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van Skiver, Leighton Adelbert, O.L.S. & D.L.S.

  • Person
  • b. 4 Dec 1874 - d. 27 Mar 1949

Leighton was born on December 4, 1874 at Sophiasburgh, Prince Edward County, Ontario, to Dutch parents John van Skiver and Elizabeth Way van Skiver.
He married his wife, Eleanor Francis Jones on March 12, 1919 at York, Ontario. They had two children - George Leighton and Lois Lorraine.
Throughout his career he worked as an Ontario Land Surveyor.
Leighton died on March 27, 1949 at an age of 74 years.

Zandbergen, Lewis

  • Person
  • 1949-2016

Lewis Zandbergen was a local historian and collector. He was a former president of the Stirling-Rawdon Historical Society and Chair of the Stirling Public Library Board.

Young, Leo Arthur

  • Person
  • 1899-1967

Leo Arthur Young was born on May 11th, 1899 and was a life-long resident of Belleville, Ontario. He married Viola Frost in 1924. He worked for Stewart-Warner Canada Limited for 42 years, retiring with the position of president of the company in 1964. He died on January 14th, 1967.

Wright, Harold Alfred

  • Person
  • 1908-1997

Harold Alfred Wright was born on May 6, 1908 in Tyendinaga, the son of James Alfred Wright and Clara Amelia Parks. He was married to Cynthia Cunningham who predeceased him. Mr. Wright was educated in Belleville and became a self-employed carpenter. He was a member of Bridge Street United Church. Mr. Wright died on June 29, 1997. Officers and Members of both Moira Masonic Lodge #11 and O.E.S. Belleville Lodge #55 held memorial services for Mr. Wright.

Wright, Cynthia Jane

  • Person
  • 1903-1995

Cynthia Jane Cunningham was born in Ameliasburgh Township on March 1, 1903, the daughter of George Cunningham and Cynthia Pierson. She married Harold Alfred Wright and they lived in Belleville. She was a member of Eastern Star #55. She died on January 12, 1995.

Woolfrey, Margie

  • Person
  • fl. 1956-1974

Margie Woolfrey was a high school student in Madoc in 1974.

Woodley (family)

  • Family
  • 1904-

James Woodley was born in 1821 in Stratton, Cornwall, England. He was a mason by trade, but switched to fur-cutting when he moved to Canada. His son, George Thomas Woodley, established Woodley's furriers at 273 Front Street, Belleville, Ontario, in 1904 and the firm remained in the family for three generations, closing its doors in the late 1980s.

Woodhouse, Edith

  • Person
  • fl. 1943

Edith Woodhouse lived at 50 Octavia Street, Belleville, Ontario. Her husband, Alfred Woodhouse, worked as a cook for the Canadian National Railways.

Women's Study Guild

  • Corporate body
  • 1931-1998

The Young Women's Guild was formed under the auspices of the John Street United Church in Belleville, Ontario in 1931. Its aim was "to study and discuss current topics in the light of the principles of Jesus' teaching". Members prepared talks on topics of interest to members and a guest speaker was invited once a year to address the group. During the Depression they organized a School for Leisure in the church hall, as a place for people to meet and learn basic skills such as knitting, nutrition, carpentry, sewing, and bookkeeping.

The name of the organization was changed at the 29th March 1950 meeting to the Women's Guild.

The future of the Guild was discussed at a meeting held on 28th September 1998, when it was unanimously agreed that the Study Guild should cease to exist. The remaining funds of the organization were donated to Eastminster Church.

Women's Christian Association

  • Corporate body
  • 1879-2018

The Women's Christian Association in Belleville, Ontario, held its inaugural meeting on 18th November, 1879. It was formed with the aim of establishing a hospital in the city, and a home for the aged. The organization was incorporated in 1907. Work started on the construction of the hospital in June 1884. In 1948 the Association turned ownership of the hospital over to the City of Belleville. The Association continued to fund healthcare related projects until 2018, when it was wound up, donating its remaining funds to Quinte Health Care toward the renovation of the Maternal Child Program at Belleville General Hospital.

Wishart, Lois Christina

  • Person
  • 1907-2011

Lois Wishart was a resident of Belleville, Ontario and an active volunteer in the community. She married George Wishart in Pointe-Fortune United Church on 5th June 1929 in Quebec. She was president of the Women's Study Guild in Belleville several times in the history of that organization and looked after the group's archives when it was disbanded.

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