Biographies of Teachers 

This list combines in alpha order, both the teachers who came from other areas to teach in one of the community schools and those born in one of the communities within the Base Gagetown area. You will find a listing of the teachers who taught in the various community schools, linked from the community pages. 

If you can identify any teachers, please submit some data for this collection - even if they already have a bio, additional information would be appreciated

 

REDSTONE, Lena - d/o William Henry Redstone (of Springfield) and his wife, Catherine Watson (of Wickham). Wm. built a home and grain mill in New Jerusalem. Lena taught in the Inchby School, and also taught at the West Jerusalem School for the term 1908-1908.

REICHER, Mildred A. - taught at the Summer Hill School  for the  2nd Term 1924 to the end of Jun 1925 terms.

REID, Annie - taught at the Armstrongs Corner School in 1952-1953

REYNOLDS, Helen - taught at the Upper Hibernia School in 1934

RICHARDS, Freda - taught at the North Clones School for the 1938 Dec term.

RIDEOUT, Ruth - taught at the Armstrongs Corner School in 1934

ROBINSON*, Eva - d/o [...] Robinson and his wife, Alice A. Short. Eva m. Fred Vail. (* see Robertson?) 

ROBINSON, Olive - taught at the Coote Hill School for the 1914-1915 terms.

ROBERTSON, Eva - taught at the Dunns Corner School for the Sep 1925 - Jun 1926 terms. (same person as ROBINSON, Eva ?)

ROLMER, Tara - taught at the Coote Hill School for the 1916 Dec term.

RUSSEL, Margaret L. - taught at the Summer Hill School  for the  2nd Term 1914 - 1st Term 1915 and 1st Term 1919. (prob. the Margaret Russell, below?)

RUSSELL, Margaret - taught at the Dunns Corner School for the Sep 1916 - Jun 1918, Sep 1919 - Dec 1919 and the Sep 1923 - Dec 1923 

SASKEY, George - taught at the Armstrongs Corner School in 1886

SAUNDERS, Hazel - taught at the North Clones School for the 1949 Dec.and 1950 June terms.

SCOTT, Annie - taught at the Summer Hill School for the Sep 1951 - Jun 1953

SCOTT, Blanche M. - taught at the Dunns Corner School for the Sep 1926 - Dec 1926 and at the Armstrongs Corner School in 1927-1928

SCOTT, Blanche A. - taught at the Dunns Corner School for the Jan 1927 - Jun 1927

SEWELL, William - taught at the Upper Hibernia School in 1880

SHANKS, Ruth - taught at the Armstrongs Corner School in 1935-1938

SHORT, Mabel B. - taught at the West Jerusalem School for the terms 1905-1906 and at the Coote Hill School for the 1909-1910 terms. as well as at the Dunns Corner School for the term Jan 1911 - Jun 1911
    She was d/o Mark Thomas Short and his wife, M. Katerine Jordan. The 1901 Petersville Parish census lists her as aged 17 yrs, Methodist. She was b. 06 Feb 1884, in NB. Mabel m. George Corbett. 

SHORT, Raymond - s/o James Alfred Short and his wife, Alice Beckett. Raymond was a teacher and a Baptist Minister. He taught at the Upper Hibernia School in 1922.

SIMMS, Edith M. - taught at the Summer Hill School for the 2nd Term 1920 and 1st Term 1921

SIMPSON, Hazel - taught at the Dunns Corner School for the Jan 1934 - Jun 1934

SLEEP, Ann H. - taught at the Dunns Corner School for the Summer 1890 term. (pros. Anna L. A. Sleep?)

SLEEP, Anna L. A. - taught at the Dunns Corner School for the Winter 1891 to the Summer 1892
    The 1891 census of Petersville Parish lists her as Anna Lucinda H., aged 21 yrs, Methodsit. She was the  Joseph Sleep and his wife, Catherine Wood. She m. Rev. Frank Frizzle and had at least two children born in Gagetown (1894 & 1899)

SLEEP, Catherine - d/o William J. Birney Sleep and his wife, Margaret Jane Sutton. Dorothy lived in Fredericton in 1952.
    She taught at the West Jerusalem School for the term 1922-1922, and in the North Clones School for the term 1923 June - 1923 Dec.

