The Journals of Elmira Blaikie – 1891-1944

The Journals of
Elmira Blaikie
1870-1945
 

Elmira Ogilvie Webster was born on August 6, 1870, and died on January 9, 1945. She married David Morrison Blaikie and they had 10 children. She kept a diary for much of her life, from 1891 until Christmas Eve, 1944 – the day before she suffered a stroke that claimed her life. Her journals were preserved by daughters Flossie and Edith in Alberta for many years. The diaries were returned to Nova Scotia in 2001 and have been typed by Judy Miller of Upper Stewiacke, her great granddaughter. Originals are preserved by the Colchester Historical Museum in Truro, Nova Scotia. Elmira Blaikie obituary

History of the Blaikies in Upper Stewiacke

1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901
1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1910 1912 1913
1919 1920 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933
1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943
1944

Nina Patterson (centre) presented the original copies of Elmira Blaikie’s diaries to Nan Harvey (left) and Carol Campbell at the Colchester Historica Museum in Truro, Nova Scotia, on July 22, 2002. Nina Patterson, daughter of Glenn Blaikie and granddaughter of Elmira Blaikie, with her daughter, Judy Miller (right) and Carol Campbell at the Colchester Historical Museum.