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Smith family photographs

  • CA ON00156 2014-49
  • Fonds
  • 1872-2000

The fonds consists of 633 photographs, 23 negatives, letters, sympathy cards, business cards, newspaper clippings, genealogy and family history and a few business papers belonging to the Smith family, primarily Frank Smith of Madoc. The photographs found in this fonds mainly depict the area around Madoc, with some from Bancroft, Maynooth and other places in Hastings County. A large number of the photographs were taken on vacation or while travelling through Canada and the United States. The photographs were taken in Florida, Atlantic City, Pittsburgh, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Healy Falls, Shaw Falls, Coppercliffe, Ottawa, Port Carling, Gaspe, Napanee, Madoc, Bancroft, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick.

The families primarily depicted in the photographs are the Smith family, McCaw family, Swayne family and Cassidy family. Many of the photographs have names and places written on the back of them. Other people mentioned on the photographs include: Jean Phillips Thompson, Mary Smith Barton, Aunt Vera, Muriel Smith, George Wright, Hugh Pepper, Frank Smith, Frank and Jane Packer Ingersoll, Elizabeth Baker, Martin Porter, Kay Seaton, Helen Whycock, Bessie Woods, Tom Ross, Jack and Ann Yonkers.

There are 3 letters from Henry and Eliza Smith between 1872 and 1874; a birth certificate for Frank Smith, news clippings on the Smith and McCaw families and events in Madoc. There are also family trees and other genealogical information connecting the Smith, McCaw and other families.

Smith (family)

Hannah Harrison collection

  • CA ON00156 2018-006
  • Collection
  • c.1900-1970

Collection comprises:

  • album with 128 photographs of family scenes taken by Hannah Harrison of 64 Emily Street, Belleville, Ontario
  • mounted photograph of the house at 64 Emily Street, c.1900
  • photograph of six young women in naval costumes (Hannah Harrison bottom right), c. 1910
  • Methodist Church annual ticket for 1902-1903 in the name of Hannah Harrison
  • Canadian National Railways passes for David Harrison, blacksmith, 1935-1942
  • 'Happy Birthday Sweetheart' card addressed to Hannah Harrison, 1939
  • Wharf Street Debating Club membership card in the name of D. Harrison, 1941
  • photographs of Hannah Harrison holding a baby, c.1970.

Harrison, Hannah Mary

Palmer family photograph album

  • CA ON00156 2021-093
  • Item
  • c.1908-1920

Photograph album with snapshots of children and pets. Some of the images show cars, trains, and manufacturing sites in and around Trenton, Ontario. One photograph shows Harry Palmer after winning the Deacon Road Race between Trenton and Belleville on 7 September 1908.

W.H. Waldorf records

  • CA ON00156 1985-01
  • Fonds
  • 1904-1938

This fonds contains one folder of family records, twenty-seven folders of invoices from the following businesses:

  • W.M. Davies Pork Packers and Provision Merchants of Toronto, 1917
  • Dominion Sugar Companies Limited of Chatham, 1917
  • S. Domenico, Wholesale Fruit Merchants of Belleville, 1912-1917
  • Eby-Blain Limited, Wholesale Importing and Manufacturing Grocers of Toronto, 1916-1917
  • Grand Trunk Railroad System, 1917
  • R.B. Hayhoe & Company Importers of Teas and Coffees, Confectioners Supplies of Toronto, 1917
  • H.J. Heinz Company of Toronto, 1916-1917
  • Hodgens and Roberts Limited Tobacconists, Scales and Roberts Company Limited Tobacconists of Toronto, 1917
  • L.P. Hughes Flour and Feeds, Seeds, Rolled Oats and All Kinds of Breakfast Cereals of Belleville, 1917
  • Hydro Electric Power Commission of Ontario – Central Ontario System-Trenton, 1917-1918
  • P.C. Larkin and Company Tea Merchants of Toronto, 1917
  • S.B. McClung, Paints, Oils, Glass, etc. of Trenton, 1917
  • W.E. Mayhew – Trent Valley Mills of Trenton 1916-1917
  • William Patterson and Son Company of Belleville, 1916 to 1918
  • Wm. Rennie Company Limited Seeds of Toronto, 1916-1917
  • George A. Robertson and Son Limited, Wholesale Groceries of Kingston, 1908-1917
  • John Sloan & Company of Belleville, 1917
  • Swift Canadian Company of Toronto, 1917
  • Telfer Bros. Limited of Toronto, 1917
  • Trenton Garage, 1916 1917
  • White and Company Limited Fruit, Produce and Fish of Toronto, 1917
  • Dalley Products Limited of Hamilton, 1917
  • W.J. Crothers Company of Kingston, 1917
  • R.B. Cooper of Belleville, 1917
  • Belleville Creameries, 1917
  • Belleville Cider and Vinegar Company, 1917
  • Bell Telephone of Trenton, 1917
  • Armstrong and Paffard of Toronto, 1917

There is also: one folder containing pages from a ledger, one cash book volume, one folder of sales slips with a sales slip book, and one folder of receipts, orders and correspondence.
There is a folder containing land deeds and personal papers.

