Item - 2007.36.23c

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  • April 1935 (Creation)
    Blaikie Family
    Great Village (N.S.)

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1 postcard

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(1837 - present)

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The Blaikie Family lineage begins with John McKay Blaikie (1837 – 1929), prominent merchant, shipbuilder, and lumberman of the mid- to late-1800s. He and his first wife, Adelaide McLellan, had three sons and a daughter. Their sons were John Arthur Blaikie (1862 – 1938), a customs officer; Thomas David Blaikie (1864 – 1951), owner and manager of the Great Village Creamery; and Gloud Wilson Blaikie (1867 – 1930), owner and operator of the Londonderry Stove Works Co. Their daughter, Annie Blanche Blaikie (1860 - 1879), died at 19-years-old. After the death of Adelaide, John McKay married her first cousin, Melinda Gould (nee McLellan) (1842 – 1920). All three sons married and remained in the area until their deaths; only John Arthur and Gloud Wilson had children. The descendants of the Blaikie Family continued to occupy the Great Village area of Nova Scotia for over a century.

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This item is a postcard with a black and white photograph of Great Village, NS, titled "A View in Great Village, N. S.". Visible are the tourist cabins that were located below the home of Edmund Munroe Johnson and Annie Blanche (Blaikie) Johnson on the Great Village River; they were in this location from the 1920s to the 1940s. The postcard is addressed to "Mr. and Mrs. Russell Peppard" [Russell Waldo Peppard and Melinda Gould (Blaikie) Peppard], Irvington, NJ. The note reads: "Easter Greetings, love Johnson Family".

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