|Bedingfield Family Tree|
ROBERT H. BEDINGFIELD
R. H. Bedingfield is
probably one of the oldest business men in Kemptville, having been located here for over
50 years. He was born in Suffolk, England, and came to Canada with his parents 73 years
ago. He spent fifteen years in Montreal then came to Kemptville where his father was
assistant in the store of Thomas Learning. He learned his trade with Malcolm McGregor,
also one of the business men of 50 years ago. He then spent five years in the United
States and again returned to Canada and opened business for himself. His first location
was in Barnes' tannery near the south side of Prescott street bridge. He then moved into a
part of what is now the White House and later on to a small building across the road.
About 25 years ago he purchased his present property and fitted it up for a first class
harness salesroom with the workshop in the rear. There he carries everything known to the
trade in the line of harness, saddlery, trunks, valises, etc.
Obituary of R. H. Bedingfield from unknown Kemptville newspaper, ca. 1906