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A Cappella Quinte

  • Corporate body
  • 1973-

A Cappella Quinte formed in Trenton, Ontario in 1973 as a regional chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. The group was originally known as The Trentones, changing its name to A Cappella Quinte in 2011.

Abú Media

  • Corporate body
  • 2000-

Abú Media is a video production company based in Galway, Ireland.

Acorn, Dayle

  • Person
  • fl. 1956-1974

Dayle Acorn was a high school student in Madoc in 1974.

Airhart, George Bruce

  • Person
  • 1882-1945

George Bruce Airhart was a lumberman who lived in Marmora, Ontario. He was Reeve of Marmora and Warden of Hastings County in 1926.

Aitchison, Dorothy

  • Person
  • 1919-2013

Dorothy Aselstine was born in Belleville, Ontario, in 1919, the daughter of Howard Aselstine and Mae Carolyn Baxter. She married Jack Aitchison and they had three children. She died on 13 June 2013.

Albert College (Belleville, Ont.)

  • Corporate body
  • 1857-

Albert College was established as Belleville Seminary in 1857; its name was changed to Albert College in 1866, and it affiliated with Victoria University in 1884 and gave up its right to grant degrees.

Allan, Stewart Walker, O.L.S.

  • Person
  • b. 1928 - d. 2006

An Ontario Land Surveyor.
Some of his notes and records have been acquired by Watson Land Surveyors Ltd.

Allison, Tom

  • Person
  • 1931-2018

Tom Allison was a resident of Belleville, Ontario with an interest in railway history. He started working for the Canadian National Railway in 1950.

Alpha Dairies Ltd.

  • Corporate body
  • fl. 1949

Alpha Dairies was located at 57 Cannifton Road in Belleville, Ontario.

Anderson, Jacob Henry Carroll

  • Person
  • 1902-1983

Judge Jacob Carroll Anderson was born on January 11, 1902 in Bancroft, the son of Rev. Thomas H. P. Anderson and Lottie H. Cook. He went to high school in Colborne, Ontario, taking his senior matriculation in Napanee. He worked as a County Court judge for many years in Belleville, Ontario. His wife was the former Rhoda Mary Bowles. Judge J.C. Anderson died on November 15, 1983 in Oakville, Ontario.

Anderson, John Fairbairn

  • Person
  • 1886-1963

John Fairbairn Anderson was born in Nairn, Ontario to John Anderson (a Presbyterian pastor from Ireland) and Isabella Austin Stuart. In 1891 the family were living in Charlotte, New Brunswick. Isabella seems to have died in Toronto in 1893. In 1901 John Anderson senior died in Palmerston, Ontario. In the 1911 census John was lodging with Isabella Gardiner at 455 Hunter Street, Peterborough, with his siblings Stuart and Margaret. John was working as a machinist in a foundry. His brother enlisted in June 1915 and served in France with the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry. He was killed at Ypres on 2nd June 1916 ( John Anderson signed up one month later. In 1921 he was back in Peterborough, still lodging with Isabella Gardiner, and working as a civil engineer.

Anderson was still living in Gilmour Street, Peterborough, in 1931 when he registered his friend Isabella Gardiner's death. In 1938 he was listed as living in Turnbull Street, Belleville, where he was a chief operator for Hydro, the electricity provider. He remained in that street until he died on 16 January 1963. His obituary was published in the Belleville Intelligencer of 21 January 1963 and it reads as follows:

"After an illness of a few days' duration John Fairburn Anderson of 33 Turnbull St., passed away in the Belleville General Hospital last Wednesday evening in his seventy-seventh year. Son of the late Rev. John Anderson and Isabella Stewart, Mr. Anderson was born at Nairn, near Ailsa Craig, Ontario.
"Having lived some of his early years in California and Chicago he came to Belleville in 1911 as an employee of the Ontario Hydro. At the time of his retirement from the Hydro fourteen years ago he had advanced to the position of Operating Superintendent of the East Central Region of the Hydro. He served with the Cobourg Heavy Battery overseas in the First World War.
"Mr. Anderson was deeply interested in classical music and had one of the largest record collections in this part of the province. Although not an executant of any musical instrument he had a very acute musical intelligencer [sic] and a high degree of knowledge in things pertaining to this art. Over the years untold numbers of local residents and district acquaintances gathered at his home to spend evenings of satisfying enjoyment listening to the music of their choice through the medium of his vast record collection. He had a very kind disposition and will be sorely missed by scores of friends that knew him and respected him for his sagacity and humility.
"Mr. Anderson was a life member of Moira Lodge, A.F. and A.M., No. 11 and just a short time ago was presented with his 50-Year Jewel in the Masonic order.
"Surviving him are two sisters, Miss Elsie Anderson of Peterborough, and Miss Margaret Anderson of Toronto.
"His funeral was held from the Comstock Funeral Home in Peterborough with Rev. Stanley Gibson of St. Andrew's United Church, officiating, both there and at the committal ceremony at Little Lake cemetery, Peterborough.
"The honorary bearers were: F. D. Kerr, Q.C., Hugh Waddell, Robert Beal and Hamilton Munro of Peterborough, and Carl Fisher of Belleville.
Many friends from Belleville were present to pay their final respects to this departed true companion whom they knew simply as 'John.'"

Anderson, Matilda 'Tillie'

  • Person
  • 1848-1941

Matilda Anderson was the child of John Anderson and Mary Roblin. She lived at 6 Forin Street, Belleville.

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