Kelly, Robert

KELLY, Robert, wholesale grocer (b 1862, Russell, ON; d 22 June 1922, Vancouver). He came to VANCOUVER in 1890, and he and his partner Frank Douglas co-founded the large wholesale grocery business Kelly Douglas Ltd. The firm prospered during the boom associated with the Klondike GOLD RUSH. Its own brand name, Nabob, became a household word in BC. Originally located in a huge warehouse in GASTOWN (now The Landing), the company moved to BURNABY in 1946. Kelly was a prominent LIBERAL PARTY member...

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