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Armstrong, George Eldridge

  • Person
  • 1874-1968

Businessman and sports guide, George Elbridge Armstrong, the son of Celia E. Cronk and Theodore Harding Armstrong, was born 14 February 1874 at Perth, Victoria County, New Brunswick. On 1 February 1905 he married Emma B. Bishop (1877-1950) of Victoria County, New Brunswick, and they had at least three children: Edith Ann (Kenyon), Greta, and Gordon. In his youth, George Armstrong worked in Maine first as a potato-picker, then as a lumberman, and, during the summers of 1895 and 1896, as a hunting and fishing guide.

By the late 1890s, he was taking sportsmen fishing and moose hunting in the Nictau, Bathurst Lakes, Trousers Lake, and Gulquac areas of New Brunswick. He built his first permanent or home hunting and fishing camp, Wapske, near the village of Wapske in the Plaster Rock area. Guests of Camp Wapske hunted moose, caribou, deer, bear, and partridge. Armstrong eventually owned a dozen camps along a 40-mile trail. In connection with his business, he built canoes and was involved in the New Brunswick Guides Association, serving as vice-president in 1903.

George E. Armstrong was involved in a number of other business enterprises. He prepared survey sketches or maps of land in the Miramichi, Plaster Rock, and Bathurst Lakes areas for himself and others. In 1904, Mr. Armstrong brought the first motorcycle in Perth, a Thomas Model 36 for $210.00. Beginning about 1910, he owned and operated a public garage at Perth where he sold cars and automotive supplies. This business was destroyed by fire in May 1934, but was soon rebuilt. In November 1942 he sold Armstrong's Garage to J. E. Armstrong. In addition, George Armstrong served as general manager of the Perth Milling Company Limited, incorporated in 1906 for the purpose of operating lumber and grist mills, which produced laths, clapboards, siding, sheathing, and other wood products. George E. Armstrong died in 1968.

Armstrong, John

  • Person
  • [b. 1818 or 1819]

John Armstrong was born in Ireland in 1818 or 1819 and emigrated to Saint John, New Brunswick, in 1836. He became a merchant and the owner of John Armstrong and Company, a dry goods store located on Prince William Street, Saint John, from ca. 1849 until 1877 when it was engulfed during the Great Fire of Saint John in June that year.
He was married to Jane Jones, born in 1825 or 1826, and they had at least one child, Margaret born in 1848 or 1849. Armstrong owned land in Saint John, Woodstock, Grand Falls, Buctouche and areas of Carleton, Victoria, Kent, Queens and Sunbury counties. He had interests in sawmills and had owned or had shares in ships and boats, including the barque "Jennie Armstrong" and the brig "Maggie".

St. John Business Directory, 1857; Conwell, Russell H., History of the great fire in Saint John, June 20 and 21, 1877; and Census 1851

Arnold, Benedict, General

  • Person
  • 1741-1801

Benedict Arnold was born January 14th, 1741, in Norwich, Connecticut, son of Benedict Arnold, a merchant, and Hannah Mansfield.

The infamy that clings to Benedict Arnold in the American popular mind has obscured the remarkable life a man who was--after George Washington--the ablest general in the Continental Army. He had an apothecary shop and trading business in New Haven in 1761.

When the Revolution broke out in 1775 Arnold was eager to defend colonial liberties against what he regarded as the oppressive policies of th British government. He would take part in numerous campaigns, including the failed invasion of Canada (1775-1776). In 1780, he defected to the British Army. His publicly stated reasons were that he never supported the idea of independence but merely had wished for a redress of legitimate colonial grievances; and he was simply not able to continue supporting the American cause once an alliance with France, "the enemy of the Protestant faith", had been concluded. In reality more likely personal problems he experienced during the war: enemies, accusations of misconduct, court martial, etc. Convinced that a man of his talents deserved better treatment, in May 1779 he began sending military intelligence to the British Commander-in-Chief, Sir Henry Clinton, using at intermediaries the Loyalists Joseph Stansbury and Jonathan Odell. He was made a brigadier-general in the British forces.

In 1781, having abondoned all hope for a future in the colonies he moved to England. There he was still unable to be involved in any substantial way in the war. In 1785 he emigrated to Saint John, New Brunswick, and purchased lot. no. 1329 and established a trading partnership with his son Richard and Monson Hayt. The firm conducted a profitable trade with the West Indies. He was still embroiled in controversy particularly with a lawsuit against Edward Winslow in 1789. The partnership dissolved and Hayt and Arnold were involved in legal actions. Arnold was accused of arson of the business for the insurance money. Arnold was defended by Ward Chipman and Jonathan Bliss. Hayt was found gulity of slander but the damages awarded were minor. Arnold left for England in 1791. Arnold's last years in England were miserable ones. He was still was unable to obtain a military command, was financially not prosperous, and plagued with ill health. He even fought a duel in 1792. He died in 1801.

Dictionary of Canadain Biography, Vol V, 1983

Arnold, Nelson

  • Person
  • 1816-1900

Nelson Arnold (1816-1900) married Anna Maria Smith on 16 May 1854 in Saint John, New Brunswick. The Arnolds had six children. They lived in the area of Sussex, New Brunswick. Nelson Arnold was the Sussex crown land surveyor from 1860-1887.

