Head, Clara and Maria Local History
Yvonne Sennett Interview
Yvonne Sennett, Interviewee
Naomi Balla-Boudreau
, Interviewer
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Video interview of Mackey resident, Yvonne Sennett.
Language of Item
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 46.16682 Longitude: -77.79951
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Head, Clara and Maria Public Library

Chapter 1 School

Duration: 4:08

Content: One room school house, grades1-8, sent to work at age 10.

Chapter 2 Church

Duration: 2:16

Content: Mackey Church moved to Stonecliffe, priest came for house calls, Father O’Brien.

Chapter 3 Family Property

Duration: 2:03

Content: Location of “new Mackey’s. history of Yvonne’s family.

Chapter 4 Life’s Ups and Downs

Duration: 9:30

Content: Dad dies when she’s young, kids separated and sent to orphanage, sister found her and stole her.

Chapter 5 CPR

Duration: 9:33

Content: Living in the CPR “steady-man” residence. Life as a CPR family.

Chapter 6 Keeping Busy

Duration: 3:38

Content: How people occupied their time, place at old Mackey’s.

Chapter 7 Chores

Duration: 4:28

Content: Cutting wood for heat, doing laundry, baking.

Chapter 8 What a Quarter Could Buy

Duration: 1:47

Content: Picking berries and selling them for a quarter, what a quarter would buy.

Chapter 9 Food

Duration: 5:32

Content: Gardens, salt pork, fresh meat, winter treats: jello, not a lot of sweets back then.

Chapter 10 Family

Duration: 11:45

Content: Events, social politics, family names.

Chapter 11 Catholic Church/Cemeteries

Duration: 8:30

Content: church housekeeper, cemeteries, problems with unmarked graves.

Chapter 12 Yvonne’s Dad

Duration: 4:15

Content: When her father drowned on a log drive, age her parents got married, “you make your bed you lie in it”.


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Yvonne Sennett Interview

Video interview of Mackey resident, Yvonne Sennett.