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Porter, Clinton D.

  • Person
  • 1888-1981

Clinton D. Porter nait le 24 mai 1888. Il est le fils de Forest Porter et de Carrie Bressie. En 1911, il épouse Eva L. Gilman à l'église méthodiste St Paul de Waterloo. Il décède en 1981 à sa résidence de la rue Denison (Granby), où il habite depuis 1916. En 1910, après des études en comptabilité, Clinton D. Porter entre au service de la Miner Rubber. Il en devient gérant en 1930, un poste qu'il occupe jusqu'à sa retraite, en 1957. Parallèlement à sa longue carrière au sein de l'entreprise, Clinton. D. Porter est un actif partisan du mouvement scout. Il est secrétaire du Granby Boy Scout Group de 1927 à 1946 et commissaire adjoint du district de 1934 à 1966. Son rôle lui vaut seize citations d'honneur, dont la très convoitée Silver Acorn pour sa contribution exceptionnelle au développement du mouvement scout anglophone du Canada.

Matton, Jean-Paul

  • Person
  • 1919-1999

Jean-Paul Matton nait à Granby le 25 septembre 1919. Il est le fils d'Edgar Matton et Flora Messier. Le 2 décembre 1961, il épouse Gilberte Desmarais avec qui il a deux fils. Son décès survient à Granby, le 14 mai 1999. L'intérêt de Jean-Paul Matton pour la photographie remonte à 1939. Enrôlé dans l'armée canadienne l'année suivante, il suit des cours et acquiert une formation dans ce domaine. La Deuxième Guerre mondiale terminée, il retourne à l'emploi de la compagnie de textile Nordic. Ce n'est qu'en 1950 qu'il ouvre un studio sur la rue Saint-Antoine, à Granby, et que débute véritablement sa carrière de photographe et de cinéaste. En 1958, il devient le seul photographe officiel du quotidien La Voix de l'Est. Deux ans plus tard, il ferme son studio et se consacre principalement à son métier de photographe de presse. Pendant dix-huit ans (1958-1976), Jean-Paul Matton fixe sur pellicule les événements marquants de l'histoire de Granby et des municipalités environnantes. Parallèlement, il effectue des contrats à la pige pour le service des nouvelles régionales de la télévision de Radio Canada et il produit de courts messages publicitaires. Encouragé par ses succès, il installe, en 1975, un petit studio dans le sous-sol de sa résidence et se consacre à la production de films promotionnels destinés aux salles de cinéma et aux ciné-parcs du Québec. En 1987, la compagnie Kodak, en reconnaissance de son travail, soutient sa candidature auprès de l'American Film Institute, où il est admis la même année.

Brodeur, Bernard

  • Person
  • 1933-1995

Bernard Brodeur est né à Granby en 1933. Il est le fils d'Israël Brodeur et d'Alida Racicot. Il décède dans la même ville le 10 mars 1995. Bernard Brodeur entre au journal La Voix de l'Est en 1950 en tant qu'unique journaliste sportif. Il est alors âgé de 17 ans. Pendant quarante-cinq ans, il couvre la scène sportive de Granby et de la région pour le quotidien local. Il fait aussi une incursion dans le monde de la radio en animant, sur les ondes de CHEF, une émission de ligne ouverte intitulée "Sportifs, vous avez la parole". Au milieu des années 1980, La Voix de l'Est lui attribue une page à son nom, dans laquelle il publie des entrevues, des potins et un commentaire sous le titre de "Ben...des choses à dire".

Laliberté, Florand

  • Person
  • 1928-1997

Florand Laliberté nait en 1928 du mariage d'Arthur Laliberté et d'Eldéa Rivard. Le 30 octobre 1954, il épouse Monique Bruneau à l'église Saint-Eugène de Granby. Le couple a deux enfants. Florand Laliberté décède le 15 juillet 1997, à l'âge de 69 ans. Florand Laliberté entreprend sa carrière de photographe en 1947, à l'âge de dix-huit ans. Il ouvre un premier studio au 203, rue Principale, Granby, au milieu des années 1950. Il se spécialise dans la photo de studio, de groupes scolaires et de mariages. Au début des années 1980, il déménage son studio au 20, rue Gill, Granby, où il pratique jusqu'à sa retraite, en 1993.

