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Aberdeen and Temair, Ishbel Gordon, Marchioness of, 1857-1939

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  • 1857-1939

Born March 15, 1857, Ishbel-Maria Marjoribanks was the daughter of Dudley Marjoribanks (1st Baron Tweedmouth) and Isabella Weir Hogg. After marrying John Campbell Hamilton Gordon in November 1877, she became known as Lady Aberdeen. During his appointment as Governor General of Canada, she was an active public figure and proceeded to establish the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) in January 1897 and become one of the organizers of the National Council of Women in Canada. She was also the first president of the International Council of Women and encouraged the creation of the May Court Club. In addition to hosting many social events at Rideau Hall, Lady Aberdeen frequently joined him on his travels across the country and popularized many winter sports in Canada. After returning to Britain and her husband becoming Lord Lieutenant of Ireland again, she continued to be active in social causes with a focus on health care, including participating in organizations such as the Women’s National Health Association of Ireland, the Housing and Town Planning Association of Ireland, and Women’s Liberal Federation.

Lady Aberdeen died on April 18, 1939 in Rubislaw, Aberdeen, Scotland.

Aberdeen and Temair, John Campbell Gordon, Marquis of, 1847-1934

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  • 1847-1934

John Campbell Hamilton-Gordon (Lord Aberdeen) was born August 3, 1847 in Edinburgh. He studied at University of St. Andrews and University College, Oxford (from which he received a Bachelor of Arts). Upon the death of his eldest brother George in January 1870, he was made the 7th Earl of Aberdeen and subsequently entered the British House of Lords. From 1881 to 1885, he served as Lord High Commissioner to the Church of Scotland and then he was named Viceroy (Lord Lieutenant) of Ireland from February to July 1886. He then proceeded to become an alderman in Middlesex County Council (1889), establish an orchard in the northern Okanagan Valley of British Columbia in 1891, and then British Prime Minister Gladstone appointed him Governor General of Canada beginning September 1893 which continued until November 1898. During his time as Governor General, Lord and Lady Aberdeen travelled extensively through Canada and attempted to meet with as many people as possible regardless of their social or economic status, including many First Nations people and this resulted in him made an honorary chief of both the Six Nations and Blackfoot people. Lord and Lady Aberdeen returned to Britain in 1898 where he completed his second term as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland from December 1905 to February 1915. He was made 1st Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair on January 4, 1916.

In November 1877, Lord Aberdeen married Ishbel-Maria Marjoribanks, who during their time in Canada would establish the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) and become one of the organizers of the National Council of Women in Canada.

Lord Aberdeen died on March 7, 1934.

Acaster, David W., 1919-2018

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  • 1919-2018

David Warris Acaster was born November 11, 1919 in Winnipeg, Manitoba as the fifth son and ninth child of John and Florence Acaster of Brokenhead, Manitoba. Acaster had sisters Fanny Madill, Margaret Cubbon, Jessie Horrell, Catherine Puff; and brothers George, Arthur, Walter, Douglas and Fred. His family moved to a farm near North Battleford in 1922 where after attending Mount Hope School and completing his Grade 11 by correspondence, Acaster attended Saskatoon Technical School to pursue machine shop and welding. Thereafter, he travelled to Fort William for work at Canada Car Foundry and then in November 1941 enlisted in the Royal Canadian Force. Following training, he embarked for England in the fall of 1942 where he was attached to 428 "Ghost Squadron" and posted at Middleton St. George as part of No. 6 Bomber Command. He returned to Canada in 1945 and was discharged from the Air Force that fall. Upon his return Acaster completed Grade 12 at the Canadian Vocational Training School in Saskatoon and entered the College of Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan. Acaster subsequently became employed in various positions in Lloydminster, Regina, Victoria, Winnipeg, and Vancouver, but returned to North Battleford in 1958. In North Battleford, he was a car salesperson for a local dealership until 1969 and then went to work for the Saskatchewan Hospital as an accounting clerk and then payroll clerk until his retirement in 1984.

In his retirement, Acaster volunteered for Meals On Wheels, enjoyed gardening, camping and travel, carpentry and photography, as well as working at the home farmstead. He also worked on a local history book and published two of his own books. Acaster died in North Battleford on January 29, 2018.

