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Manuel (family: Exploits, N.L.)

  • Família
  • [176-]-

The community of Exploits was initially settled by Europeans in the mid- to the late-eighteenth century. The settlers were attracted by a thriving fishery which they supplemented by sealing. The first census (1836) reported a resident population of 220.

In 1857 there were two merchant families operating out of Exploits: the Manuels and the Winsors. By the end of the 1880s, the Manuel family became involved with the export of Exploits fish to Portugal and Spain.

In the mid to late twentieth century, the community of Exploits has been virtually abandoned. Just two residents remain. The Manuel family has remained prominent in other areas of Newfoundland.

Anderson, Torsten

  • Persona
  • 1834-[19-]

Torsten Anderson (1834-19-) was born in Norway on 9 February 1834 as Torstein Kverna. He married Mary Thomas in 1859; they had six boys and four girls.

Torstein Kverna arrived in Labrador in the late 1840s as an employee of the Hudson's Bay Company. He adopted a new name following his arrival in Labrador, altering the old Norwegian spelling of Torstein to Torsten and changing his surname from Kverna to Anderson as the latter was considered too difficult to pronounce. He chose the Anderson as his father's name was Anders and the name Anders had been in the family for about two hundred years. Torsten Anderson was the first European to settle in Makkovik, Labrador.

United Church of Canada. Shoal Harbour Pastoral Charge.

  • Entidade coletiva
  • 1892-1981

Although the Shoal Harbour Mission wasn't mentioned in Minutes until 1871, the early settlers of Shoal Harbour, who came from Hants Habour on the south side of Trinity Bay, had settled there by the mid 1800's. It is believed that these people being of the Methodist faith built a little church that was dedicated to the glory of God and opened for worship on February 11, 1866. John Tilley, Moses Tilley, Aaron Tilley and David Palmer were the builders of this first little church. The mission at that time had thirty appointments.

This was their place of worship for 26 years during which time a considerable number of families moved to the area. Not long after the opening of the first church, a parsonage was built and the first residential Minister, Rev. William Swann, arrived. He was stationed at Shoal Harbour from 1871-1872 during which time he spent six months in the area with 30 appointments to visit, most of the which worship during the week night and rarely on Sunday.

As there were no roads then, or for many years after, the Missionary had many dangerous journeys. For the early years the only church in the area was at Shoal Harbour. This church was soon followed by a church at Lower Shoal Harbour (now Clarenville) and George's Brook. Because of the large area to be covered in the Shoal Harbour Pastoral Charge, Shoal Harbour, Lower Shoal Harbour and George's Brook had lay readers who helped out the Minister.

Somewhere between 1872 and 1885, the first church was turned over for re-modeling and used as a school and a new church opened for worship on June 30, 1892. A forest fire swept the area shortly after destroying many of the homes and the church and parsonage as well. All church records previous to 1892 were destroyed in the fire.

In 1874, the Shoal Harbour circuit included the whole bottom of Trinity Bay with more than twenty appointments which was supplied by two men, of whom Thomas W. Atkinson was one. During this same period, a church was completed at George's Brook, and one was made suitable for services at Lower Shoal Harbour, and several others were in course of erection. During his three pastorate, Rev. Atkinson witnessed the building of six churches and school houses and many members were added to the church.

Boundary changes in 1878, saw Shoal Harbour divided into two missions - Random North and Random South and later the former went back to the title of Shoal Harbour. Several other missions were made out of portions of the old Shoal Harbour field. The present appointments are Shoal Harbour, Clarenville, George's Brook, Broad Cove and White Rock.

On December 30th of that year a firm decision was made to build a new church and this, the third church, was dedicated on December 9, 1894. Then in summer of 1903, a forest fire again swept the area and the third church was burned down. A church was dedicated early in 1903 at White Rock and another at Broad Cove, now Harcourt, in the pastorate of James Pincock. We have no record of when the fourth church was started at Shoal Harbour but the Trustee Board Records show that the exterior of the church was completed during 1906 and on October 31, 1907, the new church was dedicated by Rev. Sydney Bennett, Minister at Britannia, acting on behalf of the President of Conference, who was unable to attend.

The cornerstone of a new church at Clarenville, formerly Lower Shoal Harbour, was laid on August 13, 1923, by H.G. Coppin, Chairman of the District. At the time of the union of the Methodist, Presbyterian and Congregational churches to form the United Church of Canada in 1925, the Shoal Harbour pastoral charge had four preaching places and Rev. Isaac Davis was administering to 164 families there.

The Opening an Dedication Service for a new church at George's Brook and Milton was held on July 29, 1962 under the pastorate of Rev. Edward George Bailey. Late in 1962, the congregation of Shoal Harbour decided that the old church was inadequate for their present needs. Work began shortly afterwards on the new church and it was completed on the outside. The closing service for the old church was conducted on June 28, 1966 and then the old church was demolished. For over a year, worship was conducted in the basement of the new church while it was being finished . The dedication ceremony for the new church was conducted on September 15, 1968.

