Photograph of members of the Hawley family on the occasion of the baptism of the youngest member. From left to right are: Olive Esther Delmage Hawley (1878-1951); Mary Minetta Hawley MacDonald Selby (1916-2009); Howard Delmage Hawley (1908-1982); George Elmer Hawley (1875-1966); and George Rockwell Hawley (1914-1984). George and Olive moved with their family to Deseronto, Ontario,in 1930 and lived at what is now 317 Main Street next to the small park.
Photographs of Deseronto, Ontario dating from the 1970s to 2011, depicting a variety of Town events. They include a set of aerial photographs of the town from the 1980s; the interior of the former Home Hardware store in the Baker Block on Main Street; the O’Connor House on Main Street before its demolition; the 1989 100th Anniversary celebrations, photographs of Centennial Park and Rathbun Memorial Park; the opening of the Deseronto Public Library in its 358 Main Street location in 2001; the Ontario Provincial Police handover ceremony in 2001; an Easter Parade from the early 2000s; a Santa Parade; the 2002 New Year’s Levee; and the 2010 Olympic Flame run in Deseronto.
Most of the photographs appear to have been taken by Town staff. One envelope was donated to the Town by Irene Usher and contains photographs taken by her late husband, Tom.
Three photographs, formerly in the possession of Thelma Joyce: 1) Students and staff of Deseronto High School, 1927-1928, taken by E. J. Powell of Hamilton [photograph has names on reverse] 2) Members of the United Empire Loyalist Pageant in Deseronto, 1929, taken by Marrison of Kingston 3) Students and staff of Napanee Collegiate Institute and Vocational School, 1930-1931, taken by E. J. Powell of Hamilton
Four ribbons from ‘Deseronto’s 100th Anniversary Homecoming 1989’, a red one for first prize, a dark blue for second prize, a white for third prize and a pale blue for ‘I particpated’. Duplicate ribbons were discarded.
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.
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.
Photo of Deseronto High School
Photo album – none of the images identified. Inscribed “To Lizzie from a little fried Weber Featherstonhaugh Deseronto Ont”
Martine’s Handbook of Etiquette
Common Sense in the Household
Searchlights or Light on Dark Corners
The Victory Readers Book I
Pocket Ready Reckoner
Photograph of Cyril W. Bird [married in Belleville 1891, evangelist – died in Africa, 12 Feb 1896]
Letter from James Hill to his sister, Susan Maracle, 1904
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”
Photograph of a ‘Quinte Fuel Co.’ promotional miniature coal scuttle. The company was listed in the Deseronto telephone directory in 1919 (with the telephone number 44, as on the scuttle). It was still in existence in the 1970s.
Photographs of members of the council of the Town of Deseronto: George E. Clement James Sexsmith William Irvine James Whitton J. M. Olliver George Parnham A. A. Richardson, Deputy Reeve Frederick S. Rathbun, Treasurer Edward Wilkes Rathbun, Mayor Robert Irvine, Clerk James Dryden, Reeve J. McCollough, Assessor George Gonyou, Chief of Police G. E. Deroche, Solicitor T. D. Galt William Mellow James Saunders
Photocopies and scans of newspaper articles and photographs relating to the Dawson and Burley families. 1) Photocopy of Quinte Scanner article about Hudson’s Mill. December 18, 1981 2) Photocopy of photograph of front of Deseronto House Hotel, with Deseronto Bus Line coach and horses. 3) Photocopy of photos of the old Deseronto to Prince Edward County ferry, being made into a houseboat (Reg Dawson did this) 4) Photocopy of article in The Intelligencer about the ferry from October 30, 1974. Mentions Reg Dawson. 5) Photocopy of photos of the ferry in service. Undated.
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