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Mara & Co., General and Fancy Dry Goods, Main Street - Galt is possessed of several first-class dry goods establishments, prominent among which must be mentioned the firm of Messrs. Mara & Co., whose business has been established over two and a half years, having been previously on Ainsley Street for two years; but finding themselves crowded for room, they removed to their present large and commodious premises, which are more eligibly located, being in the business heart and on the leading thoroughfare of the city. The premises are 28x110 feet in dimensions, where is carried a large, complete and well selected stock of general and fancy dry goods, boots and shoes, hats and caps, and read-made clothing of the most fashionable designs and manufacture. They purchase direct from the leading manufacturers, and, buying largely, make liberal terms, whereby they are enabled to give their customers the benefit in low figures. The business of the house is rapidly extending, and now covers both town and the surrounding sections of country. Employment is given to eight competent and courteous assistants, who are ever willing and pleased to show goods. Mr. Mara is a native of Canada, and is a wide-awake, persevering and enterprising business man, and is materially tending to augment the commercial importance of Galt. He was a member of the Town Council of Milton, where he previously resided, and is held in high esteem in the community where he now resides. They use three electric lights, and are the only firm in Galt having the Cash Railway System, having two stations. They also deal extensively in bankrupt stocks of dry goods, and buy all for spot cash, thereby giving their customers the benefit. Their annual sales amount to over $100,000 dollars. They do the largest business in Galt, selling for spot cash.1a

      1aIndustries of Canada, historical and commercial sketches, Hamilton and environs: its prominent places and people: representative merchants and manufacturers: its improvements, progress and enterprise (1886)

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      Drug Clerk's Mistake: T. A. Mara, of T. A. Mara & Co., general merchants, London, died on Tuesday from the effects of an overdose of morphine taken for a cold in mistake for quinine. It is alleged that a drug clerk in filling the prescription made the fatal mistake. A daughter of Mr. Mara's also took a dose of the medicine, and was for a time in great danger. T. A. Mara was for years a prominent merchant in Galt, and had several branch stores through Western Ontario.

      Elmira Signet 16 Nov 1893 pg 6. col. 4

  • Sources 
    1. [S2238] Cemetery - ON, Middlesex, London - Mount Pleasant.
      In loving Mmeory of Thomas A. Mara born 23rd Mar 1844, Died 7 Nov 1893 - His wife Clara Long born 1st Mar 1850 deid 9 Par 1927. Mary Irene Mara born 8th Jun 1889 - Died 19 Oct 1930

    2. [S1800] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1891, Sec. 1 Page 136.

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 23 Mar 1844 - Toronto, York Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Dec 1869 - , Perth Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Merchant - 1891 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Methodist - 1891 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisfortune - accidently killed by morphine - 1893 - Toronto, York Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Nov 1893 - Toronto, York Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London, Middlesex Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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