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radio CFIN-FM

  • Corporate body
  • 1983-1987

Radio CFIN-FM 104.5 began broadcasting on 1 November 1983. The launch of CFIN-FM, Quebec's first FM country radio station in Quebec, was made possible through the efforts of Clément de Laat and Michael Dougherty. Despite a broad listener base which spanned much of the Estrie and into the United States, the CRTC maintained that CFIN-FM's audience did not conform to the CRTC regulations and the radio station was closed at the summer 1987.

de Molina, Valentino [Count] (1879-1954)

  • 1993_021
  • Person
  • 1879-1954

Born at Savannah, Georgia. Studied at the Académie Julian, Paris, under Jean Paul Laurens and Lucien Simon. Lived for a time (c. 1915-16) at Lennoxville, Québec.
Excerpted from The National Gallery of Canada by R. H. Hubbard. University of Toronto Press 1959.

Young Womens' Christian Temperance Union of Milby (Milby, Que.)

  • Y001
  • Corporate body
  • 1890-1963

The Milby Union was first formed in 1890 to look after an organized Youth Group of the Community and form a Sunday School. The union moved to Ives Hill where most of the members resided and changed its name to Ives Hill Y. In 1923, a new Women's Christian Temperance Union was formed in Milby by Mrs. Robert Lipsey, then County President of Sherbrooke. The W.C.T.U. held meetings, gave temperance lessons, formed a new Sunday School, assisted to conventions of the Quebec Provincial Woman's Christian Temperance Union and grew up to twenty-five members. A Loyal Temperance Legion was formed in 1932 under the Union to "teach children the evils of alcohol and a knowledge of conducting a buisiness meeting." By 1960, the memership of the W.C.T.U. of Milby dwindled to eight members. The group was disbanded in 1963.

Yearwood, Peter J.

  • Person

Professor and historian, Peter J. Yearwood was born in London, England on May 8, 1948. After graduating from Bishop's University in 1968, he went to Balliol College, Oxford, where he got a second BA in 1970 (which more or less automatically became an MA a few years later) and then went to the University Of Sussex, where he studied under Christopher Thorne, and eventually gained a PhD in History in 1980. After several years in part-time adult education in London, in 1979 he took up a post in the Department of History at the University of Jos in Nigeria, where he reached the level of Senior Lecturer. In 1996 he returned to England to seek employment and push on with writing a book. In 2000, he took up a post as Visiting Senior Lecturer at the University of Papua New Guinea. He has several publications on British policy in the era of the First World War, on imperial rivalries in Africa, and on the expatriate firms and the Nigerian colonial economy in World War I. He has also worked with colleagues in Jos to develop the historiography of the Central Nigerian area. Author of Nigeria and the Death of Liberal England Palm Nuts and Prime Ministers, 1914-1916. Author note reads: Peter J. Yearwood is Leader of the History, Gender Studies, and Philosophy Strand at the University of Papua New Guinea, and Joint Editor of the South Pacific Journal of Philosophy and Culture. He is the author of Guarantee of Peace, The League of Nations in British Politics 1914-1925 (2009).

Wurtele, Vivian C.

  • W003
  • Person
  • 1835-1882

Vivian C. Wurtele, born around 1835, was the son of Jonathan Wurtele, Seigneur of Rivière-David in Yamaska, and Louisa Sophia Campbell. He married Olympe Paré on 28 September 1882.

Wurtele, Louis C.

  • W002
  • Person
  • 1831-1919

Louis C. Wurtele was born in Quebec City on 1 September 1831. He was the son of Sophia Campbell and Jonathan S. Wurtele, Seigneur of the Rivière David in the County of Yamaska. In 1860, Wurtele married Emily Towle of Lennoxville, with whom he had a daughter, Mary. Emily died in 1872; Wurtele remarried in 1874, to Isabella T. Hunter of Richmond, Maine, with whom he had two sons. Louis C. Wurtele studied first with a tutor in Rivière David, then entered University of Bishop's College in Lennoxville in 1853, where he earned a B.A. in 1857. He spent time in England studying science in 1858; returned to Quebec and was ordained a deacon of the United Church of England and Ireland in 1858; obtained an M.A. from Bishop's in 1860; and was ordained priest in 1861. From 1860 to 1862, he was a travelling missionary in the District of Saint Francis; in 1862 he was assigned to the mission in Acton Vale and worked there until 1917. Wurtele remained fascinated by science. After several years' membership in the American Association for the Advancement of Science, he was made an honorary member. He died in Acton Vale on 4 April 1919.


