The Wilson Family
According to Joseph Graham, "James Crockett Wilson was born in Ireland in 1841 the son of Samuel Wilson and Elizabeth Crockett. They arrived in Montreal in the spring of 1842, five years before the beginning of the Irish potato famine." "In 1870, he set up his own company manufacturing paper bags and is credited with making the first flat-bottomed paper bag and with being the first to supply paper bags to grocery stores in Canada.
Further information is available in Joseph Graham’s book “Naming the Laurentians”, which makes extensive use of material from Patty Brown, the great, great grand-daughter of J.C. Wilson and member of the Toronto Postcard Club
For an extended biography of the Wilson family and their role in founding one of the largest paper companies in Canada, see this web site