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Douglas David Major was born in Ashington, Northumberland, England on 26 August 1902. He was the son of David Cunningham Major and Dorothy Douglas Carss. He served as a bandsman in the Fusiliers Band of the Canadian Army during the Second World War. Thereafter, he taught music in public schools (District 20) and was later supervisor of music for Beaconsfield and Seawood schools in Lancaster. He was the first president of the New Brunswick Centre of the Royal Canadian College of Organists (R.C.C.O.). He served as organist at St. Paul’s (Valley) Anglican Church and later at Centenary – Queen Square United Church. He served as assistant conductor of the New Brunswick Symphony. He was the founder and conductor of the Saint John Chapter of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singers Association (SPEBSQSA). As a composer he wrote several themes incorporating themes of New Brunswick’s music and lore, including the folk opera “The Loyalists” which was first produced in 1967. In 1962 he was awarded a Canada Council grant for summer study at Boston University. A prize is awarded each year in his memory to a deserving junior competitor at the New Brunswick Festival of Music He was married twice. His second wife was Ethel Orenda Odgen (1918-1998). They were married on 17 October 1945 in the Waterloo Street Baptist Church in Saint John, New Brunswick. He had four children: Mrs. Clarence Delahaye, Judi, Desmond and John. He died in Saint John, New Brunswick on 14 July 1969 and was buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
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- Established in 1852
Enamel & Heating Products Ltd., Plant No.1, was originally the Charles Fawcett Manufacturing Company, Ltd., which was established in Sackville, New Brunswick, in 1852. It manufactured a wide variety of stoves, furnaces, and hot water heaters. Enamel & Heating (more often known in the organization as "Enheat") also had plants in Amherst, Nova Scotia; Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; and Victoria, British Columbia.
Elsie May Pomeroy was born 1886 in Fullerton, Ontario, and died in 1968. She had a long career as a teacher in St. Thomas and Toronto secondary schools from 1914. She was a member of the Women Teachers Federations of Toronto and Ontario, wrote and published several articles on education, educators, and lesser known Canadian authors (many of whom were women) as well as monographs on Charles G.D. Roberts and his work.
Alain Bublex was born in 1961 in Lyon, France, where he lives and works. After studies at the École des Beaux-Arts in Mâcon and the École Supérieure de Design Industriel in Paris, he worked for Renault before establishing his full-time art practice in 1992. His fictional cities have been exhibited in France, Europe, and the United States. In 2000 Bublex began his ongoing Plug-in City project, inspired by the imaginary architectural project conceived in 1964 by British architect and urban planner Peter Cook and Archigram. Bublex’s Plug-in City has been presented at MassMOCA (North Adams) and the Blaffer Gallery (Houston).
- October 11, 1984 - November 2, 1962
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt served as First Lady of the United States through her husband's, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, four terms in office from 1933-1945. She was born in New York City to Anna Hall and Elliott Roosevelt (younger brother of President Theodore Roosevelt). Eleanor lost both her parents as a child, and at 15 was sent to the Allenswood school for girls in England. She returned to New York at the age of 18 and in 1905 married Franklin Delano Roosevelt, her fifth cousin, with whom she had six children. During World War I she became involved in the American Red Cross and volunteered in Navy hospitals. She became more involved with politics after her husband was stricken with polio., and participated in the League of Women Voters, joined the Women's Trade Union League, and worked for the Women's Division of the New York State Democratic Committee. In 1933 she held her own press conference, the first, First Lady to do so, and allowed only female reporters to attend. She also traveled extensively around the country, observing working and living conditions, and relief projects, and reporting back to her husband. She became an advocate of the rights and needs of the poor, of minorities, and of the disadvantaged. Following her husband's death, she continued her advocacy, serving as as chair of the Human Rights Commission, as an American representative to the World Federation of the U.N. Associations, and volunteering for the American Association for the U. N. She also served on the National Advisory Committee of the Peace Corps and the President's Commission on the Status of Women.
Eleanor first visited the Roosevelt family home on Campobello Island in 1903. While Franklin did not return to Campobello after he was stricken with polio, Eleanor returned often with her children, and continued to visit the island after her husband's death, even though the family home had been sold.
Charles Wesley Weldon McLean was born 26 August 1882 in the City of Saint John. He would serve with the 8th Hussars prior to the outbreak of the Boer War. Thereafter, he transferred to the Imperial Army and served in South Africa with British Forces. He would be promoted Lieutenant. He was chosen by Major-General Colville to serve as his aide-de-camp. Lt. McLean returned home to Saint John for leave in 1900. He would be met at the train station by a military band and a host of dignitaries. Throngs lined the streets to greet the returning soldier. McLean would soon return to South Africa. He would also go on to serve in the Great War, where he would be promoted to Colonel. After the war, McLean resided in England, where he was be elected to the House of Commons for the riding of Brigg. McLean would die 5 September 1962.
- 2004 - present
Tom McLaughlan first joined the Hussars in 1963, and as a young trooper, relished the day he got to drive one of those Shermans so proudly waiting in the old Tank Hanger at Camp Sussex for some unsuspecting young trooper to jump into the drivers seat. Needless to say when he retired from the Regiment in 2003, his 404’s still had Sherman D & M added to the list and he had survived the crossing of Trout Creek and many other bone jarring obstacles with out too many marks and scars.
After completing his degree at the University of New Brunswick, Tom came back to the Regiment in 1974, and joined B Sqn as a troop leader. From there he advanced to BC and OC B Sqn and in later years moved to RHQ in Moncton to take up numerous positions including two tours as the Regiment 2IC. In addition to his normal duties, he was an avid competitor on the rifle team and attended the national DCRA competition at the Connaught Ranges in Ottawa on a number of occasions, winning a national title in 1981 in both the two man and four-man LAR rifle category. He also has taught at the NATO School SHAPE in Oberammergau, Germany.
Currently he is serving on the Board of the new Hussar Museum in Sussex and is developing some new ideas to expand and enhance the site.
He currently works at CFB Gagetown as the Base Environmental Officer and resides in Lincoln, NB. He has two sons, both serving with the Canadian Forces. Both boys moved from B Sqn in the Militia Regiment to A Sqn of the Regular Regiment before moving on to other postings. Currently Captain Shawn McLaughlan is serving with 4 Engineer Support Regiment in Gagetown and is attending the University of New Brunswick. Maj Pat McLaughlan is with the Royal Canadian Dragoons and is currently posted to Ottawa.