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Williams, Betty, b. 1913

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  • b. 1913

Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Williams born in Wolfville on 18 August 1913. She graduated from Acadia in 1934 with a BA and in 1940 with an MA. She taught school in Nova Scotia for seven years. In 1941, she married Ralph Chapman of Amherst, NS

William S. Eagles, 1871-1947

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  • 1871-1947

William Stuart Nelson Eagles was the son of Gideon and Mary Ann (nee Davis) Eagles. He married Elsie Jane Davison and had three children. According to the Eagles Families of North America (page 117-119), William left the Gaspereau Valley and went to Portsmouth, NH, for several years. He returned to the Hantsport area and worked as a butcher before going back to Vermont. In 1902, William came back to Kings County and had a farm and saw mill in Gaspereau.

William P. Lonc

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  • 1930-2014

William P. Lonc, a Jesuit priest and a professor of physics at Saint Mary's. Born in London, Ontario in 1930, he joined the Jesuits in 1954, and obtained a PhD in Physics from Saint Louis University in 1965.

During his time at Saint Mary's he was an expert in astrophysics and microwave technology.

He died on November 27, 2014 in Pickering, Ontario.

William Farrell

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  • 1925-

Made cadet in 1943, and an ordinary seaman in 1944. Tended multiple training courses for aviation, eventually making the 825 squadron which served abord the HMCS Warrior (later renumbered as 880, as 825 was returned to the Royal Navy), and later the HMCS Magnificent. He was then promoted to a member of staff at Stadacona for the Maritime Wartime School, he served during the Korean war abord the HMCS Iroquois. After this he resumed instructional duties, eventually returning to Stadacona as First Lieutenant Commander. He retired from the Military in 1967 and switched to bush flying and forest spraying.

William Chisholm

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  • 1870-1936

William Chisholm was born Dec 8 1870 at Heatherton, Antigonish County, the son John and Isabella Chisholm. He was educated in local schools; attended St F X, graduating with a BA. For a number of years, he taught school at Heatherton and New France. Eventually he began the practice of law in partnership with C F MacIsaac at Antigonish. He was elected to parliament in a 1905 by-election and served the constituency til 1916; served as MLA from 1916 til 1933 and served as leader of the opposition from 1925 to 1928.

Wilkinson, John M.

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John M. Wilkinson was originally from Guysboro, Nova Scotia. In 1954 he married Janet Mabel White in Boston, MA. They subsequently lived in Alberta for several years before returning to Nova Scotia in 1958.

Wiles, Don R.

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  • 1924-2022

Donald Roy Wiles (1924-2022), amateur linguist and chemistry professor, was born in Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada in August 1924 to Neil Douglas Wiles (1899-1983) and Hilda M. (Vaughan) Wiles (1896-1986). Educated in Amherst, then Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick he earned a Bachelor of Science degree 1946, and Bachelor of Education degree 1947. Before his career in chemistry took him to Norway, the United States, and Western Canada, he spent the summer of 1946 visiting his mother’s family in Martin’s Point, Lunenburg County. Both sides of the family could trace their roots back to the “Foreign Protestants” who first settled Lunenburg. While there he recorded the German language spoken by the elders of that community and wrote down some of the German customs persisting there. After earning his Ph.D. in nuclear chemistry from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States in 1953, he worked at the University of British Columbia 1955-1959, then joined the Chemistry Department faculty at Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario from 1959 until his retirement in September 1990. He continued teaching occasional courses in chemistry until just before his death on July 13, 2022 in Almonte, Ontario.

Wightman, John, 1900-1989

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  • 1900-1989

John Wightman was born in Digby, Nova Scotia on 1 February 1900, the son of George Warren and Mary Edith (Coombs) Wightman, descendants of United Empire Loyalists. He studied at both Mount Allison and McGill Universities. At the latter he received a B.Sc. (Mining Engineering) in 1922. Thereafter, between 1922 and June 1926, he worked in British Columbia in the vicinity of Kimberley, surveying, mapping, and drafting. From June 1926 to September 1934 he did explorations in Eastern Canada investigating mineral claims. From September 1934 to July 1946 he was the resident engineer in charge of operations for Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company of Canada (Cominco) and served as mine manager at the Caribou Gold Mines, in Caribou, Halifax County. In 1946, he was transferred to Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories, staying until February 1947 when he became the testing engineer at the Sullivan Mine in Kimberley, British Columbia. He died in 1989.

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