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Margaret (Dunn) Graham

  • Person
  • 1969-1995

Margaret Graham, wife of the late Kit Graham, was an active participant in the Association of 8th Canadian Hussars. She is a generous donor to the Association. In 2008, Margaret donated one of her paintings to be sold at an auction for her school reunion, the Class of 1958.

Read Stone Company

  • Corporate body
  • Company established ca. 1810 in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick operations began in 1856

In 1824, Joseph Read and his father opened a stone yard office in Boston, Mass., and in 1860 they purchased a grindstone property in Stonehaven, New Brunswick from Sprague Spoule & Company. The lack of stone available for making grindstones in New England meant that the stone had to come from the Maritimes or England. In New Brunswick, stones were produced at Lower Cove, Ragged Reef, Sand River, Apple River, Wood Point, Rockport, Grindstone Island, Mary's Point, Beaumont and Fox Creek. The Reads came into ownership of around 40 quarries throughout the Maritimes which remained open until the company's closure in 1930. At the time of its closure, the Read Company owned 51 schooners which took stones to ports in the northeastern United States, South America and the Caribbean, then on to England carrying rum.

Joseph Read first began quarrying grindstones in 1810 when he leased a section of shoreline at Minudie, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia from Amos Seaman, who was also in the business. Joseph Read's son, Joseph, Jr., expanded the business, opening a stoneyard for grading, distributing, and selling grindstones at Boston in 1824. Joseph Read, Sr. entered into partnership with John T. Seaman, and the company expanded its operations to Rockport, Dover, and Beaumont. The Reads' record the founding of their company as 1824, possibly the year that the partnership of Read and Seaman was formed. Minudie remained the company's base of operation throughout the 19th century.

In 1856 the enterprise expanded when another stone quarry was opened at Stonehaven, Gloucester County, New Brunswick. By 1900, the company had moved its base of operations to Sackville, N. B. and was now producing building stone and pulp stone along with grindstones. In 1908 the business was incorporated under the name Read Stone Co. Ltd., at which time the quarries and businesses of Joseph Read, of Stonehaven, and Henry C. Read, of Sackville, were consolidated. The company's business interests extended from New Brunswick to Montréal, West Virginia, and Ohio. H. W. Read closed the quarries at Stonehaven in 1930. Read Stone Co. Ltd. surrendered its letters patent on 10 February 1954.

McColl, Rev. Duncan

  • MC23
  • Person
  • 1754-1830

Born on August 22, 1754 in Appen, Argyleshire, Scotland. Duncan McColl was 20 years old he enlisted in the British army . He arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1778 and fought in many battles being wounded on several occasions. In 1786 he started his preaching career and traveled long distances in his mission eventually settling in the St. Stephen area with his wife. He traveled to neighbouring communities to preach the gospel. In 1790 the congregation commenced building the first meeting house in the area. In 1812 Rev. Duncan McColl promoted maintaining peace and order along the St. Croix River. In 1815 he gave a Thanksgiving service in Calais for the peace that had prevailed. Mrs. McColl died in 1819. On November 28th, 1830, he preached two sermons and on December 17, 1830, Mr. McColl peacefully died at the age of 87.

Pope, Ziba

  • MC71
  • Person
  • 1779-1852

Pope was a trader/smuggler established in the Passamaquoddy Bay region by ca 1805. For a time he lived at Eastport (Me), for a time he lived on Pope’s Folly (NB) where his smuggling warehouse was located, and for a time (ca 1808-1814) lived in the Magaguadavic River valley (St George parish) of Charlotte County. In 1814 he established his home at Randolph (Vt) but continued active in St George parish for a few years. Between 1809 and 1817 he bought or sold land 19 times, all transactions relating to sawmilling interests at Second Falls in St George parish. In 1817 he sold his last milling interests to Jacob Hanks, his foster brother, and centered his business in Vermont, first at Randolph and then Lincoln.

In 1812, in the course of driving a herd of smuggled cattle on the Great Road from St Andrews to Fredericton, Pope attended a religious meeting and was converted. He immediately became a preacher and began a journal. The journal runs from 1812 to 1832 and deals exclusively with his spiritual life and gospel itineracy, not business. During the earlier years covered by the journal, he preached mostly in Charlotte County and in the townships of Yarmouth, Argyle and Barrington in Nova Scotia. From 1812 to 1821 he preached as a New Light in the tradition of Henry Alline. From 1822 until 1832 he preached as a Freewill Baptist. In 1832 he stopped preaching and concentrated on business for the rest of his life.

