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Burpee, Charles Sidney

  • MS5
  • Person
  • 1814-1949

Charles Sidney Burpee was born in Sheffield, Sunbury County, New Brunswick, on June 18, 1817, the son of Jeremiah Burpee and Elizabeth Stickney. He was educated at the common school in Sheffield, and eventually became a farmer. He was married twice: first to Mary Perley and then to Charlotte H. Perley. He unsuccessfully contested the Sunbury County seat for the House of Assembly in 1854. In 1867, he was elected to the House of Commons as a member of the Liberal Party for Sunbury County. He was re-elected in 1872, 1874, 1878, and 1882. At the General Election of 1887, he was defeated and retired from active politics. In 1900, Burpe was made a member of the Senate of Canada, and sat until his resignation to become Commissioner to the Paris Exposition. Burpee died November 29, 1909, at Sheffield. He was survived by two sons.

Porter, Theodore Harding

  • MS59
  • Person
  • 1837-1881

Theodore Harding Porter was born in 1837, Nova Scotia, died in 1881, son of Rev Theodore H. Porter and Lydia Rand. He married Elizabeth "Lizzie" Jane Estabrooks (born 1838) on 27 May 1862, Gagetown, New Brunswick, daughter of Stephen P. and Elizabeth Estabrooks. They had eight children: Maggie B. (born 1864), Francis Wayland (born 15 Oct 1865, Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia), Theodore Harding (22 March 1867-1886), and Arthur C. (born 1869), Harry A. (born 1872), Grace R. (born 1874), Emma E. (born 1877) and Fred (born 1880). Theodore was the Pastor of the Baptist Church in Fredericton for eight years starting in 1870.

Bellamy, Richard

  • MS6
  • Person
  • 1827-1892

Richard Bellamy was born in 1827 in London, England, the son of George and Nancy Bellamy. He immigrated to New Brunswick at the age of nine with the "Blue Coat Emigrants".
Bellamy settled in Stanley, York County, where he was involved in business and surveying. Later he moved to Nackawic where he owned and operated a large farm. He served one term on the Municipal Council Board. He was first elected to the New Brunswick Assembly as a Liberal member for York County in 1886. He was re-elected in 1890, but when the election was protested, he resigned and did not run again. In 1891, he took a seat on the Legislative Council of New Brunswick and sat until the dissolution of that body in April, 1892. Bellamy never married, and died at Nackawic in November, 1892.

Fredericton Society of St. Andrew

  • MS61
  • Corporate body
  • 1825-1981

The Fredericton Society of St. Andrew was founded on St. Andrews Night, 30 November1825 by Scotsman who had immigrated to Fredericton around the turn of the century. The first President was Peter Fraser, a prominent Fredericton merchant. The Society closely identified itself with the founding of the first Presbyterian church, St. Paul's, in 1832. Over its one hundred and fifty years of existence, the Society has made many contributions to the life of Fredericton. It supported the Victoria Public Hospital establishment and expansion, provided a scholarship fund to the University of New Brunswick, and erected a memorial to Robert Burns in 1906.

Gilman, George

  • MS63
  • Person
  • 1831-1907

George Gilman was born in Kingsclear, York County, in 1831. He became a successful Fredericton merchant whose major business interest was a retail grocery store on York Street. His store stocked "flour, meal, pork, fish, tea, tobacco, molasses and a general assortment of choice groceries". Gilman bought from local farmers and travelling salesmen, and supplemented his stock by occasional purchases directly from New England. Gilman was also a prominent lumberman. He was involved in an operation at Springhill, York County, which sorted, freighted and rafted lumber to Saint John.
George Gilman served as a Fredericton Alderman for several years. In 1890, he was a member of the Wharf, Alms House, Street Lamps, Administration of Justice, and Privileges committees, and in the following year was Chairman of the Road Committee. Gilman also supported the Salvation Army and the Temperance movement. He died in 1907.

Montgomery-Campbell Family

  • MS64
  • Family
  • 1850-1964

Colonel Henry Montgomery-Campbell (1859-1933) O.B.E., V.D., of Apohaqui, Kings County, and Fredericton. He commanded the 8th Princess Louise Hussars, 12th Infantry Brigade; organized the 64th Battalion, C.E.F., and commanded an Imperial labor brigade overseas in the First World War.

