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CROMARTY TENNIS CLUB - FOUNDED 1902

Copyright History Collection of the Nova Scotia Museum (Postcard)

Cromarty Tennis Club, 65 Cromarty Street, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
(Image postmarked September 25, 1908
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CROMARTY TENNIS CLUB: MY CROMARTY TENNIS HISTORY NOTES

By 

© Eric Krause, Krause House Info-Research Solutions

Rough Draft Research Notes on the history 
of the Cromarty Tennis Club, Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia 
(and on other Cape Breton Tennis Clubs as they may be encountered in my research)

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KRAUSE HOUSE INFO-RESEARCH SOLUTIONS NOTES


1893 - 1901
 


1893

April 28

Sydney Lawn Tennis Club

Index to Local and Private Acts to 1900

Sydney Lawn Tennis Club, Act to incorporate Sydney Literary Club, Act to incorporate  [Year] 1893  [Cap.] c. 212

http://nslegislature.ca/pdfs/proceedings/ipla_1758-1900.pdf

An act to incorporate the Sydney Lawn Tennis Club

Sydney Lawn Tennis Club, Act to incorporate the .... 575

  • The Statutes of Nova Scotia, 1893, p. xv and 575 and xvi

CHAPTER 212.

An Act to incorporate the Sydney Lawn Tennis Club.

(Passed the 28th day of April, AD 1893.)

SECTION

SECTION

1. Incorporation.
2. Constitution and by-laws.
3. Constitution and by-laws, when evidence
4. Corporation may contract, etc.
5. Certain property, how vested .
6. Limited liability.

 Be it enacted by the Governor, Council, and Assembly, as follows :

Incorporation.

1. Murray Dodd, Frederick C. Kimber, Edmund T. MacKeen, John A. Young, David A. Hearn, and the other members and associates of the association hereby incorporated, and all who shall hereafter become members thereof, are hereby constituted a body corporate, under the name of the Sydney Lawn Tennis Club, for the promotion of athletics and the physical improvement of its members.

Constitution and by-laws.

2. The constitution and by-laws of the association are constitution hereby declared to be the constitution and by-laws of the said corporation, and the corporation may from time to time alter, add to, and repeal the same, and may make, alter, and repeal by-laws to carry into effect the objects of the association ; such constitution and by-laws and all all alterations thereof shall be invalid until approved by the Governor-in-Council.

3.

... matter, or proceeding before any court, or arbitration, or person or persons having power to hear evidence, a copy of such constitution, and of any by-laws purporting to be certified under the hand of the Provincial Secretary as having been approved by the Governor-in-Council, shall be presumptive evidence of such constitution and by-laws ...

4.

...for the purpose of carrying into effect the purposes of the association, and from time to time amend, alter and repeal the same. Such constitution and by-laws and all alterations thereof shall be invalid until approved by the Governor-in-Council. ...

5. Certain property, how vested.

From and after the passing of this Act all the property, real and personal or mixed, now belonging to or held in trust for the association hereby incorporated, shall vest in and belong to the said corporation, and the said corporation shall be accountable for all the debts, engagements and liabilities of the Sydney Lawn Tennis Club.

Limited liability.

6. No member of the corporation shall be liable in his person  or separate estate for the debts of the corporation, unless he shall have made himself personally responsible therefore.

  • The Statutes of Nova Scotia By Nova Scotia --- 1893, pp. xxix, 575-576

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Sydney Lawn Tennis Club

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D. A. Hearn

Sydney Baseball Club 1913 - CB County League.

https://www.facebook.com/VintageCapeBreton#!/media/set/?set=a.614150338600031.159818.200452146636521&type=3

Postcard Dated 1925 - But The Card Is Earlier

Beaton Institute, Cape Breton University: Towns & Villages: Sydney: 77-167-301

http://www.cbrl.ca/mclennans/business.html


1894

Rev. Hugh McLeod (1803-1894)

   

p. 136

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p. 145

...the officers of the Sydney Club ["professional men's club" - Cricket - Barrack Park later Victoria Park?] and the Tennis Court ..,. pp. 136, 145.

THE Summer School of Mining, under the direction of Prof. R. H. Richards, Prof. H. O. Hofman and Mr. J. P Lyon, was held last year in Nova Scotia. The school consisted of the following members: W. P. Anderson, A. S. Coburn, B. Hodge, E. C. Jacobs, R. H. Lewis, C. E. Locke, G. Moore, C. S. Newhall, M. A. Sears, B. Stoughton, and C. R. Walker.

The party sailed from Boston for Halifax on June 2d, and were received upon landing by Mr. J. E. Hardman, '77, Course III., who, as Manager of the Waverly Gold Mining and Milling Company, gave them the freedom of · the mine for a week for the purposes of studying the practical part of mining, and making experimental tests.

