Fonds MC192 - Kitty and Walter Williamson oral history

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Kitty and Walter Williamson oral history

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44 pp. of textual records and 2 audio casette tapes

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(fl. 20th century)

Biographical history

Kitty Williamson, a Dutch war bride, married Walter Williamson, in 1945, and arrived in Halifax along with 3,000 other brides in 1946.

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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, in 1992.

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This fonds consists of a typed and transcribed interview with Kitty Williamson. She describes her life in Holland during World War II, as well as meeting and marrying Walter Williamson and coming to Canada in 1946.

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  • English

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Researchers may also wish to consult MC194 Eddie and Walter Williamson oral history fonds.

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