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Digital image of members of the Hawley family, 1917

  • CA ON00156 2016-101
  • Item
  • 1917

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.

Hawley (family)

Minute book of Canadian Order of Foresters, Court Quinte No. 1

  • CA ON00156 2016-88
  • Item
  • 1893-1906

Minute book of the Canadian Order of Foresters, Court Quinte No. 1. The fraternal society met in Deseronto, Ontario. The minutes record applications for membership of the society, payments of bills and notes of people who addressed the group. There are some loose papers inside the volume, mainly applications for admission, with reports of character committees on the back.

Canadian Order of Foresters, Court Quinte No. 1

Redi-Heat collection

  • CA ON00156 2018-099
  • Collection
  • 1938-1946

Collection consists of two items: Digital copy of a photograph of the Redi-Heat building on Mill and Water streets in Deseronto, taken by Frederick Harold Ball in 1938 Financial statements for the Redi-Heat Electrical Appliance Company, 1946, prepared by W. S. Stone, Chartered Accountant, of Belleville, Ontario

Ball, Frederick Harold

Thelma Joyce photographs from Deseronto and Napanee

  • CA ON00156 2019-072
  • Collection
  • 1927-1931

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

Joyce, Thelma

Sons of Scotland photographs

  • CA ON00156 2020.09
  • Item
  • c.1903

A series of photographs of members of the Deseronto, Ontario, Sons of Scotland, taken by James Fairbairn. The members of the group are:
E. O. Butler
J. McKinnon
James Fairbairn
D. McClew
Angus Anderson
J. Elliott
J. Miller
J. L. Macfarlane
Robert Whyte
Dr John Newton
A. D. Macintyre
H. McDonald
George Richardson
J. Buchanan
William Stoddart
H. Stuart
Robert Newton
Thomas H. Nasmith
H. Irvine
W. B. Graham
James McKee
Joseph Stevenson
W. Cummings
Thomas Nesbit
William McKee
H. Kirk
W. J. McMicking
Robert Anderson

Fairbairn, James

Photographs and papers from Bev Boomhour

  • CA ON00156 DA 2010.27
  • Collection
  • c.1917-1958

Photographs, postcards, and school reports from members of the Covert and Cole families of Deseronto, Ontario. Some photographs are from the First World War training camps in Deseronto.

Deseronto Fire Department collection

  • CA ON00156 DA 2010.31
  • Collection
  • 1933-2000s

Materials relating to the Deseronto Fire Department, including photographs and press cutting and fund-raising materials.

"Aunt Rebecca says" publication

  • CA ON00156 DA 2011.06
  • Item
  • c.1925

"Aunt Rebecca Says": booklet of household tips with advertisements for Vinol and Saxol, distributed by T. J. McCullough, druggist, of Deseronto, Ontario.

Dawson and Burley family materials

  • CA ON00156 DA 2011.21
  • Collection
  • c.1900-1981

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.

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

Ribbons from Deseronto's 100th Anniversary Homecoming

  • CA ON00156 DA 2013.10
  • Series
  • 1989

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.

Town of Deseronto

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)

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)

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.

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

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 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.

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.

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