Sydney, Cape Breton, was next visited, the party crossing the straits of Canso and passing along the shores of the Bras Dor lakes. While at Sydney the party, as the guests of Mr. David McKeen, General Manager of the Dominion Coal Company, were given an opportunity to study coal mining and construct a geological map.

Some interesting observations were also made in tracing the supposed course of a coal seam across a promontory.

The party further enjoyed, at Sydney, the hospitality of Mr. Brown, Manager of the Victoria mine, and under his guidance, examined the machinery and methods employed by him.

At different times during the session of the school the party was divided into squads which alternated in performing work above and below ground. Each squad had ten days of field work and the camp life in connection with this was the most enjoyable feature of the trip.

At Cow Bay, through the courtesy of Manager Evans, under the direction of Professor Hofman, the students explored the mines of the Cow Bay Colliery Company and made a survey of a part under the direction of Mr. J. P. Lyon. At the end of three weeks the squads again united at Sydney where the " glorious Fourth" was duly celebrated. Upon the invitation of Colonel Granger and Captain Gragg, the Coxheath Copper Mine was visited, and a delightful Fourth of July dinner, tendered by the Colonel, was partaken of by the Miners.

Mr. R. H. Brown, General Manager of the General Mining Association Coal Mines, entertained the party on the following day, and, under his direction, a tour of inspection of the mines at North Sydney was made.

On the sixth of July, the party started for home and thus ended the Summer School of Mining for 1894. It will long be remembered by the members as one of the pleasanest experiences of their Institute life and too much cannot be said in praise of the gentlemen, who planned and so successfully carried out the trip in every detail ...


1896

Tennis


1897

Rev. Hugh McLeod (1803-1894)

Hugh Ross (1870-1938)

Sporting Goods

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/canadiandirectories/001075-100.01-e.php

McAlpine's Nova Scotia Directory, 1890-97. Containing an Alphabetical Directory of Each County, and a Separate Directory of the Cities and Provincial Towns. Also a Directory of the Magdalen Islands and St. Pierre de Miquelon. A Business Directory of All Advertisers and Subscribers, with an Appendix of Useful Information and Indexes. -- Halifax : D. McAlpine & Son, [1890?]. 1502 p. -- Printed by Nova Scotia Printing ,  Sydney, Cape Breton County, p. 1190


1899

History

http://www.sysco.ns.ca/esa4_0.htm

Charles B. Ross (1875 or 1877 or c. 1879-February 28, 1935)


1900

Sydney Lawn Tennis Club


ca. 1900

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No. 111 South End Lawn Tennis Club, Halifax, ca. 1900 - Tennis was played in Halifax as early as 1876 and the first lawn tennis court in Canada was located on the archery ground on the west side of the Public Gardens. The South End Tennis Club was formed in 1890 and is now one of the oldest such private facilities in Canada. The club originally leased a portion of the J. S. MacLean property facing on Young Avenue; this same property was later purchased and the club is still located there, over a century later - Photographer: anonymous Date: [ca. 1900] Reference: Photo Drawer - Sports - Tennis, ca. 1900 NSARM neg. no.: N-5544

1901

North Sydney Tennis Club

Rev. Hugh McLeod (1803-1894) and Donald McDonald

Donald McDonald

Howard S. Ross (1872-post 1926)

[Ross Block]

The Canadian Architect and Builder, Volume 14, No. 158, February, 1901

[http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/cab/ ]

Hugh Ross (1870-1938) and Howard S. Ross (1872-post 1926)

Sydney Lawn Tennis Club and Howard S. Ross (1872-post 1926)

Hugh Ross (1870-1938)

Tennis and North Sydney Lawn Tennis Club

James Ross

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1901 CENSUS

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/census-1901/index-e.html

Sydney Population

For the Sydney 1901 census, (Sub Districts Number Z-1, Z-2, Z-3, Z-4, Z-5):
See: http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/DistrictSummary2.jsp?districtId=28

SYDNEY, DISTRICT 28, SUB DISTRICT NUMBER Z-1, MICROFILM T-6448

Image: http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/EnumerationDistrict.jsp?id=1457

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/census-1901/index-e.html?PHPSESSID=n80bb8mg12mftdljktdmbfptc5

http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/index.jsp

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/census-1901/001013-119.02-e.php?sisn_id_nbr=2752
&page_ecopy=z000036019&rgn%3D0%2C0%2C1%2C1%26wid%3D475%26hei
%3D600%26page_sequence_nbr%3D1%26interval=20&plugin=N&PHPSESSID=n80bb8mg12mftdljktdmbfptc5

Dr. JOHN K. McLeod [J. K. McLeod (1863 or 1864-)]

