100 Years Ago: Hastings County Patriotic Association

The Intelligencer January 15, 1915 (page 7)

“Yesterday afternoon at the County Council Chambers, Shire Hall, a meeting was held for the purpose of organizing a county patriotic association. Many of the Reeves and other prominent citizens of the County were in attendance at the gathering, which was representative in every respect. Warden Hubbell, of Marmora, village, occupied the chair.

It is the intention to have an organization formed in every township in the County of Hastings and numbers have pledged themselves to lend their assistance towards this end. The plan adopted is for the various local organizations to report to the County organization all funds and it is the intention of the county organization to become affiliated with the central organization at Ottawa.

A considerable amount has already been raised in the County, but up to the present the exact sum is not known, but it is in the vicinity of $15,000.”