Collection 2011-51 - Photographs relating to the Wanamaker family

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CA ON00156 2011-51


Photographs relating to the Wanamaker family


  • 1880-1950 (Creation)

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9 black and white photographs

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William (Bill) Edward Riley was a photographer who worked in Belleville, Ontario, during the mid-twentieth century. Obituary:

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Received in 2011 from an unknown donor.

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1) Photograph of a large family gathering at a building identified as "Reed House".

2) Photograph of a gathering of young people, c.1905 [probably a school group from Ameliasburgh, Ontario]. Names identified are:

1. Horace Root
2. Ernest Morris
3. Grace Morris
5. James Milton Root (teacher)
6. Lena Van Wart
7. Vivian Van Wart
8. Billie Van Wart
9. Walter Cunningham
10. John Thompson
11. Clarence (Peter) Way
13. Charles Wood
14. Russell Dickson
15. Tommy Armistead
16. Thomas Van Cott
17. Harry Cunningham
18. Zenas Palmer
19. Mary Bell Black
21. Clara Duncan
22. Donald Anderson
23 Eva Van Cott
24 Marjorie Sprung
25. Katherine Root
28. Rossie Welch
29. Letitia Palmer
30. Claude Root
31. Edith Lauder
32 Morley Wood
33. Oral Lauder
34. Thomas Armistead
35 Loral Wanamaker
36. Gerald Morris
37. Clark Sprung
38. Liz Armistead
39. ? Moy
40. Elizabeth Armistead
41. Ruth Pymer
42. Maud Cunningham
43. Myrtle Jones
44. Grace Sprung
45. Pearl Sprung
46. Percy Welch
47. Everett Jones
48. John Anderson
49. Clarence Cunningham
50. Roy Van Cott
51. John Black
52. Leonard Frederick
53. Hazel Titus
54. Mabel Lauder
55. Elizabeth Potter
56. Clement Frederick
57. Grace Titus

3) Photograph of an unidentified young man, taken by W. S. Clarke of Belleville, c.1910

4) Reproduction of a photograph of Hay Bay Church, taken by J. S. Hulett of Napanee in 1892

5) Reproduction of a photograph of Hay Bay Church, c.1900

6) Group photograph of Belleville, Ontario, Post Office workers, taken on the retirement of Morris Stork (c.1950) by William E. Riley.
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Front row:
Robert Andrews, former Letter Carrier #9
Wilson Bird (Birdie), former Letter Carrier #3
(Blind friend of Morris Stork)
A. E. Geen (Peg), former Collector of Customs
J. C. Waddell, Postmaster
Morris Stork (Morrie), Assistant Postmaster
MacKlew, District Director, Ottawa
MacDonald, Inspector for district
Charles Moore, former Mail Clerk
Douglas Burns, Supervisor Letter Carrier

Second row:
Harry Baker, former Letter Carrier #7
C. L. R. Wanamaker (Wanny), Senior Letter Carrier #1
Arnold Revoy, Supervisory Letter Carrier
Dale, Postal Clerk
Pat Melchoir, M. O. Clerk
J. V. C. Truaisch, former Postmaster
Carman Massey, new Assistant Postmaster
Clinton C. Evan (Clint), General Delivery Clerk
Fred Sprague, former Chief Excise Officer

Third row:
Eugene Lang (Jeeps), Register Clerk
Cyril Hermon, Letter Carrier (now retired)
Radway, Temporary Postal Clerk
George Butler, Letter Carrier #7
Russel Post, M. O. Clerk
S. M. McBridge (Stew), Letter Carrier #3
Harold Griffin, Letter Carrier #6
Gerald Turner (Jerry), former Letter Carrier now Postal Clerk
Jack Geen, former Postal Clerk
Doug Stock, former Postal Clerk

Back row:
Cecil Scofield, Supervisory Letter Carrier
Bernard Balyx, Supervisory Letter Carrier
Douglas Galpin, Supervisory Letter Carrier
Al Kelleher, Letter Carrier #12
Jerry Powers, Postal Clerk
O. B. MacMullen, Letter Carrier #1
Jack Smith, Supervisory Postal Clerk
Harold Baukier, Financial Clerk

7) Photograph taken on the occasion of the unveiling of a plaque at Sandhurst in South Fredericksburg, Lennox and Addington County to commemorate James Rogers, a Loyalist settler and veteran of the Revolutionary war, 16 June 1963.

8) Reproduction of a photograph of two men in military uniforms, one identified as Benjamin Jacques, "dressed for Fenian War", c.1865

9) Photograph of couple on a porch with a mounted stag's head, identified as Mr & Mrs Jack Clark, c.1930

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