Côté, Marcel

  • Person
  • 1931-1984

Marcel Côté, fils de Alphonse Côté et de Lucienne Lessard, nait à Montréal le 29 novembre 1931. Il épouse Roxy Pearl Hiltz le 25 septembre 1954. Il décède subitement à Waterloo le 26 janvier 1984, âgé de 53 ans. Il s'établit à Waterloo au début des années 1960, prenant la relève de son père à titre de photographe. En plus de son travail en studio, il est photographe de presse pour le journal La Voix de l'Est. Il couvre la région de Waterloo jusqu'à la fermeture du bureau du quotidien dans cette municipalité. Ensuite, il poursuit l'exercice de son métier au service de la compagnie Meubles Roxton. En 1978, il se fait élire, une première fois, au poste de conseiller municipal. Au cours de son deuxième mandat, il est victime d'un accident cardio-vasculaire.

Boivin, Horace

  • Person
  • 1905-1994

Pierre Horace Boivin nait à Granby le 24 septembre 1905 du mariage de Pierre-Ernest Boivin, maire de Granby de 1915 à 1934, et d’Alma Comtois. Il épouse Frances Bergeron le 20 janvier 1940, à Granby. Le couple donne naissance à onze enfants. Pierre Horace Boivin décéde à Granby le 17 mai 1994. Pierre Horace Boivin fait ses études au collège commercial de Granby et au Mont Saint-Louis, à Montréal. Il débute en affaires vers 1934 au sein de l’entreprise fondée par son père, la Granby Elastic Web. Marchant dans les traces politiques de son père, il accède à la mairie de Granby en 1939, un poste qu’il occupe 25 ans sans interruption, jusqu’en 1963. Au cours de cette période, il s’implique à divers titres au sein de commissions gouvernementales et d’associations de bienfaisance et de loisirs. Il est président des campagnes des bons de la Victoire entre 1940 et 1945, de la Chambre de commerce de la province de Québec et de la Fédération canadienne des maires et municipalités. Il est également délégué officiel des maires du Canada aux conférences de l’Union internationale des villes et pouvoirs locaux tenues en Europe entre 1948 et 1963. Sur le plan local, il est l'un des instigateurs du Jardin zoologique de Granby. Horace Boivin quitte la politique municipale en 1963, mais n’abandonne pas pour autant la scène publique. Il préside le comité des célébrations des fêtes du centenaire de la Confédération de 1967 et est nommé commissaire du pavillon chrétien de l’Expo universelle de Montréal. De 1969 à 1984, il occupe le poste de commissaire industriel à la Ville de Granby. Au cours des dix dernières années de sa vie, il est directeur des relations publiques pour la même municipalité.

Jackson, Jessie Dorcas Milne 1904-1997

  • Family
  • 1904- c.1994

Jessie Dorcus Milne Jackson was born in 1904 to parents Katherine Mallinson and Francis Joseph Milne She married Harry Jackson on 19 June 1930 at St. Luke's Anglican Church in Magog, and had two children: Christine “Cathy” C. and Phillip G. They lived in various locations in Canada and the United States, however towards the end of her life she settled down in Hackettstown, New Jersey.

Auger, Leonard Arthur, 1893-1973

  • Person
  • 1893-1973

Leonard Arthur Auger was born 15 February 1893, in Magog, Que to parents Alfred Auger (1868-1950) and Ella Elmira Buzzell (1870-1934). On 25 November, 1915, Leonard married Clarida Darcy (1892-1969). Throughout his life, Leonard lived in Vermont, Massachusetts, and Quebec. He was employed as a personnel manager for Dominion Textile in Magog until his retirement in 1948. He also served on the Magog Protestant Board of School Commissioners. Leonard Auger became well known for his study of Indigenous and Eastern Townships history. He published several articles on his various history topics and lectured around the United States and Canada. He died on 25 January, 1973 and is buried with his wife in the Pine Hill Cemetery, Magog.

Club de Patinage Artistique (East Angus, Que.)

