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Caldwell, Betty

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  • active 1945-1946

Betty Caldwell was a feature reporter for the Rocky Mountain News of Denver, Colorado. Source: Billboard, Dec. 7, 1946, p. 102.

Calthrop, Dion William Palgrave Clayton

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  • 1878-1937

Dion Calthrop was born May 2, 1878 in London, England, the son of actors. He was introduced to the stage while still a young child. He wrote a number of books, but he is also known for his paintings. He died in England, March 1937.

Cambridge, Alexander, earl of Athlone

  • Person
  • 1874-1957

Alexander Cambridge, earl of Athlone, was Governor General of Canada from 1940-1945 while William Lyon Mackenzie was Prime Minister. See the Dictionary of National Biography for full biographical details.

Campbell, William Wilfred

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  • 1861-1918

William Wilfred Campbell was born in Berlin (Kitchener), Ontario, on June 1, 1861. He was educated at the University of Toronto and continued on to the Episcopal Theological School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 1885, he was ordained to the Church of England ministry and, soon afterwards, was appointed to a parish in New England. Returning to Canada in 1888, he became Rector of St. Stephen, New Brunswick. He retired in 1891 from the Church and moved to Ottawa, where he began to write short poems in a village paper, after which he became a contributor to the Atlantic Monthly, the Century and Harper's. He had a number of volumes of his poems published. He was a member of the Royal Society of Canada. Campbell died in 1918.


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Canada. Department of Veterans' Affairs

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  • 1928-

Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) is the department within the Government of Canada with responsibility for pensions, benefits and services for war veterans, retired and still-serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), their families, as well as some civilians.

Canada. Royal Canadian Air Force

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  • 1924-

The Canadian Air Force (CAF) was established in 1920 as the successor to a short-lived two-squadron Canadian Air Force that was formed during the First World War in Europe. In 1923, the CAF became responsible for all flying operations in Canada, including civil aviation. In 1924, the Canadian Air Force, was granted the royal title, becoming the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).

Canadian Coalition on Acid Rain

The Canadian Coalition on Acid Rain began in 1981 and for most of the 1980's was Canada’s largest environmental group. It played a central role in raising awareness of the acid rain issue, through advocacy, educational programmes and by lobbying the governments of both Canada and the United States for the passage of legislation resticting acid rain-causing emissions. With the passage of amendments to the U.S. Clean Air Act in 1990 the Coalition’s mandate was completed and the group disbanded. During the decade of its existence the Coalition was headed by Michael Perley and Adele Hurley, its executive co-ordinators and chief lobbyists. Starting in 1981 with 12 member groups representing tourism, naturalist and sportsmen’s associations, the CCAR maintained offices in both Toronto and Washington. Registered as a charitable organization in Canada, the CCAR was registered as a lobby group in the United States, and was the first-ever Canadian lobby group to be so registered in Washington. By 1991 the Coalition had grown to 58 member groups, representing over 2 million Canadians.
CCAR worked closely with the Canadian Acid Precipitation Foundation, a registered charitable organization created to carry out a variety of educational projects on the acid rain issue, and to support the educational work of the Coalition. The Foundation’s activities included extensive direct mail campaigns asking for private donations, the sale of merchandise, charitable dinners featuring such prominent speakers as Senator Edward Kennedy and Alan Gotleib (former Canadian ambassador to the United States), and the AirWatch monitoring project.

Canadian Obesity Network Student and New Professional University of Waterloo chapter

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  • 2013-

The Canadian Obesity Network Student and New Professional University of Waterloo chapter began in 2013. From their constitution, the mission statement of the organization is to "1. To provide students and new professionals the forum to build, maintain, and refine networking and professional development skills that are integral in pursuing a career related to obesity in academic, community, and/or industry settings, as well as advance awareness of CON."

Cartheuser, William Herman

  • Person
  • 1890-1966

William Herman Cartheuser was born on January 19, 1890 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Herman Martin Cartheuser (November 12, 1862-May 4, 1926) and Ida Nemethy (1856-1933). He was raised alongside his siblings:

  • Elvira M. Cartheuser: Born in Budapest, Hungary on June 1, 1887. Elvira married Carl Valta on March 17, 1906. She died in 1970.

  • Louise “Lulu” Ida Cartheuser: Born in Chicago, Illinois on December 12, 1892. Lulu married George MacQuiade in 1917. She died in 1962.

  • Arthur George Cartheuser: Born in Leipzig, Germany on April 15, 1895. Arthur married Hilda Vogel in 1916. He died on May 30, 1937.

