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Aylsworth, William Robert, O. L. S.

  • Person
  • 1836-1909

William Robert Aylsworth was born in Ernestown Township, in the county of Lennox and Addington, Ontario on September 15, 1836. 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 Mill Point [Deseronto] and in 1871, 1881 and 1893 Warden of Hastings County. He died in Belleville on April 22, 1909.

McKergow, Frank Chester, O.L.S.

  • Person
  • 1912-2008

Frank Chester McKergow was born on January 10, 1912 at Waterloo, Quebec, Canada. He attended University of Bishops’ College in Lennoxville, Quebec and subsequently the Royal Military College and Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. McKergow enlisted in the Governor General’s Foot Guards, later the 21st Canadian Armoured Regiment, and travelled overseas in October 1942. He saw action in Holland, Belgium and Germany. He returned to Canada in January 1946. McKergow studied surveying and eventually joined the Department of Lands and Forests, now the Ministry of Natural Resources, as an Ontario Land Surveyor. His main task was to survey base and meridian lines in the far northwest of Ontario.
In 1964 he became Supervisor of Crown Surveys, retiring 11 years later in 1975. His wife was Hazel Pitt Burton. He died on August 18th 2008 at Bolton, Ontario. He was 96.

Allan, Stewart Walker, O.L.S.

  • Person
  • 1928-2006

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

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.

Parker, Lloyd Edward George, O.L.S.

  • Person
  • 1937-2014

Lloyd Parker was born in 1937. He graduated from Queen's University in 1958 with a degree in Engineering Physics. He worked as on Ontario Land Surveyor (O.L.S.). He married Wendy Stewart on May 4, 1974. He died in Perth, Ontario on May 3, 2014.

Grenkie, Edward John, O.L.S.

  • Person
  • fl. 1974

Edward John Grenklie owns Barich Grenkie Surveying Ltd., which was incorporated in November 2003.

Steele, Gerald (Jerry) Francis, O.L.S.

  • Person
  • 1929-2003

Jerry Steele was born in London, Ontario, on September 13, 1929. He was a veteran of the Korean War and had a career as an Ontario Land Surveyor. His wife was Micheline Juliette Alarie. They had four children. Jerry died on September 30th, 2003, at the age of 74, in St. Catharines, Ontario.

Elliott, Grange W., O.L.S.

  • Person
  • fl. 1967

Grange Elliott was the founder of Grange W. Elliott Ltd., a surveying company in Kingston, Ontario. The Hopkins Chitty Land Surveyors Inc. acquired the assets and records of his company.

Watson, Walter Irvine, O.L.S.

  • Person
  • 1929-2008

Walter Irvine Watson was born in 1929 to parents William and Nellie Watson. He was authorized in 1960 by the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors. He later purchased the notes and records of John T. Ransom, an Ontario Land Surveyor, who had surveyed southern Hastings County since 1948. He soon founded Watson Land Surveyors Ltd., a surveying firm in Belleville, Ontario. He worked on developing the east end of Belleville, the 401, the Quinte Mall, the Sears Warehouse, and subdivision development north of the 401. He died on March 2nd, 2008, at Belleville, Ontario, in his 79th year.

Benn, Ronald, O.L.S.

  • Person
  • 1919-2008

Ronald Benn was born in 1919. He was a pilot in World War ll as a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force. 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. Benn and his wife, Agnes, were married in 1953. They had two children. He died on February 4, 2008 at Nepean, Ontario.

McAlpine, Michael Joseph, O.L.S.

  • Person
  • 1924-2001

Michael Joseph McAlpine was born on January 13, 1924. Between the years of 1942-1945 he was a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). Throughout his non-military career he worked as an Ontario Land Surveyor (O.L.S.). His wife was Mary Delphine (nee Steenburg) McAlpine (1934– 2013). Michael McAlpine died on August 12, 2001 at an age of 77 years. He was buried in the Our Lady Of Mercy Parish Cemetery at Bancroft, Hastings County, Ontario, Canada.

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

  • Person
  • 1886-1961

John Egerton Claydon Butterfield was born on December 27, 1886 to parents Joshua Butterfield and Margaret Morris Dobie , in Halton, Ontario, Canada. He worked as an Ontario Land Surveyor. He died on June 14, 1961 and was buried in the Evergreen Cemetery at Guelph, Ontario.

Kingsford, William

  • Person
  • 1819-1898

William Kingsford 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, Kingsford 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. Kingsford married Maria Margaret, the daughter of William Lindsay, clerk of the legislative assembly of Canada. He died on September 29, 1898.

Emerson, John, P.L.S.

  • Person
  • 1799-1884

John Emerson was born near Clones, Ireland on January 16, 1799. He learned the skill of surveying at a young age while still in Ireland. He immigrated to Canada in 1832, settling on a farm in Tyendinaga Township, near Roslin with his sister, Anne. He never married. Throughout his surveying career, he mapped the counties of Hastings, Prince Edward, Northumberland and Lennox and Addington as a Provincial Land Surveyor. He died on February 24, 1884 and was buried in Roslin, Ontario.

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

  • Person
  • 1801-1876

Samuel Manson Benson was born on 23 March 1801 in York, Ontario, Canada, the child of Ezekiel Benson and Ann Manson. He became a surveyor and was active in various townships of the Midland District of Ontario. He served in the militia during the rebellion of 1837-1838. Benson died in Belleville on 28 December 1876 of cancer, at the age of 75.

Shaw, John Henry, O.L.S.

  • Person
  • 1867-1922

John Henry Shaw was born in August of 1867, to parents Daniel and Jane, at Westmeath in Renfrew County, Ontario. He became licensed as an Ontario Land Surveyor and in 1900 he married Elizabeth Ann in Carleton County, Ontario. Throughout his career he worked for the provincial government surveying townships in Ontario and CNR lines.He died on May 12, 1922, at North Bay, Ontario, due to a case of chronic nephritis.

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

  • Person
  • 1898-1966

Harry Richards was born in 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. He died in 1966.

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.

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