Adams, Hugh David

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  • 1889-1992

Hugh David Adams was born on March 4, 1889 in Beckenham, Kent, England to Charles and Emily Frances(Laurie) Adams. Educated in England, Adams left school at the age of fourteen and worked as an apprentice, clerk and farmer.
In 1911, Adams emigrated to Canada and settled in the Chaplin, Saskatchewan district. In 1914, he returned to England to enlist for service in World War 1 but was declined for health reasons. On May 11, 1916 Adams enlisted in the Canadian Forces, City of Regina 195th Battalion. He traveled overseas with the 195th Battalion to France and served as a stretcher bearer. In 1918 Adams was transferred to the Army Orchestra in Brussels, Belgium after Armistice. He was demobilized on August 27, 1919 in Quebec.

After the War, Adams resumed farming in the Chaplin district. He later worked in Shamrock, Saskatchewan as a postmaster, village secretary treasurer and implement agent. He also acted as a first aid station for the community. In November, 1945 Adams moved to Roberts Creek, British Columbia. He moved to Victoria, British Columbia in 1971 and resided there until his death on January 13, 1992.

Adams' interests included music, drawing, photography, gardening and letter writing.

Adams married Eva Mary Peck in 1919. After Eva Adams' death in 1969, Adams married Violet Goodfellow. Adams did not have any children.

Adams, Hugh David, 1889-1992

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  • Person
  • 1889-1992

Hugh David Adams was born on March 4, 1889 in Beckenham, Kent, England to Charles and Emily Frances (Laurie) Adams. Educated in England, Adams left school at the age of fourteen and worked as an apprentice, clerk and farmer.

In 1911, Adams emigrated to Canada and settled in the Chaplin, Saskatchewan district. In 1914, he returned to England to enlist for service in the First World War but was declined for health reasons. On May 11, 1916 Adams enlisted in the Canadian Forces, City of Regina 195th Battalion. He travelled overseas with the 195th Battalion to France and served as a stretcher bearer. In 1918 Adams was transferred to the Army Orchestra in Brussels, Belgium after Armistice. He was demobilized on August 27, 1919 in Quebec.

After the War, Adams resumed farming in the Chaplin district. He later worked in Shamrock, Saskatchewan as a postmaster (1924-03-15 to 1946-05-06), village secretary-treasurer and implement agent. He also provided first aid services to the community. In November, 1945 Adams moved to Roberts Creek, British Columbia. He moved to Victoria, British Columbia in 1971 and resided there until his death on January 13, 1992.

Adams' interests included music, drawing, photography, gardening and letter writing.

Adams married Eva Mary Peck in 1919. After Eva Adams' death in 1969, Adams married Violet Goodfellow. Adams did not have any children.

Adler, Rose, 1919-2010

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  • 1919-2010

Rose Anisman was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario on June 30, 1919. Following her marriage to Rabbi Rudolph J. Adler in 1946, they moved around Canada and the United States, including stints in Montreal, Saskatchewan, and Cleveland before settling in Orlando, Florida beginning in 1960.

Rose Adler died on December 16, 2010 in Florida.

Married Rabbi Adler on February 24, 1946 and together they had two sons (Paul and Allan) and a daughter (Rae).

Adler, Rudolph J., 1920-2016

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  • 1920-2016

Born March 26, 1920 in Kassel, Germany, Rudoph Adler managed to escape to England before the German borders closed to Jews after the Nazis took power, and thereafter found his way to Canada. After marrying Rose Anisman (of Toronto) in 1946, they moved around Canada and the United States, including spending time in Montreal, Saskatchewan, and Cleveland before settling in Orlando, Florida in 1960 where he would lead Congregation Ohev Shalom until 1990. Rabbi Adler continued performing services (such as officiating at funerals) for several more years after "retirement" as Rabbi Emeritus. Adler also founded the Greater Orlando Board of Rabbis, wrote a weekly column in the Heritage Florida Jewish Newspaper for many years, and served as a chaplain at the Orlando Naval Training Center and a Winter Park nursing home. In addition, Adler frequently visited and provided council to Jewish inmates at jails in central Florida.

Adler remained in Florida until his death on September 19, 2016 at the age of 96.

Rudolph Adler and his wife Rose met at a Young Judaea meeting in Toronto, and married on February 24, 1946; together they had two sons (Paul and Allan) and a daughter (Rae).

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