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Ingersoll, Lincoln Keith

  • CA GMA MG2
  • Person
  • 1914-1993

Lincoln Keith Ingersoll was born June 30, 1914 at Grand Manan, N.B.. He married Ruby Cronk and had three children. After his military tour of duty as a dentist, he returned to Grand Manan and sought many professions. He became a teacher and Principal of the Grand Manan High School. During this time he wrote of the history of Grand Manan and was instrumental in fundraising and the creation of the Grand Manan Museum directly across the street from the school where it would always be easily accessible for Grand Manan students. He was a member of the Canadian Museum Association. He held the position as Curator, Dept. of Canadian History at the New Brunswick Museum from 1969-1972. Then he moved to Fredericton where he worked extensively on the Bicentennial Commission and other historically significant projects.
He was a prolific letter writer and kept much of his correspondence with the responses back and forth so the entire story would be preserved. His held many different offices and worked in various professions while on Grand Manan and in Fredericton, including: fish plant manager, bookkeeper; Canada Savings Bond Representative; Secretary, Grand Manan Telephone company, office of the High Sheriff, Justice of the Peace; Board of Health, sub-registrar, insurance salesman, political life, Conservative Party, military life (Dental Technician Class'41), principle Grand Manan High School, Grand Manan Museum curator, writer for Royal Canadian Geographic, newspaper correspondent for many local papers. Some of his volunteer interest included: Grand Manan Historical Society - president, Grand Manan Board of Trade - president, Canadian Legion of the British Empire Service League - secretary/treasurer, prospecting licence, Grand Manan High School Cadet School Leader, Boy Scouts Association leader, Genealogist and Biography writer, public speaker.
He gave lectures to many different groups for retiring school employees, public events, and specialty group functions. He was always promoting the history of Grand Manan and the importance of sharing that history with others through education and preservation. He wrote manuals and policy documents to assist with the development of these organizations. His work was recognized across the country and he gave speeches across Canada to Annual Meetings of Provincial-level organizations. Through these many careers and adventures L. Keith Ingersoll received many awards and recognition. Shortly before his death he was notified that he was the recipient of the Order of Canada. Sadly he did not live to accept this honour personally, and his son Granville, accepted the medal at the ceremonies in Ottawa. He died December 16, 1993 in Fredericton, NB. There is a large display in his memory at the Grand Manan Museum.

Glass Eye Society

  • Corporate body
  • 1866 - n.d.

In 1866, a committee known as the Glass Eye Society was formed by the Ladies Sewing Circle Society of North Head, Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick. Its purpose was to purchase land and build a public hall and school for the Island. The members of the first committee were Mrs. Elizabeth Burke, Mrs. William D. Hartt, and Mrs. James A. Pettes. Land was purchased by Ebenezer and Sarah Gaskill for $30 in November 1866 and sold to the Justice of Charlotte County for $50 in 1876. The hall was built in 1876. In 1976, the Glass Eye Society handed the property over to the Village of North Head, which accepted the responsibility for the Town Hall.

Ingersoll, Eunice Lenora

  • Details of Eunice's life are included in the research notes created by Natalie Urquhart, a relative of Eunice.
  • Person
  • 1878-1938

Eunice Lenora Ingersoll was born 21 August 1878 to James and Wealtha Ingersoll, in Seal Cove, Grand Manan, NB, Canada. Eunice went to McLean Hospital, Waverly, Massachusetts, USA to study nursing. She lived and worked away from her home for a long time. Though engaged twice she never married. Eunice became ill with breast cancer and came home to live with her sister, Stella in Seal Cove. She died on December 15, 1938 and she is buried in the Old Seal Cove Cemetery with no headstone.

Pope, Zibah

  • MC71
  • Person
  • 1779-1852

Ziba Pope was born in New Brunswick in 1779 and by 1809 he owned land with Moses Vernon bought 3/8 of two parts of land on the east side of the Magadavic ajoining 2nd Falls a total of 600 acres for 1,125 pounds Cnd. currency together with the double saw mill on the western side and he is described as a merchant. On 13 May 1816 he along with others sold the landhe owned at the 2nd Falls. By that time he had settled in Randolph Vermont. He was a Quaker but he became a Baptist in 1822 and became an itinerent minister, travelling to New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Maine and New Hampshire. From 1833 he moved to Lincoln, Vermont and worked as a merchant, he died of consuption 12 February 1852

