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Abbott, Tobias W. - Proprietor general store, Musgrave Harbour.  Born December 24, 1875 at Doting Cove, the son of Elias and Typhena Abbott.  Educated at Public School, Bonavista and Methodist College, St. John's.  Entered Bonavista Public School in 1887, and Methodist College in 1891.  Left college in 1894 and employed by Hon. P. Templeman, conducting a branch business.  In 1904 started general store.  Married October 25, 1902 to Eliza Burry. Children: Cecil R. Abbott; Randolph C. Abbott; Barbara Jean Abbott and Kathleen T. Abbott.

Adams, Charles - Lieutenant Colonel Canadian Army Service Corps.  Born September 6, 1875 at St. John's, the son of Thomas Adams and Jane (Roberts) Adams.  Educated at Newfoundland Methodist College and Bishop's College, Montreal.  President  Adams Chemical Company Ltd, Managing Director Adams Chemical Company Ltd.  Married September 6, 1898 to Agnes Caroline Hesse.  Children: Muriel, Winifred, Grace, Dorothy, Frederick, Marjory and Phyllis.

Alderdice, Hon. Frederick Charles. M.L.C. - Born November 10, 1872, Belfast, Ireland, son of William and Rachael Katherine (Monroe) Alderdice.  Educated at the Methodist College, Belfast, Ireland.  Vice-President and Managing Director Colonial Cordage Co. Ltd. in 1922; Director Imperial Tobacco Co., Ltd.; Director Newfoundland Manufacturers' Mutual Insurance Co.  Appointed member Legislative Council 1924.  Married October 25, 1900 to Harriett Carter.  Children: Four.

Allardyce, His Excellency Sir William Lamond, Knight Commander of St. Michael and St. George, Knight of Grace of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Governor and Commander in Chief of Newfoundland and Labrador - Born November 14, 1861, near Bombay, India; the son of Colonel James and Georgina Dickson (Abbott) Allardyce.  Educated at Aberdeen and Oxford Military College, England. Married August 14, 1895 to Constance Angel Green and in 1920 to Elsie Elizabeth Goodfellow. Died in London, England 1930.  Children: two daughters. His career included:

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1879 - Clerk and Interpreter, Provincial Department, Fiji

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1881- Acting Resident Commissioner Rotumas. 

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1882 Stipendiary Magistrate, Fiji. 

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1889 -  Member of Native Regulation Board, Commissioner of Supreme Court

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1890 -  Assistant Native Commissioner in

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1893 - Extraordinary Member, Executive Council

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1894 - Native Lands Commissioner; Member Legislative Council

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1895 - Naive Commissioner

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1901 - Deputy Governor

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1901-1902 - Administered Government & Acting High Commissioner for Western Pacific

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1902-1904 - Receiver General and Colonial Secretary, Fiji

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1907 - Attended Federal Conference on Education, London, England

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1904-1914 - Governor Falkland Islands

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1914 - December 24, appointed Governor of the Bahamas

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1920-21 - Governor of Tasmania, Australia

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1922,September 1-1928 - Governor of Newfoundland

Allardyce, Her Excellency Lady Elsie Elizabeth - Born June 7, 1878, London, England, daughter of James Farquharson and Elizabeth Martyn (Smith) Stewart.  Founder and Honorary President Newfoundland Outport Nursing and Industrial Association, 1922 devised by Lady Harris and Evelyn Cave Hiscock. She also helped to begin the Girl Guide organization in Newfoundland in November 1923. Married, first (the late) Adam Archibald George Goodfellow; second marriage to Sir William Lamond Allardyce.  Children: Adam George Stewart Goodfellow. She departed from Newfoundland after her husband's term expired in 1928.  Died in 1962.

Anderson, Hugh Abercrombie M.B.E. - Born February 10, 1890 at St. John's; son of Hon. John and Amelia (Murray) Anderson.  Educated at Bishop Feild College, St. John's, Edinburgh Academy, and at Paris and Switzerland.  Entered firm of John Anderson in 1909 until February 1915, when he went overseas and made several attempts to enlist in the Imperial forces, being unsuccessful on account of eyesight. Subsequently went into Newfoundland Pay and Record Office, London, and received commission as Second Lieutenant in 1916 and Lieutenant in 1917; Captain in 1918; and assistant Military Secretary 1918.  Paid brief visit to Newfoundland Regiment at Ypres in 1916.  Awarded Military M.B.E. by King George at Buckingham Palace in 1919; and twice mentioned by Secretary of State for War for services. Rejoined firm John Murray Anderson in 1919 and went to USA in 1921 to join his brother in theatrical business.  Managing Director of the Anderson-Milton School of the Theatre in New York City.  An occasional author.  Married July 17, 1917 to Sibyl Irene Bartlett.  Resided in New York City.

