- Doris Oglestone, Interviewee
- Naomi Balla-Boudreau, Interviewer
- Media Type
- Item Type
- Video recordings
- Video interview of Doris Oglestone.
- Date of Original
- November 21, 2005
- Language of Item
- Geographic Coverage
Latitude: 46.18342 Longitude: -77.99952
- Head, Clara and Maria Public LibraryEmail
Chapter 1 McIntyre Family
Content: Doris’ background, Douglas
Chapter 2 Desire to Teach
Content: Age she left home.
Chapter 3 Life on the Farm
Content: What they did for fun, selling eggs, walk into the village.
Chapter 4 Stonecliffe 1944
Content: Moving to Stonecliffe 1944, boarding at hotel, building ice rinks, layout of school.
Chapter 5 Getting Married—Taking a Break Form Teaching
Content: Teaching in Mackey once 5 Kids were of School Age.
Chapter 6 Changes in Education
Content: Closing Small schools, kids bussed to Rolphton.
Chapter 7 Mackey First House after Married
Content: living in a new uncompleted home.
Chapter 8 Stonecliffe, First Teaching Job
Content: How did you find out about that job?
Chapter 9 Stonecliffe, Sources of Water
Content: Household water came from creeks.
Chapter 10 Dances
Content: The Fishers, meeting Elmer, going with Elmer to their first dance.
Chapter 11 After Elmer’s Death
Content: Opened a craft shop
Chapter 12 Jobs
Content: Township clerk and post mistress.
Chapter 13 Plays
Content: Directing plays in Mackey and School plays.
Chapter 14 Flood (2 clips)
Content: Relocating village buildings because of dam. And impending flood.
Chapter 15 Township Meetings
Content: Role as clerk
Chapter 16 Life before Electricity
Content: Work, School, Home life. First electric appliance.
Chapter 17 Doris’ House and Family
Content: Running a house, going to Douglas for visits, her kids.
Chapter 18 Teaching Grades 1-8
Content: Classroom, Inspector, Permanent certificate.
Chapter 19 Taking Courses in Toronto
Content: Scary city, nights out.
Chapter 20 Elmer
Content: Elmer’s jobs, farming in a small way, skiing.
Chapter 21 Mackey Businesses
Content: Businesses in Mackey
Chapter 22 Social Life in Mackey After the Flood
Content: Dances, broom ball, Hotel.
Chapter 23 Animals on the farm
Content: Pigs, bringing animals to animal barn
Chapter 24 Woman’s Institute/Catholic Woman’s League
Content Involvement in social groups.
Chapter 25 Meals During the Holidays
Content: Foods on special occasions and routines for special occasions. Irish decent.
End of Interview #1
Chapter 26 Working From Home
Content: Township Clerk and Post Mistress after married.
Chapter 27 Mail and Money Orders in Mackey
Content: Money orders, Ordering from catalogues, Mail from the Train in Stonecliffe.
Chapter 28 High School Early 1960s
Content: Bus to Deep River, better than Pembroke. High School now accessible for all.
Chapter 29 Relationship with Deep River
Content: The town site.
Chapter 30 Hydro in Mackey
Content: Buying of Land.
Chapter 31 Stonecliffe 1940s
Content: Hydro Camp, Military Camp, Stonecliffe Hotel.
Chapter 32 Church Life
Content: Social events, Father O’Brien, building of new church, flood, old Mackey’s used to build new Mackey
Chapter 33 Council
Content: council clerk, ran for councillor position, meeting Chuck, Elmer’s death.
Chapter 34 School: Teaching
Content: Elmer’s death, teaching, people’s attitudes towards education.
Chapter 35 School
Content: Modernizing schools, Separate schools, teacher shortage.
Chapter 36 School Grades and Household Chores
Content: split classes. Teaching in Rolphton, bolder kids, household chores.
Chapter 37 School Maintenance and Drinks Afterwards
Content: School caretaking, bootlegging Alcohol
Chapter 38 Carnivals
Content: Centennial celebration, carnivals, games and events.
Chapter 39 Township People and Events
Content: mix of people but no animosity.
Chapter 40 Politics and Politicians: Municipal and Provincial
Content: Politicians who came up to the townships.
Chapter 41 McIntyre Family
Content: Years between siblings, parent’s origins, McIntyre family property, Family House.
Chapter 42 Life in the Country
Content: Healthcare, welfare, hard times, no shoes for school, home made everything store bought goods were a treat.
Chapter 43 Making Bread
Content: Wage as a teacher, making home made bread.
Chapter 44 Living at Home
Content: Her grandmother, where her siblings and she were born, where her kids were born.