Fonds 2013-44 - Argue family records

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CA ON00156 2013-44


Argue family records


  • 1860-1980 (Creation)

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2 boxes of textual records and graphic material
2 books

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The Argue family have lived in Belleville, Ontario since 1929. Prior to that date, Cecil Elmer (John) Argue, born April 30, 1885, had been manager of the Standard Bank in Deseronto and served as that town's mayor. He and his wife, Mary Elizabeth West, moved to Belleville after the Standard Bank merged with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. John Argue then became involved in the construction of power plants to supply electricity in both Bancroft and Stirling. John and Elizabeth Argue died in 1974, he on May 4 and she on January 30. They were survived by three sons, John West (Jack), William Armstrong and Alan Edward.

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Donated by Mary Argue in September 2013.

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The fonds consists of 2 boxes of textual records and graphic material about the Argue family of Belleville, Ontario. The fonds consists of the following series: financial matters, brochures/programs, letters, newspaper articles, photos and misc. (phone book, souvenir books, sketches, notes and recipe book). Also includes an 1878 edition of the Belden's Historical Atlas for Hastings and Prince Edward (front cover missing, poor condition) and a copy of 'Picturesque Canada', 1882.

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Entered by Nicholas VanExan June 23, 2015.


  • English



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