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Klaver, Henry

  • Person
  • 1924-2021

Henry Klaver was a photographer and a resident of Tamworth, Ontario. He formerly lived on Stanley Avenue in Deseronto, Ontario.

Wallace, David J.

  • Person
  • 1833-1927

David Wallace was a photographer who was active in Belleville in the 1870s. He was born in Scotland in 1833 and may have died in Ottawa in 1927.

Garbutt, Richard

  • Person
  • fl. 2023

Richard Garbutt is a resident of Belleville, Ontario.

Mitchell, Elizabeth

  • Person
  • 1945-2023

Elizabeth Mitchell was a librarian and resident of Belleville, Ontario. She worked at the Belleville Public Library from 1973 to 2010. In her retirement, she was active in the Hastings County Historical Society, the Probus Club and St. Thomas Anglican Church.

Chisholm, Helen

  • Person
  • 1902-1993

Helen Delyea was born on 28 January 1902 in Roslin, Ontario, the child of Willard Delyea and Lucy (Anderson). She married William Harvey Chisholm on 12 April 1922 and died in Belleville, Ontario on 22 October 1993.

Foxboro Cheese Factory

  • Corporate body
  • 1898-1961

The Foxboro Cheese Factory was incorporated in 1898 under founders John A. Holgate, James W. Gay, Robert Fenn, Thomas Leslie, William Goswell, Joseph Waldron, Hubert Hawley. It was located in Thurlow Township, County of Hastings, Ontario at 244 Ashley Street, Foxboro. The factory stood until a fire destroyed it in 1906, after which the factory's operations shifted to the Eclipse Cheese Factory for approximately one year until a new facility could be built. Hoping to gain a larger influence in the industry, the company joined the Cheese Factory Patrons Association.

After World War II, the factory saw that the British economy, which it been dependent on for exports, was no longer a viable option. As it rebuilt its own economic and social infrastructure in the wake of the destruction, the Foxboro Cheese Factory shifted its focus to the United States. It encouraged vendors to increasingly focus on targeting American tourists domestically, while updating their packaging to attract new customers and open new markets for export. The postwar period also proved to be a boon for the artisan value of Foxboro, as their reputation for quality was renowned. Foxboro Cheesemaker Horace Palmer scored the highest average scoring in Central Ontario for his cheeses in the late 1940s, culminating in the 1949 award for the best quality cheese in Eastern Ontario, which helped bring esteem and financial gain for the cooperative.

As operating costs and regional competition increased, which drove their market share down, Foxboro Cheese Factory's revenues decreased. This resulted in the company ceasing operations at the end of 1961. As part of the effort to maximize shareholders tenders, the cheesemaker's house was sold to Hans Laubert for 2,100 Canadian Dollars, whereas the factory, land, and equipment was sold to W.D. Cook. In 1961 Harold Elliott built and opened the new Foxboro Cheese Factory on 516 Harmony Rd, Corbyville. This factory eventually became Thurlow Township fire hall and is now the Gerry Masterson Community Centre.

Shield Newspaper Group

  • Corporate body
  • 2004-2006

Shield Newspaper Group published local newspapers in the Peterborough, Northumberland, and Hastings area from 2004 to 2006.

Goulah, Andrew

  • Person
  • fl. 2023

Andrew Goulah is a photographer and resident of Belleville, Ontario.

Jeffrey, Robin

  • Person
  • 1931-2022

Amy Robinson Futcher was born 13 October 1931 near St. Thomas, Ontario, the child of John Robinson Futcher and Dorothy Elliott Horton. She graduated form the Health Sciences program at the University of Guelph in 1956. She married Roy Kenneth Jeffrey in 1957 and they moved to Belleville in 1958. Robin Jeffrey worked as a teacher of home economics and English at Quinte Secondary School. She was elected to Belleville City Council in 1968 and successfully ran for Mayor in 1972. She was re-elected by acclamation in 1974 and resigned in 1975 to run as the Progressive Conservative candidate in the Ontario election of that year.

Robin Jeffrey died on 24 July 2022.

Griffin Opera House

  • Corporate body
  • 1884-1933

The opera house at the southwest corner of Church and Bridge Street East opened in 1884 and operated under various names (the Belleville Opera House, Queen's Opera House, Carman Opera House, and finally the Griffin Opera House or Griffin Theatre). It was demolished in 1933.

Ralley, Allan A.

  • Person
  • 1924-2014

Allan A. Ralley was a teacher at Prince Edward Collegiate Institute in Picton and a veteran of the Second World War with the Royal Canadian Air Force.

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