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Campbell, Charles Donald, O.L.S.

  • Person
  • 1889-1929

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

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

  • Person
  • 1892-1965

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. Beatty also participated in government affairs - holding the position of Pembroke's Mayor, and later, Surveyor General from 1946 until 1962. He died on 13 October 1965.

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

  • Person
  • 1834-1911

Charles Fraser Aylsworth was a land surveyor for the Ontario government. Most notably he surveyed what would become Carlow Township, paving the way for settlement. He was born on 5 March 1834, 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. He lived in Madoc, Ontario until his death on 27 June 1911.

van Skiver, Leighton Adelbert, O.L.S. & D.L.S.

  • Person
  • 1874-1949

Leighton Adelbert van Skiver was born on December 4, 1874 at Sophiasburgh, Prince Edward County, Ontario, to Dutch parents John van Skiver and Elizabeth Way van Skiver. He married Eleanor Francis Jones on March 12, 1919 at York, Ontario. They had two children - George Leighton and Lois Lorraine. Throughout his career he worked as an Ontario Land Surveyor. He died on March 27, 1949 at the age of 74.

Berkeley, Garnet Lawrence, O.L.S.

  • Person
  • 1890-1967

Garnet Lawrence Berkeley was born on May 4, 1890 in Belleville, Ontario, to parents John Alfred Berkeley and Ellen Catharine Zufelt. He married his wife, Gertrude Louise Butler, on June 22, 1912 in 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 the First World War Berkeley returned to his family and previous profession. He died in Smith's Falls, Ontario on 13 August 1967.

Smith, Campbell Taylor, O.L.S.

  • Person
  • 1890-1972

Campbell Taylor Smith was born on July 13, 1890 in Sarnia, Lambton County, Ontario, to parents Thomas T. Smith and Mary McBride. Throughout his career he worked as a civil engineer and as an Ontario Land Surveyor. He married Verna Lucetta Hetherington (a school teacher) on June 29, 1925 at St. Catharines, Ontario. He died on 8 March 1972.

Bews, David Matthew, O.L.S.

  • Person
  • 1932-2017

David Matthew Bews was born on May 20, 1932 in 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, Bews joined the Ontario Department of Highways and became an Ontario Land Surveyor. He married Ethel Green on June 8, 1963. He died in Belleville on March 28, 2017.

Carre, Henry, O.L.S.

  • Person
  • 1833-1918

Henry Carre was born in Glencollumkill, County Donegal, Ireland on 25 October 1833. He came to Canada in 1857 and qualified as a Provincial Land Surveyor in 1861. He settled in Belleville, Ontario and married Louisa deQuincy Lundy in 1866. He died in Belleville on 11 July 1918.

Gibbs, Thomas Fraser, P.L.S.

  • Person
  • c.1804-1893

Thomas F. Gibbs was born around 1804, the son of Thomas David Gibbs and Agnes Fraser. He became a land surveyor in Kingston, Ontario. He died on 17 April 1893.

Wallbridge, William, P.L.S.

  • Person
  • 1825-1863

William Wallbridge was born on July 13, 1825 to parents Asa Wallbridge and Hannah Every, in Clarke Township, Durham County, Ontario. He received his land surveying license, in Ontario, on January 8, 1853. He died of scarlet fever on February 3, 1863.

William's grandfather was the local pioneer Elijah Wallbridge.

MacLeod, Henry Augustine Fitzgerald, P.L.S.

  • Person
  • 1832-1919

Henry MacLeod was born in Drynoch, Scotland on 29 May 1832. He came to Canada in 1845 and became a civil engineer and land surveyor. He married Emily Murney of Belleville in 1867. MacLeod died in Ottawa on 28 June 1919.

Forneri, Cosford Chalmers

  • Person
  • 1842-1880

Cosford Chalmers Forneri was born in Belfast, Ireland, on 5 September 1842, the child of David Emmanuel DeForneri and Elizabeth Susanna WIles. The family arrived in Nova Scotia in 1851 and moved to Toronto in 1853. Cosford became a Provincial Land Surveyor in 1864 and moved to Madoc, Ontario. He married Isabell Agar in 1868. Forneri died at Rat Portage [now Kenora], Ontario, on 15 August 1880.

O'Hanly, John Lawrence Power, P.L.S.

  • Person
  • 1827-1912

John Lawrence Power O'Hanly was born in Waterford, Ireland on 24 June 1827. He emigrated to Canada in 1846 and trained as a land surveyor. He died in Ottawa on 22 March 1912.

Murdoch, William, P.L.S.

  • Person
  • 1836-1918

William Murdoch was born in Glasgow, Scotland on 7 August 1836. He died in Bowmanville, Ontario, on 31 July 1918.

Elmore, William R., C. E.

  • Person
  • b. 1830

William Elmore was born in about 1830 to father Publius V. Elmore - a surveyor active in Hastings County. He married Victoria Counter, daughter of the mayor of the City of Kingston (John Counter). He lived in Buffalo and then in Philadelphia. He played a role the development of the Atlantic and Great Western Railway.

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