Waldorf, William H.

Kay Allin collection

  • CA ON00156 DA 2020.15
  • Collection
  • 1900-1991

Collection principally comprises research notes, newspaper clippings, promotional publications and postcards relating to the history of the town of Deseronto, Ontario. It also includes a file of materials relating to a voyage on the Empress of Scotland ship in 1956.

  1. Deseronto postcards and photographs, 1900-1920
  2. Notes and ephemera relating to Kay Allin's voyage on the Empress of Scotland, July 1956
  3. Publication Kente Mission, 1668-1680, 1968
  4. Notes by Kay Allin on the history of Deseronto, c.1980-1990
  5. Notes by Kay Allin on the history of the Presbyterian Church of the Redeemer in Deseronto, c.1980-1990
  6. File of newspaper clipping relating to Deseronto, 1967-1980
  7. Scrapbook of newspaper clippings relating to the Rathbun family, 1972-1980
  8. Scrapbook of newspaper clippings relating to Deseronto, 1978-1990
  9. Reproduction of Deseronto High School 'Ballyhoo' publication, May 1928
  10. Deseronto flyers and publications, including 1978 program for the North American Outboard Championships, 1967-1989
  11. Publications relating to centennial celebrations in Deseronto, 1971 and 1989

Allin, Muriel Kathleen 'Kay'

Scanned photographs and information on the Nealon family

  • CA ON00156 DA 2009.11
  • File
  • 1890-1930

Scanned photographs of Nealon family members (Denis, Jane, Margaret and Rose) of Marysville, Ontario, with four printed images of Denis Nealon and two pages of information about his father, Michael Nealon.

Herbert 'Burt' Rathbun glass negatives

  • CA ON00156 DA HBR
  • Series
  • c.1890-1897

A group of glass negatives associated with Herbert 'Burt' Rathbun (1861-1897) and his family.

Rathbun, Herbert

Digital copy of photograph of Christmas party

  • CA ON00156 DA 2015.05
  • Item
  • c.1960

Snapshot of children and Santa Claus at a Christmas party held by the Presbyterian Church of the Redeemer in Deseronto, Ontario, c.1960.

The children have been identified (left to right) as: Frances Klaver, Teresa Idzenga, Stella Idzenga, [?], [?], Shirley Klaver, [?], [?], Allan Klaver, ? Pringle, Gail Reid.

Klaver, Henry

Digital copies of photographs from Bev Boomhour

  • CA ON00156 DA 2015.06
  • File
  • 1956-1982

Photographs:
1) Bev and Vern Boomhour on their wedding day, 28 July 1956
2-10) Quinte Classic boat races in Deseronto in 1980
11) Dignitaries at the entrance to Deseronto Town Hall for the Terry Fox Run in 1982

Digital copies of photographs relating to the Poitras family of Deseronto

  • CA ON00156 DA 2015.04
  • File
  • 1885-1896

Scanned photographs and newspaper cutting relating to the family of John Poitras, who lived in Deseronto from 1875 to around 1896 and worked for the Rathbun Company as a superintendent.

  1. Herbert 'Bert' Poitras, part of a Deseronto sports team
  2. Poitras home on St. George Street, north of the Presbyterian Church
  3. Same house from a more oblique angle
  4. ‘Sol Markle’
  5. Grace Poitras (b.1883) and her brother Bert as small children
  6. Deseronto Tribune article about the Poitras’s cottage and summer camp at Butternut Cove, Aug 24, 1894
  7. Grace Poitras in a nurse’s uniform, 1904, taken in Watertown, NY
  8. Man on an ice-boat
  9. Man on an ice boat, labelled ‘Tom Tierney, 1896’

Harold McMurrich Rathbun negatives

  • CA ON00156 DA HMR
  • Series
  • 1907-1940s

Two negative-holders with annotations by Harold McMurrich Rathbun for negatives he took between 1907 and 1914, with loose negatives from 1920-1940. Most of the photographs were taken in and around Deseronto, Ontario, but they also include photographs taken on a journey by rail to Alberta in 1907.

Rathbun, Harold McMurrich

Digital copy of photograph of wedding of Stan McTaggart and Lalia Histed

  • CA ON00156 DA 2015.28
  • Item
  • 4 November 1942

Photograph of Stanley (Stan) McTaggart (1924-2007) and Lalia Histed (1921-2014) on their wedding day in November 1942 at their home on Dundas Street, Deseronto, Ontario. St. Mark's Anglican Church is visible in the background. Stan worked at Gibbard's in Napanee and later was a police officer in Deseronto for five years.

The individuals have been identified as:

Back row: Stan Sigsworth, Clarence Taylor, Stan Mastin, Elanora Histed, Mrs Robinson, ?, Mrs Mastin [?], ?

Front row: Katherine McTaggart, Herb Histed, Stan McTaggart, Lalia Histed, Blennet Histed, Annie ?, Pastor Leach.

Donated by Esther Wood, September 2015.