SLEEP, Dorothy M. - d/o William J. Birney Sleep and his wife, Margaret Jane Sutton. Dorothy was a teacher and painter lived in Fredericton in 1952. She taught at the Dunns Corner School for the Sep 1922 - Jun 1923 terms. and the Summer Hill School for the 2nd Term 1923.

SLEEP, Hester - The 1891 census of Petersville Parish lists her as aged 9 yrs, Methodsit. Hester was the d/o Joseph M. Sleep & his wife, Catherine Wood. She lived in Sackville and was a painter.
    She taught at the Dunns Corner School for the Sep 1911 to Jun 1913.

SMITH, Edith - taught at the North Clones School for the 1912 Dec and 1913 June terms.

SMITH, Hazel - taught at the Dunns Corner School for the Sep 1933 - Dec 1933 term.

SMITH, Heleen - taught at the North Clones School for the 1911 Jun term.

SMITH, J. Wesley - taught at the Dunns Corner School for the Winter 1890

SMITH, L. Wesley - taught at the Dunns Corner School for the Summer 1889 

SMITH, Wesley - taught at the Dunns Corner School for the Winter 1889 

SMITH, Lillian B. - taught at the Summer Hill School for the 1st Term 1920.

SMITH, Marian I. - taught at the Summer Hill School for the Jan 1928 to the end Jun 1929 terms and at the Armstrongs Corner School in 1929-1931

SPRAGG, Alice M. taught at the West Jerusalem School for the terms 1893-1894 and at the Upper Hibernia School in 1895.

STAPLEDON, Marguerite - Born in Chatham, a daughter of the late Walter and Mildred (Hendry) Stapledon. She m. Leland (Lee) Adamson, whom she met while teaching in the New Jerusalem area. They moved to Harvey Station after their property was expropriated, where she was also a school teacher and retired in 1960. She died in Dec 1975, aged 67 years, and buried in the Harvey Community Cemetery.

STAPLEDON, Margaret C. taught at the West Jerusalem School for the term 1941-1941. This is poss. Marguerite, listed above.

STAR, Ernestine - taught at the Armstrongs Corner School in 1944

STEWART, Vera - taught at the Summer Hill School, for the 1st Term 1924.

SUTTON, Elsie - taught at the Upper Hibernia School in 1951-1953

SUTTON, William - taught at the Upper Hibernia School in 1951

TAYLOR, Charles - taught at the Upper Hibernia School in 1942.

THERAULT, Gordon - taught at the Upper Hibernia School in 1927

THOMPSON, Myrtle - taught at the Summer Hill School, for the Sep 1949 - Jun 1950 terms.

TILLEY - Elizabeth Mary - d/o [---] and Ann [---] (widow, who was b. in Ireland.) The 1871 Petersville Parish census lists her as: Tilley / Elisabeth Mary / F / 23 / NB / C of E / Irish / Teacher. She was the siter of William Tilley hereafter listed.

TILLEY - William - s/o [---] and Ann [---] (widow, who was b. in Ireland.) The 1871 Petersville Parish census lists him as: Tilley, William / M / 35 / NB / C of E / Irish / School Teacher / M / and his wife's name as Eleanor E., as well as possibly 3 children, his mother and two sisters.

TRADWELL, Martha M. - taught at the Summer Hill School, for the 1st Term 1917.

THURROT, Elizabeth - taught at the Coote Hill School for the Dec 1913 term.

VAIL, Florence, taught at the West Jerusalem School for the term 1917-1917

VAIL, Mildred - taught at the North Clones School for the 1930 Dec. and 1931 June terms

VALLIS, Alice - d/o George A. Vallis and his wife, Minnie Machum. Alice m. Ford Hazen, and res. in  Moss Glenn. She taught at the Upper Hibernia School in 1924.

VALLIS, Annie E. - taught at the Summer Hill School, for the 1st Term 1901 to the 2nd Term 1902.
    She was the d/o Edward Dell Vallis and his wife, Phebe A. Dunn. She m. in 1871, Edward Dell Vallis. Annie was the author of The History of New Jerusalem, ca. 1953.

VALLIS, Helen - taught at the North Clones School for the 1915 Jun term.

VALLIS, John - taught at the North Clones School for the 1908 Jun term and taught at the Upper Hibernia School in 1909-1910.

VALLIS, Pearl - d/o George A. Vallis and his wife, Minnie Machum. Pearl m. Roy Breen, and res. in  Saint John

VanBUSHICK, Glady - taught at the Armstrongs Corner School in 1922

VANSTONE, Hazel A. - taught at the Summer Hill School, for the 1st Term 1923.

