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Scrapbook 1938 - 1948 of Nellie Farrell (6)

Encountered Bears While Blueberrying

Pemberton Ridge Man and Dog Had Thrilling Time With Four Bears

Pemberton Ridge, Aug 19, [1942]—John Higgs had rather a thrilling experience with four bears on Thursday of last week. He was looking for blueberries down near the short of Grand Lake, about two miles from his home, when suddenly he heard a queer scratching noise, and discovered that it was a small bear climbing a tall tree. He was interestedly watching their performance, when another small bear climbed another tree nearby. Just then he hear a crash and a growl and turned to see the mother bear making her way toward him.
   Mr Higgs police dog had followed him on this trip uninvited, but as it turned out it was a very lucky thing for him, for the dog at this point, sensing the danger to his master, ran out from cover and seized the bear from behind. Thos of course took the bear by surprise and she turned to attack the dog, and at this moment another large bear arrived on the scene to join in the fight with the dog. Mr Higgs decided there was nothing he could do to help as he was unarmed, so he rushed off at a fast rate for home. He did not think the dog would get away alive, so was pleasantly surprised to be overtaken by the dog before he reached home. He was a pretty tired dog and a bit lame, but otherwise seemed to suffer no ill effects from his encounter with the bears.
   Mr Higgs feels that perhaps both he and the dog had a very narrow escape.

Mrs E. Veysey Dead

Well Known Resident of Green Mountain was 77 Years of Age

Green Mountain, N.B., Nov 9, [1942]—The death of Mrs Eva Veysey occurred at her home on Nov 8, after a long illness. Mrs Veysey was 77 yars old and was born at Snider Mountain, N.B., the daughter of the late George Keirstead and Keizah (Sharpe) Keirstead, but had been a resident of this place since her marriage to the late Hiram H. Veysey, who predeceased her 14 years ago. She is surved by three sons, Harry, George and Hiram, all at home; one daughter, Mrs Ralph Cosman of Southbridge, Mass.; two sisters, Mrs Dora Sawyer, Petitcodiac, and Mrs Maude Steeves, Snider Mountain; two brothers, Oscar Keirstead of Callina Corner, and Joseph Keirstead, Snider Mountain; one grandson, Harold Cosman, Somerville, Mass.; three great-grandchildren, Madelyn Ann Miller, Priscilla Louise Cosman and Ralph Harold Cosman, Somerville, Mass. Mrs Veysey's only granddaughter, Mrs Roland Miller (nee Mae Cosman) predeceased her by about six months.
   Funeral services were held at the home on Tuesday afternoon with Rev. Mr Bryan, Canterbury, officiating. The hymns sung were Rock of AGes and Sweetly Resting. The pall-bearers were Fred Wood, Elmer Farrell, Elias Foster and Charles Fish.
   Interment was made by the side of her late husband in the Upper Cemetery, Fosterville. Floral tributes were beautiful.

Pastor Honored By Congregation

At the close of the prayer meeting at Devon Baptist Church, a very happy and enjoyable event took place. AFter the singing of a hymn, Mr Slipp, senior deacon of the church called upon the pastor and his wife to come to the front, where the honorary pastor, Rev H.H. Ferguson congratulated Mr and mrs Gibson on reaching their 25th wedding anniversary and hoped that the bride and groom of 25 years would long spared to continue the work to which they have been called. "It geives me great pleasure to represent this congregation and friends and on their behalf to ask you to accept this beautiful chest of silver as a small token of our love and esteem for you both, and hope you will be long spared to use it."
   Deacon Slipp in a very pleasing manner also expressed the pleasure of the congregation in celebrating this event and presented to the happy couple a purse of money and a beautiful wedding cake made and donated by Mrs Harold Pickard. Mr and Mrs Gibson though taken by surprise thanked the church and friends for this added token of their love and kindness. after the congreation had individually congratulated the bride and groom, Blest Be the Tie, was sung bringing to a close a happy and enjoyable function.

