The Merchant's Bank of Prince Edward Island - List of Shareholders, C.A. 1900


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The following is an interesting document passed down through my family. It is a turn of the century booklet listing the shareholders of the Merchant's Bank, Charlottetown. Documents such as this can provide wonderful little bits of background information about our ancestors, and clues to their whereabouts at the time of the document's publication.

This printed list is undated, so it is somewhat difficult to establish an exact publication date, but it can be approximated. Samuel Hyde died December 06 1897, and Jane (Mutch) Hyde, his wife, was executrix of his estate (see Will and Administration of Samuel Hyde), and she is listed here as such. Also, the Hon. Donald Farquharson is listed here with his 2nd wife Sarah (Moore) Farquharson. Donald was Premier of P.E.I. from 1898-1901, then federal M.P. till his death in Ottawa on 26 June 1903. Lemuel Hyde, also listed, died 18 April 1902. So, this narrows down the date of this document to the period between Dec. 1897 and April 1902. Perhaps a more thorough examination of the death dates of those listed within might narrow down the date further.

The Merchant's Bank of Prince Edward Island opened its doors on Water Street, Charlottetown Nov. 6 1871, closing after April 10, 1906 when a vote of the shareholders decided to sell it to the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. The Bank reopened under its new ownership June 2 1906.

