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Steady Gleaners' signature quilt

  • CA ON00156 DA 2021.06
  • Item
  • 1894

A red and white quilt made in 1894 by the Steady Gleaners, a group of women affiliated with the Presbyterian Church of the Redeemer, Deseronto, Ontario, possibly with the aim of raising funds for missionary work. This quilt may have been made for such a purpose. The signatures of the women in the society are embroidered onto the squares of the quilt.

The names on the quilt are:
F.M.R.
Bella Smyth
Mrs Wm. Gamble
Florence A. Davis
Mrs F. S. Rathbun
Alice McGault
Mrs C. E. Ravin
Mrs J. W. McCaw
Mrs G. Genge
Mrs Wm. Mitchell
Mrs R. J. Craig, President
Mrs Frank S. Hall [Bessie]
Annie Hill
Mrs McCoy
Mrs F. H. Sims
Mrs J. D. Dulmadge
Mrs J. Douglas
Tillie Maxwell
Mrs D. Dant
Miss Mary Huff
Mrs G. Gordon
Ella Pegan
Mrs G. A. Grant
Mrs Joe Hopper
Mrs Wm. Geney
Gertrude R. Craig
Aggie Elliott
Mrs Mackie
Mrs A. D. Macintyre
I. Thornton
Mrs C. Forrester
Mrs R. Anderson
Ira B. Anderson
L. Smyth
Mrs R. Geddes
Mrs F. McMaster
Mrs J. M. Denmark
Mrs A. G. Knight
Mrs J. Buter
Clara McClain
Mrs C. Bennett
Mrs J. T. Garmon

Presbyterian Church of the Redeemer (Deseronto)

Floyd Marlin collection

  • CA ON00156 DA FM
  • Collection
  • 1890-1970

Notes on Deseronto’s history and a number of postcards and photographs. Includes a collection of 43 calendars from firms in Napanee, Newburgh and Selby from 1941-1970.

Marlin, Floyd

Materials transferred from Deseronto Town Hall

  • CA ON00156 DA 2008.02
  • Collection
  • 1875-1964

Collection comprises the following items:

Maps

  1. Plan of part of the Town of Deseronto, before 1898 (the Terra Cotta works are still standing), showing roads, railways, buildings and lot numbers for properties south of Dundas Street, east of College Street (which has no name on the map) and west of Boundary Road. The map is hand-coloured to show the blocks and railways.

  2. Negative photocopy (in 4 parts) of a plan of Mill Point village, 1875

Volumes

  1. Bank of Montreal account book for A.S. Valleau, Collector of Customs. 1901 March 26 – 1905 December 30. Includes six official Customs Canada cheques, one for the salary of Thomas Maloney.

  2. Auditors’ Report, Financial Statement and Minutes and Bylaws for the year 1947, the Corporation of the County of Hastings

  3. 1950 Municipal directory, Department of Municipal Affairs, Province of Ontario. Includes brief details on towns and villages. Mayor of Deseronto was R.K.Jackson, clerk Miss M.C. Maher, population 1,473.

  4. Minutes of the Local Board of Health, 1920, May 14 - 1941, Nov 18. Includes loose papers – correspondence, some annual reports

  5. ‘Record’, Local Board of Health minutes, 1942, February 23 – 1966, May 25, includes copies of correspondence and draft minutes

  6. ‘Docket No. 2’ Court register, 1932, July 29- 1933, July 18, giving name of defendant, details of offence and outcome of hearing. Indexed by surname of defendant

  7. Division Court judges’ list for sittings, 1933, July 26 – 1944, March 7, includes names of plaintiffs, defendants and garnishees, with the amount owed and a brief record of the outcome of each case.

  8. County of Hastings report and statements, December 31, 1946, by Garrett D. C. Morton, certified General Accountant. Typescript auditor’s account.

  9. Bound ‘Population Census’ summary, 1951-1953, showing number of individuals in each lot by age.

  10. Bound ‘Population Census’ summary, 1954-1955, showing number of individuals in each lot by age.

  11. Bound ‘Population Census’ summary, 1956-1964, showing number of individuals in each lot by age.

Photographs of St. Mark's Anglican Church, Deseronto

  • CA ON00156 DA 2013.08
  • Collection
  • c.1905-1976

Four photographs of St. Mark’s Church, Deseronto, Ontario:
1) Interior of church, taken by A. V. Richardson of Deseronto, early 20th century
2) Exterior of church, taken from Dundas Street, looking northwest, early 20th century
3) Interior of church, looking towards the altar, c.1940[?]
4) Exterior of church, taken from Dundas Street, looking north, dated December 1976

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'

Todd Cole collection

  • CA ON00156 DA 2020.14
  • File
  • 1909-1970
  • Business card for Deseronto House Hotel
  • Postcards of Deseronto: Post Office; Bank of Montreal; hockey team of 1909; 'Greetings from Deseronto'
  • Postcard showing a 22 April 1918 aircraft crash into a building in Oshawa
    Newspapers:
  • Napanee Post-Express for 27 May 1954 and 22 November 1956
  • Deseronto Special Centennial Edition, 1967
  • Napanee Beaver, 25 November 1970

Postcards of Deseronto

  • CA ON00156 2020-047
  • Collection
  • 1911-1912

Postcards showing street scenes and buildings in Deseronto, Ontario. The cards were mailed to Dora Mater (later Marr) by Cassie and May, friends of Dora's in Deseronto.

