Faltenhine, William Henry, 1883–1953

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Faltenhine, William Henry, 1883–1953

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1883–1953

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Businessman. William Faltenhine was born in Middlewood, Nova Scotia, to parents of German descent. He married Ina Gertrude Hiltz and their children were John, Nita and Jean. He spent several years in Western Canada in the construction industry. At the outbreak of the Boer War, he enlisted and served until wounded. He was decorated for valour. On his return to Canada, he operated a sawmill in Chester, NS. In 1918 he moved to Truro and eventually assumed full control of the Halliday-Craftsmen stores. Under his direction, the firm was developed into the most modern building supply service in the Maritimes. In 1938, he hired architect E. D. Vernon to design his new home located at 114 Victoria St., Truro. In religion he was Baptist and is buried in the Robie Sreet Cemetery, Truro, NS.

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March 1, 2019

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