Mrs J.M. Gould Dead

Born At Kirkland in 1866, Had Lived at Union Corner for Some Years

Woodstock, Dec 12, [1942]—J. Matilda Gould passed away at her home at Union Corner on December 6th, following a short illness. Mrs Gould was born at Kirkland in 1866, the daughter of the late Adam and Janet Gibson Dickison. She was twice married, her first husband being Frank Murchie. By this marriage three children were born, only one of whom survives. Later in life she married Leonard Gould, with whom she lived at North Lake. After his death she returned to her home at Union Corner. She was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church at Kirkland.
   Besides her son, Wilbur Murchie, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs Mary Bustard, Kirkland, three sisters Mrs Agnes Bennett, Searsport, Me., Mrs John Davis, Woodstock, Mrs Janie Nicholson, Kirkland, and three brothers, William Dickison, Middleboro, Mass., Robert of Houlton and Albert of Kirkland.
   The funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon with prayers at the home and service at the Presbyterian Church, Kirkland. Interment was in Kirkland cemetery.

Son Of Hodgdon, Me. Family War Victim

Sgt. Winston J. Dickison Lost In Air Action Over Bremen

Mr and Mrs Leslie Dickinson of East Hodgdon, Maine, have received official notification from the British government that their son, Sgt. Winston James Dickinson, 25, reported missing in action over Bremen last June, is now considered lost.
   The parents received a card of sympathy from King George of England and a memorial medal of silver containing the King's crest and the cross from the government in memory of one killed in the service of his country.
   Sgt. Dickinson enlisted in the RCAF in Moncton in June, 1939, but was not called up for active servide until January, 1940. He was rejected in two previous attempts to enlist but persisted until he was finally accepted. He went to England in October, 1940, and served first as a wireless operator on a bomber. He was later given special training as a bombardier, and was acting as rear gunner when he lost his life.
   The plane on which he was serving was a Halifax bomber manned by three Canadians of whom Sgt. Dickinson was one, and one American, a native of South Carolina. It was one of 44 lost out of 1,200 taking part in the raid. Prior to that raid, Sgt. Dickinson saw action in air raids over Essen and Cologne. In a letter to his mother following these actions, he described them as "colossal" and said he had only pity for the civilian population of Germany subjected to air attack.
   Sgt. Dickinson was born in Woodstock, educated in the public schools there and was graduated from Woodstock High School in the class of 1937. He was also graduated from provincial NOrmal School at Fredericton and attended Mount Allison University at Sackville for one year prior to his enlistment.

Had Heart Attack Died Skiff Lake

Robert Crombie, Well Known Fisherman and Guide, Found Dead at Summer Camp

Canterbury, N.B., Jan 15, [1943]—A trip to his summer camp at Skiff Lake, about six miles from here, for the purpose of putting in his usual supply of ice, proved fatal for Robert Crombie, Canterbury, whose body was found by his neighbors in his ice house yesterday.
   Mr Crombie, who was a widely known fisherman and guide in this vicinity, being a member of the New Brunswick Guides Association, had set out from Canterbury for his camp Monday. He had been seen by residents of Skiff Lake during the early part of the week cutting ice in the lake and oving into his nearby premises. Then all signs of activity ceased. Neighbors became alarmed and upon investigation discovered his lifeless body in the ice house.
   It is not known whether an inquest would be held.

ARMOUR-GRANT—On June 30th, 1943, at the United Church Parsonage, Woodstock, N.B., Katherine F. Grant, only daughter of Mr and Mrs Harry E. Grant of Northampton, to Philip Armour of Debec. The ceremony was performed by the Rev S.B. Profitt.

