Oxford Journal, March 27, 2002

>From The Oxford Journal, dated Wednesday, March 27, 2002.

News 10 Years Ago
Wednesday, April 1, 1992
Roger BACON, Cumberland East MLA, announced Monday that after 34 years
of public life, he is calling it quits and won't seek re-election in the
next election.

Died - Gladys DAKEN, 79, Oxford, March 24, at home. She was born in
Wallace Bridge.
Died - Jennie Aileen Gertrude BLACK, 92, Highcrest Nursing Home,
Springhill, formerly of Oxford, March 26 at the nursing home.
Died - Nellie Cecelia JAMIESON, 71, Gulf Shore, March 23 in Colchester
Regional Hospital.

News 20 Years Ago
Wednesday, April 7, 1982

Doug DONCASTER, 40 years' service, Dean EMMERSON, 1981 fireman of the
year and Hedley STEWART, who retired after 20 years' service, were
honored by members of the Oxford Volunteer Fire Department and Ladies'
Auxiliary at the fire hall last Wednesday evening.

Died at his home in Linden on April 5, W. Merton WOOD, 61.
Died - Russell Edward TIBBETS, 68, West Leicester on April 5.

News 30 Years Ago
Thursday, April 6, 1972

Died - Mrs. Irving H. CRAWFORD, 82, Williamsdale, recently at All Saints
Hospital, Springhill.
Died - Harold Bernard (Bain) TUTTLE, 74, recently, a native of Wallace
Grant, long time resident of Wentworth and Middleboro.

News 50 Years Ago
Thursday, April 3, 1952

Effective April 1, L. William THOMPSON, who has been managing the store
of Mrs. Grace L. WOOD, Oxford, for several years, has taken over the
store and business.

Fire loss in Oxford during 1951 amounted to $12,000. Wm. VANBUSKIRK was
re-elected chief of the Oxford Fire Department.

Mrs. Hazen DIXON and Mrs. Floyd FRASER opened a bakery on Water Street,
Oxford today.

Died at Oxford March 30, Mrs. Frank E. MATTINSON, 73, a resident of
Oxford since 1912.
Died at Vancouver March 29, Owen C. THOMPSON, son of the late Mr. and
Mrs. Clifford Thompson of Oxford.

News 60 Years Ago
Thursday, April 2, 1942

Mr. Leslie S. ASBELL, Somerville, Mass., arrived in Oxford April 1 and
will take over the store formerly operated by the late A.E. SMITH.

Gasoline rationing went into effect on April 1.

Elisha MILLER was re-elected as fire chief at the annual meeting held at
the fire hall on March 27. Other officers elected were: Asst. Chief,
Bamford MILLER; Capt. of Hose, Russell DONCASTER; Capt. of Hook and
Ladder, Wm. EMBREE; Asst., Claude WOOD; sect'y-treas., Ralph
CARRUTHERS; Motor Drivers, Austin DIXON, Victor MARCHANT, Everett
DONCASTER; Mechanic, Vaughan GORDON.

News 70 Years Ago
Thursday, March 31, 1932

Rev. W.H. CARRUTHERS, minister of the Baptist Churches at Pugwash and
Wallace River for three years, preached his farewell sermon on Sunday.

At the annual meeting of Oxford Fire Dept. on March 25, all officers
were re-elected: Chief, Ira SIMPSON; Asst., Russell DONCASTER; Capt.
Hose, Ernest MILLER; Capt. Hook and Ladder, Rufus THOMPSON; Asst.,
Seldon DIXON; Sect'y, Orland DIXON.

Died at River Philip Center on March 23, Mrs. Howard Ripley.
Died at Roslin on Easter Sunday, Miss Kate McDonald, age 80.
Died at Victoria on March 26, Mrs. Thomas MURPHY.
Died at South Malagash on March 14, Mrs. Melissa C. TREEN.


RHINDRESS, Dawn, who passed away on March 26, 1986.
LLOY, Doris, who passed away March 25, 1996 and John, who passed away
July 9, 1955.
LLOY, Joan, who left us on March 29, 2001.
LANGILLE, Robert, who passed away March 29, 1996.


WARREN, Elsie Beatrice "Pearl" (Mills), 83, Friday, March 22, 2002.
AMOS, Reita Mae-Jean (Adams), 85, Monday, March 18, 2002.
GAMBLE, Jean Peronnette (Erickson), 91, March 22, 2002.
MACALEESE, Bonnie Jean (Smith), March 24, 2002.
BEZANSON, Ervine Lenfast March 24, 2002.


The death of John DESZCA, Burlingotn, Ont., occurred early Tuesday
morning, March 26, at the Joseph Grant Hospital in Burlington, Ontario.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

>From the Springhill and Parrsboro Record dated Wednesday, March 27,


SILVEA, Jerry, who passed away March 31, 1995.
HORTON, Wonda, who passed away March 31, 1994.
JEWKES, Todd, who passed away March 27, 1999.
HALLIDAY, Arnold J., who passed away on March 27, 1983.
CHATFIELD, Claude, who was called home on March 29, 1996.
TERRIS, Emily, who passed away March 29, 1999.
BROWN, James, July 7, 1932 - March 22, 1999.
MCMANAMAN, Emmett, who passed away March 30, 1996.
ATKINSON, Dorothy, who passed away March 15, 2001.


MARSHALL, Audrey "Chirp" Beryl (Cameron), 82, Sunday, March 17, 2002.
BOSS, Donna Faye, 55, Monday, March 18, 2002.
EMBREE, Mary (Foster), 80, February 25, 1922 - Tuesday, March 12, 2002.
WARREN, Elsie Beatrice (Pearl) (Mills), 83, Friday, March 22, 2002.
DAVIS, Norma (Brown), 85, Friday, March 15, 2002.