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Barrie, Thomas
Person · 1866-1942

Thomas Barrie (1866-1942), Otonabee-born Peterborough businessman, began his business career with the J. T. Fairweather Co. Fairweather’s was then at the north-west corner of George and Simcoe, and in 1900 he acquired the Fairweather builing. He shared the building with Turnbull’s department store. Barrie’s moved to its attractive new building just south of Charlotte in 1912. Turnbull’s took over the whole building; during this renovation, Turnbull’s store collapsed in August 1913, a disaster that left six dead. Barrie’s expanded to several western locations, including Vancouver, Regina, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw and Toronto. During the 1930s, he reduced his western story. He was a life member of Rotary and of YMCA, a former president of the chamber of commerce. He was survived by his wife and sister in 1945.

Bath, Duncan T.
Person · 1921-2013

Duncan Thomas Bath, in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alberta, 1945, and worked as a CGE electrical eginee for 41 years. He was married to Isabel (nee Shearer), and had one son, Warren (Janet) who had two children, Cameron an Aaron.

Butt, George
Person · 1928-

George Butt was in management at Raybestos Manhatten, Peterborough.

Cahorn, J.P.

J.P.Cahorn was born, raised and educated, the son of an architect, in Switzerland. When he had completed his education he worked on projects involving reinforced concrete structures in Switzerland. It was after marrying a woman from Montreal that he moved to Canada in 1973 and became a landed immigrant settling in Fredericton, New Brunswick. He found work only after 10 days after setting foot on the east coast. He worked there for the New Brunswick Power Commission, but recession hit in the early ‘80s, so he moved West to a job in Peterborough, Ontario. Within a short time, he decided to start out on his own. His business was started in 1983 and continued until he retired in 2005. There is no record of his working directly with any staff. He stayed as a one-man operation, but one who was called on with confidence. After retiring he moved to Nova Scotia.

A footnote is that his wife’s parents had a harrowing escape from Nazi-occupied France during the Second World War. J.P. assisted his wife in writing a published account of that escape.

Dobbin, F.H.

F. H. Dobbin was a newspaperman and historian of great reputation; his son, R. L. Dobbin was a PUC manager.

Doran, Olive
Person · 1933-1994

Olive Teresa Scott, daughter of Michael Joseph Scott and Catherine Ann Leahy, was born February 4th 1933 in Douro Township, Peterborough county, and baptised at St. Joseph’s church there. She worked part time at Westmount Plaza Variety store and at Sears until deciding to join Red (her husband, William Elmer Doran, went by Red) in retirement in 1986. She spent her time doing genealogical research into their many related families. All of her children went to Trent University. She passed away December 25th, 1994.

Eason, David
Person · 1869-1930

David Evans Eason (1869-1930), son of George Eason & Jane Chamberlain of Otonabee Township, brother of Frederick A. Eason, Reeve of the Township of Otonabee, married Clarice Theodora McClennan on 6 Sept 1920. He was educated at Keene Public School, Norwood HS and taught public school 3 years at Mathers Corners. He then attended the School of Practical Science (Toronto University) from 1898-1902, receiving a B.Sc. with honours.

He worked with the Trent Canal during the summers while at University and was hired full-time after graduation in Jan 1902. He was promoted to Superintending Engineer of the Trent Canal on 1 Jan 1919 until his death on 23 Jun 1930.

His hobby was photography, taking many photos along the Indian River and the Trent Canal system during his lifetime.