John Smith born in Sussex, NB and was a telegraph operator.
John Smith born in Sussex, NB and was a telegraph operator.
Dr. Ernest Wilmot Guptill was born September 5, 1919 to Arthur E. Guptill and Hope Reade at Grand Harbour. He received his early education at the Grand Harbour School. His family moved to Wolfville, N.S. when he and his two siblings were of college age.
Ernest completed his BSc at Acadia University in Wolfville, his MSc at the University of Western Ontario and his PHD in Physics at McGill University in 1946.
He married Miriam MacKay and they had four children: Douglas, Larry, Fred, and Mary. The family moved to Halifax when he was appointed the assistant professor of the Physics Department at Dalhousie University. In 1958 he became the George Monroe professor of Physics and Department Head, serving as head for 10 years. During his 10 years at the department he established a superbly equipped laboratory and gained the admiration of colleagues and students alike. His most important work was in nuclear magnetic resonance, acoustics and low temperature research. But he is probably most remembered by his students as a much loved, respected and creative teacher.
His “Slotted Array” co-invented with W. H. Watson, resulted in nine patents on a radar device now used on commercial vessels. This provided much higher resolution radar which contributed to successes of Allied Air Forces operating in Europe.
Guptill was an experienced sailor who tragically died in a boating accident, 20 March 1976.
The Hartland Bridge Company was founded in 1898 by a delegation of men from both sides of the St. John river who had petitioned the government to build a bridge at Hartland but were denied. The company sold bonds to fund the building of the bridge, and bridge builder Charles McCormack was elected President of the company and later the superintendent of the building of the Hartland bridge. After construction had finished the company continued to operate, running a toll both on the bridge and conducting and overseeing repairs.
Laura McAndrew was born in 1917 to Robert McAndrew and Ellen (possibly Nellie) Morrison. She joined the Canadian Woman's Army Corp (Founded in 1941) and served overseas.
She married Ralph Glover in 1946. They had several children. Laura died in January of 2006, and Ralph died in May 2008.
A collection of postcards sent to Alice Eliza Lawson from various family members.
Alice Eliza Lawson (Nee Stephen) was born on 6 July 1868 in Gloucester England to Andrew J Stephen and Eliza Layton. She moved to Canada with her family when she was 3 (circa 1871.) Several of her siblings were born in Canada. On 20 June 1888, she married Brunswick Arthur Lawson. They had four children, Andrew William (1889-1916) George Brunswick (1892-1916) Alice Eliza (1896-1970) Lucinda Bella (1901-1974), and Mary Delphina Florence (1908-2002.) Her sons, Andrew and George died months apart in Europe during the First World War. Alice died 20 June 1933, the 45th anniversary of her marriage to Brunswick, who outlived her passing 10 October 1942.
Woods from Kingston
Alfred Burwash Robinson was born on August 6, 1874, in Shediac, New Brunswick, to Jane Amos and John Mathias Robinson. He died in 1969 in Sackville, New Brunswick. He was buried next to his wife Margaret I. Cook (1871-1939) at the Four Corners Upper Sackville Cemetery. Burwash opened a general store between 1902-1903, adding a post office at the same location shortly afterwards. Burwash lived nearby in the small house near Harper Lane (now 352 Main Street, Middle Sackville) and was assisted by his son-in-law George Creasy. He operated a grocery store in 1927, and he is believed to have owned and operated a tannery, but we are uncertain of the dates of operation. All of Burwash’s businesses were located in Middle Sackville. Although we do not know how long Burwash operated the general store and post office, we know that in the 1950’s Burwash’s son-in-law George Creasy was the chief operator. The vacant Burwash Robinson General Store and Post Office building were torn down in 2004.
Charles Wetmore (C.W.) Fawcett was born on June 6, 1874, in Sackville, New Brunswick, to Charles and Catherine (Wetmore). He married Mary Medina Chapman on January 27, 1909, in Westmorland, New Brunswick and they had four children. He died on February 16, 1954, at the age of 79. His father Charles Fawcett founded the Charles Fawcett Manufacturing Company in Sackville, New Brunswick in 1852. Long known as the Fawcett Foundry, the company was renamed Enamel & Heating Ltd. in 1928 after the acquisition of foundries in Amherst, Nova Scotia and Victoria, British Columbia. The foundry in Sackville became known as Plant #1, but was still known locally as the Fawcett Foundry. They manufactured a wide variety of stoves, furnaces, and hot water heaters. When C.W. Fawcett’s father died in 1907, he and his brother Horace took over responsibility as President and Vice President of the company, with C.W. Fawcett holding the latter position.
James Smith was born in MacDuff, Scotland on 18 March 1793 and died in Sackville, New Brunswick on 16 August, 1865. He married Isobell Bruce in 1815 and had eight children with her, one of them being Abner Smith (1835-1904), born in Shemogue, New Brunswick. Isobell died in 1842 in Shemogue, New Brunswick. James later married Abigail Peirse in Amherst, Nova Scotia in 1845. During the first half of the 19th century, James Smith manufactured harnesses, boots, and shoes, and by the 1850s his was one of at least seven tanneries located in Middle Sackville. Abner carried on his father’s large-scale boot and shoe operation and in 1865 he established Abner Smith’s Manufacturer of Boots and Shoes in Middle Sackville, New Brunswick. The company remained active for thirty-seven years until it was purchased by the Standard Manufacturing Company organized by A. E. Wry in 1903 (renamed A. E. Wry Standard, Ltd in 1914).