  • Corporate body
  • 1973-

In 1973, soon after the inauguration of the Robert Fournier arena, the Club de Patinage Artistique d'East Angus (Les Lames Magiques) was founded in East Angus by Denis Martin, the East Angus recreation director, alongside Mrs. Isabelle Dugal and Mrs. Micheline Bouchard. The club operates out of the Robert Fournier Arena and is a non-profit organization whose mission is to teach the basics of skating to anyone at any age. The club was first sponsored by the Filles d'Isabelle and was first chaired by Micheline Bouchard. During the first couple of years, skating lessons were given by Madame Fernande Fraser, a professional and ex-skater from the Holiday on Ice troupe. The leadership of its first administrators (Isabelle Dugal, Madelaine Cathcart, Shirley Hawkes, Lucette Dion, Denise Roy, Jean-Paul Dionne, Jacqueline Munkittrick, Madeleine Legault, Laurence Trépanier and Nicole Bergeron) and the work of volunteers allowed the club to progress. On November 13, 1975, the club joined the East-Angus Sports and Recreation Coordinating Committee, and on March 28, 1977, the club obtained its charter of incorporation. From then on, the club was affiliated with the Regional Association, the Quebec Figure Skating Federation, and eventually became a member of the Canadian Figure Skating Association, now known as Skate Canada. The club offers many different programs such as Patinage Plus, Patinage STAR, Patinage Adulte, and many more, which allow for the development of figure skating in the region. Every year, the club organizes various regional competitions such as the Suzanne Cathcart competitions and the Programme Court competitions, and at the end of each season, the skaters put on a show suitable for any age.

Milne, Henrietta Kathleen Warren, 1911-2001

  • Person
  • 1911-2001

Henrietta Kathleen Warren was born on 21 January 1911. She was the daughter of Alice Frances Rattray (1881-1968), and Herbert Lawrence Warren, (1881- 1952, Herbert and Alice had three children, all born in Montreal: Herbert Hamilton Warren (25 April 1908- 9 January 1987, Ottawa), Henrietta Kathleen (Kay), and Mary Hamilton Warren (16 February 1913- 2 July 1960, Magog).

Herbert Lawrence Warren, in partnership with Mr. Dale, founded of the Warrendale Shirt Company in 1927. He was also involved with The Montreal Quilting Company. Herbert Hamilton, his son, was Secretary Treasurer of Warrendale for most of his working life. He expanded to include the Belding-Corticelli Company, which included the factory in Coaticook, a lace factory in Ways Mills, a warehouse and a factory in St. Jean sur Richelieu. Herbert Hamilton became a director of Belding-Corticelli, Warrendale, the Montreal Quilting Company, and Iroquois Chemicals.

Henrietta Kathleen graduated from McGill University in 1932. She was married to Harry Austin Milne in 1941. She had two daughters: Catherine and Jean, who both attended McGill.

Member of the Board since 1971, H. K. Milne became President of the Memphremagog Library in 1974 and assumed this responsibility until 1993 when it was municipalized. All those years, she worked hard to defend the interests of the library. Its growth is indeed due to her devoted work. Beyond her noteworthy role in the growth of the Memphremagog Library, her community involvement is represented through her participation in numerous other organizations and projects, such as the founding of Pinecroft Residence in Magog, Social Services Sherbrooke, the Magog District Home and School Association, the 1st Magog Company of Girl Guides, the Sherbrooke University Women's Club, and the Sherbrooke Hospital Foundation, among other things. Her significant contribution to the community was recognized in 2004 when the Municipality of Magog named a street in her honour.

She also maintained a great interest in the history of Magog and the Eastern Townships, represented by her collection of historical articles and photographs.

H. K. Milne died 5 April 2001 at Magog. She is buried in Pine Hill Cemetery.

Warren, Herbert Hamilton, 1908-1987

  • Person
  • 1908-1987

Herbert Hamilton Warren was born on April 25, 1908 in Montreal to Alice Frances "Kitty" Rattray (1881-1968) and Herbert Lawrence Warren (1881-1952). He had two sisters: Henrietta Kathleen (Kay) (1911-2001), and Mary Hamilton Warren (1913-1960). Herbert Hamilton was Secretary Treasurer of Warrendale for most of his working life. He expanded to include the Belding-Corticelli Company, which included the factory in Coaticook, a lace factory in Ways Mills, a warehouse and a factory in St. Jean sur Richelieu. Herbert Hamilton became a director of Belding-Corticelli, Warrendale, the Montreal Quilting Company, and Iroquois Chemicals. Herbert died on January 9, 1987 in Ottawa.