William as well as his parents and siblings occasionally spelled their family surname as ‘Von Cartheuser.’

William’s father, Herman, was originally from Austria and he worked as a photo engraver. William’s mother, Ida, was originally from Hungary. Around 1887, William’s parents emigrated to the United States of America (USA) although they likely traveled back to Europe periodically in the following years.

William married Ruth G. Van Cise (December 9, 1901-September 7, 1970) on September 11, 1921 in Monroe, New York when he was 31 years old. William and Ruth had two children; Jacqueline Ruth Cartheuser (May 30, 1924-July 15, 1998) and William Roland Cartheuser (April 12, 1926-August 15, 1957). William and Ruth eventually divorced (year unknown).

William was a Spiritualist medium. He lived in Orange, New Jersey but traveled extensively across North America to hold seances and sittings. He is reported to have worked as a direct voice medium and also as a trumpet medium.

In September 1927, William met Jenny Pincock and was later invited to become the medium for her home circle in St. Catharines, Ontario. In 1930, Jenny and her sister Minnie as well as her brother-in-law Reverend Fred J.T. Maines formed a spiritualist church called the Church of Divine Revelation and a healing circle called the Radiant Healing Centre in St. Catharines, Ontario. During the early 1930s, William visited the congregation to hold religious services and sittings. William also provided lectures that were communicated to him through a spirit guide called LIGHT for the publication of 'Progression,' a small quarterly magazine published by Jenny Pincock starting in 1927. In 1935, Jenny Pincock ceased her connection with William and with the Church of Divine Revelation.

On a waiver certificate issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of the U.S. Treasury Department, William claimed to be a minister ordained on September 6, 1930.

For a period of time in the 1930s, William resided in Lily Dale, New York.

On October 1, 1961, William married Berdiena “Birdie” Wolcott [nee Boomgaard] (April 20, 1896-September 11, 1986) and together they moved to Santa Barbara, California. Berdiena was previously married to Edgar Marle Wolcott (September 5, 1880-September 13, 1953). Berdiena and Edgar had attended sittings held by William in California until Edgar’s death.

William died on February 26, 1966 at the age of 76. He is buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, California.

Caston, Wayne

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Wayne Caston is a Professional Geoscientist, consultant in the aggregates sector, and a lecturer at the University of Waterloo.

Catley, Elaine Maud

  • Person
  • 1889-1984

Elaine Maud Clark was born November 14, 1889 in Bath, England, daughter of Frederick Charles and Annie Matilda (Whittington) Clark. Educated in private schools in Guildford, Surrey, Elaine married Sydney Charles William Catley in December 29, 1915. After he served in the Imperial Forces for four years they settled in Calgary, Alberta, in 1920, where they raised four children.

Elaine began writing verse when just thirteen, and won three prizes from John O'London's Weekly. In Canada her poetry and journalism regularly appeared in the Calgary Herald and other papers. Active in the Canadian Authors Association and the Canadian Women's Press Club, she included Nellie McClung, Laura Goodman Salverson, W.T. Allison and John W. Garvin among her friends. Her six volumes of verse span a career of 58 years. Elaine died in Calgary July 29, 1984.

Catt, Carrie Chapman

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  • January 9, 1859-March 9, 1947

Carrie Chapman Catt was a suffragist and women's rights campaigner who helped to lead the campaign for legalising women's right to vote in the United States - the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Born in Iowa, Catt attended Iowa State Agricultural College (now Iowa State University) graduating with a BSc. After school she worked as a law clerk and later as a teacher, and then superintendent of schools for Mason City, Iowa. In 1885 she married newspaper editor Leo Chapman and the couple moved to San Francisco. Chapman died of typhoid fever the next year buy Catt stayed on in San Francisco becoming the city's first female reporter. In 1887 she returned to Iowa and became involved in the Iowa Woman Suffrage Association, as well as with the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA). In 1892 she was invited by Susan B. Anthony to speak before the American Congress on the matter of suffrage. While a member of the NAWSA she was against the writings and influence of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and pushed for the NAWSA to distance itself from her views. Catt became president of the NAWSA from 1900-1904 and after stepping down to care for her ailing second husband, George Catt, again from 1915-1920.

While campaigning for the vote Catt espoused racist and discriminatory views including arguing that Indigenous Americans and immigrants to the United States should not have the vote, as well as stating that giving women equal suffrage would strengthen the cause of White Supremacy. When the Nineteenth Amendment was passed in 1920 Catt retired from NAWSA but continued to be involved in other organizations that she founded such as the League of Women Voters, as well as the International Women's Suffrage Alliance.

