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Hastings East District Women's Institutes

  • Corporate body
  • 1901-

Hastings East District first met in 1901. It was an umbrella organization for Women's Institutes branches in the east of Hastings County, Ontario.

The branches covered by the District and their dates of foundation were:
Melrose, March 1902
Quinte, August 1907
Roslin, December 1908
Plainfield, March 1910
Bethel Zion, 1912
Tyendinaga East, February 1929
Moira, April 1946
Carmel, March 1949
Foxboro, May 1949
Cannifton, April 1950
Chapman's, May 1950
Parkdale, November 1953

See for information on the institutes currently covered by its successor, Hastings District.

Wallace, Robert

  • Person
  • 1855-1932

Robert Wallace was born in Kirknewton, near Edinburgh, Scotland on 6th March 1855. His family left Scotland for New Zealand in 1862, arriving on September 20th. In 1870 he started work at the Dunedin water works office. He resigned in May 1879 and went to London, where he studied at Spurgeon's College with the aim of becoming a missionary. He visited Belleville in 1882 and stayed with Ellen Bilbrough, assisting with her work at the Marchmont Home. Wallace married Bilbrough in Croydon, Surrey, on 15th February 1887. He continued to work at the Marchmont Home until 1913, when he left Belleville for Toronto. From 1915 to 1929 Wallace served at the Canadian Treasurer for the China Inland Mission. He died on 18th October 1932 in Toronto.

Trenton (Ont.)

  • Corporate body

The Village of Trenton, Ontario, was incorporated through a Proclamation effective January 1, 1853 under the terms of the Baldwin Act, Chapter 81, Canada Statutes, 1849.

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