  • Family

David Worby was born in England on February 16th, 1827, and died on May 22nd, 1904. David and his six siblings came with his parents, George Worby and Rececca Quantrill from England, Norfolk County, Banham village to the Brookbury area under the auspices of the British Land Company in 1836. George and Rebecca are buried in St. John's Cemetery, Brookbury, Quebec. David married Jane Williams (d. September 12th, 1884 at 56 years of age). David was the owner of the Worby Factory making the famous Worby chairs over a span of more than 30 years. The factory was located between Eaton Corner and Sawyerville where the Sawyer Brook meets the Eaton River. He bought the building and land on part of lot 5H, range 4 from Henry Laberee on December 17th, 1862. In 1895 the Eaton River flooded taking away the Worby mill and business, but not the furniture store. Both David and Jane are buried in the Eaton Cemetery.

Woodman, Peter Allan

  • W014
  • Person
  • 1945-

Peter Allan Woodman was born on 26 July 1945 at the Sherbrooke Hospital to Murray Milton Woodman (1916-1983) and Dorothy Neill Woodman. Peter attended the Coaticook and Knowlton High School. In 1964 and 1966, Peter crossed the Arctic Circle on the 10 C.C.G.S. Montcalm, as he worked as a Cargo Officer on the ship. Peter served the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1967 as an Aircraftman and was honorably discharged the same year. Over the course of the 1960s and the 1970s, Peter was admitted to The Sherbrooke Hospital, The Douglas Hospital, The Queen Mary Hospital, The Veterans Hospital at St. Anne de Bellevue, The Lakeshore General Hospital, St. Vincent de Paul Hospital and L’hopital Hotel Dieu to treat his bipolar disorder. In 1969, Peter completed a cabinet-making course at Laurentian Regional High School in Lachute, Que. He moved to Manitoba in 1976 where his brother Anthony Woodman resides, and completed a carpentry program at Keewatin Community College. In addition to his carpentry and cabinet certificates, Peter also received a certificate in 1988 from the Ambassador College for the Bible Correspondence Course. In 2001, Sherbrooke’s Church of Latter Day Saints ordained Peter. Peter’s interests extend to a number of social causes as he has been an advocate for the rights of mental health patients through his involvement with Pro- Quebec, and more specifically Pro-Def Estrie. He has also been an active supporter of social housing in Canada.

Woodman, Murray Milton

  • W012
  • Person
  • 1916-1983

Murray Milton Woodman was born in 1916 to Milton Albert Woodman (1892-1955) and Aline Hanson (1891-1959) of Coaticook, Que. Murray served as a sergeant in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the Second World War, at which time he met his wife Dorothy Jane Neill who was born in Tooting, England. Dorothy was a member of the Royal Air Force and worked as a telephone operator. Their first son Anthony Murray Woodman was born in England, prior to their emigration to Canada. After the war, Murray was employed as a Canadian Immigration Officer. Murray was an avid stamp and coin collector. He was a member of the British North American Philatelic Society, Canadian Philatelic Society of Great Britain, the Royal Philatelic Society of Canada, the Eastern Townships Stamp Club and the St. Francis Collectors Club. Murray also contributed to a weekly column “Bits about Stamps and Coins” at the Sherbrooke Telegram Observer in the 1960s. He owned Woodman- Stamps & Coins in Dixville, Que., which specialized in stamps from Canada, Newfoundland, the United States, the U.N., Ghana and the Vatican. In addition to Anthony, Murray and Dorothy also had Peter Allan Woodman (1945- ) and Ketha Florence Helen Woodman (1951 - ). Murray died in 1983 and is buried at the Mount Forest Cemetery.

