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Whatmough, David

  • Person
  • fl.1871

David Whatmough was a photographer active in Belleville, Ontario, in 1871.

Wheeler, Earl

  • Person
  • 1899-1918

Earl Gilbert Wheeler was born in Chicago, Illinois on January 22, 1899 and later moved to 190 James Street in Belleville, Ontario. His father Fred Wheeler worked in a local mill and was married to Ada Maude Wheeler and had one other son, Ray.

A student at the outset of the war, Earl enlisted in the Cobourg Heavy Battery at the age of eighteen in April 23, 1917 after serving three years in the Cadet Corps. After an initial period of training in Cobourg, he departed from Halifax in June of that year to begin training at Otterpool Camp in England. He was later relocated to Ross Barracks at Shornecliffe Camp before finally transferring to Whitley Camp before departing for France on February 1, 1918. While in France he served in both the 1st Canadian Divisional Ammunition Column as well as the 5th Division Trench Mortars.

While attached to the Y Battery of the 2nd Canadian Motor Machine Gun Brigade on September 2, 1918, Gunner Wheeler was wounded in combat and later presumed dead. Despite no official record of his death at the time of the incident, a search of casualties and prisoners of war turned up no evidence of his survival. His service number was 2327329.

White, Nicholas

  • Person
  • fl. 2010

Nicholas (Nick) White is a resident of Belleville, Ontario, and a former volunteer with the Hastings County Historical Society and the Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County.

Widdows, Cathy

  • Person
  • fl. 1956-1974

Cathy Widdows was a high school student in Madoc in 1974.

Wilkinson, Bertha

  • Person
  • 1891-1982

Bertha Wilkinson was born in 1891 in Hanging Heaton, Yorkshire, England. She married her husband, George William Wilkinson, in 1912 in Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England. They immigrated to Canada, settling in Belleville, Ontario. She was a member of St. Thomas' Anglican Church. Bertha Wilkinson died on January 9, 1982.

Williams, Perla M. Pidgeon

  • Person
  • 1920-2018

Perla Mildred Pidgeon was born in Saskatchewan in 1920. She worked as a teacher in eastern Ontario and died in Peterborough, Ontario in 2018.

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.

Windswept Productions

  • Corporate body
  • 1989-

Video production company based in Belleville, Ontario.

Winter, Emma Isabel

  • Person
  • 1888-1980

Emma Isabel Winter was born on May 4, 1888 in Hastings County, daughter of Charles Edward Bishop and Kate Riley. Her father established the company of Bishop Seeds in Belleville. She married George Edward Winter on June 24, 1922 in Belleville. Isabel Winter died on March 13, 1980.

Wishart, Lois Christina

  • Person
  • 1907-2011

Lois Wishart was a resident of Belleville, Ontario and an active volunteer in the community. She married George Wishart in Pointe-Fortune United Church on 5th June 1929 in Quebec. She was president of the Women's Study Guild in Belleville several times in the history of that organization and looked after the group's archives when it was disbanded.

Women's Christian Association

  • Corporate body
  • 1879-2018

The Women's Christian Association in Belleville, Ontario, held its inaugural meeting on 18th November, 1879. It was formed with the aim of establishing a hospital in the city, and a home for the aged. The organization was incorporated in 1907. Work started on the construction of the hospital in June 1884. In 1948 the Association turned ownership of the hospital over to the City of Belleville. The Association continued to fund healthcare related projects until 2018, when it was wound up, donating its remaining funds to Quinte Health Care toward the renovation of the Maternal Child Program at Belleville General Hospital.

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