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Certificate, Stock

Accession number: 2017.10.1
Date: April 18 1918
Materials: Paper
Measurements: 23 cm L x 13 cm W
Marks/Label: Imprint of company seal in bottom left hand corner.
Subject: Midville Branch, James O. Snyder, Business, Lunenburg Milling Company, Limited, Bridgewater, A. W. Hebb, President
Narrative: James Owen Snyder was born 12 December 1879 in Midville Branch, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, the son of Matilda (Baker) and William Bradford Snyder.  James Snyder worked as a farmer.  Snyder married twice, firstly to Edna Earl Wile (1885-1907) on 5 December 1903.  Secondly to Esther Matilda Crouse (1893-1968) married 13 May 1911.  Family lived on Haines Road in Midville Branch.  James Snyder died 6 May 1976 and is buried in Midville Branch Cemetery.

The Lunenburg Milling Company was organized in 1917 with a capital of $25,000.  A concrete building with a basement was erected at 388 LaHave Street, Bridgewater. A Midgit Marvel flour mill with a capacity of 50 barrels a day was installed.  In 1918 a large warehouse was erected to handle the increase in business.  Archibald Feindel (1884-1953) was founding president.  Mr. J.D. McKenzie was manager/secretary-treasurer of the Lunenburg Milling Company.  The company advertised that it had the leading brands of flour and all kinds of mixed feeds and grains, as well as salt and hay.  Archibald Feindel retired from active management of the company sometime after 1945 but retained his time of President.  By 1956 the company was operating under the name of Shur-Grain Feeds by Canada Packers Ltd.  The building was eventually torn down in March 1983 to make way for the construction of the new East Side plaza shopping complex.
Description: Rectangular shaped ivory piece of paper.   Printed and hand written stock certificate for shares in the Lunenburg Milling Company, Limited, No. 722 for 1 share at $10.00, sold to James Snyder of Midville Branch, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia. Signed by A. W. Hebb, President.  Blank form printed on reverse to record sale.
History of Use: Used to sell stocks in Lunenburg Milling Company, Bridgewater.