Warren, Herbert Lawrence, 1881-1952

  • Person
  • 1881-1952

Herbert Lawrence Warren was born in London, Ontario on April 23, 1881 to Thomas Brimage Warren and Mary Martha Hamilton. He married Alice Frances Rattray, known as "Kitty," in 1907. Herbert and Alice had three children, all born in Montreal: Herbert Hamilton Warren (1908-1987), Henrietta Kathleen (Kay) (1911-2001), and Mary Hamilton Warren (1913-1960). In partnership with Mr. Dale, founded of the Warrendale Shirt Company in 1927. He was also involved with The Montreal Quilting Company. He died June 19 1952, in Cobourg, Ontario.

Milne, Harry Austin, 1906-1998

  • Person
  • 1906-1998

Harry Austin Milne was born on August 30, 1906 in Magog. He married Henrietta Kathleen (Kay) Warren in 1941 and together, they had two daughters: Catherine and Jean. Harry served overseas with the Sherbrooke Fusiliers during the Second World War. He spent his entire life in Magog, where he worked in the Engraving Room of the Dominion Textile Company for nearly fifty years. Harry died on December 29, 1998 at the Foyer du Sacre Coeur in Magog. He is buried in Pine Hill Cemetery in Magog.

Canada Games 2013

  • Corporate body
  • 2013

The 2013 Canada Summer Games was a national multi-sport event that was held in Sherbrooke, Quebec from August 2, 2013 to August 17, 2013. Bishop's University was the venue for two sports: basketball and soccer. These Games were the first Canada Summer Games to be held in Quebec, and third overall after the inaugural Canada Winter Games in Quebec City in 1967 and the 1983 Canada Winter Games in Saguenay. Sherbrooke hosted the 2013 Canada Summer Games from August 2nd to the 17th. It made its mark with many innovations and successes, including the event’s recognition as sustainable, fair-trade, and carbon care Games, the establishment of an Office of the Ombudsman for volunteers, and free admission to Closing Ceremonies for everyone. 6329 volunteers, 14 897 participants including 3400 athletes and 150 sponsors contributed to the success of the Canada Summer Games–Sherbrooke 2013. Team Ontario proved once again to be a tremendous competitor, winning the Canada Games Flag. Nova Scotia took home the Jack Pelech, B.C won the Claude Hardy and Manitoba awarded Centennial Cup.

Ward, John-Peter, 1944-2022

  • Person
  • 1944-2022

John-Peter Ward was born on October 27, 1944 in Sherbrooke. The second living child of a family of seven, his life was marked by his wish to excel in the fields that interested him. Audio, cycling, cross-country skiing, construction tools and photography were his passions at different times in his life. Having taken a course in technical drawing, then a bachelor's degree in philosophy at the University of Sherbrooke, he devoted a good part of his life to supporting his father, Albert Ward, suffering from lung cancer (1915-1987), then his mother, Marcelle Salois, suffering from Alzheimer's disease (1919-2013). Single and reserved, he lived with his parents all his life before acquiring the family home after his mother's death in 2013.

Between 1958 and 1968, the family lived in a house in the country on Route 143 between Bromptonville and Windsor. In 1968, the family moved to Greenlay, to a house built in the 19th century. People knew John-Peter by his long walks. This was an opportunity for him to photograph various events, including the demolition of the Domtar Mill in Windsor, floods in Greenlay and fires. Photography for him was a technical tool of precision before being an art. He was especially interested in the quality of the image in different contexts.

John-Peter Ward died in 2022.

Bowen, George Austin, 1867-1943

  • Person
  • 1867-1943

Dr. George Austin Bowen was born on October 19, 1867 in Compton to Frederick F. Bowen and Mary E. Martin. He was first married to Susan Francis Hubbard (d.1924) in 1894. George Austin Bowen later went on to marry Harriet Mole after the death of his first wife. He served as a medical physician in Magog after graduating from McGill University in 1892 up until his death in 1943. George Austin Bowen took an active role in the development of his community as he served as a Magog Town Councilor from 1908-1912, as Mayor during the 1912-1914 term, and the President of the Magog Board of Trade. He was also the main advocate for the establishment of Mount Orford as a provincial park. George Austin Bowen died at the age of seventy-six on February 1, 1943. He is buried in Pine Hill Cemetery, Magog.

