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Scrapbook 1938 - 1948 of Nellie Farrell (3)

Canterbury Couple Among Survivors of Athenia at Quebec

Rev Francis Elwood MacPherson and Wife Landed This Morning

Mrs MacPherson is Graduate of P.N.S

Four Other New Brunswickers in Party Are From Saint John

[1939]   Word was received here today that among the 100 Canadian survivors of the torpedoed Athenia who landed at Quebec City were six persons from New Brunwick. Of these six persons, two were Rev Francis Elwood MacPherson and Mrs MacPherson of Canterbury, N.B., who had been in Scotland for the past year. The other New Brunswickers were Gladys K Wilson, Jene Wilson, age 6, John Wilson, age 3, and Captain Frederick Chandler, who was at one time thought missing after the Athenia plunged to the bottom after being struck by a torpedo from a German submarine.
   Rev and Mrs MacPherson, who were married at the home of Alexander Graham, Mrs MacPherson's father, Parish of Canterbury, nearly a year ago, left soon after for Scotland where Rev Mr MacPherson was to take a degree. They had been living in Edinburgh, Scotland and took the ill-fated Athenia for the voyage to Canada.
   Mrs MacPherson, before her marriage a year ago, was Alma Graham of Hartin Settlement and is a graduate of the Provincial Normal School here. She taught at Kirkland and Eel River before her marriage. Rev Mr MacPherson while still a theological student had a church at Kirkland. Rev Mr MacPherson originally came from Nova Scotia.
   Up until today Mrs Macpherson's family had not heard from her directly and some doubt had dxisted in their mids as to her fate. The word of Mr and Mrs Pherson's safe arrival in Canada was today relayed by the Daily Gleaner to Mrs MacPherson's family at Hartin Settlement this afternoon.

[Separate clipping...] Also at Galway are Rev and Mrs Francis E MacPherson, who were making the trip to Mrs MacPherson's home in Canterbury, Carleton County. They were rescued by the Norwegian freighter, Knute Nelson. Mrs MacPherson is the daughter of Alexander Graham of Hartin Settlement, and has been living with her husband in the Old Country since their marriage a year ago.

Engagement Announced

Mr and Mrs George McNerlin wish to announce the engagement of their daughter, Minne Geneva to Eldon Russell Grant, only son of Mr and Mrs Bert Grant of Meductic. Wedding to take place in near future.


[1939] Cropley—At Meductic, 9 p.m. May 18th. Richard W Cropley, 69 years of age. Funeral 1 p.m. Monday with services at the house by Rev Manter Wilson, United Baptist. Interment at Fosterville.

Annual Reunion of Gould Family

Large Gathering Elected Officers at Fosterville Beach—Programme Carried Out

Fosterville, N.B., Aug 22 [1939]—The twelfth annual reunion of the Leonard and Mary Gould family, was held Saturday, August 19th at Fosterville, N.B. Bathing was enjoyed and at high noon a picnic dinner was served to a large number of relatives and friends.
   The afternoon was in charge of the president, Clarence J Gould of Island Falls and opened by repeating the twenty-third psalm, followed by a prayer by George L Gould of Forest City. The officers for the coming year were elected as follows: Wilfred C Gould, preesident; Eldon A Gould, vice-president, and Mrs Grace Gould, secretary.
   An interesting programme followed closing with "God be with you til we meet again" sung in chorus.
   Those attending were: Mr and Mrs George Gould, Mr and Mrs Hubert Lydic; Mr and Mrs Charles Gould, Mr and Mrs Clarence Gould and family, including their son Milton from New Jersey, Mr and Mrs Ernest Higgins, Mr and Mrs Fred White and family, Virginia Dwyer, Eldon A Gould, Mr and Mrs Clarence Graham, Mr and Mrs Alton Farrell, Mr and Mrs Lester Wood and family, Mr and Mrs John Higgs and family, Mrs Annie Gould, Fred Gould and family, Mr and Mrs Alfred Howe and Gwen, Mrs Robert MacKinney and Glenda, Mr and Mrs Grottie Gould, Mr and Mrs Harold Graham and family, Mrs Annie Hillman, Mrs Everette Gould and family, Mr and Mrs Archie Gould and family.
   In all eighty-seven relatives with ten guests were present.
   Since our last reunion two of our members have been called to their eternal home. In October, 1938 Mrs Wilfred Gould and on March 3, 1939 J Hanford Gould, both of Danforth, Maine.
   Supper was served and farewells said with plans for the next reunion on the usual third Saturday in August 1940