Digital photographs of items relating to the Murphy and Gaulin family of Deseronto

  • CA ON00156 DA 2015.24
  • Collection
  • c.1900-1960

Scanned photos relating to the Murphy/Gaulin family of Deseronto:

  1. Scan of photograph of James Gaulin (1870-1920, former postmaster of Deseronto) taken by Richardson of Napanee
  2. Scan of photograph of James Gaulin, taken by James Fairbairn of Deseronto
  3. Scan of photograph of James Gaulin and his wife, Elizabeth Jane Nealon and two others (possibly Mary Flood and Edward Gaulin)
  4. Scanned copy of photo of Marie Murphy’s first communion – along with Carol Lord, Joseph Smith, Tom Dowling and Colleen ? – priest was Father Martin
  5. Scanned copy of photo of first communion – same children with Nora Fox, who prepared them for communion
  6. Scanned copy of Deseronto Public School grade 1 class photo, c.1953 (duplicate of DA 2009.30 (1)).
  7. Photo of Nora Rathbun’s woven placemats
  8. Photo of Red Cross buttons from Deseronto Public school
  9. Photo of front of school Coronation medal
  10. Photo of reverse of school Coronation medal

Fairbairn, James

Materials relating to the Hill, Powless and Smith families of Deseronto and Tyendinaga

  • CA ON00156 DA 2015.19
  • Collection
  • 1892-1918
  1. Photo of Lucinda Hill wiith her children (from left): Susan, Elizabeth and James, and her grand-daughter, Elsie (Elizabeth's daughter). Lucinda was born on the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory in around 1843, the daughter of Isaac and Catherine Hill and she married another Isaac Hill. By the time of the 1871 census she was a widow, living with her three children (Elizabeth, 10, James, 8 and Susan 5) in the household of her nephew, William Claus. Elsie was 15 at the time of the 1901 census, when she was living in Deseronto, Ontario with her mother and grandmother. In the photograph, she looks about five or six years old, which would date the portrait to around 1892. The photo was taken by Herbert A. Osborne, who was active in Deseronto in the mid-1890s. The image has damaged edges and is broken into two pieces.
  2. Mounted photograph of the Presbyterian Church of the Redeemer and the Manse in St. George Street, Deseronto, Ontario. Taken by James Fairbairn, photographer (born 1866) in around 1910.
  3. Photo of Deseronto High School
  4. Photo album – none of the images identified. Inscribed “To Lizzie from a little fried Weber Featherstonhaugh Deseronto Ont”
  5. Bible
  6. Bible
  7. Martine’s Handbook of Etiquette
  8. Common Sense in the Household
  9. Searchlights or Light on Dark Corners
  10. The Victory Readers Book I
  11. Pocket Ready Reckoner
  12. Photograph of Cyril W. Bird [married in Belleville 1891, evangelist – died in Africa, 12 Feb 1896]
  13. Letter from James Hill to his sister, Susan Maracle, 1904
  14. Various loose papers: permit to leave Canada for William Smith, 1918, Christmas Card, newspaper cuttings of marriages and obituaries; ‘In Memoriam” 1898 publication on the death of Frederick Sherwood Rathbun; instructions on removing afterbirth from cows[?]; marriage certificate for William Smith and Lydia Claus, 1902; stub of marriage certificate of David Powliss and Harriet Baptiste, 1917; embroidery reading “Thou Art my Hope”

Osborne, Herbert A.

Deseronto Lioness Club collection

  • CA ON00156 DA 2015.07
  • Collection
  • 1974-1984

Membership award presented to the Deseronto Lions Club by Lions International "In Recognition of Outstanding Support of the Founders Growth Program".

Registration certificate for Sampson Clarke

  • CA ON00156 DA 2016.06
  • Item
  • 22 June 1918

Certificate of registration for the national purposes of Canada of Sampson Clarke of Deseronto, Ontario.

Canada Registration Board

Smith family photograph album

  • CA ON00156 2010.06
  • File
  • c.1860-1920

The photographs include members of the Smith family. Some were taken in Napanee, Belleville, Brighton and Deseronto, Ontario, others in Watertown and Carthage, New York and Plainwell, Michigan.

Many of the photographs had become detached from the album and their captions. The names mentioned on the pages of the album (not all of them with associated photographs) are:

Irve Smith
E. M. F. Thibault
Samuel Smith
Jim Rattery
Robert Smith
Chas.
Annie Belton
Miss Roblin, Brighton, Ontario
Henry Ford, Watertown, New York
Bill Charnside, Watertown, New York
Fred Smith
Carol Jane 1946
Debo
Eliza & Frank Fulligar & Laura, Plainwell, Michigan
Dick Greene
Libbie & Henry Hawley & Bernice
Alice Campbell
Mrs Harrick
Joe Gonkins, Watertown, New York
Chas. Smith
John See & family
Bill Davison, Charlotte & Hugh
John Breeze
Sam
Neal Maloney
Irvine Smith
Fred Smith

Information from Eric and Linda Wilde shows that many of these individuals are descendants of Samuel See (1808-1854) and his sister Ann (1803-1871), who married Benjamin Smith (1808-1895). They were born in England and settled in Lennox and Addington County, Ontario.

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