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Belyea, Hilton Arthur

  • Person
  • 1885-1968

Hilton Arthur Belyea was born in 1885 in Saint John, New Brunswick, son of James W. and Susan A. Peters. He married Minnie Gard McKenzie in 1907 and had two daughters. Hilton Belyea died in 1968 in Albany, New York.

He was the owner of Carleton Skating Rink in Saint John and when the family moved to Albany, New York, in 1928 he became the department head of G.L.F. Mill.

He was a well-known athlete and sportsman and had a long and successful career in rowing and speed skating. He won the Wigmore Cup in 1922 and 1923. He won a bronze medal at the 1924 Olympics for sculling and set the world record in the one-and-one-half mile single sculls in 1921.

Bettle, Frederick Ernst

  • Person
  • 1877-1963

Frederick Ernst Bettle was born in Saint John, New Brunswick, in 1877, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen (Doughty) Bettle. He was a sergeant in the 89th regiment, in the 2nd contingent of the Canadian Mounted Rifles for the South African War. He belonged to the Loyal Crusaders of Saint John a temperance organization advocating prohibition of alcoholic beverages. He left Saint John in 1907 for Vancouver, B.C., and died there in 1963. He worked for West Coast Grocery Co. He married Cassie Taylor. He had a sister Ida and two brothers Frank and Harry, who served in the First World War.

Beveridge, Lt. Col John R.

  • Person
  • 1971-1973

LCol Beveridge was the Commanding Officer of the 8th Canadian Hussars (Princess Louise’s) regular force regiment from 1971-1973. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Association of the 8th Canadian Hussars (PL) Inc which was the first step in securing and protecting both artefacts and archival materials from the more than 150 year of history of the regiment in New Brunswick. LCol Beveridge also coordinated the successful application which saw HRH The Princess Anne appointed as the Colonel Commandant of the 8th Hussars, a position she still maintains today. Later in his career he was awarded the title of Honorary Colonel of the Regiments. He currently resides in Ontario and continues to be active with the Association and Regimental Council.

Bishop, Harold Stevens

  • Person
  • n.d.

Harold Stevens Bishop came to Mount Allison in the fall of 1916, graduating in 1920 with a BA degree. In his senior year he was treasurer of the Euhretorian Society and a member of the Student Council. In 1919 he was elected 5 Year President of his class.

Black, Joseph L.

  • Person
  • 1829-1907

Joseph Lawrence Black was born Jan. 12 1829 in Amherst, NS and died March 12, 1907 in Sackville NB where he operated J. L. Black & Sons Wholesale and Retail Merchants. In 1852, Joseph Black opened the general store in Middle Sackville and then become a Justice of the Peace in 1863.

Black, Lt. Col Joseph Laurence

  • Person
  • 1900-1992

Lt-Col Black was born in 1900 in the province of New Brunswick. He would attend the Royal military College in Ontario graduating in 1921. He proceeded to join the reserved with the 8th New Brunswick Hussars. Lt. Col Black was appointed as Commanding Officer of C Squadron of the Hussars. The Squadron would muster in Sackville and train there.

When World War II commenced, the Hussars were mobilized for active duty and Lt-Col was one of the first officers to volunteer for overseas service. He was second in command of the Regiment in 1941. Unfortunately, due to a familial emergence, Black was transferred back to serve in Canada. He expected to return to his regiment, but he would instead go on to serve the rest of the war in Canada and the Untied States. He served as an intelligence officer on the West Coast of Canada.

Lt. Col Black was later President of J.L. Black and Sons. Also, he was the inaugural president of the Moncton Radio Station, created in the 1930s.

Blanchet, Mike

  • Person
  • 1943 - 1975

Col Blanchet (Frenchy) graduated from Royal Military College , Kingston Ont., 1929, and in 1931 , joined the 8th Princess Louise's (New Brunswick) Hussars as a commissioned officer serving through to the conclusion of World War 2. Wartime duty consisted of the post of Adjutant , and as commander of "A" Squadron for the combat phase, during which he earned the awe and admiration of his men. Subsequently , he was elected President of the regimental association , and later appointed Honorary Lieutenant Colonel of the regiment.

Blatch, Emily

  • Person
  • [1803 or 1804] - 1844

Emily Blatch (1803 or 04-1844) was born in Warminister, England, the daughter of George Roberts. Emily Blatch was the second wife of George Blatch (1807-1881). He was born in England then emigrated to Saint John, New Brunswick, around 1830. George Blatch operated a book and stationary business in the city from 1830 to 1840. He was the editor of the "Observer", the "Courier", the "New Brunswicker" and other newspapers. George Blatch later studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1848 and was the clerk of the Circuit Court and registrar of the Vice-Admiralty. George and Emily Blatch had six children, the youngest was named Frederick.

Mrs. Blatch began 'Mrs. Blatch's Establishment for Young Ladies' in Saint John around 1830. Her school accepted both boarders and day students. Students received instruction in English grammar and composition, history, biography, geography, natural philosophy, astronomy, writing, arithmetic and handwork. The fees ranged from £45 per annum for boarding students to £12 for day students over eleven years of age and £10 for those under eleven years of age. Instruction in music, French, Italian and drawing were available at extra cost. The school year ran for ten months with a month's holiday at both midsummer and Christmas.

In the latter part of 1838, Mrs. Emily Blatch went to England. While there she engaged Miss E. Elmslie as an assistant at the school at a wage of £30 for the first year. Apparently Miss Elmslie did not get on with the Blatch family, for she wrote to Robert Hazen, member of the Assembly for Saint John at the time, describing poor treatment in the Blatch's employ. Nothing appears to have been done. Mrs. Blatch died of consumption in July 1844 at the age of 40. She was survived by her husband and children.

Johnson, D.F. Vital Statistics from New Brunswick Newspapers 1842-1845

Bliss, Isabel St. John

  • Person
  • 1895-1989

Isabel St. John Bliss was born in Fredericton in 1895, the younger daughter of Fred St. John Bliss (1863-1916) and Sophie Plant. She received much of her schooling in Fredericton, attending Charlotte St. School and Fredericton High School. Miss Bliss entered UNB in 1913, graduating with a B.A. (double first class honours) in 1917. She became a teacher, first at St. Stephen High School (1917-18) and then in Wilkie,
Saskatchewan (1918-20). She returned home to teach at Fredericton High School from 1920-21. During that period she also earned an M.A. from UNB (1921).

Beginning post-graduate study in the Dept. of English at the University of Chicago, she studied for a second master's degree (1922) and received a Ph.D. in 1931. Her doctoral dissertation was entitled "The background of Young's Night Thoughts." Between 1922 and 1927, Miss Bliss taught English and was Director of Studies at St. Mary's Hall in Faribault, Minn. Joining the Western College for Women in Oxford, Ohio in 1928, she became an English instructor and went on to become Professor and Head of the Dept. of English Literature and Language there. She was the author of a critical work on the 18th century English poet, Edward Young, published in 1969 (Edward Young. NY: Twayne Publishers, 1969.) Upon her retirement from Western College, Dr. Bliss was made Professor Emeritus [sic]. She received an honorary LL.D. from UNB at the 1962 Encaenia. She died in February 1989 in Brooklyn, New York.

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