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The Merchant's Bank of Prince Edward Island
List of Shareholders, C.A. 1900
Names Residence # of Shares $Amount
Beales, James Charlottetown 61 1,979.10
Beer, L.L. Charlottetown 496 16,092.48
Beer, Mrs. Rachel M. Charlottetown 5 162.22
Beer, W. W. Nelson, BC. 102 3,309.35
Beer, E. H. Charlottetown 8 259.88
Bradshaw, Mrs. Mary E. Calgary 14 454.21
Campbell, Robert J. Charlottetown 22 713.28
Casely, Thomas Charlottetown 41 1,330.22
Clark, Miss Carrie Tryon, Victoria Co. 10 324.45
Clark, Miss Mary E. Cavendish 21 681.33
Clements, Mrs. Elizabeth W. Murray Harbour 45 1,460.00
Coffin, W.M. Charlottetown 121 3,925.79
Coffin, Robert S. Charlottetown 5 162.22
Crawford, Miss Florence Anna Mahone Bay, NS 5 162.22
Crawford, Rev. Henry Dublin Shore, NS 56 1,816.88
Crabbe, Simon W. Charlottetown 30 973.36
Crabbe, Simon W. Estate      
of late Jane Dodd Charlottetown 30 973.33
Crosby, Miss Elizabeth West River 10 324.44
Curtis, James F., Agent for Capt.      
James F. Curtis Charlottetown 38 1,232.90
Davies, Sir L.H. Ottawa, Ont. 378 12,264.06
Davies, Lady Susan Ottawa, Ont. 62 2,011.56
Davison, Robert W. Executor Estate      
late Henry Davison Lot 40 25 811.12
Davison, Mrs. Elizabeth C. Charlottetown 51 1,654.65
Davison, J.M. Charlottetown 105 3,406.66
Dawson, W.E. Charlottetown 21 681.33
Deinstadt, Mrs. Rebecca St. John, NB. 14 454.22
Dodd, Simon W. Charlottetown 7 227.10
  Carried Forward 1783 $57,848.53
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  Brought Forward 1783 $57.848.53
Dodd, Mrs. Maria E. Charlottetown 16 519.10
Doyle, Mrs. Susan Charlottetown 55 1,784.45
Drew, Mrs. Jane R. Charlottetown 22 713.78
Drew, Charles S. Charlottetown 11 356.88
Easton, James, Executor Estate late      
Wm. Sanderson Georgetown 40 1,297.77
Fairchild, Joseph Georgetown 82 2,660.44
Farquharson, Donald Charlottetown 246 7,981.33
Farquharson, Mrs. Sarah Charlottetown 21 681.32
Featherstonehaugh, Rev. Thomas Leeds, London 93 3,017.33
Ferguson, Donald, Executor Estate      
late John Ferguson Marshfield 11 356.88
Fraser, Capt. Robert Sydney 40 1,297.77
Gardiner, Mrs. Minnia J. Charlottetown 7 227.11
Hamilton, Miss Eliza Georgetown 30 973.34
Haszard, F. L. Charlottetown 94 3,049.77
Hawkins, Miss Elizabeth Murray Harbour 21 681.33
Heard, Mrs. E. J. London 21 681.33
Heartz, Benjamin Charlottetown 1175 38,122.66
Heartz, Frank R. Charlottetown 340 11,031.02
Heartz, Richard Charlottetown 100 3,244.44
Heartz, Rev. W. H. Halifax, NS 60 1,946.67
Henderson, George E. Charlottetown 40 1,297.78
Hinton, John S. Summerside 100 3,244.44
Hobkirk, W. Sidney Chicago, Ill. 6 194.66
Hobkirk, Miss Helen M. Charlottetown 9 292.01
Hobkirk, John F. L. Charlottetown 9 292.01
Hooper, David C. Milton 40 1,297.78
Hooper, James M. Milton 42 1,362.65
  Carried Forward 4514 $146,454.58
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  Brought Forward 4514 $146,454.58
Horne, Alexander Charlottetown 14 454.22
Horne, Alex. Administrator Estate      
late Mary Horne Charlottetown 14 454.22
Hyde, Henry West River 13 421.77
Hyde, Lemuel West River 15 486.67
Hyde, Mrs. Jane, Executrix, Wm.      
Boyle and James McMillan Ex-      
ecutors, Estate Samuel Hyde West River 39 1,265.33
Ings, John Charlottetown 34 1,103.11
Irving, David P. Vernon River Bridge 22 713.78
Johnson, Richard, M.D. Charlottetown 10 324.45
Kelly, Mrs. Annie E. St. John, NB. 7 227.11
Lefurgey, Mrs. Dorothea, Executrix      
Estate of late John Lefurgey Summerside 41 1,330.22
Lewis, John S. New Glasgow, NS. 6 194.66
Livingstone, Archibald Clyde River 27 876.00
Lodge, Mrs. Emeline W. Charlottetown 33 1,070.66
Longworth, Israel Truro, NS. 250 8,111.11
Longworth, Brenton F. Charlottetown 27 876.00
Love, Mrs. Charlotte A. Kensington 45 1,460.00
Lowther, Cornelius Crapaud 19 616.44
May, Thomas W. Charlottetown 27 876.00
Mahon, Mrs. Lillian H. Halifax, NS. 16 519.11
Matthew, John Brenton Souris 100 3,244.44
Miller, Warren J. San Diego, Cal. 22 713.78
Monaghan, Hugh Charlottetown 56 1,816.66
Moore, Frederick S. Charlottetown 54 1,751.99
Moore, Mrs. Eliza B. Charlottetown 7 227.11
Muirhead, James Summerside 21 681.33
  Carried Forward 5433 $176,270.95