Mrs Annie Gould Dead

Suffered Stroke at Her Home in Pemberton Ridge—Was Born in Fosterville

Pemberton Ridge, N.B., April 23, [1943]—This community was shocked and saddened to learn of the death of Mrs Annie Gould, which occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs John Higgs on Tuesday evening, April 20. She suffered a shock late Sunday afternoon from which she never rallied.
   Deceased who was 73 years of age, was a daughter of the late Mr and Mrs George W. Maxan of Fosterville, N.B. In early life lshe married William E. Gould of Eel River Lake and they made their home at Forest City where she united with the Baptist Church. In 1902 they removed to a farm in the district. After her husband's death in 1933 her grandson, Norman Higgs, carried on the farming.
   Mrs Gould was a woman of high Christian character, a friend to all, beloved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed in the community. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs John Higgs, five grandchildren, Laurel Higgs of Green Mountain; Carl Higgs of the RCAF somewhere in England; Mrs Frank Worrell of Baillie, N.B.; and Norman and Annie Higgs at home; two sisters, Mrs H.F. Smith of Haynesville, Me., and Mrs Ralph Kerr of Celeste, Texas and a brother George A Maxan of Sussex, New Brunswick.
   the funeral was held in the Baptist Church at Forest City, Rev B.C. Bubar and his son of Danforth, Me., officiated and spoke words of comfort from the text "To die is gain." Phil. 1, 21. The hyms sung were Shadows and Sometime We'll Understand. The floral tributes were beautiful.
   Interment was made beside her husband in the Forest City Cemetery. Pall-bearers were Wesley Buckingham, Fred Graham, Melzie Graham and Basil Boone.

Drowned at Vanceboro

Mabel Cropley, Aged 6, Lost Life in St. Croix River Yesterday Afternoon

McAdam, July 14, [1943]—Mabel Cropley, 6, of Vanceboro, Me., was drowned this afternoon while bathing near the CPR railway bridge which spans the St. Croix River at Vanceboro, Me. She was the daughter of Mr and Mrs Miles Cropley of Vanceboro and with a number of other children was in bathing in the river when she got beyond her depth and was drowned before help could reach her.
   The body was recovered and artifical respiration given but it was useless. Dr. Jacobs of Woodland, Me., coroner for Washington County, viewd the body and deemed an in quest unnecessary. She is survived by her parents, two sisters and one brother.

Buried At Vanceboro

Mabel Cropley, Drowned in St. Croix Had Many at Her Funeral

Vanceboro, Me., July 17, [1943]—Funeral services for Mabel, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs Miles Cropley, who was drowned in the St. Croix River on July 14th, were held Saturday afternoon from the Methodist Church., Rev Mr Tayldor of Danforth, officiating. There was a large attendance of relatives and friends and many beautiful flowers.
   Miss Thelma Kellogg sang Safe in the Arms of Jesus and Mrs Birdine and Miss Kellogg sang Beautiful Isle of Somewhere.
   Pall-bearers were Billy Tracey, Harlan Cole, Jerry and VAnce Crandlemire. Interment was in the local cemetery. Out of town people who attended the funeral were Mr and Mrs F.D. Richards and daughter, Phyllis of Auburn and Mr and Mrs Philip Cropley of Bancroft.

Disturbed Meeting

Jabah Snow of Kirkland, N.B., Appeared in Court Charged With Using Profane and Obscene Language

Woodstock, N.B., July 23, [1943]—Jabah Snow, of Kirkland, parish of Richmod, appeared before Magistrate Augherton yesterday, charged with disturbing the annual school meeting by using profane and obscene language. F.C Squires, appeared for the defence and D. R. Bishop for the Crown.
   The Crown called as witnesses, Mrs Jennie Nicholson, informant, Earl Nicholson, Mrs Nelson Griffin and Mrs Clarence Johnson.
   the defence called Frank Gidney, George Greer, Harold Nicholson, David Bustard, Mrs Clarence Griffin, Ray Nicholson, Murray Greer, Thompson Graham and Fred Graham. Argument will be given next Tuesday.

