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MacMillan, A.S.
microfilm reel 10,893 · Person · 1870-1955

Alexander Stirling MacMillan, contractor, builder, lumberman, and politician, was born 31 October 1870 at Upper South River, Antigonish Co., N.S., the son of Allan and Euphemia Ann (Gunn) MacMillian. He was president of Fundy Construction Co. and held varous public offices including MLA for Digby Co., 1928-1933; Hants Co., 1933-1945; House of Assembly opposition leader, 1931-1933; member of Legislative Council, 1928; and minister of highways and public works, 1925-1933. MacMillan served as premier of Nova Scotia from 10 July 1940 to 8 September 1945. He was also provincial secretary 1940-1945, chairman of the Highways Board and the Nova Scotia Power Commission, and active in several civic organizations including the North British Society. He died 7 August 1955 at Halifax.

Dennis, Agnes
microfilm reel 10,219 · Person · 1859-1947

Agnes Miller was born 11 April 1859 at Truro, N.S., the daughter of Alexander and Sarah (Archibald) Miller. She attended Truro's Model and Normal Schools and taught at the Model School for two years prior to her marriage in 1878 to William Dennis, later owner and publisher of the Halifax Herald and senator. The couple had four sons and six daughters. Dennis began her public work in 1903, serving as president of the Halifax Victorian Order of Nurses for forty-three years. She was also a charter member and president of the Halifax Local Council of Women, 1905-1920, and executive member of its national council. Through the LCW, she assisted in organizing the Nova Scotia Provincial Red Cross Society and served as president, 1914-1920. Other organizations in which she actively participated include the Women's Auxiliary, YMCA 1910-1921, Halifax Relief Committee, Canadian Council of Immigration of Women, and Nova Scotia Provincial Girl Guides. She was also president of Halifax Herald Limited. Dennis received several national and international awards for her achievements including the Belgian Order of Queen Elizabeth (1919), Commander of the British Empire (CBE, 1934), King's Silver Jubilee Medal (1935) and honourary degrees from Acadia (MA, 1920) and Dalhousie (LLD, 1940). She died at Halifax on 21 April 1947.

d'Entremont, Isabelle Marie
d'Entremont, Isabelle Marie · Person · 1929-2006

Fille d’Oscar William d'Entremont et d’Anne Àrtenise d'Entremont. Elle fut née le 5 mai 1920 à Pubnico Ouest le Bas. Le 29 Octobre 1956, elle s’est mariée à Austin William d’Entremont.
Ils avaient trois enfants : Aubrey, Chesley et Victoria.

Isabelle avait une passion pour l’art, la culture et l’histoire. Elle était fière de son héritage Acadien.
Elle était un peintre accompli.
Isabelle était un membre de Les Dames de Sainte Anne ; La Société Historique de Pubnico Ouest et la Société d'art de Yarmouth.
Elle a écrit dans le livre « Récollection du Passé à Pubnico ».
Elle est morte le 12 septembre 2009 à l’hôpital de Yarmouth.

Cautley, Richard W.
album-of-photographs-illustrating-report-to-commissioner-of-national-parks · Person · 1873-1953

Richard W. Cautley was born at Ipswich England in 1873. He came to Canada at the age of 17, and was employed by a surveying firm in British Columbia. Later, he went north into the Klondike at the time of the gold rush and was engaged in the recording and inspection of mineral claim surveys. After the Klondike Gold Rush, Cautley moved to Edmonton, AB, where he formed the land surveying firm of Cautley and Cote. Later, he went into partnership with his brother Reginald Hutton Cautley. Between 1913 and 1924, Mr. Cautley was engaged as one of the commissioners of the survey of the Alberta-British Columbia boundary. He then moved to Ottawa to work for the former Department of the Interior. He was responsible for the survey work of many of the national park sites in the Maritime provinces. He died in Victoria, British Columbia on September 13, 1953.

Cogswell, A.R.
accession 1992-414 · Person · 1860-ca. 1936

Alfred Robie Cogswell was born 1 February 1860 at Halifax, N.S., the eldest son of Alfred C. Cogswell, D.D.S. and Sarah (Parker). He was a mechanical engineer and resided in Lidell, Napa County, Calif. in the mid-1880s before returning to Halifax where he was listed as an electrician and superintendent at Halifax Illuminating and Motor Company, ca. 1890-1895. In 1895 he opened a professional photography studio and supply store at 253 Pleasant Street, Halifax, under the name A.R. Cogswell. In 1902 he was listed with Maritime Photo Supply. By the following year, Cogwell's business was called A.R. Cogswell and Co., "The Electric Studio", and was located at 103 Granville Street. In 1919 Cogswell sold his studio to E.L. Lydiard and C.F. Ring. He and his wife, Huldah Sarah Oland (1853-ca. 1936), daughter of John James Dunn Oland and Susannah Oland of England, were married 20 September 1886 at Dartmouth, N.S. After the sale of Cogswells studio, the couple moved to Daytona Beach and died there ca. 1936.

