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August 2003
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Update Sept 30,  2003 

Date: 9/6/2003
Name: Midge
Location: Nova Scotia
E-Mail: midge@ns.sympatico.ca


Date: 9/6/2003
Name: Taya Skinner
Location: Edmonton, Ab
E-Mail: rommie@telus.net

Comments: I was born in Yarmouth,1958, went to Milton Elementary.
I still have family there.
Aunt Becky (Crosby)formally Forbes
Sid Skinner is my Dad (Aunt Beckys brother)
Evelyn Smith is my Mom, also called Beulah
I am looking for photos of the inside of the cotton mill.
My grandfather worked there for years. (Moms dad Clifford Smith)or of myself and my parents when they were young.
We have NONE

Date: 9/7/2003
Name: Don Casey
Location: Calgary Alberta
E-Mail: dcasey@ensigngroup.com

Comments: Happy to see this web page. This is very important to those who are so far from home.

Don Casey
Safety Supervisor
Ensign Drilling

Cell- 780-719-9219

Date: 9/7/2003
Name: Susan Nickerson-Hanson 
Location: Bermuda Dunes, Ca. U.S.A.
E-Mail: snick1958@dc.rr.com

Comments: Best vacation of my life. Thanks to a couple of friends of my parents, who lived there for the summer for the past 8 years, and unfortunately had to come home becase of health reasons.Heather and Gloria are now part of our family and will remain so forever. Thank you HEATHGLO!!!! You are in our greatest debt and are welcome whenever , forever!
Bob and Barbara Nickerson's 2nd child...Susan Nickerson Hanson

Date: 9/7/2003
Name: susan hanson
Location: Bermuda Dunes, Ca. U.S.A.
E-Mail: snick1958@dc.rr.com


Date: 9/8/2003
Name: Jean MacGregor Simon
Location: Huntsville, Alabama 
E-Mail: Rjmsimon@knology.net

Comments: Re:  My dad (the late Dr. Judson Stewart MacGregor of Nova Scotia, Boston & Milton, Massachusetts)'s first cousin, Gordon Sullivan Hatfield, son of Dad's "Aunt Fan", or Frances nee Hatfield, 2nd wife of John Ashley Hatfield.  Gordon was born 9 Oct. 1871 in Tusket Falls, Yarmouth County, NS, brother of "Chrissie" Hatfield, telephone exchange operator 1940's to early 1960's in Tusket.  I would like to correspond (my email is Rjmsimon@knology.net) with friends and relatives of Chrissie and Gordon Hatfield.  I can explain that I heard that Gordon's mother never wanted him to be a photographer. Possibly Gordon's wife, nee Nettie Gavel, didn't want him to either?  Does anyone have a copy of the photo mentioned below from your website, a photo which Gordon took?  This photo doesn't show on my computer screen.  I do know that Gordon took the photo of my family, headed by my grandfather, Rev. Peter Stewart MacGregor a former minister of Baptist Church probably in Tusket, his wife - my grandmother, Bessie Hatfield, nee Elizabeth Maria Hatfield daughter of Jacob Hatfield and Eleanor Jane MacKinnon of Tusket, of my father Judson, & his siblings Charles Harold MacGregor, Jean Hatfield MacGregor, and George Everett MacGregor, ca. 1900.  I am hoping that the photo referred to on your website might be my family, but I'd have to see the photo to identify it.  If anyone has a photo of Jacob Hatfield who died ca. 1861, when my grandmother was age 2, I'd love to see that as well!

Here's the text from your website mentioning Gordon Sullivan Hatfield, whom I've met, I think, when I was a little child in the 1940's, if the page will permit me to copy and paste it here:

"A Notable Native of Tusket Falls 
Gordon Sullivan Hatfield was born in Tusket Falls in 1871.  He was a professional photographer early in his career and managed to combine photography with farming.   He owned a considerable amount of land in the area and was successful as a commercial grower of strawberries and blueberries.  He owned real estate on Yarmouth's Main Street and maintained other business interests in the town.  His photography business operated from 1900 to about 1915 and, by 1903, he ran a full studio across from his house in the village of Tusket.  An added attraction on this site was an ice cream parlour run by Mrs. Chase Hatfield. 

At the time of his marriage, he abandoned his photography, not only as a  business, but even as a hobby.  It's not clear why this happened, because the photographs which still exist are exemplary.  The family portrait by Hatfield,  reproduced below, elegant, dignified,  and yet simple, is the work of a true artist.  The subjects are unidentified and one can only imagine why they came to Hatfield's studio,solemn, distinguished, certainly affluent, to make this family record..  Are they Yarmouthians?  Does anyone recognize them from family photos?  It would be interesting to learn their identity. 

Gordon Hatfield died in 1944 at the age of seventy-three.   Cause of his death: a heart attack brought on while cranking his Model-T truck. 

More information to be added 

The photo and account of Gordon Hatfield's career are taken from the book by Eric Ruff and Laura Bradley, ‘Images of our Past - Historic Yarmouth - Town & County'.   Our thanks to the authors and to the the Yarmouth County Museum and Archives, 22 Collins St., Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 3C8, Canada;   (902)742-5539; ycmuseum@ns.sympatico.ca .  The website address is http://yarmouthcountymuseum.ednet.ns.ca/"

I'd love to hear from you all.  Please write!

