The relatives from away seemed to think October was a good time to visit Gram's as the rush of haying and gardening was over.
They not only brought their luggage with them but lots of memories of the days of their youth and questions about the present as well as the past.
Discussions on school days went from carrying the pail of drinking water to school and everyone drinking from the same dipper to trying to name their classmates.
Then came the talk of other schools in the area and the names of the students. This really got them to scratching their heads. While all this talk was going on, Aunt Sadie rummaged through a chocolate box of old snaps to try to find one of the school at Clover Hill.
Today, the folk who are interested in some of the schools and their students in the Base Gagetown area can view a photo of the school and the attendance record and the names of the teachers at Armstrong Corner, Central Jerusalem, Coote Hill, Clones / North Clones, Dunns Corner, Enniskillen, Hibernia / Upper Hibernia, Inchby, Lauvina, Lawfield Road, Olinville, Shirley Road, Summer Hill and Polleyhurst by visiting http://www.rootsweb.com/~nbbgcha/records/records.html. The records cover 1880 to 1953.
The information for students includes year, term, surname, given name, age, days present, times tardy, and days absent.
For example the Upper Hibernia School Attendance Records shows that in the November term of 1880, Caleb Davis was 10 years old, was present for 48.5 days, tardy on six occasions and was absent for 25.5 days. The teacher was William Sewell.
Arthur Keith has transcribed the records of Springfield Parish, Kings County and these are available for viewing at the Kings County Museum in Hampton.
The Provincial Archives of New Brunswick has many reels of School Returns, Petitions for Teachers' Licences & Payment 1812-1882 and more.
Everything you ever wanted to know about school records will be found in New Brunswick Schools: A Guide to Archival Sources. This book was compiled by Diana Moore and Andrea Schwenke under the direction of E.R. Forbes. It describes the available primary material - manuscripts, official records, correspondence and other documents relevant to schools and teaching in our province.
The guide introduces the repositories and describes the material contained in each. Entries are organized and indexed alphabetically by institution. Each entry gives the name and local reference number of the collection in which the educational materials are found, the volume and the form of material contained there. It contains 548 detailed entries from 24 New Brunswick archives.
Long after the school days of our relatives were finished, family history researchers take up the assignment to discover more than just the ABCs that were studied by them.Query 1569
Wiggins: Does anyone have a photo of Stephen Wiggins? He was a prominent Saint John merchant who founded and endowed the Wiggins Male Orphans Institution that was later known as The Stephen Wiggins Home for Boys. It was established to care for male orphans and destitute male, fatherless children born in Saint John County. In 1895 the home's sphere of responsibility was extended to the entire province of New Brunswick.More information can be found on my website at http://personal.nbnet.nb.ca/pawl. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Wiggins: Does anyone have a photo of Stephen Wiggins? He was a prominent
Saint John merchant who founded and endowed the Wiggins Male Orphans
Institution that was later known as The Stephen Wiggins Home for Boys. It
was established to care for male orphans and destitute male, fatherless
children born in Saint John County. In 1895 the home's sphere of
responsibility was extended to the entire province of New Brunswick. More
information can be found on my new website - address is http://wigginshome.altervista.org
I'm looking for the missing families of "THE LOST VALLEY-" the great urban-rail corridor once shared by Portland and Saint John. Neighbourhoods, once home to thousands of families and hundreds of businesses, are now vanished. I need your piece of the puzzle as I explore genealogy and history. More on my website at http://thelostvalley.blogspot.com/
Upham - Chandler - Bliss - Winnett - Pagan - Welden: I am a descendent of Judge Joshua Upham from his son, Rev. Charles Wentworth Upham of Salem, Massachusetts. I am seeking digital copies of portraits of the Judge, his second wife Mary Chandler Upham, his daughters: Sarah Green (Upham) Bliss born 1777, married Hon. John Murray Bliss; Martha Sophia (Upham) Winnett, born 1796, married Alexander Winnett; Kathron Elizabeth Putnam (Upham) Pagan, born 1798, married Judge George Pagan; Frances Chandler (Upham) Welden, born 1806, married Judge John Welden and Elizabeth Upham unmarried.
E-mail: RFUpham@aol.comQuery 1572
Rattray - Holmes - Ganter: Looking for any information on James Rattray and Rebecca Rattray Holmes, children of James Rattray and Lydia Ganter Rattray. Both were born in the 1830s or 1840s. Possible matches are James Rattray, who died Sept. 17, 1900, in Kings County and Rebecca Holmes, who died March 11, 1920, St. John County.
Smith -McGilkie: William B. Smith, born 1820 in Nova Scotia, died in 1876, married Ann McGilkie in Saint John. They had six children - three girls and three boys - and may have lived on Queen's Square in Saint John.
Clinton - Malcolmson - Abram - McDonald: George Edward Clinton who was born in Saint John on Sept. 8, 1833 married Esther Abram Malcolmson on Sept. 21, 1859, in Saint John or possibly at St. Andrews. Esther was the widow of Peter Malcolmson (marriage on Oct. 14, 1841). Esther's parents were John Abram and Janet McDonald. Janet was married to John on March 8, 1821... "m. Manawagonish (Lancaster, Saint John), Thursday morn., by Rev. Dr. Burns, John Abram/Janet only d/o George McDonald of that place." This is where my information ends. I am unable to find any reliable information on George Clinton before his marriage to Esther and am also unable to find any information on George McDonald and his wife (Janet's mother).
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