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Hank Snow

  • Person
  • 1914-1999

Clarence Eugene “Hank” Snow (1914-1999), international country music singer and songwriter, was born in Brooklyn, Queens County, NS, on May 9, 1914 to George Snow and Maude (Hatt) Snow. His music career started in 1933 on CHNS Radio Station in Halifax NS under the name Hank the Yodeling Ranger. He signed a recording contract with RCA Victor’s Bluebird label in 1936 and made his first recording at their studio in Montreal QC. He toured across Canada in the 1930s and 1940s, then got his ‘big break’ when he appeared on the Grand Ole Opry stage in Nashville TN, USA in 1950 with his hit song “I’m Movin On”. Between 1936 and 1985, Hank Snow made 840 commercial recordings including folksongs of his boyhood, hobo and train songs, cowboy songs, pop standards, gospel, instrumental guitar, tributes to his main influence Jimmie Rodgers, recitations of Robert Service Poems, and his Billboard hits like “I’ve Been Everywhere”(1962) and “Hello Love” (1974). He sold over 70 million albums in his career, entertained US Army troops during the Korean War (1950-1953) and the Vietnam War (1955-1975), and operated a music school for guitar in Nashville TN. He was elected to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1978, their Country Music Hall of Fame in 1979 and the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 1989. Hank Snow stopped recording in 1985, retired from performing in the early 1990s and gave his last Grand Ole Opry performance in September 1996. He died at his home in Madison TN on December 20, 1999 at the age of 85.

Gordon Silver

  • Person
  • 1945-2018

Gordon Eugene “Gordie” Silver (1945-2018), country music fan and collector, was born May 1, 1945 in Springfield, Nova Scotia, to Wesley and Florence (Wile) Silver. Gordie trained as a cartographer and was employed with the Provincial Government, Bowater Mersey and the County of Annapolis Assessment Division. He retired in 1996. He married Terry Whitman in circa 1970 and had 2 daughters. Gordie Silver loved music, especially international country music star Hank Snow (1914-1999). Gordie started his massive record collection of Hank Snow albums in 1955 at the age of 10 and served as president of the Hank Snow International Fan Club in the 1980s. He died November 4, 2018 at his home in Round Hill, NS.

Eric R. Dennis

  • Person
  • 1917-2011

Eric Reginald Dennis was the founding Executive Director of the Nova Scotia Communications and Information Centre in 1972 and remained in that position until his retirement from the Nova Scotia public service in 1982 when he reached the mandatory retirement age of 65. In retirement he was a public relations and publicity consultant and authored The Dennis Saga a genealogical work. Born in Stewiacke, Nova Scotia, he grew up in Agassiz, British Columbia. His great uncle, Senator William H Dennis, was the publisher of the Halifax Herald and invited him to work for the newspaper, which he did for more than 35 years serving primarily as a correspondent in Washington, London (England) and Ottawa between times in Halifax. From 1958 to 1961 he was Editor of the Chronicle Herald. He was married to Maxine Maybee and then to Margaret Stonehouse who outlived him. He died on 11 January 2011 at Oakville, Ontario where he had lived for a number of years.

Watt, Colin R., d. 1991

  • Person
  • d. 1991

Colin R. Watt was a resident of Truro, Nova Scotia and was a Branch Manager at Sun Alliance Insurance. He served during World War II. Watt died on April 13, 1991.

LeBlanc, Suzanne

  • AR-014
  • Person
  • 1956-

Suzanne LeBlanc was born in Moncton, N.B. in 1956 to an Acadian father and American mother with ties to Aberdeen, Scotland. She completed her primary education in French and her high school education in English. In September 1974, Suzanne began her studies at Mount Saint Vincent University where she majored in English and minored in History and French. While at the Mount, Suzanne was the secretary for the university choir, led by Sister Margaret Young. Suzanne remained the choir secretary until she graduated in 1977 but continued to have a life-long passion for classical music.

Suzanne continued her studies at McGill University, graduating with a Master’s in Library Science in 1979. Soon afterwards, she was hired by the Bank of Canada in Ottawa, working primarily in the library but eventually on specific projects concentrating on metadata and digital information in the organization. The metadata standard she created is still largely used at the organization to this day. She had a long and illustrious career with the Bank of Canada, retiring in 2012.