Jean MacGregor Simon
12000 River Canyon Road
Huntsville, Alabama 35803
Tel. 256-881-3873
Email: Rjmsimon@knology.net 

Date: 9/8/2003
Name: Christine Miles
Location: MIami, FL
E-Mail: christinemiles1@hotmail.com

Comments: I was shocked and pleased to find that lake Annis has a webpage!!  I suggest adding photos of more recent activities such as the annual flower show, the regatta, the childrens' plays at Mooswa, etc.  Great job!!

Date: 9/8/2003
Name: alex

Comments: this site kicks ass

Date: 9/8/2003
Name: Timmie
Location: Kingston, Ontario
E-Mail: trophies-one@cogeco.ca

Comments: Looking forward to visiting you in September

Date: 9/9/2003
Name: Jelissa Miller
Location: greenville rd yarmouth n.s
E-Mail: jelissa_miller@hotmail.com

Comments: this is a great down i lived here all my life keep it up yarmouth

Date: 9/9/2003
Name: Doreen
Location: Upper Marlboro, Maryland
E-Mail: madison2@prodigy.net

Comments: Am visiting my brother in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.  Was so excited to find your website.

Am trying to find information on our maternal grandfather, George T. Walter of Antiqua, British West Indies, who served as a crew member on, I believe, the Yarmouth Castle.

He was one of the survivors.

Doreen Madison Tilghman

Date: 9/9/2003
Name: rachal27
Location: yarmouth
E-Mail: rachal27@hotmail.com

Comments: i love this town

Date: 9/12/2003
Name: Lisa  Butt
Location: Yarmouth , NS
E-Mail: stroke-student1@swndha.nshealth.ca

Comments: I was born and raised in Yarmouth.  This is a nice quiet place to live. I hate living in a place that is too busy to acutally stop and look around you.  This is a great sight, it will be kept in my favorites.


Date: 9/12/2003
Name: Deborah Norris Matthew
Location: Columbus, Ohio, USA
E-Mail: dmatthe4@columbus.rr.com

Comments: My maternal grandfather, Israel Lee Hilton Woods, was born in Kemptville in February of 1880.  I never met the man since he abandoned his family before I was born in 1937.

I hope to make a trip to your town and to find the graves of my grandfather's parents and other relatives.

Date: 9/13/2003
Name: Ben_the@guy
Location: Halifax
E-Mail: Ezzerbezzer@hotmail.com

Comments: I'm related to most of the acadien people (mostly Pubnico) aroud yarmouth. I go there sometimes every summer. It's fun! Good site but you need more photos of the villages, not just the wharfs. They don't just have fish and boats.

Date: 9/13/2003
Name: Ben_the@guy
Location: Halifax
E-Mail: Ezzerbezzer@hotmail.com

Comments: I'm related to most of the acadien people (mostly Pubnico) aroud yarmouth. I go there sometimes every summer. It's fun! Good site but you need more photos of the villages, not just the wharfs. They don't just have fish and boats.

Date: 9/13/2003
Name: Ben_the@guy
Location: Halifax
E-Mail: Ezzerbezzer@hotmail.com

Comments: I'm related to most of the acadien people (mostly Pubnico) aroud yarmouth. I go there sometimes every summer. It's fun! Good site but you need more photos of the villages, not just the wharfs. They don't just have fish and boats.

Date: 9/14/2003
Name: Michelle Rhyno
Location: Cambridge Ontario
E-Mail: michellerhyno@hotmail.com

Comments: Well hello there....I was just reading this and noticed I posted before ALONG time ago it was neat it was back from high school....Well I did move :o) I do miss Yarmouth alot and the people that touched my life when I was there...I do think of you alot.....xoxoox Michelle

Date: 9/15/2003
Name: Annette Alexander
Location: Jacksonville, FL
E-Mail: APA1998@yahoo.com


Date: 9/15/2003
Name: Suzie
Location: Boston, Mass
E-Mail: Suziekq98@yahoo.com

Comments: Looking forward to visiting.

Date: 9/15/2003
Name: Helen LaFitte
Location: Lower Sackville N.S.
E-Mail: gandolf33@rogers.com

Comments: Really nice to see this site under construction.  I'll will be checking in on a regular basis as it progresses.  Myself and my family are from Comeau's Hill and my mother and her family are still living there. 

Date: 9/15/2003
Name: Ken McMinn
Location: Oshawa
E-Mail: color_shader@yahoo.ca


Date: 9/16/2003
Name: Rita Lavorgna
Location: Fort Myers, Florida, USA
E-Mail: usnuzuluz@juno.com

Comments: Hope to take the CAT ferry to Yarmouth next year.

