Fonds MCC41 - James C. Hovey

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James C. Hovey

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  • [ca. 1890 - 1931] (Creation)
    Hovey, James Carter

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20 cm of textual records

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James Carter Hovey, the son of Mary Margaret Edgar and Edmund L. Hovey, was born at Centreville, Northampton Parish, Carleton County, New Brunswick, on 22 March 1877. By the first decade of the 20th century, he was residing in Woodstock and working as a prospector. James Hovey married Martha Elizabeth McGee, of Northampton, in 1908, and they had seven children: Emily, Margaret, Elizabeth, Edmund, Carter, Frank, and Richard.

By 1913, James C. Hovey was a supervisor of roads for the provincial Department of Public Works in the parish of Northampton. He remained a supervisor until the early 1930s. James C. Hovey was also a shareholder and promoter of the Cobbler Sexton Mining Co. Ltd, which operated a copper mine in Northampton at the beginning of the 20th century. James Carter Hovey died in 1963.

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"This fonds consists of documents related to James C. Hovey's work with the provincial Department of Public Works as a supervisor of roads. There are letters regarding Hovey's responsibilities with the Department of Public Works, road tax notices, certificates, and correspondence with the Cobbler Sexton Mining Company Limited.

There are also documents from the parish of Northampton, school district 2, including minute books, teacher agreements for both Ella R. Purvis and Etta Grant (1919), and classroom registers for teachers Effie M. Forest and Annie E. Gibson, dated 1915-1916 and 1925-1926. The relationship between James Hovey and the school records is unknown."

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