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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.

Grand Manan Historical Society

  • CA GMA MG23
  • Corporate body
  • 1931-

The Grand Manan Historical Society, Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick, was formed in 1930 under the aegis of Buchanan Charles and was incorporated in 1931. In 1934, the first "Grand Manan Historian" was published by Mr. Charles and the Society as a commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the settlement of Grand Manan. When the organization re-grouped in the 1970's L.K. Ingersoll was the President for many years. Wade Reppert followed in his path for 27 years, retiring in the early 2000's. Future presidents have reduced their years of service and shared the responsibility.

The publication of the "Grand Manan Historian" became the main focus of the Society. It publishes Grand Manan related original works and republishes the many existing reports and essays concerning the Island, its fishery, its geology, its flora and fauna, and its insular way of life.

The Grand Manan Historical Society, together with the Grand Manan Museum Inc., support the Grand Manan Archives. By 2019, 29 issues of "Grand Manan Historian" have been published. The Seal Cove sandbar has been preserved as the Seal Cove Seawall National Historic Site. The Society worked to preserve the area through owning and restoring wharves surrounding the area. Upon completion of the work, the society liquidated the asset to interested parties. The creation of an art gallery for the preservation of the art of Grand Manan in the Historical Society building was accomplished and then turned over to a group of artists able to take the Gallery to the next level. Gleneta Hettrick retired as Archivist in 1998, when Ava Sturgeon filled her position. The Archives continues to receive grants from the Council of Archives of New Brunswick to pursue its work.

Hof, Alice Mayo

  • CA GMA MG6
  • Person
  • 1873 - 1962

Alice Mayo Hoff is the widow of Brigadier General Samuel Hof, Former Master General of the Ordnance United States Army. They were married on May 1, 1900 and they had one daughter together. She passed away in 1962, at the age of 89

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.

McAndrew Glover, Laura

  • Laura McAndrew Glover Letters and Ephemera
  • Person
  • 1945-1947

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.

The Lawson Family

  • Lawson Family Postcards
  • Family
  • 1910-1922

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.

A.E. Wry Standard Manufacturing Company

  • MC-10
  • Corporate body
  • 1902-1939

Albert Edward (A.E.) Wry was born in Sackville, New Brunswick on March 23, 1864 to James Wry and Charlotte T. Kay. He married Emma J. Richardson on June 5, 1889, in Sackville, New Brunswick. He died on November 30, 1945, at the age of 81, and is buried in Sackville, New Brunswick. The A.E. Wry Standard Manufacturing Company came into existence as an amalgamation of three local companies located in Middle Sackville, New Brunswick: the Ayer Boot & Shoe Company (Acquired by A.E. in 1902), the Abner Smith Manufacturer of Boots and Shoes (Acquired by A.E. in 1903), and A.E Wry’s own company, A.E. Wry & Co. Harness (founded in 1896). Prior to starting his own company, Albert Edward Wry had been a long-time employee of J. R. Ayer. Wry’s business became known as the Standard Manufacturing Company by 1906. In 1914, the shareholders of the Standard Manufacturing Company and A. E. Wry Limited, the two main branches of this industry, combined their efforts to form A.E Wry - Standard Ltd. This company was the largest of its kind in Canada, manufacturing boots and shoes, moccasins and shoe packs, harnesses of all types, and various types of leather. They were also jobbers of saddlery, hardware, leather, Saskatchewan robes and coats, sheepskin coats, trunks, bags, etc. The dates that the A.E Wry - Standard Ltd. Company officially closed its doors has not been determined, though in 1939 the property was acquired by the J. L. Black Company after their main store and warehouse burned down.

James and Abner Smith

  • MC-16
  • Family
  • 1844-1854, [1880-?], 1887-1890.

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).

Margaret 'Marcie' (Morice) Fullerton

  • MC-53
  • Person
  • 1920-2015

Margaret Elizabeth “Marcie” (Morice) Fullerton was born on 25 February 1920 in Middle Sackville, New Brunswick to John Wright Morice (1902-1981) and Edith (Campbell) Morice (1901-1972). She was educated in local schools and graduated from the Middle Sackville Superior School. She later attended the Mount Allison Commercial College where she completed her certificate in secretarial studies in 1937. A lifelong resident of Middle Sackville, New Brunswick. Marcie was the secretary to five Mount Allison University presidents between 1945 and 1986 including: George J. Trueman, W.T. Ross Flemington, Bill Crawford, Laurence Cragg, and Guy MacLean. She married Charles Russell Fullerton (1923-2007) on April 24, 1943 and the couple had one child, David Fullerton. Marcie was President and founder of the Sackville branch of The Business and Professional Woman’s club. Marcie had a passion for collecting textual records and photographs pertaining to the history of Sackville. She died in Saint John, New Brunswick on 11 April 2015. She is interred in the Westcock Cemetery in Westcock, New Brunswick.

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