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Abe Levine family

  • Family

Abe Levine (b. 1901) was the son of Moses and Sarah Levine. He was married to Emma Ciglen Levine (b. 1903), an actress, originally from Meaford, Ontario. Emma was born in Wellington County to Jacob and Minnie Ciglen. Abe and Emma lived in Hanover, Ontario and had a daughter in 1925 named Frances. They eventually moved to Toronto. Frances' married name was Bederman. She became a drama teacher.

Abella, Irving, 1940-

  • Person
  • 1940-

Irving Martin Abella (b. 1940) is an author, historian and Professor of History at York University in Toronto, Ontario.

Abella has written a number of books dealing with Canadian labour history and the history of Jews in Canada.

Aberdeen Association. Toronto Branch

  • Corporate body

The Aberdeen Association was a women's benevolent organisation affiliated with the National Council of Women. The Toronto Branch was established in 1899.

Aberdeen Women’s Institute

  • Corporate body

The Aberdeen Women’s Institute was a member of the Federated Women’s Institutes of Ontario. It served the hamlet of Aberdeen in Grey County, Ontario, and most of the surrounding township from 1926 to 1972. Miss Reta Rodgers (Mrs. John Fletcher McLean) and Mrs. David Lamb, both with a keen interest in improving rural life, organized a meeting at Aberdeen School to propose the formation of a local branch. With nearly every home in the area represented, it was unanimously decided to organize the Aberdeen Women’s Institute with Mrs. Jas. Haslett offering to host the first meeting on June 22, 1926. In addition to attending and hosting lectures and courses on varied topics, the Aberdeen Women’s Institute provided both material and financial donations to organizations including the Children’s Aid Society, Red Cross, war and disaster relief efforts, as well as local hospitals. In the mid-1930s, the wife of Lord Tweedsmuir, Governor General of Canada from 1935 – 1940, suggested that all Women’s Institutes create local history books, which became known as the Tweedsmuir histories. The Aberdeen Women’s Institute participated in documenting the local history of its area through that project.

Abitibi Power & Paper Company

  • Corporate body

The Abitibi Pulp and Paper Co. Ltd. was incorporated in 1912 to construct and operate a groundwood pulpmill on the Abitibi River at Iroquois Falls, Ontario. In 1914 the Abitibi Power and Paper Co. Ltd. was organized and acquired the assests of the Abitibi Pulp & Paper Co.. Newsprint paper machines were subsequently installed at the plant at Iroquois Falls, and power sites were developed to provide hydro electric power for the mill. A commercial sulphite pulp mill at Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario was also acquired. In 1928 Abitibi acquired five other Canadian newsprint companies including the Spanish River Pulp & Paper Mills Ltd.which owned the mill at Sault Ste. Marie. The unwieldly capital structure from these mergers resulted in Abitibi going into recievership in 1932. A Royal Commission Report was conducted into Abitibi's finances on March 1941. In April of 1946 the receivorship of Abitibi ended.

Abitibi Power and Paper Company

The Abitibi Power and Paper Company, the Fort William Division Mission Island Mill was formerly owned and operated by the Fort William Paper Company Limited. The mill was built in 1920 and was taken over by Abitibi in about 1926 or 1927.

Aboriginal Strategy Circle in the Kawarthas

  • 14-005
  • Corporate body
  • 2005

The Aboriginal Strategy Circle in the Kawarthas (ASCK) evolved from the Urban Aboriginal Strategy Circle (UASC) which was formed in the spring of 2005. UASC was brought together by the local Aboriginal organization, Whitepath Consulting and Counselling Services, and was comprised of such members as Trent University Native Studies Department, the Ontario Metis Aboriginal Association, Peterborough Social Planning Council, and other organizations. ASCK was focused on identifying the needs of Aboriginal Peoples in the Peterborough and Kawarthas area. The goals of ASCK are listed as follows:
To provide opportunities for Aboriginal people to share their thoughts, ideas, experience and opinions that could affect positive change in the future
To strengthen and support the capacity of current and developing Aboriginal organizations through partnerships and training
To facilitate communication and provide information-sharing among Aboriginal organizations and to advise City and County service providers on how best to support Aboriginal people
To research, prepare and provide educational information on topics related to the issues identified through consultation with Aboriginal people
To develop a fund and criteria for long-term projects and/or needs of Aboriginal people.

Abraham Bowman

  • Person
  • 1768-1860

Abraham Bowman (1768-1860) was born on the Mohawk River NY. He came to Fort Niagara with his mother in 1776 and enlisted in Butler’s Rangers as a fifer in 1777. He must have transferred in 1780 to the Kings Royal Regiment of New York until the end of the war as a musician. After the war, Abraham settled with his father at the Whirlpool, moving later to St. Catharine’s where he died. He served as a captain in the War of 1812 fighting at Lundy’s Lane, Chippewa, and Queenston Heights where he was wounded. He received 300 acres plus 200 for his wife (the daughter of a Loyalist) and a town lot in Newark. He married at least twice, and possibly a third time. With his second wife Mary Jones (1770-1854) he had a son, Joseph.

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