Part 002b - Interview with C. William Crease

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Interview with C. William Crease

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CA ETRC P233-001-025-002b

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  • 1965 (Creation)

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1 audio recording.

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(ca. 1888-1967)

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(Christopher) William Crease (aka Bill) was born in England around 1888 and emigrated from Essex to Canada in 1913 to find employment. While he initially thought he would find farm work, he was soon employed by the Eustis copper mines in Eustis, Quebec. He also participated in the harvest trains that went west during the inter-war period. He worked at the Eustis mines until 1938. He first married Rebecca Read, and together they had the following children: Rebecca, C. William, John and Elsie. He married second Annie Trussier. He died 26 May 1967 at the Sherbrooke Hospital and was interred at the Reedsville Cemetery in North Hatley.

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The item is an audio recording of an interview of C. William Crease by W. Gillies Ross on 6 November 1965 about Mr. Crease's time as a miner at the Eustis copper mine. Among the topics covered were the number of employees, mining accidents, working conditions, mining technologies, sports teams, the harvest trains, pollution, the changing landscape around the mining villages, Capelton mine, Albert Mines, and Eustis mine.

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Interview begins at 32:25 on original reel.

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  • English

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Interview recorded in English.

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Interview also available in digital format.

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Original audio reel was digitized courtesy of funding received from the Townshippers' Foundation and the Bélanger-Gardner Foundation in 2021.

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