Fonds 2018-108 - Day books of John McKeown, shoe seller

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CA ON00156 2018-108


Day books of John McKeown, shoe seller


  • 1878-1917 (Creation)

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5 volumes

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John McKeown was born in Ontario on April 24th, 1839, the son of Samuel McKeown and Margaret McGowan, settlers from Ireland. He operated a boot and shoe store in Belleville, Ontario until 1919 when he sold the business to the Leslie family. He died in Belleville on July 7th, 1930.

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Given by John McKeown to the Leslie family when they bought his business.

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Donated to the archives by Don Leslie in August 2018.

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Day books of sales made by John McKeown's boot and shoe business on Front Street in Belleville, listing customers' names and items purchased. There are four volumes covering the following dates:
1) July 1878 - April 1882
2) April 1882 - December 1884
3) May 1894 - August 1900
4) April 1912 - October 1917

A fifth volume contains an alphabetical index to customers' names.

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