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Dog Rouses Family As Fire Leaves Six Homeless in North Lake Area

Feb 21, 1960 — An early morning fire Sunday, destroyed the home of Mr and Mrs Marshall Davidson at North Lake and left them and their four children homeless. All their possessions were lost in the blaze.
    One daughter, Maxine, had been staying with friends in Canterbury overnight and knew nothing of the fire until later.
    Mr Davidson was awakened by the family dog. "The dog was standing by the bed barking", Mr Davidson told the Sentinel-Press, "and when I awoke I knew something was wrong". Mr Davidson said that at that time there was no smoke.
    When Mr Davidson discovered the fire he roused two of his children — Arlene, 14, and Wilfred, 8 — and told them to 'break the window and jump". All the family were on the second floor of the two storey dwelling.
    He picked up their youngest child, Gloria, 6, and carried her into the room where his wife was. "I had an awful time to break out the window because there was a screen on the outside", Mr Davidson said. "My wife kept running down the hall to get the other children and didn't seem to realize that they were already out of the house."
    After getting the window clear, Mr Davidson helped his wife as she made the long leap to the ground below. With the fire coming closer all the time, Mr Davidson lowered his daughter as far as possible and dropped her.
    She has suffered from po[obscure]', Mr Davidson said, "and I didn't want her to fall any more than was necessary. Arlene had found her way around the house and caught Gloria when I dropped her."
    In catching her sister, Arlene fell to the ground and received a bad cut to her arm. Wilfred had received a bad burn when he dashed downstairs and was forced to return to the second floor and jump from the window.
    When Wilfred made the daring leap into the snow below from the smashed window, the flames were swiftly consuming the bedding on the bed from which he leaped. The dog followed the children into the morning [obscure] air.
    Mr Davidson was the last to leave the building and so intense was the heat behind him that his hair was singed and the back of his ears burned.
    Out of the house, and very lightly clad — they just had time to grab what was handy in the rooms — the family started down the road to the nearest neighbor's home close to one mile away.
    On the way they were met by a car and given a lift. Mr Davidson went to the residence of a neighbor, Mr Melvin Varney, while his family was taken down the road a further distance to the home of Mrs Davidson's sister.
    The five were later taken to Carleton Memorial Hospital in Woodstock. Mrs Davidson was detained, as was one of the children, while the other two were released after treatment and examination.
    Mrs Davidson was reported suffering from first degree burns and minor cuts but her condition was said to be not serious.
    The fire is believed to have been caused by an overheated stove. Mr Davidson did not give an estimate of teh damage, though he said they lost everything in the fire. "Those things we can replace in time", he said, "but if we'd lost one of the children I don't know what we would have done."
    North Lake is about 10 miles from Canterbury.
Charles Gould

[1960]   The community of Fosterville was shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of Charles A. Gould, 44, at his home on February 20th, after a short illness. He was a life-long resident of the community.
    He leaves to mourn his wife, the former Ella Buckingham, one daughter, Mrs Junior Boone of Fredericton; one son, Blaine, at home; one granddaughter; his mother and father, Mr and Mrs G. C. Gould; one brother, Lyndon, and three nieces. Several aunts and uncles also survive.
    Funeral services were held at the Fosterville church on Tuesday afternoon. The Anglican minister, Rev. Thomas Crowther, of Canterbury, assisted by Lic. Victor Parker, conducted the service.
    "The Lord is My Shepher" was beautifully rendered by Mr John Smith, Mr George Clowes and Mr Conrad Cummings of Canterbury with Mrs Guy Grant as accompanist.
    The pallbearers were John Gaskin, Roscoe Buckingham, Gerald Veysey, and Tom Collier. The floral tributes were beautiful and showed the esteem in which Mr Gould was held.
    The church was filled as people came from Fredericton, Saint John, St. Stephen, Woodstock, Houlton, and Bangor, Maine, to pay their respects.
    Burial was in the Lower Cemetery, Fosterville.
Burns – McArthur