Anderson, Janet Agnes - Born January 5, 1896, London, England; daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Herbert Anderson of Calcutta, India. Educated at Cheltenham, England.  Child welfare worker. Her qualification are as follows:

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Health Visitors Diploma of the Battersea Polytechnic; recognized by the Ministry of Health and Board of Education of Great Britain.

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Certificate of the Central Midwives Board of Great Britain.

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Certificate of Sanitary Inspectors Examination Board, London, England

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War service 1915-1919

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Sister, St. John's Ambulance, Calcutta, India

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Attached to Queen Alexandra Military Nursing Service, India, at station hospitals at Ambala, Bareilly, Delhi and Meernt and at the 34th  (Welsh) General Hospital, Deolali.

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1912-1922 - Health visitor to Coventry City, England

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1923-1924 - Health visitor to Essex County, England

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1924 - Superintendent child Welfare Association, St. John's, Newfoundland .

Anderson, Hon. John, M.L.C. - Born January 27, 1855, Saltcoats, Scotland, the son of John and Agnes (King) Anderson.  Educated at Saltcoats Academy, Scotland.  Arrived in Newfoundland April 3, 1875. Married twice; November 18, 1884 to Amelia Murray and December 25, 1917 to Klymea March. Children: First marriage, two sons. Anderson died on November 8, 1930.

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Entered the firm of Jas. Baird.

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1880-1883 - Started Anderson & Lumsden business, establish Polytechnic as a general store.

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1907 - Associated with the late William Willet, London in daylight saving scheme.

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1917 - Took keen interest in passing of the Daylight Saving Act

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Took outstanding part in attempting to solve the housing problem of St. John's

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1920 - Promoter and Managing Director Dominion Co-operative Building Association, Ltd.

Anderson, John Murray, Artist, Writer, Theatrical Producer - Born September 20, 1886 at St. John's, son of Hon. John and Amelia (Murray) Anderson.  Educated at Bishop Feild College, St. John's; Edinburgh Academy; Lausanne University, Switzerland. Married in 1914 to Genevieve Lyon and later went to Arizona for sake of wife's health.  She died there in 1916. Died 1954.

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Studied singing under Sir Charles Stantley and dramatic art under Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree

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1910 - Spent the year collecting antique furniture and Object d'Art in Newfoundland subsequently went to New York and opened an exhibition of antiques.

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1913 - Became a teacher of dancing.

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1916 - Returned to New York and was accepted by American Government for war service.

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Later became a producer of revues at the famous Palais Royal, New York.

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1919 - Produced his first play, ""The World Mother" with Blanche Bates as Star

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Devised and staged twenty-six theatrical productions, including six editions of "Greenwich Village Folies,"; "The Music Box Revue,"; "What's in a Name?"; "Dearest Enemy".

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Also wrote and produced "The League of Notions," a musical play which ran for one year at the New Oxford Theatre, London.

Anderson, Dr. Thomas - Born January 23, 1878 Brigus, Newfoundland; the son of William and Sarah Anderson.  Educated at Glasgow University, Scotland.  Visiting Surgeon, The General Hospital, Police Surgeon.  Married 1904 to Margaret Goodwillie of Elgin, Scotland. Children: Thomas, Millicent, Florence.

Andrews, Nathan - Born September 15, 1864, Salmon Cove, Conception Bay; the son of Nathan and Levina (Wells) Andrews. Educated at Salmon Cove Married October 14, 1890  to Alfreda Martin (deceased) and January 10, 1921 married Alice Maud Mercer.  Six children.  Highlights:

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Engaged in fishery and general business until 1883

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1886 - Joined Royal Newfoundland Constabulary

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1891-1897 - Was Acting Preventive Officer and in the Fishery Preventive Service

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Joined Newfoundland Mounted Police. 

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1900 - General police work with the Reid Newfoundland Company, resigned.

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1901 - Was appointed inspector of the street railway.

