10 cm textual records and graphic; approx. 15 photographs
History / Biography
Larry Hebert (16 December 1939-21 November 2018) was born and raised in Renfrew to William Lawrence “Larry” Hebert (d.1977) and Maggie Louise “Peggy” Ritchie (d.1995), before settling in Arnprior with his family. Larry was married to Joan Nancy Hebert (nee Laderoute), and had two children. They resided on Allan Drive in Arnprior, Ontario. Larry worked for 28 years for Canada Post, retiring in 1998.
Larry was an active member of the Knights of Columbus Council #2082, Arnprior, and became a 3rd degree member in 1964. He held nine different executive positions, including Grand Knight in 1974–75. He also served on many committees and received numerous certificates of appreciation and merits. He became a 4th Degree member of the Canadian Martyrs Assembly #1597 Renfrew/Arnprior in 1973.
He passed away on 21 November 2018. A funeral mass was celebrated at St John Chrysostom Church in Arnprior on 26 November and a cremation followed. He is interred at Malloch Road Cemetery, Arnprior.
The records of this collection were created throughout Larry Hebert’s membership with the Knights of Columbus. Beginning in 1964 when he first became a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 2082, Larry compiled a number of records up to 2015, before his death in 2018. After his death, his wife Joan Hebert called Wayne Pickering, an active member of the Knights of Columbus Council #2082 and asked if he would be interested in Larry’s documents, as Wayne was in the process of writing the history of the Knights of Columbus Council #2082. Wayne Pickering referred Joan Hebert to Rod McCallum, another active a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #2082, as well as being a volunteer at the Arnprior & Braeside/McNab Archives. On 15 June 2020, Rod McCallum collected the box of documents, photographs, newspaper clippings, certificates and other materials.
Scope and Content
The Larry Hebert fonds consists of certificates, manuals, photographs, newspaper clippings, correspondence and rule books relating to the Knights of Columbus Council 2082 Arnprior. The records were created throughout Larry's membership, including his service as a Grand Knight of Third Degree Knights of Columbus Council 2082, Arnprior, and as a member of Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus, Canadian Martyrs Assembly 1597 Renfrew.
Mr. Sam Pritchard purchased the blacksmith shop located at the SW corner of Madawaska and Harriet Street in 1920 from a Mr. O'Neill. He had two employees; George Illingsworth and Mr. Madore. Throughout the depression payment was often made "in kind" with fresh vegetables, chicken, eggs, maple syrup, plums and crabapples. Mr. Pritchard was a councillor in Arnprior for 16 years, served as a volunteer firefighter and was an active member of Grace St. Andrew's United Church. Mr. Pritchard was also a dealer for Massey Harris and later International Harvester. Sam Pritchard was a keen hockey fan and at one time owned the Madawaska River Rats Hockey team which Mr. Henry Heise coached. The Blacksmith shop was demolished to make room for the new Post Office Building in 1967.
Donated by Ruth Pritchard, daughter of blacksmith in 2006.
Scope and Content
Oil painting by John Strandberg of Sam Pritchard's Blacksmith shop made from a photograph. He also painted the inside of the shop but this painting was not purchased from the artist.
Fonds also includes a handwritten letter by donor providing historical details about the family who owned a cottage at Rhoddy's Bay, her father's business and growing up in Arnpior.
Engraved print of Hudson's Bay Company canoe. Caption on envelope reads "1920 Banknote engraving of Hudson's Bay Company's Canoe from Grand Lac Victoria at Kippewa." Below the image reads 'American Bank Note Co. N.Y'
SUBSERIES 1.1: Board and Committee records, 1901-2016
This sub-series contains the records of the board of management, congregational meeting minutes and annual reports, the board of stewards meeting minutes and annual reports, council material, and miscellaneous material. The later annual reports and congregational meeting minutes include financial reports.
The records in this sub-series are as follows:
Board of Management Minute Book - 1901-1916
Board of Stewards minutes, financial statements and correspondence - 1978-1988
Annual reports and congregational meeting minutes - 1973-2016 with gaps.
File: Braeside Council
Includes material created by the United Church of Canada and sent to the Braeside Council. In the file is information on the church's response to their role in Indian Residential Schools and reconciliation efforts as well as fundraising for missions.
File: Miscellaneous material
Includes newspaper clippings on church activities and events, anniversary history booklets from 50th, 90th and 95th anniversaries, an invitation to the 95th anniversary celebration in 1997, a typed honour roll for WWI and WWII, maps of Braeside and a blank marriage service and certificate workbook.