Woodman, Milton Albert

  • W010
  • Person
  • 1892-1955

Milton Albert Woodman was born on 29 September 1892 to Albert Alonzo Woodman Jr. (1867-1932) and Emily McKee (1866-1945) in Coaticook, Que. On 17 September 1914, he married Aline Hanson (1891-1959) at the Church of England, Coaticook and together they had two children: Murray Milton Woodman (1916-1983) and Helen Woodman (1923-1993). Milton served in the First World War and worked in the grocery business. Milton A. Woodman died in 1955 and was buried at the Mount Forest Cemetery.

Woodman, Keith Anthony

  • W015
  • Person
  • 1993-2009

Keith Anthony Woodman was born 7 March 1993 to Anthony Murray Woodman and Shelley Briem. Growing up Keith was a member of the Boy Scouts and the Royal Canadian Air Cadets. Over the course of his life, he moved a number of times between the Pas, Thompson and Leaf Rapids. He worked at the Leaf Rapids Co-op and had also moved to Winnipeg for a short period of time to work at the Winnipeg Free Press. Keith was killed 5 April 2009 in a home invasion while he house-sitting for a friend at Mikinak Bay, Manitoba. At the time of his death, Keith was a tenth grade student at the Leaf Rapids Education Centre and worked as a math tutor.

Woodman, Joshua A.

  • W007
  • Person
  • 1790-1865

Joshua S. Woodman was born in 1790. He married to Polly Sturtevant (10 January 1786) from Barton, Vermont and they settled on No. 5, 2nd Range of Hatley in 1819. Joshua and Polly had six children together: Mary M (3 October 1813), Joshua S. (25 October 1815), Eliza J. (3 April 1821), Caleb T., Albert Alonzo (19 July 1825), Sarah (27 July 1828). Polly died on the 15 March 1849. Joshua then married his second wife Arethusa Bucknell who died on 27 June 1854. Joshua died on 10 March 1865.

Woodman, John Bernard

  • W011
  • Person
  • 1901-

John Bernard Woodman was born on January 15 1901 in Coaticook, Que, to Albert Alonzo Woodman Jr. (1867-1932) and Emily McKee (1866-1945). John served as a lieutenant for the Royal Canadian Air Force during the First World War. In 1947, John married Madelyn Abbie Rider, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick H. Rider in Montreal, Que. Both John and Madelyn had graduated from Stanstead College. John also graduated from the College of Dentistry at McGill University and was oftentimes referred to as Dr. Jack. John and Madelyn resided in New York and Washington.

Woodman, Helen

  • W013
  • Person
  • 1910-1993

Helen Woodman was born in 1910 to Milton A. Woodman (1892-1955) and Aline Hanson (1891-1959). Helen worked as a nurse at the Sherbrooke Hospital and married Albert M. Lisso (1906-1996). Helen died in 1993, Helen and Albert are both buried in the Paris Cemetery in Brant County, Ontario.

Woodman, Dorothy Jane Neill

  • W017
  • Person
  • (1923-2018)

Dorothy Jane Neill Woodman was born in Tooting, England in 1923. During the Second World War, Dorothy was a member of the Royal Air Force as she worked as a telephone operator. At this time, she met Murray Milton Woodman (1916-1983) who was serving as a seargeant for the Canadian Expeditionary Force. Dorothy and Murray were married and had their first son Anthony Murray Woodman in England. Once Dorothy emigrated to Canada she gave birth to their son Peter Allan Woodman (1945- ) and their daugther Ketha Florence Helen Woodman (1951 - ). Dorothy died on 19 February 2018 in Coaticook.

Woodman, Albert Alonzo Jr.

