Monthly Archives: September 2011

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Now Seeking 2011 Martha J. Harvey Award Nominations

Martha J. Harvey was the founder of the York Sunbury Historical Society Martha J. Harvey was a founder of the York Sunbury Historical Society, which was established in 1932.  She was a president of Fredericton Women’s Institute, an involved member of the Social Service Council, and was deeply committed to the welfare of [...]

Winged-skull or winged head (Cherub) type gravestones from the 18th century or earlier

Recently, a gentleman who was researching Loyalists visited me at the Fredericton Region Museum.  We talked about his research, he picked my brain and then I made a few recommendations on where he could further his search.  He then asked me if I had ever seen early tombstones decorated with winged-skulls or winged [...]

By |2011-09-26T14:44:12-03:00September 26th, 2011|Research Questions|0 Comments

Transcription of Jennie Pike’s Date Diary (1932-1940) – Page 12

Wed. Jan 20-37 - Big day in the U.S.A. inauguration of Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt 2nd term. Colder weather here. Candlemass Day Feb 2-37. mild & grey. Mr. James Eastabrook dropped dead Jan 20-37 Mrs. Tribe died Feb. 20-37. Sat a.m. Big snow storm Feb. 23-37. Moncton beat F'ton [sic] in final Hockey [...]

Transcription of Jennie Pike’s Date Diary (1932-1940) – Page 11

Snow Nov.17-36 King Edward VIII gave up the throne of England to marry Mrs. Simpson Dec. 10-36 King George VI came to throne Carle [sic] McKnight drowned Dec. 24-36 (skating on river) Mrs. Fred Pond died Dec 24-36, Effie came home from St. Paul. Minn.[sic] Xmas. 1936 [sic] very pleasant day, no snow. [...]

Transcription of Jennie Pike’s Date Diary (1932-1940) – Page 10

Jere, Ray dew [sic] & Mary & Marilyn of Fitchburg Mass [sic] visited me. Sept. 19-20-36 [sic] Whole mill started on fulltime Sept 14-36 Edie [sic] came back with me Sept. 21-36, after visiting in Maine for 9 weeks. Edie [sic] first came to my house in May. 1934 [sic] Oct 12-1936 Thanksgiving [...]

Transcription of Jennie Pike’s Date Diary (1932-1940) – Page 9

Jennie Pike’s Date Diary (1932-1940) - Page 9 Mill started full time Sept 14-1936 Box looms ran full 3 weeks before. Prince George Duke of Kent[sic] & Princess Marina married Nov. 29-34 (Sunday June 7-1936 [sic], 3 deaths in Marysville Mrs. Lottie Fisher, Mrs. Fletcher Mrs. Armstrong fell dead on way to church) [...]

Fredericton North Heritage Journal – First Edition

The York Sunbury Historical Society is pleased to congratulate the Fredericton North Heritage Association on their new publication.  The Fredericton North Heritage Journal will document the history of Devon, Nashwaaksis, Barkers Point, Douglas, Marysville and Lower St. Mary’s.  Edited by Robert McNeil and Fred White, the first issue was released last week. Here [...]

By |2011-09-16T14:03:28-03:00September 16th, 2011|Interesting Odds and Ends|0 Comments

Transcription of Jennie Pike’s Date Diary (1932-1940) – Page 8

Jennie Pike’s Date Diary (1932-1940) - Page 8 Summer of 1935 extremely hot & dry Earthquake Oct. 1935 felt throughout Can. Mrs. Alice Gibson died suddenly Mon. Sep 30-35 [sic] King George V died Jan 20.36. Buried Jan 28 36 [sic] Fell on way to work Feb 19-36 broke 3 ribs loafed till [...]

The Story of Making the York Street Railway Station

York-Sunbury Historical Society Meeting on September 15, 2011, 7:30pm at Government House: The Story of Making the York Street Railway Station Presented by Ian Robertson, Curator of the York-Street Railway Exhibit and a Past-Past President of Fredericton Heritage Trust and Jim O’Neil, Circus Historian. Ian Robertson will present the Exhibit Panels and provide the background [...]

By |2011-09-13T15:13:05-03:00September 13th, 2011|Events & Activities|0 Comments

Transcription of Jennie Pike’s Date Diary (1932-1940) – Page 7

First Baptist church in N.B. 1763 in Sackville, by settlers who came from America First Methodist Conference 1786 First church built 1788 at Port de Bute [sic] by W. Chapman Snow flurries Labour Day Sept 4-33 Mr. Elias [sic] White died Nov. 10-33, (93 yrs. 9 mos [sic]) Alf. Nicols [sic] died Jan.12-34 [...]