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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

Collection of Deseronto-related materials

  • CA ON00156 2016-67
  • Collection
  • 1900-2000

This collection contains a variety of materials relating to the history of Deseronto and Hastings County. Items include:

  • video of the 1989 Deseronto Centennial and Homecoming celebration, 4-5 August 1989, including performances of the Centennial Song, a Main Street parade, a baby show, karate demonstration and fireworks
  • File on the 1989 Deseronto Centennial celebrations
  • 35mm slides of historic views of Deseronto
  • Morrison family snapshots of unidentified people
  • Photograph of an aircraft from Camp Mohawk on the shore of the Bay of Quinte, August 1917
  • Programme and photograph (https://www.flickr.com/photos/cabhc/29760539332/) of the United Empire Loyalist Celebration, June 1929
  • Plan of Deseronto lots, 1943
  • Series of 120 photographs of Deseronto, taken around 1995. Many are aerial shots, others are of individual houses. A few depict individuals: Don Lindsay, Dennis Vick, Dick Beare, Joe Carter, Ed Gordanier
  • 'A Building Code for Smaller Municipalities' by the National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, 1947
  • County of Hastings directories for 1983, 1984, 1985
  • County of Hastings receipts and expenditures statement, 1921
  • By-law to Regulate the Running At Large of Animals and for Other Purposes, Township of Tyendinaga, 6 August 1895
  • File of 'Deseronto Firsts' compiled by Ken Brown
  • File of photographs, press clippings and list of entrants in Deseronto's Easter Parade of 2006
  • 16 photographs of empty lots in Deseronto, taken 2004
  • File of partial letters from Joe Goold to his sweetheart, Marnie, written while he was based in Detroit, 11 September to 11 October 1919, with blank postcards of Deseronto scenes and a letter from Elizabeth Goold to Bill Hunt concerning the letters
  • File on James Fairbairn including a newspaper extract and a studio photograph taken by him.
  • Typescript biography of Harry B. Free (Camp Rathbun flight instructor) by Margaret Crothers, 1991
  • File on the Dryden family, including a photograph of the Drydens at the Peterborough Lift Lock (https://flic.kr/p/9dmEYZ)
  • File of clippings about Gwen Lazier Braidwood, 2005
  • File of clippings about Deseronto mayor Glen Belcour, 1995-2002
  • File relating to the Asten family, including a letter from James Asten, Town Scavenger, to the Deseronto Town Council, 1936 (available at https://www.flickr.com/photos/cabhc/albums/72157674226629315)
  • Promotional brochure and news clipping on Bridgeline Ropes of Deseronto, 1999
  • Listing by plot number of owners of plots in the Deseronto cemetery and names of people buried there, with their year of death, 2003
  • File on the Deseronto Theatre Guild's formation, 2004
  • File on a Deseronto Waterfront Study Workshop held February 2005
  • File and photographs on the 'Leander Electra' electric yacht, 1986
  • Bakery token for R. Marrigan, Baker, Deseronto
  • File of materials relating to E. A. Rixen, including three letters from Deseronto teacher Lena Warren, 1908
  • File on Deseronto Arts & Culture Society, 2004-2007
  • File and photographs relating to the Deseronto Yacht Club, 1993-2003
  • 'Dear Hame hid awa' in the Glen' photocopy of sheet music by Archibald Duncan MacIntyre (oversize - stored in box 66)
  • List of members of St. Mark's Anglican Church who volunteered for active service in World War Two (oversize - stored in box 66)
  • Folder of Deseronto Yacht Club materials: photographs and news clippings (part of the Floyd Marlin collection - stored in box 46), 1950-1997

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.

Sheet music collection

  • CA ON00156 DA 2005.1111
  • Collection
  • 1905-1911

Collection includes:

  • Transcriptions of Popular Songs for the Piano: “Home Sweet Home” by J.H. Slack Op. 3, 1905
  • “Grand Opera Bits”, selected and arranged by Geo. Rosey. “A Selection From the Most Popular Operas”, 1906
  • “You’ll Have to Wait till My Ship Comes In”. Words by Rev. Shields, Music by Geo. Evans, 1906
  • "Love and Flowers" by F. Aldrich, 1908
  • The Original Piano Bell and Chime Novelty: “Evening Chimes Reverie”, by Bert L. Futton and “Sunset on the St. Lawrence” by Maxime Heller, 1910
  • Selected Compositions for the Piano by Modern Masters ( Series II: “Remember Me), 1911
  • “Bridal Roses” Waltzes by Jos. M. Daly, 1912

Digital photographs taken by Bobby-Jo Morris

  • CA ON00156 2020-015
  • Series
  • 2018-2020

Digital photographs by Bobby-Jo Morris of:
1-2, 12-13) Mike's Restaurant in Marysville, Ontario, 2018
3-10) the Carman fountain at the Moodie cottage on Bridge Street West in Belleville, 2019;
11) Salmon river at Milltown, January 2020

Morris, Bobby-Jo

Photographs and papers from Bev Boomhour

  • CA ON00156 DA 2014.25
  • File
  • 1953-2006

Three photographs loaned for scanning:
1) 1953 at Deseronto High School of Bev Cole (later Boomhour), Paula Akey, Ken Scovell, Jean Armitage and Donna Cole
2) 1961 taken inside Lucky Strikes Lanes, including Hugh and Winnie Magee and Vern Boomhour
3) 1968 Brownie pack picking up garbage on the site of the former Deseronto Public School (blurry). Pack leaders were Dorothea Keech and Bev Boomhour.
Papers for the Archives:
4) May 31st, 1979 Deseronto Public School ‘Items of Interest’ letter
5) 2006 Municipal Elections list of nominations for the Town of Deseronto, with notes of those elected.

