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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.

Quinte Morning Music Club

  • Corporate body
  • c.1963-2019

The Quinte Morning Music Club was a social organization established in the 1960s as a way of sharing information about music and musicians. The group met at the houses of its members, who would put on a programme of recorded music for the entertainment and education of their fellow club members. The group disbanded in 2019.

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.

LaBrash, Leonard Franklin

  • Person
  • 1942-2019

Leonard Franklin LaBrash was born 26 September 1942 in Belleville, Ontario, the child of Frank LaBrash (1896-1954) and Hilda May Walsh (1910-1983). He attended S.S. 20 Public School in Thurlow Township (later Bayview Public School) and then Belleville Collegiate Institute & Vocational School, around 1958 to 1959. His yearbook dedication called Leonard ‘the silent and observing type’. He worked at the Belleville Police Service, 93 Dundas St East, starting as part-time custodian on 23 June 1986 and retiring on 14 March 2001. He attended the Calvary Temple Community Church, Belleville and lived at 7 Turnbull Street in Belleville. He died on 7 Feb 2019 at Belleville General Hospital and was buried in the Belleville Cemetery with mother Hilda on 9 May 2019.

Wills, Thomas

  • Person
  • 1826-1907

Thomas Wills was born in Newfoundland in 1826. He was the County Treasurer for Hastings County and lived on Church Street in Belleville, Ontario. He married Anna Maria LeVesconte and they had eight children from 1853 to 1867. Thomas died on 11 March 1907.

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