W.H. Wilson Closes Jewellery: 0051.0718

W.H. WILSON DISPOSING OF JEWELLERY STOCK. – In Business Here for 37 Years – Building Purchased by A. Catsirelis – To Continue Optical Service Here.

            An important real estate transaction was consummated last week when W.H. Wilson, pioneer jeweler and optometrist of Cranbrook, disposed of his store building on Baker street to A. Catsirelis, restauranteur of this city, and under the terms of the agreement will vacate the premises by the end of June.

            Mr. Wilson announces his retirement from the jewelry business and is now disposing of his entire stock of jewelry, fancy china and glass ware, clocks and watches, etc., in a closeout sale, posters regarding which have been widely circulated throughout the East Kootenay district.

            It is Mr. Wilson’s intention, however, to continue in business as optometrist and will devote his entire time to this work in the city and district.  The store building next to the Nelson Studio on Norbury avenue has been secured for this purpose, where Mr. Wilson’s remaining unsold stock will be displayed after July 1st, and where he will make his headquarters in future.  Here also will be headquarters of Cranbrook branch of B.C. Automobile Association, of which Mr. Wilson is local representative.

            Mr. Wilson expects to go to Eastern Canada in September, to take an advanced optical course, and will return later to continue this work here.

            During his long residence in Cranbrook Mr. Wilson has proved himself a very valuable citizen.  On May 20th, 1902, he established himself in business here, opening a jewelry store in the premises now occupied by the Mah Jim laundry.  Six months later he moved to the building now occupied by the R.C.A. 15c store, and later moved across Baker Street to where the L.D. Café now stands.  Here he remained until 1906, when he purchased what was at that time the Canadian Bank of Commerce building, the bank later erecting its present building at the corner of Baker and Cranbrook street.

            Mr. Wilson’s term of residence in Cranbrook has been both lengthy and useful.  He was active on the school board for twelve years, being chairman of that body for several years.  As a member of the Board of Trade he has done much good work for his city and the district, and is now serving his second term as president.  He is also a past president of Cranbrook Rotary club, and continues as an active member at this time.  During his young days Mr. Wilson took a lively interest in athletic and musical activities in this city.

            Mr. Wilson’s many friends in this district will note with genuine satisfaction his decision to continue residence in Cranbrook, in the development of which he has contributed his full share in the past, and will no doubt, continue to do in the future.

0051.0718: W.H. Wilson Closes Jewellery

After 37 years in Jewellery business in Cranbrook, local jeweller sells off entire stock to focus his career on optometry.

Medium:  Newspaper - Text
Date:  June 8, 1939
Pages:  1
Publisher:  Cranbrook Courier
Collection:  Columbia Basin Institute (0051)

Keywords:

jewellery stock optical real state optometrist restauranteur retirement china chairman president

Subjects:

People arrow Wilson, W. H.arrow
People arrow Catsirelisarrow
People arrow Maharrow
Cities arrow Cranbrook arrow Businesses arrow Jewellers and Watchmakers arrow W.H. Wilsonarrow
Cities arrow Cranbrook arrow Street Names arrow 10th Avenue Sarrow
Cities arrow Cranbrook arrow Street Names arrow Baker Streetarrow
Cities arrow Cranbrook arrow Street Names arrow Cranbrook Streetarrow
Cities arrow Cranbrook arrow Street Names arrow Norbury Avenuearrow
Associations arrow B.C. Automobile Club arrow Cranbrookarrow
Cities arrow Cranbrook arrow Businesses arrow Laundries, Dry Cleaners arrow Mah Jim Laundryarrow
Cities arrow Cranbrook arrow Businesses arrow Retailers arrow R.C.A. Storearrow
Cities arrow Cranbrook arrow Businesses arrow Restaurants arrow Little Davenport Cafearrow
Cities arrow Cranbrook arrow Businesses arrow Banking arrow Canadian Bank of Commercearrow
Associations arrow Rotary arrow Cranbrookarrow
Education arrow School Boardsarrow
Associations arrow Board of Trade arrow Cranbrookarrow
Health arrow Optometrists arrow Wilsonarrow
Cities arrow Cranbrook arrow Businesses arrow Photographers arrow Nelson Studiosarrow

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