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Bird, Maribeth Lillian

  • Person
  • 1930-2009

Maribeth Lillian Holgate was born in Cannifton, Ontario, in 1930, the third child of Charles Arthur Holgate and Myrtle Alice Winsor. She married Herbert Stanley Bird and was a longtime member of the Hastings County Historical Society. She died in Belleville, Ontario on 21 July 2009.

Bishop's Seeds

  • Corporate body
  • 1890-1990

Bishop's Seeds was established in Belleville, Ontario, by Charles Edward Bishop (1854-1941), who had immigrated from England in 1875. It remained a family firm in Belleville, selling seeds for farmers across Canada until its closure in 1990.

Bishop, Edward Bruce

  • Person
  • c. 1926-

Proprietor of Bishop Seeds in Belleville, Ontario, founded by his grandfather in 1890.

Bishop, Harry Curry, O.L.S.

  • Person
  • b. 1931

Curry Bishop was born at Niagara on the Lake in 1931, to parents Harry (Doc) Bishop and Viola Curry.
Curry graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Toronto. He soon became an Ontario Land Surveyor, a Canadian Land Surveyor, and completed post graduate work in planning.
He was employed in Haliburton in the surveying and development business.
He later became president of the Kawartha-Haliburton region of Ontario Land Surveyors.
Curry is married to Aldyth and they have three children.

Blackburn, Joseph Alger

  • Person
  • 1903-1975

Joseph Alger Blackburn, owner of Stroud's Jewellery and Gift Shop on Front Street in Belleville, Ontario, was born on Huff's Island on December 23, 1903, the son of Albert Blackburn and Annie Luella Huff. His father operated Stroud's for its Montreal owner for many years. Joe Blackburn took over as manager in 1932 and later purchased the store. Stroud's was established in 1872 and sold tea, offering trading stamps that could be redeemed for fine china. Joe Blackburn married Elsie Mae Wheeler. He was an honorary deacon and active member of Victoria Avenue Baptist Church. He died on October 21, 1975.

Blackburn, Nicholas Wood

  • Person
  • 1869-1930

Nicholas Wood Blackburn was a farmer from Madoc Township, 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.

Bleecker, John

  • Person
  • 1762-1807

Born in Albany, New York. He settled in Trenton, and married Mary, the daughter of John Meyers. From the Pioneer Life on the Bay of Quinte "the Trenton pioneer, came from near Albany, in which city his father was a merchant. Shortly after his father's death his mother brought him and his sister to Kingston in company with a McKenzie family. ... His mother married the McKenzie pioneer. His sister married [Henry] Finkle."

Bogart (family)

  • Family
  • fl. 1821-1900

The Bogart family lived in Belleville, Ontario, from 1821.


  • Corporate body
  • fl. 2007

The Bohemian was a nightclub at 248 Front Street, Belleville, Ontario.

Boldrick, William

  • Person
  • 1886-1976

William Boldrick was born in 1886 at Concession 7, Tyendinaga Township, the son of George Boldrick and Margaret Millan. He married Alma Sarah Johnston on August 29, 1912 in Belleville, Hastings County. He was self-employed as a farmer and a carpenter, working until the early 1970s. He was employed by the Tyendinaga School Board and was a member of Roslin United Church, where he was an elder. He died on June 3, 1976.

Bolger and Drewry, P.L.S.

  • Person
  • c. 1885

A land surveying firm based in Hastings County, Ontario, owned by Thomas Oliver Bolger, P.L.S., and William Stewart Drewry, P.L.S. & D.L.S.

Bolger, Thomas Oliver, P.L.S.

  • Person
  • b. 1841

Thomas O. Bolger was a Provincial Land Surveyor who formed a partnership with John D. Evans in Belleville between 1876 and 1881. He was listed in the 1881 census as a 40-year-old engineer, living with his wife, Cordelie, and four children. In 1891 the family were in Kingston, where Thomas was working as the City Engineer.

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