Pages are very brittle. Photocopies have been made of the originals. Originals have been placed in protective covers.
History / Biography
John J. Chatterton was a young widower who came from Montreal to assist in the building of the 'Powder Factory' in Sand Point. He was injured in an explosion at the factory in 1910 in which several people were killed and he was hard of hearing for the rest of his life.
Living in Sand Point was Margaret Susan Storie, a young widow with a son James Clarke Storie. Her husband had died in 1905. John Chatterton and Margaret Storie were married in 1911 and had four children together; Sara, Emily, Lindsay and Stewart (who died as an infant). Margaret died in 1951 but John lived to age 94 and died in 1971.
John Chatterton was a skilled carpenter. In 1911, he built a large stone home and store on the main street running through Sand Point known as the River Road. He planned the home to accomodate a store on the west side and his family on the east. There were two doors off the front porch, the right leading into the store and the left going into the family home. The store operated from 1911 to 1950. John built several homes and other buildings in the area. One of the last projects he was involved with was the construction of Barret Chute Generation Station on the Madawaska River.
Donated on March 29, 1998 by Harold Neumann of Sand Point, who is purchasing agent at the Tembec mill in Braeside (formerly the Gillies Mill). His Chatterton grandparents operated the Chatterton grocery store in Sand Point. Accruals were donated in January 2018 and February 2019.
Donated on September 4, 2008 by Neil Stewart are two original photos and three copies and information about the John and Margaret Chatterton.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of several items taken from the Chatterton home in Sand Point including:
3 certificates of the Dept. of Trade and Commerce Weights and Measures Inspection Service, completed by J.J. Chatterton Groceries in Sand Point in 1934, 1942 and 1944, with revenue stamps (Weights and Measures).
Detailed Financial Statement of the Receipts and Expenditures for Township of McNab 1935-1936
Ontario Road Map 1934 published by the British-American Oil Company Ltd.
4 decorative wall calendars from Chatterton's Store 1928
5 decorative wall calendars from Chatterton's Store 1933-1940 Map Cabinet 1 Drawer 4
Collection also consists of two photographs and copies:
1. John and Margaret Chatterton standing in front of their stone home and store in Sand Point circa 1930
2. Chatterton home and store circa 1915 showing new fence about to be built on either side of front porch and signs in store window on right side of building.
Other miscellaneous material in the fonds was purchased at auction for the Sunnybrook Fur Farm run by the R. G. Lavallee family of Glasgow Station. They bred dark northern mink and raccoon at this farm.
List of Glasgow Station Co-operative Association members statement at time of liquidation March 1957.
Small notebook containing names and amounts dated 1924-1928 related to a chick hatchery.
1929 Correspondence from W. J. McIntyre of Swift Current Saskatchewan concerning the care and housing of Canadian Silver Badger.
Please refer to the photocopies, rather than the originals due to fragile condition of originals.