Warren, Alice Frances Rattray, 1881-1968

  • Person
  • 1881-1968

Alice Frances Rattray, known as "Kitty," was born in Quebec City on September 14, 1881 to David Rattray and Henrietta Charlotte Ahern. She married Herbert Lawrence Warren in 1907. Herbert and Alice had three children, all born in Montreal: Herbert Hamilton Warren (25 April 1908- 9 January 1987, Ottawa), Henrietta Kathleen (Kay) (21 January 1911-5 April 2001, Magog), and Mary Hamilton Warren (16 February 1913- 2 July 1960, Magog). She died on April 19, 1968, in Magog.

Warren, Thomas Brimage, 1848-1904

  • Person
  • 1848-1904

Thomas Brimage Warren born 1848, to father George Goss Warren (d.1864) in England. He first married Frances Marian Beater December 2, 1868 in Devon, England. The couple had three children, Herbert Brimage (b.1870), Franklin “Frankie” Maple (b. 1872), and Florence “Florrie” (b.1874). Frances and two of their children died in 1875 of diphtheria, and are buried in Mount Royal Cemetery, Montreal. Florence was sent to England to be raised by her grandmother and aunt. Thomas Brimage Warren married a second time to Mary Martha Hamilton (b.1854) on June 16, 1880 in Ontario. He and Mary Martha had two children, Tom Hamilton (1883-1940) and Herbert Lawrence (1881-1950).
Thomas Brimage Warren came to Canada as a young man and through out his life lived in both Coburg Ontario and Montreal Quebec. In both Quebec and Ontario, he worked as a commission merchant, and even operated his own brokerage, Warren & Co in London, Ont. Thomas was also the editor in chief of “The Patriot” a newspaper printed out of Montreal during the late 1800s. In 1899, he authored Canada: The Land of the Bright and Happy Homes a book about his love of Canada and its development into a fully-fledged country.
Thomas Brimage Warren died on May 11, 1904 and is buried with his first wife in Mount Royal Cemetery, Montreal.

Mallinson, Caroline, 1893-1962

  • Person
  • 1893-1962

Caroline Orchard “Carrie” Mallinson was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on 9 January, 1893 to parents Thomas Mallinson and Agnes Martha Orchard. She had one sister Edith Mallinson (1895-1965). Caroline Mallinson worked as a teacher in Ontario until her retirement. She died December 12, 1962 in Magog. Buried in Saint John’s Anglican Cemetery, South March, Ontario.

Warren, Mary Hamilton, 1913-1960

  • Person
  • 1913-1960

Mary Hamilton Warren was born on February 16, 1913 in Montreal to Alice Frances "Kitty" Rattray (1881-1968) and Herbert Lawrence Warren (1881-1952). She had one brother and one sister: Herbert Hamilton Warren (1908-1987), and Henrietta Kathleen (Kay) (1911-2001). Due to various health concerns, Mary Hamilton Warren spent most of her adult life living in Arizona. Though, she often exchanged letters with family and friends in Canada. Mary died on July 2, 1960 in Magog, she is buried in Pine Hill Cemetery, Magog.

Heard, Capt. Edmund VI

  • Person
  • 1768-1830

Capt. Edmund VI Heard was born 16 February 1768, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, to parents Col. Edmund V Heard (1743-1814) and Sarah Willington (1743-1770). He was the oldest of two siblings, Sarah (1766-1849), and Luke VI (1770-1831) and two half-siblings, Samuel VI (1773-1815) and Hannah (1775-1831). As an adult, Edmund VI Heard signed up for the Worcester County Militia, and served under Capt. Ezra Sawyer. In 1792, Edmund VI Heard married Lucy Bennet (1774-1845). The couple had nine children, Edmund VIII (1795-1852), John Bennett VII (1797-1848), Lucy (1801-1873), Luke VII (1801-1873), Sarah (1803-1865), Tyler Wellington (1806-1877), Betsey Eaton (1810-1828), Leander Curtis (1813-1814), and Samuel Andrews VII (1815-1877). The family went on to settle in Newport Township, after Edmund VI’s father was able to secure a land grant for him in 1803. Just like his father, Edmund VI Heard, was instrumental to the establishment of Newport Township. He died 1830 and is buried in Maple Leaf Cemetery in Compton Quebec.