  • W009
  • Person
  • 1867-1932

Albert Alonzo Woodman Jr. was born in Moe’s River to Albert Alonzo Woodman (1825-1895) and Mary Jane Sanborn in 1867. He established himself in Coaticook in 1888 and was married to Emily McKee (1866-1945) on 8 October 1890, at the Church of England, Coaticook. Albert and Emily had two children, Milton A. Woodman (1891-1955) and John B. Woodman (1901 -). In 1892, he went into the grocery business with his brother-in-law Charles McKee under the name Woodman and McKee. The business remained open until 1920. In 1921, Albert moved his family to St. John, N.B. where he served as district manager to the eastern provinces for one year, until he returned to Coaticook. Albert also served as the: Grand Junior Warden of Grand Encampment, the District Deputy Grand Patriarch of the G.E.Q., the District Deputy Grand Master for the Victoria Lodge in 1916, the Commissioner of the Superior Court and Justice of the Peace, President of the Coaticook Board of Trade, Director of the Eastern Townships’ Associated Boards of Trade and President of the Eastern Townships Immigration Society. Albert Alonzo Woodman Jr. died in 1931 and is buried at the Mount Forest Cemetery.

Woodman, Albert Alonzo

  • W008
  • Person
  • 1825-1895

Albert Alonzo Woodman was born on 19 July 1825 to Joshua S. Woodman and Polly Sturtevant. He married Mary Jane Sanborn on 20 April 1847 in Compton, Que. Albert and his wife had four children together: Albert Alonzo Woodman Jr. (1867-1932), Eliza Jane Woodman, Sarah Orcelia Woodman and Milton Sawyer Woodman. He owned a farm in Moe’s River Cemetery.

Woodman Family

  • W016
  • Family
  • 1623-

The Woodmans trace their North American roots back to Edward Woodman who first emigrated to Newbury Mass.from Wiltshire, England in 1623. Joshua S. Woodman and his wife Polly Sturtevant settled in Hatley on Lot no. 5, 2nd Range in 1819. Together they had six children: Mary M. (3 October 1813), Joshua S. (25 October 1815), Eliza J. (3 April 1821), Caleb T., Albert Alonzo (19 July 1825), Sarah (27 July 1828). Johsua died on 10 March 1865. Joshua’s son, Albert Alonzo Woodman married Mary Jane Sanborn on 20 April 1847 in Compton, Que. They owned a farm in Moe’s River. Together, Albert and Mary had four children: Albert Alonzo Woodman Jr. (1867-1932), Eliza Jane Woodman, Sarah Orcelia Woodman and Milton Sawyer Woodman. Albert Alonzo Woodman died on 7 September 1895 and is buried at the Moe’s River Cemetery.

Wood, Sally E., 1857-1928

Sally Wood suceeded John A Wheeler in 1897 as photographer in the Brome area. She had her own photo studio until 1907. Sally was one of the rare woman photographers of the period, and was unique in that glass negatives were usually produced by men due to the heaviness of the equipement. She specialised in photographs of the coutryside and landscapes as well as archicteture of the area. In 1905, Sally toured Brome County taking photographs of the most pictoresque sites.

Women's Canadian Club of the Eastern Townships

The Women's Canadian Club of the Eastern Townships was formed in 1949, its mandate like other Canadian clubs was "having for its objects the encouragement of the study of the history, literature, and resources of Canada" and engaged in joint activities occasionally. The Women's Canadian Club of Eastern Townships was governed by a board of executive directors. In 2014, the Club members voted to dissolve because of a decreasing membership.

Wolf, Joseph (1820-1899)

  • 1993_010
  • Person
  • 1820-1899

Joseph Wolf (21 January 1820 - 20 April 1899) was a German artist who specialized in natural history illustration. He moved to the British Museum in 1848 and became the preferred illustrator for explorers and naturalists including David Livingstone, Alfred Russel Wallace and Henry Walter Bates. Wolf depicted animals accurately in lifelike postures and is considered one of the great pioneers of wildlife art. Sir Edwin Landseer thought him "...without exception, the best all-round animal artist who ever lived"'.
Source: Wikipedia

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