VanWART, Lottie - taught at the Upper Hibernia School in 1914-1915

VanWART, Phebe - d/o William VanWart, who operated a general store until about 1870. She taught school for many years in Saint John, NB.

VAUTOUR, Mary Yvonne - taught at the West Jerusalem School for the term 1944-1944

WALL, Ernest - taught at the Armstrongs Corner School 1880-in 1881

WALLACE, Hugh Allen - s/o Hugh Allen (1-1861 / 10-1871) and his wife, Mary Jane [...]. He resided at Brown's Flats. He was a brother to Isabella J., and Thomas, hereafter listed.
    He taught at the Coote Hill School for the 1891-1893 terms, and the 1898 Dec term, and at the West Jerusalem School for the term 1895-1896.

WALLACE, Isabella J. - taught at the West Jerusalem School for the term 1885-1885; 1890-1892; and at Coote Hill School for the 1888-1890 terms.
    Isabella J.(7-1861 /16-1871) She was the d/o Hugh Allen and his wife, Mary Jane [...]. She was sister of Hugh Allen & Thomas Wallace, also listed here, and was unmarried.

WALLACE, Margaret A. Taught the 2nd Term 1911 at the Summer Hill School. She is possibly Margaret A aged 8 yrs, and sister to the rest of these Wallaces.

WALLACE, Thomas - He was the s/o Hugh Wallace (a shoemaker) and his wife Mary Jane Smith. Petersville Parish Census - 1871, WALLIS, Thomas / M / 23 / NB / W Meth / Scotch / School Teacher. According to the History of New Jerusalem, he became a Doctor and resided in the USA.

WALSH, Laura - taught at the Coote Hill School for the 1938 Dec term.

WARD, M. E. - Taught at the Dunns Corner School for the Sep to Dec 1929 term.

WARING, Lillian - taught at the South Clones School in 1906

WARRELL, Isabel - taught at the Dunns Corner School for the Sep 1946 - Jun 1947 terms.

WARRELL, Sarah - taught at the Dunns Corner School for the Jan 1939  to the Jun 1940, and at the North Clones School for the 1940 Dec term.

WATERS, Mary - taught at the North Clones School, for the 2nd Term 1891.1924 June 

WEB, B. - taught at the Armstrongs Corner School in 1883

WEBB, Brunswick - s/o Frederick Webb and Mary Jane Belyea. Brunswick became a teacher and moved to the Hampton area.
    The 1891 census of Petersville Parish lists him as aged 25 years, a Teacher and a Methodist. He was living at home at that time.
    Brunswick - taught at the Armstrongs Corner School in 1891-1892

WEBB, Charles E. - s/o Isaiah S. Webb (1830-1913) and his wife, Mary Cunningham.
    The Petersville Parish Census - 1891 lists him as: Webb / Charles E. / 33 yrs / Married / b. NB / both parents b.NB / CBaptist / Teacher in the Common School. His wife was as Annie D. Crawford.
    He taught at the West Jerusalem School for the term 1883-1883, and at the North Clones School during the years 1886-1887 and 1891-1894.

WEBB, Geraldine taught at the West Jerusalem School for the term 1947-1947

WEBB, Gertrude - d/o Willard (1854-1886) and his wife, Lavina [...]

WEBB, Wellington - s/o Wellington Webb and his wife, Julia Lowerey. He became a teacher in Saint John, NB. 

WEBB,  Wilford B. - He was a s/o Frederick Webb and Mary Jane Belyea. The 1891 census of Petersville Parish lists him as aged 24 years, a Teacher and a Free Baptist. He was living at home at that time.
    He taught at the Armstrongs Corner School in 1890 & the Summer Hill School, for the 2nd Term 1891.

WEGMAN, Juanita - taught at Coote Hill School for the 1894 to 1995 terms.