Road In North Lake

To the Editor of The Daily Gleaner, Fredericton, N.B.
    Sire:—I wish to tell the world through the medium of your valuable paper something of the conditions which prevail along our main highway from Forest City to Fosterville, and about a mile from my home. One of the prominent business men of our parish, a Councillor, to be exact, had a crew in the woods last winter hauling pulpwood out to be piled beside the main road. It wasn't piled, it was simply dumped—and very close to the road. One can almost guess the result when the frost started coming out—but I will tell you. Some pulpwood fell into the road so that passengers in cars often have had to get out and remove sticks of pulpwood before they could proceed on their way. There is just a narrow car-track between the dumps of pulpwood and at the narrowest place there have been a deep mud hole ever since the snow went off as there is no chance for it to drain off or dry.
   I know of another man just a common laboring man,—who had his pulpwood piled—not dumped&mdash back from the road a ways, and he was asked by our Road Supervisor to pile it farthr back from the road, and he did this. Why should he have to move his pulpwood, and the other man's be left where it fell of the sleds—even into the road? I undeerstand the Chief Road Engineer has been informed of this blot on the highway, but nothing has been done. [Ed. Note: I was through this area mid-January, 2005, and no sign of pulpwood on road. Owner apprently cleaned it up sometime earlier]
   The government scraper has not been over this 10 miles of road from Fosterville to Forest City on account of this pulpwood, the driver turned back at Fosterville. Even the gentleman selling Victory Bonds did not dare venture over this stretch of road but turned back at Fosterville and could not call on ppeople living in this section.
   I'm wondering if a Government can still expect the support of the people living in places where they allow things like this to happen and do nothing about it.
Yours very truly
J.H Higgs
North Lake, N.B.
June 1, 1943

Died At Forest City

George H. Clark, Postmaster, Keeper of General Store, Was 82 Years Old

Forest City, Nov 22, [1943]—This community lost one of its oldest and most respected citizens on Thursday afternoon when George Herbert Clark passed away very suddenly at his home here. Although his health had not been of the best for some time, he was not one to give up, and had been attending to his duties as Postmaster and to his other chores as usual until the last few days. He was 82 years of age and had always been a prominent citizen in the area of Forest City. Deacon of the Baptist Church for many years, he was one of its staunchest supporters, and was always interested in everything for the good of the community.
   In earlier years he carried on a lunbering business and gave employment to a great many men, and also kept a general store down through the years and took of the Forest City Post office in the same building.
   In early life he married Miss Annie Smith of Eel River Lake, who died in 1934. Later he married Mrs Bertha Corey, formerly of Portland, Me., who survives him. His two children George Herbert Jr. and Inez (Mrs Herbert Christie) both of Harvey, N.B., also survive, and four grandchildren, besides several brothers and sisters and many other relatives. His sister, Mrs Etta McNally of Canterbury has been ill for some time and passed away on Friday, the day following her brother's death. Funeral services for Mr Clark were conducted at the Baptist Church here at one o'clock on Saturday, with the pastor of the Baptist church, Danforth, Me., as the officiating clergyman. His text was taken from 1st Samuel 20:3, "But truly, as the Lord Iiveth and sa thy soul liveth, there but one step between me and death." The hymns sung were Sweet By and By and Face to Face. The floral tributes were beautiful.
   The pall-bearers were Floyd Smith, Eric Smith, John Wheaton and Silas Watson. Interment was made in the lower cemetery, Fosterville.
Engagement Announced

Mr and Mrs Melton Wright of Canterbury, wish to announce the engagement of their only daughter, Lavina Alberta, to Sgt. George Samuel Norris, RCAF, son of Mr and Mrs Samuel Norris of Speerville, N.B. Marriage to take place on Sept 15
Wedding Of Interest

  A quiet wedding took place at Christ Church, Amherst, N.S., on Wednesday, Nov 10, 1943, when the pastor, Rev J.E. Sheehy united in marriage Ruth Fox Kinney, only daughter of Mr and Mrs Thomas Kinney, of Fosterville, N.b., and Albert George, son of Mr and Mrs M.A. Sorge, of Amherst. The young couple were attended by Mr and Mrs Norman Sorge. The bride is a member of the stores department of the Canadian Car and Foundry Co. The bridegroom who has been active in Scout work, is branch manager of the Halifax Chronicle, and also on the staff of the Silver Slipper. The young couple are residing at 80 South Albion Street, Amherst.