The partial transcription of Pope’s journal at the CCA was donated by William Pope (1936-2013) of Northfield, Vt. The original journal is held by Hamilton College, Clinton, NY.


  • 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

Francis Marion

  • Person
  • 1949-1951

Sergeant Francis Marion joined the 8th Hussars in Camp Sussex. He served with the regiment from 5 May 1949 to 8 May 1951. During that time, he was assigned to RHQ, B Squadron, and was in the Military Band. Francis enlisted in PANDA Force on 8 May 1951. This force was established by the Canadian Government to meet their NATO commitments in Europe. He would be transferred to the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps in December of 1951.

Skinner, Charles N.

  • MS9
  • Person
  • 1833-1910

Charles N. Skinner was born March 12, 1833, at Saint John--the son of Samuel Skinner and Phoebe Sherwood Golding. He was educated in Saint John public schools, studied law, and was admitted to the New Brunswick Bar in 1858. He settled and practiced law in Saint John. In 1865, he married Eliza Jane McLaughlin. Skinner died September 22, 1910, at Saint John, and was survived by his wife and seven children.

Skinner was elected to the House of Assembly as a Liberal member for Saint John in the General Election of June, 1861. He was defeated in the election of 1865; re-elected in 1866 and at a by-election in 1867. He resigned his seat in March, 1868, after being made a Judge of Probate for Saint John. In August, 1867, he was sworn in as a member of the Executive Council and made Solicitor General for the province. He retained this position until he resigned in March, 1868. Skinner was elected to the House of Commons in the General Election of 1887, and was re-elected in March 1891. In 1892, he was again appointed Judge of Probate for Saint John, and resigned upon becoming Recorder for the City of Saint John in 1894.

Skinner died September 22, 1910, at Saint John, and was survived by his wife and seven children.

Van Horne, Sir William Cornelius

  • Person
  • 1843-1915

Sir William Van Horne began his railway career as a telegraph operator for the Illinois Central Railway in 1857 and worked his way up from ticket agent to train dispatcher, then Superintendent of Telegraphs and finally to Division Superintendent. He was successful in rebuilding and consolidating several US based railways and in 1881 he was enticed to undertake the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR). In September 1885 Van Horne became CPR Vice-President. Within four years he was elevated to the position of President. He became Chairman of the CPR Board in 1899 and he resigned in 1910.

Sir William Van Horne was flamboyant, outspoken and multi-talented. His interests were legend as was his sophistication. He had a passion for art and he dabbled in architecture. Incredibly, while the CPR's contract with the government dictated completion of the road within a decade, Van Horne - through sheer determination - found ways to finish it in five. Even more remarkably, once Van Horne had completed the CPR, he operated it and, despite the economic malaise for most of the 1880s and 1890s, made it into a paying proposition. Surely, the Canadian Pacific's role as an instrument of Canadian nationalism would have followed a different course, had Van Horne not been at the helm.

Van Horne purchased part of Minister's Island in 1890. He continued to buy other parcels with the last piece being purchased by his daughter Addie after Sir William's death in 1915. He constructed a summer estate on the site which included Covenhoven - a 50-room summer home with walls constructed from sandstone cut from the shore, a windmill, leading edge gas plant, carriage house, garage, circular bath house and farm buildings. The centrepiece of the agricultural buildings is the livestock barn, a massive two-story timber structure with a hipped gable roof, which was home to Van Horne's thoroughbred horses and prized herd of Dutch belted cattle.

In its day, the Island and Van Horne's activities were a major tourist draw for St Andrews and played a major role in the economic development and support of the region. Indeed he was single-handedly responsible for attracting many of his wealthy friends who came and made St Andrews their summer homes and established St Andrews as Canada's first and oldest seaside resort. Van Horne's engagement of Edward Maxwell, the renowned Boston and Montreal Architect in the creation and design of Covenhoven and the large agricultural barn set the stage for Maxwell's shaping of many of the magnificent buildings in St Andrews that charm visitors and tourists today.
The centrepiece of Van Horne's agricultural buildings is the livestock barn, a massive two-story timber structure with a hipped gable roof, which was home to Van Horne's thoroughbred horses and prized herd of Dutch belted cattle. The historic barn was designed and constructed in 1899 by Edward Maxwell and Sir William Van Horne. The barn is an integral part of the Island summer estate and reflects the importance Van Horne attached to both architecture and agriculture.

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