Finch Carriage Company - 1880s-1920s - Ridgeway, Ontario, Canada
|Known to have built a few funeral
cars on REO chassis during 1919. Also built commercial bodies for local
businesses through the 1920s.
One glass-sided 4-pillar hearse on a 1919 REO Speedwagon chassis survives and is owned by Larry Williams and was exhibited at the 2001 PCS Society meet in Kingston, Ontario.
Edwin W. Finch founded the firm in the late 1880s?
His son, Warren Milton Finch started working for the firm just before the turn of the century.
15784-11 (Welland Co) Warren Milton FINCH, 27, carriage & harness, of Fort Erie, s/o Edwin W FINCH carriage maker & Alice SHERK, married Marie ERCKMANN or ECKERMAN, 23, of Port Jervis NY, d/o Henry STRADER stepfather, railway conductor & Caroline STRADER, witn: Fred W DUNUMY(?) of Buffalo NY & Nellie J. HICKODEN of Sherketon, 4 Dec 1911 at Village of Fort Erie
Ridgeway is located near Fort Erie, just across the Niagara River from Buffalo, New York
Fort Erie Historical Museum, 402 Ridge Road, Ridgeway ON L0S 1N0 Tel # 905-894-5322
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