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Katherine L. Stoddard family fonds
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- Textual record
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[ca. 1784-1998] (Creation)
- Katherine L. Stoddard family
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12.5 cm of textual records
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Name of creator
Katherine Laura Stoddard was born on June 16, 1927 in Wileville, Lunenburg County. Her parents were Clarence Simon Stoddard and Eva Kathryn Siteman who was the daughter of Charles Edward Siteman and Jessie (Robson) Siteman of Ship Harbour. Katherine grew up in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia and later lived in Hantsport. Like her mother, Katherine worked as a school teacher but was also very active in genealogy. She never married and lives in the Windsor Elms seniors’ home in Windsor, Nova Scotia.
Katherine’s father, Clarence Stoddard, was the son of Robert Jamison Stoddard, originally of Clam Harbour, and Harriet “Edith” Ritcey of Musquodoboit Harbour. Robert Jamison was the son of Thomas Stoddard and Elizabeth Eisan of Clam Harbour. Thomas was a ship captain and died in 1858. Thomas’s grandfather, also Thomas Stoddard (b. before 1740) had come to Nova Scotia from Scotland c. 1760.
Records were donated by Robert McCurdy of Middle Musquodoboit on June 20, 2011. Mr. McCurdy is Katherine L. Stoddard’s first cousin and likely acquired her records when she moved into the Windsor Elms seniors’ home.
Scope and content
Fonds consists primarily of documents related to Katherine L. Stoddard’s research and her interest in genealogy, particularly that of her own family. Stoddard’s records include information related to many Eastern Shore families, including the Stoddard and Ritcey families, as well as local history. Fonds also includes correspondence, cookbooks and handwritten recipes, photographs, postcards, maps, certificates, land grants, yearbooks, deeds, and wills.
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Donated by Robert McCurdy in 2011.
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Open to researchers without restrictions.
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No further accruals are expected.
Includes: 16 folders of textual records, 1 book, 1 map, 1 photograph, 1 postcard
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- Land grants
- Vital Statistics
- World War 1, 1914-1918
- World War I, 1914-1918 - Correspondence, reminiscences, etc.
- Merchant marine
- Hotels, motels, etc.
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