WELTON, Greta E. taught at the West Jerusalem School for the term 1927 -1928

WHALEN, Eugenia (Gene) (1909-1979) was the daughter of George T. Whalen and Catherine R. Broughill, of Smith Creek, Kings County, New Brunswick. Gene graduated from the University of New Brunswick (B.A., 1933) and later taught in Queens County - perhaps in the Petersville area. In 1940, she married Thomas Bernard McGuire of Petersville whom she met while teaching in the area. After their marriage, the McGuires moved to Saint John.  (Submitted by nephew, James M Whalen, Fredericton)

WHALEN, Josephine C. (1915-1939), was the daughter of George T. Whalen and Catherine R. Broughill of Smith Creek, Kings County, New Brunswick. Josephine graduated from the Provincial Normal School in 1933. She taught in Loisville in 1935 and perhaps in other schools in Queens County. 
    In the summer of 1935, the residents of Loisville got permission from the Department of Education to build a school in their community. It was their intention to have the building ready for opening in September. Shortly after construction got underway, however, a forest fire broke out in the area. Several men who were working on the school were called away to fight it. This of course delayed the project. Nonetheless, by September the inside of the structure was more or less finished as promised and the school opened on time. As for the outside of the building that was a different matter. For several months, it resembled a tar-paper shack because it had no shingles yet on it. In addition, the grounds surrounding the building were very muddy as the entire area had not been seeded. With all that mud around, you can just imagine how difficult it must have been to keep the classroom area clean. So in some repects to this young teacher, the scene must have reminded her of pioneer life in the wilderness. (Submitted by nephew, James M Whalen, Fredericton)

WHELPLEY, Elizabeth - taught at the West Jerusalem School for the term 1925-1926 and at the Summer Hill School, for the Sep to Dec 1927 term.

WHIPPLE, Doris E. - taught at the Dunns Corner School for the Jan to Jun 1937 term.

WHITE, Beldale - taught at the North Clones School for the 1911 Dec term.

WHITE, Percy A. taught at the West Jerusalem School for the term 1926-1927

WHITE, Zelda - taught at the North Clones School for the 1912 Jun term.

WHITESIDE, Eunice - in 1918 taught at New Jerusalem School. She was a daughter of Rev. Arthur Whiteside who was the Methodist minister at New Jerusalem. Eunice went to Toronto to take kindergarten teacher training.  She later got her RN at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, BC.  She married George Albers in Port Angeles, Washington, USA and had two children. (received from H. Mackay)

WHITESIDE, Kate - She received her MLA from Mount Alison and took the Inchby School in 1918.  She boarded 5 days a week at Ed Vallis'.  When her sister Eunice went to Toronto, Kate took the New Jerusalem school in 1919 so that she could keep house for her father, Rev. Arthur Whiteside. When he moved to Victoria, BC in 1920 Kate took a teaching job at the Alberni Residential School on Vancouver Island.  She was there for two years and then went to teach in Saskatchewan for one year before marrying Sam Vallis, who traveled from Inchby to Victoria in February 1924.  They returned to the Vallis farm where Muriel and Arthur were born.  Muriel died in 1930 and is buried in the Methodist/United cemetery.  Kate and Sam moved to Vancouver Island, BC in 1931 - they had another daughter, Helen, in 1933.  They returned to NB in 1951 to visit
friends and family, and made several trips before Sam died in 1977 in Victoria, BC.  Kate died in Victoria in 1983. (received from H. Mackay)

WIGGINS, Grace - taught at the North Clones School for the 1936 Dec term.

WILLIAMS, George - taught at the Dunns Corner School for the Winter and Summer 1881 terms.

WILLIAMS, Jean - taught at the North Clones School for the 1943 Dec - 1944 Jun terms

WILSON, Annie - taught at the Dunns Corner School for the Sep 1905  to Jun 1906, Jan to Jun 1907 and Jan to Jun 1909 terms.

WILSON, Edna - taught at the North Clones School for the 1929 Jun term.

WILSON, Martha - taught at the Dunns Corner School for the Jan to Jun 1930 term.

WISHART,  Alice - taught at the Armstrongs Corner School in 1914-1916

WOODCOCK, Gordon - taught at the Coote Hill School for the June 1913 term.

WOODS, Addie - taught at the Armstrongs Corner School in 1910

WOODS, Dorothy - taught at the Armstrongs Corner School in 1950-1951

WOODS, Maxine - taught at the Coote Hill School for the 1948-1950

YOUNG, Lucy - taught at the Summer Hill School, for the 2nd Term 1896 - 1st Term 1897, and at the Coote Hill School for the 1897 to 1898 terms.

[___], George S. - taught at the Armstrongs Corner School in 1949-1950

[___], Ida Louise - taught at the Upper Hibernia School in 1906