Hicks & Sancton Manufacturing Co.

Bridgetown, Annapolis, NS, Canada
Business Category: Sawmilling
Products: Doors, sashes, frames, mouldings, builder's supplies.
Dates Founded: circa 1886
Remarks: In 1886, a John Fisher operated a sash and door factory. By 1897, John Hicks purchased the factory, and it became known as Hicks & Sancton Manufacturing Co. When Sancton retired, the Hicks sons took over where he left off. The brothers (Herbert, Edward & Henry) soon erected a large furniture store. 1902: Edwards & Henry bought out Herbert's interest. Fire destroyed the factory. 1907: Furniture store burns also. The factory and store were rebuilt. Firm soon concentrates on contract work.
Remarks Source: 1. Coward, Elizabeth Ruggles, A History of Bridgetown, Kentville, 1955.
2. Tratt, Gertrude E.N., Tratt's List of N.S. Newspapers, Halifax, 1979.
3. McAlpine's Annapolis and King's Counties Directory, D. McAlpine & Sons, St. John, New Brunswick, 1887.
4. MT & T's Western District Telephone Directory, 1926.
5. MT & T's Western District Telephone Directory, 1928.