Collection 2022-062 - Jessie Cunningham collection

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CA ON00156 2022-062


Jessie Cunningham collection


  • 1923-1938 (Creation)

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7cm of textual and graphic materials

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Jessie Cunningham was a resident of Belleville, Ontario. She was born on 24 March 1920, the child of Alexander Cunningham and Janet (Graham Watt). She worked as a stenographer for the Belleville Cheese Company (later Black Diamond Cheese). She lived at 56 Alexander Street and died on 4 March 2010. She was buried in the Belleville Cemetery.

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John Wesley Roblin was the child of John Wesley Roblin and Deborah Ann Rightmeyer. He worked as an insurance agent and was married to Anne Elizabeth Vanblaricom (1843-1917). They had one child, Elmer (1866-1948), who moved to Rochester, New York. John Wesley Roblin lived in Prince Edward County and died there in 1927. He was buried in the Glenwood Cemetery in Picton.

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Donated by the Thornton family in memory of Jessie Cunningham in August 2022.

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Collection of items formerly in the possession of Jessie Cunningham:

  1. Diary of John Wesley Roblin of Picton for the year 1923, with observations on the weather and his daily activities
  2. Paintings and drawings created by Jessie Cunningham in art classes, 1932-1934
  3. Silver Jubilee souvenir booklet, 1935
  4. Scrapbook of newspaper clippings compiled by Jessie Cunningham relating to global news events, 1936-1938

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