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Thain, Frederick Earl

  • Person
  • 1891-1941

Frederick Earl Thain was convicted in October 1940 of the murder of Arnold and Nancy Wellman in Rawdon Township, Ontario, on 31 January 1940. He was executed by hanging on 14 January 1941.

Aselstine, Walter

  • Person
  • 1888-1968

Walter Aselstine was born in Trenton, Ontario, on 23 April 1888, the child of Adelbert Aselstine and Lucy (Wallace). The family moved to Belleville in around 1898 and operated a stage coach business between Belleville and Trenton. Walter Aselstine drove the first motor bus operated by the company. Buses ran between the station and the Hotel Quinte and from Belleville to Marmora and Tweed.

Walter Aselstine was a trombonist who played in the orchestra at the Griffin Opera House and was the sound effects man for silent pictures. He played in the Belleville Municipal Band, the Toronto Kilties Band, Odd Fellows Band and military bands including the Princess Pats and the Shrine Band in Toronto. He was a member of the Commodores orchestra and played on excursion boats on the St. Lawrence River. He was a member of Moira Lodge No. 11 and of Christ Church in Belleville. He married Mae Oliphant and the couple had one son and one daughter. He died in Toronto on 27 February 1968.

Bay of Quinte Remedial Action Plan

  • Corporate body
  • 1985-

The Bay of Quinte was designated as and Area of Concern in 1985 by the International Joint Commission. Remedial Action Plans are coordinated by Environment Canada and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment. Since 1997, recommended actions have been implemented by members of the Bay of Quinte Restoration Council.


Warren Marrow, Sandi

  • Person
  • fl. 2019

Sandi Warren Marrow is an artist from Belleville, Ontario.

Presto Musical Club

  • Corporate body
  • 1919-1949

The club met every three weeks at the homes of members for an evening musical programme. Club members included Ethelland MacColl, Leona Riggs, Samuel Anglin, and Alec Gordon.

Boyle, Donald James

  • Person
  • 1927-2019

Don Boyle was an enthusiastic family historian who was born in Belleville, Ontario in 1927 and died in Brantford, Ontario in February 2019. He was descended from James Boyle (1812-1900) who immigrated to Canada from Belfast, Ireland and settled in Belleville.

Quinte Morning Music Club

  • Corporate body
  • c.1963-2019

The Quinte Morning Music Club was a social organization established in the 1960s as a way of sharing information about music and musicians. The group met at the houses of its members, who would put on a programme of recorded music for the entertainment and education of their fellow club members. The group disbanded in 2019.

Bateman, Harold Douglas

  • Person
  • 1896-1955

Harold Douglas Bateman was born in Belleville, Ontario on 26 March 1896, the child of Robert Bateman and Blanche (Fuller). He married Beryl Isabel Hendricks in November 1918 and the couple had one son. Harold worked for the Liquor Control Board of Ontario and as an insurance agent. He was elected as an alderman for the City of Belleville, but resigned after taking on the role of Assessor for the City in 1937. In 1940 he was appointed City Comptroller and in 1953 he became Clerk-Comptroller. He was one of the founders of the Association of Assessing Officers of Ontario in 1941 and became its president. He suffered a heart attack and died at his home, 246 George Street, on 9 June 1955.

LaBrash, Leonard Franklin

  • Person
  • 1942-2019

Leonard Franklin LaBrash was born 26 September 1942 in Belleville, Ontario, the child of Frank LaBrash (1896-1954) and Hilda May Walsh (1910-1983). He attended S.S. 20 Public School in Thurlow Township (later Bayview Public School) and then Belleville Collegiate Institute & Vocational School, around 1958 to 1959. His yearbook dedication called Leonard ‘the silent and observing type’. He worked at the Belleville Police Service, 93 Dundas St East, starting as part-time custodian on 23 June 1986 and retiring on 14 March 2001. He attended the Calvary Temple Community Church, Belleville and lived at 7 Turnbull Street in Belleville. He died on 7 Feb 2019 at Belleville General Hospital and was buried in the Belleville Cemetery with mother Hilda on 9 May 2019.

Wills, Thomas

  • Person
  • 1826-1907

Thomas Wills was born in Newfoundland in 1826. He was the County Treasurer for Hastings County and lived on Church Street in Belleville, Ontario. He married Anna Maria LeVesconte and they had eight children from 1853 to 1867. Thomas died on 11 March 1907.

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.

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