R. Forbes & Co. Ltd.

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R. Forbes & Co. Ltd.

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1888-1928

History

In 1874 Robert Forbes of Scotland purchased the Randall, Farr & Co. Woollen Mill on Queen St. West in Hespeler. The company was incorporated in 1888 as R. Forbes & Co. Ltd. with Robert's sons George and James serving as president and company director respectively. In 1895 with the passing of Robert and James, George took over full operation of the company building it into the largest textile mill in the British Commonwealth. George continued to lead the company until 1928 when it was sold to the Dominion Woollens and Worsteds Co. Ltd.

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Hespeler, Ont.

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Forbes, Robert ([18--]-1895)

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hierarchical

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Forbes, Robert

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R. Forbes & Co. Ltd.

Dates of the relationship

1888-1895

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