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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.

Fink (family)

  • Family

The Fink family lived in Belleville, Ontario.

Bleecker (family)

  • Family
  • fl. 1800s-

William Bleecker Esq was born May 10, 1823 in Ireland and died August 29, 1910. Janet Bleecker (nee Siericks), was born December 13, 1827 in Scotland and died November 30, 1884 in Hastings County. William and Janet were married c. 1846 and had several children: Henry, Tobias, Mary, Herman, Frederick, Lewis, Donald and Ellen.

Sarah Jane Bleecker (nee Stewart), was born November 30, 1856 and died February 25, 1931. William and Sarah married on June 6, 1887, after the death of his first wife, Janet, due to heart failure. Sarah and William had William Bleecker (c. 1889-?) and Benjamin Seymour Bleecker (Sep. 30, 1891 - Dec. 7, 1968).

Benjamin married Laura Evelyn Cummings on October 6, 1914. Laura was born October 7, 1891 and died on December 3, 1984. Benjamin and Laura had three children: Evelyn Christine, Bessie Margaret, and Donald Roscoe.

Neal (family)

  • Family
  • fl. 1937

Phyllis and George Neal lived in Mountain View, Prince Edward County. George died of a heart attack while serving in the Second World War.

Gee (family)

  • Family
  • 1947-

The Gee family settled in Belleville, Ontario, in the 1940s and started a gold leaf manufacturing business from their home at 14 Bettes Street.

Barlow (family)

  • Family
  • 1792-

Jesse Barlow married Rachel Parfoot in Brooke, Norfolk, England on 30 October 1792. They had at least eight children: John (born 1793), William, Elizabeth, Susannah, Robert, Hannah, Isaac and George (born 16 April 1814). George moved to Canada before 1839 and farmed 35 acres of land forming part of lot 7 in the first concession of Thurlow Township. He married a woman called Mary Ann and in the 1871 census they had nine children living with them. George died on 2 April 1894 and was buried in the Belleville cemetery. His wife died in 1920.

Hall (family)

  • Family

James Montgomery Hall was born in St. Peter Port in the Channel Island of Guernsey in 1851, the son of Stewart Hall and Margaret (née Johnson). Stewart was a tailor and James and his brother John followed his career. In 1881 James and John were residing at a hotel in Trenton, Hastings County, Ontario. In June of that year, James married Emma Johnson (1857-1937) of Trenton in Brighton, Ontario. By 1891 the couple were living in Deseronto, Ontario, with their two daughters, Evelyn 'Tottie' (b. 1882) and Flossie (b. 1887). James was continuing to work as a tailor. The Halls had a third child, Gordon, in 1894. They lived at 426 Thomas Street.

James died on August 4, 1919. His daughter Flossie became a school teacher and married Thomas Chalmers in Deseronto in 1926. The couple had one daughter, Frances.

Melrose Women's Institute

  • Corporate body
  • 1902-2012

Melrose Women's Institute was organized in 1902 in Melrose, Hastings County, Ontario. It was disbanded in 2012.

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