Photographs of Colp Block, Deseronto, Ontario

  • CA ON00156 DA 2014.20
  • File
  • c.1980

Photographs of the former Colp Block on the southwest corner of St. George and Edmon Streets in Deseronto, Ontario. The building was torn down in the early 1980s.

News clipping about the Deseronto Board of Education

  • CA ON00156 DA 2014.12
  • Item
  • June 1944

News clipping of a report from the Kingston Whig Standard on the regular monthly meeting of the Deseronto Board of Education, held at Deseronto High School, Ontario on June 6th, 1944.

Items covered in the meeting included a request from Principal R. A. Bowen for the grass to be cut in the field of the Public School where the children played ball and the resignation of Miss Mary Rogers of Room 1, Public School.

The chairman of the Board was Cuthbert Sager. Other members included Mrs. T. R. McCullough, Mrs. C. F. Dummell, Rev. F. G. Robinson, J. C. Reynolds, R. Wessman and E. Gibson.

Photographs of Deseronto town signs

  • CA ON00156 DA 2014.05
  • File
  • 2006

Colour photographs of the town’s two original “Heart of Walleye World” fish signs and the three signs which were painted in 2006 to replace the old ones. The plywood was donated by the Town of Deseronto and the work of cutting out the fish shapes was undertaken by Tom Usher. Diane Myers painted the signs and the fish scales were done by a man called Gerry [surname unknown] who appears in the last two photographs.

Myers, Diane

Lucky Strikes ashtray

  • CA ON00156 DA 2014.04
  • Item
  • c.1960

Green ashtray awarded at the Lucky Strikes Lanes in Deseronto, Ontario, for a bowling score of "320 & Over in 5-Pins".

The Lucky Strikes Lanes were at 358 Main Street, where Deseronto Public Library was later located.

Cole family collection

  • CA ON00156 DA 2014.01
  • File
  • 1885-1914

Items found during the renovation of a house on Mill Street
1) Large family studio photograph showing a man, woman, four boys and a girl
2) W. E. Johnson of Picton studio photograph of three children: Hazel Annie Cole, aged 3 years and 5 months; Murney Nelson Cole, aged 1 year, 9 months; Edna Kathleen Cole, aged 6 months. Hazel was born July 27 1910 in Milford, Prince Edward County – dating the picture to late 1913/early 1914.
3) Felted piece of wood with memorial plaque ‘The Gates Ajar’ and the name ‘Eliza Dodge, 42 years, 4 mons, 14 days’

Cole (family)

Argue family collection

  • CA ON00156 DA 2013.20
  • File
  • 1929

Printed materials relating to Deseronto in 1929, from the estate of Cecil Argue, Mayor of Deseronto in that year.
1) Green pennant with red ties, with ‘U.E.L. Come to Deseronto June 16,17,18,19’ [from the 1929 United Empire Loyalist celebration]
2) Programme for a concert at Naylor’s Theatre held on Thursday March 14, 1929
3) Merchant’s Advertising Ticket for Naylor’s Theatre, compliments of C. W. Malley, Druggist
4) Women Citizens’ League printed constitution
5) ‘Patriotic Roll’ pledge of allegiance and affirmation of abstention from alcohol, signed by seven children, including Jack West Argue (son of Cecil), Bruce Cole, Norman Purvis, Gerald Houle, Jack Galt, Jean Whitton and Vera Houle

Argue (family)

Letters found in former Cronk property in Deseronto, Ontario

  • CA ON00156 DA 2013.19
  • File
  • 1881-1882

Letters found in the Cronk house.
1) Feb 1881 draft letter to Willliam Aull from his sister, Sarah Jane Cronk (wife of Reuben)
2 & 3) Two letters from E.G. Webb, postmaster of Elkland, Tioga County, Pennsylvania to Reuben Cronk, Chief of Police in Deseronto, re a fugitive staying in the town. 28 Jan and 21 Feb 1882
4) Nov 1882 letter to Reuben Cronk from J. N. Emerson complaining about boys interrupting rehearsals at the school in Deseronto

Cronk (family)

Postcard of a scene near Deseronto

  • CA ON00156 DA 2013.14
  • Item
  • 1928

Postcard addressed to Mr. J. McGinty, c/o Hydro Electric Co., Dundas, Ont. and sent August 6th, 1928.

Photograph of twin girls

  • CA ON00156 DA 2013.15
  • Item
  • c.1895

Photograph of young twin girls, standing on the seats of two chairs.

Fairbairn, James

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