Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
Union Mills Waterloo

Union Mills Waterloo

1879 - Yes, date unknown

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  • Name Union Mills Waterloo 
    Born 1879  Bridge St., Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Unknown 
    Business Union Mills - William Snider & Co., Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Union Mills - William Snider & Co. 
    Eby ID Number Business-4 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I4  Businesses
    Last Modified 16 Dec 2012 

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  • Photos
    Union Mills about 1927
    Union Mills about 1927
    from City of Waterloo

  • Notes 
    • Union Mills, William Snider & Co. - The milling industry is well represented in Waterloo. Situated as the town is, in the midst of an important wheat-growing country, this is to be expected. Among those prominently identified in this line is the firm of William Snider & Co., proprietors of the Union Mills. This business was established in 1879, succeeding Mr. Elias Snider, who had previously conducted it for five years. The premises occupied as the mill are 46x136 feet in dimensions and five stories in height, containing 26 pairs of rolls and all the latest and most improved mill machinery and appliances, the engine being of 100-horse power. The product of this mill is of the most superior quality, and has a ready sale in the markets of the Dominion, besides which the firm do an extensive export business. They give employment to 15 skilled and careful hands, who are under their immediate supervision. The leading brands of flour manufactured by this concern are the "Ocean," "Agate," "Zola" and "Waterloo," which are well known and popular brands. The trade of the house during the present season is the largest they have had for years. Both members of the firm are natives of Canada, and the senior member of the firm, Mr. Snider, is a public-spirited gentleman, and was in the Council for seven years, Reeve for three years, Warden of the county one year, and Mayor of the town for two years. Both gentlemen are active and progressive business men, and have succeeded in building up an extensive and lucrative trade, of which they are eminently deserving.1a

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