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Marshall, J. Furber
Person · 1926-1992

Joseph Furber Marshall was born on 25 April 1926 at Kingston, Nova Scotia to Karl and Vera (Palmer) Marshall. He married Jean Adelaide Eldridge of Yarmouth, N.S on 6 December 1950. They had three children: David, Anne Marie and Sheila Jean. Marshall and his family lived in Middleton, N.S where he served as mayor from 1979-1982. He worked his entire life for the Maritime Telegraph and Telephone Company in a variety of capacities: technical, public relations and finally as the company historian. Following his retirement in 1982, Marshall concentrated on his interest in genealogy and began travelling the province working on family histories. He also worked as a genealogical consultant and professional researcher. In 1986 he wrote and published The History of Middleton and The Rozee Family History in 1991. Marshall was also president of the Middleton Rotary Club and the Annapolis Valley Historical Society. He was a life member of Telephone Pioneers of America and a founding member of the Nova Scotia Genealogical Society. J. Furber Marshall died on 22 May 1992.


Donald Weeren was born in London, England. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Montreal in 1957, and began teaching English, Latin and Speech at Loyola High in Montreal, P.Q. In 1960, Weeren received his Master of Science in Education from Fordham University at New York City, New York and the following year he worked as an instructor in education at Syracuse University at Syracuse, New York. Weeren was hired as a lecturer in Education at Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia from 1962 to 1965, at which time he was promoted to the position of Associate Professor of Education. From 1964 to 1968 and again in 1992 to 1993, he was the Acting Dean of Education, and was Dean of Education from 1971 to 1976. In addition, Weeren sat on the Academic Senate from 1964 to 1969 and 1973 to 1975. He served on various committees, such as the Senate Quality of Teaching committee, and the Senate Scholarship committee. In 1995 Weeren was promoted from Associate Professor to Professor of Education, a position which he held until his retirement in 1996.

Bell, Almira

Almira Bell was the daughter of Catherine Bell of Shelburne, N.S., and the sister of Clarissa, Sarah Ann, and Lucretia. Lucretia married Lovitt Wilson and Sarah Ann married Lovitt's brother, George Wilson.

Dornan, Henry
Person · 1840-1902

Henry Dornan was born in 1840 at Westmorland, New Brunswick. He was the son of John Dornan and Sarah Magee. Dornan was a farmer and a blacksmith in Amherst, Nova Scotia. In 1870, Dornan married Catherine Corrigan and they had two children. He died in 1902.

Black, Josiah
Person · 1795-1887

Josiah Black was born in 1795. He was the son of Thomas Stocks Black, who immigrated to Nova Scotia in 1775, and grandson of William Black. Josiah settled on a portion of his father's land in Amherst, married Hannah Embree and later became involved in the timber trade. Hannah and Josiah had nine children, including Thomas Reuben Black who served in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly and later became a senator. Josiah died in 1887.

Quinlan, Grace
Person · 1870-1960

Grace Quinlan was born Clara Grace Inglis in 1870, the daughter of Charles and Cassandra Inglis. She was born and raised in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia and her family were active members of St. James Anglican Church. In 1886 Grace was sent to Girton House, a boarding school located in Halifax, N.S, however the school closed the following year and Grace returned to Mahone Bay where she became a teacher. She married circa 1894 John Quinlan, the son of Robert and Almira (Hemeon) Quinlan of Shelburne. John was also a teacher and the couple resided in the Inglis family home. In 1895 the couple had a daughter Clara Grace. Several years later John left Mahone Bay for suspicious reasons and was found dead in August 1920 at Winnipeg, Manitoba. Following John's death, Grace went to work in her family's store, assisting her brother Percy. Her daughter Clara became a teacher and never married. Grace died at Mahone Bay in 1960.

Inglis, Charles, 1833-1915
Person · 1833-1915

Charles Inglis was born in Lunenburg in 1833 to William and Elizabeth (Countaway) Inglis. In 1868 he married Mary Cassandra Zwicker, who was born in Mahone Bay in 1848, the daughter of Elkanah and Catherine (Andrews) Zwicker. Their first child Grace was born in 1870 and their son Percy was born in 1875. Charles established the C.J. Inglis Store circa 1867 at Mahone Bay, which sold dry goods, produce and building supplies. Charles died in 1915 and Cassandra died in 1926.