Heard, Lucy Bennett

  • Person
  • 1774-1845

Lucy Bennett Heard was born 5 January 1774 in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. In 1792, she married Edmund Heard VI (1768-1830). The couple had nine children Edmund VII (1795-1852), John Bennett VII (1797-1848), Lucy (1801-1873), Luke VII (1801-1873), Sarah (1803-1865,) Tyler Wellington (1806-1877), Betsey Eaton (1810-1828), Leander Curtis (1813-1814), and Samuel Andrews VII (1815-1877). In 1803, the family, including a pregnant Lucy, traveled to Newport Township to join Edmund VI Heard’s father, brother, and sister, who had moved to the area in order to escape the persecution they faced as Loyalists. It is recorded that Lucy Bennett was an ardent gardener, which was used to supplement her family's diet. She died in 1845 and is buried in Maple Leaf Cemetery, Compton, Quebec.

Heard, Capt. Samuel VI

  • Person
  • 1773-1815

Capt. Samuel VI Heard was born 1773 in Massachusetts Bay Colony to parents Edmund V Heard (1743-1814) and Elizabeth Andrews. He had three half-siblings from his father’s previous marriage, Capt. Edmund Heard (1768-1830), Sarah Heard (1766-1849), and Luke VI Heard (1770-1831), and one full sister, Hannah Heard (1775-1831). Samuel VI moved to Newport with his father and sister, Hannah, in part to escape the persecution faced by Loyalists after the American War of Independence. Samuel VII Heard briefly returned to the United States to marry Miriam Gibbs. The couple had five children, Henry Herschel (1799-1860), Elizabeth Andrew (1803-1844), Samuel VII (1805-1887), Robert Power (1807-1860), and Miriam Gibbs (1815-1891). In Newport, Samuel VI Heard was an active member of the community, he was the captain of the Newport Militia, and regularly attended town meetings. He died in 1815 in Brompton Falls after his boat capsized, and is buried in Eaton Cemetery, Eaton, Quebec.

Heard, Capt. Edmund VII

  • Person
  • 1795-1852

Capt. Edmund VII Heard was born in 1795 in Lancaster, Massachusetts Bay Colony to parents Edmund VI Heard (1768-1830) and Lucy Bennett (1774-1845). He was the eldest of nine siblings, John Bennett VII (1797-1848), Lucy (1801-1873), Luke VII (1801-1873), Sarah (1803-1865), Tyler Wellington (1806-1877), Betsey Eaton (1810-1828), Leander Curtis (1813-1814), and Samuel Andrews VII (1815-1877). Edmund VII Heard was only eight years old when the family moved to Newport to escape the persecution faced by Loyalists in the aftermath of the American Revolution. In 1818, Edmund VII Heard married Mary Willard. The couple had three children, Mary Maria (1819-1898), Lucy Minerva (1824-1897), and Matilda Rosetta (1827-1870). Unfortunately, Mary Willard passed away in 1828. In 1831, Edmund VII Heard and Abigail Haskell (1797-1880) got married. Two more children resulted from this marriage, Edmund VIII Haskell (1836-1923), and Abigail Susanna. As an adult, Edmund VII Heard joined the militia and quickly was promoted from Ensign to Captain in 1831. During his military career he was involved in the suppression of the 1837 Lower Canada Rebellion. Edmund VII Heard also served as a grand juror for the Court of General Quarter Session of the Peace in 1824. Edmund VII Heard died in 1852 and is buried in Maple Leaf Cemetery Compton, Quebec.

Heard, Samuel Andrews VII

  • Person
  • 1815-1877

Samuel Andrews VII Heard was born 12 Nov, 1815 in Newport, Lower Canada to parents Edmund Heard VI (1768-1830) and Lucy Bennett (1774-1845). He was the youngest of eight siblings, Edmund VII (1795-1852), John Bennett Heard VII (1797-1848), Lucy (1801-1873), Luke VII (1801-1873), Sarah (1803-1865), Tyler Wellington (1806-1877), Betsey Eaton (1810-1828), Leander Curtis (1813-1814).In his teens, Samuel Andrews VII moved to Stanstead to pursue a further education, where he met Catherine Nash Hubbard. In 1838, the couple married and went on to have five children, Edward Payson Heard (1838-1899), Ellen Corilla (1840-1918), Lucy Jane (1844-1871), Laura Ann (1850-?), and Samuel Augustine VIII (1850-1910). The family went on to settle in Eaton, where Samuel Andrews VII Heard became the chairman of the school committee for Eaton Township and an elder at the Congregational Church in Eaton. Additionally, he opened a successful general store. Samuel Andrews VII was instrumental in the funding of a school in the Town of Maple Leaf. Samuel Andrews VII Heard died in 1877 in Sherbrooke, he is buried in the Eaton Cemetery, in Eaton, Quebec.