Besides campaigning for women's rights, she was also a peace activist working on and off on peace organizations during both the First and Second World Wars. Catt died in 1947 at her home in New York.

Central Ontario Art Association

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The Central Ontario Art Association (COAA) is a non-profit organization that was formed in 1954 as the Five Counties Art Association with the goal of bringing together artists and existing artist groups in Halton, Peel, Dufferin, Wellington, and Waterloo counties in order to provide greater opportunities in art instruction, encourage art appreciation, pool area efforts and resources, develop leadership in visual art, and foster inter-group cooperation and participation.

In the early 1950s, Lloyd Minshall, District Representative of the Community Programs Branch of the Ontario Department of Education, and Gordon Couling, art professor at the Macdonald Institute of the Ontario Agricultural College in Guelph, determined that it would be beneficial to foster cooperation among artists in the region. In 1954 they organized a series of meetings for art instructors that led to the formation of the Five Counties Art Association Teachers’ Council, which organized an exhibition and several sketching trips that year. In 1957, the organization became an open members’ association, with the teachers’ council responsible for instruction and learning opportunities and the jurying of exhibitions, and the association responsible for organizing activities and exhibitions. In 1964, the association changed its name to Central Ontario Art Association to incorporate an expanding membership, and in 1967, the executives of the teachers’ council and the association were merged to become one entity.

The COAA is administered by an executive consisting of a president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, past president, and committee chairs. Committees in existence over the association’s history include: Membership, Program (or Workshops), Exhibition, Nominating, and Bulletin/Newsletter. In the early years, district representatives (or advisory directors) were also involved in administration. The association was originally sponsored by the Ontario Department of Education, Community Programs Branch, and also received grants and assistance at various times from the Art Institute of Ontario and the Ontario Council for the Arts.

The main activities of the COAA have remained consistent over the years. These activities, through which the COAA accomplishes its goals, include workshops and sketching trips, annual juried and members’ exhibitions, and the publication of a newsletter. An annual weekend of workshops, as well as the annual general meeting, is held with the COAA’s sister association, the East Central Ontario Art Association, at the Geneva Park YMCA Conference Centre on Lake Couchiching. Today, the COAA encompasses over 300 artist networks.

Chapman, John Jay

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  • March 2, 1862-November 4, 1933

John Jay Chapman was born to Henry Grafton Chapman and Eleanor Jay in New York City in 1862. He was an essayist and poet, and editor of the journal "The Political Nursery." He came from a line of politicians and reformers including his great-great-grandfather founding father Chief Justice John Jay, great-grandfather William Jay the reformer, grandfather John Jay the US diplomat to Austria-Hungary, and grandmother Maria Chapman the abolitionist. His father was a broker and head of the New York Stock Exchange. Chapman was educated at Harvard Law where he had his left hand amputated after a student brawl. He became involved in politics and gained renowned as an essayist, with works including "A Nation's Responsibility" - a response to the horrors of lynching. In 1889 he married Minna Timmins with whom he had three children. After Minna's death he remarried to Elizabeth Astor Winthrop Chanler, of the Astor family with whom he had one child. Chapman died of liver cancer in 1933.

Charles A. Ahrens & Sons Shoe Company

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Founded by Charles Andrew Ahrens circa 1881 as Charles A. Ahrens & Sons on Queen Street in Berlin (later Kitchener) Ontario. in 1886 the factory was moved to a larger location on Queen Street, near King Street, Berlin and employed over 35 workers. Both machine or hand sewed slippers in a variety of materials were manufactured.

Charlton, Suzanne

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Suzanne Charlton is a director. She revised one of the plays written by John Herbert, "The Butterfly and The Nightingale".

Chrétien, Jean

  • Person
  • 1934-

Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien, P.C., O.M., C.C., Q.C. was born on January 11, 1934. He is a Canadian politician and served as the 20th prime minister of Canada from November 4, 1993, to December 12, 2003.

Churchill, Mary B.

  • [ca. 1817]-1870

Mary Buckminster Churchill (nee Brewer) was born circa 1817 in Massachusetts to Darius Brewer (b. 1785) and Harriet Buckminster (b. 1793). Mary married Asaph Churchill (b. ca. 1814) a lawyer on May 1, 1838 in Dorchester Massachusetts. Mary died in 1870.

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