SUBSERIES 1.2: Women’s Group records, 1926-1970 F17.2
When the United Church officially formed in 1925, the Woman's Association (WA, a later form of the Presbyterian Ladies' Aid) and the Woman's Missionary Society (WMS) were both already active. The WA focused on supporting the local church and community, while the WMS was involved with education and missionary work both locally and abroad.
In 1926, life members of the Woman's Missionary Society in Braeside were Mrs. McKinnon, Miss Armstrong, Mrs. Wm. Carmichael, Mrs. A. E. de Renzy, Mrs. J.S. Gillies; Mrs. R. M. Stewart, Mrs. Jas. Taylor, and Mrs. McTiernan. The President in 1927 was Mrs. J. S. Gillies. They donated reading material to children, the sick and the isolated, including the men in the remote Gillies Bros. lumber camps during the winters. A typical WMS meeting began with a prayer, followed by a synopsis of the latest issue of Women's Missionary Monthly and a talk on a national or international concern that the Women's Missionary Society was supporting.
The Woman's Association was tasked with practical duties within the community and fundraising, particularly for events held by the church and for repairs and renovations. They put on a successful annual social that raised money for the church.
The two organizations came together in January 1962 as the United Church Women (UCW). The new group's purpose was, "to unite women of the congregation for the total mission of the church and to provide a medium through which we may express our loyalty and devotion to Jesus Christ in Christian witness, study, fellowship and service."
Younger women also had a group to belong to. Canadian Girls in Training, or CGIT, is a church-based program for girls and young women aged 11–17 throughout Canada. Girls who join the CGIT vow to "Cherish Health, Seek Truth, Know God, Serve Others and thus, with [Jesus'] help, become the girl God would have me be".
Women’s Missionary Society Members Roll and Minute Book - April 1926 - Dec 1929
Women’s Missionary Society Members Roll and Minute Book - Jan 1930 - Nov 1933
Women’s Missionary Society Members Roll and Minute Book - Jan 1934 - Dec 1939
Women’s Missionary Society Members Roll and Minute Book - Jan 1940 - June 1945
Women’s Missionary Society Members Roll and Minute Book - Oct 1951 - Dec 1958
Women’s Missionary Society Members Roll and Minute Book - Jan 1959 - Dec 1961
Women’s Missionary Society Scrapbook - 1941
Women’s Missionary Society Scrapbook - 1942
Women’s Missionary Society Scrapbook - 1943
Women’s Missionary Society Scrapbook - 1946
Women's Association Accounts - 1939-1961
Women's Association meeting minutes - Oct 1949 - Dec 1952
Women's Association meeting minutes - Jan 1953 - Oct 1955
Women's Association meeting minutes - Dec 1955 - Feb 1958
Women's Association meeting minutes - Nov 1958 - Dec 1961
United Church Women minutes and roll call book - January 1962 - January 1964
United Church Women minutes and roll call book - January 1965 - June 1970
Canadian Girls In Training minutes and roll call book - Sept - Nov 1968
File of miscellaneous material, including documents issued by the Interim Board of Women of the United Church of Canada to provide guidance for meetings and programs, the program for the United Church Women’s Inaugural Service in January 1962, Slate of officers 1969, UCW Executive list for 1983, 1986 and 1992, and event invitations. Also included is a certificate of standard recognition for the Braeside Mission Band issued by the Woman’s Missionary Society.
SUBSERIES 1.3: Financial Records, 1913-1992
This sub-series consists of the financial and accounting records of the church. The records are as follows:
Braeside Presbyterian Church Sunday School Accounts - 1913
Braeside Presbyterian Church Treasurer's Book - 1918 - 1931
Braeside United Church Accounts Ledger - 1932 - 1954
Braeside United Church Weekly Offerings Book - 1929-1935
Braeside United Church Book of Remembrance for donations to the church - 1901- 1992
SUBSERIES 1.4: Membership Rolls and Vital Records, 1904-1993
Braeside United Church Marriage Register - 1976 - 1993
Braeside United Church Communion Roll & Register - 1904-1930
SUBSERIES 1.5: Legal and Property Records, 1982-1989
This sub-series consists of records pertaining to the built structure of the church and its diposition. The records are as follows:
File 1: Braeside United Church Extension 1982-1984
This file includes architectural drawings, building committee meeting minutes, correspondence and financial statements about the proposed building extension to the Braeside Church in 1982-1984. The building extension was not completed due to lack of funds.