1901 Census of Canada
Subdistrict: Sydney (Town/Ville), CAPE BRETON, NOVA SCOTIA
District Number: 28
Subdistrict Number: z-4
Archives Microfilm: T-6448
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Month and date of birth. Year of birth. Age at last birthday.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
25 42   224 McLeod John K M   Head M Feb 21 1863 38
25 43   224 McLeod Mary M F   Wife M Aug 18 1871 29
25 44   224 McLeod Hugh L M   Son S Feb 19 1897 4
25 45   224 McLeod George E. R. M   Son S Jul 10 1899 1
25 46   224 McQuarrie M. W. M   Domestic S Feb   1881 20
  •   John. K. McLeod, b. Cape Breton, M.D.. Note that Hugh L and George E, R, were both born in Newfoundland, and immigrated to Canada in 1900, presumably returning with Dr. John K. McLeod [J. K. McLeod (1863 or 1864-)] from Newfoundland.

Source Information:

All data on this site is copyrighted, use for personal research is free.
Redistribution requires permission: email census@automatedgenealogy.com

http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/DisplayHousehold.jsp?sdid=1872&household=224

http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=22217&highlight=42

http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=22217&highlight=42&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+John+K+McLeod

http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/SurnameList.jsp?surname=mcleod&Go=Go&sddid=28&subdistrictIndex=1872&desc=Search+province+of+Nova+Scotia+in+the+1901+
Census+of+Canada+records+for+surname

Hugh Ross (1870-1938)

Page # Line # Numbered in order of visitation Personal Description
    House Family or Household Name of each person in family or household on 31st March, 1901 Sex Colour Relationship to Head of family or household Single, married, widowed or divorced Month and date of birth Year of birth Age of last birthday
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
19 24   137 Ross Hugh M   Head M Apr 20 [blank - c. 1873] 28
19 25   137 Ross Helen F   Wife M Feb 23 [blank - c. 1869] 32
19 26   137 McKeagien Christie F   Domestic S Jun 14 [blank - 1882] 19

 

Citizen, Nationality and Religion
Country or Place of Birth Year of Immigration to Canada Year of Nationality Racial or Tribal Origin Nationality Religion
11 12 13 14 15 16
NS u [blank] Scotch [Canadian] Presbit
NS u [blank] English [Canadian] "
NS u [blank] Scotch [Canadian] "

 

Principal Profession or Trade
Profession, occupation, trade or means of living of each person

(If person has retired from profession or trade, add "r" for retired)

Living on own means Employer Employee Working on his own
17 18 19 20 21
Barrister [blank] [blank] [blank] 1
[blank] [blank] [blank] [blank] [blank]
Servant [blank] [blank] 1 [blank]

 

Wage Earner
Working at trade in factory or home

Specify by "f" for factory and "h" for home, or both , as this case may be

Months employed at trade in factory Months employed in trade in home Months employed in other occupation than trade in factory or home Earnings from occupation of trade $ Extra earnings (from other than chief occupation or trade) $
22 23 24 25 26 27
[blank] [blank] [blank] [blank] [blank] [blank]
[blank] [blank] [blank] [blank] [blank] [blank]
[blank] [blank] [blank] [blank] [blank] [blank]

 

Education and language  of each person five years of age and older
Months at school in year Can read Can write Can speak English Can Speak French Mother Tongue (if spoken)
28 29 30 31 32 33
[blank] 1 1 1 [blank] [blank]
[blank] 1 1 1 [blank] [blank]
[blank] 1 1 1 [blank] Gaelic

 

Infirmities (If infirmity dates from childhood, add "from childhood"

a.  Deaf and Dumb
b. Blind
Unsound Mind

34
[blank]
[blank]
Scot
 

SYDNEY, DISTRICT 28, SUB DISTRICT NUMBER Z-2, MICROFILM T-6448

Image: http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/EnumerationDistrict.jsp?id=1870

Howard S. Ross (1872-post 1926)

Page # Line # Numbered in order of visitation Personal Description
    House Family or Household Name of each person in family or household on 31st March, 1901 Sex Colour Relationship to Head of family or household Single, married, widowed or divorced Month and date of birth Year of birth Age of last birthday
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
3 5   25 Ross Howard S. M   Head M Apr 13 1872 29
3 6   25 Ross Susie F   Wife M May 25 1874 26
3 7   25 Ducette Nellie F   Domestic S Mar 15 1879 22

 

Citizen, Nationality and Religion
Country or Place of Birth Year of Immigration to Canada Year of Nationality Racial or Tribal Origin Nationality Religion
11 12 13 14 15 16
NS u [blank] Scotch [Canadian] Baptist
NS u [blank] " [Canadian] "
NS u [blank] French [Canadian] C of E

 

Principal Profession or Trade
Profession, occupation, trade or means of living of each person

