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Simpson, Don

  • Person
  • fl. 2007-2008

Don Simpson is a resident of Deseronto, Ontario. He moved to the town to work at the Canada Optical plant and in his retirement was chair of the Deseronto Public Library Board.


  • Person
  • 1855-1899

John Maracle Kenwendeshon was a member of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, the child of Cornelius Maracle (born 1830) and Nancy (Hill, born 1834). He married Julia Hill Thompson in London, Ontario, on November 20, 1879. Kenwendeshon was the first member of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte to qualify as a medical doctor.

Kenwendeshon and Julia had a daughter, Lillian, who was born on November 26, 1880 and married John Ross Stewart on January 14, 1904. They also had a son, John Albert ‘Bert’, born in 1882 in Roscommon, Michigan. Bert married Edna Leslie Hill on August 9, 1920. From the census records, Lillian seems to have lived with Julia’s mother and sisters in London (Henrietta, Caroline and Georgina Thompson), while Bert lived with Kewendeshon’s father, Cornelius, in Deseronto and the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory.

Cole, Marilyn

  • Person
  • fl. 1985

Marilyn Cole is a resident of Napanee, Ontario.

Robertson, Paul

  • Person
  • fl. 2008

Paul Robertson is a museum professional and former resident of Deseronto, Ontario. He was the chair of the Deseronto Archives Board from 2007-2016.

Noble, Mary Jane 'Minnie'

  • Person
  • 1878-1945

Mary Jane Noble was born on 10 September 1878 in Belfast, Ireland, the child of William Noble and Ellen (Stuart). She arrived in Canada in 1882 with her family and was working as a dressmaker in Deseronto, Ontario, in 1901. She married Dennis Pratt on 14 June 1916 and died in Adolphustown on 24 December 1945. She was buried in Deseronto.

Deseronto Public Library

  • Corporate body
  • 1885-

Deseronto Public Library began as the Deseronto Mechanics Institute on 27 October 1885. Dr John Newton was elected as the President of the Institute. On 11 November 1885 the first Library Committee was estabished, with Ebenezer Arthur Rixen as the Librarian and Miss Millie Anderson as Assistant Librarian. In 1896 the Institute became a Public Library under the terms of the Free Libraries Act.

Rathbun, Herbert

  • Person
  • 1861-1897

Herbert 'Burt' Rathbun was born in Deseronto in 1861, the child of Hugo Burghardt Rathbun and Louisa (Storm). He married Agnes Bell in Belleville on February 12th, 1884. They had three children: Helen (born 1885), John (born 1886) and Leo (born 1890). In 1891 the family were living in Deseronto, where their household included a cook, a housemaid, a nurse and a coachman. By 1897 they were living in Bridge Street, Belleville, which is where Burt died of tuberculosis in Belleville on April 4th of that year.

Fairbairn, James

  • Person
  • 1866-1949

James Fairbairn was a photographer active in Deseronto, Ontario in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Donaldson, WIlliam

  • Person
  • 1866-1916

William Donaldson was born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1866. He was the Chief of Police of Deseronto, Ontario, when he died there on 10 January 1916.

Brant, Diane

  • Person
  • fl. 2007-2016

Diane Brant is a resident of the Town of Deseronto, Ontario.

Munk, George Edward

  • Person
  • 1893-1974

George Munk was born in the village of Bridge, Kent, England and spent his childhood in the nearby village of Wingham, where his father was the local butcher. He joined the Royal Flying Corps in 1914 as an aircraft spotter and gunner, initially serving in France and then being transferred to Canada to the training camp at Camp Mohawk. He met his wife, Gertrude, when the squadron was in Fort Worth, Texas, during the winter of 1917-1918.

Marlin, Floyd

  • Person
  • 1915-c.2003

Floyd Marlin was a resident of Deseronto, Ontario and a veteran of the Second World War.

Stapley (family)

  • Family
  • fl. 1917-1918

Members of the Stapley family lived north of Deseronto, Ontario, during the First World War.

McKendry, Jennifer

  • Person
  • fl. 2012

Jennifer McKendry is an architectural historian and author who lives in Kingston, Ontario.

Cole (family)

  • Family
  • fl. 1880s-1920s

Members of the Cole family lived in Deseronto, Ontario.

Usher, Tom

  • Person
  • fl. 2003

Tom Usher was a resident of Deseronto, Ontario and, with his wife, Irene, was the proprietor of the Town's Edge Bed and Breakfast at 73 Main Street, Deseronto.

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