Presently the pastoral charge of Shoal Harbour administers to the following communities: Harcourt, Milton-George's Brook, Monroe, Shoal Harbour.

Outerbridge, Sir Leonard (Leonard Cecil)

  • Persona
  • 1888-1986

Leonard Cecil Outerbridge (1888-1986), Newfoundland businessman and lieutenant-governor, was born at Ashville, North Carolina, on 6 May 1888, son of Maria Harvey (Tucker) and Joseph Outerbridge, businessman and Vice President of the Patriotic Association of Newfoundland. He married Dorothy Winifred Strathy, and they had one daughter, Nancy Diana (Winter). Outerbridge died on 6 September 1986.

Outerbridge was educated at Bishop Feild College, St. John's, Marlborough College, England, and the University of Toronto, where he obtained his LL.B. After serving in the Canadian Army (rank of major) in World War I, Outerbridge practiced law in Toronto before returning to St. John's to manage Harvey and Company with his brother, Herbert. Over the next several decades, Outerbridge was involved with the Harvey Group of Companies in various capacities: Vice President, Director, President, and Chairman. He was President of the Newfoundland Board of Trade (1923-24); Chairman, Newfoundland Committee of the British Empire Exhibition (1925) Director, Bank of Montreal; Board of Directors, Bishop Feild College (1920-24), and Bishop Spencer College (1921-46).

In addition to his business activities, Outerbridge served as honourary private secretary to Newfoundland governors from 1930 to 1944. In 1941, Outerbridge, with lawyer Charles Hunt, publicly supported the Anglo-American Leased Bases Agreement, which authorized the United States to establish military bases in Newfoundland. He volunteered as full-time director of Civil Defence in World War II, and supervised the Air Raid Precautions (ARP) team in St. John's. He supported confederation in the second referendum in 1948. In 1949, he succeeded Albert B. Walsh as the second lieutenant-governor of Newfoundland; his term ended in 1957.

Outerbridge was also active in the Anglican church: he served as Rectors Warden at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist from 1923 to 1941, and again from 1944 to 1948; he was involved with church committees; and he was on the Executive Committee of the Anglican Diocese of Newfoundland from 1920 to 1969.

Outerbridge was awarded the Distinguished Service Order (1918) and Companion of the British Empire (1926); knighted (1946); appointed Honourary Colonel of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment (1950) and Knight of Grace, Order of St. John of Jerusalem (1951); made a Companion of the Order of Canada (1967); received a Special Services Award, Canadian Institute of the Blind, for his service as director from 1959-75 (1985); and appointed Companion of the Order of the Red Cross (1985).

Davidson, Stewart Alexander

  • Persona
  • 1921-

Stewart Alexander Davidson (1921- ), World War II veteran, teacher, university professor, sports researcher, was born in Montreal in 1921. After serving in the RCAF during World War II, he returned to Montreal where he enrolled in a Bachelor of Physical Education program at McGill University. Following graduation, Davidson taught in Montreal schools for a number of years before continuing his studies at Columbia University. He continued his teaching career after receiving his EdD from that institution and subsequently taught in the School of Physical Education (later the School of Human Kinetics) at the University of Ottawa until his retirement in 1986.

While conducting research on Canadian sports pioneers, Davidson encountered Frank Graham, who encouraged him to examine the history of sport in Newfoundland. Davidson obtained funding from the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to make a research trip to the province in the summer of 1980. With Graham's assistance he interviewed fourteen members of the Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Hall of Fame. Most of the interviews, all with men, were conducted in the Sports Archives office. The resultant paper, "An Oral History of Newfoundland Sport", was presented at the Fifth Canadian Symposium on the History of Sport and Physical Education at the University of Toronto in 1982 and published as part of the Symposium's proceedings.

St. John's Curling Association (N.L.)

  • Entidade coletiva
  • 1910-

The St. John's Curling Association, commonly known as the St. John's Curling Club, was established on 8 July 1910 when two men's clubs, the Terra Nova Curling Club (fl. 1863-) and the Micmac Curling Club (established 188-), voted to amalgamate at a joint meeting. The consitution and the by-laws of the Association were adopted at that same meeting. The Association was incorporated under The Companies Act.

The mandate of the St. John's Curling Association was to foster and promote curling in the city. Throughout its history, it has also raised monies for the war effort and various city charities. Although the St. John's Curling Association maintained close relationships with the Ladies' Curling Club (organized 1906) and cooperated in hosting many curling events, the latter was not totally integrated until 1959. The first woman president, Jane M. Martin, was elected in 1982.

From 1912-1941 the Association leased their facilities from the Newfoundland Curling Rink Ltd. The curling rink was located on Forest Road, next to the Prince's Skating Rink. The Association purchased the curling rink in the fall of 1941, but on 28 Nov., before the curling season commenced, the rink was destroyed by fire. On 25 Jan.1943, the Association officially opened their new rink on Factory Lane. To help finance the new facility, public skating and dancing were offered at the rink. This continued until 1955, a year after the St. John's Memorial Stadium was opened. In 1976 the old rink was sold and the Association constructed a new facility on Bonaventure Avenue, which was officially opened on 22 Oct. 1976.

