Location: New Brunswick Canada

Biography of D. W. Small

D.W. SMALL. – The career of this gentleman and his brothers, who have been associated with him in most of his enterprises, well illustrates the fact that Western life peculiarly develops versatility and adaptability. The Western man must encounter sudden and unexpected obstacles. He must adapt himself to unusual conditions. Precedent is of little use to him. He has to make his own precedents. Hence the population of the Pacific slope is peculiarly noted for a variety of talents. The people learn to go across lots to conclusions. In the fierce struggle for existence which comes in a new country, the man who cannot shift for himself to meet almost anything that comes along is bund, in slang parlance, to “get left.” Our towns have been built up, our resources developed, our hidden wealth revealed, in its manifold phases, by the bold, keen-eyed pioneers, who wait for no favorable fortune to turn up, but simply go themselves and turn something up. One of the types of these restless, versatile spirits is Mr. Small. He was born in 1838 in New Brunswick, whence his father and family went to Maine seven years later. The outbreak of the great war fund our subject prompt to array himself in the army of the Union. He enlisted in the First Maine Cavalry, where he spent a year, and was then discharged on account...

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Biography of Albert Small

Albert Small, the senior member of the firm of Small & Emery, prominent wholesale dealers in and manufacturers of lumber, and proprietors of the Lewiston Lumber Mills, is a native of the province of New Brunswick, born September 30, 1841, and is of English and Scotch ancestry. His great-grandfather Small was a sea captain who emigrated to the state of Maine, where for many years he made his home and headquarters. He attained the advanced age of eighty-seven years, while his wife, who bore the maiden name of Mitchell, reached the remarkable age of ninety-seven. They were the parents of six sons and seven daughters, and the first member of the family to pass away was fifty-two years of age at the time of his death. One of the number, Daniel Small, the father of our subject, was born in New Brunswick, and having arrived at years of maturity married Lavina Monroe, by whom he had nine children, Albert being the third in order of birth. The father passed away at the age of sixty-two years, and the mother died about the same time, at the age of sixty years. They were industrious farming people, and were members of the Baptist church. During his early boyhood Abert Small accompanied his parents on their removal to the Pine Tree state, and he is indebted to the public-school system of Maine...

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McCully, John W. – Obituary

John W. McCully born. 22 May 1821 New Brunswick; died 20 Jan 1899 Joseph, OR – 67 years 7 months 28 days. In 1822 the family moved to OH, stayed until 1844; 1844-1851 in IA; 1852-1862 resident of Jacksonville, OR; 1862-1867 visited Idaho, Montana, and Missouri – attended medical school in St. Louis. He had studied medicine and become a practitioner in IA. 1868-1878 purser on Willamette River steamboats; 1880-1889, resident of Joseph, OR. He was a member of the last Territorial Legislature, representing Jackson Co. Held “high positions” in the Masons. Obituary (1899) from unidentified newspaper. Contributed By:Sandy...

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Vennell, Marguerite Louise Newman Mrs. – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Mrs. M. L. Vennell Dies At Hospital Mrs. Marguerite Louise Vennell of Enterprise passed away Monday, January 3, 1972 at Wallowa Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient for one week. She had been in ill health for several years and had been a resident of Wallowa County for the past seven months. She was born April 18, 1913 at Wilson’s Beach, Campobella Island, New Brunswick, Canada, daughter of Roland and Margaret Mae Newman. On June 13, 1931 she was married to James Joseph Vincent Vennell at St. Andrew’s New Brunswick, Canada. She was a member of the Church of England. Survivors include her husband and a daughter, Mrs. Wm. (Karen) Volkert, both of Enterprise; four daughters, Mrs. Vernon (Anna) Savage of Wilson’s Beach, New Brunswick, Canada, Mrs. Marcella Boushee and Mrs. John (Betty) Maiorea of Manchester, Connecticut, and Mrs. Louis (Brenda) Barber, of Milford, Conn.; two sons, Vernon of East Hartford, Conn., and Ronald of Enfield, Conn.; four brothers, Amos Newman and William Newman, both of Wilson’s Beach, New Brunswick, Canada, Edward Newman of Moneton, New Brunswick, Canada, and Allan Newman of Southington, Conn.; three sisters, Mrs. Muray (Pauline) Newman of Wilson’s Beach, New Brunswick, Canada, Mrs. Ronald (Edna) Calder, Baltimore, Maryland, and Mrs. Herbert (Madelyn) Huntington, Milford, Maine; and 16 grandchildren. Memorial services are today (Thursday) at 2 p.m. at the Bollman...

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Malecite Tribe

Malecite Indians. Various explanations of this name have been given. According to Chamberlain it is from their Micmac name Malisit, broken talkers ; Tanner gives the form as Mahnesheets, meaning ‘slow tongues’; Baraga derives it through the Cree from mayisit or malisit, the ‘disfigured or ugly foot’; Lacombe 1Lacombe, Dict. Cris, 707 agrees with Baraga and gives the etymology as mayi or –mal, deformed, and sit, foot. Maurault’s explanation is radically different from all, as he says it is from Maroudit or Molouidit, ‘those who are of Saint Malo.’ Vetromile says it “comes from malike, which in old Abnaki and also in Delaware means witchcraft,” but adds, “hence the French name Micmac is a substitute for Mareschite,” as he writes the name. According to Chamberlain the name they apply to themselves is Wulastuk-wiuk, dwellers on the beautiful river, or, as given by Maurault, Ouarastegouiaks, those of the river whose bed contains sparkling objects. The Malecite belong to the Abnaki group of the Algonquian stock. Maurault makes a distinction between the Malecite and the Etchimin, but adds that “the remnants of this tribe and the Etchimins are called at the present day Malecites.” Their closest linguistic affinity is with the Passamaquoddy, the language of the two being almost identical, and is closely allied to the New England dialects, but more distant from that of the Micmac. Malecite History Although the...

