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Callaghan, Maurice

  • Person
  • 1890-1972

Ice dealer, son of John Callaghan, husband of Ellen Tighe, died March 1972.

Jackson, Marshall A

  • Person
  • 1858-1930

Marshall Alexander Jackson was a photographer who was active in Tweed, Ontario, between 1885 and 1896.

Lowe, Frank

  • Person
  • fl. 1960

Frank Lowe was an associate editor for the Toronto Telegram Weekend Magazine in 1960.

Wharf Street Debating Club

  • Corporate body
  • c.1910-

The Wharf Street Debating Club began as a working class men's club in the Foster Ward area of Belleville, Ontario. At the time of municipal elections the club runs a 'Bun Feed', at which prospective candidates address the group. For many years, women candidates were admitted only to give their speech, then had to leave the room. The exclusion of women from the club continued until November 1988, when Julia Drake crashed the bun feed, dressed as a man. After that, the event became open to all.

Shann, Robert

  • Person
  • fl. 1822-1839

Robert Shann was a flax spinner who lived and worked in Knaresborough, Yorkshire between 1822 and 1839.

Coronation Committee of Belleville

  • Corporate body
  • 1902

The Coronation Committee was formed on 13 May 1902 to plan the celebrations in Belleville, Ontario, attending the coronation of Edward VII. The chair of the committee was R. J. Graham, Mayor of Belleville, and its secretary was Fred Adams. The chair of the Finance Committee was Charles Sulman.

Graham, Robert James

  • Person
  • 1860-1935

R. J. Graham had a business in dehydrating foods in Belleville, Ontario. He was mayor of the city between 1901 and 1903.

Ketcheson, James Robert Byron

  • Person
  • 1914-1988

James Robert Byron Ketcheson was born in Belleville, Ontario in 1914, the child of Lee Albert Ketcheson and Jessie Forbes. He worked as a civil servant for the Department of Justice. He died in 1988, at which time his home address was 168 Burnham Street, Belleville.

White, Nicholas

  • Person
  • fl. 2010

Nicholas (Nick) White is a resident of Belleville, Ontario, and a former volunteer with the Hastings County Historical Society and the Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County.

Sule, Diane

  • Person
  • fl. 2004

Diane Sule is a resident of Belleville, Ontario, and a member of the Hastings County Historical Society.

Thain, Frederick Earl

  • Person
  • 1891-1941

Frederick Earl Thain was convicted in October 1940 of the murder of Arnold and Nancy Wellman in Rawdon Township, Ontario, on 31 January 1940. He was executed by hanging on 14 January 1941.

Aselstine, Walter

  • Person
  • 1888-1968

Walter Aselstine was born in Trenton, Ontario, on 23 April 1888, the child of Adelbert Aselstine and Lucy (Wallace). The family moved to Belleville in around 1898 and operated a stage coach business between Belleville and Trenton. Walter Aselstine drove the first motor bus operated by the company. Buses ran between the station and the Hotel Quinte and from Belleville to Marmora and Tweed.

Walter Aselstine was a trombonist who played in the orchestra at the Griffin Opera House and was the sound effects man for silent pictures. He played in the Belleville Municipal Band, the Toronto Kilties Band, Odd Fellows Band and military bands including the Princess Pats and the Shrine Band in Toronto. He was a member of the Commodores orchestra and played on excursion boats on the St. Lawrence River. He was a member of Moira Lodge No. 11 and of Christ Church in Belleville. He married Mae Oliphant and the couple had one son and one daughter. He died in Toronto on 27 February 1968.

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.


Warren Marrow, Sandi

  • Person
  • fl. 2019

Sandi Warren Marrow is an artist from Belleville, Ontario.

Presto Musical Club

  • Corporate body
  • 1919-1949

The club met every three weeks at the homes of members for an evening musical programme. Club members included Ethelland MacColl, Leona Riggs, Samuel Anglin, and Alec Gordon.

Boyle, Donald James

  • Person
  • 1927-2019

Don Boyle was an enthusiastic family historian who was born in Belleville, Ontario in 1927 and died in Brantford, Ontario in February 2019. He was descended from James Boyle (1812-1900) who immigrated to Canada from Belfast, Ireland and settled in Belleville.

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