Boulter, Wellington

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Boulter, Wellington

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1837-1927

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Wellington Boulter was born in Sophiasburg Township, in the County of Prince Edward, Ontario, the tenth in a family of 21 children of George Boulter. The latter settled on a farm at Demorestville in the bay front opposite Big Island. Wellington Boulter built a small canning factory there; his son Ed (G.E.) took charge of the factory at the age of 12.
In 1882 Wellington Boulter built a factory at Picton (W. Boulter and Sons), which was the first such east of Toronto, and the second in Canada. Corn and Tomatoes were processed there. It was the first commercial corn cannery of any lasting importance. This enterprising pioneer became known as "the father of commercial canning in Canada." He with his two sons George E. and Frank E.N. Boulter, started a factory in Toronto, which was guaranteed freedom from taxes for 10 years. It was on the old Toronto Esplanade at the foot of Cherry Street.

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