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August 26, 2017

Merritton Cotton Mill: Ontario’s Old Mills

Filed under: Mill,Ontario — Tags: , , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am
Merritton Cotton Mill: Ontario's Old Mills

Merritton Cotton Mill: Ontario’s Old Mills

The Beaver Cotton Mill was built in 1857 on this St. Catharine’s site and was destroyed by fire in 1881. The present building replaced it in 1885. It was not in use during the Great Depression and was renovated as a restaurant in 2001.


Merritton Cotton Mill: Ontario's Old Mills

Merritton Cotton Mill: Ontario’s Old Mills

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  1. Very cool subject Harold!

    Comment by Eden — February 10, 2012 @ 10:32 am

  2. Great find and great shot Harold.

    Comment by Edith Levy — February 10, 2012 @ 10:59 am

  3. I am doing some family genealogical research and was wondering if you know of any records that might exist of former employees of this mill?

    My grandparents came to Canada from Scotland and according to a U.S. Border Crossing record lived in Merritton around 1922.
    They both worked in the textile industry in Scotland.
    When she arrived in 1920 aboard the C.P. Metagama, she (Mary Ann Necy) stated that her previous occupation was a “yarn winder” and that she was going to Thorold to stay with her Aunt (Mrs. Giffney) and to work as a rubber worker.

    Any help that you could provided would be greatly appreciated.

    Comment by Bill Hannan — April 17, 2017 @ 1:39 pm

  4. I’m sorry Bill but I don’t know of any records.

    Comment by Harold — April 18, 2017 @ 10:47 pm

  5. Sweet.So looking forward to showing this to my mom.She is 90 now.Her great grandfather was Richard Talbot.My great grandmother was born in Merriton in 1870.
    He set cotton Mills up all over the world apparently.
    He and another man set up some new technology ,for the time,to do with the cotton Mill? I have it in a newspaper clip.(file on ancestry).
    Look forward to delving into the history of this place.I realize this is the “new Mill”,since they were there before the fire. Thanks,Jenn

    Comment by Jennifer Hughes — June 25, 2017 @ 12:02 pm

  6. Very Interesting. Thanks for posting, Jenn.

    Comment by Harold — June 25, 2017 @ 11:13 pm

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