  At St. James Anglican Church in Saint John, a wedding was solemnized recently when Ida "Bobbie" Smith, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Sandy McArthur of Canterbury was united in marriage to William Kenneth, son of Mr and Mrs Raymond Burns of St. Stephen.
    A double ring ceremony was performed.
    The bride wore a princess style street-length gown of white rayon linen with gold colored strips and white accessories. She carried a bouquet of red roses.
    Her attendant, Miss Alice Hyslop of Tower Hill, wore a street-length dress of light green taffeta, with white and brown accessories. She carried a nosegay of white and pink carnations.
    Ferenand Duchesneau of Halifax attended the groom.
    Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Royal Hotel.
    The bride is a graduate of Canterbury Regional High School and Teachers' College, Fredericton. At present she is teaching Grade III at King Edward School in Saint John.
    The groom is a graduate of St. Stephen High School and is now stationed with the Royal Canadian navy at HMCS Brunswicker in Saint John.
    They were recipients of many gifts. The couple will reside at 77 Crown St., Saint John.
Robert Farrell

Fosterville [1968] Funeral services were held here for Robert L. Farrell who passed away at Carleton Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. He was 67 years of age.
    Mr Farrell was active in community affairs and had served on the Canterbury School Board for a number of years. He was a member of the Orange Lodge.
    The son of Elmer and Annie (Foster) Farrell, he is survived by his wife, the former Nellie O'Hearn; three daughters, Mrs Melvin Varney, Mrs Thomas DeWitt, Woodstock; Mrs Charles Fish; seven sons, Lewis, Freeman, Morris [sic], Clayton, Roband [sic], Hedley, all of Fosterville; Nellis of Woodstock, and 23 grandchildren.
    Funeral services were held at the Green Mountain Baptist Church, Rev. Melvin Fawcett officiated, assisted by Rev. Victor Parker. Members of the Orange Lodge of Fosterville conducted a graveside service at the Upper Cemetery, Fosterville
    Pallbearers were Marvin Foster, Gordon Foster, Paul Farrell, Samuel Collier, Thomas Collier and Basil Boone.

Died In Woodstock

Ward B. Foster, 78, of Fosterville, Passed Away in Fisher Memorial Hospital

Fosterville, April 11, [1951] — This community was saddened by the death of one of its oldest and respected citizens, Ward B. Foster, which occurred at Fisher Memorial Hospital in Woodstock on March 11th, at the age of 78 years. He was known for his honesty and kindness and loved by all who knew him.
    He leaves to mourn his wife, formerly Miss Minnie Nason, of Pokiok; three sons, Thyrle, Barkers Point; Beecher, Green Mountain; Earl at home; seven daughters, Mrs Fred Boone, Green Mountain; Mrs Thomas Doherty, Mrs Burleigh Buckingham, Mrs Edward Gorman, and Muriel Foster, Fredericton; Mrs Allen Perley, Moncton; and Hilda, at home. 21 grand children and one great-grandchild. A brother Fred Foster, Woodstock and a sister, Mrs Claude Peck, Newburg Junction.
    The funeral was held on Sunday, March 13th, in the Baptist Church, Fosterville at 2:30 o'clock and interment made in the Lower Cemetery Fosterville. The pallbearers were members of the L.O.L No. 50 of which he was a member. There were many beautiful floral tributes.
Clarke – Greer