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1906 - Assistant Superintendent

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1925 - Superintendent of Street Railway

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Superintendent Newfoundland Light & Power Co., Ltd., proprietors of the St. John's Street Railway

Angel, Frederick William,B.Sc., A.M.E.L.C., M.B.E. -  Born in 1874, St. John's; the third son of James and Melvina (Percy) Angel.  Educated at Methodist College and McGill University. Married 1910 to Mary Elizabeth Bartlett.  Four daughters and one son.  Made Member of the British Empire for his war effort when he established the Newfoundland Shell Company where calibre shells were produced. Died 1937.

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1892-1898 - Machinist apprentice and student n engineering

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1898-1901 - Mechanical Draftsman, Reid Newfoundland Co., Ltd., St. John's and Whitbourne

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1901-1903 - Assistant and Chief Engineer, Wabana Mines, Bell Island

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1904 - Construction Engineer Oliver Mining Company, Minnesota, USA and returned to Newfoundland the following year.

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1905-1913 - Director Angel Engineering Co., Ltd.

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1913 -1927 - President Wm. Heap & Co., Ltd., and Wm. Nosworthy Ltd.

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Vice-Present and Managing Director St. John's Nail Mfg. Co., Ltd.

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Secretary Nfld. Consolidated Foundry Co., Ltd.

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Managing Director Bell Island Transportation Co., Ltd.

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Director Nfld. Power & Paper Utilites Corp., Ltd.

Antle, Thomas - Born November 8, 1858, Brigus, Conception Bay; the son of Thomas and Jane (Bussey) Antle.  Educated at Brigus.  Began fishing at 17 from Brigus to Labrador.  Entered partnerhsip with Jas. Antle & Bros, 1880 and in 1895 terminated partnership and started in lumber business, working with Exploits River Lumber & Pulp Co., until 1901.  1901 started own business, and later passed over management of business to his son.  Accepted position of Collector of Customs, Botwood.  Married 1886 to Mary Jane Mugford.  Children - four sons.

Ash, Leonard, Notary Public, Commissioner of Supreme Court -Born August 27,1880, Carbonear, NF; son of William and Caroline (Evans) Ash.  Educated at Carbonear Elementary School and at Toronto,ON.  Married April 19, 1911 to Mabel Thompson Soper, daughter of Capt. G.W. Soper.  Children: Three
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1894-1898 - Served apprenticeship with Bemister Bros., Carbonear

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1898-1899 - With Robert Simpson

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1899-1909 - With John Rorke & Sons

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1911 - Started firm of Leonard Ash and a branch store at Grates Cove, Bay de Verde

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Member Carbonear Methodist Board of Education

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Member Trustee Board Methodist Church

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1911 and 1919 - Official reporter Legislative Council

Ashbourne, Thomas Gordon William, B.A., M.H.A. - Born December 4,1894, Twillingate; the son of William and Lucy Goodison (Linfield) Ashbourne.  Educated at Methodist College, St. John's and Victoria College, University of Toronto graduated with of Bachelor of Art degree. Married June 16,1925 to Annie Bernice Roberts.  Children: one son.

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1924 - Elected Member for District of Twillingate

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Enlisted in Canadian Army during war and transferred to the Royal Garrison Artillery.

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Commission of Lieutenant

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Member of the Board of Governors of the United (Methodist) College

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Member Newfoundland Board of Trade

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Director and Secretary-Treasurer of Ashbourne's Ltd., fish merchants and general dealers, Twillingate, Norte Dame Bay.

Aylward, Michael F. - Born September 17, 1869, St. John's; son of William P. and Ellen Aylward.  Educated at St. Bonaventure's College. Unmarried in 1927.

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1887 - Entered the General Post Office as letter carrier

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1889 - Promoted to assistant Clerk

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1890 - Made Assistant Dispatching Clerk

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1891 - Dispatching Clerk

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1892 - Promoted to Mail Clerk, succeeding the late John W. Kinsella as mail clerk on the S.S. Curlew on the South West Coast. Mail clerk on Reid's boats up to the arrival of the Portia and Prospero to Bowring Bros.

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1897 - Installed pillar boxes on railway route, Placentia Junction to Gambo when railway was being completed to Port aux Basques

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1909 - Promoted to Delivery Clerk.

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1923 - Inspector of Newfoundland Post Offices

 

 

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