Catherine 'Kay' Jessie McNaughton was born April 22 1919, the daughter of Norman 'Lewis' McNaughton and Margaret Browning MacKey. She was a graduate of Arnprior High School in 1939. Miss McNaughton worked for the law firm of Mulvihill and Greene (later Mulvihill, Murray and Merla) until retirement. She was an active member of the Arnprior & District Memorial Hospital for over 20 years.
As a young girl, Kay McNaughton was a member of the Canadian Girls in Training (C.G.I.T.) group led by Mrs. Ruby McKerracher. She was also a long-time member of the Women's Missionary Society of Grace St. Andrew's United Church in Arnprior.
Lewis McNaughton was part owner of Griffith-McNaughton Mill which manufactured woollen products between 1915-1918 when Huyck Canada (later Kenwood) purchased it. Her brother Norman McNaughton played hockey in Arnprior during the late 1930's and served in WWII.
Donated on behalf of Catherine McNaughton by her niece Norma McNaughton in 2012.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs and miscellaneous papers related to the life and family of Catherine McNaughton:
Envelope 1 - contains autograph books (1930's), Statement of Faith (1940) and Gateway to Knowledge of the Bible (1935) presented to Catherine McNaughton in 1950.
Envelope 2 - contains 19 photographs of family members (unidentified) and/or friends dating from 1890's to circa 1914. One photograph of seaman 'Billy' (possibly Billy Tait).
Envelope 3 - contains personal photos of Catherine McNaughton including a photo of Canadian Girls in Training group at Beau Rivage in 1936 and C.G.I.T. souvenir book. Also contains photo of a group of girls at a tea party held at leader Ruby McKerracher's home and a photo of a group of friends on an outing to Wallace's Bridge. Group is identified as Catherine McNaughton, Marie Getty, Ruth Pritchard, Ruth Frieday, Lorna Powell, Kathleen Burns
Envelope 4 - contains interior photo of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Arnprior with Reverend D. J. McLean at alter 1902.
File 1 - contains personal diary of Jessie Mackey (b.19 April 1893 d. 19 June 1956), dance card of Jessie Mackey November 11 1913 and Ontario Ladies College Echoes yearbook 1913. Jessie Mackey from Arnprior is listed as a student residing at O.L.C.
File 2 - contains Catherine McNaughton's obituary (d. March 14 2013), letter of recommendation for Catherine McNaughton written by Arnprior High School Allan C. Ward dated November 6 1939. Certificate presented to Catherine McNaughton from Arnprior & District Hospital Auxilliary for 20 years of volunteer service. High School graduation diploma and Lower and Upper School Examination reports for Catherine J. McNaughton.
File 3 - Norman McNaughton's admission certificate for High School 1931, Paris Metro Map circa 1944, postcard showing directions to 'Canada Corner' operated by the Canadian Knights of Columbus War Services, 5 wartime YMCA postcards, No. 1 Repatriation Depot at Lachine, Quebec map and instructions to personnel, correspondence to Norman McNaughton from G. L. MacIntyre written from Canada House, Program for Presentation and Complimentary Dinner to the Arnprior Hockey Club Players; Champions of the U.O.V.H.L. and Winners of the Citizen Shield March 28 1939.
File 4 - April 15 1948 Arnprior Chronicle newspaper containing several Kenwood Mills articles, Kenwood Mills brochure 'How All Wool Blankets are Made', b&w photograph showing members of the Quarter Century Club at Kenwood. Identification (from newspaper): August Schwab, Gordon Mosley, Charles Mulcahy, Arthur Bigras, Ode Cloutier, Wilfred Chabot, William Yade, Napoleon Gibeault, John Lea, William Wolff, Karl Wolff, Ambrose Bond, Joseph Daoust, Earl Berndt, Lawrence Carthy, Nettie Schultz, Jessie Mackey, Florence Watt, Harold Armsden, Alcide Bigras, Edward Murphy, James McCrae, Henry Wagenblass, Rudolph Olivier, James McDonough, A. V. Wright, H. A. Short, Joseph Pouliot, Thomas Smith, Albert Grenier, Joseph Legault, Edward Bond and Ernest Stavenow.
Certificate of Service to Jessie Mackey for 27 years, dated December 31 1947.
Program for Kenwood Mills Limited first Quarter Century Club Dinner Friday, April 9th 1948.
Card from the Kenwood gang presumably given to Jessie Mackey.
Photograph of Kenwood Mill Quarter Century Club members taken circa 1954 (last time Jessie Mackey attended).