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Drewry, William Stewart, P.L.S.

  • Person
  • 1859-1939

William Drewry was born on January 20, 1859, at Belleville, Ontario, to parents John Burnham Drewry and Glorianna Climie. He was apprenticed to Evans and Bolger in 1879 and qualified as an Ontario Land Surveyor (1882), and a Dominion Land Surveyor (1883). Throughout his career he surveyed with several government departments, railways and private firms. In 1884, he married Clare Lillian Hazard. He died on December 2, 1939 in Victoria, British Columbia.

Hermon, Royal Wilkerson, P.L.S.

  • Person
  • 1830-1907

Hermon was born on March 4, 1830, at a farm in Rednersville Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, to parents William Hermon and Sarah Roblin. He had 8 siblings. His paternal grandparents were "Pennsylvania Dutch," and immigrated to Canada in the 1770s, while his maternal side were United Empire Loyalist settlers. Hermon went to school at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. He went on to teach school and eventually train and qualify as a Provincial Land Surveyor. He set up practice in the Counties of Hastings and Prince Edward. From 1882 to 1884, he was employed as Inspector of Dominion Lands Survey.

His first wife was Anne Louise Bolton of York, Ontario (m. 11 May 1861), by whom he had two children, Ernest Bolton and Robert. After her death in 1867, he married Olive A. Jeffs the following year. They had three children: Edward William, Royal Ridley and Roblin Compton. After the passing of his second wife in 1875, he remarried once again. This time he was wed to Mary Doan and produced two more children: Mary Gertrude and Bartle Pierre. After a long and prosperous life, Hermon died of "surveyors stomach trouble" on February 9, 1907, at the farm where he was born 77 years earlier.

Ponton, Archibald William, P.L.S. & D.L.S.

  • Person
  • 1859-1915

Archibald was born on January 25, 1859 to parents Archibald Sr. and Mary Frances Patterson, at Belleville, Hastings, Ontario. He trained as a land surveyor under Thomas Bolger, P.L.S., and then moved west in 1879 as assistant land surveyor to Bolger. Throughout his career, Archibald was active in Regina and Northwest Territories as a Dominion Land Surveyor and as an architect. He died at Edmonton, Alberta, on 20 January 1915. He was a cousin of Lt. Col. W.N. Ponton.

Shaw, Charles Aeneas, P.L.S.

  • Person
  • 1854-1942

Charles Shaw was born on November 11, 1854, to parents Margaret and Alexander, at Oak Hill, Toronto, Ontario. He married Ida Laura Cathlene Jones, at Trenton, Ontario, on March 14, 1883. They soon relocated to Wellington, Prince Edward, Ontario. Throughout his career, Charles worked as a Provincial Land Surveyor and as a Civil Engineer, with private and government firms. After relocating again, this time to British Columbia, he was employed as a Captain of a prisoner of war camp. He died on May 9, 1942 at Saanich, British Columbia.

Webster, Frederick Theodore, O.L.S.

  • Person
  • 1892-1962

Fred Webster was born on September 19, 1892, at York, Ontario, to parents Fred F. Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Cobb. Throughout his career he was employed as an Ontario Land Surveyor.
He married his wife, Emily Lala Alford, on September 3, 1919, at Carleton, Ontario and died on August 14, 1962.

Caddy, Edward Christopher B., P.L.S. & D.L.S.

  • Person
  • 1815-1897

Edward Christopher Caddy was born on June 28, 1815, at Quebec, Capitale-Nationale Region, Quebec, Canada, to parents Colonel John Thomas Caddy and Hannah Goddard. He had 12 siblings. Throughout his career he was employed as a Provincial and Dominion Land surveyor. He surveyed various lands in Ontario. He married Sarah Playter Rogers, in 1856. They had 9 children. Caddy died on September 26, 1897, at Cobourg, Northumberland County, Ontario.

Evans, John Walter

  • Person
  • 1870-1938

Walter Evans was born on April 10, 1870, at Belleville, Ontario, to parents Mary Ellen Henry and John Dunlop Evans (a surveyor and architect). He married his first wife, Jennie Leah Henry, on September 18, 1901, at Ottawa, Ontario. He later married Marjorie Miriam Struthers after the death of his first wife in 1925. Throughout his career he worked as an Ontario Land Surveyor and engineer. He worked with his father, John Dunlop Evans, at their company "Evans & Evans, Civil Engineers and Ontario Land Surveyors." After his father's retirement in 1928, the company became "J. Walter Evans & Co. Engineers & Surveyors." Evans was also a trailblazer in the steel and metal industries - placing patents on many of his electrical furnace inventions. He died only 8 years after his father, on November 6, 1938 at Beardmore, Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Mitchell, Elizabeth

  • Person
  • fl. 2006-2020

Elizabeth Mitchell is a librarian and resident of Belleville, Ontario.

Mott, Charles Allan

  • Person
  • 1897-1969

Charles Mott was born on November 2, 1897. In the First World War he served as a gunner with the CEF, starting May 7, 1918. He was on his way to Siberia when the armistice was signed and was demobilized on April 24, 1919.

He served as City Engineer for the City of Belleville from 1929-1958. He then became the city planning engineer from 1958-1961. In his final years with the city he served as planning director and technical assistant with the Belleville & Suburban Planning Board before his retirement in 1960. He spent a total of 45 years with the City of Belleville.
He married his wife Carmileta Florence Mastin on April 30, 1923. He died at the age of 71 years on May 17, 1969.

Lantz, Paul

  • Person
  • fl. 2020

Paul Lantz is a resident of Belleville, Ontario.

Herity, James Owen

  • Person
  • 1870-1945

James Owen Herity was born 16 April 1870 in Huntingdon Township, Ontario, the son of Samuel Herity and Christianne (Wood). He was the editor of the Daily Ontario newspaper in Belleville from 1910 to 1921 with his brother-in-law, W. H. Morton, and subsequently became the president of the Belleville Chamber of Commerce until his death on 14 December 1945.

Morton, William Herbert

  • Person
  • 1869-1962

William Herbert Morton was born in Moira, Ontario, in 1869, the child of Alexander Morton and Mary (Sayers). He married Margaret Herity in 1893. William Morton worked in the cheese industry and in 1910 he and his brother-in-law, Owen Herity, bought the Daily Ontario and Weekly Chronicle newspapers from Thomas S. Carman. They took over the management of the newspaper on 15 April 1910. Herity sold his share to Morton in 1921 and in 1929 Morton bought The Intelligencer from the Bowell family. In April 1930 the two publications were combined into The Ontario Intelligencer. He died at the Belleville General Hospital on 16 May 1962.

Carman, Thomas Samuel

  • Person
  • 1840-1926

Thomas Samuel Carman was born in Prince Edward County, Ontario, on 24 October 1840. He was the proprietor of The Daily Ontario and The Weekly Chronicle until he sold the newspapers to William Herbert Morton and James Owen Herity in early 1910. Carman also operated the Carman Opera House in Belleville, Ontario. He died on 13 April 1926 at 228 Dundas Street East, Belleville.

Van Tassel, William Henry

  • Person
  • 1827-1910

William Van Tassel was a Wesleyan Methodist farmer who lived in Sidney Township, Hastings County, Ontario.

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