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Acadie s'rencontre

  • Corporate body
  • 1977-1980

L’activité L'Acadie s'rencontre a été mise sur pied durant l'année académique 1975-1976 par des étudiantes et étudiants du Centre Universitaire Saint-Louis-Maillet. Elle avait comme objectif d'offrir à la communauté universitaire et à la population en général des occasions d’échanger sur la société acadienne et francophone du Nord-Ouest du Nouveau-Brunswick. Cette activité se déroulait annuellement et durait une semaine. En 1979, L'Acadie s'rencontre 4 s’est déroulée durant tout le mois de février.

L’Acadie s'rencontre a cessé ses activités en 1980 à la suite du départ du groupe d’étudiantes et étudiants organisateurs et de l’absence de relève.

Acme Baseball Club

  • Corporate body
  • Organized 1874

The Acme Baseball Club was organized on 26 May 1874 at Saint John, New Brunswick. It was limited to thirty regular members with payment of an initiation fee and regular dues (25 cents).


  • Corporate body
  • 1971-1980

L'association Activités-Jeunesse a vu le jour en avril 1971. Elle avait pour but de sensibiliser la jeunesse au fait français, de la rendre consciente de ses devoirs de citoyen et de l'aider à exploiter au maximum son potentiel sur les plans culturel, politique et socio-économique.

Avant 1978, Activités-Jeunesse fonctionnait avec deux exécutifs provinciaux, des conseils régionaux, une assemblée législative, des conseils étudiants, des comités Action-Jeunesse et un comité de Droit des jeunes. Dans la plupart des cas, ces instances ne possédaient pas de mandat précis.

Des changements dans la structure de l'organisme permirent d'établir des contacts plus soutenus et fréquents avec les membres et surtout d'initier de nouveaux projets.
Activités-Jeunesse a réalisé au cours des ans plusieurs projets tels que des soirées sociales, des activités culturelles et éducationnelles dans les écoles, des ralliements et des stages de formation.

En 1989, Activités-Jeunesse provincial cesse ses activités, alors qu=elle est remplacée par la Fédération des jeunes francophones du Nouveau-Brunswick.

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.

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.

Advent Christian Church (Woodstock, N.B.)

  • Corporate body
  • [ca. 1898] -

Advent Christian beginnings can be traced back to William Miller, an American soldier, farmer, justice of the peace, and preacher, who believed in the plea for repentance and the reception of Christ as Saviour. The Advent Christian faith is partly founded on Miller's teachings concerning the second coming of Christ. Miller had believed that the end of the world would be facilitated with the coming of Christ and that this event would occur in 1843. Miller gained many followers through this belief, and although the world did not end, his number of followers diminished only slightly. William Miller's movement, labelled "Millerism," did eventually disappear, but the Advent Christian Church grew out of Miller's theology.

The Advent Christian Church in Woodstock, New Brunswick, was built in the latter part of the nineteenth century. The Woodstock church's first elders, ca. 1898-1900, were Tucker, Archibald, Hall, Jackson, Martin, and Kelley . Followers attended the church on a membership basis and collections were taken. The Woodstock church was affiliated with the church in Jacksonville whose monies were collected by the Woodstock church.

The women of the Woodstock Advent Christian Church organized the Women's Home and Foreign Mission Society to cultivate the missionary spirit in the church and to aid the church in the Christian elevation of women in all lands and to send the Gospel of the Kingdom throughout the world. By 1950, the church had also organized a tithing class.

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.

Agricultural Society (Sussex and Studholm, N.B.)

  • Corporate body
  • Established 1841

The Sussex and Studholm Agricultural Society #21 was founded in 1841 to promote and improve the state of agriculture in New Brunswick. During the early years, the society tried to establish better agricultural practices and contributed to the improvement of livestock by importing breeding stock and holding weekly livestock auctions.

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.

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