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 Olin Abner Beach

Olin Abner Beach

Birth
Winchester, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties, Ontario, Canada
Death 1 Apr 1966 (aged 83)
Ottawa, Ottawa Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Burial Maple Ridge, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties, Ontario, Canada
Memorial ID 90429949 · View Source
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Beach Family Line

He was named after Bishop Olin of New York State and Abner, the father of Pioneer David Beach.


After spending about a month in a sash and door factory, he secured a place at Sewell MB (now Camp Hughes) where he operated a grain elevator for two years. He was located in the same business successively at Wolseley, Balgonie, and Pilot Butte, all in Saskatchewan. Early in 1904 he moved to Craven and started a hardware business in partnership with W W Gibson. In 1907 they opened a second store at Cupar, SK, with which they combined an implement business. In 1911 a fire burned out most of the town.

In 1912, he started in business in Ottawa, under the name of Beach Motors Limited, the largest supply house, garage and car sales room in Ottawa. At one time the Company manufactured House Trailers and had a number of gasoline service stations. His three oldest sons started their business careers with Beach Motors Limited. In 1939, the Government leased part of the premises for warehousing supplies and at the end of the war in 1946 they bought the building for garage purposes for the Canadian Army Service Corps. After this Olin was in business ventures with his sons until 1956 when he retired"



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  • Maintained by: SusanR
  • Originally Created by: Shirley Hackett
  • Added: 20 May 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 90429949
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Olin Abner Beach (27 Apr 1882–1 Apr 1966), Find A Grave Memorial no. 90429949, citing Maple Ridge Cemetery, Maple Ridge, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by SusanR (contributor 46905592) .