May 1, 1908: M.R. Smith & Co. Ltd has been in business for 50 years

retail display*Moses Rowe Smith arrived in Victoria in 1858 from London, Ontario. His family arrived shortly after.

*His business interests included a bakery, biscuit factory warehouse, confectionary shop, 14 delivery wagons and horses. The company made and sold sweet biscuits, soda crackers, confectionary, and dog biscuitsFind out more
*The times Colonist celebrated its 50th anniversary in 1908 and there is a full page ad and article in that edition. The article talks about the history of the business and also notes twelve awards won locally and in London.