Albert H. Salter (1877-1940), the first secretary-treasurer, commenced the systematic recording of the Association's activities. These records were stored at the club building until 1941, when Peter Ledingham, the honourary secretary, rescued them from the fire. At the request of the Association, a pictorial history, Through curling years, the 75th, was written by Clifford K. Andrews in 1986.

The Association currently is governed by a five-person executive elected at the annual general meeting. The Committee of Management, consisting of the executive, past-president, and six elected members, is responsible for club activities and curling arrangements and regulations. They also appoint appropriate sub-committees. The Committee is assisted by an elected advisory board.

Rabbitts, John Victor

  • Persona
  • 1909-1964

John Victor (JVR, Jack, Bunny) Rabbitts (1909-1964), athlete, civil servant, coach, sports writer, was born in St. John's on October 4, 1909, the son of Jessie (Clarke) and Fred Rabbitts. On October 4, 1957, he married Dorothy Elizabeth Hewerdine. They had no children. Rabbitts died in St. John's on 8 August 1964.

Rabbitts attended the Methodist College, St. John's, where he participated in football (soccer), hockey, and track and field (athletics). He joined the Church Lads Brigade (CLB) in 1923, where he played football (soccer), hockey, basketball, and track and field, and was a member of the rowing crew in the St. John's Regatta (1925-1928). He also participated in tennis and curling.

Rabbitts attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston before returning to St. John's to work as a civil servant with the Newfoundland Government. He was an executive member of the Newfoundland Amateur Athletic Association (NAAA), founder (1935) and president of the Newfoundland Lawn Tennis Association, and served on the executives of hockey and basketball sport governing bodies. An avid bowling enthusiast ("Mr. Bowling"), he organized tournaments and developed public interest in the activity. He also coached gymnastics at the CLB and Bishop Feild College (1950). He organized the All-Newfoundland Football Association (and was first president in 1950) and was later made an honourary life member of the association.

Rabbitts involvement in sport also included research, writing, and chronicling. For forty years he was a regular sports contributor to local newspapers. In 1979 he was inducted posthumously into the Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Hall of Fame. The Basketball Newfoundland Hall of Fame inducted him as a builder in 1984. The Newfoundland Soccer Hall of Fame inducted him in 1985, and the Newfoundland and Labrador Tennis Hall of Fame followed suit in 1986.

United Church of Canada. Random South Pastoral Charge. (N.L.)

  • Entidade coletiva
  • 1891-1985

Methodism has a long and noble history in the Random area. The whole of the South West Arm of Random was settled between 1865 and 1880. At Northern Bight, the first arrivals were James Styles and D. Benson, the former was a Methodist. Random first appeared in the Minutes in 1871 in connection with Shoal Harbour. This mission had thirty appointments. By 1874, the circuit included the whole bottom of Trinity Bay with more than twenty appointments. In 1878, Shoal Harbour was divided into two missions - Random North and Random South, and later, the former went back to the title of Shoal Harbour.

Random South became head of the pastoral charge with a total membership of 238 under the pastorate of Rev. K. Davis. The first Methodist building went up in 1878 and Edgar Taylor was appointed as the first resident pastor. The first church was erected in 1899 and the new church, much larger than its predecessor, in 1923.

At the time of the union of the churches to form the United Church of Canada in 1925, Random South was still head of the circuit with thirteen preaching points and a membership of 223. Boundary changes in 1930, saw Hillview, which was formerly called Northern Bight, being made the head of the circuit under the pastorate of Rev. Chesley Howell. The pastoral charge included: Adeytown, Deep Bight, Hatchet Cove, Loweburn, North West Brook, Queen's Cove and St. Jones Within.

In 1933, Little Hearts Ease was added to the pastoral charge and the name was changed to the Hillview-Little Hearts Ease Pastoral Charge and more preaching places were added to this charge for a total of twelve preaching places. Hillview was combined with Little Hearts Ease until 1955.

Boundary changes after 1955 resulted in Hillview being combined with Sunnyside to form the Sunnyside-Hillview pastoral charge and it remained like this for a period of six years. Little Hearts Ease became a pastoral charge on its own with seven preaching points.

Then in 1974, Random South appears as pastoral charge as a result of the amalgamation of the two former charges of Little Hearts Ease and Hillview with a total of eleven preaching points stretching along both sides of North West Arm in Random South. In 1985, the pastoral charge of Random South was disbanded and ceased to exist. The charge was split into two pastoral charges - Hillview and Little Heart's Ease.

Bergin, Martin Joseph

  • Persona
  • 1809-1841

Martin Joseph Bergin (1809-1841), Catholic priest, was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1809. Bergen died at Tilton Harbour 28 September 1841.

At the invitation of Michael Anthony Fleming, Bergin came to the Vicariate of Newfoundland, arriving in 1834. He served St. Patrick's Parish, Tilton (Tilting) Harbour, Fogo Island, from 1834 to 1841.

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