Date: 9/16/2003
Name: Patricia Maureen Quinnan
Location: San Diego, California


Date: 9/16/2003
Name: carol glazier 
Location: usa
E-Mail: glazcar@aol

Comments: would you like some pictures of the people from 1903 and up  some of the original families

Date: 9/18/2003
Location: LOME


Date: 9/18/2003
Name: Marcos das Neves
Location: Goiânia - Brazil
E-Mail: tucano@colegiojao.com.br


Date: 9/18/2003
Name: Marcos das Neves
Location: Goiânia - Brazil
E-Mail: tucano@colegiojao.com.br

Comments: I have never beem in Yarmouth, but I do pretend do do that next year. 

Date: 9/18/2003
Name: Carolyn Bloomfield
Location: Orrville, Ohio, USA


Date: 9/19/2003
Name: dejavu
Location: nepal
E-Mail: deyarty@yahoo.com

Comments: I love this site.

Date: 9/20/2003
Name: Mary Silver
Location: St..Catharines ON
E-Mail: marysilver132@hotmail.com


Date: 9/20/2003
Name: Donna Cain
Location: South Ohio
E-Mail: cainhome@lgtrask.com

Comments: Your site, Lake Annis looks good, sorry not to have more Cain input on the family property of Camp Mooswa. We have former campers come back each year to view their camping experiences.

Date: 9/21/2003
Name: Patsy
Location: Halifax
E-Mail: pat.matthews@ns.sympatico.ca

Comments: Hi would like to hear from anyone who went to St. Ambrose in the 50's. I left Yarmouth in 1955 after grade 8. I was born MacInnis.
Love to hear from those I went to school with.

Date: 9/21/2003
Name: Heather Hummel 
Location: AOL
E-Mail: heatherhummel@aol.com


Date: 9/22/2003
Name: Flea & Angie
Location: Yarmouth

Comments: We think Cape Forchu is an Awesome place,not just cause of the beautiful living areas....but for another sexy reason!

Date: 9/22/2003
Name: Flea & Angie
Location: Yarmouth

Comments: Spent many Friday nights out that way! Its a nice place :)
Very sexy residents!

Date: 9/24/2003
Name: Dick Nicoll
Location: North Port, Florida
E-Mail: rmicoll5@comcast.net

Comments: My parents, Jack & Amelia Nicoll, both lived and are buried in Port Maitland. Lovely village and people to match.

Date: 9/25/2003
Name: Jennifer
Location: Orono, Maine
E-Mail: FunkyJenifer@excite.com

Comments: Your site has a lot of helpful information about activities happening in Yarmouth. 

Date: 9/26/2003
Name: James W. Jenkins
Location: Salt Lake City, UT  USA
E-Mail: jim@cherokeeandwalker.com

Comments: I am the 4th great grandson son of Griffith Jenkins.

Date: 9/27/2003
Name: Jan Whitehouse Weems
Location: Burlington, Wiscinsin  USA
E-Mail: sabrakatz@hotmail.com

Comments: Hi,Just got my computer and am trying to do a little family research....... there sure is a lot of information out there, it's mind-boggling.  My dad spent all his summers growing up on Roberts Island, Glenwood, Yarmouth County.  I didn't get up there until after he died, we brought his ashes back to Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, in 1994.His name was Arthur Wallace Whitehouse---I would love to hear from anyone who remembers him, or from other family members.  I have been trying to trace our earliest ancestor, William Whitehouse.,born in 1778-1780....was an orphan, adopted by a family of Jeremiah Frost.  I don't have much information,but he settled on Roberts Island and I'm descended from his son, Benjamin Joseph Whitehouse, and Elihu Ritchie Whitehouse, his grandson---whose house still stands on Roberts Island.  I am related to Rickers, Frosts, Roberts, Crowell (?), Spinney, Nickersons, and others.  I would love to go back and spend a few weeks at least, in Nova Scotia.......hoping for a trip next summer.  Would like to meet any relatives interested, or maybe attend any family reunions....Please email me.  Thank you for any help or information !  Jan

Date: 9/28/2003
Name: debbie black
Location: saint john n.b.
E-Mail: debbieblack66@hotmail.com


Date: 9/29/2003
Name: Jay Beard
Location: Hubbardsto, Mass.
E-Mail: simondhill@earthlink.net

Comments: Great site keep up the good work.

Date: 9/30/2003
Name: Aaron Churchill
Location: Edmonton A.B
E-Mail: aaronchurchill@hotmail.com

Comments:   Hello,
 My name is Aaron Grant Churchill born Sept. 23 1973.
My father is F.Grant Churchill born Nov.10 1945. My Grandfather that passed away on June 6, 2002 Was Earle Eugene Churchill born June 18, 1919. My Mother is Karen Churchill and I have one older brother, Brian Earle Churchill, born Sept.25 1971. My Grandfather owned the red cottage right beside the old Churchill grave yard where Aaron Flint Churchill is buried along with my closest relatives, Maude & Earle. I enjoyed many summers there as a child & as an adult. Yarmouth and my memiories of my grand- parents will always be close to my heart. I love you Grandpa.

Date: 9/30/2003
Name: Gary Porter
Location: Yellowknife, NWT
E-Mail: porter@internorth.com

Comments: Hilow to my home town. It is great to read this book to read comments of home.




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