(If person has retired from profession or trade, add "r" for retired)

Living on own means Employer Employee Working on his own
17 18 19 20 21
Lawyer 9     1
[blank[ [blank] [blank] [blank] [blank]
Servant 7 [blank] 1 [blank]

 

Wage Earner
Working at trade in factory or home

Specify by "f" for factory and "h" for home, or both , as this case may be

Months employed at trade in factory Months employed in trade in home Months employed in other occupation than trade in factory or home Earnings from occupation of trade $ Extra earnings (from other than chief occupation or trade) $
22 23 24 25 26 27
[blank] [blank] [blank] [blank] 2000 [blank]
[blank] [blank] [blank] [blank] [blank] [blank]
[blank] [blank] [blank] 12 72 [blank]

 

Education and language  five years of age and ?
Months at school in year Can read Can write Can speak English Can Speak French Mother Tongue (if spoken)
28 29 30 31 32 33
[blank] 1 1 1 [blank] English
[blank] 1 1 1 [blank] English
[blank] [blank] [blank] 1 1 French

 

Infirmities (If infirmity dates from childhood, add "from childhood"

a.  Deaf and Dumb
b. Blind
Unsound Mind

34
[blank]
[blank]
[blank]

A. C . Ross (1847-) / Charles B. Ross (1875 or 1877 or c. 1879-February 28, 1935)

Family or Household Name of each person in family
or household on 31st March, 1901
Sex Colour Relationship to Head of
family or household
Single, married,
widowed or divorced
Month and
date of birth
Year of
birth
Age of last
birthday
371 Ross Alexander C M   Head M May 19 1847 54
371 Ross Marion F   Wife M Aug 20 1848 52
371 Ross Charles B M   Son S Dec 8 1875
[Corrected from 1879
25 [?]
[Corrected from 22]
371 Ross Mabel B F   Daughter S Jun 25 1877 23
371 Ross Katherine F   Niece S Dec 19 1881 19

http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=22168&highlight=17&desc
=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Charles+B+Ross

http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/ViewFrame.jsp?id=22168&size=large&highlight=17

William Ross (1875-1944) and Hugh Ross (1870-1938)

Notes for WILLIAM ROSS: Published on Friday, February 4, 1944
 

WILL ROSS, WELL KNOWN RESIDENT DIES SUDDENLY

The many friends and acquaintances in this city and throughout Cape Breton of Will Ross, brother of the late Mr Justice Hugh Ross, K.C., will learn with deep regret of his death which occurred suddenly Thursday at Oakfield, Mira. He was stricken with a heart attack and expired almost instantly. Born at Port Morien 67 years ago, he was a son of the late Donald Ross and Isabel MacNeil of Oakfield, Mira. He resided in Sydney for many years and after retiring from active work about 10 years ago moved from Rigby Road to Oakfield taking up residence at the old homestead. He was prominent in the Presbyterian Church here and was an elder and occupied the same post with St Columba Presbyterian church at Mira. Besides his widow, he is survived by one sister, Mrs (Rev) S T McAulay in Philadelphia. A brother Donald predeceased him in Seattle several months ago and the late Judge Ross died about 10 years ago. He was a first cousin of Arthur MacDonald of City Hall staff; Mrs McWatt at the Navy League Home at the Pier; and John MacNeil, K.C. Burial will be in Hardwood Hill cemetery, funeral arrangements to be announced later. February 6 - HUNDREDS PAY LAST RESPECTS TO WILL ROSS Large numbers attended the funeral on Sunday afternoon of Will Ross, well known resident of Sydney and Oakfield, Mira, whose sudden passing on Friday occasioned deep regret and widespread mourning. Service at the Presbyterian Church was conducted by Rev. Dr. Wiliam McCulloch Thomson, who also officiated at the graveside. Burial was in Hardwood Hill Cemetery. Hymns sung were “Unto the Hills,” “Breathe on Me Breath of God;” and soloist Mrs. W. A. MacDonald was heard in rendition of “When the Mists Have Rolled Away.” Wealth of floral offerings were received, also letters, telegrams, and other tributes of deep sympathy. Pall bearers were: John MacDonald, Neil MacDonald, Alex Matheson, Percy Shaw, Hal Beckwith, John R. MacDonald, Stewart MacVicar and Ross MacVicar. [no date] [buried 6 Feb 1944] More About WILLIAM ROSS and MARY MACDONALD: Marriage: 09 Jun 1920, Glace Bay, Cape Breton

[http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/j/o/h/Russell-W-Johnson/PDFGENE12.pdf ]

Hugh Ross (1870-1938)

bi003.jpg

http://councilofnsarchives.ca/ArchwayPhoto/images.asp?ID=419

Beaton Institute - 77.34.476.