Durelle, Yvon

  • Person
  • 1929-2007

Fils d’Ernest Durelle et d’Odila Robichaud, Yvon Durelle est né le 14 octobre 1929 à Baie-Sainte Anne, au Nouveau-Brunswick. Il marie Thérèse Martin, fille d’Édouard Martin et Rosanna Robichaud, le 17 juillet 1951 et ils ont eut quatre enfants, deux filles, deux garçons.
M. Durelle commence à travailler, mais pas il ne suit pas ses confrères de la Baie-Sainte-Anne qui font le métier pêcheur. Malgré ceci, les gens lui donnent son alias de Fighting Fisherman. Dans ses temps libres, il pratique la boxe et son talent devient évident. En 1948, ses combats l’amènent dans la région de Miramichi. Avec le temps, les victoires se cumulent et les éloges aussi.
Le 4 mai 1953, il est couronné champion canadien de la catégorie des poids moyen avec une victoire aux dépens de George Ross. Après avoir gagné contre plusieurs aspirants, il décide de se lancer dans la catégorie des poids mi-lourds, où il devient au mois de juillet 1953, il détient le championnat canadien. En 1954, Durelle se bat en sol européen, mais perd ses trois combats, soit deux en Allemagne et un au Royaume-Uni. De nouveau en sol canadien, le boxeur de la Baie-Sainte-Anne défend son titre chez les mi-lourds contre Billy Fifield. Il devient de plus en plus évident que Durelle se taille une place chez les grands boxeurs du monde et il se bat partout au Canada et aux États-Unis.
Il gagne aussi le championnat du Commonwealth en 1957 avec une victoire sur Gordon Wallace et défend son titre en 1958 contre Mike Holt.
Le combat qui viendra changer la vie de Durelle est celui du 10 décembre 1958 au Forum de Montréal, contre Archie Moore. L’un des premiers combats diffusé d’un océan à l’autre de l’Amérique du Nord, le combat décide le champion des mi-lourds du monde dont Moore devait défendre. Durelle et Moore s’échangent des abats dans ce qui est considéré comme étant parmi les meilleurs combats de boxe de tous les temps, Moore prend le dessus en 11e ronde, avec le knock-out final.
Yvon Durelle reprend son combat avec Moore en juin 1959, mais le combat abouti sans décision, en partie parce qu’il était distrait en raison du désastre d’Escuminac qui coûta la vie à plusieurs personnes de sa région natale de Baie-Sainte-Anne. Durelle continue de son métier de boxe jusqu’en 1960, optant pour une pause. Il pratique la lutte pendant quelque temps, soit de 1959 à 1969. Il reprend le combat en 1963, le temps de quatre combats et se retire définitivement de la boxe en 1965.
Yvon Durelle ne fait pas que de la boxe. Il travaille aussi pour la Commission d’alcool au Nouveau-Brunswick.
Il est ouvrier des services publics et est aussi actif dans l’armée en 1952 pour quelques années. Il a aussi eu des mêlées avec la loi, notamment en 1977 lorsqu’il fût accusé de meurtre d’un individu qui lui avait fait des menaces de morts au bar appartenu par Durelle.
Yvon Durelle est intronisé dans le Temple de la renommée sportive du Nouveau-Brunswick en 1971, au Panthéon des sports canadiens en 1975 et dans le Temple de la renommée de la boxe canadienne en 1989.
Il est décédé le 6 janvier 2007 à l’âge de 77 ans, suite à un accident vasculaire cérébral.

Fowler, Winnifred

  • Family
  • 1898-1917

Biographical history
Birth: 1898
Death: Apr. 17, 1917

For nearly 92 years Gladys Winifred Fowler lay in a sealed coffin in the catacombs Kensal Green Cemetery in England.

She died in an English hotel room at the age of 18 years, while her father was serving in the military. She was the daughter of then-New Brunswick MP George Fowler, at the time a lieutenant-colonel serving with the 13th Battalion Canadian Infantry during the final months of the First World War.

A death certificate lists her cause of death as a combination of heart disease and illness.

At the end of the war the family thought she had been repatriated and buried in New Brunswick, but for reasons that may never be known she was not. Only after a volunteer with the Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery helped solve the mystery, that her story became known.

With the help of Air Canada offering to fly her body home and a local Funeral Home making the arrangements, she is now laid to rest with the rest of her family in the community cemetery.

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