Marr, Ella Dora

Digital copy of a Deseronto Public School class photograph

  • CA ON00156 DA 2012.14
  • Item
  • c.1960

Scanned copy of class photograph [grade 2] of boys at Deseronto Public School, c.1960.

Children identified as:
Back row: Wayne Keech, Dennis Layfield, ?, Larry Boomhour, ?, Bobby Gilligan, Barry Brummell
Middle row: ?, Paul McTaggart, Andrew Grossett, Bob Sherman, Don Armitage jnr, Terry D. Rushie, Bobby Blewett
Front row: Clayton Brant, David Foster, Philip Berry, Butch (Marshall) Claus, Bob Brinklow, Arnie Marks, Marvin Brooks

Digital copies of photographs of Deseronto High School hockey teams

  • CA ON00156 DA 2009.18
  • File
  • 1925-1927

Copies of two photographs:

  1. Deseronto High School
    Central Ontario Inter-Scholastic League Champs
    FRONT - L. Bruyea, l.w.; F. Whitton, centre; Maurice Detlor, r.w.; C. McVicker, goal.
    TOP - J. Whitton, Manager; J. McVicker, Mascot; L. McVicker, sub.; M. Perry, r. defense; C. Cole, l. defense; F. Butzer, sub.; E. I. Gale, Principal of Deseronto High School.
    The picture is undated, but E. I. Gale was Principal of the school between 1922 and 1926. There is a high overlap of team members with the 1926-1927 team photograph, so this may be the 1925-1926 hockey team.

  2. Deseronto High School Hockey Team
    Central Ontario Interscholastic Champs for the years 1926 and 1927
    FIRST ROW - C. McVicker, goal; L. Bruyea, left wing; J. Whitton, Manager; F. Whitton, centre; Maurice Detlor, right wing.
    SECOND ROW - A. D. Campbell, Principal; C. Cole, left defense; B. Campbell, sub; L. McVicker, right defense; G. Green, sub; B. Brant, coach.

Photograph of 'Lettie'

  • CA ON00156 DA 2009.17
  • Item
  • August 1903

Photograph of a young woman with inscription reading "Dear Mother With best Love Lettie, Aug 12th 1903". The woman is possibly Lettie Howard (born Lettie Young: 1874-1961). Lettie Howard is the only person in Deseronto in the 1901 census with that first name. She married Robert Howard in Belleville on 10 April 1894.

Fairbairn, James

Digital copies of C. P. Devos photographs of Camp Mohawk

  • CA ON00156 DA 2009.09 & 2009.20
  • Series
  • 1917-1918

Digital copies of photographs taken by Sergeant Christopher Paulus Devos, a flight instructor for 84 Canadian Training Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force at Camp Mohawk near Deseronto, Ontario.

Devos, Christopher Paulus

Deseronto Remembrance Day photographs

  • CA ON00156 DA 2009.08
  • Series
  • 2007-2008

Digital photographs of the Cenotaph ceremonies held in Deseronto on 11 November 2007 and 2008.

Simpson, Don

Deseronto Illustrated

  • CA ON00156 DA DI
  • File
  • c.1894

Photographs, some composite, of buildings and views in Deseronto, Ontario, pasted onto paper pages and bound into a volume.

Osborne, Herbert A.

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

Photographs transferred from Deseronto Town Hall

  • CA ON00156 DA 2015.13
  • Series
  • 1970s-2011

Photographs found in Deseronto Town Hall, dating from the 1970s to 2011, depicting a variety of Town events. They include a set of aerial photographs from the 1980s (some duplicates), photographs of Centennial and Rathbun Memorial Park, the opening of the Deseronto Public Library in its 358 Main Street location in 2001, the 2010 Olympic Flame run in Deseronto, an Easter Parade from the early 2000s, a Santa Parade, the OPP handover (2007?), interior of the Home Hardware store in the Baker Block, 1989 100th Anniversary celebrations, 2002 New Year’s Levee, the O’Connor House before demolition.

Some were taken by Tom Usher (donated by Irene Usher), others are of unknown provenance: probably taken by Town staff.

Town of Deseronto

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’
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