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Weare, Samuel, 1865-1939

  • Person
  • 1865-1939

Samuel Weare was born in 1865 at Lowell, Massacheusetts. He was raised in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. As an adult he removed to Bridgetown, N.S. and established a drugstore. The drugstore also contained a spot for visiting opticians to work, and a telegraph operator for Western Union. Weare also sold photographic supplies from the store. Locally he advertised himself as a photographer and offered instruction in photography. He was a member of the Masons, I.O.F. and I.O.O.F. Weare married Rose Healy (1874-1954) and the couple had four children. He died in 1939 at Bridgetown.

Weatherbe, Philip W.

  • Person
  • 1875-1950

Phillip Weatherbe was a professor of surgery at Dalhousie Medical School from 1912-1949. He was born in 1875, a son of Sir Robert Weatherbe, Chief Justice of Nova Scotia, and Lady Weatherbe. After receiving his high school education at Horton Academy, Pictou County, he studied medicine at Edinburgh University, graduating in 1901. He spent a year in post-graduate studies in London and Berlin before practising general medicine in England and Scotland for another year. In 1907 he returned to Halifax and in 1910 was appointed as a staff surgeon at the Halifax Children's Hospital, a position he retained until his death. He served in both the Boer War and World War One, where he was a major in the Canadian Army Medical Corps serving at the Cogswell and Rockhead Military hospitals. He died in 1950.

Weatherby, Ivan

  • Person
  • 1932-1999

Ivan Weatherby was born at Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia in 1932. He co-owned the Balmoral Motel and was very involved within the heritage community of the area. He was involved in the restoration of the Balmoral Grist Mill, helped organize the Festival of the Arts for many years, and was a member and vice-president of the North Shore Archives Society. Besides his community involvements, he was an amateur local historian, collected information and wrote numerous articles on the area. Weatherby died in 1999.

Webber, Anna Barbara, 1884-1922

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  • 1884-1922

Anna Barbara Webber was born October 15, 1884 in Dartmouth, Halifax County, Nova Scotia. Her parents were Jacob Richard Webber (1858-1940) and Eliza Ann (Rafter) Webber (1863-1941). Her family lived in Dartmouth from 1891 to 1901. From 1905 or earlier, Anna Barbara lived in Dartmouth and worked as a domestic servant with the family of Richard Romans. On September 16, 1914 Anna Barbara married William Wilson Webber (1882-1968), and probably around this time moved to Upper Lakeville, where William worked as a lumberman. Anna Barbara and William had three children, Allan Otto, Frances Rita Eliza, and Blois Milton. Anna Barbara died on December 18, 1922.

Webber, Charles Henry

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  • 1856-1922

Charles Henry Webber was born on May 12, 1856 in Lakeville (now Lake Charlotte) and married Mary Maria Mitchell on February 13, 1893. He died on February 8, 1922. They had four sons: Percy Henry, Edmund David, George Foster and Ervin Charles.

Webber, E.J. (Edward James), 1897-1963

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  • Person
  • 1897-1963

Edward James “Ned” Webber was born on September 7, 1897 in Lower Lakeville (also known as Ship Harbour Lake; now known as Lake Charlotte), Halifax County, Nova Scotia. He was christened James Edward Webber on October 24, 1897 at St. John’s Church, Oyster Pond, but later changed his name to Edward James Webber. Webber attended school at Lake Charlotte from 1903 to 1912, before leaving to help his father fish lobster off the coast of Anticosti Island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. When the season ended he worked as a field harvester in Western Canada, before returning to Nova Scotia to work on farms in the Shubenacadie area, pick apples in the Annapolis Valley, and work as a cook in lumber camps.

In 1918, during the First World War, Webber enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force and served in England and France with the 85th Battalion, Halifax Rifles. It is possible that he had previously enlisted and served earlier in the war. After the war, Webber returned home and went to work in the lumber industry in northern Ontario, before moving to Detroit, Michigan in 1923 to work for the Ford Motor Company. In 1928 or 1929 he returned to Lake Charlotte and worked with his brother Odous Webber (1886-1969), who was a pulp and lumber contractor and ran a sport fishing business in Upper Lakeville. In 1932, Webber opened a canteen and dance hall in Lake Charlotte, which later became a general store and gas station. In the 1940s, Webber built four log cabins to serve as overnight accommodations near the store. Later, he built an adjoining motel which was opened in 1958, and ran the store and motel jointly as Webber's Store and Motel. The motel was also known as the Lake Charlotte Motel. On September 27, 1932, Webber married Marguerite Lillias “Babe” Grant (1907-1971). Together they had four children, Ford Hanscom, Ann Jeanette, Grant Albert, and Edward James "Ted."

