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8th Hussars Museum

  • Person
  • 2004-present

The vision of a Museum for the 8th Canadian Hussars originated in 1981. A little over two decades later, members of the Association created the Museum Committee to oversee the Museum and, in conjunction with the Centennial of the Town of Sussex, the 8th Hussars Military Museum was opened n 2004. It is located in the Historic Sussex Train Station. The Museum focuses on the history of the 8th Hussars within the wider Canadian Military Context. Our collection encompasses artefacts from the American Rebellion of 1776-1783, the Boer War (1899-1902), the First World War, the Second World War, Peacekeeping, the Cold War, and Afghanistan.

Adams, Robert Brook

  • Person
  • 1867-1963

Mortician and funeral director Robert Brook Adams, the son of Jackson Adams, was born at Fredericton, New Brunswick in 1867. Jackson Adams conducted a funeral service business in Fredericton for many years, and was also engaged in cabinet and furniture making. By 1886 son Robert was working as a mortician and undertaker, and he continued in the profession for a number of years.

Robert's brother John G. Adams also found employment in the family business. Robert B. Adams married Sarah Haines MacFarlane on 19 September 1894, and they had no fewer than four children: Jean (Mills), James Boone, Roberta (Eaton), and T. Burtt. He died on 3 November 1963 at Fredericton, and is buried in the Rural Cemetery on Woodstock Road.

Adelia Jane Dore

  • Person
  • 1884-1969

Adelia Jane Dore, 1884-1969, was the spinster daughter of Richard [1841-1900] and Jerusha [sometimes called Jane 1843-1929] Dore. Richard Dorewas born in Wiltshire. Adelia had one sister Alice [1886-1947] Jerusha was the daughter of Henry Farnham [1800? 1811-1875] and Mary Lenetine [-1890] Richard was the son of Richard [1808-] and Jane [1810-]. Richard Junior had four siblings, John, Alice, Jane [1843-1893] and Mary. The Richard and Jerusha Dore family lived in Southampton

Adney, Edwin Tappan

  • Person
  • 1868-1950

Edwin Tappan Adney was born in 1868 in Athens, Ohio. He first visited Woodstock, New Brunswick, in 1887, just before entering Columbia University. He returned to Woodstock from time to time, and eventually made it his home. In 1897-1898, Adney became one of the first reporters to cover the gold rush in the Yukon. In 1900, he was a special correspondent for Collier's Weekly during the gold rush at Nome, Alaska. Adney married Minnie Bell Sharp, daughter of Francis Peabody Sharp, a horticulturalist and apple grower in Jacksonville, NB, in 1899. They had one son, Glenn, born in 1902, who became a jazz musician and then an actuary for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in New York. Minnie Bell died in 1937; Tappan Adney died at Woodstock, in 1950.

Adney’s studies of American Indian culture resulted in the publication of a great number of works, including books on the natural history, religion, and myths of the Northeastern Indian tribes and the Maliseets of New Brunswick. The New Brunswick Museum in Saint John holds a collection of his models of canoes and other findings.

Tappan Adney's knowledge of historical heraldry permitted him to work on many decoration projects (carved shields of arms, overmantels, etc.) for colleges and public buildings throughout Canada. Projects included the Royal Military College, Kingston; Queen's University; the University of British Columbia; and the Manoir Richelieu. Adney also painted mural panels for the Hudson's Bay Company building in Winnipeg. In 1926, E. T. Adney won a competition organized by the Montreal newspaper, "La Presse," for the creation of a Canadian flag. His design remained a contender in competitions until the late 1940s.

Source: "Friend of Indians, E.T. Adney Widely Known Writer, Artist, Passes Here", The Sentinel Press; October 12, 1950.

Adney, Minnie Bell (Sharp)

  • Person
  • 1865-1937

Minnie Bell Sharp, the daughter of Francis Peabody Sharp, was born in 1865, probably at Woodstock, Carleton County, New Brunswick. Her father was a well-known horticulturist who owned a large apple orchard near Woodstock. An accomplished singer and pianist, Minnie Sharp operated the Victoria Conservatory of Music in Victoria, British Columbia in the 1890s. She also conducted the Woodstock School of Music for many years. On 12 September 1899, Minnie Bell Sharp married artist and author Edwin Tappan Adney (1868-1950) of New York, who was well-known for his interest in local Maliseet culture. They had one child, Francis Glenn Adney, who was born 9 July 1902 at Woodstock.