Cornwall, A.E.
accession 1984-497 · Person · 1868-1958

Arthur Edward Cornwell was born on 11 February 1868 in Sandy Cove, Nova Scotia, the youngest of three children born to Edmund and Matilda (Burns) Cornwell. When he was young his family moved to Deep Brook, Annapolis County, where his father died intestate in 1890. Arthur then had to take care of his family; his father's estate was divided between him and his mother by 1902. The documents from this time make a clear reference to the fact that he had a dark room under the stairs. On 3 November 1897 he married Esther Cordelia Currell of Centrelea, Annapolis County. He changed his name from Cornwell to Cornwall between the 1901 census and the birth of his daughter, Anne Ruth, in 1905. He and his wife had two other children: Freda May (1899-1908) and Arthur Basil (1912-1998). He was a noted photographer in Hantsport, Nova Scotia. In 1911 Arthur Cornwall went west to try homesteading in Alberta, but returned to Nova Scotia by Christmas of that year. He returned to Alberta in 1915 to do further work but by 1920 had lost his holdings. He spent the remainder of his life in Hantsport, moving to his daughter's home in 1957. He died on 6 March 1958 in Centreville, New Brunswick and was buried in Hantsport, Nova Scotia.

Hawkins, Arthur Charles
accession 1982-450 / 001 · Person · 1861-1926

Arthur Charles Hawkins was a physician and mayor of Halifax during the 1918 influenza pandemic, and is credited with being a key influence in keeping Nova Scotia's death rate comparably low. The son of Charles A. Hawkins and Charlotte (Simpson) Hawkins, he was born at Avondale (Newport Landing), Nova Scotia, in 1861. He attended Halifax Medical College and Dalhousie, completing his studies at McGill University, where he obtained his MD in 1885. He settled in Halifax and was appointed house surgeon at the Provincial and City Hospital by the Commission of Public Charities from 1885-1886. He later served as coroner for Halifax County and held positions as medical officer with the Immigration Branch of the Department of the Interior and attending surgeon at Victoria General Hospital. Hawkins was a Halifax City alderman for ward six from 1897-1908. He lost the election for mayor in 1908, but was returned to Council as alderman for ward five from 1911-1913. In 1918-1919 he was mayor of Halifax, but was defeated in the 1919 election and again in the mayoralty election of 1920. A former Liberal Party supporter, he ran unsuccessfully for the Labour Party in the 1921 federal election in Halifax. Hawkins was active in public health, as well as community organizations aimed at helping the poor. He opened his home to assist victims of the Halifax Explosion in 1917. He was married to Caroline (Cassie) McLelan Spike, with whom he had six children: Gertrude (Dolly), Rupert, Dorothy, Arthur, Mary Caroline (Carol), and James ("Pete"). Hawkins died on 19 March 1926.

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.

Cox, A. William
Nova Scotia Archives accession 2011-009 · Person · 1921-2008

A. William Cox was born on 13 May 1921 at Saint John, New Brunswick, the son of Arthur Earle and Anna Beatrice (McGinley) Cox. He attended public schools in Saint John and graduated from Acadia University with a BA in 1942. While at university he served as an officer in the Canadian Officers Training Corps (COTC), and upon graduation was posted to Great Britain. After discharge he studied law at New College, Oxford, before returning to Nova Scotia and entering Dalhousie Law School, graduating with an LL.B. in 1949. He continued to serve in the Canadian Militia, retiring as a Lt.-Colonel. He became a well known trial lawyer and senior partner with Cox Downie from 1963 to 1991. He was a past-president of the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society (1971-1972), Federation of Law Societies of Canada (1975-1976) and Canadian Barristers' Association (1980-1981). He also served as the President of the Saraguay Club, Treasurer of the Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative Party, and Vice-President of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada. He chaired the Nova Scotia Committee on Implementation of Legal Aid (1971) that led to the introduction of Provincial Legal Aid in Nova Scotia. He also served as a columnist with the Halifax Chronicle-Herald beginning in 1997. He was married to Margaret Macpherson and they had four daughters. He died in Halifax, Nova Scotia on 8 October 2008.