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Doyle, James Vincent

  • Person
  • b.1881-1968

James Vincent Doyle ran Doyle's Drug Store at 211 Front Street in Belleville, Ontario.

Township of Limerick

  • Corporate body
  • 1887-

Limerick Township was designated as part of Hastings County in Ontario in 1858. It was part of a united municipality with Tudor and Wollaston Townships in 1863, joined by Cashel Township in December 1869. Wollaston became a separate township in 1880 and Limerick became an independent township from 1887.

Township of Wollaston

  • Corporate body
  • 1880-

Wollaston Township became part of Hastings County in 1858. It had previously been combined with Tudor, Cashel and Limerick, but became a separate municipality in 1880. In 2019 it had a population of around 700 people.

James, George Moffat

  • Person
  • 1865-1949

George Moffat James was a teacher who established The James Texts publishing firm in Belleville, Ontario in 1910. He was born in Glen Williams, Ontario and married Effie May Chapman in Waterford, Ontario, in 1897.

The James Texts

  • Corporate body
  • 1910-1987

An educational and art publishing company based in Belleville, Ontario. The firm was established by George Moffat James in 1910. Its original location at the corner of Front and MacAnnany streets was destroyed by a fire on 26 December 1959. The firm later moved to 183-185 Front Street and closed down in March 1987.

Empire Theatre

  • Corporate body
  • 1938-

Vintage 1938 theatre showcasing independent films & live performances, including music festivals.

Scott, Cuming Rennie

  • Person
  • 1881-1974

C. R. Scott was the manager of the Palace Theatre at 233 Front Street in Belleville, Ontario, when the building was destroyed by fire on 27 January 1915. He was born in Alliston, Ontario in 1881 and married Edna Irene Frizzell in Belleville on 2 December 1915. In 1921 the couple were living in Barrie, Ontario.

Elmore, Publius Virgillius, D.P.S.

  • Person
  • b. 1789- d. 1857

Publius 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/was a mentee of Publius'.
Publius married a local woman and was wed in Shannonville, Ontario - but was widowed prior to 1853.
Publius died in 1857 and was buried in Belleville.

Elmore, William R., C. E.

  • Person
  • b. 1830

William was born in about 1830 to father Publius V. Elmore - a surveyor once active in Hastings County.
He married Miss 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 in developed the Atlantic and Great Western Railway.

Hennessy, Peter

  • Person
  • 1927-2015

Peter Harrison Hennessy was born in Dungannon Township, Hastings County, Ontario, the child of George Clayton Hennessy and Mabel (Weese) Hennessy. He was a professor in the Faculty of Education at Queen's University until his retirement in 1984. He died in Kingston, Ontario on 4 February 2015. Obituary at

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