History of Preaching in New Brunswick - Acknowledgements


Many people have been so cooperative in helping me with this history and as I list them here, I hope I have included everyone involved.

To Beth Cairns, I am thankful that she started me on this course of discovering the history of assemblies in New Brunswick and for writing the Foreword for this book.

The first history I had of New Brunswick Assemblies was the one Helen Morton prepared with the help of Hector Alves, Cecil Morton and Phyllis Stuart and it is printed in New Scotland?s history. This was the nucleus of Remember The Days of Old.

Gaius Goff, a grandson of David Scott, was one of the first people I talked to about his grandfather?s work in New Brunswick. Ken and Doris Taylor helped me by having a small book of David Scott?s experiences copied for me to refer to.

The older Christians in Moncton, Hazel Budd, saved in 1927 and in fellowship in Moncton for over 70 years; Frances Crandall, Ed and Annie Stuart, Lawrence and Bertha Adsett, Mary McQuarrie, Katherine Ward, Vance and Addie Williams and Allison and Grace Morton all helped me with names, places and dates regarding the Moncton Assembly. Ned Trites also gave me information about the Assembly.

Wanda Murray, Peggy Morton, Frances Heidman and Anne LeBlanc all wrote of the assemblies they were connected with, as well as Annie Haines, Cecil Budd and Clarence and Eleanor Budd.

Others who gave me facts were Alice Harvey, about Campbellton and Connie Cripps wrote about Avonmore. Reg Burge supplied me with the information of Riverview?s Faith Bible Chapel.

Cecil Morton, of River Hebert, came to my aid when I was praying for information on Reuben and Mary Morton?s association with the assembly in New Scotland.

Mrs. Margaret Dewhurst of North Carolina, gave me permission to use passages from her father?s (John T. Dickson) book John Knox McEwen and Pioneer Work in the Maritimes.

Bill and Elizabeth Oliver were very helpful with Robert McCracken?s work in New Brunswick. Reginald Jordan of Dundonald, Ireland, wrote of his memories while living in Moncton.

I am very thankful to Gospel Folio Press for the opportunity to use their archives. I was able to read through many, many magazines from the 1880's to the 1930's - 50 years of information, where I discovered many interesting reports of Gospel work in the Maritimes.

Marilyn Budd and Mrs. Dalling of Sussex helped me with the dates and places of that assembly.

William MacDonald tried to get me information about early preachers, John Grimason and John Martin and referred me to Robert Bayliss? book My People. Lloyd Martin gave me copies of obituaries and we talked several times about his grandparents, John and Margaret (Morton) Martin.

Harold and Etta Paisley recalled the last days of Mr. McMullen?s visit in Ireland and gave me information and also pictures taken at that time.

I appreciated telephone conversations with Mr. Oswald MacLeod of North Carolina, as we discussed names of preachers in New Brunswick in the early 1900's.

Carolyn (MacNeil) Allen of Halifax gave me writings by her grandfather William Brennan and her aunt Ethel Brennan, which gave me a look into life in the early days. Muriel Howard encouraged me in the last days of writing this history.

Lawrence and Wilma Patterson of Port Howe talked often with me about the "olden days" and gave me two letters written by Eva Hayward of Port Elgin to Mr. Ansley Goodwin. They were sixteen to eighteen hand-written pages, one on the subject of Diggings in Genesis and one on The Feeding of the Five Thousand. Eleanor Sharpe of New Glasgow gave me another letter by Eva Hayward on The Christian?s Armour. Marjorie (Patterson) Watson spent some time in copying these three letters for me. Due to their length, I was not able to print them in this book.

Mr. Norman MacNeil had two books in the Moncton Hall with names of people who were in the Assembly from the 1920's to 1940's. Mrs. Norman (Margaret) kept notes on happenings of the Assembly which I have printed.

Fred Ward had to be the best record-keeper in Moncton as you will see in his records of Sunday School, Conferences, Friday Night meetings, picnics, etc. If anyone else kept records after his death, I could not locate them.

Thank you to all who so willingly wrote out their testimonies when I asked for them and to the others in Moncton who filled in the information of their salvation on the sheet on the bulletin board in the hall. It was interesting to see how God has worked so differently in all of our lives to bring us to a knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.

I thank Miss Ruth Pell for her proofreading of this book at her home, at her advanced age.

And finally, to Carm Powers of the Moncton Gospel Hall. She volunteered to do all the work on this book on her computer. She typed almost every word here as I dictated it. She is visually impaired (legally blind) but with the help of her STRONG magnifying glass and the large print of her computer, she was able to do all the work on this book. My thanks to her for the many hours on the computer and for printing at least five drafts and for preparing the book to go to the printers.