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Neal, Frederick Jefferson

  • Person
  • 1928-2020

Frederick Jefferson Neal was born 12 October 1928 in Ashtabula, Ohio. He is the son of Frederick John Jefferson Neal (1886-1969) and Elsie Mary Field (1889-1978). He was educated in public schools where his father served congregations in the United States and completed his secondary education at Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, Ohio. He completed his first year at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania and transferred to Mount Allison University in 1947 entering as a member of the Class of 1951. While in attendance he was an active member of the International Student Service (ISS), International Relations Club (IRC), Social Science Society (SSS), Pre-Med Society, Mount Allison Players Society, Club 800 as well as an enthusiastic debater and cheerleader. He played varsity soccer, was involved with track and served on the Men’s Council (1947-1948), Student Finance (1949-1950) and served as a member of the class executive and of the Eurhetorian Society. He worked as a model in the Department of Fine Arts and he was the inspiration for the male student who appears in the Alex Colville mural in Tweedie Hall. After graduation in 1950, he served with the United Nations Forces during the conflict in Korea. Upon his return, he continued his studies completing graduate work in history and geography ultimately obtaining a teaching certificate from the Ontario Teachers’ College. Thereafter, he taught high school history principally in Ottawa, Ontario and was involved in teacher training in Ghana for three years. Following early retirement in 1987 he became the chief archivist for the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa and later the Anglican Diocese of Algoma. He was married to Sarah Ditchburn on 10 September 1955 in Rosseau, Ontario. The couple had three children: David, John and Darcy Elizabeth (1958-2019) – Class of 1980. He died on 10 January 2020 in Bracebridge, Ontario.

Neal, Frederick John Jefferson

  • Person
  • 1886-1969

Frederick John Jefferson Neal was born in 1886 in London, England. After graduating from London University in 1912 he immigrated to Canada in 1914 to serve in the Methodist Church as a probationer on the St. Margaret’s Bay circuit. He entered Mount Allison University with the Class of 1920 and was ordained to the ministry in 1918 at Brunswick Street Church in Truro, Nova Scotia. In 1919 his fiancée, Elsie Mary Field, came to Canada and the couple was married at Mount Allison University in the Hart House Common Room by Rev. Dr. Hamilton Wigle. They had two children: Rowena (Class of 1940) and Frederick J. Neal Jr. (Class of 1950). Subsequently, Rev. Neal served churches in New Waterford, Nova Scotia and Cumberland County on the River Philip circuit before moving to the eastern United States. He returned to the Maritime Conference in 1953 when he served at Trinity United Church in Oxford, Nova Scotia and later as Presbytery supply with congregations in the vicinity of Saint John, New Brunswick. He regularly summered in St. Margaret’s Bay, Nova Scotia and after retirement resided in Saint Martins, New Brunswick. He received a Doctor of Divinity degree from Pine Hill Theological College in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1965. He died in April of 1969 in Saint John, New Brunswick.

Whynacht, Jean Maude (Knickle)

  • Person
  • 1898-1992

Jean Maude Knickle was born on 16 February 1898 in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, the daughter of Alexander and Annetta (Anderson) Knickle. She was educated at public schools in Lunenburg and subsequently attended Mount Allison University where she received her BA in 1918. She taught mathematics at Mount Allison for one year after graduation. She married Roy Martin Whynacht in Lunenburg on 15 June 1932 and subsequently had two sons: Alfred (1935-2002) and Eric (1933-2015). She was one of the owners of the Lunenburg Outfitting Company. She was a Nova Scotia provincial tennis champion and was actively involved with the Canadian Girls in Training (CGIT). She died on 7 April 1992.

