Fact & Fantasy: A History of Tavistock & District J.G. Field & Co. - Page 161-162

J.G. FIELD & CO.
J.G. FIELD & CO. LTD.

"This woollen mill was first established by a Mr. Preston in 1868, who sold it the next year to John Steinman and John Gerhardt. Steinman bought out Gerhardt, and in turn sold to Field and Hetherington."
   - the Old Home Week Programme - 1930

"In 1877 a woollen mill was established by Mr. J. G. Field, employing four hands. Mr Field ...

The Knitters

THE KNITTERS (front to back)
Marie Fuhr, Edith Niebergal, Lily Gingerich, Mabel Merklinger, Jessie Lebegut

Providing better street lighting than that of fewer than a dozen lamps in front of private dwellings, became a matter of Council concern. It seems that Mr. Field offered to provide 30 lights at an annual cost of $400. A clash of personalities evidently occurred and Ontario Hydro was invited to supply the service, as the result of a big majority on the 1916 bylaw. The bitterness that it aroused is regrettable, but the Field firm continued as one of Tavistock's best under the son James Vipond until June 1953, when it was taken over by a new company, with Mr. Sam MacDougall as president. The plant then had some 60 employees an turned out 800 dozen pair of socks.

J.G. Field & Co.

J.G. FIELD & SON KNITTING MILLS - 1934
TAVISTOCK, ONTARIO

Mr. J.G. Field, Ted Mallon, Marie Liebler, John Pfeffer Sr., Millie Lebegut, Marie Fuhr, Mr. J.V. Field, Ted Neeb, Dan Neumann, Lorne Lebegut, Wilfred Schippling
Martha Krug, Marie Schippling, Ivy Kipfer, Verna Bender, Violet Erb, Martha Schippling, Lydia Schwartzentruber, Edna Baechler, Lily Gingerich, Anna Mae Ropp, Martha Blum, Jessie Lebegut, Helen Graviston, Edna Neeb, Mabel Merklinger, Sally Erb, Kathleen Jones, Merle Holloway, Phyllis Jones, Bessie Lebegut, ... Jantzi, Hilda Youngblut, Margaret Woelfle, Arnetta Vogel, Margaret Keutsch, Nancy Zehr, Marie Heinbuch, Selma Wilker, edna Hammer, Lydia Zehr, Melinda Jantzi, Violet Roth, Rosie Jutzi, Clara Zehr, Verna Currah, Marg. Fullick, Edith Niebergal, Marie Facey, Beulah Keutsch, Alberta Schmidt, Herta Donner, Marie Helmuth, Ada Hiuser, Violet McGregor, Alma Lingelbach, Florence Neeb, Anna Mae Krug.

In the intervening fourteen years, according to ... a former employee, helps out on occasion.

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