Harold Thorne Stultz

  • Person
  • 1902-2003

Harold Thorne Stultz (1902–2003) was born in Saint John, New Brunswick, the son of William A. and Blanche (Thorne) Stultz. A graduate of Acadia University (BA 1928), he entered graduate studies at Yale 1928-1930. He finished his graduate studies in entomology at McDonald College in Montreal. He was scientist with the Dominion Entomology Laboratory in Annapolis Royal from 1935 until 1952 when it was moved to a new location in Kentville, NS. During his time in Annapolis Royal in the 1930s and 1940s he created an extensive collection of portrait photographs of area residents. He retired in 1968.

Schenk, V. Mary 1887- 1969

  • Person
  • 1887-1969

Miss Mary Fraser was born in 1887 to James and Fredrica. In 1911, she, along with Miss Mary Ritchie, formed the 1st Halifax Company, the original Girl Guides of Nova Scotia. They had taken ideas from Scouting and Guiding in England and translated it into activities for the thirty gils under their leadership. They participated in hiking, swimming, camping and other outdoor activities. Miss Fraser, the Company's lieutenant, ended up leaving to be married to Thomas M. Schenk. The company disbanded, but this would not be the end of Guiding in Nova Scotia, nor Mrs. Schenk's inlovement in the organization.
In 1927, Mrs. Schenk became District Commissioner for Halifax. During the summer of 1928, she took Miss Dalby, Dominion Field Representative, on a tour of the province, introducing her to Companies and Packs all over Nova Scotia and using her own automobile. Mrs. Schenk helped many Guides and Guiders in the first Nova Scotia Provincial Camp at Hubbards, on the shores of St. Margaret's Bay in 1929. In July, 1930, she was appointed one of two Canadian representatives to the World Conference at Foxlease. This trip is documented in the photo album contained in the collection, and her account of the trip is in Guiding in Nova Scotia.
In 1932, Mrs. Schenk was appointed Division Commissioner for Halifax. She also assisted at the first Provincial Patrol Leader's Camp in French Village. She was awarded the Medal of Merit and the King's Jubilee Medal in 1935, and attended the visit of Lord and Lady Baden-Powell held at Dalhousie University. During the years of World War II, Mrs. Schenk was very active in the war effort, driving a truck for The Magazine Exchange (giving soldiers leaving from Halifax reading material), working at the Navy, Army and Air Force canteens and the A.N.A Club for women, and encouraging Girl Guides to collect goods. In 1942, she was made Provincial Commissioner, a position she held until 1952. She was then made the Provincial Public Relations Commissioner in 1954. Mrs Schenk was awarded the Beaver in 1957, the highest award given in Guiding. In her retirement, Mrs Schenk still remained active in Guiding, and donated a portrait of herself to the Nova Scotia Association. This portrait hangs on the wall in the archives today. Mrs. Schenk passed away in November 1969 at the age of 82.

Thomas Rose

  • Person
  • 1913-1989

Thomas Rose (1913–1989) was born in Halifax NS, the son of James and Blanche (Beazley) Rose. He operated a photography studio in Annapolis Royal from 1948 until 1973.

Crossland, Jean Evelyn (Ernst)

  • Person
  • 1927 - Present (2022)

Jean Evelyn (Ernst) Crossland of Mahone Bay, born in Blockhouse on February 19, 1927, maintained a collection of postcards with correspondence between her parents and other photographs gathered from her Ernst and Crossland family. Her parents were Wilbert Alexander Ernst (b. Apr 1886 in Blockhouse - d. Abt 19 Sep 1981) and Bessie Eldora (Slauenwhite) Ernst (b. 24 Dec 1891 in Northwest - d. Abt 17 Nov 1971). They were married in Northwest on 25 Dec 1909.

Wilbert Alexander Ernst's parents were Hibbert Ernst and Julia Hiltz. They lived in Blockhouse.
Bessie Slaughenwhite's parents were Daniel Slauenwhite and Emma) in Northwest and then Blockhouse. He was a farmer and lumberman.

Jean married Ronald Lee Crossland (born on May 13, 1926) in 1947 in a home in Blockhouse. Ronald was the son of Freeman Crossland. Freeman was previously a cooper making fish barrels at his cooper shop next to his home at the corner of Orchard Street and Parish Street. Freeman Crossland owned the F.S. Crossland Service Station in Mahone Bay at the intersection of Main Street and Edgewater Street, where his son Ronald also worked before opening a garage across the street.

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