Ruby Lillian Kaiser Fonds

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Ruby Lillian Kaiser Fonds

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Fonds

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2014.007

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  • ca. 1943 – 2014 (Creation)
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    Ruby Lillian Kaiser
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    Sonora

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19 cm of textual records.

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(1930-2015)

Biographical history

Ruby Lillian Kaiser was born in Sonora, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia in 1930. The daughter of Asa and Edna (Burns) Jordan, she had five siblings. Ruby held a life-long interest in the local history and geneaology of Sonora and area, and collected relevant photographs, newspaper clippings, obituaries, memorials, and other geneaology records. She was a member of Sonora Baptist Church, the Sonora branch of the Women’s Institute of Nova Scotia, Women’s Baptist Missionary Society, and the St. Mary’s Garden Club. She married Victor Kaiser in 1953 and they had three children.

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The fonds was created by Ruby Kaiser and donated by her to the St. Mary's Genealogy Research Centre at Sherbrooke Village in 2014.

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Fonds consists of four scrapbooks, miscellaneous newspaper clippings, obituaries, funeral service programs, memoriams, geneaology files and photocopied photographs relating to the Burns, Jordan (Jordain), Mahar, and Pride (Pryde) families, community histories of Sonora, Wedge Island, and Wine Harbour, and other miscellaneous local history and geneaology files and correspondence pertaining to the St. Mary's River region. Some materials are copies of 19th century records.

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  • English

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