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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.

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.

Buck, Walter M

  • MC15
  • Person
  • 1826-1881

Walter Buck was born in Dublin Ireland December 1826. He was a Civil Engineer. He came to Canada in 1852 where he was appointed Chief Engineer of the New Brunswick & Canada Railway. From that time on he held important positions on every railroad in New Brunswick, and at the time of his death in 1881 he was provincial engineer of New Brunswick. He lived in St Andrews and was aparishman of All Saints Anglican Church. He revised the plans for All Saints Church from a stone structure to a wooden one.

McColl, Rev. Duncan

  • MC23
  • Person
  • 1754-1841

Born on August 22, 1754 in North Britain. Duncan McColl was 20 years old he enlisted in the British army . He arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1778 and fought in many sea 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 December 17 1819, Mr. McColl preached his final sermon. He died at the age of 87.

Stevenson, Benjamin R.

  • MC42
  • Person
  • 1836-1890

Benjamin Robert Stevenson was born April 10, 1835, at Saint Andrews, Charlotte County. He was the son of Robert Stevenson and his wife, Christine G. Milliken. His grandfather, Robert Stevenson, came to Saint Andrews from Renfrewshire, Scotland, in 1819.

McLeod, James

  • MC49
  • Person
  • 1852-1929

James McLeod (1852-1929) was born in St. George, New Brunswick. In the early 1870s he married Nettie (Gates?) who died in 1941. He was a master mariner with Scammell Brothers in Saint John and other shipping companies. Scammell Brothers, a firm of merchants and shipping agents was made up of Joseph H., Walter and Charles H. Scammell.

Maxwell, Edward

  • MC54
  • Person
  • 1867-1923

Edward Maxwell was a Canadian architect. The son of Edward John Maxwell, a lumber dealer in Montreal, by his marriage to Johan MacBean, Maxwell graduated from the High School of Montreal at the age of fourteen and was apprenticed to the firm of Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge at Boston. In 1891 the firm was instructed to design a new building for the Montreal Board of Trade, and Maxwell returned home to Montreal to supervise its construction, helped by having good relations with influential members of the Board. In 1892, the jeweller Henry Birks hired him to design a new shop in Phillips Square. Maxwell also designed several stations and hotels for the Canadian Pacific Railway, including the West Vancouver station and the McAdam station. In 1899 Edward was summoned to Saint Andrews, New Brunswick, by Sir William Van Horne, president of the Canadian Pacific Railway, to assist with architectural work on his summer home 'Covenhoven' on Minister's Island. In 1899, Edward Maxwell bought the Bar Road land and built a modest summer house, which he named "Tillietudlem", an homage to his Scottish heritage.

Smith, Dr Donne

  • MC646
  • Person
  • 1927-2000

All of the material in the fonds have been given to the Charlotte County Archives by Dr. Donne Smith, his wife Sandy Smith and his Children, Donne, Richard and Barbie Smith with transfer of ownership. One fond-level and a total so far of 14 series-level descriptions and inventory – will allow local and provincial researchers to have access to these important materials dealing with Dr. Donne Smiths contributions to the community, the St Andrews Arena, Lady Dunn/Beaverbrook, Sir James Dunn Academy Board of Trustees, the founding of the St Andrews Medical Centre, the Kiwanis in St Andrews and related charitable efforts of the Sir James Dunn Foundation.

Campbell, Colin

  • MC69
  • Person
  • d. 1796

Colin Campbell of Shelburne, Nova Scotia was a collector of customs in St. Andrews, 1820.

Ludlow, David

  • MC7
  • Person
  • 1800-1900

David Ludlow of Wilson's Beach, Campobello, was the son of William and Eiliza Ludlow of Campobello. He married Adaline Wheeler of Kinsclear in 1852.

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