Fonds contains photographs and textual records pertaining to the descendants of Isaac Wry, which were handed down to and kept by his great granddaughter, Pauline Mary (Alward) Spatz. Most of the content refers to Pauline, her parents John Bunyan and Mabel Lena (Wry) Alward, and her grandparents John Willard and Jennie Grace (Snowdon) Wry, as well as other close relatives. The records listed here were part of a donation that also included a number artifacts.
Fonds is divided into four sousfonds which are further divided into relevant series. All content has been arranged chronologically.
Sub-fond 1: John Willard Wry and Jennie Grace (Snowdon) Wry Sub-fond 2: Mathilda Wry and Mary Elsie Wry Sub-fond 3: John Bunyan Alward and Mabel Lena (Alward) Wry Sub-fond 4: Pauline Mary (Alward) Spatz
Items are papers from the provincial Department of Public Works titled, “Statement of expenditure on Roads, Ordinary”. Willard Wry was listed as the commissioner on the form, and the type of work was listed as “dyking”. Three identical blank forms are also included.
Item is a newspaper article written by John Willard Wry for the Sackville Tribune on June 10, 1937. The article is entitled, “Describes the “Wet Summer” of 53 Years Ago”, and subtitled, “Mr. Willard Wry Tells of the Difficulties Experienced by Farmers Through Adverse Weather Conditions”.
Item is a newspaper clipping announcing the death of John Willard Wry, written in Sackville on August 22, 1937. According to the text, Willard passed away in the Amherst hospital following an operation for the amputation of his right leg.
Subfonds contains various textual items pertaining to Mathilda “Tillie” Wry and her sister Mary Elsie Wry. Includes an autograph album, incoming correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other textual records.