Heard, Luke VII Heard

  • Person
  • 1801-1873

Luke VII Heard was born 1801 in Lancaster, New England Colonies to parents Edmund Heard VI (1768-1830) and Lucy Bennett (1774-1845). He was the last child of Lucy Bennett to be born in the United States. He had nine siblings, Edmund VII (1795-1852), John Bennett VII (1797-1848), Lucy (1801-1873), Sarah (1803-1865), Tyler Wellington (1806-1877), Betsey Eaton (1810-1828), Leander Curtis (1813-1814), and Samuel Andrews VII (1815-1877). As a youth, Luke VII worked at a mill in Stanstead where he met Persis Hubbard (?-1887). The couple went on to marry and have five children, Lucy Gibson (1830- 1875), Achsah Hubbard (1834- 1897), Samuel IX Newell (1837-1906), George IV Gibson (1838-1907), Julia A. (1844-1864). The family settled on and farmed the land adjoining to his grandfather, Edmund V Heard’s, original plot. Just like his brother, Samuel Andrews VII, Luke VII was an advocate for education, as shown by his service on the first school committee for the combined townships of Newport, Eaton, Ditton, and Clifton. Luke VII Heard died on 18 November, 1873, and is buried at Maple Leaf Cemetery, Compton.

Hurd, Samuel Augustine, KC

  • Person
  • 1850-1910

Samuel Augustine Hurd, KC was born in 1850 in Newport Township to parents Samuel Andrews VII Heard (1815-1877) and Catherine Nash Hubbard (1816-1885). He was the youngest of five siblings, Edward Payson Heard (1838-1899), Ellen Corilla Heard (1840-1918), Lucy Jane Heard (1844-1871), and Laura Ann (1848-?). Many of the details of the life of Samuel Augustine Hurd have become lost to history, partially due to Samuel appears to have begun to go by his middle name, Augustine. Augustine Samuel Hurd became a lawyer and opened a practice, Hurd and Fraser, which was located on Rue Wellington Sud, Sherbrooke. He also became a member of the King’s Council. Augustine Samuel married Laura A. (maiden name unknown) (1847-1900) and they might have one daughter, Kathleen Brooks Hurd (1885-1906). Augustine Samuel Heard, KC died on 2 December, 1910, and is buried in the Elmwood Cemetery, Sherbrooke, Quebec.

Hurd, Abigail Haskell

  • Person
  • 1797-1880

Abigail Haskell Hurd was born in 1797 in Sawyerville, Que to unknown parents. In 1837, she and Edmund VII Heard got married after the death of Edmund’s first wife. On top of the three children Edmund VII had from his previous marriage, Mary Maria Heard (1819-1898,) Lucy Minerva Heard (1824-1897,) Matilda Rosetta Heard (1827-1870), the couple had two children Edmund VIII Haskell (1836-1923), and Abigail Susanna (1839-1910). Abigail Haskell Hurd died in 1880, and is buried in Maple Leaf Cemetery, Compton, Quebec.

Hurd, Augustus VII

  • Person
  • 1821-1905

Augustus VII Hurd was born in 1821 to parents Polly Sawyer (1804-1879) and John Bennett VII Heard (1797-1849) in Newport Township. He was the oldest of five siblings that made it to adulthood, Catherine Jennete (1825-1899), Gratia (1829-1874), Bartlett (1831-1852), Cyrus Alexander (1842-1919), and Mariad (1843-1914). In 1842, Augustus VII and Eliza Ann Planche (1821-1905) got married. The couple went on to have six children, John Bennett IX (1850–1907), Ella Jane (1853–1926), Edith A (1857–1920), Ellen M. (1861–1953), Eliza Mary (1863–1953), Augustus Frederick IX (1866–1956). The family lived and worked on the plot of land that had initially belonged to his grandfather, Capt. Edmund VI Heard. In addition to being a farmer, Augustus VII was a businessman, he bought and sold land, invested in road building. and operated a lumber business. Notably, it is also believed that Augustus VII and his wife were the first in the community of Maple Leaf to own a clock. Augustus VII Hurd died in 1905 and is buried at the Maple Leaf Cemetery, Compton, Quebec.

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