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Allan, Stewart Walker, O.L.S.

  • Person
  • b. 1928 - d. 2006

An Ontario Land Surveyor.
Some of his notes and records have been acquired by Watson Land Surveyors Ltd.

Aylsworth, Charles Fraser Jr., O.L.S.

  • Person
  • b. 21 Apr 1862 - d. 4 Dec 1939

Fraser was born on April 21, 1862, at Madoc, Hastings County, Ontario, to parents Elizabeth June Gillespie and Charles Fraser Sr. (a Provincial Land Surveyor).
Following in the footsteps of his father, Fraser was employed as an Ontario Land Surveyor throughout his career.
He married is first wife, Minnie Deans on September 21, 1887 at Perth, Ontario. Following her passing in 1906, Fraser was remarried to Louise Victoria Brenton on March 22, 1910 at York, Ontario.
Fraser died at an age of 77 years on December 4, 1939.

Aylsworth, Charles Fraser Sr., P.L.S.

  • Person
  • b. 5 Mar 1834 - d. 27 Jun 1911

Charles Fraser Aylsworth was a land surveyor for the provincial government. Most notably he surveyed what would become Carlow Township, paving the way for settlement. He was the son of Robert Aylsworth, a farmer, township clerk, and Methodist preacher while his grandfather was MPP for Lennox. Charles' son, who shared his father's name was also a noted surveyor of the region during the early 1900s. In 1861, he married Elizabeth Gillespie in Stratford.

Aylsworth, William Robert, O. L. S.

  • Person
  • b. 15 Sept 1836 - d. 22 Apr 1909

William was born in Ernestown Township, in the county of Lennox and Addington, Ontario on September 15, 1836.
Although, he grew up on a farm and was educated in Newburgh, Ontario.
At 18 years old, he was employed as a school teacher but later studied surveying. He was articled to A.B. Perry for three years before successfully receiving his certifications on November 8, 1861.
In September of 1863, William married Christianna Herchmer, the daughter of Col. John Herchmer.
For five years he surveyed private and government land.
He was then employed by the Rathburn company for 25 years as a surveyor.
In 1871, he was Reeve of Deseronto and in 1871, 1881 and 1893 Warden of Hastings County.
He died in Belleville on April 22, 1909.

Bartley, Onesiphorus, P.L.S.

  • Person
  • b. 4 Apr 1815 - d. 28 Sep 1879

Oneisphorus Bartley was born on April 4, 1815, at Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, to parents Onesphorus Windle Sr. and Mary Ann Collett. He was baptized July 3, 1822 at Wiltshire, England.
At some point he immigrated to Ontario, Canada. He then married his wife, Sarah Carroll, on September 1, 1844 at St. Pauls, Woodstock, Oxford, Ontario.
In the 1878 Belleville Directory, his professions were listed as Provincial Land Surveyor and civil engineer.
He died on September 28, 1879 at an age of 74. His estate was left to his only next of kin - his son.

Beatty, Frank Weldon 'Weary', O.L.S.

  • Person
  • b. 12 Jul 1892 - d. 13 Oct 1965

Frank Weldon Beatty received his Ontario Land Surveyor’s licence in 1920.
He eventually joined his brother Herbert, also an Ontario Land Surveyor, in private practice at Pembroke. They carried out extensive surveys in the Ottawa valley and northern Ontario. Frank also participated in government affairs - holding the position of Pembroke's Mayor, and later, Surveyor General from 1946 until 1962.

Benn, Ronald, O.L.S.

  • Person
  • b. 1919 - d. 4 Feb 2008

Ron was born in 1919.
He was a pilot in World War ll as a member of the Royal Flying Corps (RCAF).
In 1950, he earned his Ontario Land Surveying Certificate. Throughout his career as a surveyor he worked for Ontario Hydro, in private practice and finally in legal surveys with the City of Ottawa.
Ron and his wife, Agnes, were married in 1953. They had two children.
He passed away on February 4, 2008 at Nepean, Ontario.

Benson, Samuel Manson, D.P.S. & P.L.S.

  • Person
  • b. 23 Mar 1801 - d. 28 Dec 1876

Samuel was born on March 23, 1801 to the family of Ezekiel Benson, in York, Ontario, Canada.
He later became a surveyor, and was active in various townships of the Midland District.
He served in the militia during the rebellion of 1837-1838.
Samuel died in 1876, of cancer, at an age of 75 years.

Berkeley, Garnet Lawrence, O.L.S.

