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Richard Henry Brown was born 13 November 1837 at London, England, the son of Richard and Sibella Margaret (Barrington) Brown. Brown married Barbara Davison (1842-1898) on 23 November 1864 and the couple had five children: Margaret Sibella, Elizabeth Purves, Annie, Richard Charles, and Lillian Seward. The family resided in Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia where Brown worked as manger of the General Mining Association (later the Nova Scotia Steel and Coal Company), and served as the mayor of the town of Sydney Mines. Daughter Margaret (1866-1961) became an artist and served on the directorate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Richard Charles (1872-1928) studied engineering and worked with his father at the Nova Scotia Steel and Coal Company.
Author, John James Bryden was born in at the very end of the Highlands Road in Rear Christmas Island. His great-grandfather was Thomas Bryden, an English soldier and aristocrat who converted to Catholicism while serving in Spain. Disinherited for converting, Thomas emigrated to Cape Breton where he settled and established a mill. Fr. John James himself operated the mill before commencing his studies.
Fr. Bryden didn't go to Montreal. Instead, he became the first seminarian from the Diocese of Antigonish to complete his studies in Halifax. He was parish priest in many places but spent the most time posted in Grand Mira and finally, Mabou where he died in 1948.
Dr. Ken Bryson is a Professor Emeritus at Cape Breton University. He received his B.A. from Saint Patrick’s College, Ottawa; his B.Ph from Saint Paul University, Ottawa; his M.A. from the University of Ottawa; his L.Ph from Saint Paul University, and his Ph.D. from the University of Ottawa. He is Editor of Philosophy and Religion sub-series at Rodopi (Brill Publishers).
David M. Burchell was the first mayor of the town of Glace Bay in 1901. He remained in office until 1907.
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CTR Video productions operated out of Isle Madame and Louisdale, Richmond County, Nova Scotia. Antonio D'Amore and Donna D'Amour both founded and operated the company.
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CTV Atlantic consists of four television stations in the Maritimes, owned and operated by the CTV Television Network, a division of Bell Media.
Dr. Alvinus Calder was born on the Island of Grenada in 1892. He opened his medical practice in Sydney in 1920 and in 1938 bought the property known as "Calderwood" on Kings Road. He died in Sydney in 1975.
Daniel Cameron was the mayor of the Town of Glace Bay from 1915 to 1916.
Hugh Cameron was born at Antigonish, Nova Scotia in 1836. He practiced medicine in Mabou for many years and represented Inverness County in the House of Commons from 1869-1872 and 1882-1896, and in the Nova Scotia Legislature from 1879-1882.
John Allan Cameron was born in Glencoe Station, Inverness County, in 1938, a nephew of the great composer and fiddler, Dan R. MacDonald. A graduate of St. F. X. University, he became a professional musician in 1968 and his career has brought him international acclaim.
Judge Andrew D. "Hump" Campbell was born at Red Islands, Nova Scotia, in 1890. His family moved to Reserve Mines when he was young. He was a lawyer, a juvenile court judge, and a popular sports figure in Cape Breton. He died in 1942.
Angus Campbell was born in Benbecula, Scotland. At the age of 18 he immigrated to the Salmon River area of Grand Mira parish. He was a well-known and respected musician and bard whose songs, for the most part, have not been published. His songs "Creach na Samhna" (The Halloween Raid)and Oran a'Mhathain (The Bear Song) can be found in the book Gaelic Songs in Nova Scotia.