The Baptist Church of Bath was the scene of a quiet wedding on December 27, when the Rev. Mr Gibson united in marriage, Miss Betty Louise Greer, daughter of Mr and Mrs Alan Greer of Fosterville and Mr Clarke, son of Mr William Clarke of Holmesville.
    The bride wore a navy blue tailored suit and matching hat and accessories. Her corsage was of red roses.
    Her attendant, Miss Marietta Clarke, sister of the groom, wore a grey suit with matching accessories. The best man was Edward Clarke, brother of the groom.
    The reception was held in the Holmesville Hall to the immediate families. On Dec 29, a shower and charivari was tendered them at her parents home, Mr and Mrs Alan Greer, where they received many useful and beautiful gifts. They will reside in Hartland where the groom is employed as a carpenter.
  A very pretty wedding was solemnized in the Fosterville Pentecostal Church when Rev M.E.LaKing of McAdam united in marriage Leanna Maureen Buckingham, daughter of Mr and Mrs Perley D. Buckingham to Michael Allan Veysey, son of Mrs Marion Veysey and the late Gerald Veysey of Fosterville, N.B.
    Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a pink wool suit with carnations centered with a white rose with fern entwined with pink and white lace ribbon.
    Miss Joanne Glidden of Houlton, Maine, was bridesmaid, shoe wore a yellow wool dress with winter white accessories. Her corsage was of yellow and white carnations centered on a white lily with fer and yellow mock leaves, yellow and white lace and ribbon.
    Mr Winston Ivey was groomsman of Maxwell. The Usher was Dwaine Veysey of Oshawa, Ontario, they wore white carnations with fern.
    The pianist and soloist, Mrs Samuel Collier of Fosterville, sang "I'll walk beside you" while the register was being signed by the wedding party.
    The bride's mother wore a blue pure silk dress with beige accessories. Her corsage was a pink carnation centered with a white lily with fern, pink and white lace ribbon.
    The groom's mother wore a black and white wool dress with matching jacket and mauve accessories.
    A small reception followed at the home of the bride's parents for the immediate families. After the reception the happy couple left for a short trip to Maine. They planned to leave in two weeks for Ontarion to take up residence there.

Five Believed Drowned in Maine

Divers From Boston at East Grand Lake Looking For Victims' Bodies

Forest City, Me., Dec 1,[1947]—Divers and diving equipment were brought here from Boston yesterday in an effort to locate the bodies of five persons believed drowned Friday in the frigid waters of East Grand Lake, near the New Brunswick border.
    Saturday, the capsized boat, a set of oars, an empty gas can, and a hat were discovered by searchers, and yesterday, papers including a hunting license belonging to L.J. Trafton, were found floating two miles from the scene of the tragedy, on the Canadian side of the lake.
    Victims of the drowning were Lincoln County Attorney Charles M. Giles, 40, and his divorced wife, Dorothy, 29, both of Newcastle; Donald C. GAtes, 46, of Augusta; Lorimer J. Trafton, 50, of West Gardiner, and Maurice Crawford, 45, of Readfield.
    According to the Associated Press: Ormond Cummings, 31, of Winthrop, sole survivor of the hunting party, said his last sight of the boat showed the four men clinging to the sides and the woman crouched on top of the overturned 16-foot craft.
Mrs Elissa P. Graham

The death occurred Sunday, December 5, of Mrs Elissa P. Graham, 52, at her late residence. She was the daughter of the late Alexander and Lottie MacArthur Graham of Canterbury, N.B.
    A graduate of teh Aroostook General Hospital School of Nursing, she was a registered nurse, and worked at her profession for a number of years in Houlton, Maine. She was a member of the United Baptist Church in Houlton. She has resided in Kirkland, N.B. since her marriage to Fred Graham in 1928.
    She is survived by her husband, one son, Arden of Juniper; three daughers, June Graham, of Houlton, Maine; Mrs Neal Dow (Gail) of Canterbury; Shirley Graham, a student at Mount Allison University; two brothers, Eben and William Graham of Debec; four sisters, Mrs Katie Gray of Hartland; Mrs Alice Kerr of Deb ec; Mrs Alma MacPherson of Windsor, N.S.; and Mrs Helen James of Port Credit, Ont., and a number of nieces and nephews.
    Funeral services were held Wednesday p.m. at the United Church of Canada at Mckenzie Corner, N.B., Rev A.D.C. Earle pastor of the church officiating, assisted by Rev F.C. Burrill of Canterbury and Rev. J.D. McDonald of Jacksonville. By request of the deceased, Frank Shields sang "Going Down The Valley One by One"
    Pallbearers were Eben and William Graham, Robert MacPherson, and Hazen Kerr. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Higgs – Wright