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Biographical Sketch of Amos Stiles

Amos Stiles, retired, San Bernardino, was born in Kennebec, Maine, in 1823. His father, Israel Stiles, a farmer, moved to the northern part of New Brunswick. In 1843 the subject of this sketch went to Ohio, where he remained four years, and then returned to New Brunswick, where he remained until 1819. He was married in Nova Scotia, in 1849, to Miss Rebecca O’Brien, and soon after his marriage he moved to Utah, where he lived four years. In 1860 he left with teams for California, and arrived in San Bernardino in December of the same year. Here he bought land and engaged in general farming and stock raising, in which he has continued until quite recently. He is now practically retired and enjoying the labor of his hands. He has reared four children, viz.: Rebecca, now Mrs. Ephraim Beardsley; Edward, William E., and Rose, wife of Eli Sparks. Mr. Stiles is a man of education. He attended the Academy at Farmington, Ohio, and taught school for several terms. Religiously, he is a Free-thinker or...

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Passamaquoddy Tribe

Passamaquoddy Indians (Peskěděmakâdi ‘plenty of pollock.’) A small tribe belonging to the Abnaki confederacy, but speaking nearly the same dialect as the Malecite.  They formerly occupied all the region about Passamaquoddy bay and on the St. Croix river and Schoodic lake, on the boundary between Maine and New Brunswick.  Their principal village was Gunasquamekook, on the site of St Andrews, N.B.  They were restricted by the pressure of the white settlements, and in 1866 were settled chiefly at Sebaik, near Perry, on the south side of the bay, and on Lewis Island.  They had other villages at Calais, on Schoodic lake in Washington county, Maine and on St. Croix river in New Brunswick. They were estimated at about 150 in 1726, 130 in 1804, 379 in 1825, and from 400 to 500 in 1859. The Passamaquoddy and Penobscot tribes send to the Maine legislature a representative who is permitted to speak only on matters connected with the affairs of the Indian reservations 1Prince in Proc. Am. Philos. Soc XXXVI, 481, 1897.  See Abnaki Footnotes:   [ + ] 1. ↩ Prince in Proc. Am. Philos. Soc XXXVI, 481,...

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Biography of George W. Garcelon

George W. Garcelon is one of Riverside’s pioneer settlers, and ranks among the leading practical horticulturists of the county. He was born in New Brunswick, in 1832, and reared and schooled in his native place until twenty years of age. In starting in life on his own account he decided to establish himself in the United States. In 1852 he located in Lewiston, Maine, and was there employed as clerk in the drag business. His close attention and studies enabled him to master his calling, and lie became skilled as a druggist and chemist, and in 1856 he established himself in business as a druggist in that city. He married in that city, in 1858, Miss Mary Tobie, daughter of Edward P. Tobie, a well-known citizen of Lewiston, who for more than thirty years held the position of town and city clerk. Mr. Garcelon was successful in his business pursuits, and conducted them until 1872. In that year he sought a home in California, and located at Riverside. Soon after his arrival he purchased a two-and-one-half acre block between Vine and Mulberry and Sixth and Seventh streets and entered upon horticultural pursuits. He also purchased a twenty-acre tract on Brockton Avenue, at the corner of Bandini Avenue. Mr. Garcelon entered heartily into his new calling, growing his own nursery stock and planting citrus and deciduous trees. His experience was...

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Micmac Tribe

Micmac Indians, Mi’kmaq First Nation. (Migmak, ‘allies’; Nigmak, ‘our allies.’ Hewitt). Alternative names for the Micmac, which can be found in historical sources, include Gaspesians, Souriquois, Acadians and Tarrantines; in the mid-19th century Silas Rand recorded the word wejebowkwejik as a self-ascription. 1McGee, Harold Franklin, Jr. Micmac-Mi’kmaq, published online in The Canadian Encyclopedia, 2012. An important Algonquian tribe that occupied Nova Scotia, Cape Breton and Prince Edward Islands, the north part of New Brunswick, and probably points in south and west Newfoundland. While their neighbors the Abnaki have close linguistic relations with the Algonquian tribes of the great lakes, the Micmac...

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Biography of George B. Calhoun, M.D.

GEORGE B. CALHOUN,M.D. – There are but few men better known or more highly respected in the medical profession on Puget Sound than Doctor Calhoun, an excellent portrait of whom appears in this history. He is a native of New Brunswick, and was born October 19, 1837, his parents being John and Mary (Brewster) Calhoun. When he was but a small boy, he moved with his parents to the sunny South, locating in Maryland. His father, being a shipowner and seafaring man, was stricken, while on a voyage to the Bermudas, with yellow fever, from which he died. Our subject, with his widowed mother, then moved to East Boston, and a few years alter was placed in the excellent Horton Academy, Nova Scotia, where he remained until 1857. He was then sent to the university at Glasgow, Scotland, and after five years’ constant application was awarded his degree, standing near the head of his class. In 1862 he returned to America. After traveling two years for pleasure, he entered the United States army as assistant surgeon, remaining in that capacity until June, 1865. In August of the latter year, he came via the Nicaragua route to the Pacific coast, and in June, 1866, took charge of the marine hospital at Port Angles. But, Congress designating Port Townsend as the port of entry, Doctor Calhoun took up his residence in...

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