Combermere, from a listing in the Ontario gazetteer Circa 1890

A post office on the Madawaska River, in Radcliffe Twp., Renfrew Co. 60 miles southwest of Pembroke, the Co. seat, 54 from Renfrew, the nearest banking location, and 34 from Eganville on the OA & PS Railway, the nearest railway point. It contains Anglican and Methodist churches and a public school. Stage to Eganville daily, fare $2, Maynooth weekly, fare $1. Population 150. Mail daily. J.E.H. Miller, postmaster.

Boehme Wm., tailor and clothing
Claxton Rev. E. (Methodist)
Farmer Samuel, boot and shoemaker
Foster J.C., axe manufacturer and blacksmith
Hudson Mrs. John, hotel
James W.E., general store
Johnson Daniel, general store and saw mill
McKay J.H., flour mill
Menzies George, cabinet maker
Miller John E.H., Issuer of Marriage Licenses, Commissioner,
Agricultural Implement Agent and Dealer in Raw Furs
O’Brien Patrick, hotel
Reid Mrs. James, woolen mill
Robinson Rev. James (Anglican)

Foster given names – Joseph Carling Foster
James given names – William ….
McKay given names – James ….
Mrs. Reid name is Elizabeth Forrest and died abt. 1914
James Reid died abt. 1890