Fonds MC194 - Eddie and Walter Williamson oral history

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Eddie and Walter Williamson oral history

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CA PANB MC194

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  • 1992 (Creation)
    Creator
    Williamson, Eddie

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31 pp. of textual records and 1 audio cassette tape

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(fl. 20th century)

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Eddie Williamson was one of six sons born to Billy Williamson and his Scottish wife. Eddie grew up in St. Andrew, Charlotte County, New Brunswick, and worked there all his life. Eddie Wiliamson bought Beacon Press from Dr. Wallace Broad and both brothers worked at the Press for many years.

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(fl. 20th c.)

Biographical history

Walter Williamson was one of six sons born to Billy Williamson and his Scottish wife. Walter Williamson grew up in St. Andrew, Charlotte County, New Brunswick, and worked there all his life. Eddie Wiliamson bought Beacon Press from Dr. Wallace Broad and both brothers worked at the Press for many years.

During World War II, Walter Williamson served overseas. He married Kitty in Holland and brought her to Canada as a war bride in 1946.

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This interview was conducted by Janet Toole, PANB staff.

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This fonds consists of a taped and transcribed interview with Eddie and Walter Williamson. They who talk about their descendants, their childhood and family, and their lives spent working together in the 1930s and 1940s at Beacon Press in St. Andrews.

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  • English

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Reseachers may wish to consult MC192 Kitty and Walter Williamson oral history fonds which contains Kitty Williamson's account of her life in Holland during World War II and her arrival and life in Canada as a war bride.

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