Loggieville - Child of Miramichi
we dressed in our good clothes for church, Cliff and I walked to the
pasture and picked a bouquet of bluets for Mum. Her thank-you made us
feel as if we had bought her a dozen red roses.
When we arrived at the Kirk, there were extras in the congregation as
several family members had come home for Mother’s Day.
After the service, we went to Gram’s. As soon as the kitchen door
opened, the aroma of potato scallop, baked beans and ham greeted us.
Once everyone had eaten their full and the dishes were done, we went
into the double parlour to find Dad cranking the gramophone in
preparation to playing a new record Gram had received.
The adults were soon singing along at the top of their voices. But all
good things must come to an end and the good times ended suddenly when
we heard a “whir” and the music stopped. The spring had broken.
From “Loggieville - Child of Miramichi”
by James A. Fraser, I learned W. R. Gould, a Chatham jeweller had the
first gramophone in the area. It was such a great novelty that a
recital was given in the Temperance Hall at Black Brook (Loggieville),
on 3 March 1893. The hall was filled with folk anxious to hear a
machine sing and give instrumental selections.
Another entertaining evening was on 4 February, 1884, when thirty-five
couples were present at a “ball” that was held at the school with the
music provided by Madigan.
Court Fairhaven #3642 of the Order of Foresters was established in
Loggieville in 1898, with eleven beneficiary members.
A meeting of smelt fishermen was held in the schoolhouse on 12 January
1878, to have the fishing season extended to March 1.
In March, 1894 a meeting was held in regard to the extension of the
railway from Chatham to Black Brook.
Pauline Johnson, gave a recital of her poems at the Temperance Hall in
1906 and stayed at the Terminal Hotel.
In the 1973 publication, “Loggieville
- Child of Miramichi”, James A. Fraser relates details on
events that were held in the community as well as information on the
early settlers, fires, epidemics, quarantine station, sawmills, smelt
fishing, name change, developing years, railway, businesses, education
and much more.
The book is available for viewing at several libraries.
Hall - Poitras:
Henry Allan Hall was born on 23 Dec 1867,
possibly Fredericton and died on 28 Oct 1917 at Wapske, New
Brunswick. He married on 8 Jun 1897 in Grand Falls to Agnes
Amelia Poitras and they had three children, Pearl Amelia, Earl
Leonard, and Roy Vincent. Who were the parents and siblings of Henry
Allan Hall? He may have had a half-brother named John Irons.
60 Bungalow Row St.
Plaster Rock, NB
Hersey - Chase: Leverett
Hersey, born circa 1816 married Catharine Chase who was born about
1816. Was he the son of Samuel Hersey who was born in 1776?
Danks - Mcguire - McDade:
Thomas Mcguire and Margaret Isabella Danks were married in Woodstock
Parish, Carleton County, 5 Feb, 1925. Margaret Danks was a British Home
Child who came to Canada in 1909 with her brothers John and William
from Birmingham, Warwickshire. Their parents were Mary Jane McDade,
born in Ireland, and William Danks, born in England. William had 6
children. I am attempting to determine if the Margaret I. Mcguire who
died on 1 Sept, 1929 is the same Margaret Danks, and if there are any
other surviving family members.
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Eastern Passage, NS
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