J.H. Todd and Sons

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J.H. Todd and Sons

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Born in 1827 in Brampton, Ontario, Jacob Hunter Todd came to Victoria, B.C. in the early 1860s. Todd later went to the Cariboo where he travelled to mining camps selling sundries. In 1872 he returned to Victoria and there entered into a partnership with his son Charles to operate a general store. The company expanded into the salmon industry with the construction of the Richmond (1882) and Beaver (1889) Canneries on the Fraser River. It later acquired the Inverness Cannery located on the Skeena River. A new company was formed after a voluntary liquidation in 1931. Control of the company was assumed by B.C. Packers Ltd. and the Canadian Fishing Company in 1954. It continued to operate a cannery at Klemtu and fish camps on the Skeena River, Fraser River and at Sooke under the Todd name until it ceased to exist as a separate entity after 1969.


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Inverness Cannery (Constructed in 1876. Closed in 1950. Destroyed by fire in 1973.)

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Inverness Cannery is owned by J.H. Todd and Sons

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Purchased in 1902 and owned until closure in 1950.

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