Head, Clara and Maria Local History
Doris Oglestone


Description
Creators:
Doris Oglestone, Interviewee
Naomi Balla-Boudreau
, Interviewer
Media Type:
Video
Item Type:
Video recordings
Description:
Video interview of Doris Oglestone.
Date of Original:
November 21, 2005
Subject(s):
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
Creative Commons licence:
by-nc-nd [more details]
Contact
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Transcription:

Chapter 1 McIntyre Family

Duration: 01:42:03

Content: Doris’ background, Douglas


Chapter 2 Desire to Teach

Duration: 0:56:06

Content: Age she left home.


Chapter 3 Life on the Farm

Duration: 2:01:27

Content: What they did for fun, selling eggs, walk into the village.


Chapter 4 Stonecliffe 1944

Duration: 05:08:08

Content: Moving to Stonecliffe 1944, boarding at hotel, building ice rinks, layout of school.


Chapter 5 Getting Married—Taking a Break Form Teaching

Duration: 01:51:18

Content: Teaching in Mackey once 5 Kids were of School Age.


Chapter 6 Changes in Education

Duration: 02:07:16

Content: Closing Small schools, kids bussed to Rolphton.


Chapter 7 Mackey First House after Married

Duration: 01:16:04

Content: living in a new uncompleted home.


Chapter 8 Stonecliffe, First Teaching Job

Duration: 01:14:19

Content: How did you find out about that job?


Chapter 9 Stonecliffe, Sources of Water

Duration: 00:31:20

Content: Household water came from creeks.


Chapter 10 Dances

Duration: 04:20:14

Content: The Fishers, meeting Elmer, going with Elmer to their first dance.


Chapter 11 After Elmer’s Death

Duration: 01:57:11

Content: Opened a craft shop


Chapter 12 Jobs

Duration: 01:22:23

Content: Township clerk and post mistress.


Chapter 13 Plays

Duration: 04:56:00

Content: Directing plays in Mackey and School plays.


Chapter 14 Flood (2 clips)

Duration: 04:50:04

Content: Relocating village buildings because of dam. And impending flood.


Chapter 15 Township Meetings

Duration: 02:40:09

Content: Role as clerk


Chapter 16 Life before Electricity

Duration: 01:28:26

Content: Work, School, Home life. First electric appliance.


Chapter 17 Doris’ House and Family

Duration: 05:05:13

Content: Running a house, going to Douglas for visits, her kids.


Chapter 18 Teaching Grades 1-8

Duration: 07:27:24

Content: Classroom, Inspector, Permanent certificate.


Chapter 19 Taking Courses in Toronto

Duration: 01:52:09

Content: Scary city, nights out.


Chapter 20 Elmer

Duration: 04:43:17

Content: Elmer’s jobs, farming in a small way, skiing.


Chapter 21 Mackey Businesses

Duration: 02:02:06

Content: Businesses in Mackey


Chapter 22 Social Life in Mackey After the Flood

Duration: 07:51:10

Content: Dances, broom ball, Hotel.


Chapter 23 Animals on the farm

Duration: 02:13:20

Content: Pigs, bringing animals to animal barn


Chapter 24 Woman’s Institute/Catholic Woman’s League

Duration: 03:55:03

Content Involvement in social groups.


Chapter 25 Meals During the Holidays

Duration: 03:21:20

Content: Foods on special occasions and routines for special occasions. Irish decent.


End of Interview #1


Chapter 26 Working From Home

Duration: 03:43

Content: Township Clerk and Post Mistress after married.


Chapter 27 Mail and Money Orders in Mackey

Duration: 02:21:02

Content: Money orders, Ordering from catalogues, Mail from the Train in Stonecliffe.


Chapter 28 High School Early 1960s

Duration: 01:12:22

Content: Bus to Deep River, better than Pembroke. High School now accessible for all.


Chapter 29 Relationship with Deep River

Duration: 01:05:27

Content: The town site.


Chapter 30 Hydro in Mackey

Duration: 02:56:01

Content: Buying of Land.


Chapter 31 Stonecliffe 1940s

Duration: 05:01:10

Content: Hydro Camp, Military Camp, Stonecliffe Hotel.


Chapter 32 Church Life

Duration: 07:45:06

Content: Social events, Father O’Brien, building of new church, flood, old Mackey’s used to build new Mackey


Chapter 33 Council

Duration: 10:54:17

Content: council clerk, ran for councillor position, meeting Chuck, Elmer’s death.


Chapter 34 School: Teaching

Duration: 05:32:07

Content: Elmer’s death, teaching, people’s attitudes towards education.


Chapter 35 School

Duration: 09:48:24

Content: Modernizing schools, Separate schools, teacher shortage.


Chapter 36 School Grades and Household Chores

Duration: 05:31:03

Content: split classes. Teaching in Rolphton, bolder kids, household chores.


Chapter 37 School Maintenance and Drinks Afterwards

Duration: 02:09:27

Content: School caretaking, bootlegging Alcohol


Chapter 38 Carnivals

Duration: 07:47

Content: Centennial celebration, carnivals, games and events.


Chapter 39 Township People and Events

Duration: 05:06

Content: mix of people but no animosity.


Chapter 40 Politics and Politicians: Municipal and Provincial

Duration: 03:17:04

Content: Politicians who came up to the townships.


Chapter 41 McIntyre Family

Duration: 04:36:29

Content: Years between siblings, parent’s origins, McIntyre family property, Family House.


Chapter 42 Life in the Country

Duration: 04:30:28

Content: Healthcare, welfare, hard times, no shoes for school, home made everything store bought goods were a treat.


Chapter 43 Making Bread

Duration: 04:30:09

Content: Wage as a teacher, making home made bread.


Chapter 44 Living at Home

Duration: 03:44

Content: Her grandmother, where her siblings and she were born, where her kids were born.


END

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Doris Oglestone


Video interview of Doris Oglestone.