Taylor’s Cooperage

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Taylor’s Cooperage, from my photograph collection on Flickr, is currently located in Black Creek Pioneer Village. The building is c 1850 and was originally located in Paris, Ontario. Coopers produced barrels like those shown in the photograph as well as casks and buckets. In 1881, John Taylor of Paris, Brant, Ontario was the resident Cooper.

The Taylor household consisted of:

Taylor, John, male, aged 60, born about 1821 in Scotland, Presbyterian, Cooper

Taylor, Isabela, female, aged 40, born about 1841 in Scotland, Presbyterian

Taylor, James, male, aged 22, born about 1859 in Ontario, Presbyterian, Farm Labourer

Taylor, John, male, aged 19, born about 1862 in Ontario, Presbyterian, Painter

Taylor, William, male, aged 17, born about 1864 in Ontario, Presbyterian, Farm Servant

Taylor, David, male, aged 15, born about 1866 in Ontario, Presbyterian, Tailor

Taylor, Elizabeth, female, aged 13, born about 1868 in Ontario, Presbyterian

Taylor, Ellen, female, aged 11, born about 1870 in Ontario, Presbyterian

Taylor, Lena, female, aged 9, born about 1872 in Ontario, Presbyterian 1)“1881 Canada Census”, database on-line and digital images, Ancestry CA (www.ancestry.ca : accessed 7 June 2015), Year: 1881, Census Place: Paris Brant North, Ontario, Roll: C_13264, Page: 67, and Family No: 330; Canada. “Census of Canada, 1881.” Statistics Canada Fonds, Record Group 31-C-1. LAC microfilm C-13162 to C-13286. Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa.

Taylor's Cooperage circa 1850 now at Black Creek Pioneer Village
Taylor’s Cooperage C 1850

 

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1. “1881 Canada Census”, database on-line and digital images, Ancestry CA (www.ancestry.ca : accessed 7 June 2015), Year: 1881, Census Place: Paris Brant North, Ontario, Roll: C_13264, Page: 67, and Family No: 330; Canada. “Census of Canada, 1881.” Statistics Canada Fonds, Record Group 31-C-1. LAC microfilm C-13162 to C-13286. Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa.

Barbara J Starmans is a social historian, freelance writer and obsessed genealogist living in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada and has been doing genealogical research for the past 35 years. She is a graduate of the National Institute for Genealogical Studies in Toronto, Canada with professional learning certificates in General Methodology and in English Records and recently become an instructor for them with an intermediate course on Social History.

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