Stanley, Ruth Lynette (Hill)

  • Person
  • 1922-2017

Ruth Lynette Hill was born on 28 June 1922 in Women’s Hospital in Montreal, Quebec. She was the daughter of Alfred Hodson Hill (1886-1976) and Nellie Gertrude (Crane) Hill (1887-1955). She grew up in St-Lambert, Quebec where she attended local schools. She subsequently attended McGill University where she received her BA (Honours in Sociology) in 1942. She then entered the McGill Law School and received a BCL in 1945. She was the only woman and gold medalist in her class in the first year women could practice law in Quebec. She accepted a position with Montreal firm Phelan, Fleet, Robertson and Abbott. She was admitted to the Bar of Montreal in 1945.She married George Stanley in 1946 and they had 3 children: Della, Marietta and Laurie. She served as the First Lady of New Brunswick during her husband’s term as the Lieutenant Governor (23 December 1981 to 20 August 1987). She was the first woman to chair a hospital board in New Brunswick and also the first female member of the Fredericton Garrison Club. She was instrumental in ensuring the present Sackville Memorial Hospital was built and has remained an up-to-date facility. Dr. Stanley was an Honorary President of the New Brunswick Mental Health Association, Honorary President of the Board of the New Brunswick Museum, President of the Sackville Art Association, and an Honorary Life Member of the New Brunswick Craft Council. She was awarded honorary degrees by Mount Allison University and St. Thomas University. In 2010 she became a member of the Order of New Brunswick. She died in Sackville, New Brunswick on 15 February 2017.

MacDonald, Mary Hazel (Mowat)

  • Person
  • 1893-1974

Mary Hazel Mowat was born in Campbellton, New Brunswick on 30 November 1893, the daughter of John Porter Mowat (1850-1899) and Barbara Ann Nelson (1854-1921). She was educated in the public schools of Campbellton and went on to attend the Mount Allison Ladies’ College where she studied voice and piano. She completed her Licentiate of Music in 1914. She married John Wesley MacDonald in Campbellton, New Brunswick on 6 June 1922 and they had four children: Joan, Marie, Margot and John. She died on 4 October 1974 in Moncton, New Brunswick.

Allison, Leonard A.

  • Person
  • 1855-1903

Leonard A. Allison, K.C., was born in Newport, Nova Scotia on 3 March 1855, the son of John and Rachel (Shaw) Allison. One of his uncles, David Allison, was the president of Mount Allison University and another, W. Henry Allison represented Hants County at federal and provincial levels of government. He graduated in 1875 from Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick as valedictorian. He then taught classics at Sackville Academy for six years. This interest in classics continued throughout his life. In 1880 he entered the legal profession, studying under H. A. Powell of Sackville, Silas Award of Saint John, and Albert S. White of Sussex, all former classmates at Mount Allison. In 1884, he was called to the bar as a barrister. He formed a partnership with Silas White in Sussex. The firm became White, Allison and King in 1889. Mr. Allison married Ada Susan Murray (1858-1930), daughter of John Murray of Penobsquis, in 1885. The couple had two daughters, Jean Elder Allison (1893-1982) and Mary Rathbun Allison (1894-1983). A member of the Methodist Church, he served as choirmaster for the Sussex Church. In this capacity, he compiled and arranged a selection of hymns and chants. He then copied the selections into individual books for the entire choir. Mr. Allison was also a member of the Sussex School Board, taking a deep interest in his duties to the extent of spending many hours each week in classrooms. His greatest interests were history, genealogy and photography. He compiled meticulous notes but refused to publish until he was certain of his facts. He did publish a biography of the Rev. Oliver Arnold, the first rector of Sussex and an ancestor of Mrs. Allison. Another publication pertained to the history of the Indian school at Sussex. He also presented several papers to members of the New Brunswick Historical Society. During the last 10 years of his life, Mr. Allison collected information on Sir William Fenwick Williams, a native of Nova Scotia, a hero of the Crimean War and Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia as well as a relative of the Arnold family. He was unable to complete this study. In 1902, Leonard Allison travelled to Torquay, England for health reasons. He died there 8 January 1903, leaving his wife and two daughters.

Rensch, Evan

  • Person

Evan Rensch studied at Mount Allison University graduating with a BA in 2006. He subsequently completed an MFA at NSCAD University. He has received grants from Arts NB, Arts NS and the Yukon Department of Tourism and Culture. He worked for the Klondike Sun newspaper and the Odd Gallery in Dawson City, Yukon. He has taken images of the Enterprise Foundry in Sackville, New Brunswick since 2007 and in 2009 received a New Brunswick Arts Council grant to continue his work which culminated in an exhibition at the Owens Art Gallery in 2012. He has exhibited his work in Canada and the United States.

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