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  Brought Forward 5433 $176,270.95
Muirhead, John Summerside 7 227.11
Mutch, Miss Anna B. Charlottetown 10 324.43
Muttart, Mrs. Matilda C. Cape Traverse 45 1,460.00
McBeth, Mrs. Ann, Administratrix      
Estate late Alex. McBeth St. Peters Road 27 876.00
McDonald, Andrew A. Charlottetown 1 32.44
McGregor, Alex. And John A.      
Ferguson, Executors, Estate late      
Wm. Scott Marshfield 6 194.66
McInnis, Augustine Gallas Point 72 2,335.99
McKenna, Mrs. Elizabeth Charlottetown 26 843.56
McKinley, Daniel C. North River 21 681.34
McLaurin, Miss Barbara C. Charlottetown 14 454.22
McLean, Harry D. Souris 100 3,244.44
McLean, Mrs. Fanny H. Charlottetown 13 421.78
McLean, Mrs. Margaret Charlottetown 10 324.45
McLean, John Souris 100 3,244.44
McLeod, Mrs. Sarah S., Adminis-      
tratrix and Harry Stainforth      
McLeod, Administrator Estate of      
Henry M. McLeod St. Peters Road 20 648.89
McLeod, Mrs. Sarah S. Dunstaffnage 10 324.44
McMillan, Hugh New Haven 14 454.22
McMillan, J. F. Summerside 32 1,038.22
McMillan, Mrs. Phoebe New Haven 7 227.11
McNutt, Francis L. Charlottetown 10 324.44
McPhail, John Charlottetown 40 1,297.77
McPhail, Mrs. Sophia Charlottetown 22 713.77
McWade, Miss Isabella H. Souris West 67 2,173.76
  Carried Forward 6107 $198,138.43
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  Brought Forward 6107 $198,138.43
Norton, Mrs. G. Penelope Charlottetown 7 227.11
Palmer, Chas. Charlottetown 49 1,589.78
Palmer, H.J. Charlottetown 5 162.22
Parthner, Mrs. Margaret Ann St. John, NB. 21 681.32
Patterson, James Charlottetown 37 1,200.44
Perkins, Frederick Charlottetown 108 3,504.01
Perkins, Charles B. Charlottetown 10 324.44
Perkins, Mrs. Sarah E. Charlottetown 50 1,622.21
Peters, Arthur, Trustee Charlottetown 100 3,244.44
Phelan, Rev. James Montague Cross 72 2,355.98
Poole, Lemuel M. Charlottetown 21 681.33
Prowse, Mrs. Ada A. Murray Harbour 30 973.33
Prowse, Albert P. Murray Harbour 94 3,049.78
Prowse, Mrs. Samuel Murray Harbour 30 973.33
Prowse, Samuel Murray Harbour 209 6,780.88
Prowse, Samuel W., M..D. Winnipeg, Man. 85 2,757.76
Prowse, William H. Murray Harbour 65 2,108.86
Richards, Mrs. Isabel Bideford 30 973.33
Richards, James W. Bideford 10 324.44
Richards, William Bideford 93 3,017.31
Rogers, Benjamin Charlottetown 15 486.66
Ross, Daniel Stanley Bridge 30 973.33
St. Bernard's Ecclesiastical Society      
of the Diocese of Charlottetown Charlottetown 30 973.33
Schaffer, Mrs. Selina M. Moncton, NB. 10 324.45
Smallwood, Mrs. M. B. Charlottetown 30 973.33
Small, Mrs. Sarah Charlottetown 20 648.88
Snaddon, Miss C. C. Charlottetown 7 227.11
Sterns, A. W. Charlottetown 62 2,011.56
  Carried Forward 7437 $241,289.38
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  Brought Forward 7437 $241,289.38
Stumbles, Miss Lottie Charlottetown 11 356.89
Sullivan, W. W., Arthur Peters and      
A. A. McDonald, Trustees Estate      
late Owen Connolly Charlottetown 483 15,670.68
Taylor, F. P. , M.D. Charlottetown 93 3,017.33
Taylor, R. N. Montreal, Que. 41 1,330.22
Taylor, Mrs. Mary Ann Charlottetown 82 2,660.44
Thompson, Geo. A. Montague 20 648.89
Vessey, Miss Jane Elizabeth Little York 7 227.11
Vessey, Miss Margaret Isabel Little York 7 227.11
Vessey, Hammond S., Administrator      
Estate of late Thos. Vessey Little York 21 681.33
Vessey, Richard Little York 7 227.11
Warburton, Mrs. Isabel C. Charlottetown 31 1,005.77
Warren, Mrs. Lottie Charlottetown 14 454.23
Warren, Rev. Wm. H. Charlottetown 37 1,200.44
* Weeks, W. A. Charlottetown 318 10,317.32
Weeks, Henry Charlottetown 22 713.77
Weeks, Arthur W. Charlottetown 100 3,244.43
Weeks, Wm. A., jr., Executor      
Estate of Robert T. Weeks Charlottetown 27 876.00
Wellner, W. W. Charlottetown 62 2,011.56
Welsh, William Keppoch 264 8,565.32
Wightman, George Montague 102 3,309.32
Yeo, John Port Hill 61 1,979.10
  Total 9247 $300,013.75

* Note: The 1888 Bradstreet's Reports for the Dominion of Canada shows the Merchant's Bank of Prince Edward Island, William A. Weeks, President, Fred Mitchell, cashier. (capitol paid in $146 m., reserves Mar. 3, 1887 of $10 m.)

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