  • Person
  • b. 4 May 1890 - d. 1967

Garnet was born on May 4, 1890, at Belleville, Ontario, to parents John Alfred Berkeley and Ellen Catharine Zufelt.
He married his wife, Gertrude Louise Butler, on June 22, 1912 at York, Ontario.
Prior to enlisting in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, he was employed as a land surveyor and civil engineer.
On April 1, 1916 he joined the 4th Divisional Cyclists Company as a Captain. At some point in his time overseas, he acquired a hand and knee injury from a motorcycle accident. He was later discharged on November 17, 1917.
After WWI, Garnet returned to his family and previous profession.
He died later in 1967, at about 76 years of age.

Bews, David Matthew, O.L.S.

  • Person
  • b. 20 May 1932 - d. 28 Mar 2017

Dave was born on May 20, 1932 at Belleville, Ontario to parents Douglas and Aline Bews.
He attended Queen Alexandra elementary school and Belleville Collegiate Institute and Vocational School.
In 1951, he moved to Kingston, Ontario where he earned his BSc in Civil Engineering at Queen's University.
After graduating, Dave joined the Ontario Department of Highways and became an Ontario Land Surveyor.
Dave married Ethel Green on June 8, 1963.
He passed away on March 28, 2017.

Bishop, Harry Curry, O.L.S.

  • Person
  • b. 1931

Curry Bishop was born at Niagara on the Lake in 1931, to parents Harry (Doc) Bishop and Viola Curry.
Curry graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Toronto. He soon became an Ontario Land Surveyor, a Canadian Land Surveyor, and completed post graduate work in planning.
He was employed in Haliburton in the surveying and development business.
He later became president of the Kawartha-Haliburton region of Ontario Land Surveyors.
Curry is married to Aldyth and they have three children.

Bolger and Drewry, P.L.S.

  • Person
  • c. 1885

A land surveying firm based in Hastings County, Ontario, owned by Thomas Oliver Bolger, P.L.S., and William Stewart Drewry, P.L.S. & D.L.S.

Browne, Cavell and Jackson Ltd.

  • Corporate body
  • 1850 - 1983

A firm of Ontario Land Surveyors named after William Albert Browne (b. 1878 - d. 1923), Edward J. Cavell (b. 1882-d. 1960), and William Jackson. Their records and files are now with Schaeffer Dzaldov Bennett Ltd.

Butterfield, John Egerton Claydon, O.L.S.

  • Person
  • 27 Dec 1886 - d. 14 Jun 1961

John was born on December 27, 1886 to parents Joshua Butterfield and Margaret Morris Dobie , in Halton, Ontario, Canada.
He was baptized in the Church of England.
Throughout his career it is known he worked as an Ontario Land Surveyor.
He died on Jun 14, 1961 and was buried in the Evergreen Cemetery at Guelph, Ontario.

Caddy, Edward Christopher B., P.L.S. & D.L.S.

  • Person
  • b. 28 Jun 1815 - d. 26 Sep 1897

Edward was born on June 28, 1815, at Quebec, Capitale-Nationale Region, Quebec, Canada, to parents Colonel John Thomas Caddy and Hannah Goddard. He had 12 siblings. During his childhood he traveled to his families home of England.
Throughout his career he was employed as a Provincial and Dominion Land surveyor. He surveyed various lands in Ontario.
He married his wife, Sarah Playter Rogers, in 1856. They had 9 children.
Edward passed away on September 26, 1897, at Cobourg, Northumberland County, Ontario.

Campbell, Charles Donald, O.L.S.

  • Person
  • b. 23 Aug 1889 - d. 21 May 1929

Charles was born on August 23, 1889 at Winnipeg, Manitoba to parents Donald Mcgregor and Margaret Lumsden Scott Campbell.
Throughout his career he worked as an engineer for the City of Belleville for 7 years, but was also licensed as a land surveyor.
He married his wife, Eva May Pickard, on January 6, 1914 at Waterloo, Ontario.
On May 21, 1929, Charles was travelling on a provincial highway, 0.5 mile east of Deseronto, when his motorcar was forced off the road. As featured on the front page of the Daily Ontario, he died instantly from cerebral injuries. As tribute to the bright, young engineer, City Hall closed the following day.

Carter, Edward Christian, O.L.S.

  • Person
  • fl. 1969

He led "Edward C. Carter Surveying Ltd." Eplett Worobec Raikes Surveying Ltd. now possesses a number of his survey records.

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