File 2: Braeside United Church Insurance Policy 1986-1989
1. Photocopy of pictures (from Saturday Globe, Oct. 1, 1892 - except “Lang Home” - source?) of the following buildings: Woollen Mill on Madawaska Street, Stafford’s sash, door and furniture factory and store, “Edgewood”: residence of Claude McLachlin), “The Hill”: residence of Daniel McLachlin, later of H.F. McLachlin, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (later Grace-St. Andrew’s United Church), Methodist Church and parsonage, “The Lang Home” on John Street North, (built for Hugh McLachlin for his mother in 1874.
2. Photocopy of pictures of “Edgewood”, “The Hill” and the “Lang Home” - same as above.
3. Hand-coloured print (ca. 1860s) of Stafford’s sash, door and furniture factory (just north of the present Arnprior Museum), and the residence of B.V. Stafford (building still standing in 2002, opposite the IGA store). Also a photocopy of this print and a copy of the photo of the Stafford factory as in item 1. The original hand-coloured print was purchased by Peter Hessel in Ottawa in 1992 for $25 and donated to the Archives.
4. Small letterhead with photo of “Post Office, Arnprior” in top left corner.
5. Event recorded: Chronicle of Aug. 17, 1944, p. 1 has an article about the Powell Block being sold, then known as “Russell Corner”.
6. Clipping from Chronicle, May 8, 2002: “Major expansion in the downtown” re start of construction of the $400,000 extension of the Gallery Gift Shop by the Pocket family on the southwest corner of John and Madawaska. Photo of (l. to r.) Tara Pocket-Jack, Margaret Pocket, Anthony Pocket. Attached: clipping of article about Tara Pocket, “Out of Africa”, by Julia Elliott (Citizen, Aug. or September 2003).
7. Eight colour photos by Peter Hessel of the building (see 6.) in various phases of construction in 2002.
8. Photo by Peter Hessel showing renovations to Arnprior Guardian Drugs building. Foreground: owner Peter Wilson. 2002.
9. Two colour photos by Peter Hessel of Kirkman House Bed and Breakfast, on John Street, Arnprior (2002).
10. Five colour photos taken by Peter Hessel in Arnprior in the late 1990s. Elgin Street (former Stafford building: see Item 2); Riley Monument Works on Daniel Street (just before demolition); Arnprior Mall.
11. Photocopy of Christmas card showing the house once situated on the east side of Daniel street at Madawaska. It was torn down in the 1970's. This house was built by McLachlin Bros. and used as an office at one time. It was laster the home of Augustine F. Long and Esther Kathleen Long (nee Hornidge). Esther Long was the Grand Aunt of Linda (McCabe) Chandler who donated the image (Linda's grandfather's sister). The original remains with donor. Photocopied page also contains extracts about the ownership of the lot taken from Arnprior Copy Book #1.
12. Original photograph of Moskos Variety Store circa 1957, located on North East corner of John and Elgin Streets. Donated by Irene Robillard in 2017 (belonged to Wayne Robillard).
Re Stafford R. Rudd: see also article in Chronicle, May 2, 1919, page 3 (N584, reel 2) about “first-class planing mill, sash and door factory” by Stafford R. Rudd & Co.
See article in Chronicle, June 27, 1930 on the occupants of the new Barnes Block on the west side of John Street in Arnprior.
Event recorded: see Watchman, June 1, 1917, page 5: article on the construction of the Moskos Sugar Bowl restaurant building.
See also our “Photo Collection of buildings in Arnprior and area, Accession # 1998-0094
Donated by Ms. Connie Griffin of Ottawa who found these plans in a house she purchased on Ruskin Avenue.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of 8 houseplans for a house for John Gillies (b. 1882 - 1937) of Braeside. Photographic records reveal that the house he actually built was different than these plans. The John Gillies house was torn down around 1950 and replaced with another at the corner of the Pem-Ott Rd. and County Rd.# 1 where Col. John Gillies lived. The plans include various floors, elevations and details. The interior, first floor plan is missing from the set. The name of the architect appears to have been cut off the plan, but from other sources it appears that the architect was Geo. F. Barker.
List of Items:
Item 1 Elevation of China Closet in Dining Room
Grille Design for Parlor Bay
Item 2 Front and Side Elevation of Staircase for Reception Hall
Preliminary sketch of the McLachlin Bros. River Boat "George H. Johnson" which was never built.;
George Johnson was McLachlin Bros.' chief engineer. The sketch is not dated and is labelled No. 1. It is titled "100 foot River Boat" and shows a side view of the boat with a centre paddle wheel and a cross section of steam pipes. Gord Macpherson found this drawing while doing plumbing jobs in Arnprior.