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Wynot, Robert Arthur

  • Personne
  • 1914-2000

Robert Arthur Wynot was born in 1914. His parents were Wellesley M. Wynot and Florence Melinda (Joudrey) Wynot. He lived in Mahone Bay and was a marine engineer who, at one point, worked for Nugold Mining Corporation Limited at the gold mine in Blockhouse, NS. He passed away in 2000.

Frank W. Jordan

  • Personne
  • 1916-2012

Frank Wendall Jordan was born 17 November, 1916 in Sherbrooke, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia, to John Abner Jordan and Blanche Augusta MacDonald Jordan. While training with the Royal Canadian Air Force, he met Joan Francis Barrington Armstrong in Sydney, Nova Scotia. They married, and returned to Sherbrooke, where they raised two daughters.

In addition to the RCAF, Frank worked in mines in Ontario, operated a general store on Main Street in Sherbrooke, then followed his sister Jennie Cruickshank into the role of Postmaster, later serving as President of the Nova Scotia Postmasters Association for District # 5. He was a devoted gardener who kept a beautiful home. Frank volunteered for many local associations, notably serving as Chair of the Sherbrooke Village Commission and President of the St. Mary’s Historical Society in the 1970s. His passion for regional history resulted in a rich fonds of material relating to life in the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s. Frank Jordan passed away on 31 May, 2012, at the age of 95.

Ernst, Maurice Lorraine

  • Personne
  • 1905-1942

Maurice Lorraine Ernst, the son of Alexander Ernst of Indian Point and Martha Helena (Heisler) Ernst of Tancook Island, was born on December 22, 1905. He lived with his parents at Indian Point. Maurice married Floral Muretta Dorey from Martins River in Armdale, Halifax on June 18, 1929. At the time of the marriage, Maurice was still living in Indian Point, where he was a farmer and a butcher who raised his own beef, pork, and poultry, which he sold along with his vegetables and hand-carved yokes. He also owned one of the two blacksmith shops in Indian Point, where he was known for shoeing oxen. He raised many pairs of oxen over the years and participated in the South Shore Exhibition with them, where he often won prizes, including first prize c. 1940-1941. He passed away in 1942.

Keddy, Verna Belle

  • Personne
  • 1903-1982

Verna Belle Keddy was born on June 14, 1903 in Northwest, just outside of Blockhouse, NS. Her parents were Alfred Norman Keddy and Eva Luella Eisenhauer, who lived in Northwest. Verna Belle never married. In the 1921 census, her occupation is listed as “student.” She died on May 15, 1982.

Mader, George Alexander

  • Personne
  • 1848-1925

George Alexander Mader, son of John Adam Mader and Maria Zwicker, was born April 17, 1848 and died 1925 in Mahone Bay. He married Sophia Adelaide Slauenwhite in 1873. Their son, George Alexander Mader (II), born Nov 26, 1894 in Mahone Bay and died 1949 Mahone Bay. He married Mildred Mary Elizabeth Winters in 1925. At the time of his marriage he was a “hotel clerk” and at the time of his death he was a “retired hotel proprietor”.

Lantz, Perry

  • Personne
  • 1885-1951

Perry Lantz, the son of the farmer Timothy Lantz and his wife Sarah (James) Lantz, was born March 26, 1885. The family lived in Blockhouse (1891), Oakland (1901), Mahone Bay (1911), and Clearland. Perry was a farmer and a carpenter and was also involved with the local Baptist and Pentacostal Church and even held Pentacostal meetings c. 1935 in his home. Perry married Effie Melsina (Corkum) Hirtle (c.1954-55), who had previously been married to, and had children with, Seaforth Ulysses Hirtle (d. 1951). Perry was listed as a carpenter up until 1958 and passed away in 1959.

Ham, Henry Emanuel

  • Personne
  • 1821-1905

Henry Emanuel Ham was born 18 Feb 1821 and died 26 Jan 1905. His parents were John Philip Ham and Dorothy Bruhm. He married Caroline Matilda Veinot on April 4, 1846. He was a blacksmith in Mahone Bay according to the 1871 census, when he was 50 years old, so he was probably working as a blacksmith long before then. His son Richard Emmanuel Ham was working as a blacksmith at Blockhouse from at least 1891 until at least 1896, when he married Martha Maud Boyd in Shelburne where he eventually moved. Henry was still working as a blacksmith in 1901, just four years before his death.

Andrews, John Alexander

  • Personne
  • 1852-1911

John Alexander Andrews was born Feb 15, 1852 in Indian Point to Daniel Andrews and Eliza Zwicker. He was a farmer and married Catherine Rachel Ernst on Feb 26, 1880 in Mahone Bay. Before he died on March 29, 1911, he and Catherine had eleven children: Arthur Andrews (b. abt 1880); Lida Elizabeth Andrews (b. 13 Mar 1883 - d. 26 Jun 1979); John Alexander Andrews (b. 3 Aug 1885 in Indian Point- d. 15 Jun 1966 in Indian Point); Charles Edwin Andrews (b. 1887-d. 5 Jan 1908); James Kenneth Andrews (b. 13 Jun 1889 in Indian Point - d. 12 Jun 1973 in Indian Point); Annie Victoria Andrews (b. abt 1893); Samuel Benjamin Andrews (b. 8 Aug 1894 - d. 24 Aug 1927); Wilfred Arthur Andrews (b. 1 Jan 1897 in Indian Point - d. 24 Aug 1927); David Albert Andrews (b. 1 Dec 1900 in Oakland - d. 3 Dec 1982 in Indian Point); Glennie Bell Andrews (b. 18 Mar 1903 - d. 24 Dec 1998); Reginald Sharp Andrews (b. September 23, 1905 - d. 24 Aug 1927). Reginald, Samuel, and Wilfred were all lost at sea on the schooner Uda R. Corkum during the gale of 24 August 1927.

Ellis, Emma

  • Ellis, Emma
  • Personne
  • 1864 - 1950

Emma Ellis was born on 18 June 1864 in Nova Scotia to Robert Ellis and Nancy Ryan. She was a school teacher. She participated in the Expo-Africa program through St. Andrew's United Church, in which she taught children in South Africa circa 1909. She died on 2 February 1950 in Lower Truro, NS.

Fulton, Frank

  • Fulton, Frank
  • Personne
  • 1927 - 1985

Francis (Frank) Robert Fulton was born 31 December 1927 in Truro, NS. He was the son of Norman Lester Fulton, with whom he established and co-owned Fulton's Insurance, located on Young St., Truro, NS. His brother, Don Fulton, would also become co-owner of the business. He retired from the insurance business in 1975, but continued to work as an artist. He made sculptures from ironworks and became well-known as the "Iron Man", opening shops in Truro, Pugwash, and Glenholme, NS. Frank also had a large collection of antique firearms. He died in 1985.

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