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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.

Roblin, John Wesley

  • Person
  • 1841-1927

John Wesley Roblin was the child of John Wesley Roblin and Deborah Ann Rightmeyer. He worked as an insurance agent and was married to Anne Elizabeth Vanblaricom (1843-1917). They had one child, Elmer (1866-1948), who moved to Rochester, New York. John Wesley Roblin lived in Prince Edward County and died there in 1927. He was buried in the Glenwood Cemetery in Picton.

Cunningham, Janet 'Jessie'

  • Person
  • 1920-2010

Jessie Cunningham was a resident of Belleville, Ontario. She was born on 24 March 1920, the child of Alexander Cunningham and Janet (Graham Watt). She worked as a stenographer for the Belleville Cheese Company (later Black Diamond Cheese). She lived at 56 Alexander Street and died on 4 March 2010. She was buried in the Belleville Cemetery.

Edwards, Mary Geneva

  • Person
  • b. 1904

Mary Geneva Edwards was born in Deseronto, Ontario on 13 February 1904, the child of Evan Edwards and Harriett (Dunn). She had a career as a nurse at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto and four children. Her married name was Williamson.

Wishart, George

  • Person
  • 1896-1970

George Wishart was born on 18 December 1896 in Kinburn, Ontario. He studied entomology at the Ontario Agricultural College in Guelph and in 1929 he moved to Belleville, Ontario, to take up a position at the Dominion Entomological Laboratory on Dundas Street. He married Lois Keatley on 5 June 1929 and the couple had three daughters. George was active in a number of organizations and charities, including the Belleville Children's Aid Society, the Moira River Conservation Authority and the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. He served as an alderman for the City of Belleville from 1958 to 1964. He died on 23 February 1970 at the Belleville General Hospital and was buried in Arnprior, Ontario.

Thurlow Junior Farmers and Junior Institute

  • Corporate body
  • 1954-1963

The Thurlow Junior Farmers and Junior Institute was an organization of young women from the fifth concession of Thurlow Township in Hastings County, Ontario.

Delong, Nora Pearl

  • Person
  • 1886-1963

Nora Pearl Delong was born in Picton, Prince Edward County, Ontario, on 19 December 1886, the child of Sarah (Latimer) and Thomas DeLong. She married Earnest Ward of Stirling in 1909, with whom she had five children. Nora died in Belleville, Ontario on 9 January 1963.

Latimer, Sarah

  • Person
  • 1865-1947

Sarah Latimer was born in Belleville, Ontario on 5 February 1865, the child of James Latimer and Margaret (Suttle). She married Thomas DeLong and had three children with him. After Thomas's death in 1893 she married William Wallbridge in 1897 and had another child. She died in Picton, Ontario on 26 Feb 1947.

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.

Birchard, Shirley

  • Person
  • fl. 1982

Shirley Birchard is a resident of Belleville, Ontario. She was a member of the Historic Structures Committee of the Hastings County Historical Society.

Robertson, Paul

  • Person
  • 1961-2022

Paul Robertson was a museum professional and former resident of Deseronto, Ontario. He was the chair of the Deseronto Archives Board from 2007-2016.

Sherman, Garry

  • Person
  • 1934-2011

James Garry Sherman was a photographer who lived in Belleville, Ontario.

City of Belleville. Transportation and Operations Department

  • Corporate body
  • fl. 2019

The Transportation and Operations Services is responsible for:

  • maintaining City’s roads and traffic management appurtenances (signals, signs, lights, etc.);
  • maintaining the City’s sidewalks and trails;
  • maintaining the City’s parks and open spaces (sports fields, boulevards, passive parks, and other City lands and natural areas) including all trees/plant materials;
  • overseeing the contract for the maintenance of the City’s street lights;
  • delivering fleet management services;
  • operating the municipal transit service including maintaining related appurtenances (ie. shelters and benches) and overseeing operation of the transit terminal;
  • providing winter control services;
  • operating the municipal landfill site and managing closed municipal landfill sites (conducting required environmental studies, remedial works, etc.);
  • providing waste collection services (where not under contract to others) and supporting contracted waste collection service providers;
  • providing administrative and by-law enforcement services respecting street occupancies and public lands (i.e. parks use, garbage, etc.), and noxious weeds;
  • providing assistance to organizers in the delivery of special events on public lands (as needed or set out in agreements or prior arrangements).
  • operating and maintaining the sanitary sewer and storm water management; systems (sewers, pump stations, ponds, related appurtenances, etc.)

[Information taken from the City of Belleville's website at on 10 April 2019]

City of Belleville. Recreation, Culture, and Community Services department

  • Corporate body
  • 1949-

The Belleville Recreation Committee was established in 1949 with oversight of two playgrounds. By 1953 the committee had charge of eleven playgrounds and a number of recreation programs. It was renamed as the Recreation and Arena Committee in 1966, then the Recreation Services Committee in 1981. In 1988 it became the Parks and Recreation Committee and later the Recreation, Culture and Community Services Department.

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