During the Second World War, Webber served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 2nd Reserve Battalion Halifax Rifles and helped to train recruits. He was also contracted to deliver mail to five post offices in the area, including the post offices at Clam Bay, Clam Harbour, Owls Head, DeBaies Cove, and Lower Ship Harbour. He did this for 22 years, until about 1954, when the post office in Lake Charlotte took over the duties of the five other post offices. Webber’s wife Marguerite was postmistress of the Lake Charlotte post office from 1941 until 1971. The post office was located in Webber's store and postal duties, like many of the other duties at the store, were shared between husband and wife. Webber was also a founding member and president of the Eastern Shore Board of Trade as well as a Master of Ashlar Masonic Lodge, Musquodoboit Harbour. He died on February 25, 1963.
of Nova Scotia / Carl Webber. – Halifax: Carl Webber, 2002.

Webber, Ervin Charles

  • Person
  • 1908-

Ervin Charles Webber was born on March 15, 1908. He was the son of Charles Henry Webber and Mary Maria Mitchell. He worked for some time as an aero engineer in Shearwater and Waterville, and during the winter months in the woods of Lake Charlotte.

Webber, Ford Hanscom, 1937-2008

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  • 1937-2008

Ford Hanscom Webber was born on September 30, 1937 in Lake Charlotte, Halifax County, Nova Scotia to parents Edward James “Ned” Webber (1897-1963) and Marguerite Lillias “Babe” Grant (1907-1971). His father owned and operated Webber's Store in Lake Charlotte and as a child Ford helped out at the store while also attending the local one-room schoolhouse. At the age of fifteen, he left Lake Charlotte to attend the Halifax County Vocational High School, where he studied carpentry and stayed with his aunt Gertrude Stretch in Dartmouth. He graduated from vocational school at the age of eighteen and continued to attend night school for two years in Halifax. He then took a six-week finishing course in Sydney, graduating with full carpentry certification at the age of twenty-one.

Ford Webber spent his first summer after graduation as a carpenter in Halifax, before moving back to the Eastern Shore to help complete the construction of Robert Jamieson Memorial Consolidated High School in Oyster Pond. Thereafter, he was self-employed, working on a variety of construction projects on the Eastern Shore, including maintenance work for the County Schoolboard, pallet construction for Moirs, and constructing and repairing local bridges. During this time, Ford employed numerous workers. He married Joyce Anthony, daughter of Edward ‘Ted’ and Maud Anthony, and together they had two sons, Anthony and Timothy. He and Joyce later divorced and he married Marguerite ‘Peggy’ Sweet, daughter of Joan (Stevens) and Elliot Whyman Sweet. In 1964, Ford joined in a construction venture called Dolphin Industries, located in Musquodoboit Harbour and specializing in manufacturing as well as in concrete fabrication. One of the items produced were wooden sleds, which were shipped by rail and sold across Canada. Together with his mother, he had assumed management of Webber's Store after the death of his father in 1963, and continued running it until his mother’s death in 1971. The store was then operated by the company, E. J. Webber’s Store and owned jointly by the children of Ned and Babe. Ford retired from management of the store in 2004.

Throughout his lifetime, Ford’s father collected examples of changing technology and equipment in the hopes of someday creating a display or attraction for the visitors coming to Lake Charlotte. Ford shared his father’s interest and continued his father’s practice of preserving objects that others were throwing away, over time amassing a collection of artefacts and records. In 1994, along with other community members, he began to plan how this collection could be displayed. This led to the founding of the Lake Charlotte Area Heritage Society in 1995. The Society modified and expanded his proposal into Memory Lane Heritage Village, which opened in 2000 and was completed in 2003, with Ford playing an important role throughout. Ford Webber remained active in the Village and Society’s activities until his death on July 31, 2008.

Webber, Lydia, 1864-1943

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  • 1864-1943

Lydia Ann Webber was born September 20, 1864 in Lower Lakeville (now known as Lake Charlotte), Halifax County, Nova Scotia. She was the daughter of James Mark Webber (1840-1913) and Catherine Lydia (Dooks) Webber (1841-1930). She married William Albert Webber (1856-1929) on November 11, 1885. They had five children: Odous Willoughby, Harvey, Edward James “Ned”, Roy, and Ada. Lydia had seven siblings: Jemina, Amos, Emmeline, Nancy, Ada May, James and Hudson. In correspondence she was often referred to as Mrs. Albert Webber. She died on April 23, 1943 in Lake Charlotte at the age of seventy-eight and is buried at St. John's cemetery, Oyster Pond.

Webber, Percy Henry

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  • 1894-1935

Percy Henry Webber was born September 6, 1894 in Lakeville (now Lake Charlotte) and died on February 8, 1935. He was the son of Charles Henry Webber and Mary Maria Mitchell. He appears to have worked as a driver (cab or private car) in Halifax during the summer months and in the woods during the winter. He never married and died at the age of forty.

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