|Sir Joseph Flavelle, Bt|
Sir Joseph Flavelle, Bt, ca. 1918
February 15, 1858|
Peterborough, Canada West
|Died||March 7, 1939
Palm Beach, Florida
Sir Joseph Wesley Flavelle, 1st Baronet (February 15, 1858 – March 7, 1939) was a Canadian businessman.
Born in Peterborough, Canada West, he married Clara Ellsworth in 1882. By the 1890s Flavelle made his fortune in the meatpacking business as president of William Davies Company, which was the British Empire's largest pork packing firm. He subsequently became prominent in finance and commerce as chairman of the Bank of Commerce, National Trust and Simpson's department stores. He was Chairman of the Imperial Munitions Board during World War I and it was for reorganizing the industry that he was awarded his baronetcy in 1917. His was the last hereditary title to be granted to a Canadian resident due to the passage of the Nickle Resolution in 1919.
- Klassen, Henry Cornelius (1977). The Canadian West : social change and economic development. Calgary: University of Calgary Press. p. 182.
- Michael Bliss (1992). A Canadian Millionaire: The Life and Business Times of Sir Joseph Flavelle, Bart., 1858-1939. University of Toronto Press.
- Sir Joseph Wesley Flavelle at The Canadian Encyclopedia
- Sir Joseph Flavelle fonds at Queen's University Archives
|Baronetage of the United Kingdom|
Joseph Ellsworth Flavelle
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