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Belnap, Pete

  • Person
  • 1896-c. 1966

Pete Belnap was born in 1896. He was in business as a barber since 1915 except for time out fighting in the First World War. He retired in 1966.

Benn, Ronald, O.L.S.

  • Person
  • b. 1919 - d. 4 Feb 2008

Ron was born in 1919.
He was a pilot in World War ll as a member of the Royal Flying Corps (RCAF).
In 1950, he earned his Ontario Land Surveying Certificate. Throughout his career as a surveyor he worked for Ontario Hydro, in private practice and finally in legal surveys with the City of Ottawa.
Ron and his wife, Agnes, were married in 1953. They had two children.
He passed away on February 4, 2008 at Nepean, Ontario.

Benson, Frank

  • Person
  • 1903-1990

Frank Benson was a resident of Belleville, Ontario.

Benson, Mary

  • Person
  • 1864-1954

Mary Benson was born in Picton, Ontario, on 30 September 1864. She married George Boyle, a grocer, on 26 April 1893 and the couple lived in Belleville, Ontario at 226 William Street. George died on 20 June 1923. Mary died on 1 April 1954 and they were both buried in the Belleville Cemetery.

Benson, Samuel Manson, D.P.S. & P.L.S.

  • Person
  • b. 23 Mar 1801 - d. 28 Dec 1876

Samuel was born on March 23, 1801 to the family of Ezekiel Benson, in York, Ontario, Canada.
He later became a surveyor, and was active in various townships of the Midland District.
He served in the militia during the rebellion of 1837-1838.
Samuel died in 1876, of cancer, at an age of 75 years.

Berkeley, Garnet Lawrence, O.L.S.

  • Person
  • b. 4 May 1890 - d. 1967

Garnet was born on May 4, 1890, at Belleville, Ontario, to parents John Alfred Berkeley and Ellen Catharine Zufelt.
He married his wife, Gertrude Louise Butler, on June 22, 1912 at York, Ontario.
Prior to enlisting in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, he was employed as a land surveyor and civil engineer.
On April 1, 1916 he joined the 4th Divisional Cyclists Company as a Captain. At some point in his time overseas, he acquired a hand and knee injury from a motorcycle accident. He was later discharged on November 17, 1917.
After WWI, Garnet returned to his family and previous profession.
He died later in 1967, at about 76 years of age.

Beta Sigma Phi (Bay of Quinte Area Council)

  • Corporate body
  • fl. 1959-

Beta Sigma Phi is a non-academic sorority group which was established in Kansas in 1931. There have been a number of active Chapters in the Quinte region.

Bethel-Zion Women's Institute

  • Corporate body
  • 1912-

Bethel-Zion Women's Institute was organized in Phillipston in January 1912.

Bews, David Matthew, O.L.S.

  • Person
  • b. 20 May 1932 - d. 28 Mar 2017

Dave was born on May 20, 1932 at Belleville, Ontario to parents Douglas and Aline Bews.
He attended Queen Alexandra elementary school and Belleville Collegiate Institute and Vocational School.
In 1951, he moved to Kingston, Ontario where he earned his BSc in Civil Engineering at Queen's University.
After graduating, Dave joined the Ontario Department of Highways and became an Ontario Land Surveyor.
Dave married Ethel Green on June 8, 1963.
He passed away on March 28, 2017.

Bilbrough, Ellen

  • Person
  • 1841-1900

Matron of the Marchmont Home in Belleville, Ontario.

Bird, Kenneth Mulholland

  • Person
  • 1905-1985

Kenneth Mulholland Bird was born on April 20, 1905 in Sidney Township, son of Richard Newton Bird and Sarah J. Bell. He married Evelyn Reddick on July 17, 1937. As a child he attended Marsh Hill public school, and graduated from Stirling High School in 1919. He received his teacher training at Peterborough Normal School graduating in 1924. His first teaching job was in Roslin. He later taught at Prince of Wales School in Belleville spending twenty-four years there as principal. Before retiring, he spent some time at Avondale and Bayside schools in Sidney. He was a founding president of the Public School Men's Teachers' Federation locally, on the founding executive of the Moira River Conservation Authority in the late 1940s and a founding member of the Hastings County Historical Society. Ken Bird was a Mason and an elder of Bridge Street United Church. Mr. Bird died in Belleville on December 19, 1985.

Bird, Maribeth Lillian

  • Person
  • 1930-2009

Maribeth Lillian Holgate was born in Cannifton, Ontario, in 1930, the third child of Charles Arthur Holgate and Myrtle Alice Winsor. She married Herbert Stanley Bird and was a longtime member of the Hastings County Historical Society. She died in Belleville, Ontario on 21 July 2009.

Bishop's Seeds

  • Corporate body
  • 1890-1990

Bishop's Seeds was established in Belleville, Ontario, by Charles Edward Bishop (1854-1941), who had immigrated from England in 1875. It remained a family firm in Belleville, selling seeds for farmers across Canada until its closure in 1990.

Bishop, Edward Bruce

  • Person
  • c. 1926-

Proprietor of Bishop Seeds in Belleville, Ontario, founded by his grandfather in 1890.

Bishop, Harry Curry, O.L.S.

  • Person
  • b. 1931

Curry Bishop was born at Niagara on the Lake in 1931, to parents Harry (Doc) Bishop and Viola Curry.
Curry graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Toronto. He soon became an Ontario Land Surveyor, a Canadian Land Surveyor, and completed post graduate work in planning.
He was employed in Haliburton in the surveying and development business.
He later became president of the Kawartha-Haliburton region of Ontario Land Surveyors.
Curry is married to Aldyth and they have three children.

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