Claybelt Chronicles Volume One

Claybelt Chronicles ~ Volume 1

In 2006, the Little Claybelt Homesteaders Museum started interviewing our Temiskaming seniors to capture their stories and help keep the history of the area alive with as many first-hand accounts as possible.

First the seniors with roots in the pioneer days of Temiskaming were interviewed. Then the tapes were transcribed, then edited to place the text into a first person perspective. To date [2010] there are 150 interviews accomplished, and in 2010 more are still being interviewed. This series of books contains about 40 interviews each, and expects to be 5 or more books in length as the project continues. The complete list of people interviewed for all volumes is on the Little Claybelt Homesteaders Museum page, linked here. It will tell in which volume that person's interview appears.

Get a great look at our past from a personal viewpoint of the people who helped shape the present. If you're in the area, the Museum is open in the summer. The books are available from the Gift Shop there as well.

Go here for the Table of Contents for this volume,
showing the list of interviews included

Go here for the INDEX to this volume.

ISBN: 978-0-986478-50-5 | WMPub#7951 | 8½" x 11"
188 pages, trade paperback | $30.00

Table of Contents

Volume One includes the interviews from the following seniors:

Armstrong, Allen

Bisson, Ruby Madeline (née Simmons)

Caldwell, Alvin Manley

Calvert, John

Carson, Russell Garnett

Chamberlin, Frances Lillian (née Melitzer)

Desjardins, Raymonde Donalda (née Paiement)

Field, Dora (née Foley)

Fielder, Elsie (née Barker)

Foley, Gwendolyn Mary (née Walker)

Gilboe, Margaret Sylvia (née Sumbler)

Giles, Melville David

Hobbs, Walter Thornloe

Houston, John Hartley

Jarvis, William Hager

Jarvis, Mary Elizabeth (née Wright)

Jenkinson, Henry John

Josefowich, Tom Phillip

Kemp, Frank Edward

Kenty, Harold Arthur

Leslie, Bogart Norman

Maddock, Elsie Ashmore (née Arnold)

Malick, Florence (née Pirie)

Mason, Mabel Edith (née Overton)

McLaren, Peter Bertrum Dalton

McLaren, William David Ivan

Messenger, Donald Morgan

Peters, Roy Albert

Pipe, Robert Findlater

Pollard, Douglas Charles

Pringle, Edra Beatrice

Reid, Charles Douglas

Scully, Maurice Joseph (Father)

Seymour, Annie Farish Caruthers Shankland

Shortt, Ann May (née McKee)

Smith, Gwendolyn (née Bonney)

Spangler, Hazel (née Pringle)

Taylor, Wadie Bernadetta Theresa (née Kulakoski)

Wadge, Bessie Gertrude (née Jibb)

Walton, Harley Gillette