Miss Lavina A. Wright and Sgt. George S. Norris Married at Canterbury

Canterbury, Sept. 17, [1943]—An event of much interest occurred at Canterbury, N.B., September 15th when Miss Lavina Alberta, daughter of Mr and Mrs Melton Wright, became the bride of Sgt. George Samuel Norris of Moncton.
   The bride was given in marriage by her father and was neatly gowned for the occasion in a floor length dress of baby blue chiffon, with white suede shoes and white gloves. Bridal veil was of white net halo effect, and held in place by a wreath of orange blossoms. Her corsage was of zinnias and baby breath. The bride's only ornament was a gold locket, gift of the groom. Miss Hattie Grant, cousing of the bride was train bearer and dressed in peach organdy, with a large picture hat, her bouquet was of peach gladioli
   Mr and Mrs Stewart Wright, brother and sister-in-law of the bride, were the attndants. Mrs Wright wore a dress of white net of taffeta, and white accessdories, her corsage was of African daisies and maiden hair fern. The ceremony was performed by Rev A. Hatfield, under an arch of eveergreen, gladioli and dahlias.
   After the ceremony a buffet luncheon was enjoyed by a number of invited guests. The living room was tastefully decorated with a large white wedding bell and white streamers, ferns and fall flowers. Table was covered with a linen table cloth and centered with a three-tier wedding cake topped by a nimiature bride and groom.
   Nuptial music was played by Mrs Fred Hubbard of Spearville from Lohengrin's Wedding March and while the register was being signed Handel's Wedding Chorus was played.
   Gift from the bride to bridesmaid was agold locket. Groom's gift to best man was a cold collar tie slide set. Bride's gift to pianist, glass candlesticks and candles.
   The bride and groom were the recipients of many beautiful and useful gifts.
   For travelling the bride wore a tailored suit of navy blue and blue accessories.
   Mr and Mrs Norris will reside at Moncton.


[1943]    A marriage of interest to many friends and relatives took place yesterday afternoon in the United Baptist parsonage, South Devon, when Rev. A.B. Gibson united in marriage, Miss Doris Irva Boyd, daughter of Mr and Mrs John E Boyd, North Devon, and Norman Gould Higgs, son of Mr and Mrs John Higgs, North Lake. The bride was given in marriage by her father and wore a dress of navy blue crepe, navy and white accessories, and carried a bouquet of American beauty roses, baby breath tied with ribbon. She was attended by her sister, Miss Mary Boyed, who wore rose sheer with navy accessories and carried a colonial bouquet. Frank Worrell was groomsman. After the ceremony a reception was held at the bride's home, the house being decorated with garden flowers. The bride's table was covered with a lace cloth and centered with a three-tier cake surmounted by a miniature bride and groom. Candles were in silver holders and flowrs were placed about the table. Those serving were Miss Lillian Wilson, Mrs Frank Worrell, Mrs Earle Gorman, Mrs John Vezina, Mrs Eldon Cogswell, Mrs James MacNaughton. Later Mr and Mrs Higgs left on a trip, the bride wearing her wedding dress and a polo coat. The will reside at North Lake. The bride attended High and Normal School and taught in different places. Out of town guests were Mr and Mrs Frank Worrell, Mr and Mrs John Higgs, Miss Annie Higgs, North Lake; Mrs John Gorman, Paula and Karl Gorman, MIllville. Many gifts were received by the young couple.

Died In Vanceboro

David W Lounder, 81, Was Retired Railroad Man—Born at New Maryland.

Vanceboro, Sept 25, [1943]—David W. Lounder, 81, died suddenly Friday forenoon at the Trask farm in West Vanceboro where he had gone on business.
   Mr Lounder was a native of New Maryland, N.B., son of Thomas Lounder and had lived in Vanceboro most of his life. He was a locomotive engineer and locomotive foreman [sic] for the Maine Central R.R. Co. until his retirement 13 years ago. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs Myrtle Trask of Lambert Lake; two sons, Harry D. and Hartley T. Lounder; grandchildren, Laurel, a student at the U. of M.; Richard in U.S. Navy; Martha and Jean Lounder of Vanceboro. Mr Lounder, though in failing health had occupied his home alone since the death of his wife in April, 1942. He had a wide acquaintance among railroad men and was highly esteemed by his many friends.
   Funeral services will be at the Methodist Church, Sunday at 2 p.m. conducted by Rv. Edith F. Porter and burial in Vanceboro.