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Timelines - a chronological list of events in the McQuesten family and corresponding historical events


I wish to thank my supervisors, Drs. Carl Ballstadt, Lorraine York and John Ferns for their guidance throughout the various revisions of this thesis, as well as for their previous instruction. Professor Richard Morton provided valued criticism of the theory section. I wish to thank my family for their love and encouragement throughout the extended period of my scholarship: my husband, James John Anderson (now deceased) for his inspiration and support, my son Mark James Anderson for his technical mind and hands and perceptive ear, and my daughter Janelle Mary Baldwin for her scholarly mind and keen eye. I am also grateful for three beautiful and intelligent grandchildren who have shown an enthusiastic interest in my research. My good friend Beverley Everest has provided her usual ready ear and incisive mind to support and challenge me in my life and work. The former curator at Whitehern Historic Museum, Ania Latoszek, and the present curator Ken Heaman, and their busy staff, have been very cooperative, opening the archive to my needs. And a further thanks to Georgina Minnes at Whitehern who "gave me the facts." I am also grateful to Mrs. Falladown for her assistance in my search of the archive at the MacNab Street Presbyterian Church. I should also like to acknowledge my Salon Group for their steady encouragement and creative influence: Janelle Baldwin, Pamela Doidge, Tara Gammon, Eleanore Kosydar, and Sheila Russell. Finally, I am grateful to my technical wizard, Pat Kirkely, for computer assistance and for keeping my "Windows and Desktop" in order.

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The development of this website was directed by Mary Anderson, Ph.D. and Janelle Baldwin, M.A.
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