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Bissonnette, Julien Donald

  • Person
  • 1857-1921

Julien Donald Bissonnette was born on 1 July 1857. He was baptized at St. Peter in Chains Roman Catholic Church in Trenton, Ontario, on 13 October 1857, the child of Julien Bissonnette and his wife, Mary Donald. Julien studied at Queen's University in Kingston, obtaining his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1880. He taught at Dundas High School from 1880 to 1889, before returning to Queen's to qualify as a Doctor of Medicine in 1892. He worked as a doctor in Napanee and then for more than 20 years in Stirling, Ontario, where he died on 31 December 1921.

McGeachie, John Brett 'Jack'

  • Person
  • 1912-2003

Jack McGeachie was a resident of Limerick Township in Hastings County, and with his wife, Ethel Tweedie Morgan, was the donor of the McGeachie Conservation Area to the Crowe Valley Conservation Authority in 1994.

Hastings, Judson Byron

  • Person
  • 1876-1949

Judson B. Hastings was a photographer based at 91 Wood Street, Toronto in 1920.

Bellstedt, Ina

  • Person
  • 1924-2015

Jacomina Laubscher was born in South Africa on 26 June 1924. She married Friedel Bellstedt and emigrated with him to Canada in 1958. She died in Pickering, Ontario on 16 August 2015.

Rollins, Maurice Houston

  • Person
  • 1927-2021

Maurice Rollins was the owner of the Rollins Construction and Rollins Lumber companies and the Journey's End motel chain. He was active in sports and became a well-known philanthropist in the Belleville area.

Ham, Ida

  • Person
  • 1877-1977

Ida Ham was born in Limerick Township, Hastings County, Ontario, on 23 October 1877, the child of Charles Baragar and Emily (Lake). She married Thomas Anthony Ham on 29 June 1898 and the couple had six children. Ida was a member of the St. Ola United Church. She died on 25 June 1977.

Claus, Susan

  • Person
  • 1885-1969

Susan Elizabeth (Brant) Claus was a member of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, the child of Henry Brant and Charlotte Loft. She married Herman Claus on 30 June 1909 and the couple had one son, (Donald) Leslie Claus (1909-1991). She died on 22 January 1969.

Syer, Lloyd Ernest

  • Person
  • 1928-2022

Lloyd Syer was the Director of the Parks and Recreation Department in the City of Belleville from the 1970s until 1990.

Toms, Mary Lu

  • Person
  • fl. 2022

Mary Lu Toms is a resident of Picton, Ontario. She is the granddaughter of George Alex Hall (1862-1925) and Mary Clarke Clazie (1882-1953) of Thurlow Township, Ontario.

Bowerman, Violet Irene

  • Person
  • 1917-2007

Violet Irene Camken was born in Kent, England in 1917, the child of Frank Camken and Violet Mary (Geering). Her parents had moved from England to Canada in 1913 but were in England at the time of Violet's birth, as her father was serving in the Canadian Expeditionary Force. They left England for Canada again in 1918. Violet I. Camken served in the Royal Canadian Air Force in the Second World War. She married Ralph Archie Bowerman on 15 February 1950 and the couple had three children. Ralph died in 1953. Violet died in Belleville on 2 July 2007.

Dickey, James Harvey

  • Person
  • 1862-1931

James Harvey Dickey was born in Newtonville, Ontario in 1862. He worked as a druggist in Trenton.

Asselstine, Kathryn Rachel

  • Person
  • 1884-1970

Kathryn Rachel Asselstine was born in Marlbank, Ontario on 6 December 1884, the child of Oscar William Asselstine and Marion Ann (Lochhead). She served as a nursing sister during the First World War, and subsequently as a nurse in Detroit, Michigan. She died in 1970.

McPherson, Donna

  • Person

Donna McPherson is a resident of West Hill, Belleville, Ontario.

Blakslee, Van Arsdale

  • Person
  • 1889-1971

Dr. Van Arsdale Blakslee was born on September 22nd, 1889. He married Margaret Newbold on April 14th, 1915 in Manhattan, New York. They had two daughters, Joan and Peggy. He established his medical practice at 111 Victoria Avenue in Belleville in 1917 and retired in around 1968. He attended the Bridge Street Methodist Church in Belleville, Ontario and belonged to organizations such as the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), the Belleville Fish and Game Club and the Belleville Rotary Club. He died on December 26th, 1971.

Springer, William Charles

  • Person
  • 1864-1956

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, William Springer spent his entire working life in the hardware business. In 1885, he helped found the Peterborough Lock Manufacturing Company. After a return to the United States, William returned to Canada, settling in Belleville Ontario in 1901. He leased the Chown Factory at 237 Pinnacle Street and co-established the Belleville Hardware Company. In 1910, he left the Belleville Hardware Co. and after receiving 250 shares worth $100 each from H.C. Hunt for the Brass and Steel Goods Ltd, he established the Springer Lock Manufacturing Company located at 180 Coleman Street. He was the Managing Director there until he sold the company to the American Hardware Company in 1931. In 1917 he took on the position of President after the death of the original President, Sir Mackenzie Bowell. He died in Belleville on 30th August 1956.

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