Hosking, Garth Merdon Leon

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Hosking, Garth Merdon Leon

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1912-1994

History

Garth Merdon Leon Hosking was born October 12, 1912 in Oyster Pond to parents Frederick William Hosking and Roxanna (Mitchell) Hosking. His parents operated an ice cream parlour on the second floor of the local general store which had been owned and operated first by his grandmother Flora Mitchell and then after 1918 by his uncle William Moses Ogle Mitchell. Garth opened Hosking's Garage near the store in Oyster Pond in the late 1930s. He was a licensed mechanic and also sold gasoline via a set of Superline pumps. Garth married Mildred Roberts in 1939. After the death of his uncle Willie O. in August, 1949 the general store came under the ownership of Garth Hosking and was renamed Garth M. Hosking General Store, although it was primarily operated by his wife until its closure in 1975. Garth continued to operate the nearby Hosking's Garage which, with the exception of a few years during the Second World War, continued to operate until the early 1950s at which time Garth went to work for Dartmouth automobile dealer Teasdale & Foote. Garth passed away in 1994.

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Oyster Pond (N.S.)

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Mitchell family

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Garth Hosking is the grandson of Flora and John Duncan Mitchell.

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Nov. 28, 2016 by Laureena Leadbeater

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