Outside her musical career and family life, Minnie Adney had a keen interest in politics. In 1919, one year after all Canadian women were granted the right to vote in federal elections, she attempted to run as a Conservative candidate in the Victoria-Carleton riding, but her nomination papers mysteriously disappeared. She claimed that her lawyers had accepted bribes. In 1925 she ran as an independent candidate. She received 84 votes while the Conservative candidate, James Flemming got 6859 and the Liberal, 4958. No woman was returned to a federal seat in New Brunswick until 1964. Minnie Bell Sharp Adney died on 11 April 1937 in Carleton County.

Agricultural Museum (NB)

  • Person
  • 1986 - present

The Agriculture Museum came about when members of the agricultural field in New Brunswick decided to showcase the long tradition of farm inning in the Province. They are dedicated to showcasing farming prior to the 1970's. They have one of the largest collection of agricultural artefacts in the Maritimes. The Museum grounds is housed where the Tank Hangers used to be in Camp Sussex. On the grounds there is a CN Train station as well as a Blacksmith's workshop. The Museum is open June to August. Guided tours are available.

Akerly, Lavinia

  • Person
  • fl. 1868-1869

Lavinia Akerly lived in the parish of Wickham in Queens County, New Brunswick. As a single woman, she delivered a bastard child in 1868 and alleged that William Keleher was the father. She applied to the overseers for the poor, fearing that she would be unable to support the child. They prepared to bring charges against Keleher.

In 1869, his brother, James Keleher, a mail contractor, agreed to pay Lavinia $60 if she would agree to withdraw all other claims against William and refuse to help the overseers of the poor charge him for child support. Her brothers, Adam Akerly and Amos Akerly of Wickham, both farmers, were bound to the same conditions. Lavinia does not appear in the 1861 census and neither she nor her child appear in the 1871 census.

Albert Edward Forward

  • Person
  • 1941

Albert Edward Forward was born at Pleasant Ridge, NB, on 2 May 1918 to his parents, Ethel and James Forward. Prior to enlisting, Albert worked as a mechanic in the City of Saint John. Albert had a younger brother, Elmo, and two sisters, Evelyn and Elanor. Albert joined the Royal Canadian Navy in Saint John on 23 April 1936, he was assigned to the HMCS Stadcona. Unfortunately , Albert would be discharged on 10 June 1937 for 'non-attendance at drills.' When the Second World War broke out, Albert reenlisted with the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserves on 25 January 1940. He was an Able Seaman and he served with the Navy until his death. Albert was on shore leave in London when a heavy German Bombing hit the city. He was at the Victoria League Hotel, Albert was killed during that bombing raid, 16 April 1941. He was buried with full Naval Honours at the Gilighan Cemetery, Kent, England, Grave 1283.

Albert Henry Fraser

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Albert Henry Fraser was born in 1872 to Alex and Frances Fraser in Dumfries, York County. He married Mildred (Millie) McLean (b. 1873) on March 9, 1898. Mildred was the daughter of Robert and Annie McLean. Mildred and Albert had eight children: Stanley Moore (1898-1980), Frederick Ross (1900-1985), Ethel Mildred (1902-1967), Cora Elma (1905-1999), Jean M. (1912-1995), Albert Neil (b. 1909), and Percy (1915-2000). Jean married Frank Bemrose in 1934 and they had a son named Ron Bemrose.

Albert and Mildred Fraser helped to found the Riverside Presbyterian Church in Dumfries. At the time of his marriage, Albert identified his religion as Episcopalian. He was a farmer and had one brother named Thomas Fraser who ran a store in Dumfries, York County. Jean Bemrose was the organist of the Riverside Presbyterian Church for most of its active years. Cora attended the Provincial Normal School qualifying as a teacher and then moved to Maine to be trained and licensed as a nurse in 1933. Jean also moved to Maine to be trained as a nurse but did not complete her training.

Albert Woodbridge

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  • 1843-1921

Albert Woodbridge [1843-1921], son of Joseph and Mary, married Jane Power [1844-1936], daughter of Thomas Power and Jane Chillington, all from England. Albert and Jane had the following children; Henry Stanley [1883-1887], a daughter unnamed born 1883, she graduated from the Clark Institute, Massachusetts, and could teach the deaf. Albert and Jane had son Howard F and Norman [1877-1947]. He married, in 1929, Theresa McGuire born in 1889 the daughter of John and Mar.y King. Albert was the superintendent of the Fredericton Institute for the Deaf and Dumb which was established in 1883

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