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Ross Brothers Photography
Ross Brothers Photography · Corporate body · 1877 - 1881

Photographers with studios in Truro, Pictou, and New Glasgow, NS. Started by Alexander "Alex" James Ross of Pictou, NS, who began operating as "A. J. Ross and Company". Shortly after, his younger brother, John, joined the business and it became known as "Ross Brothers Photography". They expanded from Pictou to New Glasgow, Truro, and Charlottetown, PE. The business was dissolved in 1881 and was succeeded by Isaac Logan Barnhill. Alex Ross left Nova Scotia in 1882 but continued to practice photography independently until 1891.

Charles A. McLennan
Charles A. McLennan · Person · [1884 - 1895]

Photographer that was located in Truro, NS.

Lewis Rice Studios
Lewis Rice Studios · Corporate body · [1890 - 1913]

Photography studio with locations in Truro (1892 - 1907), Springhill, Parrsboro, Windsor, Wolfville, and Amherst, NS; Moosejaw, SK. Ran by Lewis A. Rice in the Thomas Building, Prince St., Truro, NS. He moved to Moosejaw, SK in 1906. He died on 14 October 1913.

C. W. Kelly
C. W. Kelly · Corporate body · 1895 - 1905

Photography studio that was located in Sydney and Truro, NS. Ran by C. W. Kelly, starting at the West End Studio at 23 Prince St., Truro and then moving to the McKay Block, Inglis St., in 1896. Kelly partnered with H. O. Dodge of Bridgewater to open a studio on Charlotte St., Sydney, NS in 1900. The stamp of "Kelly & Dodge" is so far found on photographs dating up to 1905.

Dulcie E. E. Randall · Person · 1915 - 1997

Dulcie Evelyn Everard Randall was born in Birmingham, England on 26 June 1915 to Kathleen Everard. She was adopted within a year of her birth by Dr. Elisha Ambrose Randall and Nina Randall of Truro, NS. She died on 2 August 1997 in Ottawa, ON.

Wilson, Rachel
Wilson, Rachel · Person · 1900 - 1995

Rachel Elizabeth Cooke was born on 20 October 1900 in Portaupique Mountain, Colchester County, Nova Scotia, to Mitchell Cooke and Margaret Ellen (Giddens) Cooke. Rachel trained to be a registered nurse at the Halifax Children's Hospital, graduating in 1925, and worked much of her life in Truro, NS. She married J. Arthur Wilson and the couple lived in Truro. Wilson was very involved all of her life in the Women's Institute of Nova Scotia, for which she served for a time as President and Treasurer. She was also very involved with the Baptist Church. She died on 9 July 1995.

Smith, William Cutten
Smith, William Cutten · Person · 1878 - 1967

William Cutten Smith was a resident of Truro, NS. He was Chairman of the Victoria Park Commission ca. 1951 - 1962.

Kinsman, Gordon
Kinsman, Gordon · Person · d. 1999

Gordon Kinsman was a resident of Truro, Nova Scotia. He served as chair of the Colchester Industries Committee, president of the Colchester Historical Society, was instrumental in the establishment of the Colchester Historical Museum and Archives, and was an amateur historian who researched and collected records on the history of Colchester County. Kinsman died in June 1999.

Municipality of the Town of Truro · Corporate body · 1875 - present

The community of Truro is located in Colchester County, Nova Scotia and was established early in the eighteenth century by Acadian families. Following the expulsion, it was resettled first by New England planters, then Loyalists. At that time is was known as the Township of Truro, however this was mainly a geographic designation. When the Colchester District of Halifax County was legally established in 1792, Truro was within the new district's boundaries. It subsequently became part of the newly-established County of Colchester in 1835. Until 1875, local government in Truro was provided by the Colchester Court of General Sessions of the Peace. That year Truro became a town by an act of incorporation. Truro was geographically part of the Municipal District of Colchester, however as an incorporated town it was administered by its own elected council. The council maintains things like sewers, water, streets and roads, property assessment, police, building inspection, lighting, and animal control. The town imposes taxes which are collected by the town clerk and administered by the treasurer.

Nelson, Harry
Nelson, Harry · Person · 1912 - 1993

Harry Edgar Nelson was born on 26 May 1912 in Clifton, NS. He was a resident of Great Village, Colchester County, Nova Scotia. He married Donalda Hope MacLachlan in 1943. He was a school teacher, a member of the Colchester Historical Society, and an amateur historian. Nelson died in 1993.