The Heritage Corner, Springhill Record

January 23, 2008

Jan. 23, 2008 – The Paul Family Continued

Emma Teresa Paul was, born Sept. 15, 1881 in Pennsylvania, U.S., the daughter of Elisha Bud Paul and Frances Shields. Emma married Frederick William O’Brien on July 11, 1900 in Oxford.

Emma and Frederick had the following children: Beulah Pauline; Harlen Paul; Herbert; Donalda and Nan.

Emma died April 21, 1947.

Caroline Maude Paul was born Sept. 11, 1884. She taught at the West End School before moving out west where she taught school in Saskatchewan. She married Myron C. Chaddock Oct. 20, 1910 in Winnipeg. Pauline Chaddock was the only child of Caroline and Myron.

Caroline died Aug. 22, 1941 in Caspar, Wyoming, U.S.

Ethel Mary Paul died in infancy.

Mildred Paul was born Aug. 13, 1888 in Springhill and died in 1980 in Vancouver.

Walter Paul died in infancy.

Herbert Fielding Paul was born Jan. 11, 1893 in Springhill. Upon graduating from Springhill school he was employed with the Bank of Nova Scotia in Springhill and

Amherst. He attended Acadia University and received a certificate in engineering in 1913 and then attended Nova Scotia Technical College receiving an engineering degree.

Herbert enlisted with the Royal Flying Corps during World War 1 and was killed in a training accident at Camp Mohawk Ontario May 4, 1918.

Earl Barrington Paul was born Nov. 8, 1895 in Springhill. He received his education in Springhill and at the age of 17 became an apprentice in the machine shops of the Cumberland Railway and Coal Company. Earl worked for Robb Engineering works and Canada Car Foundry in Amherst before going to Collingwood, Ont. to work at the Collingwood Ship Building Corporation, employed in engine installation. In 1918 he returned to Springhill and became colliery engineer at the Fenwick Mines between Amherst and Springhill.

Earl married Ellen Laura Bell Furlong on Feb. 24, 1919. He returned to the Machine shops in Springhill in 1920 and represented the mechanical workers on the McKinnon Conciliation Board which set a new pay schedule for the mechanical trades. Earl Barrington received his first class papers as a machinist

Earl and Ellen had ten children: Margaret; Patricia Ruth; Laurene Roslyn; Helen Elizabeth; Jessie Merle; June Dawn; Judith Isabel; Elbert Bud; Ian Furlong and David William.

Earl Barrington Paul was president of the Machinist Union from 1925 to 1929. He was also on the Springhill Town Council from 1926 to 1929. In 1930 he resigned both positions and moved to Thorburn where he became Colliery Engineer working there until 1933 when he again returned to Springhill to take part in the Provincial Election. He was defeated in the election but was given the job of Secretary of Labour and later was made Deputy Minister of Labour. Earl returned to Springhill in 1938 to take up the position as Superintendent of Mines for the Dominion Steel and Coal Company.

He was president of the Management Board of All Saints Hospital and a member of the Rotary Club. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing working with wood and gardening. Earl was given a years leave from the company in 1941 to become wage adjuster for the Federal Government in Ottawa. Appointed Assistant General Superintendent of the Dominion Coal Co. in Glace Bay, N.S. in 1951 and became General Manager from 1960 until his retirement in 1965.

Earl Barrington Paul died May 18, 1984 in Amherst.

Elbert Paul was born Aug. 5, 1901 in Springhill. He attended school in Springhill and the Cumberland County Academy in Amherst. Elbert was the principal at Canning High School, on the staff at Glace Bay High and on the staff of Horton Academy for two years. He was Pastor of the Mahone Bay Baptist Church from 1928 to 1929, 2 nd. Baptist Church in Calais, Maine from 1929 to 1932 and Pastor 1 st Baptist Church Vancouver 1932 to 1950.

On July 30, 1937 he married Edith Stacey Litch in Vancouver, B.C. and they had the following children: Nancy Lavinia; Caroline Miriam; Earle Bud (Bob); Louise Edith and Elbert King.

Elbert was Western field secretary Lord’s Day Alliance in 1950, Crown gold medal in divinity Union College, Vancouver, 1938 and President of the Baptist Union of Western Canada from 1940 to 1942. Dr. Paul set up the Board of Christian Activity and established the position of Moderator.

Elbert died Jan. 31, 1985 in Vancouver.