Teachers Meeting

Representatives From Many Schools Around Fosterville Gathered

Fosterville, Nov 20, [1939]—A meeting of the several teachers in this vicinity was held in the Fosterville school house on November 8. Meeting was opened with singing "O Canada". Interesting discussions were carried on during the evening, of the methods of teaching the new school curriculum.
   The teachers present were the Misses Vivian Taylor and Edith Grant, Canterbury Superior School; Mrs Jessie Grey, Marne; Miss Imogene Kinney, Dead Creek; Miss Blenda Donovan, Skiff Lake; Miss Muriel Dickinson, Eel River Lake; Winston Dickinson, Maxwell; Miss Ruth Beatty, Fosterville; Miss Henrietta Harvey, Green Mountain; Miss Crawford, Pemberton Ridge; and Miss Doris Smith, Forest City.
   Several ex-teachers attended the meeting and enjoyed the discussions of the modern methods of teaching. Mrs Eric Smith, Eel River Lake; Mrs Charles Gould, Fosterville; Mrs Clarence Boone, and Mrs Elias Foster, Green Mountain.
   Miss Muriel Dickinson, Eel River Lake, extended a warm invitation for the next meeting to be held at hr school on November 30.
   The meeting closed with singing the National Anthem, after which dainty refreshments of sandwiches, cakes, cookies and tea were served by Mrs Grottis Gould and Mrs Hazen Collier.

Died Suddenly

Nelson C Grant, Canterbury, Ate Noonday Meal and Passed Away

Canterbury, May 8 [1939]—The very sudden death of Nelson Cliff Grant occurred at his home, Canterbury, on May 6th. Mr Grant was the son of the late Mr and Mrs Zabkulon Grant; he was 61 years and 11 months of age. Mr Grant had been attending to the usual routine of home and farm work and spent the morning sawing wood with a crew of men, came in at noon for dinner and suddenly expired while sitting at the dinner table. He had been a life long resident of Canterbury, was well known, and his sudden death was a profound shock to the community. He was a popular chef for a number of years and by his friendly and genial manner made many friends. He is survived by his wife, Beatrice C Grant; one daughter, Ida May; three brothers, Worden Grant of Clinton, Me.; Miles of Meductic; Frank of Canterbury; one sister, Mrs Ottie Grant, Temple; three grandchildren with many near relatives and friends.
   Funeral was held from his late home and Primitive Baptist Church, Canterbury, by Rev A Hatfield, assisted by Rev Fred Bragdon of Meductic. Hymns for the occasion were Abide with Me, at the home; Nearer, Still Nearer; Home of the Soul; Going Down the Valley, Rock of Ages, at the grave.
   There were a number of floral offers from the family and friends. Pall bearers were Ralph Scott, Lief Hillman, Hayward Grant, Talmadge Dow, Robert McCluskey. Interment in family lot of cemetery, Canterbury, N.B.

Eel River Lake

Eel River Lake, N.B., July 23 [1939]—Harry Lambert and Ed Lambert , Lambertville, Deer Island, spent weekend as the guests of Mr and Mrs Henry Farrell
   Mrs Alice Lambert and Mrs Emery Farrell attended a quilting bee at the home of Mrs Floyd Smith.
   Mrs Hollis Vantassel and three daughters, Vida, Muriel, and Lois; Mrs Leon DeMerchant and son, Frederick, also Mrs Julia Kinney of Dead Creek, N.B. were supper guests of Mrs Emery Farrell.
   Mr and Mrs Emery Farrell attended the wedding of their niece, Miss Annie Wood, of Green Mountain, to Gordon Graham of Pemberton Ridge, last Tuesday.
   Mrs Henry Farrell, Mr and Mrs Harry Lambert motored to Canterbury last Friday afternoon and were supper guests of Mrs Lottie Veysey.
   Mr and Mrs Allen Messer, Mr and Mrs Basil Messer, of Harvey Station, Mr and Mrs Gottis Gould of Fosterville, were dinner guests of Mr and Mrs Emery Farrell.
Eel River Lake, June 13 [1939]—The death occurred last night, June 14th [sic] at eleven o'clock of one of the oldest residents of this place. John Smith, at the home of his son, Eric, with whom he lived. He had only been sick a week. He was 78 years of age and leaves to mourn two sons and one daughter, Floyd and Eric of Eel River, a daughter, Mrs John Wheaton of Forest City, Maine; one brother William Smith, of Houlton, Me.; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Green Mountain

Green Mountain, N.B., July 24, [1939]—Miss Ruth Kinney, Canterbury, N.B., is visiting her parents, Mr and Mrs T.P. Kinney.
   Miss Jean Peck, Woodstock, N.B., spent a few days recently with Mr and Mrs Fred Peck.
   Miss Vera Watson, Houlton, Me., is a the guest of her aunt, Mrs Arlington Boone.
   Miss Vida Smith, Eel River Lake, N.B., is spending the weekend with her grandmother, Mrs Maude McMinn.
   Miss Coral French, Danforth, Me., is spending a few days as the guest of Elma Boone.
   Aaron Pratt, Boston, Mass., is visiting relatives in this place.
   Mrs Maude McMinn and Miss Jean Peck spent a few days recently visiting relatives at Sanford, Me., Portsmouth, N.H. and Wilmington, Mass.
   A pleasant evening was spent on the Thrusday, July 20, when 75 friends of Miss Annie Wood gathered at the home of Mr and Mrs Clarence Boone and tendered a shower in honor of Miss Wood's marriage which is to take place in the near future. The many beautiful gifts were arranged in a prettily decorated cart and drawn to the parlor by little Miss Ila Wood, sister of the bride to be, who was dressed in a long white gown and a bridal veil and Master Russell Boone who acted as the groom.
   The many friends of Peter Lutz are pleased to know that he has so far recovered from his recent illness as to be able to sit up.
   Miss Alice Foster spent a few days last week with her grandparents, Mr and Mrs Thomas McNerlin, Maxwell, N.B.
   Mr and Mrs Clyde Farnham and family, Milltown, N.B., were Sunday guests at Mr and Mrs Earle Atkinson's.

