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People and Organizations

Town of Deseronto

  • Corporate body

Deseronto, Ontario was incorporated as a town in 1889. The settlement had become a village in 1871, known as Mill Point. It was given the name Deseronto in 1881, after Captain John Deserontyon, the leader of the 20 families who settled in the area as the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte in 1784.

Canada Optical Company

  • Corporate body

The Canada Optical Company (originally called Canada Zyl Company) operated a factory in Deseronto, Ontario from 1946 to 1996, manufacturing frames for glasses. In 1996 the factory operations were moved to a building on the airport of the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. It closed down in 2002.

Hall, Flossie

  • Person

Flossie Hall was born in Deseronto, Ontario, in 1887, daughter of James Montgomery Hall, a tailor, and Emma Frances Hall (née Johnston). She became a school teacher and was working at School Section 10, Mariposa, Victoria County, Ontario in 1912. Between 1921 and 1926 she was Deseronto's librarian. She married Thomas Chalmers in Deseronto in 1926.

Callaghan, Maurice

  • Person
  • 1890-1972

Ice dealer, son of John Callaghan, husband of Ellen Tighe, died March 1972.

Jackson, Marshall A

  • Person
  • 1858-1930

Marshall Alexander Jackson was a photographer who was active in Tweed, Ontario, between 1885 and 1896.

Lowe, Frank

  • Person
  • fl. 1960

Frank Lowe was an associate editor for the Toronto Telegram Weekend Magazine in 1960.

Wharf Street Debating Club

  • Corporate body
  • c.1910-

The Wharf Street Debating Club began as a working class men's club in the Foster Ward area of Belleville, Ontario. At the time of municipal elections the club runs a 'Bun Feed', at which prospective candidates address the group. For many years, women candidates were admitted only to give their speech, then had to leave the room. The exclusion of women from the club continued until November 1988, when Julia Drake crashed the bun feed, dressed as a man. After that, the event became open to all.

Shann, Robert

  • Person
  • fl. 1822-1839

Robert Shann was a flax spinner who lived and worked in Knaresborough, Yorkshire between 1822 and 1839.

Coronation Committee of Belleville

  • Corporate body
  • 1902

The Coronation Committee was formed on 13 May 1902 to plan the celebrations in Belleville, Ontario, attending the coronation of Edward VII. The chair of the committee was R. J. Graham, Mayor of Belleville, and its secretary was Fred Adams. The chair of the Finance Committee was Charles Sulman.

Graham, Robert James

  • Person
  • 1860-1935

R. J. Graham had a business in dehydrating foods in Belleville, Ontario. He was mayor of the city between 1901 and 1903.

Ketcheson, James Robert Byron

  • Person
  • 1914-1988

James Robert Byron Ketcheson was born in Belleville, Ontario in 1914, the child of Lee Albert Ketcheson and Jessie Forbes. He worked as a civil servant for the Department of Justice. He died in 1988, at which time his home address was 168 Burnham Street, Belleville.

White, Nicholas

  • Person
  • fl. 2010

Nicholas (Nick) White is a resident of Belleville, Ontario, and a former volunteer with the Hastings County Historical Society and the Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County.

Sule, Diane

  • Person
  • fl. 2004

Diane Sule is a resident of Belleville, Ontario, and a member of the Hastings County Historical Society.

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