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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.

Elmore, Publius Virgillius, D.P.S.

  • Person
  • 1789-1857

Publius Virgillius Elmore was born in the United States of America in 1789. When he moved to Belleville, he worked as a Deputy Surveyor to chart Hastings County as it became incorporated. He had a significant role in forming Hastings, as demonstrated when he started surveying and constructing roads in Lake Township in North Hastings. In an 1829 petition, he signed for Prince Edward County (where he resided) to become a district. In the 1830s, P.L.S. John Emerson was articled to Elmore'. Elmore married a local woman in Shannonville, Ontario - but was widowed prior to 1853. He died in 1857 and was buried in Belleville.

Haslett, John James, P.L.S. & D.P.S.

  • Person
  • 1811-1878

John James Haslett was born on June 17, 1811 at Sanfield House, Tyrone County, Ireland, the child of Matthew Haslett and Sarah McCrae. He received his education to be a surveyor in Ireland, and later when on to survey England and the south coast of Ireland. Around 1842, he came to Canada. After six months of training with P.L.S. John Emerson, he became a Provincial Land Surveyor. He then moved to Belleville, Ontario and began surveying Upper Canada. In February 1851, he married Frances Colhoun Woods. He died in Belleville on January 21, 1878 leaving his wife, four sons and three daughters.

Pierce, John Gourlay, O.L.S.

  • Person
  • 1918-2003

John Pierce was born at Pembroke, Ontario in 1918. He attended Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario and graduated in 1941 with a B.Sc. (Eng.). The following year he served with the Royal Canadian Engineers Italian and European campaigns (1942-1945). In this role, he received the Military Cross. During his surveying career John sat on many Ontario Land Survey boards and completed numerous surveys of Ontario areas. He died in 2003.

North, Preston John

  • Person
  • 1859-1944

Preston John North was born in Brigg, Lincolnshire, England, the child of Frank and Jane North. He married Martha Maria Little in Brigg on 15 June 1884 and the couple had at least eight children. In 1915 North was living in Kingston, Ontario, where he married Chloe Ann Lalond on 19 June. He signed up in Deseronto to serve in the Canadian Expeditionary Force in February 1916, claiming to be 44 (he was 57). He was returned to Canada in 1917 as being over age. North died in Deseronto in September 1944.

Harrison, Thomas James

  • Person
  • 1885-1964

Dr Thomas James Harrison was a descendant of Alexander McCullough. He lived in Manitoba.

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