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James Elliott

James Elliott

Male 1845 - 1900  (55 years)

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  • Name James Elliott 
    Born 1845  Beverly Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1881  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Soap Manufacturer 
    Occupation 1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Soap Manufacturer 
    Residence 1891  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Presbyterian 
    Business 1897  Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Elliott Bros. Soap Works 
    • J. & R. Elliott manufacturers of plain and facy soaps, lard and other oils. This establishment is large and well fitted for the business. The premises are built of stone situated on Mill Creek, near the head of Main street. For a number of years this firm has conducted a successful business and by general urbanity and business tact they command the respect of the public and their patrons.1a

      1a\\bFrom 1897 Jubilee Souvenir of Galt
    Elliott Bros Soap Works in 1897
    Elliott Bros Soap Works in 1897
    From 1897 Jubilee Souvenir of Galt
    1890 Advertisement
    1890 Advertisement
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-100309 
    Died 7 Aug 1900  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I100309  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 

    Father George Elliott,   b. CALC 25 Jan 1805, , Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1885, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Mother Eliza Johnson,   b. 1812, , Dumfrieshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1880, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Family ID F25823  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Isabella Riddle,   b. 15 Jul 1846, Beverly Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Dec 1872  [2
    Children 
     1. George William Elliott,   b. 21 Aug 1871, , Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Dr. Robert Riddell Elliott,   b. 18 Feb 1874, Kirkwall, Beverly Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1950  (Age 75 years)
     3. John Walter Elliott,   b. 7 Feb 1883, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1886, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F254205  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Elliott Soap Works, J.& R. Elliott, Harris Street - "Where there is life, there's soap," is a new version of an old adage, but a true one nevertheless. Soap is one of the many necessary articles required in everyday life. Among the varied manufacturing industries in Galt, the Elliott Soap and Candle Works stand alone in their special line. The business of this concern has been established for over 30 years, the present firm coming into possession 6 years ago, succeeding Dixon, who succeeded Simpson, who succeeded Oliver, etc. The premises occupied are 34x106 feet in dimensions and 1 ½ stories in height, being substantially built of stone. There is one vat having a capacity of 16,000 lbs. of soap; there are also the necessary moulds, presses, etc., and a six-horse-power engine, used for pumping water. The special brands of soap manufactured - which are all laundry - are: "Pure," "Free Trade," "Sultana," "Dominion" and "Electric." The trade of the concern, which is excellent and steadily increasing, goes from London, Walkerton, St. Catharines, Brantford and Toronto, and all intermediate sections. Employment is furnished to four competent workmen. Messrs. Elliott are natives of Canada, and are active energetic and enterprising business men, and are on the sure road to business success.

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

  • Sources 
    1. [S336] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1881, Galt Division 1 Page 28.

    2. [S1800] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1891, Section 2 Page 105.

    3. [S2301] Book - Galt Summer Carnival Thursday & Friday June 12th and 13th 1890 [booket].

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1845 - Beverly Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Soap Manufacturer - 1881 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Soap Manufacturer - 1891 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Presbyterian - 1891 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Elliott Bros. Soap Works - 1897 - Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Aug 1900 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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