Claybelt Chronicles Volume Four

Claybelt Chronicles ~ Volume 4

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: 978-0-986478-53-6 | WMPub#7954 | 8½" x 11"
200 pages, trade paperback | $30.00

Table of Contents

Volume Four includes the interviews from the following seniors:

Aitchison, Marie Lena Ellen (née Hearn)

Alexander, Vera Willis (née Gilchrist)

Bailey, Wilfred John

Beatty, Doris Marion (née Field)

Boileau, Andre Aime

Brazeau, Marcel

Brown, James Glen

Bumstead, William 'Bill'

Carter, Mary Marguerite (née Kirkey)

Chitaroni, Joseph 'Giuseppe' or 'Pep'

Connors, Arden James

Digulla, Vida Winifred (née Porteous)

Eckensviller, Lawrence (Bun) Leverne

Edwards, Douglas Frederick

Farrow, Clifford

Fleming, Lawrence Ernest

Gray, Leslie Alexander

Hamilton, Malcolm Campbell (Mac)

Hamilton, Noella 'Nonie' (née Kingston)

Hobbs, Laura Mae (née Doupe)

Jackson, Malcolm David

Jones, Richard 'Dick' Leonard

Kaufmann, Inga Ruth (née Bartlett)

Maille, Jeanne Olive (née Richardson)

McBride, Shirley Joan (née McBride)

McKnight, William

McNamara, Mary Arden (née Clarkson)

Messenger, Doris Vivian Caroline (née Kramp)

Miller, Audrey (née Bilton)

Peckover, Alice Muriel (née Foster)

Read, Earl Alfred

Seed, Albert Edward

Shields, Phyllis Mary (née Green)

Spencer, Gordon Frank

Tessier, Paul Arthur

Tremblay, Marie Marguerite Yvonne

Trudel, Joseph Jean Napoléon

Villneff, Margaret Shirley (née Cook)(Arnott)

Walton, Glenn Thomas

Wilson, Ruby Bernice (née Knowles)