Claybelt Chronicles Volume Five

Claybelt Chronicles ~ Volume 5

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: 978-0-9864785-05-1 | WMPub#7955 | 8½" x 11"
210 pages, trade paperback | $30.00

Table of Contents

Volume FIVE includes the interviews from the following seniors:

Bowers, Allan Robert Rowe

Bumstead, June Elva (née Willard)

Burnett, Sheila May (née Card)

Caldwell, William Charles

Checkley, Spencer

Dobbs, Sheldon Charles

Dudgeon, William Edwin

Edwards, Harold Wesley

Edwards, Norma Jean (née Byerlay)

Farrow, Irma Anna (née McGrath)

Fowler, Dorothy Margaret (née Scott)

Gagne, William Edward

Hearn, Wilfred Edward

Hermiston, Ernest Bruce

Hetherington, John William

Huff, Eleanor (née McFarlane)

Jarvis, Daniel Gene McGee

Johnson, George

Johnson, Marian Elizabeth (née Catt)

Kelly, Marjorie Emeline (née Sheppard)

Lavigne, Mary Kathleen (née Fleming)

Leveille, Isabelle Fanny (Smith) (née Bowers)

Loach, Thomas Albert

McDonald, Ross Douglas

McKelvie, Eleanor June (née Scott)

Patriquin, Alice Irene (née Miller)

Poupore, Andrew William

Robertson, Ronald Leonard

Ross, Nola Verna Genevieve (née Taylor)

Shepherdson, Ruth Elsie (née Tucker)

Strah, Patricia A. (née Leng)

Taylor, Linda Davis (née Turner)

Tessier, Dorothy Viola (née Aitchison)

Villneff, Ernest Wesley

Walsh, Alva Marie ("Toots") (née Parker)

Waugh, Douglas Glen

White, Kathleen Stuart (née Nixon)

Williams, Vernon Clair

Wilson, Nora Cairine (née McKee)

Young, John Ivan Morley