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Barrett, Augustus

  • Person
  • 1830-1902

Augustus Barrett was a photographer whose career lasted from 1865 to 1902. He worked in Oshawa, Whitby, Cannington and finally in Toronto, 324 Yonge Street. He married Sarah Edwards 1866.01.11 and she became his successor in the business.

Barrett, Donald John

  • Person
  • c. 1928-1978

Born in Belleville, Ontario, Donald John Barrett was a former insurance agent and Harbour master. He was President of Belleville Sales and Ad Club and a member of St. Joseph's Church.

Bartley, Onesiphorus, P.L.S.

  • Person
  • b. 4 Apr 1815 - d. 28 Sep 1879

Oneisphorus Bartley was born on April 4, 1815, at Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, to parents Onesphorus Windle Sr. and Mary Ann Collett. He was baptized July 3, 1822 at Wiltshire, England.
At some point he immigrated to Ontario, Canada. He then married his wife, Sarah Carroll, on September 1, 1844 at St. Pauls, Woodstock, Oxford, Ontario.
In the 1878 Belleville Directory, his professions were listed as Provincial Land Surveyor and civil engineer.
He died on September 28, 1879 at an age of 74. His estate was left to his only next of kin - his son.

Bateman, Fannie Elizabeth

  • Person
  • 1876-1937

Fannie Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Bateman was the daughter of Thomas M. Bateman and Minerva (Robinso) of Concession 3 Lot 23 in Madoc Township, Ontario. She married Nicholas Wood Blackburn on 25 March 1903.

Bateman, Harold Douglas

  • Person
  • 1896-1955

Harold Douglas Bateman was born in Belleville, Ontario on 26 March 1896, the child of Robert Bateman and Blanche (Fuller). He married Beryl Isabel Hendricks in November 1918 and the couple had one son. Harold worked for the Liquor Control Board of Ontario and as an insurance agent. He was elected as an alderman for the City of Belleville, but resigned after taking on the role of Assessor for the City in 1937. In 1940 he was appointed City Comptroller and in 1953 he became Clerk-Comptroller. He was one of the founders of the Association of Assessing Officers of Ontario in 1941 and became its president. He suffered a heart attack and died at his home, 246 George Street, on 9 June 1955.

Bay of Quinte Remedial Action Plan

  • Corporate body
  • 1985-

The Bay of Quinte was designated as and Area of Concern in 1985 by the International Joint Commission. Remedial Action Plans are coordinated by Environment Canada and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment. Since 1997, recommended actions have been implemented by members of the Bay of Quinte Restoration Council.


Bay of Quinte Women's Institute

  • Corporate body
  • 1921-1998

The Bay of Quinte Women's Institute was organized on 17th February 1921. It operated in the southwest of Sidney township, Hastings County, Ontario. It closed in 1998.

Beare, William Frederick

  • Person
  • 1901-1976

William Frederick Beare was born in England in 1901. He came to Toronto with his family about 1905, moving to Belleville a few years later. On September 16, 1925, he married Esther Taylor in Belleville. He worked for Bill Cook's cigar store on Front Street for thirty-five years. Mr. Beare died on July 30, 1976.

Beatty, Frank Weldon 'Weary', O.L.S.

  • Person
  • b. 12 Jul 1892 - d. 13 Oct 1965

Frank Weldon Beatty received his Ontario Land Surveyor’s licence in 1920.
He eventually joined his brother Herbert, also an Ontario Land Surveyor, in private practice at Pembroke. They carried out extensive surveys in the Ottawa valley and northern Ontario. Frank also participated in government affairs - holding the position of Pembroke's Mayor, and later, Surveyor General from 1946 until 1962.

Beatty, Samuel George

  • Person
  • 1849-1916

Samuel G. Beatty was the child of William A. Beatty and Jane Elizabeth Sherman. He was the co-founder of the Ontario Commercial College with George Wallbridge in 1868, buying out Wallbridge's share of the business in 1871. In 1878 the college was known as the Ontario Business College. Beatty retired in that year, and moved to Toronto. He died in Los Angeles, California, in 1916.

Bedell, Bruce

  • Person
  • 1936-2014

Bruce William Bedell was born in Belleville in 1936. He was an educator with a love of history, dramatic arts and the outdoors. He was a graduate of Belleville Collegiate Institute and Vocational School and served a year in the Royal Canadian Air Force before becoming a teacher. His first classroom was in Wilberforce, between Haliburton and Bancroft. Bedell lived in Dryden, Sault Ste. Marie and London before setting back in Belleville in 2004. He became Town Crier for Belleville in 2004 and a member of the Hastings County Historical Society. He died in 2014

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