Rev. Robert Galbraith Vans

Rev. Robert Galbraith Vans

Robert Galbraith Vans was born in Wightonshire, Scotland, in 1844. At one time he considered doing mission service in Spain but began work in Scotland instead after studying under the Rev. Dr. Somerville of Glasgow. Rev. Vans moved to Canada in 1884 and ministered...
Southampton Pastoral Charge

Southampton Pastoral Charge

Southampton Pastoral Charge is located in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia. The one preaching point is at Southampton United. Former preaching points included New Canaan, Halfway River, Athol, Mapleton, and West Brook. Southampton was originally part of the Parrsboro...
Bethany Players

Bethany Players

  The Bethany Players, a drama group at Bethany United in Halifax, posing for a photograph, c. 1939. Front row (left to right); Lillian Farwell, Jack Mont, Nan Geizer, and Nita Geizer. Back row (left to right): Olin Gardner, Fred Feeney, Lillian MacKinnon,...
William J. MacKenzie

William J. MacKenzie

William John McKenzie was born on July 15, 1861 at South Side West Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. He was the third child of Robert McKenzie and Flora MacRae. According to an anonymous biographer, William “grew to be of great stature, a man of 6’3’’ tall and of unusual...