Head, Clara and Maria Local History
Doris Oglestone
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
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Head, Clara and Maria Public Library

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.


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Doris Oglestone

Video interview of Doris Oglestone.