Source: 1861 Census, Schedule A-F

Arsenault, Joseph Stanislaus

  • Person
  • b. 1901

Joseph Stanislaus Arsenault was born Oct. 11, 1901, the son of Pierre Arsenault and Héléne Bertin. of Bathurst, Gloucester County, New Brunswick. At the age of 23 months, he was kidnapped by gypsies and disappeared. In 1907, a young English-speaking boy, named Willie Hatkins, was found aboard a coastal lumber ship in Rivière Caplan, Gaspé. He had been adopted by Elie Joncas, a lumber inspector with the McLean Company. Willie Hatkins stayed with the Joncas family for 12 years before travelling to Nova Scotia, and later on, to Western Canada and the United States. In 1925, Willie Hatkins was hired by the Bonaventure and Gaspé Telephone Company, where he stayed until 1929.

After the death of his adoptive father, Willie Hatkins, now 30 years old, took up homesteading at St. Elzéar, some 20 miles distant. In 1933, several of Willie Hatkins' friends crossed the Baie de Chaleurs to play ball in Petit Rocher. There, a chance encounter with Pierre Arsenault, a man who strongly resembled Willie Hatkins, led to a series of events resulting in Willie Hatkins (a.k.a. Joseph Stan Arsenault) being reunited with his father, Pierre Arsenault.

Ashburnham family (Fredericton)

  • MS75
  • Family
  • 1855-1938

Thomas Ashburnham, born 8 Apr 1855, was the youngest son of Lord Ashburnham who was head of one of England’s oldest families. Ashburnham served in the 7th (Queen’s Own) Hussars, a cavalry regiment, earning a lieutenant’s commission at age 26 while serving with the 7th Hussars in South Africa. Upon returning to England he was made a captain in the Expeditionary Force which was sent to suppress the Egyptian Rebellion in 1882. In 1885-86, Ashburnham was in Ireland serving as an aide de camp, then on to India from 1886 – 90 where much of his time was spent as member of big game expeditions. After his army career he came to Fredericton where he met Maria “Rye” Anderson and they married in 1903. Rye was born 25 Nov 1858 in Fredericton and was the d/o William and Lucy Ann Anderson.They purchased two buildings on Brunswick St., #’s 163 & 165, which they had joined by a glassed-in conservatory forming a ‘porte cortiere’ and providing access to lawns and gardens in the rear of the property. Unexpectedly in 1913 he became the 6th Earl of Ashburnham with the death of his last surviving brother, who was childless. They took up residency in England but in 1914 returned to Fredericton as Lady Ashburnham was unhappy, not being accepted by the family, and with the impending World War. Once again here they became the centre of the ‘elite social life’. Lord Ashburnham divided his time between Fredericton and England until his death in 1924 and Lady Ashburnham lived in Fredericton until her death in 1938.

Ashfield, Elizabeth Ann (Woodburn)

  • Person
  • b. 1886

Elizabeth Ann Ashfield Woodburn was born in 1866, daughter of James Ramsay Woodburn and Catherine Jane Reid. James Woodburn emigrated from Scotland to New Brunswick where he formed a photographic partnership with Carson Flood in 1862. In 1873, he began the Victoria Steam Confectionery Works and in 1880 invented and patented Woodburn's Pulverizer for use in the confectionery business. In the 1890s, he was president of the F.C. Colwell Confectionery.

Elizabeth Woodburn studied art at the Owens Art Institute in Saint John under the tutelage of John Hammond. In the 1900s, Miss Woodburn gave private lessons from her home on Orange Street. She belonged to the Saint John Art Club and the Women's Art Association of Canada, Saint John Division. Elizabeth died in 1945 in Saint John.


  • Corporate body
  • 1973-

The Association was formed by a Letters Patent on February 16th, 1973. Prior to that date there were 3 distinct groups: the regular Regiment, the militia Regiment and the Old Comrades from WWII. The aim was to take the three groups and incorporate them under one Association; the Association then is responsible for the activities of the Regimental family so that they would speak with a common voice on all matters of Regimental interest. The following shall be eligible for membership: all serving members of the Regiment; all former serving members of the Regiment or members of Regiments having an alliance with 8th Canadian Hussars; all serving or former serving members of the Forces, who at any time are or were attached to the 8th Canadian Hussars; all former serving members of the Regiment, or former serving members of the Forces, who at any time served with or were attached to the 8th Princess Louise

Association of New Brunswick Land Surveyors

  • Corporate body
  • Formed in 1954

The Association of New Brunswick Land Surveyors was formed in 1954, under the laws of New Brunswick, for the primary purposes of regulating the practice of professional land surveying in New Brunswick and governing its members in order to serve and protect the public interest. The association also works to promote public awareness of its role and to establish, maintain, and develop standards of knowledge, skill, and efficiency; of qualifications; and of professional ethics. To this end, the ANBLS is responsible for setting qualifications of membership, for developing policies regarding education, and for providing committee structures and terms of references. In September 2001 the association's head office is located on King Street in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Association of Professional Engineers of the Province of New Brunswick

  • Corporate body
  • Incorporated in 1920

The Association of Professional Engineers of the Province of New Brunswick was incorporated in 1920 by an act of the provincial legislature. The association's primary purposes are to regulate and govern the practice of engineering in New Brunswick and to establish and maintain standards of professional knowledge, skill, and ethics among its members. Amendments to the act of incorporation were made in 1960, 1970, 1974, and 1999.

The association changed its name in December 1999 to the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick, reflecting new fields of research and professional practice. The APEGNB maintains a close relationship with the University of New Brunswick and other institutions of higher learning. In 2001 the association has a membership of approximately 4,000 which includes all categories (full, life, honourary, university students etc.) and reflects various levels of education and experience. Its main offices are located at 535 Beaverbrook Court in Fredericton, N.B.

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