A quiet wedding was solemnized at the Baptist Parsonage, Forest City at 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 20, [1960] wjem Rev G.L. Hovey united in marriage Laurine Evelyn Higgs, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Laurel Higgs, Green Mountain, and Robert Wright, son of Mrs Percy Wright and the late Mr Wright of Temple, N.B.
    Miss Fayeola Higgs, sister of the bride, was her only attendant and maurice Ritchie, Hawkshaw, cousing of the groom, acted as groomsman.
    Following the ceremony, the bridal party returned to the home of the bride's parents where a buffet supper was served to the assembled guests. The bride's table was centered with a lovely three tier wedding cake topped with miniature biride and groom. Those assisting in serving were Mrs Alton Wood, Mrs Jack MacDougall, Mrs Ted Griffin, Mrs Norman Higgs, Mrs Carl Higgs, and Miss Nancy Boone. Included among the guests were Mrs Percy Wright and grandson, Stephen Manuel, Temple, N.B., Mr and Mrs Herman Nichol, Mrs Edwin Barrett, Woodstock, Mr and Mrs Theodore Griffin, Houlton, Maine, Mrs Jack MacDougall, Debec, Albert Spinney, Eldon Higgs, Miss Nancy Boone,Rev G.A. Hovey, Forest City, Mr and Mrs Alton Wood, Green Mountain, Arthur Greer, Fosterville, Mr and Mrs Norman Higgs, Mr and Mrs Carl Higgs, and Mrs John Higgs, Pemberton Ridge.
    The bridal pair were the recipients of many lovely gifts including a floor lamp, two table lamps, bedding, glassware and other useful things.
    The groom is employed with General Dairies at Woodstock and the bride is on the teaching staff of meductic Consolidated High School. The happy couple will reside at Temple, N.B.
Boone - Wright

A very pretty wedding was solemnized at the Pentecostal parsonage in Woodstock on Saturday, June 25, when Pastor S. McCongaghy united in marriage Sonja Laverne, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs John Boone and Cryril Austin, son of Mr and Mrs Clifford Wright of Canterbury, N.B.
    The bride given in marriage by her father was attended by her sister, Miss Sharon Boone and Beverley Boone, brother of the bride, acted as best man.
    The bride looked charming in a floor length gown of whie lace over bridal satin. Her finger tip veil of tulle-illusion fell gracefully from a coronet of orange blossoms. She carried a cascade bouquet of pink and white carnations.
    The bridesmaid was attractively gowned in a ballerina length dress of yellow nylon and acetate lace and carried a nosegay of shasta daisies.
    Following the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride, for the immediate family.
    Mr and Mrs Wright are residing at Forest City, N.B.

Green Mountain

[1958]    A bridal shower in honor of Miss Grace Collicott who was married to Nellis Farrell on February 22 was held at the home of Mrs Alton Wood on February 15. Approximately 70 guests attended. Miss Collicott was the recipient of glassware, sheets, pillow cases, towels, blankets and money. Refreshments were prepared by Mrs R. Dickinson and Mrs Carl Higgs who were assisted in serving by Eileen Wood, Irene Veysey, Sonja Boone, Carol Carr, Joyce Farrell, Jackie Farrell, Earlene Wood and Betty Greer. The teacups were presided over by Mrs Alton Wood and Mrs Robert Farrell.
    Mrs John Wood, Mrs Leslie Collier, Leslie, Nancy and Mrs Ralph Grand were calling on Mr and Mrs Gordon Foster last Sunday.
    Mrs John Fish was calling on Mrs Arnold Veysey last Sunday.
    Mrs Robert Farrell spent last Thursday afternoon with Mrs Bob Richardson.
    Mr and Mrs Gordon Foster are receiving congratulations on the birth of a son, Leonard Gordon.
    Mrs Elias Foster and Curtis Foster were calling on Mrs Foster's sister, Mrs Hazen Collier.
    Mrs Arlington Boone is spending a few days with her son, Warden Boone and Mrs Boone in Amity, Maine.
    Due to the illness of the pastor, Lic. Victor Parker, there was no service here last Sunday.
    Mrs Robert Richardson and little son Bobby spent last week visiting his parents at McAdam.
    Mr and Mrs Richard Dickinson, Mr and Mrs Alton Wood, Mrs Carl Higgs and little son Blaine, spent last week in Fredericton visiting relatives and friends.
    Mr and Mrs Richard Dickinson and family will be moving to Oshawa, Ont., where they will take up residence.
    Supper guests of Mrs Robert Farrell on Sunday evening were Mrs Addie Graham, Mrs Nina Wood, Mrs Daryl Boone, Mr and Mrs Melvin Varney and family and Mr and Mrs Freeman Farrell and little daughter, Cheyenne.