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Fleming, Mabel Anna

  • Person
  • b. 1887

Mabel Anna Fleming was born in Huntingdon Township, Hastings County, Ontario, in 1887. In 1914 she married Herbert James Gay in Stockdale, Murray Township, Northumberland.

Holton (family)

  • Family
  • fl. 1832-

The Holton family were lumber merchants in Belleville, Ontario. Ezra Holton came to Belleville in 1832 and worked for Billa Flint before building his own successful business. Ezra built homes for his four children on the lot bordered by Bridge and Charles Streets in Belleville.

Architectural Conservancy of Ontario, Quinte Branch

  • Corporate body
  • 1983-

The Quinte Branch of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario was established in 1983 to buy the c.1817 McIntosh-Ridley House on South Front Street in Belleville, Ontario. The founding executive members were: Roy Turner, Rodger Greig, Tom Cruickshank, Alex Herlovitch and Heather McClune. The branch organizes architectural walking tours and talks about historic buildings in the Quinte Region.

South Hastings Film Council

  • Corporate body
  • 1950-?

The South Hastings Film Council was formed in December 1950 by the merger of Hastings County Film Council and Foxboro & District Film Council. Each month the Film Council recieved one box of films from the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and arranged showings throughout their district, which consisted of Sidney, Thurlow and Tyendinaga Townships. Films were shown to school groups during the day, with a public showing in the evenings. The Film Council advertised the showings, supplied equipment (projectors) and organized the events. Connie Churchill was the secretary and Jim Churchill was "the fixer" the one in charge of setting up everything. Wanda I. Sine was treasurer.

Forin, Terence

  • Person
  • 1935-2010

Terence (Terry) Peter Forin was born on August 21, 1935 in Edmonton, Alberta. He lived in Victoria, British Columbia and worked as an Interior Design Consultant. He died on May 19, 2010 in Victoria British Columbia. He was the great-grandson of John Forin, original builder of Belleville's City Hall.

Mikel, William Charles

  • Person
  • 1866-1950

William Charles Mikel was born in Belleville in 1866 and attended Belleville High School, and later Albert College. His post-secondary career began at Ontario Business College and culminated upon receiving his Bachelor of Civil Law degree from Toronto's Trinity College. Upon graduating he took up practice in Belleville where he achieved acclaim early on in his career as he successfully defended James Kane against a murder charge.

Mikel was named Master of the Supreme Court of Canada for Belleville in 1928. He served as Crown Prosecutor throughout the Province of Ontario, as well as appearing before both the Provincial Legislature and the House of Commons. Of note amongst his government cases, Mikel was a member of Counsel for the Farmers Bank of Canada. In addition to this, Mikel was named King's Council in 1908 and was named head of the Ontario Municipal Association in 1907 and 1908. He was among those who founded the Ontario Bar Association and was named its President in 1911 and 1912.

Mikel's public service is well noted as he was named Auditor and City Solicitor as well as being elected an Alderman for the City Belleville. In 1924 he was elected Mayor of Belleville with the largest majority the city had seen municipally or parliamentary. In 1925 he was elected once again, with a larger majority than the mandate he earned in 1924.

Mikel was a Captain in the 15th Battalion, Argyll Light Infantry and upon the eruption of World War I, he volunteered for service but was turned down. Despite not being allowed to participate in the war, he nonetheless was able to recruit local organizations to mobilize their resources for use overseas. He also was active in local and national fraternal organizations. These include serving as the Master of the Moira Masonic Lodge, the Council Commander of the Woodmen of the World, President of the Canadian Fraternal Association from 1918 to 1919, Vice-President of the United Empire Loyalist Association of Canada in 1928, and Vice President of the Ontario Magistrates Association in 1928.

Mayor Mikel was also an avid local historian. He set about writing one of the first recorded histories of Belleville, The City of Belleville History which was published in 1943. One of his ambitions was to see a "Quinte City" constructed, amalgamating villages, towns, and cities around the Bay of Quinte in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties. He died at his William Street home in 1950, and was survived by his wife Lillian and his daughter Audrey Milne-Jeffrey. Mikel Street in Northeast Belleville is named after him.

Waldorf, William H.

  • Person
  • 1865-1937

William Horace Waldorf was born in Trenton on September 7th, 1865, the son of James Waldorf and Minerva Hollister. He married Edith Emily Cathcart and the couple had two sons. Waldorf was the proprietor of W.H. Waldorf Grocer in Trenton at the turn of the 20th Century. He died at 30 Burton Street, Belleville on December 14th, 1937.

Woodley (family)

  • Family
  • 1904-

James Woodley was born in 1821 in Stratton, Cornwall, England. He was a mason by trade, but switched to fur-cutting when he moved to Canada. His son, George Thomas Woodley, established Woodley's furriers at 273 Front Street, Belleville, Ontario, in 1904 and the firm remained in the family for three generations, closing its doors in the late 1980s.

Zandbergen, Lewis

  • Person
  • 1949-2016

Lewis Zandbergen was a local historian and collector. He was a former president of the Stirling-Rawdon Historical Society and Chair of the Stirling Public Library Board.

Victoria Cheese and Butter Manufacturing Company

  • Corporate body
  • 1905-1963

The Victoria Cheese and Butter Manufacturing Association opened in 1905 on Lot 4, Concession 11 in Hungerford Township, Hastings County. The various officers operated the joint-stock corporation continuously until 1963.

The first President of the Victoria Cheese and Butter Manufacturing Company was Robert Sayers (1901 – 1904). His successors are as follows:

William Gordon (1905 – 1911) Joseph Bateman (1913) Herbert Sayers (1913 – 1922) Wesley Bodgely (1922 – 1925) S. McRea (1926 – 1929) Clarence Graham (1930 – 1932)
*W. E. Bateman (1933 – 1942).

The company ceased operations in 1963 because of a lapse in their insurance coverage, and the stakeholders were reimbursed.

Uniondale Women's Institute

  • Corporate body

Uniondale Women's Institute was based in Sidney Township, Hastings County.

Fink (family)

  • Family

The Fink family lived in Belleville, Ontario.

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