Died At Canterbury

[1939] H.M. Grant, Well Known General Merchant, Died at Age of 82

H.M Grant, one of the oldest and best known men of Canterbury died on Saturday night at his home at the age of 82 years, following a short illness. He was a lifelong resident, the proprietor of a general store for 64 years and active until a few days previous to his death. He had a great many friends in different parts of the country who will learn of his death with regret.
   Mr Grant is survived by his widow, a son, H.M. Grant, Canterbury; six daughters, Mrs Robert Jones, of Schenectady, NY; Mrs Mae Passage, Fulton, NY; Mrs John Boyd, Fairfield, Me.; Mrs Eva Giles, Hyde Park, Mass.;Mrs Andrdew Cummings, Canterbury; Mrs George Estey, McAdam, and a half-brother, Geroge A Bennet, McAdam.

C. E. McArthur Dead

Had Been in East Saint John Hospital for Some Time—Many at Funeral

Canterbury, Jan 24, [1940]—The death of Charles E McArthur, 40, occurred at the East Saint John Hospital after a year's illness.
   Mr McArthur was born at Eel Lake, the son of Mr and Mrs John McArthur, and had been employed in Woodstock, by the Government Garage. He is survived by his parents, wife, and one son, Roy; also, one sister, Mrs Russell Price, Prince William; and five brothers, William, of Woodstock, Lester, Bath; Donald, of Perth; and Sandy and Clarence of Eel Lake.
   The funeral was held in the Baptist Church, Pinder, N.B., by the Rev Mr Patche. The choir sang, "Sweet By and By", Just Inside the Eastern Gate". Interment was made [obscure]
Fined in Theft Case

[1939] Wisley [sic] Kinney and Harvey Devoe, both of Houlton, Me., were found guilty in the police court this morning of stealing firewood from Sydney Taylor of Debec on Friday, Oct 20th. The two accused appeared b efore Magistrate Walter Limerick and entered a plea of not guilty. Kinney received a fine of $5.00 plus court costs and payment of the wood valued at less than $25.00. Devoe received a suspended sentence. Both of the accused took the stand, as well as the informant and two other witnesses for the crown. Corporal L. P. Ryder, RCMP, brought the accused to the city.

Charged With Theft From Rural Mailbox

[1940] Charles Mason, 19, Meductic, Arrested by RCMP—Remanded in Court

Charles Mason, 19, of Meductic this morning appeared before Magistrate Walter Limerick charged with stealing a posted letter from a rural delivery route mail box.
   No plea was entered by the accused and he was remanded until Wednesday for hearing. The charge was laid under Federal Law. It is alleged that the prisoner stole a letter from the rural mail box of James Davidson, Meductic. He was brought to the city this morning by Constable Yunkers of the Woodstock detachment of the RCMP.

Died in Vanceboro

Mrs Omar Dixon, Born in Marysville, Had Lived Many Years in Maine

Vanceboro, Me., May 2, [1940]—Mrs Mary Dixon, wife of Omar Dixon, passed away at her home Tuesday morning after several weeks illness. She was born in Marysville, N.B., daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Thomas Lounder, coming to Vanceboro with her parents when a small child, the early part of her life was spent here, and later living for a number of years at Bangor. Mrs Dixon was first married to Edwin L Whitman, who died in 1910. They had one daughter, Vera, now Mrs LeRoy Dorr of Yarmouth, N.S. She was married to Omar Dixon in 1920 and has since lived at Vanceboro. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs Dorr of Yarmouth, N.S., one brother, David Lounder, one niece, Mrs Marvin Trask, two nephews, Hartley and Harry Lounder, beside two great nieces and two grand nephews, all of Vanceboro.
   Mrs Dixon was a member of the Washington Temple Phythian Sisters, and of Penobscot Lodge, No 164, Railway Trainmen's Auxiliary of Bangor. She was a member of the M.E. Church, and when in good health was always interested in the work.
   Funeral services was conducted by Rev A Stewart on Thursday afternoon from her late home on High Street and was attended by many friends and relatives. Interment was in the city of Brewer. The great profusion of beautiful floral tributes testified to the high esteem in which the deceased was held.