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Ponton, Archibald William, P.L.S. & D.L.S.

  • Person
  • b. 25 Jan 1859 - d. 20 Jan 1915

Archibald was born on January 25, 1859 to parents Archibald Sr. and Mary Frances Patterson, at Belleville, Hastings, Ontario.
He trained as a land surveyor under Thomas Bolger, P.L.S., and then moved west in 1879 as assistant land surveyor to Bolger.
Throughout his career, Archibald was active in Regina and Northwest Territories as a Dominion Land Surveyor and as an architect.
He died at Edmonton, Alberta, on 20 January 1915 .

He was a cousin of Lt. Col. W.N. Ponton.

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.

Kingsford, William

  • Person
  • b. 23 Dec. 1819 - d. 29 Sept. 1898

William was born on December 23, 1819 in London, England to parents William Sr. and Elizabeth.
He went to school in Camberwell at the Nicholas Wanostrocht school. Throughout his education, he studied architecture and was eventually articled to an architect.
At an age of 16 years, he enlisted with the 1st Dragoon Guards and traveled with them, to Canada (1837) as sergeant.
In 1840, he left the regiment to pursue a career with the city of Montreal as a civil engineer and deputy city surveyor.
About a decade later, William became heavily involved in the construction of railroads and canals all over the continent - from New York to Panama to Toronto.
After dismissal from his engineering career, he pursed his passion for historical literature further. He was the author of many historical pamphlets and books, but most notably "History of Canada" which was released in 1887.
William married Maria Margaret, the daughter of William Lindsay, clerk of the legislative assembly of Canada.
He died on September 29, 1898.

Marshall, Macklin & Monaghan

  • Corporate body
  • 1952 -

Established in 1952 and incorporated in 1957 as Marshall Macklin Monaghan Limited (MMM) by Professor Oscar Joseph Marshall, P.Eng, OLS, Professor Harold Lawson Macklin P.Eng, CLS, OLS, and Patrick Anthony Monaghan, OLS.
Today MMM is a "multidisciplinary professional services firm active in program and project management, civil and building engineering, planning and geomatics."

Grenkie, Edward John, O.L.S.

  • Person
  • fl. 1974

Edward owns Barich Grenkie Surveying Ltd., which was incorporated in November 2003,
He has experience in legal, construction and pre-engineering surveys in Ontario and Saskatchewan.

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.

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.

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.

Miller, Paul A., O.L.S.

  • Person
  • fl. 1993

A licensed Ontario Land Surveyor located in Hastings County, Ontario.

Richards, George Henry 'Harry', O.L.S.

  • Person
  • b. 25 May 1898 - d. 1966

Harry was born in the year 1898 to parents George Richards Sr. and Kate Price. He was baptized on July 8, 1898 at Rolleston, Stafford, England.
By 1913, the family had immigrated to Canada, where Harry trained and worked as an Ontario Land Surveyor.
He married his wife, Gertrude Mae Montgomery, on July 15, 1925, at Brantford, Ontario.
Harry died in 1966.

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.

Ridout, Thomas

  • Person
  • b. 17 Mar 1754 - d. 8 Feb 1829

Peachey, James, D.L.S.

  • Person
  • d. 24 Nov 1797

Around 1773, James worked in the office of the surveyor general for Quebec.
By May 1783, he was employed as a deputy surveyor under surveyor general Samuel Holland. He surveyed lots of land for troops and loyalists in Upper Canada.

He died on November 24, 1797 likely due to an epidemic in Martinique where he was deployed.

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