Brigadier-General Herbert Montgomery-Campbell (1861-1937). He attended the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario, and was commissioned with the Royal Artillery in the Imperial Army. He served in Africa during the Boer War; in India; and commanded the 46th Divisional Artillery in the Great War. He was wounded in 1918, and at the close of his military career lived at Kelston Park, Bath, England.

Other family members represented in the collection are Herbert Montgomery-Campbell (son of Henry) who was killed in World War I; Constance Montgomery-Campbell (daughter of Henry); and Sophia Storie (Saunders) Montgomery-Campbell (mother of Henry and Herbert). Herbert and Henry Montgomery-Campbell were great-grandsons of Captain John Saunders, Loyalist and Chief Justice of New Brunswick--hence the frequent reference to the "Saunders" name in this collection.

Woodbridge, Captain Frederick George

  • MS65
  • Person
  • 1877-1961

Captain Frederick George Woodbridge (1877-1961) was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and at an early age moved to Fredericton with his family. He joined the Canadian militia (71st York Regiment) in 1896, and enlisted for foreign service in 1914 as a Captain. He served overseas during the First World War with the 55th and 26th Battalions of the 71st; was wounded in 1916; subsequently served as a messing officer in England; was invalided to Canada in 1918; and served as a paymaster in Saint John. He studied civil engineering at the University of New Brunswick and dentistry at Harvard University. When he returned to Fredericton he settled at "Uplands", as his estate in the Forest Hill area was called.
Woodbridge has been called "one of Fredericton's best known and colorful residents". He had a wide variety of interests including flight and the development of gliders; a sight-seeing steamboat service on the St. John River; and writing poetry. His home attracted a great deal of attention for he decorated outbuildings with mosaics made from colored sea shells.

Johnston, John Hamilton

  • MS66
  • Person
  • 1924-2004

John Hamilton "Jack" Johnston, son of Lloyd and Helen Johnston, was born in Nashwaaksis 24 Jan 1924 and worked in the family general store. He joined the RCAF in 1943 and after his training moved over to 619 Squadron, RAF as Flight Lieutenant piloting Lancasters on bombing missions over Germany in 1944-45. The 619 Squadron flew out of Strubby, Lincolnshire, U.K. and while on these missions Jack earned the Distinquished Flying Cross. After the war he returned to Fredericton, he met a recently widowed war bride, Ann. Her first husband, Ralph Lawrence, died shortly after their marriage when the Germans sunk his ship. Lawrence's mother helped bring Johnston together with Lawrence's next door neighbour and friend, Jack Johnston. Jack and Ann married, had three children and spent about 58 years together. Jack graduated with a Forestry Engineering degree from UNB in 1948 and worked in the forestry industry, first in Bridgewater NS, and in 1965 the family returned to Fredericton where Jack worked for the Canadian Forestry Service until he retired in 1987. Jack died on 13 Oct 2004.

Darcus, Charles William

  • MS67
  • Person
  • 1893-1918

Charles Darcus, born Dublin, Ireland on 22 Feb 1893, emigrated to Canada and married Anna Naomi I. Staveley on 17 March 1915 in Fredericton. He enlisted in the 26th Battalion CEF on 28 Nov 1914 but was killed in action near Cherisy, France on 28 Aug 1918.

Lawson, Walter Cyril

  • MS68
  • Person
  • 1889-1970

Walter Lawson, born 1 Feb 1889 in Norton, New Brunswick, the son of John James Lawson and Annie Caroline Upham. John was a medical doctor who practised in Norton, Grand Manan and St. Stephen, New Brunswick. On 26 December 1925, Walter married Mary Josephine Kearney in Minto, the daughter of John Vincent Kearney and Margaret Annie McCain. Walter served in the militia and was a cadet corps instructor until he enlisted with the 26th Battalion and served as a lieutenant during the First World War. Walter died in 1970 and is buried in the Fredericton Rural Cemetery.

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