Original Onondaga Post Office
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- This photograph depicts the original post office of Onondaga Township.
The building was also a general store operated by W. O. Soules who served as the first postmaster in 1851-1854. He was succeeded by John C. Swift in 1854, then by William J. Buckwell in 1855. Buckwell continued to be postmaster until his death in 1877. Buckwell's widow then replaced her late husband. She served as postmaster until 1891. Her daughter succeeded her, and the post office was moved to a small house next door.
In 1895, Samuel Simpson, brother to the new storekeeper, moved the post office back to the store and served as postmaster until 1906. The store was sold once again, and the son of the new owner, Neil McPherdon, became postmaster. In 1922, he was succeeded by his sister Anne. Two years later, W. R. Fielding bought the store and became postmaster. In 1932, the store was acquired by the local blacksmith, then it was rented by William Ferguson, whose son Fred was appointed postmaster. He served until 1943.
The original photograph was provided by Joyce Smith during a Scan & Share Day event held at the Onondaga Hall on January 14, 2012.
- Date of Original:
- [before 1943]
Width: 7.3 cm
Height: 7.1 cm
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- Courtesy of the Brant Historical Society.
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- Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
- Recommended Citation:
- Post Office of Onondaga, before 1943. Brant Historical Society.
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